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Man Finally Captures the Perfect Kingfisher Photo After 6 Years and 720,000 Attempts

Dedication finally pays off.
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Alan McFadyen has been a wildlife photographer since 2009 and has just managed to capture a photo that he's been trying to take ever since. McFadyen believes it took him 4,200 hours and 720,000 photos in order to capture the perfect photo of a kingfisher diving straight down into the water the second before impact.

“The photo I was going for of the perfect dive, flawlessly straight, with no splash” 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.”

Alan McFadyen first became a wildlife photographer in 2009 and ever since then he's been trying to capture the perfect kingfisher photo.

Alan McFadyen

Alan McFadyen

“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.”

Alan McFadyen

Alan McFadyen

McFadyen believes it took him 4,200 hours and 720,000 photos in order to capture the perfect photo of a kingfisher diving straight down into the water the second before impact.

Alan McFadyen

Alan McFadyen

“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.”

Alan McFadyen

Alan McFadyen

Alan McFadyen

Alan McFadyen

The end result is a truly beautiful photograph. McFayden runs his own wildlife photography hide business. More information can be found on Facebook, Twitter and on his website.

Alan McFadyen

Alan McFadyen

Alan McFadyen

Alan McFadyen

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