Eight legs - Arachnids

Challenge #1 in the Bexter's challenges series. Hosted by Bexter.
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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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Orb Weaver
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Took this with an Olympus E-510 + 50mm f2 at f5.6. It was living in between the rails on my apartment balcony and posed for me one morning quite nicely! Hope you all enjoy!
Submitted: Monday, 25th May, 2009 05:28 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 5th August, 2007
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
Notes: Early Morning at closest focus Distance using MF, spot metering.
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