This guy came out after a heavy storm in the desert.
I thought it turned out pretty well since it was 9:30 at night and all I had was a small flashlight and the onboard flash.
He is about 2 inches in length. Shot in Cave Creek, Arizona.

Canon 20D & 50mm prime @ f/4; 1/60 sec.; iso 400.

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spotted, species, colored, southwest, southwestern, warts, croak, speckled, djm4, red, desert, eye, portrait, nature, animal, frog, closeup, macro, arizona, wildlife, bull, amphibian, frogs, toad, camouflage, horny, toads

Comments

  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwrightabout 6 years ago

    Very cool shot – great job in tough conditions. What a grouchy mug he has!

  • Thanks much, Jan. Hope your son is feeling better : )

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittabout 6 years ago

    I love toads….we have a ton around the house, but so far all I’ve gotten were bad shots!!! This is wonderful.

  • Thank you very kindly, Ginger!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 6 years ago

    You did very well with the lighting Daniel.

  • Thanks very much, Al.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 6 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Much appreciated, Rick.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Glenna Walker
    Glenna Walkerabout 6 years ago

    Very nice shot Daniel!

  • Thanks much, Glenna.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • cdwork
    cdworkabout 6 years ago

    Great shot- He looks a bit toffee nosed- lol

  • lol… very true. Thank you.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • incredibleting
    incredibletingabout 6 years ago

    the DOF is great, nice shot!

  • Thank you kindly, Adrian :)

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeabout 6 years ago

    all the colours of Arizona! What a great capture of this, er, slimy fellow!

  • Yes, amazing how well he blended in. Thanks Wendy.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 6 years ago

    Great capture! it is a very unique and colorful toad. Great colors and composition.

  • Much appreciated, Lori : )

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Gregory Ewanowich
    Gregory Ewanowichabout 6 years ago

    Awesome color and detail. I’d say you did pretty well with a flashlight and on board flash.

  • Thank you very much, Gregory.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

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