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.

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  • Peanuts for the squirrels by Tomi Tapio
  • All dressed up by Tomi Tapio
  • My new squirrel shirt by Tomi Tapio
 

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    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

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    Ames2880 says:

    "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

Name:
Tomi Tapio K
Joined:
March 2007
Hometown:
Helsinki
Currently:
Helsinki, Finland
I am:
Male and Taken