Dwarf American Toad

By | August 16, 2019

While mowing my yard I spotted this Dwarf American Toad. I made a post yesterday in reference to a Fowler’s Toad I also found while mowing. This Dwarf American Toad was near my cabin which is close to the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. The Fowler’s Toad was at my place in town.

Dwarf American Toad
Dwarf American Toad

The Dwarf American Toad is about a third smaller than the American Toad. (They grow to be about 2 inches long).

This is the sound made by the American Toad. The Dwarf American Toad has a slightly higher pitched call.

American Toad call – Arkansas

How I Got The Shot – Dwarf American Toad

I keep my camera near the front door of my cabin just for occasions when I discover something to photograph while doing my chores.

I got low to the ground hand holding my Fujifilm X-T3 Camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button Focus
  • Auto White Balance
  • Multi Metering
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Aperture f8
  • ISO 800
  • Shutter speed 1/1600 of a second
  • Focal Length 400 mm

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