Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Breakfast!


“Capturing the “perfect shot” is sometimes years in the making—just ask Scottish photographer Alan McFadyen. He devoted about 4,200 hours and 720,000 exposures in order to photograph a kingfisher making a precisely symmetrical dive into its reflection on a lake.”

See full story at My Modern Met



  1. A beautiful picture!!

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  2. now that’s commitment. beautiful shot –

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  3. Stunning photo. Though, I wonder about all the other beauty the photographer missed concentrating on that shot (Chia pets, trumpet lamps, etc.)

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  4. Wow! An amazing shot.
    Thinking OCD however….

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  5. Holy cow, color me impressed. Geesh, pal, you’re settin’ the bar pretty high on this Monday morning!! 🙂

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  6. Absolutely perfect! And depressing…I’m still 702,800 exposures away.

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    The beauty of it all …. “Monday: Wake Up Call”!!!

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  8. I read about this in the newspaper – my family joke about the number of photos I take every year – nothing on this guy. Worth the hours spent though

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  9. Practice and patience of the saintly makes perfect.

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  10. Worth looking at the link he did some other lovely shots during the process! Thanks for the interesting post David!

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  11. beautiful shot! tenacity has its rewards, one can’t expect stunning success from one or two tries. As an artist, I realize the sheer volume it takes. But Good Grief….. 720,000 efforts involved here – I wouldn’t do that.

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  12. Beautiful. It is a perfect shot. How could he manage this? I love your morning wake up calls.

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