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Moments: Caught on Camera, May 13 to May 17

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

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Drops of condensation from early morning fog are shown on the leaves of a Japanese Maple tree. WHY WE PICKED IT: Nature can provide an incredible amount of colourful and beautiful images. Sometimes keeping it simple is the best approach, such as focusing on the leaves and water drops here.

Ted S. Warren/AP Photo

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A general view of Maracana Stadium, which is undergoing renovation for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro. WHY WE PICKED IT: The two elliptical shapes echo one another, while a clear blue sky adds to this carefully framed, abstract composition of a soccer stadium.

Ricardo Moraes/REUTERS

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A bird flies underneath an atmospheric phenomenon known as a "sun dog" in the sky over Seaside Heights, New Jersey, May 14, 2013. WHY WE PICKED IT: Sometimes you just need to look up. This natural occurrence was captured perfectly by using the right exposure and including a hint of life with the bird flying past.

Lucas Jackson/REUTERS

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Living Goddess Kumari Samita Bajracharya is pictured through a window of her house before she was taken to observe the Chariot Festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur. WHY WE PICKED IT: The window creates the perfect frame for the subject, and the slight blurring of the brick wall around it draws the eye indoors.

NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Hamid Andalib sent in this image for our people at work assignment. Rather than shooting from the ground up Hamid shot this from an adjacent building on the fifth floor. That allowed the worker to be surrounded by nothing but the glass of the building. By shooting loose it gives you a good sense of the environment he works in. His red shirt and black reflection makes him standout in frame.

Hamid Andalib

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