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Challenge: Leap Day: In The Style Of: Natsumi Hayashi (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D5100
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: CT USA
Date: Mar 5, 2012
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Action, Military
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2012

Instructed my recruits to jump on the count of 3, but to do so without looking like they were jumping. I think they did a pretty good job. I just wish I had a better perspective...

[Mar. 9th, 2012 06:07:22 PM]

"I will give you a 3 count command, "1" will be your preparatory command, "2" will will your command of execution to squat half-way while maintaining your arms in the position of attention, "3" will be your command of execution to jump 6" while still at the position of attention. Do I have any questions?

1...2...3 Doggone it, Pvt Burnhill, you jump like a rejected dolphin from seaworld! How about jumping at the position of attention?"

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.6518
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 7.3043
Avg (non-participants): 7.7416
Views since voting: 5244
Views during voting: 622
Votes: 224
Comments: 90
Favorites: 16 (view)


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03/21/2012 12:50:31 PM
This is so much fun! Did you show it to them? Congratulations on the Blue.
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03/18/2012 12:42:59 AM
Congratulations! Such a great image
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03/16/2012 08:56:39 PM
Fantastic shot Mike - too funny! I thought this was the winner when I saw it - Congratulations on the Blue!
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03/15/2012 10:20:05 PM
Woot, you did it again! Going to have to start calling you a ribbon hog. Great image and well deserved.
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03/15/2012 06:00:16 PM
Congrats on the blue... I keep coming back for another look!
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03/15/2012 03:27:21 PM
Fantastic, congrats on the blue!
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03/15/2012 11:20:38 AM
so, did you share your ribbon with the troop? congrats!
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03/15/2012 11:14:23 AM
This has to be the 8th, 9th, 10th or 20th ish time I've looked at this - just a fantastic take on the challenge. Yeah, so the processing could be improved on this particular shot, but wth, who really notices it anyway when your eyes are riveted on this spectacle! And when you get it right, you REALLY get it right:

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and you've got a sense of humour to boot:

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Congratulations :)
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03/15/2012 11:10:34 AM
Yup, what 21.gif caba said.
If it was mine, I'd get an official copyright on this one asap.

Message edited by author 2012-03-15 11:10:55.
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03/15/2012 02:29:45 AM
I've returned, again.
Are they the grand children of the 82nd and 101st Airborne? :)
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03/15/2012 01:12:47 AM
I keep coming back to this image and chuckling every time .. there is something (to me) so comical about these men, part of the greatest military force on this planet, suspending themselves in air. So fun, so well done and so very deserving of the blue ribbon. Congratulations!
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03/14/2012 10:36:32 PM
This is terrific! Just love the humor, including in your comments. :)
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03/14/2012 05:43:29 PM
I absolutely love it. So many quirky things going on everywhere. :D
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03/14/2012 05:43:28 PM
I absolutely love it. So many quirky things going on everywhere. :D
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03/14/2012 05:20:16 PM
I think this image will circulate to become quite famous, well played, well played!
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03/14/2012 04:15:37 PM
Great shot, congratulations!
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03/14/2012 04:01:24 PM
Nice work
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03/14/2012 01:54:06 PM
that is a fun shot, wonderfully absurd. Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/14/2012 12:36:15 PM
Congrats! Well done!
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03/14/2012 12:34:34 PM
I remember staring at this for a very long while voting! Excellent job. Congratulations!
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03/14/2012 12:20:26 PM
Mike, why did you decide to introduce such an excessive blur on the sky and the grass? Obviously they were not present in the original image. It just feels weird and unnatural this way. How about the shadows? Do they seem off because of the blur you introduced in the image? Just curious why you chose to go down that route because the image just doesn't look right to me. Regardless, congrats on the blue.
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03/14/2012 12:11:11 PM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/14/2012 12:09:16 PM
Congrats on a ribbon, a new personal best, and a great shot. You have been on a pretty nice roll lately.
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03/14/2012 11:49:24 AM
As a reward are you gonna give them extra PT?
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03/14/2012 11:38:07 AM
most most excellent, fabulous job all around
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03/14/2012 10:07:26 AM
whooo hohoo!!! Awesome!!! A PB by a huge amount! Massive congrats!
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03/14/2012 09:24:17 AM
Cool to have your own flight/platoon to command.

In 5.5 years of professional wedding photography, I have done exactly one group jump shot... and it was 9 guys in a single file line doing exactly what you have these guys doing :)
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03/14/2012 08:37:50 AM
WOW - let's hear it for your recruits!! What great sports. Give them a salute from me.
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03/14/2012 08:21:10 AM
congratulations on the ribbon, this was such a great idea and perfectly executed, well deserving of the blue
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03/14/2012 08:03:49 AM
BWAHAHAHAHA, Love you're comments on the photo. Are you gonna share this with them? Basic training was pretty boring for me (Air Force, so it wasn't supposed to be that exciting, but still). This would have been fun to do.

Congrats.
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03/14/2012 06:30:58 AM
Perfect! Congratulations.
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03/14/2012 06:23:43 AM
Excellent. Wtg Mike. you are becoming a regular ribbon hog!
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03/14/2012 04:51:29 AM
LOL! Great shot! Congrats on the Blue.
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03/14/2012 03:53:10 AM
Congrats for the blue!
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03/14/2012 03:18:47 AM
A real standout, Mike. Congrats on the blue.
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03/14/2012 02:02:11 AM
Really cool, well done.
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03/14/2012 01:44:50 AM
Way to go, Mike! Awesome accomplishment! My sympathies to Pvt Burnhill. ;-)
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03/14/2012 01:28:04 AM
Right on!!! I knew this one was special.....Huge Congrats!!!
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03/14/2012 01:09:27 AM
7.6 wow nice score handy having a squad at your disposal hehe well done
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03/14/2012 12:43:27 AM
You now need 26 (from what I can tell) replica ribbons. I'd like to see the medal parade; all in the air of course :)
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03/14/2012 12:41:13 AM
Hahaha...I knew this was yours and would ribbon...well done.
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03/14/2012 12:40:30 AM
Really nice one!
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03/14/2012 12:37:00 AM
Awesome mate!
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03/14/2012 12:32:08 AM
Congratutlations! The more I look at this the more I appreciate it. I'm sure a military group is the best possible group to follow instructions with perfect timing.
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03/14/2012 12:28:47 AM
Not a surprise win, congrats.
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03/14/2012 12:15:33 AM
This is absolutely hilarious. I was wondering who was in a postion to get a whole squad to jump! Congrats! Hope you share this with them!
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03/14/2012 12:08:23 AM
Awesome! I'm glad it's real recruits :-)
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03/14/2012 12:08:05 AM
Absolutely great shot, so glad it ended up in the ribbons!
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03/14/2012 12:04:31 AM
Congrats goooooood job
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03/14/2012 12:04:20 AM
Amazing shot! I didn't vote in this challenge. Sorry I missed it.
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03/14/2012 12:04:10 AM
Killer shot, easily the most entertaining of the challenge, congratulations!
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03/14/2012 12:01:57 AM
Friggin amazing! Congrats on the well deserved Blue!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2012 11:56:10 PM
Wonderful jump.
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03/13/2012 09:49:28 PM
Ha.
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03/13/2012 09:42:20 PM
Impressive!
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03/13/2012 06:57:55 PM
a bit too much USM, but great subject and composition and nice colours.
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03/13/2012 06:55:56 PM
Great team work on the timing. Nice job!
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03/13/2012 05:52:44 PM
Wow, this is some great stopped action.
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03/13/2012 05:38:55 PM
A lot of background obliterated on this. Cool group jump though!
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03/13/2012 12:52:28 PM
Excellent! Really good teamwork. 9
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03/13/2012 12:37:12 PM
The Charge of the Light Brigade? I think only a military group could do this this well. The closest things to hinting at a jump are: the flag man's feet (though it almost looks like he's walking), the the shoulders of the guy nearside of the front row (though it almost looks like he's just standing at attention). 10
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03/13/2012 08:11:12 AM
Is this a real shot? If it is you did something wrong because it looks like two separate images, which is against the rules I think. If they all did jump in unison , you over did the post processing. Nice idea though, very unique!!
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03/13/2012 03:27:55 AM
Cool getting them all of the ground together. 8
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03/12/2012 11:27:08 PM
Perfect. Flipping amazing. Nicely done!!!
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03/12/2012 02:52:41 PM
Haha! Great job thinking more outside the box by getting a whole group to participate.
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03/11/2012 04:04:30 PM
Awesome idea. The only thing I don't love is the high contrast. Well done though.
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03/11/2012 10:16:31 AM
Totall unexpected. Great coordination among so many people. One of best in challenge.
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03/10/2012 03:22:56 PM
Gngng ng gng! What a hoot! Super warriors. Love it. 10.
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03/10/2012 01:49:00 PM
My fav. congrats on a super shot
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03/10/2012 01:11:28 PM
Makes me smile every time I look at it and bravo for these guys who almost all kept a straight face while doing this - something I would have been unable to do :) The group levitation works particularly well here, I think. One of my top picks.
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03/09/2012 02:03:35 PM
cool.. but the black line in the horizon looks a little fake...
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03/09/2012 07:29:42 AM
Excellent!
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03/08/2012 11:59:47 PM
Leo, I'm guessing. One Heck of a good shot boy! See you on the front page.
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03/08/2012 12:11:31 PM
That's just freakin' awesome.
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03/08/2012 11:56:52 AM
Well played, best in show award. I wonder what the command was.
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03/08/2012 09:06:40 AM
How on earth did you talk all of those guys into doing that? LOL That's amazing.
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03/07/2012 08:34:48 PM
Great job.. fantastic.. good luck
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03/07/2012 04:19:06 PM
Excellent timing. That is some coordination!

Imagine if we did indeed have a floating army... that would be pretty effective!
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03/07/2012 03:56:20 PM
LOVE THIS! The processing is a little over the top, but the image capture is awesome!
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03/07/2012 12:51:47 PM
Except for the unnatural blurring of the horizon, this one is perfection. Only a drill team would be so perfect. A little mystified at the dark spots on the ground. Looks like you may have burned shadows a bit to make it more "realistic". I don't think it was necessary.
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03/07/2012 11:06:18 AM
Nice coordination.
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03/07/2012 10:16:47 AM
This is an awesome idea, and it's impressive that everyone got their feet up at the same time. I'm just a little distracted by your overly blurry sky.
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03/07/2012 04:55:07 AM
Oh holy sh*t! Amazing! Background looks unnaturally blurred out, but overall great job.
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03/07/2012 02:53:23 AM
I'm impressed that you got everyone to do this and timed it so well. 7
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03/07/2012 02:47:02 AM
Hell yeah. Awesome.
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03/07/2012 02:34:25 AM
haha haha haha 123 4 i love the marine corps, 1234 jump.... no you slimey dogs i said jump you jump like a bunch of expletive deleted, haha in the style of the drill instructor from full metal jacket or this is how it played out in my head. mike is this yours? 8
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03/07/2012 12:58:57 AM
fantastic catch ...
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03/07/2012 12:47:24 AM
10 for effort, plus it's a well taken shot, this ought to ribbon :)
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03/07/2012 12:38:54 AM
Wow. Well done!





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03/07/2012 12:07:16 AM
awesome!
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