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Started this discussion. Last reply by jdphish Oct 20, 2009.

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At 11:57am on February 12, 2011, Bruce Condello said…

Can you get this comment?


At 5:56am on September 28, 2010, bluegillboogieman said…
You have one "cool" profile pic. I am impressed!
At 8:50pm on June 22, 2010, Patrick "Bullworm" Olson said…
Dude!! Sorry for the late response, been workin like a mad-man! Going to pick up a 16ft Alumacraft with 25hp Johnson, on Saturday! Got the whole package for 800$! So when I get this baby, and make sure everything is tip-top, we are going!! We will get a tube trip or two in as well! Let me know when you are coming up this way!
At 8:38pm on June 16, 2010, Patrick "Bullworm" Olson said…
Michael, that is the most awesome yet, most ridiculous picture ever! DARTH WADER!!!.....HA HA HA!!! We need to go tubing soon!
At 9:17pm on May 17, 2010, Patrick "Bullworm" Olson said…
Hey Michael! Man I need to apologize to ya. I completely forgot about the icefishing outing. I had to leave town and left the phone at home! Sorry friend! I have been so busy with school and work but, it is starting to settle down a bit! Stay in touch!
At 9:14pm on April 6, 2010, Greg Wade said…
You've inspired me! Yea. Now I need to do some catching and see what kind of pics. I can come up with?

But you know, when the fishing is good, it's hard to slow down and take a bunch of photos. Just need to stop and savor the moment.

I also wanted to ask, If you have any issues with fish colors being muted by using a flash. This happens to me sometimes when photographing Crappie or white bass, because of their silvery color. If I photograph someone holding the fish, I use a flash on sunny days to remove the shadows. Especially if they are wearing a hat-for example.

I try to lessen the effects by staying further away from the fish and using the zoom more. I prefer to keep the detail in the fish, and brighten the image later, if possible?

Any suggestions, based on your experience?

Thanks again,
At 6:06pm on April 6, 2010, Greg Wade said…
Thanks for the info. I really like the different angles, unique set-up's, and use of backgrounds in your shots!

I have a high-end Nikon point and shoot, with a computer chip that has a lot of different pre-sets for different situations. It has tremendous resolution, but more features than I need. Great photos like yours are all in the creativity of the photographer.

Keep the pics coming!

At 7:05pm on February 16, 2010, Michael Thompson said…
cool! fishin has been pretty good, for winter anyhow, have to drill through 2 feet of ice to get my line to the gills, but I need the exercise anyhow I guess ;-)
At 6:58pm on February 16, 2010, Lance A. Cashler said…
Mike, I made a mistake using another member's name when I meant to use yours. I was trying to tell John Sheehan about putting 2 spikes on a teardrop which I noticed that we share in common. Anyway, just letting you know. How's fishing been over there in MN??
At 7:12am on January 30, 2010, Dale Fortin said…
that pic of the sliced gill reminds me of one i cought. it got hooked right through up through the skull. (i think through the brain im not sure) but the top of its head got riped open about an inch and a halph long. felt bad for it. it was alive when i put it back in.

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