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

29 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!
14 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 AVP by CELphotography :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

Dr SaF ^-^

Sat Apr 26, 2014, 3:39 PM
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: nuffin
  • Reading: NOTHING =D
  • Watching: hell's kitchen season 12
  • Playing: Flight Rising
  • Eating: popcorn
  • Drinking: diet coke (ALWAYS)

: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: I am now officially a Doctor! :star:

I had my viva yesterday abd it went really REALLY well ^-^

It couldn't have gone better actually, and I couldn't believe it. I have no corrections, my examiners said that I could hand my thesis in tomorrow if I liked! There are some typos that I can fix (and I will) but there is nothing that they want to be changed or redone at all. This apparently is the first time in at least 10 years at the Sea Mammal Research Unit that this has happened for a PhD student's thesis, everyone gets either minor or major corrections to do usually, so I am so happy that my examiners like it so much.

Its done... four years of working on that project and now its all over... its so strange!

I am thinking of changing my username now, I always didn't like how long my current one is (but pretty much all the versions of 'shadow and flame' were taken here on DA) so I think I'll change it to something a bit snappier...

Python Dragon by Shadow-and-Flame-86

:star: What else is going on? :star:

Going to Sarasota on Wednesday. Yay Dolphins!

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'

:star: :iconletter-pplz::iconletter-lplz::iconletter-eplz::iconletter-aplz::iconletter-splz::iconletter-eplz: :star: :iconletter-rplz::iconletter-eplz::iconletter-aplz::iconletter-dplz: :star:

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!


United Kingdom

Hello everyone :aww:

I'm a zoologist doing my PhD on marine mammals, 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.

Current Residence: Scotland
Favourite genre of music: Movie score music
Favourite style of art: Photography and Traditionally or digitally drawn work
Operating System: Microsoft
MP3 player of choice: Ipod
Favourite cartoon character: Zim, Stitch and Toothless




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AvengingCoconut Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I referenced one of you photos for this: c:
comixqueen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student
I did not know you were into Zoo Tycoon! :D That's awesome! :highfive: An e-highfive from a fellow ZT/ZT2 lover!

(I just found some of your posts on Zoo Tycoon Unleashed)
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
hehe wow I haven't been over there in a lifetime! I used to spend ALL MY TIME on ZTU forums, and designing/making UCIs for ZT2. I still play ZT2 regularly (last night even! XD) but I don't make UCIs anymore, I'd liek to get back into that but I just don't have the time. I always wanted to make loads more big cat, dolphin, shark and turtle species to play with.

this is why I always try and keep my username the same! hehe there are lots of people from the ZT2 forums around on DA although most aren't that active.

AltairSky Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Hi AltairSky! Thank you so much for this, I've been away from DA for over 6 months and haven't come back until now and this is waiting for me, so happy its great!
AltairSky Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Photographer
Hi there! I just wanted to congratulate you on your 1st Place finish in the Sea Animal Portrait Contest! I have featured your work in my latest journal entry: flame-of-the-phoenix.deviantar…

Congrats again and sorry this is a bit late! Beautiful work :hug:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
thanks so much Flame! Sorry for the long wait for a reply, but thanks this is great!
ScenesAndMemories Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're profile has been featured!… have a nice day!
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
thank you very much for the feature, sorry it has taken me so long to reply!
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