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Birdwatching at Summit Hotel

Some time ago our photographer Miguel “Siu” spent a weekend at Summit Hotel & Club Golf (, and of course, instead of spending time with clubs and balls, he took his tripod and camera and went searching birds on the trails and forested areas surrounding the facilities.
Suddenly, Siu heard a raptor whistle call that he immediately recognized as a Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus). He had heard it so many times while watching this bird soaring high, but to his surprise this time it was perched on a cecropia dead branch, just looking to the golf course. It only took seconds to draw this large bird’s attention and get a decent shot before it decided to soar to a farthest perch.

The Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus) is a large, black raptor of Neotropical forests. It has a prominent crest, is blackish with narrow white barring below, and broad gray bars on the tail. This hawk-eagle occurs in both open and dense forests. Individuals often soa…

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Since I got a new camera (Canon 7D Mark II) I've been focused testing it for bird photography, I ended testing it on different conditions and almost forgot about my little friends.

I also tested it on macro shots one day but honestly I didn't like the results, I feel that the 7D Mk II in comparison to the 5D Mk III its lacking detail sharpness.

Below you can find the best pictures I got testing the 7D Mk II on macro that time, I'll be returning to this kind of photography for the next weeks with my old camera, stay tuned.

An Asilidae, Diptera order eating another Diptera


This one was very hard to photograph. The Thread-legged Bugs (Emesinae) are a subfamily of the Reduviidae (i.e., assassin bugs). They are conspicuously different from the other reduviids by their very slender body form. .