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Our favourites from May


TARA WALTON - Ottawa's Helene Campbell poses for photos in her Toronto apartment Monday May 28, 2012 where she is recovering from a double lung transplant.  In April Campbell underwent a double lung transplant at Toronto General Hospital.  During her time on the waiting list Helene became Canada's greatest advocate for organ donation, sparking hundreds to sign up through the power of twitter.


RICK MADONIK - Multiple exposure of the moon as it rises over Lake Ontario is seen from Centennial Park in Etobicoke. 

BERNARD WEIL - Nigel Shaw, bird biologist, releases a veery after it was caught at the Leslie Street Spit, weighed and banded. The spring bird migration is beginning and the air is full of birdsong at the Leslie Street Spit. Over 300 birds have been identified, many of them are songbirds. See and hear the birds in Bernard's Video

TARA WALTON - A baby peregrine falcon reacts after being taken from a carrying case Wednesday May 23, 2012.  Four babies were extracted from nest on a 43rd floor ledge to be weighed, named and given leg bands. 

STEVE RUSSELL - TTC chair Karen Stintz gets ready to test her ball hockey skills at Nathan Phillips Square as the Ontario Summer Games begin their 100 day countdown to competition later this summer.

RENE JOHNSTON - Dave Wielgomas squeezes out his sponges at Toronto Star photographer.  Art organizers closed a street in Toronto east, put out 100 gallons of paint and let 200 people dressed in white throw sponges at each other. The goal was to make a living, breathing piece of art. 

STEVE RUSSELL - Confetti falls as Protesters march after leaving Emilie-Gamelin Park in protest of the provincial government's tuition hikes and bill 78 in response to earlier protests in Montreal.

RICK MADONIK - Hereditary Chief Na'Moks headdress is seen against a projected statement. Enbridge Inc. held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) today in Toronto at the King Edward Hotel. About 40 representatives from the Yinka Dene Alliance, a group of BC native groups made a cross country trip to attend the AGM.

COLIN McCONNELL - Martin Sheen listens intently as students from GTA schools make a presentation about what the Free The Children youth led movement has done for them.

PAWEL DWULIT - Don Jail guard Andrea Roussel poses for a portrait in an office at the Don Jail in Toronto.

RICK MADONIK - A Canadian Forces A310 Airbus, dubbed "Royal 2" as its callsign, flies the Royal flag from the cockpit as it taxis to its spot on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport. HRH Prince Charles and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cambridge, arrived in Toronto. The Royal Tour is part of Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee celebrations. 

RICK MADONIK - HRH Prince Charles sneaks a peek from the back seat of the car as he glances at the assembled media.

CARLOS OSORIO - A member of the Honour Guard before the Royals arrive. His Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit the Fort York Armoury for an inspection of the Guard of Honour and a Military Muster.

RENE JOHNSTON - Star Reporter Robyn Doolittle goes undercover to Doors Open to see the mayors office.   Rob Ford office was open for the annual Doors Open festival in Toronto. Go undercover with Doolittle and Rene Johnston here.

RICK MADONIK - Elise Verdoncq, aboard Omerio, a 10 year old Lusitano Stallion in the Cavalia production of Odysseo. See more Cavalia images here!

RICK MADONIK - Make-up artist Jessica Manzo puts the finishing touches on rider Orane Caujolle-Gazet for the Cavalia production of Odysseo.

RENE JOHNSTON -  Bryan Adams takes to the Air Canada Centre for his first Canadian tour in 20 years.

TARA WALTON - Twelve year old Shale Wagman does a jump slip from his bed.  Wagman was Toronto's Billy Elliot is a Canadian ballet phenom who was a finalist of Canada's Got Talent.

PAWEL DWULIT - Cole Schuitema, 10 looks through a drop barrel as he plays on it during Bramer's bull riding school near Guelph, Ontario.

RICK MADONIK - TFC goalkeeper Milos Kocic deflects a shot during MLS action between Toronto FC and DC United at BMO Field.

RENE JOHNSTON -  Toronto Marlies Greg Scott up ends Abbotsford Heat goalie Danny Taylor and gets a penalty for it in the second period of  the Western Conference Semi Final.

RICHARD LAUTENS - Fans try to haul down a foul ball hit by Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings in the first inning.

STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie jumps to teammates after hitting a walk-off home run as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 8-7.

CARLOS OSORIO - Toronto's  Brett Lawrie throws his helmet onto the ground and it bounced up and hit home plate umpire Bill Miller after he was called out strikes. Lawrie was ejected from the game and suspended four more.

CARLOS OSORIO - Jays outfielders Eric Thames, left, Jose Bautista and Colby Rasmus celebrate aToronto Blue Jays 8-1 win over the New York Yankees.

LUCAS OLENIUK - Blue Jay catcher J.P. Arencinbia congratulates Rajai Davis after a 14-5 win over the visiting New York Mets.

STEVE RUSSELL - Divers in the pool in warm-ups before in the Women's ten metre platform and men's three metre springboard events at the Canadian Olympic Diving Trials at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Pool in Montreal.

STEVE RUSSELL - Francois Imbeau-Dulac trains on the three metre springboard at the Canadian Olympic Diving Trials at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Pool in Montreal. Imbeau-Dulac would win the event securing himself a spot in London. Click here to see more pictures from the Diving Olympic Trials.


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The photographers at the Toronto Star certainly have a lot of talent. This not just technical talent, but understanding their subject matter, particularly when it comes to portraits of people. The difference between a good photograph and a gret one is knowing when to press the shutter button in order to capture "the moment." These photos certain demonstrate the Toronto Star's photographers have that knack. Thanks for sharing those.

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