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 17 photos, 184 members
- Our Animal Photography - High Quality Animal Photography 18,853 photos, 1,865 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures (no new members!) 14,616 photos, 2,806 members
- CreativeCommonsCentral 6,568 photos, 115 members
- Insect Photography 514,001 photos, 25,892 members
- Insects and Spiders 158,514 photos, 8,085 members
- Flowers with insects 42,728 photos, 6,486 members
- Winged Water Wonders (Post 1 - Comment 1) 86,697 photos, 3,867 members
- Wallpapers (1024x768 minimum) 95,914 photos, 8,724 members
- Swans 53,090 photos, 7,713 members
- * Black * Black * Black * 124,134 photos, 4,348 members
- Pikku Huopalahti 145 photos, 11 members
- 500x500 308,294 photos, 7,584 members
- Self Taught Photographers - LOOK AT DISCUSSIONS FIRST! 1,564,552 photos, 59,689 members
- Squirrel Pancakes 1,520 photos, 511 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 22,257 photos, 4,821 members
- Cats in Odd Places 5,597 photos, 720 members
- NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!! 58,965 photos, 9,486 members
- We say NO to VIDEOS on FLICKR 861 photos, 22,344 members
- Disturbing Small Furry Animals 2,696 photos, 339 members
- Action Cats (Read Rules First) 10,668 photos, 1,653 members
- The Secret Life of Technology 4,929 photos, 652 members
- Fireworks - Just Fireworks 126,891 photos, 18,242 members
- Fireworks 98,142 photos, 23,867 members
- Deep North 211,779 photos, 5,685 members
- Praise and curse of the city 100,523 photos, 2,981 members
- NATUREPIX 342,404 photos, 8,219 members
- Animal Eyes 114,836 photos, 9,535 members
- splendiferous 32,494 photos, 3,249 members
- Animal Stares (post 1, comment 1) 9,619 photos, 840 members
- People in the City 704,242 photos, 14,473 members
- Best of Squirrels 8,487 photos, 2,385 members
- EXTREME CLOSEUP 97,952 photos, 4,739 members
- Canon 20D 103,927 photos, 3,849 members
- Animals in Your Art 80,397 photos, 4,726 members
- Must Lღve PETS / ANIMALS 21,096 photos, 962 members
- UniqueTouch - ( A Step Up From The Ordinary! ) 49,688 photos, 2,218 members
- Cat Portraits 158,203 photos, 18,467 members
- Sparrows 11,372 photos, 1,354 members
- Best of Wild Animals (No insects or snakes) 21,772 photos, 1,492 members
- amateur landscape 376,771 photos, 9,868 members
- Creative Photo Group_ BASIC (P1-C3) 566,855 photos, 30,487 members
- FLICKR NATURE 3,044,413 photos, 55,290 members
- The Blues! 100,173 photos, 8,006 members
- Nature and Landscapes 639,655 photos, 17,289 members
- Orange Cats 52,419 photos, 3,647 members
- Ginger Cats 39,748 photos, 2,872 members
- Artistic Animal Photography 15,309 photos, 2,653 members
- Cute Cat 189,360 photos, 14,256 members
- CAT♥Gato♥Chat♥Katze♥Gatto♥Kat♥Kot...... ♥ CATS! 143,948 photos, 9,248 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