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After 6 Years And 720,000 Attempts, Photographer Finally Takes Perfect Shot Of Kingfisher
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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 perfectly timed photo that he has spent six 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 fortunate 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. However, looking back on the thousands and thousands of photos I have taken to get this one image, it makes me realize just how much work I have done to get it.”

The common kingfisher is mostly known for his very bright plumage, that is quite atypical for birds living in colder climates. The bird usually lives near bodies of water and catches their prey by diving.

McFadyen, who also runs a wildlife photography side business, was inspired to love nature and wildlife by his grandfather. “I remember my grandfather taking me to see the kingfisher nest, and I 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.”

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

“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 fortunate shot but also for the bird itself to get it perfect.”

“I would often go and take 600 pictures in a session, and not a single one of them be any good”

“I never really stopped to think about how long it was taking along the way as I enjoyed doing it but now I look back on it I’m really proud of the picture and the work I put in.”

“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”

“I’m sure my grandfather would have loved it, I just wish he could have seen it. All of my family contacted me when they saw it and said he would have been so proud of it.”

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BobbyMcD
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Applaud your patience and perseverance. Stunning photo.

YvonneBernal
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Alan, not to worry - your grandfather DID see it, and he's just as proud of your perseverance and patience as we are! Flawless is your capture of nature and her beauty. I thank you for giving me the insight you had on the beauty I see in your photos.

AnabelleClendening
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Martin O'Mattaugh jeez what the hell is wrong with you

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MarkGheysen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Marvellous ! Congratulations ! !

Hoanmai
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The best photo ever seen !! perfect

Kevin Nelson
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's like I always say, "If at first you don't succeed, try 719,999 times again." Simple.

JayBird
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Doesn't get any better than this. Appreciate your determination.

Singo Kimbwereza
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

you have done a good work,good attractive picture....I like it

RusselStabler
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great Photography, I'm glad you got that shot and sharing it with us.

Quazi Sanjeed
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These sensational images are applaudable provided no flash was fired. Wildlife biologists maintain, sudden burst of light is harmful to the eyes of wildlife subjects.

Quazi Sanjeed
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The sensational images are applaudable provided no flash was fired. Wildlife biologists maintain sudden burst of light is harmful to wildlife eyes.

Alex Masters
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because I'm *that* guy (and I have entirely too much time on my hands) I'm calling bullshit. Going by his Flickr account (which he started in 2010: D80 -> 29 Dec 11 - last post shutter count: 52621 D300s -> 7 May 15 - last post shutter count: 66562 D7200 [popped up for a day on 8 June 15] shutter count: 1248 D4 (18 Oct 15) first post has a count of 71663 and *that* image (27 Oct 15) is 72901. So from a little over 7 years ago until *that* shot, he's taken 199332 photos (assuming D4 was new ..which I suspect it wasn't unless he knocked off 70k shots in 5 months and didn't post a thing). But even if he did rack up that number.. Where are the other 526,000? It's a cool shot but jesus.. sensationalism, much?

Dipanjan Das
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My question is how he have memorized that he have tried for 720000 attempts ??

colin “Retro Brit” powell
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a splendid set of photos. The kingfisher is a wonderful bird and you caught one in perfect action. Splendid. :D

Justin M
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe next time record 4k or better video then you don't have to time the picture?

Hammy Hamster
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WOW stunning photo and also great story showing all the hard work and time it took into capturing this great shot!

Brendon Baddiley
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely stunning and well worth the effort

Eva Ries
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just magical! Kingfishers are some of my favorite birds, thank you for sharing this!!! :)

christiana ioannidou
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great job! This photograph is stunning! Your patience is admirable!!

christiana ioannidou
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And I'm sure your grandpa is very very proud of his grandson!

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Nikolay Mirchev
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always admired wildlife photographers, the patient and sacrifice they do, away from comfortable life in order to capture such remarkable moments like the one above is astonishing!

Leasa Fortune
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Alan, what a profoundly beautiful way to honor your grandfather.

AnabelleClendening
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i love the last one they are all excellent photos

DamienLecatelier
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ces photos en mouvement de martin pêcheur sont magnifiques. A la fois rares et esthétiques. Bravo

MikaelBlomman
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Use 4 k video kamera. And printscreen the exact moment and woala you got it ;) No need for 720 thousand photos ? Just joking, amazing picture ! That dude have some real patience for sure

JelphotosLambert
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely stunning photos! I believe. Martin, I'm sorry for you.

RobinMansfield
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow.. so amazing.. nice work doesnt cover your efforts!

LawrenceSample
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oddly I find this comforting. Have only been at it a few years sometimes feel like giving up. Sometimes I shoot 500 or so shots and feel lol

BarbaraKirby
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow.Amazing photos of Kingfishers all round. Is there some was I can get prints. My husband collects Malchite Kingfisher figurines and paintings and photos. Yours shown here would make a stunning addition to his collection. Please inbox me. Thanks.

AndyMachin
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just stunning, what a shot. Just shows what perseverance can achieve. Well done

PaulO'Toole
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stunning capture, congrats on sharing this. Love it. Seen via Facebook post. Paul O'Toole Kingston, Ontario Canada http://1-paul-otoole.artistwebsites.com/

ZipporahLomax
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lovely photo. I personally find the ones with splashes more interesting. Glad you are such a perfectionist – in the pursuit of one, specific moment, you witnessed thousands of other, equally spectacular ones. Had you not been so specific, you might've walked away ages ago. Instead, you likely have the most extensive library of such images that exists on the planet. ;)

UhuKamay
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderfull fotos! And this perfect shot is gorgeous! Thanks for doing such a great work - and sharing this magical moments/ fotos.

NikolajChristensen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Picture have just been posted by widlifeplanet in Instagram. But under another name. Thought I would let you know, since im a proffesionel wildlife and nature photographer myself. Such amazing work. Yours Nikolaj

NikolajChristensen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Picture have just comed put on instagram at wildlifeplanet. But under the name of another person. Thought I would let you know and I appreciate your work. Nikolaj

BrittanyAlexandra
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

RobinThompson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As one photog to another, well done. Stunning and incredible.

RobinThompson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

well done. Worth the wait. Love Kingfishers. Great work. One photog to another

BobFahy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

While it is s great shot, boy that's quite a bit of time down the drain. You could have gotten a PHD, gone to med school, written a book of read 1000 of them!

EileenTipping
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So grateful to this young man for tsking the time and having thr patience-- Art is so much more than technique! It taked vision and love!

رفقيتوفيق
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153235173196762&set=pb.611326761.-2207520000.1448630529.&type=3&theater

JaspervanderMeer
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

TBH I like the forelast photo on this page a bit more.

AR
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's a cheat. He takes native species out their natural habitats (fish from the river) and puts them into a fish tank to be used as live bait. He is also very rude and has been slagging people off on facebook who call his unethical practices out. He's did not put in the hard work this article leads you to believe. He's a fraud.

GregParker
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Totally and utterly outstanding!!!!

CatherineBrown
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gorgeous shots. Love birds in flight.

ShwetaBist
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice & Fresh Pictures that i have never seen before . It looks so genuine & attractive, Thanks for sharing these , I would like to use these pictures on my wallpapers & somewhere else. Cheers Kingfisher Beer

ShwetaBist
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stunning. Awesome pictures that look too fresh & genuine . I would like to share these one's. Thanks for sharing with us. Cheers Kingfisher

RachelMcInnes
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A stunning set of shots. Fantastic

JanineMaillardet
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely amazing - and such a magnificent creature? Very well done!

KarenPetersen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

there are so many ways to define a great photo (and I write this as a retired photojournalist). the one on the left, while admittedly a bit difficult to get with a traditional camera, is a rather standard, predictable photo while the one on the right is much more interesting and actually says something about the behavior of the bird, which is what you want when you are shooting wildlife. Some of the other shots are this link are terrific and much better than the dive shot. If this guy knew more technically he would not have had to spend 6 years--the joke's on him--all he would need is a high speed digital camera and one of the frames would have had that shot. It IS a great bird, and I understand his attraction to it.

KarenPetersen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

there are so many ways to define a great photo (and I write this as a former photojournalist). the one on the left, while admittedly a bit difficult to get with a traditional camera, is a rather standard, predictable photo while the one on the right is much more interesting and actually says something about the behavior of the bird, which is what you want when you are shooting wildlife. Some of the other shots are this link are terrific and much better than the dive shot. If this guy knew more technically he would not have had to spend 6 years--the joke's on him--all he would need is a high speed digital camera and one of the frames would have had that shot.

DenisOSullivan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bravo! Absolutely brilliant photos & an inspiring read! Well done & thanks for sharing!! :D

maikwinkler
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thats Why i love to Photograph the kingfisher.... Awesome Shot

SteveJane
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Could that finally be your Grandfather saying ok... Enough now! Great photo - just perfect!

MelanieLightbeam
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

photograph is absolutely beautiful. Now i would ask what would be the next challenge you would like to capture?

BonniPBrown
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We all thought it was wonderful...of course the kids can't imagine "the 6 years" part.

LudiBarrs
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your Grandfather IS proud of it..trust me..he see's it!! He helped you get the shot..Im sure of it!! Great work. Just great!!!

AleksVujovic
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Remarkable! And what a gorgeous bird the KingFisher is.

HazelV.
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1479370_10152943945272588_1099848777_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=ce5e97381b780ab62ce4af124987956b&oe=56B045D2

AliciaStaley-Best
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful photo. You're a true professional.

PiotrSmith
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Couldn't you just set up one of those 100,000 frame per second HD video cameras at the water and get one pretty easily?

AliciaStaley-Best
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No, because the camera would have to be pointing in precisely the right direction when a kingfisher happens to dive at that very spot and for the dive to be perfect.

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Hanna
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely brilliant perfection.

TrishGascoigne
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

amazing !! well done...i admire you great shots...i love what you do...i must start getting out again...love photography especially wildlife....

AhsanSaeed
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stunning Shot ..simply amazing

GlynisLailann
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Only true photographers sit and wait for the perfect shot.

HollyWoods
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think the one of the bird once he has actually gotten the fish is pretty cool, as well.

dahliazur
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

an excellent photo, requires skill and patience. if it was shot on film, it would require a few kilometes of celoid!

cliff.cassidy@gmail.com
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If the other photos you have included here are examples of your "failures"...not so! They are wonderful. Congratulations on capturing the once-in-a-lifetime photograph you were determined to get.

HelenCounihan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Being a Kingfisher fan (I had a family turn up each summer for 12 years in a former garden 25 years ago), and just by chance saw one sitting on a fence yesterday - first time since that garden - I just applaud your patience & care in taking such awesome photos. Just beautiful! :) Thank you for sharing with the world... so many would never have the chance to see such beauty. :)

HollyKline
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dude, respect. I totally love the shot.

ÇağkanKaya
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just curious about that; Did he count until 720.000?

ELI
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

自然之美,人性之美

KennethSilagy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am an avid fan of the Kingfisher. I love to here it chattering when to is fishing. Where I live we have the Belted Kingfisher. It is a pretty bird but this one is a lot more colorful. Great shooting.

JamesGodwin
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This was baited wildlife photography is it not? That's not a river surface the bird is landing in, but a container beside the river with bait inside it, to lure the bird from it's tree, which can potentially cause injury. So nah, photographs don't work without ethics i'm afraid.

RusselRay
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm going to use my powers of reasoning and my skill at mathematics, confirmed by using my skills in Excel, to say that I believe this is b.s. He says that he spent 4,000 hours and 720,000 attempts. That comes out to 1 attempt every 1/3 of a second. That's one tired bird, or he found a huge flock of them...................The picture can stand on its own as a great picture. Why exaggerate, or outright lie, about what he did to get it?

BobFahy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

While it is a great shot, that's quite a bit of time somewhat wasted when you think of what you could have done. Maybe a PHD, Med school, written a book or read 1000 of them!

AdamNowek
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

BREAKING: Photographer does photography, learns that it is difficult.

BobbyMcD
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Applaud your patience and perseverance. Stunning photo.

YvonneBernal
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Alan, not to worry - your grandfather DID see it, and he's just as proud of your perseverance and patience as we are! Flawless is your capture of nature and her beauty. I thank you for giving me the insight you had on the beauty I see in your photos.

AnabelleClendening
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Martin O'Mattaugh jeez what the hell is wrong with you

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MarkGheysen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Marvellous ! Congratulations ! !

Hoanmai
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The best photo ever seen !! perfect

Kevin Nelson
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's like I always say, "If at first you don't succeed, try 719,999 times again." Simple.

JayBird
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Doesn't get any better than this. Appreciate your determination.

Singo Kimbwereza
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

you have done a good work,good attractive picture....I like it

RusselStabler
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great Photography, I'm glad you got that shot and sharing it with us.

Quazi Sanjeed
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These sensational images are applaudable provided no flash was fired. Wildlife biologists maintain, sudden burst of light is harmful to the eyes of wildlife subjects.

Quazi Sanjeed
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The sensational images are applaudable provided no flash was fired. Wildlife biologists maintain sudden burst of light is harmful to wildlife eyes.

Alex Masters
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because I'm *that* guy (and I have entirely too much time on my hands) I'm calling bullshit. Going by his Flickr account (which he started in 2010: D80 -> 29 Dec 11 - last post shutter count: 52621 D300s -> 7 May 15 - last post shutter count: 66562 D7200 [popped up for a day on 8 June 15] shutter count: 1248 D4 (18 Oct 15) first post has a count of 71663 and *that* image (27 Oct 15) is 72901. So from a little over 7 years ago until *that* shot, he's taken 199332 photos (assuming D4 was new ..which I suspect it wasn't unless he knocked off 70k shots in 5 months and didn't post a thing). But even if he did rack up that number.. Where are the other 526,000? It's a cool shot but jesus.. sensationalism, much?

Dipanjan Das
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My question is how he have memorized that he have tried for 720000 attempts ??

colin “Retro Brit” powell
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a splendid set of photos. The kingfisher is a wonderful bird and you caught one in perfect action. Splendid. :D

Justin M
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe next time record 4k or better video then you don't have to time the picture?

Hammy Hamster
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WOW stunning photo and also great story showing all the hard work and time it took into capturing this great shot!

Brendon Baddiley
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely stunning and well worth the effort

Eva Ries
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just magical! Kingfishers are some of my favorite birds, thank you for sharing this!!! :)

christiana ioannidou
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great job! This photograph is stunning! Your patience is admirable!!

christiana ioannidou
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And I'm sure your grandpa is very very proud of his grandson!

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Nikolay Mirchev
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always admired wildlife photographers, the patient and sacrifice they do, away from comfortable life in order to capture such remarkable moments like the one above is astonishing!

Leasa Fortune
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Alan, what a profoundly beautiful way to honor your grandfather.

AnabelleClendening
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i love the last one they are all excellent photos

DamienLecatelier
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ces photos en mouvement de martin pêcheur sont magnifiques. A la fois rares et esthétiques. Bravo

MikaelBlomman
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Use 4 k video kamera. And printscreen the exact moment and woala you got it ;) No need for 720 thousand photos ? Just joking, amazing picture ! That dude have some real patience for sure

JelphotosLambert
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely stunning photos! I believe. Martin, I'm sorry for you.

RobinMansfield
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow.. so amazing.. nice work doesnt cover your efforts!

LawrenceSample
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oddly I find this comforting. Have only been at it a few years sometimes feel like giving up. Sometimes I shoot 500 or so shots and feel lol

BarbaraKirby
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow.Amazing photos of Kingfishers all round. Is there some was I can get prints. My husband collects Malchite Kingfisher figurines and paintings and photos. Yours shown here would make a stunning addition to his collection. Please inbox me. Thanks.

AndyMachin
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just stunning, what a shot. Just shows what perseverance can achieve. Well done

PaulO'Toole
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stunning capture, congrats on sharing this. Love it. Seen via Facebook post. Paul O'Toole Kingston, Ontario Canada http://1-paul-otoole.artistwebsites.com/

ZipporahLomax
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lovely photo. I personally find the ones with splashes more interesting. Glad you are such a perfectionist – in the pursuit of one, specific moment, you witnessed thousands of other, equally spectacular ones. Had you not been so specific, you might've walked away ages ago. Instead, you likely have the most extensive library of such images that exists on the planet. ;)

UhuKamay
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderfull fotos! And this perfect shot is gorgeous! Thanks for doing such a great work - and sharing this magical moments/ fotos.

NikolajChristensen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Picture have just been posted by widlifeplanet in Instagram. But under another name. Thought I would let you know, since im a proffesionel wildlife and nature photographer myself. Such amazing work. Yours Nikolaj

NikolajChristensen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Picture have just comed put on instagram at wildlifeplanet. But under the name of another person. Thought I would let you know and I appreciate your work. Nikolaj

BrittanyAlexandra
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

RobinThompson
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As one photog to another, well done. Stunning and incredible.

RobinThompson
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

well done. Worth the wait. Love Kingfishers. Great work. One photog to another

BobFahy
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

While it is s great shot, boy that's quite a bit of time down the drain. You could have gotten a PHD, gone to med school, written a book of read 1000 of them!

CharlesLrdb
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017