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 kids at a birthday party over the weekend. This boy was a bit shy about having his picture taken, so I tried to grab a quick shot of him looking, but he covered his face too quickly - I figured a picture of him with his head in his hands might still be worthwhile. I didn't even notice the "Reserved" sign on the table until I looked at the pictures later. It looks intentional because the word reserved just fit in the frame. The original crop had the subject centered and I just
Submitted: Wednesday, 7th October, 2009 19:26 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 3rd October, 2009
Focal length: 80 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 800
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