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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Has anyone seen my dog?
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A friend asked me to take photos of his dog. I was taking a test shot to check lighting against the bright sky. I had asked my son to stand in for a subject while I check my settings. I didn't even see the dog had popped its head into the picture until after I'd taken the shot.
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Submitted: Friday, 9th October, 2009 13:26 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 24th July, 2004
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