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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.
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Solus87 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Extremely awesome shot. Very nice capture of 'the moment' and over all feel to the image.
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Babyjoshy5 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So fitting because I'm listening to MW2's soundtracks.
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A711 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I had to swallow twice when i saw this! Brilliant. Cannot imagine ever reaching this level of talent. LOVE it.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
You've been featured! [link]
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killythirsk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured! here!! and Here!!
have a nice day! :orange:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
you are our featured artist of the week. :aww:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Words fail me--this is an amazing shot!
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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:
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Have a nice day ;)
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DsyncStudios Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Photographer
:wave: Hi there! Your wonderful picture has been featured!
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HeLLdZn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
oh !!!
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Loungedy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
the best shot!
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Dante2275 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
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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largethomas Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student 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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Dante2275 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
ok thanks for the info
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:iconlargethomas:
largethomas Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student 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.
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Dante2275 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
ok i know nothing about cameras but thanks again
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largethomas Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Photographer
:salute: No worries then.
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
this shot is AMAZING!!!!
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way2epic4me Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
keep safe fellas
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xeno1974 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You guys are doing such a great work over there ... well done!!!!!!!!
Also these are Amazing photos.
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skaterneogirl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student General Artist
This shot is simple incredible.
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Dollinator Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist 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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rickboyzice Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
REminds me of COD and BF lol
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i-am-tsukiko Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this one is amazing.
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Harrkonen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
what the hell does the guy in the foreground have? looks like a leaf blower...
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DingoSchnuzy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, didn't see the last few comments. It's a mortar tube. *face-palm*
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DingoSchnuzy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It might be a flame thrower. :shrug:
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Hypeology Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
definitely not a flame thrower.
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DingoSchnuzy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I know, I realized it's a mortar tube.
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davidbrown Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome shoot
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Quadraro Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional
you are featured in "Real Terrorist Gallery" on #FreedomFighters-DA
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andryadawn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Hi. I'm the photographer that actually took this picture. Just wanted to clarify that it is, in fact, a mortar tube. :) Thanks everyone for the sweet comments... I had no idea this picture was all over the web like it is.
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rustedlight Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
What is that in the photo? A military leaf blower? :)
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desmondg100 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
its a mortar tube
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desmondg100 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
oh duh lol didnt see the comment abve
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Dsymlp Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing capture !!!
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jlta Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Artist
bad ass shot. whats that trooper carrying near the picture
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makepictures Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
When I first saw this image I assumed it was a painting. The flying debris from the helicopter abstracts all of the negative space while adding a fantastic sense of movement.
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Get SUM...xD....
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vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   General Artist
(Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Andrya Hill, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)
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OneSimpleClick Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Freaking hell....I can feel the force of the wind in this one.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
There's something almost surreal and painterly in this photo. The low-angle perspective is certainly riveting as it removes our sense of being held in the hand by one present. It makes us more a fly on the wall. Really cool!
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isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student Writer
You've been featured here: [link]
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JohnFarallo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
cool picture
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Kloyce Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yut mortars, awesome photo :)
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halonut117 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what the hell is that guy carrying? looks like something off starwars
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brentonbiggs Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Amazing!!!!
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TomoFromFire Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOA
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:iconstartingoutfromscrat:
I see a flamethrower. They're really serious about this... thought they'd just stick to bombings and artillery on rural areas...
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goRillA-iNK Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student General Artist
This is so cool and scary looking at the same time.
Plus not to mention the worst time to put in contacts. lol
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Oct 13, 2009, 8:35:42 AM

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