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Featured picture candidates


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

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

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

Formal things[edit]

Nominating[edit]

Guidelines for nominators[edit]

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 none the less wonderful examples of their particular type or school of art.
  • Of high historic merit: The historical method values very early illustrations of scenes and events over later ones. Hence, a work of poor quality depicting a contemporaneous historical event can be nonetheless important, even if the artistic merit is relatively low. Likewise, scans or photographs of important documents – which may not be at all artistic – nonetheless may be highly valuable if the documents are historically significant. The reason for the image's historical importance should be briefly stated in the nomination, for those reviewers unfamiliar with the subject.
  • Of high illustrative merit: Works that illustrate or help explain notable subjects, for instance, illustrations of books, scientific subjects, or technical processes. The amount of artistic merit required for these will vary by subject, but, for instance, an illustration that makes the working of a complicated piece of machinery very clear need not be notable as a piece of artwork as well, whereas an illustration for a book might well be expected to reach much higher artistic standards.

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

Photographs

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

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

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

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

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

Video and audio

Set nominations

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

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

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

Adding a new nomination[edit]

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

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

All single files:

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


Set nominations ONLY

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

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

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

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

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

Voting[edit]

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 candidates[edit]

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 policy[edit]

General rules[edit]

  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 rules[edit]

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 polite[edit]

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 also[edit]

Table of contents[edit]

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.

Contents

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Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Beaver work on a tree in winter.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Feb 2015 at 04:32:00 (UTC)
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Beaver frustration
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Simon Mer - uploaded by Simon Mer - nominated by Simon Mer -- Simon Mer (talk) 04:32, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Simon Mer (talk) 04:32, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tinss (talk) 16:57, 30 January 2015 (UTC) While this picture could use some post processing and reframing, it illustrates in a humorous manner the difficulties of winter (exacerbated by climate change in this case).

File:Pinus pinaster and ruins on Palatine Hill.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Feb 2015 at 14:09:04 (UTC)
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Pinus pinaster and ruins on Palatine Hill

File:Cervo do pantano.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Feb 2015 at 10:51:38 (UTC)
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A marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) in Itirapina, São Paulo state, Brazil.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) in Itirapina, São Paulo state, Brazil. This surprisingly shy and secretive deer is actually the largest native deer species in South America. Marsh deer have large, primarily ornamental antlers, which are usually impressively forked, growing to about 60 centimetres in length and weighing, on average, about two kilograms. They are shed irregularly and may be retained for up to two years. Marsh deer also have well-developed hindquarters, making them good at jumping, which is the fastest way to move in water.The marsh deer has a shaggy, reddish chestnut coloured coat, with paler undersides of the neck and belly. The muzzle and lips are black, as are the lower legs. The eye is surrounded by a faint white ring and the large ears are lined with white hair. Marsh deer have long, broad hooves that are particularly adapted to the marshy environment, as they are joined by a special membrane and can spread out, giving the hooves a greater surface area, to prevent the deer from sinking into swampy ground. Created and uploaded by Jonathan Wilkins - nominated by Arion -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 10:51, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 10:51, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 15:06, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Dallas Taylor 2008.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Feb 2015 at 08:56:20 (UTC)
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Dallas Taylor performing in 2008
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Dallas Taylor performing in 2008. created by Ricky Norris - uploaded and nominated by Dman41689 (talk) 08:56, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Dman41689 (talk) 08:56, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Corydalus cornutus MHNT male.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Feb 2015 at 06:01:52 (UTC)
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Corydalus cornutus

File:Azərbaycan Dövlət Pedaqoji Universitetinin binası façade detail.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Feb 2015 at 03:41:12 (UTC)
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Façade detail of Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University (Baku). The buildibg was built in 1913.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Urek Meniashvili - uploaded by Urek Meniashvili - nominated by Interfase -- Interfase (talk) 03:41, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Interfase (talk) 03:41, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm very sorry, but I don't think that this can be FP. The perspective needs a correction and the light situation is bad. Additionally there is a disturbing element in the foreground. --Code (talk) 09:17, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Code, sorry. --Cayambe (talk) 10:21, 30 January 2015 (UTC))
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Zaur Turan(1994) (talk) 16:46, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Osaka Castle 01bs3200.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Feb 2015 at 02:14:35 (UTC)
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Osaka Castle

File:Villers Young Woman Drawing.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Feb 2015 at 02:16:53 (UTC)
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Charlotte du Val d'Ognes, thought to be a self-portrait of the artist

File:Ayuntamiento y Shard, Londres, Inglaterra, 2014-08-11, DD 076.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Feb 2015 at 19:51:29 (UTC)
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View of the City Hall (round building on the left), More London office complex and The Shard skyscraper, at the south bank of the Thames, Southwark district, Central London, England. The City Hall was opened in 2002 and comprises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info View of the City Hall (round building on the left), More London office complex and The Shard skyscraper, at the south bank of the Thames, Southwark district, Central London, England. The City Hall was opened in 2002 and comprises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. All by me, Poco2 19:51, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 19:51, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 20:44, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. No wow in this image for me. It's a photo that any tourist would take from Tower Bridge. The river is also a bit unaesthetic at low tide. Diliff (talk) 22:20, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support If I lived in London I could not even take a picture as good like this. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:15, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I agree that, now having seen the phenomenon with my own adult eyes (I might have seen it when I was younger but not appreciated it fully), that the Thames at low tide is better appreciated in poetry than photography. However, on the whole, yes this is a picture most tourists get—which is why we should have one of as high a quality as we can get. If someone uploads a better one one day and nominates it here, then we can delist and replace. (And what's wrong with a classic tourist pic? I seem to remember we have in the past promoted to FP a tourist standard image of Lower ManhattanFace-smile.svg). Daniel Case (talk) 05:24, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Well, I don't see them as the same at all though... The detail visible in the Lower Manhattan image is much much higher (12000x3000 resolution, and pixel sharp, compared to 5000x3000 and not that sharp at 100%), and taken from a moving ferry (so had to shoot the panorama extremely quickly to avoid parallax errors), which makes it stand out compared to tourist snapshots IMO (although I didn't nominate it or vote on it!). I just don't see anything that stands out about this image though. My point wasn't that touristic views shouldn't be eligible for FP, it was that this image doesn't seem any better than a tourist snapshot, for me. The baseline for FPs (for me, anyway) is that it is an image that stands out amongst contemporary photography in some way (detail, composition, lighting, aesthetics etc). This image just doesn't have any of that IMO. Diliff (talk) 10:34, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Daniel Case, Commons "Delist and replace" isn't like the en:wp one. We don't delist and replace FPs when someone else takes a better one. We only use it when someone has improved the same image (e.g. a better photo of a painting, a reprocessing from raw file). Generally, once an image is FP it stays that way, and we only delist FPs if they are now embarrassingly bad compared to the standard of today. London is a heavily photographed city and we need to compare this to the kinds of photos that appears exceptional. For example, some very high EV with great detail or panorama, or some beautiful lighting due to time of day or weather. Pointing a high-quality DSLR at bits of London isn't enough. It's a useful picture and nice weather but I don't see it being among our finest. We can wait for someone to take a finer one. -- Colin (talk) 10:59, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Daniel Case --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:34, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -donald- (talk) 08:22, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like the cloud reflection in the Shard (though I don't much care for the Shard in general). But it isn't exceptional enough for FP of London buildings. -- Colin (talk) 08:25, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dman41689 (talk) 08:59, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:ISS-40 Thunderheads near Borneo.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Feb 2015 at 17:18:55 (UTC)
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Thunderstorms over Borneo

File:Haltern am See, Sythen, Quarzwerke -- 2014 -- 4018 (2).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Feb 2015 at 17:03:02 (UTC)
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Saw in the tool shed, Quarzwerke, Sythen, Haltern am See, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by XRay - uploaded by XRay - nominated by XRay -- XRay talk 17:03, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- XRay talk 17:03, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

File:2014 Pręgierz w Kłodzku 01.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Feb 2015 at 15:01:59 (UTC)
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Pillory in Kłodzko

File:HMS Protector at Half Moon Island, Antarctica MOD 45158398.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Feb 2015 at 10:45:24 (UTC)
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HMS Protector at Half Moon Island.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Si Ethell - uploaded by - nominated by -- (talk) 10:45, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- (talk) 10:45, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Needs to be viewed "full size" to come across, though. Kleuske (talk) 10:17, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Great picture, but only 861 KB. --Pugilist (talk) 10:49, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Universitetet metro station January 2015 04.jpg[edit]

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Universitet metro station
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Man waiting for the arriving train at Universitet metro station in Stockholm. Some technical considerations: the point was to capture both the man and the arriving train, I needed longer exposure time for the train but which also means that the women are slightly blurry. Personally, I like the composition especially how the train is reflected in the wall
  • Created, uploaded and nominated by -- ArildV (talk) 10:27, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Arild Vågen (talk) 10:27, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support marvelous! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 14:18, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, great, with some very WikiMedian letters visible through the windows. –Be..anyone (talk) 20:13, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As well-captured as a moving train can be without taking video. Daniel Case (talk) 05:44, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good. --Pugilist (talk) 10:55, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Some crop from the left, till that ligth sign maybe.. --Mile (talk) 13:48, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Saint Merri Church Interior 2, Paris, France - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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Saint Merri Church, Paris
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff -- Diliff (talk) 00:19, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 00:19, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Very nice indeed.--Godot13 (talk) 03:32, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 07:12, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:57, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support D kuba (talk) 11:58, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 20:46, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This one is nice, not just poor walls, but enriched with some nice art. --Mile (talk) 13:50, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:House of Blackheads and St. Peter's Church Tower, Riga, Latvia - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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House of Blackheads. Riga
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff -- Diliff (talk) 00:09, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 00:09, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support some distortion, but still... --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:58, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dman41689 (talk) 09:02, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose One of problems of wanting "too much in one photo" which then destroy composition. In this case, i would leave church out, its not enligthed, would focus just on rigth part of those 2 bldngs. Bottom option doesnt seem good. I was in same doubt not long ago, better skip some part due to better composition, than to try to get all. Would better work if in dayligth, at least would be illuminated. --Mile (talk) 13:39, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
    • I don't really understand why the composition is destroyed though by using an off-centre composition. In this case, it shows the location of the building as it relates to the courtyard and the three dimensionality of it - a sense of its relationship that you don't get from a frontal view. Yes, this results in perspective leans of vertical lines but this is to be expected, and I don't think it is very extreme in this case. I also took this image of the building which is from a slightly different angle and does not include the church spire behind. Do you think this is better? It was taken 4 minutes later but you can see that in that time, the lighting changed a bit and it was darker. I specifically chose to photograph it illuminated at dusk because the building (House of Blackheads) stands out much better than during the day and contrasts nicely against the blue hour sky. Diliff (talk) 15:03, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

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House of Blackheads and St. Peter's Church Tower, Riga, Latvia - 17 September 2014.jpg


  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Whatever! 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:06, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

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House of Blackheads at Dusk 2, Riga, Latvia - Diliff.jpg


  • Martin, I did also take this frontal photo of House of Blackheads. It has less distortion but I didn't think the composition was as interesting. The other image shows the building in its surroundings better. Diliff (talk) 09:16, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Whatever! 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:06, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Also great - it should get an independent nomination --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 14:19, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks. I'm maxed out with two current nominations. If you think it should be nominated separately, someone else such as yourself would have to do it. ;-) Diliff (talk) 14:48, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like this one the most Dman41689 (talk) 09:02, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Gullfoss, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 119.JPG[edit]

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View of the 32 m (105 ft) high and 20 m (60 ft) wide crevice of the Gullfoss waterfall located in Suðurland, Iceland. The crevice extends perpendicular to the flow of the river and is 2.5 km long. The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m3/s in the summertime, but up to 2000 m3/s have been measured. Together with Þingvellir and the geysers of Haukadalur, Gullfoss forms the Golden Circle, the most popular touristic attraction in Iceland.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info View of the 32 m (105 ft) high and 20 m (60 ft) wide crevice of the Gullfoss waterfall located in Suðurland, Iceland. The crevice extends perpendicular to the flow of the river and is 2.5 km long. The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m3/s in the summertime, but up to 2000 m3/s have been measured. Together with Þingvellir and the geysers of Haukadalur, Gullfoss forms the Golden Circle, the most popular touristic attraction in Iceland. Poco2 19:47, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 19:47, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ximonic (talk) 02:28, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support marvelous weather during your visit to Iceland. Lucky you! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:59, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Compositionally very nice, showing the path weaving its way around the edge of the crevice. :-) Diliff (talk) 09:26, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent view point, framing, and remarkably descriptive for the subject -- Zeynel Cebeci 12:20, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Of all FPC of this place, this is the best. Yann (talk) 16:27, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 17:07, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 19:31, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 20:46, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I suppose I could complain about the slightly off tint of the sky, but that's not really the subject of the image. Daniel Case (talk) 05:49, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Concattedrale di San Giovenale.jpg[edit]

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Concattedrale di San Giovenale.jpg
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by -- LivioAndronico talk 19:31, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LivioAndronico talk 19:31, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. Sorry. It's tilted 0.6 degrees counterclockwise, too much foreground and not enough ceiling, isn't centred, and isn't very sharp. The low point of view is interesting though. Diliff (talk) 00:01, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Livioandronico2013 Can I suggest something? Don't take this wrong, Diliff mastered this type of photos (ok, he cheat using ISO 640 and we both could not do that with our cams :P), maybe he could really help you, how about you ask for some tips here: Commons:Photography critiques? I already did some contributions there. :* -- RTA 10:51, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
    • A minor correction: you could use ISO 640 if you use HDR tone mapping. ;-) It has nothing to do with the model of camera I use, it is everything to do with the way tone mapping selectively uses the well exposed areas of the images. Even at ISO 800 and higher, the brighter parts of the image have low noise levels. But yeah, otherwise I agree with RTA, I'm happy to help out with some tips and I'm sure others are too. If you are making the effort to visit these nice interiors, it only makes sense that you should make the most of it with good technique. Diliff (talk) 10:59, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm not offended, God forbid, but I'm a biotechnologist not a professional photographer I walk around with my wife and daughters and I do some photos. Certainly I want learn but I have few time and certainly do not have a professional cam. Only for fun ,thanks RTA and DiliffClin. --LivioAndronico talk 12:06, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Is not the cam that make the photographer :D funny series to show that. See ya, and read the things in Photography critiques, I wrote with love :P.
Diliff I almost never use HDR, I will try higher ISO photos with HDR. Thank you. -- RTA 12:23, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:RysZooVetrovy.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by SimcaCZE - uploaded by SimcaCZE - nominated by SimcaCZE -- Simca 19:05, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Simca 19:05, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow. Daniel Case (talk) 05:52, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - no wow factor Dman41689 (talk) 09:03, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:GalerieHarfaVnitrek.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by SimcaCZE - uploaded by SimcaCZE - nominated by SimcaCZE -- Simca 13:49, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Simca 13:49, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nothing special, too cluttered to tell what subject is supposed to be, and if it is the whole thing, it didn't work. Daniel Case (talk) 05:53, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

File:경주 부부총 금귀걸이.jpg[edit]

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Ear rings found on graves in Gyeongju.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by National Museum of Korea - uploaded and nominated by Revi— Revi 13:15, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Preferred gallery: Objects. — Revi 13:34, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Revi 13:15, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. JukoFF (talk) 15:18, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The framing is a bit unbalanced, suggest a slightly tighter crop especially at the top. A scale bar would also be nice, or at least some words on the size in the description. --El Grafo (talk) 15:22, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
I don't have resource and permission to re-take the photo with scale bar, so I'll find out and write about size tomorrow. (I'll do the crop too when I update description.) — Revi 15:27, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
@El Grafo: Crop and description edit done. — Revi 04:11, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Symbol support vote.svg Support --El Grafo (talk) 09:42, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 18:39, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I fixed the background as the previous one was not black, I couldn't download the original source, I didn't get the Korean site, so Revi, if is available RAW file, or TIFF there, pleas fix the background and re-upload... About the crop, I cropped a little bit further, to fit in golden spiral. -- RTA 05:50, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
There is no RAW or TIFF available... I only got JPG from the website. — Revi 05:54, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Huanglong China Children-with-almond-eye-snowman-01.jpg[edit]

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Chinese boys with their ethno-snowman
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Having seen a lot of snowmen in my life, this one - built by three chinese boys in the 4000 m mountaion region of Huanglong, Sichuan - fascinated me by the intuitively way they equipped it with almond shaped eyes and the local tibetian headgear. All done by -- CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 07:55, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 07:55, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice. --Famberhorst (talk) 18:48, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 20:48, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose no wow factor to it anyone can take a photo like this. Dman41689 (talk) 09:04, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Puliyanthivu 3D map.jpg[edit]

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Puliyanthivu in 3D map
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by -- AntonTalk 06:37, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- AntonTalk 06:37, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

File:St Paul's Cathedral Dome from One New Change - Square Crop.jpg[edit]

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St Paul's Cathedral Dome
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Colin - uploaded by Colin - nominated by Colin. -- Colin (talk) 21:17, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Many photographs of St Paul's dome are taken from the Tate Modern to the south, across the river Thames. This clear and high-resolution photo was taken just across the street and to the east, from the roof terrace of the recently built One New Change. -- Colin (talk) 21:17, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice work. Daniel Case (talk) 05:58, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:24, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dman41689 (talk) 09:05, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Ponte Rio Negro (CIAT)-crop.jpg[edit]

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Aerial view from Manaus to Iranduba, Amazonas, Brazil. In the background, the Rio Negro Bridge on the river of the same name.

File:Objetos medicos de uso en Cardiología.jpg[edit]

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Photocomposition of medical instruments for use in Cardiology.

File:Quran Kufic script.jpg[edit]

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Image is of high quality and resolution, subject is in focus. It illustrates the kufic script in detail.

File:Tor-Arne Moen Natural selection.jpg[edit]

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The painting (oil on canvas) "Natural selection" by the Norwegian painter Tor-Arne Moen.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Photograph of the painting (oil on canvas) "Natural selection" by the Norwegian painter Tor-Arne Moen with the painter. Created by Tor-Arne Moen - uploaded by Kjersti Lie - nominated by Torstein -- Torstein (talk) 10:31, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I saw the comment on the bottom crop. The artist (who is also the photographer) has sent me a new version, which is not cropped at the bottom. What happens with this nomination if I upload that version? I have also read the rules, which say that only one version of a photo can be nominated/featured. Kjersti L. 14:37, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I got no replies, took a chance and uploaded the new version. Kjersti L. 19:46, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Torstein (talk) 10:31, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ArildV (talk) 11:43, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:54, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A wonderful portrayal. I especially like the visual "echo" of the painter. Kleuske (talk) 12:55, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pugilist (talk) 16:06, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 20:05, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 21:47, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support the bottom crop is a tiny bit unfortunate - which doesn't diminish the picture's overall greatness! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:29, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jedudědek (talk) 14:04, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. JukoFF (talk) 15:19, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 19:16, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --fedaro (talk) 21:20, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A nice way to have an image of a painting. Daniel Case (talk) 01:02, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 20:52, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 05:09, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Geranium wallichianum 'Crystal Lake' 06.JPG[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Geranium wallichianum 'Crystal Lake'. A silvery blue selection.created by Famberhorst - uploaded by Famberhorst - nominated by Famberhorst -- Famberhorst (talk) 06:02, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 06:02, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:55, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jee 15:31, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment this photo is not a little bit dark? Could make brighter? -- RTA 05:13, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done little lighter.--Famberhorst (talk) 06:43, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 08:50, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportNice photo and informative for learning purposes -- Zeynel Cebeci 12:18, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dman41689 (talk) 09:06, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ChristianFerrer 12:42, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Land Rover Desert Sunset.jpg[edit]

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A Land Rover driven through the middle east desert at sunset
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Land Rover MENA - uploaded by Fauzan - nominated by Fauzan -- Fauzan✆ talk ✉ email 05:49, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Fauzan✆ talk ✉ email 05:49, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support pro photo, but I have uncertainties about the author, I really don't know if they could put this images under CC-by, was better send a OTRS to confirm... -- RTA 08:38, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Doubtful quality and no wow for me, low resolution with less than 3 Mpix --Uoaei1 (talk) 11:51, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. JukoFF (talk) 15:19, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 17:53, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 18:42, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per Uoaei1. Yann (talk) 16:32, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral, we need more information about the copyright. Daniel Case (talk) 05:54, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dman41689 (talk) 09:06, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
@Fauzan: Just because someone has uploaded under CC on Flickr doesn't necessarily mean they had the rights to do so. Do we know for sure that they work for Rover? That the photographer, if a third party, was doing so under conditions that allowed this release? Daniel Case (talk) 18:28, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Ludwigs monument at Luisenplatz Darmstadt.JPG[edit]

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Ludwigs monument, Darmstadt

File:13-09-29-nordfriesisches-wattenmeer-RalfR-24.jpg[edit]

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en:Hindenburgdamm to isle Sylt, Germany
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Ralf Roleček - uploaded by Ralf Roleček - nominated by Ralf Roleček
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ralf Roleček 19:38, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose Noisy (chroma noise in the green foreground areas), shadows are distracting, and I wish the train was more in the foreground. Too little detail for a 12 mpix FPC IMHO. Very nice idea and composition though, I would love to support if it weren’t for the technical shortcomings. --Kreuzschnabel 05:37, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ChristianFerrer 05:42, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose Similar to Kreuzschnabel. The technical quality just isn't there. It is odd that the railway track is lighter in the cloud-shadows in the foreground than it is in the sunny patches. Btw, please save your images with sRGB colour profile -- this JPG has no colour profile at all so isn't technically correct (thus different computers/monitors will render the colours arbitrarily). -- Colin (talk) 08:55, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 09:14, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support I understand the comments above but I have also considered; a) very high EV; b) the photo is taken from a higher altitude than many other aerial FP; and c) a very good composition.--ArildV (talk) 12:15, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:56, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Until I blew the image up, I didn't know that the railroad track was as small as it is, and I didn't realize there was a train in the image. I thought the tracks were a lot wider. And on top of not knowing what the subject was, I really wasn't wowed. Daniel Case (talk) 23:53, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support Noise is a little bit disturbing, the very small train too. --XRay talk 18:46, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Guatemala todos santos 2981a.jpg[edit]

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File:Luray cavern stalactites and stalagmites.jpg[edit]

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A picture of Luray caverns.

File:13-08-08-hongkong-by-RalfR-087.jpg[edit]

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Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon), viev from 30th floor of "iSQUARE" to West at evening
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Ralf Roleček - uploaded by Ralf Roleček - nominated by Ralf Roleček
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice idea but the sun is in the wrong place for it to work—near-blown sky just at the right, and that dark building just below it is really distracting. And then there's obvious distortion as you get out to the left. Daniel Case (talk) 19:51, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose regretfully, because I really like the idea and the perspective works fine for me here but very dark shadows, perhaps wrong time of day.--ArildV (talk) 12:09, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Federal-Territory-Mosque-05.jpg[edit]

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"Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan", the Federal Territory Mosque of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by -- CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 10:53, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 10:53, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 13:23, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 21:03, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ChristianFerrer 05:41, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 06:08, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 09:17, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support and 7... Smile 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:57, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose definitely a very good QI - but I'm simply not that wowed. Lighting and mood seem a bit too conventional to me. Sorry! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:25, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Have been wondering a few days now why this looks strangely incomplete to me. Think I miss the ground below the palm trees. Centered composition is not appealing. --Kreuzschnabel 12:13, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dman41689 (talk) 09:07, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Moravskoslezské Beskydy - zima 2014 (by Pudelek) 03.JPG[edit]

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Moravian-Silesian Beskids
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 22:04, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 22:04, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A lovely, lovely winter scene that I can easily imagine myself skiing into. Well-detailed and a QI for sure, but too cluttered to be featurable. Daniel Case (talk) 15:25, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Straightforward winter scene. No reason for low resolution. I fail to see anything to feature in this, sorry. --Kreuzschnabel 17:50, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Its a good example for a winterscenery, I like the composition for its density. --Hubertl (talk) 09:20, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

File:2015 Kaczka krzyżowka w wodzie (samiec).jpg[edit]

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) on the water (male)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:22, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:22, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. --Brateevsky {talk} 08:42, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 15:27, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Quoc-Phong NGUYEN (talk) 17:06, 26 January 2015 (UTC) Invalid vote, sorry. You need to have at least 50 edits to vote at FPC --DXR (talk) 22:30, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kreuzschnabel 17:51, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A QI but not FP. Nice but not remarkable enough for such a common and very easy-to-shoot bird, hence little wow. -- Colin (talk) 09:17, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support niezłe i nietypowe jak na Ciebie --Pudelek (talk) 10:52, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Muito bom. Mais uma imagem para o banco de dados das aves das FPs. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:59, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Per Colin. Sorry. --Pugilist (talk) 16:09, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 05:46, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Krzyżówka to jeden z najczęściej fotografowanych ptaków. I wymaga czegoś więcej.../Mallard is one of the most photographed birds. It needs something more...D kuba (talk) 12:10, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dman41689 (talk) 09:08, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Kolga mõisa sõiduhobuste tall, 18.-20.saj.*.JPG[edit]

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Kolga manor, stable
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by A. Palu - nominated by Kruusamägi (talk) 14:30, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I specially like the general atmosphere of that image. Kruusamägi (talk) 14:30, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment, my stupid download manager hates the * in the name, can you rename this, please? –Be..anyone (talk) 20:35, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Hõreda mõisa viinaait viinamahutiga*.JPG[edit]

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Hõreda manor, distillers warehouse

File:Josephine Skriver.jpg[edit]

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Josephine Skriver, September 2013
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Christopher Macsurak - uploaded by JukoFF - nominated by JukoFF JukoFF (talk) 13:20, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Интересная и, на мой взгляд, довольно качественная фотография! Хорошие фотки на Flickr есть, оказывается...--Brateevsky {talk} 19:17, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 19:40, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment focus in her mouth not in the eyes, and cause the shallow dof, hers left eye is out of focus... -- RTA 01:43, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
    Image of the year does not pretend :) JukoFF (talk) 15:01, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jee 15:37, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Like that photo of the Swedish journalist, I find the unsharp parts detract from the image. But even that picture wasn't cropped weirdly. Daniel Case (talk) 23:42, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Daniel Case. Striking idea but not a favourable portrait. --Kreuzschnabel 12:17, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Love it. Beautiful natural smile in natural light. I don't find the out of focus areas disturbing at all, they make it look like just a random encounter in the streets, which adds to the "natural" feeling. The tight composition works very well with that as well. It's unfortunate that her left eye is out of focus, but that's not going to keep me from supporting. --El Grafo (talk) 15:10, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent and very important quality photos. JukoFF (talk) 15:12, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 15:36, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, but I think the DoF is really insufficient here. The right eye is clearly out of focus, even in medium size. --DXR (talk) 16:21, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Shop of Tingqua, the painter.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Shop of Tingqua, the painter


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File:Chapel ceiling rosette, Greenwich Hospital, London version 2.jpg[edit]

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Rosette on ceiling of chapel in Greenwich Hospital, London
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment At long last, I am nominating the less-corrected version of this image ... the lens distortion actually compensated somewhat for the curvature of the ceiling in question (see here and here for an image of where I was standing at the time. Daniel Case (talk) 20:03, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It would be much better if the crops at top and bottom, and at right and left, are symmetrical. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:12, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
The picture itself is a pretty tight crop to begin with, the better to avoid the curves being too obvious. Daniel Case (talk) 21:45, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I saw those pictures, double trouble. I would crop it anyway to border lines. --Mile (talk) 22:36, 24 January 2015 (UTC) Symbol support vote.svg Support Good now. --Mile (talk) 13:53, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Daniel Case (talk) 07:09, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very good. Kruusamägi (talk) 12:35, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support better with crop. Yann (talk) 20:13, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:52, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support yes,better with crop --LivioAndronico talk 10:55, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Much better. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:00, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. That's interesting, Greenwich Naval Hospital has been on my to-do list for some time now, but I live on the western side of London and never get around to heading that far east! ;-) Did you take any regular interior photos of it too? In any case, the rosette is well done, although a tripod and stopped down aperture might have increased the sharpness a bit. Diliff (talk) 09:07, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Why thank you so mcuh for your support ... now I know how all those tween girls on Twitter feel when Justin Bieber retweets them (But not all of them, thankfullyFace-smile.svg).

Actually, yes I do have some other interiors that have made QI and which I am planning to nominate here soon.

As far as a tripod goes ... yes, I agree. I'm new to finally using a DSLR after shooting with just a DP/S for so long (and having had experience with film SLR, I feel like I've come back home). As I've gotten used to it more, a tripod is part of my plan for next year, as I would ruin less shots with it. And thanks for the tip about the aperture ...

Whenever you get over there, I'd love to see what you do. Daniel Case (talk) 06:09, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jee 16:37, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Nuevo Palacio Schleissheim, Oberschleissheim, Alemania, 2013-08-31, DD 17.jpg, not featured[edit]

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West façade of the New Schleissheim Palace, one of the three palaces in a grand baroque park in the village of Oberschleißheim, a suburb of Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The palace was a summer residence of the Bavarian rulers of the House of Wittelsbach. The palace was erected by Enrico Zuccalli in 1701-1704 as the new residence, and after an interruption due to the War of the Spanish Succession, continued by Joseph Effner in 1719-1726.


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File:ESC2014 - Austria 03.jpg[edit]

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Conchita Wurst, Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, and nominated by abbedabb -- abbedabbtalk 18:15, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- abbedabbtalk 18:15, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose because of technical reasons (strong noise, not absolutely sharp). Furthermore a portrait format would do better. --Uoaei1 (talk) 21:51, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Less interesting than the one below. Kruusamägi (talk) 12:39, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Less interesting.--Vikoula5 (talk) 08:47, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful Dman41689 (talk) 09:10, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:ESC2014 - Austria 02.jpg[edit]

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Conchita Wurst, Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, and nominated by abbedabb -- abbedabbtalk 18:12, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- abbedabbtalk 18:12, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This one is almost identical the one above. It should be alternative IMO. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:53, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Same reasons as above. --Uoaei1 (talk) 21:52, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 12:38, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Less interesting too.--Vikoula5 (talk) 08:48, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dman41689 (talk) 09:10, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Black Eye 01.jpg[edit]

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Black eye after extraction of a wisdom tooth.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Kuebi - uploaded by Kuebi - nominated by Alchemist-hp -- Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:32, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support a rare and well done documented process. -- Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:32, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Regretful oppose While I'm not sure I want to know how this came about, it's a great idea and almost perfectly pulled off. However, the image in the upper right is glaringly unsharp. Daniel Case (talk) 16:23, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
    @Daniel Case "Black eye after extraction of a wisdom tooth." --Alchemist-hp (talk) 16:39, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Neptuul (talk) 08:18, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 15:44, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 19:41, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very high EV. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:02, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Daniel Case. Imo candidate for the Commons:Valued images, no Featured picture. Jedudědek (talk) 17:48, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Moravskoslezské Beskydy - zima 2014 (by Pudelek) 01.JPG[edit]

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Moravian-Silesian Beskids in winter
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 08:33, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 08:33, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, good timing for this weather. –Be..anyone (talk) 08:57, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Check WB, there’s a slight magenta cast IMHO. --Kreuzschnabel 09:16, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 09:19, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ximonic (talk) 14:58, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Perhaps there is a magenta case, but I can barely see it. Looks like what I'm seeing out my window right now, at least in terms of weather. Daniel Case (talk) 16:36, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice, but nothing extraordinary, and a bit too noisy imo --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:18, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow + too dark. Kruusamägi (talk) 18:05, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dman41689 (talk) 09:11, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Dendrogramma enigmatica sp. nov., holotype.png, not featured[edit]

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Dendrogramma enigmatica holotype


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File:Crocodylus acutus in la manzanilla.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, nominated by -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 20:55, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 20:55, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry Tomascastelazo Too busy for me... -- RTA 01:39, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support a special picture quite different from what is normally featured. It is a busy picture and a picture that requires the user to spend a bit a time before the wow is revealed. The fact that the wow is just below the surface makes it more interesting than many other FP's where the wow is obvious. --Pugilist (talk)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 12:41, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Pugilist. --King of ♠ 20:13, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. JukoFF (talk) 15:19, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 15:37, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The image has been "adjusted" in LR, clarity, contrast, etc., etc., in order to visually represent clamouflaging, or the blending of the croc into the surroundings. When moving it is hard to notice them fast, and while still in the water, they look like a log. Either way they blend in. Tomascastelazo (talk) 05:21, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Swallow-tailed gull (juvenile).jpg[edit]

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Juvenile Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus), Galápagos National Park
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Bgag - uploaded by Bgag - nominated by Bgag -- Bgag (talk) 17:24, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Bgag (talk) 17:24, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The bird is excellently depicted but the heavy shadow to the left drags attention off the subject. Maybe a crop could help. --Kreuzschnabel 09:19, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I have cropped it. You're right, it looks better. Thanks. --Bgag (talk) 14:27, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Dülmen, Viktorkirmes auf dem Overbergplatz -- 2014 -- 3738.jpg[edit]

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Light traces of a chain carousel, Viktorkirmes in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by XRay - uploaded by XRay - nominated by XRay -- XRay talk 16:06, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- XRay talk 16:06, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good photo although it would be even better if the distortion wasn't that strong. --Code (talk) 08:58, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ximonic (talk) 14:59, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it. Nice work. -- Pierre André (talk) 11:55, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:57, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support but per Code --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:18, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 19:43, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support D kuba (talk) 12:17, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dman41689 (talk) 09:12, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Elizabeth Tower 2014-09-21 205MP.jpg[edit]

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Elizabeth Tower
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Colin - uploaded by Colin - nominated by Colin -- Colin (talk) 14:19, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ok, the sky is overcast and the hour is neither golden nor blue, but the viewpoint is the platform near the top of the dome on the Methodist Central Hall, This only open to the public for a few hours, one day a year on the Sunday of Open House London weekend. So there isn't much chance to choose one's weather let alone choose the time of day. The unique viewpoint and extraordinary resolution enhance the educational value here beyond a QI to give some wow in my opinion. Specifically:
  • It shows all 96m of Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower) from base to top. Many photos of this side of the tower are cropped or obscured at the base by the trees, fencing or surrounding buildings.
  • The viewpoint is equal in height to the bottom of the clock face, and 400m distant. Therefore, the narrow vertical angle-of-view and perpendicular gaze means that the subject is not distorted, giving a true representation of the proportions and dimensions. Almost all near-view photos are taken at ground level so suffer from vertical perspective issues that can't be fully corrected. Horizontally, the angle is slightly off of face-on, which allows for more than one clock to be visible and to give a sense of depth to the tower -- other high-resolution images of the tower are flat.
  • The New Palace Yard with Jubilee fountain is visible from this angle.
  • The Union Jack is flying next to Big Ben -- can't get more British than that.
  • It is at least twice as detailed as any previous photograph of Big Ben, while also including some of the Palace of Westminster and surrounding area. Overall, this image is 205 megapixels.
I recommend using the Non-flash viewer to examine the image since the Flash viewer zooms to 200% and limits the quality of the JPG it displays. Can you find Shrek? -- Colin (talk) 14:19, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support has a definition so big that seems to enter in the tower Face-smile.svg --LivioAndronico talk 21:40, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes I found Shrek and behind him not very far there are traces of purple CAs, but it's marginal. -- ChristianFerrer 09:26, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Well done! Though the details at 100 per-cent view do visibly suffer from noise reduction, this is not a reason to downscore at the resolution and detail level supplied. Found Shrek. --Kreuzschnabel 09:30, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Not crazy about the composition but as you say, the viewpoint is pretty limited in terms of when and where you can shoot from and this is a unique angle. Also, were different shutter speeds used? Big Ben seems to get significantly darker around the clockface, which also seems to be in line with the horizon. Or did you apply a gradient filter on the sky? Either way, seems a bit odd and I've never noticed it being darker in any other images of Big Ben. Anyway, it's the extreme detail and unique location that gets this image over the line for me, and for that reason it's very useful. Diliff (talk) 13:07, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the support. The shots were all taken fully manual with same 1/500s shutter. I checked and there's no graduated filter used. A couple of small spot adjustments to remove some fringing and moire. I examined some the individual frames that are half-face half-body and perhaps the face is a little darker but it seems a bit more in the final image (with some global exposure adjustments + modest vibrance + clarity boost). My other shot, File:Palace of Westminster from the dome on Methodist Central Hall.jpg, doesn't show a darker face, though the sun is shining on Big Ben in that photo. The clouds were moving across the sky, possibly altering the scene during the few minutes it took to capture all these frames. That other photo was taken just 11 minutes earlier, with quite different lighting. -- Colin (talk) 20:40, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 15:04, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ArildV (talk) 12:17, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 18:24, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -donald- (talk) 08:35, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dman41689 (talk) 09:14, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

Elizabeth Tower 2014-09-21 151MP.jpg


I practice a catastrophic english language, I wanted to say: I oppose the cropped one and I prefer the no-cropped version. -- ChristianFerrer 17:57, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Annapurna Range and temple.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Annapurna Range and a temple outside Muktinath on the Annapurna Circuit


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File:Annapurna Range between Ledar and Thorong Phedi.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Annapurna Range between Ledar and Thorong Phedi on the Annapurna Circuit
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by travelwayoflife - uploaded by Bruce1ee - nominated by Bruce1ee -- —Bruce1eetalk 13:57, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- —Bruce1eetalk 13:57, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Ridgeline unsharp. Daniel Case (talk) 03:52, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Daniel Case. The author’s photographic skills definitely deserve a finer lens. --Kreuzschnabel 09:36, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, I have to agree the comments above. Although it is very nice to have these kinds of photos in Commons, so thank you! --Ximonic (talk) 15:02, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Match and match labels, 100 years ago.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Takkk - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 12:42, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I'm aware that this picture is not technically perfect, but it's so stunning I had to give it a try. -- Tomer T (talk) 12:42, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support From an artistic perspective, since it's not perfectly sharp it actually fits the 100 year old theme better. -- Ram-Man 18:13, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 23:38, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I really don't see anything too wrong with this technically, and it's (ahem) strikingly arranged, colorful, in scope, and not the sort of FPC we usually get. Daniel Case (talk) 03:58, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Very weak support for the grand idea. Resolution and sharpness are a bit on the poor side for a studio shot. Lighting is excellent though. --Kreuzschnabel 09:38, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 12:43, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Balles2601 (talk) 15:29, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very high EV. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:03, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. JukoFF (talk) 15:19, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Hammarbykanalen January 2015.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Tugboat Leif in Södra Hammarbyhamnen, Stockholm on a very beautiful winter afternoon. Created, uploaded and nominated by -- Arild Vågen (talk) 11:39, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ArildV (talk) 11:39, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 12:30, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful colours --LivioAndronico talk 21:41, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support High resolution, nice colors. A little grainy, but good. Illegitimate Barrister 22:56, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice detail and colors; forms of boat and buildings complement each other well. Daniel Case (talk) 04:29, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very beautiful. --Code (talk) 08:55, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very beautiful light and composition, but a lot of noise (or traces of noise reduction) too. See annotation. --Kreuzschnabel 09:42, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
    • @Kreuzschnabel: thank you for your comment annotation. I did some selective noise reduction and uploaded a new version.--ArildV (talk) 19:06, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
      • {Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Still not convinced, sorry. The ship’s bridge and exhaust pipe are still very grainy, far below today’s standards. Which is a pity, for it’s really a beautiful image, but the technical shortcomings keep me from supporting --Kreuzschnabel 12:15, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it. Nice work.-- Pierre André (talk) 14:38, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Balles2601 (talk) 15:30, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very well-composed. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:04, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. JukoFF (talk) 15:19, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Bouzigues, Hérault 06.jpg, featured[edit]

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Bouzigues, Hérault, France
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me. -- ChristianFerrer 09:46, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ChristianFerrer 09:46, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Very high resolution, nice clarity and sharpness. Good color saturation. Illegitimate Barrister 09:51, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support this photo more I see more relaxes me --LivioAndronico talk 21:43, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great. Beautiful subject, good composition and technically nearly perfect. --Code (talk) 09:03, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ximonic (talk) 15:04, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 06:15, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per above --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:19, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 19:43, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very well-composed. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:05, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 16:45, 29 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Marion Garcia, the deputy commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, poses for a command portrait in the Army portrait studio of the Pentagon in Washington Jan. 16, 2014 140116-A-SS368-003.jpg, not featured[edit]

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A photograph of a female American military officer in uniform, in front of the flag of the United States.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A 2014 photograph of Marion Garcia, a U.S. military officer. Public domain photograph, created by Monica King - uploaded by - nominated by Illegitimate Barrister -- Illegitimate Barrister 09:44, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Illegitimate Barrister 09:44, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral No doubt that this is a technically well executed portrait. But FPC is all about outstanding pictures and this one doesn't really stand out against the hundreds of official "command portraits" of US military people we have here (or in FPC-slang: "no wow"). Well except for one thing: her facial expression. It's not really a normal smile – to me it looks as if someone was telling a good joke or pulling off a prank off-camera and she is trying very hard not to burst into laughter. Completely inappropriate for this kind of picture, but that's exactly what keeps me from opposing for now. --El Grafo (talk) 13:07, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose nothing punching in this image... Her funny face is the only thing that I like, but do not add to the pic. -- RTA 01:43, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per RTA.--Vikoula5 (talk) 08:52, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Hubertl (talk) 15:48, 26 January 2015 (UTC) per above.


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File:Herz-Jesu-Kirche Munich September 2014 02.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Sacred Heart Church, Munich, exterior


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File:Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis Church Interior 1, Paris, France.jpg, featured[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Paris 16 -- Paris 16 (talk) 05:51, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Paris 16 (talk) 05:51, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:22, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Thanks for the nomination. It was a difficult interior to shoot andI don't think it's one of my strongest images from my visit to Paris but I won't complain. :-) Diliff (talk) 09:46, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 16:07, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support however I would have crop a bit at the both sides to avoid the cut things on the walls -- ChristianFerrer 19:10, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --fedaro (talk) 20:58, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Colin (talk) 21:38, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice to see you taking on the church interiors of Paris. Daniel Case (talk) 03:44, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Claus (talk) 06:45, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Balles2601 (talk) 15:32, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --fedaro (talk) 19:39, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 19:43, 26 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Church of Saint-François-Xavier Interior, Paris, France - Diliff.jpg, featured[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Paris 16 -- Paris 16 (talk) 05:50, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Paris 16 (talk) 05:50, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:22, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Thanks again for the nomination. Diliff (talk) 09:46, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 16:07, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ChristianFerrer 19:10, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Colin (talk) 21:38, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --DXR (talk) 21:49, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 03:48, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ximonic (talk) 15:04, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Claus (talk) 06:45, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --fedaro (talk) 19:39, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It would be great to nominate a bot automatically interior photos Diliff churches. Thus, Diliff should not engage in bureaucratic things. --The_Photographer (talk) 12:33, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Chimborazo 01.jpg[edit]

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Chimborazo volcano, Ecuador
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Bgag - uploaded by Bgag - nominated by Bgag -- Bgag (talk) 17:01, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Bgag (talk) 17:01, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 15:13, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 20:15, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral So well-done generally but there's visible CA on the ridgeline to the left of the summit. Daniel Case (talk) 15:36, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 09:27, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. JukoFF (talk) 15:19, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Le Pechoux v Meinhardt Master de fleuret 2014 t210013.jpg[edit]

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File:Swiss Open Geneva - 20140712 - Semi final Quad - D. Wagner vs D. Alcott 26.jpg, not featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Pleclown - uploaded by Pleclown - nominated by Pleclown
  • Pictogram voting info.svg InfoThis is a photo of David Wagner an american wheelchair tennis player participating in the Geneva Open in 2014. -- Pleclown (talk) 12:03, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pleclown (talk) 12:03, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose disturbing background -- ChristianFerrer 19:04, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Good pic but in no way outstanding for me --Kreuzschnabel 12:16, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Venado-Campo-UY-Ozotoceros bezoarticus.jpg, featured[edit]

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Deer taken in the fields of Rocha , Uruguay. It is a kind of deer in recovery, they were near extinction.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by fedaro - uploaded by fedaro - nominated by fedaro -- fedaro (talk) 11:26, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- fedaro (talk) 11:26, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Love the soft colors and how they express the animal's fragility, especially when contrasted with the sharp diagonals of the deer's antlers and face. And while I'd oridinarily call out the bluish haziness and noise in the background (likely two ways of seeing the same issue), this is one of those times I sometimes mention where what is normally a flaw actually makes the image stronger. Daniel Case (talk) 17:22, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support well said, Daniel. --El Grafo (talk) 13:14, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ChristianFerrer 19:05, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Claus (talk) 06:47, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 20:15, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support … and 7. The fine light and good sharpness make up for the background noise. --Kreuzschnabel 05:46, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 06:13, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jee 15:39, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. JukoFF (talk) 15:19, 28 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Thomas Le Clear - Interior with Portraits - Smithsonian.jpg[edit]

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Interior with Portraits

File:Emerald Tree Boa Corallus caninus.jpg[edit]

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Emerald Tree Boa
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, nominated by Ram-Man -- Ram-Man 03:27, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info An emerald tree boa (Corallus caninus)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ram-Man 03:27, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 10:45, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Impressive! Yann (talk) 11:55, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --fedaro (talk) 12:35, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Really impressive specimen, but the noise level is too high for me. --Ivar (talk) 17:16, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Sorry, but I'm opposed too I give you a lot of credit for getting a usable image out of this situation, Derek, having once tried it myself. However, while it may be a QI, it does not reach the level of featurable. I hadn't noticed the noise, but the DoF (which the high ISO may have forced on you, I understand) leaves you with noticeable blurring even without looking at the image in full res. Then there's the slight posterizing of the scales closer to the camera. Daniel Case (talk) 18:56, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
    • I nominated this on advice of Yann. It's true: the noise is high, the DoF only moderate. I expected some opposes. For me, the composition, focus, and "wow" are excellent and the noise is not distracting. It still looks pretty good even at an A3 size @ 150dpi. -- Ram-Man 19:39, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose lack of quality -- ChristianFerrer 18:58, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Cascade de Aïn Legradj à Bordj Bou Arreredj.jpg, featured[edit]

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Cascade in Aïn Legradj in Bordj Bou Arreredj province (Algeria)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Chettouh Nabil - uploaded by Chettouh Nabil - nominated by Vikoula5 -- Vikoula5 (talk) 22:53, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Vikoula5 (talk) 22:53, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 23:16, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 02:47, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Compared to existing waterfall featured pictures, this will be one of the better ones. -- Ram-Man 03:30, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is really a good one, although in general I prefer "frozen" style waterfalls (short exposure time) rather than "milky" style ones --Uoaei1 (talk) 13:01, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg What a pity Such a great lighting and composition – and then blown & posterized areas in the water, looking almost reddish within the blueish whitewater, even in the preview. Sorry, but thats a regretful no from me. --Kreuzschnabel 13:53, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Symbol support vote.svg Support Maybe it’s just my monitor settings. White but smooth now for me. --Kreuzschnabel 09:48, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 18:44, 22 January 2015 (UTC) @Kreuz: you are wrong ;-)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportBe..anyone (talk) 00:37, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 06:21, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 23:42, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --fedaro (talk) 19:40, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. JukoFF (talk) 15:20, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes, I Symbol support vote.svg Support. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:48, 28 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Cappella della Madonna Del Rosario in St. Mary above Minerva.jpg, featured[edit]

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Cappella della Madonna Del Rosario in St. Mary above Minerva.jpg
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by -- LivioAndronico talk 13:33, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LivioAndronico talk 13:33, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 19:08, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment A quiet clear distortion, could fix that? -- RTA 21:05, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Better... next time, to avoid distortion, or uses in your favour, try to be a little bit higher, or, down to the floor if something is interesting, or... buy a tilt+shift lens (2'000 USD ehehhehehe) Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- RTA 23:25, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks RTA but unfortunately in Rome if you leave a tripod in a church that seems to have gone out a gun and I have to hurry before it gets security, though maybe that lents so I would have a lens to 2000 dollars and a Reflex to 300 dollars Face-grin.svg --LivioAndronico talk 08:57, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • What do you mean about a tripod? They are not friendly towards photographers with tripods? I occasionally have that problem but most of the time it's fine in the UK (and also fine from my experiences in Lithuania, Latvia and France). I don't think a tilt-shift lens will really solve the problem that much though. Even if you use tilt-shift, you usually will not get the perspective correction perfectly adjusted (it's not always easy to see when it is correct in the viewfinder), and will still need to make a minor adjustment in Photoshop afterwards. Diliff (talk) 13:22, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Diliff I write what is reported on a photography site: For the City of Rome a tripod is occupation of public land. Such employment must be authorized specifically for that place and that time. On a par with a crew that has to turn the scenes for a movie.You can get around the ban by placing the tripod on benches or on the rubbish bins.Also buildings or historic fountains eg. the Fountain of Dioscuri (Piazza del Quirinale) try to come closer with a tripod, even at night. A free hand whenever we want, but with no tripod.Then it's different if you fail to establish a dialogue with the representative of the forces before checkout which, as our equipment is really a camera, allow a few moments of recovery.--LivioAndronico talk 14:25, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Diliff Did you saw the first version? [1], this you can easily correct with the T&S lens, tilting you could fix the perspective, and actually the lack of the floor in the picture could also be fixed by shifting creating a panoramic photo, of course it's a trick lens, and expensive one, but if you have the money, and take a lot of building photos... -- RTA 18:11, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes, but there is nothing that a tilt-shift lens can do (perspective-wise, that is) that can't be fixed equally with software... As long as the shift is not extreme, there is no significant advantage to a tilt-shift lens for this purpose. A tilt-shift lens can actually shift the focal plane too, which is something that software cannot do, but that is not a factor in photography like this. Diliff (talk) 19:05, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • True, but in software you will lose some resolution, creating a smaller picture, nothing to worry about if you will not print... I was kidding when a suggest t&s lens, because that could solve the issue, but is ridiculous expansive, specially comparing cam+lens used here "D3200 with 18-55mm" ~450 USD versus ~2000 USD just for lens... And shift the focal plane, for me, is the only reason to have one of these. :D -- RTA 19:41, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment. I think it's unfortunate that you weren't able to capture any of the floor. Currently, it's hard to know if the camera viewpoint was only just above the floor, or at head-height. Diliff (talk) 13:22, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

I know Diliff but unfortunately my lens from that distance takes only that portion and then I had to "lock" the tourists. In addition, the pope was coming and there was security everywhere.Thanks for your opinion anyway --LivioAndronico talk 14:28, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
You should consider shooting panoramas. ;-) Then you are not so restricted by your lens angle of view. But yes, I understand why you would use this framing if there were distracting tourists in view. Better to take the photo when security is much less strict though. Perhaps you could revisit sometime? Diliff (talk) 19:03, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Totally agree... :P -- RTA 19:41, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, of course, but in Rome there is always the security ,especially in churches like this where there is the body of Catherine of Siena --LivioAndronico talk 20:18, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 21:58, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Katy Perry November 2014.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Katy Perry, November 2014
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Eva Rinaldi - uploaded by Stemoc - nominated by Lady Lotus -- Lady Lotus (talk) 13:25, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lady Lotus (talk) 13:25, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ricky90 (talk) 15:37, 21 January 2015 (UTC) She's the best, more beautiful, glamorous, charismatic and charming. I love her so much!!!
    • At least 45 contributed plus what you write is very debatable but we are voting photo not the subject --LivioAndronico talk 16:10, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose IMO DoF too small.--XRay talk 18:26, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • BTW: DoF = Depth of Field. --XRay talk 19:05, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support a very good portrait with a good focus point and DoF! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:23, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support eyes on focus, that's what matters. Good photo. -- RTA 20:33, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like better portraits with a dark background, but that's just a question of taste. FP any way. Yann (talk) 23:51, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Reluctrant oppose Per X-Ray. Daniel Case (talk) 02:45, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- wanted to nom this image before but was reluctant..technically one of the best "headshot/portrait" images around ..--Stemoc 11:35, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I do not like the white background. --Uoaei1 (talk) 12:55, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Uoaei1 --Code (talk) 06:22, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment @Uoaei1: @Code: I'm new to the FP but isn't not liking the background part of the "Unhelpful reasons for opposing"? Lady Lotus (talk) 12:14, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The point is that a reason for opposing is given here. For me, the harsh contrast with the white background is distracting. --Uoaei1 (talk) 12:49, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • @Lady Lotus: Hm. I don't think so. It's a matter of composition. As Uoaei1 said, the contrast between foreground and background is quite harsh when the background is simply white. This is quite distracting. If the background was different, I would certainly support the nomination. I hope you don't take my oppose personal, it's not meant this way. It's certainly a good picture but for me it doesn't meet FP standards. --Code (talk) 13:26, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • No no, not personal, just trying to better understand the opposition. It's better explained after that, thank you :) Lady Lotus (talk) 14:06, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support With all that makeup not sure I wanted to kiss her, but I can support this image as a nice visual object. -- ChristianFerrer 13:28, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question What is going on inside her nose by the ring? Is that a mole or a shadow or something even less appealing. Saffron Blaze (talk) 15:47, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Lol pretty sure it's a mole Lady Lotus (talk) 16:04, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I suspect that is indeed the case. Another good reason why people shouldn't pierce their nose. Shadows become boogers. Saffron Blaze (talk) 04:50, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose background --Mile (talk) 18:04, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It's just a head--Claus (talk) 06:51, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I wonder if this weren't Katy Perry would it meet so much resistance. As to the background... it is a headshot. Fairly standard in portraiture. Saffron Blaze (talk) 15:53, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jee 15:47, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Technically well done red-carpet-shot, almost too sharp to be pleasing in some areas, but it's missing something special to be truly outstanding – maybe a real “Duchenne” smile. Not even the best of that series, imho. --El Grafo (talk) 14:56, 28 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Gymnadenia odoratissima - Lõhnav käoraamat Niitvälja.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Short Spurred Fragrant Orchid
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Short Spurred Fragrant Orchid, created, uploaded and nominated by Ivar (talk) 17:50, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ivar (talk) 17:50, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose According to the EXIF this was shot at f/14, yet the DoF is extremely shallow. It appears artificially (and poorly) blurred or else it was taken with extremely poor focus. Compare to this image which is technically superior. -- Ram-Man 03:04, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment That comparison is a bit unfair. Your "superior" favorite has over four times lower resolution with no EXIF data at all. The Orchid on my image was pretty small, so I had to get very close to take full portrait and therefore DOF was shallower than usual. But calling it artificially and poorly blurred is imho too harsh. --Ivar (talk) 06:26, 21 January 2015 (UTC). And that's not even important, that this species grows only in few (less than 10) places in my country and I had to hike in the Bog to find it in the perfect evening light. --Ivar (talk) 06:38, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
      • My apologies for the poor comparison. What I meant was this: the other image shows superior depth of field and better subject sharpness while still having a blurred background. Was this retouched? It should be declared if it was and why were the flower petals and stalk blurred (bad masking?)? But if it was not blurred, then at f/14 the focus and sharpness should be on par with the other image. Something does not add up here. And FWIW, I wouldn't support the example image as a FP. -- Ram-Man 12:31, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It was in my intentions to support anyway this nomination (colors, details, composition, all work for me). But I rather agree with Ivar, the quality of the Ivar's image is far much better in all points. The exemple shown by Ram-Man is certainly downssampled, and even so downsampled that we can judge correctly about the DOF, and the quality is so poor that I'm not able to say correctly what is in really in focus. Some parts are also a bit overexposed. -- ChristianFerrer 07:45, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
    • The out-of-focus/blurred petals on this image are visible at thumbnail size. It's not an issue of downsampling. The other image shows that there was no reason for this image to have out-of-focus petals. -- Ram-Man 12:34, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 09:06, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. But as a user recently switched from a compact camera to a DSLR, I understand what Ram-Man stated above. It is very difficult to get reasonable DOF at 100mm if we are at closest subject distance. So we have two choices; increase the subject distance and crop the image, or use a longer lens. Choice two is expensive. Jee 03:28, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 00:23, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:49, 28 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Paeonia 'First Arrival' Flower.JPG, featured[edit]

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Paeonia 'First Arrival'


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File:FIFA WC-qualification 2014 - Austria vs. Germany 2012-09-11 - Thomas Müller 01 edit.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Thomas Müller
  • ✓ Done, and Symbol support vote.svg Support. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:50, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A well-done portrait, but not an exceptional one. At least not without a tighter crop. Daniel Case (talk) 04:36, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry,per Daniel--LivioAndronico talk 16:13, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral, Quality image matches more, even 100%, I think. --Brateevsky {talk} 10:52, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Calidris alba - Laem Phak Bia.jpg, featured[edit]

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Sanderling


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File:Birger Jarlspassagen January 2015 02.jpg, featured[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION


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File:Faro de Holmbergs, Suðurnes, Islandia, 2014-08-15, DD 114.JPG, featured[edit]

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Holmbergs lighthouse after sunset, Suðurnes region in the Southwest of Iceland.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Holmbergs lighthouse after sunset, Suðurnes region in the Southwest of Iceland. All by me, Poco2 22:08, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 22:08, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes, that's better. Kruusamägi (talk) 23:49, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Blurred grass and water inevitable with one-second exposure, and worth it with this composition and the warm orange lighthouse making a nice contrast to the cooler sea and earth colors. Good to see a photo of "something beautiful in Iceland" besides waterfalls. Daniel Case (talk) 05:36, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support maybe a bit oversaturated - still great though! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 08:05, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment it has minor ccw tilt (horizon is not horizontal). --Ivar (talk) 17:56, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
    ✓ Done, thanks, Poco2 19:09, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, the fix had a minimal cost, if my eyes still get it at 100%. –Be..anyone (talk) 22:15, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It is always a bit tilted on left. -- ChristianFerrer 11:48, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's not perfect, but good enough for me. --Ivar (talk) 11:57, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --fedaro (talk) 12:39, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice composition. --Code (talk) 09:09, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ximonic (talk) 15:07, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Canterbury Cathedral Trinity Chapel Stained Glass, Kent, UK - Diliff.jpg, featured[edit]

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Canterbury Cathedral Trinity Chapel


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File:Wells Cathedral Chapter House, Somerset, UK - Diliff.jpg, featured[edit]

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Wells Cathedral Chapter House
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff -- Diliff (talk) 18:13, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 18:13, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 18:29, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support WOHOAUHOWOW! ;) 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 19:01, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nearly got lost scrolling through all the buttress lines. Wish the sun splashes were symmetrical. But no one's perfect. Daniel Case (talk) 05:51, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support great --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 08:01, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 10:20, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support here's your 7th :) Lady Lotus (talk) 15:10, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --fedaro (talk) 12:41, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ChristianFerrer 19:13, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Colin (talk) 21:36, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --fedaro (talk) 19:43, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Laekvere mänd 04-2012.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Laekvere pine
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Ivar (talk) 18:12, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ivar (talk) 18:12, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support  ■ MMXX talk 18:25, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Very small weak Symbol support vote.svg Support Good but no very big wow. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 19:03, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not-terribly-interesting composition + dull sky + faded grass = -wow. Daniel Case (talk) 05:53, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Daniel. --King of ♠ 01:34, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice. --Code (talk) 19:02, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice but not sharp enough for only 6 mpix. --Kreuzschnabel 12:26, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Plakias Beach 01.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Plakias Beach, Crete
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Plakias Beach, Crete. All by --Uoaei1 (talk) 13:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 13:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ChristianFerrer 18:47, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I want so much to like this one, and it seems so much was done to bring it up to being presentable on first look here. But that effort may in fact be its undoing. First there are the blown clouds at the right, which tip you off that, whatever else might have looked right at the time of the shutter falling, the sun was too close to that side. Second, there seems to have been a fair degree of processing and sharpening done, evident from the ridgeline and sea in the center. That might not have been a problem except it seems to have been done to compensate for shooting a landscape like this at f/8, rather than the usual landscape sweet spot of f/11–16. Was there some reason for that aperture setting? Because I think this deserves more, and shooting with a narrower f/stop might have eliminated the need to work on it afterwards. Daniel Case (talk) 04:45, 21 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Stiftskirche Herzogenburg Deckenfresken 01.JPG, featured[edit]

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Ceiling frescos in Herzogenburg Abbey Church (Lower Austria)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Ceiling frescos in Herzogenburg Abbey Church (Lower Austria) by Daniel Gran (left fresco) and Bartolomeo Altomonte. All by -Uoaei1 (talk) 13:30, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 13:30, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow --LivioAndronico talk 13:46, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow!! geniale picture-- Pierre André (talk) 17:04, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Some CA in the windows which are, of course, blown somewhat. But as David says, what detail are you going to recover from them in these circumstances? Daniel Case (talk) 18:10, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. But I would say that I find some of the details slightly overexposed (same as this previous ceiling nomination. I noticed the problem at the time but it appears I didn't say anything!). If it were me, I would have decreased the exposure and pushed the shadow detail slightly, or reduced highlight detail. Is this possible or have you already pushed the RAW file to its limit? Diliff (talk) 18:42, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info New version uploaded with reduced exposure and improved CA handling --Uoaei1 (talk) 19:00, 20 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Zaaddoos Echinacea purpurea (zonnehoed) 01.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Seed Box Echinacea purpurea (coneflower)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Seed Box Echinacea purpurea (coneflower). created by Famberhorst - uploaded by Famberhorst - nominated by Famberhorst -- Famberhorst (talk) 07:12, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 07:12, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 12:12, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ChristianFerrer 18:43, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good, the ligules of ray flower(false outer petals) were removed? or the flower is ripe? -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 12:51, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment There is nothing removed by me. The flower is blooming. The seeds are to ripening.--Famberhorst (talk) 17:38, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 09:32, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Quebec, Canada.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Beautiful Basilica Photo

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Desiderius1 (talk) 23:56, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose perspective distortion must be corrected, also the chromatic aberration, beside of this: this not the best viewpoint for this church I visited already --Wladyslaw (talk) 07:09, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Distortion is obvious even at thumbnail display. Daniel Case (talk) 15:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --DidierMoise (talk) 17:03, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Wladyslaw and Daniel.--ArildV (talk) 09:12, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. Looks like a straightforward tourist shot for me, nothing outstanding, building is leaning, and poor quality (chromatic aberration everywhere but in the center) --Kreuzschnabel 12:28, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Poor categorization too (only one red cat is given) --Kreuzschnabel 12:30, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Laos Plateau des Bolovens.-Pathounphone (3).jpg, not featured[edit]

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Plantations de café sur le "Plateau des Bolovens" Laos.


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File:Feldberg - Jumping Snowboarder1.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Jumping Snowboarder


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File:Feldberg - Jumping Snowboarder5.jpg, featured[edit]

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Jumping Snowboarder
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Wladyslaw -- Wladyslaw (talk) 21:44, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wladyslaw (talk) 21:44, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good action foto. --Hubertl (talk) 00:06, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support a tighter crop might even improve this great shot --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:26, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Barely detectible motion blur on snowboarder but who cares? Not with those delicious bits of snow in the air around him ... Daniel Case (talk) 18:12, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dizzy dance! 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 19:06, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 12:58, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow for me. The environment around the action is totally missing. Kruusamägi (talk) 18:24, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support Good, but the board is sharp, the person a little bit unsharp.--XRay talk 18:28, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Kruusamägi – just what I’m feeling. The shot as such is very good and has got wow (I’d even like some motion blur here!) but crop is too narrow, the ground should be in the frame to depict the action properly. Same for other nomination. --Kreuzschnabel 20:03, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Funny: some would prefer a more narrow crop, others prefer the opposite. I guess I have found a pretty good compromise :-) --Wladyslaw (talk) 21:27, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Needless to say that compositional issues will always be a matter of taste. That’s why we do majority votings here, often showing divided opinions. This person hovering in the air is obviously jumping from? over? anything, and I prefer to see this anything in the image to get a full impression of the action going on, as in images like this for example. Others want to see the person isolated, flying through space – that’s a different image with different intention (and in that case, the twigs are distracting, you’d need nothing but blue sky around). Looking for compromises often results in unclear compositions :-) --Kreuzschnabel 09:04, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Apparently not unclear for the majority. I think the figure of the boarder is clear and ästhetic so that a concentration on this is justified. --Wladyslaw (talk) 14:09, 22 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Promulgação-Constituição-1988.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Deputies in the Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress in Brasília, Brazil, commemorating the promulgation of the Constitution of Brazil, in 1988.


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File:Campidoglio and Vittoriano.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Campidoglio and Vittoriano
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by LivioAndronico talk 09:11, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LivioAndronico talk 09:11, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Much better than your other pictures of Rome. I like the colors here. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:29, 18 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:The Parthenon sculptures, British Museum (14063376069).jpg, not featured[edit]

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Centaur and Lapith. The Parthenon sculptures, British Museum.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Carole Raddato, uploaded by Butko and me, nominated by Yann (talk) 22:59, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A famous sculpture. Good lighting is difficult for this, and I think it is well managed here. -- Yann (talk) 22:59, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 09:12, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Compliance. --Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:33, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Lady Lotus (talk) 13:29, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --fedaro (talk) 12:43, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow --Claus (talk) 06:54, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Air to air image of a Spitfire, taken over RAF Coningsby. MOD 45147974.jpg, featured[edit]

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Spitfire
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Scott Lewis - uploaded by - nominated by Christian Ferrer -- ChristianFerrer 05:38, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ChristianFerrer 05:38, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Regretful oppose Loads of wow but the unsharpness is even visible in the preview (left wing). Not easy to get that right in an air-to-air shot but too big a shortcoming for me to support. Too bad. A bit tight too, but that wouldn’t bother me. But maybe I have just seen too many crisp sharp in-fly images yet :-) --Kreuzschnabel 21:25, 17 January 2015 (UTC)--Kreuzschnabel 06:46, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support i am not sure what exactly, but for me this image made a wow(!) effect... maybe is this from a point of view to plane is for me unobvious and/ or fantastic... --Bojars (talk) 07:27, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support No doubt that this is one of the best pictures on commons. If there were any quality issues (I think the sharpness is overall sufficient) they were more than compensated by the composition IMO. --Code (talk) 07:30, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Agree with Kreuz. --Mile (talk) 09:50, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I think that the circumstances and excellent subject/framing allow the lack of sharpness, particularly on one wing, to be forgiven. However, there's something odd about the picture. The Nikon D2X is a 12MP camera and this is a 17.3MP image. Plus it is in 4:3 format rather than 3:2 native format, so would have been cropped (never mind any cropping necessary to achieve the good framing here). This suggests the image has been considerably upscaled. I suggest reviewers downsample this to around 6MP for judging. Alternatively, perhaps knows from where the original non-upscaled version might be obtained? And does this upscaling issue affect other images retrieved from that source? -- Colin (talk) 10:36, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dizzy picture. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 15:17, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support big wow, can be a POTY candidate. Tomer T (talk) 19:54, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too-tight crop on wings and background is very distracting. Daniel Case (talk) 21:25, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, some unsharpness ignored as "photographer wasn't able to open the window". –Be..anyone (talk) 22:17, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Poor excuse – air-to-air shots are usually taken through an open door or another opening. See here, for instance (including some perfectly sharp air-to-air shots). --Kreuzschnabel 06:28, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support wowoowow. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 16:16, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 18:45, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support spectacular image. That made a wow(!) effect.-- Pierre André (talk) 21:55, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:28, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The crop is too tight.  ■ MMXX talk 18:12, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support, mainly due to high wow (by Commons' standards – we really need more air-to-air shots). Reminds me of one of my all-time favorites from our collection. --El Grafo (talk) 20:23, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 09:05, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Technical quality and light could be better, but given the circumstances under which the picture is taken I give my support. There is plenty of wwo. --Pugilist (talk) 10:51, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Anpecer93 (talk) 00:40, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 19:46, 26 January 2015 (UTC)


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File:Skopje 2014 - Archeological Museum of Macedonia.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Skopje, Macedonia
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 18:01, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 18:01, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Nice moment but messy composition, I have to sort out which is which in the pic first. Shadow in foreground distracting. I doubt this is featureable for me. --Kreuzschnabel 06:49, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Decided against it. Nice pic but too messy for me --Kreuzschnabel 05:36, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, it's a complex photo (it depicts a lot of objects). More Macedonia, please. :) --Brateevsky {talk} 15:46, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support a well composed image-- Pierre André (talk) 21:59, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As per Kreuzschnabel.--Fotoriety (talk) 00:29, 19 January 2015 (UTC)


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Result: 3 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /— Revi 14:49, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Playing with water, light and leaves (Fagus sylvatica).JPG, featured[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Lesekreis - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 11:34, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 11:34, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Unusual idea and well done. Small downscore for the tight crop at bottom, and DoF is a bit too shallow. --Kreuzschnabel 06:52, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 09:01, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Sort of reminds me of a Matisse painting. Daniel Case (talk) 06:27, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Unique. --King of ♠ 01:35, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it. Nice work. Kleuske (talk) 09:50, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support and 7 Clin --LivioAndronico talk 13:39, 21 January 2015 (UTC)


Unconfirmed results: (info)
Result: 7 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 12:58, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:A photex involving the Hydrographic Surveying Squadron took place off the Devon coast. This was the first time that all the ships had been together in one place for sometime. MOD 45145965.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Hydrographic surveying squadron
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Husbands, featuring HMS Roebuck, HMS Scott, HMS Gleaner, HMS Enterprise, HMS Echo - uploaded by - nominated by -- (talk) 10:51, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- (talk) 10:51, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- JAnyone (talk) 16:57, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A fairly interesting view, but the quality is just not there (small, poor jpeg artifacts, not surprising for an image shot in 2005) --DXR (talk) 11:46, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per DXR. Interesting pic but not interesting enough to make up for the quality shortcomings. --Kreuzschnabel 06:54, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Baroque, beautiful and dramatic, but too many dark areas. Daniel Case (talk) 21:39, 17 January 2015 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 2 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /Yann (talk) 15:10, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Olustvere mõisa viinavabrik, 19.-20.saj.a*.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Olustvere manor distillery in Estonia
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by A.palu - nominated by Kruusamägi (talk) 11:36, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kruusamägi (talk) 11:36, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 07:36, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 07:43, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Wladyslaw (talk) 11:26, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 15:19, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I have looked at this image a few times and I really find the composition odd. I think it is unfortunate to put the dominating chimney in the middle (but not quite) and have a lot of forest at the left. I think the image would be much better with the chimney at one of the thirds, the building itself centered and framed by the forest on both sides. --DXR (talk) 17:14, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Next to this building there is actually an ox stable (one old photo of mine). That sets some additional limitations on possible suitable compositions. Kruusamägi (talk) 21:02, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Kruusamägi, the size of your image is a bit too small for a nomination here but the composition of your image is far much better. -- ChristianFerrer 13:43, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I agree with Christian. --DXR (talk) 17:04, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
I don't know. My images from 2008 is rather bad by today's standards and not taken it that good light conditions. This photo by A.palu has like super nice colors and I think it's really good depiction of this distillery. Kruusamägi (talk) 21:20, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Kruusamägi As now you know the place and the light needed for it you can go back there and try again to take this photo with a better light and quality. -- ChristianFerrer 23:03, 20 January 2015 (UTC)The file made by Ivar have a good quality and a good light however the reflection of the chimney is cut (maybe 24 mm is not enough wide) and the little waves on the water don't help for a good reflection. -- ChristianFerrer 23:21, 20 January 2015 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 5 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /Yann (talk) 15:10, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:British reservist soldiers training in Italy MOD 45158224.jpg, not featured[edit]

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British Army Reservist soldiers train with the Italian Army.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Corporal Andy Reddy RLC - uploaded by - nominated by -- (talk) 11:02, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- (talk) 11:02, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 15:57, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Blown sky. And, really, should we reward such careless behavior by infantrymen from a major army of the world? Silhouetting themselves against the sky? Why don't they paint bullseyes on themselves while they're at it? The only way that would be featurable would be if it were shot (ahem) through the scope cam of the sniper who was the last person to see them alive. Really, thank God for the rest of the British Army that these guys are reservists ... Daniel Case (talk) 22:49, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
What has this got to do with FPC? -- Colin (talk) 09:47, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
Just thinking out loud while I was typing ... Daniel Case (talk) 15:32, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The sky has serious posterization issues which are visible at fullscreen resolution, never mind 100%. The soldier's aren't positioned far enough to the right, for their left-looking gaze, nor are we rewarded with what they are looking at. There's some vignetting on the image too, which doesn't add anything imo. -- Colin (talk) 09:47, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose no wow for me, insufficient quality. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 18:52, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ---- Gildir (talk) 16:43, 22 January 2015 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 3 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /Yann (talk) 15:10, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

File:House in Costa Oriental.jpg, not featured[edit]

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House in Costa Oriental
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info -- The Photographer (talk) 10:24, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Could be, but you need good sunligth - better colors (not in the middle of the day), +EV, and central position of subject. --Mile (talk) 14:35, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice. This picture shows many things, and I like it very much. No light issues for me.--Jebulon (talk) 00:34, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support May be if you have ONE singel object you want to show in the picture, it is no good idea to apply the two-thirds rule.--ArishG (talk) 09:21, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting door. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:57, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ю. Данилевский (talk) 17:25, 22 January 2015 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 4 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /Yann (talk) 15:09, 30 January 2015 (UTC)


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Sun 25 Jan → Fri 30 Jan
Mon 26 Jan → Sat 31 Jan
Tue 27 Jan → Sun 01 Feb
Wed 28 Jan → Mon 02 Feb
Thu 29 Jan → Tue 03 Feb
Fri 30 Jan → Wed 04 Feb

Timetable (day 9 after nomination, last day of voting)[edit]

Wed 21 Jan → Fri 30 Jan
Thu 22 Jan → Sat 31 Jan
Fri 23 Jan → Sun 01 Feb
Sat 24 Jan → Mon 02 Feb
Sun 25 Jan → Tue 03 Feb
Mon 26 Jan → Wed 04 Feb
Tue 27 Jan → Thu 05 Feb
Wed 28 Jan → Fri 06 Feb
Thu 29 Jan → Sat 07 Feb
Fri 30 Jan → Sun 08 Feb

Closing a featured picture promotion request[edit]

The bot[edit]

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

Manual procedure[edit]

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 Assessements template. For instance {{Assessments|enwiki=1}} becomes {{Assessments|enwiki=1|featured=1}}
    • Add the picture to the chronological list of featured pictures. Put it in the gallery using this format: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], uploaded by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
      • The # should be replaced by 1 for the first image nominated that month, and counts up after that. Have a look at the other noms on that page for examples.
      • You may simplify this if multiple things were done by the same user. E.g.: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created, uploaded, and nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
    • Add == FP promotion ==

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

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

Closing a delisting request[edit]

  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/January 2015.
  4. If the outcome was not delisted, stop here. If it is delisted:
    1. Remove the picture from Commons:Featured pictures, list and any subpages.
    2. Replace the template {{Featured picture}} on the image description page by {{Delisted picture}}. If using the {{Assessments}} template, change featured=1 to featured=2 (do not change anything related to its status in other featured picture processes). Also, remove the image from all categories like Featured pictures of ....
    3. Add a delisting-comment to the original entry in chronological list of featured pictures in bold-face, e. g. delisted 2007-07-19 (1-6) with (1-6) meaning 1 keep and 6 delist votes (change as appropriate). The picture in the gallery is not removed.