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File:PAL118773 Basis Joigny.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 25 Aug 2018 at 08:01:14 (UTC)
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File:University Of Oxford The Bridge Of Sighs.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 24 Aug 2018 at 18:43:33 (UTC)
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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places
  •   Info created by Mdbeckwith - uploaded by Mdbeckwith - nominated by Σπάρτακος (talk) 18:43, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Σπάρτακος (talk) 18:43, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support – Distortion is impressively managed for such a wide + close view. –Juliancolton | Talk 03:01, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support - Yeah, kind of a crazy perspective, but sharp, pretty and well lit (lucky in England!). -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:15, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support But maybe it would be better to crop at the left a little bit (the window in the corner), because of blurred upper corner and because it contains no additional information). Still, FP for me even as it is now. --A.Savin 10:24, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Brügge (B), St.-Salvator-Kathedrale -- 2018 -- 8559.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 24 Aug 2018 at 15:47:17 (UTC)
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  •   Done Sorry, forgotten. I just added the information. It's the ceiling over the altar. --XRay talk 05:13, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Boy plowing with a tractor at sunset in Don Det, Laos.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 24 Aug 2018 at 02:41:27 (UTC)
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Well, as they say in Manchester, there's the team everybody there supports, and then there's those bastards in red.   Daniel Case (talk) 02:08, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Grutte Griene, eiland in het natuurreservaat “Sneekermeer”. (d.j.b.) 04.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 23 Aug 2018 at 17:38:18 (UTC)
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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects Windmill.
  •   Info Maybe this picture is too simple for FP. It is a simple metal mill which dominates the water level of Grutte Griene, island in the nature reserve "Sneekermeer". I personally like this picture because of its simplicity. All by -- Famberhorst (talk) 17:38, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 17:38, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 01:57, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Sorry, not enough wow for me.--Peulle (talk) 12:26, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Ezarateesteban 17:21, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 18:46, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Daniel Case (talk) 02:06, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose - Good QI but doesn't do enough for me for FP. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:23, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Alligator mississippiensis - Loro Parque 01.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 23 Aug 2018 at 13:04:07 (UTC)
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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
  •   Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 13:04, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Llez (talk) 13:04, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I saw this in small size and really liked it, but looking at the full size there are just too many artefacts for me to go along with it as an FP, sorry.--Peulle (talk) 13:35, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
    •   Info I made a completely new version from RAW, I think, it is better now --Llez (talk) 15:45, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support It is, actually. :) --Peulle (talk) 19:08, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Siem Reap, Victory Gate.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 22 Aug 2018 at 21:50:35 (UTC)
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  •   Done centered shot without any vehicles in the background, thank you for your advice. Regards.--Pierre André (talk) 19:41, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Washed-out sky, lots of purple fringing and generally static composition. I know it wasn't taken with a DP/S but it reminds me of so many of my earlier pictures for Wikimedia when I used one. Daniel Case (talk) 21:55, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:EstatuasIglesiaSanFrancisco-Jujuy.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 22 Aug 2018 at 21:40:22 (UTC)
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Redone Ezarateesteban 22:03, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support - I enjoy this composition. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:24, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Asymmetrical off-center composition with unfortunate lighting conditions (daylight + different lamps). Please try again if you have the opportunity. Regards, Christoph Braun (talk) 15:14, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Christoph; looks tilted as well. Daniel Case (talk) 19:32, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:PIA07763 Rhea full globe5.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 22 Aug 2018 at 08:10:31 (UTC)
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  •   Comment - The bottom doesn't look fixed to me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:46, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Done Try to make a little bit darker instead of fixing borders. --The NMI User (talk) 10:11, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Why are you avoiding fixing the borders? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:39, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Looks Rhea-lly good now  . Daniel Case (talk) 19:32, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Kalifornischer Seeloewe Zalophus californianus Tierpark Hellabrunn-4.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 22 Aug 2018 at 07:30:17 (UTC)
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File:Detail of the Central Branch of Greater Victoria Public Library, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 01.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 22 Aug 2018 at 04:34:08 (UTC)
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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture#Canada
  •   Info All by me. I like the play of the sun and shadows here together with the reflection of unusual construction of the glass roof. -- Podzemnik (talk) 04:34, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Excellent. I was making a similar comment before reading the line above -- Basile Morin (talk) 06:58, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support truly excellent --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:50, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Basotxerri (talk) 14:45, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Nice rule of thirds execution. Interesting use of shadows, highlights, reflections and structure in a single shot. Well done. Regards, Christoph Braun (talk) 15:54, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support per Martin -- P999 (talk) 16:40, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support - Really interesting to look at. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:21, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose - Dirty glasses, muddy reflections. I don't see anything interesting. Not the FP for me. --KSK (talk) 04:41, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support The image seems to be finding some order it cannot explain to us in its chaotic rectilinearity. Daniel Case (talk) 18:47, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Col dala Pieres Puez Mont de Sëura Cir Sela da Stevia te Gherdëina.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 22 Aug 2018 at 03:33:45 (UTC)
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File:Granite cliff with feldspar crystals in Loddebo 2.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 21 Aug 2018 at 20:09:46 (UTC)
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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places#Sweden
  •   Info For some strange reason I think the portrait orientation creates more drama here than landscape. At first I wasn't too happy about the old handrail, but then I realized it provides size reference. All by me, -- Cart (talk) 20:09, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Cart (talk) 20:09, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 20:33, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support This one works really well. Patterns, lines, clouds, colours. Very well done! --Code (talk) 21:29, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Mild   Oppose - Very good subject, but I demur on the composition, as I don't think the sky is helping. Either a purely blue sky or a sky with something going on in the upper left corner would probably help the composition more, IMO. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:28, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Crispy. Good light and colors. I also like the composition with the clouds. Positive impression at first sight with the thumbnail, then confirmed at full size -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:50, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:47, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 12:31, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support per Code -- P999 (talk) 20:59, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Per Basile Poco2 19:24, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support A nice juxtaposition of the orange granite and the cool blue sky. Daniel Case (talk) 15:18, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Llez (talk) 16:07, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Ледяные парусники.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 21 Aug 2018 at 10:40:22 (UTC)
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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  •   Info created and uploaded by Discoverynn - nominated by SKas -- KSK (talk) 10:40, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- KSK (talk) 10:40, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Resolution could be better, but very nice composition. --XRay talk 11:41, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Resolution is too low for me; 6 megapixels from a 36MP camera. Images should not be downsized and I can't see a good reason why this one should be. There's also the adage that "all sunsets are beautiful", so while this is a pretty picture in itself, there are so many pretty sunsets on Commons that an FP must give us something extra special. This doesn't, since it's so small.--Peulle (talk) 11:54, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
      Comment @Peulle and others. The full size is uploaded. 34 megapixels are enough? Please, look at the bigger size. --KSK (talk) 10:24, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Still not quite sure. I'll go with   Neutral.--Peulle (talk) 14:26, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Peulle. It's a very nice idea but the execution of it plus processing could be better. --Cart (talk) 20:25, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per XRay, but mostly per Peulle. Gerifalte Del Sabana 23:59, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Peulle --The NMI User (talk) 08:57, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Regretful oppose per others; it's a great image that unfortunately falls apart technically at the edges. Daniel Case (talk) 04:26, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support I love Baikal lake. - Benh (talk) 06:38, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment Good size now but it still doesn't wow me. Btw, it looks tilted to me. Ok, we have no real horizon, but the opposite shoreline is far enough to be used as level gauge. --Cart (talk) 09:33, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
      Done--KSK (talk) 12:09, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • KSK, I   Support, conditional on your fixing one dust spot that's on the right in the sky a bit above the lake. Otherwise, the photo with the ice forms is beautiful and special. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:12, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Brügge (B), Groenerei -- 2018 -- 8493-7.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 21 Aug 2018 at 06:26:00 (UTC)
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File:Jaflong Sylhet.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 21 Aug 2018 at 04:51:21 (UTC)
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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena
  •   Info created by Abdul Momin - uploaded by Abdul Momin - nominated by RockyMasum -- Masum-al-Hasan (talk) 04:51, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Masum-al-Hasan (talk) 04:51, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Amazing landscape -- Basile Morin (talk) 08:12, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral I really like the composition, but IMO the focus is in front of the man. The man himself isn't sharp enough. --XRay talk 11:43, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support XRay may be right. Still... --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 11:54, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral per XRay, andi it's just too noisy for me. Lovely scene, though, hence my neutral rather than oppose.--Peulle (talk) 14:47, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Good for me...isn't quality images here --Σπάρτακος (talk) 17:28, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support per Martin -- P999 (talk) 18:10, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 18:23, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support great light and composition Christian Ferrer (talk) 20:35, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 12:26, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support - Benh (talk) 12:59, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- King of ♠ 02:29, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Ideal moment, nice layering, interesting subject, well composed. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:25, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment - I understand why everyone likes this picture, but before it's featured, would it be OK to smooth out the color noise a bit? Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:46, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
    • Why don't you ask the photographer? This image has been processed from raw using Photoshop, so the result is their artistic creation, and perhaps their compromise between fixing the noise/posterisation issues and losing detail or over-smoothing the result. Also, one of our Photoshop experts could offer to attempt a reprocessing from raw, but it isn't always easy to achieve the same effect on an image like this. I'd really rather we didn't fiddle with the JPG. -- Colin (talk) 07:41, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Has its defects, yes, but they're fixable and it's just so pretty. Daniel Case (talk) 23:15, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral Because of the severe colour noise of the mountains --Llez (talk) 16:04, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Abbotsford House Study Room.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 20 Aug 2018 at 17:01:51 (UTC)
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File:Rathaus der Stadt Wanfried, Hessen, Deutschland IMG 5932-1 edit.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 20 Aug 2018 at 16:36:26 (UTC)
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  •   Info @Basotxerri, Peulle: Here you go.
  •   Support -- Christoph Braun (talk) 20:46, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral OK, the technical quality is better now. --Basotxerri (talk) 08:28, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support very pleasant --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 11:52, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --The NMI User (talk) 09:00, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose - Not a great composition, IMO, though the motif is nice. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:29, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose It still doesn't quite give me the wow feeling. Cleanup of the purple CA might also be a suggestion.--Peulle (talk) 20:16, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral My first thought was, wow, those must be really big rats  . However, I've noticed that in other pictures of these buildings the half-timbering is red, almost scarlet, whereas here they seem more like red velvet cake. Is this something that could be addressed? Daniel Case (talk) 23:09, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
    • Most of the images you'll find online are dated and the paint is not as saturated as it used to be. Although the lighting might be a more decisive factor. The timberframing will look entirely different on an overcast day. For this particular image, I wouldn't consider nudging the colors though. Regards, Christoph Braun (talk) 14:59, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Church of Saint-Mayme 01.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 20 Aug 2018 at 09:23:47 (UTC)
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File:Etangs de Bassies.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 20 Aug 2018 at 09:13:52 (UTC)
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File:Obernberger See -BT- 09.jpgEdit

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  • No problem, thank you for your opinion! --Basotxerri (talk) 14:32, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Hmmmm --Podzemnik (talk) 17:54, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support I like it. The sharpness could be better. --XRay talk 11:45, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Artistic. This aquatic blue and green vegetation is unusual and behind some trees it makes the composition successful in my view -- Basile Morin (talk) 13:16, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support per Basile -- P999 (talk) 18:13, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Cart (talk) 20:19, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Ermell (talk) 20:38, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --The NMI User (talk) 09:01, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 12:21, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Very weak oppose An interesting idea that I don't think quite works. The trees are complex enough to be distracting, and the highlights near the bottom are almost blown. Daniel Case (talk) 18:49, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you Daniel. This might have been a nice application for a polarizer to get rid of the reflections, I think. --Basotxerri (talk) 07:14, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Obernberger See -BT- 03.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 20 Aug 2018 at 07:36:17 (UTC)
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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural/Austria
  •   Info All by me. -- Basotxerri (talk) 07:36, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Basotxerri (talk) 07:36, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment - The scene is beautiful, but the composition isn't working that well for me. I'd rather see something in landscape format. This feels to me like a slice of something that might be an FP, but I'd have to see it. Still considering whether to oppose... -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:07, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you Ikan. I've just checked it and I've only got one landscape shot of the lake and seven are portraits ;-) --Basotxerri (talk) 08:45, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral I have a negative opinion of Ikan. I like this composition but the quality is not FP level to me, then I'm neutral. --Laitche (talk) 01:43, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral per Ikan and the strong horizontals. I wonder, however, if this could be improved by cropping out the hazed mountain and sky ... Daniel Case (talk) 18:47, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

File:IglesiaConsolación-puertaprincipal-00903.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 19 Aug 2018 at 22:45:01 (UTC)
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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Religious buildings
  •   Info all by me --Ezarateesteban 22:45, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Ezarateesteban 22:45, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral Since this hasn't gotten any !votes yet, I will venture to suggest that there's a featurable image still to be found here. First, the slight pincushion distortion needs to be corrected. Second, I think it would do better with the walls, and possibly even the trim above, cropped out, to leave just a square picture of the doors themselves.  Support now. Daniel Case (talk) 02:32, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Look now, Daniel. thanks!!! Ezarateesteban 12:05, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support - That did it. Very satisfying picture, IMO. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:19, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Parque estatal Chugach, Alaska, Estados Unidos, 2017-08-22, DD 109-121 PAN.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 19 Aug 2018 at 18:04:07 (UTC)
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  • Yes, that was a stitching issue, Peulle, the only one I actually saw and fixed, just forgot to upload the corrected version, which just happened, thanks. --Poco2 20:51, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Fix confirmed.   Support now, it's an impressive view.--Peulle (talk) 22:22, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:56, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Not particularly beautiful nor interesting in my view. The light is also too hard -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:45, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support That's a no-brainer support. :) ― Gerifalte Del Sabana 12:33, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Blown clouds are distracting, per Basile. Daniel Case (talk) 04:04, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
    Daniel, I've reworked the curves and reduced the highlights but in a 360 degrees pano the sun will have to be somewhere. --Poco2 07:36, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Polinices aurantius 01.JPGEdit

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Bones, shells and fossils
  •   Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 15:26, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Llez (talk) 15:26, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Right now you're probably thinking: "What? He's voting against one of Llez' shell pics? Is that even possible?" I know, I usually support these too, so let me explain my reasoning. It's simple, really. It's the shells. Their colours are fairly uniform, just a slight variation between light yellow and white, not with some of the exciting stripes or patterns we have become used to seeing in these nominations. As such, they are less exciting. Less impressive, less "wow-y" than the photos I've become accustomed to seeing. That's all.--Peulle (talk) 15:46, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
    •   Comment To make photos of such uniform shells (without overexposing) and showing however all details is much more difficult than a photo of shell with various different colours and "with some of the exciting stripes or patterns". --Llez (talk) 20:07, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Sure, but there's a problem with inflation; so many great shell pics raises the standard since I get used to seeing better ones.--Peulle (talk) 20:17, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Each shell is a masterpiece of nature. I do not dare to differentiate between better and worse shells. In my opinion they all are aestetic, independent the colour and shape they have. Just such shells as the shell above are a challenge for photographers. --Llez (talk) 20:51, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Great job...your shells will never detach me --Σπάρτακος (talk) 23:08, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportMeiræ 23:59, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 01:59, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 06:17, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportMartin Falbisoner (talk) 08:37, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 14:30, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Regards, Christoph Braun (talk) 16:40, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 17:01, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Podzemnik (talk) 17:55, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I'm sorry but I must agree with Peulle (and I have, I think, !voted against one of these other collections—can't remember which). It is not to say that Llez shouldn't have taken it, or even nominated it; it is certainly an image we should have on Commons, and possibly even a QI. But Peulle is right that the nature of these shells makes it difficult to get out of them much of what has made other shell sets featurable—ironically, to me, that is in part because so much care was taken in photographing them. Daniel Case (talk) 03:59, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
    • Only a   Question: "...shell sets featurable...".Do we feature shells or do we feature pictures? Do we have featured picture candidates or featured shell candidates? --Llez (talk) 05:23, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • The subject is of course relevant. A photo can be technically excellent, but if the subject doesn't wow people, there's still a chance they won't vote for it in FPC. --Peulle (talk) 12:07, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

File:20171128 Angkor Wat 5671 DxO.jpgEdit

Voting period ends on 19 Aug 2018 at 07:25:28 (UTC)
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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture#Cambodia
  •   Info created & uploaded by User:Jakubhal - nominated by User:Ikan Kekek -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:25, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support - I expect this nomination to be controversial, so hear me out. We constantly hear pleas to pretend in photography that we aren't living in the 21st century, requiring photos to have no cars and even no people in them. And the question to me in regard to a tremendous tourist attraction like Angkor Wat isn't whether it's unrealistic to require that all photos of it include no people, either by arriving when it's closed or cloning them all out; it's whether the people actually make the photo less than excellent. And in this case, I submit to you that we have an excellent view of the most famous part of Angkor Wat, with two women in the center adding a splash of color and a welcome structural element (though not an ancient one) and some more people elsewhere being somewhat less obtrusive parts of the scene. Call it a juxtaposition of the digital age and an ancient temple complex if you like, but I think this photo is very good and deserves a feature (though I'd be sympathetic to changing the description to "View of the central structure of Angkor Wat with two women"). -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:25, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:57, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Pudelek (talk) 09:13, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 09:30, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --XRay talk 17:39, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Agree and disagree with Ikan, so here comes the controversy... Agree that the description, and also the 3 categories, are not describing well the content. There are people on the picture, and these people in the center dressed with colorful clothes and mirroring in the water should obviously be mentioned somewhere in the file page. Otherwise, the subject is nearly wrong. Imagine the picture without these two women, it would have been completely different. The picture is only 62% from its original size, either cropped or downsized. Concerning the composition, there is too much sky compared to the bottom crop, and horizontally the main tower could have been positioned in the middle, so that the tourists visible on the left would have disappeared, and the temple would have stand much better within the composition. I agree that Siem Reap is usually crowded, and that such pictures with no tourist might be difficult to make, however, if you really want the buildings only, then you have 2 solutions : 1) patience, waiting until the place gets free 2) technique, taking two photographs with a tripod and clone out the intrusive elements in each after shooting. Then now the picture should be considered as it is : temple with tourists taking photographs of themselves. Is the action great ? Not really. Maybe a Buddhist monk walking, or a local child jumping would have made this image awesome, but here it rather shows the spectacle we have not paid for when purchasing the 37 US$ entrance ticket. I don't agree that the 21st century may justify weak sceneries with distracting elements as a modern way of life. There certainly are impressive architectural constructions with similar water reflection in non-touristic places, just you need to search and find. Here the photographer didn't search, as the attraction was perfectly located on the map, Angkor Wat being the major touristic site in Cambodia. Then, to make an exceptional picture of such classic destinations, you really have to find the special element or the particular situation that will make your shot original -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:05, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • I respect you for taking the time to think about all of that and write it down. Thanks. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:02, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Always a pleasure to converse with you, even if we sometimes disagree -- Basile Morin (talk) 06:15, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • My pleasure, too. I think this is a very good photo, but if it doesn't get the votes for FP, the reasons you mention could be considered the difference between a good and a great picture. I'll see whether more people pass judgment on it. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:20, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • It's a good picture, yes, and bad also. I can't imagine this image in a guide book for example, it's too far from the tradition and local culture -- Basile Morin (talk) 06:31, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Basile Morin, I have selected that picture among a dozen other, exactly because of the woman in red dress. The photo with that pair just looked more interesting than other more usual shots of Angkor Watt central structure. It is a pity I could not make a photo of rural life with Angkor in background but I think it is no longer possible. At least for an outsider who can enter the area only during a day. The place is overcrowded by tourists. I believe scene as you describe, showing local culture, may be now possible only if someone close the area and intentionally arrange it there. Sorry -- Jakubhal 19:46, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes, this place is "overcrowded by tourists", especially between November and February, during the dry season with mild temperatures. But here there are 2 problems with them : 1) they are highly visible in the center, while the description of the image is "View of the central structure of Angkor Wat" only, and no ladies. 2) These women are taking pictures like pure tourists, and this action is particularly incompatible with the magic. Never will you find such pictures in a gallery, otherwise we would ask the photographer "hey, are you doing art or just snapshots in touristic sites with your mobile phone like these ladies ?" The temple is beautiful, the tourists action is not romantic at all -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:26, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Ok, @Basile Morin:, I understand now what you mean, although I do not agree. Anyway, I have uploaded a new version according to your crop suggestion. -- Jakubhal 18:36, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Better, but the description is still missing a major element of this image. Two tourists eye-catching in the center, and a caption like saying "temple only" -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:41, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Changed as Ikan Kekek suggested. -- Jakubhal 05:24, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Tournasol7 (talk) 09:17, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose not because of any of the reasons so far given but because of the weird and unrealistic appearance of the clouds, as if someone had sprayed cleanser on the sky and had stepped away momentarily to get a cloth to wipe it with. Daniel Case (talk) 18:00, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
    Sorry Daniel Case, but I don't get it. Are you suggesting that I painted that sky? -- Jakubhal 19:28, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
@Jakubhal: I'm saying that it looks extremely unrealistic, that it was not photographed or processed correctly. Daniel Case (talk) 19:33, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: I have uploaded a new version, the light should be more natural now. Not sure if it solves your problem with sky. -- Jakubhal 20:12, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
I can see what it was supposed to be now ... sort of a thin layer higher up that lightened the sky. But I still don't think the picture works enough for FA. Daniel Case (talk) 04:28, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Wonsgehaig Neubürg P7100062.jpgEdit

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural#Germany
  •   Info created & uploaded by User:Ermell - nominated by User:Ikan Kekek -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:08, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support - I just love the light and sun rays, and in that context, the central positioning of the cross. I love the symbolism, which I think Christians and non-Christians alike could feel. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:08, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:58, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportMartin Falbisoner (talk) 08:03, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Weak support --Laitche (talk) 09:46, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support although a couple of the spots in the sky could be cloned out; they don't really look like birds so it's probably best to just get rid of them.--Peulle (talk) 15:49, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --XRay talk 17:41, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Great lighting --Poco2 18:18, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Thanks for the nomination Ikan. Just birds Peulle.--Ermell (talk) 22:10, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportMeiræ 00:00, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- P999 (talk) 01:21, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment The colors are yellowish like in an old postcard -- Basile Morin (talk) 05:05, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Question Not due to the sunlight, you think? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:03, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • I don't know due to what. The sky looks overprocessed at first sight, but maybe the reason is different. One thing is sure, it was shot against the light -- Basile Morin (talk) 06:10, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Yellowish colors and there are also blown highlights in the foreground and in the sky. Sorry, I don't like this picture   -- Basile Morin (talk) 06:10, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Basile. Daniel Case (talk) 16:28, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Intanon 03.jpgEdit

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Religious buildings
  •   Info created & uploaded by Khunkay - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 10:00, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Tomer T (talk) 10:00, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral - Weak support: Really can't tell whether it's overprocessed or not... Good shot though! ― Gerifalte Del Sabana 12:08, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Karelj (talk) 19:14, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose - The building looks strangely flattened in this picture, whereas other pictures show it as having 360° symmetry, or at least something much closer to that. Please correct me if I'm wrong. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:43, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Nice spot, nice colours, good lighting but I don't like the perspective and the crop especially the cut-off footpath in front. --Basotxerri (talk) 15:12, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Looks more like a still from a Pixar production than a photograph. Daniel Case (talk) 21:57, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per others -- Basile Morin (talk) 06:48, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Sunny green paddy fields with water reflection.jpgEdit

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EDIT: Although I must say I'd rather support the second picture that Ikan brought up. By the way - isn't that a lens flare hidden in the round top of the tree to the left? It's a bit disturbing. --GeXeS (talk) 17:37, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Fixed Thanks, GeXeS, for these sharp eyes and for your side note concerning the picture suggested below by Ikan -- Basile Morin (talk) 00:19, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 09:26, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Bijay Chaurasia (Talk) 10:20, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Milseburg (talk) 11:46, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 12:46, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Famberhorst (talk) 15:14, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Nothing special, nothing interesting, just agriculture... --Karelj (talk) 19:18, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Per Karelj --Σπάρτακος (talk) 21:12, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment Looks very good - nice light and a lovely sky. The shack on the right could have been cropped out, maybe. Or maybe not. But the CA in the trees on the left have to be removed for me to support.--Peulle (talk) 21:13, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Done I've fixed the flare spotted by GeXeS (the CAs were removed in Lightroom). Concerning the right part, I like the blue sky reflecting in the water and prefer to keep this format ratio 2:1, but I appreciate your suggestion -- Basile Morin (talk) 00:19, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • CA still present on the far left. I can mark it for you if you like.--Peulle (talk) 22:27, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Huh, it's gone now. And I was sure I refreshed the cache after last time. Oh well.   Support--Peulle (talk) 00:12, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • You can check in the history, I've not touched the CAs. Thanks for your support -- Basile Morin (talk) 07:24, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support I like the crisscrossing lines. -- King of ♠ 01:08, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support per my comment in QIC, I really like it. ― Gerifalte Del Sabana 03:58, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment Once again I'm on the opposite of Karelj. It's a really beautiful representation of paddy fields in Laos. ― Gerifalte Del Sabana 04:00, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Daniel Case (talk) 15:02, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Podzemnik (talk) 18:04, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support I really like that pattern Poco2 18:16, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support very beautiful picture, very beautiful place. Nice light and sky. Christian Ferrer (talk) 19:09, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportMeiræ 00:02, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Tournasol7 (talk) 09:18, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Tozina (talk) 00:18, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 17:45, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Llez (talk) 15:53, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Agapanthus cultivar. Zaailing van Agapanthus Lilac Flash. (d.j.b.) 04.jpgEdit

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants #Family Agapanthaceae.
  •   Info Agapanthus cultivar. A selected seedling of Agapanthus Lilac Flash. A Close-up of a beautiful flower of a selected Agapanthus in mild evening light.
    All by -- Famberhorst (talk) 15:38, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 15:38, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:18, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Llez (talk) 04:50, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 21:14, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Daniel Case (talk) 05:41, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Tomascastelazo (talk) 16:47, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral Very delicate, nice bokeh and lighting but the right crop is improvable --Poco2 18:11, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportMeiræ 00:02, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- P999 (talk) 01:22, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral per Poco -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:48, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Feldkirchen Stadtpfarrkirche Mariä Himmelfahrt mit Friedhof 19042018 3015.jpgEdit

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Religious buildings
  •   Info created by Johann Jaritz - uploaded by Johann Jaritz - nominated by Johann Jaritz -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 10:11, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 10:11, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Llez (talk) 11:20, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Weak support - Generally and technically good, but the tree at the bottom give my vote the "weak"... Quite unfortunate. ― Gerifalte Del Sabana 14:51, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support The tree at the bottom does not affect the image of the church for me.--Famberhorst (talk) 15:43, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support--Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 16:18, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Sorry, good photo but not that outstanding. There are cars in the picture. --A.Savin 16:33, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment Too much sky and not enough space at the bottom, IMO, like here -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:29, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Savin. ~Moheen (keep talking) 06:08, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support - Very well composed. I don't agree that the cars damage the composition at all, nor do I have the slightest problem with any of the trees or the amount of sky into which the steeple rises. My support is strong, not weak. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:06, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Just a precision, I wouldn't have the slightest problem with the sky either if the bottom space had been as generous as it is on top. Question of balance in my view -- Basile Morin (talk) 08:32, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
And the two clocks don't even agree! (I know, I know ... why would they want two clocks if they both told exactly the same time? ) Daniel Case (talk) 01:54, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Agree with others, I miss something special here to consider it one of our finest, sorry. --Poco2 18:06, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Líneas de Nazca, Nazca, Perú, 2015-07-29, DD 54.JPGEdit

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File:Io highest resolution true color.jpgEdit

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File:PIA21906-Ceres-DwarfPlanet-HighResolution-Dawn-20170920.jpgEdit

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File:Striated heron looking for fish (p2, 5s).jpgEdit

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  • @Peulle: As I did not turn up any saturation, vibrance, or sharpness, could you elaborate on "overprocessed" so that I know what to fix? ― Gerifalte Del Sabana 23:56, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Peulle, and the heron is a little too dark to stand out well in a very bright background. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:32, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Ikan Kekek, Peulle: Thanks for both your effort in contemplating my image in detail and taking your time to comment, however, please don't take offense — IMO this is the best; I have carefully calculated the lighting, exposure, and aesthetics, and I prefer the it the way it is. ― Gerifalte Del Sabana 02:28, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Daniel Case (talk) 21:45, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support A well-caught moment. Nice and and very impressive image -- George Chernilevsky talk 22:20, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment This bird is special due to the refection in the water. We don't have so many pictures of this kind, from the main page the only one I've found shows Flamingos with a water reflection less intense than here. I like the posture. It's active. However, I find the crop too large on the left and suggest a tighter one with the same ratio (see note). I think it's important here because the composition is very graphic, like modern design. Also I would suggest a little tilt clock-wise (between 0,5 and 1 degree maximum) so that the head is higher and the animal appears more vertical -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:53, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

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  •   Support - Thanks. I like that you got a picture of the bird while it was stepping. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:39, 10 August 2018 (UTC)