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

We do have some color.

Recommended Posts

Although our Fall colors can't hold a candle to what you have in the north country, or even central and eastern MN, we do have a few pretty trees around here.

I snuck away from my in laws today and drove out to a small lake on the edge of town. As soon as I got there, I saw what i believe was an osprey, flying over the lake. As soon as I got out, he disappeared. I went back to my car and as soon as I sat down, there he was again. Unfortunately, he didn't give me much of a shot, from inside the car. He then proceeded to land in a dead tree about 250 yards away. I sat in the grass and watched him for about 1/2 hour, wishing he would return. Sadly, he was content. While sitting there, I observed the milkweed with the yellow trees on the other side of the lake, as a background. I decided I may as well shoot something. Once i got these images on the PC, I can see why the osprey was so busy in the tree. He had quite a lunch with him. Forgive me for the horrible shot of him. This is cropped down to about 20% of the original. It was cool to see though.

2876510113_0875672dc9_o.jpg

2877337852_96f346644d_o.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Steve. I was just thrilled I was able to see the fish he was caring. There wasn't much to lock onto with the viewfinder. Tough to swing the camera from inside the car. grin

A friend of mine saw one the other day too. I may have to do some hunting this week. I'd love to get a keeper of one of these magnificent birds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

X, the milkweed shot just reminded me of when I was little, we used to pull the pods of the milkweeds apart to look inside. Now, we do everything we can to keep them out of the fields. smirk

Neat shot of the osprey. I may have to look up to see if any are around Cottonwood Lake when I am in town. gringrin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Neat shot of the osprey. I may have to look up to see if any are around Cottonwood Lake when I am in town. gringrin

Thanks. If you see one, let me know. I could be there in 15 minutes. The other one I heard about was over by Wood Lake near Russell. I'm sure they won't stick around long.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this