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Training Day by R3ality66 Training Day by R3ality66
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 )
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-02-18
Training Day by ~R3ality66 makes you feel like covering your face against the dust that's kicked up from the helicopter and you're feeling like you're sitting at the edge of your seat getting ready to run towards it. ( Featured by evanhwong )
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deanb81mx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Great picture
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R3ality66 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Thank you!! 

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CaptureByDesign Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is fantastic!
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st3wART Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
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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R3ality66 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
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 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
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 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured [link] :)
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nolakha Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
your deviation featured here [link] :w00t:
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ooblushy88oo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Amazing shot. :nod:

:+fav:
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:iconr3ality66:
R3ality66 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Thank you again!! :D
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Szabiphotograph Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  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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R3ality66 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Im glad you think so ;)
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BlackEagleA06 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
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 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
only if you're right handed! (and only after H&K fixed it)
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BlackEagleA06 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
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 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, being Northern Irish it's difficult for me to objectively say one way or the other...
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BlackEagleA06 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
well i did a read up on the original model of it a while ago and im pretty sure it said it couldnt be left hand converted. not like a civilian could get his hands on that weapon here anyway
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outboundlight Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
What I meant was that it was used to shoot people in my country so I don't really want to get in to a lengthy talk about how good or bad a weapon it is. My fault for mentioning it's most obvious flaws in the first place, I guess.
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BlackEagleA06 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
oh sorry man.....that was my bad....Ireland i gotcha, terribly sorry mate, total lack of sensitivity on my part.
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outboundlight Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, I have relatives who have served in the British Army - it's a silly thing to get in to over a simple assault rifle :)
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Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  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 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
:thumbsup:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
Featured in my new journal ;)
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R3ality66 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
yay a feature!
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YWYH-s--Morelenmir Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   General Artist
Fantastic! I feel like I'm really there.

Ah, I love those crazy whirlybirds. :D
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Doomguy64x2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
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 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
here here!
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SuliannH Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Great photograph and my best salutations to the soldiers abroad.
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R3ality66 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
thank you :)
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SuliannH Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Most welcome! :)
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asher27 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
very nice capture.
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R3ality66 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
i try ;)
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retrofab Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
my best friend graduates from boot camp this week.
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R3ality66 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Then hopefuly the hard part is over !!
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Adkin-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
perfect capture! FAV!
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R3ality66 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Thanks for the fave :)
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lazywolf Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Very cool!
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matrixwky Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Great pic!!! You are a millitarty janoulist?
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R3ality66 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Nah, i do communications in the millitary, but i like to pics when i find the oppotunity
thanks for the comment :)
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matrixwky Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
you are welcome!
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Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot. I remember teaching the same skills to Korean Soldiers. One didn't pay attention till the rocks started flying. Grats on the Daily Deviation.
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R3ality66 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Yep! Now that im back to my normal life at camp i've been looking through some of my tour pics, I think there is another Heli training pic i might post which illustrates your point perfectly ;)
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Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. Make sure you back up everything. I have been home from Iraq for just over two years now, and have lost about 90% of my photos to computer issues.
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Shutterscoop Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
do you know what the f/stop was on that? the depth of field is so wide...
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R3ality66 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
ive updated to deviation to answer your question
cheers for the comment :)
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DungeonsDeep Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
striking
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jhindley Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I wish i took that photo -

Fantastic shot -
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DarkSmurf01 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
This is a great shot
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thechaosofpeace Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
a word of thanks and luck for the troops in iraq. :)
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R3ality66 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
No thanks needed, I get payed ;)
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