Man Finally Captures the Perfect Photo After Half a Million Tries

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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 us. “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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