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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- Our Animal Photography - High Quality Animal Photography 19,010 photos, 1,844 members
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- Insect Photography 504,659 photos, 25,690 members
- Insects and Spiders 155,110 photos, 8,027 members
- Flowers with insects 42,654 photos, 6,493 members
- Winged Water Wonders (Post 1 - Comment 1) 86,113 photos, 3,847 members
- Wallpapers (1024x768 minimum) 94,865 photos, 8,730 members
- Swans 52,513 photos, 7,682 members
- * Black * Black * Black * 127,248 photos, 4,204 members
- Pikku Huopalahti 145 photos, 11 members
- 500x500 308,479 photos, 7,578 members
- Self Taught Photographers - LOOK AT DISCUSSIONS FIRST! 1,548,543 photos, 59,458 members
- Squirrel Pancakes 1,502 photos, 506 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 22,202 photos, 4,818 members
- Cats in Odd Places 5,596 photos, 719 members
- NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!! 57,269 photos, 9,503 members
- We say NO to VIDEOS on FLICKR 864 photos, 22,383 members
- Disturbing Small Furry Animals 2,703 photos, 340 members
- Action Cats (Read Rules First) 10,588 photos, 1,653 members
- The Secret Life of Technology 4,782 photos, 641 members
- Fireworks - Just Fireworks 126,097 photos, 18,142 members
- Fireworks 97,041 photos, 23,673 members
- Deep North 208,075 photos, 5,654 members
- Praise and curse of the city 99,752 photos, 2,984 members
- NATUREPIX 331,363 photos, 8,072 members
- Animal Eyes 112,177 photos, 9,392 members
- splendiferous 32,221 photos, 3,255 members
- Animal Stares (post 1, comment 1) 9,432 photos, 827 members
- People in the City 680,192 photos, 14,214 members
- Animal Planet 949,670 photos, 72,417 members
- Best of Squirrels 8,262 photos, 2,345 members
- EXTREME CLOSEUP 96,601 photos, 4,725 members
- Canon 20D 104,034 photos, 3,832 members
- Animals in Your Art 79,571 photos, 4,708 members
- Must Lღve PETS / ANIMALS 21,117 photos, 963 members
- UniqueTouch - ( A Step Up From The Ordinary! ) 49,488 photos, 2,217 members
- Cat Portraits 156,207 photos, 18,349 members
- Sparrows 10,793 photos, 1,325 members
- Best of Wild Animals (No insects or snakes) 21,538 photos, 1,483 members
- amateur landscape 355,806 photos, 9,541 members
- Creative Photo Group_ BASIC (P1-C3) 559,767 photos, 30,421 members
- FLICKR NATURE 2,840,716 photos, 52,319 members
- The Blues! 99,018 photos, 8,003 members
- Nature and Landscapes 607,498 photos, 16,761 members
- Orange Cats 52,116 photos, 3,637 members
- Ginger Cats 39,776 photos, 2,870 members
- Artistic Animal Photography 15,337 photos, 2,659 members
- Cute Cat 187,751 photos, 14,180 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