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Katrina Thompson

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  1. One stunning night in Nova Scotia, Canada, I captured a moment between my husband and son as they gazed in awe at the Milky Way for the first time together. Our adventure included camping under the vast sky and waking up in the silence of the night to witness the stars in all their glory at a dark skies community.
  2. This photo was captured off the Coast of the Atlantic Ocean during the golden hour last week. It was shot with a Sony a7III and a Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master lens.
  3. These are really great @bmcdonough I love the Spring and Summer for macro photography; there is an abundance of colour and insects. Here are a few of my favourites.
  4. Thank you so much, Caroline! That means a lot coming from you.
  5. Photographing flowers is fascinating. I enjoy capturing the vibrant colors, intricate textures, and blurred backgrounds. Although I haven't photographed many, it's a subject that deeply interests me. Here are a few of my favourite flower images from the past year.
  6. In the past year, I've developed a newfound passion for bird photography. It was when I purchased my first 600mm lens that I became fascinated by these incredible creatures. I have captured a few photos of them, and here are some of my favourites. The owl is my all-time favourite bird species, and I photographed it last January just outside of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Both eagles were photographed during my visit to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. While capturing these beautiful creatures, I've had my fair share of failures and challenges, given their fast and unpredictable nature. However, I love the thrill of bird photography and the excitement of trying to capture the perfect shot.
  7. One of my primary goals as a photographer for 2024 is to hone and develop my skills in wildlife photography specifically. Over the next years, I plan to upgrade my gear and equipment to ensure I have everything I need to capture high-quality images of animals in their natural habitat. I also want to spend more time in nature, observing and learning about the different species and their behaviours to anticipate better and capture those perfect moments. This was captured last week in Fundy National Park, New Brunswick. I'm excited to take on this challenge and see where it takes me in my photography journey!
  8. That eagle photo is awesome!
  9. Oh my goodness, I just saw this post! Thank you so much for choosing my photo for the Blue Hour Challenge! I can't express how grateful I am, it really means a lot to me!
  10. I believe that both technical skills and meaningful experiences contribute to the impact of a photo. One of my most significant photos of the year was taken on my birthday during a trip to Cape Breton Island. I had been wanting to visit for years, and my family planned a birthday getaway for me to pursue my passion for photography. On Halloween, we explored Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and I took advantage of the unpredictable weather that ranged from rain and snow to sun and even two rainbows. I set up my gear on a coastal beach to capture long-exposed sunset shots, and I was not disappointed. The sky had a small opening on the horizon, providing a perfect opportunity to capture the sun's rays splicing with the dramatic sky in the background. The sky illuminated several parts of the water and rocky coastline. I stood in the cold water as waves rolled in, full of adrenaline, working hard to stabilize my tripod against the crashing waves. I repeatedly wiped the neutral density filter to ensure no water droplets on the lens, timing the crashing of the waves for the long exposure shot I had envisioned for quite some time.
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