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ここにある画像は秀逸な画像への候補画像です。 今日の一枚とは異なりますのでご注意ください。

概要[edit]

推薦にあたって[edit]

推薦者のためのガイドライン[edit]

まずはじめに、『秀逸な画像ガイドライン』、『画像のガイドライン』をお読みください。

ここでは推薦画像の評価を受ける・する際の必要事項を要約して紹介します。

  • 解像度 - 200万ピクセル以下の写真画像は、特別な理由が無い限り却下されます。1,600 x 1,200 ピクセル(1.92メガピクセル)は200万ピクセルには届いていない事にご注意ください。
コモンズに置かれた画像は一般的なPCモニターのみで閲覧されるとは限らず、プリントアウトや高解像度モニターで表示される可能性もあります。将来的にもどのような機器が用いられるようになるかは誰にも予想出来ないので、推薦画像が可能な限り高い解像度を保っている事は重要な事なのです。
  • スキャン画像 - 公式な方針ではありませんが、Help:スキャニングページで各種様々な画像を準備するための有用なアドバイスが提供されています。
  • フォーカス - 通常、重要な被写体は全て焦点が合っていなければいけません。
  • 前景と背景 - 前景や背景に主題ではない物が写り込むと、それは“余計なもの”になり得ます。前景にある物が主題の重要な部分を隠していないか、背景にあるものが構図を損ねていないか(例:後ろの街灯が人物の頭の上から生えているように見える、等)を確認しましょう。
  • 全体品質 - 推薦される画像には高い技術品質が要求されます。
  • デジタル補正 - 見る人を欺いてはいけません。写真画像のキズ・ホコリ等を修正する、良い編集、故意に人を騙す目的でない限り、デジタル補正は一般的に歓迎されます。例を挙げると、色合い/露出補正、シャープ/ボカシ、遠近感歪み補正、トリミング(切り取り)等がこれにあたります。背景に写り込んだ余計な物を取り除く等のさらに大がかりな修正は、{{Retouched picture}}テンプレートを画像ページへ貼付け、修正した旨を記述しましょう。記述漏れや記述ミスがある等、主題を不正確に見せる編集は決して受け入れられません。
  • 価値 - 『全ての画像の中でも特に際立ち、最も価値のある画像』が我々の大きな目標です。秀逸な画像はそれぞれの分野の中でも別格でなけらばならず、故に次の点に留意して下さい。
    • たいていの夕日は美しく見えますが、そういう画像のほとんどは他の夕日画像と大差ありません。
    • 夜景は美しいですが、普通は日中に撮影された写真の方がより詳細を見せてくれます。
    • 必ずしも『美しさに価値がある』わけではありません。

技術的側面では露出『構図』『動感表現』被写界深度等を見ます。

  • 露出とはシャッタースピードと絞りとの組み合わせの事を言い、適切なトーンカーブが見せる陰影〜ハイライトが有用なディティールを描写します。これをラティチュード(露光寛容度)と言い、このラティチュードの陰影〜ハイライトの領域内において、画像を暗め、中庸、明るめに作る事が出来ますが、デジタルカメラ及びデジタル画像はこのラティチュードの範囲がフィルムに比べて狭いです。ディティールの欠損した影部分は必ずしも「悪い」わけではなく、実際にその様な効果が望ましい場合(部分)もあります。ただしディティールの欠損したハイライト部分が大きく面積を占めるのは良くありません。
  • 構図とは画像画面内での各要素の配置の事を言います。“三分割法”は構図作成には良い方法で、美術学校でも教えられています。まず、画像に水平線と垂直線をそれぞれ2本引き、画像を水平・垂直方向とも3分割します。主題を中央に配置するとたいていは画面に面白味を欠き、水平線と垂直線が交差する4つの交点の内どれか1つに主題を置いた方が良い画面になるでしょう。地平線は画面を半分に切ってしまうので、通常は地平線を中央に配置するべきではありません。上寄り、若しくは下寄りに配置させる方が良いでしょう。主たる考え方としては空間を上手に使い、躍動感・臨場感のある画面を作るという事です。
  • 動感表現 - ここでは被写体の「動き」を表現する手法を紹介します。動きのある被写体は止まって見えるか、もしくはブレて写りますが、これらはどちらの方が良いとは必ずしも言えず、どのような表現意図を持っているかによります。「動感」は主題と共に写り込んでいる他の背景等との関係で表現されます。例えばレーシングカーの撮影。車と背景とが共に止まって見えては、見る側にスピード感は伝わってきません。 なので撮影手法によって車は画面内で止まっているように写り、かつ背景をブレさせることでスピード感が表現され、このような手法を「パンニング(流し撮り)」と呼びます。一方で、背景と共に止まって撮られた高く跳躍したバスケットボール選手は、これは決定的瞬間の「不自然」なポーズになり、これも良い写真になり得るでしょう。
  • 被写界深度(DOF)とは主題の前側から後ろ側までのフォーカスエリアの事を言います。被写界深度は全ての画像で明解な意図のもと選択され、深い、または浅い被写界深度は、画像に品質を与えもし、また損なわせもします。浅い被写界深度は、主題を他の被写体から切り離し、見せたい被写体に注目を集めることが出来ます。深い被写界深度は空間を強調させる事が出来ます。広角(短焦点)レンズは深い被写界深度、逆に望遠(長焦点)レンズは浅い被写界深度が得られる傾向があります。また絞りを絞り込むと被写界深度は深く、解放すると浅い被写界深度が得られます。

グラフィック要素では形状、ボリューム、色、テクスチャー、遠近感、バランス、比率 等を見ます。

  • 形状とは主題に対する輪郭線、及び形状を言います。
  • ボリュームとは主題の立体感に対する品質を言います。立体感は横からのライティングで表現出来、反対に正面からのライティングは被写体を平坦に見せる傾向があり、不向きとされています。自然光の中でベストな光を得るには、早朝か、もしくは夕方の日の光が良いでしょう。
  • は大変重要で、強すぎる色合いは好ましくありません。
  • テクスチャーとは主題の表面材質の描写性に於ける品質を言います。表面材質は横からのライティングにより強調され、手に触れて伝わるかのような質感を与えます。
  • 遠近感とは、画像の画面内若しくは外にある消失点で繋がる放射状の直線、これに沿った形で現れる「角度」により表現されます。
  • バランスでは画像の画面内での重心が左右均衡か、若しくは片方に寄る等適切な配置が成されているかを見ます。
  • 比率では画面の大きさに対する被写体の大きさを見ます。一般的に、小さな被写体は小さく写真に表現してしまう傾向にありますが、相応しい撮影手法により小さな被写体を実寸とは逆に大きく見せる事が可能です。例えば、小さな花を大きな山よりも大きく見る事が出来ます。この手法を指して「倒置法」と呼びます。
主題の全ての要素を画像に盛込む必要はありません。多くの写真はそれぞれの個性で評価出来ます。すなわち、画像の色やテクスチャー等々により判断出来ます。
  • 『象徴性か妥当性か』 ー 『秀逸な画像』ではしばしばこのようなテーマで意見論争が起こる傾向にあります。技術的・品質的には出来の悪い写真でも極めて撮影困難な被写体を捉えた写真は、凡庸な被写体を写した品質的に良い写真よりも評価されます。もちろん撮影困難な被写体を写し、かつ品質も良い写真は極めて価値の高い写真と言えます。
画像は時に撮影者と評価者、若しくはどちらか片方の文化的な偏りが見られます。画像の意図は画像そのものの文化的背景により評価されるべきであり、評価者の文化的背景に依存してはいけません。イメージは人に語りかけ、そして慈しみ、怒り、拒絶、幸せ、悲しみ等の感情を喚起させる力を持っています。良い写真から与えられる心地よさには限りがありません。


画像のガイドラインを事前に読めば、あなたの推薦が成就する可能性を最大限に引き伸ばしてくれるでしょう。

新規推薦[edit]

推薦に値する価値があると考えられる画像を作った、または見つけたならば、その画像に適切な説明ライセンスが与えられているかを確認し、以下に従ってください。

ステップ1:画像名(接頭Image:を含む)を下のテキストボックス内の文字列の後にコピー&ペースト、正しく Commons:Featured picture candidates/Image:推薦画像名.jpg と記入されているかを確認し、続いて『作品を推薦』ボタンをクリックします。


ステップ2:ページ編集画面上にある指示に従い必要箇所を付記、ページを保存してください。

ステップ3:ステップ2で作成したページへのリンクをFeatured picture candidates/candidate listへ手動で挿入します。ページ編集をクリックし、候補リスト最上部に以下の書式で推薦画像へのリンクを加えます。

{{Commons:Featured picture candidates/Image:推薦画像名.jpg}}

投票[edit]

投票には以下のテンプレートを使用します:

  • {{支持}}または{{Support}} (Symbol support vote.svg SupportSymbol support vote.svg Support),
  • {{反対}}または{{Oppose}} (Symbol oppose vote.svg OpposeSymbol oppose vote.svg Oppose),
  • {{中立}}または{{Neutral}} (Symbol neutral vote.svg NeutralSymbol neutral vote.svg Neutral),
  • {{コメント}}または{{Comment}} (Pictogram voting comment.svg CommentPictogram voting comment.svg Comment),
  • 情報:{{Info}} (Pictogram voting info.svg Info),
  • 質問:{{Question}} (Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question).

テンプレート{{FPX|理由}}を用いて、推薦画像が秀逸な画像の推薦に相応しくない旨を指摘出来ます。テンプレートの「理由」部分に、秀逸な画像には明確に値しない事の説明を書き加えます(可能ならば英語で)。

あなたが何故その画像を好むか、または好まないか、特に(Symbol support vote.svg Supportや(Symbol oppose vote.svg Opposeの投票をする際は簡単な理由を加えましょう。また署名(~~~~)も忘れずに。匿名投票は受け付けられません。

秀逸な画像からの除外[edit]

時も経ればやがて『秀逸な画像』の基準も変わります。かつては“充分に価値に値する”と決定されたであろう画像も、その価値は普遍ではありません。ここでは「もはや『秀逸な画像』に値しない」と考えられる画像をリストアップします。リストされた画像へは、{{Keep}} Symbol keep vote.svg Keep 及び {{維持}} Symbol keep vote.svg Keep (=『秀逸な画像』に値する)、または{{Delist}} Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist 及び {{除外}} Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose (=『秀逸な画像』に値しない)を投票します。

あなたが『秀逸な画像』の価値基準に値しないと考える画像があれば、除外候補として提出できます。除外したい画像の画像名(接頭Image:を含む)を下のテキストボックスの文字列の後にコピー&ペーストします。


あなたが作成した新規除外候補のページに以下を加えます。

  • 画像の作者、投稿者等の出所情報。
  • その画像の“過去の秀逸な画像への推薦”ページへのリンク(画像ページの「リンク節」に表示されています)。
  • あなたが除外と考える理由とあなたの署名。

次に、Commons:Featured picture candidates/removalを編集し、下記の書式で作成した除外候補のページのリンクを手動で最上段に挿入します。

{{Commons:Featured picture candidates/removal/Image:除外画像名.jpg}}

秀逸な画像の候補での方針[edit]

総則[edit]

  1. 投票期間を終えた後、結果は推薦日時から数えて10日後(下記タイムテーブル参照)に決定します。投票期間は推薦日時から数えて9日と23時間59分です。10日、またはそれを超えた投票はカウントされません。
  2. 匿名寄稿者による推薦を歓迎します。
  3. 匿名寄稿者による議論への参加を歓迎します。
  4. 匿名寄稿者による投票はカウントされません。
  5. 推薦者票は投票へはカウントされません。支持は明示的かつ言明される必要があります。
  6. 推薦者は自身の推薦をいつでも取り下げる事が出来ます。推薦を取り下げるには "I withdraw my nomination" (推薦を取り下げます)と書くか、テンプレート {{withdraw|~~~~}} を加えます。
  7. ウィキメディア・コモンズのプロジェクトの目的は、全てのウィキメディアプロジェクト(将来的なプロジェクト含む)に於いて自由に利用可能な画像を集積するセントラル・データベースを提供することである、ということを忘れないでください。セントラル・データベースは単純にウィキメディアの保管庫と言うわけではなく、また『秀逸な画像』等のプロジェクトに応じた判断をされるべきではありません。
  8. 推薦日から数えて5日間支持を受けられなかった画像(推薦者票含まず)は候補リストから外されます。(下記タイムテーブル参照)
  9. テンプレート{{FPX}}が貼られた画像は、テンプレート{{FPX}}の適用後は推薦者以外の支持票が無い限り、48時間後に候補リストから外されます。

秀逸と除外のルール[edit]

候補画像は下記必要事項に準じて秀逸な画像に認定されます。

  1. 適切なライセンス情報が添付されている。
  2. 最低5票以上の支持票を得ている。
  3. 支持:反対比率が2:1 (賛成が3分の2の過半数)以上である。
  4. 2つの同様な画像での異なったバージョンは同時に『秀逸な画像』へは認定されず、より支持票の多かった一枚を認定します。

除外ルールでは、投票期間、及びリストから外される期間は秀逸ルールと同じ期間を取ります。除外候補提出後5日間で提出者以外の Symbol oppose vote.svg DelistSymbol oppose vote.svg Oppose)票が得られなかった候補は、5日間ルールが適用され、候補リストから外されます。

常連ユーザーが推薦・投票の完了方法に従って、推薦投票を閉じることがあります。終了方法に関してはCommons:Featured picture candidates/What to do after voting is finishedを参照。

何よりも礼儀を忘れずに[edit]

どうか、あなたが評価するその画像が「人の作品」であることを忘れないでください。「これはヒドイ」、「こんなのキライだ」と言ったような表現は避けましょう。もしあなたが『反対』に票を投じなければならないのなら、思いやりを忘れずに。また、あなたの話す英語は、また誰か他の人の話す英語とは同じではないでしょう。慎重に言葉を選んでください。

それでは良い評価を。そして、全てのルールは壊すことが出来るという事を忘れないでください。

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秀逸な画像の候補[edit]

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Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:St. Andreas, Karlstadt, Altar and Choir 20160727 5.jpg[edit]

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A rock with a door. Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park, France

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Passerelle du Moulin de l'Evêque, Montpellier

File:Beeld van Heilige Christoffel in Broekhuizen (Horst aan de Maas) in provincie Limburg in Nederland 01.jpg[edit]

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"Image of Saint Christopher" in Broekhuizen (Horst aan de Maas) in province of Limburg in the Netherlands
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by User:Famberhorst - nominated by User:Ikan Kekek -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:52, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- The lighting really makes this look like an execution scene, reminiscent at least in mood of some classic Crucifixion paintings or perhaps a lynching victim hung in a tree. I find the picture moving. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:52, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It’s a nice idea and moving, right, but apart from the saint being mostly in shadow, I find the resolution too low on the main object to be featured (95 percent of the not-too-many-anyway pixels have been sold on surrounding), and it looks oversharpened (overdone edges). --Kreuzschnabel 06:27, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I have no argument to make on technical matters, so I wouldn't at all suggest for you to change your vote. However, I really resist the notion that a photo in which a statue is the key point of it has to have a disproportionate amount of space taken up by the statue. As is often the case in landscapes that include a particular focus, the subject really is the statue within the landscape, and the larger point is the way the light and surroundings give the sculpture meaning. And to me, the statue being in shadow is perfect for making a poetic statement about its meaning. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:38, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - here are a couple of examples of crucifixion scenes by Pieter Breughel the Younger. What percentage of the picture frame is devoted to Christ on the Cross? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:57, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I didn’t make my point clear enough. The composition is fine for me, just the altogether resolution leaves too few pixels for the main object. If this had 16 or 20 megapixels it would be fine. At this low resolution on the main object, the sharpening effects are too harsh for me. --Kreuzschnabel 07:00, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - OK, that's a perfectly sensible point of view. Thanks for explaining. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:06, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Kreuzschnabel. INeverCry 07:05, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

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Centaur-class aircraft carrier, INS Viraat (R22) steams in formation in the Bay of Bengal during exercise Malabar 2007

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Skočivir Canyon in Mariovo, Macedonia

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He's handwriting
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Ytbr - uploaded by Ytbr - nominated by Ytbr -- Ytbr (talk) 07:11, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ytbr (talk) 07:11, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I was wondering what the significance of this was. w:He Xuntian says "He Xuntian (simplified Chinese: 何训田; traditional Chinese: 何訓田; pinyin: Hé Xùntián;born in 1952 in Suining, Sichuan) is a modern Chinese composer, creator of a new musical language and also a music composition professor at Shanghai Conservatory of Music." OK. So he's notable. However, there is nothing very visually interesting about his handwriting. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:09, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The floating effect from the shadowing is interesting, but not quite wowing from an FP standpoint. INeverCry 02:48, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
Is that shadowing or just writing on the other side of the paper showing through? If that's all it is, I want to oppose twice... Face-wink.svg INeverCry 07:09, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

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View from the top of Mountain Zaghouan

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View from Skaftafell National Park, Iceland. The Skaftafellsheiði plateau provides a picturesque view of River Skeiðará and Skeiðarársandur
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Impression of Mordor Skeiðarársandur, Iceland. All by me, --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:45, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:45, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 06:13, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 07:37, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good (right DoF)--LivioAndronico (talk) 07:54, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Great! Really impressive! -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:25, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Oh yesss, my Precious! This is the kind of dramatic landscape you'd expect from an Icelandic vista. w.carter-Talk 10:07, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Impressive mood. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:16, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. Impressive view but the body of water is a bit awkwardly placed IMO. It takes up half of the horizontal space and doesn't go down to the bottom edge, which makes it too large to be a peripheral part of the composition and too small to dominate the scene. A rule of thirds would have been better here, but even covering slightly more vertical space would have been an improvement. --King of ♠ 04:17, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose per KoH. Daniel Case (talk) 05:46, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per KoH too. That’s what I was thinking on the first glance. The composition is somewhat unbalanced: virtually nothing on the right half, the water surface on the left is soo dominating but then it’s cut off. Does not work as a whole in itself, if you know what I mean, looks like a random framing taken out of a fascinating scenery. It does strike me and make me want to go there and see for myself, but rather for finding a better framing than for the very image as such. Strange :-) --Kreuzschnabel 06:35, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Bombus terrestris queen - Tilia cordata - Keila.jpg[edit]

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Bombus terrestris queen on Tilia cordata

File:Maison - 20150810 15h22 (11060).jpg[edit]

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House at Sansais in the Marais poitevin, France.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Medium69 -- Medium69 You wanted talk to me? 02:46, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Medium69 You wanted talk to me? 02:46, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice scene but I don’t get the message, and I don’t see a clear composition. What’s special here? --Kreuzschnabel 05:27, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Kreuzschnabel. INeverCry 06:14, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I think the idea is that the composition itself is the point. It's quite good, but doesn't quite reach FP level for me. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's partly the cropped tree to the left of the house. I kind of wish I could vote to feature it, but I don't feel able to. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:29, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It does resemble a 19th century impressionism painting (only thing lacking is some water lilies), but for FP it's not sharp enough and the light is a bit too flat. w.carter-Talk 10:27, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I know the place very well, as the Marais poitevin (Marais poitevin) ("Grand site de France") is not very far from my native city, and this place and house are very typical and localy well known. It is worth a visit, with a traditional boat. Yes it looks "impressionist", but unfortunately, the light comes from the wrong direction and the facade is in shadow.--Jebulon (talk) 16:32, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Jebulon, and color kind of washed-out looking. Daniel Case (talk) 03:20, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:2015 Bazylika w Wambierzycach 02.jpg[edit]

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Basilica of the Visitation in Wambierzyce

Philadelphia from South Street Bridge[edit]

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Philadelphia skyline, afternoon

Philadelphia skyline, sunset

Philadelphia skyline, evening

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by King of Hearts - uploaded by King of Hearts - nominated by King of Hearts -- King of ♠ 06:02, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- King of ♠ 06:02, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 06:28, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 06:44, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice "moods of the city". Did you leave the camera in a fixed position, or...? w.carter-Talk 07:25, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I don’t guess so … there’s a slight parallax shifting between the frames (alignment of street lamps and building outlines). --Kreuzschnabel 14:33, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
      • It's in the same spot, but as it is a stitched panorama rotating the camera is unavoidable. I don't have a GigaPan so the source images aren't going to be at the exact same angle. --King of ♠ 04:18, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - That's pretty excellent. I won't waste time with petty criticisms, as the overall quality of all 3 pictures is so good. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:29, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As always. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:17, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support cool Christian Ferrer (talk) 18:37, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Ikan. --Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:52, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A good idea and very well executed although the sharpness of the single pictures could be a little bit better. --Code (talk) 05:16, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:36, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great EV and quality, though left crop is a bit tight for my taste --DXR (talk) 06:49, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 12:49, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A nice reminder that there are other skylines in the U.S. that photograph well besides NY and Chicago. Daniel Case (talk) 01:48, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I'm a New Yorker, but I laughed at that! Not only Philadelphia, but think of the photos of the Pittsburgh skyline we featured, for example. Interestingly, the first 4 pictures to show up in my search of FPs in Category "Skylines in the United States" are from Baltimore; Rochester, New York; St. Louis; and Portland, Oregon. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:05, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Hans Holbein, the Younger - Sir Thomas More - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

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Portrait of Sir Thomas More, who was Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to May 1532. He was beheaded under King Henry VIII after refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy. His life is the basis for the stageplay and movies titled "A Man For All Seasons"; the 1966 film won multiple Academy Awards.

File:Henrietta Carpenter by Margaret Sarah Carpenter.jpg[edit]

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An 1839 oil painting by Margaret Sarah Carpenter (1793–1872), possibly of Henrietta Carpenter. Margaret was a notable British painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, won multiple awards, and was given a pension by Queen Victoria.

File:16-03-30-Jerusalem Mishkenot Sha’ananim-RalfR-DSCF7637.jpg[edit]

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Sculpture at Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Sculpture at Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem - all by me-- Ralf Roleček 22:42, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ralf Roleček 22:42, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 22:55, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice reflection of you. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:45, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Nice picture, except that the sky and its reflection are noisy enough to bug me at full size. Can you denoise more? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:03, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 05:11, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:17, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support w.carter-Talk 13:13, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for some little yet serious problems: 1. the distracting streetlamp ought at least to be cloned out. Could have been avoided by a slightly lower camera position. 2. Picture is noisy (sky and sky reflection) and oversharpened (e.g. edges of the bush on the right). 3. I find the composition a bit irritating, I’ve got no idea what size that sphere is and what’s the distance from it – I reckon the camera’s rather close to it. I’d prefer a more distant shot at a standard focal length to get a better feeling of dimensions, never having seen it for real. That’s a matter of taste of course, it just keeps the wow off me. --Kreuzschnabel 14:41, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I agree that the street lamp could take a hike, but I don't have any problem with size definition since there are three spotlights at the base as reference points. w.carter-Talk 15:23, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ...and 7 --LivioAndronico (talk) 17:26, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:53, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, although +1 to losing the lamp. Daniel Case (talk) 19:38, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
    • ok, i have denoised the blue parts a bit and the lamp is saw off. --Ralf Roleček 20:03, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Yay! Go digi-vandals! ;) w.carter-Talk 21:02, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg CommentSomething went wrong with the edit, the part where the lamp was is now considerably noisier than its surrounding. I reckon the cloned area wasn’t selected for the denoise. Won’t look fine in a print this way. Would you fix it? --Kreuzschnabel 06:44, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Thank you for denoising. I feel like this photo is worthy of a feature now, partly because what's depicted is quite interesting, in my opinion. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:47, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice self portrait. ;-) --XRay talk 06:23, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:16-07-06-Rathaus Graz Turmblick-RR2 0291.jpg[edit]

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View from the spire Rathaus Graz; Beavertail roof
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info View from the spire Rathaus Graz; Beavertail roof - all by me. -- Ralf Roleček 22:11, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ralf Roleček 22:11, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Of course the roofs are pretty, but I don't find the motif interesting. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:09, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ikan --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:15, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very nice idea but not executed all the way. A more "just roofs"-pic would have been better. Now you give away the surprise directly by showing too much façades. I did a cropped version, but seeing all the tricky licenses and other things on the file's page, I dared not upload it. :-} Instead I left a friendly and easy-to-remove crop-suggestion-note. Hope that's ok. w.carter-Talk 07:31, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
@all: This nomination is gone, ok. But its interesting to me to read your opinions. I see my photos different then you. And i can learn, thanks. The crop-suggestion is good. I have see this as civil-ingeneer and second as photographer ;) --Ralf Roleček 20:22, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
@Ralf Roletschek: If you want to withdraw your nomination you have to add the *{{Withdraw}} template to the nomination page. Looking forward to your next nomination. Best, w.carter-Talk 21:09, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I find it very nice. Tomer T (talk) 13:35, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral pending possible crop suggested by W. carter. Daniel Case (talk) 19:36, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:George Charles Beresford - Virginia Woolf in 1902 - Restoration.jpg[edit]

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Virginia Woolf

File:Daurian redstart (female) in Sakai, Osaka, February 2016 V.jpg[edit]

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Daurian redstart (female) in Sakai, Osaka.

File:Movable WC Lom ČSA Czech Republic 2016.jpg[edit]

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Movable toilet in the Lom ČSA, coal mine near town Most
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Created, uploaded and nominated by Karelj -- Karelj (talk) 15:39, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Karelj (talk) 15:39, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow for me, sorry. --Laitche (talk) 18:42, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose no wow. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 19:14, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Per others. What did you love about this composition? I'm interested to know. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:12, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting idea --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 05:36, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. INeverCry 06:31, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Funny idea, but there probably were better angles or compositions/crops to do this. w.carter-Talk 07:21, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The portapotty alone might have stood a chance ... but the overhead just ruins everything. Daniel Case (talk) 18:45, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Canário do campo.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Jairmoreirafotografia - nominated by Arion -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 10:17, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 10:17, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I normally don't comment on bird photos since I know zip about bird photography, but this very lucky shot reminds me too much of traditional Chinese bird paintings like this to be ignored. Really nice! w.carter-Talk 11:08, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I agree. I really like this photo, and appreciate that the grasses as well as the bird - including its tail feathers - are clear. The slight softness of the head is no big deal. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:26, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like this. A lot. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 12:24, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kreuzschnabel 15:13, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 17:34, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Nice composition but the focus is on the tail not head. --Laitche (talk) 18:26, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg weak support Per above --LivioAndronico (talk) 18:39, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:56, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support If it were me I might have cropped to a square ... but this bokeh is so sublime and pleasing that I enthusiastically defer to the photographer's choice here. Daniel Case (talk) 18:43, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Pont des Catalans - Fonds Trutat - MHNT.PHa.138.b34.002.jpg[edit]

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Archives picture : Bridge of Catalans under construction in Toulouse, France, Probably between 1905 and 1908.

File:Nisyros - Stefanos Caldera3.jpg[edit]

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Nisyros: Stefanos Crater

File:Kreta - Bergpanorama am Potamon-Stausee.jpg[edit]

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Crete: Mountains of Crete with Potamon barrier lake
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nur weil wir es können, müssen wir nicht. Unschärfe ist hier kein Makel. --Ralf Roleček 07:27, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 02:47, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral The unsharp foreground doesn’t bother me but please take care of the black strip along the top edge which is visible even in the preview. Slightly uneven background sharpness but still OK for me. Would be nice to add the Panorama template for information. --Kreuzschnabel 07:39, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
I'll fix both this evening. --Wladyslaw (talk) 08:19, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
Kreuzschnabel: fixed now. But why does Commons rotate my picture???--Wladyslaw (talk) 05:47, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
Commons behaves a bit strange recently. I tried to rotate the image but it’s still upright. Let’s wait a few hours. --Kreuzschnabel 06:49, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Rocks at Bodega Head on a foggy morning.jpg[edit]

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View of the California coast at Bodega Head, Sonoma County, on a foggy morning

File:Momento Espacial II.jpg[edit]

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Sunrise taken in Alambari, São Paulo state, Brazil
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Elias Andréo Gimenes - nominated by Arion -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:20, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support "Just a sunrise", but I like the sun's way of trying to fit in this composition. Tones and shapes make this photo look like a painting. A good an example of using the rule of thirds too. -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:20, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Nice snap but not a great picture, in my opinion. Most of the picture just sits there and looks very flat. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:11, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Arion --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:13, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Certainly a good pic, but I find it hard to be wowed by one of thousands of look-alike almost monochrome images of sunrises/sunsets. w.carter-Talk 08:14, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose Nice mode but too much unnecessary space. --Laitche (talk) 18:59, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice. the photo need this space, good seen --Ralf Roleček 06:47, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose per Laitche. Daniel Case (talk) 01:09, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. INeverCry 06:17, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This actually a bad sample of how to use a rule of thirds. Plus, bad name, bad description, not a relevant as a educational media, for me, not even QI in Wikimedia Commons, community based in educational bias. (funny photo in WLE, but of place not listed in the contest, a photo of farm). -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton 21:41, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Santa Cristina (Parma) - Ceiling.jpg[edit]

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Santa Cristina (Parma) - Ceiling

Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, from C2RMF retouched.jpg

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  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, the light is too uneven so it looses some of the wow for me, there is also some CA at the top grate/window that should have been taken care of prior to nominating. w.carter-Talk 12:51, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done for CAs and little corrections for the rest i can't do more,thanks --LivioAndronico (talk) 17:13, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per W.carter – uneven light. Given this is the natural lighting of the location, this object simply needs additional light to take an FP of it. --Kreuzschnabel 14:23, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Natuur12 (talk) 14:23, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support much better then the Getty image :-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:33, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Ikan and Kreuzschnabel. Daniel Case (talk) 01:07, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Red granite cliffs at Stångehuvud.jpg[edit]

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Red granite cliffs at Stångehuvud
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Since pink rocks seem to be in vogue, I took the camera down to the shore to join the tourists gawking at the cliffs in the Stångehuvud nature reserve in south Lysekil. Noted and coveted for their color and large glittering crystals, these rocks were saved from quarrying by a, then 'eccentric' now conservationist, rich lady and the quarries moved further north up the fjord. Much of the granite went to buildings and monuments in Germany. I also laughed when I also saw this, reminiscent of a previous pic here at FPC and could not resist taking a shot. :) All by me. -- w.carter-Talk 19:56, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- w.carter-Talk 19:56, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 20:06, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 20:38, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Good image, but nothing special, no wow. --Karelj (talk) 20:44, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice rock, however, I can see nothing special --The Photographer (talk) 20:49, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry but for Karelj --LivioAndronico (talk) 21:40, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I basically agree with The Photographer: The rocks at the center of the picture are nice, but the composition, overall, is good but not outstanding to me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:16, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per The Photographer. I love this rock, it reminds me of the ones you see on Roger Dean's Yes covers, but there's too much here to make it really stand out. Daniel Case (talk) 18:54, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Well, I may not get an FP from this, but I did get a soundtrack for my pic! That's more than most people get. Face-grin.svg Tnx! --w.carter-Talk 19:09, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Dutch Panzerhaubitz fires in Afghanistan.jpg[edit]

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A Dutch Panzerhaubitze 2000 fires a round in Afghanistan.
Probably not noise, but rather JPEG compression artifact, which cannot really be removed. File size is pretty small for 6MP. --DXR (talk) 21:12, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support great shot! Pun intended... --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:18, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I like what the picture captures, it's a great shot, but I'm just not sure about the file itself with the over compression and resulting JPEG artifacts. -- KTC (talk) 00:22, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose – it’s a great shot (of the photographer), and I’d support regardless of ethical opinions about warfare, if only the tank wasn’t that noisy. (Talking of image noise, the acoustic noise was to be expected.) --Kreuzschnabel 14:26, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 18:50, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Thennicke (talk) 10:55, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A perfect click at a perfect timing. Good quality. --Regards, KCVelaga ☚╣✉╠☛ 05:00, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Sacsayhuamán, Cusco, Perú, 2015-07-31, DD 05.JPG[edit]

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View of a row of corners belonging to the Saksaywaman walls, a citadel on the northern outskirts of the city of en:Cusco, historic capital of the Inca Empire, today Peru.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info View of a row of corners belonging to the Saksaywaman walls, a citadel on the northern outskirts of the city of en:Cusco, historic capital of the Inca Empire, today Peru. The first sections of the citadel were first built by the Killke culture about 1100 and expanded by the Inca from the 13th century. The dry stone walls are composed of huge stones, which boulders are carefully cut by workers to fit them together extremely tightly without mortar. All by me, Poco2 19:13, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support So, Martin, I followed your proposal -- Poco2 19:13, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 19:28, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 19:46, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good job Martin Poco. --w.carter-Talk 20:21, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I enjoy that picture. The sky may be a tad noisy, though. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:18, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support of course --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:19, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 06:50, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Moderate oppose Very nice colors, and I can see what you were thinking, Poco, but unfortunately the lines of perspective just aren't there enough for me to be wowed enough to support. Daniel Case (talk) 18:28, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:59, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Bishkek 03-2016 img11 Chuy Prospekt.jpg[edit]

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Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan: state Honour guards at Ala-Too Square
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People#Standing_people
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by -- A.Savin 16:21, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --A.Savin 16:21, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Good picture, the red on the carpet seems oversaturated. Too much empty space on the right though for a balanced composition, crop suggestion added. I usually don’t like the habit of alternatives in here but I’ll make an exception in this case :-) --Kreuzschnabel 16:29, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I like the composition as is but would of course consider an alternative if it's offered. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:24, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Wladyslaw (talk) 05:56, 27 July 2016 (UTC); no problem with the crop --Wladyslaw (talk) 18:45, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 06:26, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Looks a bit unbalanced to me. Since nothing else is symmetrical, I don't see why the pillar has to be dead center. A crop like the one suggested above would be better. w.carter-Talk 08:19, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Thanks for the ping. I agree that the photo is even better this way. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:51, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting because we don't have many photos from Kyrgyzstan. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:24, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A nicely taken picture that unfortunately, to me, has too many discordant elements for FP (QI definitely, though). Perhaps as a closeup of the soldiers it would have been stronger. Daniel Case (talk) 18:26, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:59, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 12:49, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Philippe Echaroux - Portrait de Zinedine Zidane.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Philippe Echaroux - nominated by Paris 16 -- Paris 16 (talk) 16:05, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Paris 16 (talk) 16:05, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Looks great but lacks quality. Insufficient DoF, most of the face is unsharp (in fact, only eyebrows and nosetip are sharp). Cutout line visible around the head. --Kreuzschnabel 16:11, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose false focus point and/or DoF. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:05, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. INeverCry 19:06, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I wasn't sure, but the cutout line that Kreuzschnabel pointed out clinches my opposition to a feature for this portrait. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:30, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose what a pity --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:21, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Kreuzschnabel; no forgiving that line no matter how great everything else is. Daniel Case (talk) 04:56, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

File:12099 on Severn Valley Railway.jpg[edit]

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British Rail Class 11 12099 diesel-electric shunting locomotive on the Severn Valley Railway

File:Philippe Echaroux - Portrait de Jonny Wilkinson.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Philippe Echaroux - nominated by Paris 16 -- Paris 16 (talk) 13:37, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Paris 16 (talk) 13:37, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I don't know... the metal-shiny texture of his skin brings to mind words like "Iron man" or "Man of steel"... not necessarily bad associations for the man, but for a portrait... hmmm. w.carter-Talk 15:02, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support what a great portrait! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 15:03, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Similar as other nomination: Great image but there are quality issues. Eyes are in focus here but DoF is still too shallow, his nose is too unsharp for me. Bokeh looks artificial, showing hard edges from selection to be blurred. --Kreuzschnabel 16:14, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Kreuzschnabel. INeverCry 19:08, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I agree with Martin. The intense facial expression really makes this portrait stand out to me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:26, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per other opposers. Looks like it was cut out; the blurred edges offset the great face. A shame. Daniel Case (talk) 19:29, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per other opposers. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 07:44, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:2015 Ribblehead Viaduct 1.jpg[edit]

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Ribblehead Viaduct
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Bridges
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by -- Kreuzschnabel 12:44, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Ribble Head Viaduct, Yorkshire Dales, England. I had in mind to just look for a good point of view but once I was there halfway up Whernside, the light became fascinating miraculous, changing rapidly. Unfortunately, I couldn’t catch an instant with both the viaduct being sunlit and a train running over it. Still, I think it’s a very good image of the structure and its surrounding. --Kreuzschnabel 12:44, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kreuzschnabel 12:44, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:52, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Sky is a bit light but I can live with that, always tricky to get the right light on a wide vista with the clouds moving about. I also like the way the arches of the viaduct sort of "mirror" the bluff. This photo's got more curves than Mae West! ;) w.carter-Talk 12:57, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support great! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 14:51, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 19:12, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Bad DoF (2,8) and what are all those white dots on the mountains? not good quality and bad light. Low Wow for me --LivioAndronico (talk) 21:36, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I like the viaduct, but the glary light in the sky and distant ridge unfortunately spoils it for me, and since that ridge is such an important part of the picture, I don't think cropping it out would be a good idea. I hope you have a chance to take photos of this view again. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:00, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I have little hope to catch that kind of lighting again, and the viewpoint is accessible per foot only so you cannot just pop up there to take a photo when it seems suitable --Kreuzschnabel 09:06, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
      • Understood. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:53, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
      • And as someone said earlier: "Anyway, we judge images as they are nominated without taking the circumstances into account." w.carter-Talk 09:58, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
        • "I don’t give a damn about the silly babble I uttered yesterday" (w:Konrad Adenauer) ;-) Really, I appreciate all of your comments on either side, the more as I am quite aware this image is not perfect. --Kreuzschnabel 19:49, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Just to set things straight : f/2,8 doesn't necessarily mean "Bad DoF". Depending on the subject, everything may (or not) fall into "focal plane" (or close enough to it, so that it doesn't appear out of focus). To me everything is in focus here. - Benh (talk) 07:11, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Distance to viaduct approx. 1.8 km. Maximum aperture of lens is f/1.8, maximum resulution about f/2.8, hyperfocal distance at settings given (calculatory) about 130 m. --Kreuzschnabel 09:06, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Impressive light. --Laitche (talk) 18:20, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I don't see anything too wrong with it, and it's a great landscape. Daniel Case (talk) 19:25, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 06:50, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:01, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment More technical observation than a judgement on featurability, but the image looks quite strange at 100%, especially the stone wall and shrubs in the lower third. ISO 200 should not require much denoising, yet it looks a bit like denoised and resharpened. Looks like good camera and good lens, so is it the raw converter? --DXR (talk) 07:37, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose absolute wrong colors: saturation or what else ... candy colors?!? --Alchemist-hp (talk) 07:46, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Thanks for all your critical comments which made me think another time, and I came to the conclusion you are right about the technical quality. This has been done by RawTherapee of the raw image file, yet I somehow overdid it. I’ll re-nominate another version derived from the JPG out-of-camera. --Kreuzschnabel 07:58, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Galite-Galiton 119.jpg[edit]

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View of Galite island
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by -- IssamBarhoumi (talk) 08:32, 26 July 2016 (UTC) - uploaded by -- IssamBarhoumi (talk) 08:32, 26 July 2016 (UTC) - nominated by IssamBarhoumi -- IssamBarhoumi (talk) 08:32, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- IssamBarhoumi (talk) 08:32, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Mild Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - In my view, this again is a good Quality Image. I like the photo, but I don't find the motif outstanding. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:34, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Gentle Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, it is a nice pic but the lack of wow or oooh makes it not an FP for me, sorry. w.carter-Talk 10:51, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice but not outstanding for me --Kreuzschnabel 12:16, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Hello everybody certainly I will improve my photos thank you for your kind comments --IssamBarhoumi (talk) 15:34, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Ikan. A tighter crop, generally being larger and less sharpening (the latter two of which are probably related) might have put this one over the top IMO. Daniel Case (talk) 18:24, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Galite-Galiton 127.jpg[edit]

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The lighthouse of Galite island
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by -- IssamBarhoumi (talk) 08:22, 26 July 2016 (UTC) - uploaded by -- IssamBarhoumi (talk) 08:22, 26 July 2016 (UTC) - nominated by IssamBarhoumi -- IssamBarhoumi (talk) 08:22, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- IssamBarhoumi (talk) 08:22, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Mild Symbol support vote.svg Support - I'm honestly not convinced, but I find the motif interesting enough, along with the light and shadows on the cliffs, to say that it probably belongs on the front page. I don't know whether or how many others will agree. It's not a slam dunk (totally obvious choice) to me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:37, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Lacks wow, and quality issues (noise reductioned and oversharpened, I guess – crisp sharp edges but no details on areas) --Kreuzschnabel 12:17, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Hello everybody certainly I will improve my photos thank you for your kind comments --IssamBarhoumi (talk) 15:35, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Withdraw your nominations then and re-nominate after rework to avoid voting mixup between versions. Thanks! --Kreuzschnabel 16:15, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Kreuzschnabel. Daniel Case (talk) 18:15, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Ceriagrion cerinorubellum-Kadavoor-2016-04-11-002.jpg[edit]

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Damselfly intra-male sperm translocation
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Prior to copulation, male odonates transfer sperm from the genital pore on abdominal segment 9 to the accessory genitalia on segment 2 (intra-male sperm translocation), a type of behavior peculiar to this order of insects. Males may transfer the sperm to their secondary genitalia either before a female is held, in the early stage when the female is held by the legs or after the female is held between the terminal claspers. Most damselflies do it just after grasping the female in tandem as shown here. Created, uploaded and nominated by Jkadavoor -- Jee 03:56, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jee 03:56, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 05:02, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:15, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support for great educational and encyclopedic value. Although I wish the picture could be clearer, it's still really good timing (and/or great patience) and a great moment captured by the photographer. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:09, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the thorough review. I too wish if it could be better and if I can cover the entire subject inline. But there were a lot of challenges: 1. Though the damselflies are much friendly while mating, they are not so friendly until a wheel posture is established. So we photographers patiently wait till then. Here I broke that rule as I had many wheel posture of these damselflies earlier. I've nothing to loose than one single chance even if they get disturbed and fly away. 2. There is lot of motion as the male is applying a lot of force to bend/lift his abdomen, still carrying the female. 3. This (the transfer or charging the secondary genitalia) lasts only seconds and soon they advance to the wheel position. 4. There were foliage between the lens and subject, and I just found a view even if it was not fully inline. :) Jee 06:41, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Understood, and thanks for recounting that, which makes it more impressive that you were able to capture this moment. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:23, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Mö1997 (Questions ?!?!) German-Language-Flag.svgRegiowikiat-logo-vorschlag3.png 06:39, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support While I'm normally not wowed by photos of insects/bugs/etc.(please forgive the bad terminology), I think that capturing such a brief event, the photo has good educational value. w.carter-Talk 07:15, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Certainly most interesting and VI for sure but the composition (plenty of space on top but bottom insect cut off) and lighting lacks photographic excellence for me. I am aware this is not a studio shot and there was no time to choose better light and/or framing, but then we judge the result, not the circumstances. --Kreuzschnabel 12:21, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:20, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I just made a google search and found one image available. Uploaded. Jee 13:48, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • And where did you find a notice saying that that new pic was in Public Space and totally copyright free? I can't find one so please direct me to the right place. w.carter-Talk 16:19, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • In the source, expand "author and article information". It is mentions in terms to as the entire site is CCAL. Jee 16:39, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Bad crop but "sexy" moment --LivioAndronico (talk) 21:29, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support More featurable insect pr0n. Daniel Case (talk) 17:17, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose bad crop. Tomer T (talk) 13:48, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Sentry box shadow lamp Christiansborg Copenhagen Denmark.jpg[edit]

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Sentry box, shadow. Christiansbotg, Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Jebulon (talk) 22:01, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support at Christiansborg palace, Copenhagen, Denmark. -- Jebulon (talk) 22:01, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:54, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Fun but doesn't really wow me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:06, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Ikan. INeverCry 05:06, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I can't help but like it! It is refreshingly unassuming and simple, but them again I like my photos not too complicated. w.carter-Talk 07:08, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I see the nice idea behind this but am not quite sold yet on it. Lighting a bit harsh, the whites nearly blown and poor in detail. Maybe gradient curves drawn too steep in postprocessing? --Kreuzschnabel 12:23, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support For me work --LivioAndronico (talk) 21:29, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose An interesting image, but not striking enough to be an FP. Also, light seems a little harsh and that robs it of some color. Daniel Case (talk) 17:15, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I don't understand these criticisms about a so-called "harsh light" or so. I did not (and I shall not) post process this winter evening nordic light, because it was so. There is no overexposure, and there is no loss of details, even in the whites. Of course opinions about striking or not are understandable for me (i.e. the famous "no wow" and variations around it), but I'm sorry to disagree about the light, which was excellent enough to provide a very detailed shadow... My only post-processing here was for the verticals (of the wall: the sentry box is leaning for real, which I found interesting). Thanks any way to all for comments and votes !--Jebulon (talk) 20:53, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice idea. --Ralf Roleček 06:50, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Полярное сияние.jpg[edit]

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Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because of what's mentioned above. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:02, 27 July 2016 (UTC) Anyone other than the nominator who disagrees may override this template by changing {{FPX}} to {{FPX contested}} and adding a vote in support. Voting will then continue in the usual way. If not contested within 24 hours, this nomination may be closed.

File:Gymnocephalus cernuus Pärnu River Estonia 2010-01-06.jpg[edit]

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Gymnocephalus cernuus in Pärnu River
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Tiit Hunt - nominated by Kruusamägi
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Eurasian ruffe in Pärnu River in Estonia. This is a renomination.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kruusamägi (talk) 13:08, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:13, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - On balance, yes, I think this merits a feature. Pretty fish, very nice picture as a whole at full-page size, and it's fun to look at the fish at full size. Overall, I like the clarity of the picture, too. I don't even feel inclined to suggest cropping closer on top, because I like the background and it's clear enough to give a depth of field. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:19, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 17:59, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 19:02, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 19:11, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportMö1997 (Questions ?!?!) German-Language-Flag.svgRegiowikiat-logo-vorschlag3.png 20:20, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --B. Jankuloski (talk) 20:28, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice that some of the iridescence on the fish was captured. w.carter-Talk 20:56, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Earth tones work really well here. Daniel Case (talk) 06:57, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A very difficult subject to shoot. I wish the POV was a little bit lower, but given the circumstances this is an excellent shot, imho. --El Grafo (talk) 12:24, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:02, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Проводящий пучок Pteridium aquilinum.JPG, featured[edit]

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  • Category: Amphycribral Vascular Bundle of a Fern Rhizome - Pteridium aquilinum / Commons:Featured pictures/Plants
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Anatoly Mikhaltsov - uploaded by Anatoly Mikhaltsov - nominated by JukoFF -- JukoFF (talk) 21:39, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- JukoFF (talk) 21:39, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 22:01, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Attenuated Symbol support vote.svg Support as striking. The top crop is regrettable as it cuts off the endoderm ring. I also think that the parenchyma and phloem cells should be identified, presumably by color, so that viewers know what they're looking at. Preferably, every type of visible cell should be identified, for optimal educational value. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:03, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
    I will be very grateful to you if you do this. JukoFF (talk) 21:32, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • I lack the knowledge to identify each type of cell by appearance! -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:57, 26 July 2016 (UTC)


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Result: 17 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 05:09, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Complejo San Francisco, Arequipa, Perú, 2015-08-02, DD 79-81 HDR.JPG[edit]

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Night view of the religious complex of San Francisco, Historic Centre of Arequipa, Peru.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Night view of the religious complex of San Francisco, Historic Centre of Arequipa, Peru. The complex, founded in 1552 and of mixed style, consists of a Franciscan church, a convent and a minor temple known as the Third Order. Its simple but robust construction made possible that it conserves very good for over 400 years in spite of the frequent earthquakes. Poco2 09:41, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 09:41, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:08, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question It's a really good photo and the two guys with their bottle are part of the composition, perfectly positioned under the doorway btw, but is it possible to remove three or four of the other rubbish (can, mugs, cig pack, bottle cap)? w.carter-Talk 11:32, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
    W.carter, I've edited it and uploaded a new version, but I don't feel 100% comfortable about this kind of edits. As it was a Sunday night I assume that it was dirtier than otherwise and that's why I guess it's ok. Poco2 12:09, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Dearest Poco, it really was just a question not a command, hence the 'question'-template. :) Any good reason for not doing the edit, such as the one you provided above (authenticity), would have been legitimate and acceptable. If you don't want to alter a pic, just say so. I think most editors here would agree, if the reason was solid. Anyway:
Symbol support vote.svg Support Face-smile.svg --w.carter-Talk 14:48, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 14:46, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:56, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:39, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Imo, the composition is uncomfortably tight at the bottom. Was that intentional or did you run out of space? --DXR (talk) 20:34, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
    DXR: I couldn't go further back as there was a road with a lot of traffic. Otherwise I'd had looked for a futher position. There were also some cars parked around the place, so, I didn't have that freedom. I could though offer a more generous crop at the bottom but the stairs will still be cut off and I'd also lose a bit on both sides. Poco2 20:46, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
    I see. It's a bit unfortunate. --DXR (talk) 07:43, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Reguyla (talk) 23:22, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't know, but the composition just doesn't work for me. The black sky and the rather ugly fence don't help either. Sorry. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:49, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Mö1997 (Questions ?!?!) German-Language-Flag.svgRegiowikiat-logo-vorschlag3.png 20:20, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 06:18, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The composition doesn't work for me, sorry. --Laitche (talk) 18:24, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 06:52, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Terrasse Taisho - Les saveurs du Japon mises à l'honneur.jpg[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Food and drink
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Web-master77 - uploaded by Web-master77 - nominated by Paris 16 -- Paris 16 (talk) 04:57, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Paris 16 (talk) 04:57, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Mö1997 (Questions ?!?!) German-Language-Flag.svgRegiowikiat-logo-vorschlag3.png 06:07, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, for me this is far from being one of the very finest images on Commons. As for composition: too much space on left but the napkin cut off on the right, the far plate is partly covered by an entirely unsharp glass of juice, arrangement looks random. As for quality: Large parts of the dish are unsharp (bottom dish show some motion blur as well), insufficient DoF. --Kreuzschnabel 07:18, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The unsharp orange glass and very bright knife and fork spoils it for me. Would have been better on a non-glass table as well. w.carter-Talk 08:27, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. I don't think this could pass at Quality Image Candidates, either. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:10, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per W.carter. -- Zcebeci (talk) 17:46, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per W.carter. INeverCry 18:42, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry but the composition doesn't work for me. --PierreSelim (talk) 06:23, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I can see what the photographer was thinking, again, but the background's too busy, and the crop in the napkin could have been avoided. Daniel Case (talk) 20:33, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Камениот мост во Зовиќ.jpg[edit]

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The Stone Bridge in the village of Zoviḱ, Macedonia
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Bridges
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Petrovskyz - uploaded by Petrovskyz - nominated by Kiril Simeonovski -- Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 23:25, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 23:25, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Others may have detailed criticisms, but for me, this is beautiful. Only one criticism from me: I might prefer if the tree on the left weren't cut off. But so be it. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:14, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Ikan Kekek. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 01:15, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Mö1997 (Questions ?!?!) German-Language-Flag.svgRegiowikiat-logo-vorschlag3.png 05:58, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The cut-off trees and building spoil it for me. Nice place, certainly, but this framing is not the best one can get. --Kreuzschnabel 07:20, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very lovely place but at least the right tree could have been spared a cutting, and maybe loose the person on the bridge. w.carter-Talk 08:32, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment @Kreuzschnabel, W.carter: The only way to take this image is to stand on a rock in the river and there is not much choice on the angle and the arrangement of objects. The ideal view without cropping the tree wold have been possible if the photographer was standing in the river, while it is not possible to eliminate the object to the right because it will spoil the view of the bridge. I agree about the man standing on the bridge (though it does not seem to change too much) but the other things are simply as they are. Here is a view from the bridge to the side of the river where the image was taken from.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 09:18, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Or perhaps turn the camera 90 degrees and take a 4:3 standing pic. Anyway, here at the FPC all photographers are asked to do the impossible such as walk on water, hover in the air or go through locked iron fences. That's standard. ;) w.carter-Talk 09:28, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Or choose a shorter focal length. Anyway, we judge images as they are nominated without taking the circumstances into account. Sometimes it’s just not possible to take an FP :-) --Kreuzschnabel 19:50, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. INeverCry 18:42, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Just borderline on the saturation, and after all that might just be a natural event. But ... I agree with others about the cut tree. I can see that the photographer wanted to include the bend in the stream, but it didn't work. Either frame the image to include the whole tree or crop out the left third so that we would only expect to see the part of the tree that we would be seeing. Daniel Case (talk) 20:31, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Männikjärve raba vana laudtee.jpg[edit]

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Old boardwalk at Männikjärve bog
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Abrget47j - nominated by Kruusamägi (talk) 21:18, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kruusamägi (talk) 21:18, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 21:36, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Good, but not special enough for me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:40, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Special for me. Compostion, light and mood are impressive. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 01:17, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Colours are nice, I like the contrast of green and purple even in dull lighting. But the image appears to have suffered from severe noise reduction, then tried to re-sharpen (foreground grass blades look oversharpened to me while most parts are still soft and lack detail). As for composition, I’d have taken a viewpoint more to the right to get the boardwalk(?) more diagonally into the frame instead of having it run straight away from the viewer. --Kreuzschnabel 07:26, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Zcebeci (talk) 17:56, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 06:09, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Msaynevirta (talk) 19:55, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 06:52, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg weak oppose A place with lots of potential, but somehow I feel this wasn't the right moment for photographing it. This would probably look gorgeous under a blue sky or in light morning mist around sunrise or with heavy mysterious fog or maybe even in pouring rain. Don't get me wrong: the dull mood fits the scene, but somehow it's not dull enough to make me go "wow!". Also I think a slightly lower angle might work better (not a reason to oppose, though). --El Grafo (talk) 09:29, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Wadi Al Hitan1.jpg[edit]

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Featured picture on Arabic Wikipedia.created by Clr202 - uploaded by Ori~ - nominated by ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 -- ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 07:49, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 07:49, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Fascinating and good quality. I was interested and had a look at w:Dorudon. I think I'll link that article in the English-language description. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:08, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 11:21, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cool and unusual pic. Reminds me of this. w.carter-Talk 11:23, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:08, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The skeleton looks great, but the empty space in the left corner and the big bank of dirt with shadow at top don't help the composition overall. INeverCry 18:35, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose While I half expect to see C-3P0 walking up on the side and spotting the Jawa sandcrawler, I agree with INC that the composition isn't wowing enough. Also it's a little unsharp and perhaps posterized in the background. Daniel Case (talk) 20:35, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Mö1997 (Questions ?!?!) German-Language-Flag.svgRegiowikiat-logo-vorschlag3.png 20:21, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good image. --B. Jankuloski (talk) 20:32, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj (talk) 21:06, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 07:47, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Sant'Andrea (Mantua) - Dome.jpg[edit]

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Sant'Andrea (Mantua) - Dome.jpg
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by LivioAndronico (talk) 17:51, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LivioAndronico (talk) 17:51, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:52, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I like the photo. I haven't been there, so I'll trust you on the colors. A Google Image search results in images that are much grayer, but that just seems to me to be an overall difference in how they took the photos. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:22, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Should be perfectly centered, in my opinion.--Jebulon (talk) 20:40, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I understand about these fences. Daniel Case (talk) 07:03, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per above. Jebulon's right, theoretically, but this picture is too good not to support. It works despite being not perfectly centered. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 09:15, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportMeiræ 14:27, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support it works for me too. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:01, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Msaynevirta (talk) 15:16, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:31, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not centered. And that's really the point of such pictures. - Benh (talk) 20:20, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 05:28, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Besides the issues mentioned by the other opposers, it’s certainly overprocessed to me. Looks as if motion blur has been tried to be fixed by sharpening. Fine double contours on all the details. --Kreuzschnabel 07:36, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Crested lark singing.jpg[edit]

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File:Liège-Guillemins Station, Calatrava.jpg[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Bert Kaufmann - uploaded & nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 17:18, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support the picture was nominated before and deleted per legal issues, but now file was restored per legal considerations changing. -- Tomer T (talk) 17:18, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Mesmerizing. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:29, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Amazing! --Uoaei1 (talk) 17:35, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support WoW --LivioAndronico (talk) 17:53, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very OOOooooh!! I actually had to triple check that it had the right license since it is one of the more restrictive licenses (CC BY 2.0) but that seems to work. Someone check again just to be sure, please. Also, looking at the place on Google Maps, I can't tell if this place really looks like this or if the pic has been created by mirroring one element twice (which I suspect since all shadows are identical) in which case this should be mentioned in the file description. w.carter-Talk 17:54, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support WOOOOOOHOWWWWW! 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:54, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as it is against the rule: "Digital manipulations .... Undescribed or mis-described manipulations which cause the main subject to be misrepresented are never acceptable." --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 21:18, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question - What's the manipulation? The blue color or something else? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:07, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • The manipulation is that this exact place does not exist. One half of it is how the building looks, the other half is just a mirror image of the place. Like in a kaleidoscope. As an example, I took this image and used the same technique to create this more stunning image. w.carter-Talk 23:37, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks. Well, I think it's a great picture, but the description should indicate what manipulation was done. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:36, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • I mentioned it in the file. It can be verified by the tags in Flickr. Tomer T (talk) 08:15, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • I don't think we should expect everyone to click the Flickr link, so I'm glad you added "This picture uses mirroring" to the English-language description (someone should translate that into French). That having been explained, I have no further objection. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:48, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • The main subject is misrepresented. Therefore it can not be a FP. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 18:12, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  • I disagree. The fact that the description now mentions that mirroring is used is sufficient to me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:55, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • I don't think we can accept the photo as FP such as the guidelines are right now, BUT I also think we should use this photo as a starting point for a more broader discussion at a more proper place on Commons about new categories and guidelines. We will always encounter new things that the site has not been prepared for and I think the site should adapt accordingly. I was recently in a similar discussion about something new that did not quite fit the policy at English Wikipedia In The News when one of the main news was the Pokémon Go mania. No one had anticipated that a pop culture phenomenon could be newsworthy. But it was solved and accepted. w.carter-Talk 09:26, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj (talk) 21:21, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 04:21, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support seems fine --Mile (talk) 07:45, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Winifred Carter.--Jebulon (talk) 07:53, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Well frère J, I haven't opposed it! ;) Don't get me wrong, I'm just as wowed by this image as anyone else, I only want to get all the technicalities and Formal things right before I vote for it. You know all the boring things that have to be right before we can call a pic Featured. One of these is what category this should be in. We promote images of fantasy places in paintings all the time, but should this really be in the /Places/Interiors category? Not everyone are as savvy as we when it comes to image manipulations and someone may see this and want to go and have a look at this amazing place only to find that it does not actually exist. And it can hardly be in the /Non-photographic media/Computer-generated or...? w.carter-Talk 09:39, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support An interesting and highly artistic approach to a place that deserves more photographic interest now that fop finally seems to be established in Belgium. I've been to that station many times but didn't have time to take pictures yet. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 09:24, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per/Villy Fink Isaksen JukoFF (talk) 10:46, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
    • JukoFF, it is mentioned in the file description. Tomer T (talk) 21:27, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Mirroring image... --Laitche (talk) 10:50, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose nice art, but we are here not in a photo community forum. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 13:46, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question - What would you say to the argument that a great photo with mirroring is not only beautiful but also educational in showing what can be done with that technique? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:17, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportMeiræ 14:28, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Mirroring image... Christian Ferrer (talk) 15:21, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, since there is no category in FP for digital experimentation. It is very cool, but apparently FPs should correspond with objects in a more encyclopedic way. w.carter-Talk 16:33, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Yes, it's very cool. We probably should create categories for this kind of artistic photos, if it is not there already. what pop up in my mind is this picture File:Allébron September 2014.jpg, but it is a long exposed one and not manipulaited. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 20:38, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Yep, that was just a long exposure of a tram/local train going by. And that place actually exists, bridge railing and all. Funny you should choose a pic of a place where I've lived so I can vouch for the correctness of the view. Problem would probably be that with digital manipulations the possibilities are endless and we would be swamped with "cool" and "cool-wannabe" pictures. As our Alchemist-hp pointed out, this is not what Wikimedia is for. There are plenty of photo sites for that. I vote for this remaining an encyclopedia. And there is already the Category:Digitally manipulated photographs, it's just not linked to FP cats in any way. w.carter-Talk 20:53, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - It's entirely proper to discuss the aesthetics of this site, what they are and should be, but it's not correct to call Commons an encyclopedia. This site is a repository of photos for the use of any Wikimedia project and also for per se educational reasons. It is not simply an annex to Wikipedia. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:45, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Don't worry, I know that. I oversimplified right here and now only to be brief since this is not the place for such a lengthy discussion. w.carter-Talk 02:25, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

*Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others.--Jebulon (talk) 22:09, 25 July 2016 (UTC)Sorry, I can't oppose twice...--Jebulon (talk) 22:10, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Reynisfjara and Reynisdrangar, Iceland.jpg[edit]

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Reynisfjara and Reynisdrangar as seen from Dyrhólaey, Iceland
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - For what it's worth, the word I'd use is "subtle". This isn't an immediate "WOW!" Instead, I found that in looking at it longer, I really enjoyed the subtle gradations of texture and color and the forms. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:48, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Ikan. Does for cool colors what Poco's Andean landscapes do for earth tones. Daniel Case (talk) 15:41, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 17:53, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportMeiræ 14:29, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:38, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose no wow. Kruusamägi (talk) 20:16, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 14:53, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful image, perhaps some noise in the clouds.--Famberhorst (talk) 15:47, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Nice composition except the slope in front in this case, miss the shoreline. --Laitche (talk) 18:35, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Medium69 You wanted talk to me? 02:40, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 07:50, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Betty Friedan 1960.jpg[edit]

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Betty Friedan
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Fred Palumbo - restored, uploaded, and nominated by Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:58, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:58, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good job with another photo of a historically important woman, at the time when she most gained her fame. I wish it didn't have the flash shadow, but there's only so much you can do, and frankly that just came with toning down the blown background. I also love the very contemporary expression on her face, like she wouldn't a mind a cigarette, a drink or preferably both after the photographer's done. Daniel Case (talk) 20:14, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Daniel said it best. It's great that you've been doing such a service by restoring and nominating pictures of historically important women. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:32, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
    • @Daniel Case, Ikan Kekek: Expect that trend to continue for some time. At the moment, I have twelve photos of important women in the queue to nominate once a space opens up. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:00, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:39, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --w.carter-Talk 22:10, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support for historical reasons --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:55, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I can't see why this would be among "our fines images". The hard shadow on the wall behind her, the cut hand … To me it looks like something in-between a planned shooting and a casual snapshot, it lacks something special. In other words: No "WOW" for me. --El Grafo (talk) 09:50, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Without knowing her, the photo gives no indication of her activities and is ordinary in all other aspects. IMO not outstanding enough to be featurable. --DXR (talk) 13:36, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - The description gives a link to the Wikipedia article about her and describes her as an "American feminist and writer". If you don't know who she was, I suggest you read the linked Wikipedia article to start with. She was a very important feminist writer and was highly visible in the media in the U.S., to the point that her name would be one of the first that someone, or at least someone around my age (51) or older would mention if asked to name feminist leaders. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:31, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Of course, I looked her up and of course, she is notable. But frankly the argument, look her up to see her notability defeats the point of a Commons FP. This is a bland photo of a woman, who happens to be important. That may be a very good justification for an enwiki feature. Equivalently, I would not support a feature of a boring picture of some house somewhere, in which something important happened. I expect something more from the picture itself, something which is there here, for example. --DXR (talk) 08:02, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I appreciate your argument. It makes sense. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:45, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Maybe some value although I did not know her (not a criteria of course, even for a 56 years old fellow here), but the quality of the picture is not excellent IMO (harsh shadow for instance).--Jebulon (talk) 20:47, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per/Jebulon JukoFF (talk) 10:44, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose good work, but not featured for me: the countenance isn't ok for me. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 13:48, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 18:40, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

File:GSI Mariner beached on banks of the Mackenzie River, Inuvik, NT.jpg[edit]

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GIS Mariner beached on the shores of the Mackenzie River near inuvik in the Canadian Arctic
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects/Vehicles/Water transport#Ships
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Daniel Case - uploaded by Daniel Case - nominated by Daniel Case -- Daniel Case (talk) 15:43, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I have been inspired by some of the recent successful nominations of shipwrecks to nominate this one. More a beached ship than a wrecked one, though. -- Daniel Case (talk) 15:43, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Hehe! :) Now this is right up my alley, so pardon me for being a bit picky Daniel. It needs a bit of perspective adjustment. The walls of the crew cabins right below the pilothouse as well as those of the aft cabin under the railing, should be just as straight as those of a house. Right now they are leaning a bit into center. The antennae are probably tilted IRL due to wind activity. Swab up the deck pic, ye landlubber! w.carter-Talk 17:56, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done At least to the extent that I could without cutting off the top of the mast. I hope that's enough of a bit. Daniel Case (talk) 18:14, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good enough. Lucky it was red boat since it makes a good contrast + complementary color with the foliage. w.carter-Talk 18:39, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I fail to see anything outstanding in this photograph. The bush on the left foreground spoils the composition entirely. --Kreuzschnabel 20:30, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support For me is outstanding ,funny and very curios --LivioAndronico (talk) 20:37, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Very cool picture. I like the bush on the left, which I find good for the composition. A bit of the foreground is somewhat unsharp, but in the entire context, complaining about that feels like nitpicking to me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:11, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting composition. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:45, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. A different take on the usual fare of shipwrecks. —Bruce1eetalk 05:12, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:54, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 16:58, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No FP/ JukoFF (talk) 10:47, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment No FP? JukoFF can you explain your vote? Normally here the people talk. Thanks --LivioAndronico (talk) 18:55, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • I do not see in the picture is nothing outstanding. This is not the Titanic :) JukoFF (talk) 18:58, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support @Daniel Case: I bet this'd be a cool place to live if you fixed it up right. Face-wink.svg INeverCry 18:43, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
I think that would be the only realistic way to use it. I thought its registration would have run out by now, but according to Transport Canada, it was renewed for another three years. So who knows? Daniel Case (talk) 02:07, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Really like this one! Love the atmosphere. Shadows seem a bit overbrightened, but it's not objectionable. -- Thennicke (talk) 09:27, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 14:55, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --B. Jankuloski (talk) 20:34, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Locatie, Lendevallei. Petgat 04.jpg[edit]

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Lendevallei in Netherlands. Petgat.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Famberhorst - nominated by User:Ikan Kekek -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:33, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - It's no secret that I love Dominicus' sensibility, and I think this photo with its wonderful reflections and gradations of light, reminiscent of Netherlandish landscape painting of yesteryear, is a great work. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:33, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:36, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • question: ArionEstar are you OK with the new version of this photo?--Famberhorst (talk) 10:06, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

*Symbol support vote.svg Support See comment below. Mmmm... When is the next flight to this place leaving? :) w.carter-Talk 14:03, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Qualified support Lovely composition; clouds at upper right are a little overxposed ... this may be fixable. Daniel Case (talk) 14:54, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • question: Daniel Case are you OK with the new version of this photo?--Famberhorst (talk) 10:06, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
@Famberhorst: Yes; if I werern't I would have changed my !vote. Daniel Case (talk) 03:25, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

✓ Done. Small correction. Thank you.--Famberhorst (talk) 15:27, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - It actually might be too dark now; I'd split the difference. However, I would understand that your priority would be to address the concerns about the colors below. I don't see the problem - the colors look real to me. But that's beside the point. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:16, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per above --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 18:40, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It seems far too yellow for an image taken in the middle of the day. Are the colors ok? Kruusamägi (talk) 19:10, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • question: Kruusamägi are you OK with the new version of this photo?--Famberhorst (talk) 10:06, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Yes, that is better. Not enough wow for me to support the nomination but I see no reason to oppose. That's a fine image. Kruusamägi (talk) 19:06, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment for me too --LivioAndronico (talk) 20:38, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • question: LivioAndronico are you OK with the new version of this photo?--Famberhorst (talk) 10:06, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

✓ Done. Slightly less yellow. Could possibly turn back to the first version.

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I'm perfectly happy with this version, and I actually consider it the best of the three, providing that the colors are now accurate. You really should ping everyone, though. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:21, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • There's a "ping" template, but I would just put their usernames here, like so: Arion, W.carter, Daniel Case, Martin Falbisoner, Kruusamägi and LivioAndronico, are you OK with the new version of this photo? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:29, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The new version is fine with me --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:30, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Totally ok with me. And to add: 'Ping' is a Wiki-slang/jargong for the notice you get when another user mentions you on a page, other than your own, to get your attention like Ikan just did here. This is necessary when you alter an image during review so those who have already voted can say if they approve the new version as well. (There is a discussion about this on the talk page.) w.carter-Talk 07:52, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -donald- (talk) 06:18, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 09:45, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose very average image of nothing. Could be any puddle with any grass, in a very normal day... nothing wow, special... -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton 14:29, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Ahem... it doesn't hurt to be polite even when you oppose to something. w.carter-Talk 16:17, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • I see nothing impolite in the statement. And I feel quite the same (it’s a nice picture, a bit soft and noisy, some grass blades pixelated on the right side, I suspect oversharpening – all in all I don’t see an outstanding piece of photographic art here) but that has become quite normal. On FPC, we used to consider, "is this really one of the very best images on Commons?", now it seems to be rather "well, it’s not too bad, so I’ll support it" for many voters. Well, if this is the direction things develop here, I know I am free to leave. It’s just the FP star rapidly losing its meaning for me. --Kreuzschnabel 19:47, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Different people respond differently to different photos. For example, there is a core constituency for macro photos with bokeh. I like some of them but have a lot less tolerance for unsharpness and especially vertiginous backgrounds than others. That doesn't make pictures I oppose "nothing" or cause the star to lose its meaning because others like photos I oppose. And some viewers don't respond to this kind of landscape photo the way I do. It sucks when, as has often happened, the photographer takes offense at opposition per se and posts petulant remarks, but I do think we should all, while expressing our opinions, try to be polite, and I realize there are cultural differences, as New Yorkers tend to be blunter than people from many other parts of the U.S. and my experience so far has been that Germans are much blunter than New Yorkers (not to mention French people, for whom etiquette tends to be quite important). -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:44, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • W.carter hurt? I just presented that this is a photo of "nothing" per dictionary "not anything", do not have a subject, and I reinforce this idea to made clear. Don't make this a soup opera. Peace. -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton 21:31, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • No intention whatsoever to make this into a soap opera. Just have in mind that this is an international site and words and meanings are interpreted differently in different cultures so we all have to be very careful. A lot of peace to you too. w.carter-Talk 21:45, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Sure Famberhorst (ping Face-smile.svg) --LivioAndronico (talk) 17:44, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose 100% with Kreuzschnabel, even if Rodrigo maybe forgot that there is a person who took the picture...--Jebulon (talk) 20:51, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
    • And I think this nomination has supported to many transformations since the beginning of the evaluation process, per the debate mentionned above.--Jebulon (talk) 20:55, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
    • A person who took a photo of nothing. Don't have a focal point, a subject, don't make a storm in a glass of water. -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton 21:31, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Jebulon. --Karelj (talk) 21:29, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg OpposeThis is not any of the original two versions I voted for. It has lost some of its fairy tale glow and become a more ordinary photo for me. Even if I liked this version I would withdraw my support just because of all the significant changes being done with the photo during the voting process. It is simply too confusing. w.carter-Talk 21:56, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 19:14, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Mö1997 (Questions ?!?!) German-Language-Flag.svgRegiowikiat-logo-vorschlag3.png 06:02, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I see a nice image but nothing outstanding here. --Kreuzschnabel 07:43, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good illustration of a biome; nice composition and so on. The wow for me comes mainly from the clouds. -- Thennicke (talk) 09:32, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm sorry, but mid-day light isn't appealing. And photo is a bit overprocessed (plants are looking unnatural on the background). --Ivar (talk) 18:33, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Olustvere mõisa viinavabrik ja härjatall.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Olustvere
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Iifar - uploaded by Iifar - nominated by kasir -- Kasir (talk) 18:04, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kasir (talk) 18:04, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 04:07, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The reflection is not perfect, looks like it was a windy moment when the picture was taken. The whole picture looks somewhat overexposed, too. The light situation is not that interesting and the colours are very pale. In other words: No wow. --Code (talk) 05:25, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I respect this picture and feel a little like a stinker for opposing it. My reasons are different from Code's: I feel like there's too much water in the picture, and from this viewer's point of view, I feel like I'm sort of drowning in it, maybe partly because of the angle. I'd like the photo a lot more and might very well support it if it were cropped to just in front of the reflection of the building on the right, because I like the sky and would feel like that's the right amount of water. I admit that this isn't fully thought through and might not be a completely logical point of view, but it's more substantive than if I just wrote "no wow". -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:11, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral To quote another good Wikipedian: "Meh..." --w.carter-Talk 11:59, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
*@W.carter: Wouldn't en:Meh automatically mean oppose because "no wow"? ;-) --El Grafo (talk) 10:05, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
*Not by default, since it could also include a bit of uncertainty about the tech quality which has very little to do with the wow-factor. :-P w.carter-Talk 10:40, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 19:18, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Tilted (the chimney and its reflection do not align vertically, so either the water surface or the camera are slanted) --Kreuzschnabel 07:46, 24 July 2016 (UTC)


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Result: 3 support, 3 oppose, 1 neutral → not featured. /INeverCry 02:33, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Holy Trinity Cathedral - Niš.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Fragment of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the city of Niš
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I find the symmetry beautiful. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:34, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support In this case I find the symmetry correct --Llez (talk) 11:11, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as for symmetry, both towers should be in bright light. And this sky is very dark and weird. And as for educational purpose, we don't have scale. -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton 14:34, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton. --Karelj (talk) 21:35, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose QI, yes. But I have personaly dozens of such pictures of similar views to submit here... This is not original neither outstanding. For those who don't know, FP reviewers are kindly requested to review some quality image candidates, then they could see the difference, and what is expected here in FPC.--Jebulon (talk) 08:00, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - That request is certainly well taken. However, I do look at QIC quite regularly. We simply have a difference in taste. I'd like to see the dozens of similar photos you've taken. Perhaps I'd find them more appealing than other photos that have been featured. And so be it. Differences in opinion make things much more interesting. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:14, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 19:23, 23 July 2016 (UTC)


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Result: 7 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /INeverCry 02:27, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Lac de Tunis Sud 19.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Sight on Lake of Tunis


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Result: 2 support, 5 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /INeverCry 02:24, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Cataratas do Iguaçu - Vista de cima.jpg[edit]

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Iguazu Falls - view from the observation deck.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Mayravbf - nominated by Arion -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:15, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:15, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 23:20, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Mild Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I feel this picture is missing some wow, compared to other photos in the same category, such as [2] (spectacular but a bit noisy), [3] (a fine picture but with less sky than this one) and my favorite: [4]. For my money, the last one is the one we should feature, and in fact, I'll put it in my FPC cue in case no-one nominates it first. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:04, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
@Ikan Kekek: Perhaps because of the rainbow. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:08, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
Yes, the rainbow makes the pictures more spectacular. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:15, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Qualified support The horizon could be sharper, but on the whole this stands out among waterfall pictures. Moving my support to the edited version below. Daniel Case (talk) 17:14, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --The Photographer (talk) 22:57, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
Alt version

Iguazu Falls - view from the observation deck.

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info WB, shadowns, noise, sharpening were altered. --The Photographer (talk) 22:57, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --The Photographer (talk) 22:57, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Superb! 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:06, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Those edits did it. This version is great. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:15, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Thennicke (talk) 04:07, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The colors are better here. Daniel Case (talk) 16:04, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 11:18, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --w.carter-Talk 12:08, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose this is very explored place to photograph, even us have better photos, sample, in the end of rain season, in a better hour to shoot... This photo is in the dry season, less water, less power, with a longer expose, the cloud could go away, a huge area of pure artefacts (note), and the lack of sharpness let me think that this is just a snapshot, not a FP. -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton 14:25, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
    • Only a litle note, remember that it's a compact camera (no posible do a long exposition with this camera, for example) --The Photographer (talk) 14:38, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
And the equipment not been adequate, is not a excuse to us classify as a good photo, or give more credited for this. ;) Actually, with technique even me know how to suppress the limitation of using a compact camera to create a long exposure look... -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton 15:03, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
I know this camera and how is difficult create a long exposure, basically you need hack the camera installing another operative system, also the sensor problem that impact the image quality. In this image composition the zoom is irrelevant imho --The Photographer (talk) 19:50, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
Again:
"Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is a superzoom [camera], and have a M mode. (see?}"
"And the equipment not been adequate, is not a excuse to us classify as a good photo, or give more credited for this. ;) Actually, with technique even me know how to suppress the limitation of using a compact camera to create a long exposure look... "-- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton 15:03, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
And I didn't say that we need 30s of exposure, just that a longer exposure could clear the clouds, the image is average to bad. And the editions added a huge amount of artefacts -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton 14:21, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Rodrigo. INeverCry 19:27, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Long exposition version

Iguazu Falls - view from the observation deck.

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Long exposure version is a decompiling of the original version and what could be done in the first moment, thanks to Rodrigo comments. --The Photographer (talk) 16:52, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I don't know whether I would have supported this version if it had been the only one offered, but I find the shorter-exposure version clearer and more alive. Both versions have merit, but I don't get what the advantage of this version is supposed to be, and whatever it is, it's lost on me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:40, 22 July 2016 (UTC)


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File:St. Andreas, Karlstadt, Altar and Choir 20160727 5.jpg[edit]

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File:Haut-Languedoc, Rosis cf03.jpg[edit]

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A rock with a door. Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park, France

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Passerelle du Moulin de l'Evêque, Montpellier

File:Beeld van Heilige Christoffel in Broekhuizen (Horst aan de Maas) in provincie Limburg in Nederland 01.jpg[edit]

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"Image of Saint Christopher" in Broekhuizen (Horst aan de Maas) in province of Limburg in the Netherlands
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by User:Famberhorst - nominated by User:Ikan Kekek -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:52, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- The lighting really makes this look like an execution scene, reminiscent at least in mood of some classic Crucifixion paintings or perhaps a lynching victim hung in a tree. I find the picture moving. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:52, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It’s a nice idea and moving, right, but apart from the saint being mostly in shadow, I find the resolution too low on the main object to be featured (95 percent of the not-too-many-anyway pixels have been sold on surrounding), and it looks oversharpened (overdone edges). --Kreuzschnabel 06:27, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I have no argument to make on technical matters, so I wouldn't at all suggest for you to change your vote. However, I really resist the notion that a photo in which a statue is the key point of it has to have a disproportionate amount of space taken up by the statue. As is often the case in landscapes that include a particular focus, the subject really is the statue within the landscape, and the larger point is the way the light and surroundings give the sculpture meaning. And to me, the statue being in shadow is perfect for making a poetic statement about its meaning. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:38, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - here are a couple of examples of crucifixion scenes by Pieter Breughel the Younger. What percentage of the picture frame is devoted to Christ on the Cross? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:57, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I didn’t make my point clear enough. The composition is fine for me, just the altogether resolution leaves too few pixels for the main object. If this had 16 or 20 megapixels it would be fine. At this low resolution on the main object, the sharpening effects are too harsh for me. --Kreuzschnabel 07:00, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - OK, that's a perfectly sensible point of view. Thanks for explaining. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:06, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Kreuzschnabel. INeverCry 07:05, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:INS Viraat (R22) Malabar 07.jpg[edit]

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Centaur-class aircraft carrier, INS Viraat (R22) steams in formation in the Bay of Bengal during exercise Malabar 2007

File:Поглед на Скочивирска Клисура.jpg[edit]

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Skočivir Canyon in Mariovo, Macedonia

File:Passing By the Earth, He Xuntian's handwriting (1999).jpg[edit]

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He's handwriting
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Ytbr - uploaded by Ytbr - nominated by Ytbr -- Ytbr (talk) 07:11, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ytbr (talk) 07:11, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I was wondering what the significance of this was. w:He Xuntian says "He Xuntian (simplified Chinese: 何训田; traditional Chinese: 何訓田; pinyin: Hé Xùntián;born in 1952 in Suining, Sichuan) is a modern Chinese composer, creator of a new musical language and also a music composition professor at Shanghai Conservatory of Music." OK. So he's notable. However, there is nothing very visually interesting about his handwriting. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:09, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The floating effect from the shadowing is interesting, but not quite wowing from an FP standpoint. INeverCry 02:48, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
Is that shadowing or just writing on the other side of the paper showing through? If that's all it is, I want to oppose twice... Face-wink.svg INeverCry 07:09, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Parc National de Jabal Zaghouan 176.jpg[edit]

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View from the top of Mountain Zaghouan

File:View from Skaftafell National Park July 2014 -3.jpg[edit]

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View from Skaftafell National Park, Iceland. The Skaftafellsheiði plateau provides a picturesque view of River Skeiðará and Skeiðarársandur
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Impression of Mordor Skeiðarársandur, Iceland. All by me, --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:45, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:45, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 06:13, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 07:37, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good (right DoF)--LivioAndronico (talk) 07:54, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Great! Really impressive! -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:25, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Oh yesss, my Precious! This is the kind of dramatic landscape you'd expect from an Icelandic vista. w.carter-Talk 10:07, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Impressive mood. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:16, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. Impressive view but the body of water is a bit awkwardly placed IMO. It takes up half of the horizontal space and doesn't go down to the bottom edge, which makes it too large to be a peripheral part of the composition and too small to dominate the scene. A rule of thirds would have been better here, but even covering slightly more vertical space would have been an improvement. --King of ♠ 04:17, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose per KoH. Daniel Case (talk) 05:46, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per KoH too. That’s what I was thinking on the first glance. The composition is somewhat unbalanced: virtually nothing on the right half, the water surface on the left is soo dominating but then it’s cut off. Does not work as a whole in itself, if you know what I mean, looks like a random framing taken out of a fascinating scenery. It does strike me and make me want to go there and see for myself, but rather for finding a better framing than for the very image as such. Strange :-) --Kreuzschnabel 06:35, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Bombus terrestris queen - Tilia cordata - Keila.jpg[edit]

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Bombus terrestris queen on Tilia cordata

File:Maison - 20150810 15h22 (11060).jpg[edit]

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House at Sansais in the Marais poitevin, France.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Medium69 -- Medium69 You wanted talk to me? 02:46, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Medium69 You wanted talk to me? 02:46, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice scene but I don’t get the message, and I don’t see a clear composition. What’s special here? --Kreuzschnabel 05:27, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Kreuzschnabel. INeverCry 06:14, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I think the idea is that the composition itself is the point. It's quite good, but doesn't quite reach FP level for me. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's partly the cropped tree to the left of the house. I kind of wish I could vote to feature it, but I don't feel able to. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:29, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It does resemble a 19th century impressionism painting (only thing lacking is some water lilies), but for FP it's not sharp enough and the light is a bit too flat. w.carter-Talk 10:27, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I know the place very well, as the Marais poitevin (Marais poitevin) ("Grand site de France") is not very far from my native city, and this place and house are very typical and localy well known. It is worth a visit, with a traditional boat. Yes it looks "impressionist", but unfortunately, the light comes from the wrong direction and the facade is in shadow.--Jebulon (talk) 16:32, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Jebulon, and color kind of washed-out looking. Daniel Case (talk) 03:20, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:2015 Bazylika w Wambierzycach 02.jpg[edit]

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Basilica of the Visitation in Wambierzyce

Philadelphia from South Street Bridge[edit]

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Philadelphia skyline, afternoon

Philadelphia skyline, sunset

Philadelphia skyline, evening

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by King of Hearts - uploaded by King of Hearts - nominated by King of Hearts -- King of ♠ 06:02, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- King of ♠ 06:02, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 06:28, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 06:44, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice "moods of the city". Did you leave the camera in a fixed position, or...? w.carter-Talk 07:25, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I don’t guess so … there’s a slight parallax shifting between the frames (alignment of street lamps and building outlines). --Kreuzschnabel 14:33, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
      • It's in the same spot, but as it is a stitched panorama rotating the camera is unavoidable. I don't have a GigaPan so the source images aren't going to be at the exact same angle. --King of ♠ 04:18, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - That's pretty excellent. I won't waste time with petty criticisms, as the overall quality of all 3 pictures is so good. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:29, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As always. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:17, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support cool Christian Ferrer (talk) 18:37, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Ikan. --Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:52, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A good idea and very well executed although the sharpness of the single pictures could be a little bit better. --Code (talk) 05:16, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:36, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great EV and quality, though left crop is a bit tight for my taste --DXR (talk) 06:49, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 12:49, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A nice reminder that there are other skylines in the U.S. that photograph well besides NY and Chicago. Daniel Case (talk) 01:48, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I'm a New Yorker, but I laughed at that! Not only Philadelphia, but think of the photos of the Pittsburgh skyline we featured, for example. Interestingly, the first 4 pictures to show up in my search of FPs in Category "Skylines in the United States" are from Baltimore; Rochester, New York; St. Louis; and Portland, Oregon. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:05, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Hans Holbein, the Younger - Sir Thomas More - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

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Portrait of Sir Thomas More, who was Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to May 1532. He was beheaded under King Henry VIII after refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy. His life is the basis for the stageplay and movies titled "A Man For All Seasons"; the 1966 film won multiple Academy Awards.

File:Henrietta Carpenter by Margaret Sarah Carpenter.jpg[edit]

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An 1839 oil painting by Margaret Sarah Carpenter (1793–1872), possibly of Henrietta Carpenter. Margaret was a notable British painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, won multiple awards, and was given a pension by Queen Victoria.

File:16-03-30-Jerusalem Mishkenot Sha’ananim-RalfR-DSCF7637.jpg[edit]

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Sculpture at Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Sculpture at Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem - all by me-- Ralf Roleček 22:42, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ralf Roleček 22:42, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 22:55, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice reflection of you. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:45, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Nice picture, except that the sky and its reflection are noisy enough to bug me at full size. Can you denoise more? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:03, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 05:11, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:17, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support w.carter-Talk 13:13, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for some little yet serious problems: 1. the distracting streetlamp ought at least to be cloned out. Could have been avoided by a slightly lower camera position. 2. Picture is noisy (sky and sky reflection) and oversharpened (e.g. edges of the bush on the right). 3. I find the composition a bit irritating, I’ve got no idea what size that sphere is and what’s the distance from it – I reckon the camera’s rather close to it. I’d prefer a more distant shot at a standard focal length to get a better feeling of dimensions, never having seen it for real. That’s a matter of taste of course, it just keeps the wow off me. --Kreuzschnabel 14:41, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I agree that the street lamp could take a hike, but I don't have any problem with size definition since there are three spotlights at the base as reference points. w.carter-Talk 15:23, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ...and 7 --LivioAndronico (talk) 17:26, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:53, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, although +1 to losing the lamp. Daniel Case (talk) 19:38, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
    • ok, i have denoised the blue parts a bit and the lamp is saw off. --Ralf Roleček 20:03, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Yay! Go digi-vandals! ;) w.carter-Talk 21:02, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg CommentSomething went wrong with the edit, the part where the lamp was is now considerably noisier than its surrounding. I reckon the cloned area wasn’t selected for the denoise. Won’t look fine in a print this way. Would you fix it? --Kreuzschnabel 06:44, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Thank you for denoising. I feel like this photo is worthy of a feature now, partly because what's depicted is quite interesting, in my opinion. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:47, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice self portrait. ;-) --XRay talk 06:23, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:16-07-06-Rathaus Graz Turmblick-RR2 0291.jpg[edit]

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View from the spire Rathaus Graz; Beavertail roof
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info View from the spire Rathaus Graz; Beavertail roof - all by me. -- Ralf Roleček 22:11, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ralf Roleček 22:11, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Of course the roofs are pretty, but I don't find the motif interesting. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:09, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ikan --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:15, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very nice idea but not executed all the way. A more "just roofs"-pic would have been better. Now you give away the surprise directly by showing too much façades. I did a cropped version, but seeing all the tricky licenses and other things on the file's page, I dared not upload it. :-} Instead I left a friendly and easy-to-remove crop-suggestion-note. Hope that's ok. w.carter-Talk 07:31, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
@all: This nomination is gone, ok. But its interesting to me to read your opinions. I see my photos different then you. And i can learn, thanks. The crop-suggestion is good. I have see this as civil-ingeneer and second as photographer ;) --Ralf Roleček 20:22, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
@Ralf Roletschek: If you want to withdraw your nomination you have to add the *{{Withdraw}} template to the nomination page. Looking forward to your next nomination. Best, w.carter-Talk 21:09, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I find it very nice. Tomer T (talk) 13:35, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral pending possible crop suggested by W. carter. Daniel Case (talk) 19:36, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:George Charles Beresford - Virginia Woolf in 1902 - Restoration.jpg[edit]

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Virginia Woolf

File:Daurian redstart (female) in Sakai, Osaka, February 2016 V.jpg[edit]

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