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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Seagull Scaring Girl
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I was testing a new telephoto lens by taking pictures of the flying seagulls. I also took pictures of people feeding the seagulls by throwing food to them. Unexpectedly, this one swooped down and grabbed the food out of the unsuspecting girl's hand. You can see the girl's surprised reaction.
Submitted: Tuesday, 6th October, 2009 03:48 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 17th August, 2009
Focal length: 144 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Notes: Though the camera was very slow when focusing on action, I liked the sharpness of the new lens.
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