The American Toad (Bufo americanus) is one of the sixteen frog species that can be found in Iowa. They are abundant in the state, especially in forested areas. Every year we find a few in our yard, mostly in the flower beds or between ferns and shrubs.

Yesterday Joan called me down from my office while she was planting and doing yard-work. Usually the toads we saw in the past were a lot darker and more grayish but this one looked different. I put the Sigma 150 mm / f2.8 macro lens on the D750 and stretchedout in the wet grass on my stomach. Shooting this slow moving critter from above is really not an option for a decent image… 

All images: Nikon D750, Sigma 150mm / f2.8 APO EX DG HSM,