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Should I change my name on DA to something shorter and snappier...? 

30 deviants said No, you've had 'shadow-and-flame-86' for going on 5 years now, its not that long and it'd be weird!
15 deviants said Yes change it to something shorter that has 'Dr' in it to celebrate becoming one XD
8 deviants said Yes change it to something shorter but more serious and to do with your website (e.g. kjrphotography)
2 deviants said Yes change it to something shorter that still has 'shadow and flame' in it (e..g SaF)


Because I like collecting things as much as the next person :aww:

I love Border Collies by WishmasterAlchemist I Keep Bettas - Stamp by LadyMarava Nikon by Krolikus
Stamp - Labcoats by deaddoll00 [Stamp] Science by Creepiest biology stamp by Ginhebi

Club stamps:

APN stamp chatty chat by Tepara SkyAndNatureClub_StampContest2 by NanaPHOTOGRAPHY Zoo-photographers stamp 2 by leocbrito Nature Photographer Stamp by greenspy Birds-Club Stamp - Chimera-DoD by Birds-Club Equine Photographer Stamp by silivrenwolf

Nature stamps:

Seal Stamp by Psorasis Pinnipeds. by Monster-Boar I heart Seals stamp by The-Fairywitch
Stop Seal Hunting by gwenbarrow STAMP: Seal Of Approval by TRiGGER80 Stop seal clubbing: still by simplestamp Orca Stamp by Raephen Freedom Stamp by Sebille-Forsythia I love Orcas by WishmasterAlchemist ZU Stamp 16 by TheZooUnity Atlantic Spotted Stamp by Morgan-Michele Dolphin Stamp I by Raephen Humpback Whale Stamp by grayorca Stamp: Say NO to Whaling by Zyrra-Chylde-Aisha I Heart Whales Support Stamp by bizarrostamps Love Horses by yelirx Horse Fanatic by Fraai horse stamp by Arya-Susy

And all the rest...

The Soul Reaver stamp by Jewel-Reaver Soul Reaver motion Stamp by SnapesImp The Reaver is the Key stamp by Jewel-Reaver Stamp: Spyro by Kazu-Kei Tetris Love stamp by dazza1008 Original PlayStation Stamp by nakashimariku Zombie Fun Stamp by Viper-mod support zombie hunting by Ashwings +Zombie Awareness+ by blazer87 Invader Zim stamp by pantheon9000 Lemony Fresh :stamp: by ellstar22 Doom stamp by Strange-little-cat aliens stamp by otakulottie :thumb137335851: :thumb169581830: Jurassic Park stamp by Blue-Fox Philosoraptor by stamps-of-yore DO NOT WANT T-Rex -Stamp- by CometTheMicroraptor Try Again Stamp by kalot3000 Best Pokemon stamp EVER by hyperlink Charmander Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Transformers Stamp by scubachickim Transformers Stamp by Slovman stamp- bumblebee by giraffesinbowties lotr stamp by jamie-valentina Lord of the Rings Stamp by PixieDust01 DragonHeart Stamp by KaidaTheDragon - Godzilla Stamp - by FelipeChoque Matrix by housewave Stamp: Kung Fu Panda by Roxy317 I'm An Idiot by renatalmar WALL-E stamp v4 by morgan-lamia Tim Burton Stamp by theestephasaurusrex Death FAN Stamp by HeruNoTenchi

Summer time update =)

Sun Aug 10, 2014, 1:12 PM
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: hell's kitchen season 3
  • Reading: the Belgariad book 5
  • Watching: masterchef usa season 5
  • Playing: Flight Rising
  • Eating: cupcake
  • Drinking: diet coke (still)

:star:Like my photos? I now have my very own website! I will post all my zoo trips here and many more shots than I post on DA...

Python Dragon by Shadow-and-Flame-86

:star: Hello everyone! Hope you're having a good summer! :star:

Wow its been a while since my last journal... going on 4 months! I can't believe how fast time is going this year, its kinda crazy and scary.

Since my last journal there have been several big events happen in my life, firstly I went off to work with the incredible Sarasota Dolphin Research Programme in Florida. They are based in the legendary Mote Marine Lab and I had such a fantastic time, working with wild dolphins has been a lifelong dream of mine so to get to work with such an amazing group of people in such a beautiful place was just incredible (although I went through SO MUCH suncream! The florida sun and my ginger complextion doesn't exactly go together!). I'm currently working on the data we collected in the field, hopefully I'll be able to get some funding to continue working with them but we'll see, its hard to get funding at the mo, money is tight everywhere =(

When I came back to the UK I went down south to look after my mum for two weeks, she had a major operation in May and afterwards she wasn't allowed to do anything but sit or lie down for months while she recovered. She's doing great though, she's recovered now and is doing everything for herself again which is such a relief. It was nice to get to spend such a long time with her, I've not got to do that in years. She also really helped me plan loads of things for my wedding which is taking place next summer! Not long now really so have to get everything booked and in place otherwise we'll be screwed. Its very strange thinking this time next year I'll be married and I'll have a new name, but strange in a good way!

After I came home from my parent's house, my partner and I got our keys for our first house which was extremely exciting but extremely stressfull at the same time. We had to clean and pack up my flat in St Andrews while at the same time go south and move all my partner's belongings out of his parent's house as they were selling it and downsizing. So yeah a very hectic, stressfull time but we did it and we were then in a box fort in our new house!

We then had to delay unpacking and decorating to go south to go to two friends weddings and sadly a funneral. We had a huge trip all around the south of england visiting people while we were there, one of the weddings was in london, we then went to Alton, the New Forest, another wedding in Shrewsberry and then Nottingham before home!

And once we were home, we got to decorating. We've done our bedroom, bathroom and the upstair's hall so far and I HATE painting so much! Hehe it doesn't help that the walls were painted horrid dark colours so we've had to do loads of coats to cover it up. Oh well its almost all done now, then we're going to take a break from it before tackling the downstairs XD

Hope everyone is well, I'm going to try to be online more (I know I've said that before!) so hopefully it won't be 4 more months before you hear from me!

Now to go tackle all those messages in my inbox... XD

Python Dragon by Shadow-and-Flame-86

:star:Comissions - are now closed for the time being:star:

I would just like to simultansously appologise to all the people who commissioned me before I went away from DA and thank them for being so lovely and patient with me all this time. Everyone who has ordered a commission and paid already will still get their picture, and to appologise for the massive wait, the four people who I have kept waiting can have one free character drawing from me to say sorry.

I am working on them as fast as I can! I've already finished the first one, and the remaining three are all sketched and scanned into my computer waiting to be lined and coloured.

To draw List...

:bulletblue: Commission for Liis1990
:bulletblue: Commission for MancunianRain
:bulletblue: Commission for Ciameth
:bulletblue: Victor's adult reference for Windsonde
:bulletblue: Milvus' 5th challenge for Windsonde
:bulletblue: Igbo's arrival for Hetherev (3 parts) II
:bulletblue: FR pic of Morgul
:bulletblue: Ar'luc pic
:bulletblue: balrog doodle
:bulletblue: RP doodle 'Fall'

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Can I use your images as stock or for photo-manipulation, web design, web blog, or other personal/school/work projects?
:bulletred: No, this gallery contains no stock images. All my photographs are copyrighted and may not be altered, printed or published in any media and/or format.

I'm a painter/sketch artist, may I use your photo(s) as reference?
:bulletred: Feel free to use my non-stock photos as reference to your traditional and/or digital Drawings/Paintings/Artisan Crafts and Sculptures. Please send me a link to your finished work and credit me in the comment and link to the original deviation photo. I love seeing people's interpretations of my photos and have a fav gallery just for them!

Please respect the rules! Thanks!


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United Kingdom

Hello everyone :aww:

I'm a zoologist who works on marine mammals, I've just got my PhD in seal behaviour, endocrinology and neurobiology and now I work with dolphins. I love wildlife and I hope to spend the rest of my life in the field studying animals just like I am now.

I learnt photography out of nessecity for my job and have taken it up as a hobby because its fun.




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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   General Artist
Happy Birthday Kelly :)
MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Cake FOR Bday by KmyGraphic
Enjoy your special day!
EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
mecengineer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Happy Birthdahy
Wild-Fox-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthdayyyyyy!!!!!!!!Free Birthday Icon Happy Birthday Godliek :D Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D birthday cake 
Nexu4 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday :iconmedicakeplz: 
Have a great day and enjoy it :tighthug: :iconbirthdaygrumpplz:
Twins72 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
happy birthday :party:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :party:
MDDahl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday, Kelly!!! :cake: :party: :rose:
foreverbluejeans Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::iconflyingheartsplz:Birthday-Cake by KmyGraphic:iconflyingheartsplz::iconflyingheartsplz:

Wishing you a Happy Birthday~!  I hope you have a great one! Heart
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