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David Cooper and his favourites of 2011

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Aircraft taking part in The Canadian International Air Show were on display at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Friday morning. September 3, 2011.


Dog walkers and joggers share a cold clear windless morning in the Beaches at the foot of Leuty Avenue on the boardwalk. January 23, 2011.

Dr. Amanda Kolhatkar, of Bay Cat Hospital  did the surgery on the two kittens that each had their right eye poked out before being abandoned. The pair were adopted together. April 12, 2011.

Cooper-004 Jay Onrait of TSN keeps his Gemini in the fridge so that every time someone goes to grab a beer they notice it. September 6, 2011.

Mairead Cavanagh’s son, Maleek, was born with subglottic stenosis, a condition in which the airway is too narrow for normal breathing or swallowing. A tracheostomy tube inserted through his neck helps Maleek breathe. They are staying is a family shelter in Toronto. Maleek looks out of the shelter window watching a late spring snowfall. April 17, 2011.  

Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan prepares to get up of the floor after he flew past the hoop during the first half of the game between The Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat. April 13, 2011.

A Green Darner Dragonfly rests during the day in a Toronto backyard. Dragonflies eat mosquitos, bees, ants and flies. July 13 2011.

Blue Jays Jose Bautista poses on the field during picture day at spring training at Florida Auto Traders Stadium before they worked out. February 20, 2011.

Blue Jays short stop Yunel Escobar lays down a bunt as the Jays work out with the full squad during spring training. February 19, 2011.

Blue Jays Right handed pitch Brandon Morrow throws during the second Blue Jays inter-squad game at Spring Training. February 19, 2011.

Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero wears a taped on black beak as he and fellow Jay Chris Woodward poked fun at former teammate Vernon Wells while he was at the plate during the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the LA Angels. September 21, 2011.

Blue Jays right fielder Darin Mastroianni dives, but fails to catch a ball off the bat of Jose Bautista during the second Blue Jays inter-squad game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin. McCoy was safe at first.  February 25, 2011.

Orioles Nolan Reimold scores the go-ahead run as J.P.Arencibia tries to tag him in the top of the ninth inning on a ground out fielder's choice. The Baltimore Orioles went on to defeat the Blue Jays 4-3 at the Rogers Centre Thursday afternoon. June 16, 2011.

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander get an ice water shower after he threw a no hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays in an 11-0 victory. May 7, 2011.

 Warm and Windy weather at Ashbridges Bay's Woodbine Beach brought out the kites. April 23, 2011.

K.D. Lang playes the main stage at Luminato at David Pecaut Square. June 17 2011.

Cooper-017 2011 Caribbean Carnival parades along the Lakeshore from the CNE grounds to past Ontario Place.  July 30, 2011.

Olivia Chow, sits beside her koi pond feeding the fish before her first interview after the passing of Jack Layton. September 5, 2011.

The Iconic Apple sign on the Apple Store in the Eaton Centre was dark to honour  Steve Jobs Apple Founder who died.  October 6, 2011.

Mayor Rob Ford bought a Jamaican Patty from a lunch truck just before he and Premier Dalton McGuinty visit the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT construction site at Keelesdale Park. November 9, 2011.

Leafs goalie James Reimer keeps the puck out of the net during the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the New Jersey Devils at the Air Canada Centre, December 6, 2011.

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Phragmites Australis (the Common reed) reach their long stems to the warmth and energy of the Sun's rays on the edge of the Darlington Waterfront trail in the buffer zone surrounding the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. May 20 2011.

David Cooper, Toronto Star Chief Photographer holds the nameplate of David Cooper, Blue Jays first Baseman during spring training.  February 20, 2011.




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Wonderful photography!!

f you only could photograph all the David Coopers in action


Oh if only I could take photographs half as good!


Hi David: Great stuff. I was particularly taken with the Dragonfly. I hesitate to ask; how many frames? We must all be grateful that we have moved on from those film days. If only they knew David. Delighted to hear you’re Chief, well deserved. I am really out of touch these days, but do get a chance now and again to catch up.
My personal favourite David C photograph of all time is, of course, Terry Fox. Regards, PeteR

From one David Cooper on the west coast to another, nice shooting.

Nice stuff. Do you have any shoots from the old Toronto Telegram. I worked in the Editorial section ( 67 68 69) as a messenger, and some work in the darkroom with Holly Batt, and others. I remember a photo of you with Norm Betts and Jac Holland together in the Suns Darkroom..i think.

Do you have any photos from the Tele days?? You should me how you photographed a person,through a glass (see through) world. I was a messenger for the editorial dept at the Tele, and learned how to shoot and worked p/t in the darkroom.Thank you. Paul Green

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