During the month of April our lawn seems to be a migratory area of American Toads traveling to find their breeding grounds. Sometimes during the evenings when we are driving home (especially in the rain) we have to dodge toads once we turn on our dead end road. I decided I needed to get at least one shot at night so I went out at 9:30pm with my flash and my son had a flashlight. We caught this big one in our front yard and I got this shot. I was very pleased with the outcome with it being an evening shot. Also, very glad to have bought the external flash for my camera as I stated before, it works wonders!

This was taken in my front yard in Cortland NY.

The scientific name for this species is: Bufo americanus.


american toad, bufo americanus, toad, frog, amphibian, animal, wildlife, nature, night, evening


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

  • Your Welcome!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyabout 3 years ago

    Nice close up Robert

  • Thank you Tim!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 3 years ago

    Nice work Bob..cheers mate.

  • Thank you very much, Warren!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 3 years ago

    What a splendid shot Robert, it all worked out very well with the night shooting, great work.

  • Thanks Mark! Very appreciated!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Your Welcome!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 3 years ago

    Excellent shot Robert!

  • Thank you Istvan!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    6 May 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Your Welcome!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Schwarting
    Schwartingabout 3 years ago

    What a great shot…especially for evening such wonderful detail and color! You’re photography work is always outstanding, Bob!

  • Thank you for your wonderful comments and compliments, Susan! They are very appreciated!

    – Robert Miesner

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    Great close up and color!

  • Thank you very much Angie!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    Very well captured Robert !
    Looks like quite a reasonable size !

  • Thank you Trish! He was quite big.

    – Robert Miesner

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