Orb weaver spider
This orb weaving spider is standing so that it appears to have only four legs. Its cephalothorax is also covered in fine white hairs. Seen on a beautifully foggy morning in Crystal Cove State Park, there are a few drops of dew on the spider itself and its web is covered in drops. My best guess is that this is in genus _Argiope_. I have a shot of this with narrower depth of field, which knocks the background out of focus.
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