I'm a computer expert (born 1975) and my Canon EOS 20D and cheap 90-300mm let me get fun wildlife pictures in the city of Helsinki (in southern Finland). My 85mm F/1.8 "portrait lens" gets good low-light cat show and tame squirrel face shots.
My top 20 interesting shots are 12 squirrels and 8 cats... They are my specialty; my landscape and people pics suck.
I appreciate rarity value in photographs. Anything that is easy to repeat is frowned upon, unless it is absolutely sharp, detailed and well-lit.
E.g. cat sits, dog runs, squirrel eats; flowers, buildings, streets, clouds... Studio work and people posing hold very little interest for me.
I love to crop photos in editing; the wildlife is usually too far to properly fill the original shot. Some days my posted pictures get much post-processing: noise reduction, levels, optional saturation boost, tight or loose crop, background noise reduction, (sharpen, save print version), resize, sharpen, save Flickr version.
On Xbox Live I'm thomaskorat.
On deviantArt as TomiTapio
On YouTube as TomiTapio
On Twitter as Tomi_Tapio
I guess I have 25-33 avid followers here in Flickr.
I really like tags and keywords. Suomi Finland Helsinki valokuvaaja photographer Helsingin luonnon luontokuvaaja Helsingissä.
Photos of Tomi Tapio (3)
- Our Animal Photography - High Quality Animal Photography 12,594 photos, 1,471 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures 16,055 photos, 2,758 members
- CreativeCommonsCentral 5,422 photos, 110 members
- Insect Photography 270,478 photos, 18,484 members
- Insects and Spiders 94,175 photos, 6,969 members
- Flowers with insects 43,315 photos, 6,287 members
- Winged Water Wonders (Post 1 - Comment 1) 74,464 photos, 3,647 members
- Wallpapers (1024x768 minimum) 75,149 photos, 8,315 members
- Swans 42,627 photos, 6,912 members
- * Black * Black * Black * 44,948 photos, 2,318 members
- Pikku Huopalahti 132 photos, 8 members
- 500x500 271,189 photos, 7,199 members
- Self Taught Photographers 1,218,737 photos, 51,444 members
- Squirrel Pancakes 1,239 photos, 410 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 21,081 photos, 4,823 members
- Cats in Odd Places 5,703 photos, 728 members
- NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!! 38,153 photos, 9,777 members
- We say NO to VIDEOS on FLICKR 941 photos, 23,165 members
- Disturbing Small Furry Animals 2,515 photos, 339 members
- Action Cats (Read Rules First) 9,667 photos, 1,605 members
- The Secret Life of Technology 3,604 photos, 596 members
- Fireworks - Just Fireworks 100,301 photos, 16,025 members
- Fireworks 70,540 photos, 18,988 members
- Deep North 141,534 photos, 4,769 members
- Praise and curse of the city 82,869 photos, 2,959 members
- NATUREPIX 242,604 photos, 6,915 members
- Animal Eyes 56,301 photos, 6,066 members
- splendiferous 28,265 photos, 3,326 members
- Animal Stares (post 1, comment 1) 7,892 photos, 632 members
- People in the City 338,306 photos, 9,347 members
- Animal Planet 640,447 photos, 54,453 members
- Best of Squirrels 6,167 photos, 2,065 members
- EXTREME CLOSEUP 81,604 photos, 4,390 members
- Canon 20D 100,498 photos, 3,630 members
- Animals in Your Art 65,205 photos, 4,475 members
- Must Lღve PETS / ANIMALS 20,867 photos, 967 members
- UniqueTouch - ( A Step Up From The Ordinary! ) 46,697 photos, 2,220 members
- Cat Portraits 126,076 photos, 15,840 members
- Sparrows 6,113 photos, 944 members
- Best of Wild Animals (WILD ANIMALS-Please re-READ rules) 14,223 photos, 1,228 members
- amateur landscape 161,191 photos, 5,961 members
- Creative Photo Group_ BASIC (P1-C3) 470,252 photos, 28,816 members
- FLICKR NATURE 653,300 photos, 12,819 members
- The Blues! 80,464 photos, 7,908 members
- Nature and Landscapes 300,006 photos, 10,694 members
- Orange Cats 45,277 photos, 3,558 members
- Ginger Cats 34,865 photos, 2,783 members
- Artistic Animal Photography 16,099 photos, 2,491 members
- Cute Cat 158,700 photos, 12,783 members
- CAT♥Gato♥Chat♥Katze♥Gatto♥Kat♥Kot...... ♥ CATS! 117,885 photos, 8,373 members
Anita Stanhope says:
"One of my favorite photographers, knows how to capture the cuteness of little critters so well. I am one of his biggest fans."
13th August, 2008
"Tomi was one of my first flickr friends. He does an amazing job of capturing images of squirrels, cats, and other animals in nature. He does an amazing job of capturing the squirrels! Those are my favorite to look at on his photo stream!
He does an amazing job of getting the perfect shot of all the animals he captures. He helped me when I was first learning how to get the "perfect" shot of my cats. His knowledge of photography is a great tool that he shares with others."
11th July, 2008
- Tomi Tapio K
- March 2007
- Helsinki, Finland
- I am:
- Male and Taken