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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Buzzing Blue Tit
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This was meant to be a bird portrait. But I never checked my shutter speed! Shear serendipity - I clicked the shutter he moved - head remained in focus, but wings were well on the way ;-)
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Submitted: Friday, 9th October, 2009 15:23 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 9th February, 2008
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