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Moments: Caught on Camera, March 18 to March 22

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

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A priest walks inside the Cristal Palace during a sunny spring day at Madrid's Retiro park. WHY WE PICKED IT: The low angle allows the photographer to shoot upwards and fill the frame with the glass ceiling. Waiting for a subject provides scale and something in the foreground.

Sergio Perez/REUTERS

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A honeybee approaches a snowdrop flower in Klosterneuburg on the first day of spring. WHY WE PICKED IT: The first signs of spring open the door to some great moments to shoot. This tight image provides lots of detail by using a fast shutter speed to freeze the action. Slightly blurring the flower accentuates the flying subject.

Heinz-Peter Bader/REUTERS

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St. Peter's Square is reflected in a truck window during preparations for Tuesday's inaugural Mass of Pope Francis, at the Vatican. WHY WE PICKED IT: The reflection creates many layers to this photo. Look for reflective surfaces to add depth and detail to your images.

Oded Balilty/AP Photo

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A pigeon sits on a chair in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Monday, March 18, 2013 the day ahead of the inaugural Mass of Pope Francis. WHY WE PICKED IT: The pigeon blends in with the muted colours of the chairs, but provides just enough contrast from the pattern to draw the viewer’s eye.

Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Photo

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Joanne Quinn of Toronto sent us this image of an abandoned farmhouse for our square assignment. WHY WE PICKED IT: We liked how she filed the frame with layers, from the fence in front to the brush in the middle to the perfectly centred farmhouse.

Joanne Quinn

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