Eight legs - Arachnids

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Submit your best picture of an arachnid with 8 legs. Crabs, Octopus's and other eight legged animals not allowed. Anything in the Arachnid family is ok - Spiders, Scorpions tick's etc. Please give any information you have on what the arachnid is, where it was taken and any interesting stories about getting the photograph.
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Young Huntsman, Australia
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They are almost household pets in Australia. This was one of hundreds that had colonised the telescope in my observatory. Had to leave the telescope open to daylight for hours each day to get them to move on. Didn't want to kill them, they are way too cute.
Submitted: Sunday, 24th May, 2009 09:27 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 14th April, 2009
Focal length: 200 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 800
Notes: Very little processing
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