Commons:Picture of the Year/2010/Results/Final/Finalists

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2010 Winners

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Commons Picture of the Year 2010

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 : # 1 – 241 votes in Final;
In mid-August 2010 ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky snapped this amazing photo at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. A group of astronomers were observing the centre of the Milky Way using the laser guide star facility at Yepun, one of the four Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT). (POTD)
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Mostar Old Town Panorama 2007.jpg
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# 2 – 180 votes in Final;
Stari Most, the "Old Bridge", which connects the two banks of river Neretva, has been a symbol of Mostar for centuries. This view from north shows Helebija tower to the left and Tara tower to the right. It was made from the minaret of Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Ramirez. .




Sarychev Peak.jpg
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# 3 – 170 votes in Final;
Sarychev Peak Volcano erupts June 12, 2009, on Matua Island (North Kuril Islands) (POTD)
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Mirounga leonina.jpg
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# 4 – 161 votes in Final;
Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) (young) in South Georgia (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Serge Ouachée (user Butterfly voyages) .




Schloss Lichtenstein 04-2010.jpg
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# 5 – 145 votes in Final;
The Lichtenstein Castle, near Lichtenstein, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by -donald- .




Lone House.jpg
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# 6 – 140 votes in Final;
A lonely house. An image made using Blender 3D. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Michael Otto .




Lake Vuoksa 1.jpg
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# 7 – 120 votes in Final;
Lake Vuoksa, at the Karelian Isthmus, which separates Russia and Finland. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Dmitry A. Mottl .




Schwappender Wein.jpg
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# 8 – 116 votes in Final;
Tabletop photography by "Studiocommunity e.V." (incorporated association). No photomontage was used. All objects were fastened on the board, which was pushed from the side, whereby the wine spilled out of the glass. The carafe is filled with wine coloured gelatine. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Stefan Krause, from Germany .




Red eyed tree frog edit2.jpg
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# 9 – 91 votes in Final;
Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas), photographed near Playa Jaco in Costa Rica. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Carey James Balboa .




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# 10 – 88 votes in Final;
Male Agama sinaita, Jordan. This species is common in deserts around the shores of the Red Sea. While in heat, the male turns striking blue to attract females. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Ester Inbar (User ST) .




USA 10187 Horseshoe Bend Luca Galuzzi 2007.jpg
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# 11 – 74 votes in Final;
Horseshoe Bend, Arizona. Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona. (POTD)
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# 11 – 74 votes in Final;
Detail of the Guanajuato mummies, Mexico. Black and white version. Photo taken at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Tomas Castelazo .




Calliphora vomitoria Portrait.jpg
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# 13 – 71 votes in Final;
Blue bottle fly (Calliphora vomitoria) Portrait, Austin's Ferry, Tasmania, Australia. 3.5:1 magnification. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by JJ Harrison (http://www.noodlesnacks.com/) .




Wismut Kristall und 1cm3 Wuerfel.jpg
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# 14 – 69 votes in Final;
The chemical element bismuth as a synthetic made crystal. The surface is an iridescent very thin layer of oxidation. Additional a high purity (99.99 %) 1 cm3 bismuth cube for comparison. (POTD)
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2h Namur 13.jpg
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# 15 – 63 votes in Final;
St Aubin's Cathedral (Belgium) (POTD)
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# 15 – 63 votes in Final;
Young leopard charging. Photo taken at Rhino and Lion Park, Gauteng, South Africa. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Leo za1 .




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# 17 – 59 votes in Final;
Crew members refuel an A V-22 Osprey vertical-lift aircraft before a night mission in central Iraq. (POTD)
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4th FW Strike Eagles assist shuttle launch.jpg
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# 18 – 50 votes in Final;
Lt. Col. Gabriel Green and Capt. Zachary Bartoe patrol the airspace in an F-15E Strike Eagle as the Space Shuttle Atlantis launches May 14, 2010, at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. (POTD)
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Sadhu Vârânasî.jpg
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# 18 – 50 votes in Final;
A Sadhu in Varanasi, India. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Pierre-Emmanuel BOITON .




Golden Gate Bridge at sunset 1.jpg
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# 18 – 50 votes in Final;
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, California, USA) at sunset. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Mbz1 .




Sépulture de Teviec Global.jpg
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# 21 – 43 votes in Final;
Tomb of Téviec: Two skeletons of women aged between 25 and 35 years, dated between - 6740 and - 5680 BP (Mesolithic), both of whom died a violent death. Recovery made in 1938 and restoration completed in 2010. (POTD)
Credit: Picture by Didier Descouens .




Beloeil castel 1 Luc Viatour.jpg
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# 22 – 40 votes in Final;
Belœil Castle by night (POTD)
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Pelecanus conspicillatus pair swimming.jpg
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# 23 – 36 votes in Final;
Australian Pelicans (Pelecanus conspicillatus), Claremont, Tasmania, Australia. (POTD)
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Apollo 17 Moon Panorama.jpg
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# 24 – 32 votes in Final;
Panorama of the moon taken during mission Apollo 17 (Station 1 East). (POTD)
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Portland Japanese Garden maple.jpg
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# 24 – 32 votes in Final;
A Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) in the Portland Japanese Garden. (POTD)
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Radiometer 9965 Nevit.gif
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# 26 – 29 votes in Final;
Radiometer. The Crookes radiometer, also known as the light mill or solar engine, consists of an airtight glass bulb, containing a partial vacuum. Inside are a set of vanes which are mounted on a spindle. The vanes rotate when exposed to light. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Nevit Dilmen .




Dundasite and Crocoite.jpg
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# 27 – 27 votes in Final;
Dundasite (white) and Crocoite (red orange) from Dundas, Tasmania (POTD)
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Michael Gernhardt in space during STS-69 in 1995.jpg
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# 28 – 25 votes in Final;
The pale blue Earth serves as a backdrop for astronaut Michael Gernhardt, who is attached to the Shuttle Endeavour's robot arm during a spacewalk on the STS-69 mission in 1995. (POTD)
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Jokulsarlon Panorama.jpg
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# 28 – 25 votes in Final;
Panorama of the Jökulsárlón glacial lake in Iceland (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Ira Goldstein .




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# 28 – 25 votes in Final;
A Hildebrandt's Starling (Lamprotornis hildebrandti), in Tanzania. (POTD)
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Galerie Lafayette Haussmann Dome.jpg
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# 28 – 25 votes in Final;
Dome and balconies of Galeries Lafayette store, lady section, in boulevard Haussmann, Paris, with Christmas decorations. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Benh LIEU SONG .




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# 32 – 22 votes in Final;
Combined Buddhabrot from 20.000 (purple), 100.000 (blue) and 1.000.000 (white) iterations. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by UnreifeKirsche .




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# 33 – 20 votes in Final;
A rotating animation of the human brain showing the left frontal lobe in red within a semitransparent skull. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is sometimes also included in the frontal lobe. Other authors include the ACC as a part of limbic lobe. (POTD)
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Clavaria zollingeri 90973.jpg
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# 34 – 9 votes in Final;
The coral fungus Clavaria zollingeri Lév. Specimen photographed in Babcock State Park, West Virginia, USA. (POTD)
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# 35 – 1 votes in Final;
Scanning electron micrograph of a flea with false colors. (POTD)
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Picture by Janice Haney Carr (CDC media at PHIL, under ID #11436)