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 13 photos, 166 members
- Our Animal Photography - High Quality Animal Photography 18,367 photos, 1,713 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures 15,619 photos, 2,853 members
- CreativeCommonsCentral 5,543 photos, 114 members
- Insect Photography 392,635 photos, 22,521 members
- Insects and Spiders 127,052 photos, 7,447 members
- Flowers with insects 40,862 photos, 6,342 members
- Winged Water Wonders (Post 1 - Comment 1) 81,012 photos, 3,684 members
- Wallpapers (1024x768 minimum) 87,104 photos, 8,595 members
- Swans 47,348 photos, 7,288 members
- * Black * Black * Black * 83,945 photos, 3,249 members
- Pikku Huopalahti 132 photos, 10 members
- 500x500 307,559 photos, 7,534 members
- Self Taught Photographers - LOOK AT DISCUSSIONS FIRST! 1,420,253 photos, 56,593 members
- Squirrel Pancakes 1,375 photos, 460 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 21,803 photos, 4,797 members
- Cats in Odd Places 5,677 photos, 719 members
- NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!! 48,182 photos, 9,590 members
- We say NO to VIDEOS on FLICKR 885 photos, 22,675 members
- Disturbing Small Furry Animals 2,675 photos, 338 members
- Action Cats (Read Rules First) 10,130 photos, 1,622 members
- The Secret Life of Technology 4,103 photos, 608 members
- Fireworks - Just Fireworks 114,450 photos, 17,192 members
- Fireworks 85,618 photos, 21,744 members
- Deep North 181,105 photos, 5,324 members
- Praise and curse of the city 93,921 photos, 2,970 members
- NATUREPIX 277,399 photos, 7,400 members
- Animal Eyes 88,288 photos, 8,240 members
- splendiferous 30,619 photos, 3,279 members
- Animal Stares (post 1, comment 1) 8,581 photos, 739 members
- People in the City 508,811 photos, 12,207 members
- Animal Planet 786,663 photos, 65,563 members
- Best of Squirrels 7,188 photos, 2,158 members
- EXTREME CLOSEUP 89,434 photos, 4,579 members
- Canon 20D 103,203 photos, 3,772 members
- Animals in Your Art 75,134 photos, 4,625 members
- Must Lღve PETS / ANIMALS 20,969 photos, 962 members
- UniqueTouch - ( A Step Up From The Ordinary! ) 48,643 photos, 2,220 members
- Cat Portraits 145,168 photos, 17,384 members
- Sparrows 8,780 photos, 1,161 members
- Best of Wild Animals (No insects or snakes) 18,496 photos, 1,339 members
- amateur landscape 243,999 photos, 7,583 members
- Creative Photo Group_ BASIC (P1-C3) 514,536 photos, 29,684 members
- FLICKR NATURE 1,421,401 photos, 26,873 members
- The Blues! 89,614 photos, 7,888 members
- Nature and Landscapes 442,617 photos, 13,795 members
- Orange Cats 49,936 photos, 3,608 members
- Ginger Cats 38,571 photos, 2,862 members
- Artistic Animal Photography 15,601 photos, 2,604 members
- Cute Cat 176,075 photos, 13,551 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