Man Spends Six Years, Takes 720,000 Photos Trying To Capture This Shot Of A Diving Bird

December 1, 2015


This is the shot that Scottish photographer Alan McFadyen spent 4,200 hours and 720,000 exposures trying to capture over the span of six years. It's a female kingfisher diving for a fish, just as its beak breaks the water's surface. I'm gonna be honest, I would have tried for maybe one afternoon then just Photoshopped it. Also, I feel a lot less guilty now about all the time I spend playing video games.

Thanks to Diane, who agrees everybody needs a hobby, and for some people that hobby is sitting completely still with a camera staring at a lake hoping for a bird to dive in.

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