D300 Doused by Well Fed Egret From Above...

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I know...I know...DON'T stand under the Great Egret nests at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. I used to WORK there and I should know better.
I was under a tree, planning to be there for a quick shot when I got distracted. As I was composing a shot...SPLASH...from above. It looked like someone had poured a coffee cup full of white paint, from 10 feet in the air, directly on the hot shoe, and, not to mention, on ME. I can take a shower, but when the camera was wiped off, any cracks, crevices (especially around the pop up flash) had a dry, white lining. Do I need to take the D300 to someone to have it professionally cleaned? Feel free to laugh before responding.
 
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TX originally from Louisiana
if you have a fine brush like a baby bottle nipple brush or maybe an old toothbrush, use that to brush the stuff out after it dries. I don't know that using a tad bit of water or other fluid to better clean or not. Hopefully some one will have a better suggestion. And yeah, very funny!
 
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I agree with the tooth brush idea...

I routinely use them for cleaning dirt out of crevasses (never this kind though... :tongue: ) and they work very well... :wink:
 
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Thanks for the warning! I always stay away from seagulls when on the beach. Now I have to be fearful of the egret? :frown: As mentioned, I think the fine brush will do the job.
 
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.. and never sit in a kayak under a tree with an eagle's nest in it. They teach those young'uns to arch it waaaaaay out. A damp toothbrush works wonders. I usually cut down the top bristles a bit for stiffness.
 
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Middletown, NY
I think most birds get a sick pleasure out of landing targets on us. I remember walking underneath a telephone pole many years ago on my way to a fast food joint. Not one pigeon made a peep, but on the way back, 3 tried to hit me. One actually got it on my shoe, narrowly missing my head. Its like they wait for the right moments and actually take aim...
 
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reminds me of a poem


Birdy birdy in the sky,
dropped a turdy in my eye,
I'm so big I did not cry....





Im so glad that cows don't fly
 

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