When taking any photograph it is possible to be photobombed and I have had my share of those including these two bird images. What is a photobomb?
1. to ruin (a photograph) by appearing in the image without the photographer’s knowledge, often in some dramatic or comical way
2. to do this to (the subject of a photograph or the photographer)
In the case of my Loggerhead Shrike image a Barn Swallow was being aggressive towards the shrike and appeared in the frame as I clicked the shutter. Unfortunately the shrike turned towards the swallow and I only have minimal eye contact. My camera maintained focus on the shrike so it is sharp while the swallow was out of the range of my depth of field and was out of focus.
I was photographing a Northern Harrier in flight when I lost my focus and knew the image was going to be a blur but when I viewed the image on my computer monitor I was surprised to see that when I lost focus on the harrier my camera had actually locked onto a photobombing dragonfly. At least the dragonfly was sharply in focus.