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Training Day
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Published: October 2, 2008
Members of a British MiTT teach Iraqi soldiers helicopter drills near Basrah city

For many of the soldiers it was the first time on a helicopter

Canon EOS 400D
Sigma 18-200EX
18mm
1/1600 @ f3.5
ISO 800 - (i won't lie, this was a mistake, my nose/cheeck has a habit of hitting the ISO button and setting it one up or down. it was surposed to be at 400 :p )
Image size
2076x1385px 689.67 KB
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deanb81mx's avatar
Great picture
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R3ality66's avatar
Thank you!! 

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CaptureByDesign's avatar
CaptureByDesign|Professional Photographer
This is fantastic!
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st3wART's avatar
amazing shot, im joining after summer, but how do you get to be an army photographer? ive looked at the site and they said you had to at least be an NCO, do you sign up?
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I'm not actually employed as a photographer in the army, although i have looked a little into transferring. as far as i know though you may be correct in one manor, in that you almost definitely have to have been in the army a little while already, weather or not you have to have been promoted to a Junior NCO rank before you can transfer i couldn't say. All i know is that the trade is part of the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC), the training course is around 1 year long, there are fairly few spaces and promotion is slow. however if its something you enjoy then theres no substitute and very few other jobs which offer such wide opportunities to take great photo's!
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st3wART's avatar
oh, thanks, it looks like a really satisfying way to take pictures while on tour. keep up your good work too :)
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y-me|Hobbyist Photographer
Featured [link] :)
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nolakha's avatar
your deviation featured here [link] :w00t:
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ooblushy88oo's avatar
Amazing shot. :nod:

:+fav:
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R3ality66's avatar
Thank you again!! :D
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Szabiphotograph|Professional Photographer
this capture is so amazing, and i have a weakness for war photos, i love this one !

Cheers,
Szabi Zs.
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Im glad you think so ;)
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BlackEagleA06's avatar
Hold on chaps, Leftenant hasnt finished his tea yet!
:XD: sory mate couldnt hel myself.
Great picture, even if the ISO got bumped down a notch, and man i wish i could get my hands on that L85 hes holding, such a well built gun, as far as i know.
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outboundlight|Hobbyist General Artist
only if you're right handed! (and only after H&K fixed it)
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BlackEagleA06's avatar
aww crap, cant get it left hand converted can ya......forgot about that.....dammit dammit dammit! H&K fixed it, right on, still one of the best damn fire arms manufacturers yet ay :D
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outboundlight|Hobbyist General Artist
Well, being Northern Irish it's difficult for me to objectively say one way or the other...
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Timothy-Sim|Professional Photographer
very nice. i'm a photographer for my army and this really sets the right mood and inspiration for me.

( i can't put up sensitive pictures though )

great job!
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bhobie123|Hobbyist Artist
:thumbsup:
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DrewHopper|Professional Photographer
Featured in my new journal ;)
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yay a feature!
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YWYH-s--Morelenmir's avatar
Fantastic! I feel like I'm really there.

Ah, I love those crazy whirlybirds. :D
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Doomguy64x2's avatar
Maybe I'm American, but I think those guys deserve respect just like ours do.
God bless every soldier fighting for our freedom, whatever their nationality.
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R3ality66's avatar
here here!
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SuliannH|Professional General Artist
Great photograph and my best salutations to the soldiers abroad.
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