I took my friend Kevin out habu hunting Saturday. While we were out, we came across several Amami Black Rabbits again. I followed this one very slowly into the woods just off the road. I was pretty close to it when I got this shot. I was surprised it didn't run away.
Canon PowerShot SD850 IS, 5.8-23.2mm @ 23.2mm, 1/60 sec, f/5.5, ISO 250 -- EXIF
We saw a few wild boar (inoshishi) that night also. I had my Nikon D60 with me but I had it rigged and I couldn't use it to take normal pictures. I wanted to take some close up pictures of the habu we came across before we put them in our habu box. I had the camera all set so I could just slide it up close and use a remote release. The only problem is you have to judge where you're focusing without actually looking through the viewfinder.
Nikon D60, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 1/4 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400 -- EXIF
That's my first failed attempt to photograph a habu in the road. I was only able to get off 3 shots before it made a break for the side of road. I didn't really know how it would turn out. I should have done some test shots first to get the right settings. It was a fun learning experience and I'm kind of excited to go out and try again. Although, I don't know when I'll be able to go again, Amami has entered the rainy season.