I had a little problem this past weekend when I mistakenly deleted a lot of my images on the computer when I was attempting to transfer them to an external hard drive.
The Black-necked Stilt above was photographed at Harns Marsh Preserve in May 2011.
I advise you to be sure not to make the same mistake noted in this rare "random" post. If you have a similar mishap, be sure not to add any additional files to the computer unless absolutely necessary as it may result in over-writing image files that will then be impossible to recover. It was with my good fortune that I thought the problem through expecting that there had to be a solution to my dilemma. Using a few choice search words in my browser, Google came up with a link to a company known as Recuva.com/ After downloading Recuva's free software program I was able to salvage about 95% of the deleted images which I transferred directly to the external hard drive. Of the about 50,300 images recovered, most of which I haven't had a chance to look at closely yet, a handful are presented here with a great sense of relief.
The Long-billed Curlew with Willet above was photographed at Fort De Soto Park in April 2011.
The Snowy Egret (with a desperate need on my part to learn how to add "canvas" or better yet improve my panning technique) above was photographed at Harns Marsh Preserve in May 2011.
The Red-breasted Merganser above was photographed at Fort De Soto Park in April 2011.
The Snail Kite above was photographed at Harns Marsh Preserve in March 2011.