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)
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- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 21,125 photos, 4,802 members
- Cats in Odd Places 5,634 photos, 726 members
- NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!! 39,873 photos, 9,716 members
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- Action Cats (Read Rules First) 9,787 photos, 1,604 members
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- Animal Stares (post 1, comment 1) 8,034 photos, 660 members
- People in the City 377,974 photos, 9,830 members
- Animal Planet 671,063 photos, 56,732 members
- Best of Squirrels 6,311 photos, 2,071 members
- EXTREME CLOSEUP 83,340 photos, 4,410 members
- Canon 20D 100,422 photos, 3,657 members
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- Sparrows 6,625 photos, 984 members
- Best of Wild Animals (WILD ANIMALS-Please re-READ rules) 15,181 photos, 1,225 members
- amateur landscape 176,235 photos, 6,233 members
- Creative Photo Group_ BASIC (P1-C3) 479,727 photos, 28,982 members
- FLICKR NATURE 783,023 photos, 14,534 members
- The Blues! 82,677 photos, 7,881 members
- Nature and Landscapes 329,478 photos, 11,213 members
- Orange Cats 46,473 photos, 3,562 members
- Ginger Cats 35,993 photos, 2,798 members
- Artistic Animal Photography 15,964 photos, 2,528 members
- Cute Cat 162,339 photos, 12,919 members
- CAT♥Gato♥Chat♥Katze♥Gatto♥Kat♥Kot...... ♥ CATS! 121,616 photos, 8,457 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