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Estas imagens são as candidatas para se tornarem em Imagens especiais. Por favor note que isto não é a mesma coisa que a imagem do dia.

Para ver o arquivo de nomeações prévias veja: Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log

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Formalidades[edit]

Nomeação[edit]

Se acha que encontrou ou criou uma imagem que possa ser considerada especial, então por favor adicione-a em baixo na secção de nomeações, no topo da página, editando este link.

Mas antes de o fazer, assegure que a imagem tem uma descrição apropriada e licenciamento.

Por favor vote ao usar a palavra na sua linguagem nos modelos em baixo:

Política de candidatura a imagem especial[edit]

  • Período de votação de 9 dias. O resultado será determinado no 10º dia após a nomeação.
  • As nomeações feitas por anónimos são bem vindas.
  • As contribuições para a discussão feitas por anónimos são bem vindas.
  • Votos de anónimos não são contados.
  • As nomeações não contam como votos. O voto deve ser feito usando o modelo de voto.

A imagem candidata passará a ser uma imagem especial de acordo com as seguintes condições:

  1. Licença apropriada.
  2. Pelo menos 5 votos positivos.
  3. A relação de votos positivos/votos negativos terá de ser pelo menos 2/1 (uma maioria de dois terços, ou seja pelo menos 67% de apoio).

Para ver instruções sobre como lidar com nomeações antigas, veja Template talk:Featured pictures candidates#What to do after voting is finished.

Propostas[edit]

Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Self-portrait October 2014-1a.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Japanese Pied Wagtail in Sakai, Osaka, February 2016.jpg[edit]

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Japanese Pied Wagtail

File:Japanese pygmy woodpecker in Sakai, Osaka, February 2016.jpg[edit]

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Japanese pygmy woodpecker

File:Панорама на Кратово (1).jpg[edit]

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Panorama of Kratovo, Macedonia.

File:Pferdskopf (Rhön) im Winter 2016.jpg[edit]

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Pferdskopf in the Rhön Mountains in Winter 2016

File:Lüdinghausen, Flugplatz Borkenberge, PKW auf dem Parkplatz -- 2014 -- 0079.jpg[edit]

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BMW 502 V8 in the parking lot of the airfield Borkenberge, Lüdinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • @Golden Bosnian Lily: Please give me a reason for your contra. It's not just voting, a review or reason is usual especially for a contra. Thank you. --XRay talk 15:06, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 17:45, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:ARG-2016-Aerial-Tierra del Fuego (Ushuaia)–Valle Carbajal 01.jpg[edit]

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Valle Carbajal, Tierra del Fuego
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, and nominated by Godot13 -- Godot13 (talk) 04:01, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Aerial view of the Valle Carbajal, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina-- Godot13 (talk) 04:01, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - That's truly awesome! -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:09, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Soaring and exhilarating. --Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:31, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 05:57, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 07:10, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 07:28, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong support Wowed view, with great composition, nice mood and beautiful colors. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 09:42, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Great scenery and pretty good quality for an aerial image, but the composition feels a bit unbalanced for me. Cropping about 1/3 of the sky and an equivalent amount on the left would make this much more harmonic, imho (see crop suggestion in image notes). --El Grafo (talk) 10:41, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Golden Bosnian Lily (talk) 14:46, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Schnobby (talk) 16:32, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:25, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 17:46, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Radha and Krishna in the boat of love - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

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Radha and Krishna in the boat of love
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Non-photographic media
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Unknown artist / Google Art Project, uploaded by Dcoetzee, nominated by Yann (talk) 23:04, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very high resolution of a traditional miniature from the Kishengarh school of paintings from Rajasthan. Radha Krishna are collectively known within Hinduism as the combination of both the feminine as well as the masculine aspects of God. See Radha Krishna for the details. -- Yann (talk) 23:04, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I'd like to vote for this picture, but I find the documentation insufficient. A date or at least approximate date and, so far as is known, place of composition should be mentioned in the description. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:13, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As it concerns Radha and Krishna, it cannot be a physical place on earth, but it is meant to be a mystical one, maybe Shangri-La? So I imagine, the picture expresses more a state of the soul. Like a dreamland. --Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:29, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I'm not asking what place is depicted; I'm asking when and where it was painted. That, or at least as near as we can tell, should be included in the documentation. Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:34, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • OK, updated from GAP. Yann (talk) 10:15, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Thank you, and Symbol support vote.svg Support. I still have a question, though: It looks like there is writing in Urdu or another Arabic-based language on the bottom of the painting. Do you have any idea why, given that this is a pointedly Hindu religious subject? Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:32, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Not sure (I don't read Urdu), but Urdu was the lingua franca for scholars in India until the 1920s (or even the 1940s?). Regards, Yann (talk) 15:28, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Wendell Phillips by Brady.jpg[edit]

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Wendell Phillips, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left

File:Holy Apostles church ancient agora from Acropolis Athens.jpg[edit]

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Church of the Holy Apostles, Athens
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Religious buildings
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Jebulon (talk) 15:39, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is the church of the Holy Apostles (Ναός Αγίων Αποστόλων Σολάκη), built in year 1000 in the ancient Agora, as seen from the Acropolis. It is situated partly over the Nymphaïon (2nd c.C.E.). The original floor-plan of the church was that of a greek cross, with apses on the four sides, and a narthex on the west-side. Four columns support the dome. The altar and the floor are of marble. The disposition of some tiles on the outer walls show "cubic" decorative patterns of eastern origin. Four building phases are known, from the repairs and reconstructions over the years. Among all the mediaeval monuments known to have existed in the Ancient Agora, it is the only one preserved. It was restored to its original form in 1954-1957. Athens, Greece.-- Jebulon (talk) 15:39, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong support A great photo of a great photographer. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 15:43, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Very rich composition. I hope no-one complains that it's "too busy". :-) -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:01, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Arion. --Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:04, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 05:57, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 07:28, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 09:55, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:21, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 17:51, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Reflexos do Planalto.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Jonas Richter - nominated by Arion -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:14, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:14, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very interesting architecture and a nice mood. Could you please add an English description? --Code (talk) 19:36, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg weak support because small and DoF can be better but nice compotions and colours --LivioAndronico (talk) 20:10, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Very nice photo. I would have loved for the top of that building not to have been cut off, but I wasn't the one taking the photo. By the way, it's easy enough for me to understand that this building is the seat of the Brazilian Federal Executive. It's the second sentence that's not as easy for me to make out without running some words through a translator or dictionary. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:06, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Information for @Code, Ikan Kekek: English description and category added. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 02:48, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
      • Thanks, but you translated the part whose meaning was evident to me. :-) Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:06, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
        • Ikan Kekek the second part it's just a dramatic text about the photo (it was difficult to translate with the same intensity): "Photo clicked at dusk in September day, during the highest point of the dry season, the setting sun provides special colours to the monument." Nothing important, this kind of dramatic description is quite normal in photo contests promote by this Brazilian "group", the lack of orientation create this type of description. This is a "good" one, normally are "Think about some x, reflecting in the power of my photo...". -- RTA 09:20, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Special architecture. Great colors. Excellent quality. --Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:07, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I'm not sure. Nice composition. The resolution is low for this kind of image, DoF small. IMO it's sharp in the front and not sharp enough in the back. f/6.3 is too small for this kind of image. --XRay talk 05:59, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose something is missing, have a lack of wow here. The build size is compromised by the composition, as this is just a small portion of the building, giving the impression of away smaller building, the water is a little bit distracting a longer exposure would be better, and the most impressive of this portion of the building is the curves that are not highlighted in this photo, it's too far, and a little bit lost in the trees. -- RTA 09:20, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral like XRay. Very good composition, but quite small for a static subject. Quality is OK, but the sky is not interesting. Yann (talk) 18:17, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Moderate support It could be better, but because of the limitations of the camera used and my own partiality to images of modernist buildings reflected in water I will let that go. I also completed the English description and added the golden-hour category it supports (not that it wasn't obvious from the image, anyway). Daniel Case (talk) 19:59, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I feel something like RTA. The compo does not work for me (the foor structure at left), and the whole is too yellow. Not a FP for me.--Jebulon (talk) 20:08, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:A escuridão e a luz - Santuário Dom Bosco.jpg[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Arturdiasr - nominated by Arion -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 11:04, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 11:04, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 12:03, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This looks magic! --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:35, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Intriguing and pleasant to look at, so I'll Symbol support vote.svg Support, but I ask, not knowing this place, whether perspective correction would be appropriate or not. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:08, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Information for @Ikan Kekek: This picture was taken at Santuário Dom Bosco (Dom Bosco Sanctuary). English description and category added. I don't see any need for perspective correction. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 02:28, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice composition, but minor noise at the top. May be better with ISO 100. --XRay talk 06:04, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose sorry, but I never saw this colours in this building, this should be a little bit purple:[1], and with more light blues, this picture is oversaturate, and more, this a very poor representation of this stained glass, the most amazing thing about it, is the top, cut off in this picture. -- RTA 09:27, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • {{s}}I think, it can make a difference of blue appearance, if you capture this windows from this angle. --Hubertl 09:57, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thanks, Rodrigo --Hubertl 13:47, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I didn't heed to some details, >>>> see this (forget the green) and see the exif it's clear that the author underexposured badly and on purpose, 1/400 ISO 400, the photo have the top that is important to this photo, but the author decided to removed it, this a bad representation, and knowing that this walls are white, we can see that this is oversaturate photo. Nothing educational here... -- RTA 10:55, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Maybe the underexposition was done to reduce the overexposition in the glass. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:29, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
      • ArionEstar nope, not even when I raised like hell it blows, see the link. -- RTA 18:24, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Rodrigo. A pity ... by itself it is beautiful and calming. Daniel Case (talk) 19:53, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Gesù e Maria (Rome) - Intern.jpg[edit]

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Gesù e Maria (Rome) - Intern
  • These are the colours,nothing is "over". Anyway thanks for opinion --LivioAndronico (talk) 20:07, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Moderated support Nice colors, but overexposed windows. Anyway, beautiful interior and FP for me. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 20:56, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • I'm inclined to Symbol support vote.svg Support, but with the same caveat Arion gave above. I wonder how a picture with a slightly shorter exposure would look, because it's not just the windows themselves but some surrounding areas that are overexposed. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:15, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral but, what stuff are the craftsmen smoking? --Hubertl 23:50, 7 February 2016 (UTC) I changed to neutral, because I smoked some good stuff yesterday ;-), now I´m sober. It´s oversaturated IMO. Maybe you can change it, the rest doesn´t bother me so much. --Hubertl 21:35, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Long the exposure may have been, but the ringing around the lights and statues on the sides doesn't have to be there. Daniel Case (talk) 05:46, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 17:50, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, I agree with opposers. + oversharpening white lines.--Jebulon (talk) 20:28, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Levoča Old town hall 2015 1.jpg[edit]

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Centrum of Slovak town Levoča
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by -- Karelj (talk) 10:00, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Karelj (talk) 10:00, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Very nice composition (except that the people in the foreground could be a bit distracting), but the number of pixels is pretty small, considering that we get a lot of photos that are just as clear but 12 Megapixels and greater. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:14, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral If the distortion that there is can be corrected I would consider a support. Daniel Case (talk) 05:43, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - distortion and foreground --Pudelek (talk) 11:24, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Bad Kleinkirchheim St Oswald Kirchweg 16 Pfarrkirche hl Oswald Tuerbeschlag 17092015 7572.jpg[edit]

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Handles and hinges of the iron door at the Roman Catholic parish church Saint Oswald on Kirchweg #16 in Saint Oswald, municipality Bad Kleinkirchheim, Carinthia, Austria

File:Dülmen, Kirchspiel, St.-Jakobus-Kirche -- 2015 -- 5587.jpg[edit]

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Shelf with hymnals in the St. Jacob's Church, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Thanks for your information. I'll fix it within the next days. --XRay talk 21:03, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Vineyards in Prades-sur-Vernazobre 02.jpg[edit]

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Landscape and vineyards in Prades-sur-Vernazobre, France

File:Madrid May 2014-8a.jpg[edit]

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Ceiling of the main chapel, Basílica de San Francisco el Grande
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors/Religious buildings
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Basílica de San Francisco el Grande. Madrid. Ceiling of the main chapel. It was painted in the last decade of the 19th centurt by José Marcelo Contreras. This is one of a series of photos I took of the ceiling of the Basílica. Without a top quality camera it wouldn't have been possible to use such high ISO settings and still obtain this much detail. Failed first nomination is here. All by Alvesgaspar (talk) 16:02, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 16:02, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support We've been spoiled by church interiors that are pinpoint clear throughout, and this is clear on the ceiling but not as clear on the walls. However, it's good enough for me. Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:52, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:22, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Ikan. Daniel Case (talk) 19:37, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Ikan. --Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:42, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as others. --Hubertl 10:00, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Equus zebra hartmannae - Etosha 2015.jpg[edit]

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Equus zebra hartmannae - Etosha

File:Ahja jõe ürgorg.jpg[edit]

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Ahja river in Estonia
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by MinuHiiumaa - nominated by Kruusamägi (talk) 04:13, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kruusamägi (talk) 04:13, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - This is not among the very best pictures of Estonia that I've seen featured on this site, but I do like it quite well enough to support a feature. I like how the light brown reeds in the lower right corner are rhymed by the light brown dirt on the other side of the lake at the middle left. I also find the entire composition harmonious and restful. In fact, the more I look at this composition, the more I like it. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:19, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This light brown "dirt" there is Devonian sandstone outcrop from 416-359 million years ago. ;) Kruusamägi (talk) 17:05, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:40, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support – An image of high artistic merit. Northamerica1000 (talk) 06:15, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Looks a video game foreground. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:53, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 14:13, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 20:25, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 20:36, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 21:45, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Would make a nice Wikivoyage banner, trimmed to the right proportions. Daniel Case (talk) 06:48, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes! :-) --XRay talk 07:37, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 14:19, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very beautiful scene and high quality. Could you please add a description in a second language? --Code (talk) 19:39, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done Kruusamägi (talk) 22:28, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent! --Laitche (talk) 12:35, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Kõnnu Suursoo. 10.jpg[edit]

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Golden hour in Kõnnu Suursoo bog
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Aleksandr Abrosimov - nominated by Kruusamägi (talk) 04:07, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kruusamägi (talk) 04:07, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - This is another one that's grown on me. At first, I doubted I'd vote to support this photo, and if you zoom to full size, it looks like the details are blurred by the golden sun. But look at it at full-page size and move your eyes around it, and you may find that it's a great picture. One question, though: Is the sun rising or setting? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:22, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
It is taken after sunrise (based on image data: July 16th, 5:02 AM). Sun rises around 04:33 at that day there. Kruusamägi (talk) 17:16, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Maria Carolina of Austria in the Palace of Caserta.jpg[edit]

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Maria Carolina of Austria in the Palace of Caserta
  • Livio this is not a question of taste, you didn't use the full spectrum of colours, and have a lack of whites and blacks.-- RTA
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 14:10, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 20:39, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 02:25, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lovely colors. Daniel Case (talk) 05:14, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:38, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj (talk) 17:34, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 21:05, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Why Abstain Livioandronico? --Famberhorst (talk) 07:00, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pudelek (talk) 11:24, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Laitche (talk) 12:36, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

For me, and for the histogram it's dark, and lack of whites and blacks. Ans was to blue to me, so:

Maria Carolina of Austria in the Palace of Caserta edited.jpg

  • -- RTA 09:43, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment for @Rodrigo.Argenton: OK, but I prefer to overwriting. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 10:19, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Arion, this is not my paper, as you can see [2], the author have his own mind, and always have this posture (and in my opinion he thinks I take things in a personal matters as others), so I will not change his version. -- RTA 10:40, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
      • Anyway, I Symbol support vote.svg Support too. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 10:44, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The white balance might be better (not sure), but this looks overexposed. Yann (talk) 15:44, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
    • See Livio the difference? This is only a opinion based in believe (and probably in dirt political matter), not in fact, the fact is that it's not overexposed, and you just need a software that generate histogram to know it: see. -- RTA 18:34, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:AT 119587 Jesuitenkirche Wien Innenansicht 9185.jpg[edit]

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Jesuit church, Vienna
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info ceiling work at the choir, Jesuit Church, Vienna.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by -- Hubertl 20:07, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Hubertl 20:07, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I'm bugged by the crop that shows just a bit of golden color. I'll Symbol support vote.svg Support, anyway, though, because it is a really good photo and composition. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:30, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:42, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great light and colors. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:56, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 16:54, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 20:40, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Is the high altar skewed in reality? --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:41, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Hm, I don´t know really, I should go there again and have a look. --Hubertl 15:31, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
      • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I straightened the lines partly, Uoaei1 Thanks for the hint. --Hubertl 20:49, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Eingangsbereich der Ruhmeshalle, HGM, Wien 0400 1 2 3 4.jpg[edit]

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Entrance area of the Hall of Fame, Museum of Military history, Vienna.

File:Faustulus - Mosaic de Font de Mussa - Museu de Prehistòria de València.JPG[edit]

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Detail of Faustulus as seen in the Font de Mussa Mosaic exhibited in the Prehistory Museum of Valencia. Is one of the few existant artworks portraying Faustulus dating from the Ancient age.--TaronjaSatsuma (talk) 18:05, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
It was released by the Museum, a ORTS ticket is on the way.--TaronjaSatsuma (talk) 08:08, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not only per Jebulon's concerns, but this doesn't seem like the best possible picture of this mosaic. I haven't seen it so I don't know if this the whole thing, although I suspect it isn't. If it isn't, then these odd crops were avoidable. Add that to the barely-eligible size of the image, and what you have is a well-done tourist snaphot, but no better (A QI maybe). Daniel Case (talk) 04:54, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Kippelboy (talk) 06:21, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Catalan support ? 😊--Jebulon (talk) 20:42, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Shirley Chisholm.jpg[edit]

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Shirley Chisholm

File:Blad van beuk (Fagus sylvatica) 02.JPG[edit]

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File:Olympiastadion Berlin Innenansicht.jpg[edit]

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"View from the Marathon Gate into the Olympiastadion in Berlin"
@Ikan Kekek: No, it's already in that category by virtue of being in its own subcategory of Category:Olympiapark Berlin, which is a subcat of Category:Nazi architecture in Berlin. I did, however, add Category:Symmetry impressions of buildings Daniel Case (talk) 17:11, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:45, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 13:06, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 17:06, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong support Such wonderful symmetry! I love the sort of forced perspective as well ... at first scroll I thought it was some circular structure on supports seen from a distance. Daniel Case (talk) 17:08, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:50, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 17:56, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support in memoriam Jesse Owens...--Jebulon (talk) 22:11, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:44, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 17:16, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Laitche (talk) 12:52, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --C messier (talk) 13:28, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Leuchtturm in Westerheversand.jpg[edit]

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"Westerheversand Lighthouse in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany"

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Leuchtturm in Westerheversand crop

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I prefer without people and i crop the white part on the right --LivioAndronico (talk) 08:19, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 08:19, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I prefer this version, though I also would have been willing to support the original if not faced with this choice. The composition is beautiful and I love the clouds, which remind me of Dutch landscape paintings. I'm somewhat bothered by noise in the background, but perhaps that's from the exhaust from the plane or something, and anyway, I can't see it except at full size, so I'm tolerating it, given the overall beauty of the picture. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:49, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I'm more bothered by the CA than the noise, but it's a good enough picture that for me, the wow and EV override the technical defects. -- Thennicke (talk) 09:10, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:38, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose prefer the original with the people as a scale. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 13:09, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is a little tighter and I like it better. Daniel Case (talk) 16:45, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:52, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Better. --King of ♠ 04:04, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:45, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 09:44, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 18:30, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 09:40, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Eriophora transmarina in web at night.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Australian garden orb weaver at night. Perhaps I should have opted for a macro lens, but I don't own one, and I think this shot shows more context by including the web (this is a particularly neat example of their webs too). Combination of flash and LED torch only just gave me enough lighting at f/5.6, so I'm quite happy with the result.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, nominated by Thennicke -- Thennicke (talk) 03:30, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Thennicke (talk) 03:30, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good work given the circumstances and equipment. Daniel Case (talk) 05:47, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Fantastic! --LivioAndronico (talk) 08:25, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Daniel's remarks. Obvious educational value, too. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:52, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:38, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. I don't think you really needed a macro lens for this shot as the distance to subject seems good enough for this sort of composition. What I would say is that although this is clearly a difficult spider/web to photograph given the web only exists at night, the lighting does look extremely harsh and probably a bit overexposed. I prefer this image's lighting. Diliff (talk) 13:35, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • @Diliff: Thanks for the comment. I have a RAW file for this one, and you were right that there was some clipping on the spider on that particular export. I've reprocessed the image now. (This specimen is a lot less yellow than the one you linked; they vary widely in colour. But as you say, the lighting is harsh.) -- Thennicke (talk) 05:03, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose disappointed, I look the thumb, and I thought that it would be a good one, and than I opened, :/, not sharp, no details... For educational purpose, the one pointed by David is better. -- RTA 12:16, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Wagrain Grießenkareck N-Panorama 20160130.JPG[edit]

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Panoramic view northwards from Griessenkareck mountain near Wagrain, federal state of Salzburg
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Panoramic view northwards from Griessenkareck mountain near Wagrain, federal state of Salzburg. All by me. --Uoaei1 (talk) 17:56, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 17:56, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - These kinds of panoramas, when taken clearly in good light and edited well, are often impressive, I find. I'm curious: Are the parallel black rectangles toward the lower right of the picture a set of solar cells or something else? Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:16, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Sorry, I do not know. But I have no clue what else it could be. Regards, --Uoaei1 (talk) 18:47, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Could go further left and right for me. --Milseburg (talk) 19:11, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good and interesting --LivioAndronico (talk) 20:30, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 22:13, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Captures the look of a winter sky in late-afternoon light. I can almost feel a cold breeze against my cheek, and catch myself thinking it'll be time to start getting back down soon. Daniel Case (talk) 02:43, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Daniel. --Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:52, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:53, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support for light conditions. I am very curious to know of how many shots this panorama is made of--Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 11:21, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Info 9 individual shots (portrait format) from hand with about 50% overlap. --Uoaei1 (talk) 16:50, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 09:41, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Laitche (talk) 12:55, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Lacerta agilis female 2014 G2.jpg[edit]

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Sand Lizard female

File:Amari Agia Anna Fresco 02.JPG[edit]

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Byzantine fresco in the little church of Agia Anna (Αγία Άννα), Amari Valley, Crete
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Byzantine fresco in the little church of Agia Anna (Αγία Άννα), Amari Valley, Crete. The frescoes are dated 1225 and the oldest dated frescoes in Crete. All by me. --Uoaei1 (talk) 17:01, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 17:01, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Beautiful (though sadly damaged), important fresco, obvious educational value. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:21, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice to have something like this digitized so well. Daniel Case (talk) 20:22, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:55, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:12, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 13:26, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:54, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --TaronjaSatsuma (talk) 19:39, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Yes, but who is that saint ?--Jebulon (talk) 22:17, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Andrew of Crete, jugding from his vestment and the fact that in the whole fresco says Α(γιος) ΑΝΔΡΕΑΣ (saint Andrew). PS: Oldest dated, maybe, however not the oldest in Crete. --C messier (talk) 00:14, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Thanks. Minoan frescos are older !--Jebulon (talk) 15:52, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg OpposeNice details, but the crop is unfortunate IMO.--Jebulon (talk) 22:30, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Good digitalisation, yet the fresco is neither well preserved (would you support an equally damaged painting?), nor it is (IMHO and I'm not the only) of high artistic merit, it isn't even the oldest preserved byzantine fresco in Crete (the chapel of Agios Nikolaos in Agios Nikolaos has frescoes with aniconic motifs that date from the iconoclast, 400 years before or more). --C messier (talk) 12:01, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Traditional Moroccan shoes called "babouches".JPG[edit]

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Picture of babouche shoes in a market in Fès.

File:Golden laurel wreath T HL 04 Kerameikos Athens.png[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Jebulon (talk) 22:00, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportThis very delicate and rare golden laurel wreath, made with more than 130 gold leaves during the Hellenistic period. Found in a tomb in the cemetery of the Kerameikos, now on display in the Kerameikos Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece. This is a .png version, in the file history page, one can find a picture of this jewel with a transparent background, which can be used for any purpose. -- Jebulon (talk) 22:00, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Beautiful and of obvious high encyclopedic and educational value. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:14, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I prefer a centered crop. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:08, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Thank you Arion. As it is a .png version, only the main subject (the wreath) exists, the background is for presentation. There is no real background (transparency, please see history file page). Actually, you can use the wreath (which is not symmetrical, by the way: centering is difficult) alone.--Jebulon (talk) 09:23, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
      • Changed to Symbol support vote.svg Support. Anyway it's FP for me. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 18:54, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Was this, or some other version, nominated recently? I seem to remember it, and I seem to remember that I !voted support then. Still good. Daniel Case (talk) 04:15, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Yes you are almost right. I nominated a .jpg version, with the original bg. Hubertl asked for another bg, so I decided to withdraw immediately and to rework. It was very hard and difficult, but now you (and "Commons" !) have a picture "without" background. But you did not have the time to vote, as I withdrawed very quickly after the request. Thanks for interest.--Jebulon (talk) 09:17, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:24, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:45, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting object, very good quality. --Yann (talk) 10:40, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 11:57, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 14:41, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Archäologisches Nationalmuseum Athen.jpg[edit]

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National Archaeological Museum in Athens
  • I don't think so. Please look at the ground, the stairs and the shadow areas. Sky and red facade are OK in my opinion. Regards, -- Wolf im Wald 04:53, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
I think that might just be a consequence of the short exposure and the sun being almost behind the camera. Daniel Case (talk) 18:29, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:48, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:42, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Not properly categorized. ✓ Done--Jebulon (talk) 11:17, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The challenge was : nobody disturbing. Very nice.--Jebulon (talk) 16:08, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Immaculate and impeccable. Daniel Case (talk) 18:29, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 19:24, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:25, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Techically very good (maybe a bit oversaturated), huge, empty and interesting light. --C messier (talk) 12:29, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Navires à contre jour au large de Portsmouth - img 25039.jpg[edit]

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Ships silhouetted at the entrance of Portsmouth
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Ships silhouetted at the entrance of Portsmouth (this is my own simple translation from Pmau's description; French speakers welcome to improve it). I stumbled across this image and thought it deserved a nomination; great timing and colours, and I like the factories in the background.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Pmau; nominated by Thennicke -- Thennicke (talk) 13:16, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Thennicke (talk) 13:16, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Very interesting: It looks like an old sepia-tinted photo at first, but it's actually a high-quality modern digital image. This isn't necessarily the easiest picture to look around, but I think it deserves a feature out of pure interest and novelty. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:09, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Ikan. --Johann Jaritz (talk) 15:13, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Nice picture, but it seems to be leaning to the right. Should be fixed. --Code (talk) 18:21, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 06:46, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Not a lot going for this but mood ... but oh what mood! Daniel Case (talk) 23:00, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 12:13, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Impressive mood, but to dark on the bottom. Not excellent for me. --Milseburg (talk) 14:00, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 20:32, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose to dark on the bottom, no wow. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:11, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Horse-drawn sleighs 2012 G1.jpg[edit]

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Horse-drawn sleighs

File:Iglesia de La Compañía, Quito, Ecuador, 2015-07-22, DD 116-118 HDR.JPG[edit]

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Main altar of the Church of the Society of Jesus (La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús), a Jesuit church in Quito, Ecuador. The exterior doesn't give an idea of the beauty of the interior, with a large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carvings, making of it the most ornate church in Quito. The temple is one of the most significant works of Spanish Baroque architecture in America and considered the most beautiful church in Ecuador.

File:2014.03.29.-08-Mannheim Neckarau Waldpark-Wiesen-Schaumkraut.jpg[edit]

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Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Sieht vielversprechend aus. Um das Bild weiter zu verbessern, schlage ich vor, einen Weißabgleich vorzunehmen. Anschließend würde ich versuchen, den Weißpunkt zu verschieben. Falls Du dabei Hilfe benötigst, schick mir einfach eine Email. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 16:20, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
@Frank Schulenburg: Thanks for your help and pieces of advice. --Hockei (talk) 17:21, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I like everything about this photo except that I wonder about the light. It seems like the sunlight should be brighter, but I wasn't there. Did it really look like that? What were the weather or light conditions like? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:01, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Waiting to see what happens with Frank's offer. Daniel Case (talk) 03:34, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info New version. --Hockei (talk) 20:10, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support better now, way more brillant! --Hubertl 22:48, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yeah, this is beautiful now. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:14, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Thennicke (talk) 11:12, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 13:12, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 20:33, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 14:54, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support the new version. --Yann (talk) 15:48, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Cologne Germany Bundle-extractor-01.jpg[edit]

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Cologne, Germany: Extractor machine for heat exchanger bundles
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas - uploaded by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas - nominated by User:Ikan Kekek -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:15, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is another photo with a complex form that I enjoy looking at, and like the photo of the factory that we all liked, the photographer has taken a subject that most people wouldn't find beautiful, and by taking it as seriously as a conventionally beautiful motif, has captured a really interesting scene. I would also say that this photo is really only partly about the extractor machine: That and the closer man's back are the most present because they're in the foreground, but to me, what really makes this a special photo is the series of interesting shapes created by the pipes, beams and horizontal planes of different construction in the middleground and background, and the way they work formally with the foreground. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:15, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 09:11, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 17:19, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 20:43, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 22:55, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Ikan. Daniel Case (talk) 02:26, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 12:10, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Southwark Bridge à Londres.jpg[edit]

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Southwark Bride as seen from Millenium Bridge
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Dinkum - uploaded by Dinkum - nominated by Dinkum (talk) 18:16, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Dinkum (talk) 18:16, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - This is not a postcard-style picture, and I enjoy it for that. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:53, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral The lighting and clouds are very good, but the composition and sharpness could be better. --King of ♠ 23:50, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:23, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The standard for London Bridges is pretty high. I'm surprised Diliff hasn't done this one. The sky and the crossing train are bonuses. But the left is cropped (with harms its EV and would only be excusable if part of the bridge was hidden from this viewpoint) and sharpness is quite weak especially off-centre. Compare File:Southwark Bridge, from Millennium Bridge, Aug 2010.jpg which is the result of stitching and is thus much much sharper. It also handles the shadow detail better, and is a wider view that captures the whole bridge. Btw, there's potential here for a great night photo -- Colin (talk) 14:25, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
    • To be honest, I find some of the bridges of London a bit boring, particularly during the day. Some of them are more impressive at night, some of them have nice detailing that isn't very apparent from a distance. Some of them just don't have nice viewpoints. I think Southwark Bridge is one of them that doesn't stand out enough for me during the day. You're right that the linked image is significantly better in sharpness and composition and it is well lit at night. Diliff (talk) 14:48, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. It's not sharp enough and the view isn't interesting enough for me. Also doesn't show the termination of each end of the bride which I think is important for compositional reasons, and I don't think London's bridges are really at their most aesthetic at low tide. Diliff (talk) 14:48, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Diliff. Daniel Case (talk) 23:02, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Colin. -- Pofka (talk) 12:07, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

File:2013.06.23.-11-Wesenberg-Rauchschwalbe.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • I wouldn't mind a tighter crop, but I do like the fact that I can clearly recognize the background! It looks fine at full-page size and blurred but still quite understandable at full size. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:27, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose nice quality photo, but the distracting background and missing feet make it fall short of FP for me. Charles (talk) 15:53, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Missing feets might be an issue, but the pleasant color-play of the wooden background and the bird's blue-brown feathers is undeniable. -- Pofka (talk) 12:05, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Khaled Said Graffiti on Berlin Wall.jpg[edit]

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Khaled Said Graffiti on Berlin Wall

File:Moosburg Pfarrkirche hll Michael und Georg Epitaph Ulrich II von Ernau 26012016 0361.jpg[edit]

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Epitaph for the noble Ulrich II von Ernau in the porch of the parish church Saints Michael and George, Moosburg, Carinthia, Austria
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Johann Jaritz - uploaded by Johann Jaritz - nominated by Johann Jaritz -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 13:32, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 13:32, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Given that there is already a Featured picture of the same motif in slightly different light, though without the inscriptions above and below or a part of the floor showing, please explain why this picture is different enough to justify also being featured. Because of the importance of the inscriptions or something else? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:43, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Because this image shows the complete epitaph, whereas the already featured picture only unfolds a cut-out with the central relief stone of Ulrich II. von Ernau. So you folks might get an impression of the whole work. If a specific description might be of a common interest, I can hand it in later at request. By the way, this is one of the finest Renaissance relief works in Carinthia, created by the Italian sculptor Martin Pacobello. Thus according to my opinion it is important enough to be nominated as a whole as well. --Johann Jaritz (talk) 14:23, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
      • Thanks for the explanation. Parts of the picture are a little fuzzy, but the quality is good enough for me. Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:43, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting light on this one. Daniel Case (talk) 04:42, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 19:22, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral These shadows on both sides prohibits me from supporting this. Especially right one looks just too disturbing. I like the rest of this picture, so I'll stick with neutral this time. -- Pofka (talk) 11:59, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 13:59, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Annapolis MD Acton Cove.JPG[edit]

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Annapolis, MD, Acton Cove: Yachts and St. Mary's Church
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Hmm, ok. What I like about the picture is the dominance of blue sky and water with the small green stripe of land inbetween - and the (complimentary) red building complex. There's basically just three dominant colors, four if you count the spotlike white clouds, yachts, and buoys. So the image is rather reduced and, due to its panoramic layout, also wide and opened up. But maybe it just doesn't work... --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 12:14, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I'm not sure about this one. My first reaction was to like its restful quality, which reminds me of Johann's photos of Pörtschach, but the cutoff of the trees on the right, where they're at full height and density, is bugging me because it feels like it cuts off the movement of my eyes around the picture frame. I'm wondering what this photo would look like if you had just the amount of tree necessary to show the buildings, even while cutting off part of the graveyard. I'm not positive I'd like that better, but I might. I might or might not support this photo, anyway, but right now, I'm undecided; although I like it, I may like it as a QI rather than a FP. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:27, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose per Pofka. Even so, that might not have been issue but for the clipping in places—the shadow of the trees, for one, and the window trim on tbe other end. Perhaps a little overzealous in the processing? Daniel Case (talk) 22:43, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice compositionally, maybe a little bit soft in the corners. --Code (talk) 06:30, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support after rethinking three times. --Hubertl 23:53, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per Pofka. QI, but nothing special enough to be FP. Yann (talk) 10:36, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Eristalinus June 2014-2a.jpg, featured[edit]

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Hoverfy on yellow flower


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Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 21:01, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Biesenbachviadukt05 2016-01-17.jpg[edit]

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Biesenbachviadukt of Wutachtalbahn
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info There were some clouds. The small white spots (oversharpened in the downscaled images), that is snow that was blown off nearby trees. -- KlausFoehl (talk) 17:36, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • So that's snow that was in the air while you took the photo? If so, that's completely reasonable. Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:02, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Could be sharper, fixable? I think the spots are definitvely snow, for they are not only in the sky, but everywhere. --Llez (talk) 22:48, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info In-camera sharpening switched off. -- KlausFoehl (talk) 17:36, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

::*The white spots are still there. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:31, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

Biesenbachviadukt of Wutachtalbahn

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Sharpened version of image, using image manipulation software gimp. The white spots, the snowflakes, are often outside the depth of field and also show motion blur. -- KlausFoehl (talk) 21:42, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as nominator -- KlausFoehl (talk) 21:42, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I'm having trouble seeing the difference between the two versions. Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:04, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info @Ikan Kekek: Sorry, uploaded a new image version but linked the old one. Rectified. -- KlausFoehl (talk) 17:16, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks for correcting that. The differences between the two versions are subtle, to my eyes. The bridge is pretty, but I'm not fully convinced by the composition, so I'm going to abstain on both versions. Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:36, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Lagartija de lava de Galápagos (Microlophus albemarlensis), isla Santa Cruz, islas Galápagos, Ecuador, 2015-07-26, DD 22.JPG[edit]

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Exemplar of a male Galápagos lava lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis) in Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. The Galápagos lava lizard is a species of lava lizard endemic to the Galápagos Islands. Adults range between 50 and 100 mm long (from snout to vent), exclusing the tail which could double the total length.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Exemplar of a male Galápagos lava lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis) in Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. The Galápagos lava lizard is a species of lava lizard endemic to the Galápagos Islands. Adults range between 50 and 100 mm long (from snout to vent), exclusing the tail which could double the total length. Poco2 21:41, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 21:41, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - The head and most of the body of the lizard are high-resolution, but would you consider cropping out most of the blur in the foreground and background, as well as to the left and right of the lizard, and trying a vertically narrow rectangle that shows only the lizard and the parts of the rock that are thus included? I'm guessing, though, that everyone else will probably find the bokeh fine... -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:42, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support You should consider cropping a large chunk of the foreground - but I'm perfectly happy with the background's beautiful bokeh --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:13, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question I find the bokeh a bit vertiginous in this instance. What makes it beautiful to you? Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:30, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It's a matter of taste, I guess. I simply like the visual impact of this - almost military like - camouflage pattern. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:01, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks for explaining. I don't really feel the resemblance, but that's OK. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:03, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Mild support, with a +1 to Martin's crop suggestion. Daniel Case (talk) 17:47, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Martin, I agree with your suggestion, too, but I've a problem to carry it out. I'm travelling in an area of South America where the Internet connection (if any) is terrible and I didn't manage to upload a cropped version of this file. Could you do me that big favour? Poco2 01:11, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

  • ✓ Done please do revert it at once if you don't like it! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:44, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Christian maps, featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment And I also think these maps are not similar enough to be a series and should be nominated (and likely featured) individually, although I understand your argument that they share a theme. But they are just too dissimilar in appearance. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:53, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Just to be clear, I Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose featuring all of these as a set, though I'd be very likely to support them if nominated individually. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:45, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment A lot of FP potential here... not sure whether a set nomination is the best choice though --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:50, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Fascinating! -- Thennicke (talk) 13:10, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Idem Martin above. Yann (talk) 17:29, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 11:41, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 18:20, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As a set. There are many other "Christian maps", the choice is random, maybe other are better. My advice, chose one you like, restore it carefully, and nominate it separately, you will gain a good success for sure !--Jebulon (talk) 20:29, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Hello Jebulon and all. Thank you for your recommendation. I will follow it in case this set will not collect the appropriate votes. This is the first set that I nominate, so I was not sure about the exact definition of "set". My understating is that a set has to be a group of similar images. These images are not similar in terms of aesthetics. However, all of them represent the same thing. They are produced for the same purpose and in fact they are similar in terms of content: These Christian maps represent the effort of Christian theology to describe "heaven" or "hell" for its believers. So, that is why I thought to nominate them as a group. But I understand your point. I was trying to find a page about the definition of the "Set" and examples, but I could not find any. So, I thought just to nominate and see if I understood the right thing. Thanxs EVDiam (talk) 18:32, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment As for me, a set should be complete in some way, and maybe chronologicaly classified, or something. But it is just an opinion, and there are no specific rules. I understand very well the purpose, but is the set "close" ? Well... difficult. Nice pictures anyway.--Jebulon (talk) 19:51, 1 February 2016 (UTC)


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Result: 7 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 21:03, 6 February 2016 (UTC)