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 18,566 photos, 1,780 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures (no new members!) 14,817 photos, 2,841 members
- CreativeCommonsCentral 5,945 photos, 116 members
- Insect Photography 439,258 photos, 24,027 members
- Insects and Spiders 138,647 photos, 7,699 members
- Flowers with insects 41,840 photos, 6,407 members
- Winged Water Wonders (Post 1 - Comment 1) 82,864 photos, 3,737 members
- Wallpapers (1024x768 minimum) 90,732 photos, 8,656 members
- Swans 50,738 photos, 7,412 members
- * Black * Black * Black * 97,085 photos, 3,617 members
- Pikku Huopalahti 145 photos, 11 members
- 500x500 308,623 photos, 7,554 members
- Self Taught Photographers - LOOK AT DISCUSSIONS FIRST! 1,470,761 photos, 58,007 members
- Squirrel Pancakes 1,398 photos, 474 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 21,823 photos, 4,809 members
- Cats in Odd Places 5,622 photos, 718 members
- NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!! 51,701 photos, 9,550 members
- We say NO to VIDEOS on FLICKR 876 photos, 22,557 members
- Disturbing Small Furry Animals 2,686 photos, 340 members
- Action Cats (Read Rules First) 10,218 photos, 1,633 members
- The Secret Life of Technology 4,297 photos, 621 members
- Fireworks - Just Fireworks 120,124 photos, 17,679 members
- Fireworks 91,277 photos, 22,752 members
- Deep North 191,145 photos, 5,470 members
- Praise and curse of the city 96,372 photos, 2,976 members
- NATUREPIX 295,806 photos, 7,637 members
- Animal Eyes 96,925 photos, 8,792 members
- splendiferous 31,290 photos, 3,270 members
- Animal Stares (post 1, comment 1) 8,849 photos, 774 members
- People in the City 570,624 photos, 13,117 members
- Animal Planet 841,799 photos, 68,484 members
- Best of Squirrels 7,525 photos, 2,220 members
- EXTREME CLOSEUP 91,733 photos, 4,628 members
- Canon 20D 103,657 photos, 3,798 members
- Animals in Your Art 76,268 photos, 4,656 members
- Must Lღve PETS / ANIMALS 21,074 photos, 964 members
- UniqueTouch - ( A Step Up From The Ordinary! ) 49,321 photos, 2,226 members
- Cat Portraits 148,646 photos, 17,784 members
- Sparrows 9,364 photos, 1,213 members
- Best of Wild Animals (No insects or snakes) 19,751 photos, 1,402 members
- amateur landscape 280,187 photos, 8,283 members
- Creative Photo Group_ BASIC (P1-C3) 528,606 photos, 29,993 members
- FLICKR NATURE 1,882,142 photos, 38,112 members
- The Blues! 92,031 photos, 7,920 members
- Nature and Landscapes 496,594 photos, 14,948 members
- Orange Cats 50,724 photos, 3,625 members
- Ginger Cats 39,131 photos, 2,880 members
- Artistic Animal Photography 15,514 photos, 2,663 members
- Cute Cat 179,811 photos, 13,796 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