Post your favorite accidental shot

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  1. photoflyer

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    This photo got me to thinking it would be interesting to share shots that were not planned but perhaps turned out better than expected,

    Case in point. I was kayaking on a fork of the Potomac river near the Lincoln memorial when I spotted a 757 headed down the river on a visual to runway 19 at DCA. I knew it would disappear behind some trees and where it would reappear. I was hoping to get a shot through the trees where it would reappear. What I got was so much more. As the saying goes "I'd rather be lucky than good."

    So, what do you all have in your archives where a little luck made for a better photo.

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    Great shot and cool idea for a thread. :)
     
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    Nice shot
     
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    i never even saw this one until i was looking through the photos.. birds 023-001.JPG
     
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    My pic was to be of the couple walking the beach when a gull did a photo bomb.


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    Cool pic. Here's mine of two dragon flies photobombing a pic.
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    Double exposure using my Bessa RF...
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    I am not sure if it counts as accidental, but this was a lighting test shot.

    I was changing the scene for a shoot I was doing with 4 cousins. I was setting/testing my lighting and one of the girls was sitting. The original image was interesting, but I felt it needed a little more. I do not typically heavily modify my images like this, but I do enjoy how it turned out.

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    the things this poor guy has to put up with..lol
     
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    Not sure if this qualifies as accidental but definitely all luck no skill. I was on a moving bus and spotted this guy at the very last second and basically fired my camera against the window without looking.

    [​IMG]Wicklow wildlife by SharonCat..., on Flickr
     
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    Saw the butterfly but the bee diving in was a surprise. Almost binned this one without looking at it full screen.

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