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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 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

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).

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}}

Recommended: Please add a category from the list at COM:FP.

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:2016-06-10 Blaues Wunder.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 5 Jul 2016 at 12:24:59 (UTC)
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The picture shows the Loschwitz Bridge "The Blue Wonder" Dresden, Saxony, Germany.  The Blue Wonder is a so-called band-iron bridge. Here, the tensile forces are not transmitted by a cable or a chain, but of narrow metal strips which riveted together. These work like a rope. Since the concept has not prevailed, this bridge is an interesting historical and technical uniqueness.

File:Embalse de Puente Nuevo in Cordoba.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 5 Jul 2016 at 11:53:05 (UTC)
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Puente Nuevo power plant in a reservoir in Cordoba, Spain

File:Parque Estadual Ilha do Mel.jpgEdit

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:The Opening in to the Narrow Path above the Siri Bolan.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 4 Jul 2016 at 22:01:48 (UTC)
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The Opening in to the Narrow Path above the Siri Bolan from James Atkinson's Sketches in Afghaunistan

File:Eastern Grey Squirrel.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 4 Jul 2016 at 19:51:21 (UTC)
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"Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in Florida"

File:Panorama of the Tiber with the broken bridge.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 4 Jul 2016 at 14:09:58 (UTC)
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Panorama of the Tiber with the broken bridge

File:Schammelsdorf-war-memorial-6117014.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 4 Jul 2016 at 13:09:12 (UTC)
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War memorial in Schammelsdorf
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Reinhold Möller (Ermell) - nominated by User:Ikan Kekek -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:09, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I find this photo moving, and in this case, I believe it actually helps the composition and makes it more poignant for the figures in the sculpture to be in shadow. Likewise, I don't think the lack of strong direct light is a drawback at all. I also find the overall composition harmonious and sufficiently sharp to satisfy me in this context. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:09, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ali Zifan 17:48, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, but there's too much going on and the light isn't really FP-worthy in my eyes. A good QI anyways. --Code (talk) 17:51, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - A disagreement about what good light for this subject consists of is a matter of taste, but if you would, please elaborate on what you mean by "too much going on". I enjoy moving my eyes around this composition. Do you feel that the hedges distract inordinately from the memorial? If so, that's just another disagreement as a matter of taste, as I consider the photo to be about the combination of vegetation and a memorial with village houses in the background, not just the memorial. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:00, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • It's mainly the wooden house on the right side of the background and the cut part of the roof at the left side. Together it makes the picture look unbalanced (the foreground is symmetrical while the background is not). The hedge itself is completely ok for me. I can imagine why you thought this could be FP but I'm sorry that I can't really agree. The light is too dull for my taste, maybe I'd give it a pro if the memorial was lit by the warm light of a rising sun or something like that. Of course, it's all a matter of taste. --Code (talk) 11:31, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Certainly. I appreciate the explanation and understand what made the difference for you and why. Thank you. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:51, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Uitzicht over de Bekhofplas. Locatie, natuurterrein Beekdal Linde Bekhofplas 13.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 4 Jul 2016 at 12:57:20 (UTC)
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View over the Bekhofplas, Beekdal Linde Bekhofplas nature preserve, Netherlands

File:Las dos columnas de Hércules - Ábyla y Calpe, Ceuta, España, 2015-12-10, DD 58-60 HDR.JPGEdit

Voting period ends on 4 Jul 2016 at 09:02:23 (UTC)
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Sculpture of The Pillars of Hercules: Abyla and Calpe, Ceuta, Spain.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Sculpture of The Pillars of Hercules: Abyla and Calpe, Ceuta, Spain. The scultpure is a work of Ginés Serrán Pagán and dates from 2007. It's 7 metres (23 ft) and 4 tons heavy. All by me, Poco2 09:02, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 09:02, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support that's tilted! --Ralf Roleček 10:07, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Ralf Roleček, that made me laugh! This is a very good photo of a very good sculpture. I did a little research and found out that it was created by Ginés Serrán Pagán, who was born in Ceuta in 1949 and now lives in New York. I think it would be a good idea to add at least the name of the sculptor to the description, and ideally, also his year of birth and the year of composition of this piece. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:22, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
    Ikan: I had added some information in this nomination page but hadn't transferred it yet to the description page of the file. I did it now. Poco2 12:10, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A bit too dark overall for me. The sculpture doesn't stand out in this light. INeverCry 18:36, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Ferrocarril en el salar de Carcote, Chile, 2016-02-09, DD 70.JPGEdit

Voting period ends on 4 Jul 2016 at 08:46:36 (UTC)
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FCAB railway crossing the Carcote salt flat, southwestern Bolivia.

File:Bloemen en knoppen van Vingerhoedskruid (Digitalis purpurea). Locatie, Tuinreservaat Jonkervallei 01.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 4 Jul 2016 at 04:51:53 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants # Plantaginaceae.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Flowers and buds of Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea). Location, Tuinreservaat Jonkervallei in the Netherlands. created by Famberhorst - uploaded by User:Famberhorst - nominated by User:Famberhorst (talk) 04:51, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 04:51, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Pretty flowers, enough of the plant is sharp enough for my taste, and I find this bokeh totally fine. Nice composition, too. In short, I do think this is solidly good enough for a feature. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:29, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 14:15, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:32, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 10:56, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Barn swallow (young bird) at Tennōji Park in Osaka, June 2016 III.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 4 Jul 2016 at 00:52:50 (UTC)
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Barn swallow(young bird) at Tennōji Park in Osaka.

File:Peterborough Cathedral Nave, Cambridgeshire, UK - Diliff.jpgEdit

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Peterborough Cathedral)

File:Nevuas.jpgEdit

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Mattie Edwards Hewitt - half-length photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston.jpgEdit

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Mattie Edwards Hewitt

File:Florence Earle Coates Platinum Print 3 - Restoration.jpgEdit

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Florence Earle Coates
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by unknown photographer - scanned by Londonjackbooks - restored and nominated by Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:22, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:22, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:17, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:32, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:14, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think you should restore the oval border too.--Jebulon (talk) 22:31, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
    • I did, compared to the original, but this photograph was pasted atop the paper from what I can tell, and excessive restoration would conceal this. I try to leave in some signs of the way an image was made. Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:17, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
Yes. The photo was pasted into the front pages of a volume of poetry, as scanned. Londonjackbooks (talk) 13:21, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Scarlet skimmer at Keitakuen in Osaka, June 2016 IV.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 3 Jul 2016 at 16:19:24 (UTC)
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Scarlet skimmer at Keitakuen in Osaka.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Arthropods/Odonata
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Laitche (talk) 16:19, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Laitche (talk) 16:19, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not the best direction of the light, the plant is too lighted near overexposition, in any case too highlighted for the viewer, while the bottom of the insect body is too dark Christian Ferrer (talk) 19:16, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Definitely a good picture, but compared to some incredible Featured Pictures of insects I've seen before, this doesn't wow me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:02, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Thanks for the reviews :) --Laitche (talk) 02:07, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Parc National de Jabal Zaghouan 177.jpgEdit

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view from the top of mountain Zaghoan
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by --IssamBarhoumi (talk) 07:35, 24 June 2016 (UTC) - uploaded by --IssamBarhoumi (talk) 07:35, 24 June 2016 (UTC) - nominated by IssamBarhoumi -- IssamBarhoumi (talk) 07:35, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- IssamBarhoumi (talk) 07:35, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I like this picture and thought of nominating it myself. However, there's a smudge a bit to the right of the left margin that should be explained. I suspect it's just a darker part of a cloud, and if so, that's no problem and I would support a feature, but please address it. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:42, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - @ -- Ikan Kekek thank you ! yes it is a darker part of the cloud : you can verify that at the ame level to the right there is a similar smudge but it is clearer that it is a part of the cloud .--IssamBarhoumi (talk) 11:18, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Thank you. I Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:04, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:30, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Warszawa - synagoga z Gwoźdźca 3.JPGEdit

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Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. Reconstruction of the synagogue in Gwoździec (part)

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Dolphin Anatomy

File:Müstiline pärastlõuna.jpgEdit

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Muraste Nature Reserve, Estonia
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Kristoffer Vaikla - nominated by Kruusamägi (talk) 08:32, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kruusamägi (talk) 08:32, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Smaller than usual for a FP, but this is a beautiful photo. I'm not sure if others will be willing to overlook the small size. The rule I'm seeing is "Images should have at least 2 real megapixels of information", and this picture easily clears that, but I seem to remember others referring to a figure of 6 MP for FP. But that's except for compelling reasons otherwise. To me, this is a special photo, and it's big enough to make its effect. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:23, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose – really nice per IK but too noisy for me considering the small size, and chromatic aberration. --Kreuzschnabel 10:16, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question I know that rules can be broken", but what about the rule of thirds, and the horizon in the middle. I feel it as a composition issue.--Jebulon (talk) 13:18, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question - What horizon? Wherever the horizon might be, we can't see it because of the mist. I don't think that either the grass or trees constitute exactly 1/2 of the picture, but the reflexive opposition some folks here have to things that smack of divisions in two is very strange to me. The world is neither divided always in two nor in three. In order to get out of a rut, a photographer could just as well try a "rule of fifths" or a "rule of sevenths", but to cite an avant gardist in a different field, Arnold Schoenberg famously said “There is still much good music to be written in C major.” If the foremost champion of pantonality as the inevitable next stage in musical progress was that flexible, why use thirds as a crutch? I don't mean to suggest that you may not have good reasons for finding the composition wanting, but being divided in three or not being divided in two don't strike me as a good absolute rules. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:53, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. As Jebulon points out, the composition is an issue here. It looks like we're missing a necessary part of the image at top. INeverCry 18:28, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Not to me. This is the image the photographer desired. Someone else, if they were standing in the same place with a camera at the same time, might have taken a picture that included the further-up reaches of the trees, but why is that necessary? I think the point of this photo is to show the rays of sunlight shining through the mist between the trees and hitting the grass and the sides of some trees, and that's what it shows. Why would the addition of anything else improve the composition? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:44, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • For me, I like the trees, but I feel the photograph would be better and more balanced if more of the trees could be seen, and the grass took up the bottom third of the composition. This has an incomplete look to it for me. INeverCry 18:26, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Somehow, expressed this way, I can relate to your view more, though I still don't share it. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:06, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Meenikunnu Suur Suujärv 2009.jpgEdit

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Meenikunno Nature Park, Estonia
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - If the picture is awesome, who cares about such "rules", which are really more general guidelines than actual rules? This is the 21st century. We experienced over 100 years of avant gardism, and now all of a sudden, we're supposed to have inflexible rules of composition? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:16, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • The rule of third is one possible, but not the only one. With a symmetric or near symmetric composition, a centered horizon makes sense. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:26, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
    • I wonder how this would look with more sky? As it is though, it's a pretty striking blend of color and reflection. INeverCry 18:31, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:26, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great Estonia! 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:45, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:23, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:54, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 10:26, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Mö1997 (Questions ?!?!) German-Language-Flag.svg 11:58, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support and +1 to Yann's comment. --El Grafo (talk) 12:29, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportMeiræ 19:02, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ali Zifan 22:00, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Laitche (talk) 01:43, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 10:52, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Schnobby (talk) 08:16, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Meiosis Stages.svgEdit

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
@ Ikan Kekek I hoped you compare it to other images in its scope (Computer-generated/Biology). Even though it is small, it can be resized without reducing the image quality since it is a SVG. It also passed under the W3C validator without any errors. A complex illustration is quite a bit more work than a click on a camera :) Ali Zifan 03:44, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I don't devalue the work that went into this; I just don't find it beautiful and therefore don't believe it should be a Featured Picture. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:04, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very well done --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:07, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Has a high EV and very well done. It is a pity that there are little FPs about this, and also, it is a SVG, meaning, you can enlarge it without reducing quality even to 10000000000000000000000000... px! -- Poké95 10:50, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 11:47, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Please don't forget the tips that I gave you --The Photographer (talk) 12:04, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Well done. We need more of this kind :-) --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 15:30, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:32, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:45, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:24, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Chicoreus axicornis 01.JPGEdit

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Five views of a shell of an Axicornis Murex
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Bones, shells and fossils
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 17:54, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 17:54, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 17:57, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 17:58, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - My feeling is that this is good enough and certainly pretty enough to feature, but I wonder whether it would be worth sharpening the photo a bit more at full size. If not, I support, anyway, recognizing the challenge in photographing such white shells and seeing how the picture looks at full-page size. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:22, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Thanks. I improved sharpness and I completely reworked the outer edges --Llez (talk) 14:18, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
      • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Thank you. That's a good improvement. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:10, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Awesome white! --Laitche (talk) 22:48, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 05:54, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:06, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 06:15, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:24, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Mö1997 (Questions ?!?!) German-Language-Flag.svg 12:01, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 14:17, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Ontluikende bloemknop van schijnpapaver (Meconopsis cambrica). Vaste plant. Zaait zichzelf uit. Locatie, Tuinreservaat Jonkervallei 01.jpgEdit

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants #Family Papaveraceae.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Budding flower bud Meconopsis cambrica. Perennial. Sows itself off. Location: Tuinreservaat Jonkervallei in the Netherlands. created by Famberhorst - uploaded by Famberhorst - nominated by Famberhorst -- Famberhorst (talk) 17:49, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 17:49, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice idea but insufficient DoF, sorry. Nearest part of the bud is very unsharp. --Kreuzschnabel 18:32, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I think I agree with Kreuzschnabel on this. I also know that you can do better because you have done better in other pictures of buds. It's quite pretty, though. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:23, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Note Is this picture better?: Ontluikende bloemknop van schijnpapaver (Meconopsis cambrica). Vaste plant. Zaait zichzelf uit. Locatie, Tuinreservaat Jonkervallei 03.jpg
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Thanks for your reviews.--Famberhorst (talk) 04:42, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

File:3 CATs.jpgEdit

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Construction of Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort, Sochi.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by SKas -- KSK (talk) 11:25, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KSK (talk) 11:25, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I give this picture credit for being an unusual composition, but the image doesn't wow me and the background is too fuzzy for my taste. Interesting idea, though. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:18, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Ikan. INeverCry 17:03, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. Pity, the idea is really good. But even the caterpillars are not sharp. --Kreuzschnabel 18:33, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Btw, compo would be much better with the caterpillars more to the right, looking towards center --Kreuzschnabel 06:12, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Mö1997 (Questions ?!?!) German-Language-Flag.svg 11:59, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting composition. I can not say that the caterpillars are not sharp. -- Spurzem (talk) 20:28, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Brandslange.jpgEdit

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Villy Fink Isaksen -- Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 21:07, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 21:07, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Looks like a Wilfredo's social work. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:28, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Amazing, really it's art and hight EV, wow. Look like a picture mine --The Photographer (talk) 23:20, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - It's a good composition, but could it be sharpened a bit? I think that compositions like this, in order to wow, probably need to be sharper, although I do note that 3 people disagree with me so far. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:47, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 01:47, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Thennicke (talk) 02:18, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • I'm going to Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose this. It's a nice picture but doesn't wow me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:37, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not a special enough idea to make up for the low quality. Noisy towards the top, generally unsharp. --Kreuzschnabel 09:20, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
    • The "noise" at the top is soot from diesel buses and the soot is also on the white-painted bricks, the image is from a bus garage in Aarhus, Denmark. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 11:11, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow. --Uoaei1 (talk) 09:35, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Some still life, not bad. You should put that lamp ON. --Mile (talk) 17:17, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice composition, I feel 1960's mood :) --Laitche (talk) 22:38, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice. IMO the location should be added to filename and description. --XRay talk 05:56, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Picture of the year (British Journal of Photography style) ;-). No honestly, refreshingly different! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:04, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Verde78 (talk) 09:41, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ali Zifan 22:02, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Albertus teolog (talk) 11:50, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 17:54, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Immature Western Gull in flight at Bodega Head.jpgEdit

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"Immature Western Gull (Larus occidentalis occidentalis) in flight at Bodega Head, California"

File:Château de Caumont - Château Renaissance - 21 - 2016-05-14.jpgEdit

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Caumont castle and its park

File:Titanacris.jpg, featuredEdit

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Unconfirmed results: (info)
Result: 16 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 13:00, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Purpuricène.jpgEdit

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  • Mild/moderate Symbol support vote.svg Support - The beetle is pretty clear to me, and I like how its surface shines. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:44, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:34, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:39, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 10:28, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ali Zifan 22:02, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Carlo Tessarini.jpgEdit

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by William Pether - uploaded and nominated by Rettinghaus -- Rettinghaus (talk) 09:57, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Rettinghaus (talk) 09:57, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I don't understand the justification for brightening this image (compared to the original). -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:46, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Mild Symbol support vote.svg Support I would've got rid of the uneven borders and probably quietly removed that wart or whatever it is on his forehead, but otherwise this is pleasant to look at. I'm not big on historical fidelity. I prefer things to look nice and clean. Face-wink.svg INeverCry 05:04, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ali Zifan 02:01, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The crop is a pity. The portrait needs a serious restoration, and the engraving is not outstanding to me.--Jebulon (talk) 22:35, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Dianthus carthusianorum Neulengbach 20160611 01.jpgEdit

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Carthusian Pink (Dianthus carthusianorum)
  • Category: Commons:Featured_pictures/Plants#Order_:_Caryophyllales
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Close-up of Carthusian Pink (Dianthus carthusianorum). All by -- Uoaei1 (talk) 05:55, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Uoaei1 (talk) 05:55, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Respectfully Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Nice flower, but at full size, it's glary and not as sharp as some FP flowers have been. Of course, to even zoom in that much on any basis is impressive, but as interesting as the results are, I don't think they make this one of the very best photos on the site. I expect that others will disagree, though. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:15, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Compared with other flowers, this one is also more challenging, because it is so small: its diameter is just about 20mm. --Uoaei1 (talk) 08:10, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
      • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Fair point. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:37, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice abstraction. Sharp enough for me, considering the DOF being worked with here; I don't think I could have done better. -- Thennicke (talk) 06:25, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 13:54, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ikan. While it’s really good and certainly QI/VI it lacks a bit wow to be featured, and the softness doesn’t help. --Kreuzschnabel 14:20, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ali Zifan 02:58, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Verde78 (talk) 09:43, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Mild Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 04:58, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 14:18, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:46, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

File:San Silvestro in Capite (Rome) - Ceiling.jpgEdit

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San Silvestro in Capite (Rome) - Ceiling
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by LivioAndronico (talk) 23:15, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LivioAndronico (talk) 23:15, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:31, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Looks good to me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:35, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 01:02, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 04:48, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It surely looks good but the golden framing shows some glare, and the entire image lacks wow to me. Being technically good does not make an FP for me, it want to see a special idea in it. Of course Livio can place his tripod under hundreds of ceilings in Rome and take technically good pics of them but I really don’t think we have to feature them all. --Kreuzschnabel 14:26, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The gold parts look too denoised for me. Lack of relief, seems too "soft".--Jebulon (talk) 17:10, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 05:56, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Spurzem (talk) 20:34, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Aegina sunset.jpgEdit

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Aegina sunset
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Jebulon (talk) 21:15, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Evening light at Aegina harbour, Greece.-- Jebulon (talk) 21:15, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:37, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I think this is a deserving candidate. One thing that really helps the form is the change in the texture of the water in the foreground. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:40, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 22:11, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:29, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 04:49, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:56, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The cut-off boats make this composition feel far too busy and unbalanced for me. -- Thennicke (talk) 06:01, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
    • I think it is impossible to show a harbour without cutting off some boats, alas...--Jebulon (talk) 08:41, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • I agree with you; unfortunately some scenes just won't make beautiful compositions -- Thennicke (talk) 10:25, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • OK, let's disagree about what a "beautiful composition" is ! Please just notice that I took care not to crop the buoy at left Clin !--Jebulon (talk) 12:16, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ali Zifan 22:03, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Claus 10:17, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Roof tiles packed in crate 1.jpg, featuredEdit

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Packed clay rooftiles
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- w.carter-Talk 12:08, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Nice "abstract" picture. It doesn't matter to me much that not all of it is super-sharp; I don't think that's really the point in this case. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:29, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 17:51, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:14, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportMeiræ 20:12, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:24, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:56, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support When I first saw the image I thought it was an abstract of a dune! Well composed -- Thennicke (talk) 06:03, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --El Grafo (talk) 08:36, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The kind of strange and mysterious pictures I like very much. Technical achievement not excellent regarding the sharpness, but It is a FP nevertheless (to me).--Jebulon (talk) 17:13, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - What is this? Was my first thought. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 17:54, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice idea and angle the colors as well. --Laitche (talk) 18:28, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 11:39, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Mö1997 (Questions ?!?!) German-Language-Flag.svg 12:02, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Albertus teolog (talk) 11:52, 25 June 2016 (UTC)


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File:Meister der Manessischen Liederhandschrift 004.jpgEdit

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Otto IV of Brandenburg playing chess with a woman, 1305 to 1340
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File:Parnassius mnemosyne - Dumanlı apollo 12.jpgEdit

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Parnassius mnemosyne

File:Hemerocallis fulva 2016 G1.jpg, featuredEdit

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Orange Daylily


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File:Volcán Paniri, Chile, 2016-02-09, DD 23.JPG, featuredEdit

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View of the San Pedro river with the Paniri volcano in the background, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, northern Chile, close to the Bolivian border. Parini is a 5,960 metres (19,550 ft) high stratovolcano with a prominence of 1,653 metres (5,423 ft).
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info View of the San Pedro de Inacaliri River with the Paniri volcano in the background, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, northern Chile, close to the Bolivian border. Parini is a 5,960 metres (19,550 ft) high stratovolcano with a prominence of 1,653 metres (5,423 ft) whereas San Pedro River is a 76 kilometres (47 mi) long river in this extremely dry region ending in the Loa River. All by me, Poco2 18:48, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 18:48, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:55, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:56, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Another amazing sight. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:11, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 19:21, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 19:29, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pugilist (talk) 20:53, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 01:02, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 04:51, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support simply great. Did you use a polarizer to get this creamy a sky, Diego? --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:31, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
    No, Martin I didn't use any filters (I never do, just ND in exceptional cases). I haven't applied during processing any special for the sky, either. What mostly amazed me from this scene was the boost of colors thank to the river as I had only seen dryness for hours. Poco2 12:44, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent. Next time Could be nice a shoot from the river exactly in the center. I added a note because there is some strange animal --The Photographer (talk) 12:54, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
    The Photographer: I cannot walk over the water :) The only way to have done it like that would have been with a bridge. There was one but the view from there was not so nice and I also wanted to take the shot close to the level of the water. The strange animal is not so mysterious IMHO :(, it's just a plastic bottle... Poco2 13:16, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
Pensaba que el agua era bajita. Nunca imaginaría que hubiese sido un pote plastico debido a la zona --The Photographer (talk) 13:20, 20 June 2016 (UTC)


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File:White-cheeked Starling at Tennōji Park in Osaka, June 2016.jpg, featuredEdit

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White-cheeked Starling at Tennōji Park in Osaka.


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File:2016 Radmor 5102 01.jpgEdit

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 16:13, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 16:13, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Look like CB station. Put wider crop, its thinny now. --Mile (talk) 16:19, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support More objects. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 16:49, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:12, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Not completely sharp (I think photos of objects like this should be completely, or almost completely sharp), and the black background lacks contrast. For my taste, I would suggest for you to photograph this again with a contrasting background. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:16, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportMeiræ 19:41, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:25, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ikan. A studio shot like this must be entirely crisp sharp. The device could have been cleaned before, too. --Kreuzschnabel 11:15, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. A good shot, but not outstanding → missing wow factor. --El Grafo (talk) 13:25, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. And the white letters looks overexposed to me.--Jebulon (talk) 17:16, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination --Jacek Halicki (talk) 17:20, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Groep bomen in verruigd biotoop. Locatie, Oostvaardersplassen 05.jpgEdit

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants Trees.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Group of trees in overgrown habitat. Location, Oostvaardersplassen in the Netherlands. created by Famberhorst - uploaded by Famberhorst - nominated by Famberhorst -- Famberhorst (talk) 15:37, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 15:37, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Noisy, unsharp, and numerous mosaicing errors (parts of grass blades being all green or purple). Certainly it’s a nice atmosphere but that alone does not make it featurable for me. --Kreuzschnabel 16:03, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:11, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I'm not seeing the mosaicing errors Kreuzschnabel sees (I actually don't know what "mosaicing" is), and none of the unsharpness bothers me, as what I'm seeing is in no way excessive and caused by haze and motion blur. But the overall composition is great, in my opinion. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:23, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportMeiræ 19:42, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 20:16, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think I need another year’s holiday of FPC. I start to see things others cannot see. Btw, mosaicing is one of the basic concepts of digital photography. Have fun. --Kreuzschnabel 21:34, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I Googled the term. Seems to be another (more formal?) name for stitching. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:20, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - By the way, it's totally fine for you to take a vacation from here if you like, but I hope it's not too long because I appreciate the views you express here. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:35, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg CommentSee en:Demosaicing. I put an annotation on the nomination site, there’s a clearly visible green-and-purple pattern in the grass caused by interference of these details and the sensor matrix. Won’t look nice when printed. --Kreuzschnabel 06:08, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • @Kreuzschnabel: You're not seeing ghosts, it's there. But you have to look for it at 100% zoom, so that alone probably wouldn't be enough for an oppose for me. However, I'm not really wowed by it either, tending towards a Symbol oppose vote.svg weak oppose --El Grafo (talk) 13:42, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I applied a color luminance correction. I think, it´s ok now. (you can make it either with the camera raw filter from Photoshop or with Lightroom, I did it with Photoshop. But I think it may be same procedure and algorithm. --Hubertl 06:40, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Jep, looks much better now. Struck my oppose above, moving to Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral --El Grafo (talk) 08:34, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
@Hubertl, Hubertl:. Thank you for your correction.--Famberhorst (talk) 15:53, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

File:2016 Invictus Games, US Wheelchair Basketball Team plays UK for gold 160512-D-BB251-005 (cropped).jpgEdit

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McDaniel looks to steal. Wheelchair basketball at Invictus Games 2016.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Roger Wollenberg - uploaded by - nominated by -- (talk) 11:04, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Email correspondence this month with Roger Wollenberg clarified that the photograph is in focus, but could not be made sharper due to the speed of the game and necessary shutter speed. As the event was indoors, there needed to be a high ISO and as this was a real sports event rather than a composition, options such as using high powered lights were impossible. This version has a slight crop, removing a top shadowy border in the background, some of the yellow foreground, and helps to focus on the central portrait. At the current time I can find no existing FPs for wheelchair sports. -- (talk) 11:04, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is a great action shot, and the noise doesn't bother me considering the circumstances -- Thennicke (talk) 11:58, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:53, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Apart from softness and noise it’s just too busy for me. If it wasn’t for the men in the background, but as it is, the main subjects do not stand out clearly enough to make the picture special. The circumstances do not excuse for drawbacks here IMHO. We look for the very finest images, not for the best possible ones. Sometimes you simply cannot take a featurable shot. --Kreuzschnabel 16:09, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Option we had before was much better, but noise. Now this one is out. --Mile (talk) 16:15, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:10, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I find this a more exciting and better-lit scene than the other one, but is it really impossible to sharpen the photo a bit more? I don't really want to oppose a feature for this photo. I think it's good enough at full-page size, but the degree of graininess at full size bothers me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:55, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Church st. Arhangel Mihail in Radozda.jpgEdit

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Old cave Church of Archangel Michael in Radožda, Macedonia
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Anita.Palceska - uploaded by Anita.Palceska - nominated by Kiril Simeonovski -- Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 00:17, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 00:17, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - This is a really unusual sight and it's sharp enough, so I, too, think we should feature it. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:41, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • {{o}} it´s clearly tilted to the left, even when the niche on the right seems straight. I would reconsider to neutral, if it would be changed. I am not really convinced about the sharpness. --Hubertl 06:25, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
    • @Hubertl: Can you please be more specific about the tilt? I don't see any tilt to the left, not just because of the niche on the right, but also because of the lines of the door that are parallel to the frame. I don't want to make any fixes before I know the magnitude of the tilt you're talking about.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 11:03, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
      • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment There is nothing parallel at all except the base line of the small building in the niche. --Hubertl 11:11, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As Hubertl said. --Mile (talk) 16:14, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I've fixed the tilt and uploaded the new version.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 17:00, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I reworked it again, because with your tool you lost too much from the right side and the bottom. --Hubertl 18:23, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:14, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support looks ok now --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:21, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support it´s ok now. --Hubertl 06:36, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 09:18, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --B. Jankuloski (talk) 10:44, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice place, nice shot.--Jebulon (talk) 13:24, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Albertus teolog (talk) 11:54, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Sugarloaf Sunrise 2.jpgEdit

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Sunrise in Rio de Janeiro with Sugarloaf Mountain, seen from Tijuca Park.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I've also marked a lens flare on the image which should be cleaned up -- Thennicke (talk) 12:03, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

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  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like this one too. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:47, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I actually think I prefer the smaller sun and greater amount of dark ground in the other version. It feels more balanced between light and dark to me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:24, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I'll take either one. Face-wink.svg INeverCry 01:25, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Sphinx at Universitetskaya Embankment (img1).jpgEdit

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Saint Petersburg, Russia: Sphinx at Universitetskaya Embankment (Quay with Sphinxes)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The noise is better done at RAW stadium, so pinging @Florstein:. (For me, however, the sky is OK.) --A.Savin 23:45, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
It's the most slightest noice I ever dealt with. And I see no reason to reduce it even more. Especially after "perjebulonists" invasion. :) --Alex Florstein (talk) 17:43, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Excuse me, Alex, it's not so slight to me. And now I found a spot to the right of the sphinx's hat. Do you know what it is? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:31, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
Should I delete the pigeon? --Alex Florstein (talk) 17:43, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
I would say no, I like the pigeon. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:32, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Jebulon. --El Grafo (talk) 13:28, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Also per Jebulon, sorry -- Thennicke (talk) 10:28, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral - I really think you could probably do better with the noise. I'd actually love to nominate more of your photos, because you make great compositions, but I'm feeling bothered by noise. I'm considering changing to an opposing vote but I'm not willing to do that as of today. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:17, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
    • @Ikan Kekek: sorry, but you too obsessed by the noise. In resolution like this, on pure blue sky, noise does no matter. It can't be harmful, but blurring effects will affect the picture. However, if you want to back down because of that ridiculous reason - you're welcome! Oppose? Feel free! --Alex Florstein (talk) 13:50, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Hi, I've got the raw file of this photo, you may want to give me time till tomorrow evening (UTC) to try to fix the noise better. Thanks Ikan Kekek (sorry, I'm just sporadically online at the moment) --A.Savin 16:36, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Thanks, I'll look forward to that. And User:Florstein, I've noticed that other photos that have been nominated here have been less noisy in the sky without blurring the rest of the picture. This is, after all, Featured Picture Candidates, where we're supposed to judge whether nominees are among the most outstanding pictures on the site. I think there's room for doubt with your picture the way it currently is. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:51, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Much appreciated, but I regret to say that I'm not really noticing the difference. Did you definitely save the right file? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:53, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Quod erat demonstrandum. Alas, Ikan Kekek simply likes to get on nerves. Doesn't matter, is there noise or not - he sees it. @A.Savin: большое спасибо за работу, Саш, но теперь сфинкс и правда кренится немного влево. :) --Alex Florstein (talk) 08:26, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
  • You really shouldn't take this personally. Do you seriously think I have something against you? Why would I? Yet you took any opposition or even criticism personally right away, the better to dismiss it ad hominem. And you haven't succeeded in trying to goad me into opposing a feature for your picture, which I would certainly do if all I really cared about was the way you reacted to my request, and then my change from support to neutrality. Have a nice day. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:38, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
Now, I don't know about the tilt, but the noise is definitely lesser. Try to purge your cache. --A.Savin 11:56, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Barn swallow (feeding) at Tennōji Park in Osaka, June 2016.jpg, featuredEdit

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Barn swallow(feeding) at Tennōji Park in Osaka.


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File:Blockmeer Schafstein Nord.jpgEdit

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Stone run ohn Schafstein n the Rhön Mountains, lokking to the north
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Jörg Braukman - uploaded by Milseburg - nominated by Milseburg -- Milseburg (talk) 11:32, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Milseburg (talk) 11:32, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ------Isasza (talk) 13:43, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 17:38, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice detail. But we can get rid of that stray twig in the upper left. Daniel Case (talk) 05:29, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Possible. I thought about removing the branches in the upper right. On the other hand, I remove reluctant natural image content. Other opinions? --Milseburg (talk) 19:25, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
      • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - For whatever it's worth, I think it's fine. There is vegetation in both the upper right and upper left corners, so that gives the picture a hint of symmetry. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:27, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Bravo! Really good work! -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:58, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 08:53, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support And 7. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:54, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 19:24, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 19:45, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Wloclawek - kosciol Witalisa.JPGEdit

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Saint Vitalis church in Włocławek

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The Opernpassage in Vienna, a pedestrian underpass of the most busy crossroads of the city near the opera house, was built in 1955 and opened on 4 November 1955, one day before the reopening of the Vienna State Opera after World War II. Planned by Adolf Hoch it has been a symbol for a modern spirit in architecture and urban planning. Cooperating with the Federal Office for the Protection of Monuments in Austria the City of Vienna undertook a complete restoration of the structure, which was reopened on 17 September 2013. It shows the original design of the round columns, the curved glass of the shop windows, and the chequerboard pattern of the floor.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Thomas Ledl - nominated by Arion -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:16, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:16, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Looks like it could use a slight crop at right to even things out; otherwise very nice. INeverCry 23:37, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Excellent work. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:49, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Nice --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 01:14, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:54, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support So very cool ... Daniel Case (talk) 04:49, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:11, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -donald- (talk) 07:12, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose At the edges, unfortunately, the quality is poor - strong posterization. I don't understand how this should be necessary, as this is a panorama and so it is normally no problem to get each of the frames crisp? --A.Savin 15:07, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
Not necessarily true for rectillinear projection. Very wide FOVs have far less quality at the edges because more stretching takes place there. That's why I always downsize to 50MP even though center quality could also do 100 or so. --DXR (talk) 16:11, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  • {{s}} --Hubertl 18:36, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I made a closer look, indeed, there are some severe problems. Not just posterizations, also noise and overexposed areas. But in fact, its really a great composition, worth, to do it again (with all possible problems, it´s extremely crowded there) --Hubertl 18:44, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Why such oversizing ? Cant open it anyway. --Mile (talk) 20:55, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Use the non-flash viewer. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:57, 18 June 2016 (UTC)


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File:Evening columns Zeus temple Athens.jpg, featuredEdit

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Temple of Zeus, Athens.
@-donald-:An answer for you...--Jebulon (talk) 09:08, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

For me there is still missing the ground with other buildings, people or trees to imagine the height. From this original picture I do not know if I see the top quarter of the pillars or 7/8 of it or whatever. -- -donald- (talk) 06:05, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pudelek (talk) 18:14, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 20:58, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 10:46, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Albertus teolog (talk) 10:49, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 18:00, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 13:41, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support And 7. Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral --Laitche (talk) 17:06, 19 June 2016 (UTC) Sorry Jebulon! --Laitche (talk) 18:40, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment In fact, it´s #16, Laitche --Hubertl 18:26, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
      • Thanks Hubertl, I thought that is an alternative, I'm neutral for this nom so downed to #15... --Laitche (talk) 18:40, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
      • @Laitche:: 1)No offense ! 2)As I'm STRONGLY against the "alternative" fashion here, you'll NEVER find here an "alternative" candidate from me in these pages ! Clin--Jebulon (talk) 08:39, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
        • Okay, I see :) --Laitche (talk) 09:15, 21 June 2016 (UTC)


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File:Поперечный срез стебля Ginkgo biloba.jpg, featuredEdit

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  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I think Kruusamägi below is right: looks very pixelated at full resolution. I'd guess it was upscaled for processing and then accidentally not downscaled again afterwards. Currently, it can't hold up with similar pictures quality-wise, so it fails the "one of our finest" criterion. --El Grafo (talk) 11:56, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Qualified support per Ikan. Daniel Case (talk) 19:15, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 10:46, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This image here is an excellent example of a good image, but the one nominated here on the other hand has posterization, some weird sharp lines and purple fringing. Considering the image size some downsizing might be necessary (how exactly did this image ended up with 62 MP size? upscaling?). This image from the same author is more suitable as a FP in my opinion. Kruusamägi (talk) 12:53, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ------Isasza (talk) 13:46, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 13:41, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 19:26, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 10:36, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportMö1997 (Questions ?!?!) German-Language-Flag.svg 12:03, 24 June 2016 (UTC)


Unconfirmed results: (info)
Result: 13 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 13:01, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Cappadocia Chimneys - DWiW.jpg (delist)Edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 20 Jun 2016 at 19:53:45
"Fairy Chimneys rock formation, nearby Gorëme, in Cappadocia, central Turkey"

Cappadocia Chimneys Wikimedia Commons.jpg
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace -- Pine 19:53, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 20:36, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace -- Wolf im Wald 12:08, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:45, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Kruusamägi (talk) 15:18, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace INeverCry 19:25, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace because I think it's an improvement over DWIW's work (which was pretty good and inspired mine, but I had the advantage to start from RAW). - Benh (talk) 21:50, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace The concern I raised in my oppose during the original nomination has been sufficiently addressed. Daniel Case (talk) 03:02, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Milseburg (talk) 12:30, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace And 10. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 17:56, 14 June 2016 (UTC)


Unconfirmed results: (info)
Result: X support, X oppose, X neutral → not featured. /Note: this candidate has several alternatives, thus if featured the alternative parameter needs to be specified. /FPCBot (talk) 21:02, 20 June 2016 (UTC))


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)Edit

Tue 21 Jun → Sun 26 Jun
Wed 22 Jun → Mon 27 Jun
Thu 23 Jun → Tue 28 Jun
Fri 24 Jun → Wed 29 Jun
Sat 25 Jun → Thu 30 Jun
Sun 26 Jun → Fri 01 Jul

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

Fri 17 Jun → Sun 26 Jun
Sat 18 Jun → Mon 27 Jun
Sun 19 Jun → Tue 28 Jun
Mon 20 Jun → Wed 29 Jun
Tue 21 Jun → Thu 30 Jun
Wed 22 Jun → Fri 01 Jul
Thu 23 Jun → Sat 02 Jul
Fri 24 Jun → Sun 03 Jul
Sat 25 Jun → Mon 04 Jul
Sun 26 Jun → Tue 05 Jul

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 (except to add categories on the file page, because need a non-bot user to do it). 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")|category=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 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 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.
    • Add on the file page its respective categories for Featured pictures of... like Category:Featured pictures of objects, Category:Featured pictures of landscapes, of people, of Germany, of Paris, etc. This is the only part of the process that needs a user who is not a bot to complete it.
  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/June 2016), 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/June 2016.
  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.
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