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Featured picture candidates


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Featured picture candidates are images that the community will vote on, to determine whether or not they will be highlighted as some of the finest on Commons. This page lists the candidates to become featured pictures. The picture of the day images are selected from featured pictures.

Old candidates for Featured pictures are listed here. There are also chronological lists of featured pictures: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and current month.

For another overview of our finest pictures, take a look at our annual picture of the year election.

Formal thingsEdit

NominatingEdit

Guidelines for nominatorsEdit

Please read the complete guidelines before nominating.

This is a summary of what to look for when submitting and reviewing FP candidates:

  • Licensing - Images licensed with solely "GFDL" or "GFDL and an NC-only license" are not acceptable due the restrictions placed on re-use by these licenses.
  • ResolutionImages (with the exception of animations, videos, and SVGs) of lower resolution than 2 million pixels (pixels, not bytes) are typically rejected unless there are 'strong mitigating reasons'. Note that a 1600 × 1200 image has 1.92 Mpx, just less than the 2 million level. A 1920 × 1080 image, commonly known as Full HD, has 2.07 Mpx, just more than the 2 million level.
Graphics on Commons are not only viewed on conventional computer screens. They may be used in high-resolution print versions, and the images may be cropped to focus on portions of the image. See Commons:Why we need high resolution media for more information.
  • Scans – While not official policy, Help:Scanning provides advice on the preparation of various types of images that may be useful.
  • General quality – pictures being nominated should be of high technical quality.
  • Digital manipulations must not deceive the viewer. Digital manipulation for the purpose of correcting flaws in an image is generally acceptable, provided it is limited, well-done, and not intended to deceive.
    • For photographs, typical acceptable manipulations include cropping, perspective correction, sharpening/blurring, and colour/exposure correction. More extensive manipulations, such as removal of distracting background elements, should be clearly described in the image text, by means of the {{Retouched picture}} template. Undescribed or mis-described manipulations which cause the main subject to be misrepresented are never acceptable.
    • For historic images, acceptable manipulations might include digitally fixing rips, removal of stains, cleanup of dirt, and, for mass-produced artworks such as engravings, removal of flaws inherent to the particular reproduction, such as over-inking. Careful colour adjustments may be used to bring out the original work from the signs of ageing, though care should be taken to restore a natural appearance. The original artistic intent should be considered when deciding whether it is appropriate to make a change. Edits to historic material should be documented in detail within the file description, and an unedited version should be uploaded and cross linked for comparison.
  • Valueour main goal is to feature most valuable pictures from all others. Pictures should be in some way special, so please be aware that:
    • almost all sunsets are aesthetically pleasing, and most such pictures are not in essence different from others,
    • night-shots are pretty but normally more details can be shown on pictures taken at daytime,
    • beautiful does not always mean valuable.


Artworks, illustrations, and historical documents

There are many different types of non-photographic media, including engravings, watercolours, paintings, etchings, and various others. Hence, it is difficult to set hard-and-fast guidelines. However, generally speaking, works can be divided into three types: Those that can be scanned, those that must be photographed, and those specifically created to illustrate a subject.

Works that must be photographed include most paintings, sculptures, works too delicate or too unique to allow them to be put on a scanner, and so on. For these, the requirements for photography, below, may be mostly followed; however, it should be noted that photographs which cut off part of the original painting are generally not considered featurable.

Works that may be scanned include most works created by processes that allow for mass distribution. For instance, illustrations published with novels. For these, it is generally accepted that a certain amount of extra manipulation is permissible to remove flaws inherent to one copy of the work, since the particular copy – of which hundreds, or even thousands of copies also exist – is not so important as the work itself.

Works created to serve a purpose include diagrams, scientific illustrations, and demonstrations of contemporary artistic styles. For these, the main requirement is that they serve their purpose well.

Provided the reproduction is of high quality, an artwork generally only needs one of the following four things to be featurable:

  • Notable in its own right: Works by major artists, or works that are otherwise notable, such as the subjects of a controversy.
  • Of high artistic merit: Works which, while not particularly well known, are nonetheless wonderful examples of their particular type or school of art.
  • Of high historic merit: The historical method values very early illustrations of scenes and events over later ones. Hence, a work of poor quality depicting a contemporaneous historical event can be nonetheless important, even if the artistic merit is relatively low. Likewise, scans or photographs of important documents – which may not be at all artistic – nonetheless may be highly valuable if the documents are historically significant. The reason for the image's historical importance should be briefly stated in the nomination, for those reviewers unfamiliar with the subject.
  • Of high illustrative merit: Works that illustrate or help explain notable subjects, for instance, illustrations of books, scientific subjects, or technical processes. The amount of artistic merit required for these will vary by subject, but, for instance, an illustration that makes the working of a complicated piece of machinery very clear need not be notable as a piece of artwork as well, whereas an illustration for a book might well be expected to reach much higher artistic standards.

Digital restorations must also be well documented. An unedited version of the image should be uploaded locally, when possible, and cross-linked from the file hosting page. Edit notes should be specified in detail, such as "Rotated and cropped. Dirt, scratches, and stains removed. Histogram adjusted and colors balanced."

Photographs

On the technical side, we have focus, exposure, composition, movement control and depth of field.

  • Focus – every important object in the picture should normally be sharp.
  • Exposure refers to the shutter diaphragm combination that renders an image with a tonal curve that ideally is able to represent in acceptable detail shadows and highlights within the image. This is called latitude. Images can be on the low side of the tonal curve (low range), the middle (middle range) or high side (upper range). Digital cameras (or images) have a narrower latitude than film. Lack of shadow detail is not necessarily a negative characteristic. In fact, it can be part of the desired effect. Burned highlights in large areas are a distracting element.
  • Composition refers to the arrangement of the elements within the image. The "Rule of Thirds" is a good guideline for composition and is an inheritance from the painting school. The idea is to divide the image with two imaginary horizontal and two vertical lines, thus dividing the image into thirds horizontally and vertically. Centering the subject is often less interesting than placing the subject in one of the "interest points", the 4 intersection between these horizontal and vertical lines intersect. Horizons should almost never be placed in the middle, where they "cut" the image in half. The upper or lower horizontal line is often a good choice. The main idea is to use space to create a dynamic image.
    • Foreground and background – foreground and background objects may be distracting. You should check that something in front of the subject doesn't hide important elements and that something in background doesn't spoil the composition (for example that the streetlight doesn't "stand" on someone's head).
  • Movement control refers to the manner in which motion is represented in the image. Motion can be frozen or blurred. Neither one is better than the other. It is the intention of representation. Movement is relative within the objects of the image. For example, photographing a race car that appears frozen in relation to the background does not give us a sense of speed or motion, so technique dictates to represent the car in a frozen manner but with a blurred background, thus creating the sense of motion, this is called "panning". On the other hand, representing a basketball player in a high jump frozen in relation to everything else, due to the "unnatural" nature of the pose would be a good photograph.
  • Depth of field (DOF) refers to the area in focus in front of and beyond main subject. Depth of field is chosen according to the specific needs of every picture. Large or small DOF can either way add or subtract to the quality of the image. Low depth of field can be used to bring attention to the main subject, separating it from the general environment. High depth of field can be used to emphasize space. Short focal length lenses (wide angles) yield large DOF, and vice versa, long focal lenses (telephotos) have shallow DOF. Small apertures yield large DOF and conversely, large apertures yield shallow DOF.

On the graphic elements we have shape, volume, colour, texture, perspective, balance, proportion, noise, etc.

  • Shape refers to the contour of the main subjects.
  • Volume refers to the three dimensional quality of the object. This is accomplished using side light. Contrary to general belief, front lighting is not the best light. It tends to flatten subject. Best light of day is early morning or late afternoon.
  • Colour is important. Over saturated colours are not good.
  • Texture refers to the quality of the surface of the subject. It is enhanced by side lighting… it is the "feel" to the touch.
  • Perspective refers to the "angle" accompanied by lines that disappear into a vanishing point that may or may not be inside the image.
  • Balance refers to the arrangement of subjects within the image that can either give equal weight or appear to be heavier on one side.
  • Proportion refers to the relation of size of objects in picture. Generally, we tend to represent small objects small in relation to others, but a good technique is to represent small objects large contrary to natural size relationship. For example, a small flower is given preponderance over a large mountain…. This is called inversion of scales.
Not all elements must be present. Some photographs can be judged on individual characteristics, that is, an image can be about color or texture, or colour AND texture, etc.
  • Noise refers to unwanted corruption of colour brightness and quality and can be caused by underexposure. It is not a desirable quality and can be grounds for opposition.
  • Symbolic meaning or relevance … Opinion wars can begin here … A bad picture of a very difficult subject is a better picture than a good picture of an ordinary subject. A good picture of a difficult subject is an extraordinary photograph.
Images can be culturally biased by the photographer and/or the observer. The meaning of the image should be judged according to the cultural context of the image, not by the cultural context of the observer. An image "speaks" to people, and it has the capacity to evoke emotion such as tenderness, rage, rejection, happiness, sadness, etc. Good photographs are not limited to evoking pleasant sensations …

You will maximise the chances of your nominations succeeding if you read the complete guidelines before nominating.

Video and audio

Set nominations

Sets are temporarily disallowed for technical reasons; will reopen soon.

If a group of images are thematically connected in a direct and obvious way, they can be nominated together as a set.

  • All images should be processed and presented in a similar manner to ensure consistency amongst the set.
  • All images should be linked to all others in the "Other Versions" section of the image summary.
  • If the set of subjects has a limited number of elements, then there should be a complete set of images. This may result in images in this kind of set with no "wow" factor, and perhaps little value on their own. Their value is closely bound to the value of having a complete set of these subjects. The decision to feature should be based on this overall value.
  • If the set of subjects is unlimited, the images should be chosen judiciously. Each image should be sufficiently different to the others to add a great deal of value to the overall set. The majority of images should be able to qualify for FP on their own.
  • All images should be of high technical quality.

Adding a new nominationEdit

If you believe that you have found or created an image that could be considered valuable, with appropriate image description and licensing, then do the following.

Step 1: copy the image name into this box, after the text already present in the box, for example, Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Your image filename.jpg. Then click on the "create new nomination" button.

All single files:

For renominations, simply add /2 after the filename. For example, Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Foo.jpg/2


Set nominations ONLY

Sets are temporarily disallowed for technical reasons; will reopen soon.

Step 2: follow the instructions on the page that you are taken to, and save that page.

Step 3: manually insert a link to the created page at the top of Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list: Click here, and add the following line to the TOP of the nominations list:

{{Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Your image filename.jpg}}

Optional: if you are not the creator of the image, please notify him/her using {{subst:FPC-notice|Your image filename.jpg}} -- ~~~~.

VotingEdit

Editors whose accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote. Everybody can vote for his/her own nominations. Anonymous (IP) votes are not allowed.

You may use following templates:

  • {{Support}} (Symbol support vote.svg Support),
  • {{Oppose}} (Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose),
  • {{Neutral}} (Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral),
  • {{Comment}} (Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment),
  • {{Info}} (Pictogram voting info.svg Info),
  • {{Question}} (Pictogram voting question.svg Question),
  • {{Request}} (Pictogram voting question-blue.svg Request).

You may indicate that the image has no chance of success with the template {{FPX|reason - ~~~~}}, where reason explains why the image is clearly unacceptable as a FP. The template can only be used when there are no support votes other than the one from the nominator.

A well-written review helps participants (photographers, nominators and reviewers) improve their skills by providing insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a picture. Explain your reasoning, especially when opposing a candidate (which has been carefully selected by the author/nominator). English is the most widely understood language on Commons, but any language may be used in your review. A helpful review will often reference one or more of the criteria listed above.

Unhelpful reasons for opposing include:

  • No reason
  • "I don't like it" and other empty assessments
  • "You can do better" and other criticisms of the author/nominator rather than the image

Remember also to put your signature (~~~~).

Featured picture delisting candidatesEdit

Over time, featured picture standards change. It may be decided that for some pictures which were formerly "good enough", this is no longer the case. This is for listing an image which you believe no longer deserves to be a featured picture. For these, vote:

Text to use Displays as Meaning
{{Keep}} Symbol keep vote.svg Keep It deserves to remain a featured picture
{{Delist}} Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist It does not deserve to be a featured picture anymore.

This can also be used for cases in which a previous version of an image was promoted to FP, but a newer version of the image has been made and is believed to be superior to the old version, e.g. a newly edited version of a photo or a new scan of a historical image. In particular, it is not intended for replacing older photos of a particular subject with newer photos of the same subject, or in any other case where the current FP and the proposed replacement are essentially different images. For these nominations, vote:

Text to use Displays as Meaning
{{Keep}} Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Do not replace the old image with the new image as an FP.
{{Delistandreplace}} Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Replace the current FP with the proposed replacement.

If you believe that some picture no longer meets the criteria for FP, you can nominate it for delisting, copying the image name into this box, after the text already present in the box:


In the new delisting nomination page just created you should include:

  • Information on the origin of the image (creator, uploader);
  • A link to the original FP nomination (it will appear under "Links" on the image description page);
  • Your reasons for nominating the image and your username.

After that, you have to manually insert a link to the created page at the top of Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list.

As a courtesy, leave an informative note on the talk page(s) of the original creator, uploader(s), and nominator with a link to the delisting candidate. {{subst:FPC-notice-removal}} can be used for this purpose.

Featured picture candidate policyEdit

General rulesEdit

  1. The voting period is 9 complete days counted from the nomination. After the end of this period the result will be determined. Votes added on day 10 and after are not counted.
  2. Nominations by anonymous contributors are welcome
  3. Contributions to discussion by anonymous contributors are welcome
  4. Only registered contributors whose Commons accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote. Exception: registered users can always vote in their own nominations no matter the account age and number of edits.
  5. Nominations do not count as votes. Support must be explicitly stated.
  6. Nominators and authors can withdraw their nominated pictures at any time. This is done by adding the following template: {{withdraw}} ~~~~
  7. Remember, the goal of the Wikimedia Commons project is to provide a central repository for free images to be used by all Wikimedia projects, including possible future projects. This is not simply a repository for Wikipedia images, so images should not be judged here on their suitability for that project.
  8. Rules of the 5th day based on vote counts on day number 5 (day of nomination + 5)
    1. Pictures are speedy declined if they have no support (apart from the nominator).
    2. Pictures are speedy promoted if they have 10 support votes or more and no oppose votes. (Note that if it takes more than five days to reach this threshold, the picture can be promoted as soon as it is reached.)
    3. Once either speedy criterion is reached, the voting period is considered closed, and no more votes may be added.
  9. Pictures tagged {{FPX}} may be removed from the list 24 hours after the tag was applied, provided there are no support votes other than that of the nominator.
  10. Pictures tagged {{FPD}} (FP-Denied) may be removed from the list 24 hours after the tag was applied.
  11. Only two active nominations by the same user (that is, nominations under review and not yet closed) are allowed. The main purpose of this measure is to contribute to a better average quality of nominations, by driving nominators/creators to choose carefully the pictures presented to the forum.

Featuring and delisting rulesEdit

A candidate will become a featured picture in compliance with following conditions:

  1. Appropriate license (of course)
  2. At least seven Symbol support vote.svg Support votes at the end of nine days
  3. Ratio of supporting/opposing votes at least 2/1 (a two-thirds majority); same for delist/keep votes
  4. Two different versions of the same picture cannot both be featured, but only the one with higher level of support, as determined by the closer. Whenever the closer is not sure which version has consensus to be featured, he/she should attempt to contact the voters to clarify their opinions if not clear from the nomination page.

The delisting rules are the same as those for FPs, with voting taking place over the same time period. The rule of the 5th day is applied to delisting candidates that have received no votes to delist, other than that of the proposer, by day 5. There is also a limit of two active delisting nominations per user, which is in addition to the limit of two active regular nominations.

The FPCBot handles the vote counting and closing in most cases, current exceptions are candidates containing multiple versions of the image as well as FPXed and withdrawn nominations. Any experienced user may close the requests not handled by the bot. For instructions on how to close nominations, see Commons:Featured picture candidates/What to do after voting is finished. Also note that there is a manual review stage between the bot has counted the votes and before they are finally closed by the bot, this manual review can be done by any user that are familiar with the voting rules.

Above all, be politeEdit

Please don't forget that the image you are judging is somebody's work. Avoid using phrases like "it looks terrible" and "I hate it". If you must oppose, please do so with consideration. Also remember that your command of English might not be the same as someone else's. Choose your words with care.

Happy judging… and remember... all rules can be broken.

See alsoEdit

Table of contentsEdit

List may contain works considered Not Safe for Work (nudity).

Nominators are requested, out of courtesy, to include the {{nsfw}} template with such images. Users may select the gadget in user preferences "Deferred display of images tagged with {{nsfw}} on COM:FPC" to enable the template's effect of hiding the image until selected.

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Featured picture candidatesEdit

File:What is Wikipedia Zero?.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 13 Mar 2015 at 23:43:57 (UTC)
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File:USS Essex (CV-9) - January 1960.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 13 Mar 2015 at 23:49:08 (UTC)
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In this historical photograph, "USS Essex (CVA-9) takes spray over the bow while steaming in heavy seas. Essex, with assigned Carrier Air Group 10 (CVG-10), was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea from 7 August 1959 to 26 February 1960."
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by US Navy - uploaded by Cobatfor - nominated by Pine -- Pine 23:49, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pine 23:49, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Kostel sv. Františka, Quito.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 13 Mar 2015 at 21:52:02 (UTC)
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Interior of the Saint Francis Church in Quito (Ecuador)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Ondřej Žváček - uploaded by Ondřej Žváček - nominated by David C. S. -- David C. S. 21:52, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- David C. S. 21:52, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Maybe a little bit too dark at parts, but that golden roof just prohibits me from opposing. Really nicely captured. -- Pofka (talk) 23:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unsharp, proximal vertical lines leaning in, large blown areas. --Cayambe (talk) 23:35, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Strong oppose per Cayambe. Daniel Case (talk) 03:48, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Ama la Vida - Flickr - IMG 8587 (12227380376).jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 13 Mar 2015 at 21:49:23 (UTC)
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Artisanal fishing vessels in the beach of Engabao, Province of Guayas (Ecuador)

File:Pedro Weingärtner - The Maker of Angels - Google Art Project.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 13 Mar 2015 at 21:38:19 (UTC)
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The Maker of Angels, by Pedro Weingärtner

AlternativeEdit

Pedro Weingärtner - A Fazedora de Anjos - 1908.jpg

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Version of this painting with white gaps and other colors. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:38, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral It is better with brown gaps. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:38, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Cañón Silfra, Parque Nacional de Þingvellir, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 055.JPGEdit

Voting period ends on 13 Mar 2015 at 20:21:05 (UTC)
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Snorkeling in the Silfra canyon, a continental drift between the tectonic plates (North American and Eurasian), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland.

File:2014 Ratusz w Kłodzku, schody.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 13 Mar 2015 at 19:02:46 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 19:02, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 19:02, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Category:Spiral stairs is has lots of good photographs of photogenic spiral stairs. I don't think this one is particularly photogenic nor is the photo exceptional. Merely QI. -- Colin (talk) 20:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Many stairs were opposed previously. This one is no exception. Not impressive enough for me. Just QP as Colin already said. -- Pofka (talk) 22:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Not quite as strong oppose, but oppose It's not the worst spiral staircase picture ever, but it could be better. Can't tell if top (center) is blown or not (which means it probably is) and the crop of the banister is a little jarring. However, I do like the idea here; the execution just isn't there. Daniel Case (talk) 23:22, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination --Jacek Halicki (talk) 23:35, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:طائر رقطية.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 4 April 2015 at 16:09:20 (UTC)
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Laughing Dove at Tel Aviv zoo
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A Clear Photo for a perched Laughing Dove at Tel Aviv zoo. Its one of the most common city birds in the Levant, 2nd only to the House Sparrowباسم (talk) 18:15, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Jožef Tominc - Pietro Stanislao Parisi z družino.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 13 Mar 2015 at 17:15:02 (UTC)
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1849 family portrait painting of Pietro Stanislao Parisi with family

File:Tytuvėnai Monastery Church Interior, Tytuvėnai, Lithuania - Diliff.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 13 Mar 2015 at 16:26:35 (UTC)
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Tytuvėnai Monastery Church Interior.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Pofka -- Pofka (talk) 16:26, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Never before saw this church decorated like that. Some important mass must have been held at that time or something. -- Pofka (talk) 16:26, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Really, Pofka? I hadn't seen it before either until I visited Lithania. I saw maybe 3 or 4 churches decorated in this way (this one was in Šiluva, I took only a hand-held pano very quickly, because a service was about to begin and I couldn't photograph it properly, so it has stitching faults and can't really be used on Wiki), so I thought it was a special Lithuanian thing. ;-) Since then, I have a few other Eastern European churches with similar decorations but I don't know exactly what the significance is or what it is called. Diliff (talk) 18:18, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm curious why they were decorated like that in your pictures as well. At first, I thought that it might be connected with the wedding ceremonies or something, but that is not quite likely as there are way too much churches looking like that at the same time (St. Anne's Church in Vilnius is a frequent site of weddings, however I doubt that Tytuvėnai is frequently used for that as well). As I understand, you took all these pictures in a very short duration. Due to that, I think it is possible that some important Catholic events or days commemorations were taking place. I believe there should have been some advertisement sheets about it somewhere. Though, I'm surprised that you saw other Eastern European churches decorated in the same way (at similar period?) because Lithuania and Poland are the only Catholic countries in the region. Belarus, Ukraine, Russia are Orthodox, Latvia, Estonia are Lutheran (and Orthodox due to the Russian minorities as well). All these decorated churches and monasteries in your pictures are Catholic, so if the other churches you saw in the another Eastern Europe countries were Catholic as well, I think it must have been some religiously important days/period. It seems my religious knowledge isn't high enough to sort it out. =D -- Pofka (talk) 20:47, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I think you're right, it was a Polish church I saw. I can't recall where it was, maybe Commons or maybe Flickr. I searched for "Polish church interior" on Flickr and found four churches with the same decorations, but no explanation about why. We can just call it a Polish-Lithuanian tradition for now. :-) Diliff (talk) 21:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • These pictures in Flickr are taken at completely different dates: July 12, June 1, May 22, August 14 and yours photos are from September. That's really difficult to identify the exact decorating reason. Maybe some other more religious person will tell us why. =) -- Pofka (talk) 22:44, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Thanks again for the nomination. Eventually you will get through all my Lithuanian photos! The ones worth nominating anyway. Again, not a perfect interior for me, but I think the beauty of the interior is enough. Diliff (talk) 18:22, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • That is my aim for now. =D Later I'm planning to move on your Latvian churches. Some of them looks just terrific in your shots as well. It looks even better in your shots than in reality as I previously had a chance to visit some of these and they weren't that impressive. Maybe that's because I'm used to the luxurious Catholic churches in Vilnius, which is a complete opposition of Lutheranism. =D -- Pofka (talk) 20:47, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I appreciate all the different architectural styles really, but I must admit, the Lithuanian churches were much more impressive overall. ;-) I was a bit disappointed with the Lutheran churches in Latvia. Riga Cathedral and St Peter's were quite big, but also cold, uninviting and not so interesting inside. And unlike in Lithuania, they almost all required 'donations' (it's not a donation if you insist!) to visit. Diliff (talk) 21:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I thought just the same when I saw huge Riga Cathedral for the first time, however its interior was quite empty and disappointing. Though that's how Lutheranism exactly works. They want to keep everything simple when the Catholics wants to show God's greatness and humans weakness with the luxurious interiors full of saints frescoes. There are so many luxurious churches in Lithuania (especially in Vilnius and Kaunas) because this territory was the heart of the huge Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Many nobles financed expensive constructions of monasteries and churches there and that is why there are so many of them, compared with Latvia and Estonia. Latvia, Estonia always were quite tiny and military-based territories (that's why they have many castles). Klaipėda often was captured by other states and because of that there really is no such Catholic objects. It even reminds Riga a bit but sadly its main huge Lutheran church with vast tower haven't survived the World War II when it was completely exploded and the restoration project is kind of stuck to this day. Actually, I'm surprised how these churches in Vilnius nowadays are able to survive and even reconstruct themselves. There are way too many of them for a 0.5 million inhabitants city of nowadays and relying solely on donations should be just impossible. Though, I'm happy they are able to keep our heritage in a good condition. =) -- Pofka (talk) 22:44, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • It's nice to hear your point of view as a local. There was only one church that was in quite bad condition inside. I was always seeing the roof and towers when I was walking around, so went down some small streets and found its entrance in a courtyard. I can't remember the name of it, I never stayed to take a photo of it because there wasn't too much to see and it felt like a construction site! Maybe I should have taken a photo so we could have a high quality 'before' picture to match a new restored picture if it ever happens. Ah yes, on Google Maps, it's called "Bazilijonų bažnyčia", near the Church of St Theresa. Do you know it? Diliff (talk) 22:57, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- David C. S. 21:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Looks like the church trying to be the Golden Gate BridgeFace-smile.svg. Daniel Case (talk) 23:35, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Bust of Wilhelmine of Bayreuth.jpgEdit

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info bust by Gabriele Plössner, everything else by me -- El Grafo (talk) 16:20, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- El Grafo (talk) 16:20, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Detailed, nicely lighted, not blown. I think worth giving a try. -- Pofka (talk) 16:31, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment What does "give it a try" mean here? Either it is among our very best for you, or it isn’t. It does not have to prove anything once it is featured, so you don’t "give it a chance" by voting for it. --Kreuzschnabel 21:00, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • There were many poor pictures of this genre recently and this one really caught my eye. It really is among MY bests of this genre. For sure, it wouldn't be best among the featured pictures, but I wouldn't mind if it was there. That's why I wished to give it a try. -- Pofka (talk) 22:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not special enough, from a photographic point of view, to give it the star. Background, although having a nice bokeh, is not blurred enough to my tastes. And that spider web... - Benh (talk) 20:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I see nothing exceptional. The bust itself is of appropriate quality but not more, while the plaque does not even exceed phonecam level. --Kreuzschnabel 21:00, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Triglav y Valle de Vrata (14202569306) (2).jpgEdit

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Panorama of Vrata valley with Triglav in Triglav national park, Slovenia.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Javier Sanchez Portero - uploaded by Sporti - nominated by Yerpo -- — Yerpo Eh? 14:06, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- — Yerpo Eh? 14:06, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Would be even better if the central mountain were not entirely in shadow but outstanding as it is too. --Kreuzschnabel 14:30, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Some CA, bad artifacts in the areas where the clipping was fixed, dust spots in the sky. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:St Cuthbert's Church Philbeach Gardens Reredos, London, UK - Diliff.jpgEdit

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Rederos of St Cuthbert's Church, London
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff. Please view at full size, it unfortunately looks unimpressive at thumbnail size but the carved wooden rederos details are a feast for the eyes. The amazing thing is, this is not a grand English cathedral, it's just a local parish church in London, and not particularly well known at that. -- Diliff (talk) 11:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 11:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support First thought when seeing this picture: "It simply looks like a 100 years old bottle of wine!". Such impressive wooden altar... -- Pofka (talk) 16:18, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:48, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes, the details are incredible. - Benh (talk) 20:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful --Baresi F ([[User talk:Baresi franco|talk
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 23:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Judenplatz July 12th 2012.jpgEdit

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Judenplatz Vienna Austria

--Michael J Fromholtz (talk) 09:34, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry but I haven’t got the slightest idea what’s supposed to be outstanding in this image. Flat lighting, minimum size, distracting background, unimaginative frontal view. Not even categorized. --Kreuzschnabel 10:25, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
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Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because barely the required size, nothing special. Yann (talk) 12:06, 4 March 2015 (UTC) Anyone other than the nominator who disagrees may override this template by changing {{FPX}} to {{FPX contested}} and adding a vote in support. Voting will then continue in the usual way. If not contested within 24 hours, this nomination may be closed.
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. I have to agree. It also has a very low resolution and a very peculiar choice of aperture: f/1.4. The subject is in focus but the background is unattractively half-blurred. f/1.4 is a poor choice for an architectural subject, as the wide aperture doesn't maximise sharpness. Diliff (talk) 12:09, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Sea anemone baja california.jpgEdit

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, nominated by -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 02:10, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 02:10, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 12:01, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support! --Brateevsky {talk} 12:15, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support So unusual. Immediately caught my eye. -- Pofka (talk) 16:16, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 20:23, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Almost an oppose, because of the bad quality. I don't know the shooting conditions, but I'm not convinced it was necessary to stop down this much if a tripod wasn't an option or available. Beautiful colours though - Benh (talk) 20:42, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 22:41, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Steinway & Sons upright piano, model 1098, manufactured at Steinway's factory in New York City.jpgEdit

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American Steinway & Sons uproght piano

File:Sympetrum vulgatum LC0368.jpgEdit

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Sympetrum vulgatum
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Female Common Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum); created, uploaded and nominated by Jörg Hempel
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LC-de (talk) 21:12, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose Good quality, nice detail, but this creature's wings looks blown/blurred here. Way too transparent for me, especially upper one. I don't think they really are like that. Probably a little bit incorrect focusing or something. -- Pofka (talk) 21:53, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Better detail than many similar images, and I think if the wing would be sharper, it would hide a part of the body. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Moravskoslezské Beskydy - zima 2014 (by Pudelek) 04.JPGEdit

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Moravian-Silesian Beskids in winter

File:Mulberry Street NYC c1900 LOC 3g04637u edit.jpg (delist)Edit

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Mulberry Street NYC Mulberry Street NYC

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The right one is better (Original nomination)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace -- Claus (talk) 09:13, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Yann (talk) 10:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Is it allowed to vote for delisting in such a nomination? — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:45, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Avalokiteśvara in Construction in Da Nang, Vietnam.jpgEdit

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Avalokiteśvara in Construction in Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, and nominated by myself. This photo is showcasing four different phases of the construction: armature installation, draft cementing, sculpting, and painting. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 08:34, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Not the usual type of photos that I shoot but I thought of the building lovers over here who might appreciate it. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 08:34, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Never been a fan of pictures in which buildings, monuments or other things/places are covered up, especially with such restoration (or what is it?) constructions. It is even much bigger problem for me than the poor lighting. -- Pofka (talk) 16:10, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Construction doesn't mean restoration. They are building it up from scratch. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 06:07, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support In my opinion there's nothing wrong about showing the world in its current state. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:13, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose @Frank Schulenburg: Nothing being wrong about that, on the other hand, does not necessarily mean the image in question is among our finest. This one isn’t IMHO. Sunlit side of the statue is blown, contrast in the rest is rather poor, level of detail is by no means outstanding. Not a bad pic but still well below FP threshold for me. --Kreuzschnabel 09:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The subject is fascinating and the sharpness and resolution are really good. Really interesting to see all the phases of construction, as you said. Sadly, some areas are clipped and the image would benefit from some editing to improve the contrast. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:32, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not so much bothered by the idea of it being under renovation, but here it isn't photographed creatively enough to add something to the image. Worse than that, though, is the lighting as noted by Kreuzschnabel. Daniel Case (talk) 21:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • You are the second one referring to it being under renovation when this photo shows a statue being built from the ground up. Are my file name and description that bad? Isn't it obvious enough when looking at the photo in full size? -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 02:02, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Two scenes from Der Busant.jpgEdit

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Der Busant, in medieval tapestry
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by unknown, uploaded and nominated by Crisco 1492 --  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support High quality scan of an interesting tapestry, illustrating a popular folk story from the time which has since been almost forgotten.--  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 08:58, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 11:25, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Safran-Weinviertel Niederreiter 2 Gramm 8285.jpgEdit

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Pictogram voting info.svg Info Two gram high quality red threads of saffron from Lower Austria. All by Hubertl, Focus stacking by Alchemist -- Hubertl (talk) 05:00, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Sesimbra March 2015-12a.jpgEdit

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The jetty of the port of Sesimbra, west coast of Portugal, at the end of a calm day. All by Alvesgaspar (talk) 00:18, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 00:18, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment potentially a FP - but the way too centered lighthouse doesn't work for me here --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:24, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment IMO it'S too much water. I would choose another crop.--XRay talk 16:47, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition/crop issue. --Mile (talk) 18:12, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Uninteresting lighting and composition. --King of ♠ 01:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Goldcrest 1.jpgEdit

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Regulus regulus

File:Leccinum variicolor LC0365.jpgEdit

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Leccinum variicolor
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Mottled bolete (Leccinum variicolor); created, uploaded and nominated by Jörg Hempel
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LC-de (talk) 21:16, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good lighting --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:17, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lovely. -- Pofka (talk) 16:05, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 16:49, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice colors and ligth. --Mile (talk) 18:11, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Hubertl (talk) 21:33, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice suject. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:17, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

File:2015 Kościół św. Mikołaja w Radochowie 01.jpgEdit

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Church of St. Nicholas in Radochów
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 18:21, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 18:21, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I think it has too poor lighting to be FP. There are dozens of shadows. I would question the position from where the church was taken as well. That wall (and especially gates) covers the church up a bit. I would prefer the main entrance view. Furthermore, that wire coming to one of the buildings looks ugly and distracting. The nature is dead due to winter. If these trees at the right side near the church would have leafs, I think it would contrast quite well with the pale church. Overall, the church is not special in any way for me - simple small town church. It doesn't have "WOW" in it. Nothing more than QP, sorry. -- Pofka (talk) 19:25, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above I'm afraid --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:22, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Bottom too cluttered per Pofka. Daniel Case (talk) 21:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:2014.07.18.-16-Schwarzbach Woellnau--Kleiner Blaupfeil-Maennchen.jpgEdit

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File:Trakai Island Castle Chapel, Lithuania - Diliff.jpgEdit

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Trakai Island Castle Chapel interior.
  • Maybe plainest but with one of the richest and the most painful history. It might have been the last religious place for many castle defenders. -- Pofka (talk) 09:42, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes, this is a simple chapel, but it is the chapel of a very important castle in Lithuania, as Pofka mentions, and dates to the 14th or early 15th century. I don't think it's that plain though. There is a lot of character in the stones and bricks. :-) I find whitewashed churches much more plain. Diliff (talk) 16:39, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:19, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as per Daniel C. above. Yann (talk) 09:20, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Diliff (talk) 16:39, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 16:59, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 21:34, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Very fine in detail as usual but I don’t approve of the distortion on the chandelier, the ceiling flange of which looks almost vertical in this projection. Too much of wide-angle for me. --Kreuzschnabel 09:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I don't think there's actually much distortion of the chandelier. It's fairly typical of the view looking diagonally up at it. This is the original image of the chandelier taken with a 50mm lens (so there should be little distortion - it's not perspective corrected and 50mm is not wide angle). The chandelier in the panorama is slightly more vertically stretched as a result of the perspective correction, but it looks similar enough to me. Diliff (talk) 09:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Soldiers of 2 Royal Anglian Silhouetted in Afghanistan MOD 45157880.jpgEdit

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Soldiers of C Company 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment are silhouetted against the setting sun during operations in Afghanistan in June 2014.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Cpl Daniel Wiepen - uploaded by Fae - nominated by Chase me ladies -- Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 00:30, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 00:30, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Recruiting-poster perfect! Daniel Case (talk) 01:27, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 09:05, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Although I don't like guns and the occupation in afghanistan, the picture is very beautiful --LivioAndronico talk 09:28, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 10:00, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This is some kind of an advertising image and has nothing to do with reality. The depicted scene is completely designed and incompatible with military behaviour. --Uoaei1 (talk) 15:22, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I disagree with your comment that it is at odds with military behaviour, and I think others who have been in the military would agree with me. It looks like it's been taken just outside a military base - probably Camp Bastion - and that the soldier is using the sight on his rifle to scan the horizon during a pause in the patrol. You can see that he is kneeling by the razor wire & grass outside a base. The metadata shows that it was taken just after sunset in Afghanistan. There the possibility that the photographer has taken time to set up the shot and asked the soldiers to stay where they are, but that's unlikely, and in any case that is not a reason to vote against it - it is a reason to vote for it, as it was clearly taken by a professional photographer out in the field. I also do not believe it is advertising any more than a 'good photo' of anything can be taken as advertising. It would be nonsense to suggest that we should only accept blurry or bloody photographs of warzones. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 19:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

*Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral the photo is not localized. Is actually taken in Afghanistan? if not it's an advertising--PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 16:00, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

    • Yes, it has been: see the caption: "Soldiers of C Company 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment are silhouetted against the setting sun during operations in Afghanistan in June 2014." If you search for the author's name you will see that he was based in Afghanistan for much of that year and took many other photographs which could only have been taken there. The metadata also matches the time of sunset in Afghanistan during 11 June 2014. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 19:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Uoaei1. No wow. --P e z i (talk) 21:27, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Alchemist-hp (talk) 21:37, 2 March 2015 (UTC), this one was and is much better: Cheetah at Sunset.jpg, our POTY 2014 candidate at place 11.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Regardless of any opinions on the propaganda of millitary images, this one is undeniably well taken. Diliff (talk) 22:07, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per others above. Yann (talk) 09:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. @Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry: I was in the military and I was in Afghanistan, privately. Just because you asked..--Hubertl (talk) 10:45, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support per Diliff, though I'm not overly fond of the (probably intended & possibly even artificially introduced) vignetting at smaller sizes. --El Grafo (talk) 15:57, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Pinhole effect ? Its too much for vignetting. --Mile (talk) 18:15, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I support if the vignetting effect is removed. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 01:56, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Artificial vignetting for dramatic effect. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:21, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- David C. S. 22:01, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Multi plate pipe installation.jpgEdit

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, nominated by -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 23:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 23:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Great idea and suitable wow, but the image is too noisy for me. Reworkable from RAW? --Kreuzschnabel 15:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It is how it is... ;-) --Tomascastelazo (talk) 02:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose then, for technical shortcomings. Pity. --Kreuzschnabel 09:42, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Anthus richardi - Laem Pak Bia.jpgEdit

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Anthus richardi
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by JJ Harrison - nominated by 1989 -- 1989 15:22, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 1989 15:22, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 15:51, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 15:13, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:05, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not bad, but I don't think it's amongst the "very best of" Commons. --A.Savin 21:55, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 21:36, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Model healthy village Laos (11).jpgEdit

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Model healthy village Salavan Province Laos.
He is smoking.--Paris 16 (talk) 13:58, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
This man,(Akha Peoples), prepares his large water pipe called "Bang Yan" for smoking tobacco.--PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 16:23, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I really wish I could support a shot from Laos, but I don't really like the centered composition, harsh behind light and "high" point of view (I probably would have crouched down for a more dramatic composition). - Benh (talk) 07:54, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 15:15, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose centered composition, too tight crop, and only little wow; Sorry. --P e z i (talk) 21:17, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it. --Hubertl (talk) 21:37, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • To be frank, I really get tired of these "I like it" reasons given. This is not Facebook – an FPC is not featured because of enough users "liking" it. The suitable approach for your review is not "do I like it" but "do I think it’s among the very best images Commons has to offer". This one isn’t, though I really do like it, I like its atmosphere and lighting, but then there’s a huge loss of detail (hair, ear, stockings) and an unfavourable upside-down perspective, making the man appear smaller than he is and hiding every surrounding. Though I like it, I think it could have been taken much better, that’s why I do not think it deserves to be featured. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Kreuzschnabel 09:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    Na, @Kreuzschnabel:, möchtest du dir wieder einmal in deiner grenzenlosen Selbstüberschätzung ein zumindest temporäres Denkmal setzen? Kleiner Tipp: Ersetze hier einfach Musik durch Bild. Passt bestens zu dir. Zu deiner Beruhigung, du bist in gleichartiger Gesellschaft.--Hubertl (talk) 11:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I cut this image to hide the misery of these poor people. The man who prepares his pipe, waiting for the rat (which will make its meals), cooks the misery blaze, which is his right. The photo is cropped and less sad to see. --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 17:12, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Building of the Salins de Frontignan 01.jpgEdit

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Salins de Frontignan, Hérault, France
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 11:53, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 06:08, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support convincing composition --Hubertl (talk) 21:38, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • still Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral – scene and composition are great but many of the poles appear partly overexposed (not blown but too bright), is this fixable? --Kreuzschnabel 09:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done Kreuzschnabel, Thank you very much, I'm always afraid to do too much, I have now almost did the same as your version but from the RAW file. -- Christian Ferrer 18:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support now for me. --Kreuzschnabel 21:04, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Face fear…JUMP! Crisis Response Marines test insertion capabilities in Spain 150127-M-ZB219-053.jpgEdit

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Jump from a MV-22 Osprey at Morón Air Base, Spain
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Sgt. Paul Peterson - uploaded by - nominated by -- (talk) 11:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- (talk) 11:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Poor framing (helicopter cut by frame, right crop too tight while on the left is much empty space) --Kreuzschnabel 13:35, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose composition suboptimal. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:30, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose like the other oponents --Milseburg (talk) 15:53, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose (formerly FPX) Image does not fall within the guidelines, as per above comments. Yann (talk) 19:44, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It is a well composed and dynamic photograph. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 23:09, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The cropping of the aircraft/helicopter is unfortunate but the composition is still good. --G Furtado (talk) 00:12, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I quite like the framing, which focusses on the soldiers (the subject) rather than the helicopter. In any case, the rest of the photograph definitely makes up for it! Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 00:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Moderate oppose I see your point about the framing, but I still think the helicopter shouldn't have been so tightly cropped. I'd let that go, however, if the sky weren't so dark that you have to look around for the blades. Daniel Case (talk) 01:29, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. -- Pofka (talk) 16:44, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per other opposers. --P e z i (talk) 21:21, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 22:37, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- Achim Raschka (talk) 13:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Bull leaping minoan fresco archmus Heraklion.jpgEdit

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Bull leaping in Crete
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by minoan painters - photographed, uploaded and nominated by me -- Jebulon (talk) 11:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support More paintings ? This one is fabulous IMO, one of the art masterpieces of the western culture. From Knossos, Crete, typical wall fresco of the Minoan civilization, the cretan Bronze Age (around 1600 BCE). It shows young athletes playing by jumping over a bull, with an enthusiastic spectator. The "sport spirit" existed 3500 years ago. This is the original, on display at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. A reconstruction can be seen in the Knossos palace. -- Jebulon (talk) 11:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Surely! Clin 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 11:56, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 12:26, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Schnobby (talk) 15:59, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:26, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 11:22, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:52, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 18:37, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:10, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Dэя-Бøяg 03:19, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Never though it would be FI. Jebulon are you sure it has correct WB? As far as I remember (and see in the various pictures) the fresco was warmer (and a little paler) colours. --C messier (talk) 13:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks for comment and question. The museum presentation is entirely new, since the end of 2014. The lighting is different (and better) too. Beware of the "various pictures", some are photographs of copies. I did not "push buttons" of the post-processing software very much, because in addition of the electric light, one have a very good natural light through the ceiling in this new room. So... Well, maybe I'm wrong, but this is my proposal. (what do you mean by "FI" ?)--Jebulon (talk) 16:11, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I mean as I remembered it from my visit a week before yours. I took a photo of it too, although it had some motion blur, but it had warmer colours, without postprocessing. Do you think its worth to upload it just to compare? FI = Featured Image --C messier (talk) 12:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Please do so if you want ! But "without postprocessing" does not necessarily mean "absolutely pure". The camera plays his own role too.IMO there is no objectivity with colors...--Jebulon (talk) 21:03, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Haarlem, molen de Adriaan foto2 2015-01-04 09.37.jpgEdit

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Haarlem-NL, windmill
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Michielverbeek - uploaded by Michielverbeek - nominated by Michielverbeek -- Michielverbeek (talk) 09:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Michielverbeek (talk) 09:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • still Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral – rather noisy (why ISO 250?) and a bit oversharpened (visible e.g. on the small object in the sky which I recommend to retouch, see note) but beautiful light and atmosphere. --Kreuzschnabel 13:40, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 15:16, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I reduced noise level of the sky and water. Please revert, if it's not better. --Ivar (talk) 15:52, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 20:46, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Remembers me some of my favorite painters...--Jebulon (talk) 15:55, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 16:55, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support wooow! A perfect composition for a landscape, with a foreground object! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:48, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 05:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very beautiful.--Famberhorst (talk) 06:05, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per above --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 15:18, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:12, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --· Favalli ⟡ 03:20, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 17:01, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as painted from a flamish master --Hubertl (talk) 21:39, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Wieliczka kolaż 1.jpgEdit

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Views of Wieliczka Salt Mines by Willem Hondius
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info: This image is stitched from four views extracted from high-quality scans of a series of hand-colored copperplate maps of the town and salt mines of Wieliczka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Poland's major tourist attractions. It provides a detailed depiction of the life and work of men and horses employed in salt mining in the 17th century. You can see miners carving away blocks of rock salt, horse mills powering water pumps and lifts, brine boiling on the surface, men praying in front of an underground altar (sculpted from rock salt), and even one fellow relieving himself against a wall. Engravings by Willem Hondius — composite by Kpalion — uploaded by Kpalion — nominated by KpalionKpalion(talk) 22:40, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportKpalion(talk) 22:40, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is the source, it is to dark. --Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 22:57, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
    Well, it's a mine, so it's dark, but I don't think there are any crushed blacks here. — Kpalion(talk) 23:32, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ita140188 (talk) 22:20, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very interesting piece I think. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:47, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Megaraptor claw cast with scale.JPGEdit

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Photograph of a replica of a claw of the first digit of Megaraptor namunhuaiquii with a ruler for scale.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Duffymeg - uploaded by Duffymeg - nominated by IJReid -- IJReid (talk) 17:33, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- IJReid (talk) 17:33, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I personally don't have a problem with images with scale depending on the subject, and have even upload image with ruler as scale myself. However for a FP in this case, the ruler is way too prominent, not really in a style that works well as scale, not horizontal, and either not long enough or too long (it should either be at least as long as the subject or just a small fraction). -- KTC (talk) 20:22, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per KTC. The object might be striking, but the image, in the light of Featured Picture, is to common. --Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 22:13, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Just to note KTC, I have now straightened the image as well as cropped it. How is the image too common Jan Arkesteijn? IJReid (talk) 05:03, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
It looks better, now that you have tidied it, but for a featured picture it misses the wow-effect. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 10:15, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Indeed, it may be a better FPC for Wikipedia. -- KTC (talk) 12:23, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Le « temple de la montagne »Site de Vat Phou Champassak, Laos (2).jpgEdit

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Le « temple de la montagne »Site de Vat_Phou Champassak, Laos
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created , uploaded by, - nominated by PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:15, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Could be more focused. --Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 22:16, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Eye-catching, good color-play. -- Pofka (talk) 13:50, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not convinced about the composition and the focus isn't sharp. -- Colin (talk) 14:10, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unsharp, clipped whites in an important part of the image, tight crop on top. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 17:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Titanium crystal-bars.jpgEdit

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Titanium crystal bars
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me. -- Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:56, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:56, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:58, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 18:54, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 02:03, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Claus (talk) 05:43, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 07:44, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 10:16, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Our Alchemist is back !--Jebulon (talk) 11:16, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
    Face-blush.svg --Alchemist-hp (talk) 11:42, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
    Surely! Clin 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:00, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose When I compare to File:Titan-crystal bar.JPG this one is a much weaker composition. There's useless space in the top left. The bars are longer than necessary to achieve their purpose illustrating the crystal bar. The magnification on each bar is thus so low I can't see any surface detail even at 100% (compared to other FP). In most scenarios where this image could be used (illustrating wiki or a book) the crystals would be too small to see in any quality. The only thing this photo offers that isn't offered by our existing FP is that there are two bars with different crystal structure, but this isn't explained. The dark grey surface has an awful lot of chroma noise. -- Colin (talk) 14:26, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
    ✓ Done additional image describtion added. "... that there are two bars with different crystal structure, but this isn't explained." my explanation: why we can see two exact same perhaps oak trees? Right: they grow simply differently, a chance ;-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:44, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:13, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 06:03, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Achim Raschka (talk) 13:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 17:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • By the way, the cube as a scale is awesome. Hadn't seen that anywhere before. — Julian H. 19:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Maracujá em fundo preto (2).JPGEdit

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Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa) in black background.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa) in black background. Created and uploaded by Rodrigo.Argenton - nominated by Arion -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:18, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:18, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose unsharp. Lack of DOF. A focus stack will be better for this kind if images. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:24, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Unsharp? No... this lack of DOF and I knew that, so that's why I did not submitted here. -- RTA 16:54, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
      • You are right, now I'm corrected my text to a more exact describtion. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 18:57, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per original image uploader.... -- KTC (talk) 20:13, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:12, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Papilio machaon - Swallowtail 1.jpgEdit

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Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)

Image:HH Ericus1.jpgEdit

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Historical building surrounded by modern offices
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by KaiBorgeest - uploaded by KaiBorgeest - nominated by KaiBorgeest -- KaiBorgeest (talk) 23:09, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KaiBorgeest (talk) 23:09, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not seeing anything above QI here. Relatively low resolution, not exceptionally sharp, lighting is nothing special. -- Colin (talk) 14:08, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Colin. Might be FP-able without the background, and definitely has value showing the contrast of old and new, but that's it. Daniel Case (talk) 16:17, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too usual to be FP. -- Pofka (talk) 13:49, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Haltern am See, Sythen, Quarzwerke, Werkzeughalle -- 2014 -- 4050.jpgEdit

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by XRay - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 19:27, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 19:27, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too poor colors. Dark upper left corner. Composition doesn't work to be FP, sorry. -- Pofka (talk) 12:07, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good. I like the colors and the composition. The image quality is very good as well. Das Bild wirkt irgendwie sehr platisch und gleichzeitig sehr abstrakt. Don't know how to say this in English. --Code (talk) 14:52, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
"The picture seems somehow very plastic and at the same time very abstract". That, at least, is what Google Translate comes up with, although I suspect "plastic" is not quite what you meant (But I'm not able right now to run upstairs and find other meanings in my German-English dictionary). Daniel Case (talk) 16:28, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Maybe "three-dimensional" is the word you’re looking for, or, if it’s not meant that literally, "vivid". --Kreuzschnabel 10:03, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Mysterious support I shouldn't like this, but I do. I think it's two things: the unexpectedly bright blues on these disused industrial objects, and the strong contrasts of the rusty orange and the deep blues. Daniel Case (talk) 16:28, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • The unusual and rather intense color scheme was the reason for the photo, russet, orange and blue.--XRay talk 16:55, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Unusual and good. Yann (talk) 18:55, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Code. --Dэя-Бøяg 03:11, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The picture was taken in a place with many fascinating motifs. Both the objects and the colors emphasize the technical nature. Thanks to Tomer T for the nomination.--XRay talk 06:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 19:08, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I’d like it more without the bench, emphasizing the abstractness of the subject. Because I’ve got no idea what these discs are and what they’re good for, the picture works through the combination of colours and shapes. Then, the bench is nothing but distracting. Crop suggestion added. May be cropped even tighter, cutting the outer edges. --Kreuzschnabel 10:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • With a little help: I've updated the description: flanges. Forgotten in the description, only given as category. Thanks for your advice. --XRay talk 11:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Egyptian Grains.jpgEdit

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Egyptian Grains.jpg
  • Pictogram voting info.svg InfoSome Egyptian Grains: Top (orange)= lentil (Lens culinaris), Second (vinous)= bean, Third (brownish)= lentil, Forth (dark yellow)= maize, last one (light yellow)= wheat. This photo won the second prize at Wiki Loves Africa 2014. - created and uploaded by Dinapriv - nominated by لا روسا.--لا روسا (talk) 12:24, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support.--لا روسا (talk) 15:05, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice idea, well done! --Uoaei1 (talk) 12:28, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Will support as soon as the cyan chromatic aberration is fixed (visible on the outer edges, even in preview!) --Kreuzschnabel 14:49, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment We need a better description, this is essential, why on Earth you approved a winning contest with a bad description? I do not know the first grain, the rest a put in order there. And some one needs to fix the weird light hits the beans. And is delightful photo. -- RTA 18:19, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Conditional support Now this is how to shoot food. But I would like to see the CA removed and the description improved. Daniel Case (talk) 20:23, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Uoaei1. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:15, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is a good photo but I would like if it could be fixed before we accept it at FP. The CA is really quite visible and there's also very visible JPG blocking (see kidney beans) which suggests a low quality output at some stage. The author is using Photoshop so there's no reason this can't be fixed. Additionally, it has been saved as AdobeRGB rather than sRGB, which is unsuitable for web images. -- Colin (talk) 14:17, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Like very much the idea but per above. Colin, just curious to know why AdobeRGB is less suitable than sRGB for web images ? (What's a "web" image ?). - Benh (talk) 10:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
    • A "web image" is an image that is nearly always going to be viewed on a computer using a web browser or mobile app. I keep meaning to write a Commons guideline on it. AdobeRGB is really only good for sending an image directly to a professional printer or magazine, for everyone else it is very likely to result in many people seeing the wrong colours and an increased risk of banding in smooth colour gradients. -- Colin (talk) 12:57, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral support when chromatic aberration is fixed. --— D Y O L F 77[Talk] 13:02, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Change the positions of beans and the wheat for a harmonic colour composition. --Kreuzschnabel 10:09, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Vincent van Gogh - Dr Paul Gachet - Google Art Project.jpg, featuredEdit

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Vincent van Gogh - Dr Paul Gachet
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Vincent van Gogh - uploaded by DcoetzeeBot - nominated by Claus -- Claus (talk) 07:36, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Claus (talk) 07:36, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 12:30, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 17:54, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support More good paintings! 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:27, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 19:49, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Quoc-Phong NGUYEN (talk) 02:25, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:25, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Vincent Van is a Gogh! Daniel Case (talk) 02:51, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ximonic (talk) 23:20, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:28, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment A pity my name is not "Mr Google" because photographying in Musée d'Orsay is strongly forbidden. I'm very happy we have such an excellent picture of this painting under free license in "Commons", but I don't understand why it should be featured. Vincent with a FP star ? Mr.Google's tool with a FP star ?--Jebulon (talk) 16:42, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
It is a great scan of a famous painting. What more you want?--Claus (talk) 06:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)


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Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 14:07, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:La Mary-restored.pngEdit

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restored version of a scene of film La Mary
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Unknown - original file downloaded from [[1]] and uploaded by Baute2010 and Galio, restored version by Ezarate - nominated by Ezarate -- Ezarateesteban 22:06, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ezarateesteban 22:06, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support Very small size. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:26, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Could be a historical moment, a VI maybe, but as a photo, nothing here. -- RTA 18:05, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Excuse me, La Mary is considered a cult film and all the actors are well known actors in Argentina and other countries, furthermore Carlos Monzón is a best known boxer in the world, it isn't a random photo Ezarateesteban 22:56, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support, relevant for Argentinian film history. --ProtoplasmaKid (talk) 02:09, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
¬¬ Could be a historical moment, but as a photo, nothing here. => Esto puede ser un momento histórico, pero la imagen en sí, no tiene nada que alegre los ojos.
And this is a voting for a Featured picture, I'm not even close said that's random, but, this is not a appealing photo
One important thing, Ezarate, could pleas fix the date? This is important, because this is a historical moment, and the license have a direct relation with the date. -- RTA 04:11, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Ezarateesteban 04:38, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Smile, but could be more precise? -- RTA 09:35, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
It was released on 8 August 1974 but I think it was filmed months before that date but I don,t know exactly the date Ezarateesteban 13:16, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

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La Mary-restored1.png

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Due to the comment did by ArionEstar I did a test doing a bigger size image but I think is too exagerated --Ezarateesteban 23:09, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's in the rules: an image (with the exception of SVG) must have more than 2 Mpx. And when the image has a good size, the level of details is bigger. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:21, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It may be within the rules but where’s the wow? --Kreuzschnabel 08:18, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
See my argument below, please Ezarateesteban 22:56, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Seljalandsfoss, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 201-203 HDR.JPGEdit

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Sunset view from the back of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Suðurland, Iceland. The waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Sunset view from the back of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Suðurland, Iceland. The waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline. All by me, Poco2 20:04, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 20:04, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 21:29, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Lucien (es·m·com) 21:30, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 22:07, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The composition is great. Not the processing. Oversaturated, shadow too heavily recovered on the right (strange that it's only on the right). Some blue fringing. Maybe this can be fixed - Benh (talk) 22:28, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    Benh: I have finetuned the luminosity of the shadowed areas and reduced the frindge. I haven't touched the saturation because I believe that the picture is pretty realistic and I have applied the standard configuration that I have been using for years. Btw, I think that this one is probably the most solid FP candidate I had, ever. That makes me sadly believe that I will always get your opposing votes. It is fine to challenge other FP-experienced photographers, but if this picture is not an FP then I got lost... Poco2 20:02, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
    A configuration doesn't work the same for all sources of picture. I still maintain the processing screwed up (a little) the otherwise great scene. Now for my voting scheme : you flood FPC with candidates and it doesn't appear to me that you apply a strict filtering before ur pic gets the candidate label (and ur very own "solid FP candidate" comment seems to confirm that). FPC has to be special, and I hope it remains so. Don't be surprised to get opposes from me as I'm the kind of demanding nitpicking guy (I try to remain "fair" though). As for why I oppose this one vs neutral the stair nom. which had issues as well, I consider they may have forbid you from getting ur tripod out which I consider a mitigating reason (but u didn't share), while a processing can be done again and again. No mitigating reason : much higher expectations. - Benh (talk) 08:39, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
    Benh:::I think that you misunderstood my comment. This picture is probably one of my best pictures, ever, and will stay as my desktop image for a while. You cannot expect that I nominate only those pictures that, I believe, are the best picture have ever I shot. In that case I'd show up here every 2 years at most. I have made some numbers and checked all FPCs initiated by me in Commons and checked the result of them: 162 out of 289 were successful (56% success rate). It may be poor for you, but I'm satisfied with that. You may call that flooding, that's a tough word. Flooding would be 2 nominations per day but there are rules, that I agree with, to avoid that. I see it from a different point of view, out of my last 5 nominations 0% were successful and that is not normal, and no, I don't think that I have lowered the bar for FPCs. Regarding your comment about "mitigating reasons", that surprised me, especially after your statement in a recent nomination saying "only the result counts". Finally, I'd like to remind you again that comments like "cheap", "trivial", "randomed" are out of place when you judge the work of others (not the case in this nominations, but in others). I find that kind of comments unrespectful and discouraging. You can be a nitpicking guy but stay respectful Poco2 14:17, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I think what Benh meant is that if this is the best FP image you've ever taken (and was taken in August last year), why have you nominated so many inferior images recently? I know you probably have quite a large backlog of images that you haven't had time to process and upload and I can see this was uploaded just prior to nomination, but I think his point is still fair - it's probably better to nominate your best images as a priority. Anyway, of course it's your choice, but I have noticed that many of your nomination images have not been as consistently good recently. Diliff (talk) 14:57, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Indeed, I have a big backlog, that is getting smaller now due to missing equipment, but still go around 2000 pictures from December/January. Sometimes I also wait for contests like WLE or WLM. Poco2 16:36, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Come on Poco... yes the result counts. But I still do know when it's impossible to do otherwise (and I still don't know for the stairs, just out of curiosity). Regarding the result counts nom, it would be just a matter of waiting spring or summer, but I thought it was clear to all... And yes I may be a bit too sincere, and that's because I don't play game or whatever. None of my negative comments are free. If there's any (there must be some which has slipped), then I'm very sorry. - Benh (talk) 22:39, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Amazing colors. --King of ♠ 05:34, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Actually per Benh - from a technical point of view. Support-wise per others... ;-) --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:33, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Awed The technical mistakes, such as they are, give it an otherworldly quality, like a sci-fi novel cover. Daniel Case (talk) 07:20, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -donald- (talk) 10:49, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 10:58, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 13:44, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:57, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Pedro J Pacheco (talk) 15:54, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Dэя-Бøяg 16:44, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very great wow factor. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:29, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. I agree with Benh too, the processing is not as good as it could be. Maybe you're right that the saturation is accurate (it does seem a bit too much for me though), but there are haloes around the cave where the sky begins. How is this processed? Is it an exposure blend, or did you recover shadows and highlights? In any case, I agree with you, the wow of the scene makes up for these technical deficiencies. This image fixes the main complaint I had about your previous nomination of this waterfall: the cropped pool. Diliff (talk) 23:10, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support wow --· Favalli ⟡ 01:05, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support When I first saw this my reaction was that Poco had leant on the saturation slider. But Googling for the subject shows it can often be lit spectacularly and colourfully, though there are plenty times also when the light is not good. Good catch. -- Colin (talk) 11:40, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support But I somewhat agree with the comments above. Perhaps a slight change in balance towards wow over quantity would be good. More images like this, please. --DXR (talk) 15:15, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:26, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Stryn (talk) 18:17, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Amazing colors and nature feeling, Wow Poco, nice shoot --The_Photographer (talk) 19:27, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 20:38, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 20:45, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ----Hafspajen 16:02, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Looks over processed to me. Seems good for my Imac screen saver, and I'm afraid it is not a compliment. I find it a bit "too much" and agressive, sorry (oversaturated ?). But it is just a matter of taste, and I understand the lot of supports.--Jebulon (talk) 16:11, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:30, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Ceiling bracket detail at chapel, Greenwich Hospital, London.jpgEdit

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A highly decorated bracket on the ceiling near the south window at the Greenwich Hospital chapel.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Daniel Case - uploaded by Daniel Case - nominated by Daniel Case -- Daniel Case (talk) 19:09, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The last of my three noms from the inside of the chapel at Greenwich Hospital, London. -- Daniel Case (talk) 19:09, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice colors and well chosen composition. Very pleasant sigth. --Mile (talk) 20:40, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 22:07, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment. I'm not crazy about the composition to be honest. It doesn't seem 'naturally framed', as the top left corners are cut off. Diliff (talk) 23:44, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
I didn't have too much to work with if I wanted this to be good. I actually cropped some more off the right yesterday before nominating because that had some distracting light there. There isn't much more on those upper left corners. Daniel Case (talk) 07:17, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Actually Daniel, coincidentally I also visited the chapel and Painted Hall at Greenwich Hospital yesterday but unfortunately wasn't able to take any of the kind of quality photos you'd expect of me. The problem with visiting randomly is that you're at the mercy of whatever event is going on at the time - the chapel had choir singing practice for the entire afternoon until closure, taking over the front of one whole side aisle with quite a big group so although it was really beautiful singing, it wasn't really conducive to photography. I took a few photos of details such as this but nothing that I was happy with. The tonality was very different though, as the interior lighting was stronger and the light from outside was fairly dark and overcast. I won't link to any of my images of it here as I don't want to distract from your nomination but I'll post something on your talk page. And the Painted Hall was a bit busy with lots of volunteers buzzing around. I was specifically told not to use my tripod in there too, which is pretty much essential for high quality photography. I took a few hand-held panoramas to get an idea of what I could expect, but hand-held indoors usually results in stitching errors and mine were no exception so nothing I took was publishable on Commons. I'm hoping to visit another time and see if I have more luck with finding the two interiors a bit quieter. Apologies for spamming your nomination. ;-) Diliff (talk) 23:44, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
No problems. Looking forward to seeing your images. Daniel Case (talk) 07:17, 27 February 2015 (UTC).
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice shot. Great eye for details. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 19:04, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't see anything special about it. It looks like a random composed part of the ceiling. The cropping is too tight. Nice to illustrate an article but not an FP in my opinion. - Benh (talk) 08:48, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Similar to Benh. I do support the idea of taking and uploading "detail" photographs rather than "fit the entire interior into one huge photo" approach always. That the result will often not have wow or composition enough for FP is not a reason to refrain from such image making -- a comprehensive set of photos of a building is valuable and we can't expect all to be spectacular. -- Colin (talk) 11:43, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good composition, good lighting, good sharpness. May be that there are similar photos but this one is very good too. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 15:26, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. I'm afraid I have to oppose. The details are very stunning and I like the interplay of cold and warm colours, but I think it is let down by the awkward composition. I know it's difficult as there are no natural features that could act as a frame for it, but I think it needs more space on the top left corner to avoid cutting off the edges. It's a bit like cutting off the hand of Jesus. ;-) Diliff (talk) 10:01, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Strange composition and perspective. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 17:34, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Crown of Thorns Starfish at Malapascuas Island.jpgEdit

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Matt Kieffer - uploaded by Unbuttered Parsnip - nominated by Archaeodontosaurus -- Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 17:43, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Exceptional images may sometimes not be of extremely high quality. Here's a rare sea star, which we know only a few specimens reassembled by trawlers. This is the first time it was photographed in its natural environment. We are fortunate that this image is poured into COMMONS. Thanks to the work of Wikipedians that encourage underwater photographers to submit their images. They deserve our gratitude.-- Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 17:43, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Unique picture of an extremely rare animal, with satisfactory technical quality (all the more given the conditions of light and depth), and beautiful aesthetics. Such pictures are precious treasures for Wiki projects. FredD (talk) 17:58, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It falls short on technical side. How sad it was shot with a Sony DSC-TX7... but I'm convinced by the explanations of Archaeodontosaurus. - Benh (talk) 18:18, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Support anyway, rare stuff, with Plasma all over ? --Mile (talk) 18:22, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Also it has beautiful colors. And I also support the Mile's version. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:25, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong support I totally agree with the nominator. Outstanding and unique educational and scientific value. As FredD said Such pictures are precious treasures for Wiki projects. Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 18:42, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:56, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Wrong white balance, easily corrected. Yann (talk) 10:00, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:27, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ----Hafspajen 16:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Alternative versionEdit

Crown of Thorns Starfish at Malapascuas Island v. II.jpg

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment worth to save...could you see if this one is better, green level lowered. --Mile (talk) 18:21, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I also support the Mile's version. @Yann: It's better? 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:11, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Better. Yann (talk) 13:53, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 14:25, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I think this one is more natural. --Mile (talk) 17:10, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 04:28, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Baresi F (talk) 23:24, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Luscinia cyane - Khao Yai.jpgEdit

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Siberian Blue Robin
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by JJ Harrison - nominated by 1989 -- 1989 17:35, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 1989 17:35, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:51, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support a JJ Harrison, where is this guys ? -- RTA 18:46, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:07, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:28, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Just love this bird color! -- Pofka (talk) 13:46, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ximonic (talk) 23:21, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:31, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 06:08, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Tsjuder, Jan-Erik „Nag“ Romøren at Party.San Metal Open Air 2013.jpgEdit

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Jan-Erik „Nag“ Romøren of Tsjuder at Party.San Metal Open Air 2013

File:Basilica of Saint Clotilde Pulpit, Paris, France - Diliff.jpgEdit

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Basilica of Saint Clotilde Pulpit
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff -- Diliff (talk) 00:59, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 00:59, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 03:48, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:50, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 09:11, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 19:17, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 13:44, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment. This nomination has no opposes but is just one support away from being featured with a few days remaining. Not telling anyone how they should vote, but if you were umm'ing and ahh'ing, now might be the time to lock your vote in. ;-) Diliff (talk) 02:19, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I don't like this picture. No wow IMHO. I think you have a lot of pictures better than this one.--Paris 16 (talk) 09:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Pas probleme. I think the wow is the details of the pulpit and its interesting shape (reminds me of a rocket) but I guess others agree with you. It's easier to find wow in wide views of an entire church, there's a lot more for the eye. Diliff (talk) 10:19, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:STS-135 final flyaround of ISS 1.jpgEdit

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Space ISS NASA
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Final fly-around of the International Space Station by the Space Shuttle. Created by NASA - uploaded by Leebrandoncremer/Craigboy - nominated by Craigboy -- Craigboy (talk) 05:39, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Craigboy (talk) 05:39, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Much wow, well detailed and exposed. --Kreuzschnabel 09:12, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not everyone of us could capture such picture due to its location (in fact probably nobody), however the quality and resolution of this one is quite low. If another object or view would be captured with such quality, I don't think it would have a chance here. -- Pofka (talk) 16:09, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Imho this is a somewhat confused argument. I'm fine with opposing due to wow or stuff like that but your reason is a bit odd. Firstly, the quality is perfectly fine, shot with a slightly older pro DSLR. NASA need to rely on what the camera manufacturers offer in the rugged and reliable class and at the end of the day such cameras don't have 36 or 50 MP as of now. Also the entire point is that the image is in space, the fact that I can shoot the house next door in higher resolution is totally irrelevant, isn't it? --DXR (talk) 17:53, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
My point is that we don't have to make every NASA photo FP just because it is taken in space. Zoom in the satellite. It is unsharp and some details are really poorly visible. I'm not telling that this picture is a crap, but I think the rules should be same for all and there shouldn't be exceptions just because they don't have better cameras up there. In my opinion, it should fit perfectly as valued image, not FP. -- Pofka (talk) 21:45, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
The space station might not be highly detailed but I definitely cannot see anything unsharp or blurred in it. As for the wow factor, that’s a thing we all see different of course. Objects or places unfamiliar to us bring a wow factor along that biases us into featuring the image while others shake their heads, as I did in this nomination (buy any issue of any flying magazine, and you’ll get dozens of perfectly sharp in-flight shots, so this kind of pictures is not unfamiliar to me, so the image in question hadn’t enough wow in my eyes to compensate for the blurred wing.) Others, having a different approach from a different experience, granted the image lots of wow to support. That’s why we have majority votes here. --Kreuzschnabel 07:29, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
The image is of similar quality to other featured space images. It's not just some space image, it's an image of an extremely significant event (completion of USOS, final Space Shuttle mission).--Craigboy (talk) 03:06, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --The technical quality of this shot is very nice. The lens is well sharp at 100% on the subject and the photograph hasn't been over-sharpened. Nikon's camera shines with no noise in the dark areas. The background has been brushed, not very nicely in some areas, to get rid of the compression artefacts. An issue which can be easily cleaned. Sting (talk) 23:05, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Jesus Christ of Gian Lorenzo Bernini in San Sebastiano fuori le mura (Rome).jpgEdit

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Jesus Christ of Gian Lorenzo Bernini in San Sebastiano fuori le mura (Rome)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by -- LivioAndronico talk 20:39, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LivioAndronico talk 20:39, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Generally good detail but the bright side of the face shows too many blown areas, leading to loss of detail at least in the hair section. This is not an easy shot to take I am sure. Chroma noise in background. --Kreuzschnabel 09:18, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It would have to be superb to get a photo of a statue featured. Think of the care that goes into portraits. This is just a photo of a statue taken by a DSLR. What is the wow? -- Colin (talk) 12:30, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 13:09, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:50, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Colin said it all. - Benh (talk) 08:54, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 15:31, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I am quite surprised at the support votes for this image, which doesn't even deserve a QI. It is an arbitrary crop of the full bust which properly shows Jesus' hand blessing, rather than just his fingertips. The only reason for this framing I can think of is that the lower part of the bust is even more badly lit than the upper. The image had been processed such that it has heavy posterisation (see the background and the shadows). The lighting on the face is very poor and wouldn't be accepted for a portrait. -- Colin (talk) 20:16, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin --P e z i (talk) 20:58, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin. Yann (talk) 21:11, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose poor quality and light. --A.Savin 21:49, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. I think Colin has said it all, both here and on the FPC talk page. Diliff (talk) 09:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Doña Isabel Cobos de Porc by Francisco Goya.jpg, featuredEdit

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File:Geranium wallichianum 'Buxton’s Blue’ 04.JPG, featuredEdit

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Geranium wallichianum 'Buxton’s Blue’
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Geranium wallichianum 'Buxton's Variety'. flowering period is from about June to September in partial shade. G. wallichianum originates from the Himalayas (from Afghanistan to Kashmir) in the mountains over large distances up to a height of 3500 meters. created by Famberhorst - uploaded by Famberhorst - nominated by Famberhorst -- Famberhorst (talk) 18:08, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 18:08, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 20:47, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Too busy in the background—see my suggested crop. Symbol support vote.svg Support I still would have squared it up, but I'm OK with this. Daniel Case (talk) 05:43, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done Other crop.--Famberhorst (talk) 06:29, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 16:44, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:54, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hafspajen 16:04, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 06:09, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support and the seventh :-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:39, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't see too much Wow there and it doesn't look sharp to me. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 17:26, 4 March 2015 (UTC)


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File:Egyptian food Koshary.jpg, featuredEdit

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Egyptian food Koshary
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A plate of the most famous Egyptian dish, known as Koshary. Its Also known in several other parts of the Arab World and the Middle East--باسم (talk) 14:20, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 17:48, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Something different, and interesting. --Mile (talk) 08:20, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support - Different and nice composition; not happy about the darker right part of the picture. But all in all thumbs up. --Pugilist (talk) 09:18, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for the uneven lighting. I’d excuse this on a landscape scenery but it’s too large a flaw on a studio shot FPC. --Kreuzschnabel 10:41, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose agree about the lighting. If you have a raw file and can apply a gradient filter to lighten the right, that might help. Also, please save the file as sRGB since AdobeRGB is not suitable for web images (few people will see the right colours). -- Colin (talk) 12:41, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support.--لا روسا (talk) 22:15, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support Lighting is unfortunate but I really like the composition --· Favalli ⟡ 02:59, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin and Kreuzschnabel. And I don't think the composition is striking enough. Daniel Case (talk) 05:49, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very colorful. --King of ♠ 05:37, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Light don't bother me. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:30, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral A graceful composition, the dark area do not irritates me, gives, I don't know, a mystery to the photo; however, the lack of sharpness... ok a kit lens (a kit lens in a D700 o.O), but this lens works better at lower f-stop, and in a flat image like that, DOF is not a issue, and maybe a better angle of view... -- RTA 18:39, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Great subject/arrangement, but lighting is insufficient for a studio shot. --El Grafo (talk) 16:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)


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File:Tajines in a pottery shop in Morocco.jpg, featuredEdit

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Tajines in a pottery shop in Morocco
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Colourful Image of several decorated Tajines in a pottery shop in Morocco--باسم (talk) 14:11, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Need WB and QI criteria overexposed.svg Overexposed correction --The_Photographer (talk) 14:36, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I do like it, even the blueish WB, and I find the exposition fine. A bit small, but I don't think extra pixels would bring something here. - Benh (talk) 20:30, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice... Love the colours. Kleuske (talk) 12:48, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Lots of interest, and decent quality. As Benh said, a bit small, but detailed enough. Diliff (talk) 15:12, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Nice. It looks partially overexposed. Resolution very small. --XRay talk 17:35, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support.--لا روسا (talk) 22:14, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Jebulon (talk) 22:16, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Nothing special in this "tourist shop photograph" (no offence) ; I don't like the heavy blue sky reflects on the highly reflective pottery, it denatures their beauty. Sting (talk) 01:22, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
btw: no metadata, no color profile. Sting (talk) 01:25, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice suject. Interesing objects. Reflections don't bother me. Wow for me. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:10, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful colours, sharp enough. Although you lose some information, keep that in mind for the next, and why it is so small? "OE correction" hehhehehe, ai ai... -- RTA 18:12, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:30, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hafspajen 16:07, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


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File:Île de la Cité shortly before sunrise, West View 140320 1.jpg (delist), not featuredEdit

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Île de la Cité shortly before sunrise, West View 140320 1.jpg


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Île de la Cité shortly before sunrise, West View 140320 1.jpg

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I want to crop this image, but it is a FP. I hope you will agree. (Original nomination)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace -- Paris 16 (talk) 12:04, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace  ■ MMXX talk 14:43, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Yann (talk) 14:48, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace cropped version (with fewer water). Just love these lights all over the picture. -- Pofka (talk) 21:54, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
    Pofka here you can tell or delist or not,isn't a vote for FP.Thanks.--LivioAndronico talk 22:13, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace I think the crop much improves this already wonderful panorama (wish I'd taken it myself). - Benh (talk) 22:53, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep It only removes information from the picture. May be not very useful information but it only costs a few bytes to let it there. --G Furtado (talk) 00:27, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment yes, Venus (top middle) is gone...--93.144.85.146 01:20, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
    • PS: currently both pictures target is the original nom
      • Yes, that's deliberate. The nom is asking for permission to actually make the crop. -- KTC (talk) 10:49, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral as creator. Paris 16 has shown me this crop some time ago and I like both versions. --DXR (talk) 07:08, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Daniel Case (talk) 18:58, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Quoc-Phong NGUYEN (talk) 02:28, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Claus (talk) 05:45, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
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File:RiP2013 GreenDay Mike Dirnt 0002.JPG, featuredEdit

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Mike Dirnt, singer and bassist of Green Day, stands on the Centerstage during Rock im Park-Festival 2013.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Sven0705 - uploaded by Sven0705 - nominated by Achim Raschka -- Achim Raschka (talk) 08:43, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Achim Raschka (talk) 08:43, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Bojars (talk) 16:45, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support All the way for Green Day! -- Pofka (talk) 22:02, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Very good composition and atmosphere. Pity his right hand is so unsharp. I’m not entirely sold on this. --Kreuzschnabel 10:48, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kadellar (talk) 13:29, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --El Grafo (talk) 14:26, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 07:27, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 13:10, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow overweighs minor technical concern. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:12, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support a benchmark for festival photographers ... --rs-foto (talk) 18:49, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Really nicely done. I love the colors and the composition. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 19:10, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --· Favalli ⟡ 01:12, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Quoc-Phong NGUYEN (talk) 02:30, 28 February 2015 (UTC)


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File:Kawah-Ijen Indonesia Ijen-Sulfur-Miner-01.jpg, featuredEdit

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Ijen Volcano, Banyuwangi Regency, East Java, Indonesia: A indonesian sulfur miner carrying two baskests with his 90-kg-load of sulfur.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info An indonesian sulfur miner of Ijen Volcano in Indonesia is carrying his 90-kg-load of sulfur from the floor of the volcano to the valley where he is getting paid. All by -- CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 15:00, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 15:00, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. --Brateevsky {talk} 18:21, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Striking portrait, good quality. --Kreuzschnabel 16:23, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 18:41, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --DXR (talk) 19:00, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very National Geographic-worthy. Daniel Case (talk) 20:33, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - very good picture (what will he get for his 90-kg-load?); I really like it -- Achim Raschka (talk) 14:32, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Every miner can do the trip maximum 2 times a day. They get a total of 13 $ for 180 kg Sulfur. Older miners only can shoulder 75 kg per walk. Sometimes they have no revenue because the crater is emitting poisonous gases and is closed for mining. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 14:51, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 17:39, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Sky is a little overexposed. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:46, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
    • ^What??-- RTA 18:52, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment, could you pleas illuminate the shadow areas? His face is too dark for me. -- RTA 18:52, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Info This is a tanned indonesian worker with dark skin complexion. You can see every detail of his skin in 100% resolution. I don't think, that brightening is the right way to enhance this photo. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 19:09, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
      • Pictogram voting info.svg Info You are wrong! Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Check, and I could push further, but I'm too lazy for that, and this could be better, even without cheating... -- RTA 03:57, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
        • Pictogram voting question.svg Question The link is not working and I don't understand why you think, that I am cheating. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 08:15, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
          • Not working? Ok, try this one, and I did not wrote that you are cheating, what I said was you could improve the image, without cheating, as using a hardcore edition mode at Photoshop. -- RTA 09:44, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
            • I tried your proposal and raised the darks. However the result changed the mood of the photo so I decided not to upload another version. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 11:18, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thank you for this excellent ethnographical document (I've seen a report about this on the french TV)--Jebulon (talk) 17:09, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very high EV. --P e z i (talk) 21:40, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


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File:2015 Wieża widokowa na Borówkowej 01.jpg, featuredEdit

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Lookout Tower on Borówkowa
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 14:12, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 14:12, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 14:37, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The top of the tower and the trees on the right could be a little sharper, but I think these are minor issues. The composition is great. Very good work! --Code (talk) 15:27, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 15:28, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:51, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:29, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

*Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The image has been deformed to put back the result of perspective, but the effects are to striking. --Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 21:48, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 05:42, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Jan Arkesteijn. Perspective looks wrong, especially at the top of the tower → overcorrected? Otherwise a great image, of course. --El Grafo (talk) 12:12, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
    @Jan Arkesteijn, El Grafo - Perspective correction is in order, see the notes. --Jacek Halicki (talk) 13:02, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
    @Jacek Halicki: forcing straight verticals is not always a good idea. It only works if you have something like a reasonably flat wall. As soon as you have three-dimensional features that tell the beholder that the image was actually taken at an angle (here: upward), the whole idea of being able to "correct" a perspective falls apart. In this case, I'm looking at the underside of the tower's roof, while from the (apparent) perspective I would expect to be able to see much less of the underside – maybe even a bit of the upper side and the tip. Or in other words: Imagine the tower as a cylinder and the roof as a cone. Then the cone would not be lying flat on the top of the cylinder. Its vertical axis would be angled (to the back and a bit to the right at the top) relative to the cone's vertical axis. If not bolted into place, it would just slide off and fall to the ground. Sorry, but that just looks very wrong.
    Tuning down the "perspective correction" to allow the verticals of the tower to slightly converge at the top would probably take care of that problem. (Note that it's perfectly normal to have lines converging in the distance.) --El Grafo (talk) 14:43, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 16:44, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Jan Arkesteijn. Perspective straightening does not work on an extreme low-angle shot. So the tower appears to be viewed from the side while still showing the roof’s underside. This looks entirely askew. --Kreuzschnabel 18:30, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
    @Jan Arkesteijn, El Grafo, Kreuzschnabel - Look again. --Jacek Halicki (talk) 16:16, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment You have corrected the roof falling to the right, which indeed looks much better, but the main issue remains unresolved. You still have two different perspectives (camera positions) in one image. 1) one (true) perspective, where the camera is looking up under the roof. 2) one simulated perspective, where the camera is located further back and orientated horizontally, looking straight at the rest of the tower without looking up. That's why the roof still seems to slide off the tower (backwards, away from the camera). The only way to fix this is to step away from the illusion that one can change the perspective a picture of a 3D object like this was taken from in post processing and allow those verticals to converge at the top. --El Grafo (talk) 10:26, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 13:12, 26 February 2015 (UTC)


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File:Echafaudage Tour de la Lanterne La Rochelle.jpg, featuredEdit

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Tour de la Lanterne, échafaudée
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Jebulon (talk) 16:30, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Evening light on the "Tour de la Lanterne" (lantern tower, 14th-century) an iconic monument of the harbor of La Rochelle, my native city. On January 1st, 2015, it was fully covered by a scaffolding for a restoration. Not an usual picture-- Jebulon (talk) 16:30, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesing picture of a monument restoration. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 16:43, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
    • More scaffoldings !Clin--Jebulon (talk) 19:34, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
      • Yeah, of course! Smile 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:36, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Agree. Hard to make scaffolding look good. Well done. -- Colin (talk) 17:12, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very interesting and indeed unusual. Good light and quality. I personally think the crop is a bit unbalanced, perhaps the tower at the left is relevant, but from a FP perspective it tends to pull my view from the main subject. I tried a 16:9 Crop on the tower itself and I think it is more powerful, but of course your choice. --DXR (talk) 17:26, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
    • I understand your comment: I have other views without the "Tour Saint-Jean". But I've chosen this one because the Tour de la Lanterne is part of an urban landscape, and I wanted to show that it is not alone in the middle of nothing. I think it added something in the composition, as a justification of the not centered presentation. Matter of taste I suppose. Thanks for review and interesting comment anyway.--Jebulon (talk) 19:34, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
      • Yes, that is reasonable and it's your decision. I Symbol support vote.svg Support because the image still is outstanding. --DXR (talk) 16:45, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Evening light... but from behind which renders subjects flat, and a bit impressionistic at the top (maybe it was just too hot). Otherwise an interesting subject, enough to earn my support. - Benh (talk) 20:19, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 02:07, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 06:46, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 09:55, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 00:01, 23 February 2015 (UTC)


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File:Jane Digby, Lady Ellenborough, by William Charles Ross.jpg, featuredEdit

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File:Paestum BW 2013-05-17 15-01-57.jpg, not featuredEdit

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Italy, Paestum, Temple of Hera II (sometimes called the Temple of Neptune)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by Berthold Werner -- Berthold Werner (talk) 17:08, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Berthold Werner (talk) 17:08, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose Tourists ruins this picture. If it would be possible to remove them (or you have another version without them), I think it would look better. The sky, lighting, building looks awesome but these tourists just automatically distracts you from the building. -- Pofka (talk) 22:51, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
I took intentionally this picture, the tourists make it possible to compare the size of the temple --Berthold Werner (talk) 08:44, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 01:32, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The tourists stop it from being FP. There are plenty other clues to scale such as the fence (which is typically around waist height), the grass and trees. -- Colin (talk) 09:36, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Benh, yes I was aware of that photo when saying this, and by your smilie I think you are aware there's a world of a difference. If this photo had a photogenic couple staring at the monument, perhaps, or if it was so crowded with tourists that they were an interesting feature, but we've just got a random assortment of tourists looking every which way. Makes it look like the unfortunate photos everyone gets when going with a tour group, rather than a featured picture where the photographer has gone at a special time of day or captured a special moment, or simply avoided the crowd. -- Colin (talk) 12:44, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tourists at a tourist attraction? Imagine that ... People go to see these things from all over the world; they are part of their modern story. While they weren't necessary, they do not detract from it, either. Daniel Case (talk) 16:53, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support due to the tourists, but very nice atmosphere. --King of ♠ 02:08, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 13:12, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Bojars (talk) 17:39, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 00:09, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Weird artifacts all over the picture. Strange looking clouds. Harsh and flat light. Disturbing shadow on the bottom right. Tourists don't help either IMO. - Benh (talk) 20:50, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm sorry I have to agree with Benh.--Jebulon (talk) 22:26, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others, not an outstanding image. The main subject is not very rich in detail, and the tourists (white clothes mainly blown) are disturbing. Would be different if they all were looking at the building. --Kreuzschnabel 16:28, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Palauenc05 (talk) 16:07, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I think the fact that the light is coming directly from behind is a problem here because it makes the columns blend together. As a result, the depth of the building is very undefined. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 16:25, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral The tourist is not a issue here, actually is good, gives scale, but the columns are in a light that do not allow us to see correctly. (you could demolish the columns at the back :P). -- RTA 19:02, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. Good quality but not excellent. --Milseburg (talk) 15:59, 1 March 2015 (UTC)


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File:Francesco Hayez 008.jpg (delist)Edit

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Reason to delist: I don't like this guy (Original nomination)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace -- Claus (talk) 00:55, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: Please comment the reason for replacement - I am not sure what pic meets the real colours of this artwork more precise because they really differ -- Achim Raschka (talk) 10:30, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Yann (talk) 11:23, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:45, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Hafspajen 21:51, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Definitely looks better! ///EuroCarGT 02:53, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Paris 16 (talk) 02:32, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Kruusamägi (talk) 18:04, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Ximonic (talk) 23:24, 1 March 2015 (UTC)


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  4. If it is featured:
    • Add the picture to the list of the four most recently featured pictures of an appropriate category of Commons:Featured pictures, list as the first one and delete the last one, so that the number is four again.
    • Also add the picture to an appropriate subpage of Commons:Featured pictures, list. Click on the most appropriate link beneath where you just added it as one of the four images.
    • Add the template {{Featured picture}} or {{Assessments|featured=1}} to the image description page.
      • If it was an alternative image, use the subpage/com-nom parameter: For example, if File:Foo.jpg was promoted at Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Bar.jpg, use {{Assessments|featured=1|com-nom=Bar.jpg}}
      • If the image is already featured on another wikipedia, just add featured=1 to the Assessements template. For instance {{Assessments|enwiki=1}} becomes {{Assessments|enwiki=1|featured=1}}
    • Add the picture to the chronological list of featured pictures. Put it in the gallery using this format: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], uploaded by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
      • The # should be replaced by 1 for the first image nominated that month, and counts up after that. Have a look at the other noms on that page for examples.
      • You may simplify this if multiple things were done by the same user. E.g.: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created, uploaded, and nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
    • Add == FP promotion ==

{{FPpromotion|File:XXXXX.jpg}} to the Talk Page of the nominator.

  1. As the last step (whether the image is featured or not), open Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list, click on [edit], and find the transclusion of the nomination you've just finished closing. It will be of the form:
    {{Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:XXXXX.jpg}}
    Copy it to the bottom of Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/March 2015), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.

Closing a delisting requestEdit

  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
    Add the result of the voting at the bottom (on a new line with a space first)
    '''Result:''' x delist, x keep, x neutral => /not/ delisted. ~~~~
    (for example see Commons:Featured picture candidates/removal/Image:Astrolabe-Persian-18C.jpg)
  2. Also edit the title of the delisting candidate image template and add after the image tag
    delisted or not delisted
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] === becomes === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], delisted ===
  3. Move the actual template from Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list to the bottom of the actual month page on Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/March 2015.
  4. If the outcome was not delisted, stop here. If it is delisted:
    1. Remove the picture from Commons:Featured pictures, list and any subpages.
    2. Replace the template {{Featured picture}} on the image description page by {{Delisted picture}}. If using the {{Assessments}} template, change featured=1 to featured=2 (do not change anything related to its status in other featured picture processes). Also, remove the image from all categories like Featured pictures of ....
    3. Add a delisting-comment to the original entry in chronological list of featured pictures in bold-face, e. g. delisted 2007-07-19 (1-6) with (1-6) meaning 1 keep and 6 delist votes (change as appropriate). The picture in the gallery is not removed.