Weekly Photo Contest: the Birds and the Bees

Submitted by imore reader co_mtn_grl

Photo submission by co_mtn_grl

With summer in full swing, there is no shortage of sunshine to enjoy, and you can't help but see all kinds of flying things while you're out there. This week the photo contest theme is Birds & Bees, because they are both plentiful this time of year! Have some fun with this one, but be careful and don't get stung. Take your best shot and maybe you'll be the winner next week!

The contest begins now and ends Tuesday August 5th at 11:59 PDT. Good luck!

It's also time to announce the winner of our last photo contest! And the winner is...

iPhone 5 edited with snapseed, tadaa slr & dramatic black & white

Congrats to forum member Pulsedriver for snagging a win in our Black & White photo contest. We were mesmerized by this shot. The composition is just fantastic. Great job Pulsedriver! We'll be contacting you shortly to collect your prize!

Now on to the details of this week's photo contest...

The prize: $25 iTunes gift card

The winner of this week's photo contest will snag a $25 iTunes gift card to use towards whatever they want in both iTunes and the App Store! Been eyeing some new photo editing apps you'd really like to get your hands on? Here's your chance to snag some of them, compliments of iMore!

The rules

Submitted photos must have been taken with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

We'll check the EXIF data of the original file to verify and any edits must have been done with an iPhone or iPad app. No Photoshop, Lightroom, or other external editing programs! If you have external lens accessories such as an Olloclip or other snap-on lens, you are more than welcome to use them.

You can submit as many photos as you'd like, but remember, this is a contest, so make sure you submit your best work!


Now, before you run off to take your photo, remember that it's not technical skill alone that will claim this prize. Even if you're not the best photographer (yet!), a great eye and a great subject can still get you the win.

However, a little help can never hurt, so make sure you check out our iPhone photography series for some tips.

How to submit

Submitting your photos is easy. just head over to the iMore Photography Forum and post your photos to the official contest thread. Don't forget to state what device you have and which apps, if any, you used to edit your photo!

That's it! Now go out and shoot!


Michelle Haag