Beautiful Mistakes: Serendipity

Challenge #11 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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Sometimes you focus your lens on one thing but end up with an image of something entirely unexpected. It may be due to an incorrect setting (e.g. mis-focused) or something happening within the frame that you couldn't anticipate (e.g. a new element entered the frame). For this challenge, describe the shot you had intended and explain how the resulting image differs. This is not about how the subject suddenly moved or changed (e.g. the subject made a funny face at you), but how something totally fortuitous occurred. Important, you MUST provide an explanation or be disqualified (see additions rules).
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I was shooting bullfrog shots when this unlucky butterfly chose to land on this frog's nose. As you can imagine, it was a poor choice:)
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Submitted: Monday, 5th October, 2009 19:20 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 12th September, 2007
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 400
Notes: Processed from RAW in SPP, minor PS
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