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Appreciate your support and feedback

Just wanted to thank everyone on social media and internet for supporting me with “likes” ,comments, and purchasing my photos.  I have this passion for photography that is still strong and keeps me active and going, but I’d be lying if I said the feedback was not important to me. It is important….THANK YOU.

Realized this March it will be 8 years since I retired and started DLF Photo. I was told a person should specialize  with certain style or subject to get known for that particular subject and style to be successful.  Like micro photography of flowers, black and white human interest photos,  unique mushrooms,  images of old building or one of thousand different subjects and styles.  Other words become an expert and known for certain type of images or subjects. 

I think there is a lot of truth in that statement but that is not what I did. I photographed whatever interested me at the time using whatever style that suited me at the that time. Digital photography lets you bend and twists those pixel every which way. So sometimes I bend away. Why, because I can and sometimes the results look really cool. I call my work paintography when I use this style. Other times my style is make the image look like it originally looked to me only using the standard Photoshop tools exposure, color and contrast. I enjoy this style of photograph too.




The rest of the post is me rambling about my passion.

Photos paintgraphy and original styles

  • Paintography - little loven with dad
  • flying Cardinal landing on branch
  • Tufted Titmouse flying over flower
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird  ........ paintography
  • Looking at you
  • Wolf in the trees
  • I can fly
  • Black bear cub climbing down tree


Link to my paintography gallery

Link to my Fine Art Photo gallery


Okay, so I use different styles in my photography. Also, I photograph many different subjects. I started by photographing West Virginia  scenes. Then I did some travel photography at exotic places we vacationed.


Photos West Virginia scenes and exotic scenes


Link to West Virginia scenes

Link to slice of West Virginia

Link to exotic places Canada and North East United States

Link to National Parks

Link to Beach  scenes and Caribbean scenes 


I still photograph WVU sports football and basketball action photos and football aerials.  Also I photograph  campus scenes at WVU.

Photos WVU campus and WVU football and basketball

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  • Woodburn Hall evening sunset
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Link to WVU campus scenes


I did a calendar on the “Empowerment of Women” that was a lot of work but fun project and got to meet some really cool people.

Photos Women Empowerment Calendar

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  • Women's Calendar_Ad cropped and edited retail businesses

Link to models images

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I have photographed some local bands that has been fun. If I get an  photo idea that needs a model I photograph with a model.

Photos model and band

  • Photo shoot with Internationally acclaimed flutist and rock climber Nina Assimakopoulos ....
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Link to model Nina''s dancing with flour and flute photos


Basically I imagine my own projects, then figure out how to photograph it. Like when I saw this cool fish that spits water at insects off of leaves above the water to knock the insect in the water and  eat it.  I set up an aquarium in my basement, bought some  Archer fish put them in the aquarium and photographed them in my basement spitting water at the insects.

Archer fish

Archer fish known for their habit of preying on land-based insects and other small animals by shooting them down with water droplets from their specialized mouths

Archer fish

Archer fish jumping out of the water to prey on insect

Link to Archer fish photos




One year because of temporary health issues I couldn’t get out much so started photographing birds and squirrels in my backyard. That turned into scenes of squirrels playing beer pong and drinking out of kegs of beer and other stuff.

Photos Grey Squirrels partying in the backyard

  • Party is on
  • Beer pong game
  • Drinking at midday

Link to grey squirrels having fun

Link to commercial website fro mugs, t - shirts, and tote bags etc


Then I got the idea I wanted to photograph beer and wine flying through the air.  So I covered the basement floor with tarps and started throwing wine and beer.

Photos - Throwing beer and wine around

Link to wine spilling images

Link to beer spilling images

Link to liquid art

Link to website for commercial mugs, t shirts, tote bags etc.


At this time decided to separate my work into my “photo art” and more commercial images for T shirts mugs etc. calling the new website and Facebook page GreyTailTales. Not sure why I did separate them but seemed important to me at time. It has caused me more computer time and confusion to me which is not good.

I have always enjoyed photographing wildlife but this past year I concentrated more on wildlife. I photographed burrowing owls and wading birds in Florida. Photographed the Sand Hill birds migration in Nebraska. I photograph black bear in Tennessee every year but this year and last year photographed wild horses in North Carolina also.

Photos for accessories - mugs t shirts etc

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Website for commercial mugs, t - shirts, tote bags, beach towels, etc


I have always enjoyed photographing wildlife but this past year I concentrated more on wildlife. I photographed burrowing owls and wading birds in Florida. Photographed the Sand Hill birds migration in Nebraska. I photograph black bear in Tennessee every year but this year and last year photographed wild horses in North Carolina also.

Photos

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  • This is my favorite feeding place
  • Frowning
  • Staring at you
  • We going left or right
  • You look that way
  • biting the limb off
  • Up the tree with my sibling
  • Time for bed

Link to birds

Link to Sand Hill Cranes migration in Nebraska

Link to Black Bear

Link to Brown Bear Alaska


I photographed eagles diving for fish in Maryland and a eagles nest with eagles and eaglets in nest in Pennsylvania. I photographed ducks and swans migrating through West Virginia.

Photos Eagles nest and birds migrating through West Virginia

  • Bald eagle feeding eaglet in nest
  • Bald eagle in nest with eaglets
  • Bald eagle catching fish out of the water
  • Bald eagle catching fish out of the water
  • Heading south

Birds of prey link

Birds of Flight link


I got lucky and photographed a young red fox that was orphaned, three baby fishers that nest was destroyed when tree cut down, and two baby bobcats that mother was killed. All these animals were feed, sheltered, and basically saved by West Virginia Wildlife Center. One fisher had to have tail removed because of infection.

Photos young red fox, fishers, and baby bobcats

Link to Red Foxes  and Grey Fox images

Link to Fishers images

Link to Bobcat images



I photographed a grey fox in friends backyard that was eating the cat food left outside. She must of had a sweet tooth because she loved marshmallows. She was getting use to being photographed and I had plans of photographing her climbing a tree. But before I could get it set up with bait the fox got in neighbor's chicken coop and killed bunch of chickens. She is now a pelt. Very disappointing for me, (and for the fox) doubt ever get a chance like that again.

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Plus photographing falconry in central Pennsylvania and owls near Beckley West Virginia  again before end of year..

Photos - falconry and owls

  • Looking at you
  • Spread wings
  • This is mine
  • Only a duck would like this weather
  • Flaps up and ready to land
  • North America’s littlest falcon, the American Kestrel packs a predator’s fierce intensity into its small body.

Link to predator birds


So, if you are still with me on this long ramblings, I want to say I very much appreciate your feedback and I very much appreciate your support….. Dan Friend




Link to my Stock Photo website

Link to my Fine Art Photos

Link to my Commercial website mugs, t shirts, tote bags, beach towels