The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Springtime’. For the challenge the Mobiography community was asked to share your best mobile photos that capture spring time, the flowers, the changing of the season and new beginnings. Here is a selection of some of the photos submitted to the challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @allophile_, @sllim_macro, @luiggi1905_3.0, @joe.legrand61, @veroniqueroelofs, @_plantmyheart_, @sunflowerof21_365, @camhaynes22, @rashid_bin_, @robinrobertis, @catchthemoment_nl, high_click_photos, @jilllian2, and @mariyon_enoki

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The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘Green’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that capture the colour green. Think trees, green fields and meadows, green coloured walls, cars, clothing or anything which illustrates contrasts between the colour green and other vibrant colours

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Green’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_162 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in the next photo challenge showcase, so get sharing now.

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Pollinators don’t have to practice social distancing, I guess…

Pollinators don’t have to practice social distancing, I guess…‘ by @allophile_ – “I took this in April of last year, when the pandemic restrictions had just been put into place and there was still so much new fear and uncertainty. With so many things closed, I was feeling particularly grateful to live near desert trails that remained uncrowded and accessible. Coming upon this wildflower while on a run—a humble cirsium neomexicanum (“desert thistle”) — I couldn’t help but think of the contrast between the ‘social distance’ being required everywhere in human society and how crowded these insects were in this bloom.

The photo was taken with the iPhoneX, native camera app; used snapseed for exposure correction and then selected for some ‘digital dodging and burning’ to isolate the insects and wildflower for a studio photo effect.”

The Ladybird

The Ladybird‘ by @sllim_macro – “I was out getting the garden ready for spring/summer and noticed this ladybird. I got my macro lens and clipped it on to my iPhone and took several photos and thought this was the one of the best. The macro lens was nothing spectacular just a cheap lens off of Amazon for a few pound. Not much editing went into this photo other than using the Eternal V500 film filter from Fimo.”

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Untitled‘ by @joe.legrand61 – “I carry my iPhone everywhere and especially when I’m on my bike rides. In this case, we rode by a flower garden in route to downtown St. Petersburg. The sun was in the right location as the brilliance immediately caught my eye as the sun rays bounced off the petals of this flower. After I dismounted from my bike, I took several shots. Once home, I selected one to take into a post editing app called iColorama. I first masked the image, then re-ran the mask through effects/blur to create the background. Being satisfied with the background blue, I added the mask via the blend function.”

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Untitled‘ by @veroniqueroelofs – “We received these beautiful flowers to create a picture with. I placed them in front of a background and let my daughter play with it while shooting. She really enjoyed it and with results. I used photoshop to enhance color and give it an extra spring vibe.”

Hard to believe there should be tulips in a month’s time

Hard to believe there should be tulips in a month’s time‘ by @camhaynes22 – “In mid April of 2016 I upgraded from my Samsung Galaxy S3 to the S7. Still life, flower photography was a good way to get comfortable with the new camera features.

I set up my vase of tulips close to a window and just played around to get familiar with the new settings.

If I remember correctly, I was actually a little frustrated because it seemed like I couldn’t focus as precisely as I was able to before. The overall focus was obviously better with the S7 but I couldn’t control the depth of field in the same way I felt I could with the S3. I’m still using the S7 and, enjoying it for the most part but, it is still my biggest pet peeve.

Photographed and edited with Samsung Galaxy S7 (no flash, no tripod). Minimally edited with SnapSeed. Possibly used another editing app (maybe Pxlr or PicsArt?) because the wall colour is definitely different. I never recall the specific edits I might have made. It just happens. ”

Search light

Search light‘ by @catchthemoment_nl – “I shot it on my mobile, a Samsung S20+, in pro mode. I lowered the ISO to 50 when I shoot flower photos and also use a very low focus in this one 1.8 and use only the sun light as my light source. I shot this in my living room on the lid of my fire place who is pretty black and the sunlight is there very good. I love to take photos of decayed flowers. Their structure and colors are so pretty. I just love shooting flowers. In all their stages but the decades always feel like they have a story to tell.”

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Untitled‘ by @jilllian2 – “This photo was taken a few weeks ago. The morning light was brilliant on this Purple Iris. The dewdrops were perfectly placed, inside the flower. I generally walk around my yard at first light, hoping for this exact moment!

I used an iPhone 11 Pro Max with a Moment Macro lens attached. I brightened the colors up a bit in the Mextures app.”

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Untitled‘ by @mariyon_enoki – “I think this photo expresses the beauty of the cherry blossoms that bloom in the spring sunshine after winter is over. The photo was taken with HUAWEI P20 Pro HW-01K. Everything was edited on a smartphone using Instagram and Snapseed.”

The question is not what you look at but what you see

The question is not what you look at but what you see‘ by @high_click_photos

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What if I fall?

What if I fall?‘ by @robinrobertis

Bloom goes the dynamite

Bloom goes the dynamite‘ by @_plantmyheart_

Blossom from the tree in the front garden

Blossom from the tree in the front garden‘ by @sunflowerof21_365

Crecer…siempre!!

Crecer…siempre!!‘ by @luiggi1905_3.0

Don’t forget…

The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘Green’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that capture the colour green. Think trees, green fields and meadows, green coloured walls, cars, clothing or anything which illustrates contrasts between the colour green and other vibrant colours

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Green’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_162 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in the next photo challenge showcase, so get sharing now.

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