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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- Flowers with insects 42,355 photos, 6,480 members
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- Wallpapers (1024x768 minimum) 93,998 photos, 8,724 members
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- * Black * Black * Black * 119,126 photos, 4,080 members
- Pikku Huopalahti 145 photos, 11 members
- 500x500 310,565 photos, 7,581 members
- Self Taught Photographers - LOOK AT DISCUSSIONS FIRST! 1,529,739 photos, 59,194 members
- Squirrel Pancakes 1,479 photos, 501 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 22,153 photos, 4,820 members
- Cats in Odd Places 5,592 photos, 719 members
- NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!! 55,474 photos, 9,521 members
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- Disturbing Small Furry Animals 2,697 photos, 340 members
- Action Cats (Read Rules First) 10,483 photos, 1,654 members
- The Secret Life of Technology 4,599 photos, 633 members
- Fireworks - Just Fireworks 124,309 photos, 18,025 members
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- Deep North 202,512 photos, 5,614 members
- Praise and curse of the city 98,810 photos, 2,977 members
- NATUREPIX 320,247 photos, 7,949 members
- Animal Eyes 108,287 photos, 9,262 members
- splendiferous 31,912 photos, 3,258 members
- Animal Stares (post 1, comment 1) 9,269 photos, 813 members
- People in the City 651,880 photos, 13,944 members
- Animal Planet 920,608 photos, 71,534 members
- Best of Squirrels 8,095 photos, 2,317 members
- EXTREME CLOSEUP 94,881 photos, 4,704 members
- Canon 20D 104,267 photos, 3,832 members
- Animals in Your Art 78,928 photos, 4,702 members
- Must Lღve PETS / ANIMALS 21,090 photos, 962 members
- UniqueTouch - ( A Step Up From The Ordinary! ) 49,587 photos, 2,217 members
- Cat Portraits 154,310 photos, 18,223 members
- Sparrows 10,498 photos, 1,308 members
- Best of Wild Animals (No insects or snakes) 21,231 photos, 1,468 members
- amateur landscape 334,631 photos, 9,226 members
- Creative Photo Group_ BASIC (P1-C3) 551,907 photos, 30,378 members
- FLICKR NATURE 2,572,795 photos, 49,310 members
- The Blues! 96,666 photos, 7,988 members
- Nature and Landscapes 577,254 photos, 16,292 members
- Orange Cats 51,863 photos, 3,634 members
- Ginger Cats 39,680 photos, 2,876 members
- Artistic Animal Photography 15,348 photos, 2,663 members
- Cute Cat 185,856 photos, 14,112 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