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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last landing
Turbulence
Binky
Bird in Formation
Blind Luck
Great Blue Heron surprises Gopher and me!
Sleeping Child
F1-11 - missed
Has anyone seen my dog?
Buzzing Blue Tit
Unexpected Wave
Final Approach
The Joy of Love
Seagull Scaring Girl
Dreaming of Caerfai Bay
Snowy mistake
Wainy Day
No!
Surprise Encounter
only 2 seeds left
Blink and She's Gone
Floating shadows
Blue Sunday
A Beautiful Mess
Snooping
EDGE detection method
Waves of Daffodil
Intruders
The moon appears in the fireworks !
Ouch!
Blue Moon
Ice Scream
Never take a photo of a woman when your wife is around!
Sunset
Poppies!
Sunset Through Raindrops
my mistake
Fly kitty fly
Reaching for ???
Reflection
The beast
wanted: chuck berry riffs
Hidden in the fog
Natural Treadmill
Attack
Traffic Accident
A surprise !
Another sunset on the lake?
Among the Humans
Serendipity Autumn
Halo
Ripples
starlight shower in a bar
The dolphin
Intruder
$£*§! autofocus
Fountain Wash
Firefighter's parade in motion
Through the window
Leaves
Surfer Blur
Northern Winter
real fan
Sunset Bokeh
Waving People
Underexposed
Oops Christmas tree
WAIT! The light is RED...
ROAD RUNNER
Oops !!!
"Stop motion" assignment
Coffee over Newspaper
Yummy
New York by night
Crab Legs
The Portrait Monument
snooking pigeon
Spooky!
Winded
Right time
Portuguese Man O' War
Reserved
Oh!! Motorcycle..
"I've had enough"
Comet Crashing
San Diego
A game of chess
Greylag geese
Yellow Flower
to sad
One
Face of Pittsburgh
Peace in the Valley
Sunset at Cape Levique
Vietnamese man
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