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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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Wednesday, 13th May, 2009 (GMT)
Wednesday, 20th May, 2009 – Tuesday, 26th May, 2009 (GMT)
Wednesday, 27th May, 2009 – Tuesday, 2nd June, 2009 (GMT)
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A spider I found in the lab, where it had unfortunately died in an empty beaker. A perfect opportunity to get some close-ups of an otherwise fast-moving subject! I don't know the exact species, but it is one that is very commonly found in and around houses in Western Europe.
|Submitted:||Tuesday, 26th May, 2009 09:46 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Wednesday, 23rd January, 2008|
|Focal length:||50 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/5 sec|
|Notes:||The extreme macro was achieved by reversing an old manual 55mm (f/1.4) lens in front of the cheapo Canon 50mm f/1.8 II.|
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