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Moments: Caught on Camera, March 4 to March 8

One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures

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A girl sits with an Irish Wolfhound during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, central England. WHY WE PICKED IT: The photographer’s framing – showing just the girl’s legs and feet – makes this picture. Keep framing in mind when composing your images.

Darren Staples/REUTERS

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A swan swims in the early spring sun at the inner city harbour in Berlin. WHY WE PICKED IT:A simple scene – a swan in the water – elevated by rich colours, textures and shapes. All it took was looking for a different angle and paying attention to the shape created by the wings and the contrast of the white feathers on the dark water.

Markus Schreiber/AP PHOTO

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Northern Ontario third, Ryan Fry, peers through the arms of his teams sweepers as he makes a shot during the afternoon draw against Alberta at the Tim Hortons Brier in Edmonton, Alta. WHY WE PICKED IT: By using at long lens and shallow depth of field the photographer guides you to the eye of the curler. Great action shot and shows the intense concentration of the athletes.


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A mural in the Bogside area of Derry City depicts a petrol bomber during the Battle of the Bogside which took place in 1969 between residents of the area and the Royal Ulster Constabulary. WHY WE PICKED IT: Two techniques make this photo stand out: the night exposure that highlights the mural, and the slow shutter speed that blurs the cars in the foreground into streaks of light.

Cathal McNaughton/REUTERS

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Sarah chose this hydrant because it's the older style with lots of detail, is weathered, and it sits on a bit of a pedestal on the sidewalk. She shot this on a cloudy evening with a high ISO and no flash almost lying on the sidewalk. WHY WE PICKED IT: The low angle brings a new perspective to a mundane object making it more interesting.

Sarah M. Jordan

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