Fireworks, Fishing and Freaking Rats!

Posted: July 9, 2010 by Nathan Kam in Ensen & Avery, Family & Friends, Hawaiian Islands, Oahu
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Fourth of July weekend started off with a bang in Kailua as usual. My brother-in-law Kevin can always be counted on to entertain us with his amazing stash of fireworks and his “little apprentice” Ensen was having a ball playing with morning glories and pop-pops. It’s clear he aspires to be like his uncle and already likes playing with fire at the tender age of 3.1 years old. Wonderful!

The following day, we headed back down to the windward side to have some fun. We ended up doing some backyard fishing at my in-law’s house and Ensen again had a blast catching talapia with Uncle Kevin out of a river that runs behind the house.

As we looked on, Ensen wasn’t the only one that wanted to prove he could catch fish with ease.

Out of nowhere, this herring swooped in and started to do some fishing of his own. I got lucky and was able to catch him in action as he plucked out his sushi dinner. In case you’re wondering, the bird downs the entire fish at once and probably had 4-5 fish that evening. NOM!

And as the sun started to set on another beautiful day in paradise, we happened to spot a rat dwelling in a hollowed out papaya. So of course I had to pull out my camera and take a shot. Isn’t he/she cute? Yuck!

I love three day weekends! Hope your Fourth of July was a memorable one too!

[Photo taken by me with my stock Canon EOS Rebel T1i and a Tamron 18-200mm XR DiII lens.]

-NGK

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  1. writesprite says:

    LOL! Isn’t he/she cute? Uh, yeah, from a distance! Thank you, Nathan, for sharing your holiday weekend. 🙂 You caught a lot of cool things with that camera — does it have auto focus? I’m lost without that!

    I wonder if that’s rat’s nest???

    Aloha,
    Evelyn

    • Nathan says:

      Aloha Evelyn,

      That was quite a weekend with lost of interesting stuff happening. Yes, the Canon T1i that I use with a Tamron 18-200mm lens has autofocus. I too am lost without it. An update to the rat’s next, that papaya tree has since been cut down. 🙂

      Aloha,
      Nathan

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