The one in a million shot

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    Well, if we go by the articles numbers:

    "Alan McFadyen, who has been an avid wildlife photographer since 2009, just captured a photo that he has spent 6 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."

    720,000 photos over 4,200 hours is 171.4 photos per hour, or 2.85 photos per minute...or about one photo every 20 seconds.

    Of course, there are not Kingfishers diving into water every 20 seconds in the presence of the photographer. Of those 4,200 hours, the photographer was probably just taking pictures of birds flying over water. It is not like these critters are trained circus animals.
     
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    Least weasel - Wikipedia


    Smallest weasel in the world is a female least weasel at 4 ounces


    Woodpecker - Wikipedia


    Largest woodpecker in the world is 20 ounces




    Plausible....from an aerodynamic standpoint. Think of the Space Shuttle on the back of a 747.

    Since it is from a UK newspaper as source....well....
     
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    One in a million only because he never wore reading glasses in public :cool-45:


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