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Moments: Caught on Camera, May 20 to May 24

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

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A woman holding an umbrella walks on the flooded streets during a heavy rainfall in Kathmandu. WHY WE PICKED IT: A walking-in-the-rain shot gets a mysterious look thanks to shooting the subject in silhouette from behind. Making use of the existing light (rather than flash) allows for a slower shutter speed to capture the water pouring down.

Navesh Chitrakar/REUTERS

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A house built on a rock on the river Drina is seen near the western Serbian town of Bajina Basta, about 160km from the capital Belgrade. WHY WE PICKED IT: This unusual sight was captured with perfect light as the sun shines at the front of the home but leaves one side dark. Centring the home in the frame and including plenty of background gives a sense of the dramatic environment.

Marko Djurica/REUTERS

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A worker walks in the foundation of a new railway line in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, May 21, 2013. WHY WE PICKED IT: The repetitive patterns draw the eye into the frame, while the worker provides a sense of scale in this modern-looking, mysterious image.

China Daily/REUTERS

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A Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' plant is seen during media day at the Chelsea Flower Show in London. WHY WE PICKED IT: Close-up or macro shot on this flower brings out the beautiful colours and patterns.

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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Andrew Beveridge shot this image as the sun was going down at the drive-in for our sun  rise sunset assignment. The negative space in the sky is balanced off with the cars on the bottom with the sun reflection off the roof tops.

Andrew Beveridge

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