Everyone sees the world with his or her own perspective. And then there are photographers, who do not just have their unique point of view, but also the ability to make the world see it their way. And clearly, it is not a simple job to present your viewpoint to the whole world - not until you have that perfect shot.
How far can you go to achieve a long found dream? Can you wait at one place for years and years to make it possible? How long will you wait to get that perfect shot? Here at WittyFeed, we present you a story that shows how diligence and passion result in creating a masterpiece. A photographer named Alan McFadyen spent almost six years and clicked 7,20,000 pictures to capture the flawless shot of a kingfisher diving in the water.
Let's have a look at his work.
The photographers had set up a perch for the bird, in the hope of making it easier to catch their perfect shot, but the kingfisher ignored the perch every time.
Alan McFadyen, a Scotland-based photographer, is famous for wildlife photography. This photographer appears to have mastered his art. A kingfisher mistook him for a rock and used his head as a landing spot as he ate his meal.
Alan was determined to get that perfect shot of a kingfisher's dive in a lake. "The photo I was going for 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," Alan said.
During his childhood, Alan was taken to a kingfisher nesting spot by his grandfather. Time passed but that moment when the kingfisher dived in water remained in his mind. After almost 40 years, Alan decided to capture that moment and dedicate it to his grandfather.
Alan in an interview stated that he spent more than 4,200 hours to click that amusing shot. At the start, he used to click photographs five times a week but later he almost lived there in the hides.
Alan shared his experience and stated that he had made many changes at the site to make it possible. Another big challenge was to spot the dive. Usually, a female kingfisher dives in only five times a day.
"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," says Alan.
He adds "I would often go and take 600 pictures in a session and not a single one of them be any good."
Here's the perfect picture that was taken by the diligent photographer. Kudos to him!