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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:Stift Melk Gartenpavillon 01.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Oct 2014 at 07:15:06 (UTC)
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Garden Pavilion in the park of Melk Abbey, Lower Austria
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Garden Pavilion in the park of Melk Abbey, Lower Austria. All by Uoaei1 -- Uoaei1 (talk) 07:15, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Uoaei1 (talk) 07:15, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Arbol seco en un amanecer.jpg[edit]

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Silhouett of a dry tree in a dawn.

File:Arco del Almirantazgo, Londres, Inglaterra, 2014-08-11, DD 186.JPG[edit]

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The Admiralty Arch is a landmark arch-formed building located between The Mall and Trafalgar Square in London (England). The building was designed by Sir Aston Webb and constructed by John Mowlem & Co by order of King Edward VII in memory of his mother Queen Victoria. The construction concluded in 1912 and the building is located next to the Old Admiralty Building, from which it was named. The building has been always used for government offices until it was recently leased to be used as a luxury hotel.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The Admiralty Arch is a landmark arch-formed building located between The Mall and Trafalgar Square in London (England). The building was designed by Sir Aston Webb and constructed by John Mowlem & Co by order of King Edward VII in memory of his mother Queen Victoria. The construction concluded in 1912 and the building is located next to the Old Admiralty Building, from which it was named. The building has been always used for government offices until it was recently leased to be used as a luxury hotel. All by me, Poco2 22:07, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 22:07, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Coat of Many Colours (talk) 22:41, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I hate the sky like this. And it is not perfect symmetry.--Claus (talk) 22:45, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Ayuntamiento, Poznan, Polonia, 2017-09-18, DD 73-75 HDR.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Oct 2014 at 21:17:40 (UTC)
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Blue hour HDR shot of the Poznań Town Hall (known in Polish as Ratusz), a historic building in the city of Poznań, in Greater Poland in the west of the country. The building is located at the Poznań Old Town in the centre of Old Market Square (in Polish Stary Rynek). It used to be the seat of local government until 1939, but it houses now a museum. The town hall was originally built in the late 13th century following the founding of the medieval city in 1253, and was rebuilt in roughly its present-day form, in mannerist style by Giovanni Battista di Quadro in 1550–1560.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Blue hour HDR shot of the Poznań Town Hall (known in Polish as Ratusz), a historic building in the city of Poznań, in Greater Poland in the west of the country. The building is located at the Poznań Old Town in the centre of Old Market Square (in Polish Stary Rynek). It used to be the seat of local government until 1939, but it houses now a museum. The town hall was originally built in the late 13th century following the founding of the medieval city in 1253, and was rebuilt in roughly its present-day form, in mannerist style by Giovanni Battista di Quadro in 1550–1560. All by me, Poco2 21:17, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 21:17, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose oversaturated.--Claus (talk) 22:47, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Manastir Žiča (by Pudelek) 01.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Oct 2014 at 18:39:07 (UTC)
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Žiča monastery, Serbia - baptismal font

File:Bharata Natyam Performance DS.jpg[edit]

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Bharata Natyam Performance

File:Flickr - ggallice - Hopper (1).jpg[edit]

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Phrictus quinqueparitus

File:Vihula mõisa magasiaida varemed.jpg[edit]

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Vihula manor communal granary ruins
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created-uploaded-nominated by Ivar (talk) 16:51, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ivar (talk) 16:51, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:2014 Stary Waliszów, dom nr 67 03.JPG[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 13:10, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 13:10, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Good quality, but nothing special. Sorry. Yann (talk) 18:41, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Yann. Kruusamägi (talk) 21:12, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:30th St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow - 20140202 - Cartier vs Ralph Lauren 11.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Oct 2014 at 11:28:35 (UTC)
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A Cartier player defending the ball before a Ralph Lauren player during the Cartier vs Ralph Lauren match during the 30th St. Moritz Polo World Cup on snow on the 02/02/2014
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Pleclown - uploaded by Pleclown - nominated by Pleclown -- Pleclown (talk) 11:28, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This picture was taken during the one of the matches of the 30th St. Moritz Polo World Cup on snow, a Snow polo competition in en:St. Moritz. A Cartier player (in red) is defending the ball before a Ralph Lauren player during the Cartier vs Ralph Lauren match -- Pleclown (talk) 11:28, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:2014 Kościół św. Marii Magdaleny w Łężycach, 02.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Oct 2014 at 09:08:49 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Tripedalia-cystophora.png[edit]

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Tripedalia cystophora
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Bielecki J, Zaharoff AK, Leung NY, Garm A, Oakley TH - uploaded by Ruthven - nominated by Ruthven -- Ruthven (talk) 21:14, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ruthven (talk) 21:14, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice --Chmee2 (talk) 09:15, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Jacek Halicki (talk) 13:14, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment There is a white border that should be removed. -- Colin (talk) 14:04, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment You have a very nice eye: it was pixel-sized! Now I've uploaded a new version with the white border removed. Thanks! --Ruthven (talk) 21:15, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Tana Baru Cemetery Photosphere 02.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Oct 2014 at 04:33:36 (UTC)
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Tana Baru Cemetery, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Nkansahrexford -- Nkansahrexford (talk) 04:33, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Nkansahrexford (talk) 04:33, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose There are massive quality issues. A lot of unsharp areas in between sharp ones. This ofter points to problems during the stitching process. --Tuxyso (talk) 10:34, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Stropharia aeruginosa in nature park Jesenicko in 2014.JPG[edit]

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Stropharia aeruginosa in nature park Jesenicko, Czech republic
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Chmee2 -- Chmee2 (talk) 19:48, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Chmee2 (talk) 19:48, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Very much weak Symbol support vote.svg Support. Very much bad DoF, but color of the mushroom is magnificent. ArionEstar (talk) 21:21, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 05:56, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basik07 (talk) 08:44, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Arco Quartiere coppedè.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Livioandronico2013 -- LivioAndronico talk 19:40, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LivioAndronico talk 19:40, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral -- Not wow'ing me enough. The skyline above looks boring to me. Perhaps a slight manipulation to put a nicely bluish-cloudy skies would really pimp the image and bring life to it more.

File:Palace of Westminster from the dome on Methodist Central Hall.jpg[edit]

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Palace of Westminster from the dome on Methodist Central Hall
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Colin - uploaded by Colin - nominated by Colin. The view from the top of the dome on Methodist Central Hall is reckoned to be one of the best in London. However, it is only open to the public one weekend a year for Open House London. The weather was a mix of sunshine and clouds; fortunately some dark ones placed themselves conveniently leaving a gap for the sun to shine on the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. I had time for a simple stitch of 1012 fames before it dulled. -- Colin (talk) 18:59, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Colin (talk) 18:59, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:35, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ArionEstar (talk) 20:09, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Coat of Many Colours (talk) 20:57, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cathy Richards (talk) 21:02, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support PointsofNoReturn (talk) 22:25, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It is much better now. Thank Colin. --Claus (talk) 22:46, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice quality and composition. Nikhil (talk) 02:06, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 05:55, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basik07 (talk) 08:39, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 09:26, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 10:04, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very high quality photo at nice light with important London remarkables. What more do you want? --Tuxyso (talk) 10:31, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Tuxyso. --DXR (talk) 10:50, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Claus spotted some distortion the lower right, affecting St Margaret's church. This was due to having the centre point of my projection too high, causing more wide-angle-perspective distortion/rotation than is necessary. I redid the stitch, including two extra fames and with a lower centre-of-projection. The church isn't perpendicular to the camera, so still has some small angle to it's horizontals remaining, which is natural. I've included slightly more to the left, which brings in another tower and half of St Paul's. LivioAndronico, ArionEstar, Coat of Many Colours, Cathy Richards, PointsofNoReturn, Claus, Nikhilb239, Böhringer, Basik07, Martin Falbisoner, Spurzem, Tuxyso, DXR -- can you check you are happy with the new image. No stitching errors introduced? I think the buildings stand upright better in this one. -- Colin (talk) 11:07, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg CommentYou managed to improve an already great by itself. Excellent quality you were able to take that wonderful contrast between the sky and the splendor of Big Ben. In addition there is the modernity of the Ferris wheel with westminster. Truly a high quality product and amazing. --LivioAndronico talk 19:05, 30 September 2014‎
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 15:10, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Biig Big Ben. Excellent! An improveable issue is that the dark parts of the nicely structured clouds are somewhat noisy at full resolution. Perhaps a NR adjustment brush in LR could improve that quite easily? -- Slaunger (talk) 19:55, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Done :-) -- Colin (talk) 20:23, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Catedral de Salisbury, Salisbury, Inglaterra, 2014-08-12, DD 29-31 HDR.JPG[edit]

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The choir of the Salisbury Cathedral, located in the city of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, is the largest in Britain. The temple, an Anglican cathedral, is one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. The cathedral was consecrated in 1258 and its spire is the tallest in the United Kingdom.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The choir of the Salisbury Cathedral, located in the city of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, is the largest in Britain. The temple, an Anglican cathedral, is one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. The cathedral was consecrated in 1258 and its spire is the tallest in the United Kingdom. All by me, Poco2 18:57, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 18:57, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:36, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Really nice shot (but to be honest, I still wonder if the image is not really little bit tilted to the right? ) but FP for me anyway... --Chmee2 (talk) 19:51, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
    True. I applied a slight tilt Poco2 20:09, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cathy Richards (talk) 21:02, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - — Preceding unsigned comment added by PointsofNoReturn (talk • contribs)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice pic. Nikhil (talk) 02:12, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 05:56, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basik07 (talk) 08:40, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 09:26, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 13:16, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry folks but this isn't among our finest. The stained glass is blown such that it is unrecognisable and the sunlight shining on the stone on the left and right windows is harshly blown. More DR required (or less sunny weather). Compare:
I don't think we can honestly promote this as "our finest" today. It's just completely outclassed. -- Colin (talk) 14:40, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I see some new faces at FPC recently (thanks for joining). Please everyone, the purpose of this forum is to select "the finest on Commons", not just to give gold stars to nice pictures. I encourage everyone to investigate the category that each picture is in, and see if better images exist. I'm guessing the only reason Diliff's images haven't been nominated FP yet is that he's got a huge backlog to get though and we only allow 2 nominations at a time. -- Colin (talk) 14:50, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, but I have to agree with Colin. I am not going to expect the same superb detail as with Diliffs, but the blown parts are fairly large and the composition is not really pleasing, imo. --DXR (talk) 15:34, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
    I knew this feedback would probably come. Well, although DXR begins his explanation saying that Diliff's pics are not the bar to compare with, Colin is de facto doing that. Understood, no interior of churches anymore if they don't have at least 50 MPX and 5 frames per spot. Poco2 17:18, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Imho, yes 5 images are basically essential if you have clearish windows (I don't think it is much of a deal if you're on a tripod anyway), of course not 50MP. But honestly, for me it has more to do with the positioning here. I would have preferred either some meters back or forward and more in the center (but I know, I'm guilty of that, too ;-) ). --DXR (talk) 17:57, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
No I don't expect 50MP but I do expect stained glass windows to be within the DR and for extreme highlights to be handled with grace rather than a crunchy block of off white. See File:St Matthew's Church - Paisley - Interior - 5.jpg, my own effort at only 10.8MP once cropped. This is the basic challenge of a church interior -- stained glass windows and lots of dark wood leading to high DR requirements. And while in general, for church interiors, I think Diliff sets the mark to aim for rather than meet, for a given subject then yes you are in direct competition. He chose better compositions and handled the DR better, never mind the stupidly high MP. I agree with DXR that this composition is very tight. Poco, if you knew this might come, this suggests you already knew there were finer images of the interior of Salisbury cathedral on Commons. Well other than your own pride, why didn't you nominate them? -- Colin (talk) 18:27, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
What I knew would probably come is direct comparisons to work of others when the subject is the interior of a church in England. I don't remember this kind of "competition" for any other FPCs, at least not in mine. I didn't actually pay much attention whether other pictures of this or other subjects are or not FP already, and I hope that you will agree with me that I have the freedom to nominate here what I like and although I have already nomination pictures of other photographers, I am sure that at the end of the day I'll improve my skills especially then when I know the challenges of a picture, the atmosphere in the moment I capture it and took the decision how to immortalize it. Having this background in the backpack and I always curious to see whether others can see and appreciate what I do from a neutral point of view. It doesn't have much to do with pride. Btw, I think that judging my work as "outclassed" or suggesting what motivates me here is out of place. Poco2 20:14, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps, Poco, you should take it as a complement that you are not used to being outclassed. And if I were to be outclassed by you, Diliff, DXR, Benh or any of the other great architectural photographers here, I'd be content that I was even playing the same game. I understand why you are are being defensive, but for my part I'm pretty consistent in my reviews that FP means "finest" not "nice". -- Colin (talk) 20:52, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination with my apologies to those who supported this nomination, I hope that this decision is not understood as respectful Poco2 21:06, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Junge Silbermöve im Flug bei Texel 01 2014.jpg[edit]

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Immature European herring gull (Larus argentatus) in flight photographed on the transit from Texel to Den Helder
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Immature European herring gull (Larus argentatus) in flight photographed on the transit from Texel to Den Helder. For me this view is very different from "my" other gull which recently became featured. The bottom view is quite unusual and with the light coming from the top, the outer shape is brought out well. I look forward to your comments.

all by Tuxyso -- Tuxyso (talk) 18:15, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Danaus genutia (Cramer, 1779).jpg[edit]

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Dragonfly Common Tiger

File:Colonnade of St. Peter and sky.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by LivioAndronico talk 12:46, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LivioAndronico talk 12:46, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow, and underexposed. Daniel Case (talk) 17:47, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Daniel Case. --Cayambe (talk) 18:52, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose also per Daniel Case --Chmee2 (talk) 19:52, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Yeah, agree with Daniel --Nkansahrexford (talk) 04:42, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
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Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because as per above comments. Yann (talk) 07:53, 30 September 2014 (UTC) Anyone other than the nominator who disagrees may override this template by changing {{FPX}} to {{FPX contested}} and adding a vote in support. Voting will then continue in the usual way. If not contested within 24 hours, this nomination may be closed.

File:Pont du Tivoli, Sète, Hérault 20.jpg[edit]

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The Tivoli Bridge (bascule bridge) in open position.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Christian Ferrer - uploaded by Christian Ferrer - nominated by Nikhil (talk) 09:57, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Nikhil (talk) 09:57, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Thanks for the nomination, I am rather satisfied of the quality and of the composition however the shadowed left area prevents me for to support. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:15, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • You want me to withdraw my nomination, then? Nikhil (talk) 02:07, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
No, you're free to think that this image is part of the finest of commons and moreover I am very happy if you like it. And you're totaly free to use my image here or somewhere else by respecting the CC-BY-SA-4.0 license, as you do now. I see no reason for me to ask you for to withdraw this nomination. What will be your choice, I will respect it. Very friendly. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 07:27, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Ok, I'll wait for others' opinion. Thanks. Nikhil (talk) 08:41, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Alte Batzenalpe 2014 Interior 06.jpg[edit]

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Dairy in the Batzenalpe
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Space for the production of cheese in the Batzenalpe; all by -- Böhringer (talk) 05:28, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Böhringer (talk) 05:28, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Thanks for nomination but, the image looks really great if small, but once enlarged, the sharpness is not good enough (caused by f/2,8). --Chmee2 (talk) 08:59, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Autoconstruyendose (14765803590).jpg[edit]

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Autoconstruyendose. Sculpture of a man constructing himself.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Autoconstruyendose, statue of a man constructing himself. created by order_242 - uploaded by User:OSX II - nominated by Alexxxos -- Alexxxos (talk) 04:19, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alexxxos (talk) 04:19, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- Too low of an exposure. Would be great if taken with the sun up high and diffused by some thin clouds. Looks like picture was taken at either sunset or sunrise Not wowing me enough. --Nkansahrexford (talk) 04:46, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - the theme and the sculpure itself are faszinating. It would be nice, if you can add some more information to the picture (location, artist, any background info etc.) --CHK46 (talk) 19:02, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • The file is categorized in Chile, so i think the sculpture must be there, and the author of the picture upload it to flickr, and then another guy move it again to commons from there, so know it's exact location in Chile is hard, but there's a link on the file to the author in Flickr, if you want to ask him for more details. In fact i proposed the picture for the originality of the sculpture, that as you say it's faszinating. --Alexxxos (talk) 01:19, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Horizon créneaux Alcazaba, Almeria, Spain.jpg[edit]

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Merlons and horizon, Alcazaba, Almeria, Spain
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Jebulon (talk) 21:00, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ochr'n blue minimalism and symmetry.-- Jebulon (talk) 21:00, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basik07 (talk) 15:23, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wows me. I like that wiggling crack line coming down the window. --Nkansahrexford (talk) 04:47, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think, it will be better, if you will crop little bit the left part of the image so both "towers" on the edges of the image will be similar in width. This might be better for symmetry. What do you think? Regards --Chmee2 (talk) 09:02, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks for interest. My answer is: yes, and no... Yes you are right "in theory", but look: the space (with the sea) between the two merlons is not exactly the same. Symmetry is not perfect (I like this). If I crop, the "center" (cross hole) will no remain in the center anymore...--Jebulon (talk) 14:13, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
      • @ Jebulon - good point, you are right. Symbol support vote.svg Support and best regards --Chmee2 (talk) 14:59, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment nice but blurred horizon (see sea). ArionEstar (talk) 17:25, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
    • I think it is normal...--Jebulon (talk) 20:45, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Giant Manta AdF.jpg[edit]

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Fontal portrait of Giant Manta Ray, in Raja Ampat, Indonesia
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info This is a very original frontal portrait of a Giant Manta, with a 7-metre wingspan. It reminds me a living UFO. Let me please make a few comments regarding the quality of the image: images of large animals in deep water cannot be 100% sharp, as 5 metres or 10 of water will always blur slightly the edges etc. Also, due to their size, they are rarely perfectly lit, as no flash can illuminate a 7-metre animal underwater. Finally, you will notice a lot of white specs, more or less out of focus, in the water... that is plankton, which the manta is feeding on. Anyway, all this said, I hope you like it... All by me -- Arturo de Frias Marques (talk) 20:44, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Arturo de Frias Marques (talk) 20:44, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ArionEstar (talk) 20:54, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow! Yann (talk) 04:35, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Anyone not wowed shoud be banned immediately! :) -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 06:13, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great work and priceless pic! Nikhil B (talk) 06:44, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Des Callaghan
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I am wowed! --CHK46 (talk) 07:08, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Awesome. Pugilist (talk) 11:36, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Baresi F (talk) 11:46, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 12:30, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- H. Krisp (talk) 13:56, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basik07 (talk) 15:20, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 15:43, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Face-surprise.svg Daniel Case (talk) 17:51, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support by looking carrefully I think there is a bit of purple CAs -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:53, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 2014 Picture of the Year finalist :) --· Favalli ⟡ 22:25, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dang. Great picture! PointsofNoReturn (talk) 00:30, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Amazing. --King of ♠ 02:06, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Who dare Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose this image? Very Woowing to me and should get a seat for POTY finalists. Nkansahrexford: please sign your votes and do not use opposes like this, the bot cannot distinguish serious and joking votes... --DXR (talk) 08:15, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question I am no jurist but does the formulation (c) Arturo de Frias 2012. Reproduction by any means prohibited without prior consent. Please contact me on arturodefrias2005@yahoo.co.uk or visit www.arturodefrias.com in the EXIF data comply with CC license? If not we should ask the creator to remove it. --Tuxyso (talk) 07:02, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 14:54, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Emile Bayard - Cosette.jpg[edit]

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Emile Bayard - Cosette

File:Aleppo Pines grove, Pinet, Hérault 02.jpg[edit]

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Aleppo Pines grove.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:23, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Preferred FP gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:23, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basik07 (talk) 20:22, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --A.Savin 22:25, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 15:57, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I am missing a clear compositional idea. Besides the image looks CW tilted (trees at the left are leaning to the right, the trees at the right don't) or had the trees suffered by a strong storm? --Tuxyso (talk) 10:28, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
    Tuxyso. Yes in my region there is omnipresent strong northern wind (Tramontane) or northwesterly wind (Mistral) and so many trees are leaning, see this image or this one. The compositional idea is a close up on this grove of tree in the last hour of the sun light, the result is enough dramatic for my enthusiasm. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 10:59, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info It's the same place that for this image/nomination. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 10:59, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 14:55, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --JLPC (talk) 15:55, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I am sorry, Christian, but I am missing wow factor here, I only see a bunch of high pines. Correct image, but not FP to me. --Kadellar (talk) 18:50, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Dicrurus hottentottus leucops.JPG[edit]

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Hair-crested drongo (Dicrurus hottentottus leucops) at Warembungan, North Sulawesi
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, nominated by Ariefrahman (talk) 13:55, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain -- Ariefrahman (talk) 13:55, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm afraid the quality isn't FP, --A.Savin 22:27, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose nicely captured... but not really sharp, plumage very noisy. --Cayambe (talk) 12:29, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

File:12-03-01-autostadtr-by-RalfR-08a.jpg[edit]

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12-03-01-autostadtr-by-RalfR-08a.jpg

File:Moka KILT. 13.jpg[edit]

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Moka
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Coyau - uploaded by Coyau - nominated by Alborzagros -- Alborzagros (talk) 10:35, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alborzagros (talk) 10:35, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Technically well done, lightning seems good and I like the arrangement. Surely a good candidate for both Quality and Valued Images. Unfortunately it's not … well, let's call it: aesthetically pleasing to my eye because of the background choice. There's nothing wrong with a grey background per se, but in combination with the matte aluminium (I guess?) of the main subject, the whole picture look kind of dull, the subject doesn't really stand out. Maybe a black background would have worked better, though it probably would have been difficult to make the handle stand out against it. Or a nice wooden kitchen table. Maybe even get fancy and try some red velvet ;-)
TL;DR: No WOW. Sorry, --El Grafo (talk) 15:20, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Grey background is fine here. Yann (talk) 16:20, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

File:2014-09-07 10-52-00 Monument-pour-Jacques-Rouché.jpg[edit]

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Monument pour Jacques Rouché, by Camille LEFÈVRE.

File:2014-09-07 11-00-39 La-famille.jpg[edit]

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La famille, by Camille LEFÈVRE.

File:Iguana Iguana from Margarita Island.jpg[edit]

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Iguana Iguana from Margarita Island
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Iguana found in the wild in thickets, endemic species, endangered. All by -- Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 00:44, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ArionEstar (talk) 00:59, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--The Herald 07:34, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 08:11, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice shot ! -- Jiel (talk) 10:10, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 10:15, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Isn't it almost a flip of this FP Iguana of yours? Poco2 12:34, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This species is actually disappearing, so the importance of portraying these pictures. In this case is not the same iguana, not the same genre and not exactly the same place. Unlike other iguana, this iguana is a male, of younger age and with differential characteristics. Is that possible for a normal person, most iguanas are equal, however, to study an expert each has unique characteristics. It is easy to think, for a western traveler, who travels to China, all Chinese people are the same person, however, for a Chinese each person is different. This is from a neurological view, when we are not used to watching a race of animals or people, for our brains do not need to find features to differentiate them, because, after all, is not important yet. This comment, made ​​me remember my trip to China, Thanks for your comment --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 14:18, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Thrincohalictus prognathus male 3.jpg[edit]

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File:Thrincohalictus prognathus male 3.jpg
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Gidip (talk) 21:02, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Gidip (talk) 21:02, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good macro, great definition and depth of field, lovely black background, and good choice of insect position, almost parallel to lens (better use of depth of field). Perhaps a little bit too many reflections in the hairs etc (flash too strong?), perhaps you could try to fix those, toning down the highlights? --Arturo de Frias Marques (talk)
The highlights are too bright to be fixed using highlight protection. They were slightly exacerbated when I applied sharpening. I can try to redo the sharpening more carefully if you really think it is necessary, by unselecting the bright spots. Gidip (talk) 10:43, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
I upoladed a new version with more careful sharpening. The difference is not large and I am not sure which version is better and looks more natural. Gidip (talk) 12:55, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
Fixed. Gidip (talk) 10:43, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Kongensbro gravel pit 2014-09-17.jpg[edit]

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Gravel pit in kongensbro, Denmark
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Slaunger -- Slaunger (talk) 19:11, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Slaunger (talk) 19:11, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Des Callaghan
    • As much as I appreciate your support vote, it is unfortunately not eligable as you were not logged in, but manually added your user name, so I have to strike it, sorry. -- Slaunger (talk) 20:33, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is a unexpected panoramic, genial -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 20:57, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Des Callaghan
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 22:15, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 05:07, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 06:13, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 08:11, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 09:17, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 10:11, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Some unevenness in the sky, which I think could be processed better, but loads of wow. Beauty in a damaged landscape. -- Colin (talk) 12:13, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basik07 (talk) 19:59, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cathy Richards (talk) 21:22, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 05:21, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Baresi F (talk) 12:08, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beauty where we wouldn't expect it. Thank you so much! Daniel Case (talk) 17:54, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Thanks for the positive feedback so far, and the rich annotations. Villy Fink Isaksen spotted a flock of migrating birds in V formation (most likely geese), and on closer inspection it turned out that there were (at least) five more formations of birds (some clearly V), but they were hardly noticeable due to a rather aggressive denoising I had applied in the sky. I have now made some 'holes' in the denoising mask and fiddled a bit around to make the migrating bird formations more clear in a new upload. I also removed a spot. I feel it is a no-brainer improvement, but if some find it has been done in a clumsy way, to give me a heads-up, such that I can either revert or try to do it better. -- Slaunger (talk) 18:58, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 02:06, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support An even wider view at the right had been better, but I guess your view was restricted by bushes and trees, right? Nonetheless a nice motive photographed at beautiful light. --Tuxyso (talk) 10:21, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
    • @Tuxyso:: I agree, it would have been preferable to see more to the right. I struggled my way thorugh some vegetation (and illegally intruded, I think, schhh) to get the most optimal view given the constraints of the site. I also took photos from another vantage point, but that was a much less optimal and more narrow view than this. -- Slaunger (talk) 20:08, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 21:13, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Jaroměř sv Mikuláš od Labe 2014 1.jpg[edit]

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Church of Saint Nicolas from the Elbe river in Jaroměř
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Karelj -- Karelj (talk) 18:56, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Karelj (talk) 18:56, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Whereas I understand that sometimes it is useful to frame a picture with foreground foliage, there is simply too much of it in the lower left corner in this case. It makes the composition unbalanced IMO, sorry. -- Slaunger (talk) 19:07, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above, too much shadowed areas -- Christian Ferrer Talk 22:11, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose it needs perspective correction imho -- Jiel (talk) 10:12, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination --Karelj (talk) 12:14, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Witte rapunzel (Phyteuma spicatum). Hortus Haren.JPG[edit]

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Witte rapunzel (Phyteuma spicatum)

File:Lloyd's Building - Atrium 11th floor looking at the Walkie-Talkie.jpg[edit]

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Lloyd's Building - Atrium 11th floor looking at the Walkie-Talkie
I bet you don't dislike it as much as the chap who's car got melted by it. I don't dislike it as much as The Shard. -- Colin (talk) 20:59, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Church of St. George in Topola (by Pudelek) 1.JPG[edit]

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Church of St. George in Topola, Serbia
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 14:15, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 14:15, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 19:58, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 08:10, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 09:19, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The reflecton on the floor is disturbing. Otherwise, interesting place and good. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:52, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basik07 (talk) 18:55, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 06:00, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Forte de Copacabana 07.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:JBRJ - Flor 01.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

Image:Fischerboot vor Bodø.jpg[edit]

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Trawler on the Norwegian coast close to Bodø
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Trawler on the Norwegian coast close to Bodø in the morning sun
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by CHK46 - uploaded by CHK46 - nominated by CHK46 -- CHK46 (talk) 21:34, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- CHK46 (talk) 21:34, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice, strong colors but they seem to me correct looking the blue drum -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 22:08, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 07:18, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Please add a location and some more details about the specific trawler boat. Consider making a specific category for the boat, whiich is categorized to Trawlers and Fishing boats of Norway. I like the pic and will support once these metadata have been elaborated. -- Slaunger (talk) 09:51, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
@Slaunger, location has been added. Unfortunatly I know nothing about the boat. She just passed our ship, the sea was calm and beautiful and I took the picture. Sorry but that is the whole story.--CHK46 (talk) 14:14, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
You have both a name, a number and the internet. Start searching;-) One of the pleasing things of preparing an image for FPC is to figure out what you are looking at.:) -- Slaunger (talk) 18:12, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
@CHK46: try here: [[1]]; use the: "Registreringsmerke: SF0221A" and press <Vis rapport>. -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 03:15, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
@Lauro thank you, I will check and translate into English.--CHK46 (talk) 14:52, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support Great teamwork! Good now (I created a ship category for it (John Ivar (ship, 1981)), but I am annoyed I cannot find the ships IMO number). -- Slaunger (talk) 20:01, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Facepalm (yellow).svg Forget my remark regarding the IMO number. Vessels less than 300 gt are not required to have one, nor are vessels entirely used for fishing. -- Slaunger (talk) 18:44, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
@Villy, the picture has been taken towards the coastline and not to a typical sea-sky horizon. I have cut off the upper part of the water, because the blue colour became darker (may be a shadow of a cloud). I found this change in colour disturbing.--CHK46 (talk) 19:26, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
As I see it you have cloned sea-water over the natural horizon, and this I found bad and confusing. I am right? Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 19:39, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
No, only cropping. For your information of the situation: First
First
you can see the same fishing boat just one minute earlier approaching our ship and Second
Second
you can see the untouched original version of the picture.--CHK46 (talk) 20:48, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Thx a lot, that helped on my seasick. I like the uncropped very much. Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 04:33, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 13:33, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:06, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 19:21, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very nice --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:50, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 10:13, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basik07 (talk) 18:40, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Love that wake detail. Daniel Case (talk) 17:59, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tuxyso (talk) 10:08, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 16:39, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Basel - Roche Tower - Baufortschritt September 2014-1.jpg[edit]

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Roche Tower during construction on 20th september 2014 in Basel, Switzerland
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Wladyslaw -- Wladyslaw (talk) 20:39, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support IMO this high rise building is a nice capture together with the climbing crane. For your information: the high of the building on the moment of the picture was taken was about 165 meters. After finishing the final high of this skyscraper should become 178 meters and will be the highest high-rise building of Switzerland. It should serve as head office of the pharma concern Hofmann-La Roche.-- Wladyslaw (talk) 20:39, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A rather unusual subject for an FP - but I like it overall. --King of ♠ 04:28, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 10:08, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Panorama Rosarium Uetersen Hochzeitsinsel HP 16685-86.jpg[edit]

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wedding island, Rosarium Uetersen
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me Alchemist-hp -- Alchemist-hp (talk) 13:52, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alchemist-hp (talk) 13:52, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 14:46, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 07:21, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pudelek (talk) 14:17, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • A beautiful image but not very sharp. Is a rework possible here? --Wladyslaw (talk) 21:25, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Now new reworked with more sharpness and a small correction of the gradation. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 11:56, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
      • Sharpness ist better now but compared to other similar shots it looks strange. Colours are not correct, either oversaturated or a colour fault. --Wladyslaw (talk) 07:35, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--CHK46 (talk) 18:01, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cathy Richards (talk) 21:13, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 06:01, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice motive but the white ballance is off. At 14:30 in August the clouds are never such yellowish. --Tuxyso (talk) 10:05, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:A View of Uetersen Rosarium HP 16622 edit.jpg[edit]

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Uetersen Rosarium

File:Goiaba vermelha.jpg[edit]

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Red guava (Psidium guajava) in a black background.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Rodrigo.Argenton - uploaded by Rodrigo.Argenton - nominated by Rodrigo.Argenton -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton (talk) 11:58, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton (talk) 11:58, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ArionEstar (talk) 12:26, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral The light and composition and the entire setup is very pro-looking and nice shadow too. It is, however, not as detailed and crisp as I would expect, even considering the large pixelage of 16 Mpixels. There is sort of a washed out appearance to the fruit. I am wondering is this is because the diffraction limit has been hit with an aperture of f/16? I do not now the exact shooting distance, but it is my feeling one could have opened the aperture to something like f/13 without significant loss of DOF. Focus stacking would have been another option. -- Slaunger (talk) 10:02, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • @Slaunger:Thank for your opinion, in this case f/16 + 50mm lens, this is my sharpest lens, but it's a 125.99 USD lens, and I think that I tried f/13, but DOF became prohibitive, see the File:Maracujá em fundo preto (2).JPG; I will try focus bracketing for future photos, but I broke my clamp lamp, so nothing soon. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton (talk) 15:02, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment light and colors are a bit flat. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 12:04, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton, I think a very small and subtle increase of the whites, local highlights and of the vibrance can improve the image, of course by being reasonable with the increase. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:10, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Almabtrieb der Schafe 2014 in Schoppernau 04.JPG[edit]

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Almabtrieb der Schafe 2014 in Schoppernau
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Almabtrieb der Schafe 2014 in Schoppernau c/u/n by -- Böhringer (talk) 11:35, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Böhringer (talk) 11:35, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong support Superb scene! ArionEstar (talk) 11:41, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support We want more like this. Yann (talk) 12:34, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 13:10, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral nice but not very sharp.--Famberhorst (talk) 15:37, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Very nice, but IMO too noisy (ISO 2.000) and too unsharp (f/2.8)--XRay talk 07:23, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support. I actually appreciate the f/2.8 aperture as it helps to give focus on the four people in the front and separate them from the background. It gives a sense of depth to the herd. Quite noisy and not that sharp in full resolution, but it is also a pic of very high resolution. I find that in a more modest 4 Mpixel review size, the four persons are sharp and no noise is apparent. The exposure time of 1/1600 s and ISO 2000 is a rather odd combination though for this shot. -- Slaunger (talk) 10:16, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 11:50, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The exposure choice certainly doesn't seem optimal but I guess that was a mistake made in the rush to grab the scene. There is too much tree above for my taste, and I think at 2:1 aspect crop would improve the image. -- Colin (talk) 17:54, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
    • A 2:1 aspect ratio is a good idea. I can support that. -- Slaunger (talk) 18:05, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 10:14, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basik07 (talk) 18:04, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not sharp enough and too noisy for me. --Uoaei1 (talk) 12:37, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Focus too far behind the people in my opinion. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 12:52, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support What a great scene! --Plani (talk) 09:59, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice scene, but sharpness is not good enough for me. --Ivar (talk) 14:56, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Agree the scene is worth catching but the composition isn't great and the sharpness issues -- all the hallmarks of a hurried shot that didn't work out 100%. -- Colin (talk) 15:52, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Borgw Isabella, Bj. 1959, Bad Neuenahr (2014-08-29 6701).JPG[edit]

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Borgward Isabella, Bad Neuenahr
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Borgward Isabella form 1959 in front of the historical thermal bathhouse of Bad Neuenahr, Germany
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Lothar Spurzem (talk) 09:24, 26 September 2014 (UTC)|]]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 09:24, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support perfect arrangement--CHK46 (talk) 20:54, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 09:12, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Very nice setting and good composition. I am not entirely convinced regarding the light and exposure, I feel the shadows should be lifted a bit and that overall, the photo should be less dark. -- Slaunger (talk) 10:20, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
@ Slaunger: OK, it was a rainy day when I took this photo and I know that in this case I had to use reflectors. But I don't possess such. Bad luck for me! ;-) -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 12:45, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
If you have the raw, I think it can be improved quite a bit in, e.g., lightroom - even without the reflectors on site;-) -- Slaunger (talk) 12:48, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Btw, I actually think the raindrops on the car add to the atmosphere. -- Slaunger (talk) 12:49, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 13:33, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Sharp mask borders are visible around the car, I marked one area where it's most obvious, but they are visible on top of the car and in the front section, too. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:12, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Please look now. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 19:04, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, it's better in the back, but there are still quite a few similar spots around the car. Blurring the mask somewhat would probably make the areas less noticeable already. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 10:32, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
It is corrected now. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 18:53, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice compositon with the historic building in background. --Tuxyso (talk) 10:00, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Still seeing weird stuff round the top of the car. Not sure I'm comfortable if the image has been heavily processed e.g. to blur the background. The car's body panels look faded in parts. Really not sure about this one. -- Colin (talk) 16:44, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Grüngelbes Gallertkäppchen Leotia lubrica.JPG[edit]

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Leotia lubrica
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, nominated by Holleday -- H. Krisp (talk) 08:19, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain as author -- H. Krisp (talk) 08:19, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose very nice and sharp as often however torn away mushroom. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:04, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good aspect, the specimen tumbled seems to be an old discolored and withered already, as the case it adds information and allows you to see the bottom surface of the pileus (without having to disassemble artificially as here), even in the aspect of composition I liked. I might have mirrored but is foolish preciosity. -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 20:10, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basik07 (talk) 22:41, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 10:14, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cathy Richards (talk) 21:08, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LC-de (talk) 12:31, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Subject lighting, isolation and sharpness not the best. At nearly 50% reduction in size from camera (and 6MP vs 18MP), I'd expect it to be perfect. Please upload larger pictures. -- Colin (talk) 16:36, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Sunset at Ironbridge.jpg[edit]

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Sunset at Ironbridge
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Colin - uploaded by Colin - nominated by Colin. This leafy gorge is claimed to be the birthplace of the industrial revolution, for it is here that they perfected the means to produce iron using coal rather than charcoal. They built this bridge in 1779, the first iron bridge of its kind, simply because they could: to show what great engineers they were. -- Colin (talk) 07:54, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Colin (talk) 07:54, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:58, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support. Nice effect with the fading light - but trees are a bit unsharp. --King of ♠ 04:31, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support A little bit noisy.--XRay talk 07:20, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose noisy, unsharp, strange perspective Jiel (talk) 10:15, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
    • I accept it has more noise than ideal, though I hoped the overall image compensated. It is perfectly sharp (such that noise allows) -- see the writing. I don't know what you mean by "strange perspective". This is a standard single shot at 22mm (33mm @ full-frame equivalent). -- Colin (talk) 10:41, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
      • I talk about perspective, because I find that the left end of the bridge is lower than the right end. It looks strange, but perhaps is it like this in real life ? Jiel (talk) 10:51, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
        • The left edge is further away from the camera than the right, because the image was taken on the right bank rather than in the water. So, yes, perspective is making that side smaller and thus lower. But it may also be possible the bridge isn't completely level, given its age and the fact that the two sides of the gorge are pushing it together -- the slopes on each side of the bridge are apparently much steeper than when built. -- Colin (talk) 11:20, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination -- Colin (talk) 18:42, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Munich - Two clown musicians and a pretty juggler - 6871.jpg[edit]

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Two clown musicians and a pretty juggler
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Two clown musicians and a pretty juggler. Circus Roncalli. Munich, Germany.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Yann (talk) 05:25, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support and Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment. Very nice photo but I fear that it will be deleted because of copyright by Circus Roncalli. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 06:43, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I don't think there would a copyright for a single picture. These are costumes, which are exempt of copyright. For a video, may be. Yann (talk) 08:04, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Look here what I experienced with photos of Karl-May-Spiele in Elspe, Germany. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 09:42, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
FYI, these were deleted by error, and have been restored. Regards, Yann (talk) 04:19, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ruthven (talk) 21:21, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Baresi F (talk) 13:07, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I can't see the second clown's face. Sorry. -- Colin (talk) 16:29, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
    • @Colin: I can't understand why does it matter to make this FP... It seems you were looking for a reason to oppose, and you could not find anything else... :/ Yann (talk) 17:28, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
      • It breaks the structure of the composition. Line of eye sight is very important because we follow other people's eyes and it guides us round a picture. The left clown is looking at the juggler, which is great. The right clown is probably looking at his own elbow. Perhaps a fraction of a second earlier, he was looking up. Sorry, this is like taking a portrait photo and the person blinks. The lighting and focus might be perfect but the shot damaged. -- Colin (talk) 18:12, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:36, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Järlepa järv.jpg[edit]

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Lake Järlepa, Estonia
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Iifar - uploaded by Iifar - nominated by Wladyslaw -- Wladyslaw (talk) 04:33, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wladyslaw (talk) 04:33, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 09:50, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose distracting cut boats at right -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:05, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Wow is low for me. This seems like a quite common scene to me with quite low educational value. -- Slaunger (talk) 10:31, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
I think the picture-postcard-clouds together with the calm see makes this image very beautifull. Why a low educational value? It's sure a small lake in a small country nevertheless encyplopedic. --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:28, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Common lion fish Pterois volitans.jpg[edit]

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Common lion fish

File:It is far better to face the bullets.jpg[edit]

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The Battle of Franklin, American Civil War.

File:Tall Ship races Harlingen 2014 - Alexander von Humboldt II and Sorlandet in the back Stad Amsterdam.jpg[edit]

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Tall Ship races Harlingen 2014 - Alexander von Humboldt II and Sorlandet in the back Stad Amsterdam
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Uberprutser - uploaded by Uberprutser - nominated by Uberprutser -- Uberprutser (talk) 20:37, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Uberprutser (talk) 20:37, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 09:53, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too low DOF for me, tops of masts has soft focus at the modest resolution the file has been uploaded with. -- Slaunger (talk) 10:34, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Slaunger. Composition crowded. -- Colin (talk) 16:22, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Bryum capillare peristome.jpg[edit]

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Bryum capillare peristome
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Des Callaghan - uploaded by Des Callaghan - nominated by Des Callaghan -- Des Callaghan (talk) 19:03, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Des Callaghan
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Impressive and refreshing topic. Please add the details of the image creation process to the file page. That is where it belongs. You can use, e.g., the {{Photo Information}} template. The EXIF data are very much stripped from useful technical data -- Slaunger (talk) 19:56, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- Unfortunately there are milky "halo" artifacts from the production hovering all around the subject. I added a couple image notes at some places they occur. Very visible and sloppy looking at full resolution, at least on my monitor. It should be easy to clean up and then I'd be happy to support. --Kbh3rdtalk 02:29, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 04:45, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Hello Kbh3. Thankyou for your comments. You are right, I didn’t bother to try to remove any halos within the subject, only around the black edges. This is because of laziness and because it is a lot more tricky (requiring some cloning and ‘making up’ what I think should be there). The halos are an inevitable result of stacked images of non-flat subjects. The camera sensor either saw these areas as uncontaminated but out of focus (when focus is on the foreground) or focused but contaminated (when focus is on the background). I’ve had a go at improving their look and replaced the image with a new version. Thanks again for commenting Des Callaghan.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- H. Krisp (talk) 07:54, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Hello again Kbh3. Please ignore my above reply to your comments. I misunderstood. The mucky black bits are now fixed. Des Callaghan.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support No words -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 20:33, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Well done and exceptional educational value. Just out of curiosity: how did you achieve the high magnification? --El Grafo (talk) 21:23, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basik07 (talk) 22:34, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 08:12, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I am impressed with the technical accomplishment but it is flawed. I don't like the way it has been abruptly cut-out on black. Shooting a subject to have a pure white or black background isn't trivial but you need to get most of the way there in reality and only let software help perfect -- rather than getting out the scissors. But mainly I don't think the bright glow in the middle and round the "tendrils" is real, vs an artefact of the flash. It looks like some alien being charging up its death ray :-) The stacking in that bright middle section goes a little haywire too. -- Colin (talk) 16:20, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:India - Delhi portrait of a man - 4780.jpg[edit]

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Portrait of a man, Delhi, India.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Jorge Royan, nominated by Yann (talk) 15:38, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Yann (talk) 15:38, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Just a man, not wow for me -- Jiel (talk) 21:45, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Disagree with Jiel. It's a "wow" portrait that I'd expect to see in that magazine. Though the depth of field might be just a bit too shallow. --Kbh3rdtalk 02:34, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support In total agreement with Kbh3rd. Daniel Case (talk) 04:51, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it, even though the bottom crop may be a liitle too tight. —Bruce1eetalk 05:09, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support wow --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:01, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per above! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 08:26, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good! -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 09:54, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 11:39, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 09:12, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too harsh crop for me. --Yikrazuul (talk) 22:27, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice capture --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 00:51, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice expression --Arturo de Frias Marques (talk)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tuxyso (talk) 09:37, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Herzberge Krankenhaus B-Lichtenberg 08-14.jpg[edit]

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Berlin: Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Herzberge, main building
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by A.Savin --A.Savin 14:38, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --A.Savin 14:38, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose I am a sucker for symmetric buildings, the light is good, and so is the technical quality, but sorry, the wow just isn't there for me. I am afraid I cannot explain exactly what is lacking. Maybe it is the proportions of the building, which I just find unbalanced, although I cannot pinpoint it exactly. -- Slaunger (talk) 16:40, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment -- There appears to be a bit of an orange cast throughout the image, not just the building. Perhaps it's the true color of the light given the time of day? --Kbh3rdtalk 18:56, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
    • So I downloaded a copy and applied auto white balance in Gimp and then dialed down the saturation a notch. I don't know if the results were FP, but the image was more pleasing IMO. A more careful manual adjustment might give even better results, of course. I normally appreciate saturation punched up a little bit, but there's a point where it becomes counterproductive. --Kbh3rdtalk 19:12, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 04:48, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I agree with the cast; this is not the golden hour so the grass should not have an orange tint at all. --King of ♠ 04:32, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 09:12, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basik07 (talk) 22:30, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 08:55, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 06:03, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I tend to agree with Slaunger. "Something" is lacking. The "wow" maybe ?--Jebulon (talk) 14:25, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Low wow and I agree the colour tone doesn't look nice. Btw, A.Savin, you are using a really old version of Lightroom. The newer ones with the Process2012 have much much better "Basic panel" controls, improved handling of dynamic range and tone mapping. -- Colin (talk) 16:11, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Marquardtbau 2013 blue.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Julian Herzog - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 20:41, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 20:41, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thank you for the nomination. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 12:17, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A lot of "European city" feel in this image. --King of ♠ 04:34, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nikhil (talk) 15:03, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I am neither convinced of the quality, nor of the light. Also the composition is not perfect (slightly decentered). IMHO the sky is still too bright thus that it distracts from the main motive. I guess it was the beginning of the blue hour. Also tried 15 minutes later? Why f/13 at 18mm? --Tuxyso (talk) 09:50, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Tuxyso also subject just not interesting enough. Pick a nicer building. -- Colin (talk) 16:04, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Zwarte naaktslak (Arion ater) Hortus Haren.JPG[edit]

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Black slug (Arion ater) Hortus Haren
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info: Black slug (Arion ater) Hortus Haren. created by Famberhorst - uploaded by Famberhorst - nominated by Famberhorst -- Famberhorst (talk) 17:20, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 17:20, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is a good photo and QI and all, but for me it does not stand out as among our very best pictures, and the readings on my wow-o-meter is, unfortunately rather low, sorry. -- Slaunger (talk) 16:35, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 21:47, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Slaunger but don't think it makes QI either. Really not sharp at 4MP and I suspect the low contrast on the left of the body is because something (grass) was in front of the lens. EXIF says focus was about 60cm but this lens is only 1:1 macro at 20cm. -- Colin (talk) 16:01, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination. --Famberhorst (talk) 05:04, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Ágora, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia, España, 2014-06-29, DD 58.JPG[edit]

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The Agora and Azud del Oro bridge
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Diego Delso - nominated by Ivar (talk) 06:45, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ivar (talk) 06:45, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I like the composition, but i'm not a big fan of the "blue hour" in the best of circumstances and this image reminds me of Purple Haze. Call me a hippie if you want. Kleuske (talk) 10:44, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Nearly incredible but the pylon obviously is so curved. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 11:10, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, but I would crop the buildings on the left. They are quite blurry and disturb the scenery. --Uoaei1 (talk) 12:10, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Nice quality and composition, but the non-straightness of the wires looks weird in my opinion. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 13:42, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very well done. I wouldn’t decline with a bit less processing either, it looks a bit oversharp and "oversmooth". --Kreuzschnabel 14:44, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
    Kreuzschnabel: could it be that you suggest that it is oversharpened due to the texture of the rings in the water and the border of the pond? Looking at them I could come also to the conclusion that it is oversharpened, but it isn't really, as you can see here. Therefore I am not really sure whether I should reduce the sharpness. Poco2 16:50, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thanks Ivar! good catch! :) About the "making of" the picture I can say that my focus was to have a full reflection of the bridge in the water at the cost of having to use a 15mm. I will try to bring some improvements though (left crop), perspective, etc. this evening. Poco2 16:41, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 17:02, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:41, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Imo, the fisheye is too detrimental for EV here (round cables)... --DXR (talk) 21:22, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 05:10, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pudelek (talk) 14:32, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Prr DXR. Good picture, but "Commons" is not the good place for it, IMO.--Jebulon (talk) 18:25, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per DXR. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:06, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

The Agora and Azud del Oro bridge
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Following the requests above I have performed changes in the crop (both sides) and perspective (straight lines are now straight) in the RAW file. As the result is pretty different to the FPC above I opted to offer this version as an alternative. Poco2 19:28, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Poco2 19:28, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This one is better. --Uoaei1 (talk) 21:21, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ...but the scene is featurable once corrected. --DXR (talk) 21:22, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This version has some color banding on the sky. --Ivar (talk) 05:06, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose in favor of first version, this one crops it too closely. --King of ♠ 05:10, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
    Symbol support vote.svg Support Good now. --King of ♠ 02:05, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I'd prefer this version - but could live with the other as well... ;-) --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 08:58, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 09:27, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportSymbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As noted, sky has colour banding. The original seemed to have some posterisation too but this is worse. Is the sky pushed too much? I love fisheye but agree that the white wires are better straight. -- Colin (talk) 12:11, 24 September 2014 (UTC) Support now. -- Colin (talk) 20:25, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The perspective is much better, a great representation of the bridge. But why is the compression so bad now? — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 13:28, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thanks for fixing it, looks great now. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 19:44, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 14:20, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support off course :) --Pudelek (talk) 14:31, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 15:04, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Will look into the banding problem today, I have corrected the perspective with Photoshop and transferred it back to LR. So, it looks like something went loss (evtl. 8 bit vs 16 bit conversion) on the way. Poco2 16:19, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
    Ivar, Colin: the colour banding problem is fixed. My LR crashed yesterday and some settings got reseted, among them the output quality (down to 60!), so no surprise that a file 7 times smaller file had such issues. Thanks Ivar for letting me know. Regarding the oppose of KoH regarding the crop I am not sure, Ivar, what do you think, should a upload a version with a wider crop? Poco2 19:03, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
    Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Imho wider crop will be better. --Ivar (talk) 19:09, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
    I think this crop is fine. -- Colin (talk) 20:25, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
    I opted for uploading a wider crop, since that was Ivar's preference as nominator and actually also mine as author. I hope you understand, Colin. Btw, does it work for you KoH? Poco2 19:59, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
    Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 09:47, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support yes, this is better! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:06, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support-- Arcalino (talk) 08:42, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great! composition and physics now hugging each other, despite the small distortion of the cables at the top of the mast -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 21:41, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
    Lauro: Thanks for the hint! I fixed that in the latest version and also got rid of traces of CA in the picture Poco2 10:30, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment there is a strong chromatic aberration around the cables incorrectly corrected (usually automatically), this generated a greyish border around the wires can be removed with a hard work of cloning --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 11:33, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
True, the CA correction worked in some areas but was contraproductive in others. I reverted it and applied a selective CA correction to the top of the bridge, thanks, Poco2 12:29, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Well done Poco a poco --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 14:44, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Hue Vietnam Thien-Mu-Temple-and-Pagoda-03.jpg[edit]

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Novice of the Buddhist Thien Mu Temple in Hue, Vietnam
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Cccefalon -- CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 05:53, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 05:53, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Impressive, Very good. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 06:38, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support His left foot bothers me a little, but not sufficient to oppose. Beautiful portrait. Compliments. Kleuske (talk) 10:47, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice expresion, could be nice see more to the left --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 12:18, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I’d set the white balance a bit warmer, but that’s not a reason to decline. Very impressive image. --Kreuzschnabel 14:46, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Just a vietnamese child monk, like many others. Not wow for me -- Jiel (talk) 17:38, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like --LivioAndronico talk 21:14, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I understand that some might think “wow, a young Vietnamese monk dressed in a traditional robe and having a mysterious look!!”", but for someone travelling around it's just yet another one, nothing special about it. The colors are a bit monotone and the light is slightly dull even though the combo could work well with the mood of the picture... but which mood? He's probably just bored and thinking of something else? I still like it though, it's a nice photo for documenting purposes and still an interesting portrait, just not “wow” I believe. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 23:46, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I agree with this. Jiel (talk) 21:49, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 05:11, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --  A l p h a m a  Talk 11:26, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good, the black shadow stripe distracts, but inevitable -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 13:39, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Doubtful about real colours; Buddha monks supposed to be wear more vibrant coloured cloths. Jee 15:29, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support If it were not a portrait, I'd oppose. But as a portrait ... it looks like the sort of thing I used to read National Geographic for when I was younger. Daniel Case (talk) 06:00, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 13:32, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support by virtue of what he's doing with his left foot. Not just sitting there looking bored, but also fidgeting, thus a bit more touch of humanity. --Kbh3rdtalk 18:52, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I appreciate very much the interplay between the color of his clothes and the background wall. -- Slaunger (talk) 20:11, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --///EuroCarGT 03:32, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --JLPC (talk) 14:00, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:08, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The colours might be natural, but they look like sunset (or early morning) to me, which makes the side of the child at his left underexposed. Not much contrast, nor vibrance, which makes the picture to appear "flat". --Ruthven (talk) 09:16, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Colors are very nice. --Tuxyso (talk) 09:39, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Notre-Dame de Rouen, Nave 20140521 1.jpg, featured[edit]

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The nave of Notre-Dame de Rouen
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info As I already wrote at another nom of mine, next to Diliff's, I´m also a big fan of the church interior photography by DXR. This one shows pretty good why. ;-) Quality and resolution are great and the pov with the choosen projection gives a good impression of the size of this cathedral. c/u by DXR - nominated by me -- mathias K 19:28, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- mathias K 19:28, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support impressive --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 19:56, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thanks Mathias! To be honest, I found Rouen Cathedral very difficult to shoot since the side windows are pretty much hidden (it doesn't have side aisles, which imo is quite uncommon) and the modern chandeliers really are quite odd. Looking back, I would have preferred using the +/- 4EV technique I use now, but I think the result is still nice. BTW: Since shooting such a pano takes quite some time, I had the pleasure to have tour guides explain in English, French and German that the nave of the cathedral isn't actually that high compared to its peers. Nevertheless, to me, Rouen Cathedral is still one of the most impressive buildings. --DXR (talk) 22:23, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
    • It does seem to be a very dark cathedral, and I think that (with the HDR processing, I assume it was Photomatix?) has the effect of giving it more of a typical overprocessed HDR look than some of your other images. It's funny how impressions of a church/cathedral's interior height can be deceiving. I was recently reading the List of highest church naves and there are some surprises there. The highest nave in the UK is not even a cathedral, it's actually a (not very attractive) church! The list seems to not be complete though, as Rouen Cathedral's nave is 28 metres high apparently and should make it onto the list, near the bottom. Diliff (talk) 07:50, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
      • Actually, back then, I processed it with Photoshop's merge to HDR. I understand and agree with your comments, but I actually quite like the look. I have run the source files through Photomatix and I am not convinced that the results I'm getting from that are better (I like how the contrast is actually not too high in the current version). Perhaps you would like to comment on that version. If I look up images on google, they all seem to have a somewhat odd look, so I guess it is somewhat innate to the church itself. Of course, everybody is free to judge the results and I certainly won't have any grudge against those who think that this version is not quite FP. --DXR (talk) 22:26, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
        • I prefer your Photomatix version I think. I can't say what is more accurate looking though (Photomatix tends to oversaturate colours). Diliff (talk) 00:06, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wohow! ArionEstar (talk) 00:41, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support. The HDR processing could maybe be improved, but the view and the subject is nice. Diliff (talk) 07:50, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 09:29, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Berthold Werner (talk) 17:46, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I don't think the HDR hurts it too much in this case. Daniel Case (talk) 14:24, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Looks alright. Has that light in the tunnel feel. --///EuroCarGT 03:34, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Chmee2 (talk) 09:14, 30 September 2014 (UTC)


Unconfirmed results: (info)
Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 13:13, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:NSU 251 OSL, Bj. 1941 (2012-06-10 Sp).JPG[edit]

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Historical NSU motor-cycle
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, and nominated by Spurzem -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 12:57, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 12:57, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 16:26, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Crops a little tight but not to the extent that it ruins the picture. Daniel Case (talk) 18:34, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Smile --LivioAndronico talk 19:43, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg OpposeThat's a nice bike! But what's special about the photo?
Daniel Case: please, don't take this as an offense but as a genuine question regarding the consistency in your critiques. How come don't you like a tight crop when it makes sense to emphasize the fact that a car is being parked in a tight space, but that the unnecessary tight crop in this photo doesn't bother you? I'd be curious to understand your point of view. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 03:04, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
OK, good question. In this case, despite the crop, I can tell what's around the vehicle. In the case of the Chevy, it was an informed attribute—you can't tell from the picture that it's in a tight space. Daniel Case (talk) 03:19, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the explanation! My turn, I guess—this picture brings me a discomfort because it's lacking space to "breathe" whereas this same discomfort in the Chevrolet's photo is a wanted "feature" to add to the context. I thought the tight space was obvious enough from the walls on each side but I understand if it isn't. (Sorry for the slightly out of topic) -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 03:34, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Here you see the bear and the pennant
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Crop is way too tight, and there’s a part of the bike cut off (emerging behind the mirror). Blown reflections. Not a bad pic but below FP threshold for me. --Kreuzschnabel 04:58, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment. OK. I see once more that it is useless for me to present a photo here. For explanation: The „part of the bike“ behind the mirror is a little bear. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 06:44, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I was speaking about the pole above the bear. Regarding your first point: Nominating an image here is a request for discussion, it’s like asking "tell me what you think of it". And that’s what we did. Nobody was insulting you, nobody asked you to go away. Why such a perfectly matter-of-fact discussion is "useless" for you is beyond my understanding. --Kreuzschnabel 08:47, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
This pole is a flagg-staff at which the bear and a pennant are fastened. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 09:36, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is a nice bike, but the crop is too tight, and I find the background is distracting, sorry. -- Slaunger (talk) 20:04, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above -- Christian Ferrer Talk 04:53, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Sala Royal Albert, Londres, Inglaterra, 2014-08-09, DD 062-64 HDR.JPG[edit]

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View of the Royal Albert Hall during the blue hour from Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London (England), showing the South Steps and the statue of Prince Consort Albert (work of Joseph Durham in 1858), to whom the hall was honored by his wife, Queen Victoria. It has a capacity of up to 5,272 seats, and since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, world's leading artists from several performance genres have performed there. Each year it hosts more than 350 events including The Proms concerts, that take place annually each summer since 1941.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info View of the Royal Albert Hall during the blue hour from Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London (England), showing the South Steps and the statue of Prince Consort Albert (work of Joseph Durham in 1858), to whom the hall was honored by his wife, Queen Victoria. It has a capacity of up to 5,272 seats, and since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, world's leading artists from several performance genres have performed there. Each year it hosts more than 350 events including The Proms concerts, that take place annually each summer since 1941. All by me, Poco2 22:03, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 22:03, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for now. WB seems a little bit off and/or oversatured. But easily fixable... --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:17, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Frankly, I find it excellent. About WB and oversaturation: it depends of many factors, mainly due to the monitors settings. Only the photographer knows, IMO. Iconic monument, very good technical achievement, "blue hour" well managed, even the moving leaves are not disturbing. Little flaws (or comments): distortion of the lamps in foreground, and I'ved crop at right, for a better symmetry.--Jebulon (talk) 08:57, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose That's a lot of orange steps and a lot of midtone. I wonder if the HDR/levels-adjustment has resulted in the steps being too light. They dominate the frame leaving the hall in the background, hiding behind the statue (which itself isn't very well lit). I'm afraid the combination of orange and blue here makes me queasy. Perhaps earlier there would have been some light in the sky to make the surrouds less orange. From my own recent experience, I think the digital camera can have a tendency to oversaturate scenes like this with a result unlike the one I experienced with my own eyes. Perhaps we have a tendency to set the exposure levels to achieve brightness like daytime but a darker, less saturated exposure would be more natural. -- Colin (talk) 11:27, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Oversaturated. The image is only orange and blue. -- -donald- (talk) 13:15, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Will upload this evening a new version, hold on Poco2 16:54, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per above Jiel (talk) 17:51, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

View of the Royal Albert Hall during the blue hour from Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London (England), showing the South Steps and the statue of Prince Consort Albert (work of Joseph Durham in 1858), to whom the hall was honored by his wife, Queen Victoria. It has a capacity of up to 5,272 seats, and since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, world's leading artists from several performance genres have performed there. Each year it hosts more than 350 events including The Proms concerts, that take place annually each summer since 1941.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info New version with changes in crop (bottom, right), WB, perspective, saturation and sharpening Poco2 18:20, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment So, Martin, Jebulon, Colin, -donald-, Jiel does this version (still) deserve FP status in your opinion?. Btw, the stairs are not symmetric to the longitudinal axle of the hall + statue, but with the new crop (bottom and right) and some slight adjustments in the perspective I hope that it isn't such a big issue anymore. Poco2 18:36, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes. Thanks for info about symmetry, I did not remember that. But the previous version is still very good, and I disagree (friendly) with the opposers.--Jebulon (talk) 19:00, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support much better! Colors are still very saturated (hence the "weak"), but the overall impression is much more natural now --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 20:01, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 12:08, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Agree, result is (even) better :) Poco2 16:56, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cathy Richards (talk) 20:11, 28 September 2014 (UTC)


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Result: X support, X oppose, X neutral → not featured. /Note: this candidate has several alternatives, thus if featured the alternative parameter needs to be specified. /FPCBot (talk) 05:00, 1 October 2014 (UTC))

File:Estação da Luz 8.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Estação da Luz
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by myself -- Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 20:54, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 21:44, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ArionEstar (talk) 22:23, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Fine idea but colours look oversaturated to me (e.g. the red shirt of man by the cleaning utensils), and there are some stitching errors in the overhead wires, let alone the ghosting train on the left disappearing onto platform 9½ :-) --Kreuzschnabel 05:04, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Kreuzschnabel. Nice attemps though. Funny, in France we say "Quai 9 3/4" ;) --Jebulon (talk) 09:04, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
    • My fault, of course it’s 9¾. --Kreuzschnabel 20:10, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral great picture,corrected has my support vote with wow. The colors are magnificent, but I believe they have to be adjusted (just a little ... I hope) -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 00:31, 23 September 2014 (UTC)


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Result: 2 support, 2 oppose, 1 neutral → not featured. /FPCBot (talk) 21:10, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Marderhund (Nyctereutes procyonoides).jpg[edit]

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Raccoon dog in the Wisentgehege Springe game park
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Michael Gäbler - uploaded by Michael Gäbler - nominated by Michael Gäbler -- Michael Gäbler (talk) 19:48, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Michael Gäbler (talk) 19:48, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 21:45, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 13:07, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, good shot and definitely a qi but I don`t see what makes this picture so special to praise it as one of our best?! The pose is a bit strange, the backgraound is not nice and the light is also just so so. --mathias K 19:06, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination --Michael Gäbler (talk) 21:27, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Kirchspiel, Rödder, Mäusescheune -- 2014 -- 2944.jpg, featured[edit]

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Mice barn (early in the morning) in Rödder, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by XRay - uploaded by XRay - nominated by XRay -- XRay talk 08:13, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- XRay talk 08:13, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support because I would have preferred this or this --Ivar (talk) 08:42, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Symbol unsupport vote.svg I withdraw my support to support alternative candidate. --Ivar (talk) 06:30, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment May be you're right. My other favorite is this. It's a difficult decision. I think I'll nominate the other one as alternative soon. --XRay talk 13:56, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Well, I prefer this version from a compositional point of view. Very nice light and atmosphere, which shows it sometimes pays off to get up very early in the morning. I have one question though: You have a nice 20 Mpixel camera, why are you only giving us 4.5 Mpixel here (I realize it can't be 20 Mpixel due to the crop, but there is a long way down to 4.5 Mpixels)? Does the HDR processing introduce so much noise that you have to downsample aggressively to get rid of it? -- Slaunger (talk) 14:49, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It's simple: I'm using a slow internet connection. The file size of this file take some minutes, that's acceptable. In special cases a larger file can be uploaded - 10 up to 15 minutes each file. --XRay talk 16:54, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • ✓ Uploaded The new image is uploading. With a better resolution. Thanks Slaunger. --XRay talk 18:24, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Uuh, it is very nice, also with more pixels, thanks! A small, correctable issue: Some red fringing at trunks of trees and a few places at leaves. -- Slaunger (talk) 18:40, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • ✓ Fixed It's fixed now.--XRay talk 15:21, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - well deserved after going through all that trouble. -- Slaunger (talk) 15:25, 22 September 2014 (UTC)


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Result: 12 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 13:13, 30 September 2014 (UTC)



Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Fri 26 Sep → Wed 01 Oct
Sat 27 Sep → Thu 02 Oct
Sun 28 Sep → Fri 03 Oct
Mon 29 Sep → Sat 04 Oct
Tue 30 Sep → Sun 05 Oct
Wed 01 Oct → Mon 06 Oct

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

Mon 22 Sep → Wed 01 Oct
Tue 23 Sep → Thu 02 Oct
Wed 24 Sep → Fri 03 Oct
Thu 25 Sep → Sat 04 Oct
Fri 26 Sep → Sun 05 Oct
Sat 27 Sep → Mon 06 Oct
Sun 28 Sep → Tue 07 Oct
Mon 29 Sep → Wed 08 Oct
Tue 30 Sep → Thu 09 Oct
Wed 01 Oct → Fri 10 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.