They're amazing shots bilbo and you must have one hell of a camera. I get a few Giant House Spiders occasionally looking for a mate and they look like horses sometimes. I catch them in a pint glass and throw them in the garden, as won't handle them anymore unless I really have to.
Some of the one's I've seen in my shed though would frighten the life out of me so leave well alone.
The spiders in the UK bite these days (or could) so always a 'little' cautious with the big ones. I used to handle them as a kid but maybe self preservation kicked in.
I buy a wildlife magazine called The World Of Animals every month, and they're always after photography like this.