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OptimisT by MRBee30 OptimisT by MRBee30
In case you failed to notice, in case you failed to see, this is my heart, bleeding before you, this is me down on my knees. For Freedom's battle once begun, Bequeathed by bleeding Sire to Son, Though baffled oft is ever won.

محو ماضيك. سوف أضع رصاصة من خلال روحك.

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(c) 2011 Property of, Will Merzlak.
5010x3336 Version available only by request.

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And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oorah!
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P3tty21 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome:D
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StateOfMadness Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks sci fi
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HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
BAD ASS.
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PiTurianer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing ! cool shot!
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2368 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Wow, very bad @$$! Love it, good job!
I was just wondering if that accessories on the AR-15 are standard G-I?
Thanks for serving you guys! You let me go to school in safety.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic photo. Who's this bad-news-serious trooper? ;)
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
This is my brother. PVT in the 4th infantry devision, Fort Carson, Colorado.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Right on! :)
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Freelancerrook Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Writer
Someone looks like he's about to kick some fucking ass (sorry for laugauage but it is so badass)
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Quite appropriate I must add. I light my candle from their torches.
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Freelancerrook Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student Writer
badass.
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DramiraSK Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Wow! Is this model a real soldier?
Even though I cant see the face, I feel like there's a lot of expression here.
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MadJackalDelta Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student Writer
This is absolutely astounding. <3
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Sirika Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I really like the expression in your pose here! You can't see the facial expression, but you don't need to because your stance is so strong. You look all go-get-'em like an optimist, but there's an extra layer to the picture because of the gun and uniform. I love it when the title adds meaning!
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jackfire Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Muy arrecha la foto.
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Xeonzs Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Is it okay if I use this as msn avatar?
Unedited ofcourse.
Cause I really like it a lot :wow:
:+fav:
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
You are more than welcome my friend!
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:iconxeonzs:
Xeonzs Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Awesome, thanks!
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Multiimage Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Wow, nice meaningful shot expressing high tech/tough US Military
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savage-arts-beast Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I mean no offense by this, but I have to say that this picture only shows me play. how a child thinks something like that would be. I am a united states marine and I have seen conflict from it's raw state to death from afar using remote controls and digital screens. I have a body that it plagued with grotesque scares for conflict. I have brought death to my enemies and the enemies of the world in only a few ways. but what you are trying to portray is not some video game or fantasy. it is something warriors from around the world are living every second. the image that you are trying to portray would be better if you were wearing camies soaked in sweat with a slow crust of the salts from that sweat slowly moving in, body armor that has nicks and cuts from shrapnel and having to spend days moving through harsh terrain and fire fights, covered in a heavy layer of dust and sand. and your face should been shown covered in the same sand and dust with you're camouflage paint, smeared with half of it gone from an ambush that happened only hours ago while it was still dark outside. and the weapon must be covered in the same heavy dust and sand covered in scraps from all your movements. that would be the image that strikes true fear in the eyes of your enemy. a warrior that has been dragged through hell and back with the taste of death and revenge on his tongue and the barrel of his M16 pointing at his enemies body.

again I hope you do not take offense to my critique, I am only giving you the perspective of a man who knows first hand these things
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ReXspec Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student Writer
Pearls before swine, brother. Unfortunately, few if any in the civilian world can even comprehend such experiences; much of the response that is given to vets like me and you is patronizing sympathy.

May I ask what unit you were with? I had a buddy in the Marines--died out by Camp Cobra in Afghanistan.

I'm with the 173rd ABCT, 1-503rd HHC (formerly Charlie Company).
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savage-arts-beast Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
I was with 2/3 golf company out in nowzad afghan. I was one of their engo attachments (busting doors in and clearing rooms with a metal detector in one hand and a 16 in my off hand) my parent command at the time was 3d combat assault battalion, combat engineer company 3rd plt (now 3d combat engineer battalion charlie company I believe). I'm currently with the wounded warrior battalion in camp lejeune waiting for medical retirement for my injures sustained in combat. and from one service member to another thank you for serving
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ReXspec Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student Writer
I was out in Wardak Province during OEF 10; worked on a line company as a SAW gunner. Back in our home base in Italy now. And thanks to you. Glad you are getting out of there alive.
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DevUmt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
its make me remember cod mw2. :)
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:iconrexspec:
ReXspec Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Writer
(for) Behold, the sword of vengeance hangeth over you; and the time soon cometh that he avengeth the blood of the saints upon you, for he will not suffer their cries any longer.

Excellent pic.
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BeLaBaRbIe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i love it. as usual. but i cant see ur eyes... :[
sadly
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
My eyes need protection from the grainsd of sand. To see the wold clearly, and to intemidate my enemy.
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Rookie425 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
To not see one's eyes is to not know their intentions.
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xXxSp4rtyxXx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student General Artist
That's the cool part!
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RobotsWithCookies Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! :clap:
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BotherBear Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. WOW!
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Fae-T Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
God bless these United States and our troops...

This shot is so bloody amazing. The movement of the soldier is quite evident but it seems completely still at the same time.
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sisnax Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student General Artist
This is amazing!
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d0pecr4wler Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
war sucks ... in reallife.
but this shot is so fuckin' awesome!
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Vetro3 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Ba Dass!
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Honestheart26 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow awesome :O
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xx-Lethal-xx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
hot hot hot
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jzzzzzzzzzzz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked the contrast of the words and title with the picture. It dose make me wonder if you have the same thoughts about the two, as the people who come across it. if that even makes sense :/
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ShamelessXay Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I have to admit to finding amusement in the title of this one. I can't say that I equate battle gear to optimism but I have to concede the the most positive people I know are gun-toting rednecks.

I think my favorite thing about this picture would have to be the sand coming off the rifle and shoulder. It gives a sense of movement without being overly demonstrative.
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LoN3WolF396 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome pic man! Reminds me a whole lot of MW2. That is soooo cool!
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Hitaku56 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student General Artist
That's an awesome pic I wonder if my brother looks that cool in his uniform
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Rookie425 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I'd be pretty optimistic too if I had my AR-15 rigged like that. And God how I long for one of those ACU masks.
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ReXspec Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Writer
Go to Ranger Joes. [link] I bought a half-face and a balaclava mask from them for deplyoment.

The only downside is, some of their stuff is expensive, but high quality. The majority of their WILL last through something as punishing as deployment.
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Rookie425 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Oh, kick-ass. Their gear definitely looks quality. I'll have to check it out. Thanks man.
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Silver786 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Writer
Who is your ennemy ?
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CasualtyOfWar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to see your process for your photos. To see how you come up with your ideas. To be a part of it. But, I also realize that these are yours for a reason. Your emotions are conveyed through your pictures, as an artist does with his brush or soldier with his rifle. Though I may never be a part of it, it never hurts to wish to work with such a man as yourself.
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ukhan50699 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
this is a beautiful picture...to me, it works perfectly with the quotes you left...there are many messages that could be seen in this pic, but the one that stands out to me is how intimidating you might look to whoever's at the business end of that barrel =D

on a side note, does it ever get pretty hot in there?
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Exactly! You feel the cold of my gun hit your head. You were choking in blood as I close my eyes. Most of my work displays how I currently feel. My emotion is portrayed through my photographs. I thank you my friend.
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Devilchild93 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Wow. Impressive.
HUZZAH FOR UNIFORMS!
even though it doesn't look like you can breathe....
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