Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
MARINERMAGNUM

Warbler wannabes

Recommended Posts

These guys think they are just as cool as Warblers-they may be right. We are being invaded by these "high dollar sparrows"

They sure look cuddly compared to the grubby little House Sparrows that sneak into my barn and manure on my clean tractor. mad

White Throat

3487723188_24b2d83b4e_o.jpg

3486906179_92c4a4dd90_o.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of our most beautiful native sparrows, imo, and your images are great, love the light quality falling on the bird.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it's so hard to get crisp images (for me anyways) of these little guys,, you done good here!!!

I can't get mine to get up off the ground and stop eating long enough to get a nice background. He did get it right, didn't he?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you put a natural looking rock or mossy log where the sparrows are ground feeding and put seed on the ground just in front of the rock/log (between it and you) and lay still and prone with some camo fabric over you, you'll be able to get nice images of those sparrows without lawn in them. Some of them will hop up on the prop to get a bit better view before dropping to eat the seed (cracked corn is an excellent sparrow attractant, and cheap).

By placing the seed between the perch and you, you'll ensure the bird is facing the camera when it hops up on the perch. And if you can make sure the background is pretty distant and you are as close to the subject as possible, you'll have very nice backgrounds, too.

Great light, MM. I like the pose on that second image particularly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great pics MM. You can tweak all you want but they still look good to me. Nice to know the white-throateds are there because that usually means within a week or so they're here along with their little buddies, the white-crowned and Harris sparrows. Haven't missed seeing them as they come through for about 10 years now. grin And I hear ya about the house sparrow issue. I find one dead tree swallow with its brains pecked out in a nesting box this spring and it's all out war! mad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you put a natural looking rock or mossy log where the sparrows are ground feeding and put seed on the ground just in front of the rock/log (between it and you) and lay still and prone with some camo fabric over you, you'll be able to get nice images of those sparrows without lawn in them. Some of them will hop up on the prop to get a bit better view before dropping to eat the seed (cracked corn is an excellent sparrow attractant, and cheap).

By placing the seed between the perch and you, you'll ensure the bird is facing the camera when it hops up on the perch. And if you can make sure the background is pretty distant and you are as close to the subject as possible, you'll have very nice backgrounds, too.

Perfect! Keep the guy who just moved in next door really wondering.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this