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Paktika Afghanistan

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Published: October 24, 2009
Pfc. Andrya Hill

US Army paratroopers prepare to load into a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an air-assault mission to detain a known militant in the Bermel district of Paktika province, Afghanistan. The paratroopers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Company B, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team.
Image size
1839x1226px 2.05 MB
Shutter Speed
10/4000 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 13, 2009, 8:35:42 AM
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primnullProfessional Artist
what is he carrying a leaf blower?
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Solus87Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extremely awesome shot. Very nice capture of 'the moment' and over all feel to the image.
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So fitting because I'm listening to MW2's soundtracks.
A711's avatar
I had to swallow twice when i saw this! Brilliant. Cannot imagine ever reaching this level of talent. LOVE it.
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You've been featured! [link]
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Featured! here!! and Here!!
have a nice day! :orange:
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OliviaMichalskiHobbyist Photographer
you are our featured artist of the week. :aww:
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Words fail me--this is an amazing shot!
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Hello. You are one of the finalists of #Breathtaking-photos' "Others"-folder!
If you win this poll, you will be featured the whole next week! :aww:
Have a nice day ;)
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DsyncStudios Photographer
:wave: Hi there! Your wonderful picture has been featured!
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HeLLdZnHobbyist Interface Designer
oh !!!
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LoungedyProfessional Interface Designer
the best shot!
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Love the shot, and out of curiosity, how do you have a camera that can get such a good shot in this kind of moment?
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largethomasStudent Photographer
He doesn't, the shot wasn't taken by the uploader but by Andrya Hill, who's with the US military. The uploader never moves to clarify that these photos aren't his own, though, so don't bother to wait for an answer from him. And any normal DSLR and even most point-and-shoot cameras could take it. It's all a question of the photographer's skills.
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ok thanks for the info
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largethomasStudent Photographer
Welcome. To my knowledge it's likely the shot was taken with either a professional level Canon or Nikon DSLR, so most likely a Canon 1D MkII or MkIII or a Nikon D2 or D3.
Dante2275's avatar
ok i know nothing about cameras but thanks again
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largethomasStudent Photographer
:salute: No worries then.
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ChuckdeeProfessional General Artist
this shot is AMAZING!!!!
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xeno1974Professional Digital Artist
You guys are doing such a great work over there ... well done!!!!!!!!
Also these are Amazing photos.
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skaterneogirlStudent General Artist
This shot is simple incredible.
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DollinatorHobbyist Photographer
please don't take this wrong but for me who lives in a safe and cozy city (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) this looks like out of a video game ! Hard to believe that for you and a huge bunch of valiant men, this is almost daily bread ! amazing photo ! I salute your courage and your values !
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