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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- 500x500 307,855 photos, 7,552 members
- Self Taught Photographers - LOOK AT DISCUSSIONS FIRST! 1,489,110 photos, 58,474 members
- Squirrel Pancakes 1,411 photos, 479 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 21,948 photos, 4,819 members
- Cats in Odd Places 5,624 photos, 719 members
- NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!! 52,904 photos, 9,542 members
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- Fireworks - Just Fireworks 121,305 photos, 17,811 members
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- NATUREPIX 302,909 photos, 7,764 members
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- Animal Stares (post 1, comment 1) 8,987 photos, 788 members
- People in the City 594,241 photos, 13,401 members
- Animal Planet 863,493 photos, 69,549 members
- Best of Squirrels 7,718 photos, 2,245 members
- EXTREME CLOSEUP 92,490 photos, 4,634 members
- Canon 20D 103,868 photos, 3,806 members
- Animals in Your Art 76,985 photos, 4,663 members
- Must Lღve PETS / ANIMALS 21,102 photos, 963 members
- UniqueTouch - ( A Step Up From The Ordinary! ) 49,601 photos, 2,219 members
- Cat Portraits 150,463 photos, 17,947 members
- Sparrows 9,667 photos, 1,243 members
- Best of Wild Animals (No insects or snakes) 20,292 photos, 1,430 members
- amateur landscape 297,484 photos, 8,585 members
- Creative Photo Group_ BASIC (P1-C3) 535,569 photos, 30,160 members
- FLICKR NATURE 2,076,511 photos, 41,856 members
- The Blues! 93,635 photos, 7,939 members
- Nature and Landscapes 520,597 photos, 15,443 members
- Orange Cats 51,093 photos, 3,623 members
- Ginger Cats 39,251 photos, 2,875 members
- Artistic Animal Photography 15,489 photos, 2,666 members
- Cute Cat 181,926 photos, 13,912 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