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A OH-58 Kiowa Warrior deploys a flare during Operation Regular Flint at Shele Kalay, Kandahar Province,
Afghanistan, Jan. 17, 2012. The purpose of the mission was for U.S. Soldiers and their Afghan National
Army counterparts to interact with the local population and to detain any insurgents found in the area.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristina Truluck/Released)



My military imagery is available for public domain. As the photographer, I don't have control over
how you may use it, but I ask that it be done with respect to the individuals represented here.
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional
nice job 
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014   Photographer
Thanks! 
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:iconbasement-aviator:
Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great shot... beautiful machine.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   Photographer
Thank you.  They're one of my favorite birds. 
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:iconkarmacursed:
karmacursed Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Little bastards buzz around everywhere. lol
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   Photographer
I'd take them over UAVs any day.  I swear they'd buzz one around the FOB before sunset just to piss us all off.  Dx
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:iconsouthernwriter2:
SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa!
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:iconjay-cross:
Jay-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
this would be a crazy tattoo
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Photographer
That would be. No idea where someone would get it, though.
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:iconjay-cross:
Jay-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
stomach rib area would be perfect place, if donr right by a professional
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Photographer
What a painful spot. Dx
Then again, I'm a weenie when it comes to tattoos, I do my best to get ones away from the bone.
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:iconjay-cross:
Jay-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
thats all thats left now is the boney spots
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:iconno-photography69:
NO-Photography69 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
great work, the good moment ^^
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Photographer
Thank you. It was definitely a lucky catch- the birds are usually too far away for me to photograph when they shoot the flares.
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:iconno-photography69:
NO-Photography69 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
No probl And You re welcome
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:icontemperate-sage:
TEMPERATE-SAGE Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great capture! That must have moved by fast!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Photographer
They do! These little birds move like dragonflies. xD
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:iconscampbreezy:
ScampBreezy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! 8-)
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:iconari4phantinexx:
ARI4PHANTINEXX Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
amazing shot
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconblodsravn:
Blodsravn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
awesome picture, mate!
Good job!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconblodsravn:
Blodsravn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
No problem!

stay safe!
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:iconyagamiseven:
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
great shot
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:icondraenei-friend:
draenei-friend Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really nice photo! :)
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:icongalactica1actual:
galactica1actual Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Something you do not want to be on the receiving end of
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner May 28, 2012   Photographer
Definitely not.
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:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Have I told you I love you yet? :D
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   Photographer
Haha, not yet.
Told ya I had some awesome ones of the little bird. xp
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:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Oh, well I love you. :love:

Oh yes you did!
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:iconsdoost:
sDoost Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow.. what happened there
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
Just a show of force since they were shooting the flares during daytime.
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:iconraulboy:
Raulboy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand what daytime has to do with it?
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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100
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Jan 17, 2012, 4:23:28 PM
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