I had my daughter Maria out shooting a couple of time this past week, she is using my 70d and my 28-200 (very old) lens. The first day was dark, and gloomy, not really very many opportunities with the local snowy owls, if fact she was crossing an ice covered ditch and went through, up to her knees in ice water!
I got out to help her climb up the icy slope, asking her to keep the camera and lens out of the ice water, but that was a waste of breath!
The last thing on her mind was the security of my equipment, so regardless, within a few seconds, she was warming up in the truck.
My camera and lens soaked, I removed the battery quickly, and began to towel down and open doors on the camera, placing it on the dash with the heat turned up full, fan on full, hoping for a slim chance of recovery.
The lens has fog in the first element, the camera dried out quickly, and they were both fine the next morning as we prepared for a full day of shooting with the snowy owls.
Below is Maria's best shot, taken with my great friend Leigh Bierd on board, another great day in the field!
Maria's Snowy Owl
RJB Wild Birds of Ontario Workshops
Maria Barlow's first wild owl photo shoot with her Daddy!
Canon EOS 70D,Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6
1/2500s f/5.6 at 200.0mm iso500