Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/May 2012

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File:Taj Mahal, Agra, UP, India.jpg[edit]

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Taj Mahal
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Yann (talk) 18:17, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Already acquired FP of Taj Mahal
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A picture of the Taj Mahal with not too many tourists. Compared to the other FP, I see 2 good points: 1, no clouds; 2, the pond is not cut. Yann (talk) 18:17, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 18:24, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good anyway, I've just modified the levels a bit (hope that's alright). - A.Savin 19:49, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
    • It is good for the highlights, but I would not do as much sharpening. Let's wait for other opinions. Yann (talk) 05:12, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Made a quick comparison with other images available; think this is the best. Jkadavoor (talk) 08:28, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose this isn't an outstanding photo of the Taj Mahal. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 12:33, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I have to agree with Carschten. Thumb looked 100% featurable. At full size I was disappointed. Sky is noisy, CAs on trees, artifacts, not very sharp on some points. --Paolo Costa (talk) 14:00, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
    • Finally, I decided to revert the correction by A.Savin. Yann (talk) 15:55, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
      • I actually like more the other sky, with white clouds. Also, this new one has magenta tint. The pond is better uncut, yes (even if the edge is still cut), but I would have bent a little lower to make it shorter - there's too much pond now imo. Can the pic be retaken from a lower angle? --Paolo Costa (talk) 17:01, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
        • If taken from a lower angle, the trees will look too big, and hide the monument. There are many many tourists, and it is difficult to take a picture without them in the middle. Yann (talk) 15:09, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment At least composition is much better than the current FP   • Richard[®] • 16:57, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Good composition, bad definition...--Telemaque MySon (talk) 17:04, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
    • What do you mean by "bad definition"? Yann (talk) 15:09, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Yann (talk) 17:21, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Falco cherrug cherrug (Gray, 1834).jpg, featured[edit]

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Falco cherrug cherrug


Confirmed results:
Result: 14 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /Tomer T (talk) 05:34, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
This image will be added to the FP category: Animals/Birds

File:Tabanid July 2010-2.jpg, not featured[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Tabanid fly in a mountaneous area of Portugal. The females are voraceous blood-suckers, attacking large mammals, including men. Notice the blade-like mouth parts, used to cut the skin and draw blood. Second nomination (see picture file to check the first one). Everything by Alvesgaspar (talk) 14:57, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 14:57, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice colors. DOF - entire back end of the animal is out of focus. Remaining sharpness is only average. Sorry.   • Richard[®] • 15:14, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 14:21, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question If you explain under which conditions and circumstances the image was taken, focus and image size could have a secundary role in evaluating the picture as FP --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 06:44, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--H. Krisp (talk) 19:43, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support FP worthy. Tomer T (talk) 12:05, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jkadavoor (talk) 07:48, 27 April 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 5 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 19:18, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

File:2012-03-16 22-02-35-startrails-4f-9min-1d.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Startrails seen from La Longine, France
Absolutely useless? Why, I mean, there's data in it like the date, time, number of shots etc (It is confusing though, could definitely be improved). --Paolo Costa (talk) 16:28, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Where the Featured content ?--Telemaque MySon (talk) 16:50, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose For a star-trail picture to be FP, it needs a stronger composition. Either man-made or natural scenery + the star trails. Or a really amazing sky. This is city light pollution + short star trails. But unless we're looking at a fantastic star-trail sky it itself (which this is not - just Google), then this is just a pretty effect and hard to justify the educational value of it. Like sunsets. I also agree about the filename. The data belongs in the image description, not the filename. Colin (talk) 07:41, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination --ComputerHotline (talk) 07:53, 25 April 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 2 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 20:03, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Anthidium February 2008-1.jpg, featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A potter bee (Anthidium florentimum), feeding on a Lantana camara flower. I hope that the "bug bar" has not raised too much since my last macro nominations! All by Alvesgaspar (talk) 14:28, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 14:28, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 14:34, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • {support} Yes, the wing tip is maybe a little bit unsharp... But... --Jebulon (talk) 16:59, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
    • {neutral} for now, waiting for nominator's explanations after A.Savin comments below.--Jebulon (talk) 13:49, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Beautiful. Saffron Blaze (talk) 17:22, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support this is ok for me.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:49, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 19:00, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful, and very difficult shot. --Paolo Costa (talk) 20:40, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support – A new favorite for me. Illustrative, skillful, and very, very lovely. SteveStrummer (talk) 06:20, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Schnobby (talk) 07:56, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 16:44, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Beautiful; but prefer the other version which is already a featured picture here. Do we feature different views of same subject? A newbie question. Jkadavoor (talk) 07:15, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
Nowadays it seems to get a FP star with ease so why not servin old cold coffee? :-p Sincerly Bug Bar(tz)   • Richard[®] • 08:38, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
Lol ! Please don't provide "sacred cows answers" to "newbie questions" ;))--Jebulon (talk) 13:49, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support; assuming different views are acceptable here. -- Jkadavoor (talk) 08:52, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose There is File:Anthidium September 2007-3.jpg which is QI and VI already, and has even a higher resolution. It is the same shot, just with some different edit process. Actually a scaled-down dupe (=> normally sth. for speedy deletion)... So, I wonder why that scaled-down 2008-1 version should get featured?? Also, the other version was FPC already; better nominate it a second time. - A.Savin 10:41, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
    • It seems we need some explanations in this case, indeed...--Jebulon (talk) 13:49, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
      • Nothing was scaled down, only cropped. And no other version of this image was featured; the wider version was nominated a long time ago and failed -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 14:44, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
OK sorry, seems like the "2008" version is a some tighter crop of the "2007" one. However, I still find the tighter crop redundant, and believe that the QI/VI version much better qualifies for FP. (There was an unsuccessful candidature, but that's long ago and had few participation.) - A.Savin 15:41, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 14:22, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Back to support, after nominator's convincing explanation. Really good picture. --Jebulon (talk) 16:36, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Miguel Bugallo 22:13, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--H. Krisp (talk) 19:44, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 18:02, 26 April 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 15 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 19:05, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
This image will be added to the FP category: Animals/Arthropods

File:Beach near Årgab during sunset.jpg, not featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Michael Gäbler - uploaded by Michael Gäbler - nominated by Michael Gäbler -- Michael Gäbler (talk) 23:22, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Michael Gäbler (talk) 23:22, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose I'm not sure, but too much photoshop for me; this work can be an artistic work, but I don't like it: Unnatural and too yellow --Miguel Bugallo 23:34, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 05:59, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose See the Value section under Guidelines for nominators. It's a nice photo, but there is nothing that makes it stand out from the rest to deserve FP status. --NJR_ZA (talk) 06:26, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No featured content. You can nominate it for quality image though. --Telemaque MySon (talk) 10:55, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --SteGrifo27 (tell me) 08:43, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose While it is a great image, I think the sun is hurting my eyes :-P Dipankan001 (talk) 15:49, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
    • Oh, see the two birds around the sun, they will heal your eyes. --Michael Gäbler (talk) 19:21, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support I know, another sunset picture, blown parts and stuff... But to me this is a gorgeous scene, rich in contrast, natural curves, reflections and beautiful colors. This is a beautiful shot. No HDR possible due to the moving sea. Yes, maybe f value could have been lower, or you could have waited for the sun to be a little less bright, but then the picture would have been very dark. --Paolo Costa (talk) 16:50, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj (talk) 20:48, 24 April 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 5 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 19:03, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Cathedral of Brescia.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Old and new cathedral of Brescia - Italy
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Moroder - uploaded by Moroder - nominated by Moroder -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 22:58, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 22:58, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral-- The composition in global aspect is ok. But 100% is blurry to me (reducing the definition could also help), and I perceive some distorsion in several aeras though it does not affect the principal subjects.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 09:14, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
    • Why would downsampling make it any better ? You'd just lose information. --Claritas (talk) 16:42, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
      • This image resolution is definitly too high; you do not necersaly loose information depending on what is your purpose. If you want to see blurry people at 100% with some distortion, I do not see the point. The picture aims at architectural features; resolution is good if definition follow. Actually resolution is not definition in this picture.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 17:13, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
        • Dear Telemaque! Thanks for reviewing my picture. Sincerely I don't catch your point. Wikimedia needs to have pictures in the highest resolution possible, since it is considered to be a repository for pictures for any use. Wikimedia itself allows you to download pictures at different resolutions according to your needs up to a size of 100MB. The issue of the picture is not so much people but the architectural details and i don't think it is correct to say that you do not have sufficient definition of those structures (i.e. capitals, columns etc. Btw, resolution describes the ability of an imaging system to resolve detail. Anyhow it's good to have a constructive discussion --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 21:22, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg OpposeI miss a part of the whole building (old cathedral) complex at right. I think the crop is a bit tight here. Maybe a little rotation when taking the picture should have been better, as we have space enough at left, sorry.--Jebulon (talk) 08:49, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Unfortunately on the right side stood a huge parked SUV ;-) --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 09:13, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - good enough for me, although Jebulon's criticism is fair. --Claritas (talk) 16:42, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- per above. Jkadavoor (talk) 07:41, 27 April 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 3 support, 1 oppose, 1 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 19:10, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Durdle Door Overview.jpg, featured[edit]

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Durdle Door, Dorset, England


Confirmed results:
Result: 27 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 19:15, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
This image will be added to the FP category: Places/Natural

File:First warm Sunday of the year - At the river Main in Frankfurt - Germany - March 25th 2012 - 01.jpg, not featured[edit]

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First warm (Sun)day of the year in Frankfurt, Germany. Please have a at look at the all people!
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 19:21, 22 April 2012 (UTC). Please have a at look at the all people!
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral as Nominator -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 19:21, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The problem with the picture is summed up by you feeling the need to point out what it's about. Generally it does not have enough interesting bits (the people enjoying the first warm day of spring are very small) and too many uninteresting bits (buildings and blue sky). Kleuske (talk) 22:19, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • what is special about the people? they are enjoying and relaxing because of the nice weather --Wladyslaw (talk) 18:29, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
    • ..but the photo is not taken in summer, the trees still have no leaves, photo was taken in March. The maximum temperature in Frankfurt in March is typically 10°C, so it was a really unusual warm Sunday. -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 20:44, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good!! --Martino Ghisleni (talk) 19:52, 26 April 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 1 support, 1 oppose, 1 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 19:11, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Marpesia zerynthia - Los Andes.jpg, featured[edit]

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Marpesia zerinthia butterfly in the wild
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Paolo Costa (talk) 20:38, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Paolo Costa (talk) 20:38, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose QI but FP?. Mediocre composition, distracting background, sharpening artefacts.   • Richard[®] • 20:44, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
    Hi Richard, can you tell me where do you see the most disturbing artifacts (inner part of farthest wing)? I'm retouching the image to remove distracting parts of background and also fix the artifacts issue. --Paolo Costa (talk) 20:58, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support original and alt; I've no problem with natural things like leaf burns, bird droppings, etc. but like the removal of the grass blade on right. Jkadavoor (talk) 07:24, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Alt[edit]

Alternative version

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Well, I re-processed the whole image, hope artifacts are not a problem anymore. Also removed several disturbing elements and re-cropped it. --Paolo Costa (talk) 02:34, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 07:30, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 08:30, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Paolo Costa (talk) 12:37, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jovian Eye storm 14:01, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Significantlty improved. -- Saffron Blaze (talk) 17:44, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 14:21, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • BA candidate.svg Weak oppose - I am sorry for the mess with the other file under, but I definitely think that the extreme left upward leaf is an abuse in the composition.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 16:53, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Miguel Bugallo 22:17, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tamba52 (talk) 09:54, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Strong Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I also think the leaf is a problem here while otherwise it's quite a pleasant picture. If the leaf was cropped the picture starts to feel too tight. --Ximonic (talk) 19:08, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--H. Krisp (talk) 19:44, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Gidip (talk) 19:52, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Avenue (talk) 12:00, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral The out of focus leaf may make the image more appealing to some. I have seen depth of field used for similar effects, and hope to try 'focus stacking' to solve issues with it. I haven't voted much on these, but I may in the future. Thus I will stay neutral.--Canoe1967 (talk) 02:04, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
    Might be useful - but keep in mind this is not a studio shot and stacking would be impossible, with the leaves moving with the slightest wind. --Paolo Costa (talk) 05:48, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Alt 2[edit]

Alternative version by TMS

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- I changed the crop. Therefore FP for me now.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 09:04, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment -- I am not certain it is appropriate for a user to edit the nominator's submission unless it is requested. Saffron Blaze (talk) 10:05, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Telemaque, thank you for your interest. Unfortunately some modifications on your edit I found inappropriate, like the apparent use of the "PS magic wand" to soften the background (which finds it difficult to separate hair), or the crop which is very tight. It is better in the future to upload a new alternative instead of editing directly on the file unless asked by author, as Saffron says. No problem though, I reverted the changes and posted your alternative as alt 2 and moved your vote here. Regards. --Paolo Costa (talk) 12:31, 22 April 2012 (UTC) *Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Understood, sorry for the file up. I agree now that the crop at the bottom is too tight.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 16:54, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Crop.   • Richard[®] • 12:55, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose too tight --Jovian Eye storm 14:01, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose too tight--Miguel Bugallo 22:17, 23 April 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 11 support, 1 oppose, 2 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 19:07, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
This image will be added to the FP category: Animals/Arthropods
The chosen alternative is: File:Marpesia zerynthia.jpg

Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Millennium Bridge London.jpg

File:Misumena vatia qtl2.jpg, featured[edit]

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Flower Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) on Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) near the old airstrip, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Quartl - nominated by Tomer T (talk) 16:35, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 16:35, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 14:21, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tamba52 (talk) 09:51, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unbalanced composition (lead view etc.), the entire left part should be cropped out; stripe behind spider is disturbing and should be edited out; the flowers on the left are in focus while the ones close to the spider aren't, which is disturbing - another reason for cropping out the left side. Gidip (talk) 16:30, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--H. Krisp (talk) 19:42, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 06:37, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Vassil (talk) 18:41, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jkadavoor (talk) 07:48, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Paolo Costa (talk) 22:16, 30 April 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 8 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 19:20, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
This image will be added to the FP category: Animals/Arthropods

File:Moth 03 (MK).jpg, not featured[edit]

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Brindled Beauty (Lycia hirtaria)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A male Brindled Beauty (Lycia hirtaria). Good example for a natural camouflage. Image is stacked out of 21 pictures for the best possible dof. c/u/n by me, mathias K 16:10, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain as author -- mathias K 16:10, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is bluffing. Could you tell more about the line separating the brightness in the upper picture ?--Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:52, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • It's the edge of a step from the stair the moth was sitting on. --mathias K 17:29, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Temporary Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Lots of stacking remains in the upper left corner - should be fixed. Regards   • Richard[®] • 20:41, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Sadly I could`nt fix it with a restack. The results were pretty decent. Now i`ve uploaded a croped version. See if you like it... Best regards mathias K 17:11, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The image in the infobox of the Brindled Beauty (File:Lycia.hirtaria.7094.jpg) is far informative to me. Jkadavoor (talk) 07:09, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Hm yes, this could be so, but in my understanding of FPC this should'nt matter. If you look at both images at 100% you should see the different quality. My pic shows much more details of the moths surface. Regards mathias K 15:07, 23 April 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 1 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 19:02, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Old man, Bihar, India, 04-2012.jpg, featured[edit]

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Old man, Bihar, India
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Yann (talk) 17:22, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Yann (talk) 17:22, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportBruce1eetalk 05:43, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 10:07, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Joydeep (talk) 18:32, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support expressive portrait --Wladyslaw (talk) 18:33, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 10:30, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Citron (talk) 10:54, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Berthold Werner (talk) 17:32, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Miguel Bugallo 19:46, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 08:05, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment There should be rules not to feature people without their right to be featured....This is a deviation I think --Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:38, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 19:13, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
This image will be added to the FP category: People

File:Reichstag Südwestturm IMG 2900 edit.jpg, not featured[edit]

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the southwestern tower of the reichstag in berlin
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The south western tower of the Reichstag. Created, edited and uploaded by PETER WEIS TALK 22:32, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Hi Peter the first thing which attracts my eyes when reviewing this very nice picture was the expansive foreground. I'am pretty shure this is a part of your pictorial solution; can you please explain? Best regards   • Richard[®] • 08:21, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • BA candidate.svg Weak oppose--QI for me. Not FP for compositions artefacts at moment.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 09:08, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg OpposePer Richard Bartz. A lot of other users should have receive an opposition vote without any question... (with all due respect to the author, nothing personal here.)--Jebulon (talk) 09:51, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg OpposeUnbalanced centered composition. Strange alignment of the flag pole with the buildings edge. --Martin Kraft (talk) 16:13, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • BA candidate.svg Weak oppose Per Martin Kraft (the pole), otherwise nice composition --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 05:51, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good! This photo is beautiful! --Martino Ghisleni (talk) 19:58, 26 April 2012 (UTC)


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File:Beagle Channel - La Isla de Los Lobos.jpg, not featured[edit]

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File:Bombyliid on Bellevalia 1.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Bombyliid fly pollinating Bellevalia flexuosa
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Bombyliid fly (tribe Bombyliini) pollinating Bellevalia flexuosa. All by Gidip. Previously nominated and withdrawn; nominated again with a brighter version. Insect cannot be IDed to genus even by experts. --Gidip (talk) 12:35, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Gidip (talk) 12:35, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 14:23, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral-- Sorry but the crop on the left part of the picture, with the high light from the flower, is a flaw to composition (and light).--Telemaque MySon (talk) 16:58, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--H. Krisp (talk) 19:39, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Still not identified. No mitigation to push for FP. พ.s. 07:35, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
    • The insect is identified to the lowest possible level, which is tribe Bombyliini. I consulted experts (diptera.info) and they couldn't go beyond this. Gidip (talk) 08:15, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support There is mitigation, as per Gidip (who is a biologist). Probably you can't go further than this in the identification. Tomer T (talk) 12:10, 26 April 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 4 support, 1 oppose, 1 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 12:47, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Jamides celeno DSF by Kadavoor.JPG, featured[edit]

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Jamides celeno Dry Season Form
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, and nominated by Jkadavoor (talk) 09:00, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jkadavoor (talk) 09:00, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unprepossessing tight crop, sorry. Don't let yourself getting discouraged by Bug Bar(tz) :-) Best regards   • Richard[®] • 09:16, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • This is the limitation of my closeup glass (using for small butterflies); nothing to do now. :( Can replace when I buy a new toy. :) Jkadavoor (talk) 09:58, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • What exactly is the limitation? Regards   • Richard[®] • 16:36, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • This is what I get when use the entire MP of my camera along with the closeup glass DCR250 while capturing very small subjects from a closer distance (just 4 inch). It is good but cause vignetting above 5MP because of the LA3 adapter that connects them. So I usually use(d) the extended zoom facility(5 MP) in the camera itself to get better focus and details than crop later. Further the 10+ MPs of these cameras are just a gimmick; they perform better in low res. Sorry for the delayed reply, I was away on yesterday. Regards, Jee Jkadavoor (talk) 05:32, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wonderful composition. Saffron Blaze (talk) 12:46, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 14:24, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is FP. I do not understand Richard Bartz point.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 17:05, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--H. Krisp (talk) 19:41, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ja, eng geschnitten aber sonst sehr gut --Böhringer (talk) 22:00, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Schnobby (talk) 07:38, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Interesting as a species illustration. Insufficient quality for FP though. Too tightly cropped as well. It is difficult to have it all: the crop and noise do not impede the use as a species illustration, but FP requires a pretty composition as well as a technically good image. พ.s. 07:47, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - the crop is not that tight, IMO. Óðinn (talk) 21:37, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 8 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 11:06, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Onion on White.JPG, not featured[edit]

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An onion
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Colin - uploaded by Colin - nominated by Colin -- Colin (talk) 22:55, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support High resolution photograph shows texture of onion skin. White background allows easy reuse. -- Colin (talk) 22:55, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 06:25, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose QI but FP? The chance has been missed to give the picture maximum value (studioshot). Attached find a food reference which maybe inspires you to offer me more than only a lonely & centered plant. Best regards.   • Richard[®] • 07:45, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
    food reference
    • Thank you for your review. I had planned to take several pictures at the weekend, including cut/sliced onions and perhaps combined group shots. I ran out of daylight/time. In defense of this picture, it is a picture of a single whole onion. A picture of a group of onions, some cut, is a different picture. Like saying "That's a nice picture of a person, but I prefer group photographs". A collection photograph would be great too, and some may prefer it. But I think the world, and Commons, still needs a great picture of a whole onion. Since an onion is a circular veg, I don't see a strong case for off-centring it on a rule-of-thirds boundary simply for artistic purposes. As the background is white, anyone using this image can, of course, place it where they like within a frame. Commons can have more than one FP of onions. I may take and nominate a group shot like you suggest, but I'd still like this one to be considered on its "singular" merits. Colin (talk) 10:03, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --AlphaEta (talk) 18:09, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -donald- (talk) 07:06, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 20:17, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose not perfect light for a photo studio shoot. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:54, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as Alchemist. Yann (talk) 05:22, 30 April 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 5 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 05:57, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

File:President Barack Obama at the Grand Canyon 08-16-09.jpg, not featured[edit]

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President Barack Obama looks at the Grand Canyon in Arizona on Aug. 16, 2009.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Pete Souza - uploaded by User:Gage - nominated by User:TrebleSeven -- TrebleSeven (talk) 15:37, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as nominator -- TrebleSeven (talk) 15:37, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Can't recognize this person as Obama, nothing special. --Yikrazuul (talk) 16:50, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment There are some dustspots on the sky. --Ximonic (talk) 17:55, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment the lighting is too harsh IMHO (lots of dark-underexposed-black parts and a blown white shirt) --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 18:13, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - unexceptional in my opinion. Not a useful image of Obama because of the unusual context. --Claritas (talk) 18:27, 29 April 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 1 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 05:59, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Red Onion on White.JPG, not featured[edit]

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A red onion
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Colin - uploaded by Colin - nominated by Colin -- Colin (talk) 22:54, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support High resolution photograph shows texture of onion skin. White background allows easy reuse. -- Colin (talk) 22:54, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 17:59, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -donald- (talk) 07:07, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Vassil (talk) 18:38, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose similar to the other yellow onion: too harsh lightning. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 23:00, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as Alchemist. Yann (talk) 05:23, 30 April 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 4 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 05:57, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

File:ST vs SF - Sergio Parisse 1.jpg, featured[edit]

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Sergio Parisse (rugby union player) jumping to catch a ball during warm up of a match
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- PierreSelim (talk) 20:20, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- PierreSelim (talk) 20:20, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Gildir (talk) 20:23, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great action shot. Unfortunately the ball is not shown and there's too much field. But still good. The position of the player and his look are great. --Paolo Costa (talk) 20:27, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support "I believe I can fly..." Tomer T (talk) 20:30, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Joydeep (talk) 05:06, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment A pity we cannot see what he's looking at. Nothing wrong with the quality (even if 1/640s could have been enough, I don't know), but I'd prefer a crop at bottom. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 13:31, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support I like it. Noise, but good quality--Miguel Bugallo 21:57, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Albertus teolog (talk) 22:51, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like this picture. Dipankan001 (talk) 15:05, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Awesome sport shot with mediocre technical quality. Regards, PETER WEIS TALK 11:41, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good. -- Raghith 06:28, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jebulon (talk) 23:55, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 08:03, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 12 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 06:01, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Xanthoria-parietina-gelbflechte.jpg, featured[edit]

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Result: 9 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 11:37, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:MS Mariella February 2012.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Viking Line ferry Mariella in Stockholm.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, and nominated by -- ArildV (talk) 15:07, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ArildV (talk) 15:07, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Distracting background, now "wow". --Yikrazuul (talk) 16:15, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 18:56, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support (because it's Finnish ship, joke...) --Stryn (talk) 18:32, 27 April 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 3 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 17:20, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Phoeniconaias minor 01.jpg, featured[edit]

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Head of a Lesser Flamingo, Phoeniconaias minor
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 08:32, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 08:32, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Citron (talk) 10:53, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 17:01, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Berthold Werner (talk) 17:29, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Dof (f/5.6) and chromatic noise (see notes), but nice and perhaps FP--Miguel Bugallo 21:49, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I agree with Miguel's points, but if you view this image at half full resolution or so, these aren't issues. The composition and colours are excellent. --Claritas (talk) 23:47, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Colin (talk) 11:13, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ok and thanks, Claritas, you're right: As Claritas--Miguel Bugallo 01:42, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --H. Krisp (talk) 10:17, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good. -- Raghith 06:28, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Jebulon (talk) 23:57, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 08:02, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Am I alone to think there is some color aspect not featurable ? --Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:31, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 19:16, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 22:39, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 13 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 13:23, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Adobe guadalupe winery 2.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 05:52, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 05:52, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, but noisy, blurry, and leaves clearcly overexposed. The geometry of the composition is too much complex.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 17:57, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination --Tomascastelazo (talk) 22:41, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Grant, Cary (Suspicion) 01 Crisco edit.jpg, not featured[edit]

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This publicity still from the 1941 feature film Suspicion depicts English-American actor Cary Grant.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by an unknown RKO publicity photographer - edited and uploaded by Crisco 1492 - nominated by A Thousand Doors -- A Thousand Doors (talk) 18:28, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- A Thousand Doors (talk) 18:28, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 18:39, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Gildir (talk) 17:17, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Iconic. Saffron Blaze (talk) 22:23, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Can the file name be cleaned up? Meaning is "01 Crisco edit" needed for any purpose. I don't know what the policies are in commons, but extra stuff in the file name may be too much. If it is the file name of the original image, is it customary to leave it as is?--Canoe1967 (talk) 05:10, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Paolo Costa (talk) 07:04, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jkadavoor (talk) 06:29, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 6 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 05:28, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Templo dorado-Amritsar-India048.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Harmandir Sahib or the Golden Temple, place of worship of the Sikhism, Amritsar, India
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by Poco a poco (talk) 20:19, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco a poco (talk) 20:19, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very nice and could be FP IMO. Some questions about this nominations: is it really better (or similar) than this one, already FP/QI/VI ? Second question: do we need another FP of the same place ? Third question: if we promote this one, should we delist the previous ? I have no definitive answers, but I tend to think the Poco a poco's one is a bit better (the previous has some slight sharpening halos, for instance...)--Jebulon (talk) 08:40, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • IMHO: 1. No 2. we don't need to, but that's okay 3. No. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 13:47, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support and regarding Jebulon's questions: looking on Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture reveals 2 FPs of Louvre Museum, 2 of CN Tower in Toronto, 2 of Eiffel Tower ("two and a half" considering the most recent FP of the Eiffel Tower), 3 of the Reichstag, 4 of Frankfurt skyline (including the same landscape), 3 of Neuschwanstein Castle, etc. etc. So that shouldn't be a problem. Tomer T (talk) 16:05, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Consider the viewing angle not being the same as the current FP image of Amritsar.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 16:49, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Telemaque and Tomer; we have no problem with different views of insects too, I assume (from my previous question). And, there is another FP; although the main topic is bit different. Jkadavoor (talk) 06:04, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose What about the building on the right. It is a bad crop!--Llorenzi (talk) 07:26, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Even if Llorenzi's comment is not wrong...--Jebulon (talk) 09:54, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info seems to be a very popular building. We also have a second FP. I think both existing FPs are better than this nomination. --ELEKHHT 11:48, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Elekhh and Llorenzi. Slight perspective distortion, mainly a bad point of view and the crop on the right is a bit unappealing. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 13:11, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Agree with Llorenzi that the composition is unfortunate and the angle isn't that flattering to the building. Also the building isn't vertical. The other two FPs are remarkable pictures. This one not. Colin (talk) 19:42, 25 April 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 5 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 05:29, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Саат-кула во Скопје.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Clocktower in Skopje


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Result: 1 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 05:30, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Anthophora on Asphodelus edit.jpg, featured[edit]

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Female wild bee (Anthophora sp.) collecting nectar from Asphodelus ramosus


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Result: 12 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 13:29, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Castillo de Larnach-Dunedin-Nueva Zelanda09.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Larnach Castle, Otago Peninsula (near Dunedin), South Island, New Zealand
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by Poco a poco -- Poco a poco (talk) 10:08, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco a poco (talk) 10:08, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose underexposed shadows, CA and low sharpness. Nice composition though (maybe it could be cropped a bit at the top). --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 14:08, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 1 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 13:28, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Neuschwanstein Castle from Marienbrücke, 2011 May.jpg, featured[edit]

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Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I know there are FPs of this castle already but I'd like to know how this does. This has been taken by my father when I borrowed him my camera equipment. I think it's not bad at all: a very nice morning light he had there. Created by Tauno Räsänen, post-processing, upload and nomination by Ximonic -- Ximonic (talk) 12:37, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ximonic (talk) 12:37, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 12:56, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 13:03, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment There are already two (pic 1, pic 2) similar-looking FP, do we need third? IMO prefer this than pic 1. –Makele-90 (talk) 13:08, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow! (PS: I also do prefer this one to pic 1) --PierreSelim (talk) 13:16, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This and #2 are both wonderful. Congrats to you and your dad. Saffron Blaze (talk) 13:26, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This clearly the best of the three. It is it considerably more detailed and is better exposed than the other two. Pic 1 is over-exposed resulting in loss of detail on the castle face and false colours in the clouds (which results from highlight recovery attempts). Pic 2 seems either over sharpened or the lighting is harsher. A great picture and possibly replacement for the others in the relevant articles on WP. Colin (talk) 13:37, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support JLPC (talk) 16:37, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 18:27, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very, very good! -- MJJR (talk) 21:07, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support no issues --Claritas (talk) 22:05, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Miguel Bugallo 01:30, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yarl 15:27, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support – Perfect! SteveStrummer (talk) 04:17, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good. -- Raghith 06:23, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 06:16, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Not perfect : Some blur area on the right of the castle. But ok this is FP.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info started delist process at Commons:Featured picture candidates/removal/File:Hohenschwangau - Schloss Neuschwanstein1.jpg. --ELEKHHT 20:52, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 22:36, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Claus (talk) 22:37, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jkadavoor (talk) 06:21, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 22:15, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 20 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 13:27, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Dahlia Zebrano qtl1.jpg[edit]

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Decorative Dahlia hybrid (Dahlia × hortensis) 'Zebrano' in Palmengarten, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Quartl - nominated by Tomer T (talk) 15:51, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 15:51, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose For me it is unsharp. --Yikrazuul (talk) 16:37, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Some local exp. adjustment was applied to avoid overexposure on petals. The dark aura all around the flower is not nice imo. --Paolo Costa (talk) 16:48, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Tomer T (talk) 16:57, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Windmill Symi.jpg[edit]

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A windmill in Panormitis, island of Symi, Greece.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Jebulon - nominated by Tomer T (talk) 11:57, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 11:57, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose-- Sorry, but too average composition for me, and the background color and the man half cut does not help. --Telemaque MySon (talk) 17:48, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the composition, perhaps too centered but very good for me in this case. The background color seems IMO natural. The man has a good detail. I like it --Miguel Bugallo 21:54, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The composition detracts from the main subject of the image, I'm afraid (which is presumably the windmill, if it's the scene/landscape as a whole, then a better composition would have been more effective as well) Freedom to share (talk) 23:15, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it! --Paolo Costa (talk) 03:35, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose interesting, but the composition isn't good enough for FP. The windmill acts a too small part in the picture, Telemaque MySon is right about the background IMHO and the composition is really too centered. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 14:03, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Tomer T (talk) 14:58, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Dasyscyphella nivea overview.jpg, featured[edit]

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Dasyscyphella nivea
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Holleday - nominated by Citron -- Citron (talk) 15:49, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Citron (talk) 15:49, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Sharpness is really excellent to fine detail, but lighting could be better. Gidip (talk) 16:32, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
✓ Done--Citron (talk) 17:16, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, what I meant was not something that can be fixed after shooting. Simply, important parts of the subject seem to be in the shade. Somehow the flashlight didn't work so well here. Maybe the flash was on the right and therefore it was blocked by the wood. Gidip (talk) 17:23, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I have some difficulties with the actual crop. --Telemaque MySon (talk) 16:51, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Have you ideas ? --Citron (talk) 17:16, 24 April 2012 (UTC)** Ok, let's say I would cut the lower right part, because the dark area of the cutted wood is way too large for me. For the rest it is featurable.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 17:17, 25 April 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 8 support, 0 oppose, 2 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 05:32, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Gorilla gorilla gorilla, London Zoo (1).jpg, not featured[edit]

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Silverback (adult male) Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at the London Zoo
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by William Warby - uploaded by Bruce1ee - nominated by Bruce1ee -- —Bruce1eetalk 12:57, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- —Bruce1eetalk 12:57, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral zoo shot, not convinced the composition is FP given the location. too low in the image, looking away from camera Gnangarra 13:09, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose good composition, but the blurry plants in the foreground, blurring its body, spoil it. Tomer T (talk) 13:38, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support weak because of some areas focus/ definition.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 17:12, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Was striking enough for me to open full res. Wide open yields shallow DOF but also an attractive "bokeh" imo. It's also sharp where it matters, and I don't think we'll miss each hair being in focus. I don't find the zoo issue to affect the pic this much. Composition is trivial, but there's not a thousand way to take gorillas, and this serves encyclopedic purpose well (which may be main use of that picture). - Benh (talk) 22:03, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Benh. Jkadavoor (talk) 04:58, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Paolo Costa (talk) 07:04, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The ropes spoil it for me, I would prefer an all-"natural" scene. --99of9 (talk) 04:41, 4 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 5 support, 2 oppose, 1 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 13:28, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Tombeau Valentine Balbiani details Pilon LP397 MR1643.png, featured[edit]

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Tomb of Valentina Balbiani, by Germain Pilon, 1574.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Germain Pilon - photographed, uploaded, processed and nominated by me -- Jebulon (talk) 09:51, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support By the famous Renaissance french sculptor Germain Pilon, two very contrasted remaining elements of the tomb of Valentina Balbiani (1518-1572). Louvre museum, Paris, France. More infos available in the file description page -- Jebulon (talk) 09:51, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- C'est magnifique. Saffron Blaze (talk) 10:04, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 10:35, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Paolo Costa (talk) 12:46, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tamba52 (talk) 16:21, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support-- Great  ! Why not putting a monocolor black background ? --Telemaque MySon (talk) 17:14, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support... but I agree with Telemaque MySon's suggestion. --Cayambe (talk) 17:22, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I find using a gradient a less sterile way of presenting the work. Saffron Blaze (talk) 18:07, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment ...As for the "picture of the day" of...today !--Jebulon (talk) 20:07, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 17:55, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Vassil (talk) 18:35, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 21:54, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 04:12, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jkadavoor (talk) 05:02, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't like the background and the detail (eyes)--Miguel Bugallo 22:26, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Albertus teolog (talk) 22:53, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 08:07, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Claus (talk) 22:44, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 15 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 20:38, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Turritelas de San Juan Raya.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Turritelas de San Juan Raya.


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Result: 1 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 13:29, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Apollo 13 Alan Shepard.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Alan Shepard in Mission Control
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by unknown NASA photographer - uploaded by Gildir - nominated by Gildir -- Gildir (talk) 15:28, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Gildir (talk) 15:28, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose noisy. Tomer T (talk) 15:30, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer, for your information 'noisy' refer generally to luminance noise, and therefore presence of color... Here you are saying you do not like the film grain better. It is a picture of 1970. I nominate for the featured content (not existing several pictures of this event)--Telemaque MySon (talk) 17:09, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
    • Indeed, it is more reasonable and acceptable for a 1970 picture to have film grain. But many pictures of that era and before, don't have this defect. So I don't think that's the best we can offer. Tomer T (talk) 00:13, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow. Unneccessarily B/W - educational value would have been higher in colour. --99of9 (talk) 04:42, 4 May 2012 (UTC)


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File:Bettingen - Fernsehturm St. Chrischona4.jpg, featured[edit]

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Bettingen, Switzerland, near Basel: St. Chrischona Television and Water Tower, main pod and antenna
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Wladyslaw -- Wladyslaw (talk) 11:55, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A documental image of a technical object. Because of the reflecting parts it is not easy to make a good image of this strange Television and Water tower. The high resolution shows a very unique and detailed view of many interesting parts. -- Wladyslaw (talk) 11:55, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 12:59, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 16:23, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A pity we don't have any idea of the total height of this tower, but this picture is flawless and remarkable IMO. Very useful too.--Jebulon (talk) 17:50, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
The total high of this tower is 250 meters, (see fr:Émetteur TV Bâle, more information sadly only in german de:Fernsehturm St. Chrischona, of course written by me :-) ). The antenna itself has 98 meters. I have made also a ultra high resolution image just of the antenne you can see here File:Bettingen - Fernsehturm St. Chrischona5.jpg. --Wladyslaw (talk) 19:40, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for infos.--Jebulon (talk) 23:53, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ximonic (talk) 19:11, 29 April 2012 (UTC)


  • Additional information: The reservoir for water (two tanks, each 100 m³) is on the left side below the main pod, looking a bit like a backpack. --Wladyslaw (talk) 19:45, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support – There is a slight red cast which I would be happy to see fixed, but it's a very clean and illustrative composition with rich clarity of fine detail. SteveStrummer (talk) 04:29, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support high detailed images of these types of towers are difficult to get, this one is fine example of what can be achieved Gnangarra 05:32, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support FP for me .--Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:13, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jkadavoor (talk) 06:19, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- great detail. Saffron Blaze (talk) 14:48, 4 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 06:15, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Crab eating macaque mum and child.jpg, not featured[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A mother monkey nursing her child. C/u/n by Muhammad Mahdi Karim -- Muhammad (talk) 23:07, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Muhammad (talk) 23:07, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral -- Nice composition, but I find the shadows and branches a bit too distracting. —Bruce1eetalk 05:40, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose For me, there are too many shadows. --Yikrazuul (talk) 16:53, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support May she enjoys the protection of this thorny bamboo? -- Jkadavoor (talk) 08:01, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Lovely scene. The lighting is unfortunate. --99of9 (talk) 04:44, 4 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 2 support, 1 oppose, 2 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 06:10, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Jovibarba globifera in natural monument Calvary in Motol in spring 2012 (1).JPG, not featured[edit]

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Jovibarba globifera in natural monument Calvary in Motol


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File:Stumpers Mike Farrell Allen Ludden Jamie Farr 1976.jpg, not featured[edit]

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1976, Stumpers! Pictured (left to right): Mike Farrell, Allen Ludden (the host of this game show), and Jamie Farr.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by USERNAME - uploaded by USERNAME - nominated by USERNAME. Promotional photograph taken in 1976 at the production set of the short-lived game show, Stumpers! Pictured are (from left to right) Mike Farrell, Allen Ludden, and Jamie Farr. Allen Ludden is a host, and other two were M*A*S*H stars. This is a JPEG version. PNG and TIFF versions are available, and I wonder if TIFF is qualified as a Featured Picture. -- George Ho (talk) 22:13, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This picture does not have contrast or brightness issues. Contrast and brigtness are adjusted very little; however, the photo itself was greyscale, and no substantial manipulations were involved. --George Ho (talk) 22:13, 29 April 2012 (UTC)


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File:Юрий Иванович Семёнов.jpg, not featured[edit]

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The portret of Yuri Semenov, a Russian historian


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Image:Main Dome of Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Main Dome of Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Jovianeye
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This is a 2nd try. Previous nomination can be viewed here.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jovian Eye storm 02:53, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportBruce1eetalk 05:35, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Should have passed last time once the adjustments were made. Saffron Blaze (talk) 07:45, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 09:37, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I supported it the last time, but I've to revoke it now. Harsh light which is really bad here (lots of blown parts, there clearly overexposed; on the other a shady area on the tower), yellow cast and a lack of sharpness (not crisp enough for an architectural shot). --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 16:46, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Yes, the sun is shining directly on the front facade, but I must correct you regarding the blown parts. I have checked the histogram, none of the R/G/B channels show any highlight clipping. Neither does the camera blink in highlight mode. As for the sharpness, I have fixed that in a new upload. --Jovian Eye storm 03:41, 27 April 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 4 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 06:11, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Anemone nemorosa LC0256.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Wind flower
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Wind flower (Anemone nemorosa); created, uploaded and nominated by Jörg Hempel
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LC-de (talk) 06:50, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Any chance of getting a wider crop on the left, to include the entire leaf? Gidip (talk) 14:51, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
    • Unfortunately not --LC-de (talk) 15:26, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tamba52 (talk) 05:04, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 08:37, 28 April 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 3 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 18:54, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Durga, Burdwan, 2011.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Durga idol from West Bengal, India
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Joydeep (talk) - uploaded by Joydeep (talk) - nominated by Joydeep (talk) -- Joydeep (talk) 18:12, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Joydeep (talk) 18:12, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 18:44, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 19:00, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question I think, you made a photograph from the Durga idol by an other artist in a temple. The Durga idol seems to be not old, therefore the artist of the Durga idol is the copyright-holder, not you. Is it like I think? In this case this image will be deleted, if you cannot send a copyright-renunciation by the copyright-holder to wikimedia. Please see the regulations by commons.wikimedia.org. --Michael Gäbler (talk) 19:59, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
This idol is not from a temple. Every year the durga idols are made, worshiped in temporary temples known as "pandals". After 5days of the festival the idols are immersed in water of river, ponds etc. Next year new idols are made. This photograph was taken in 2011 and the idol was immersed in water. This idol does not exist now, only the photograph exists. Please see [1] -- Joydeep (talk) 03:31, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, the copyright on your file is by the artist, who made the idol. You made only a copy of his work. You cannot give his copyright to wikimedia commons. Only the artist can do this with a copyright-renunciation. Please have a look to other images on your userpage with other copyright-violations. --Michael Gäbler (talk) 13:53, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
But there are many photos of durga idol on commons and wikipedia. What about them? They all should come under the same "copyright-violation". So all the images of durga idol should be deleted from commons and wikipedia if this image has to be deleted. This image is a valued image within a scope and there are many categories which contain so many images of durga idol. Many of the images of durga idol are there in commons for many years. I have seen those images before uploading and then decided to upload this image. Please see Category:Durga, Category:Durga Puja, Category:Durga Puja (West Bengal) and the sub-categories. I don't think this image violates any copyright but I don't have any problem if the image is deleted for copyright-violation. I just have to say that all the images of durga idol should be treated in a same way. If this file is deleted then all the file of durga idol should be deleted. -- Joydeep (talk) 15:12, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
I was invited to share my opinion on this issue, since I supported. I probably know less about coppyvios than Michael Gäbler, but his arguments seem rational. Even if there is Freedom of Panorama in India, I don't think temporal art can be photographed and published without premission and a licence grant. I have to admit that I didn't put thought about this aspect earlier, sorry for that. The best thing to do will be to open a deletion request, and it will be only fair, and of course reasonable, to open in the same time deletion requests about all other images of Durga idols in the same state as this one. Tomer T (talk) 16:58, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
I have always said that applying this copyright reasoning to images of Hindu religious art is meaningless. This leads to absurd conclusions. This art has been copied by millions of artists over centuries without any regard for previous ownership. At best, some acknowledgement of famous art are done. Yann (talk) 04:19, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
Indeed: unlikely to be copyrightable if it is essentially derivative from a traditional school. --Claritas (talk) 09:43, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
As per Commons:Freedom_of_panorama#India, not copyrighted. Shot in Durga Puja pandal which is a public area. --Redtigerxyz (talk) 05:32, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good. -- Raghith 06:27, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Crop is very tight, picture is distorted. --Paolo Costa (talk) 22:19, 30 April 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 4 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 18:58, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Faro di Augusta - Sicilia.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Augusta's Lighthouse in Sicily
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Paolo Costa (talk) 18:49, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The lighthouse looks tilted, but I guess it is kinda leaning in real life, since all the other vertical lines and horizon seem to be ok. --Paolo Costa (talk) 18:49, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Paolo Costa (talk) 18:49, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice composition. Tomer T (talk) 18:54, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment yes, yes. The comp attempt has to appreciate, but isn't the lighthouse a bit too much marginalized!? --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 19:25, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
    Maybe it is a bit too far to the left. I uploaded another cropped version which is a little less unbalanced. --Paolo Costa (talk) 04:10, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good. -- Raghith 06:28, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Faro di Santa Croce ad Augusta - Sicilia - cropped.jpg

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Paolo Costa (talk) 04:10, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 17:52, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - better composition. Óðinn (talk) 19:17, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 20:15, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 10:03, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Of course this is QI, but the 'feature' of subject and composition are not really demonstrated. Thought, I will not oppose.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:34, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 5 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 18:59, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

File:La Défense de nuit, Paris, France 2.jpg, featured[edit]

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La Défense by night, Paris, France
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by getfunky (Flickr) - uploaded and nominated by Paris 16 (talk)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Paris 16 (talk) 07:45, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 08:56, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Is the picture a crop of this one? If it is, I'd suggest putting it as alt. Maybe the other one is a bit titled, but I like the crop better, and I think it's hence better overall. Tomer T (talk) 09:36, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 19:18, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I like the composition, the long exposure is interesting here, the wide angle gives an impressive view, however I don't like the sky at all. --PierreSelim (talk) 20:28, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- MJJR (talk) 16:17, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Saffron Blaze (talk) 20:01, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment No FoP in France.--Jebulon (talk) 09:58, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
    • This is a general view, and being a night shot, hardly few architectural details are visible. Yann (talk) 12:12, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Soerfm (talk) 20:00, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment sadly the picture is very noisy --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:15, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- JLPC (talk) 09:45, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 08:04, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:35, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Claus (talk) 22:42, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

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La Défense de nuit, Paris, France.jpg

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 10:06, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I prefer this one. Good! --SteGrifo27 (tell me) 10:29, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Perspective distortion. Yann (talk) 13:08, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Perspective distortion. --Miguel Bugallo 22:09, 27 April 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 1 neutral → featured. /Tomer T (talk) 15:09, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
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The chosen alternative is: File:La Défense de nuit, Paris, France 2.jpg

File:NASA spacecraft comparison.jpg, featured[edit]

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NASA spacecraft comparison
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NASA - uploaded by Soerfm - nominated by Soerfm -- Soerfm (talk) 08:36, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Soerfm (talk) 08:36, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Symbol support vote.svg Support -- It would be helpful if the craft could be labelled with the Note Annotator. —Bruce1eetalk 08:54, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • It seems it is annotated on the image page now.--Canoe1967 (talk) 19:29, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I see that, thanks, though I wonder why they aren't showing here. I've changed my Comment to Support. —Bruce1eetalk 05:50, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • This seems why they don't show here. Main page only unless 'local' is added.--Canoe1967 (talk) 21:56, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I am not sure what happened to the note button on the nomination page but I had the image moved after the nomination, could that be it? -Soerfm (talk) 12:02, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I tried the templates from the above link, they didn't seem to work so I reverted this and the main page. Either I am reading them wrong, or you need to manually x,y for the pixel boxes and note text here.--Canoe1967 (talk) 17:27, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I have solved the problem; it was the moving of the image; old and new names got mixed. --Soerfm (talk) 18:10, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support and I agree with Bruce1ee. Tomer T (talk) 10:04, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ximonic (talk) 17:56, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good. -- Raghith 06:27, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Gildir (talk) 20:32, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--I see that just 's' works as well as 'support' between the brackets. Is this a new thing that should be edited in at the top of the page?--Canoe1967 (talk) 21:49, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Paolo Costa (talk) 22:17, 30 April 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 8 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 18:55, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:37 quai d'Orsay salon napoleon III 1.jpg[edit]

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Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because too much artefacts. Tomer T (talk) 12:51, 5 May 2012 (UTC) Anyone other than the nominator who disagrees may override this template by changing {{FPX}} to {{FPX contested}} and adding a vote in support. Voting will then continue in the usual way. If not contested within 24 hours, this nomination may be closed.

File:Nave - Basilique Saint-Sernin.jpg[edit]

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The nave of basilique Saint-Sernin in Toulouse
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- PierreSelim (talk) 13:18, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- PierreSelim (talk) 13:18, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice exposure (my guess is that this is an exposures blending), although contrast lacks a bit imo. Seats are also a bit too prominent and I'm sure that the basilica has better to show. Would benefit from a wider field of view. - Benh (talk) 20:16, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Demonstrating (or not!) my argument of "benefiting from a wider view" : [2]. Will upload to Commons soon anyways. - Benh (talk) 17:21, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • You are probably right, I'm thinking about withdrawing this nomination. I've been working on trying to get a shot of the Tomb of Saturnin in the basilica. Thank you for your review, I'll try to do better next time. --PierreSelim (talk) 17:38, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support; believing the emphasis is on the Nave. -- Jkadavoor (talk) 05:30, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Albertus teolog (talk) 12:37, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Gampe (talk) 21:00, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • BA candidate.svg Weak oppose Low definition is a flaw to me, but composition in exposure and geometry is really good.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 07:49, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose tight crop at top.--Claus (talk) 09:19, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination – There are too many problems here as stated by Benh. Thanks everyone for the helpful reviews. PierreSelim (talk) 09:24, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Diaethria marchalii.jpg, featured[edit]

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"I am number 88!!!" Cramer's Eighty-eight is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found from Guatemala to Peru and Brazil. The butterfly shown is from Venezuela, a Diaethria marchalii, with no sub-species found yet.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Paolo Costa (talk) 03:06, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Paolo Costa (talk) 03:06, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 06:14, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportBruce1eetalk 07:41, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 07:58, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support-- Great . I (but this is personnal) would have cut let's say 1/15th of the upper part cause of darky and also CAising bokeh. --Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:00, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice capture of the butterfly in its natural habitat. --ELEKHHT 21:00, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice, very nice, and very good--Miguel Bugallo 21:52, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 22:27, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 06:04, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Diaethria clymena marchalii is a subspecies of Diaethria clymena. Am I right? -- Jkadavoor (talk) 06:12, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
    Not exactly. Some authors consider Diaethria marchalii as a sub-species of Diaethria clymena. The most recent books (refer for example to "Butterflies of Venezuela - part I", from british author Andrew Neild), clearly differentiate the two species, even if they are very similar. On english Wikipedia, marchalii is considered as a sub-species of clymena, which would not be 100% right - but to me those are just details of little importance, and very subjective descriptions (depending on the author). According to Neild, what is considered Diaethria clymena has only been found in southern Venezuela, and marchalii sp. on the north. This pic was shot at the northern Andes mountains. Last but not least, Diaethria gen. is considered "very complicated" by scientist themselves, it has lots and lots of subspecies, with very little differences among them. --Paolo Costa (talk) 12:16, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Cool, thank you, I think it's better that way than putting it inside the clymena category, to avoid problems. --Paolo Costa (talk) 13:16, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I suggest to crop more on the right, to make a lead room effect. Gidip (talk) 06:18, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 10:38, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 14:20, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --H. Krisp (talk) 19:01, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Schnobby (talk) 07:19, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 14:40, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Saffron Blaze (talk) 14:34, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - A.Savin 14:37, 4 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 18 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /Tomer T (talk) 13:47, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Gresgen12.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Gresgen, Black Forest: grassland with tree
Sorry, but what is not sharp? --Wladyslaw (talk) 17:32, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unsharp are the leaves of the tree if it is the featured content. Also some blur on each side. For a featured content it would be better to add a description lasting longer than a single word (e.g. location, what is particular for this tree, season...)--Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:02, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 1 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 13:55, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Guadalupe valley.jpg, not featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, nominated by -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 06:06, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 06:06, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment -- Is the valley really depicted in the picture ? It ould be great to giave more descritpion of the featured content of this picture.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 17:54, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 1 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 13:56, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Lime Blue Chilades laius by kadavoor.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Chilades laius, Dry Season Form
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info It was perched on a fallen leaf of Jackfruit to absorb the morning rays. As every ectotherms, they have to build up heat before takeoff. Please see the wet season form given as other version in the description. Created, uploaded, and nominated by -- Jkadavoor (talk) 08:49, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jkadavoor (talk) 08:49, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Saffron Blaze (talk) 20:46, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --H. Krisp (talk) 10:16, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good. -- Raghith 06:24, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose there are much better buttefly photos (in terms of composition etc.), I don't think it's to the bug bar. Tomer T (talk) 05:32, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 06:17, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support To me FP for composition essentially. I admit there are some artefacts due to the captor used. If we follow Tomer T point of view, only DSLR pictures should be featured, and I do not share this POV, no offense. --Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:28, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 6 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 13:54, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Moscow Kadashevskaya Embankment 2009 pano.jpg, withdrawn[edit]

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Moscow, Kadashevskaya Embankment
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info c/u/n by A.Savin 22:57, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - A.Savin 22:57, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose sorry Savin, it looks to much (HDRish-)synthetic for me. Perhaps you can rework it to better naturaly colors. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 08:15, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Let's suppose the author wants to show this specific HDR-extreme Look which is quite popular to illustrate an article etc. In that case this oppose vote could be a mistake. Just my 5 cents. Best regards   • Richard[®] • 11:15, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I'm not morally opposed to HDR particularly if it can reveal something and I think this picture does that. Saffron Blaze (talk) 14:37, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
    I'm also a HDR/tonemapping (exposure blending) fan, but here it is a bit too much for me. I also don't have a problem to change my vote if A.Savin can remake his image with a bit less saturation + HDRish view. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:01, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 15:58, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I agree to the alchemist. --Berthold Werner (talk) 17:42, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I must agree there are issues with color management. Toning goes far too much in the reds to me. For the rest it is FP.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 07:13, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Alchemist-hp.--Claus (talk) 09:06, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I do not like the crop on the bottom part; the reflex of the central house is missed...--Llorenzi (talk) 12:43, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination - A.Savin 14:32, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Bernache.jpg, featured[edit]

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Barnacle Goose at Helsinki.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Ludo29 - nominated by Tomer T (talk) 19:03, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 19:03, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question The camera is capable of a larger frame. Is it a cropped image or was the camera set to lower frame size? Also, I know how fast that type of bird can move, so I would like to comment in advance that although there is motion blur on the wing tip at 1/1600 sec. even at 1/4000 or better, either the blur would still be there, or the light would be too low for an image as fine as this one.--Canoe1967 (talk) 05:36, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
    • About your first question, I can't know, I'm not the photographer. Anyways, the differences are low. Tomer T (talk) 08:29, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
      • I'd say it's a crop not a downsizing.--PierreSelim (talk) 09:55, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
      • Hello,
      • I'm the photographer. Thanks Tomer T for the proposal. It's nice to see that my photos are appreciated.
      • It's cropped a little bit, and I resized the photograph. The sensor has 24 Mega pixels (4 032 × 6 048 resolution). This photograph is merely a squared format : 3 056 × 3 056 pixels. I wanted to have the subject in the center of the picture, hence I did that. Do you want me to upload the original ? Ludo (talk) 10:29, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
        • I think you are confusing which camera you used. The EXIF says this was an A550 which is only 14MP and corresponds exactly with a square crop of the 3:2 original. Colin (talk) 11:11, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
          • You're right. I've an Alpha 900 and an Alpha 550. I'm confusing for this photograph. So. I don't crop the photo, only resize. The sensor of the 550 has 15 Mega pixels (4 592 × 3 056 resolution). Ludo (talk) 12:46, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PierreSelim (talk) 09:55, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Colin (talk) 11:11, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 13:07, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Is it customary to upload the original as well, in case others wish to edit the image from full size?--Canoe1967 (talk) 19:22, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --H. Krisp (talk) 10:14, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 13:23, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good. -- Raghith 06:24, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose blown forehead, a bit noisy, centered composition, bad and too wide crop at top. The original is much better. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 14:18, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Tamba52 (talk) 05:11, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As kaʁstn--Miguel Bugallo 17:27, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Original[edit]

Bernache (original).jpg

Ludo (talk) 19:57, 29 April 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 9 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /Tomer T (talk) 04:21, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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The chosen alternative is: File:Bernache.jpg

File:A New View of the Tarantula Nebula.jpg, featured[edit]

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A new view of the Tarantula nebula


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Result: 8 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 07:51, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Bleu de Gex.jpg, featured[edit]

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Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 07:42, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Welschbillig BW 2011-09-03 15-23-14 fused.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Church in Welschbillig, Germany
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by -- Berthold Werner (talk) 17:27, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Berthold Werner (talk) 17:27, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Albertus teolog (talk) 22:50, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- JLPC (talk) 09:40, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose out of focus, details lost in the windows, little light, noise, color is not natural. --The Photographer (talk) 13:46, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose So last time I proposed a similar picture (in another church) I had the same flaws : Center overexposed, lots of blurry areas, some CAs; additionnally you also have some geometry complexity...--Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:24, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 3 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 07:43, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

File:De gooyer amsterdam.jpg, not featured[edit]

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De Gooyer, Amsterdam
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Beautifull picture, and because of the way the shot is taken, it shows very well the construction of this unique city mill. created by Jvhertum - uploaded by Jvhertum - nominated by Akoopal -- Akoopal (talk) 10:43, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Akoopal (talk) 10:43, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose busy bottom part. But maybe a VI. Tomer T (talk) 13:28, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose the bottom part is ok for me but there are chromatic aberrations as well as perspective and barrel distortions. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 14:37, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 1 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 14:11, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Grey Pansy Junonia atlites by kadavoor UW.JPG, featured[edit]

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Junonia atlites
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info This is a moment of ‘perch’. With Perchant Behavior, male butterflies go to certain areas and wait. Usually resting on some object the males will dart out at passing animals and objects to determine whether they are females of their own species. If the passer by isn't, they will return to their vantage point. Female butterflies will fly to these places to seek a mate. These areas are usually fixed within each species and both sexes are drawn to them. All by me -- Jkadavoor (talk) 09:55, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jkadavoor (talk) 09:55, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 15:05, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Paolo Costa (talk) 04:18, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Looks like a moment just preceeding a 'launch". Saffron Blaze (talk) 14:44, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Berthold Werner (talk) 17:42, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Gampe (talk) 21:02, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 21:20, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Those artifacts in the background were really disturbing. I denoised the background for you. I also lowered exposure and added fill light, to eliminate those (very little) overexposed parts that it had. Check out the outcome and feel free to revert changes if you don't like it. --Paolo Costa (talk) 21:31, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks, Paolo; always appreciated such collective efforts. Jkadavoor (talk) 04:18, 5 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 14:10, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Flèche d'Or, Lippie 3.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Rog01 (Flickr) - uploaded and nominated by Paris 16 (talk)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Paris 16 (talk) 04:34, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • BA candidate.svg Weak oppose Thought I am not opposed to the ISO 7200 artefacts, I have difficulties with the composition.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 07:37, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Soerfm (talk) 08:08, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support Noise, but I like the atmosphere with green and blue people.--Claus (talk) 09:11, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose the subject is overexposed. --PierreSelim (talk) 09:40, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per PierreSelim. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:03, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Paris 16 (talk) 16:23, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above--David საქართველო 21:00, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Beekeeper keeping bees.jpg, featured[edit]

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Beekeeper keeping bees


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Result: 15 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 05:11, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Mount Spry and the East Temple.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Mount Spry and the East Temple, Zion Canyon
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Óðinn (talk) 17:58, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Óðinn (talk) 17:58, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 18:54, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good. -- Raghith 06:23, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Maybe too cropped on the top? --Llorenzi (talk) 07:54, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Is shown cut in the bottom. --The Photographer (talk) 13:36, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
No idea what you mean by that, I'm afraid.Óðinn (talk) 21:23, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose 100 % is a mess in definition, and also per Wildfredor.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:17, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Likewise, could you clarify, please? Óðinn (talk) 21:23, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


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File:Pylon in Guilers.jpg[edit]

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Electricity pylon in Guilers, Britannt (France)

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Church on top of Maková Hora in Czech Republic
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Chmee2 -- Chmee2 (talk) 17:39, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Chmee2 (talk) 17:39, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 19:07, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good. -- Raghith 06:23, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportBruce1eetalk 06:52, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- JLPC (talk) 09:37, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice light on the building, which IMHO should be sharper. There are small CAs too. Noisy sky. --Kadellar (talk) 10:40, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very nice --Ladislav Faigl (talk) 14:05, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Gampe (talk) 19:19, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support Dominikmatus (talk) 19:38, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think the white balance is wrong. Better now --Paolo Costa (talk) 22:13, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose To me good composition with clear featured content, but color/ light management is clearly not featurable (and I know that from some of my proper nominations). CAs, white balance unbalanced, and the darky upper right area. Can you rework the color since the content is really featurable ? --Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:11, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
    • I will try play little bit with WB and see, what happen --Chmee2 (talk) 15:10, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Lighting not optimal, too much contrast. Sorry. - A.Savin 11:01, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lighting and contrast is great --Tlusťa (talk) 12:38, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose unsharp, noisy sky, dust spot(s), white balance, perspective distortion, underexposed roof. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 14:28, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Could this be a case of canvassing? I'm sorry, Chmee2, but four support votes come from Czech users (like the creator and nominator) who don't usually participate in FP candidates. At least a strange coincidence, isn't it? --Kadellar (talk) 14:39, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
    • Hi Kadellar, I guess that the reason is a post on my Facebook profile, where I wrote that I am in nomination process with this image. However, without asking for voting. I wanted inform my friends outside a wiki-projects about something, what make me happy. I was also surprised, that many people add their votes later (and that they supported the image). But I was not asking people or recommended them support me (see for example my second nomination here, there is only one vote...). Regards --Chmee2 (talk) 15:10, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the explanation ;) --Kadellar (talk) 15:37, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Crooked light & colors.   • Richard[®] • 10:47, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- I like it. It has drama and its bold. Saffron Blaze (talk) 14:36, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I like a lot the building, but I don't like the cloud on the right (too dark). --SteGrifo27 (tell me) 11:29, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose Noisy sky, but otherwise good picture. –ElmA (TalkMy filesE-mail) 09:21, 7 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 10 support, 6 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /kaʁstn Disk/Cat 10:20, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Athens (pixinn.net).jpg, not featured[edit]

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Panoramic view of Athens and its acropolis from the Mouseion Hill.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info 7:1 panoramic photo
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by XtoF - uploaded by XtoF - nominated by XtoF -- XtoF (talk) 23:43, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- XtoF (talk) 23:43, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Under and Over exposed, the light is not the better for this excellent panorama --The Photographer (talk) 13:44, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- MartinD (talk) 19:11, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I could support a cropped version. Large blown areas are usually unacceptable for FP. --Paolo Costa (talk) 22:23, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment You're right: the blown area is disturbing and useless. I cropped the photo to remove it. -- XtoF
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment To me the picture is still not enought cropped at the moment I publish... please put an ALT version hereunder...--Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:06, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
    • Answer to Telemaque MySon – I cropped it a bit more on the left, and also on the right to keep the equilibrium of the photo. I won't crop it anymore.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 18:39, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unfortunately, the light is not ideal, there is far too much of a difference between the light and shadow to show the full glory of the details of this image. Freedom to share (talk) 23:13, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Paolo Costa (talk) 13:04, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose curved horizon, suboptimal light, too small. I want to see more details in such wide panoramic views. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 14:25, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Advertisment in filename. --Yikrazuul (talk) 16:48, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ariadacapo (talk) 06:51, 8 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 5 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 20:06, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Glacier in eastern Greenland.jpg, not featured[edit]

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A glacier in eastern Greenland flowing through a fjord. Where the edge of the glacier meets the sea, there’s a layer of floating ice dimpled with chunks of icebergs that have broken off from the glacier. The photograph was taken with a camera aboard NASA’s P-3B aircraft on April 25, 2012.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NASA - uploaded by Vibhijain - nominated by Vibhijain -- Vibhijain (talk) 13:27, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Vibhijain (talk) 13:27, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Lighting conditions are not good. + many things to be corrected (spots, patches) Dipankan001 (talk) 15:16, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Upper cloud breaks the composition to me, pulling down the moutains... Maybe you could digitally correct the sky. Concerning the mountains and glacier subject, it lacks sharpness, and light, or real white color. Maybe the sharpness issue won't change, but I suggest you could rework your image since the subject and the composition could be featurable.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 07:24, 5 May 2012 (UTC)


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Result: 1 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 20:07, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Grant DeVolson Wood - American Gothic.jpg, featured[edit]

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Result: 13 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 20:10, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Landsort lighthouse 2012b.jpg, featured[edit]

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Landsort lighthouse (view from south) and Landsort 15,2 cm battery.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Landsort lighthouse (view from south) and Landsort 15,2 cm battery, Öja island (Landsort), Stockholm archipelago's most southern point. During the Cold War and World War II was Landsort a military base for the Swedish coastal artillery. The tower was built in 1689, with an upper conical iron section added in 1870. Created, uploaded and nominated by ArildV (talk) 16:20, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ArildV (talk) 16:20, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johan Jönsson (talk) 18:07, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 19:08, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 14:32, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Miguel Bugallo 17:24, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportElmA (TalkMy filesE-mail) 09:18, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jkadavoor (talk) 05:01, 8 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 7 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 20:04, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Steinway & Sons upright piano, model K-132, manufactured at Steinway's factory in Hamburg, Germany.png, featured[edit]

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This is a very good photo of an upright piano built in Germany by the famous piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons.
A lot of things can be SVG. How is this a valid objection? Óðinn (talk) 21:28, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Like this --The Photographer (talk) 11:26, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question – This is a nice-looking and useful image but it's embedded with an unnecessary color profile (ISO Coated v2 [ECI]). Shouldn't it be resaved as untagged RGB? Also, what color is the exterior wood? It reads as black. SteveStrummer (talk) 18:07, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
    • Answer to SteveStrummer – I have no knowledge about color profiles, ISO Coated v2 [ECI] and RGB, so I am not able to answer your question, sorry. But I can tell that the color of the exterior wood is black and high gloss polyester finish. --Hereiamfriends (talk) 16:38, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Can commercial licensed pictured be FP ? --Telemaque MySon (talk) 18:07, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Óðinn (talk) 21:28, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - too down-sampled. --Claritas (talk) 15:23, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow, some of the opposes here are strange. SVG??? Anyway, this is a fantastic picture, must have required a great deal of work, is aesthetically pleasing, and is technically excellent. I agree the downsampling is a negative (it means the number of pixels have been scaled down from the original photograph). PNG is a lossless format, and is sort of appropriate for pure white backgrounds, so I don't think that choice is necessarily bad. Overall, I think the reviewers need to be fair to an outside photographer - if one of us had taken this, it would be FP for sure. --99of9 (talk) 04:33, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per 99of9 -- Jkadavoor (talk) 08:12, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 14:08, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per 99of9 -- Saffron Blaze (talk) 14:47, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support There is no info on the equipment that was used to create this file. While downsampling might be possible, we have no evidence for it. Regards, PETER WEIS TALK 15:50, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 16:40, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Trongphu (talk) 18:01, 5 May 2012 (UTC) Looks perfectly fine to me!Trongphu (talk) 18:01, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cathy Richards (talk) 18:42, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Gryffindor (talk) 20:10, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -donald- (talk) 20:16, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good image. –ElmA (TalkMy filesE-mail) 08:46, 7 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 13 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 20:05, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Tour Eiffel top.jpg, featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Benh - nominated by Paris 16 (talk)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Paris 16 (talk) 16:55, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 17:04, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Paolo Costa (talk) 17:31, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support High quality of an unusual view of an usual monument.--Jebulon (talk) 13:30, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support makes you want to see even more of the tower with this treatment; the detail is nice. Saffron Blaze (talk) 14:40, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thank you for nom. I'm biased, but I like the details. Otherwise a very common shot, I agree ;) - Benh (talk) 17:10, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I'd like to see the exif data, but good anyway. Isn't it the third floor? It says fourth. --Kadellar (talk) 22:48, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Seems to be vandalism. Thank you for noticing, because I did not... now will place the page on my watch list. - Benh (talk) 11:12, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support When will you do the whole tower at this quality ? --Telemaque MySon (talk) 07:20, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Claus (talk) 09:14, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question -- Are you sure this lighting is not copyrighted? Alvesgaspar (talk) 11:06, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
detail shots are not copyrighted, the whole Eiffel Tower would be --Wladyslaw (talk) 12:06, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
  • How aren't they? A detail of the cover to an album would still be copyrighted Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:04, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • The FOP issue is recurrent over here. To make it short: they dismantled the old -non copyrighted- lighting and made a new one (I need to see what it actually brought) and claimed copyright over it. I wonder how this would stand in court against a good lawyer. There's also a "citation right" which allows one to show part of a copyrighted material under fair use. Mostly vague concepts which infinite understanding IMO (of course I'm all but a lawyer...). I knew this when I upload this pic, and I added a warning notice, which has been removed since, so I thought it was settled. - Benh (talk) 17:43, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • To make it short, there is a copyright claim about patents and mark on the lightning i.e. BULLSHIT they intimidate people with industrial property and claims intellectual property about it. Only case in court was about a special lightning show with dynamic lightning. Of course to be sure it would need to be tested in court and backed up with jurisprudence but we don't have that so we don't need to invent something until a court say so. --PierreSelim (talk) 18:01, 7 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 11 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 20:08, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Broken tree in the primeval forest Sababurg.jpg[edit]

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Broken tree in the primeval forest Sababurg

Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination

File:Caterpillar presso Guilers2.jpg[edit]

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A caterpillar close to the village of Guilers, Britanny (France)

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ADULT TREE SNAKE
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 per above. Tomer T (talk) 08:37, 9 May 2012 (UTC) Anyone other than the nominator who disagrees may override this template by changing {{FPX}} to {{FPX contested}} and adding a vote in support. Voting will then continue in the usual way. If not contested within 24 hours, this nomination may be closed.

File:Ensenada fish market 2.jpg, featured[edit]

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White sea bass
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Short description added --Soerfm (talk) 13:43, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Any idea what species is it? --ELEKHHT 20:55, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment White sea bass, Atractoscion nobilis. Locally known as curvina (or corvina). Live in the Pacific Coast, Mexico, US... --Tomascastelazo (talk) 22:04, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Claus (talk) 22:35, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support while an element of scale would be good, the image is compelling. --ELEKHHT 22:43, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment These fish were probably 20-24" in length, but they can be much bigger...--Tomascastelazo (talk) 23:00, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 8 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 19:35, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Ghent April 2012-2.jpg, featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info View over the Lys at the end of the day. Ghent, Belgium. All by Alvesgaspar (talk) 11:12, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 11:12, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 16:34, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support Weak only because something in the light composition is not easy to follow, especially on the right center, where a 'guiding line' is coming. But let's admit it is in a country that does not see often sun .--Telemaque MySon (talk) 17:51, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Miguel Bugallo 21:50, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Stryn (talk) 16:30, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 19:56, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jkadavoor (talk) 05:18, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Soerfm (talk) 17:16, 8 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 8 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 19:36, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Hohenschwangau - Schloss Neuschwanstein1.jpg, not delisted[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I argued against featuring this image, but got featured anyway. Now many seem to agree that we have a better replacement from the same angle and same time (May 2011 vs June 2011) with File:Neuschwanstein Castle from Marienbrücke, 2011 May.jpg. There is also a second FP taken in 2005 when the vegetation was much higher, so is at least somewhat different. (Original nomination)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist -- ELEKHHT 20:50, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist per Elekhh. And I think the 2005 one should be delisted also. Tomer T (talk) 16:05, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist --Paolo Costa (talk) 20:03, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist far inferior to current candidate (small, and that cast shadow on the right part which is unfortunate) - Benh (talk) 20:18, 2 May 2012 (UTC).
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist -- George Chernilevsky talk 13:31, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep aber Hallo ?!? dieses Bild wurde in 3 Wikipedia Projekten ausgezeichnet:

featured picture in Wikimedia CommonsCommons (Featured pictures) featured picture in Wikimedia CommonsPolnisch (Ilustracja na medal) featured picture in Wikimedia CommonsVietnamesisch (Hình ảnh chọn lọc) wo ist das Problem? Es können auch 2 Bilder exzellent sein, nicht wahr? --Böhringer (talk) 22:10, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Wird haben schon zwei Varianten von selbem Aussichtspunkt die ausgezeichnet sind, und besser sind. --ELEKHHT 23:49, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Sicher doch, wenn man auf starke Schlagschatten steht wie in der Version von 2005. Es ist schon ein ziemliche Respektlosigkeit, ein Bild, dass sehr deutlich vor nicht mal einem Jahr gewählt wurde, in einen Abwahlantrag zu schicken und nicht einmal die Traute zu besitzen, den Urheber des Bildes zu informieren. --Wladyslaw (talk) 00:03, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • @Elekhh: die Frage ist: "was ist besser?" ? @Taxi: hier wird und wurde praktisch noch nie jemand darüber unterrichtet, das sein Bild zur Abwahl gestellt wurde. Damit musst Du Dich abfinden. "Ziemliche Respektlosigkeit" ist wieder nur rein polemisch. Das schadet Dir mehr als es nutzt. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 00:12, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Es steht in den Richtlinen, dass man dies vor einer Abwahl zu tun hat. Und diese Aktion ist nicht nur mir gegenüber respektlos sondern auch den Abstimmenden, die vor einigen Monaten mit großer Mehrheit dafür gestimmt haben. Das hat nichts mit Polemik zu tun sondern ist meine Meinung. --Wladyslaw (talk) 00:30, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Es ist eine "kann" Regelung: "As a courtesy, ...", keine "muß". --Alchemist-hp (talk) 08:07, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
Cscr-featured.svg featured on Commons, same angle
Cscr-featured.svg featured on Commons, same angle
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep See no reason for delisting - OK, the recently promoted picture has a few more resolution and a more warm WB, but also some backside shadows; all in all rather a matter of taste, and show me a rule which forbids two or more FP's on the same motive. - A.Savin 22:25, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • I think no one here used the duplicate reason as an argument to oppose. But when you have two very similar pictures, why bothering keeping anything but the best? Now which one is best is something else. - Benh (talk) 16:50, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep See no reason for delisting. This image has a much better light, not so hard shadows. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 23:06, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The above keep votes area a follow up to the creator's messages in which he calls me a TROLL, also here, and here, and here. Also being accused of secrecy, although I did publicly notify this delist here. I already stopped contributing at Commons QI because of the same bullying, which has been tolerated by the community. Herewith I will stop contributing to Commons FP. --ELEKHHT 00:08, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
    The whole thing of secrecy and "hiding the vote" isn't true. You could get here by two means: through the delising list, and through the recent vote of a picture of the castle. I'm sure Elekhh had no interest to "hide" anything. Maybe the delisting list isn't enough visible, that why I suggested merging it with the new FPs list (see Commons talk:Featured picture candidates#Another suggestion). As for the naming, "Troll", I can't believe it was used without any response from administrators; in Hebrew Wikipedia someone calling a troll to another user would have been blocked on the spot for violating the rules of the community. Tomer T (talk) 04:28, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
    Well, regarding the troll thing, I don't share that kind of behaviour either, but you should obviously not quit FPCs because of bullying and people calling you names. As we say in my country: "a palabras necias oídos sordos" (deaf ears to foolish words). Regarding the discussion, I've seen many delisting candidates and many replacements of old FPs with better images. I don't remember anyone complaining about it being a coward act. I think there was no bad intention from Elekhh: it's just a replacement of an old FP with a newer one with more resolution, and without the distracting shadow. It would be better if we put some water on the fire: it should not be about taking sides nor about pride, but deciding which image is better (I see no reason to keep two almost identical images on our galleries). Now, as Savin says, it may also be about personal taste. Let's let people decide if it should be kept or not, but on technical merits. I think I read somewhere that two pictures of the same subject should not be featured. Many times candidates were rejected because of an already existing FP, so I really don't see nothing wrong with this delisting process, even if the picture was selected with tons of votes (the new one has a lot of votes too, but that doesn't matter). Replacements and delistings have happened before. I think it does not matter if the old candidate was featured one or five years ago. Technology improves constantly: I've always been aware my FPs will possibly be delisted someday, and the world will not end. --Paolo Costa (talk) 04:12, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Hello everybody. 1) May I ask please our german speaking friends to remember that we are here in another place than the german wp, and maybe using english language could help for general understanding of the debate (Obwohl ich persönlisch die deutsche Sprache verstehe...)? Danke :) !
2) Nothing was hidden in the delisting process, we as users have just to follow carefully the evolution of these pages. I've had some pictures of mine nominated as FP candidate by any of you without specific information, and I did not know that, and it is not a problem. Please notice that, almost at the same time I gave the information of the nomination to Myrabella about her piece of cheese, and the information of the beginning of the delisting process (see talk pages) to the photographer of this picture, who is not precisely my best friend.
3) I'm really shocked about the accusations of "Trolling" against ELEKHH. Obviously Elekhh is not a troll, but a very important, useful and friendly member of "Commons". OK, "Trolling" could be understand as a "funny" word in the real life, and sometimes even in the wiki community. "Les chiens aboient, la caravane passe" (@Paolo Costa ;). But the words "NACHT-UND-NEBEL-AKTION"I read in some messages are absolutely not funny and simply UNACCEPTABLE.
4) I don't want to make a Godwin's point, but the non-german speaking users have to know here that "Nacht-und-Nebel" means "Night and Fog", and has a very important historical and highly tragical significance as explained in the following article en:Nacht und Nebel, which cannot be unknown by any german speaking user. If I understand well (and there is not any other interpretation possible, even in Germany or other german speaking countries), Elekhh is, in this case, in the messages he noticed (please see the references he provided), clearly compared with the organizers and the responsibles of the Jewish holocaust ~ political mass deportations by the Third Reich, sorry ~ nothing else, nothing less, as he is accused of a "NACHT-UND-NEBEL-AKTION". It seems to me to be the higher and the most violent personal attack possible. If in some wikipedias, the accusation of "troll" is a rationale for a temporary ban, I don't know what deserves this kind of foul and disgusting comparison. So, as I don't know, I will ask the administrators (nothing hidden). --Jebulon (talk) 14:18, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation Jebulon, I had understood almost nothing of the german parts. This changes things: I also agree with you that this is a very serious and unacceptable personal attack to user Elekhh and some actions should be taken. --Paolo Costa (talk) 14:48, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
No Thanks. Your comparison with en:Nacht und Nebel is just stupid. In common German language this refers simply to an action that is done without letting others know about it (behind their back). You can find this figure of speech everywhere and not only related to fascism or holocaust. I would beg you to stop this idiotic "construction of arguments". If you need examples or definitions: [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], --/人 ‿‿ 人\ 署名の宣言 22:11, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
Wenn man aus seiner eigenen "Geschichte" nichts gelernt hat, und dazu zählen gewisse Wörter und Redewendungen, dann sollte man lieber den Mund halten. Ich habe unsere Geschichte studiert. Jebulons Aussage trifft es genau! Im Deutschunterricht wurde mir dafür eine "5" im Aufsatz verpasst: falsch angewendete Kontext. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:24, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
Das sieht selbst der Duden anders und du findest es einfach überall als Redewendung in einem ganz anderen Kontext. Dir geht es gut, oder? --/人 ‿‿ 人\ 署名の宣言 22:58, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
interesting link--Jebulon (talk) 17:50, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
You miss the point. The report is called "Nacht und Nebel". A "Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktion" is a common term inside the german language, as used today, and it isn't related to this original meaning or not anymore. It is used to describe robbery, or in a more general way: An unexpected action done by someone. It was you who brought up this old and not fitting interpretation. --/人 ‿‿ 人\ 署名の宣言 19:11, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Herausragendes Bild - Abwahlgrund ist nicht erkennbar. --ST 04:20, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep I also see no need for delisting this picture. It's a great shot. Making the uploader aware of this process would have been nice. I don't like people calling someone else a troll, although. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 05:23, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I didn't understand the part of discussion written in other languages but it smells something heat. :)
  • Regarding the delisting: I agree with Tomer, thinks the 2005 one should be delisted also.
  • Regarding the quarrel: I think we have to think all images are the property of Commons and not us. There is no meaning in contributing to Commons if we still think (and say) mine, me and I as a child.
  • My stand: I don't care any fancy badges; just nominating here to get more visibility and to hear your opinions. I respect them very much even an opposing one.
  • My request: Please be cool and be friendly; we have no benefit from these heated arguments. Regards, Jkadavoor (talk) 06:02, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Exactly, I strongly agree with you. Wisest words I've read around here in a while. No sense in contributing for free to Commons if we then talk about me me me, mine mine mine. What's the whole point, shouldn't we be a little more selfless? If not, why did we join Commons in the first place? --Paolo Costa (talk) 14:12, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep I cannot see any reason for removal, wonderful soft light and shadows. --Haneburger (talk) 06:23, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep I see no reason for delisting --Ralf Roleček 08:54, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Version from 2005 is rather the poorest regarding light. Regards   • Richard[®] • 09:49, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep I asked this question about the recently nominated Amritsar Sikh Golden Temple, and the answer was that we had several FP of Eiffel Tower, Neuschwanstein castle and other famous places in the world, without any problem. So my logical following opinion in this case is: no reason for delist.--Jebulon (talk) 13:42, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
    • But now there's three almost-identical FPs of that castle. Tomer T (talk) 14:03, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • I like both images, but the personal attack on ELEKHH is disgusting. Saffron Blaze (talk) 14:57, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The trolling and stalking by Elekhh is disgusting from my point of view. Considering his other actions directed against a single user. --/人 ‿‿ 人\ 署名の宣言 10:59, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
      • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The doings by Elekhh isn't disgusting from my point of view, because the unnecessary harsh tone from Wladyslaw is it. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 11:41, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
        • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment A conflict needs at least two parties. ;-) --/人 ‿‿ 人\ 署名の宣言 17:59, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
          • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment YES, you are right :-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 18:19, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
            • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Never been self-conflicted? :P Kidding aside, when you google translate the wording it doesn't come across as that harsh but its the cultural context that appears to make this unbecoming.Saffron Blaze (talk) 21:18, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep I advocate two or more images of the same subject may be featured (here it's a bit problematic because it's three times almost the same angle, but still okay). --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 15:27, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep - no reason for delisting. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 19:37, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist I see triple. --Citron (talk) 10:41, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep The usual trolling considering the relation between the creator and the opposition. I fail to see any other reason why this request was made. --/人 ‿‿ 人\ 署名の宣言 10:57, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep - I prefer this image much more to the other 2011 photo, mainly because the shadows are much reduced in this image. Parsecboy (talk) 15:52, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral As the FP nominator and as ”the second owner of the picture” (the true one is my father) I kindly ask you to especially not judge the other Commons/Wikimedia contributors nor what there has happened in the background of nominations or delists... Please, focus on the pictures. From perspective of usefulness one should think about improving the community and Wikimedia project! Personally I think a good point of observation might be the weather in each picture and so the individual lighting condition in each picture. You should think about the best for the castle and for the Wikipedia, not the people you want to defend or be against. So calm down, this is not the place for judging people... Furthermore, It can't be that serious, come on! :D --Ximonic (talk) 17:37, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
    +1 to Ximonic; I'm sure that you too very unhappy with this controversy (no way made by you). It is sad if people (not only the contributor and the nominator) have other interests. Jkadavoor (talk) 07:21, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep As I have said several times in the past I generally find it distasteful to delist previously featured pictures. Saffron Blaze (talk) 21:18, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
    +1 full agree with Saffron Blaze. "We can't turn back the time". The past FP status is simply a timestamp. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 21:24, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep I see no reason for delisting --Ritchyblack (talk) 05:05, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment By the way, this is a quite contradicting, inconsistent, precedent. You can see there that the nominator made a similar vote and argument, so you souldn't attach the current vote to any relationships between users. Tomer T (talk) 08:31, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Fine image, good resolution (more than 5 megapixels). What is problem? –ElmA (TalkMy filesE-mail) 09:14, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose We have clearly a better alternatives of the same angel, or do we need now 10 variants? --Yikrazuul (talk) 15:56, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
    • We have also more than one FP of the Tower Bridge. So what is the problem? --Wladyslaw (talk) 19:57, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
      • If you talk about the 3 Diliff's, one is not taken from the same point, and the two other not at the same time of the day, resulting in distinguishable skies and pictures. Also the dusk one trades off some resolution for a more aesthetic sky (you can't take too many pictures at dusk with the decreasing light). The three Neuchwanstein are taken from the same place and have same composition. - Benh (talk) 21:27, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
        • Two of the three are taken from the same viewpoint. File:Tower bridge London Twilight - November 2006.jpg, File:Tower Bridge London Feb 2006.jpg. But I see no problem with this. --Wladyslaw (talk) 11:51, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
          • These two are clearly not taken from same point (check alignment with background buildings, and perspective). And the smallest one has a more attractive sky which we be more difficult to achieve with a mosaic. Enough for me not to consider them duplicates. The other one is from same point at the H resolution one, but has a different sky because of timing. - Benh (talk) 14:24, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
            • I was already in London and I know the circumstances around Tower Bridge. The viewpoints are nearly the same; there is no additional value if the picture is shoot some meters left or right. And for sure there is a different sky/ timing. I only wanted to make clear that there are also other examples with same objects/ angles than this one. And that you don't to support this picture you already made clear. We need no novel to read from you. --Wladyslaw (talk) 14:30, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
              • You could have restrained from adding the last sentences which brings nothing to the debate. And come on, you mention 2 of the 3 at same point while there aren't and u miss the 2 which are at same point... Anyways that's not my point. Different timings yield different pictures, that's my point. The 3 Neuchwansteins have similar timing, conditions, and exactly same point of view and composition. No need to feature them all IMO. period. - Benh (talk) 15:58, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
                • Where is the need not to feature all of them? Are we under some bandwidth or storage constraint? Is there a moral imperative to feature only the one image where that image has been selected by such a small group of people? The three images all meeet the criteria and as such are featurable. Selecting amongst them implies an additional criteria that has not been made explicit in the project. Saffron Blaze (talk) 16:08, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
                  • It won't noticeably affect storage ;) as I don't mean deleting the duplicates, but only removing the FP label on least good. I think FP should be unique in some way. Now let me ask the other way: what is the need in featuring identical pictures? I could go and shot the Eiffel tower dozens of times from the same place, at the same moment of the day, under same conditions, and try to have them all promoted. What would be the point of all this? If it's not in the criteria, and it's really needed, we could poll contributors for adding it. - Benh (talk) 16:38, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
                  • You present a false premise in that the imgaes aren't identical and numerous people have articulated a valid preference amongst the three. This is exactly why we can support a number of FP on the same subject so long as they meet the current guidelines. Furthermore, making an appeal on absurd consequence where someone submits essentially the same image can be dealt with on case-by-case basis. Saffron Blaze (talk) 18:41, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
                    • Ok images are not really identical but, in good faith, are they not strikingly similar? Now among the keeps (that I can read and understand), I see only some who actually prefer Wladyslaw's -and mention it-, mainly for the soft lighting, which is a very good reason to me also. Other only argue that "oh well, still meets requirements regardless of whether there's a better alternative or not, or "why looking back at what's has been decided before?", which has its pros for sure. Some even only mention the pseudo relationship between Elekkh and Wladyslaw with no other arguments. And on the case by case basis... it's a good path to unfair treatment, because it seems so hard to me to reach consensus. As mentioned below, if we agree on having one FP per similar picture (not subject) maybe we should have a round with the three candidates and decide which one should keep the label. But I think we'll stuck to the current situation for a long time. - Benh (talk) 22:08, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
                      • Understood. It is a function of balancing having value in the assignment of FP status and not becoming overly bureaucratic about it. Saffron Blaze (talk) 23:57, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
    • OK; from this part of discussion (Tower Bridge File:Tower bridge London Twilight - November 2006.jpg and File:Tower Bridge London Feb 2006.jpg) I understand it is very difficult to say two pictures are identical at least for landscapes. We can't judge by saying 'similar', 'somewhat similar', etc. without firm and rigid rules. So Symbol keep vote.svg Keep. Jkadavoor (talk) 10:30, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  • If we like to have only "one" FP-image: how about to nominate all the three images in a new process and only "one" can win it? Perhaps as a new rule??? --Alchemist-hp (talk) 21:47, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
    • Problem with that is all three images are quite good images. They each have their own merits. Moreover, I fail to see the need, yet, to force a distinction based on the small sample of votes we get here. The D&R process is really a blood sport to me, pitting images and people against each other. To me an image should be made FP on its own merits. The delist process should similarly be in reference to just the image in question. When an image really doesn't meet community standards anymore put it out to pasture but in a kind and gentle way. The current delist template effectively says the image was once featured but the community thinks its crap now. None of these images deserve that fate. Saffron Blaze (talk) 22:28, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
    • Interesting; like MVR. More than one FP for EXACTLY ONE SAME SUBJECT degrade the value of FP itself; so we need a Super FP or something. :) Jkadavoor (talk) 05:15, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
      • Indeed! We call it POTY (Picture of the Year). Saffron Blaze (talk) 09:39, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist "Two different versions of the same picture cannot both be featured, but only the one with the higher number of votes..." kallerna 07:50, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
    • Who or what are you quoting? There is no such policy. Saffron Blaze (talk) 09:05, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist Per above. พ.s. 07:58, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
W.S. is no more. LOL --Wladyslaw (talk) 09:33, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep No reason to delist. Yann (talk) 17:49, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Quality image, good resolution. --Karelj (talk) 21:40, 9 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 8 delist, 18 keep, 1 neutral => not delisted. /Tomer T (talk) 21:54, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Holzbrücke 2011-02-10 15-15-08.JPG, featured[edit]

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Rapperswil (Switzerland) : Holzbrücke (wooden bridge) between Rapperswil and Hurden, crossing Obersee (upper Lake Zurich), Seedamm to the right.


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Result: 11 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /kaʁstn Disk/Cat 21:08, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Måbødalen, 2011 August.jpg, featured[edit]

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A view to Måbødalen in evening in 2011 August.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Ximonic - nominated by Tomer T (talk) 16:57, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 16:57, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Stunning. In most photos the fencing on the left would be distracting, but in this one the eye is drawn to the valley making the fence less obvious. --NJR_ZA (talk) 19:40, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportBruce1eetalk 05:12, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I disagree with NJR ZA (+ the persons, distracting too, IMO), but I do not oppose, because a crop is possible, and the rest of this picture is just wonderful.--Jebulon (talk) 17:13, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
    • Actually, I didn't even notice there are people in the photo until you mentioned it. Tomer T (talk) 00:07, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too much artificial for nature shot, and really the definition lacks .--Telemaque MySon (talk) 07:34, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
    • What do you mean by "definition"? I can't understand you. Tomer T (talk) 08:50, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Stryn (talk) 16:30, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 19:55, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--David საქართველო 21:02, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support Because I think I might have been able to avoid the blurry foreground even if the view wasn't easy to capture this way either. --Ximonic (talk) 20:16, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Njaelkies Lea (talk) 06:57, 8 May 2012 (UTC) Unnatural and strange looking in places. The atmosphere is indeed nice, but I prefer photos like this of nature to remain natural and not too much fiddled with. Same goes for the alternative crop below.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj (talk) 21:35, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose overdone HDR. Stunning scene, place - all is stuninng, otherwise. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 16:21, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

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Måbødalen, 2011 August (Crop).jpg

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Thanks for the nomination! Here is another crop without the fence, the path or the people. Though, I don't have much anything against these things as they add some extra information value to the scene. Another note: unlike the aspect ratio might look this is kind of a ”panorama” presenting quite a big broad view over the edge. It had to be taken hand held - there was no way I could have been able to mount a tripod on the edge. --Ximonic (talk) 19:37, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Yes it is good in composition, but for the definition I can not support it.--Telemaque MySon (talk) 07:36, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done Is it better? I would have set a Wikipedia link to the description but it seems there is no article in the English Wikipedia. Which is weird because this is quite a popular visit place for tourists also. (I'm not sure but have the feeling that it was even more in the 90's.) --Ximonic (talk) 12:00, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • If you want I can upload a version with only one exposure (which of course would be more natural than this). Then again another problem gets big and that means very notable over- and underexposed areas in the picture. I don't really know what else might be the ”unnatural” in this picture when the only processes were exposure stacking, slight WB correction and a little desaturation from the original pictures to prevent some little gamut warnings. Those were the fiddles. If the core problem is caused by high dynamic range capturing then it's a different story and I can understand the opinion better. --Ximonic (talk) 11:55, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj (talk) 21:35, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Žiga (talk) 07:22, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very moody shot! Paul venter (talk) 15:30, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per my vote above. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 16:21, 11 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 8 support, 3 oppose, 1 neutral → featured. /kaʁstn Disk/Cat 21:06, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
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The chosen alternative is: File:Måbødalen, 2011 August.jpg

File:2010 G-20 Seoul summit.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Shows the World leaders in 2010 G-20 summit
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Presidencia de la Nación Argentina - uploaded by Jor70 - nominated by Ezarate -- Ezarateesteban 22:18, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ezarateesteban 22:18, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I see too many artefacts, so it can't be FP. But seems like a good VI. Tomer T (talk) 08:35, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Tomer. –ElmA (TalkMy filesE-mail) 08:54, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too much compression. Yann (talk) 15:47, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment With all due respect, I believe the enhancements by Ezarate did not make this picture any better (cf. file history). Faces that used to be detailed, yet somewhat dim, are now blown and devoid of detail. --MAURILBERT (discuter) 03:29, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
    • Fully agree. Tomer T (talk) 05:42, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
      • I reverted to the original. Yann (talk) 11:11, 9 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 1 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /The High Fin Sperm Whale 05:19, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Clearfin lionfish (Pterois radiata).JPG, featured[edit]

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File:Clearfin lionfish (Pterois radiata)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info c/u/n by me - edited by Aleks G -- The High Fin Sperm Whale 01:27, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- The High Fin Sperm Whale 01:27, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak Support Nice pic, but noisy background (although it isn't a problem with the fish itself) - can you denoise it? Tomer T (talk) 04:25, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
    • Full support after Ximonic's edit. Tomer T (talk) 11:35, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support; awesome view. -- Jkadavoor (talk) 07:01, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tamba52 (talk) 07:14, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I reduced some noise in the picture. If you don't like it feel free to revert. --Ximonic (talk) 11:24, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow! Nice fish. No CAs on this aquarium shot. Understandable shallow DOF to avoid high ISO on low light. --Paolo Costa (talk) 11:57, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 15:46, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 17:08, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support There's big wow to me. On the downsides (I want the review to be thorough right? ;)), it's a bit soft, a bit dark and I'm missing texture on the skin in the darkest parts (I've brightened the pic at home to give it a try). But the shooting conditions were probably difficult. - Benh (talk) 17:51, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 20:03, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - A.Savin 09:04, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 21:23, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Earth'sbuddy 10:58, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--David საქართველო 12:09, 11 May 2012 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 14 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /The High Fin Sperm Whale 05:21, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Luxor Souq R01.jpg, featured[edit]

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Luxor souq (Egypt)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by MJJR - uploaded by MJJR - nominated by MJJR -- MJJR (talk) 19:11, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- MJJR (talk) 19:11, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--David საქართველო 20:57, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I do like the composition. --Vassil (talk) 22:22, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 08:37, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Kraft (talk) 10:27, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 15:48, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good exposure. --Kadellar (talk) 19:04, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice bazaar scene --Martin Kraft (talk) 10:22, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support there are some CAs, but the general composition is featurable. Ggia (talk) 20:46, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cephas (talk) 21:32, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Žiga (talk) 07:20, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Oh, a FP !--