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  
MN Shutterbug

Pretty good fisherman

Recommended Posts

I was headed to Alexandria on Friday, and of course I had my camera with. I drove by a couple of these Great Egrets fishing in this swampy area. he appears to be catching a fish, but there is no lake or stream close to this spot. Did it rain minnows here? Maybe it's something else.

I was sure glad I shot raw plus jpeg. When I checked the histo at the time, everything looked good. When I viewed the jpegs on my PC, they all had blown highlights. I put the card back in the camera and put my reading glasses on. Then I could see the small bit of white in the lower right hand corner of the histo, in each shot. Putting the glasses on is such a pain, but definitely a good idea. Thankfully, I was able to recover the highlights in raw.





Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

These are beautiful. I never knew they had green around the eye. I'm glad you could recover them, too.

Oh yeah, I forgot--nice avatar!!!!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice work, Mike. Excellent light and environment.

If your PP program has Photoshop's shadow/highlight feature, you can use the magic wand to select blown highlights in a JPEG and recover detail that way. It doesn't recover as many blown whites as the RAW preview screen, but it will bring back some. Or if you upgrade to CS3, the RAW preview screen is also a JPEG preview screen.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Very very nice, I can never seem to get close these guys. The green around the eye is only present during breeding season ( I think thats what I read)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: carpmanjake
x- where in alex is that? i have never seen that area. and i live in alex. lol

This was about 4 or 5 miles north of Glenwood.

Thanks, everyone.

oh i see. there are alot of marshes in that area. which somewhat explains that. in the last pic it almost looks like it has a bullhead. which i know there are alot of em in the marshes there.

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  

  • Posts

    • Was in Joes sporting goods last night and they had the 8" K drill for $219
    • Sounds good to me.
    • It should be as long as the wma butts up to the lake,
    • Great catch for that spot!  
    • I want to hunt on a Wma that's borders up to a lake. It is legal to launch from the Wma and roam around the lake and hunt on my canoe? Keeping in mind I'm away from houses and not being on land or property.
    • Hey guys, now that you guys are pulling out your houses to check them over it is also a great time to add the Sure Step.  If anyone has any questions let me know or check out my Facebook page SureStepSD.   Thank you.
    • I've been using the Eagle Claw inline for 4 seasons now and it's always been a good cheaper option.  Never had a real problem with it.  For all the drag issues I hear about it, it didn't let me down at all when I hooked into a 27" lake trout while fishing for rainbows last season.  On that note, I was able to try 13's 6061 reel for a bit last season and that sucker is so freaking smooth that I'm going to get one this season.  If don't want to spend $80 on a top-of-the-line inline like 13 Fishing, the Eagle Claw works just fine at $30.
    • I am all for folks finding and sharing a good deal. Just don't let it be a direct link to another forum. thanks
    • CM, what is Chi doing with Hossa?  If Parise can't go or only can give 75% why not shelf him like Chi did with Hossa and save that cap space.
    • Stealing this idea from the old "Meat Sales" thread, where people share info on great deals grocery stores are currently running. Since we're getting close to the hard water season, I thought we could create a thread where people can share any good deals on ice fishing gear or apparel. Anything goes, if you see a sale on ice fishing equipment and think others might be interested in it, let us know.
  • Our Sponsors