Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/June 2008

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Image:KleinerBlaupfeilKreta1.JPG - not featured[edit]

Orthetrum coerulescens

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Username - uploaded by Username - nominated by Username -- Böhringer 08:08, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Böhringer 08:08, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Very nice catch but poor image quality. A good candidate to VI though -- Alvesgaspar 08:38, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it.--Mbz1 12:51, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per Alvesgaspar -- smial 10:13, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Poor quality. -- Ram-Man 01:28, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
2 support, 3 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 14:43, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Bébé Phoque de Weddell - Baby Weddell Seal.jpg - featured[edit]

Baby Weddell Seal

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Samuel Blanc, nominated by Diti -- Diti (talk to the penguin) 08:22, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diti (talk to the penguin) 08:22, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A cute image taken in the wild.--Mbz1 12:55, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lycaon 15:09, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 21:56, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice --Kimse 04:19, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's a baby seal, how can I not support it? --Calibas 04:47, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Machiavelli talk 14:02, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 22:04, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Garfieldairlines 12:10, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I hardly can resist babies but the ligthing is not good enough, especially in the head and face. What is that white thing near the nose, a flash glare? -- Alvesgaspar 18:15, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Not a glare.
    Poor baby seal, who got opposed
    because he had a running nose.--Mbz1 18:56, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Ahahahah! Please don't try to soften me with my love for babies!... -- Alvesgaspar 20:16, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • It is not a joke at all. They do have running noses, even adults. I saw it, when I was to Antarctica and sub-Antarctic Islands.--Mbz1 20:34, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 20:38, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I want to see it featured! Crapload 00:49, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Haros 18:36, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kyro 20:05, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 13:31, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Almost as nice as my coat. --Kjetil_r 14:14, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
15 support, 1 oppose >> featured -- Alvesgaspar 14:44, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Aphrodite (genitalia).jpg - not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by en:Peter Klashorst - uploaded by TwoWings - nominated by Econt 10:21, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice -- Econt 10:21, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • {{FPX|not sharp and poorly cropped}} [[User:Lycaon|Lycaon]] 10:31, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Conclusion in 10mim? The other has no right to vote?--Econt 11:16, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info - Any user has the right to use the FPX template if she/he thinks the nomination has few chances of success. That is a way of avoiding the piling up of oppose votes, or the nomination to be completely ignored, which represents an unecessary humiliation to the nominator and a waist of resources. Remember though that the template will be automatically removed with a single support vote from any user other than the nominator. As for the present picture it is true that it has very poor chances of success. A quick browsing of the FP archive will show that users are usually very demanding and hard to please regarding photographs of people. With nudes I guess it is even worse, as any slight suggestion of bad taste or less-than-perfect image quality is very quickly punished with a pile of negative votes and comments. -- Alvesgaspar 11:44, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Thank you for the answer. I knew about this improbability, but I put this image to be the socrate's fly.--Econt 13:39, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose "stuff" on the top of the image, lighting is extremely harsh - oh and Stubble. --ShakataGaNai Talk 21:47, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I striked out the FPX template. Not sharp? Come on, I can see single hair. And the crop is a matter of taste, I think. --norro 10:34, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per ShakataGanai. If it is supposed to be "artistic", I fail to be convinced by its value, if it is supposed to be "informational", it has too many distracting shadows. --Diligent 16:57, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per ShakataGanai. and lighting may be harsh • Rohan T 20:31, 24 May 2008
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per stricken fpx. Lycaon 09:44, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per Diligent -- smial 10:11, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition, overexposed highlights. Crapload 18:58, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Terrible quality, as above. --Karelj 20:40, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
2 support, 7 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 14:45, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Beech forest Mátra in winter.jpg featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Susulyka - uploaded by Susulyka - nominated by Susulyka - Susulyka 12:47, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportSusulyka 12:47, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great light. Lycaon 12:53, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Great picture, reminds me of this one, which is among my favourites. -- Alvesgaspar 14:08, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - has that something extra. --- Anonymous DissidentTalk 15:10, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support That's european beeches ! --B.navez 18:17, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 20:26, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Makes me think of Tolstoï and Doctor Zhivago... Beautiful photo MarieStockholm 21:31, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice. --MichaelMaggs 21:44, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 21:55, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- smial 10:10, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Nice image, but geocoding would come in useful. Freedom to share 20:05, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
✓ Done Geocode added. – Susulyka 12:31, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice shot, geocoding adds value. Freedom to share 14:51, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great composition. --Calibas 16:46, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
12 support, 1 oppose >> featured -- Alvesgaspar 14:46, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Perspective dans le parc de Bercy.jpg - not featured[edit]

Les Parterres in the Bercy gardens of Paris (France)

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Romanceor -- Romanceor [parlons-en] 16:02, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Romanceor [parlons-en] 16:02, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ShakataGaNai Talk 21:54, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sharpness, Shadow, DoF --βαςεLXIV 05:15, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not a striking enough composition for me, and the shadow is not good. --MichaelMaggs 10:18, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like really this picture for its lights and its shadows, because it was the purpose of the gardener to get these games with sun rays and I find the photographer gives them back very well, but depth of field doesn't fit : closest poles should be absolutely accurately focused.--B.navez 14:57, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Schöne Farben, schönes Schattenspiel. Bilder müssen nicht unbedingt von vorn bis hinten durchgehend scharf sein. -- smial 10:06, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As MichaelMaggs. --Karelj 20:42, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The shadow detracts from the image and causes too much focus on the hedge at the back rather than the perspective offered by the posts. Perhaps another shot taken earlier in the day would work better? Cpl Syx 13:47, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
3 support, 5 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:14, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Snipe-fly Rhagio scolopaceus copulation.jpg - featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded & nominated by -- Richard Bartz 17:10, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info What a nice love nest ! As shown 2 Snipe Flies (Rhagio scolopaceus) at copulation procedure
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Richard Bartz 17:10, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support immer wieder aufs neue beeindruckend, was du hier ablieferst. --AngMoKio 19:30, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 20:26, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 21:54, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - After all I agree we should rise the macro/insect bar ... but only for this author -- Alvesgaspar 22:08, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Amazing, you have an incredible talent for macro photography. Mind sharing with us your technique for such perfect lighting? --Calibas 22:15, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
It's a paradox .. as more clouds you have the light goes better .. slight rain is perfect --12:52, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice.(^^)/ -- Laitche 05:27, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Getting better and better. --MichaelMaggs 10:19, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Machiavelli talk 14:02, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- smial 10:04, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Benh 18:09, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Das ist ja eine ganze Lawine toller Bilder, Kompliment! --Mbdortmund 21:41, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Danke --Richard Bartz 23:05, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lycaon 06:14, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Simonizer 11:34, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
14 support, 0 oppose >> featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:13, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Tanzfliege Dance fly.jpg - featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded & nominated by -- Richard Bartz 17:24, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A Dance Fly (Empis tesselata)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Richard Bartz 17:24, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 21:54, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Excellent composition, good enough detail and sharpness -- Alvesgaspar 22:06, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 00:32, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --norro 22:05, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 08:21, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- smial 10:04, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support RedCoat 19:57, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mbdortmund 21:39, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lycaon 06:13, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Simonizer 11:34, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice, lovely bokeh as usual. --Dori - Talk 04:28, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
12 support, 0 oppose >> featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:12, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Moraine Lake-Banff NP.JPG - not featured[edit]

turquiose Moraine Lake in Banff NP

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Tobi 87 17:32, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Moraine Lake is located in the Banff National Park in the Canadian province Alberta and is surrounded by impressive mountains, its turquoise color is caused by glacial water - Tobi 87 17:37, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tobi 87 17:32, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 20:26, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question haven't we had this one before, or something like it? --MichaelMaggs 21:40, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 21:53, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, composition. --Aqwis 10:08, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - striking without zoom, perhaps, but there are several articles of noise and distraction. --- Anonymous DissidentTalk 09:30, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 20:44, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Crapload 05:10, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 13:29, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Aqwis and because a better image of the same place taken from the same place is FP already Moraine Lake 17092005.jpg--Mbz1 15:28, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
5 support, 3 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:10, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Llama de Bolivia (pixinn.net).jpg[edit]

A llama in southern Bolivia Edit

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by XtoF - uploaded by XtoF - nominated by XtoF -- XtoF 16:57, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Original - not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- XtoF 16:57, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 17:38, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question The background blur looks very artificial. Was this done in postprocessing? Chmehl 21:06, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment -- I didn't blur the background in photoshop. Not much postprocessing here except a little bit of contrast and saturation. The sky appears deep blue because of the use of a circular polarizer and the very high altitude. XtoF 11:48, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
      • Thanks for the info. Chmehl 17:43, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The llama would have to be identified. I also find the overly harsh shadows and surrounding distracting. Freedom to share 21:08, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Sorry for the error, I did not think that there is only a single species of llamas. Freedom to share 14:58, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Identified? It's a llama. --Calibas 03:31, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the details of the animal. I don't think I've seen a lama that close before. --Kimse 05:33, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --B.navez 10:46, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition and lighting. My eye is immediately drawn to the oil drum in the background. --MichaelMaggs 18:12, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Mine too. I don't like the extreme crop at left either. -- Alvesgaspar 20:09, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose it's the crop :-(. Lycaon 20:53, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
5 support, 3 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 17:25, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Edit - not featured[edit]

How about the edit? Barabas 19:40, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Crapload 18:32, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Crop, cropper cropst ;-). Lycaon 06:24, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 06:28, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support XtoF 08:42, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - As above -- Alvesgaspar 08:51, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
3 support, 2 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 21:58, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Blatt Rotbuche.JPG - not featured[edit]

Blatt einer Rotbuche

Nuvola apps important yellow.svg
Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because out of focus -- Alvesgaspar 11:31, 30 May 2008 (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.

Symbol support vote.svg Support Please sign your vote -- Alvesgaspar 01:04, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Result >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 01:31, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Notocactus minimus.jpg - featured[edit]

Notocactus minimus

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Laitche -- Laitche 04:48, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Laitche 04:48, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 12:42, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar 17:17, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Böhringer 22:21, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Durova 05:08, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ziga 07:27, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 08:20, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- smial 10:00, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support RedCoat 20:00, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lycaon 06:13, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pauk 03:03, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
11 support, 0 oppose >> featured -- Alvesgaspar 08:30, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Apollo 11 launch.jpg - not featured[edit]

Apollo 11 launch framed by American flag.

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NASA - uploaded by Maldoror - nominated by flamurai – flamurai 07:37, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support An iconic photograph of the launch of Apollo 11. It also demonstrates the Prandtl-Glauert singularity – flamurai 07:37, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I know its an iconic photo and old... But the de-noising has made it far far too soft looking. --ShakataGaNai Talk 08:05, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 12:41, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per ShakataGaNai. I'll support the non-denoised version, however. --Aqwis 13:03, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Very great iconic photograph, but de-noising made it ugly. Diti (talk to the penguin) 21:57, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Smeary NR. also such a destructively denoised edit should have been saved as a new image rather than over the original version IMHO. Mfield 22:14, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Goood view Mrmariokartguy 23:58, 25 May 2008 (UTC)  :):):):)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Post processing is poorly done here - note the stars on the flag! Cpl Syx 13:44, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Same as Cpl Syx. Poromiami 04:01, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
3 support, 1 neutral, 5 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 08:31, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Gemeine Skorpionsfliege Panorpa communis 2.jpg - featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded & nominated by -- Richard Bartz 10:32, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A Scorpion Fly (Panorpa communis) starts her day on Raununculus
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Richard Bartz 10:32, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 11:51, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 12:40, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel78 17:57, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 22:03, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --norro 22:06, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 22:20, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ziga 07:27, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- smial 09:58, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support beautiful -- Benh 18:06, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent shot and great colours! RedCoat 20:00, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Can you fix the posterization in background... -- Laitche 21:01, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
No :-) i tried a few times but there must be a compression on commons when uploading, looks fine before uploading --Richard Bartz 21:43, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
So if you download the full size image from commons and compare it side by side with the one you uploaded they differ ? Sounds weird, why would there be any recompression of the images ? Do anyone know any more about that ? Did you view them in the same program, perhaps it might be a browser vs other image viewer difference rather than a difference in the file itself. /Daniel78 17:13, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support gekauft --Mbdortmund 21:38, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lycaon 06:12, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Simonizer 22:03, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- MJJR 21:15, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good composition, borderline focus (I'd like a sharper head, but it's just barely enough). -- Ram-Man 01:25, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
16 support, 0 oppose >> featured -- Alvesgaspar 08:31, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Folio from a Koran (8th-9th century).jpg - featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info uploaded & nominated by • Rohan T 12:32, 24 May 2008
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportRohan T 12:32, 24 May 2008
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 13:04, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Umnik 16:11, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ziga 07:27, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question What does it say? Can someone translate pls? Lycaon 09:51, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Is this momentous matter? This manuscript is in Kufic script and translation of that is difficult, and there is no more information about this page in the source. These is less than 20 words and may be not a complete sentence • Rohan T 10:45, 25 May 2008
That is a part of Sura:9, Verse:33 (and 32). I add it to file description • Rohan T 11:01, 25 May 2008
Just curiosity, thanks for the attempt. Lycaon 11:11, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Smile.png nop. and your vote? • Rohan T 11:14, 25 May 2008
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's something different. Lycaon 06:12, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kimse 23:46, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I see no wow. Crapload 05:08, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As Crapload. --Karelj 18:11, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support High EV Muhammad 19:47, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
7 support, 2 oppose >> featured -- Alvesgaspar 16:41, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Wasp May 2008-11.jpg - featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Three, two, one, .... GO! This young paper wasp looks like leaving the hangar and preparing to take off. With her four sisters, she belongs to the first generation of this colony. Created & nominated by Alvesgaspar 13:52, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar 13:52, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support an action shot --Mbz1 13:59, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support of course. Well done. --norro 22:04, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 22:19, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support – flamurai 00:31, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Durova 05:09, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 08:19, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Perfect. --Kanonkas(talk) 10:45, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Impressing picture, technically, and for the moment caught. Very reminiscent of some of Richard's pictures for the colours (which is a reason alone for support ;) ) Benh 18:04, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support RedCoat 19:58, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support really good --Mbdortmund 21:36, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Richard Bartz 22:23, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lycaon 06:11, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Laitche 11:20, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pauk 03:03, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- MJJR 21:12, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Many insect photos are supported with poor focus or composition. This has both in ample supply even if it has a red bar in the background. -- Ram-Man 01:24, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
17 support, 0 oppose >> featured -- Alvesgaspar 16:42, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Nest of Ardea herodias .jpg - not featured[edit]

Great Blue Heron Nest

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Nest of w:great blue herons, Ardea herodias. The chick on the right is showing his w:tongue, which makes this a very rare shot indeed.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 14:58, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 14:58, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like herons --Umnik 16:05, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Lack of vibrancy (maybe it's the lighting?) and the framing is rather awkward. RedCoat 19:56, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition. --Karelj 21:28, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I love herons, but it isn't great composition or lighting. -- Ram-Man 01:23, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
2 support, 3 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 16:43, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:When you notice the stripes.jpg - not featured[edit]

Nace neckline

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Riley - uploaded by Katzenmeier - nominated by Econt 12:38, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Econt 12:38, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
Nuvola apps important yellow.svg
Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because Too small, much < 2megapixels - Peripitus 13:22, 1 June 2008 (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.
Result >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 12:53, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Blue starfish in Papua New Guinea.jpg - not featured[edit]

Blue Starfish

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info This is an underwater image
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 12:51, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 12:51, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It's got insufficient wow. The only thing of key interest is that this is an underwater shot, but it's not spectacular. Perhaps its a QI for underwater photography, but it's not FP material. -- Ram-Man 00:50, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
1 support, 1 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:03, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Nest of Ardea herodias .jpg - not featured[edit]

Great Blue Heron Nest

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Nest of w:great blue herons, Ardea herodias. The chick on the right is showing his w:tongue, which makes this a very rare shot indeed.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 14:58, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 14:58, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like herons --Umnik 16:05, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Lack of vibrancy (maybe it's the lighting?) and the framing is rather awkward. RedCoat 19:56, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition. --Karelj 21:28, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I love herons, but it isn't great composition or lighting. -- Ram-Man 01:23, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
2 support, 3 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 16:43, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Mimicry of Siphanta acuta.jpg[edit]

Mimicry Mimicry Mimicry

Original - not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Insect w:Planthopper, Siphanta acuta mimics a w:leaf. Special thank you to User:Alvesgaspar for helping to ID the insect.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 03:56, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 03:56, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Please notice the subject of the image is Mimicry
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Sorry, no anonymous votes allowed. Lycaon 08:21, 23 May 2008 (UTC) Nice. I like the relationship between the planthopper and the background.^^--84.154.252.137 07:35, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Subject is too small. --ShakataGaNai Talk 21:48, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
1 support, 1 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 07:45, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Edit - not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 23:01, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's a little more of just the bug in question, and a little clearer in terms of what the subject is. I like it. --ShakataGaNai Talk 07:32, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like the crop, good idea. But too much contrast. --norro 08:17, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support /Daniel78 18:05, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Distracting light source in background; the bug is partially out of focus. Crapload 05:13, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
3 support, 2 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 08:26, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Edit 2 - not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 12:39, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --norro 19:11, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - If this is the same photo, than it was upsampled (simple math). The insect is not sharp enough and the image is noisy around it (some marks of cloning too?) -- Alvesgaspar 18:21, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Absolutely no cloning, not a single one.--Mbz1 18:37, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
2 support, 1 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 16:40, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:The Sun Sets on Château de Chillon.jpg - not featured[edit]

w:Château de Chillon

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Eric Hill - uploaded by Dilaudid - nominated by DilaudidDilaudid 22:45, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportDilaudid 22:45, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 22:57, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It is a very beautiful image, but it is very noisy. Maybe somebody could do something with it?--Mbz1 00:56, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Its a nice composition but there's too much noise from what looks/feels like HDR processing. Also chromatic aberration on the castle roof which may have been exacerbated by the same process. Mfield 02:47, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As per Mfield - too much noise. --ShakataGaNai Talk 05:42, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The clouds with sunrays and rain are great! Unfortunately, castle is noisy. Ziga 07:25, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Noisy, probably due to excessive post processing. --MichaelMaggs 08:18, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Funny colors, noisy, photoshop accident? -- smial 09:54, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 21:38, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I love this image, and I don't think it's too noisy. The light hits perfectly! I think this is definitely FP material! Photographystudent 23:36, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
That's a bold statement for a first ever Commons contribution. Welcome :) Mfield 23:41, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A very obvious green tint exists on the edge of the rooftops, plus the noise as others have said. A pity as there is a lot of potential in this image. Cpl Syx 13:41, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A huge discrepancy between noise factor of left and right side. Looks like a composite image. Lycaon 17:11, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Excellent composition, but the noise ruins it. -- Relic38 19:07, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MartinD 11:35, 27 May 2008 (UTC) Definitely has a wow factor (for me)!
  • Symbol support vote.svg Supportsimon.zfn Excellent image, there's a little bit of noise but it doesn't matter. 15:22, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lots of noise, but I agree that it doesn't matter in this image. -- Ram-Man 01:20, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 12:04, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As per Ram-Man --Gepardenforellenfischer 14:24, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Mangwanani 15:22, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Noisy --Beyond silence 17:38, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose the noise doesn´t bother me but its oversaturated! --Simonizer 21:32, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ziga 13:06, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Overprocessed colours, plus noise --βαςεLXIV 15:40, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Yet another overdone HDR --Ikiwaner 09:39, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
11 support, 10 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:03, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Preservewildlifeb.jpg - not featured[edit]

Short description

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Frank S. Nicholson - uploaded by Durova - nominated by Durova. Restored version of Image:Preservewildlife.jpg. -- Durova 05:06, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Durova 05:06, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Eh. Not that impressive. --ShakataGaNai Talk 05:40, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Might be worth mentioning that it's a historic poster from 1940. (Passed unanimously on...erm...another project). Durova 06:10, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 14:29, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- GerardM 21:01, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Relative nice book ilustration, but why for FP? --Karelj 21:42, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support and Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very cool and good colors. Mrmariokartguy 23:47, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it. --Calibas 16:48, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Valuable as a historical image because of the zeitgeist. Freedom to share 17:26, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose meh. Just because it is old doesn't mean it's wow. -- Ram-Man 01:19, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Ram-Man -- Bryan (talk to me) 12:21, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose missing definite wow. Lycaon 05:47, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
6 support, 5 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:04, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:LeopardMothBlueSpots.jpg[edit]

Short description Short description Short description

Original - not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Kevincollins123 - uploaded by Kevincollins123 - nominated by Kevincollins123 -- Kevincollins123 07:17, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kevincollins123 07:17, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportDilaudid 08:12, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very impressive --norro 08:18, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The small DOF works well here to focus attention on the head.--MichaelMaggs 08:30, 25 May 2008 (UTC) Now supporting edit 2. --MichaelMaggs 21:54, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Fantastic! -startaq 08:41, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful image. --Kanonkas(talk) 10:38, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Welcome to the bug-lovers tribe. I'm amazed how you managed to get such large DOF with a F/2 aperture, even with a 35mm lens. Marvelous optics, what lens are you using? -- Alvesgaspar 10:47, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
    • The aperture was actually f/22. The EXIF is incorrect since I used a non-electronic lens extender. The lens used was a Nikon 35mm f/2D AF. --Kevincollins123 19:00, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Please do an effort at proper categorization: Lepidoptera is not sufficient. Thanks. Lycaon 13:09, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Econt 15:32, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I actually like the vignetting, adds more depth to the image. Could be toned down a little bit though. --Calibas 17:33, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question What is this??? Mrmariokartguy 20:25, 25 May 2008 (UTC) !!!!!
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mbdortmund 21:34, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 13:28, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I do not like artificial white backgrounds. --Manco Capac 19:47, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
10 support, 0 oppose >> not featured (Edit2 featured)-- Alvesgaspar 20:07, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Edit 1[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Edit 1 The vignetting should really be fixed though. Its fairly obvious on the white bg. Mfield 15:36, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I noticed that the original was in AdobeRGB which is not ideal for WP/web use. I created Edit 1 - converted to sRGB, corrected vignetting and lightened background slightly. Mfield 16:28, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Rearmost part of the wings lost. --norro 22:51, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This Edit has been superceded by Edit 2 from the original. I withdraw this. Mfield 23:31, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
0 support, 1 oppose >> Nomination withdrawn, not featured  --Richard Bartz 08:14, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Edit 2 - featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I like Mfield's modifications. I attempted to replicate them on the TIFF original, preserving more of the rear wings, cleaning noise in the shadows, and eliminating the straight-edged shadow under the left front foot. --Kevincollins123 19:57, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 21:53, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportLycaon 21:57, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Richard Bartz 22:21, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Better --norro 22:51, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support better from the original obviously. Mfield 23:29, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- I really love this picture!! It's so captivating and interesting. It certainly catches the eye. Photographystudent 00:36, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 11:13, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Simonizer 16:08, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Laitche 20:49, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, better than other. --Pauk 03:02, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ram-Man 01:18, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 15:09, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's the best edit. --Pauk 03:46, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
13 support, 0 oppose >> featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:06, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:A praying mantis in Kona.jpg[edit]

Tenodera aridifolia sinensis in KonaTenodera aridifolia sinensis in Kona

Original - not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 14:01, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 14:01, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Mantis is not sharp... bad framing (bug is too far left... out of focus foreground flowers on the right)... does not meet the current standard for insect FPs. – flamurai 18:02, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question This is WOW, wow, Wow! But flowers on the right are distracting. Could you crop'em out? ...and maybe increase contrast between the mantis and background, this being much less important? Crapload 18:53, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your question and for the kind words. I tried to correct the problems, but I am not good with a photo shop. If somebody willing to give it a try with the original image, please let me know and I'll upload the original one. Thank you.--Mbz1 19:29, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
1 support, 1 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:17, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Edit 1 - not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support cool 75.6.241.88 20:18, 25 May 2008 (UTC) Please log in to vote.--Mbz1 20:35, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 19:29, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's so cool! Mrmariokartguy 23:28, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cutie! Crapload 00:44, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it a lot- it has good angles, but still looks natural. Photographystudent 01:06, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral It's rather dark and only a tiny bit of the mantis (the closest leg) is in focus. --Calibas 02:30, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose unfortunate lack of focus. Lycaon 06:10, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Pictogram voting info.svg Info - Please use FOUR (4) equal signs to create the sub-section, not 3! -- Alvesgaspar 07:33, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Out of focus, underexposed. -- Alvesgaspar 07:33, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Oversharpened, causing a dark halo around subject. -- Relic38 19:03, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Relic38 --MichaelMaggs 06:40, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as above. -- Ram-Man 01:14, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as above.--Beyond silence 17:40, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
4 support, 1 neutral, 6 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:18, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Cockchafer at the spring.JPG - not featured[edit]

Cockchafer sits on Dandelion

  • This photo supermakrosemkoy May bugs, which sits on listike dandelion. We see all the details of the structure as the May beetle (eyes and antennae) and dandelion. Rate it! Increase can be up to 100%, the quality will not become worse. Канопус Киля 20:20, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

{FPX|out of focus - Alvesgaspar 20:39, 25 May 2008 (UTC)}

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Out of focus -- Alvesgaspar 21:35, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The quality is very good. Mrmariokartguy 21:05, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Are you sure you are not the same person as the nominator? -- Alvesgaspar 21:37, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
    • no Mrmariokartguy 23:22, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Out of focus --MichaelMaggs 21:50, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Out of focus --Richard Bartz 22:19, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Out of focus and legs cut -- Lycaon 23:16, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Out of focus, and crop is too tight. Try a higher f/stop to increase the DOF. -- Relic38 19:00, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose ack opposers -- Laitche 20:31, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
1 support, 6 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:19, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Platanthera bifolia (flower).jpg - featured[edit]

Platanthera bifolia

  • Pictogram voting info.svg InfoLesser Butterfly-orchid flower, created, uploaded and nominated by Lycaon 21:17, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lycaon 21:17, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Richard Bartz 07:07, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support A nice image but the background is a little on the distracting side. Cpl Syx 13:39, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 14:09, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info 3 Sensor bottom left stains --Böhringer 15:35, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
    • There were actually 4. Thanks. I removed them. Lycaon 17:00, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ich weiss --Böhringer 21:50, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lovely. --Calibas 17:24, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- MJJR 21:09, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too busy. Crapload 05:04, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Is Crapload vote??? --Böhringer 08:01, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose There are so many better flower images that get trashed here. This is one is pretty busy in combination with rather poor contrast. A different lighting choice might have changed my vote. -- Ram-Man 01:12, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I wonder if you considered that this is a rare (on the A-list of protected plants in Belgium) wild orchid and not some six-of-one bred variety from a garden next door (I drive 450 km after work to go take pictures)? They moreover only flower for a couple of weeks each year. I've seen pictures of rare phenomena pass here without the least concern about quality. Lycaon 05:41, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
      • I had not considered the rarity of the image. Personally I only rarely take into account such issues anyway. In the case of flowers, there is no compelling reason why we should favor a particular flower over another, so just because it is rare does not mean we lessen the standards. Many plants flower during a very narrow window, and rarity or difficulty to get to the subject does not change the ability to take the picture itself. In many of the other rare pictures the subject matter itself causes the pictures to be difficult. This is an important distinction I think. By no means do I think it is a bad picture, only just not quite enough for a featured picture. I have and will take pictures of rare plants, but that doesn't mean they deserve special treatment. -- Ram-Man 11:11, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
        • Acknowledged. Lycaon 13:48, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 13:27, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Until a positive identification can be made. Is this Platanthera bifolia or is this a Platanthera chlorantha? (see the dispute -- carol (tomes) 04:38, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
8 support, 3 oppose >> featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:20, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Gasteracantha mammosa spiderlings next to their eggs capsule.jpg[edit]

spiderlingsspiderlingsspiderlings

Original - not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 22:30, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 22:30, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lycaon 23:13, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Object does not seem obvious. Mrmariokartguy 23:42, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Spiders bad. --ShakataGaNai Talk 23:44, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

The discussion is moved to here --Mbz1 05:33, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment How big are these little spiders? Just trying to gauge the scale/DOF Mfield 01:26, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
    I said it in the description. They were 1-2 mm big or rather very, very small and very cute as all babies are.--Mbz1 01:28, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
    Duh, sorry. They are indeed very creepy crawly then LOL. Mfield 01:31, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support although could use some noise reduction on the background. Mfield 01:31, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Not nearly sharp enough -- Alvesgaspar 07:27, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • The discussion is moved to here --Mbz1 20:29, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The composition makes it difficult for me to see what's actually going on here unless I pay very close attention. Cpl Syx 13:36, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • May I please ask you, if it is a problem for you to pay very close attention? Thank you.--Mbz1 13:49, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Lerdsuwa 17:46, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose unclear subject, the eggs or a group of spiders, or spiders? --βαςεLXIV 08:45, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
 4 support, 5 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:23, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Alternative 1 - not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 14:22, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cool --norro 14:55, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- 75.6.241.88 02:05, 27 May 2008 (UTC) Please log in to vote. Thanks. --Mbz1 04:02, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- Mrmariokartguy 02:10, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lycaon 08:48, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition. Crapload 03:45, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Focus, DOF and busy objects. --βαςεLXIV 08:45, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
 2 support, 3 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:23, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Alternative 2 - not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 14:35, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose ---- Mrmariokartguy 02:10, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very ineteresting, even though the shoot is not perfect. Crapload 17:00, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose CA plus bad lighting --βαςεLXIV 08:45, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
 1 support, 2 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:23, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Ardea herodias at the nest 11.jpg not featured[edit]

Great Blue Heron mest

  • Pictogram voting info.svg InfoFour chicks and a parent. The heron you see below was sitting on the eggs in a different nest and did not belonged to the family.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 03:30, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 03:30, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The feathers on the birds are underexposed. Freedom to share 20:56, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Ack. Also, it the contrast is too high, it is noisy and somewhat unsharp. Crapload 06:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 12:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Interesting picture but bad lighting --Ianare 01:49, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
 2 support, 3 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:24, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Cvs122ani.gif - not featured[edit]

Animation of a missed landing on a centreline flight deck

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Anynobody - uploaded by Anynobody - nominated by Flamurai – flamurai 04:50, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support – flamurai 04:50, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Can you please provide further information on the source of this images? Did you draw the ship completely by yourself? --norro 13:39, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I didn't create the images. I posted a note on the creator's talk page. – flamurai 18:26, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
    • I made this animation. I enjoy building 3D models and used one of my Enterprise models (I have pre-war and wartime versions) as a background for the 2D planes. Anynobody 00:49, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The way the two planes on the right rotate during the crash is weird. Shouldn't the top plane rotate counter-clockwise and the bottom plane clockwise? --norro 13:39, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • It does look a tad unusual but they actually fell toward the crashing plane when it destroyed the main gear struts closest to it. Anynobody 00:49, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting and valuable. Freedom to share 06:10, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't think the explosion looks good. The zero also looks strange in full size, does it really need to be in the image. /Ö 16:59, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
 2 support, 1 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:25, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Blutzikade Cercopis vulnerata.jpg - featured[edit]

Short description

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded & nominated by -- Richard Bartz 06:48, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A cicada which is called Froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata) in english and Bloodcicada in german. She is shooting/dropping waterdrops out of her back in the early morning. Why she did it ? I can only assume that she regulates her clamminess .
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Drip drop -- Richard Bartz 06:48, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 08:01, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The guy looks like Darth Vader at fullsize :) --norro 09:24, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • <Computerized high pitched 4bit inhale> Norro ... i'am your father ... -long break- <Computerized high pitched 4bit exhale>--Richard Bartz 09:50, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Sensor reinigen (links aussen Mitte & links aussen Unten) --Böhringer 11:07, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
    Positief.PNG erledigt --Richard Bartz 11:43, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lycaon 12:17, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 14:07, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Simonizer 16:05, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 16:19, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pauk 03:00, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- MJJR 21:06, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose You might say that I have something against this author, but that would be totally untrue. I appreciate the perfectly uniform backgrounds, but this one is compositionally weak. If this was about a bug and flashy water drops, great, but if this is about the drops out her backside (where the focus is), then the composition is seriously lacking. The eye is naturally drawn outside the image and the focus choice splits the image. -- Ram-Man 01:07, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Is there a rule about half and half composition that you could point to? Without a photographic rule to follow, this review is kind of useless.... -- 67.180.38.172 04:08, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
      • A rule? This is a featured picture nomination. Rules are often very arbitrary, but composition is clearly important. Pictures are commonly rejected for numerous compositional reasons and my review is no exception. Any image that draws the eye away from important elements is usually considered compositionally weak and is a relatively common objection. I could find numerous examples. -- Ram-Man 11:15, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Do I understand you right, that if Richard changes the text in the nomination and crosses out the thing about the shooting water you give support? --AngMoKio 14:53, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Haha, no that isn't the point. The focus is both on the left and on the right but it is split by two strong visual elements on either side. The bubbles on the right are the most distracting of the two because they are the least important, but the split is inherent in the picture, not in any comments. Compare it to this one for what I prefer. -- Ram-Man 15:27, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --AngMoKio 14:53, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice image. --Kanonkas(talk) 08:13, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
 12 support, 1 oppose >> featured - Alvesgaspar 20:26, 4 June 2008 (UTC) 

Image:Kuestenwache vor Prerow 001.jpg - not featured[edit]

German customs ship

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Simonizer 16:14, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Simonizer 16:14, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose lighting... image is very dull. – flamurai 18:45, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Guess I meant more of color saturation than lighting. – flamurai 03:02, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 21:48, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Beautiful light -- Alvesgaspar 22:19, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose like the light, don't like the composition with the dead center horizon running through in line with the boat roof and the clipped antenna on top. Mfield 22:56, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Mfield. --ShakataGaNai Talk 05:12, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful light. -- Lycaon 07:03, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support So ist das --Richard Bartz 07:26, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice colours. Freedom to share 14:49, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Although the lighting was nice on the day, the post-processing has produced a final image that is very dull and dark on my (colour-corrected) screen. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MichaelMaggs (talk • contribs) 16:24, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Did you check the date and daytime? It was a few minutes before sunset --Simonizer 17:04, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose detail, composition, no wow--Beyond silence 16:53, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Boffo. --Calibas 17:29, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As Beyond silence. --Karelj 19:53, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good! Nice light, sharpness OK, interesting subject. BTW: a centered horizon is not always dull! -- MJJR 21:02, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Thermos 04:23, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose (weak) I think this image has a nice quality and mood, but no "wow" to be featured. Benh 10:43, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose antenna cut --βαςεLXIV 03:45, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
 9 support, 8 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:27, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Shiskin - The Forest Clearing.jpg - not featured[edit]

Short description

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info 1896 oil painting by Ivan Shishkin (Иван Иванович Шишкин, 1832–1898), Russian landscape painter. - uploaded and nominated by Boleslav1 16:14, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Boleslav1 16:14, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support – flamurai 18:47, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 12:02, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
 3 support, 0 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:28, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Corals sea worms.JPG - not featured[edit]

The Christmas tree worms

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info This is an underwater picture
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 17:10, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 17:10, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 21:47, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The composition does not really work. --MichaelMaggs 06:32, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose due to cluttered composition. Cacophony 06:54, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Welcome back, Cacophony. I've missed you opposing my images. I mean it ;-) --Mbz1 13:46, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I like talking about composition in general and most of all in underwater images.--Mbz1 00:51, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like the composition and the colors but the white part of the central worm is burnt out. Sorry. --B.navez 09:39, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
    This is a valid reason I could not help it with 2 megapixels point-and-shot, but yes it is overexposed. Thank you.--Mbz1 11:26, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 21:11, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unsharpness. -- Ram-Man 01:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Don't like the composition. --Lerdsuwa 17:54, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
 3 support, 5 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:30, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Sun flower sea star in tide pools.jpg - not featured[edit]

Sun flower sea star

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded by and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 17:19, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 17:19, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it, unusual. --Kimse 00:50, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, very contrasty, and not really sharp enough. --MichaelMaggs 06:39, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - concur with the above. - Anonymous DissidentTalk 12:16, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very interesting.--B.navez 09:35, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above opposers. Lycaon 19:14, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose contrast. -- Ram-Man 01:02, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
 3 support, 4 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:31, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Bug on grass.jpg - featured[edit]

Short description

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded & nominated by -- Richard Bartz 17:30, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Even bugs like christmas :-) A soldier beetle on Lolium sp.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Richard Bartz 17:30, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Simonizer 17:45, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yup, dats nice. --ShakataGaNai Talk 17:46, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 18:11, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 20:30, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Alvesgaspar 21:01, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Frühaufsteher? :-) --Böhringer 21:43, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Don't you get bored by all these support votes? If you want me to oppose, let me know. ;) --norro 21:54, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
I like green :-) --Richard Bartz 22:54, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice. I will add though that the focal point seems to be slightly behind the bug. The sharpest items in the image are the water drops on top of the stem, everything else is slightly soft by comparison. Mfield 00:20, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kimse 00:52, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pauk 03:00, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support pffff !! I really hope you'll keep contributing for long. Also, I'd have been proud of taking the plant alone -- Benh 06:36, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Erstaunlich! -- MJJR 21:04, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like so many of the images by this author and by others, but this one seems to be lacking something. Much of the image is out-of-focus. The plane of focus is off, with the tip of the plant in focus and the tip of the bug. I'd prefer a camera alignment with more uniform focus on the insect rather than "half-and-half" on each. The camera positioned too high. -- Ram-Man 01:01, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Something more like Pimelia modesta 3.jpg? -- 67.180.38.172 04:14, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice, but just one nitpicking thing. Could it be renamed to soldier beetle on grass or something, since it isn't actually a bug. Sorry if that seems to be really anal. Chris_huh 08:06, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
 14 support, 1 oppose >> featured - Alvesgaspar 20:32, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Plachetnice Rhodos.jpg[edit]

Medieval city Rhodes on Rhodes Island Medieval city Rhodes on Rhodes Island

Original - not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Medieval city Rhodes on Rhodes Island, created, uploaded & nominated by Karelj 17:30, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 18:08, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The image isn't level & there is alot of unused space that just "clutters" the picture. --ShakataGaNai Talk 18:11, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, but could you, please, fix your copyright status.--Mbz1 18:13, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Thanks for licence warning (and suppost, of course). I was practically sure, that I gave there Pd-self, but.... Probably starting demencia senillis>--Karelj
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Horizon, composition (is the subject the boat or the background?), and the colors seem a bit flat. – flamurai 18:43, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose it's tilted Mrmariokartguy 02:11, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --MartinD 11:17, 27 May 2008 (UTC) In a way, I'm relieved to see that I'm not the only one who gets his horizons unhorizontal.;)
 2 support, 4 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:32, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Horizon fix, not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I think I fixed the horizon. CWii(Talk|Contribs) 20:24, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support CWii(Talk|Contribs) 20:24, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice work John! Majorly talk 20:31, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Still don't like the composition. Part of the problem is there is no separation between the boat and the land behind it between the masts. And since the hull and the stone on land are of a similar hue, there's not enough contrast. Plus nothing is completely in focus. – flamurai 21:48, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 21:59, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Overtilted CW (buildings are leaning now). Also crispness is insufficient. Lycaon 08:01, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 17:31, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, while there is some wow, surprisingly. Composition, sharpness, noise, in that order. Crapload 05:56, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
4 support, 3 oppose >> not featured -- Ö 09:37, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Artis black crowned crane2.jpg - not featured[edit]

Balearica pavonina Black Crowned Crane

Nuvola apps important yellow.svg
Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because unfocussed, badly copped and noisy. 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.

Lycaon 11:39, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Dubai Towers Sun.jpg- not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Vlsergey - uploaded by Vlsergey - nominated by Vlsergey -- Vlsergey 06:27, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Vlsergey 06:27, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Interesting but not enough. I think it should either be a full silhouette or HDR. --ShakataGaNai Talk 06:35, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It's shot into the sun. It's no good. 82.40.163.5 09:42, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Nuvola apps important yellow.svg
Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because underexposed, too noisy, distorted and has blown highlights and chromatic aberration. MER-C 07:24, 3 June 2008 (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.

Image:Hdd 80GB IBM 2.jpg- not featured[edit]

Short description

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Křžut - uploaded by Křžut - nominated by Křžut -- Křžut 22:16, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Křžut 22:16, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Its cool, but the left side is rather blurry. --ShakataGaNai Talk 22:47, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose DOF too shallow for easy subject --Ianare 01:51, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like the lighting, but dof is 2 low and the crop is very strange --Richard Bartz 16:45, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Nuvola apps important yellow.svg
Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because not sufficiently in focus, especially for a studio shot 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.

. --MichaelMaggs 19:38, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, way too many reflections. --Aqwis 10:40, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Park of the Festetics Castle.jpg- not featured[edit]

Short description

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Susulyka - uploaded by Susulyka - nominated by SusulykaSusulyka 16:24, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Susulyka 16:24, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't see what would make this picture featurable. Quality isn't very good, and it looks like a casual shot. Benh 11:48, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Nuvola apps important yellow.svg
Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because not sufficiently well-composed, and has intrusive shadows. 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.

--MichaelMaggs 19:42, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Sun flower sea star in tide pools.jpg - not featured[edit]

Sun flower sea star

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded by and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 17:19, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 17:19, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it, unusual. --Kimse 00:50, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, very contrasty, and not really sharp enough. --MichaelMaggs 06:39, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - concur with the above. - Anonymous DissidentTalk 12:16, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very interesting.--B.navez 09:35, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above opposers. Lycaon 19:14, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose contrast. -- Ram-Man 01:02, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
 3 support, 4 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:31, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Corals sea worms.JPG - not featured[edit]

The Christmas tree worms

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info This is an underwater picture
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 17:10, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 17:10, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 21:47, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The composition does not really work. --MichaelMaggs 06:32, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose due to cluttered composition. Cacophony 06:54, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Welcome back, Cacophony. I've missed you opposing my images. I mean it ;-) --Mbz1 13:46, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I like talking about composition in general and most of all in underwater images.--Mbz1 00:51, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like the composition and the colors but the white part of the central worm is burnt out. Sorry. --B.navez 09:39, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
    This is a valid reason I could not help it with 2 megapixels point-and-shot, but yes it is overexposed. Thank you.--Mbz1 11:26, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 21:11, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unsharpness. -- Ram-Man 01:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Don't like the composition. --Lerdsuwa 17:54, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
 3 support, 5 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:30, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Shiskin - The Forest Clearing.jpg - not featured[edit]

Short description

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info 1896 oil painting by Ivan Shishkin (Иван Иванович Шишкин, 1832–1898), Russian landscape painter. - uploaded and nominated by Boleslav1 16:14, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Boleslav1 16:14, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support – flamurai 18:47, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 12:02, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
 3 support, 0 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:28, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Kuestenwache vor Prerow 001.jpg - not featured[edit]

German customs ship

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Simonizer 16:14, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Simonizer 16:14, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose lighting... image is very dull. – flamurai 18:45, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Guess I meant more of color saturation than lighting. – flamurai 03:02, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 21:48, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Beautiful light -- Alvesgaspar 22:19, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose like the light, don't like the composition with the dead center horizon running through in line with the boat roof and the clipped antenna on top. Mfield 22:56, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Mfield. --ShakataGaNai Talk 05:12, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful light. -- Lycaon 07:03, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support So ist das --Richard Bartz 07:26, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice colours. Freedom to share 14:49, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Although the lighting was nice on the day, the post-processing has produced a final image that is very dull and dark on my (colour-corrected) screen. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MichaelMaggs (talk • contribs) 16:24, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Did you check the date and daytime? It was a few minutes before sunset --Simonizer 17:04, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose detail, composition, no wow--Beyond silence 16:53, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Boffo. --Calibas 17:29, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As Beyond silence. --Karelj 19:53, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good! Nice light, sharpness OK, interesting subject. BTW: a centered horizon is not always dull! -- MJJR 21:02, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Thermos 04:23, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose (weak) I think this image has a nice quality and mood, but no "wow" to be featured. Benh 10:43, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose antenna cut --βαςεLXIV 03:45, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
 9 support, 8 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:27, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Cvs122ani.gif - not featured[edit]

Animation of a missed landing on a centreline flight deck

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Anynobody - uploaded by Anynobody - nominated by Flamurai – flamurai 04:50, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support – flamurai 04:50, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Can you please provide further information on the source of this images? Did you draw the ship completely by yourself? --norro 13:39, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I didn't create the images. I posted a note on the creator's talk page. – flamurai 18:26, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
    • I made this animation. I enjoy building 3D models and used one of my Enterprise models (I have pre-war and wartime versions) as a background for the 2D planes. Anynobody 00:49, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The way the two planes on the right rotate during the crash is weird. Shouldn't the top plane rotate counter-clockwise and the bottom plane clockwise? --norro 13:39, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • It does look a tad unusual but they actually fell toward the crashing plane when it destroyed the main gear struts closest to it. Anynobody 00:49, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting and valuable. Freedom to share 06:10, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't think the explosion looks good. The zero also looks strange in full size, does it really need to be in the image. /Ö 16:59, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
 2 support, 1 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:25, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Ardea herodias at the nest 11.jpg not featured[edit]

Great Blue Heron mest

  • Pictogram voting info.svg InfoFour chicks and a parent. The heron you see below was sitting on the eggs in a different nest and did not belonged to the family.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 03:30, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 03:30, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The feathers on the birds are underexposed. Freedom to share 20:56, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Ack. Also, it the contrast is too high, it is noisy and somewhat unsharp. Crapload 06:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 12:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Interesting picture but bad lighting --Ianare 01:49, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
 2 support, 3 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:24, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Gasteracantha mammosa spiderlings next to their eggs capsule.jpg[edit]

spiderlingsspiderlingsspiderlings

Original - not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 22:30, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 22:30, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lycaon 23:13, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Object does not seem obvious. Mrmariokartguy 23:42, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Spiders bad. --ShakataGaNai Talk 23:44, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

The discussion is moved to here --Mbz1 05:33, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment How big are these little spiders? Just trying to gauge the scale/DOF Mfield 01:26, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
    I said it in the description. They were 1-2 mm big or rather very, very small and very cute as all babies are.--Mbz1 01:28, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
    Duh, sorry. They are indeed very creepy crawly then LOL. Mfield 01:31, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support although could use some noise reduction on the background. Mfield 01:31, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Not nearly sharp enough -- Alvesgaspar 07:27, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • The discussion is moved to here --Mbz1 20:29, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The composition makes it difficult for me to see what's actually going on here unless I pay very close attention. Cpl Syx 13:36, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • May I please ask you, if it is a problem for you to pay very close attention? Thank you.--Mbz1 13:49, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Lerdsuwa 17:46, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose unclear subject, the eggs or a group of spiders, or spiders? --βαςεLXIV 08:45, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
 4 support, 5 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:23, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Alternative 1 - not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 14:22, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cool --norro 14:55, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- 75.6.241.88 02:05, 27 May 2008 (UTC) Please log in to vote. Thanks. --Mbz1 04:02, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- Mrmariokartguy 02:10, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lycaon 08:48, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition. Crapload 03:45, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Focus, DOF and busy objects. --βαςεLXIV 08:45, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
 2 support, 3 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:23, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Alternative 2 - not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 14:35, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose ---- Mrmariokartguy 02:10, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very ineteresting, even though the shoot is not perfect. Crapload 17:00, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose CA plus bad lighting --βαςεLXIV 08:45, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
 1 support, 2 oppose >> not featured - Alvesgaspar 20:23, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Cockchafer at the spring.JPG - not featured[edit]

Cockchafer sits on Dandelion

  • This photo supermakrosemkoy May bugs, which sits on listike dandelion. We see all the details of the structure as the May beetle (eyes and antennae) and dandelion. Rate it! Increase can be up to 100%, the quality will not become worse. Канопус Киля 20:20, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

{FPX|out of focus - Alvesgaspar 20:39, 25 May 2008 (UTC)}

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Out of focus -- Alvesgaspar 21:35, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The quality is very good. Mrmariokartguy 21:05, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Are you sure you are not the same person as the nominator? -- Alvesgaspar 21:37, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
    • no Mrmariokartguy 23:22, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Out of focus --MichaelMaggs 21:50, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Out of focus --Richard Bartz 22:19, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Out of focus and legs cut -- Lycaon 23:16, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Out of focus, and crop is too tight. Try a higher f/stop to increase the DOF. -- Relic38 19:00, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose ack opposers -- Laitche 20:31, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
1 support, 6 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:19, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:A praying mantis in Kona.jpg[edit]

Tenodera aridifolia sinensis in KonaTenodera aridifolia sinensis in Kona

Original - not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 14:01, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 14:01, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Mantis is not sharp... bad framing (bug is too far left... out of focus foreground flowers on the right)... does not meet the current standard for insect FPs. – flamurai 18:02, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question This is WOW, wow, Wow! But flowers on the right are distracting. Could you crop'em out? ...and maybe increase contrast between the mantis and background, this being much less important? Crapload 18:53, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your question and for the kind words. I tried to correct the problems, but I am not good with a photo shop. If somebody willing to give it a try with the original image, please let me know and I'll upload the original one. Thank you.--Mbz1 19:29, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
1 support, 1 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:17, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Edit 1 - not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support cool 75.6.241.88 20:18, 25 May 2008 (UTC) Please log in to vote.--Mbz1 20:35, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 19:29, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's so cool! Mrmariokartguy 23:28, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cutie! Crapload 00:44, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it a lot- it has good angles, but still looks natural. Photographystudent 01:06, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral It's rather dark and only a tiny bit of the mantis (the closest leg) is in focus. --Calibas 02:30, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose unfortunate lack of focus. Lycaon 06:10, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Pictogram voting info.svg Info - Please use FOUR (4) equal signs to create the sub-section, not 3! -- Alvesgaspar 07:33, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Out of focus, underexposed. -- Alvesgaspar 07:33, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Oversharpened, causing a dark halo around subject. -- Relic38 19:03, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Relic38 --MichaelMaggs 06:40, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as above. -- Ram-Man 01:14, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as above.--Beyond silence 17:40, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
4 support, 1 neutral, 6 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:18, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Preservewildlifeb.jpg - not featured[edit]

Short description

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Frank S. Nicholson - uploaded by Durova - nominated by Durova. Restored version of Image:Preservewildlife.jpg. -- Durova 05:06, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Durova 05:06, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Eh. Not that impressive. --ShakataGaNai Talk 05:40, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Might be worth mentioning that it's a historic poster from 1940. (Passed unanimously on...erm...another project). Durova 06:10, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 14:29, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- GerardM 21:01, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Relative nice book ilustration, but why for FP? --Karelj 21:42, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support and Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very cool and good colors. Mrmariokartguy 23:47, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it. --Calibas 16:48, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Valuable as a historical image because of the zeitgeist. Freedom to share 17:26, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose meh. Just because it is old doesn't mean it's wow. -- Ram-Man 01:19, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Ram-Man -- Bryan (talk to me) 12:21, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose missing definite wow. Lycaon 05:47, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
6 support, 5 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:04, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:The Sun Sets on Château de Chillon.jpg - not featured[edit]

w:Château de Chillon

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Eric Hill - uploaded by Dilaudid - nominated by DilaudidDilaudid 22:45, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportDilaudid 22:45, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 22:57, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It is a very beautiful image, but it is very noisy. Maybe somebody could do something with it?--Mbz1 00:56, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Its a nice composition but there's too much noise from what looks/feels like HDR processing. Also chromatic aberration on the castle roof which may have been exacerbated by the same process. Mfield 02:47, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As per Mfield - too much noise. --ShakataGaNai Talk 05:42, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The clouds with sunrays and rain are great! Unfortunately, castle is noisy. Ziga 07:25, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Noisy, probably due to excessive post processing. --MichaelMaggs 08:18, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Funny colors, noisy, photoshop accident? -- smial 09:54, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 21:38, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I love this image, and I don't think it's too noisy. The light hits perfectly! I think this is definitely FP material! Photographystudent 23:36, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
That's a bold statement for a first ever Commons contribution. Welcome :) Mfield 23:41, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A very obvious green tint exists on the edge of the rooftops, plus the noise as others have said. A pity as there is a lot of potential in this image. Cpl Syx 13:41, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A huge discrepancy between noise factor of left and right side. Looks like a composite image. Lycaon 17:11, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Excellent composition, but the noise ruins it. -- Relic38 19:07, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MartinD 11:35, 27 May 2008 (UTC) Definitely has a wow factor (for me)!
  • Symbol support vote.svg Supportsimon.zfn Excellent image, there's a little bit of noise but it doesn't matter. 15:22, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lots of noise, but I agree that it doesn't matter in this image. -- Ram-Man 01:20, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 12:04, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As per Ram-Man --Gepardenforellenfischer 14:24, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Mangwanani 15:22, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Noisy --Beyond silence 17:38, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose the noise doesn´t bother me but its oversaturated! --Simonizer 21:32, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ziga 13:06, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Overprocessed colours, plus noise --βαςεLXIV 15:40, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Yet another overdone HDR --Ikiwaner 09:39, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
11 support, 10 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:03, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:SpringWaterSplash.jpg - not featured[edit]

Spring water from the melting ice of a lake. SpringWaterSplashDenoised.jpg

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and nominated by Daniel78 17:52, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Daniel78 17:52, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, the high ISO setting makes it noisy, and the composition is not strong enough. --MichaelMaggs 21:52, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting and dynamic --Mbz1 00:54, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like it, but I think it needs a cropping. --ShakataGaNai Talk 05:45, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don´t see any reason for nomimation. Some water droplets - from where, why???? and piece of wood. --Karelj 21:35, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Crapload 05:07, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition. Shouldn't be quite so tight. -- Ram-Man 01:22, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
3 support, 4 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 16:45, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Denoised version (right), not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I very rarely nominate my own images, but I really like this one. This is a noise reduced version of the original nomination. About the high ISO, in this case it was needed to freeze the action, this was in strong sunlight at 1/8000 s. About the cropping, perhaps but I am not sure what a better crop is, please enlighten me if you have any ideas. About Kareljs questions: From Where: The melting ice of a lake. Why: because of gravity and temperatures above 0°C. :) /Daniel78 23:23, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it too. It looks really interesting in the full resolution.--Mbz1 01:16, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The composition is not strong enough. --MichaelMaggs 06:37, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info - Please put the pictures side by side and open a sub-section, using 4 equal signs instead of 3 -- Alvesgaspar 15:47, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done. /Daniel78 17:05, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Crapload 05:07, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The same opinion as in case of original image. --Karelj 17:30, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition. Shouldn't be quite so tight. -- Ram-Man 01:22, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Hmm... I like it!! It's nicely done, and I think it's FP material. Photographystudent 17:56, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
4 support, 3 oppose >> not featured -- Ö 09:33, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:GradDornava1.JPG[edit]

Dornava castle near Ptuj, Slovenia. Edit 1.

Original - not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Ziga - uploaded by Ziga - nominated by Ziga -- Ziga 07:20, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ziga 07:20, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Looks washed out and with a yellowish tint to me. –Dilaudid 08:13, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Rapeseed is yellow. There is no filter. Ziga 08:31, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 09:15, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I'm not sure why people insist on not voting for certain images and giving them a chance, but perhaps this lacks wow factor for most people, but the color combinations are great. The value is somewhat limited here, but if it illustrates an article about this subject, it's doing a good job. I don't subscribe to the philosophy that FPs are only for those images which might be trendy or popular. -- Ram-Man 01:18, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pinky sl 08:12, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Just a short info: The Dornava manor was built by the Attems family from 1753 to 1755 according to plans by Jožef Hueber. It is one of the most beautiful non-religious late baroque buildings in Slovenia.
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The rapeseed should be real yellow like this: Brassica napus 2.jpg. Lycaon 22:28, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose no wow, composi. --Beyond silence 17:39, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
4 support, 3 oppose >> not featured

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info, increased contrast. --Aqwis 15:13, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 15:13, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support looks better. Lycaon 15:29, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose unclear what it is about. Crapload 03:49, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Huh? --Aqwis 06:28, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Is it about flowers or the house? Crapload 16:57, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Does that matter? This is not Wikipedia, featured pictures do not need to have "encyclopaedic value" for one article/topic. --Aqwis 23:10, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Yes, it does, for any photo, Wikipedia or not. Crapload 22:17, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kjetil_r 15:31, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
3 support, 1 oppose >> not featured -- Ö 20:34, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Green Flash in Santa Cruz.jpg, not featured[edit]

Green Flash

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created , uploaded and nominated by Mbz1--Mbz1 03:59, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg InfoIt is not an ordinary sunset. It is a rare w:Green Flash w:sunset.The colors, which the flash took during that sunset make the image even more rare.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mbz1 03:57, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment last time I withdrew the nomination, but this time I'll let it stay because IMO the phenomena is so rare and so interesting that it deserves to be FP. Thanks.--Mbz1 03:57, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I agree its rare and interesting (I had no idea what it was)... but not really that impressed by the image. --ShakataGaNai Talk 05:11, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I feel sorry for you that you were not impressed by the image, but I'm very glad that you were able to learn something new. It was the idea: Let the image to stay here for few days that more people could learn something new. Thank you for letting me know you did. My time was not wasted!--Mbz1 13:28, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose because of quality. I'd add the size exceeds the requirement, but not the resolution. Benh 06:32, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - This picture was nominated in March 2008 and the old nomination section is now destroyed by the new one. Could you please roll everything back and create a fresh one with another name? Not a good idea to kill the reviewing history! -- Alvesgaspar 07:30, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment What an amazing coincidence. I just went to check on my e-mail and found this:
    Hello,
    You were in contact with my colleague Khedidja Sdouga in 2006 then in 2007 about green flash images.
    The french scientific book will be at last printed in june 2008 (we had some technicals problems). Yes !
    I’ll mention “© 2006 Lyudmila Zinkova
    (http://home.comcast.net/~milazinkova/Fogshadow.html)” except if your web site had changed.
    I get back to you because I don’t have your mail address to send you the book when it will be printed.
    Thank you
    Sophie Leonard
    BTW my green flash image was also published in Coelum Astronomia in November 2006 and in Oregonian news paper. But why am I telling you all this? To soften your hearts to the image? Hardly. I know that here at Wikipedia Encyclopedia the most important thing is the quality of the image and of course the quality of the image is really bad. After all it is only one of the best images of green flashes ever photographed --Mbz1 13:23, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not because my heart can't be softened ;-), not because of the value of the image (it is a good picture of a rather rare phenomenon), but because we have to follow the rules for featured pictures that we have set ourselves. Yes value is important, but yes image quality is too. You can't bypass one or the other. Mitigation only goes that far. I know you do not really like opposes (nobody does), but I think you are just testing us again and again, not to soften our hearts, but to soften the rules. Most often your images are special and/or rare, but you don't seem to want to take the quality factor into account. Fp's are a nice recognition but not the only aim of uploading to Commons (Less than 2.5% of the 800 images I have on my gallery have reached FP status so far, and several have failed trying). Lycaon 14:16, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

No, Lycaon, I 'm not trying to "soften the rules", I am trying to enforce them. Remember "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." I know I have no chance to succeed in enforcing that rulles not as long as a Marine Biologist opposes an underwater image taken under Antarctic ice anyway :=)--Mbz1 17:43, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

  • I guess at that point it is about time to add FPX template ;-). Could somebody do it for me please? MichaelMaggs, maybe you could do it?. Thank you.--Mbz1 14:46, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support For me it is clearly a featurable picture for it is the best I have ever seen of such a rare phenomenon that is not easy to snap because of the special dawn light and short duration conditions. According to the usual standards of course it is not a quality image but why should it be a problem for a FP not to be a QI : requirements are not the same. FP is not just a QI+. --B.navez 15:03, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ah this time I was able to vote before it was withdrawn :) I do not think the quality problems are that bad. /Daniel78 17:04, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mihael Simonic 19:53, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I can't understand why the quality is so poor. Where is the Exif file? -- Alvesgaspar 20:06, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
    If you really want to know why the quality is so poor, I'll tell you why, but let's keep it between the two of us. OK? :=) You can't understand why the quality is so poor because the quality is great. I mean it. Green flash photo, which shows not overexposed green flash and nor really dark flash, but reall y green one and some colors at the sky and the ocean at the same time are very, very rare. Most of the time the sky would be almost black and no ocean would be seen in order to get green color of the flash. Here's the story about taking of the image and here's the original file with the data you asked for: Image:Green flash in santa cruz original.JPG. Thank you.--Mbz1 22:12, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Nice capture of a difficult and rare subject. --Dori - Talk 04:34, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • IMO with such a comment the image is ready to get supported :=) Thank you.--Mbz1 12:54, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Actually I think it needs a CCW rotation of about 0.3 to 0.4 degrees. --Dori - Talk 04:37, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I understand that it's extremely rare and you have put a lot of effort to capture it. But the quality isn't impressive enough. --βαςεLXIV 13:07, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice job, Mila. --Kimse 03:48, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A good picture of an exceptional phenomenon. Until I saw Mila's photographs, I didn't know that it was possible to obtain such pictures. Walter Siegmund (talk) 17:28, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose low detail, there better at Green Flash --Beyond silence 17:43, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Haven't you seen the photographer is the same person and this selected picture is the best of the series ? --B.navez 19:36, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I think this other one is better, but this one is high resolution --Ianare 02:15, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
6 support, 5 oppose, 3 neutral >> not featured -- Ö 09:41, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Pavone 1.jpg, not featured[edit]

A Blue Peafowl (Pavo Cristatus) showing the train at Pistoia's Zoological Garden, Italy

  • Pictogram voting info.svg InfoA Blue Peafowl (Pavo Cristatus) showing the train at Pistoia's Zoological Garden, Italy; created by SimoneZuffanelli - uploaded by SimoneZuffanelli - nominated by SimoneZuffanelli -- Simon.zfn 12:53, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Simon.zfn 12:53, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Needs proper categorization before it can be considered. Lycaon 13:34, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, sorry, you'll have to get rid of the border. --Aqwis 14:56, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 17:47, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I agree, there should be no border. /Daniel78 18:17, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No vignetting (border) --ShakataGaNai Talk 23:22, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I removed the black border.--simon.zfn 18.33 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Cpl Syx 01:11, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 11:58, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Still vignetting, still not properly categorized. Lycaon 18:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment mah.... --simon.zfn 2:38, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
4 support, 3 oppose >> not featured -- Ö 09:42, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Stam1na Nosturi 22032008 Hyyrynen 03.jpg[edit]

Veli Antti Hyyrynen Veli Antti Hyyrynen

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Singer Veli Antti Hyyrynen of the band Stam1na during a live show at concert hall Nosturi; created by Cecil - uploaded by Cecil - nominated by Cecil -- Cecil 15:35, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Original, not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Cecil 15:35, 27 May 2008 (UTC)Moved down
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question in general a great concert pic. Those are not really easy to make. But: Is there a version where this guy still has his feet? --AngMoKio 16:03, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
There are a few versions of him at the band-gallery, but the better one with feet (Image:Stam1na Nosturi 22032008 Hyyrynen 02.jpg) does not really show his face that way because of the grimace he makes and also the light (the edge of his face is overexposed). -- Cecil 16:54, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Rock on. It's nice seeing some variety in the FPs, most of the stuff that passes looks very similar. --Calibas 16:40, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
1 support >> not featured -- Ö 20:51, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Noise reduced version, featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info You know me, I don't like noise... Lycaon 17:36, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info And I do not like when different versions do not link to each other :) Now they do. /Daniel78 18:15, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Oops, sorry about that. Lycaon 19:13, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support /Daniel78 18:15, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Calibas 19:22, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thanks a lot. I'm rather inapt with things like denoising. --Cecil 19:53, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I don't know this band, but I know it's difficult to get a good concert pic. Vassil 21:06, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question What are the white specks that are particularly visible near the lights? Dust from a scanned negative, or stuff in the air? --MichaelMaggs 21:56, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
I've cleaned the camera (lense, ...) before the concert and it's a digital image, so it has to be stuff in the air. They didn't use a fog machine, but the band before them used it a lot, and the stage are wasn't the cleanest place anyway. -- Cecil 10:07, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. I Symbol support vote.svg Support. --MichaelMaggs 22:01, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --junafani (Hccmqqr / fi) 20:35, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice concert picture --RBID 05:55, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportLycaon 07:47, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support cool --Richard Bartz 11:08, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral technical-wise a great picture...the cut-off legs bug me a bit --AngMoKio 14:45, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Great image on its own, but not FP material IMO. Crapload 03:37, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
Do I get any details about the problem? How should I make better pictures with that more than general feedback? -- Cecil 14:20, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
There is no problem. I am just spoiled with this image. Taken by a pro, though. On the technical side highlights are overexposed, especially noticeably on his right arm. But that was not a factor in my decision. Crapload 01:59, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Those pictures are damn difficult -- Bryan (talk to me) 12:20, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Agree with Crapload. Photographystudent 17:59, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kjetil_r 15:27, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
11 support, 2 oppose, 1 neutral >> featured --Ö 20:51, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Hey ho Let's go ! --Stefdn 23:00, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:SMP May 2008-3.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The "Facho" promontory in a overcast day. São Martinho do Porto (Saint-Martin-of-the-port), west coast of Portugal. Created & nominated by Alvesgaspar 20:59, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar 20:59, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful place.--Mbz1 22:01, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Suggestion - boost the contrast some. The hill is kinda faded by the distance and alot of the sky is "lost". Otherwise. cool. --ShakataGaNai Talk 23:21, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It lacks contrast and not much wow (probably to the eye it looked a lot better), maybe a slight CW tilt (maybe not, that's not my main concern though). --Dori - Talk 04:41, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Poor contrast and not as good as the other version. -- Ram-Man 00:57, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice, but I don’t get the wow-effect. --Gepardenforellenfischer
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It's look too dull to me. --Lerdsuwa 07:05, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
3 support, 4 oppose >> not featured --Ö 21:05, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Edit (right) - not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Alvesgaspar 08:11, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Was this downsampled or cropped? It appears to lack maximal sharpness at this resolution. -- Ram-Man 00:57, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info -- Nop, just levels -- Alvesgaspar 07:14, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
    • I'm confused, this was taken with a 10MP SLR but it is a 6MP file? -- Ram-Man 11:20, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Sorry, I confirm it was downsampled. No info loss due the atmospheric blur -- Alvesgaspar 16:59, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Pretty ordinary. Maybe I am spoiled. Crapload 03:35, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Same as the version above. --Lerdsuwa 07:05, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
1 support, 2 oppose >> not featured -- Alvesgaspar 20:04, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Contre-jour SMP May 2008-1BW.jpg, not featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Back to the tunnel of São Martinho do Porto (St Martin-of-the-port) almost 40 years later. This is just a way of sharing with you the place where I took my best photo, it doesn't matter if the picture gets no support votes. In the "other versions" section there is a view of the tunnel from inside the bay of S. Martinho do Porto (eastern side); in the nomination below there is a view from the outer (western) side of the tunnel. I challenge all of you to: (i) guess whether the guy is facing the camera or the sea; (ii) come to Portugal, get to this place and shoot a picture in the tunnel better than this one. Created & nominated by Alvesgaspar 22:47, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar 22:47, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ShakataGaNai Talk 23:19, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Thermos 04:20, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not really feeling this one, still amazed by that other one though. --Dori - Talk 04:43, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The foot on the right (on the image) seems to point north-east, so that would be his left foot, i.e. he is facing the camera. --Stefan Vladuck 06:07, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Posture of hands - he is facing the sea. There's no question about it - he is definitely facing the sea. --58.175.35.252 09:05, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Beautiful photo, but I would have preferred the coloured one, expecially if the weather had been better. However I don't like very much the contrast among the sea, the sky and the clouds. --sNappy 12:52, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I get the point with the reference to the other image, but this isn't FP-level material IMO. -- Ram-Man 00:53, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This one is a lot easier to laugh at than that other one, although I would change my vote in favor of the version in color (no real reason for this to be in grays). -- carol (tomes) 11:02, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Dori --Mbz1 14:47, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose An other contre-jour, boring...--Beyond silence 17:45, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not bad image, but not enouhg for FP, IHMO. --Karelj 18:16, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Info - Would you care reading the info and notice the purpose of this nomination? -- Alvesgaspar 08:21, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It doesn't have the same wowness as the other. I think that he is looking at the see btw 12:18, 31 May 2008 (UTC)~
4 support, 6 oppose, 1 neutral >> not featured --Ö 21:07, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Green flash 02-09-08.jpg, not featured[edit]

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{{FPX|too small. – flamurai 03:37, 28 May 2008 (UTC)}}

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Even in a bad dream I would not have nominated the image myself. No, no, no - too small, but as long as somebody else, who for sure knows what he's doing :=), nominatet it... Let's talk about the image size. As a ,matter of fact the size of the image hardly matters in this situation. The image shows what it should show : a very complex mock Mirage of tge setting sun, Green flash and just a litlle bit of sunset colors. Everything else is black (could not be otherwise because, if it were not black, both the sun and green flash would have been overxposed). It is a common sense, but I'm sure it will fail to the RULLS:-). Thank you.--
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - The image is too small, and the actual quality of the image is low. I appreciate that green flashes are rare, but they still do occur, so it is perfectly possible for a higher resolution/quality image to be made. Chris_huh 13:01, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Right, the image was taken with a higher resolution and as I explained it was all black execpt what is shown at the crop, but whatever...The rulls are the the rulls aren't they? Thank you.--Mbz1 13:24, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
I can understand that an image like this may not necessarily gain from a higher resolution but then again it could do. I didn't realise that you had cropped off black around the edge of the image. The rules are more guidelines (from what i gather) but this is considerably lower than the minimum resolution. Even if the size was fine i would still oppose as the image is blurry and i am sure a higher quality image could be taken. You said yourself that you wouldn't dream of nominating it, so why support it if you don't think it could be FP. Chris_huh 14:00, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your very good questions,Chris_huh. First-of-all I'd like to agree with you that a better, maybe even much better image could be taken (this statement is correct for almost all subjects) with the use of a telescope, for example. The question is, if we should wait for somebody to take a better image and upload it with a free lisence. I cannot agree that the image is blurry. Remeber, the image is of mirage and in order to see the mirage there should be something in the atmosphere, something that makes image look as it does, not blurry, but rather floating. It is hard to explain to people, who have never seen mock mirage of the setting sun in a real life, but it is absolutely amazing to watch! Yes,I said that I wouldn't dream of nominating it, but not because I do not think that the image cannot be FP (I think it could), but rather because after cooking in this FP nomination kitchen for a year or so I know what will follow after such a nominatin. I'd also like to explain to you why I supported the image - the only reason is to introduce an amazing phenomena of a green flash and mirage to as many Wikipedia readers as possible. Let's see. How many people know about green flashes? If one has never heard about a green flash, how he would ever find the article about green flash. On the other hand, if the image is an FP and displayed at the Main Page, one could find it by a pure accident and maybe one day see a green flash on his own. I hope I answered your question, but please feel free to ask me, if you have some more. Thank you.--Mbz1 14:39, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Maybe blurry was the wrong word, obviously mirages aren't pin sharp, but there appears to have artifacts (maybe thats a better word, i don't know) which make the image appear less smooth, if you understand me. Also, this is Commons so the image itself is more important than its encyclopeadic content, whereas Wikipedia puts a high importance on the images subject and its encyclopaedic content, so maybe this would be a better nomination there. ANother way would be to try to improve the Green flash article so that gets on the homepage of wikipedia. Chris_huh 15:10, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I do not think I could agree with the statement: "Also, this is Commons so the image itself is more important than its encyclopeadic content" The Guidelines for nominators states just the opposite: "Value - our main goal is to feature most valuable pictures from all others.". I did try to nominate few mirage images at Wikipedia with no sucess. As I said earlier, it is hard to explain a mirage to one, who's never seen it in a real life. The Wikipedia voters also complained about image quality. Once it was realy funny. I challenged the reviewers to find a better image of sunset mirage anywhere at the NET. user Pengo accepted my challenge. In few days he posted a link to a "better" sunset mirage image. In his introduction to the link he wrote:"shooting the sun is difficult, but you can get better results than this one. Here's a link to a photo coincidently taken with the same camera, which I found because you posed the challenge", and here my respond:" Hi, Pengo, Thank you for taking on my challenge. By the way the photo you pointed out is not only coincidently taken by the same camera, but it is also just coincidently is taken by the same photographer (by me), and just because it is taken by me and not by someone else, I'll tell that the picture is much worse than the one posted here not because of the quality, but because the mirage was not so complex." So you see sometimes it gets really funny. It is a good idea to improve the green flash article. I cannot do it myself (not nearly enough knoledge about very, very coplex phenomena and not nearly enough English). I did ask the best green flash specialist Andy Young, if he's willing to work at the article, and he said that there's no use to put lots of work in writing the article, which could be changed by anybody, hwo has not a slightest idea what he's doing. I believe Andy is right.BTW may I please ask you, if you've seen another nomination of a different type of green flash few nominations down, and if you're interested in voting or commenting on the image? Thank you. --Mbz1 16:20, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • That's only half the guidelines though... FP: Value + aesthetics; VI: Value only; QI: Aesthetics only. FP is for the most exceptional images on Commons. Personally, I only support images that show a professional level of mastery. Resolution is part of that. You would not be able to sell this image to many publications because at 300dpi, it would be about the size of a credit card. – flamurai 21:20, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your comment, Flamurai. I do not sell my images, I give them away for free and they are published all over the world and all over the NET--Mbz1 22:47, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Size, etc. -- Ram-Man 00:51, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too small. --Lerdsuwa 07:00, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
2 support, 4 oppose >> not featured --Ö 21:10, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

image:Valletta-view-from-senglea.jpg, not featured[edit]

Valletta southern coast

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Thyes - uploaded by Thyes - nominated by Thyes -- Thyes 21:28, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Thyes 21:28, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Is it just me or is it tilted? The image is of adequate quality, but there are strange haloes around the flags and geocoding would be really useful, too. (Also, what does "manually digitally combined" (image description) mean?) Freedom to share 13:09, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As Freedom to share. --Karelj 22:22, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not very good quality, obvious tilt to the right, and gray cloudy sky doesn't help IMO. Benh 21:43, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 1 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:40, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Kid girl.jpg, not featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Muhammad -- Muhammad 19:12, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Muhammad 19:12, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral - Beautiful girl and nice expression. But the head shouldn't be cropped -- Alvesgaspar 01:20, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
    • Changed my vote, I can't resist children and the expression is really beautiful -- Alvesgaspar 20:05, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
    • I think the crop the way it is now, makes the viewer look at the expression on the face. Since this is not wikipedia, I thought an aesthetically pleasing would be more appropriate. Thanks for taking time to vote. Muhammad 11:31, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Alvesgaspar gren 04:26, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral for now. The crop is very good in my opinion. (A portrait is all about the face after all, not about the top of the head.) However it seems to me that the focus is slightly to the front: the eyes should be in perfect focus, but they look softer than the hair on the forehead. Still an excellent portrait. --Stefan Vladuck 09:39, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Is there no problem here with parental release? Estrilda 06:05, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support the crop does not matter here.sensl--Sensl 01:58, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow factor, cropping.--Nevit Dilmen 06:03, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 2 support, 2 oppose, 2 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:39, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Moringa moth.jpg, not featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, by Muhammad -- Muhammad Mahdi Karim 16:23, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Muhammad Mahdi Karim 16:23, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice but flowers overexposed and depth of field too shallow --B.navez 18:19, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Not a moth, butterfly. --Calibas 22:52, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Not a good idea to use the camera in autoexposure for macro shots. In this case you would need a much smaller aperture for DOF. Also, it is usually required to identify the species. -- Alvesgaspar 22:30, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the advice. When I keep a smaller aperture, (higher f-number right?), the camera shake blur increases. Is there a way to reduce the blur then? Muhammad 11:25, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
      • A tripod can reduce the blur to a minimum. --Richard Bartz 12:08, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
        • A tripod is bulky. Won't carrying it around scare the butterflies or insects? Muhammad 16:25, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
        • You may well do without a tripode (unless you want to reach Richard's quality). A firm grip on the camera and a rule of thumb: use a shutter speed at least as high as the optics focal length. Most of my macro shots were done with speeds of 1/60 or 1/80. Another thing: high ISO's are not usually good, use ISO 100 whenever possible. -- Alvesgaspar 19:04, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 1 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:39, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Roof hafez tomb.jpg, featured[edit]

Ceramic ceiling decorating the roof of persian poet Hafez at Shiraz, Iran

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Pentocelo - uploaded by Pentocelo - nominated by Pentocelo --Pentocelo 09:08, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pentocelo 09:08, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't like photographs of two-dimensional patterns. Photographs don't seem to be the right medium for that. --norro 10:19, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
    Sound recording perhaps ?--B.navez 18:21, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
    Thumb
    Well! It is a vault so, not a 2D but a 3D pattern. Simple optical illusion given by the pattern, as you can see in that other picture. Regards Pentocelo 19:22, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ziga 12:45, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Diligent 16:53, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --B.navez 18:21, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice! -- MJJR 19:13, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 19:22, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral - There is slight ccw tilt that should be corrected. Also, there is some geometric distortion but I can't say if the photo is to blame ... or the roof -- Alvesgaspar 19:37, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Vassil 22:12, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice place from Shiraz, Iran ;-) thank for nominatuin • Rohan T 17:26, 1 June 2008
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice! --Nevit Dilmen 07:06, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 19:50, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A delight for eyes. --Miaow Miaow 06:23, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Great picture, but vignetting should be (easily) corrected. As Alvesgaspar said, some geometric problems, maybe original is like this. --Pom² 22:35, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 11 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:38, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Red-eyed Tree Frog - Litoria chloris edit1.jpg, featured[edit]

Red-eyed Tree Frog

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by LiquidGhoul - uploaded by Muhammad - nominated by Calibas 06:36, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Calibas 06:36, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 07:30, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportPentocelo 09:13, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A smaller aperture than f3.5 would have been even better, but the focus is good where it matters - on the eyes. --MichaelMaggs 09:25, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's cute. -- Laitche 10:48, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Agree with Michael --norro 11:37, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Muhammad Mahdi Karim 17:01, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --B.navez 18:21, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 19:23, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 19:58, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jon Harald Søby 11:51, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — H92 (t · c · no) 08:24, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes! Picture of mounth. --Pauk 03:40, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Estrilda 06:06, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 18:13, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Laveol 00:43, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent capture. Freedom to share 06:22, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 22:06, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 18 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:37, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Lubber.jpg, featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created/uploaded by Tomfriedel - nominated by Calibas 06:29, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Calibas 06:29, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 07:30, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow. --norro 08:53, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I miss the Exif data... -- Laitche 10:53, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Richard Bartz 14:21, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --B.navez 18:22, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 19:23, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — H92 (t · c · no) 09:14, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support /Ö 17:13, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Laveol 00:43, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good quality. Freedom to share 06:22, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support great --Mbdortmund 16:51, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Flash light maybe a little too hard, but great anyway --Pom² 22:45, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Please change filename. Lycaon 21:43, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 00:14, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 15 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:37, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Cuzco-Pano edit.jpg, featured[edit]

Cuzco, Peru

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Cacophony - uploaded by Fir0002 - nominated by Calibas 06:25, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A panoramic image of Cuzco, Peru. This is an 8x1 panoramic stich taken from Christo Blanco. --Calibas 06:25, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 06:30, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ziga 12:48, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Diligent 16:57, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 19:26, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --AngMoKio 12:30, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportCrassic 00:51, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Poor composition, no wow factor. --Karelj 22:11, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow. Crapload 19:14, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's a pity the sky wasn't a bit clearer, but the lighting seems still good, picture is very sharp, and I like the subject. Maybe a crop on the top to remove some sky would improve it. Benh 21:49, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 8 support,2 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:36, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Amsterdam Canals - July 2006.jpg, featured[edit]

Canal in Amsterdam

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Ilse@Ilse@ 01:07, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportIlse@ 01:07, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 06:30, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - It's a great image, but the only thing I would comment on is the aircraft contrails - they're somewhat distracting. WilliamH 13:29, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --B.navez 18:30, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Contrails are part of the reality... and do not spoil the image at all. -- MJJR 19:16, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MartinD 08:38, 1 June 2008 (UTC) Those contrails are unavoidable, I'm afraid. Schiphol Airport is quite close.
    • That did occur to me, I am certainly supportive inclined. WilliamH 17:33, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose no wow. Lycaon 21:41, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 5 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:35, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:NM interior 1.jpg, not featured[edit]

Interior on National Museum in Prague

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Interior on National Museum in Prague, Czech Republic - created and uploaded by Karelj - nominated by Karelj -- Karelj 21:53, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Karelj 21:53, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, not FP quality. The perspective hasn't been corrected and even if it were the composition is not that strong, with for example the cut statue at the bottom. --MichaelMaggs 09:22, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
result: 1 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:34, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Real bug.png, not featured[edit]

line drawing of a classic bug

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info line drawing of a classic bug created by carol - uploaded by carol - nominated by carol -- carol (tomes) 18:15, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- it has all that mom that FP seems to like carol (tomes) 18:15, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info by the way, are you aware of the fact that FPC has been categorized as Category:Buddhist temples? Was there a vote on that? (It makes some sense). -- carol (tomes) 18:20, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Weird. Can't obviously see how to fix that. --MichaelMaggs 19:42, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Fixed, the category was inserted into the FP candidate list entry -- Alvesgaspar 20:01, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 718smiley.svg  Now you got to figure out what this vote means. Rocket000 21:23, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No reason for it not to be an SVG. Freedom to share 08:24, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Econt 15:25, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Insisting that pen and pencil artists suddenly convert to working in SVG is kind of silly. Adam Cuerden 12:40, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 3 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:34, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Ayutthaya Thailand 2004.jpg, featured[edit]

Short description

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded and nominated by -- Evilarry 14:14, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Evilarry 14:14, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support and please add category.--Mbz1 14:38, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportPentocelo 09:12, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Lerdsuwa 16:17, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Photographystudent 18:17, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- MJJR 19:18, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- hdamm 10:12, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ghothic Thai. ;) --Pauk 03:42, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 19:51, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Bofis 13:29, 3 June 2008 (EST)Fake user, fake support. Lycaon (talk) 20:29, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 8 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:33, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Acanthochondria cornuta on flounder.jpg, not featured[edit]

Acanthochondria cornuta on flounder Acanthochondria cornuta on flounder

Original, not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Tiny parasitic copepod (egg sacks are just under 4 mm long) in the gill chamber of a Flounder.
    Created, uploaded and nominated by Lycaon 09:10, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lycaon 09:10, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very encyclopedic and something new.--Mbz1 12:36, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Richard Bartz 14:24, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Vassil 15:36, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice image, but not FP. JukoFF 20:08, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per JukoFF. – Ilse@ 09:07, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportAbsoluntly encyclopaedic Pentocelo 09:15, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This is not Wikipedia, it is about image quality here. – Ilse@ 14:34, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Quote JukoFF --Raminus (talk) 15:12, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 5 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:32, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Edit, not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I ♥ Curves. --Calibas 02:32, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Please put alternatives side by side and use sub-sections (4 equal signs) -- Alvesgaspar 08:17, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
I have fixed this. --MichaelMaggs 09:27, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Is flounder yet eatable with this freaky louse? --B.navez 18:27, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Never ask a line-cook about grilled swordfish steaks -- if I remember correctly, I did not even ask and got to hear about it. I think I would eat this fish. -- carol (tomes) 09:12, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose not fp material--Sensl 02:04, 5 June 2008 (UTC)sensl
result: 2 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:32, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:PlatycryptusUndatusFemale.jpg, featured[edit]

Short description

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info 9 millimeter-long jumping spider (Platycryptus undatus).
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Created, uploaded, and nominated by -- Kevincollins123 08:02, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kevincollins123 08:02, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Good bracketing job, though I don't like the unnatural background. Was the critter alive? Please identify the species. -- Alvesgaspar 08:12, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
    • The spider was photographed on a white piece of paper. It was - and still is - alive. The species is identified in the filename and image page summary; I added it to the info. -- Kevincollins123 08:37, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I would like a natural background, too, but even this way it has high encyclopeadic value and good quality. Good job. --norro 12:37, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Vassil 15:40, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 18:44, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 19:45, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Welcome to the bug-shooters club -- Alvesgaspar 20:03, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Simonizer 21:26, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Amazing. --Calibas 02:17, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Very nice. Support. --- Anonymous DissidentTalk 05:00, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Bryan (talk to me) 12:14, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--B.navez 18:29, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 19:29, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice shot --Pauk 03:43, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice! — H92 (t · c · no) 11:40, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 13 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:30, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Total internal reflection of Chelonia mydas .jpg, featured[edit]

Short description

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info May I please ask you to notice that the subject of the image is Total internal reflection
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created , uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 01:12, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 01:12, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 18:42, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportPentocelo 09:17, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --norro 09:39, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ziga 12:50, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great as always Mbz Muhammad 17:07, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --B.navez 18:30, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- MJJR 19:20, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 19:30, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — H92 (t · c · no) 14:38, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Always a tough decision to make with your pictures (fortunately, we now have valued images, which should be your playground ;) ). I can't say nothing about the quality, but I guess conditions are mitigating enough ? What camera did you use by the way ? Benh 22:33, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • I've used point and shot Olympus stylus 720sw. Why? Are you going to start taking underwater images?--Mbz1 00:11, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
  • not that soon :) (but I'd give it a try if I had opportunity). I was wondering if you used some kind of box with your DSLR or not. Benh 06:45, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice reflection. Estrilda 06:07, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 19:53, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Impressive and illlustrative for several subjects. --Miaow Miaow 06:21, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Haros 18:29, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 15 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:29, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Apis mellifera carnica female.jpg, not featured[edit]

Apis mellifera carnica

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Carniolan honey bee sitting on the wall of beehive.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Created, uploaded and nominated by Ales Tosovsky 21:23, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ales Tosovsky 21:23, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- Harsh lighting, poor background -- Alvesgaspar 22:33, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Artistically, I like the image. It might not be perfect, but it has a great emotional effect. However there are so many bug images already featured that this doesn't stand out as being exceptionally valuable. COM:QI? – flamurai 00:01, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I think the artistry is solid... It wouldn't be my first choice to illustrate an article on the subject, but it has high "wow factor" in my mind. – flamurai 04:22, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, looses all wow because of the unnatural background. Lycaon 05:25, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, I don't like the background either. --MichaelMaggs 06:21, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment funny, 1 year ago, we had the same species in a similar space before --Richard Bartz 11:31, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ...and this candidate is better than the featured picture. Of course, Richard has the better equipment, so his picture is technically better as far as it is sharp. But this candidate, otherwise than the featured one, shows the bee from a good angle in a natural position with good sharpness almost overall. Light is not perfect, but not so bad. The bee sits on a wooden bee hive. I like the wood, the color fits well to the bee. I like the blurred background. Only the dark part of the background is not so good, though its a natural environment as you often see such dark parts at the entrance of a bee hive. --wau > 14:27, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose last year, maybe --Richard Bartz 15:08, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Is background a beehive frame? If so, this is a good background for a domesticated species. --B.navez 18:36, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above diego_pmc 21:41, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 4 support, 5 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:29, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:FraxernVlbg1.JPG, featured[edit]

Spring in Vorarlberg

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A view over blooming cherry trees towards the centre of the austrian village Fraxern in Vorarlberg. Rhinevalley and swiss mountains (Alpstein) in the background.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by -- Böhringer 20:46, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Böhringer 20:46, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, poor detail ("sharpness"), but I love the composition. --Aqwis 21:34, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 22:07, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 03:05, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 06:22, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Schönes Frühlingsbild. --Simonizer 07:39, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 18:23, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support simply beautiful. And an excellent picture of the spring-scenery, espacially as Fraxern is best known for its cherry-production. Plani 21:20, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MartinD 08:39, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very nice, but not FP material. Crapload 19:10, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Can you explain why not? --MichaelMaggs 19:53, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Same reason as here I assume... --Aqwis 20:57, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 9 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:28, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Atlanta may 08 033.jpg, not featured[edit]

Midtown Atlanta Night Modified version

Original, not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Username - uploaded by Username - nominated by Username -- Evilarry 17:43, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Evilarry 17:43, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Bofis 18:22, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 18:23, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice. --Karelj 19:57, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Poor perspective (everything is leaning tot the centre) and insufficient sharpness. There are also several really burned out patches. Lycaon 21:40, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Lycaon. --MichaelMaggs 06:19, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Lycaon. --Crapload 03:05, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Lycaon. --Kjetil_r 15:17, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, cluttered composition. --Aqwis 10:41, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 4 support, 5 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:26, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Edit, not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Improved perspective and levels. Not sure if it's enough to qualify as a FP -- S23678 04:31, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, the buildings are leaning the opposite way now. --Aqwis 11:00, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: Look carefully by putting builgings in line with the side of your browser window. All the buildings are straight up -- S23678 19:13, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 0 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:26, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Albours 2008 may.jpg, not featured[edit]

Mount Elbrus, Russia Elbrus 2008.jpg

Original, not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by JukoFF - uploaded by JukoFF - nominated by JukoFF -- JukoFF 11:41, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- JukoFF 11:41, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Родионъ 12:49, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 12:55, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Andrea 93 13:04, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't see what you see in this image to make it so FP-worthy. The image in itself is unsharp and the composition could be better (concrete blocks in the lower right are really distracting. It falls short of what I feel is an FP standard. Freedom to share 16:09, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose My image of Mount McKinley is sharper but failed to become a FP. This image is worse, so it stands to reason that it shouldn't be promoted. -- Ram-Man 17:48, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Evilarry unique shot.
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Quality and size (600 kB) not enough for PB. --Karelj 19:56, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Freedom to share . Lycaon 21:42, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Freedom to share. --MichaelMaggs 06:20, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice image, but not FP. The foreground looks a bit cluttered to me. /Daniel78 16:15, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg OpposeCrassic 00:53, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The successive layers of green/white/green/white draws the attention away from the subject -- S23678 03:46, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 5 support, 8 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:24, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Edit, not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 19:57, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kjetil_r 15:19, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportCrassic 00:53, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This is less impressive than my failed image. I don't care for the bland composition in this image. It's rather flat looking with little color contrast. I'd like to see more foreground. Without a nice wow-creating composition, it doesn't sufficiently compensate for the natural unsharpness in this type of shot. -- Ram-Man 03:54, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - unsharp image. Appears the result of a too-wide aperture for this depth of image - Peripitus 09:58, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment At infinity focus the mountains should be sharp regardless of the DoF chosen, since there is no foreground. The biggest problem is that a smaller aperture should have been used because most lenses are less than optimally sharp close to wide open, which possibly this one is. Without knowing the exact lens used, I couldn't say for sure. It is also quite possible that the focus is off. -- Ram-Man 11:18, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
      • Oops - not thinking straight here. At those settings I think the hyperfocal distance will only be about 100ft so the DoF is probably not an issue....focus or lens issues though the sharpness is not good - Peripitus 12:41, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I know if I had to choose between the two, I'd pick Elbrus. I would suggest Ram-Man's argument is not valid. The biggest issue with this kind of shot is not lens sharpness nor focus. It is miles and miles of air between the lens and the mountain. Barabas 00:37, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pauk 03:44, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Still has some composition issues, furthermore some work with the levels could come in as useful. Freedom to share 15:09, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too much sky -- S23678 03:46, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 4 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:24, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:573px-Fred and Ginger from the Front2.jpg - not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Rtewng88 - uploaded by Rtewng88 - nominated by Mangwanani -- Mangwanani 11:18, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mangwanani 11:18, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JukoFF 11:52, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral --Andrea 93 13:04, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very bad quality. --QWerk 14:42, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I think it is a bit over-processed --AngMoKio 14:48, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Looking at the original, Image:Fred and Ginger from the Front.jpg I much prefer this version which has enhanced saturation allowing for better colour quality. Mangwanani 15:12, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- OxfordEnglishDictionary 15:16, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose There are 18 pictures in the category for this house (after I put this picture into it). One of these pictures has much more wow, and that picture is not the only one in the category that in my opinion is better than this. Haros 16:23, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Didn't notice that category. Suggest your desired image is nominated instead of this then? Mangwanani 16:27, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Although this is an important building, I'm not sure. At least not without edit, the black frame should be removed, there is also a watermark in the lover left corner. Haros 16:47, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
In which case take a look at this: Image:PG07ME957 edit.jpg Mangwanani 19:31, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support-- Well, I love this picture, but I might be biased since I was the one that did all the photoshop work on it. I agree that it looks slightly overprocessed, but that was intentional. I thought the shape of the building and the way the light was in the original lent itself well to an artsy, almost almost surreal quality, hence the altered sky color and cranked up saturation. It's all a matter of taste, though. L'Aquatique 22:14, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Way overprocessed. --Dori - Talk 02:21, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Overprocessed. --MichaelMaggs 06:21, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Copyright issue at original image. Noising. Overprocessed. --Kolossos 11:04, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose – Nice building but not FP quality. – Ilse@ 09:10, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Overprocessed --βαςεLXIV 03:30, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per base64 and Qwerk. – Crassic 01:09, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Deleted - not featured. --MichaelMaggs 17:24, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Haflinger Fohlen 01.jpg, featured[edit]

Haflinger Foals

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The Haflinger is a breed of horse developed in Austria and northern Italy during the late 1800s
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by, uploaded by, nominated by Böhringer 06:21, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Böhringer 06:21, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
    Positief.PNG done --Böhringer 10:35, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 12:55, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Technically cool, but not enough wow. Crapload 03:25, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Bryan (talk to me) 12:18, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Common subject, but I think it's pretty good. -- Ram-Man 03:41, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As Ram-Man. --Raminus (talk) 15:20, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This picture would be a sheer delight for young girls .. so do I --Richard Bartz 20:52, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 6 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:22, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus Vertical Caterpillar 2000px.jpg, featured[edit]

Monarch caterpillar

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Created, uploaded, and nominated by Ram-Man. 01:39, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Monarch butterfly caterpillar on a Swamp Milkweed seed pod.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Similar to this existing FP, except with a different pose and on a different plant part. Perhaps it is different enough? -- Ram-Man 01:39, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
And you still think that there should be only one single FP of a specific species? Don't get me wrong, I don't want you to remove this nomination or to nominate the other "version" for delisting. I hope you changed your mind about having only one FP per species. :-) --AngMoKio 15:01, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
You misunderstand my statement. I do not think there should only be one FP per species and never had. I do not think their should be FPs of the same subject. This image has both a different pose and it shows a different part of the plant. In fact, this is a good plant example in addition to a caterpillar picture. The line between similar and non-similar is not always clear, but this isn't the same exact caterpillar either. -- Ram-Man 15:22, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 01:54, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
..and what is your statement about the already existing FP of that species? I hope soon I can convince you that allowing only one FP per species is not a good idea. :-) --AngMoKio 15:01, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 05:39, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose distracting background -- RBID 05:50, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - In addition to subjects separated from their background, commons needs great shots like this of things clearly in their environment - Peripitus 11:56, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Yes, this is entirely of the host plant and not other distracting plants. -- Ram-Man 13:42, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 17:11, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent! And the background doesn't bother me at all... -- MJJR 18:20, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 19:51, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar 22:51, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
result: 8 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:21, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Arothron hispidus is kissing my camera at Big Island of Hawaii.jpg, featured[edit]

Puffer Fish

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info This is an underwater image
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 01:25, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 01:25, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is probably a POTY finalist (you heard it here first!), assuming it makes it with its technical flaws. -- Ram-Man 01:34, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Have you read the story about the image, I posted some time ago at village pump?--Mbz1 01:39, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
      • Provide a link? -- Ram-Man 01:40, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
        • It is a long story, but to make it short - the image is used in few locations in London including London Bridge at the posters, which advertise Kleenex. They took it without my knoledge and of course there's no my name anywhere at these posters. So they ended up paying me $1300, but not for the image (my images are free) - for copyright violation.--Mbz1 02:00, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
          • Once in a while an image with universal appeal makes it to the FP process and is rejected anyway. This is likely one of those images. I will almost always make a technical exception for an image that has such high wow factor, because "wow" is what separates this from QI or VI. -- Ram-Man 11:18, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Yes it is great, when once-in-a-while somebody could get away from rulles (fly free), but it is rare here.--Mbz1 12:30, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose bad cropping -- RBID 05:51, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Poor quality (sharpness, crop) picture of a common fish. Lycaon 06:01, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • May I please ask, if by any chance you've noticed that it is ONE-OF-A-KIND picture of common fish or maybe you saw few other like that?--Mbz1 12:23, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Every picture is one-of-a-kind, you're arguments don't cut wood. Underwater pictures, meteo stuff, etc are no different from insects, historical buildings or boats. A bad quality image of a rare phenomenon/organism/situation is still a bad quality image, and why should commons ridicule itself by putting bad quality on its front page? Lycaon 05:23, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Because when most people look at an image on the front page like this, they are not likely thinking "wow the technical quality is low", they are thinking "wow, this is such a cute picture, I wish I could get shots like that". If you want technically high images, we have a whole collection of QIs which we could display on the front page if quality was our main goal. -- Ram-Man 22:56, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • MichaelMaggs, may I please ask you what do you think about user name "Here-to-Oppose"? I like it :=)--Mbz1 13:09, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
This is the sort of technical quality that we should be looking for. --MichaelMaggs 06:28, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This photograph is so remenescent of an ultrasound of one my friend and her baby, an image that was the only one of those I ever saw that actually had the appearance of perhaps being something. I am sorry that the fin is not in the frame. Do these fishes and crustaceans and things tell you their names before they kiss your camera? -- carol (tomes) 12:57, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your comment, Carol. No he did not tell me his name, but he told me: "Enjoy me yourself. Do not be silly, do not nominate the image at FP". I should have listen. :=)--Mbz1 13:07, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Quality mitigated by overall effect of photo. Freedom to share 16:12, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 17:12, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I really like the image... it has a great emotional effect. But I don't know that it's exceptionally valuable... COM:QI? – flamurai 00:01, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • The reason of the nomination is to introduce a new underwater organism to FP collection of the same bees and the same birds. IMO there's no nearly enough underwater images in FP. Thank you.--Mbz1 00:45, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Rethinking it... wow factor is very high... deserves to be a FI. – flamurai 04:19, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Cute but unsharp -- Alvesgaspar 07:34, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose very unsharp --βαςεLXIV 14:08, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Of course it's unsharp, it's taken underwater. --Calibas 02:35, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support WOW! ...and technically passable. Crapload 03:30, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Bad crop. But the fish is cute. --Lerdsuwa 16:59, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Aaachooo! Great expression on the fish's face. Muhammad 17:09, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose – Great composition, but unsharp. – Ilse@ 21:28, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cool! Is it better with a more symmetric crop? Moravice 13:50, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kjetil_r 15:21, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 22:07, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — H92 (t · c · no) 23:32, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ample WOW to overcome the lack of sharpness and cut-off fins - Peripitus 05:34, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Cute, but not well framed, and a bit unsharp. Estrilda 06:08, 3 June 2008 (UTC) Vote cancelled after first closure as a follow-up on this checkuser request and following discussion and overall consensus at the administrators' noticeboard. --Slaunger (talk) 20:56, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It is a very bad idea to loose an FP for a few of pixels. --Manco Capac 19:43, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Richard Bartz 20:54, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I strongly agree with Lycaon when he states that an FP is showcased on the frontpage and has to fulfill some minimal quality criterias (but I don't say an FP is a QI+). Even not taking that quality aspect into account, I don't find the kiss is obvious, and the cute factor just isn't there when you look at the picture without the souvenir associated to it. Benh 21:27, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Don't you really? I mean don't you really find the kiss is obvious?--Mbz1 21:10, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
  • I personnaly don't, but it's probably me. It "just" looks like a close up wiew to me. Benh 21:54, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
  • It was a rhetoric question, but back to more serious note IMO commons ridicule itself by posting images of absolutely the same birds and bugs on its front page, not by posting "low quality" images of something rare (I do not mean my puffer fish) and something different.IMO it is much better to have at least one noisy image of a meteor than four great images of the same honey bee. It is encyclopedia! It is not sharp, high quality images photo exhibit.--Mbz1 22:15, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
  • I agree, and this is why I vote for many of your nominations. If it were for the quality alone, I'm sorry to say that you wouldn't have got many supports from me (but fortunately, we are not on QIC here). There's a bottomline quality we shouldn't go under. Benh 22:48, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Now I am lost. Do you agree with me or with Lycaon or maybe you agre with me, but strongly agree with Lycaon? I believe Lycaon and me stated just the opposite opinions. You supported many of my nominations!? May I please ask you how many to be exect? I know about one of a turtle, which is passing just fine without your support and that one Crepuscular rays in ggp 2.jpg, which probabably because of its "low quality" is FP in few places. Thanks.--Mbz1 23:24, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
  • OK many not so many (but I was away for some times last months), but several of them I'm pretty much sure. I remember a picture whom subject was crepuscular rays. I agree with Lycaon for quality issues, but with you for diversity. Your pictures always depict original subject to me which I find great, and I wish I has same ideas/imagination/opportunities as you do. Benh 06:28, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Benh, may I please ask you to drop me a personal message, when you are away next time?I'll try to nominate as many of my images as possible in that time ;=) --Mbz1 13:19, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
  • that wouldn't change things a lot, your pictures have got many supporters in general. Benh 17:03, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Dear Benh, I just was kidding (I always do). Please do oppose my images. I know that now you probably want to oppose my anemone jellyfish image very much. Please feel absolutely free to do it, no kidding I mean it. Thank you.--Mbz1 19:07, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
  • I was too ;) I saw your jellyfish nomination. I don't know what to do... :) and it's still the same dilema to me : good, beautiful subject, questionnable quality. Maybe after a night of yummy sleep. Benh 22:00, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 16 support, 9 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:20, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

One oppose vote has been cancelled as a follow-up on this checkuser request and following discussion and overall consensus at the administrators' noticeboard. --Slaunger (talk) 20:56, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Revised result: 16 support, 8 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. --Slaunger (talk) 20:56, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Image:Lotus Nelumbo nucifera Seed Head 2500px.jpg, not featured[edit]

Lotus Seed Head

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Created, uploaded, and nominated by Ram-Man. 00:43, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Lotus (Nelumbo 'Mrs. Perry D. Slocum') seed head
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ram-Man 00:43, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice.--Mbz1 00:48, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose boring --RBID 05:52, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Benh 06:50, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral - Nicely taken and detailed but the seed heads face-on view robs it of an impression of shape. I'd prefer more of the angle from my version (just ignore the DOF/CA issues on mine!) though perhaps not as side on as this other one- Peripitus 12:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it. --Calibas 22:47, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Not boring at all. Poromiami 03:47, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It deserves to be a QI. But the composition is too straight forward for FP imho. --AngMoKio 15:06, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Pretty unusual. Background could be better, but is ok. Crapload 03:32, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per AngMoKio. Lycaon 05:38, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As AngMoKio. --Karelj 22:05, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 6 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:17, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As AngMoKio and bad naming • Rohan T 17:38, 8 June 2008

Image:Schnepfenfliege Rhagio scolopaceus2.jpg, featured[edit]

Short description

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded & nominated by -- Richard Bartz 22:19, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A very detailed & razorsharp highres Image of a Snipfly with a maximum of Dof.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support My technical masterpiece -- Richard Bartz 22:19, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Bad cropping, purple colors, covered legs, impossible date; and self-praise stinks. -- RBID 22:27, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
you are a provokateur whose aim is only to oppose my pictures ! seen on your contribs. --Richard Bartz 22:47, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
What a whiner! This one clearly has nothing to do with you. -- 67.180.38.172 04:01, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
What a troll ! Richard Bartz 04:26, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Obviously an alter ego of one of us! Shouldn't be very difficul to to find out (just for the surpise of knowing). Want a hint? -- Alvesgaspar 07:58, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Has it something to do with prime numbers ? :-)) --Richard Bartz 08:49, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
None that I know -- Alvesgaspar 17:14, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Still can't believe that this is an actual photograph.I am amazed. --norro 22:47, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thats uber cool (Apologies to the cringing Germans). --ShakataGaNai Talk 23:12, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --startaq 00:25, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful eyes. -- Ram-Man 00:45, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the dew at the fly's back. It is amazing!--Mbz1 00:47, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Such quality! --Kimse 04:04, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great one. -- Laitche 05:31, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer 05:40, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 06:08, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Definitely no whiner but a great macro photographer --Simonizer 07:35, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --AngMoKio 14:32, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Perfect lighting and good focus bracketing job. The structure of the leaf is beautiful. But I'll oppose it next time because I don't like the crop -- Alvesgaspar 22:54, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Poromiami 03:54, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Vassil 15:54, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Despite that I'm fed up with FP-inclinations for insects, this image is really nice. Ziga 13:02, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, wow, I haven't supported this yet? --Aqwis 15:37, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting. Estrilda 06:09, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Benh 11:45, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Just plain amazing. Great capture. Freedom to share 18:48, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support great! --Mbdortmund 16:53, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 21 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:16, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Descent_of_Phoenix_with_a_crater_in_the_background_taken_by_Mars_Reconnaissance_Orbiter.jpg, featured[edit]

Descent of Phoenix with a crater in the background

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NASA - uploaded by BloodIce - nominated by startaq --startaq 17:41, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Descent of the Phoenix spacecraft with a crater in the background.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is maybe a bit small, but has an incredible high wow-factor for me. --startaq 17:41, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 'Guys, my camera was still on ISO3200 from yesterday, we're gonna need to reshoot, can we send another rocket?'. LOL. FP for sure. Mfield 18:03, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ShakataGaNai Talk 18:21, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Haros 23:23, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose NASA evaluations are necessarily subjective, so from my perspective this doesn't have much wow to compensate for its low resolution. -- Ram-Man 00:46, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 00:49, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As Ram-Man. --Karelj 19:48, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support /Daniel78 11:38, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unless NASA has severely abused their funding and doesn't actually have it any longer, there should be a higher resolution image available of this technological 'feat'. -- carol (tomes) 14:15, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As Ram-Man. — Lycaon 05:41, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Valuable as it demonstrates both the quality of NASA equipment and shows the moment of Phoenix landing. Excellent work, Freedom to share 19:52, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Fully agree with other supporters. Anrie 19:15, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 8 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:15, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Incredible image, difficult shot. Compensate the lack of resolution -- S23678 03:38, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Sunset mirage 1232n.jpg, not featured[edit]

Mock mirage sunset Mock mirage sunset

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info In order to see a green flash a mirage must be present, but most mirages never show up a green flash of the setting sun. Yet a mirage by itself is a fascinating thing to observe. Just imagine the shapes of the miraged object are changing constantly right in front of your eyes. No two shapes are the same even during the same sunset.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 16:48, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 16:48, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment One more try, the last one with sunset mirage. Note to the reviewers: With a mirage as one cannot except to see the round sun the same one cannot expect to see the sharp sun. It is a mirage and the sun's limbs are not well defind in a real life, not only at the image. Thank you.--Mbz1 16:48, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I know it's a bit blurry, but I think this is a pleasant artistic look in addition to its value. -- Ram-Man 00:47, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A little bit more wow and I would support it. Crapload 05:48, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as of user:Crapload. -- RBID 05:53, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Even if one does not expect the mirage to be sharp, one does expect the canoe to be. --MichaelMaggs 06:11, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Well, I guess there is no use to talk mirage, to ones, who have never seen one and probably never will.--Mbz1 12:25, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I think he has a valid point though. I'm not sure I've ever seen a sunset/mirage photo of yours that is particularly sharp, and I don't just mean the sun itself, but anything in the frame. Its as if the camera just hasn't got a good focus lock on anything, or the shutter speed is too slow and it is blurred (although I doubt this is the case given it is a photo of the sun, albeit low in the sky. Its hard to tell exactly what causes the softness, but it is a bit of a problem for aesthetics. Diliff 13:33, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Well, the question is how many sunset mirage images you have seen all together. Remember, when you opposed my very firs nomination at Wikipedia, I asked you to find a better one anywhere at the NET. You refuesed, but Pengo did. He found a "better" one (btw also taken by me). It was not any better, it was worse because the mirage was not nearly so complex. When one talks about the quality of sunset mirage image, the most important things is not overexposed the Sun. If by doing that one still could show the surroundings, the image becomes rare and great. May I please ask you what do you think about that APOD image taken by a famous Pekka Parviainen? It is one of the best (probably the best) image of complex mirage and beautiful green flash. Thanks.--Mbz1 14:07, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Would you mind adhering to a standard for indents? You always make it difficult to follow the flow when you choose an arbitrary indent to reply... Anyway, I don't know how many I've seen of yours, probably about 5 or 6 at a guess? From memory, I didn't refuse to, I just said that it wasn't the point, because it doesn't matter if there is a better one or not, the nominated one still has to adhere to minimum standards of image quality. I don't really understand why a photo of a mirage has to mean poor sharpness in the foreground... It isn't as though the foreground is far enough away to be affected by the amospheric conditions that create the mirage in the first place... As for that image, the phenomenon is interesting but the image itself isn't particularly good quality. In an ideal world, if you wanted to show the mirage better, you would have a lens/telescope long enough to capture it full-frame or near enough. Diliff 21:36, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Diliff, I wound not mind to do anything for you (you know that), but I would mind taking the images of the sun with the scope and no filter. I would go blind, if I do. I'm sure you do not want me to go blind, do you? On the othe hand, if I'm to use a filter I would not be able to capture a green flash, if one appears. The thing is I'm mostly taking images of sunset mirages in order to capture a green flash. It is so rare and so beautiful that I would not like to miss any I could see. Besides I believe it is matter of taste about full-frame image. I really like, when I am able to capture the miraged sun in perspective, which also is rare. Diliff, I am absolutely sure that you and many other here would have done a better job (much better job) with the foreground of the mirage images. (I mean it. I do not consider myself to be a good photographer at all. I have 16 FP at Commons, but I'm not going to add myself to Commons:Meet our photographers. I really do not feel I belong there.) Yet the mirages are so interesting and so mysterious that IMO nothing really bad would happened, if until somebody else captures a better image of a mirage, FP collection would have one of mine. I'll be the first one to delist my image, when a better one become availabale, but IMO, when we're talking about mirages, a better image means not a sharp foreground and not a full frame, but rather more complex and more interesting mirage because the subject of the image is mirage. In an ideal world I wish FP reviewers would forget about litlle quality problems and simply wonder at an amazing and rare phenomena, but I guess it is too much to wish for. Thank you for taking your time to talk about the image.--Mbz1 01:39, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
    • I would think that with a slow shutter speed the waves of the ocean would necessarily cause blur unless one cranks up the ISO thus adding too much noise. -- Ram-Man 13:46, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As Ram-Ram. Vassil 22:32, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose All blurry. Lycaon 05:27, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Guidelines for nominators state: "Focus - every important object in the picture should normally be sharp". The only important object in my picture is the sun and the sun is as sharp as posible with the mirage.Everything else in my picture is not important, it is just to create the atmosphere, but I do not think anybody cares.--Mbz1 13:03, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --B.navez 18:38, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Blurry --βαςεLXIV 03:36, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 10:44, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 5 support, 5 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:14, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Alternative 1, not featured[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mbz1 12:53, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Aqwis 10:44, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 2 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:14, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Triopha catalinae n.jpg, not featured[edit]

Clown nudibranch

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info It is an underwater image
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Mbz1 -- Mbz1 13:30, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mbz1 13:30, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj 17:32, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose nothing really sharp. Lycaon 19:16, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • except your comment ;=)--Mbz1 23:05, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sharpness of course. -- Ram-Man 00:48, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as of user:Ramman -- RBID 05:54, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose sharpness. --MichaelMaggs 06:12, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
    Thank you all for the votes. I wish the reviewers would judge underwater images at a slightly differen level than not underwater images, but I guess it is not going to happens.--Mbz1 01:49, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as MichaelMaggs • Rohan T 17:39, 8 June 2008
result: 2 support, 5 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:12, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Buchenwald survivor drinking from a bowl.jpg[edit]

Liberated Buchenwald survivor Edit 1 Edit 2

Original, not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Taken as part of U.S. Army duties, uploaded by WilliamH - nominated by WilliamH -- WilliamH 13:22, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- WilliamH 13:22, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support--Mbz1 13:26, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question A very valuable image, but maybe it can be improved a bit: The border should be removed, the leftovers of the Army caption removed, and possibly the contrast enhanced. --startaq 17:47, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Good points. I'll see what I can do. WilliamH 18:04, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
I would let the US-Army Logo in the image. It's part of the story of the image. --Kolossos 11:43, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Technical reasons: Bad colors. Bad composition (crop one of the two people). Non-technical reason: I want that feature imaged are nice. So it should be possible to start Commons at breakfast, and can eat farther. --Kolossos 11:43, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
I'm not sure I understand - do you mean that all featured pictures shouldn't put you off your food? The thing is...not all beautiful images are valuable, and not all valuable images are beautiful. As far as I understand, this is a valuable image regarding a historical event, and I'm not exactly sure how many nice images were to be had at Buchenwald. WilliamH 20:10, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very powerful image. Crapload 03:34, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PMG 10:51, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose bad scan: lack of contrast, noise, watermark --Ikiwaner 09:36, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
and I forgot: I don't like the person on the left. The image cuts his face in the middle of the nose. --Ikiwaner 09:37, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose poor quality. Lycaon 05:42, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support horrible but needed image.sensl--Sensl 02:02, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 5 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral => /not featured. Richard Bartz 10:08, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Edit 1, not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info per feedback, the border has been removed and the contrast enhanced. The army caption is rather superfluous since we know it was taken by the U.S. Army anyway, and it only blemishes the image. The image has also been downsized, fixing the grain. WilliamH 12:22, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Downsizing is not the proper way of removing grain. A noise filter should be used instead. (For a more verbose explanation, see my page on Downsampling.) --Stefan Vladuck 00:21, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose poor quality. Lycaon 05:42, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 0 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:09, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Edit 2, not featured[edit]

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I gave it anotner try improving the colours. Noise is reduced too. The image still is Adobe RGB so when reviewing make shure that you have Firefox 3 with colour correction enabled or Photoshop. --Ikiwaner 09:36, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Does AdobeRGB make sense at all for this image? It doesn't seem to contain any colours from the extended gamut. At any rate, AdobeRGB images are unsuitable for Wikipedia & Co., because Mediawiki doesn't handle colour profiles. I think there should at least be an sRGB copy. --Stefan Vladuck 10:09, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
I do not agree. Maybe by end of the year MediaWiki can handle colour profiles. And your arguments ar obsolete. Unless there is some convincing reason I leave things unchanged when retouching. --Ikiwaner 19:51, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
But what's the use of AdobeRGB for this image? All the colours of this image can be represented in sRGB. And sRGB displays correctly on current software. (Besides, considering the development rate of web browsers, it's going to take more like half a decade before at least the majority of browsers understands colour profiles.) --Stefan Vladuck 20:40, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose poor quality. Lycaon 05:42, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Profound effect, and the best of the three. -- Ianare 01:36, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Crapload 19:07, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Striking. Freedom to share 19:52, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose see above. Konzentrationslager Buchenwald has much better images like the first one there. --Kolossos 20:01, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support horrible but needed image.sensl--Sensl 02:00, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 4 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral => not featured. Richard Bartz 10:09, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Findling und Geröll.jpg[edit]

Granitfindling und eiszeitliches Geröll

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Ch.Pagenkopf - uploaded by Ch.Pagenkopf - nominated by Ch.Pagenkopf -- Chpagenkopf 18:51, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Chpagenkopf 18:51, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Look closely at the edges of all the small pebbles. There are very obvious artefacts. --MichaelMaggs 19:01, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Agree with MichaelMaggs. It looks bad in full resolution. --Kimse 00:44, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The artifiacts are visible at normal viewing distance, not just full resolution. -- Ram-Man 02:59, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:Iguana iguana male head.jpg, featured[edit]

adult iguana head

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, and nominated by Ianaré Sévi --Ianare 06:16, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ianare 06:16, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jon Harald Søby 11:50, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it. --JDrewes 14:08, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Pentocelo 19:35, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't like the light, at the same time dark and harsh. Estrilda 06:04, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs 19:48, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — H92 (t · c · no) 20:10, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support really good --Mbdortmund 16:50, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
result: 7 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral => featured. Richard Bartz 10:14, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Valued image seal.svg- not featured[edit]

The Valued Image seal.

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by LadyofHats - uploaded by LadyofHats for a different image review system orchestrated by Slaunger -- nominated by CarolSpears -- carol (tomes) 02:42, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- It is an interesting and in itself valuable review system where a good review requires looking at the other images that are available here, researching what the information being conveyed is and not necessarily about personal expectations of images. -- carol (tomes) 02:42, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jon Harald Søby 11:50, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice logo I was wondering when this was going for FPC, and Lady is very good with making these with her SVG skills. --Kanonkas(talk) 15:21, 1 June 2008 (UTC)