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 19 photos, 184 members
- Our Animal Photography - High Quality Animal Photography 19,003 photos, 1,844 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures (no new members!) 14,643 photos, 2,809 members
- CreativeCommonsCentral 6,376 photos, 116 members
- Insect Photography 504,983 photos, 25,693 members
- Insects and Spiders 155,231 photos, 8,027 members
- Flowers with insects 42,625 photos, 6,491 members
- Winged Water Wonders (Post 1 - Comment 1) 86,126 photos, 3,848 members
- Wallpapers (1024x768 minimum) 94,893 photos, 8,731 members
- Swans 52,526 photos, 7,682 members
- * Black * Black * Black * 127,412 photos, 4,204 members
- Pikku Huopalahti 145 photos, 11 members
- 500x500 308,531 photos, 7,578 members
- Self Taught Photographers - LOOK AT DISCUSSIONS FIRST! 1,548,722 photos, 59,461 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!!! 57,306 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) 10,589 photos, 1,653 members
- The Secret Life of Technology 4,784 photos, 642 members
- Fireworks - Just Fireworks 126,122 photos, 18,142 members
- Fireworks 97,053 photos, 23,673 members
- Deep North 208,164 photos, 5,655 members
- Praise and curse of the city 99,783 photos, 2,984 members
- NATUREPIX 331,632 photos, 8,076 members
- Animal Eyes 112,278 photos, 9,395 members
- splendiferous 32,232 photos, 3,255 members
- Animal Stares (post 1, comment 1) 9,439 photos, 827 members
- People in the City 680,838 photos, 14,218 members
- Animal Planet 950,266 photos, 72,425 members
- Best of Squirrels 8,262 photos, 2,345 members
- EXTREME CLOSEUP 96,646 photos, 4,725 members
- Canon 20D 104,036 photos, 3,833 members
- Animals in Your Art 79,589 photos, 4,709 members
- Must Lღve PETS / ANIMALS 21,117 photos, 963 members
- UniqueTouch - ( A Step Up From The Ordinary! ) 49,476 photos, 2,217 members
- Cat Portraits 156,242 photos, 18,352 members
- Sparrows 10,808 photos, 1,328 members
- Best of Wild Animals (No insects or snakes) 21,547 photos, 1,483 members
- amateur landscape 356,356 photos, 9,546 members
- Creative Photo Group_ BASIC (P1-C3) 559,933 photos, 30,418 members
- FLICKR NATURE 2,846,648 photos, 52,387 members
- The Blues! 99,053 photos, 8,005 members
- Nature and Landscapes 608,210 photos, 16,771 members
- Orange Cats 52,033 photos, 3,637 members
- Ginger Cats 39,677 photos, 2,871 members
- Artistic Animal Photography 15,337 photos, 2,659 members
- Cute Cat 187,650 photos, 14,181 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