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

Winter returned.

Recommended Posts

Although I hate snow. I have to admit that it was kind of pretty this morning. But, enough is enough. As you can see, this is really heavy snow. It was 32 degrees when it snowed, so it's pretty wet.

3414910692_db289dc0e4_o.jpg

3414105337_01b957a9f4_o.jpg

3414911198_c791e94a8a_o.jpg

3414105811_4f440a75be_o.jpg

3414106015_b14e4f46ba_o.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mike, I don't even know who you are anymore. I didn't see any birds or critters in any of these pics! wink They are very nice, however!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well Mike, if there would have been a bird in these trees, you would have seen it. Then again, maybe not. I was using my other camera with my wide angle lens. I would have really been bummed if a cardinal or waxwing would have appeared on one of these trees, with my 100-400 in my car.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should be like Steve and have one over your shoulder and one in your hand. Then you wouldn't miss a thing! grin You lucked out this time, but who knows about next time. Maybe there will be a rare Western Coockoo bird in a tree cookooing at you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should be like Steve and have one over your shoulder and one in your hand. Then you wouldn't miss a thing! grin You lucked out this time, but who knows about next time. Maybe there will be a rare Western Coockoo bird in a tree cookooing at you!

I hear ya! The thought crossed my mind, but unfortunately, I don't have a strap on my xt, and if I needed to use the big gun, I wouldn't have had any place to set the xt. I've never tried shooting the 100-400 with one hand. wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty! Were you shooting at the time the exif says you were? With a 200 ISO? I was shooting birds at about that time, but didn't get that kind of brightness!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The ISO is correct, but I need to set the proper time in the camera. I was shooting an hour before what the exif. The clock in my camera is an hour ahead. Birdsong, were you shooting in your backyard. Your yard is pretty shaded.

My mistake. I just checked the clock and it was off by only 5 minutes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hate snow? That's a bummer for a guy who lives in MN, a snowmobile might help with that. I hate it when the snow melts and all these dog treats are exposed. I think there are more rabbit and deer treats out there for me than dog this year.

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

    • I will decide if that is true when I get my nills back out. hopefully soon. 
    • Would you be able to post pics of your bed again?  I really like that idea, very smart.  Would you make any changes on the next one.  Should get my firebrand shell this week, lots to do.
    • Beaver Bay sports rents although I've never used them. 
    • There's really no wrong way of doing a roast if ya ask me, it's all personal preference. Crockpot,  roaster, oven or boiled (del) . Although I do enjoy throwing cold smoke this time of year at a roast before it hits the roaster!!
    • 2nd that,  30 years here...
    • oh wow!!!!!  poster too!!
    • Yer gonna be blowin' chunks one of these days, Delbert. Why not just an easy overnight marinade, then in the crackpot on low, and lift that lid a few times to keep the heat low? I always pull mine at 4-5 hours on LOW, not the 6-8 they say. I have about 155* internal and still pinkish at that, and I have 3 different crackpots I use. Never had it fail in oh, ten or fifteen years.....maybe because I always do a top round or rump, instead of an arm or chuck. You DO  occasionally get a tougher one, that has a lot of sinew in it, that's why I eyeball mine so carefully. (working 2 yrs at the butcher shop helped, too) I always let it sit in a covered glass dish for 10-15 mns before I start slicing away....
    • I worked with stainless for 28 years, it's the way to go.
    • Yeah, I forgot to include the LEM, which is basically the Rikon with a different badge. I know that style will cut better and definitely be a better unit. Just not sure if I am going to justify the price at 2x higher for a very occasional piece of equipment.    A wood bandsaw could be used. The saw doesn't know whether it's cutting meat or wood. The difference is that a stainless table and blades would be preferred IMO. Cleanup probably isn't much different between all of them.
  • Our Sponsors