Discovering Wildlife in Toronto’s Don Valley

I’m going to shamelessly self promote myself with this blog entry but at the same time remaining true to m43 (micro four thirds) photography.

This is my latest book, a coffee table style pictorial about a hidden and thriving world sharing space with the citizens of a famous metropolitan city.   This is the first photographic study of urban wildlife in Toronto.

Every image was taken with a m43 camera, while the true monochrome images were taken with a modified 43rds camera following a monochrome sensor transplant (https://jimchungblog.com/2017/01/02/the-joys-of-monochrome-photography/).

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The book is available on Amazon and in your local bookstore at the end of October but I have several advance copies available for purchase – [Contact] me.

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The masked author taking a step for the first time into an Indigo/Chapters bookstore, nearly 9 months after the book’s release date due to Covid restrictions in Toronto.

With the upcoming holiday season, it would make the ideal gift to your friends and family or as a housewarming gift to that new homeowner.

Meanwhile to reward your visit here, I have some images that failed to meet the publication deadline exclusively for you to enjoy!

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This friendly red fox is ready for her closeup.
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The Great Blue Heron in midflight, and the largest bird living in the city.
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Osprey with the catch of the day.
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Cormorant in iconic stance, drying off after a swim.
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The Belted Kingfisher is the king of fishermen.
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A young buck is seeing me in a different light.
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The cicada is the loudest insect in the world.
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A Toronto Bluejay is wondering when they’ll have another great season again.
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The iconic symbol of Canada.
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Never cry coyote.

And you can read more about the book in the Olympus Passion magazine by following the link below.

 

A M43 coffee table book

 

Or check out this recent review!

https://breakevenbooks.com/2021/01/03/book-review-discovering-wildlife-in-torontos-don-valley/

Addendum:  December 25, 2020.

I dropped off a copy of the book to a very nice family that lives across the street and received this Thank You card on Christmas Day.  Not only is the penmanship stunning, the writing is peerless!

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Addendum:  March 4. 2021.

Check out this recent review on Photo News, the preeminent site for Canadian Photography!

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A recent review from Online Book Club.

 

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In addition to winning the Book Excellence Award in the Photography Category, the book was an INDIE Book Awards finalist in its main category and a winner for best nonfiction book cover design.
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And finally I was very moved by the sentiments expressed in this thank you card after dropping off a copy at my accountant’s office.

There are few safer activities than going for a nature walk during the pandemic. Go discover wildlife in Toronto’s Don Valley for yourself.

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