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Det här är kandidater till att bli utvalda bilder.

För ett arkiv av tidigare nominerade se: Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log

Det finns också en kronologisk lista av utvalda bilder.

Nominering[edit]

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Men innan du nominerar, kolla upp så att bilden har lämplig bildbeskrivning och licens.

Omröstningsregler[edit]

  • Röstningen pågår i 9 dagar. På den 10:e dagen blir resultatet fastställt.
  • Om en bild efter 5 dagar inte fått någon mer positiv röst än från den som nominerade, så kan kandidaten tas bort ifrån sidan.
  • Nomineringar ifrån oinloggade bidragsgivare är välkomna
  • Bidrag ifrån oinloggade bidragsgivare till diskussionen är välkomna
  • Röstning från oinloggade bidragsgivare räknas inte
  • En nominering räknas inte som en röst, men den som nominerar får rösta
  • Den som nominerar en bild kan när som helst ta bort bilden ifrån omröstningen

En kandidat kommer att bli en utvald bild om följande krav uppfylls:

  • Lämplig licens (så klart)
  • Minst 5 stödjande röster
  • Förhållande mellan stödjande/motsättande röster på minst 2/1 (minst två tredjedels majoritet)
  • Två olika versioner av samma bild kan inte båda bli utvalda; endast den med högst antal stödjande röster blir utvald.

Röstning kan göras med "{{Support}}" (stöd) eller "{{Oppose}}" (ej stöd), neutralitet kan anges med "{{Neutral}}".

Kandidater[edit]

Contents

Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Kalateadlased uurimistöö tulemusi tutvustamas.jpg[edit]

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Introducing the results of long term monitoring to a local fishermen in Kihnu, Estonia

File:Koluvere linnus september 2014.jpg[edit]

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Koluvere castle in Estonia

File:Koettmannsdorf Unterschlossberg Stausee und Strassenbruecke 03032015 0234.jpg[edit]

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Bridge, crossing the river Drava seen from from Köttmannsdorf, South Carinthia. The mountain in front is the Rauth. This bridge was build in the middle of the 1960s, after a big flooding destroyed the old one.
  • created by Johann Jaritz - uploaded by Johann Jaritz - nominated by Hubertl -- Hubertl (talk) 23:52, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Bridge, crossing the river Drava seen from from Köttmannsdorf, South Carinthia. The mountain in front is the Rauth. This bridge was build in the middle of the 1960s, after a big flooding destroyed the old one
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Hubertl (talk) 23:52, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Nice quality but the left border, vertically half-cut pillar unfortunately "closes" the composition too much in my taste for the harmony of the scene. Sting (talk) 01:25, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Goosenecks State Park, Utah, Image of the Day DVIDS860656.jpg[edit]

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Goosenecks State Park
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NASA Space Imaging - uploaded by - nominated by -- (talk) 23:05, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- (talk) 23:05, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Hamadryas baboon.jpg[edit]

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Hamadryas baboon

File:Moravskoslezské Beskydy - zima 2014 (by Pudelek) 06.JPG[edit]

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Moravian-Silesian Beskids in winter
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 12:56, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 12:56, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm sorry but I didn't even bother to open it at full size... I just fail to catch what this picture tries to sell. Unfortunate lighting and not sure what u r aiming at. - Benh (talk) 23:10, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:What is Wikipedia Zero?.webm[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by VGrigas (WMF) - uploaded by VGrigas (WMF) - nominated by Pine -- Pine 23:43, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pine 23:43, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question What's the idea behind the dirt all over the video? — Julian H. 11:24, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Well, I'd assume it's supposed to give it an old film look. Doesn't really work for me from an aesthetic POV, nor does it seem to make much sense for this kind of video. --El Grafo (talk) 12:39, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:USS Essex (CV-9) - January 1960.jpg[edit]

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In this historical photograph, "USS Essex (CVA-9) takes spray over the bow while steaming in heavy seas. Essex, with assigned Carrier Air Group 10 (CVG-10), was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea from 7 August 1959 to 26 February 1960."
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by US Navy - uploaded by Cobatfor - nominated by Pine -- Pine 23:49, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pine 23:49, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Nice and strong image but I think that in this case the B&W is a bad choice: the vessel gets lost in the image. Sting (talk) 01:27, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Pedro Weingärtner - The Maker of Angels - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

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The Maker of Angels, by Pedro Weingärtner

Alternative[edit]

Pedro Weingärtner - A Fazedora de Anjos - 1908.jpg

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Version of this painting with white gaps and other colors. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:38, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral It is better with brown gaps. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:38, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Cañón Silfra, Parque Nacional de Þingvellir, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 055.JPG[edit]

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Snorkeling in the Silfra canyon, a continental drift between the tectonic plates (North American and Eurasian), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Snorkeling in the Silfra canyon, a continental drift between the tectonic plates (North American and Eurasian), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland. Poco2 20:21, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 20:21, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- David C. S. 21:57, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Vibrant colors. -- Pofka (talk) 23:00, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A reminder that Icelandic tourism isn't just about chasing waterfalls. Daniel Case (talk) 03:46, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Appealing composition and decent quality. --Kreuzschnabel 06:53, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Nice one Poco, this was one of my favourite images from 'the list'. Diliff (talk) 08:54, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 11:26, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral great image below the horizon, fantastic quality, annoying clipping in the clouds. I wouldn't mind a little bit of clipping here, as it's at the very edge of the frame, but the area is quite large. — Julian H. 11:30, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Really nice composition. -- Colin (talk) 12:55, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great composition, but I think it can be improved by cropping a bit of the left so the river lies in the middle. Agree with Julian on the clouds issue. - Benh (talk) 18:22, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Quite stunning, clouds are not distracting. --DXR (talk) 18:40, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as others. Beyond that: I like it! ;-) --Hubertl (talk) 21:42, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Nice but not a fantastic shot: the look gets a path at the middle but is closed at 3/4 of the way. And the lens quality of the left border is so-so (lack of sharpness). Sting (talk) 01:37, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

File:طائر رقطية.jpg[edit]

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Laughing Dove at Tel Aviv zoo
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A Clear Photo for a perched Laughing Dove at Tel Aviv zoo. Its one of the most common city birds in the Levant, 2nd only to the House Sparrowباسم (talk) 18:15, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Please don't create the nomination pages manually but use the workflow that is described at Commons:Featured picture candidates. Otherwise, the result doesn't use the standardized format and templates. — Julian H. 11:21, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Missing location and, more importantly, species. Nice image, though, good composition and bokeh and sharp where it needs to be. Kleuske (talk) 12:51, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Jožef Tominc - Pietro Stanislao Parisi z družino.jpg[edit]

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1849 family portrait painting of Pietro Stanislao Parisi with family

File:Tytuvėnai Monastery Church Interior, Tytuvėnai, Lithuania - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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Tytuvėnai Monastery Church Interior.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Pofka -- Pofka (talk) 16:26, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Never before saw this church decorated like that. Some important mass must have been held at that time or something. -- Pofka (talk) 16:26, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Really, Pofka? I hadn't seen it before either until I visited Lithania. I saw maybe 3 or 4 churches decorated in this way (this one was in Šiluva, I took only a hand-held pano very quickly, because a service was about to begin and I couldn't photograph it properly, so it has stitching faults and can't really be used on Wiki), so I thought it was a special Lithuanian thing. ;-) Since then, I have a few other Eastern European churches with similar decorations but I don't know exactly what the significance is or what it is called. Diliff (talk) 18:18, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm curious why they were decorated like that in your pictures as well. At first, I thought that it might be connected with the wedding ceremonies or something, but that is not quite likely as there are way too much churches looking like that at the same time (St. Anne's Church in Vilnius is a frequent site of weddings, however I doubt that Tytuvėnai is frequently used for that as well). As I understand, you took all these pictures in a very short duration. Due to that, I think it is possible that some important Catholic events or days commemorations were taking place. I believe there should have been some advertisement sheets about it somewhere. Though, I'm surprised that you saw other Eastern European churches decorated in the same way (at similar period?) because Lithuania and Poland are the only Catholic countries in the region. Belarus, Ukraine, Russia are Orthodox, Latvia, Estonia are Lutheran (and Orthodox due to the Russian minorities as well). All these decorated churches and monasteries in your pictures are Catholic, so if the other churches you saw in the another Eastern Europe countries were Catholic as well, I think it must have been some religiously important days/period. It seems my religious knowledge isn't high enough to sort it out. =D -- Pofka (talk) 20:47, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I think you're right, it was a Polish church I saw. I can't recall where it was, maybe Commons or maybe Flickr. I searched for "Polish church interior" on Flickr and found four churches with the same decorations, but no explanation about why. We can just call it a Polish-Lithuanian tradition for now. :-) Diliff (talk) 21:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • These pictures in Flickr are taken at completely different dates: July 12, June 1, May 22, August 14 and yours photos are from September. That's really difficult to identify the exact decorating reason. Maybe some other more religious person will tell us why. =) -- Pofka (talk) 22:44, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Thanks again for the nomination. Eventually you will get through all my Lithuanian photos! The ones worth nominating anyway. Again, not a perfect interior for me, but I think the beauty of the interior is enough. Diliff (talk) 18:22, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • That is my aim for now. =D Later I'm planning to move on your Latvian churches. Some of them looks just terrific in your shots as well. It looks even better in your shots than in reality as I previously had a chance to visit some of these and they weren't that impressive. Maybe that's because I'm used to the luxurious Catholic churches in Vilnius, which is a complete opposition of Lutheranism. =D -- Pofka (talk) 20:47, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I appreciate all the different architectural styles really, but I must admit, the Lithuanian churches were much more impressive overall. ;-) I was a bit disappointed with the Lutheran churches in Latvia. Riga Cathedral and St Peter's were quite big, but also cold, uninviting and not so interesting inside. And unlike in Lithuania, they almost all required 'donations' (it's not a donation if you insist!) to visit. Diliff (talk) 21:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I thought just the same when I saw huge Riga Cathedral for the first time, however its interior was quite empty and disappointing. Though that's how Lutheranism exactly works. They want to keep everything simple when the Catholics wants to show God's greatness and humans weakness with the luxurious interiors full of saints frescoes. There are so many luxurious churches in Lithuania (especially in Vilnius and Kaunas) because this territory was the heart of the huge Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Many nobles financed expensive constructions of monasteries and churches there and that is why there are so many of them, compared with Latvia and Estonia. Latvia, Estonia always were quite tiny and military-based territories (that's why they have many castles). Klaipėda often was captured by other states and because of that there really is no such Catholic objects. It even reminds Riga a bit but sadly its main huge Lutheran church with vast tower haven't survived the World War II when it was completely exploded and the restoration project is kind of stuck to this day. Actually, I'm surprised how these churches in Vilnius nowadays are able to survive and even reconstruct themselves. There are way too many of them for a 0.5 million inhabitants city of nowadays and relying solely on donations should be just impossible. Though, I'm happy they are able to keep our heritage in a good condition. =) -- Pofka (talk) 22:44, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • It's nice to hear your point of view as a local. There was only one church that was in quite bad condition inside. I was always seeing the roof and towers when I was walking around, so went down some small streets and found its entrance in a courtyard. I can't remember the name of it, I never stayed to take a photo of it because there wasn't too much to see and it felt like a construction site! Maybe I should have taken a photo so we could have a high quality 'before' picture to match a new restored picture if it ever happens. Ah yes, on Google Maps, it's called "Bazilijonų bažnyčia", near the Church of St Theresa. Do you know it? Diliff (talk) 22:57, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • The restoration works are under-way in the Trinity church and that is why it looks like a construction site. =) As far as I remember, it was stuck for a while because the church belongs to Uniate monastery and there were discussions between the monastery and the city municipality on how much each side should invest. They already reached an agreement and the restoration works began in September (I guess just in the time of your visit to Lithuania). It was in a poor condition due to the barbaric Lithuania occupations. Many Catholic churches were despoiled, converted into warehouses or even stables (including the Vilnius Cathedral). Russia even recolored some of them later into more poorly visible colors (light yellow, white) to distinguish the Orthodox churches. Some were even demolished. Many churches in Vilnius currently are recolored back to their historic colors (pink, red). Kaunas cathedral interior (perfectly captured in your photo after the restoration) previously was converted into Orthodox church by destroying its historic Catholic interior. The Grand Dukes Palace was completely abandoned and at times it even was the shelter to the homeless people, later it was used in other ways and even was almost completely demolished by trying to delete the glorious Grand Duchy history from the people's minds. Another heavily damaged object is the Sapieha Palace in Antakalnis (Vilnius). It is a huge baroque palace complex previously built by one of the wealthiest Grand Duchy families, however the Russians transformed it into hospital and damaged its luxurious interiors and even the exterior (all the frescoes were painted over, huge windows, halls were reduced). Some complex buildings served as psychiatry. Gladly, it remained standing and is under-reconstruction as well. It doesn't look that ugly anymore, yet there is a lot of work to be done. St. Peter and St. Paul's church is considered as a part of this complex. Another luxurious palace from the Grand Duchy history - Slushko Palace was converted into even crazier object - a jail. Sadly, it is not under-reconstruction yet as all the financing is focused on the Sapieha and the Grand Dukes palaces. Vilnius historical heritage will probably look quite different after the following decade. =) -- Pofka (talk) 10:23, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- David C. S. 21:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Looks like the church trying to be the Golden Gate BridgeFace-smile.svg. Daniel Case (talk) 23:35, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I know why it is so, but the distorsion of the lamp in foreground up is to strong IMO. It should be a globe (see the same in background) and not an olive. In general I find all the distortions too strong. (For the reason of the red decorations, I don't know, it does not work with any catholic liturgical feast around the beginning of september. Maybe a celebration for a local martyr ? See en:Liturgical colours for more explanations)--Jebulon (talk) 16:42, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Although there is some color noise and color clipping on the red decorations, it remains in the finest of Commons IMO. -- Christian Ferrer 17:43, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Triglav y Valle de Vrata (14202569306) (2).jpg[edit]

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Panorama of Vrata valley with Triglav in Triglav national park, Slovenia.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Javier Sanchez Portero - uploaded by Sporti - nominated by Yerpo -- — Yerpo Eh? 14:06, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- — Yerpo Eh? 14:06, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Would be even better if the central mountain were not entirely in shadow but outstanding as it is too. --Kreuzschnabel 14:30, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Some CA, bad artifacts in the areas where the clipping was fixed, dust spots in the sky. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:St Cuthbert's Church Philbeach Gardens Reredos, London, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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Rederos of St Cuthbert's Church, London
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff. Please view at full size, it unfortunately looks unimpressive at thumbnail size but the carved wooden rederos details are a feast for the eyes. The amazing thing is, this is not a grand English cathedral, it's just a local parish church in London, and not particularly well known at that. -- Diliff (talk) 11:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 11:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support First thought when seeing this picture: "It simply looks like a 100 years old bottle of wine!". Such impressive wooden altar... -- Pofka (talk) 16:18, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:48, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes, the details are incredible. - Benh (talk) 20:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful --Baresi F ([[User talk:Baresi franco|talk
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 23:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 10:01, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tu solus Dominus, Diliff. Many symbols, many stories, and a wonderful woodcarving. One can stay here for hours, saying "oh, did you notice this ? Do you see that ? And here, and here ?". Really a treasure, worth to be known. Thanks.--Jebulon (talk) 16:59, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 17:45, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Amazing woodcarving, stupidly sharp. --DXR (talk) 18:46, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Sea anemone baja california.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, nominated by -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 02:10, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 02:10, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 12:01, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support! --Brateevsky {talk} 12:15, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support So unusual. Immediately caught my eye. -- Pofka (talk) 16:16, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 20:23, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Almost an oppose, because of the bad quality. I don't know the shooting conditions, but I'm not convinced it was necessary to stop down this much if a tripod wasn't an option or available. Beautiful colours though - Benh (talk) 20:42, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 22:41, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Steinway & Sons upright piano, model 1098, manufactured at Steinway's factory in New York City.jpg[edit]

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American Steinway & Sons uproght piano

File:Sympetrum vulgatum LC0368.jpg[edit]

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Sympetrum vulgatum
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Female Common Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum); created, uploaded and nominated by Jörg Hempel
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LC-de (talk) 21:12, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose Good quality, nice detail, but this creature's wings looks blown/blurred here. Way too transparent for me, especially upper one. I don't think they really are like that. Probably a little bit incorrect focusing or something. -- Pofka (talk) 21:53, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Better detail than many similar images, and I think if the wing would be sharper, it would hide a part of the body. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Moravskoslezské Beskydy - zima 2014 (by Pudelek) 04.JPG[edit]

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Moravian-Silesian Beskids in winter
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 09:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 09:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Could you crop off the extreme left? The dark tree trunk is distracting. --King of ♠ 01:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    Done ;) --Pudelek (talk) 10:15, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 19:06, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong support -- David C. S. 22:00, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    @David C. S.: Please use only the standard support/oppose/neutral templates; otherwise the bot can't count the votes. --King of ♠ 02:00, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 02:00, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A winter I want to walk out to. Daniel Case (talk) 03:43, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose sorry but no wow, bad crop, foreground in the shadow. A simply not featured image for me. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 07:45, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose great timing, but very poor composition with no clear guideline to me. - Benh (talk) 18:27, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Mulberry Street NYC c1900 LOC 3g04637u edit.jpg (delist)[edit]

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Mulberry Street NYC Mulberry Street NYC

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The right one is better (Original nomination)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace -- Claus (talk) 09:13, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Yann (talk) 10:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Is it allowed to vote for delisting in such a nomination? — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:45, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Avalokiteśvara in Construction in Da Nang, Vietnam.jpg[edit]

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Avalokiteśvara in Construction in Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, and nominated by myself. This photo is showcasing four different phases of the construction: armature installation, draft cementing, sculpting, and painting. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 08:34, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Not the usual type of photos that I shoot but I thought of the building lovers over here who might appreciate it. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 08:34, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Never been a fan of pictures in which buildings, monuments or other things/places are covered up, especially with such restoration (or what is it?) constructions. It is even much bigger problem for me than the poor lighting. -- Pofka (talk) 16:10, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Construction doesn't mean restoration. They are building it up from scratch. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 06:07, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support In my opinion there's nothing wrong about showing the world in its current state. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:13, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose @Frank Schulenburg: Nothing being wrong about that, on the other hand, does not necessarily mean the image in question is among our finest. This one isn’t IMHO. Sunlit side of the statue is blown, contrast in the rest is rather poor, level of detail is by no means outstanding. Not a bad pic but still well below FP threshold for me. --Kreuzschnabel 09:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The subject is fascinating and the sharpness and resolution are really good. Really interesting to see all the phases of construction, as you said. Sadly, some areas are clipped and the image would benefit from some editing to improve the contrast. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:32, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not so much bothered by the idea of it being under renovation, but here it isn't photographed creatively enough to add something to the image. Worse than that, though, is the lighting as noted by Kreuzschnabel. Daniel Case (talk) 21:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • You are the second one referring to it being under renovation when this photo shows a statue being built from the ground up. Are my file name and description that bad? Isn't it obvious enough when looking at the photo in full size? -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 02:02, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I think Daniel acks the idea behind the photo but doesn't find the execution to render as great as you intend it to. - Benh (talk) 18:30, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Two scenes from Der Busant.jpg[edit]

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Der Busant, in medieval tapestry
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by unknown, uploaded and nominated by Crisco 1492 --  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support High quality scan of an interesting tapestry, illustrating a popular folk story from the time which has since been almost forgotten.--  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 08:58, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 11:25, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 17:45, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Safran-Weinviertel Niederreiter 2 Gramm 8285.jpg[edit]

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Pictogram voting info.svg Info Two gram high quality red threads of saffron from Lower Austria. All by Hubertl, Focus stacking by Alchemist -- Hubertl (talk) 05:00, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Sesimbra March 2015-12a.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The jetty of the port of Sesimbra, west coast of Portugal, at the end of a calm day. All by Alvesgaspar (talk) 00:18, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 00:18, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment potentially a FP - but the way too centered lighthouse doesn't work for me here --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:24, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment IMO it'S too much water. I would choose another crop.--XRay talk 16:47, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition/crop issue. --Mile (talk) 18:12, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Uninteresting lighting and composition. --King of ♠ 01:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Goldcrest 1.jpg[edit]

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Regulus regulus

File:Leccinum variicolor LC0365.jpg[edit]

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Leccinum variicolor
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Mottled bolete (Leccinum variicolor); created, uploaded and nominated by Jörg Hempel
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LC-de (talk) 21:16, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good lighting --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:17, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lovely. -- Pofka (talk) 16:05, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 16:49, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice colors and ligth. --Mile (talk) 18:11, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Hubertl (talk) 21:33, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice suject. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:17, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A nice Christmas-y picture of a mushroom. Would be better if it didn't have the flash reflection, but I'm not sure what could have been done about that. 173.85.85.243 02:44, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:05, 06 March 2015 (UTC)

File:2014.07.18.-16-Schwarzbach Woellnau--Kleiner Blaupfeil-Maennchen.jpg[edit]

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File:Trakai Island Castle Chapel, Lithuania - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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Trakai Island Castle Chapel interior.
  • Maybe plainest but with one of the richest and the most painful history. It might have been the last religious place for many castle defenders. -- Pofka (talk) 09:42, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes, this is a simple chapel, but it is the chapel of a very important castle in Lithuania, as Pofka mentions, and dates to the 14th or early 15th century. I don't think it's that plain though. There is a lot of character in the stones and bricks. :-) I find whitewashed churches much more plain. Diliff (talk) 16:39, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:19, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as per Daniel C. above. Yann (talk) 09:20, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Diliff (talk) 16:39, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 16:59, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 21:34, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Very fine in detail as usual but I don’t approve of the distortion on the chandelier, the ceiling flange of which looks almost vertical in this projection. Too much of wide-angle for me. --Kreuzschnabel 09:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I don't think there's actually much distortion of the chandelier. It's fairly typical of the view looking diagonally up at it. This is the original image of the chandelier taken with a 50mm lens (so there should be little distortion - it's not perspective corrected and 50mm is not wide angle). The chandelier in the panorama is slightly more vertically stretched as a result of the perspective correction, but it looks similar enough to me. Diliff (talk) 09:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Soldiers of 2 Royal Anglian Silhouetted in Afghanistan MOD 45157880.jpg[edit]

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Soldiers of C Company 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment are silhouetted against the setting sun during operations in Afghanistan in June 2014.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Cpl Daniel Wiepen - uploaded by Fae - nominated by Chase me ladies -- Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 00:30, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 00:30, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Recruiting-poster perfect! Daniel Case (talk) 01:27, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 09:05, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Although I don't like guns and the occupation in afghanistan, the picture is very beautiful --LivioAndronico talk 09:28, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 10:00, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This is some kind of an advertising image and has nothing to do with reality. The depicted scene is completely designed and incompatible with military behaviour. --Uoaei1 (talk) 15:22, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I disagree with your comment that it is at odds with military behaviour, and I think others who have been in the military would agree with me. It looks like it's been taken just outside a military base - probably Camp Bastion - and that the soldier is using the sight on his rifle to scan the horizon during a pause in the patrol. You can see that he is kneeling by the razor wire & grass outside a base. The metadata shows that it was taken just after sunset in Afghanistan. There the possibility that the photographer has taken time to set up the shot and asked the soldiers to stay where they are, but that's unlikely, and in any case that is not a reason to vote against it - it is a reason to vote for it, as it was clearly taken by a professional photographer out in the field. I also do not believe it is advertising any more than a 'good photo' of anything can be taken as advertising. It would be nonsense to suggest that we should only accept blurry or bloody photographs of warzones. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 19:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

*Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral the photo is not localized. Is actually taken in Afghanistan? if not it's an advertising--PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 16:00, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

    • Yes, it has been: see the caption: "Soldiers of C Company 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment are silhouetted against the setting sun during operations in Afghanistan in June 2014." If you search for the author's name you will see that he was based in Afghanistan for much of that year and took many other photographs which could only have been taken there. The metadata also matches the time of sunset in Afghanistan during 11 June 2014. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 19:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Uoaei1. No wow. --P e z i (talk) 21:27, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Alchemist-hp (talk) 21:37, 2 March 2015 (UTC), this one was and is much better: Cheetah at Sunset.jpg, our POTY 2014 candidate at place 11.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Regardless of any opinions on the propaganda of millitary images, this one is undeniably well taken. Diliff (talk) 22:07, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per others above. Yann (talk) 09:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. @Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry: I was in the military and I was in Afghanistan, privately. Just because you asked..--Hubertl (talk) 10:45, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support per Diliff, though I'm not overly fond of the (probably intended & possibly even artificially introduced) vignetting at smaller sizes. --El Grafo (talk) 15:57, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Pinhole effect ? Its too much for vignetting. --Mile (talk) 18:15, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I support if the vignetting effect is removed. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 01:56, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Artificial vignetting for dramatic effect. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:21, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- David C. S. 22:01, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose some graphic interest but not enough outstanding -- Christian Ferrer 11:30, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Multi plate pipe installation.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, nominated by -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 23:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 23:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Great idea and suitable wow, but the image is too noisy for me. Reworkable from RAW? --Kreuzschnabel 15:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It is how it is... ;-) --Tomascastelazo (talk) 02:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose then, for technical shortcomings. Pity. --Kreuzschnabel 09:42, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support maybe but eye catching -- Christian Ferrer 21:16, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Per Kreuzschnabel and also some CA, because a correct processing software was used but no technical or artistic reason given. Sting (talk) 02:50, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Anthus richardi - Laem Pak Bia.jpg[edit]

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Anthus richardi
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by JJ Harrison - nominated by 1989 -- 1989 15:22, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 1989 15:22, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 15:51, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 15:13, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:05, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not bad, but I don't think it's amongst the "very best of" Commons. --A.Savin 21:55, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 21:36, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per A.Savin, not outstanding wow to me. --DXR (talk) 21:05, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Model healthy village Laos (11).jpg[edit]

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Model healthy village Salavan Province Laos.
He is smoking.--Paris 16 (talk) 13:58, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
This man,(Akha Peoples), prepares his large water pipe called "Bang Yan" for smoking tobacco.--PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 16:23, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I really wish I could support a shot from Laos, but I don't really like the centered composition, harsh behind light and "high" point of view (I probably would have crouched down for a more dramatic composition). - Benh (talk) 07:54, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 15:15, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose centered composition, too tight crop, and only little wow; Sorry. --P e z i (talk) 21:17, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it. --Hubertl (talk) 21:37, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • To be frank, I really get tired of these "I like it" reasons given. This is not Facebook – an FPC is not featured because of enough users "liking" it. The suitable approach for your review is not "do I like it" but "do I think it’s among the very best images Commons has to offer". This one isn’t, though I really do like it, I like its atmosphere and lighting, but then there’s a huge loss of detail (hair, ear, stockings) and an unfavourable upside-down perspective, making the man appear smaller than he is and hiding every surrounding. Though I like it, I think it could have been taken much better, that’s why I do not think it deserves to be featured. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Kreuzschnabel 09:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    Na, @Kreuzschnabel:, möchtest du dir wieder einmal in deiner grenzenlosen Selbstüberschätzung ein zumindest temporäres Denkmal setzen? Kleiner Tipp: Ersetze hier einfach Musik durch Bild. Passt bestens zu dir. Zu deiner Beruhigung, du bist in gleichartiger Gesellschaft.--Hubertl (talk) 11:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I cut this image to hide the misery of these poor people. The man who prepares his pipe, waiting for the rat (which will make its meals), cooks the misery blaze, which is his right. The photo is cropped and less sad to see. --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 17:12, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nothing against the subject, however not visually outstanding. -- Christian Ferrer 12:34, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Benh, + shadow at left.--Jebulon (talk) 21:08, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Building of the Salins de Frontignan 01.jpg[edit]

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Salins de Frontignan, Hérault, France
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 11:53, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 06:08, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support convincing composition --Hubertl (talk) 21:38, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • still Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral – scene and composition are great but many of the poles appear partly overexposed (not blown but too bright), is this fixable? --Kreuzschnabel 09:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done Kreuzschnabel, Thank you very much, I'm always afraid to do too much, I have now almost did the same as your version but from the RAW file. -- Christian Ferrer 18:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support now for me. --Kreuzschnabel 21:04, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pudelek (talk) 10:26, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support excellent composition, I like the perspective very much. The rest is excellent too. FP for me.--Jebulon (talk) 21:12, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:08, 06 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Face fear…JUMP! Crisis Response Marines test insertion capabilities in Spain 150127-M-ZB219-053.jpg[edit]

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Jump from a MV-22 Osprey at Morón Air Base, Spain
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Sgt. Paul Peterson - uploaded by - nominated by -- (talk) 11:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- (talk) 11:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Poor framing (helicopter cut by frame, right crop too tight while on the left is much empty space) --Kreuzschnabel 13:35, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose composition suboptimal. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:30, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose like the other oponents --Milseburg (talk) 15:53, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose (formerly FPX) Image does not fall within the guidelines, as per above comments. Yann (talk) 19:44, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It is a well composed and dynamic photograph. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 23:09, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The cropping of the aircraft/helicopter is unfortunate but the composition is still good. --G Furtado (talk) 00:12, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I quite like the framing, which focusses on the soldiers (the subject) rather than the helicopter. In any case, the rest of the photograph definitely makes up for it! Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 00:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Moderate oppose I see your point about the framing, but I still think the helicopter shouldn't have been so tightly cropped. I'd let that go, however, if the sky weren't so dark that you have to look around for the blades. Daniel Case (talk) 01:29, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. -- Pofka (talk) 16:44, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per other opposers. --P e z i (talk) 21:21, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 22:37, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- Achim Raschka (talk) 13:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yes, the composition is unbalanced with almost all the weight at the half right. A shot taken one second too early, missing the foremost soldier making one more step. At the contrary of others opinion, I think the slightly cropped Osprey helps, not giving too much importance to the machine and more to the men. Some little post-processing would also help for an even greater technical quality. Still a very strong picture for me. Sting (talk) 02:14, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Bull leaping minoan fresco archmus Heraklion.jpg[edit]

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Bull leaping in Crete
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by minoan painters - photographed, uploaded and nominated by me -- Jebulon (talk) 11:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support More paintings ? This one is fabulous IMO, one of the art masterpieces of the western culture. From Knossos, Crete, typical wall fresco of the Minoan civilization, the cretan Bronze Age (around 1600 BCE). It shows young athletes playing by jumping over a bull, with an enthusiastic spectator. The "sport spirit" existed 3500 years ago. This is the original, on display at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. A reconstruction can be seen in the Knossos palace. -- Jebulon (talk) 11:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Surely! Clin 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 11:56, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 12:26, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Schnobby (talk) 15:59, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:26, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 11:22, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:52, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 18:37, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:10, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Dэя-Бøяg 03:19, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Never though it would be FI. Jebulon are you sure it has correct WB? As far as I remember (and see in the various pictures) the fresco was warmer (and a little paler) colours. --C messier (talk) 13:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks for comment and question. The museum presentation is entirely new, since the end of 2014. The lighting is different (and better) too. Beware of the "various pictures", some are photographs of copies. I did not "push buttons" of the post-processing software very much, because in addition of the electric light, one have a very good natural light through the ceiling in this new room. So... Well, maybe I'm wrong, but this is my proposal. (what do you mean by "FI" ?)--Jebulon (talk) 16:11, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I mean as I remembered it from my visit a week before yours. I took a photo of it too, although it had some motion blur, but it had warmer colours, without postprocessing. Do you think its worth to upload it just to compare? FI = Featured Image --C messier (talk) 12:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Please do so if you want ! But "without postprocessing" does not necessarily mean "absolutely pure". The camera plays his own role too.IMO there is no objectivity with colors...--Jebulon (talk) 21:03, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • OK, File:Τοιχογραφία Ταυροκαθάψια 6383.JPG. I agree that WB is (within same degree) a matter taste. --C messier (talk) 09:10, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Way much different, indeed. Do you think I should reduce saturation and/or contrast ?--Jebulon (talk) 15:43, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Haarlem, molen de Adriaan foto2 2015-01-04 09.37.jpg[edit]

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Haarlem-NL, windmill
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Michielverbeek - uploaded by Michielverbeek - nominated by Michielverbeek -- Michielverbeek (talk) 09:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Michielverbeek (talk) 09:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • still Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral – rather noisy (why ISO 250?) and a bit oversharpened (visible e.g. on the small object in the sky which I recommend to retouch, see note) but beautiful light and atmosphere. --Kreuzschnabel 13:40, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 15:16, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I reduced noise level of the sky and water. Please revert, if it's not better. --Ivar (talk) 15:52, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 20:46, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Remembers me some of my favorite painters...--Jebulon (talk) 15:55, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 16:55, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support wooow! A perfect composition for a landscape, with a foreground object! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:48, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 05:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very beautiful.--Famberhorst (talk) 06:05, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per above --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 15:18, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:12, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --· Favalli ⟡ 03:20, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 17:01, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as painted from a flamish master --Hubertl (talk) 21:39, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pudelek (talk) 10:26, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:10, 06 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Wieliczka kolaż 1.jpg[edit]

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Views of Wieliczka Salt Mines by Willem Hondius
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info: This image is stitched from four views extracted from high-quality scans of a series of hand-colored copperplate maps of the town and salt mines of Wieliczka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Poland's major tourist attractions. It provides a detailed depiction of the life and work of men and horses employed in salt mining in the 17th century. You can see miners carving away blocks of rock salt, horse mills powering water pumps and lifts, brine boiling on the surface, men praying in front of an underground altar (sculpted from rock salt), and even one fellow relieving himself against a wall. Engravings by Willem Hondius — composite by Kpalion — uploaded by Kpalion — nominated by KpalionKpalion(talk) 22:40, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportKpalion(talk) 22:40, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is the source, it is to dark. --Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 22:57, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
    Well, it's a mine, so it's dark, but I don't think there are any crushed blacks here. — Kpalion(talk) 23:32, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ita140188 (talk) 22:20, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very interesting piece I think. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:47, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I can bring my support for each of the 4 pictures but I do not see a very great interest to assemble these images, although the work seems well done. Because even if the subject is the same, elements do not match of an image to another (ladders, hoists....). -- Christian Ferrer 12:27, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Megaraptor claw cast with scale.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Photograph of a replica of a claw of the first digit of Megaraptor namunhuaiquii with a ruler for scale.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Duffymeg - uploaded by Duffymeg - nominated by IJReid -- IJReid (talk) 17:33, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- IJReid (talk) 17:33, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I personally don't have a problem with images with scale depending on the subject, and have even upload image with ruler as scale myself. However for a FP in this case, the ruler is way too prominent, not really in a style that works well as scale, not horizontal, and either not long enough or too long (it should either be at least as long as the subject or just a small fraction). -- KTC (talk) 20:22, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per KTC. The object might be striking, but the image, in the light of Featured Picture, is to common. --Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 22:13, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Just to note KTC, I have now straightened the image as well as cropped it. How is the image too common Jan Arkesteijn? IJReid (talk) 05:03, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
It looks better, now that you have tidied it, but for a featured picture it misses the wow-effect. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 10:15, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Indeed, it may be a better FPC for Wikipedia. -- KTC (talk) 12:23, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


Unconfirmed results: (info)
Result: 1 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /FPCBot (talk) 22:01, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Le « temple de la montagne »Site de Vat Phou Champassak, Laos (2).jpg[edit]

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Le « temple de la montagne »Site de Vat_Phou Champassak, Laos
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created , uploaded by, - nominated by PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:15, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Could be more focused. --Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 22:16, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Eye-catching, good color-play. -- Pofka (talk) 13:50, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not convinced about the composition and the focus isn't sharp. -- Colin (talk) 14:10, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unsharp, clipped whites in an important part of the image, tight crop on top. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 17:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per opposers, sorry. --DXR (talk) 21:08, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Titanium crystal-bars.jpg[edit]

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Titanium crystal bars
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me. -- Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:56, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:56, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:58, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 18:54, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 02:03, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Claus (talk) 05:43, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 07:44, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 10:16, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Our Alchemist is back !--Jebulon (talk) 11:16, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
    Face-blush.svg --Alchemist-hp (talk) 11:42, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
    Surely! Clin 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:00, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose When I compare to File:Titan-crystal bar.JPG this one is a much weaker composition. There's useless space in the top left. The bars are longer than necessary to achieve their purpose illustrating the crystal bar. The magnification on each bar is thus so low I can't see any surface detail even at 100% (compared to other FP). In most scenarios where this image could be used (illustrating wiki or a book) the crystals would be too small to see in any quality. The only thing this photo offers that isn't offered by our existing FP is that there are two bars with different crystal structure, but this isn't explained. The dark grey surface has an awful lot of chroma noise. -- Colin (talk) 14:26, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
    ✓ Done additional image describtion added. "... that there are two bars with different crystal structure, but this isn't explained." my explanation: why we can see two exact same perhaps oak trees? Right: they grow simply differently, a chance ;-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:44, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:13, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 06:03, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Achim Raschka (talk) 13:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 17:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • By the way, the cube as a scale is awesome. Hadn't seen that anywhere before. — Julian H. 19:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Haltern am See, Sythen, Quarzwerke, Werkzeughalle -- 2014 -- 4050.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by XRay - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 19:27, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 19:27, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too poor colors. Dark upper left corner. Composition doesn't work to be FP, sorry. -- Pofka (talk) 12:07, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good. I like the colors and the composition. The image quality is very good as well. Das Bild wirkt irgendwie sehr platisch und gleichzeitig sehr abstrakt. Don't know how to say this in English. --Code (talk) 14:52, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
"The picture seems somehow very plastic and at the same time very abstract". That, at least, is what Google Translate comes up with, although I suspect "plastic" is not quite what you meant (But I'm not able right now to run upstairs and find other meanings in my German-English dictionary). Daniel Case (talk) 16:28, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Maybe "three-dimensional" is the word you’re looking for, or, if it’s not meant that literally, "vivid". --Kreuzschnabel 10:03, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Mysterious support I shouldn't like this, but I do. I think it's two things: the unexpectedly bright blues on these disused industrial objects, and the strong contrasts of the rusty orange and the deep blues. Daniel Case (talk) 16:28, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • The unusual and rather intense color scheme was the reason for the photo, russet, orange and blue.--XRay talk 16:55, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Unusual and good. Yann (talk) 18:55, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Code. --Dэя-Бøяg 03:11, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The picture was taken in a place with many fascinating motifs. Both the objects and the colors emphasize the technical nature. Thanks to Tomer T for the nomination.--XRay talk 06:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 19:08, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I’d like it more without the bench, emphasizing the abstractness of the subject. Because I’ve got no idea what these discs are and what they’re good for, the picture works through the combination of colours and shapes. Then, the bench is nothing but distracting. Crop suggestion added. May be cropped even tighter, cutting the outer edges. --Kreuzschnabel 10:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • With a little help: I've updated the description: flanges. Forgotten in the description, only given as category. Thanks for your advice. --XRay talk 11:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Egyptian Grains.jpg[edit]

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Egyptian Grains.jpg
  • Pictogram voting info.svg InfoSome Egyptian Grains: Top (orange)= lentil (Lens culinaris), Second (vinous)= bean, Third (brownish)= lentil, Forth (dark yellow)= maize, last one (light yellow)= wheat. This photo won the second prize at Wiki Loves Africa 2014. - created and uploaded by Dinapriv - nominated by لا روسا.--لا روسا (talk) 12:24, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support.--لا روسا (talk) 15:05, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice idea, well done! --Uoaei1 (talk) 12:28, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Will support as soon as the cyan chromatic aberration is fixed (visible on the outer edges, even in preview!) --Kreuzschnabel 14:49, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment We need a better description, this is essential, why on Earth you approved a winning contest with a bad description? I do not know the first grain, the rest a put in order there. And some one needs to fix the weird light hits the beans. And is delightful photo. -- RTA 18:19, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Conditional support Now this is how to shoot food. But I would like to see the CA removed and the description improved. Daniel Case (talk) 20:23, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Uoaei1. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:15, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is a good photo but I would like if it could be fixed before we accept it at FP. The CA is really quite visible and there's also very visible JPG blocking (see kidney beans) which suggests a low quality output at some stage. The author is using Photoshop so there's no reason this can't be fixed. Additionally, it has been saved as AdobeRGB rather than sRGB, which is unsuitable for web images. -- Colin (talk) 14:17, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Like very much the idea but per above. Colin, just curious to know why AdobeRGB is less suitable than sRGB for web images ? (What's a "web" image ?). - Benh (talk) 10:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
    • A "web image" is an image that is nearly always going to be viewed on a computer using a web browser or mobile app. I keep meaning to write a Commons guideline on it. AdobeRGB is really only good for sending an image directly to a professional printer or magazine, for everyone else it is very likely to result in many people seeing the wrong colours and an increased risk of banding in smooth colour gradients. -- Colin (talk) 12:57, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral support when chromatic aberration is fixed. --— D Y O L F 77[Talk] 13:02, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Change the positions of beans and the wheat for a harmonic colour composition. --Kreuzschnabel 10:09, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:La Mary-restored.png[edit]

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restored version of a scene of film La Mary
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Unknown - original file downloaded from [[1]] and uploaded by Baute2010 and Galio, restored version by Ezarate - nominated by Ezarate -- Ezarateesteban 22:06, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ezarateesteban 22:06, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support Very small size. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:26, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Could be a historical moment, a VI maybe, but as a photo, nothing here. -- RTA 18:05, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Excuse me, La Mary is considered a cult film and all the actors are well known actors in Argentina and other countries, furthermore Carlos Monzón is a best known boxer in the world, it isn't a random photo Ezarateesteban 22:56, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support, relevant for Argentinian film history. --ProtoplasmaKid (talk) 02:09, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
¬¬ Could be a historical moment, but as a photo, nothing here. => Esto puede ser un momento histórico, pero la imagen en sí, no tiene nada que alegre los ojos.
And this is a voting for a Featured picture, I'm not even close said that's random, but, this is not a appealing photo
One important thing, Ezarate, could pleas fix the date? This is important, because this is a historical moment, and the license have a direct relation with the date. -- RTA 04:11, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Ezarateesteban 04:38, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Smile, but could be more precise? -- RTA 09:35, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
It was released on 8 August 1974 but I think it was filmed months before that date but I don,t know exactly the date Ezarateesteban 13:16, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Alternate version[edit]

La Mary-restored1.png

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Due to the comment did by ArionEstar I did a test doing a bigger size image but I think is too exagerated --Ezarateesteban 23:09, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's in the rules: an image (with the exception of SVG) must have more than 2 Mpx. And when the image has a good size, the level of details is bigger. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:21, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It may be within the rules but where’s the wow? --Kreuzschnabel 08:18, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
See my argument below, please Ezarateesteban 22:56, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Seljalandsfoss, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 201-203 HDR.JPG[edit]

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Sunset view from the back of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Suðurland, Iceland. The waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Sunset view from the back of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Suðurland, Iceland. The waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline. All by me, Poco2 20:04, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 20:04, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 21:29, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Lucien (es·m·com) 21:30, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 22:07, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The composition is great. Not the processing. Oversaturated, shadow too heavily recovered on the right (strange that it's only on the right). Some blue fringing. Maybe this can be fixed - Benh (talk) 22:28, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    Benh: I have finetuned the luminosity of the shadowed areas and reduced the frindge. I haven't touched the saturation because I believe that the picture is pretty realistic and I have applied the standard configuration that I have been using for years. Btw, I think that this one is probably the most solid FP candidate I had, ever. That makes me sadly believe that I will always get your opposing votes. It is fine to challenge other FP-experienced photographers, but if this picture is not an FP then I got lost... Poco2 20:02, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
    A configuration doesn't work the same for all sources of picture. I still maintain the processing screwed up (a little) the otherwise great scene. Now for my voting scheme : you flood FPC with candidates and it doesn't appear to me that you apply a strict filtering before ur pic gets the candidate label (and ur very own "solid FP candidate" comment seems to confirm that). FPC has to be special, and I hope it remains so. Don't be surprised to get opposes from me as I'm the kind of demanding nitpicking guy (I try to remain "fair" though). As for why I oppose this one vs neutral the stair nom. which had issues as well, I consider they may have forbid you from getting ur tripod out which I consider a mitigating reason (but u didn't share), while a processing can be done again and again. No mitigating reason : much higher expectations. - Benh (talk) 08:39, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
    Benh:::I think that you misunderstood my comment. This picture is probably one of my best pictures, ever, and will stay as my desktop image for a while. You cannot expect that I nominate only those pictures that, I believe, are the best picture have ever I shot. In that case I'd show up here every 2 years at most. I have made some numbers and checked all FPCs initiated by me in Commons and checked the result of them: 162 out of 289 were successful (56% success rate). It may be poor for you, but I'm satisfied with that. You may call that flooding, that's a tough word. Flooding would be 2 nominations per day but there are rules, that I agree with, to avoid that. I see it from a different point of view, out of my last 5 nominations 0% were successful and that is not normal, and no, I don't think that I have lowered the bar for FPCs. Regarding your comment about "mitigating reasons", that surprised me, especially after your statement in a recent nomination saying "only the result counts". Finally, I'd like to remind you again that comments like "cheap", "trivial", "randomed" are out of place when you judge the work of others (not the case in this nominations, but in others). I find that kind of comments unrespectful and discouraging. You can be a nitpicking guy but stay respectful Poco2 14:17, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I think what Benh meant is that if this is the best FP image you've ever taken (and was taken in August last year), why have you nominated so many inferior images recently? I know you probably have quite a large backlog of images that you haven't had time to process and upload and I can see this was uploaded just prior to nomination, but I think his point is still fair - it's probably better to nominate your best images as a priority. Anyway, of course it's your choice, but I have noticed that many of your nomination images have not been as consistently good recently. Diliff (talk) 14:57, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Indeed, I have a big backlog, that is getting smaller now due to missing equipment, but still go around 2000 pictures from December/January. Sometimes I also wait for contests like WLE or WLM. Poco2 16:36, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Come on Poco... yes the result counts. But I still do know when it's impossible to do otherwise (and I still don't know for the stairs, just out of curiosity). Regarding the result counts nom, it would be just a matter of waiting spring or summer, but I thought it was clear to all... And yes I may be a bit too sincere, and that's because I don't play game or whatever. None of my negative comments are free. If there's any (there must be some which has slipped), then I'm very sorry. - Benh (talk) 22:39, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Amazing colors. --King of ♠ 05:34, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Actually per Benh - from a technical point of view. Support-wise per others... ;-) --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:33, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Awed The technical mistakes, such as they are, give it an otherworldly quality, like a sci-fi novel cover. Daniel Case (talk) 07:20, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -donald- (talk) 10:49, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 10:58, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 13:44, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:57, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Pedro J Pacheco (talk) 15:54, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Dэя-Бøяg 16:44, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very great wow factor. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:29, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. I agree with Benh too, the processing is not as good as it could be. Maybe you're right that the saturation is accurate (it does seem a bit too much for me though), but there are haloes around the cave where the sky begins. How is this processed? Is it an exposure blend, or did you recover shadows and highlights? In any case, I agree with you, the wow of the scene makes up for these technical deficiencies. This image fixes the main complaint I had about your previous nomination of this waterfall: the cropped pool. Diliff (talk) 23:10, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support wow --· Favalli ⟡ 01:05, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support When I first saw this my reaction was that Poco had leant on the saturation slider. But Googling for the subject shows it can often be lit spectacularly and colourfully, though there are plenty times also when the light is not good. Good catch. -- Colin (talk) 11:40, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support But I somewhat agree with the comments above. Perhaps a slight change in balance towards wow over quantity would be good. More images like this, please. --DXR (talk) 15:15, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:26, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Stryn (talk) 18:17, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Amazing colors and nature feeling, Wow Poco, nice shoot --The_Photographer (talk) 19:27, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 20:38, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 20:45, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ----Hafspajen 16:02, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Looks over processed to me. Seems good for my Imac screen saver, and I'm afraid it is not a compliment. I find it a bit "too much" and agressive, sorry (oversaturated ?). But it is just a matter of taste, and I understand the lot of supports.--Jebulon (talk) 16:11, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:30, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Very nice composition but technicaly missed: the foreground, which takes 3/4 of the picture (no problem with that), is out of focus and too bright, turning it too proeminent, while the subject, the waterfall gets lost over the background. Also: you used Lightroom, so please correct CA. Sting (talk) 02:26, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Ceiling bracket detail at chapel, Greenwich Hospital, London.jpg[edit]

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A highly decorated bracket on the ceiling near the south window at the Greenwich Hospital chapel.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Daniel Case - uploaded by Daniel Case - nominated by Daniel Case -- Daniel Case (talk) 19:09, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The last of my three noms from the inside of the chapel at Greenwich Hospital, London. -- Daniel Case (talk) 19:09, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice colors and well chosen composition. Very pleasant sigth. --Mile (talk) 20:40, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 22:07, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment. I'm not crazy about the composition to be honest. It doesn't seem 'naturally framed', as the top left corners are cut off. Diliff (talk) 23:44, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
I didn't have too much to work with if I wanted this to be good. I actually cropped some more off the right yesterday before nominating because that had some distracting light there. There isn't much more on those upper left corners. Daniel Case (talk) 07:17, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Actually Daniel, coincidentally I also visited the chapel and Painted Hall at Greenwich Hospital yesterday but unfortunately wasn't able to take any of the kind of quality photos you'd expect of me. The problem with visiting randomly is that you're at the mercy of whatever event is going on at the time - the chapel had choir singing practice for the entire afternoon until closure, taking over the front of one whole side aisle with quite a big group so although it was really beautiful singing, it wasn't really conducive to photography. I took a few photos of details such as this but nothing that I was happy with. The tonality was very different though, as the interior lighting was stronger and the light from outside was fairly dark and overcast. I won't link to any of my images of it here as I don't want to distract from your nomination but I'll post something on your talk page. And the Painted Hall was a bit busy with lots of volunteers buzzing around. I was specifically told not to use my tripod in there too, which is pretty much essential for high quality photography. I took a few hand-held panoramas to get an idea of what I could expect, but hand-held indoors usually results in stitching errors and mine were no exception so nothing I took was publishable on Commons. I'm hoping to visit another time and see if I have more luck with finding the two interiors a bit quieter. Apologies for spamming your nomination. ;-) Diliff (

talk) 23:44, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

No problems. Looking forward to seeing your images. Daniel Case (talk) 07:17, 27 February 2015 (UTC).
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice shot. Great eye for details. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 19:04, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't see anything special about it. It looks like a random composed part of the ceiling. The cropping is too tight. Nice to illustrate an article but not an FP in my opinion. - Benh (talk) 08:48, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Similar to Benh. I do support the idea of taking and uploading "detail" photographs rather than "fit the entire interior into one huge photo" approach always. That the result will often not have wow or composition enough for FP is not a reason to refrain from such image making -- a comprehensive set of photos of a building is valuable and we can't expect all to be spectacular. -- Colin (talk) 11:43, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good composition, good lighting, good sharpness. May be that there are similar photos but this one is very good too. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 15:26, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. I'm afraid I have to oppose. The details are very stunning and I like the interplay of cold and warm colours, but I think it is let down by the awkward composition. I know it's difficult as there are no natural features that could act as a frame for it, but I think it needs more space on the top left corner to avoid cutting off the edges. It's a bit like cutting off the hand of Jesus. ;-) Diliff (talk) 10:01, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Strange composition and perspective. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 17:34, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Crown of Thorns Starfish at Malapascuas Island.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Matt Kieffer - uploaded by Unbuttered Parsnip - nominated by Archaeodontosaurus -- Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 17:43, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Exceptional images may sometimes not be of extremely high quality. Here's a rare sea star, which we know only a few specimens reassembled by trawlers. This is the first time it was photographed in its natural environment. We are fortunate that this image is poured into COMMONS. Thanks to the work of Wikipedians that encourage underwater photographers to submit their images. They deserve our gratitude.-- Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 17:43, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Unique picture of an extremely rare animal, with satisfactory technical quality (all the more given the conditions of light and depth), and beautiful aesthetics. Such pictures are precious treasures for Wiki projects. FredD (talk) 17:58, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It falls short on technical side. How sad it was shot with a Sony DSC-TX7... but I'm convinced by the explanations of Archaeodontosaurus. - Benh (talk) 18:18, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Support anyway, rare stuff, with Plasma all over ? --Mile (talk) 18:22, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Also it has beautiful colors. And I also support the Mile's version. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:25, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong support I totally agree with the nominator. Outstanding and unique educational and scientific value. As FredD said Such pictures are precious treasures for Wiki projects. Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 18:42, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:56, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Wrong white balance, easily corrected. Yann (talk) 10:00, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:27, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ----Hafspajen 16:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Alternative version[edit]

Crown of Thorns Starfish at Malapascuas Island v. II.jpg

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment worth to save...could you see if this one is better, green level lowered. --Mile (talk) 18:21, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I also support the Mile's version. @Yann: It's better? 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:11, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Better. Yann (talk) 13:53, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 14:25, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I think this one is more natural. --Mile (talk) 17:10, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 04:28, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Baresi F (talk) 23:24, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Luscinia cyane - Khao Yai.jpg[edit]

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Siberian Blue Robin
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by JJ Harrison - nominated by 1989 -- 1989 17:35, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 1989 17:35, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:51, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support a JJ Harrison, where is this guys ? -- RTA 18:46, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:07, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:28, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Just love this bird color! -- Pofka (talk) 13:46, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ximonic (talk) 23:21, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:31, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 06:08, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Tsjuder, Jan-Erik „Nag“ Romøren at Party.San Metal Open Air 2013.jpg[edit]

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Jan-Erik „Nag“ Romøren of Tsjuder at Party.San Metal Open Air 2013

File:Basilica of Saint Clotilde Pulpit, Paris, France - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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Basilica of Saint Clotilde Pulpit
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff -- Diliff (talk) 00:59, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 00:59, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 03:48, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:50, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 09:11, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 19:17, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 13:44, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment. This nomination has no opposes but is just one support away from being featured with a few days remaining. Not telling anyone how they should vote, but if you were umm'ing and ahh'ing, now might be the time to lock your vote in. ;-) Diliff (talk) 02:19, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I don't like this picture. No wow IMHO. I think you have a lot of pictures better than this one.--Paris 16 (talk) 09:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Pas probleme. I think the wow is the details of the pulpit and its interesting shape (reminds me of a rocket) but I guess others agree with you. It's easier to find wow in wide views of an entire church, there's a lot more for the eye. Diliff (talk) 10:19, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 17:47, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:STS-135 final flyaround of ISS 1.jpg[edit]

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Space ISS NASA
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Final fly-around of the International Space Station by the Space Shuttle. Created by NASA - uploaded by Leebrandoncremer/Craigboy - nominated by Craigboy -- Craigboy (talk) 05:39, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Craigboy (talk) 05:39, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Much wow, well detailed and exposed. --Kreuzschnabel 09:12, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not everyone of us could capture such picture due to its location (in fact probably nobody), however the quality and resolution of this one is quite low. If another object or view would be captured with such quality, I don't think it would have a chance here. -- Pofka (talk) 16:09, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Imho this is a somewhat confused argument. I'm fine with opposing due to wow or stuff like that but your reason is a bit odd. Firstly, the quality is perfectly fine, shot with a slightly older pro DSLR. NASA need to rely on what the camera manufacturers offer in the rugged and reliable class and at the end of the day such cameras don't have 36 or 50 MP as of now. Also the entire point is that the image is in space, the fact that I can shoot the house next door in higher resolution is totally irrelevant, isn't it? --DXR (talk) 17:53, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
My point is that we don't have to make every NASA photo FP just because it is taken in space. Zoom in the satellite. It is unsharp and some details are really poorly visible. I'm not telling that this picture is a crap, but I think the rules should be same for all and there shouldn't be exceptions just because they don't have better cameras up there. In my opinion, it should fit perfectly as valued image, not FP. -- Pofka (talk) 21:45, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
The space station might not be highly detailed but I definitely cannot see anything unsharp or blurred in it. As for the wow factor, that’s a thing we all see different of course. Objects or places unfamiliar to us bring a wow factor along that biases us into featuring the image while others shake their heads, as I did in this nomination (buy any issue of any flying magazine, and you’ll get dozens of perfectly sharp in-flight shots, so this kind of pictures is not unfamiliar to me, so the image in question hadn’t enough wow in my eyes to compensate for the blurred wing.) Others, having a different approach from a different experience, granted the image lots of wow to support. That’s why we have majority votes here. --Kreuzschnabel 07:29, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
The image is of similar quality to other featured space images. It's not just some space image, it's an image of an extremely significant event (completion of USOS, final Space Shuttle mission).--Craigboy (talk) 03:06, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --The technical quality of this shot is very nice. The lens is well sharp at 100% on the subject and the photograph hasn't been over-sharpened. Nikon's camera shines with no noise in the dark areas. The background has been brushed, not very nicely in some areas, to get rid of the compression artefacts. An issue which can be easily cleaned. Sting (talk) 23:05, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Jesus Christ of Gian Lorenzo Bernini in San Sebastiano fuori le mura (Rome).jpg, not featured[edit]

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Jesus Christ of Gian Lorenzo Bernini in San Sebastiano fuori le mura (Rome)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by -- LivioAndronico talk 20:39, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LivioAndronico talk 20:39, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Generally good detail but the bright side of the face shows too many blown areas, leading to loss of detail at least in the hair section. This is not an easy shot to take I am sure. Chroma noise in background. --Kreuzschnabel 09:18, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It would have to be superb to get a photo of a statue featured. Think of the care that goes into portraits. This is just a photo of a statue taken by a DSLR. What is the wow? -- Colin (talk) 12:30, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 13:09, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:50, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Colin said it all. - Benh (talk) 08:54, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 15:31, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I am quite surprised at the support votes for this image, which doesn't even deserve a QI. It is an arbitrary crop of the full bust which properly shows Jesus' hand blessing, rather than just his fingertips. The only reason for this framing I can think of is that the lower part of the bust is even more badly lit than the upper. The image had been processed such that it has heavy posterisation (see the background and the shadows). The lighting on the face is very poor and wouldn't be accepted for a portrait. -- Colin (talk) 20:16, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin --P e z i (talk) 20:58, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin. Yann (talk) 21:11, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose poor quality and light. --A.Savin 21:49, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. I think Colin has said it all, both here and on the FPC talk page. Diliff (talk) 09:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)


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File:Egyptian food Koshary.jpg, featured[edit]

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Egyptian food Koshary
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A plate of the most famous Egyptian dish, known as Koshary. Its Also known in several other parts of the Arab World and the Middle East--باسم (talk) 14:20, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 17:48, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Something different, and interesting. --Mile (talk) 08:20, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support - Different and nice composition; not happy about the darker right part of the picture. But all in all thumbs up. --Pugilist (talk) 09:18, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for the uneven lighting. I’d excuse this on a landscape scenery but it’s too large a flaw on a studio shot FPC. --Kreuzschnabel 10:41, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose agree about the lighting. If you have a raw file and can apply a gradient filter to lighten the right, that might help. Also, please save the file as sRGB since AdobeRGB is not suitable for web images (few people will see the right colours). -- Colin (talk) 12:41, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support.--لا روسا (talk) 22:15, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support Lighting is unfortunate but I really like the composition --· Favalli ⟡ 02:59, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin and Kreuzschnabel. And I don't think the composition is striking enough. Daniel Case (talk) 05:49, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very colorful. --King of ♠ 05:37, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Light don't bother me. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:30, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral A graceful composition, the dark area do not irritates me, gives, I don't know, a mystery to the photo; however, the lack of sharpness... ok a kit lens (a kit lens in a D700 o.O), but this lens works better at lower f-stop, and in a flat image like that, DOF is not a issue, and maybe a better angle of view... -- RTA 18:39, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Great subject/arrangement, but lighting is insufficient for a studio shot. --El Grafo (talk) 16:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)


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File:Tajines in a pottery shop in Morocco.jpg, featured[edit]

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Tajines in a pottery shop in Morocco
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Colourful Image of several decorated Tajines in a pottery shop in Morocco--باسم (talk) 14:11, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Need WB and QI criteria overexposed.svg Overexposed correction --The_Photographer (talk) 14:36, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I do like it, even the blueish WB, and I find the exposition fine. A bit small, but I don't think extra pixels would bring something here. - Benh (talk) 20:30, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice... Love the colours. Kleuske (talk) 12:48, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Lots of interest, and decent quality. As Benh said, a bit small, but detailed enough. Diliff (talk) 15:12, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Nice. It looks partially overexposed. Resolution very small. --XRay talk 17:35, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support.--لا روسا (talk) 22:14, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Jebulon (talk) 22:16, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Nothing special in this "tourist shop photograph" (no offence) ; I don't like the heavy blue sky reflects on the highly reflective pottery, it denatures their beauty. Sting (talk) 01:22, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
btw: no metadata, no color profile. Sting (talk) 01:25, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice suject. Interesing objects. Reflections don't bother me. Wow for me. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:10, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful colours, sharp enough. Although you lose some information, keep that in mind for the next, and why it is so small? "OE correction" hehhehehe, ai ai... -- RTA 18:12, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:30, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hafspajen 16:07, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


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Result: 10 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 22:01, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Île de la Cité shortly before sunrise, West View 140320 1.jpg (delist), not featured[edit]

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Original
Île de la Cité shortly before sunrise, West View 140320 1.jpg


New crop

Île de la Cité shortly before sunrise, West View 140320 1.jpg

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I want to crop this image, but it is a FP. I hope you will agree. (Original nomination)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace -- Paris 16 (talk) 12:04, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace  ■ MMXX talk 14:43, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Yann (talk) 14:48, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace cropped version (with fewer water). Just love these lights all over the picture. -- Pofka (talk) 21:54, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
    Pofka here you can tell or delist or not,isn't a vote for FP.Thanks.--LivioAndronico talk 22:13, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace I think the crop much improves this already wonderful panorama (wish I'd taken it myself). - Benh (talk) 22:53, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep It only removes information from the picture. May be not very useful information but it only costs a few bytes to let it there. --G Furtado (talk) 00:27, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment yes, Venus (top middle) is gone...--93.144.85.146 01:20, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
    • PS: currently both pictures target is the original nom
      • Yes, that's deliberate. The nom is asking for permission to actually make the crop. -- KTC (talk) 10:49, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral as creator. Paris 16 has shown me this crop some time ago and I like both versions. --DXR (talk) 07:08, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Daniel Case (talk) 18:58, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Quoc-Phong NGUYEN (talk) 02:28, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Claus (talk) 05:45, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
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Result: 0 support, 0 oppose, 1 neutral → not featured. /FPCBot (talk) 14:02, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Francesco Hayez 008.jpg (delist)[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Reason to delist: I don't like this guy (Original nomination)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace -- Claus (talk) 00:55, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: Please comment the reason for replacement - I am not sure what pic meets the real colours of this artwork more precise because they really differ -- Achim Raschka (talk) 10:30, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Yann (talk) 11:23, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:45, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Hafspajen 21:51, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Definitely looks better! ///EuroCarGT 02:53, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Paris 16 (talk) 02:32, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Kruusamägi (talk) 18:04, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Ximonic (talk) 23:24, 1 March 2015 (UTC)


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Result: X support, X oppose, X neutral → not featured. /Note: this candidate has several alternatives, thus if featured the alternative parameter needs to be specified. /FPCBot (talk) 06:00, 27 February 2015 (UTC))


Ta bort utvald-status ifrån bilder[edit]

Efterhand kan standarden för utvalda bilder ändras. Bilder som tidigare var tillräckligt bra, kanske inte längre anses vara det. Här listas bilder som du tycker inte längre förtjänar att vara utvalda bilder. Då behövs 2/3 majoritet (och minst 5 röster) som håller med om att ta bort utvald-statusen ifrån bilden. Om inte 2/3 av de röstande håller med om att ta bort den, så är bilden fortsatt utvald. Här röstar man med {{Keep}} (bilden förtjänar att kvarstå som utvald) or {{Delist}} (bilden förtjänar inte att kvarstå som utvald). När du nominerar en bild här, ta med länken till den ursprungliga utvald-bild-nomineringen (den finns under Länkar på bildens beskrivningssida. Använd den här länken för att lägga till en borttags-kandidat.

Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Kalateadlased uurimistöö tulemusi tutvustamas.jpg[edit]

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Introducing the results of long term monitoring to a local fishermen in Kihnu, Estonia

File:Koluvere linnus september 2014.jpg[edit]

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Koluvere castle in Estonia

File:Koettmannsdorf Unterschlossberg Stausee und Strassenbruecke 03032015 0234.jpg[edit]

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Bridge, crossing the river Drava seen from from Köttmannsdorf, South Carinthia. The mountain in front is the Rauth. This bridge was build in the middle of the 1960s, after a big flooding destroyed the old one.
  • created by Johann Jaritz - uploaded by Johann Jaritz - nominated by Hubertl -- Hubertl (talk) 23:52, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Bridge, crossing the river Drava seen from from Köttmannsdorf, South Carinthia. The mountain in front is the Rauth. This bridge was build in the middle of the 1960s, after a big flooding destroyed the old one
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Hubertl (talk) 23:52, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Nice quality but the left border, vertically half-cut pillar unfortunately "closes" the composition too much in my taste for the harmony of the scene. Sting (talk) 01:25, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Goosenecks State Park, Utah, Image of the Day DVIDS860656.jpg[edit]

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Goosenecks State Park
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NASA Space Imaging - uploaded by - nominated by -- (talk) 23:05, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- (talk) 23:05, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Hamadryas baboon.jpg[edit]

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Hamadryas baboon

File:Moravskoslezské Beskydy - zima 2014 (by Pudelek) 06.JPG[edit]

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Moravian-Silesian Beskids in winter
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 12:56, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 12:56, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm sorry but I didn't even bother to open it at full size... I just fail to catch what this picture tries to sell. Unfortunate lighting and not sure what u r aiming at. - Benh (talk) 23:10, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:What is Wikipedia Zero?.webm[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by VGrigas (WMF) - uploaded by VGrigas (WMF) - nominated by Pine -- Pine 23:43, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pine 23:43, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question What's the idea behind the dirt all over the video? — Julian H. 11:24, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Well, I'd assume it's supposed to give it an old film look. Doesn't really work for me from an aesthetic POV, nor does it seem to make much sense for this kind of video. --El Grafo (talk) 12:39, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:USS Essex (CV-9) - January 1960.jpg[edit]

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In this historical photograph, "USS Essex (CVA-9) takes spray over the bow while steaming in heavy seas. Essex, with assigned Carrier Air Group 10 (CVG-10), was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea from 7 August 1959 to 26 February 1960."
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by US Navy - uploaded by Cobatfor - nominated by Pine -- Pine 23:49, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pine 23:49, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Nice and strong image but I think that in this case the B&W is a bad choice: the vessel gets lost in the image. Sting (talk) 01:27, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Pedro Weingärtner - The Maker of Angels - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

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The Maker of Angels, by Pedro Weingärtner

Alternative[edit]

Pedro Weingärtner - A Fazedora de Anjos - 1908.jpg

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Version of this painting with white gaps and other colors. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:38, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral It is better with brown gaps. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:38, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Cañón Silfra, Parque Nacional de Þingvellir, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 055.JPG[edit]

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Snorkeling in the Silfra canyon, a continental drift between the tectonic plates (North American and Eurasian), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Snorkeling in the Silfra canyon, a continental drift between the tectonic plates (North American and Eurasian), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland. Poco2 20:21, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 20:21, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- David C. S. 21:57, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Vibrant colors. -- Pofka (talk) 23:00, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A reminder that Icelandic tourism isn't just about chasing waterfalls. Daniel Case (talk) 03:46, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Appealing composition and decent quality. --Kreuzschnabel 06:53, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Nice one Poco, this was one of my favourite images from 'the list'. Diliff (talk) 08:54, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 11:26, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral great image below the horizon, fantastic quality, annoying clipping in the clouds. I wouldn't mind a little bit of clipping here, as it's at the very edge of the frame, but the area is quite large. — Julian H. 11:30, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Really nice composition. -- Colin (talk) 12:55, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great composition, but I think it can be improved by cropping a bit of the left so the river lies in the middle. Agree with Julian on the clouds issue. - Benh (talk) 18:22, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Quite stunning, clouds are not distracting. --DXR (talk) 18:40, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as others. Beyond that: I like it! ;-) --Hubertl (talk) 21:42, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Nice but not a fantastic shot: the look gets a path at the middle but is closed at 3/4 of the way. And the lens quality of the left border is so-so (lack of sharpness). Sting (talk) 01:37, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

File:طائر رقطية.jpg[edit]

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Laughing Dove at Tel Aviv zoo
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A Clear Photo for a perched Laughing Dove at Tel Aviv zoo. Its one of the most common city birds in the Levant, 2nd only to the House Sparrowباسم (talk) 18:15, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Please don't create the nomination pages manually but use the workflow that is described at Commons:Featured picture candidates. Otherwise, the result doesn't use the standardized format and templates. — Julian H. 11:21, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Missing location and, more importantly, species. Nice image, though, good composition and bokeh and sharp where it needs to be. Kleuske (talk) 12:51, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Jožef Tominc - Pietro Stanislao Parisi z družino.jpg[edit]

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1849 family portrait painting of Pietro Stanislao Parisi with family

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Tytuvėnai Monastery Church Interior.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Pofka -- Pofka (talk) 16:26, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Never before saw this church decorated like that. Some important mass must have been held at that time or something. -- Pofka (talk) 16:26, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Really, Pofka? I hadn't seen it before either until I visited Lithania. I saw maybe 3 or 4 churches decorated in this way (this one was in Šiluva, I took only a hand-held pano very quickly, because a service was about to begin and I couldn't photograph it properly, so it has stitching faults and can't really be used on Wiki), so I thought it was a special Lithuanian thing. ;-) Since then, I have a few other Eastern European churches with similar decorations but I don't know exactly what the significance is or what it is called. Diliff (talk) 18:18, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm curious why they were decorated like that in your pictures as well. At first, I thought that it might be connected with the wedding ceremonies or something, but that is not quite likely as there are way too much churches looking like that at the same time (St. Anne's Church in Vilnius is a frequent site of weddings, however I doubt that Tytuvėnai is frequently used for that as well). As I understand, you took all these pictures in a very short duration. Due to that, I think it is possible that some important Catholic events or days commemorations were taking place. I believe there should have been some advertisement sheets about it somewhere. Though, I'm surprised that you saw other Eastern European churches decorated in the same way (at similar period?) because Lithuania and Poland are the only Catholic countries in the region. Belarus, Ukraine, Russia are Orthodox, Latvia, Estonia are Lutheran (and Orthodox due to the Russian minorities as well). All these decorated churches and monasteries in your pictures are Catholic, so if the other churches you saw in the another Eastern Europe countries were Catholic as well, I think it must have been some religiously important days/period. It seems my religious knowledge isn't high enough to sort it out. =D -- Pofka (talk) 20:47, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I think you're right, it was a Polish church I saw. I can't recall where it was, maybe Commons or maybe Flickr. I searched for "Polish church interior" on Flickr and found four churches with the same decorations, but no explanation about why. We can just call it a Polish-Lithuanian tradition for now. :-) Diliff (talk) 21:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • These pictures in Flickr are taken at completely different dates: July 12, June 1, May 22, August 14 and yours photos are from September. That's really difficult to identify the exact decorating reason. Maybe some other more religious person will tell us why. =) -- Pofka (talk) 22:44, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Thanks again for the nomination. Eventually you will get through all my Lithuanian photos! The ones worth nominating anyway. Again, not a perfect interior for me, but I think the beauty of the interior is enough. Diliff (talk) 18:22, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • That is my aim for now. =D Later I'm planning to move on your Latvian churches. Some of them looks just terrific in your shots as well. It looks even better in your shots than in reality as I previously had a chance to visit some of these and they weren't that impressive. Maybe that's because I'm used to the luxurious Catholic churches in Vilnius, which is a complete opposition of Lutheranism. =D -- Pofka (talk) 20:47, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I appreciate all the different architectural styles really, but I must admit, the Lithuanian churches were much more impressive overall. ;-) I was a bit disappointed with the Lutheran churches in Latvia. Riga Cathedral and St Peter's were quite big, but also cold, uninviting and not so interesting inside. And unlike in Lithuania, they almost all required 'donations' (it's not a donation if you insist!) to visit. Diliff (talk) 21:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I thought just the same when I saw huge Riga Cathedral for the first time, however its interior was quite empty and disappointing. Though that's how Lutheranism exactly works. They want to keep everything simple when the Catholics wants to show God's greatness and humans weakness with the luxurious interiors full of saints frescoes. There are so many luxurious churches in Lithuania (especially in Vilnius and Kaunas) because this territory was the heart of the huge Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Many nobles financed expensive constructions of monasteries and churches there and that is why there are so many of them, compared with Latvia and Estonia. Latvia, Estonia always were quite tiny and military-based territories (that's why they have many castles). Klaipėda often was captured by other states and because of that there really is no such Catholic objects. It even reminds Riga a bit but sadly its main huge Lutheran church with vast tower haven't survived the World War II when it was completely exploded and the restoration project is kind of stuck to this day. Actually, I'm surprised how these churches in Vilnius nowadays are able to survive and even reconstruct themselves. There are way too many of them for a 0.5 million inhabitants city of nowadays and relying solely on donations should be just impossible. Though, I'm happy they are able to keep our heritage in a good condition. =) -- Pofka (talk) 22:44, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • It's nice to hear your point of view as a local. There was only one church that was in quite bad condition inside. I was always seeing the roof and towers when I was walking around, so went down some small streets and found its entrance in a courtyard. I can't remember the name of it, I never stayed to take a photo of it because there wasn't too much to see and it felt like a construction site! Maybe I should have taken a photo so we could have a high quality 'before' picture to match a new restored picture if it ever happens. Ah yes, on Google Maps, it's called "Bazilijonų bažnyčia", near the Church of St Theresa. Do you know it? Diliff (talk) 22:57, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • The restoration works are under-way in the Trinity church and that is why it looks like a construction site. =) As far as I remember, it was stuck for a while because the church belongs to Uniate monastery and there were discussions between the monastery and the city municipality on how much each side should invest. They already reached an agreement and the restoration works began in September (I guess just in the time of your visit to Lithuania). It was in a poor condition due to the barbaric Lithuania occupations. Many Catholic churches were despoiled, converted into warehouses or even stables (including the Vilnius Cathedral). Russia even recolored some of them later into more poorly visible colors (light yellow, white) to distinguish the Orthodox churches. Some were even demolished. Many churches in Vilnius currently are recolored back to their historic colors (pink, red). Kaunas cathedral interior (perfectly captured in your photo after the restoration) previously was converted into Orthodox church by destroying its historic Catholic interior. The Grand Dukes Palace was completely abandoned and at times it even was the shelter to the homeless people, later it was used in other ways and even was almost completely demolished by trying to delete the glorious Grand Duchy history from the people's minds. Another heavily damaged object is the Sapieha Palace in Antakalnis (Vilnius). It is a huge baroque palace complex previously built by one of the wealthiest Grand Duchy families, however the Russians transformed it into hospital and damaged its luxurious interiors and even the exterior (all the frescoes were painted over, huge windows, halls were reduced). Some complex buildings served as psychiatry. Gladly, it remained standing and is under-reconstruction as well. It doesn't look that ugly anymore, yet there is a lot of work to be done. St. Peter and St. Paul's church is considered as a part of this complex. Another luxurious palace from the Grand Duchy history - Slushko Palace was converted into even crazier object - a jail. Sadly, it is not under-reconstruction yet as all the financing is focused on the Sapieha and the Grand Dukes palaces. Vilnius historical heritage will probably look quite different after the following decade. =) -- Pofka (talk) 10:23, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- David C. S. 21:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Looks like the church trying to be the Golden Gate BridgeFace-smile.svg. Daniel Case (talk) 23:35, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I know why it is so, but the distorsion of the lamp in foreground up is to strong IMO. It should be a globe (see the same in background) and not an olive. In general I find all the distortions too strong. (For the reason of the red decorations, I don't know, it does not work with any catholic liturgical feast around the beginning of september. Maybe a celebration for a local martyr ? See en:Liturgical colours for more explanations)--Jebulon (talk) 16:42, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Although there is some color noise and color clipping on the red decorations, it remains in the finest of Commons IMO. -- Christian Ferrer 17:43, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Triglav y Valle de Vrata (14202569306) (2).jpg[edit]

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Panorama of Vrata valley with Triglav in Triglav national park, Slovenia.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Javier Sanchez Portero - uploaded by Sporti - nominated by Yerpo -- — Yerpo Eh? 14:06, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
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  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Would be even better if the central mountain were not entirely in shadow but outstanding as it is too. --Kreuzschnabel 14:30, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Some CA, bad artifacts in the areas where the clipping was fixed, dust spots in the sky. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:St Cuthbert's Church Philbeach Gardens Reredos, London, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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Rederos of St Cuthbert's Church, London
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff. Please view at full size, it unfortunately looks unimpressive at thumbnail size but the carved wooden rederos details are a feast for the eyes. The amazing thing is, this is not a grand English cathedral, it's just a local parish church in London, and not particularly well known at that. -- Diliff (talk) 11:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 11:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support First thought when seeing this picture: "It simply looks like a 100 years old bottle of wine!". Such impressive wooden altar... -- Pofka (talk) 16:18, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:48, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes, the details are incredible. - Benh (talk) 20:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful --Baresi F ([[User talk:Baresi franco|talk
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 23:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 10:01, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tu solus Dominus, Diliff. Many symbols, many stories, and a wonderful woodcarving. One can stay here for hours, saying "oh, did you notice this ? Do you see that ? And here, and here ?". Really a treasure, worth to be known. Thanks.--Jebulon (talk) 16:59, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 17:45, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Amazing woodcarving, stupidly sharp. --DXR (talk) 18:46, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Sea anemone baja california.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, nominated by -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 02:10, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 02:10, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 12:01, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support! --Brateevsky {talk} 12:15, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support So unusual. Immediately caught my eye. -- Pofka (talk) 16:16, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 20:23, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Almost an oppose, because of the bad quality. I don't know the shooting conditions, but I'm not convinced it was necessary to stop down this much if a tripod wasn't an option or available. Beautiful colours though - Benh (talk) 20:42, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 22:41, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Steinway & Sons upright piano, model 1098, manufactured at Steinway's factory in New York City.jpg[edit]

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American Steinway & Sons uproght piano

File:Sympetrum vulgatum LC0368.jpg[edit]

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Sympetrum vulgatum
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Female Common Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum); created, uploaded and nominated by Jörg Hempel
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LC-de (talk) 21:12, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose Good quality, nice detail, but this creature's wings looks blown/blurred here. Way too transparent for me, especially upper one. I don't think they really are like that. Probably a little bit incorrect focusing or something. -- Pofka (talk) 21:53, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Better detail than many similar images, and I think if the wing would be sharper, it would hide a part of the body. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Moravskoslezské Beskydy - zima 2014 (by Pudelek) 04.JPG[edit]

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Moravian-Silesian Beskids in winter
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 09:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 09:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Could you crop off the extreme left? The dark tree trunk is distracting. --King of ♠ 01:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    Done ;) --Pudelek (talk) 10:15, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 19:06, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong support -- David C. S. 22:00, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    @David C. S.: Please use only the standard support/oppose/neutral templates; otherwise the bot can't count the votes. --King of ♠ 02:00, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 02:00, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A winter I want to walk out to. Daniel Case (talk) 03:43, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose sorry but no wow, bad crop, foreground in the shadow. A simply not featured image for me. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 07:45, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose great timing, but very poor composition with no clear guideline to me. - Benh (talk) 18:27, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Mulberry Street NYC c1900 LOC 3g04637u edit.jpg (delist)[edit]

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Mulberry Street NYC Mulberry Street NYC

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The right one is better (Original nomination)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace -- Claus (talk) 09:13, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Yann (talk) 10:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Is it allowed to vote for delisting in such a nomination? — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:45, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Avalokiteśvara in Construction in Da Nang, Vietnam.jpg[edit]

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Avalokiteśvara in Construction in Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, and nominated by myself. This photo is showcasing four different phases of the construction: armature installation, draft cementing, sculpting, and painting. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 08:34, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Not the usual type of photos that I shoot but I thought of the building lovers over here who might appreciate it. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 08:34, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Never been a fan of pictures in which buildings, monuments or other things/places are covered up, especially with such restoration (or what is it?) constructions. It is even much bigger problem for me than the poor lighting. -- Pofka (talk) 16:10, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Construction doesn't mean restoration. They are building it up from scratch. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 06:07, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support In my opinion there's nothing wrong about showing the world in its current state. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:13, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose @Frank Schulenburg: Nothing being wrong about that, on the other hand, does not necessarily mean the image in question is among our finest. This one isn’t IMHO. Sunlit side of the statue is blown, contrast in the rest is rather poor, level of detail is by no means outstanding. Not a bad pic but still well below FP threshold for me. --Kreuzschnabel 09:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The subject is fascinating and the sharpness and resolution are really good. Really interesting to see all the phases of construction, as you said. Sadly, some areas are clipped and the image would benefit from some editing to improve the contrast. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:32, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not so much bothered by the idea of it being under renovation, but here it isn't photographed creatively enough to add something to the image. Worse than that, though, is the lighting as noted by Kreuzschnabel. Daniel Case (talk) 21:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • You are the second one referring to it being under renovation when this photo shows a statue being built from the ground up. Are my file name and description that bad? Isn't it obvious enough when looking at the photo in full size? -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 02:02, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I think Daniel acks the idea behind the photo but doesn't find the execution to render as great as you intend it to. - Benh (talk) 18:30, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Two scenes from Der Busant.jpg[edit]

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Der Busant, in medieval tapestry
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by unknown, uploaded and nominated by Crisco 1492 --  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support High quality scan of an interesting tapestry, illustrating a popular folk story from the time which has since been almost forgotten.--  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 08:58, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 11:25, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 17:45, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Safran-Weinviertel Niederreiter 2 Gramm 8285.jpg[edit]

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Pictogram voting info.svg Info Two gram high quality red threads of saffron from Lower Austria. All by Hubertl, Focus stacking by Alchemist -- Hubertl (talk) 05:00, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Sesimbra March 2015-12a.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The jetty of the port of Sesimbra, west coast of Portugal, at the end of a calm day. All by Alvesgaspar (talk) 00:18, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 00:18, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment potentially a FP - but the way too centered lighthouse doesn't work for me here --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:24, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment IMO it'S too much water. I would choose another crop.--XRay talk 16:47, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition/crop issue. --Mile (talk) 18:12, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Uninteresting lighting and composition. --King of ♠ 01:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Goldcrest 1.jpg[edit]

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Regulus regulus

File:Leccinum variicolor LC0365.jpg[edit]

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Leccinum variicolor
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Mottled bolete (Leccinum variicolor); created, uploaded and nominated by Jörg Hempel
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LC-de (talk) 21:16, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good lighting --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:17, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lovely. -- Pofka (talk) 16:05, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 16:49, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice colors and ligth. --Mile (talk) 18:11, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Hubertl (talk) 21:33, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice suject. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:17, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A nice Christmas-y picture of a mushroom. Would be better if it didn't have the flash reflection, but I'm not sure what could have been done about that. 173.85.85.243 02:44, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:05, 06 March 2015 (UTC)

File:2014.07.18.-16-Schwarzbach Woellnau--Kleiner Blaupfeil-Maennchen.jpg[edit]

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File:Trakai Island Castle Chapel, Lithuania - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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Trakai Island Castle Chapel interior.
  • Maybe plainest but with one of the richest and the most painful history. It might have been the last religious place for many castle defenders. -- Pofka (talk) 09:42, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes, this is a simple chapel, but it is the chapel of a very important castle in Lithuania, as Pofka mentions, and dates to the 14th or early 15th century. I don't think it's that plain though. There is a lot of character in the stones and bricks. :-) I find whitewashed churches much more plain. Diliff (talk) 16:39, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:19, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as per Daniel C. above. Yann (talk) 09:20, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Diliff (talk) 16:39, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 16:59, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 21:34, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Very fine in detail as usual but I don’t approve of the distortion on the chandelier, the ceiling flange of which looks almost vertical in this projection. Too much of wide-angle for me. --Kreuzschnabel 09:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I don't think there's actually much distortion of the chandelier. It's fairly typical of the view looking diagonally up at it. This is the original image of the chandelier taken with a 50mm lens (so there should be little distortion - it's not perspective corrected and 50mm is not wide angle). The chandelier in the panorama is slightly more vertically stretched as a result of the perspective correction, but it looks similar enough to me. Diliff (talk) 09:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Soldiers of 2 Royal Anglian Silhouetted in Afghanistan MOD 45157880.jpg[edit]

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Soldiers of C Company 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment are silhouetted against the setting sun during operations in Afghanistan in June 2014.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Cpl Daniel Wiepen - uploaded by Fae - nominated by Chase me ladies -- Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 00:30, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 00:30, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Recruiting-poster perfect! Daniel Case (talk) 01:27, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 09:05, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Although I don't like guns and the occupation in afghanistan, the picture is very beautiful --LivioAndronico talk 09:28, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 10:00, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This is some kind of an advertising image and has nothing to do with reality. The depicted scene is completely designed and incompatible with military behaviour. --Uoaei1 (talk) 15:22, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I disagree with your comment that it is at odds with military behaviour, and I think others who have been in the military would agree with me. It looks like it's been taken just outside a military base - probably Camp Bastion - and that the soldier is using the sight on his rifle to scan the horizon during a pause in the patrol. You can see that he is kneeling by the razor wire & grass outside a base. The metadata shows that it was taken just after sunset in Afghanistan. There the possibility that the photographer has taken time to set up the shot and asked the soldiers to stay where they are, but that's unlikely, and in any case that is not a reason to vote against it - it is a reason to vote for it, as it was clearly taken by a professional photographer out in the field. I also do not believe it is advertising any more than a 'good photo' of anything can be taken as advertising. It would be nonsense to suggest that we should only accept blurry or bloody photographs of warzones. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 19:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

*Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral the photo is not localized. Is actually taken in Afghanistan? if not it's an advertising--PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 16:00, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

    • Yes, it has been: see the caption: "Soldiers of C Company 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment are silhouetted against the setting sun during operations in Afghanistan in June 2014." If you search for the author's name you will see that he was based in Afghanistan for much of that year and took many other photographs which could only have been taken there. The metadata also matches the time of sunset in Afghanistan during 11 June 2014. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 19:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Uoaei1. No wow. --P e z i (talk) 21:27, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Alchemist-hp (talk) 21:37, 2 March 2015 (UTC), this one was and is much better: Cheetah at Sunset.jpg, our POTY 2014 candidate at place 11.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Regardless of any opinions on the propaganda of millitary images, this one is undeniably well taken. Diliff (talk) 22:07, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per others above. Yann (talk) 09:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. @Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry: I was in the military and I was in Afghanistan, privately. Just because you asked..--Hubertl (talk) 10:45, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support per Diliff, though I'm not overly fond of the (probably intended & possibly even artificially introduced) vignetting at smaller sizes. --El Grafo (talk) 15:57, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Pinhole effect ? Its too much for vignetting. --Mile (talk) 18:15, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I support if the vignetting effect is removed. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 01:56, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Artificial vignetting for dramatic effect. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:21, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- David C. S. 22:01, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose some graphic interest but not enough outstanding -- Christian Ferrer 11:30, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Multi plate pipe installation.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, nominated by -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 23:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 23:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Great idea and suitable wow, but the image is too noisy for me. Reworkable from RAW? --Kreuzschnabel 15:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It is how it is... ;-) --Tomascastelazo (talk) 02:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose then, for technical shortcomings. Pity. --Kreuzschnabel 09:42, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support maybe but eye catching -- Christian Ferrer 21:16, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Per Kreuzschnabel and also some CA, because a correct processing software was used but no technical or artistic reason given. Sting (talk) 02:50, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Anthus richardi - Laem Pak Bia.jpg[edit]

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Anthus richardi
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by JJ Harrison - nominated by 1989 -- 1989 15:22, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 1989 15:22, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 15:51, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 15:13, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:05, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not bad, but I don't think it's amongst the "very best of" Commons. --A.Savin 21:55, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl (talk) 21:36, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per A.Savin, not outstanding wow to me. --DXR (talk) 21:05, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Model healthy village Laos (11).jpg[edit]

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Model healthy village Salavan Province Laos.
He is smoking.--Paris 16 (talk) 13:58, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
This man,(Akha Peoples), prepares his large water pipe called "Bang Yan" for smoking tobacco.--PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 16:23, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I really wish I could support a shot from Laos, but I don't really like the centered composition, harsh behind light and "high" point of view (I probably would have crouched down for a more dramatic composition). - Benh (talk) 07:54, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 15:15, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose centered composition, too tight crop, and only little wow; Sorry. --P e z i (talk) 21:17, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it. --Hubertl (talk) 21:37, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • To be frank, I really get tired of these "I like it" reasons given. This is not Facebook – an FPC is not featured because of enough users "liking" it. The suitable approach for your review is not "do I like it" but "do I think it’s among the very best images Commons has to offer". This one isn’t, though I really do like it, I like its atmosphere and lighting, but then there’s a huge loss of detail (hair, ear, stockings) and an unfavourable upside-down perspective, making the man appear smaller than he is and hiding every surrounding. Though I like it, I think it could have been taken much better, that’s why I do not think it deserves to be featured. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Kreuzschnabel 09:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    Na, @Kreuzschnabel:, möchtest du dir wieder einmal in deiner grenzenlosen Selbstüberschätzung ein zumindest temporäres Denkmal setzen? Kleiner Tipp: Ersetze hier einfach Musik durch Bild. Passt bestens zu dir. Zu deiner Beruhigung, du bist in gleichartiger Gesellschaft.--Hubertl (talk) 11:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I cut this image to hide the misery of these poor people. The man who prepares his pipe, waiting for the rat (which will make its meals), cooks the misery blaze, which is his right. The photo is cropped and less sad to see. --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 17:12, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nothing against the subject, however not visually outstanding. -- Christian Ferrer 12:34, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Benh, + shadow at left.--Jebulon (talk) 21:08, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Building of the Salins de Frontignan 01.jpg[edit]

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Salins de Frontignan, Hérault, France
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 11:53, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 06:08, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support convincing composition --Hubertl (talk) 21:38, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • still Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral – scene and composition are great but many of the poles appear partly overexposed (not blown but too bright), is this fixable? --Kreuzschnabel 09:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done Kreuzschnabel, Thank you very much, I'm always afraid to do too much, I have now almost did the same as your version but from the RAW file. -- Christian Ferrer 18:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support now for me. --Kreuzschnabel 21:04, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pudelek (talk) 10:26, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support excellent composition, I like the perspective very much. The rest is excellent too. FP for me.--Jebulon (talk) 21:12, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:08, 06 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Face fear…JUMP! Crisis Response Marines test insertion capabilities in Spain 150127-M-ZB219-053.jpg[edit]

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Jump from a MV-22 Osprey at Morón Air Base, Spain
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Sgt. Paul Peterson - uploaded by - nominated by -- (talk) 11:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- (talk) 11:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Poor framing (helicopter cut by frame, right crop too tight while on the left is much empty space) --Kreuzschnabel 13:35, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose composition suboptimal. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:30, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose like the other oponents --Milseburg (talk) 15:53, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose (formerly FPX) Image does not fall within the guidelines, as per above comments. Yann (talk) 19:44, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It is a well composed and dynamic photograph. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 23:09, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The cropping of the aircraft/helicopter is unfortunate but the composition is still good. --G Furtado (talk) 00:12, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I quite like the framing, which focusses on the soldiers (the subject) rather than the helicopter. In any case, the rest of the photograph definitely makes up for it! Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 00:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Moderate oppose I see your point about the framing, but I still think the helicopter shouldn't have been so tightly cropped. I'd let that go, however, if the sky weren't so dark that you have to look around for the blades. Daniel Case (talk) 01:29, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. -- Pofka (talk) 16:44, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per other opposers. --P e z i (talk) 21:21, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 22:37, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- Achim Raschka (talk) 13:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yes, the composition is unbalanced with almost all the weight at the half right. A shot taken one second too early, missing the foremost soldier making one more step. At the contrary of others opinion, I think the slightly cropped Osprey helps, not giving too much importance to the machine and more to the men. Some little post-processing would also help for an even greater technical quality. Still a very strong picture for me. Sting (talk) 02:14, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Bull leaping minoan fresco archmus Heraklion.jpg[edit]

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Bull leaping in Crete
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by minoan painters - photographed, uploaded and nominated by me -- Jebulon (talk) 11:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support More paintings ? This one is fabulous IMO, one of the art masterpieces of the western culture. From Knossos, Crete, typical wall fresco of the Minoan civilization, the cretan Bronze Age (around 1600 BCE). It shows young athletes playing by jumping over a bull, with an enthusiastic spectator. The "sport spirit" existed 3500 years ago. This is the original, on display at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. A reconstruction can be seen in the Knossos palace. -- Jebulon (talk) 11:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Surely! Clin 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 11:56, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 12:26, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Schnobby (talk) 15:59, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:26, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 11:22, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:52, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 18:37, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:10, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Dэя-Бøяg 03:19, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Never though it would be FI. Jebulon are you sure it has correct WB? As far as I remember (and see in the various pictures) the fresco was warmer (and a little paler) colours. --C messier (talk) 13:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks for comment and question. The museum presentation is entirely new, since the end of 2014. The lighting is different (and better) too. Beware of the "various pictures", some are photographs of copies. I did not "push buttons" of the post-processing software very much, because in addition of the electric light, one have a very good natural light through the ceiling in this new room. So... Well, maybe I'm wrong, but this is my proposal. (what do you mean by "FI" ?)--Jebulon (talk) 16:11, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I mean as I remembered it from my visit a week before yours. I took a photo of it too, although it had some motion blur, but it had warmer colours, without postprocessing. Do you think its worth to upload it just to compare? FI = Featured Image --C messier (talk) 12:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Please do so if you want ! But "without postprocessing" does not necessarily mean "absolutely pure". The camera plays his own role too.IMO there is no objectivity with colors...--Jebulon (talk) 21:03, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • OK, File:Τοιχογραφία Ταυροκαθάψια 6383.JPG. I agree that WB is (within same degree) a matter taste. --C messier (talk) 09:10, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Way much different, indeed. Do you think I should reduce saturation and/or contrast ?--Jebulon (talk) 15:43, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Haarlem, molen de Adriaan foto2 2015-01-04 09.37.jpg[edit]

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Haarlem-NL, windmill
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Michielverbeek - uploaded by Michielverbeek - nominated by Michielverbeek -- Michielverbeek (talk) 09:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Michielverbeek (talk) 09:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • still Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral – rather noisy (why ISO 250?) and a bit oversharpened (visible e.g. on the small object in the sky which I recommend to retouch, see note) but beautiful light and atmosphere. --Kreuzschnabel 13:40, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 15:16, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I reduced noise level of the sky and water. Please revert, if it's not better. --Ivar (talk) 15:52, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 20:46, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Remembers me some of my favorite painters...--Jebulon (talk) 15:55, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 16:55, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support wooow! A perfect composition for a landscape, with a foreground object! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:48, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 05:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very beautiful.--Famberhorst (talk) 06:05, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per above --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 15:18, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:12, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --· Favalli ⟡ 03:20, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 17:01, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as painted from a flamish master --Hubertl (talk) 21:39, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pudelek (talk) 10:26, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:10, 06 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Wieliczka kolaż 1.jpg[edit]

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Views of Wieliczka Salt Mines by Willem Hondius
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info: This image is stitched from four views extracted from high-quality scans of a series of hand-colored copperplate maps of the town and salt mines of Wieliczka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Poland's major tourist attractions. It provides a detailed depiction of the life and work of men and horses employed in salt mining in the 17th century. You can see miners carving away blocks of rock salt, horse mills powering water pumps and lifts, brine boiling on the surface, men praying in front of an underground altar (sculpted from rock salt), and even one fellow relieving himself against a wall. Engravings by Willem Hondius — composite by Kpalion — uploaded by Kpalion — nominated by KpalionKpalion(talk) 22:40, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportKpalion(talk) 22:40, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is the source, it is to dark. --Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 22:57, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
    Well, it's a mine, so it's dark, but I don't think there are any crushed blacks here. — Kpalion(talk) 23:32, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ita140188 (talk) 22:20, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very interesting piece I think. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 18:47, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I can bring my support for each of the 4 pictures but I do not see a very great interest to assemble these images, although the work seems well done. Because even if the subject is the same, elements do not match of an image to another (ladders, hoists....). -- Christian Ferrer 12:27, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Megaraptor claw cast with scale.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Photograph of a replica of a claw of the first digit of Megaraptor namunhuaiquii with a ruler for scale.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Duffymeg - uploaded by Duffymeg - nominated by IJReid -- IJReid (talk) 17:33, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- IJReid (talk) 17:33, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I personally don't have a problem with images with scale depending on the subject, and have even upload image with ruler as scale myself. However for a FP in this case, the ruler is way too prominent, not really in a style that works well as scale, not horizontal, and either not long enough or too long (it should either be at least as long as the subject or just a small fraction). -- KTC (talk) 20:22, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per KTC. The object might be striking, but the image, in the light of Featured Picture, is to common. --Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 22:13, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Just to note KTC, I have now straightened the image as well as cropped it. How is the image too common Jan Arkesteijn? IJReid (talk) 05:03, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
It looks better, now that you have tidied it, but for a featured picture it misses the wow-effect. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 10:15, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Indeed, it may be a better FPC for Wikipedia. -- KTC (talk) 12:23, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


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Result: 1 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /FPCBot (talk) 22:01, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Le « temple de la montagne »Site de Vat Phou Champassak, Laos (2).jpg[edit]

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Le « temple de la montagne »Site de Vat_Phou Champassak, Laos
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created , uploaded by, - nominated by PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 15:15, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Could be more focused. --Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 22:16, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Eye-catching, good color-play. -- Pofka (talk) 13:50, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not convinced about the composition and the focus isn't sharp. -- Colin (talk) 14:10, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unsharp, clipped whites in an important part of the image, tight crop on top. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 17:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per opposers, sorry. --DXR (talk) 21:08, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Titanium crystal-bars.jpg[edit]

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Titanium crystal bars