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 18,868 photos, 1,850 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures (no new members!) 14,635 photos, 2,808 members
- CreativeCommonsCentral 6,478 photos, 116 members
- Insect Photography 510,194 photos, 25,799 members
- Insects and Spiders 157,001 photos, 8,055 members
- Flowers with insects 42,691 photos, 6,491 members
- Winged Water Wonders (Post 1 - Comment 1) 86,335 photos, 3,858 members
- Wallpapers (1024x768 minimum) 95,363 photos, 8,735 members
- Swans 52,807 photos, 7,702 members
- * Black * Black * Black * 131,207 photos, 4,273 members
- Pikku Huopalahti 145 photos, 11 members
- 500x500 308,816 photos, 7,587 members
- Self Taught Photographers - LOOK AT DISCUSSIONS FIRST! 1,556,631 photos, 59,582 members
- Squirrel Pancakes 1,506 photos, 510 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 22,226 photos, 4,819 members
- Cats in Odd Places 5,598 photos, 720 members
- NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!! 58,154 photos, 9,497 members
- We say NO to VIDEOS on FLICKR 863 photos, 22,367 members
- Disturbing Small Furry Animals 2,692 photos, 340 members
- Action Cats (Read Rules First) 10,615 photos, 1,655 members
- The Secret Life of Technology 4,828 photos, 645 members
- Fireworks - Just Fireworks 126,312 photos, 18,164 members
- Fireworks 97,605 photos, 23,744 members
- Deep North 210,016 photos, 5,670 members
- Praise and curse of the city 99,988 photos, 2,981 members
- NATUREPIX 336,972 photos, 8,157 members
- Animal Eyes 113,207 photos, 9,454 members
- splendiferous 32,340 photos, 3,251 members
- Animal Stares (post 1, comment 1) 9,482 photos, 831 members
- People in the City 692,842 photos, 14,348 members
- Best of Squirrels 8,380 photos, 2,369 members
- EXTREME CLOSEUP 97,407 photos, 4,729 members
- Canon 20D 103,883 photos, 3,841 members
- Animals in Your Art 80,027 photos, 4,714 members
- Must Lღve PETS / ANIMALS 21,080 photos, 964 members
- UniqueTouch - ( A Step Up From The Ordinary! ) 49,602 photos, 2,217 members
- Cat Portraits 157,168 photos, 18,426 members
- Sparrows 11,088 photos, 1,337 members
- Best of Wild Animals (No insects or snakes) 21,685 photos, 1,483 members
- amateur landscape 366,751 photos, 9,701 members
- Creative Photo Group_ BASIC (P1-C3) 563,146 photos, 30,448 members
- FLICKR NATURE 2,962,158 photos, 53,822 members
- The Blues! 99,678 photos, 8,007 members
- Nature and Landscapes 624,504 photos, 17,046 members
- Orange Cats 52,214 photos, 3,644 members
- Ginger Cats 39,704 photos, 2,874 members
- Artistic Animal Photography 15,317 photos, 2,657 members
- Cute Cat 188,362 photos, 14,218 members
- CAT♥Gato♥Chat♥Katze♥Gatto♥Kat♥Kot...... ♥ CATS! 143,108 photos, 9,242 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