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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, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 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 and SVGs) of lower resolution than 2 million pixels (pixels, not bytes) are typically rejected unless there are strong mitigating reasons.
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 color/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 images made from more than one photo, you can use the {{Panorama}} or {{Focus stacked image}} templates.
    • 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 color 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 documentsEdit

There are many different types of non-photographic media, including engravings, watercolors, 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."

PhotographsEdit

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 one useful guideline. Horizons should almost never be placed in the middle, where they "cut" the image in half. Often, a horizon creating a top or bottom third of the space works better. 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, color, 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.
  • Color is important. Over saturated colors 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 color AND texture, etc.
  • Noise refers to unwanted corruption of color 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 better 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 audioEdit

Please nominate sounds at Commons:Featured sound candidates.
Please see Commons:Featured media candidates for video guidelines.

Set nominationsEdit

If a group of images are thematically connected in a direct and obvious way, they can be nominated together as a set. A set should fall under one of the following types:

  • Faithful digital reproductions of works notable in their own right, which the original author clearly intended to be viewed as a set. Examples: pages in a pamphlet, crops (puzzle pieces) of a prohibitively large scan, a pair of pendant paintings. Not acceptable: Arbitrary selection of sample works by an artist.
  • A sequence of images showing the passage of time. They could depict frames of a moving/changing object or a static object during different times of day or different seasons. Examples: diagrams illustrating a process, steps of a dance, metamorphosis of an insect, maps/drawings/photos of the same subject over the years (frame of view should be more or less the same).
  • A group of images depicting the same subject from different viewpoints, preferably taken under the same lighting conditions when possible. Examples: Exterior and interior of a building, different facades of a building, different interior views, obverse and inverse of a banknote/coin. Not acceptable: A selection of different rooms in a skyscraper, the facade of a church plus an organ, any images of fundamentally different scopes.
  • A group of images which show all possible variations of a particular class of object. Examples: Male and female versions of an animal (preferably in the same setting), all known species of a genus. Not acceptable: A few breeds of cats (unless they share a defining characteristic and represent all possible examples of that).

Simple tutorial for new usersEdit

Tutorial: Nominate on COM:FPC
How to nominate in 8 simple steps
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NOTE: You don't need to worry if you are not sure, other users will try their best to help you.


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

All set nomination pages should begin "Commons:Featured picture candidates/Set/", e.g. "Commons:Featured picture candidates/Set/My Nomination".


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}}

Strongly recommended: Please add a gallery page and section heading from the list at Commons FP galleries. Write the code as Page name#Section heading. For example: Commons:Featured pictures/Sports#Individual sports

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

Note: Do not add an 'Alternative' image when you create a nomination. Selecting the best image is part of the nomination process. Alternatives are for different crops or post-processing of the original image, if they are suggested by voters.

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 the 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 a 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}} ~~~~. Also, remember that if more than one version is nominated, you should explicitly state which version you are withdrawing.
  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 (or 7 Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist votes for a delist) 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 when the bot has counted the votes and before the nomination is finally closed by the bot; this manual review can be done by any user 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.

Refresh page for new nominations: purge this page's cache

Featured picture candidatesEdit

File:Dülmen, Merfeld, Wildpferdebahn, Dülmener Wildpferde -- 2020 -- 7245.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2020 at 17:19:57 (UTC)
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File:Dülmen, Stadtquartier Overbergplatz -- 2020 -- 7378 (bw).jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2020 at 17:14:58 (UTC)
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File:Bergtocht van Guarda via Ardez en Ftan naar Scuol. 20-09-2019. (actm.) 27.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2020 at 15:45:09 (UTC)
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File:Rotes Rathaus, Berlin-Mitte, Fassadendetails Ostseite, 160213, ako.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2020 at 15:11:57 (UTC)
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File:SL Galle Fort asv2020-01 img24.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2020 at 15:05:15 (UTC)
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File:Klagenfurt Innere Stadt Theaterplatz 4 Stadttheater SW-Ansicht 18052020 9029.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2020 at 14:36:00 (UTC)
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File:Hairdresser cutting hair.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2020 at 14:05:58 (UTC)
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  • Gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  •   Info All by -- Wilfredor (talk) 14:05, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Nice idea but it doesn't work for me. Not sure what the messy background adds to the photograph, and I also feel like I'd like to see more at the bottom of the frame. Also everything in this pic looks a little bit bunched together in the midtones, with no real shadows or highlights. All in all I think this is a good and useful QI of a man doing his job, but not more than that. Cmao20 (talk) 15:02, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
These types of hairdressers are widely spread in Venezuela. People often cut hair in the backyard of their houses, and btw hygiene in the third world is different, what you call messy is more reuse of recycled materials as the only option as objects are almost never discarded. --Wilfredor (talk) 18:14, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Durmitor mountains, Montenegro.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2020 at 11:13:08 (UTC)
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File:Southern crested caracara (Caracara plancus).JPGEdit

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2020 at 09:28:28 (UTC)
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File:San Francisco under Quarantine.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2020 at 06:37:16 (UTC)
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  • Gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Other#United States
  •   Info created by Christopher Michel - uploaded by Mikani - nominated by Mxn -- Minh Nguyễn 💬 06:37, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Striking pattern, great angle, and notable. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 06:37, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Would love to support, but unfortunately too small and blurry. Renata3 (talk) 07:43, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support quality not too high, but very unique and high educational value. Tomer T (talk) 07:44, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Nice idea, need a better camera. Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:04, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Big WOW. --MZaplotnik(talk) 08:33, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per others. --Peulle (talk) 08:54, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment Fresh idea. I may support, if the original resolution with more level of details was uploaded. --A.Savin 13:57, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Of course more resolution would be nice, but this is one of those photos where its striking originality outweighs concerns over technical quality. Cmao20 (talk) 14:56, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Neutral This is a brilliant shot but unfortunately resolution is too low. -- King of ♥ 15:24, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •  
    May 24, 2020
      Comment @Renata3, Charlesjsharp, Peulle, A.Savin, King of Hearts: The photographer returned yesterday with a better camera, but unfortunately by then the circles had faded a bit and there weren't as many people out in the park using them. I think I still prefer the original photo for more variety compared to the later photo. It's possible that the crowds will come back out another weekend, but I'm not sure if the photographer will keep returning to this spot. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 18:01, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
    The original does look better at thumbnail size, but I would certainly vote for the picture on the right if the original never existed. So that makes it more suitable to become Commons FP. -- King of ♥ 18:08, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
    I've linked the two photos together so readers can discover them both. Should I open a new nomination for the higher-resolution photo or just swap it in? (Or would it be a stretch to nominate a set of just two photos?) – Minh Nguyễn 💬 18:26, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
    They obviously returned with the same drone/camera. --A.Savin 19:50, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Lithobates sylvaticus.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 2 Jun 2020 at 17:23:13 (UTC)
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File:Glyphoglossus guttulatus, Striped spadefoot frog - Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi (47568146392).jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 2 Jun 2020 at 15:58:45 (UTC)
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  Question Is that not an oppose, then? Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:20, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
Answer: the benefit of the doubt.--Famberhorst (talk) 06:07, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose The DoF is definitely a bit shallow on this one. Maybe not Rushenb's best. Cmao20 (talk) 14:53, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Three-course meal including Bistecca alla fiorentina (Bistec a la fiorentina).jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 1 Jun 2020 at 17:41:18 (UTC)
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  • Gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/Food and drink#Food
  •   Info All by -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 17:41, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 17:41, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support--Andrei (talk) 19:00, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose The crops don't work for me. Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:07, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Weak support I take Charles' point but it looks so tasty I can't oppose, especially when you have presented it to us with such high resolution. Cmao20 (talk) 00:59, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment This is a nice, moody image and the crop is OK for me, too. However the flaw I see is that according to the image title, the scene is about the meat which isn't in focus while focus is set on the secondary elements like bread and the cheese. --Basotxerri (talk) 08:48, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

*  Support The focus should have been on the lemons, then the roast would certainly have been a bit sharper. But it is still good.--Ermell (talk) 09:49, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

  •   Comment I agree with T.Bednarz.--Ermell (talk) 09:02, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment Well, according to Wikipedia, it shouldn't be served with lemon. All the bread etc. has nothing to do with the dish (Bistecca alla fiorentina), which is (as pointed out above) blurred. My view, as written previously Cmao20, is that high resolution should not be a major factor to be considered here. High resolution for panoramas, church interiors, macro insects etc. are essential so you can zoom in on the details. High resolution of an out-of-focus image surely doesn't add any value, does it? Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:55, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose According to the title “Bistecca alla Fiorentina” the meat has to be in the center of the picture and not cheese and bread, which are not elements of a real Fiorentina dish.--Christof46 (talk) 18:20, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment Tomascastelazo, I fixed the gallery and categories for you on this since you still seems to have some trouble with that. Do you want me to re-name and move this file to: "Three-course meal including Bistecca alla fiorentina (Bistec a la fiorentina).jpg"? I think that would make this nomination go better. --Cart (talk) 18:37, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment Cart lol! I am useless in categorizing!!! I woul really appreciate you doing what you suggest!!! Keep safe and many thanks!!! Tomascastelazo (talk)
  • Ok, will fix. Stay safe, you too! --Cart (talk) 20:07, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Please Cart ping those who voted in favour of the previous description, not just the oppose voters. Let's have balance. Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:38, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Charlesjsharp, I pinged those who had voiced some problem with the name or the context of it, otherwise I would've pinged opposer T.Bednarz in that post too. But as per your request I'm pinging everybody else now, I hope that is satisfactory for you. Pinging Cmao20, Andrei, Ermell. --Cart (talk) 21:54, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Though the enormous resolution, I am not a fan of this image. Considering it as a studio shot, I'd prefer not to have the cropped parts of the image, like the plate or the lemon slices, displayed in it at all. I'm also not impressed by the focus, since the main part of the dish is blurred as mentioned above. However, the piece of blue tapestry in the background looks also quite redundant to me. -- T.Bednarz (talk) 18:42, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- My criterium when looking at pictures of food is, does it make me hungry? This picture does. MartinD (talk) 06:20, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 08:32, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per T.Bednarz. --Fischer.H (talk) 08:42, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support "Bread and Cheese to be eaten after having a nice Bistecca". OK, then. And per MartinD. --Basotxerri (talk) 13:31, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Per others. Also, the foods are not appealing enough for me. -- Alsakan (talk) 18:40, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

File:View from Stolová hora to the north in the morning.jpgEdit

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File:Maria Wörth Reifnitz Schloss Klein-Miramar NO-Ansicht 06052019 6802.jpgEdit

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File:20180819 ReuttenerSeilbahn vorZugspitze blau DSC00935 PtrQs.jpgEdit

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  •   Info created & uploaded by PtrQs - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 12:50, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support nice minimalistic composition. -- Tomer T (talk) 12:50, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Mimihitam (talk) 14:16, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose nothing spectacular here. Seven Pandas (talk) 14:52, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Good quality but I incline to agree with Seven Pandas. It's all a bit empty for me, there's not much tension in the composition. Cmao20 (talk) 15:49, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 17:48, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Subject in the shadow -- Basile Morin (talk) 05:17, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
    •   Comment As this picture is generated from a raw file there is almost no limit to highlighting, but a) the gondola is coated by tinted glass, and b) artificially minimizing the constrast would mean to destroy the monochromatic blueish look by flashy red colors. --PtrQs (talk) 23:44, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --XRay talk 11:05, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per others. --Fischer.H (talk) 17:23, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support. Meiræ 03:59, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I like the overall effect very much. I don't think it's a problem that the gondola is darker than the background -- which is the real subject. — Rhododendrites talk |  04:23, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support love the overall effect, gondola is not the object here, but the background with its lovely shades of blue. Renata3 (talk) 07:45, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose The odd position and lighting on the gondola may have been intentional, but it doesn't work fo me. Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:08, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Nothing stands out to warrant FP. -- Alsakan (talk) 18:36, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Zitting cisticola feeding its chicks.jpgEdit

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  • I am talking about halos Cart, not stripes. There is a band of lighter colour surrounding each stem about half the width of the stem. Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:16, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Fin garden ceiling2.jpgEdit

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File:Fin garden ceiling.jpgEdit

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File:Juvenile robin (12336).jpgEdit

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File:Home made sour dough bread.jpgEdit

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File:Common redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) Male in England.jpgEdit

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  • Is a male of Common redstart....should I include it in the description? thanks --Sonya7iv (talk) 19:21, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  • I know it is. I don't know your motivation for being here at Commons FP, but the purpose of Commons is to provide a repository of high quality images for other Wiki projects. That means that the best image can illustrate a Wikipedia article or be used in some other Wiki projects. Photographers should therefore try to be helpful and identify images correctly (i.e. male) and make it easy (provide an English, or vernacular description in their mother tongue). I personally am always disappointed when photographers are not interested in using their images in Wikipedia or Wikidata or whatever. The stated purpose on Commons is to provide 'educational media content to all, and that acts as a common repository for the various projects of the Wikimedia Foundation. The expression "educational" is to be understood according to its broad meaning of "providing knowledge; instructional or informative"' Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:04, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  • I try to put my photos in the articles but they change them so I don't insist, however I will change the name. Don't worry about it.--Sonya7iv (talk) 22:11, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Cmao20 (talk) 22:23, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment I've moved the file per the uploader's request. This is just a note that if/when the nomination passes, the template will need to be updated to reflect the different location of the nomination. — Rhododendrites talk |  01:44, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Fixed. Nom moved and code fixed. A re-name is usually forgotten once the voting period is over. --Cart (talk) 11:12, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Dandelion Gosling (49922177848).jpgEdit

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  •   Info created and uploaded by K6ka - nominated by 1989 (talk) 17:47, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- 1989 (talk) 17:47, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment Underexposed. -- King of ♥ 19:01, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose That could be sorted, but it's not very sharp and poor light. Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:03, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Nice composition, and very cute, but at least half a stop underexposed. Cmao20 (talk) 22:22, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per others. --Basotxerri (talk) 10:09, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment As the photographer, I have the raw file in case anyone wants to make adjustments to the photo (not required but you're welcome to it). They're available on the Internet Archive. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 14:28, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Weak oppose To me, it doesn't need all the extra space; the unsharp areas of the background are somewhat distracting. However, cropping in closer might put the picture under the FP minimum. Daniel Case (talk) 05:31, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- While I see the technical imperfections, it has the wow-factor for me. MartinD (talk) 06:24, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Persépolis, Irán, 2016-09-24, DD 15.jpgEdit

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File:Nosal i widok na Tatry.jpgEdit

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File:Tiefenstürmig Feuersalamander -20200314-RM-165910.jpgEdit

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  •   Comment Constructive criticism is always welcome--Ermell (talk) 20:47, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Fascinating creature but I'm not sure of the wisdom of featuring an image where most of the subject is out of focus. I get what you were trying to do, but I don't think it works for me Cmao20 (talk) 21:24, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment The part of the animal that is under water cannot be sharp. Waterfall pictures are also nominated here although everything is out of focus.--Ermell (talk) 22:41, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support The point here is that salamanders are amphibians, i.e. animals who can only reproduce in waters. In my opinion, illuminating that specific aspect and showing the salamander in its habitat outweights the constant desire here on FPC candidates for all parts of an animal being "in focus". High educational value, therefore I support this nomination. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 02:46, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose An interesting idea, using very low speed, but it leaves nothing in focus. The blurred water doesn't work for me either. Artifical light/flash to allow faster shutter speed. Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:29, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Frank put it very well. --Aristeas (talk) 08:39, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Charles.--Peulle (talk) 08:40, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Per Cmao20 Poco a poco (talk) 10:09, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per other opposers. --Cayambe (talk) 06:44, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Cmao20. --Fischer.H (talk) 08:30, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Charles. Daniel Case (talk) 01:54, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Jaguar (Panthera onca palustris) female Piquiri River 2.JPGEdit

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File:Jhonatha Conection - Portal da Chapada das Mesas.jpgEdit

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  •   Info created by Jhonatha Conection - uploaded by Kaldari - nominated by Kaldari -- Kaldari (talk) 00:34, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Kaldari (talk) 00:34, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Sorry. IMO trouble with sharpness and blown out clouds. May be f/8 would have been better. Rework from RAW file could be a solution. --XRay talk 04:34, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Looks like HDR where the images are not congruent.--Ermell (talk) 14:33, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per XRay. --Basotxerri (talk) 20:31, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose regretfully per Ermell and XRay, nice composition but the processing is not ideal Cmao20 (talk) 21:22, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per others.--Peulle (talk) 08:41, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Blown cloud on top, too. Daniel Case (talk) 23:03, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Raureif in der Hessischen Rhön.jpg, featuredEdit

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Result: 17 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--A.Savin 14:13, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
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File:Sturnus vulgaris in england.jpgEdit

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  • I don't think is possible....is covered. Thanks --Sonya7iv (talk) 13:28, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Resolution much more impressive here -- Basile Morin (talk) 00:28, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  • But should that be the primary criterion? A hurdle, of course, but way behind composition. ̴̃Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:10, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Ermell (talk) 20:55, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Aristeas (talk) 10:45, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Cmao20 (talk) 14:55, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose The resolution is impressive and surely phones will soon be able to take photos as well, however, the composition is too closed and the piece of trunk is distracting the bottom as well. Size should not be the most important criterion --Wilfredor (talk) 18:00, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Phones? what are you talking about? however, the photo is certainly well taken from all points of view. Thanks.--Sonya7iv (talk) 22:25, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 19:18, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Weak oppose per Wilfredor -- Alsakan (talk) 19:44, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Llez (talk) 06:20, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Just like the ones I can see on my lawn from where I'm sitting ... Daniel Case (talk) 16:46, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Fliegenpilz (Amanita muscaria)-20191014-RM-153953.jpg, featuredEdit

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This is a funny voting icon, but I doubt that the bot is going to take it into account, Ahmad, not even half of a "double support", unfortunately :-) Basile Morin (talk) 12:24, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, changed to a normal {{Support}}. But frankly, I think the bot should reconsider :-) Ahmadtalk 13:05, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

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Result: 17 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--A.Savin 14:13, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
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File:Ground agama (Agama aculeata) in water.jpg, featuredEdit

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  • Gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles#Family : Agamidae (Dragon Lizards)
  •   Info Please have a look at the tail. All by Charlesjsharp -- Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:41, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:41, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Beautiful, sharp, and colorful. -- King of ♥ 18:10, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Basotxerri (talk) 19:45, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support lovely critter with two passengers on its tail. Points for improvement -- the crop is pretty tight on the tail end. Plus back leg is rather blurry, but it's understandable. Renata3 (talk) 20:33, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support The left crop is too tight, but still, excellent. Cmao20 (talk) 22:15, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:49, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Ermell (talk) 07:01, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Llez (talk) 07:54, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Subject perfectly caught, good focus, sharp, nice DoF. Interesting situation and the background is very nice -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:53, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 14:35, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Poco a poco (talk) 17:19, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Great! --Palauenc05 (talk) 21:10, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Cayambe (talk) 06:24, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support per Basile. --Aristeas (talk) 10:43, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Interesting to see the cooperation between animals, I never thought that some insects would use other animals as transportation --Wilfredor (talk) 17:57, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment Charles, would you have supported this one if someone else had uploaded it? There's not enough room on the left and I've seen scores of images getting rejected for much smaller flaws. You know I like and highly honor your work, so don't take this as an attack. I just know that people here are pretty harsh when judging each other's pictures and I'd like to remind all of us to be as kind and forgiving to others as they are to us. Best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 02:34, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
Good points, Frank, all images have flaws, and so does this user. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:47, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  Support In the spirit of what I said above. I don't mind small flaws and I think this image is still fascinating enough to be featured. In particular, I like the way you've captured the interplay of the lizard with the water surface. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 17:56, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  Comment If I knew how I got the beautiful water patterns Frank I could have it as one of my TIPS, but I've no idea how to replicate it (I just used my normal skylight 1A filter). Anyone? Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:09, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

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Result: 17 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--A.Savin 14:12, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
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File:Epitonium pallasi 01.JPG, featuredEdit

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File:2019 - Parc national des Pyrenees - refuge des Espuguettes.jpg, featuredEdit

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  •   Info A very beautiful panorama taken in the Pyrénées National Park. created by Moahim - uploaded by Moahim - nominated by Cmao20 -- Cmao20 (talk) 15:49, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Cmao20 (talk) 15:49, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment As the refuge is the subject, it should have sun on it. Charlesjsharp (talk) 07:54, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I see this rather as a splendid panorama than as a photo of the mountain hut, therefore I really enjoy it. --Aristeas (talk) 10:42, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support At first I was going to oppose, per Charles' comment, but then I took a close look and realized that, in the shade, the shape of the lodge (I like the way its roofline is echoed in the mountains above it) and its color and material blend into the environment better than they would if it were sunlit. Daniel Case (talk) 21:36, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- King of ♥ 22:51, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 16:55, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:41, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --The Cosmonaut (talk) 17:19, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Fischer.H (talk) 17:31, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support. Meiræ 04:01, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:48, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

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Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--A.Savin 14:11, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
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File:Asian hornet (33283876513) (2).jpgEdit

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File:Moerasvaren (Thelypteris palustris). 26-04-2020 (d.j.b.) 05.jpgEdit

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File:Salses-le-Château - Forteresse 02.jpgEdit

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  •   Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 11:47, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Llez (talk) 11:47, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment The lower cut ruins the composition, I do not know if it is possible to introduce the camera a little closer to the edge (very carefully) so that this edge is not shown --Wilfredor (talk) 13:10, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
    •   Info Unfortunately it is not possible, but do you think that this viewpoint is better (and should be nominated instead)? --Llez (talk) 13:26, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
      •   Comment I do find the composition better, but it has chromatic aberrations. Renata3 (talk) 08:38, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
        •   Question Could you please make annotations where the CAs are? --Llez (talk) 13:10, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
          • There is a ring around most of the top of the castle, most noticeable around that small tower on the left. I made an annotation, but it's hard to do on such a large file. Renata3 (talk) 20:23, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
IMHO no, sorry but the wall ruins both compositions. I would try to get close to the edge and place the camera alone going down with a tripod with a remote shutter release --Wilfredor (talk) 16:49, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Daniel Case (talk) 20:51, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Aristeas (talk) 10:39, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 05:21, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Hmm, wonder why I forgot to vote on this earlier. It seems fine to me, no obvious quality issues and composition looks good. Cmao20 (talk) 17:57, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --The Cosmonaut (talk) 17:18, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:50, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Slovenian Railways freight train.JPGEdit

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  •   Info I think this one if FP enough. Almost high noon shot, not to catch great colors but to get strong shot (high temperature, evaporation, refraction, pulling locomotive). All by me. -- Mile (talk) 10:12, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Mile (talk) 10:12, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Quite a lot of blue/purple CA at the top that should be fixed. Otherwise, good shot but I think I might like to see a bit more of the train, rather than a front-view that leaves most of it obscured. Cmao20 (talk) 15:00, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Train is too shadowed and background is too blurry for me --Michielverbeek (talk) 20:30, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose For me it's the composition that spoils it. I'd prefer a panorama shot of the whole train.--Peulle (talk) 11:10, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I think even without the high standard set by David's rail photos, I'd probably still not see this one quite as an FP. Daniel Case (talk) 16:13, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Great atmosphere. --MZaplotnik(talk) 21:05, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I find the light unappealing -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:39, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Fratercula arctica with fishes.jpg, featuredEdit

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  •   Info created & uploaded by Sonya7iv - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 10:18, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Tomer T (talk) 10:18, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I would be surprised if Sonya7iv would nominate this one with the lack of feather definition and high noise level. Charlesjsharp (talk) 11:44, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- The motive is grandiose, but it looks like oversharpened Je-str (talk) 11:49, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Amazing posture! Post-treatment is strong but the resolution is high and the focus correct. What a meal! :-) Basile Morin (talk) 12:04, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support This is FP, but yes, it could be definitely improved in the post-processing, I'd lighten up a bit also the bottom area and apply some selective denoising Poco a poco (talk) 12:40, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Quality is not great, but it's a huge file (22.5 MP) and the wow is phenomenal. -- King of ♥ 14:35, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Weak support per Je-str and Poco. Cmao20 (talk) 14:37, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Fischer.H (talk) 16:40, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Michielverbeek (talk) 18:50, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support--Andrei (talk) 19:11, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support--Dinkum (talk) 21:03, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support per Basile and King. Of course some improvement of the post-processing (gentler sharpening) is highly recommended ;–). --Aristeas (talk) 07:45, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Palauenc05 (talk) 14:47, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --A (talk) 20:01, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support. Meiræ 00:56, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support.--Vulphere 05:27, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:37, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose - Sorry, per Charles. Too noisy for FP. --Milseburg (talk) 14:31, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support it's noisy and probably oversharpened, but still certainly a FP — Rhododendrites talk |  22:05, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 06:25, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Regretful oppose per Charles and Milseburg. Daniel Case (talk) 17:32, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Per Charles and Milseburg. -- B2Belgium (talk) 20:35, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Alsakan (talk) 19:41, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:50, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Confirmed results:
Result: 20 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--A.Savin 14:10, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
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File:Saint Peter of Alcantara Church in Karviná-Doly 2020 01.jpg, not featuredEdit

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  • I'm sorry but I'm afraid I don't get your point. The verticals of the building are displayed flipped over as they should be. Does your remark apply to this? --T.Bednarz (talk) 20:22, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
  • I have annotated two points which are supposed to be in a straight line. -- King of ♥ 21:57, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose until the above problem is fixed. For a building that is actually tilted in real life, it's important that the tilt is captured accurately on camera, otherwise the picture is misleading. At the moment it makes out that the tilt is more than it is; as KoH points out, you can tell by the reflection that the picture clearly slopes upwards to the right. Otherwise this is great and I'd like to be able to vote support. Cmao20 (talk) 00:04, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Info @King of Hearts, Cmao20: I've straightened the image per KoH's remarks. --T.Bednarz (talk) 11:37, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Cmao20 (talk) 14:41, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Llez (talk) 05:20, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support The mood is great. I wish the church was sharper, but maybe the softness is due to haze. --Aristeas (talk) 07:48, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Despite the straightening no wow recognizable. --Fischer.H (talk) 08:04, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support.--Vulphere 05:27, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Nice early-spring early-morning mood, as noted, but not really that exceptional. Daniel Case (talk) 05:32, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose for lack of wow, the mood/composition is not working for me. Renata3 (talk) 08:48, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 21:15, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Daniel Case --Andrei (talk) 08:08, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Confirmed results:
Result: 7 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /--A.Savin 14:09, 25 May 2020 (UTC)


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)Edit

Wed 20 May → Mon 25 May
Thu 21 May → Tue 26 May
Fri 22 May → Wed 27 May
Sat 23 May → Thu 28 May
Sun 24 May → Fri 29 May
Mon 25 May → Sat 30 May

Timetable (day 9 after nomination, last day of voting)Edit

Sat 16 May → Mon 25 May
Sun 17 May → Tue 26 May
Mon 18 May → Wed 27 May
Tue 19 May → Thu 28 May
Wed 20 May → Fri 29 May
Thu 21 May → Sat 30 May
Fri 22 May → Sun 31 May
Sat 23 May → Mon 01 Jun
Sun 24 May → Tue 02 Jun
Mon 25 May → Wed 03 Jun

Closing a featured picture promotion requestEdit

The botEdit

Note that the description below is for manual closure, this is mostly not needed anymore as there exists a bot (FPCBot) that counts the votes and handles the process below. However after the bot has counted the votes a manual review step is used to make sure the count is correct before the bot again picks up the work.

Manual procedureEdit

Any experienced user may close requests.

  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)
    {{FPC-results-reviewed|support=x|oppose=x|neutral=x|featured=("yes" or "no")|gallery=xxx (leave blank if "featured=no")|sig=~~~~}}
    (for example see Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:The Bridge (August 2013).jpg). See also {{FPC-results-reviewed}}.
  2. Also edit the title of the candidate image template and add after the image tag
    featured or not featured
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], featured ===
  3. Save your edit.
  4. If it is featured:
    • Add the picture to the list of the four most recently featured pictures of an appropriate gallery 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 gallery and section 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 {{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 Assessments 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.
  5. As the last step (whether the image is featured or not; including {{FPX}}ed, {{FPD}}ed and withdrawn nominations), 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/May 2020), 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/May 2020.
  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.
  5. If this is a Delist and Replace, the delisting and promotion must both be done manually. To do the promotion, follow the steps in the above section. Note that the assessment tag on the file page and the promotion tag on the nominator's talk page won't pick up the /replace subpage that these nominations use.

Manual archiving of a withdrawn nominationEdit

  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
    In the occasion that the FPCbot will not mark withdrawn nominations with a "to be reviewed" template and put them in Category:Featured picture candidates awaiting closure review just like if they were on the usual list, put the following "no" template:
    {{FPC-results-reviewed|support=X|oppose=X|neutral=X|featured=no|gallery=|sig=--~~~~}}
  2. Also edit the title of the candidate image template and add after the image tag
    not featured
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], not featured ===
  3. Save your edit.
  4. Open Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list, click on [edit], and find the transclusion of the nomination. It will be of the form:
    {{Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:XXXXX.jpg}}
    Copy it to the bottom of Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/May 2020), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.