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MathKnight

Joined 7 February 2006

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Hello,

The blue and white flag of Israel in Rishon LeZion. The first picture I've taken with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5.
Flags and emblems of Israel decorate houses in Yom Ha'atzmaut.
Anemone coronaria in various colors in Israel.
St. Vitus Cathedral in Praha. I wish Israel would have Gothic structures built in Gothic or neo-Gothic style. Valued image seal.svg
Carpet of yellow Oxalis pes-caprae flowers in Weizmann Institute of Science.
A monument for the Holocaust victims, SIX millions Jews were murdered by the Nazis and their accomplices.
Jewish men pray in the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel.
Flag of Israel, The Jewish democratic state of Israel. Hebrew-featured svg1.png
Israeli Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Netz 107 - the most decorated F-16 in the world.
IDF "Barak" sniper rifle (an upgraded 0.338 H-S Precision 2000 HTR) which is capable of 0.25 MOA accuracy!
IDF Caterpillar D9 with slat armor - a defensive shield against terrorism.
Lupinus pilosus with its blue and white colors, as Israel's national colors ("כחול ולבן"), is endemic to Israel.
Israelis bathing in the Yarkon River source ponds. Winner of the Hebrew Wikipedia 6th photography contest. Quality images logo.svg
Coccinella septempunctata - The 7-Spotted Ladybug
Skull of a Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus תנין היאור) in CrocoLoco Farm, Israel.
Oxythyrea noemi - Naomi's Flower Chafer Valued image seal.svg
Triceratops is my favorite dinosaur.
IDF Caterpillar D9R armored bulldozer, Israel 60th Independence Day
Three IDF Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozers.
Flags of Israel and the Israel Combat Engineering Corps (featured on their official website). Quality images logo.svg

I am MathKnight, a system operator on the Hebrew Wikipedia. I am also a common wikipedian on the English Wikipedia. I am an amateur photographer and took a course in photography. My professions are Mathematics & Physics.

Zachi Evenor (an Israeli photographer) has freed some high quality photographs under free license (CC-BY), for the sake of free knowledge, and dedicated them to Naomi Oppenheimer. You can see them here and here). For more pictures by Zachi Evenor visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachievenor/

About My Photography, About IsraelEdit

The main reason I joined the WikiCommons is because I had a new and cool digital camera (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5). And as typical man, when I have a new toy I take him on a "test drive", or to the "shooting range" (PNI) to see how it performs. Luckily, Israel is a great place to test cameras as it offers beautiful sceneries to shoot (i.e. take picture of), in addition to "larger than life" "Kodak moments" (visit the Old City of Jerusalem and you will understand). On 2008 I upgraded my camera to the excellent Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 and I hope it will improve the quality of my pictures. On 2014 I again upgraded my camera to Nikon D7100 with higher resolution and better sensor.

Technology and MilitaryEdit

Being technologically advanced country with desire for construction and "flourishing the desert", Israel provide excellent photo-ops for people who like heavy machinery and engineering vehicles (in Hebrew: צמ"ה -ציוד מכני הנדסי) such as bulldozers, front loaders, backhoe loaders, cranes, excavators etc. Often you can see also military jeeps and even tracked armoured fighting vehicles, transported by semi-trailers. During each Independence Day the Israeli Defense Forces hold exhibitions where they show weapons, vehicles and gear.

Most favorite is the IDF Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer, a heavy engineering tool equipped with effective Israeli armor that saved many lives.
Other military equipment includes tanks and aircrafts
And civilian heavy engineering equipment (bulldozers etc)

On WhiteEdit

I like taking a picture of a military vehicle or a rifle and cut off its background to create a white background photo, giving the object an official catalog look. Here is a white gallery of some of the Israel Defense Forces Ground Army armoured fighting vehicles and sniper rifles:

Nature - Flower PowerEdit

So, as the need for good picture grew, and the fair-use Wikipedia's rules became stricter, I found I have no choice but to photograph myself some pictures needed to illustrate an article. Good pictures of common field flowers were also in shortage. Luckily, Israel is known for its wide variety of simple yet beautiful flowers and dazzling flora. All one needs is a camera, a car and a free day to roam around the landscape, touring Israel's fields and meadows (you are invited to my gallery to check some flowers photographs I took or check here).

Women of IsraelEdit

Did I mention the inspiring talented pretty women of Israel?

So...Edit

 
Shofar - Jewish ritual horn

So, here is my WikiCommons Gallery and here is my Full Gallery. Here you can find Quality and Valued Images I created. You may use them as long as the author, I, is credited and properly attributed (in the format of MathKnight, Hebrew Wikipedia & WikiCommons and in cases where the author Zachi Evenor also appears you must credit him too). I also ask to avoid abuse of the pictures and avoid using them an in offensive manner. You are welcome visit my galleries, to comment the pictures and tip me on my talk page.

Have fun!

 

User pages at other Wiki projectsEdit

For more details about me, check out:


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Pretty Images in WikiCommonsEdit

JudaismEdit

  Shofar - שופר
Symbols of Judaism

Gothic architectureEdit

Gothic architecture is the most impressive and beautiful style of architecture.

 

 
Lincoln Cathedral, English Gothic

 
The Hungarian Parliament House in Budapest, Neo-Gothic style.



Gothic HighlightsEdit



NatureEdit

DinosaursEdit

  
Triceratops (he:טריצרטופס and en:Triceratops)


   
Dinosaurs epic battle: Triceratops vs Tyrannosaurus.


 
The largest dinosaurs (obviously Sauropods). Updated: August 2017.


Flowers of IsraelEdit

 
   

AnimalsEdit

Military and WeaponsEdit

 

 


A mighty sword and a useful image for graphic designers:
   

  See more: Category:Albion Arch Duke Two-handed Medieval Sword  


 
Israel Defense Forces - armored vehicles of the Combat Engineering Corps, from front to back: IDF Caterpillar D9R armored bulldozer, IDF Nammer CEV (engineering variant of the Merkava APC), ACE 349E (armored Caterpillar excavator), IDF Puma CEV, Tatra-Driller, and wheeled loader. Independence Day 2017.
צה"ל - כלי רכב קרביים משוריינים של חיל ההנדסה הקרבית, מהחזית אחורה: דחפור די-9 משוריין, נמ"ר הנדסי, מחפר ממוגן קטרפילר 349, נגמ"ש הנדסי פומ"ה, טאטרה-דרילר (מקדח בורות), ויעה אופני. יום העצמאות 2017

MiscEdit

Gothic Metal


Israeli Animal Rights organization "Anonymous For Animal Rights"


 


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