Cobalt Beetle Ball

Seen in a museum, this image was shot through glass and is a macro shot of a round ball covered with iridescent beetle wings of cobalt blue and teal.


This image is true Karma for me. First, I took shots while out and about Saturday and thought I did not have about 15 of them. Then I found them, yeah! Then I edited alot of images and a terrible accident happened where I lost them due to an accidental deletion of my entire Pictures folder. My friend John Groseclose came to the rescue with a plan to scan the "empty space" on the Mac and then he found I had 79 gig of images still "there"! After his initial scan of hours and hours, he was able to do a recovery with a disk data recovery software and copied the files to an external hard drive.


After he was done, I could not see the missing images but I knew that he had saved about 12,000 image files for me. A long search through all the recovered files that now had "no name" and new applied numbers showed that the recovered files are spread through many new folders by image type. It took me about 6 hours to find this particular image again, so that's the story and I am sticking to it. What a memory shot this image is for me!

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Taken on September 26, 2009