Flower, Botanical and Nature Photography by Mike Reid

I am from Seattle and love living here, having been most everywhere else. I am primarily a Canon floral and landscape photographer. Thin depth of field is my poetry. I mostly shoot Canon, Sony a7R and various Zeiss primes handheld with extension tubes and very little post processing. ~ Mike

Telephone/Text: 206.854.1205
Email: mike@mikereidphotography.com
Please visit My Blog for my photographic adventures


Enchantments Alpine Lakes Photography

Officially the 8th toughest day hike in the country, the Enchantments Lakes Basin pays off with incredible beauty. Fall is especially nice as the larches that dot the area turn to a golden yellow.

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Mount Rainier Reflection Lakes Photography

The Reflection Lakes area of Mount Rainier National Park has abundant opportunities to capture clear reflections of the mountain.

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Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker Photography

Shuksan, Baker and the surrounding wilderness are sources of escape and great photographic adventure for me. I went to WWU for 6 years and never got up there. Now I can atone for that.

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Mount Rainier Photography

Mount Rainier is one of the northwest's most iconic locations. I should live closer since I visit there several times a month almost year round. Its beauty and amazing features draw me back again and again.

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Mount Rainier Tipsoo Lake Naches Loop Photography

The Naches Loop, east of Mount Rainier has several reflective lakes and tarns, as well and an abundance of summer wildflowers. Once the snow is gone, I cant seem to stay away.

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Seattle, Sunsets and Miscellaneous Photography

One of the best things about living in Seattle is how easy it is to take great photos. As the skies come together for a great sunset or sunrise, there are so many choices of where to go. Here you will find some of my favorite Seattle area sunset and sunrise photography.

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Seattle Columbia Center Sky View Observatory Photography

On the 73rd floor of Seattles iconic Columbia Center, the Sky View Observatory affords a vast view of the Seattle area.

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Seattle Kerry Park Cityscape Skyline Photography

Photography from Seattles Kerry Park is iconic. Everyone wants to go there when they visit to take That Shot. I love being there at sunrise or sunset to see how the light is highlighting the city and Mount Rainier.

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Seattle Gasworks Park Photography

Seattles Gasworks Park began as, surprise, a Gas Works. Decommissioned years ago, its now one of the city's most popular parks for views of Lake Union and the city skyline.

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Seattle Shilshole Marina Photography

The breakwater along Shilshole Marina means that the water here is usually calm and great for sunsets. I've been visiting here since I was a child, admiring the boats and calm waters.

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Seattle Waterfront Sunset and Sunrise Photography

Seattle's waterfront presents numerous photo opportunities. Views of the Olympic Mountains, Elliott Bay, Puget Sound, Alki Point and back at the Seattle skyline are abundant. Sunset and sunrise light create so many opportunies to be creative.

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Japanese Garden Photography

Seattle area Japanese Gardens, including Kubota and the Washington Park Arboretum Japanese Garden, are special places of beauty, flora delight and tranquility

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Seattle Discovery Park Photography

Seattles Discovery Park began as an Army base in the earlier part of the century. Its now an immense park, with many trails and photo opportunities. Some of my favorite shots here were taken down at the beach, with views of the lighthouse and Olympic Mountains.

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Seattle Greenlake Park Photography

Greenlake Park in Seattle is one of the citys busiest parks, bustling with activity from morning until night. A path circles the lake, approximately 3 miles around.

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Flower Photography

Flower Photography by Mike Reid - Like I said on my main page, thin depth of field photography is my poetry. And flowers with their romantic softness and colors are my main subject. I use selective focus to re-create that mood with my Zeiss and Minolta fast prime lenses. The year is one revelation after another as various months bring new blooms and opportunities in the garden. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

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Rhododendron Photography

Azalea and Rhododendron season in Seattle brings a flourish of blooms and colors to local gardens. Ive created painterly images of some of my favorite flowers using thin depth of field techniques.

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Rose Photography

Rose Photography by Mike Reid - Many of my rose shots are from the Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden in Seattle. Around June or so it comes alive with so many rose types. I have tried to capture the romance and mood of various blooms here using my fast prime lenses. I hope you enjoy these.

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Iris Photography

Iris Photography by Mike Reid - Irises are one of the first flowers to come back around after winter. They are both challenging and fascinating to capture with thin depth of field. I have a patch of Japanese Irises out front that I love to photograph.

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Crocus Photography

Crocus Photography by Mike Reid - Crocus blooms are like little fountains of light. Mine are usually purple. Another early bloomer, these herald spring to me. These especiallly look like paintings when printed on canvas.

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Orchid Photography

Orchids are a favorite of many people. Their delicate blooms, rare at times are full of color and beauty

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Dahlia Photography

Dahlia Photography by Mike Reid - Dahlias, with their radiant explosions of color, are very special to me. I frequent several local dahlia gardens where these shots were taken. They show up in August and I enjoy them for as long as they are around, until next year.

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Skagit Valley Tulip Fields Photography

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival brings thousands to the valley to wander amongst the tulip fields. I spend considerable time there each year to capture the fields at their most dramatic light.

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Volunteer Park Conservatory

The Conservatory at Volunteer Park was where I first went to take serious flower photos. Going back there often reminds me why I started.

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Victoria British Columbia

Victoria British Columbia Photography by Mike Reid - These shots are from a recent visit to Victoria.

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Brazil Rio and Foz do Iguacu

A work trip to Rio allowed me to visit Iguacu Falls and begin to appreciate their massive beauty.

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Anacortes and San Juan Islands

Anacortes, gateway to the San Juan Islands in Washington State. The beauty of Anacortes is just a hint of what is found out on the islands. Many of my shots here are from the air.

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Cannon Beach Photography

Cannon Beach is one of my favorite Oregon Coast destinations. Obviously, Haystack Rock is prominent. Numerous beach parks north and south of the Rock are also impressive.

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Lake Colchuck Enchantments Photography

Lake Colchuck, gateway to the Enchantments Lakes Basin near Leavenworth. Arriving here sets you up for the climb up Asgaard Pass into the basin. The beauty is immeasurable. Once youve been, you will always come back.

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Snow Lake Photography

One of my favorite Alpine Lakes destinations in Washington. Almost an hour from Seattle and always a great hike and beautiful scenery.

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Waterfalls, Creeks and Flowing Water Photography

Waterfalls, Creeks and Flowing Water Photography by Mike Reid - Capturing the energy and drama of creeks and waterfalls is a passion of mine. Fortunately, living in the Northwest allows ample opportunities. I use slow shutter speeds, tripods, great lenses to capture these forest scenes.

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Kauai and Oahu

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Oahu

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Car Photography

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Nieces

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Cat Portraits

Cat Photography by Mike Reid - Cats in this case being my own adopted stray Kitty Girl. I fed her a can of food in the bushes for three months until she would let me touch her. And then only barely. When it started to snow, I grabbed her and brought her inside. She hasn't left. Shocking I know. she's laying here purring in one of her many beds as I write this.

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Dog Portraits

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Seattle Area Real Estate Photography

As a former Real Estate Agent, I have an eye towards presenting listings in their best light, as well as valuing the agent's time and resources. I shoot with Canon gear and Zeiss wide angle lenses for sharp, vibrant photos. My post processing involves Lightroom Enfuse for a natural HDR look that brings the property to life. Please Contact Me for Rates and Availability

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