A dose of my own medicine

For you techies, Nikon D7000, Nikon 300mm f2.8 with a 1.4x converter. On-camera flash for fill.In my photography class, I make it a point to tell students that if your file isn't backed up in at least two places, it doesn't exist.

I took the above photo the other night at my patio. It's a House Wren singing while perched on an old fan flash I have attached to a fence post. I'm working on an essay on my backyard, so I was very pleased to get this picture.

So I opened it on my laptop from the SD card (without importing the contents of the card), sized it and sent it to a few people to get some feedback.

The next morning I took the card and put it in my shirt pocket with the intention of taking it to the studio to save with similar photos. I also placed my iPhone, in a Speck case in the same pocket. I ran a few errands and when I got to the studio and reached for the card it was gone. Apparently the rubber edge of the phone case had grabbed it and pulled it out of my pocket at some point. D'oh!

I retraced my steps but no luck. So if you find a 16GB SD card in Westlake or Bay Village, Ohio with the intitials LTK on it, I'd appreciate it's return. I can offer a framed 8x10 of the image or cash if returned. I don't expect that to happen, but I did learn a hard lesson.