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Sue Doss-McAleer 11-Jul-2017 19:05
Mike, I fell in love with your work a couple years ago and I love your attitude and approach to photography. I'm now stalking everything you post hahaha! Love the new site.
Terry 29-Oct-2016 21:39
Mike - enjoyed your site.
Mike Moats03-May-2016 20:56
Hey Debbie, I did some cloning in Photoshop Elements.
Debbie Emmons 03-May-2016 13:58
Mike, Thanks for a wonderful Macro Workshop in West Lebanon, NH this past weekend. Not only are you a fabulous Macro Photographer but you are a very gifted teacher as well. Thanks so much for sharing your passion and knowledge of both Macro thru your eyes along with the knowledge of how to get the best shots and then how to bring them to life thru processing them.

The class was over the top!!! Every one that has an interest in Macro or photography in general would benefit from your workshop.

Thanks again,
Debbie Emmons
Danville, Vermont
Guest 29-Jan-2016 00:51
Hi mike,
My name is david
I saw some of your pics today,
I met your wife today at work,
and she gave me this website address
I am also a photog
I would like to talk to you about photography
So, here is my ph # 586.549.9862
Mike Moats21-Jan-2016 21:15
Nothing planned for that area this year.
tapio holma 19-Jan-2016 04:28
interested in your macro course at Seattle or San Fran area
Bill Varga 09-Jan-2016 22:51
My name is Bill Varga. I photograph most everything. No weddings, no portrait. I do shoot flowers. Under your "Best images of 2015", The very first flower image is something I would very much like to create for some of my images. Post processing is probably very important here.

If you have an e-book or whatever that would help me with this, could you direct me to it.
I live in Canada which makes it difficult for me to afford your workshops but I do feel your work is exceptional.

Thank You
Bill varga
Mike Moats23-Oct-2015 10:47
Hey Duke, I am here in Old Car City right now teaching a workshop. OCC is located about 45 mile north of Atlanta, Georgia. Yes I will be offering another workshop here in 2016. Watch my website workshop page for updates.
Mike Moats13-Sep-2015 03:47
Thanks Tim, glad you like the images, and keep on that path.
Tim Williams 12-Sep-2015 22:53
Mike, I just watched a video interview of yours and was very excited and intrigued by your position on macro photography and the tendency of (many) to shoot flowers and bugs. However, you're looking for the unique artistic eye that sees contrast, symmetry, or asymmetry, and not so much documentary macro, as creative vision and expression macro photography. As I browse through your galleries I see many similar examples of my own macro style, although yours are exceptional and mine are mediocre at best. You have inspired me to stay with my own macro vision and not be drawn into the every day and mundane, although I still find flowers and bugs interesting... 😉. Thank you ¡
Mike Moats19-Aug-2015 09:55
Where is your club Genergy.
Genergy Zieman 19-Aug-2015 01:56

Hi Mike, I'll keep this simple very much looking forward to meeting you as well as spending time in the field. I am currently a member of the Fort Snelling State Park Camera Club
Mike Moats20-Jun-2015 00:37
Thanks Bonnie, glad you like my images, good luck with yours.
Guest 19-Jun-2015 05:51
Hi Mike,
Just wanted to say the shot of the back of the blue poppy is perhaps my favorite on my entire Garden Delights Pinterest board. Recently went to an orchid distributor in the Santa Barbara area and got some lovely shots but none as nice as yours. Just beautiful work and just wanted to say "thank you".
Best Regards,
Bonnie Hart
Orange County fan
Mike Moats05-May-2015 14:49
Thanks Julie.
Julie Sailor 04-May-2015 16:16
Your pictures are absolutely beautiful..
Love them..

Julie Sailor
Mike Moats22-Feb-2015 09:34
Hey Al, let me know more info.
Mike Moats22-Dec-2014 17:09
Thanks Dave, it's my pleasure, and hope you have a great holiday and successful 2015.
Dave 22-Dec-2014 15:03
Mike, I love your work. I just want to thank you for sharing your macro photography knowledge with us in such an unselfish way. And, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and be careful on the ice this winter! Best Regards, Dave in NC
Alfredo Muniz 02-Sep-2014 01:28
Hello Mike, wondering if I could pick your brain about lens. in your video about lens you say you use a tamron 18-270mm 3.5 II vc and for Micro a 90mm micro. I use a Nikon D7100 that came with an 18-55mm 3.5 VRII and a 55-300mm 4.5 VR. My question is other than having to use two lens, picture quality wise could I get the same results. I would also like to stick with Nikon lens and I see they have a 105mm 2.8 IF AF/S VR micro for about $850.00. I'd appreciate any feedback you might have, maybe other folks out there may also be helped. Thank you for your art and your videos. Adios
Mike Moats28-Aug-2014 22:29
Alfredo, that was Nik Software plug ins. You can see other videos there using Nik's Color Efex Pro and Viveza.
Alfredo Muniz 28-Aug-2014 22:01
I just saw your excellent, Beyond flowers and bugs, video on youtube. I saw that u were using PSE. That's the software that I am currently using PSE10. My question is where did u get the filters for color effects and etc. I suppose they are an add on because my version doesn't have them in the filter menu. Thank u for your help and for your excellent gallery.
uday Kalburgi 24-Jun-2014 08:53
Hi Mike,

Wonderful !! Your work is awesome !! Really appreciate that you inspire many people with your work !! You are a really "GURU" !!

Please do visit INDIA, very vibrant country with colors ! You will really like it, I welcome you to city of Bangalore !. Please do come some time, stay with us, and i ma sure you will add lot more to your photo collections.

Warm Regards

Uday K
Mike Moats13-Apr-2014 20:33
Thanks David, glad you liked the program, and always glad to hear I have inspired someone to do more macro. I will let you know when my macro boot camp is coming to your are, hopefully next fall.
David DesRochers 13-Apr-2014 01:07
My wife Cathy and I were at Photorama today and we really enjoy your program. I also attended your program at the NECCC conference a few years ago. Your work is beautiful and you've inspired me to do more close up work.
Please add me to your email list. Thanks Mike.
Mike Moats07-Apr-2014 00:40
Thanks Rob for the offer, and would love to be part of the program, but I already have a workshop scheduled for that weekend, but would like to be asked again for next year.
Mike Moats04-Apr-2014 15:43
Amber, go to storefront,
Mike Moats30-Jan-2014 21:05
Go ahead Beatrice. I was just driving passed your city yesterday.
Mike Moats31-Dec-2013 22:58
Thanks Ted, hope you have a great and successful 2014 with your photography.
Guest 30-Dec-2013 21:42
Happy New Year to you & your family Mike. From your bourbon drinking student from Kentucky. I have many MACRO projects I will complete in 2014 after your amazing workshop this fall. Take care my friend. Ted Heitzman-Louisville, KY

Mike Moats20-Dec-2013 14:02
Thanks for the nice comment Don, I do have an e-book that covers all the things I talked about in the workshop for those who didn't want to take notes, kinda a cliff notes version. Creating Art With Macro at
Mike Moats20-Nov-2013 02:48
Owens, thanks and afraid I had to give up the meet up group, just didn't have time.
owen milks 19-Nov-2013 20:10
Mike, I love your work. Are you still on meet up? If so how do I find you?
Mike Moats16-Nov-2013 11:34
Thanks RJH, nice meeting you and your club.
rjheath 14-Nov-2013 21:27
Mike, First visit too your Blog. Checking it out. Excellent meeting last night in Port Huron. Thanks again rjh
Mike Moats17-Aug-2013 18:57
Thanks Glenn.
Mike Moats05-Jul-2013 01:00
Recycle, try and make it to one of my Macro Boot Camp, you will advance your skills in macro tremendously.
Mike Moats05-Jun-2013 10:44
Hey Ann, glad you like the blog and if you click on this link you will see a video on how I make my backgrounds.
Ann Lyssenko 05-Jun-2013 01:13
Hi Mike,
I am really enjoying your blog posts and am learning a lot more about macro photography. It is very inspiring. I was wondering what kind of background sheets you carry with you to use in the field.
Thanks for sharing so much!
Mike Moats15-May-2013 11:02
Thanks Nancy, glad you liked the presentation and good luck with your macro.
Nancy Jewett 14-May-2013 12:34
Mike, really enjoyed your presentation at MAPS last night. It has motivated me to dig out my macro lens and get creative. Nice job!
Mike Moats19-Apr-2013 13:56
You are welcome Mike, had a great time and a very nice group of photographers.
Mike Voeltner 19-Apr-2013 02:14
Thanks for the fine presentation at the Cherokee Photography Club on Wednesday evening. It is very much appreciated. Mike V.
Mike Moats26-Mar-2013 10:52
You are welcome Peggy.
Peggy 26-Mar-2013 10:47
Thank you - very calming and beautiful images.
Mike Moats10-Mar-2013 00:29
For some reason I thought it was on Thursday, but can make it on Wednesday.
Guest 10-Mar-2013 00:21
Mike, I just read on your blog about up-comming presentations you are doing. You mentioned the CNPA meeting in Raleigh on "Thursday, March 14". I believe our meeting is Wednesday, March 13. Please check your CNPA contact if there is any confusion. We don't want to miss you!
Ken Whitlow
Mike Moats08-Mar-2013 14:14
Thanks Ken, looking forward to presenting, ad I remembers to bring the books.
Ken and Phyllis Whitlow 08-Mar-2013 03:32
Mike, we are really looking forward to having you at the CNPA meeting in Raleigh next week. Thank you so much for bringing some copies of "Tiny Landscapes". See you soon.
Ken Whitlow
Mike Moats28-Feb-2013 13:42
Hey Ken, I will try an remember to brings some copies. Thanks.
Ken Whitlow 27-Feb-2013 21:06

I have been trying for months to get a copy of "Tiny Landscapes". Would it be possible to bring copies to Raleigh, NC to the CNPA meeting you are speaking at on March 13? If so, please reserve me a copy.

Ken Whitlow
Mike Moats24-Feb-2013 22:09
Hey Debbie, glad you could make it and appreciate your comment here that you liked my program. Thanks!!
Debbie Zilli 24-Feb-2013 14:48
I was at your talk yesterday in NY, and I wanted to thank you for a great day. I learned so much and your art is beautiful! It is refreshing to listen to you, an accomplished photographer, talk with such a "down to earth" attitude. That really resonated with me. Thank you, you are an inspiration!
Mike Moats16-Feb-2013 13:52
Thanks RW, glad you like the site, and maybe see at a Macro Boot Camp one day.
R.W. Hensiek 16-Feb-2013 12:41
Mike, A friend told me about your photography, I'm glad she did. Looking at your images is inspiring not to mention just plane pleasing to look at. I'll be stoping by
to visit this site regularly from now on. Thanks for sharing you images and knowledge.
Mike Moats18-Jan-2013 12:44
Thanks Dirk, glad you could attend the webinar, and glad that you liked it.
Guest 18-Jan-2013 07:43
Yesterday I joined your webinar hosted by Nik sofware and I really liked your approach on applying the software and your awesome pictures. Looking forward to see you again in a webinar.

Dirk Heuver, Netherlands
George Mundell 10-Jan-2013 20:33
Macro photography is one of my favorite forms of photography. You always have to travel to high profile areas to find great subjects.
Mike Moats12-Nov-2012 18:32
Thanks Ken, glad you like the images, hope you can make the workshop in the spring.
Ken 12-Nov-2012 16:19
I have become a real fan since your appearance at our monthly CNPA meeting last spring. I'm looking forward to seeing you this March, and hope to be able to attend your 3 day workshop this year. Your artistic eye so evident in your photography is truly inspiring.

Ken Whitlow
Mike Moats26-Oct-2012 13:03
Hey Bill, glad you like the images and hope to see you in St Augustine, that one is filling fast.
bill birdsong25-Oct-2012 15:21
I learned of your websites from a local photographer two days ago....what a treasure trove of art, advice, and inspiration! I will spend many hours in each. Your news letter today featured "Reflections" and was of particular interest as "car reflections" have caught my interest (two galleries on pbase). I hope to be at your course in St Augustine. So much to learn.
Mike Moats27-Sep-2012 20:58
Glad you liked the presentation and the e-book. Thanks.
Guest 26-Sep-2012 22:41
Hi Mike, Your presentation (9/25/12) at the Quincy SSCC was awesome! I bought you CD/DVD and took a quick look at it. It appears to be just what I need to improve my photos! Thanks
Mike Moats28-Apr-2012 01:08
Hey Jeannie, you can send it as an attachment in a small file size to my email address.
Mike Moats15-Apr-2012 09:31
You are welcome Lynda, thanks for the kind comment.
Mike Moats09-Apr-2012 20:08
Hey Nancy, yes color efex pro 4 for the special effects, and viveza2 for fine tuning the colors and exposures.
Nancy Wolfe 09-Apr-2012 12:14
Hello Mike...Is color efex pro 4 the software you tend to use most to get the results you want?
Mike Moats15-Mar-2012 20:26
Thanks Jimmy, glad you liked it.
Jimmy Sumerell 15-Mar-2012 13:22
Great lecture last night at the CNPA in Raleigh.
Mike Moats27-Jan-2012 20:01
Hey Karen, I have a three day Macro Boot Camp scheduled around the 1st of April in Skokie, just north of Chicago. Go to and see the info about this workshop. On;y a few spaces left.
Karen Kurzdorfer 27-Jan-2012 15:08
LOVE your work, Mike! Please put me on an e-mailing list for future workshops as I would LOVE to come to one. I'm in northwest, IN and am very disappointed I'll have to miss the one in Munster, IN this weekend, as I just found out about it...
Mike Moats23-Dec-2011 11:10
The webinars are being recorded. You can find three of them on my storefront.
Guest 23-Dec-2011 01:44
Hi Mike, Do you have a webinar schedule for 2012. Your work is inspirational
Mike Moats09-Dec-2011 21:47
Hey Eric, that would be a good idea to do a webinar on textures, but I don't have anything planned for it at this time. I will look into putting this together maybe for early next year. Glad you liked the webinar.
Eric Linneman 09-Dec-2011 21:27
Mike, I attended your seminar today that you did with Nik software. Excellent photos and great instruction. Are you hosting any online seminars regarding your Textured photos? I'm interested in learning your techniques and my wife is looking for a Christmas present to give me.

Mike Moats06-Dec-2011 01:32
Hey Roger, yes I use the Feisol tripods, and do like them, and their price points are good.
Roger 05-Dec-2011 16:53
Hello Mike
Do you actually use Feisol tripods? If so, are you happy with them? (I stumbled across their booth at the recent Javits Centre photo show, but it was the end of the last day and they were just about packed up) - thanks
Mike Moats28-Oct-2011 12:21
Hey Susan, always glad to hear when my images inspires other to get into macro in nature. The macro boot camp is a great workshop to learn all there is to know about macro in nature. It is geared to the beginners but the intermediates will learn lots as well.
Guest 28-Oct-2011 03:10
I was introduced to your work when I went into Framers Workshop. Your work is amazing and really inspired me to start looking at photography in a new and exciting way. I am looking forward to taking your class in the spring. Thanks Susan G.
Mike Moats18-Oct-2011 18:44
Hey Cindy, thank you for the kind comments, and the best of luck with your macro photography, watch my blog for general macro tip each day.
Cindy H. 18-Oct-2011 10:45
Hi Mike, Just came accross your work and I Love it. I just purchased my 1st Macro. Its the 60mm Tamron. I am very determined to one day shoot like you. Love your work and look forward to your tips!!!
Guest 10-Sep-2011 15:16
I just looked at your images in Junkyard Art, they are fantastic! This too is one of my passions...old stuff and cars.
Nick Baldwin 23-Aug-2011 21:16
I enjoyed the macro tips about positioning the camera that I saw on my Tamron email.
I do have a question and barring an email address I guess this will have to do.
In the writing you mentioned "focus stacking" please tell me what that is about.
I do have an email address:hope it shows up below.
thanks from a first time viewer
Mike Moats12-Jul-2011 20:34
Hey Bonnie, you do not have to have a macro lens, but you will be limited with your standard lenses on what you can shoot in the workshop. If you can afford a macro lens, go with the Tamron 90mm macro in the Canon mount. It cost online around $459 and tamron is running a $50 rebate. Hope to see you in the boot camp.
Bonnie Schulz 12-Jul-2011 18:01
Hi Mike- I am interested in your Macro Boot Camp three day seminar in Glendale,Colorado on Sep.30-Oct.2. I see you use Nikon equipment but I a have Canon 7D camera. Do I need to have a macro lens for your your class and if so what lens would you suggest for a Canon camera? I do not know enough about macro photography to choose a lens.

Mike Moats14-Jun-2011 21:13
Hey Venus, I give out daily macro tips on my blog,
VENUS 14-Jun-2011 18:11
your photos are awesome,i like them all!Would like to learn more tips from you pls.Thanks :)
Mike Moats11-Jun-2011 21:13
Thanks very much glad you like the blog, lots more to come.
effildIncitle 11-Jun-2011 12:31
I’ve been visiting your blog for a while now and I always find a gem in your new posts. Thanks for sharing.
Mike Moats08-May-2011 20:35
Hey Roslyn, don't bother with the 90 as it is to close to what you already have. Go to the loger focal length 180 or the Sigma 150.
Roslyn Pulitzer 08-May-2011 20:03
I've recently become acquainted with your beautiful work, and I ordered your book Tiny Landscapes today.
I want to request a suggestion from you; I own a Nikon 105mm macro lens and want to know which additional
lens to purchase..... the 90mm or the 180mm?

Thank you,
Mike Moats07-May-2011 18:08
You're welcome Jan
Jan Morris07-May-2011 14:02
Mike, thanks for commenting on my viola. I have been greatly inspired by your nature and macro photos. Jan
Mike Moats29-Mar-2011 13:26
Hey Matt, you can send me a size of print you need and I will send you a quote and how to pay. I only sell the prints and no matting. I can print up to 24X36. All prints shipped i a tube through UPS.
Matt 29-Mar-2011 12:09
I'm probably missing it, but can't find where to order prints?
Mike Moats11-Mar-2011 01:48
Hey Pam, details are explained in the link called Macro Boot Camp. Let me know if you have any questions.
Pam Cordeau 11-Mar-2011 01:27
Would like to know more about your three day Macro Boot Camp.
elena klaver 08-Mar-2011 16:00
Wow! These images are exquisite! Transforming, what a gift!
Mike Moats17-Jan-2011 02:10
Hey Debbie, I would suggest a Tamron 90mm macro for your first lens. It is an excellent sharp shooting lens and one of the least expensive at about $475. I shoot with it a lot. Hope you can make it one day to a macro Boot camp, it's a lot of fun and you will learn a ton.
Mike Moats11-Jan-2011 10:39
Thanks Gary, it was a great group, thanks for coming out, and glad you enjoyed it.

Mike 11-Jan-2011 05:34
Hi Mike,

Enjoyed your visit to Sagebush Nature Center tonight on Monday, the 9th of January, 2011.
for tne Photography Camera Club monthly meeting, that meets on the 2nd Monday of each month.


Attendee Gary
firsttimecredit 13-Dec-2010 07:09
Your website is good . Thank you very much.
Mike Moats24-Oct-2010 15:48
Thanks Ken for the nice comment, and glad that you will be back again.
FocusingOnWildlife.com24-Oct-2010 12:20
superb images, will check your site on regular basis.
Ken Billington's Bird & Wildlife Photography
Jim Palasty 11-Sep-2010 18:52
Saw you at the show on 9-10-10. Just signed up for your class in Farmington. Fantastic work you do! Thanks.

Andiyan08-Sep-2010 07:39
Pleased to meet You Sir and nice to see your Macro Shot...Iam getting more learn from this WEB also be inspiring and supporting to Me... See My Macro shot awhile and give me critic and advice at :

Andiyan Lutfi
Mike Moats02-Sep-2010 23:10
Thank you very much Sofian, glad you like the images.
Sofian Anwar 02-Sep-2010 20:35
Your pictures are inspiring. Great pics sir! Regards.
Brad Fry 05-Aug-2010 05:22
Hi Mike,Your pictures are inspiring. You really have a gift for capturing the beauty of the rarely seen.
Darrell Gates 04-Aug-2010 13:35
I love the tiny world.. 99.9% of humans never see the tiny world.I hope to take at least one photo as good as yours..
linda Valenzuela/Matthews 11-Jul-2010 20:01
Hi Mike, I love Macro Photo. I wish one day I can take a photos like yours. I will call to register for a class from you. I have been shooting for three years. I will enter a photo next contest. Thanks you for sharing your skills. I am ready to expand my Photo skills.
linda Valenzuela/Matthews 11-Jul-2010 19:50
Hi Mike, I love Macro Photo. I wish one day I can take a photos like yours. I will call to register for a class from you. I have been shooting for three years. I will enter a photo next contest. Thanks you for sharing your skills. I am ready to expand my Photo skills.
Guest 04-Jul-2010 20:50
great pics on your site. I know macro work is tough . I have tried it without much success.
Mike Moats01-Jun-2010 08:59
Hey Richard, congrats on the new lens, you'll have fun shooting macro.
richardsy 01-Jun-2010 07:19
hi mike, i really love your macro works. i'm starting to work out macro with your suggested tamron lens. thank you very much for all the tips i've learned. bravo!!!
travis lacelle 23-May-2010 22:40
Hi Mike,
Great images. How do you buy some of your photos?
Thanks Travis
Lin Layton 12-May-2010 14:19
Mike, Your images are beautiful. I have been recently leaning to macro work and your images are a wonderful boost and inspiration.
Guest 11-May-2010 21:57
Bravo !! Your work is wonderful !!
Mike Moats06-May-2010 11:11
Thank you very much Rosemarie for all your kind comments. I glad to hear that you like my images. Stop by again.
Rosemarie Kusserow06-May-2010 07:00
I strolled through your fantastic works Mike and it wa a great plesure again, thanks for sharing your works with us, Rosemarie :o))
Mike Moats12-Apr-2010 11:15
Hey Mike, I would suggest the Tamron 90mm Macro for your first Macro Lens. It's a good sharp lens and one of the lower cost lenses.
Dior Edwards 26-Mar-2010 11:48
Mike im doing a gcse in photography at the moment and you one of the photographers i am researching but i dont no much about you as your biography is very short what id like to know is who inspired you and how did you get into photography
Mike Moats19-Feb-2010 21:59
Hey Giuseppe, thank you for your kind comment, and good luck with your photography.
Giuseppe Guadagno 19-Feb-2010 20:39
Mike, I have drunk all your photos in these galleries. Eyes and mind are overwhelmed by too many beauties. You make the photos that I only dream to take; may be in my next life, I fear. Bravo!

Guest 27-Jan-2010 09:53
Mike, impressive work you have here, I like your composition perception and technique.

All the best.
Kim McCann 05-Dec-2009 06:19
Hi, Mr. Moats: First I wanted to say that your photos are exquisite. I've always so loved really looking into, around, and behind nature's simple beauty so I can drink it all in, and you certainly allow the viewer to do so with your work. I thank you for providing that journey through your slide shows. :-)

I have become enveloped in my love for this this type of photography over the past few years, especially since my 14 year old twins no longer allow me to photograh them! However, no one else seems to be interested in cracks in the pavement or a dead flower, some things in which I may find such beauty, so I don't really know what to do with them, except take up room on my hard drive. I have 100's & 100's of my own shots and would appreciate being critiqued on some of those. However, I just get the pictures - I don't know how - other than intuition, patience and taking many shots of maybe just one flower and deleting those that I don't like...I have a very simple camera and no professional reference to provide (i.e - fstops, photo shop use, lens use, etc.) on which I can improve. Any suggestions?
Dick Anderson 02-Dec-2009 22:48

Mike, your macro work is really impressive. I really liked your leaf gallery, especially how the right things were sharp, and how you captured the irridescence of the water in some of the shots. Great work.
Mike Moats21-Nov-2009 16:19
Hey Marc, I use photoshop elements and Nik software products. If you are looking to get into the Nik software stuff I can get you 15% off with my promo code, let me know if your interested and I'll give you the code. I have been to the Pittsburgh's Shady Side Art Show but not the Three Rivers show. Thanks
Marc Metcalfe 21-Nov-2009 13:59
Mike, your photographs are truly breathtaking. Could you comment on the software you use to process your images? Lightroom? Photoshop? Sharpening software? Noise reduction? Have you ever displayed your work at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh?

Marc Metcalfe
Mike Moats21-Nov-2009 01:46
Thanks Clint, work hard shoot a lot and you'll get there.
Clint 20-Nov-2009 21:58
I enjoy Macro work. I hope to learn from your experiences. Your craftsmanship is great. I hope I achieve the same.
Mike Moats29-Oct-2009 02:43
Thanks Scott, glad you like the images.
Scott Conley 29-Oct-2009 01:14
Truely inspiring photography Mike !
Daryl 02-Jul-2009 15:50
Hi Mike,
Great to talk to you at Boston Mills! Can't wait for the arrival of our print. And I love the abstracts.

(see, I did check :)

Guest 27-Jun-2009 03:17
Hi, Mike! Found your site through your introduction in the "Art, Design & Photography in Interior Design" group on LinkedIn.

These are great! Definitely going to be spending some time here, soaking up your style, gleaning nuggets of wisdom (or horse-sense), and so on.

-- Kenn Goutal
Lynn 16-May-2009 18:54
Hi Mike - Love your style. What would be the first step in having photos published in magazines? How did you get recognized to acquire this?
Mike Moats25-Apr-2009 20:11
Thanks Richard, I do use the wireless credit system and am all set for now. I'll keep you in mind if anything changes with my provider.
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Ann Campbell-Hays 26-Jan-2009 20:23
Can you tell me who Windland Smith Rice was/is? I Googled her name and your website came up with her name.
Mike Moats11-Jan-2009 14:24
Hey Bob, I sent you an email about downloading images.
Mike Moats22-Oct-2008 23:00
Hey Mindy, check back in late December in the workshop link and I may have one posted for Jan. or Feb.
Mindy DeLong 22-Oct-2008 22:40
do you have any beginners classes after the first of the year?
Mike Moats15-Oct-2008 18:41
Hey John, you buy my book. Go to the link for book and order one.
john 15-Oct-2008 14:06
I love your photos. How can I learn to take pics like that?
Sheryl Harris 30-Jul-2008 08:07
It made my day when I stumbled across your beautiful leaf images
Y.Q. Goh13-Apr-2008 03:45
enjoyed your leaf images very much.

Jane Flanders Osborn 15-Jan-2008 19:03
Your images make my chest hurt. So beautiful. So subtle. Thank you.
Robert Brisson 31-Dec-2007 16:54
I had the pleasure of chatting with you at the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Your work is the best I have seen. You are truly an inspiration. Rob B.
anne peugh 02-Dec-2007 14:35
nice shots of the leafs. cheers, anne
Photo Buffet 06-Nov-2007 23:17
Mike, a visit to your galleries is a breath of fresh air. I come here when I'm tired and always leave refreshed.
johannes peter dengel 06-Nov-2007 02:58
Mike, Like the "junk yard" collection. PS Enjoyed the Oct 20th. workshop. PeterD
Gale Rainwater 03-Nov-2007 22:59
Mike love your images your a master at macro
Patty Jennings01-Nov-2007 17:29
Beautiful work. Very impressive.
Naomi 26-Oct-2007 19:47
Your photos are beautiful, and I am very impressed that you have achieved so much success in such a short time. What a wonderful inspiration!
Guest 23-Oct-2007 13:55
one of the best photographer i've ever seen! what else? your works are FANTASTIC!!!!!
Yves Rubin16-Oct-2007 01:16
Many congratulations on being featured on Rob Galbraith's DPI site Mike. That's terrific news!
Guest 15-Sep-2007 18:50
This is a beautiful gallery Mike, well done
Guest 20-Jun-2007 18:09
Great work! Hope you post more pictures soon.
Guest 21-Mar-2007 05:34
Hey Mike, good to hear from you again. Thanks for the kind comment in my gallery. It was your gallery here at PBase that inspired me to start my own.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 13:58
Your photos have kept me glued to the computer screen for hours.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 13:58
Your photos have opened a new way for me to seeing the world.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 07:25
I really appreciate the effort you put into your pictures.
Greg Christie09-Jan-2007 04:58
I'd like to thank you for commenting on my Proteacea flower. Given your your magnificent leaf images and other photography I'm flattered part of my garden interested you. Very much appreciated. Cheers Greg
Ulfat 17-Dec-2006 07:41
Your Leaf images are the Best in the World Leaves images.
I Love these very much.
You are Great people really
Ulfat Kuwait
Guest 30-Nov-2006 03:10
Your leaf images are fantastic ! I am sure you are the king at this type of nature shots. I cant wait to see more .
Guest 17-Jun-2006 14:42
I think your work is an inspiration to many of us. Do keep updating as I will always come back those updates!
Rick Sostaric15-Jun-2006 23:00
Hi Mike, I enjoyed chating with you at the Legacy Village(Beachwood OH)show Sunday. You certainly have a great eye for making simple images sing with color, light and texture. Wonderful stuff!
Brian Norcross 12-Jun-2006 01:09
Mike, I have visited many art shows throughout the past 15 years, but I was more impressed with your images than those of any of the other photographers I have during that time. Your skill in composition, color, lighting, texture and detail is truly inspiring. It was such a pleasure meeting you and learning about your photography.
Guest 02-Jun-2006 12:23
Excellent collection of images. I like it!
Guest 22-May-2006 19:24
Mike, congratulations on your June 2006 "Outdoor Photographer" article it looks great!!
David G03-Mar-2006 03:43
There's little more wonderful than a leaf... Beautiful work and certainly inspiring. Happy to have seen your gallery Mike :)
Chris P.01-Mar-2006 04:53
Your leaf galleries are amazing. You have taken something ordinary and made it extraordinary! Poetry in light and color. Thanks for stopping by my PaD and for your encouraging comment on the White Crowned Sparrow.
Debbie B.27-Feb-2006 02:54
Mike, Thank you for the nice comments about my freesia macro. Coming from you that is quite a compliment, your leaf gallery is amazing!
Guest 24-Feb-2006 12:17
Thanks Mike for the kind words... Love your shots! /Anderfs
Sue Robertson23-Feb-2006 23:25
Hello Mike thanks for your comment on my fern leaf. It gave me a chance to see what can be done. I'm quite inspired by your work.
Guest 23-Feb-2006 01:40
Thanks Mike for the nice comment,
What part of Michigan are you from....I grew up in Bellaire.....
Guest 22-Feb-2006 11:16
Thanks Mike for your comment
Irene Firck19-Feb-2006 20:26
Hi Mike, I am truly honoured that you have commented on my galleries because I've been an admirer of your images for a while now. Your "overcast Reflections" in particular has always been a favourite of mine. Thanks.
Kind regards,
JOSE MATA 20-Nov-2005 02:41
Mike , tus fotografias tienen la fuerza de la sencillez , pocas galerias he visto tanto como la tuya,felicidades y un abrazo desde mexico.
Peter 15-Oct-2005 17:02
Hi! I ocasionally found your site and I think it is very informative. I've found very much interesting stuff for me... Thanks for your site!
Vixi 15-Oct-2005 13:48
Wat een prachtige vernieuwde website. Heldere opzet en ook een goede kleurstelling. Mooi.
Mijn complimenten!

Met vriendelijke groeten
Thomas Bailey16-Sep-2005 16:21
Hi Mike - Back again to clarify mistake!
I saw the "bay image" above your beatiful leaf image
and made a grevious error! At least I was paying
attention "today"!

Thomas Bailey16-Sep-2005 16:15
Hi again Mike,
Thanks for returning to my site and commenting graciously.
I saw you had a photo in the "recent favorites" yesterday!
Nice image on the bay with the rainbow!

Thomas Bailey13-Sep-2005 02:25
Hi Mike,
Thanks again for your time in looking at my work and being
complimentary. You have a nice lot of images which is reflected
with all the views you have received from other photographers and
guests. My site traffic has been picking up a bit but I need to
add new material on a more regular basis. I will try to address
that short fall in the future. Thanks again for your visual
Cheers - Tom Bailey
Guest 08-Sep-2005 23:10
Thanks Mike you got some great shots on there yourself...
Focus08-Sep-2005 14:12
You have some outstanding images, Mike, and I expect them to become even more populated with the advent of fall and winter in Michigan........or has fall already passed you by! LOL......seriously, looking forward to more photos from you soon. Thanks for sharing.
Marc Baumser07-Sep-2005 23:25
Thanks for the comments you've left on my image. It's really appreciated. I haven't been a good pbase citizen lately and haven't been leaving many comments of my own. Your gallery is book marked for me to return. Thnaks again -- Marc
Dennis Hoyne07-Sep-2005 04:23
Thanks for you comments on my photo, I really enjoyed your nature images, they are quite nice.
Donald Verger06-Sep-2005 07:47
The most strikingly gorgeious how do you spell somptuous gentle peaceful vivid i126 images and 2 galleries that i have ever seen!!! full of art and light and sweet colors... i feel like rushing to delete 900 of my images and hoping to have a few left that are as joyful as your remarkably beautiful images! me, i would frame almost each one and search out a gallery to hang so many of them! quit your day job and hit the streets! :) don in maine
Guest 06-Sep-2005 01:02

The Michigan Tourism Board should link to your page, some great natural beauty there. Thanks for stopping by PAD.
Piotr Sobolewski04-Sep-2005 21:25
beatiful, I need to have another look at leafs
Guest 01-Sep-2005 10:17
i know i've commented on your work recently, but i keep finding myself looking again and again.
very beautiful photos you have.
caveman_lee30-Aug-2005 17:04
Hi Mike,

Thanks for visiting my gallery and your kind words. Your leaf and flowers are wonderfully good. Shall come back later to check for your latest update.

Guest 29-Aug-2005 21:52
Hi Mike,
wonderful galleries!! your vision and sensitive for color and nature are really touching. I loved to be here.
Best regards,
Guest 29-Aug-2005 20:38
Hey Mike,

Love the leaves and flower shots..
Stan Richard29-Aug-2005 18:49
Mike, thanks for the nice comments on my Moraine Valley image. Cheers! Stan
Guest 28-Aug-2005 08:16
Differant from most others work and very impressive. Enjoyed my visit to your galleries.
Have a great day.
Mindy McNaugher27-Aug-2005 20:21
Hi Mike,

I have spent a lot of time up in Troy, and so know exactly where Sterling Heights is! It is a small world! I am continuing to enjoy your stunning nature shots! Keep them coming! And thank you for your comments about my photos as well!

Linda Willets19-Aug-2005 00:53
Thanks for stopping by my pad gallery. Great nature pad gallery.