I do not have arachnophobia, I do not have arachnophobia... Great shots! I wish I didn't freak out at the site of Arachnida so I too can attempt this! Such a beautiful creature! I actually have a pet black spider living in my cupboard since fall last year, to aid in my phobia, and I must say, I think its working! I can actually get close to it with my hand, without fearing it jumping at me, and believe it or not, it has not attempted to strike! it must be those juicy bugs I feed it! I t actually has children in my wine cupboard now too!!