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 19 photos, 173 members
- Our Animal Photography - High Quality Animal Photography 18,600 photos, 1,768 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures 14,826 photos, 2,845 members
- CreativeCommonsCentral 5,805 photos, 116 members
- Insect Photography 431,066 photos, 23,766 members
- Insects and Spiders 136,035 photos, 7,644 members
- Flowers with insects 41,669 photos, 6,395 members
- Winged Water Wonders (Post 1 - Comment 1) 82,487 photos, 3,717 members
- Wallpapers (1024x768 minimum) 89,745 photos, 8,626 members
- Swans 50,354 photos, 7,382 members
- * Black * Black * Black * 91,920 photos, 3,495 members
- Pikku Huopalahti 145 photos, 11 members
- 500x500 308,488 photos, 7,554 members
- Self Taught Photographers - LOOK AT DISCUSSIONS FIRST! 1,454,457 photos, 57,631 members
- Squirrel Pancakes 1,397 photos, 472 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 21,778 photos, 4,811 members
- Cats in Odd Places 5,646 photos, 719 members
- NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!! 50,665 photos, 9,562 members
- We say NO to VIDEOS on FLICKR 876 photos, 22,593 members
- Disturbing Small Furry Animals 2,682 photos, 340 members
- Action Cats (Read Rules First) 10,190 photos, 1,629 members
- The Secret Life of Technology 4,262 photos, 615 members
- Fireworks - Just Fireworks 119,103 photos, 17,587 members
- Fireworks 90,209 photos, 22,582 members
- Deep North 189,115 photos, 5,431 members
- Praise and curse of the city 95,610 photos, 2,977 members
- NATUREPIX 290,344 photos, 7,559 members
- Animal Eyes 94,781 photos, 8,652 members
- splendiferous 31,083 photos, 3,268 members
- Animal Stares (post 1, comment 1) 8,777 photos, 763 members
- People in the City 552,464 photos, 12,881 members
- Animal Planet 826,907 photos, 67,718 members
- Best of Squirrels 7,450 photos, 2,204 members
- EXTREME CLOSEUP 91,333 photos, 4,622 members
- Canon 20D 103,587 photos, 3,796 members
- Animals in Your Art 75,821 photos, 4,643 members
- Must Lღve PETS / ANIMALS 21,025 photos, 965 members
- UniqueTouch - ( A Step Up From The Ordinary! ) 49,086 photos, 2,223 members
- Cat Portraits 147,784 photos, 17,671 members
- Sparrows 9,131 photos, 1,197 members
- Best of Wild Animals (No insects or snakes) 19,349 photos, 1,381 members
- amateur landscape 267,241 photos, 8,059 members
- Creative Photo Group_ BASIC (P1-C3) 524,137 photos, 29,891 members
- FLICKR NATURE 1,732,740 photos, 35,029 members
- The Blues! 91,300 photos, 7,903 members
- Nature and Landscapes 479,882 photos, 14,615 members
- Orange Cats 50,497 photos, 3,615 members
- Ginger Cats 39,026 photos, 2,875 members
- Artistic Animal Photography 15,552 photos, 2,642 members
- Cute Cat 178,904 photos, 13,721 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