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08-18-2018, 11:41 AM - 6 Likes   #1
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Those Happy Accidental Photos

As per the discussion in Photogoof's thread, I'm starting a thread for those happy accidental photos. The ones where you clicked the shutter with a goal in mind and something unexpected lept in the way, objects shifted a certain way, something random just happened, there was already a strange juxtaposition in the frame you hadn't noticed, or your settings were wildly off what you thought they were, etc, and the result is an image that is amusing or interesting in its own right as a result of this unplanned element. The essential critera:

1) Something unintentional happened during the making of the photo.
2) The unplanned thing makes the photo.

I'm expecting plenty of animals peeing on other animals, so I'll start with a different type of example:

Here's a photo that missed what I had set out to do (a mundanely posed but cute frog portrait) and ended up hitting something more interesting. These frogs, Hyla versicolor, blend in to their surroundings with green and gray patterns (they can actually change colour). They have bright yellow "flash colours" under their legs that are normally hidden from view, but when they jump may possibly confuse predators with a sudden burst of colour given them an extra moment or two to make a getaway. This is a predators eye view of an escaping treefrog:





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I accidentally captured a sheep riding a pony in this one.


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Most of my photos are accidental really, with a scattering of a few intentional ones
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I accidentally captured a sheep riding a pony in this one.
Perfect! Thanks for helping kick this off.

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Thanks, BrianR; great idea!
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Was trying to send a photo of the view from my office to someone; was just to be a quick snap on the phone. A lamp in my room reflected back in just the right way to make the Transamerica building better

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Shooting sunrise, this car just happened to come past, I was too absorbed in capturing the sunrise that I did not hear it coming
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Whoa, hope you were using a zoom of some length

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Shooting sunrise, this car just happened to come past, I was too absorbed in capturing the sunrise that I did not hear it coming
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Was trying to send a photo of the view from my office to someone; was just to be a quick snap on the phone. A lamp in my room reflected back in just the right way to make the Transamerica building better
Yeah, they should add on to it.
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that I did not hear it coming
Must have been one of them there Toyota Prius...
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Shooting sunrise, this car just happened to come past, I was too absorbed in capturing the sunrise that I did not hear it coming
The car just makes the sun flare pop, but I think I would have a heart attack being photobombed by a car that early in the day! Thanks for sharing

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Was trying to send a photo of the view from my office to someone; was just to be a quick snap on the phone. A lamp in my room reflected back in just the right way to make the Transamerica building better
Hmm, it looks like a robot wearing a sombrero, Transamerica or Transformer? Great addition to the thread!
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Hmm, it looks like a robot wearing a sombrero, Transamerica or Transformer? Great addition to the thread!
Thanks BrianR
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Derping bee

I managed to inadvertently capture a honey bee that looks like it is derping pretty hard. Wanted to capture the flower but between getting focus and snapping the picture this guy landed. I find it way too funny and because of that it was my favorite picture of the day.



I did crop it and put in some tweaks including sharpening the bee some as he was a bit out of focus since I was focused elsewhere initially and had the picture framed differently originally.
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Photographing a group of novice monks crossing U Bein Bridge,Myanmar and one in the very middle of the group looked over his shoulder apparently right into my lens.

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