This walking stick was on my window and stayed there long enough for me to gather my gear. Flash was used and didn't seem to bother it.
Sony a850 with a Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm 1:1.4 lens and a Minolta MC Macro Rokkor closeup adapter. ISO 100, 1/160 sec, around F8. I used a monopod to help steady the camera.