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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, 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}}.

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 7 supporting votes
  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:Loch Leathan Waterfall, Isle of Skye, Scotland - Diliff.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Oct 2014 at 14:37:03 (UTC)
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Loch Leathan Waterfall, Isle of Skye, Scotland

File:Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn Interior During Service, Vilnius, Lithuania - Diliff.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Oct 2014 at 13:59:23 (UTC)
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File:Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn Interior During Service, Vilnius, Lithuania - Diliff.jpg
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff -- Diliff. As you can probably tell from this image, this chapel is very small (I was as far back as was physically possible, any further back and I would have fallen out the window!) and it was a challenge to capture it, both because of the cramped conditions and the fact that it is rare to find the altar empty. I had to visit a few times and sit through a 45 minute mass with the tripod set up, not understanding a word of Lithuanian and feeling a bit self conscious trying to take the 75 images necessary for the panorama while appearing to be there for the mass....... ;-) Not sure if I pulled that off, but I managed to avoid anyone being in the image somehow (a big challenge in itself) except the priest (I did get a version without the priest and another with the altar full of worshippers as was it like most of the time) but actually I think he adds a bit of dynamism to the scene) so I was happy with the image. Oh, and it isn't possible to get a completely geometically symmetrical, straight view. The altar itself seems to be slightly wonky and correcting one line upsets another. (talk) 13:59, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 13:59, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- great! Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 15:18, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 15:35, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. --Kbh3rdtalk 15:40, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Jacek Halicki (talk) 16:39, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Paris - The Eiffel Tower in spring - 2307.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:2014 Stare miasto w Kłodzku.JPG[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Himmelsrasta April 2014 05.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Himmelsrasta (a compound word, himmel:heaven and rast:break) is a mountain home in Ljungdalen (Jämtland County, Sweden) built by swedish artist Paul Jonze in the 1940s consisting of two houses and a tradtionell Sami goahti (in the foregrund here). As a young artist Jonze worked with many leading architects and was 1909 commissioned to make an inventory of items of rural culture by the Association for Jämtlands Handicrafts (and he found the Överhogdal tapestries). He spent his last twenty years in Himmelsrasta and today he is best known for his mountain landscape paintings. The property is unique because it is located high up in the mountains, well above the tree line and with no roads and only reachable by foot in the summer or by cross country skiing or snowmobile in the winter. I chose, of course, skiing (as an eco-friendly photographer).
  • Created, uploaded and nominated by -- Arild Vågen (talk) 10:15, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ArildV (talk) 10:15, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pudelek (talk) 11:59, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Nice atmosphere. Pugilist (talk) 12:46, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportBruce1eetalk 15:19, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 16:20, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:2014 Nysa, Brama Wrocławska 12.JPG[edit]

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Wrocławska Gate in Nysa

File:Bubo bubo sibiricus - 01.JPG[edit]

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Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo sibiricus) in captivity.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo sibiricus) in captivity. Created, uploaded and nominated by -- Kadellar (talk) 08:41, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kadellar (talk) 08:41, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 09:57, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Myszkowski family chapel in Dominicanus Church in Cracow.jpg[edit]

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Myszkowski family chapel in Dominicanus Church in Cracow
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 08:35, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 08:35, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The flash reflection on the wall is a no-go. This shouldn't even be a QI. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:02, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:2014 Yorkshire Dales country road Swaledale Askrigg.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Oct 2014 at 07:05:17 (UTC)
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Country road in the Yorkshire Dales linking upper Swaledale to Askrigg, Wensleydale
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Country road in the Yorkshire Dales linking upper Swaledale to Askrigg, Wensleydale
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info c/u/n by Kreuzschnabel 07:05, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kreuzschnabel 07:05, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 09:55, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Nice image, but Wow missing.--XRay talk 16:20, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Visent træ ved den italienske sti.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Oct 2014 at 05:45:23 (UTC)
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A dead tree, probably a dead pine, at "the Italian path", Mols Bjerge National Park near Molslaboratoriet
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A dead tree, probably a dead pine, at "the Italian path", Mols Bjerge National Park near Molslaboratoriet
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Villy Fink Isaksen -- Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 05:45, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 05:45, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Pinus sylvestris -- Des Callaghan (talk) 06:03, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Nice composition, but the tree itself looks a bit washed-out, maybe slightly overexposed. --Kreuzschnabel 07:26, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
    • New version uploaded, minor adjustments in curves. Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 07:48, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
      • Looks like more than a minor adjustment :-) seriously, it’s too dark now. I’d suggest something like this.
        • Yes, it was a minor adjustment! But how did you make your suggestion? I am still learning editing photos. Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 10:25, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
          • There isn’t nearly enough space here to give a tutorial about image editing. In a nutshell: I opened it in GIMP, selected Color/Curves and bent them until I was satisfied. Do you see the sky is unnaturally dark in your latest version? – You may upload my version as a new one, if you like it. --Kreuzschnabel 13:12, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • New version by Kreuzschnabel uploaded. Thanks to Kreuzschnabel. Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 14:48, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:SM Tum kolegiata ID 612614.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Oct 2014 at 22:58:28 (UTC)
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Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Alexius in Tum, Poland
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Sławomir Milejski - uploaded by Sławomir Milejski - nominated by Halavar Image is one of the Winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in Poland -- Halavar (talk) 22:58, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Halavar (talk) 22:58, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral. Nice mood, but would be better if the framing were a little farther up (i.e. less grass and more sky). Also a bit unsharp. --King of ♠ 00:11, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose sorry, but the foreground (the grass) is more sharp than the main the church. Also per King of Hearts. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 05:56, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Really nice atmosphere with the sky, pity it’s not quite sharp. --Kreuzschnabel 07:29, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Velodromo pavimentado de La Granja.png[edit]

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Velodrome located in La Granja, Curicó, Chile, in 1954, in 1953 was the scene of the national cycling tournament

File:Chapada do Araripe.png[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Otávio Nogueira - uploaded by Nakinn - nominated by Arion -- ArionEstar (talk) 17:33, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow! Nice green! -- ArionEstar (talk) 17:33, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question-blue.svg Request Please, someone could transform this file in PNG to JPG? -- ArionEstar (talk) 17:33, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
    Original file from source. Jee 11:31, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sure it’s a nice green, but that isn’t enough to feature IMHO. There’s some posterization, see annotation. The entire pic looks oversaturated to me. --Kreuzschnabel 18:46, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
@Kreuzschnabel: the original version ([1]) is better? ArionEstar (talk) 19:05, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Apart from the technical issues, the composition is lacking. We have no context for this scene. It looks like the sort of picture taken by someone who sees something colorful and points the camera at it, then comes back all pleased with themselves because they got the color and light that fascinated them so much. But this picture quite literally can't see the forest for the trees. Daniel Case (talk) 21:05, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose oversaturated + overprocessed. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 06:05, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose--Hubertl (talk) 06:36, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Gewone smeerwortel (Symphytum officinale) 04.JPG[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale). created by Famberhorst - uploaded by Famberhorst - nominated by Famberhorst -- Famberhorst (talk) 15:40, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 15:40, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Maybe not the most beautiful flower, but the technical quality is convincing. --Uoaei1 (talk) 16:28, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thank you for the compliment.--Famberhorst (talk) 17:44, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Impressive lighting and quality. --Kreuzschnabel 07:35, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thank you for the compliment.--Famberhorst (talk) 15:51, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 09:57, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Swiss Open Geneva - 20140712 - Semi final Men - J. Gerard vs S. Houdet 106.jpg[edit]

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Joachim Gerard of Belgium during the semi-final of the Swiss Open Geneva against en:Stéphane Houdet.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Pleclown - uploaded by Pleclown - nominated by Pleclown -- Pleclown (talk) 11:48, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Joachim Gerard of Belgium during the semi-final of the Swiss Open Geneva against. -- Pleclown (talk) 11:48, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ArionEstar (talk) 16:00, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very good timing. Can you please improve the description?? --Kadellar (talk) 21:44, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
    ✓ Done Pleclown (talk) 06:54, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Timing and motion control are very fine. On the other hand, the subject covers barely 30 percent of the image area, the rest is empty space, which does not add quality to the composition IMHO. A closer crop (suggestion added) would emphasize the mood considerably but would also reduce the image size below the 2 Mpix minimum, and sharpness would be below threshold. – Besides, I’m not satisfied with the white balance, the image looks blueish to me. --Kreuzschnabel 07:45, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 12:10, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Map to illustrate the Route of Prince Maximilian of Wied in the interior of North America 1832-1834.jpg[edit]

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Route of Prince Maximilian of Wied in the interior of North America 1832-1834

The map shows the northern states of the United States of America in 1832. At that time the rivers of the Mississippi and the Missouri formed the border between the east settled area of the Americans and the western area of the Indians. The areas of the different Indian tribes and the villages and towns of Americans are inscribed on the map. An orange line indicates the northern boundary of America. The red lines from Boston to the upper Missouri and back to New York marked the history of the Expedition of the scientist Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied and the painter Karl Bodmer in the years 1832-1834.

File:Tableau 5 Mouth of Fox River (Indiana) by Karl Bodmer.jpg[edit]

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Mouth of Fox River (Indiana) by Karl Bodmer 1839

Karl Bodmer published this hand-colored aquatint "Mouth of Fox River (Indiana)" in 1839 for documenting the expedition, at the Karl Bodmer took part: Maximilian Prince of Wied's Travels in the Interior of North America, during the years 1832-1834. This "Fox River" is a tributary of the Wabash River in southern Illinois, entering the Wabash near New Harmony, Indiana.

File:Mont de Seuc y l Saslong.jpg[edit]

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The Seiser Alm meadows in autumn and the Dolomites in the background
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me Moroder -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 22:15, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 22:15, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 23:14, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 23:58, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --.snoopy. 00:03, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 00:43, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support wunderbar, fast schon klischeehaft herrlich. In Südtirol wäre ich jetzt auch gerne. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:35, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mile (talk) 07:15, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 08:11, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 08:21, 20 October 2014 (UTC) Wanna be there!
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support great! --Wladyslaw (talk) 08:24, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very good light and colours. --Kadellar (talk) 09:29, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Baresi F (talk) 11:43, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 14:28, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Arcalino (talk) 15:49, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Is this the natural color? It looks very yellowish (e.g the rocks and the clouds), especially when taking into account that is taken at early afternoon. --Uoaei1 (talk) 16:26, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Yellow is the color of...that autumn day as you can see also here--Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 20:01, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Hey wait for me !! I want to join the party ! --Jebulon (talk) 19:34, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 20:47, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Too perfect to nitpick. Daniel Case (talk) 21:52, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Perfect autumn:) --Halavar (talk) 23:01, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 05:49, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tolles Motiv, Herbststimmung sehr schön eingefangen. --Tuxyso (talk) 06:51, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Laitche (talk) 08:53, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very nice colours, great subject, good composition. Like a painting. But unfortunately also like a painting there is no sharpness. I don't know what went wrong (focus too close? camera shake at 1/25s?) I'd accept that at 36MP 100% but this has been downsampled 66% and the lighting conditions are ideal. -- Colin (talk) 11:38, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thanks for your comment. if you like I give you some technical detail: I used a tripod, self timer set at 5 seconds delay and shutter release after 2 seconds of mirror up, the focus point is on the rocks, the picture control of the camera is set at neutral. I did not any sharpening. --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 15:11, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment While the sharpness is not overwhelming but barely sufficient for me, I think the image needs perspective correction. From center to right edge, all trees and the small shack in the middle are leaning to the left. --Kreuzschnabel 14:23, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 16:21, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Constantine the Great in Oria (Retouched).jpg[edit]

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Constantine the Great in Oria

File:Basel - Basler Münster - Hauptportal.jpg[edit]

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Main portal of Basel Minster
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Wladyslaw -- Wladyslaw (talk) 18:13, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wladyslaw (talk) 18:13, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good level of detail and perfect lighting. --Kreuzschnabel 18:30, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support a bit yellowish, but OK for a FP for me. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:27, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Simple old ruin, Andalusia, Spain.jpg[edit]

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ruin in Andalusia
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Jebulon (talk) 17:21, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support "Wow or not wow ?" That's a frequent asked question. Not a breathtaking landscape, not a multi-layers picture of a church interior, not an architectural marvel. A simple leaning ruin of an old farm in his dry landscape, somewhere on the road to Alhama de Granada, in Andalusia, Spain. Could I convince you to appreciate this kind of beauty which seduced me when I took this picture, and to find with me the special "thing" in this image ? I hope so, and I'll be, as usual, very interested by your comments if you are interested. Thanks in advance.-- Jebulon (talk) 17:21, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Are you also interested in tuxysian comments? :) --Tuxyso (talk) 18:16, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
    • I'm always interested in all comments. I'm just afraid about tuxysian votes, even if I've no real doubts...--Jebulon (talk) 18:40, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think it would be great with an evening light... Yann (talk) 19:49, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I can easily bring my support for this kind of subject/image, however the choice of crop/centring is a little bit arbitrary for my taste, it lacks space eat right IMO. -- Christian Ferrer Talk / Images 11:01, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Very good photo. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 20:35, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Repair boat in Chacachacare.jpg[edit]

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Repair boat in Chacachacare
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Shipbuilding traditional way, in the dictatorship of Venezuela, Margarita Island, fishermen use their own material in the inability to import any raw materials or technology from the developed world. The boats are manufactured in the same way as 500 years ago. -- Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 13:27, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Only 2.7MP and not very sharp. It isn't a particularly engaging composition: centred and the two people have their backs to the camera. It would have more EV if closer so I could see what and how they are repairing. - Colin (talk) 15:32, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose 2.238 × 1.213 Pixel are more than we need, but unfortunately the image is unsharp. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 16:05, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. Why f/13 and ISO 400? f/6.7 @ ISO 100 would have given a better result I suppose. --Kreuzschnabel 18:37, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow for me, in addition to other problems noted above. Daniel Case (talk) 15:45, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:S. Martinho Porto October 2014-4.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Minmalism: sky, sea, breaking wave, foam and sand. Bay of São Martinho do Porto in a stormy day. All by Alvesgaspar (talk) 13:24, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 13:24, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The simplicity is greatness, this photograph conveys many things inside me, I was a person raised to 100 meters from the sea, the sea has been my mother, my brother and there all my family memories conglomerate, from my childhood to the present . Everyone will have their own story, you need to look beyond the obvious. --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 01:04, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not working for me I'm afraid. Portrait aspect isn't helping. Not minimal enough perhaps. The focus seems to be on the breaking wave yet the shutter isn't fast enough to capture it crisp. The foam and especially the sand is blurry but not blurry enough to be smooth. The middle of the sea isn't interesting at all. I don't know. Perhaps either very simple calm sea or turbulent sea. -- Colin (talk) 15:40, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Colin. Not meant in a mean spirit, but imho "minimalism" is sometimes a bit easy to say when an image has little wow. --DXR (talk) 15:43, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. Minimalism is not just showing nearly nothing, it’s doing so in a breathtaking way. --Kreuzschnabel 19:06, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Colin. Daniel Case (talk) 21:09, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment What I feel about the composition: A good idea for a minimalist composition, but the main motive seems to be within the strip of foam and the delicate veil of splashing (the timing was very good), these two elements are horizontal and the photo is vertical, the high angle (for those elements) does not help because it leads my gaze to the horizon leaving these elements in the second plan. In summary a horizontal composition and a very lower angle would be better IMO. -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 14:07, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Brixner Dom Innenraum 1.JPG[edit]

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Interior of Brixen Cathedral, South Tyrol
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Interior of Brixen Cathedral, South Tyrol. All by Uoaei1 -- Uoaei1 (talk) 11:59, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Uoaei1 (talk) 11:59, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Sharpness near the left edge not sufficient, especially in the top left corner. On the right it’s OK, curiously – maybe your lens needs to be readjusted. --Kreuzschnabel 12:50, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes, there is some sagittal unsharpness in that corner. I don't think it's a great problem though, the area is small and relatively unimportant. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 14:06, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I assume this is a single frame single exposure. If so, I forgive the sharpness issues in the corner, the slightly angle to the chains holding the lights. Very good to see a church being used. -- Colin (talk) 15:45, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 16:29, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lovely subject, and I like the natural perspective. --Baresi F (

talk) 17:19, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

File:MPS 2014 Weeze Saor Patrol 05.jpg[edit]

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Charlie Allan
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Krd - uploaded by Krd - nominated by kasir -- Kasir (talk) 22:23, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kasir (talk) 22:23, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question I’d love to see his feet, too. Is this all there is, or is a wider crop possible? --Kreuzschnabel 13:03, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
    Sadly that's at that is there. --Krd 17:43, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg OpposeAll these microphones, wires and electric tools does not fit with the look of the man, I'm afraid...--Jebulon (talk) 19:50, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Nintendo-Famicom-Disk-System.jpg[edit]

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Nintendo
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Evan-Amos - uploaded by Evan-Amos - nominated by kasir -- Kasir (talk) 22:20, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kasir (talk) 22:20, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow. A day like today in 1985 ‪Nintendo‬ launched in America The Nintendo ‪Entertainment‬ ‪System‬ (also abbreviated as ‪NES‬) --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 10:53, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good --.snoopy. 00:06, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Piece of history. --Mile (talk) 07:14, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 02:47, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sloppy cut-out on the right far edge, see annotation. Though it’s a technically well-done studio shot and historically valuable, it lacks wow for me. --Kreuzschnabel 09:24, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Metsasitikas.jpg[edit]

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Anoplotrupes stercorosus
It will be hard because the creator seems not active since one year ago, however I asked for information on their talk page. -- Christian Ferrer Talk / Images 21:04, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support Would be even better if the harsh glare had been avoided, however it’s very good anyway. --Kreuzschnabel 05:43, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Especially on black surfaces you often need additional flash light to sufficiently bring out the dark structures. Thus all in all a very nice photo for me. --Tuxyso (talk) 07:26, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Really great setting. --Alex Florstein (talk) 12:35, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 00:45, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral IMHO, there is too much flash glare on the main subject, which is a great shame. Possible solutions would have been better diffusion of the flash and/or the use of reflectors. -- Des Callaghan (talk) 05:14, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:37, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kadellar (talk) 09:30, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, agree with Des Callaghan. --Cayambe (talk) 16:33, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 23:03, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 06:07, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Church of Holy Mary in Monserrat of the Spaniards.jpg[edit]

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Church of Holy Mary in Monserrat of the Spaniards
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by Livioandronico2013 -- LivioAndronico talk 16:41, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LivioAndronico talk 16:41, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I find the reflections on the painting of Christ unfortunate, and I miss a clear idea with the composition. For instance, the altar: Is it in or out? Quite low wow as compared to other recent Church interiors. -- Slaunger (talk) 20:00, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
@Slaunger: First thing,thanks for review.The idea of the composition is ... take a picture of a church, I don't know what else I should invent.All the Catholic churches prior to 1963 have the altar inside and out, as decided by the Second Vatican Council. Then comparison with the other requested as long as you have found, this is the church of the Spaniards in Italy, where he is buried alfonso XIII and Pope Alexander VI.You should not make the picture comparison between the churches in my opinion, everyone has their own characteristics.Regards. --LivioAndronico talk 21:21, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
I think you misunderstand regarding the alter. It is as if you are undecided if you want the whole alter in the image or not in the image. It is as if you have not made a conscious decision where the picture shall begin and where it shall end. -- Slaunger (talk) 21:27, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
I tried to take a little bit of everything from the roof, which I like very much up to the altar, and being much more beautiful than a simple altar I have done so. Hilsen. --LivioAndronico talk 22:18, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
I'm not suggesting that every image like this should be a panoramic stitched image with HDR, but it is exactly this issue that makes it so flexible and why I usually use this technique (along with many other good technical reasons). A much wider area can be captured and you can decide later if you prefer a different composition. You are not limited by the field of view of the lens. Diliff (talk) 17:50, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Diliff for your comment, but I believe that regardless of the technique I'll never, I,I'll approach it, the quality of your photos. In this case I wanted to take a wider view but unfortunately I realized later that there were parts of the overexposed image, if you want to later load so I'll show you, however honorable your suggestions --LivioAndronico talk 11:34, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I find the crop very good, however I agree with Slaunger about the reflections on the painting. Regards, Yann (talk) 22:27, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Schwarzbrauenalbatros 3628.jpg[edit]

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Black-browed albatross at brood care, Falkland Islands
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) at brood care, Falkland Islands; all by me --CHK46 (talk) 10:07, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- CHK46 (talk) 10:07, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question I wonder if you have an alternative crop, for comparison, that has the entire adult in the frame? -- Des Callaghan (talk) 18:58, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
entire, uncropped picture
The entire picture (see right) shows the full adult, but I find the right neighbour bird a bit disturbing and some more space over the neck might also be nice. I prefer the crop, there is nothing disturbing and it shows a focus on the care.--CHK46 (talk) 20:23, 18 October 2014 (UTC). Thankyou very much for showing the alternative. What a great shame about the disturbing neighbour :-( -- Des Callaghan (talk) 06:12, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment There is some green fringing, see annotation. -- Slaunger (talk) 20:14, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, you are right (In the meantime I have bought a new objective). I will try my best to repair the picture.--CHK46 (talk) 07:14, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
@Slaunger, please have a look. It should be better now.--CHK46 (talk) 08:51, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Hmmm.. I am afraid the fix is not very good, there is also some red fringing more to the right. How did you try to address it? The best method is to compensate for CA directly in a raw converter such as LightRoom or Digital Photo Professional - the native Canon raw converter. I have some terrible lenses when it comes to CA, but after correcting for it in the raw converter it turns out surprisingly well. -- Slaunger (talk) 18:43, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the advice, unfortunatly I will not have enough time for the repair within the next days.--CHK46 (talk) 19:40, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good --.snoopy. 00:07, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Don Quijote in Teatro Teresa Carreño.jpg[edit]

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File:Don Quijote in Teatro Teresa Carreño

File:Namtso 2014.09.25 15-01-09.jpg[edit]

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Namtso
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Namtso in Tibet, created, uploaded & nominated by myself. -- Zhangzhugang (talk) 10:08, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Zhangzhugang (talk) 10:08, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very interesting. A huge salt lake at a height of more than 4700 m, I did not know about that. I have one issue with the nomination: The lake surface has at places a rather weird texture as if the balance between sharpening and noise reduction has gone haywire. If the raw is available I would propose reworking the processing of the water. -- Slaunger (talk) 20:35, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
    • How could I give you the raw file?--Zhangzhugang (talk) 05:55, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
      • In case you do not have the editing tools yourself, you can send it to me, and I can give it a try. I have send you a "ping" email, which you can respond to if you like. -- Slaunger (talk) 07:46, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
        • @Zhangzhugang:: Thanks for the raw. I have send you two proposed updates to consider. -- Slaunger (talk) 19:24, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 18:06, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good --.snoopy. 00:07, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition is a little too plain for me. --King of ♠ 00:09, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Huflattich-Schutthalde.jpg[edit]

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Tussilago farfara (Coltsfoot) growing on a rubble tip
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A bunch of Tussilago farfara (Coltsfoot) growing in its most natural habitat, a dry rubble tip. Though the most common image for this species on Commons appears to be File:Coltsfoot.jpg, which is a fine image, I prefer my image for its atmosphere and warm light. While the foremost blossoms are in focus, the more remote ones aren’t in order to obtain a nice smooth background blur.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info c/u/n by -- Kreuzschnabel 09:11, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kreuzschnabel 09:11, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Good work. But I see only one flower in focus in your work. And it is not so sharp compared to ones in the other picture you mentioned. Jee 11:48, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Please keep in mind that you’re comparing 5.4 megapixels to 16 megapixels. Downscaled, my image would appear much sharper of course. And without wanting to start a discussion here, I definitely see more than one flower perfectly sharp. --Kreuzschnabel 19:45, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I would love to have supported this image, but too few flowers are in focus. What a great pity. A beautiful early spring flowering plant that, as you clearly show, livens up ruderal spots. -- Des Callaghan (talk) 18:53, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment To get more of them into focus, I would have had to stop down beyond f/8, which certainly would have impaired the sharpness due to diffraction – or take an entire series for focus stacking. This is almost a close-up shot, taken from a very short distance, which comes usually with a shallow DoF. --Kreuzschnabel 19:45, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice specimen in good light in its natural environment. Sharpness is fine given the resolution. I do think the aperture could have been stopped down to e.g. f/11 to achieve a better overall compromise between DOF and diffraction blur, but for me DOF is sufficient. It adds a little of bokeh to it and helps the main subject stand out better from the background. -- Slaunger (talk) 20:48, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I think that about 4 flowers are in focus, but I guess that's a question of how narrow the definition of "in focus" is. At least the triangle in the center is sharp for me. The atmosphere is good, with the warm light. The picture you linked is almost oversharpened to me. I guess they both have their positive qualities. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 07:09, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good --.snoopy. 00:07, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Cala de la Granadella, Jávea, España, 2014-07-01, DD 37.JPG[edit]

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View of the beach of Granadella, Jávea, España. This mediterranean beach has been awarded with different prices as the nicest in Spain. It has a length of 160m and a depth of 10m.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info View of the beach of Granadella, Jávea, España. This mediterranean beach has been awarded with different prices as the nicest in Spain. It has a length of 160m and a depth of 10m. All by me, Poco2 22:33, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 22:33, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. Beautiful place but unfortunately the lighting is not very favorable. Everything just looks too bright and washed-out (I'm not talking about blown highlights, of which there are none) due to the midday sun. --King of ♠ 04:52, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I disagree with King of Hearts about the light. People go there to sunbathe so a picture in full sun with colourful water is appropriate to the subject. I don't find the scrub land surrounding the beach particularly attractive. The tree in the bottom of the picture obscures some of the beach. The photos you took on the beach are much more involving to the viewer, and work better for me. But I'm not sure any of them rise to FP level. -- Colin (talk) 10:25, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support for me OK, a nice view and interesting place. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:48, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good --.snoopy. 00:07, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice, I marked one crop suggestion -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 14:09, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
    Lauro: I followed your advice and cropped that strip at the bottom, looks better actually Poco2 20:36, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 02:54, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I think the bright light has been handled well here. Though Colin is right about the obstructing tree, it’s still good enough for me. --Kreuzschnabel 07:16, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pudelek (talk) 08:37, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Odla de Valdusa View South.jpg[edit]

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The "Mont dal Ega" bowel in the Dolomites
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me Moroder -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 10:41, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 10:41, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Maybe a little bit bluish. -- Christian Ferrer Talk / Images 16:41, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I have corrected the white balance but on a day like that and at that altitude (2900 m) the blue is dominant. Thanks for your comment --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 17:11, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support In full size the quality is disappointing, however, the view is too spectacular --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 01:58, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. When your subject is mostly drab colors, it makes lighting all the more important. It just looks too dull and would be better if it were taken at sunrise or sunset. --King of ♠ 04:54, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Agree with King. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 07:18, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Unlike Wilfredor, I wasn't disappointed by the quality at full size -- one can't expect razor sharpness at those kinds of distances. Downsized 75% to 14MP it is sharp. I think at Commons we can see educational value in daylight lighting. While commercial landscape photographers know that sunrise/sunset are special times for postcards and coffee table books, there is merit in seeing such a landscape as it is, rather than tinted by an orange sky or covered in snow. One niggle is that I don't think you've quite succeed in getting enough near foreground for that to work well (it just looks arbitrarily cropped). Consider a 3:1 ratio aspect of the top portion to concentrate on just the view rather than what is near one's feet. That crop has the benefit of the horizon aligning with the rule-of-thirds, for what that is worth. -- Colin (talk) 10:43, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thanks for the support, Colin. The purpose of the near crop is to show the way up to the peak through the gravel and that the pic is not taken from a plane. It is just enough not to distract from the view, thats at least my opinion. --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 12:37, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 18:07, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 18:08, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Baresi F (talk) 19:39, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good --.snoopy. 00:07, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 02:57, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Rome (IT), Ponte Principe Amedeo -- 2013 -- 4089.jpg[edit]

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Ponte Principe Amedeo in Rome, Italy, at night
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by XRay - uploaded by XRay - nominated by XRay -- XRay talk 09:31, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- XRay talk 09:31, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too dark with little to see, sorry. -- Slaunger (talk) 20:55, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

File:CMB Timeline300 no WMAP.jpg[edit]

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Chronology of the Universe
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NASA/WMAP Science Team with modifications by Kaldari- uploaded by Kaldari - nominated by Pine -- Pine 06:24, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pine 06:24, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice diagram. The file format is unfortunate but looking closely I don't see any artifacts. --King of ♠ 04:55, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nicely done, important EV. --Cayambe (talk) 14:51, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 16:33, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportBruce1eetalk 05:31, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:39, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The flashlight "before the time" is misleading. That's why I have created this. --Yikrazuul (talk) 12:08, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 23:04, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Frecce Tricolori - Aire 75 - 01.jpg[edit]

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Italian aerobatics team Frecce Tricolori at Aire 75 airshow in Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Italian aerobatics team Frecce Tricolori at Aire 75 airshow in Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain. Created, uploaded and nominated by -- Kadellar (talk) 21:49, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kadellar (talk) 21:49, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 22:39, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Spurzem. ArionEstar (talk) 00:59, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:29, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 06:54, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 09:13, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 09:33, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A little bit more DOF would make it perfect – the bottom one is a bit out of sharpness. FP nevertheless. --Kreuzschnabel 12:09, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Wrong point of view to see colors in "right order". --Kikos (talk) 13:09, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Excellent sharpness and focus, given the speed... --95.120.19.141 Invalid vote I'm afraid. Anonymous assessments are not allowed. Please log in !--Jebulon (talk) 12:19, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 21:35, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 04:56, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support, because the sharpness is really hard to get in such an image, but the contrast isn't ideal imo, light and background are only ok. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 12:25, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk / Images 19:36, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support (Ooops sorry I had forgotten to log in) Excellent sharpness and focus, given the speed... --Arturo de Frias Marques (talk)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support With Kikos: It's really pity that the planes are completely in shadow. Nonetheless it's a very nice capture. --Tuxyso (talk) 07:44, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support it´s spectacular, for me FP --Hubertl (talk) 18:11, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good --.snoopy. 00:10, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Hi, thank you all for your support so far. And for the reviews. I agree with Julian and Tuxyso about the light, it was a very dull day, actually we were really lucky that it only rained for one hour. I nominated this one because I think it's sharp enough and because of that bit of blue sky. Most pictures of that day have grey background. About the right order for the flag, in this case it was impossible, because the planes flew parallel to the people. --Kadellar (talk) 09:23, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 23:05, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Trying to get in support before the close The smoke looks a little weird bu that may well be because of the smoke itself. Daniel Case (talk) 02:59, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Don’t worry, it won’t be quick promoted since there is one opposing vote :-) --Kreuzschnabel 07:18, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Panorama Vienna from St. Othmar - Westwestnorth to Southeast.jpg[edit]

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180° panoramic view from the church St. Othmar unter den Weißgerbern, Vienna. Main view to the north with Donau-City
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Hubertl-- Hubertl (talk) 20:47, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Hubertl (talk) 20:47, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not wow for me, just a panorama, sorry -- Jiel (talk) 22:47, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. Unfortunately I don't think there is enough of the buildings. In panoramas like this, it's usually a good idea to use the rule of thirds and keep 1/3 sky and 2/3 ground. Diliff (talk) 01:27, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Der Boden gibt nicht mehr her und ein abschneiden vom Himmel würde das Panorama sehr schmal machen. Für mich ein fehlerfreies, gut belichtetes und sehr informatives Bild. --Böhringer (talk) 07:03, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
    • I wasn't suggesting a crop of the sky to fix the compositional issue, I was suggesting that more buildings should have been captured. There is about 60% sky and 40% ground in this image. Diliff (talk) 10:30, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
      • Thank you for your suggestions, I´am really thankfully about it! The f/1.4 50mm may have been the better choice, not the 70-200. It was extremely difficult, I just had 50cm space to handle this, I did´nt even had space to look through the viewfinder or monitor. This shall not be an excuse, it just was a unique opportunity for me. I had no chance to make a 2nd row. Not with this pano-head. --Hubertl (talk) 13:43, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
        • No problem. I took a very similar panorama in Riga last month using two rows and a 50mm lens, so I'm familiar with panoramas such as this. You shouldn't need to use a panoramic head in this instance though, because parallax errors would be minimal as the buildings are very far away. In fact, I took my panorama hand-held. Not only that, because the bell tower in the church is hexagonal (or maybe octagonal, I forget), I took different photos from different locations inside the bell tower. As the camera direction rotated around 360 degrees, I actually moved my location inside the tower to suit this (mostly so that when looking down, I would not see the edge of the tower in the frame). I would guess that the camera location rotated around a 3-4 metre diameter, and still there are no significant parallax errors. So I think it would have been better to shoot this image hand-held, and then you could more easily shoot a second row. Diliff (talk) 14:36, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
          • I am convinced to withdraw the nomination at this point, but I have learned so much through your comments that I do not want to miss even some other opinions. And when I withdraw, then without regret. I have so many shutter actuations more.--Hubertl (talk) 17:45, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great, very good. The format allows to explore the landscape in detail, and despite the occupation is beautiful. I like the sky, and its proportion in the picture (shame on me, Diliff). I marked two points on photo, one correction and a question. The left bottom corner is a disturbing point, but negligible in this large format. -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 00:08, 18 October 2014 (UTC) (whopps later sig, sry)
    • Lauro (you forgot to sign your comments?), I did some detective work and the building that you added a note about does indeed look like that. It's not a stitching problem. Diliff (talk) 23:26, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
      • Diliff sorry I forgot, I'm pretty distracted, I thought it was not a stitching mistake (is apparently not on the stitch line), but as the wall seemed misplaced I decided to ask. Thanks for clearing my curiosity, good detective work. I remove the question point note : ) -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 00:08, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose – not a bad panorama but a) per Diliff and b) there’s many, many small stitching errors. In nearly each horizontal line on the buildings I was looking at there were some. Not as bad as the annotated one but still clearly visible. Try to re-stitch with Hugin :-) --Kreuzschnabel 19:45, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Could you point out the stitching problems? I had a close look and I couldn't see a single stitching error. There are many minor issues in the image (quite a lot of noise in the shadow detail, a slight curve in the horizon, etc), but the stitching looks pretty good to me. Diliff (talk) 23:26, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
      • I have to apologize, apparently that has been produced by my image viewer when scrolling. Sorry. --Kreuzschnabel 06:42, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Iglesia colegial de Poznan, Poznan, Polonia, 2014-09-18, DD 28-30 HDR.jpg[edit]

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Round view of the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Mary Magdalene, commonly known as Collegiate church, is located in the center of Poznań, Poland. The baroque parish church is also Collegiate of Stanislaus of Szczepanów. The construction of the temple began in 1651 and took half a century until it was consecrated unfinished in 1701, and had to undergo a reconstruction in 1780 afert its destruction in 1773.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Round view of the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Mary Magdalene, commonly known as Collegiate church, is located in the center of Poznań, Poland. The baroque parish church is also Collegiate of Stanislaus of Szczepanów. The construction of the temple began in 1651 and took half a century until it was consecrated unfinished in 1701, and had to undergo a reconstruction in 1780 afert its destruction in 1773. Poco2 18:24, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 18:24, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support te ha dado fuerte con el ojo de pez. :P --Kadellar (talk) 21:52, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support rather extreme - but I like it! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:30, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Que increible esta vaina vale, no puedo creer lo bien que te ha quedado!, me encantó a pesar del tamaño. Me ha costado ver alguna recomendación en la foto que ya no sepas como hacerla sin personas y sombras muy oscuras. Muy bien Diego, espero poder ver en el futuro una foto 360 grados circular de esta misma forma, se me ocurre que podría ser interesante. Te deseo el mejor de los éxitos --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 09:54, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
    (es) Gracias por tus palabras Wilfredo. De hecho, llegará más bien pronto que tarde el momento en el que veas por aquí panorámicas esféricas mías. Estoy equipado para ello y lo único que echo de menos es algo de tiempo. Poco2 15:26, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
    (en) Thanks for your words Wilfredo. Actually, you'll see rather sooner than later spherical panoramas by me. I have everything I need, but time. Poco2 15:26, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 12:04, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 04:56, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Colin (talk) 12:18, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- John Ronn talk 14:01, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 17:19, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Breathtaking view. Use of fisheye (or whatever gave that fisheye look) as its finest IMO. - Benh (talk) 18:55, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --JLPC (talk) 14:40, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

File:KatunChuya 01.jpg[edit]

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Confluence of Katun and Chuya, Altay Republic, Russia.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by St.plam - uploaded by St.plam - nominated by User:St.plam -- S.Plam (talk) 16:32, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- S.Plam (talk) 16:32, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 22:48, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk / Images 16:50, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
    Now too dark IMO -- Christian Ferrer Talk / Images 10:38, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Nice view but the lighting could be better. --King of ♠ 04:57, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The light is not good imo, sorry. To some extent, the flatness and lack of contrast could probably be reduced. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 07:15, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:50, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose There's wow, and to me the material for FP looks to be here. Just wish you add a little "pop" to the image (and my oppose is only to push you to edit the picture from RAW source). A bit more contrast and saturation, along with bringing the clouds back should improve it. - Benh (talk) 19:05, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
    • ✓ Done bit more contrast and saturation --S.Plam (talk) 06:26, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good --.snoopy. 00:10, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Wawel - cathedral (by Pudelek).jpg[edit]

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Wawel, Poland

File:Bananenfalter Caligo memnon 2014.jpg[edit]

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Caligo memnon
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Tuxyso (talk) 11:08, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tuxyso (talk) 11:08, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Was this indivual found somewhere and placed on the tree? It is in poor condition (detritus on the wings and worn wing margins). -- Des Callaghan (talk) 12:01, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
    • As you can read in the image description I photographed this butterfly inside a butterfly house namely Vlindertuin Vlindorado near Waarland in North Holland. This one was just sitting on the branch I carefully placed my tripod near the butterfly and took this shot. A few moments later the butterfly flew away thus it was able to fly well and was not massively injured. --Tuxyso (talk) 12:11, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good work. But I prefer a 4:3 crop even if it is more of the tree. Jee 15:25, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose a good photograph of a captive individual in poor condition (worn wings and detritus on wings) -- Des Callaghan (talk) 05:25, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- H. Krisp (talk) 12:02, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk / Images 21:07, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good --.snoopy. 00:10, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 23:05, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Anartia amathea 01 2014.jpg[edit]

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Anartia amathea
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kadellar (talk) 22:14, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose a good photograph of a captive individual in poor condition (worn wings and missing parts of its wings) -- Des Callaghan (talk) 05:24, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Those problems of the butterfly can have EV if it's explained in the file description; it would be a good photograph of an ill animal. --Kadellar (talk) 09:38, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- H. Krisp (talk) 12:01, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Problems of malformation of lepidopteras wings, are not uncommon. I as curious, I've seen some samples in both urban and wild environments, especially moth. This photo is a good sample of this occurrence, as curiosity: rate changes in malformations can be used as indicators of environmental change. As an example: [Fukushima Radiation Gives Rise to Mutant Butterflies?] despite the wrong title. -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 16:55, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice and good, however the dark half-top background kill the WOW effect IMO. -- Christian Ferrer Talk / Images 20:53, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the review, Christian. I am not sure if I really understood your argument. Could you mark the area on the photo and describe what's the problem with it and what I can do better in future? --Tuxyso (talk) 07:22, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
I mean the darkest parts of the both wings are just over the dark area of the background (half top of the image), and that don't help for to highlight the butterfly, that's even increase the contrast between the half bottom and the half top, it's the first thing I think when I look at the image : dark half top + clear half bottom = a bit unbalenced (IMO). In macro the backgrounds are very important for compositions, and it's very hard but necessary to think at what will be the background in the final result. This image is nice and well done IMO, but here we agree that we speak about outstanding images. I hope to have been a little more precise. :)-- Christian Ferrer Talk / Images 14:59, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 01:34, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Prague skyline at dawn.jpg[edit]

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Prague skyline at dawn. View from Charles bridge to the East.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Prague skyline at dawn. View from Charles bridge to the East. Somehow typical skyline of Central European metropolises. Created, uploaded, nominated by -- Mile (talk) 20:44, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mile (talk) 20:44, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -donald- (talk) 05:31, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 12:08, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Baresi F (talk) 13:29, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, nice image. There are halos around the skyline and IMO too dark. --XRay talk 16:39, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I agree with XRay, it is a little bit too dark... I would have preferred to see some texture, even a hint of volume in the shadow areas. But still, it is a very original image, very strong and eye-catching. --Arturo de Frias Marques (talk)
  • ✓ Done Since recommended I did increase brigthness a bit. I wouldn't go further not to lose "dawn colors". I did clean some minor hallos, but cant see some disturbing one. Some marking if possible to clean once more. --Mile (talk) 19:18, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Was this shot in RAW? If you would leave a little bit of noise in the sky, there would be less banding. It's not terrible, but it's noticeable. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 07:24, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
    Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It was made in .jpeg. Full size, croped. --Mile (talk) 19:30, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Bojan  Talk  12:55, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

File:London MMB »086.jpg[edit]

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Fog among the buildings in London

File:Cuckmere Haven with Seven Sisters cliffs and coastguard cottages.jpg[edit]

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Cuckmere Haven with the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs and the coastguard cottages, Sussex, England

File:Dead Aleppo Pine and the Étang de Thau.jpg[edit]

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Dead Aleppo Pine
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me. -- Christian Ferrer Talk / Images 05:43, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Preferred FP gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk / Images 05:43, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support -Lovely light and good composition. Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 13:41, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 19:35, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Good quality, but nothing special. Yann (talk) 20:24, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pine 20:38, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Yann. No wow. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 09:55, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow enough for me. Excellent light and composition. No need of an exceptional subject taken with a fish-eye lens to achieve a FP picture IMO. Remembers me some 19th-century english paintings--Jebulon (talk) 12:27, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --JLPC (talk) 16:41, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 16:56, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Yann – excellent quality but I don’t get any message from it. Encyclopedic value of the subject would help but I don’t see any. What’s that structures on the water surface? --Kreuzschnabel 09:32, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
    Kreuzschnabel, structures on the water are oyster farms -- Christian Ferrer Talk / Images 10:10, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Clematis tangutica (zaadpluis).JPG[edit]

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Clematis tangutica
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Clematis tangutica (pappus).created by Famberhorst - uploaded by Famberhorst - nominated by Famberhorst -- Famberhorst (talk) 17:42, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 17:42, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ArionEstar (talk) 19:41, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Composition too centered for me, too much space on top. --Kreuzschnabel 07:45, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done Okay now?--Famberhorst (talk) 05:00, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Composition is better now, but still lacks wow for me. --Kreuzschnabel 05:31, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- H. Krisp (talk) 12:00, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Lacks wow imo. There are also a few clipped highlights. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 07:41, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
For me, the wow factor has exception for pictures of animals, plants, fungi and objects. If so, none animal, plant, fungus and object would FP. ArionEstar (talk) 19:51, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Why would that be the case? There are so many great FPs of animals, plants and fungi with great wow. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:13, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
The wow factor is a matter of taste anyway. I have seen many pictures of animals, plants, fungi and objects that had enough wow. --Kreuzschnabel 19:47, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

File:2011 Ochryda, Cerkiew św. Pantelejmona (08).jpg[edit]

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Saint Panteleimon, Ohrid, Macedonia

File:2014 Kłodzko, most, pieta 03.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Pietà na the gothic bridge in Kłodzko
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 19:23, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 19:23, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 22:15, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nicely detailed but posterized background on the right, and IMHO boring composition, no wow. --Kreuzschnabel 05:47, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 22:45, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

*Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Zsuetam (talk) 09:19, 21 October 2014 (UTC)Sorry, this vote does not count since the voting period had ended on 20 Oct 2014 at 19:23:17 (UTC). --Kreuzschnabel 13:01, 21 October 2014 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 3 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /Kreuzschnabel 13:01, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Västerås domkyrka September 2014 01.jpg[edit]

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Västerås
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Västerås Cathedral consecrated in 1271 and since then the seat of the Bishop of Västerås. The images is a Exposure fusion. Compared to some recent FP candidates here, I think the images has slightly softer contrast and warmer light. I think the result is very realistic for this church. The part closest to the camera is affected by brick walls and stained-glass windows.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Created, uploaded and nominated by -- Arild Vågen (talk) 14:33, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ArildV (talk) 14:33, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very atmospheric and good, the small partial overexposed windows in the far background is acceptable for me. --Wladyslaw (talk) 18:26, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question-blue.svg Request I'd be interested by a good picture of the polyptique in the far background...--Jebulon (talk) 20:50, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 22:14, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 10:11, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 20:35, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not wow for me, sorry -- Jiel (talk) 21:46, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 09:02, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - We have several FPs of churches with a similar composition. This one does not stand out. Pugilist (talk) 14:42, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pudelek (talk) 21:10, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 06:16, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Paul Chabas September Morn The Metropolitan Museum of Art.jpg, featured[edit]

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September Morn


Confirmed results:
Result: 7 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /Kreuzschnabel 13:08, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
This image will be added to the FP category: Non-photographic media#Illustration

File:Kadrioru loss a*.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Kadriorg Palace
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by A. Palu - nominated by Kruusamägi (talk) 21:07, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kruusamägi (talk) 21:07, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Really good and impressive. There’s a bit of posterization in the clouds though (see annotation) but I consider this a minor flaw. --Kreuzschnabel 06:43, 13 October 2014 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 2 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /Jee 03:21, 21 October 2014 (UTC)


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Thu 16 Oct → Tue 21 Oct
Fri 17 Oct → Wed 22 Oct
Sat 18 Oct → Thu 23 Oct
Sun 19 Oct → Fri 24 Oct
Mon 20 Oct → Sat 25 Oct
Tue 21 Oct → Sun 26 Oct

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

Sun 12 Oct → Tue 21 Oct
Mon 13 Oct → Wed 22 Oct
Tue 14 Oct → Thu 23 Oct
Wed 15 Oct → Fri 24 Oct
Thu 16 Oct → Sat 25 Oct
Fri 17 Oct → Sun 26 Oct
Sat 18 Oct → Mon 27 Oct
Sun 19 Oct → Tue 28 Oct
Mon 20 Oct → Wed 29 Oct
Tue 21 Oct → Thu 30 Oct

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)
  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/October 2014), 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/October 2014.
  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.