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)
- Meanwhile in Finland 13 photos, 163 members
- Our Animal Photography - High Quality Animal Photography 18,391 photos, 1,683 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures 15,646 photos, 2,853 members
- CreativeCommonsCentral 6,691 photos, 114 members
- Insect Photography 379,365 photos, 22,046 members
- Insects and Spiders 123,416 photos, 7,363 members
- Flowers with insects 40,810 photos, 6,334 members
- Winged Water Wonders (Post 1 - Comment 1) 80,207 photos, 3,663 members
- Wallpapers (1024x768 minimum) 85,525 photos, 8,559 members
- Swans 46,009 photos, 7,152 members
- * Black * Black * Black * 77,589 photos, 3,107 members
- Pikku Huopalahti 132 photos, 9 members
- 500x500 306,277 photos, 7,511 members
- Self Taught Photographers - LOOK AT DISCUSSIONS FIRST! 1,394,142 photos, 55,927 members
- Squirrel Pancakes 1,338 photos, 455 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 21,743 photos, 4,795 members
- Cats in Odd Places 5,664 photos, 721 members
- NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!! 46,762 photos, 9,613 members
- We say NO to VIDEOS on FLICKR 889 photos, 22,726 members
- Disturbing Small Furry Animals 2,681 photos, 338 members
- Action Cats (Read Rules First) 10,096 photos, 1,614 members
- The Secret Life of Technology 4,018 photos, 608 members
- Fireworks - Just Fireworks 114,057 photos, 17,151 members
- Fireworks 84,970 photos, 21,610 members
- Deep North 177,415 photos, 5,258 members
- Praise and curse of the city 92,351 photos, 2,963 members
- NATUREPIX 270,472 photos, 7,292 members
- Animal Eyes 83,537 photos, 7,936 members
- splendiferous 30,214 photos, 3,282 members
- Animal Stares (post 1, comment 1) 8,430 photos, 728 members
- People in the City 477,697 photos, 11,638 members
- Animal Planet 761,921 photos, 64,015 members
- Best of Squirrels 7,070 photos, 2,120 members
- EXTREME CLOSEUP 88,402 photos, 4,568 members
- Canon 20D 102,963 photos, 3,750 members
- Animals in Your Art 73,597 photos, 4,603 members
- Must Lღve PETS / ANIMALS 20,955 photos, 962 members
- UniqueTouch - ( A Step Up From The Ordinary! ) 48,569 photos, 2,218 members
- Cat Portraits 142,796 photos, 17,134 members
- Sparrows 8,130 photos, 1,131 members
- Best of Wild Animals (No insects or snakes) 17,688 photos, 1,311 members
- amateur landscape 228,502 photos, 7,247 members
- Creative Photo Group_ BASIC (P1-C3) 511,383 photos, 29,620 members
- FLICKR NATURE 1,245,753 photos, 21,238 members
- The Blues! 88,514 photos, 7,890 members
- Nature and Landscapes 417,923 photos, 13,262 members
- Orange Cats 49,257 photos, 3,605 members
- Ginger Cats 38,130 photos, 2,851 members
- Artistic Animal Photography 15,641 photos, 2,588 members
- Cute Cat 173,887 photos, 13,403 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."
August 13th, 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."
July 11th, 2008
- Tomi Tapio K
- March 2007
- Helsinki, Finland
- I am:
- Male and Taken