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Intimidation, before the race. by smfoley Intimidation, before the race. by smfoley
Seconds before the start of the 1500m California State Track and Field Championships 2012.

Meghan, in red and blue, won the race with her best time ever.
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Given 2012-05-24
:iconpatrickmonnier:
PatrickMonnier Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Clearly, number 3 is now number 1!
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:iconsmfoley:
smfoley Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
No, #3 wasn't within 10 yards of the winner, Meghan,#1, won the California State 1500m Championship by over a second.
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:iconuchihamad:
uchihamad Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Bitch .l.
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:iconsmfoley:
smfoley Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I take it that you do not like the photo, I hope you are not
referring to my niece. She was seconds from starting the
California State Championship race and the image is of but a fleeting second as she readied herself for the race that gave her a scholarship for college.

Please look at these other two images taken as she prepared.

[link] and [link]

Thank you. SMF
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:iconfallowfrenzy:
fallowfrenzy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wow! You got a DD!
And congrats for her excellent race.
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:icony4why:
Y4why Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
PERFECT!
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:iconsahadan1919:
sahadan1919 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
but not happy
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:iconinhimion:
Inhimion Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS! love track <3 :3
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:iconex-soldier-cloud:
Ex-Soldier-Cloud Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Love the expression.
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Awesome picture! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconjust-a-witness:
Just-a-Witness Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
good but not dd worthy imo :)
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:iconadrianfarenheittepes:
Wow! :w00t:
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:iconsafesolemn442:
SafeSolemn442 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
this is too funny
both ladies look toned
great photo
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:iconyashmeet135:
yashmeet135 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
victory is good
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:iconkknewkles:
Kknewkles Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
She should know that back of the head usually is impervious to intimidation. =D
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:iconhyena27:
Hyena27 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A lot of people of my track teem have those different colored spikes. You can really see the determination and hunger for victory in her eyes. Nice shot
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:iconmetalfrog:
MetalFrog Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Love the emotion in this, great shot!
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:iconsilenteyewitness:
SilentEyewitness Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I was gonna post a comment "How is that intimidating when she's behind the person she is staring down, who probably doesn't have eyes in the back of her head?" But after reading some of the comments and replies, I figured maybe "humor" isn't the way to go.


Truth be told, if she looked at me like that, I'm pretty sure I'd need new shorts
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:iconshakilovneel:
ShakilovNeel Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Drama!
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:iconxfishwings:
xfishwings Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DANG!!

well, i guess it worked!! xD
congratulations to meghan on the win,
and you for getting a DD! great work. (:
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:iconchat-mort:
Chat-Mort Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never understood sports or why people are so enthusiastic about them, but you can really see the passion in her eyes.
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:iconlionschool:
LionSchool Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional
Whoa. Eff yeah. This is freaking fierce. LOVE IT!!
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:icondjpimpslap22:
djpimpslap22 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
what, do, you, think, of, this, drawing, that, ARTmageddon, did?,

[link]
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:icondtkinetic:
DTKinetic Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you are going down ! :lol:
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:iconkrooked-glasses:
Krooked-Glasses Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol what's she lookin' at?
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:iconminato-kushina:
Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
:iconcongratsddplz: Many congratulations, my dear! :hug: It's a great photo, taken at the exactly perfect moment! It can really tell you a whole story, just by looking at it. :heart:

Keep up your talented job and good luck with your many messages today! :)
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:iconbasca666:
basca666 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   Photographer
Ok, I won't say this photograph is bad because it's not. However, it isn't DD worthy at ALL. I mean, I invite you to have a look at this guy's gallery, if he takes this seriously it's ok but come on, accept that he has no great talent nor does he take well planned pictures. ANYBODY could take those pictures, including this one. It has no special meaning, I mean yeah, it tells a story but it's as if you're walking down the street and you see a man with a curious face, so you take your camera, point at him and press the shutter ._. depending on your interpretation that picture would also tell a powerful story.

So... don't just support the DD because someone "special" featured it, anybody could make a mistake, you know. And this really pisses me off 'cause now he's got fame and more watchers and there are other persons out there who really deserve them but no one pays attention to them. This is really sad.
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:iconcrshh:
crshh Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I've seen far worse photos get chosen for a DD.
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:iconflyffel:
Flyffel Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student
"And this really pisses me off 'cause now he's got fame and more watchers and there are other persons out there who really deserve them but no one pays attention to them. This is really sad."

Excuse me but he gained only 11 watchers today and he has a total of 55 watchers.
What I think is sad is your comment. Also, I don't like how you just dissed his whole gallery although there are some gems.
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:iconflyffel:
Flyffel Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student
Fair enough... but it's not gonna change anything, so I dislike it when people whine about DD:s. It's not like the artist chose to be featured, so dissing them on a special day is just. :no:
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:iconbasca666:
basca666 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   Photographer
Ok, I must apologize for dissing his whole gallery, you are right; I didn't see all of his photographs.
About the number of new watchers, I wasn't really talking about quantity; I was talking about the opportunity this DD gave him.
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:iconflyffel:
Flyffel Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student
Fair enough... but it's not gonna change anything, so I dislike it when people whine about DD:s. It's not like the artist chose to be featured, so dissing them on a special day is just. :no:

(Damn, I replied to myself again. Haha. C: )
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:iconbasca666:
basca666 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   Photographer
You know what? You're totally right; I shouldn't be saying bad things here, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the artist. A public apology for this :c
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:iconflyffel:
Flyffel Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student
I'm glad you understand. (:
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:iconsmfoley:
smfoley Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I'm sorry you feel that way, it's not a "Great" piece of art, it's a picture of my niece, taken an important time for her.

However I believe that it does tell a story.

If you think this is Fame, then you're wrong. No one in dA knows me, none of the people who liked this photograph know me. I got up at 5:00 am this morning and went to work, and I'll do it again tomorrow.

SMF
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:iconbasca666:
basca666 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   Photographer
First of all, I hope I didn't offend you because that wasn't my intention... sometimes I'm a little too direct.
I don't underestimate the importance of this picture and, like I said, it's not bad... I have no right to say it is, however DD's are supposed to be the best of the best and, in order to be so, it DOES have to be a great art piece.
About the fame, well you're right but it seems I didn't express myself correctly and I don't know how to... I meant something like "DA fame", a lesser form of fame, if you will. I mean, definitely a DD makes more people know you on DA and that's what I was referring to.
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radiiance Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist
I run track and I've seen facial expressions like those. xD

Congrats to her, I'm intimidated from just looking at a picture.

& It looked like it worked for her.
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:icondagoth-jeff:
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Why don't you update your description to point out Meghan...
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:iconalienparade:
alienparade Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lane numbers indicate seed time (the lower your number, the better you are). So it's safe to assume Meghan is the one wearing number 1. x3
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:icondagoth-jeff:
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Okay well if you're sure, you must be right.
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:iconalienparade:
alienparade Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's also other pictures of this athlete throughout the artist's gallery. So I'm guessing it's her. :meow:
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:icondagoth-jeff:
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You must be right... again...
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:iconpepofaec:
PepoFaec Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For everyone complaining that photos that have not been prettied up do not deserve DD's-- here you go [link] <-- Mwah.
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:icondivinewhirlwind:
DivineWhirlwind Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student
Hahaha! I love it! :D I know that feeling all to well.
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:iconthehawkeyestudio:
TheHawkeyeStudio Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
BTW which one is Meghan (she has a H in her name?)

Also, stop complaining about this being a DD. It's way better than the boob shoot from couple of days ago. I also wanted to know why this made it to DD at first. But then I noticed the expression on her face, and it made perfect sense. This portrays the true image of competitive sport.

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:iconmetalmagpie:
MetalMagpie Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Number 1 (according to some other pics in the gallery).
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:iconthehawkeyestudio:
TheHawkeyeStudio Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Those calves. uh yes. :p
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:iconezliribs-apprentice:
ezliribs-apprentice Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great emotional shot:D
And I hate to be out of the loop here, but which one is Meghan? The one on the left (with the snazzy shoes:)
or the right?
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:iconsmfoley:
smfoley Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
She loves her shoes...[link] Here's a picture that she really likes with them before her start.
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:iconezliribs-apprentice:
ezliribs-apprentice Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice. I like her shoes too:D
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