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    After 6 Years And 720,000 Attempts, Photographer Finally Takes Perfect Shot Of Kingfisher

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    mudra

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    After 6 Years And 720,000 Attempts, Photographer Finally Takes Perfect Shot Of Kingfisher

    Post  mudra on Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:04 pm

    After 6 Years And 720,000 Attempts, Photographer Finally Takes Perfect Shot Of Kingfisher



    Alan McFadyen, who has been an avid wildlife photographer since 2009, just captured a photo that he has spent 6 years trying to get. By his count, it took him 4,200 hours and 720,000 photos to get a perfect shot of a kingfisher diving straight into the water without a single splash.

    “The photo I was going for of the perfect dive, flawlessly straight, with no splash required not only me to be in the right place and get a very lucky shot but also for the bird itself to get it perfect,” McFadyen told The Herald Scotland. “I would often go and take 600 pictures in a session and not a single one of them be any good. But now I look back on the thousands and thousands of photos I have taken to get this one image, it makes me realise just how much work I have done to get it.”

    McFadyen, who also runs a wildlife photography hide business, was inspired to love nature and wildlife by his grandfather. “I remember my grandfather taking me to see the kingfisher nest and I just remember being completely blown away by how magnificent the birds are. So when I took up photography I returned to this same spot to photograph the kingfishers.”

    It took Alan McFadyen 6 years, 4,200 hours and 720,000 photos to get this shot

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    Re: After 6 Years And 720,000 Attempts, Photographer Finally Takes Perfect Shot Of Kingfisher

    Post  Sanicle on Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:48 pm

    Beautiful!!! cheers
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    Post  NANUXII on Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:13 pm

    That is great timing !

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    Post  Carol on Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:19 pm

    Most excellent! cheers


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