This little jumping spider was not eager to have its picture taken.
Also, it was able to keep at least one eye on me, no matter what angle I tried.
Finally, after I stood very still for several minutes, the spider crept out into the open.
For a few moments, as the spider and I engaged in a bit of mutual staring, my arachnophobia subsided to its lowest level yet – a vague too many eyes unease.
Don’t expect me to touch a spider any time soon, or voluntarily walk through a web, but progress has been made.