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Featured picture candidates are images that the community will vote on, to determine whether or not they will be highlighted as some of the finest on Commons. This page lists the candidates to become featured pictures. The picture of the day images are selected from featured pictures.

Old candidates for Featured pictures are listed here. There are also chronological lists of featured pictures: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and current month.

For another overview of our finest pictures, take a look at our annual picture of the year election.

Formal things[edit]

Nominating[edit]

Guidelines for nominators[edit]

Please read the complete guidelines before nominating.

This is a summary of what to look for when submitting and reviewing FP candidates:

  • Licensing – Images licensed with solely "GFDL" or "GFDL and an NC-only license" are not acceptable due the restrictions placed on re-use by these licenses.
  • Resolution – Raster images of lower resolution than 2 million pixels (pixels, not bytes) are typically rejected unless there are strong mitigating reasons. This does not apply to vector graphics (SVGs).
    • Graphics on Commons are not only viewed on conventional computer screens. They may be used in high-resolution print versions, and the images may be cropped to focus on portions of the image. See Commons:Why we need high resolution media for more information.
  • Scans – While not official policy, Help:Scanning provides advice on the preparation of various types of images that may be useful.
  • General quality – pictures being nominated should be of high technical quality.
  • Digital manipulations must not deceive the viewer. Digital manipulation for the purpose of correcting flaws in an image is generally acceptable, provided it is limited, well-done, and not intended to deceive.
    • For photographs, typical acceptable manipulations include cropping, perspective correction, sharpening/blurring, and color/exposure correction. More extensive manipulations, such as removal of distracting background elements, should be clearly described in the image text, by means of the {{Retouched picture}} template. Undescribed or mis-described manipulations which cause the main subject to be misrepresented are never acceptable. For images made from more than one photo, you can use the {{Panorama}} or {{Focus stacked image}} templates.
    • For historic images, acceptable manipulations might include digitally fixing rips, removal of stains, cleanup of dirt, and, for mass-produced artworks such as engravings, removal of flaws inherent to the particular reproduction, such as over-inking. Careful color adjustments may be used to bring out the original work from the signs of ageing, though care should be taken to restore a natural appearance. The original artistic intent should be considered when deciding whether it is appropriate to make a change. Edits to historic material should be documented in detail within the file description, and an unedited version should be uploaded and cross linked for comparison.
  • Valueour main goal is to feature most valuable pictures from all others. Pictures should be in some way special, so please be aware that:
    • almost all sunsets are aesthetically pleasing, and most such pictures are not in essence different from others,
    • night-shots are pretty but normally more details can be shown on pictures taken at daytime,
    • beautiful does not always mean valuable.
Artworks, illustrations, and historical documents[edit]

There are many different types of non-photographic media, including engravings, watercolors, paintings, etchings, and various others. Hence, it is difficult to set hard-and-fast guidelines. However, generally speaking, works can be divided into three types: Those that can be scanned, those that must be photographed, and those specifically created to illustrate a subject.

Works that must be photographed include most paintings, sculptures, works too delicate or too unique to allow them to be put on a scanner, and so on. For these, the requirements for photography, below, may be mostly followed; however, it should be noted that photographs which cut off part of the original painting are generally not considered featurable.

Works that may be scanned include most works created by processes that allow for mass distribution − for instance, illustrations published with novels. For these, it is generally accepted that a certain amount of extra manipulation is permissible to remove flaws inherent to one copy of the work, since the particular copy – of which hundreds, or even thousands of copies also exist – is not so important as the work itself.

Works created to serve a purpose include diagrams, scientific illustrations, and demonstrations of contemporary artistic styles. For these, the main requirement is that they serve their purpose well.

Provided the reproduction is of high quality, an artwork generally only needs one of the following four things to be featurable:

  • Notable in its own right: Works by major artists, or works that are otherwise notable, such as the subjects of a controversy.
  • Of high artistic merit: Works which, while not particularly well known, are nonetheless wonderful examples of their particular type or school of art.
  • Of high historic merit: The historical method values very early illustrations of scenes and events over later ones. Hence, a work of poor quality depicting a contemporaneous historical event can be nonetheless important, even if the artistic merit is relatively low. Likewise, scans or photographs of important documents – which may not be at all artistic – nonetheless may be highly valuable if the documents are historically significant. The reason for the image's historical importance should be briefly stated in the nomination, for those reviewers unfamiliar with the subject.
  • Of high illustrative merit: Works that illustrate or help explain notable subjects, for instance, illustrations of books, scientific subjects, or technical processes. The amount of artistic merit required for these will vary by subject, but, for instance, an illustration that makes the working of a complicated piece of machinery very clear need not be notable as a piece of artwork as well, whereas an illustration for a book might well be expected to reach much higher artistic standards.

Digital restorations must also be well documented. An unedited version of the image should be uploaded locally, when possible, and cross-linked from the file description page. Edit notes should be specified in detail, such as "Rotated and cropped. Dirt, scratches, and stains removed. Histogram adjusted and colors balanced."

Photographs[edit]

On the technical side, we have focus, exposure, composition, movement control and depth of field.

  • Focus – every important object in the picture should normally be sharp.
  • Exposure refers to the shutter diaphragm combination that renders an image with a tonal curve that ideally is able to represent in acceptable detail shadows and highlights within the image. This is called latitude. Images can be on the low side of the tonal curve (low range), the middle (middle range) or high side (upper range). Lack of shadow detail is not necessarily a negative characteristic. In fact, it can be part of the desired effect. Burned highlights in large areas are a distracting element.
  • Composition refers to the arrangement of the elements within the image. The "Rule of thirds" is one useful guideline. Horizons should almost never be placed in the middle, where they "cut" the image in half. Often, a horizon creating a top or bottom third of the space works better. The main idea is to use space to create a dynamic image.
    • Foreground and background – foreground and background objects may be distracting. You should check that something in front of the subject doesn't hide important elements and that something in background doesn't spoil the composition (for example that the streetlight doesn't "stand" on someone's head).
  • Movement control refers to the manner in which motion is represented in the image. Motion can be frozen or blurred. Neither one is better than the other. It is the intention of representation. Movement is relative within the objects of the image. For example, photographing a race car that appears frozen in relation to the background does not give us a sense of speed or motion, so technique dictates to represent the car in a frozen manner but with a blurred background, thus creating the sense of motion, this is called "panning". On the other hand, representing a basketball player in a high jump frozen in relation to everything else, due to the "unnatural" nature of the pose would be a good photograph.
  • Depth of field (DOF) refers to the area in focus in front of and beyond main subject. Depth of field is chosen according to the specific needs of every picture. Large or small DOF can either way add or subtract to the quality of the image. Low depth of field can be used to bring attention to the main subject, separating it from the general environment. High depth of field can be used to emphasize space. Short focal length lenses (wide angles) yield large DOF, and vice versa, long focal lenses (telephotos) have shallow DOF. Small apertures yield large DOF and conversely, large apertures yield shallow DOF.

On the graphic elements we have shape, volume, color, texture, perspective, balance, proportion, noise, etc.

  • Shape refers to the contour of the main subjects.
  • Volume refers to the three dimensional quality of the object. This is accomplished using side light. Contrary to general belief, front lighting is not the best light. It tends to flatten subject. Best light of day is early morning or late afternoon.
  • Color is important. Oversaturated colors are not good.
  • Texture refers to the quality of the surface of the subject. It is enhanced by side lighting… it is the "feel" to the touch.
  • Perspective refers to the "angle" accompanied by lines that disappear into a vanishing point that may or may not be inside the image.
  • Balance refers to the arrangement of subjects within the image that can either give equal weight or appear to be heavier on one side.
  • Proportion refers to the relation of size of objects in picture. Generally, we tend to represent small objects small in relation to others, but a good technique is to represent small objects large contrary to natural size relationship. For example, a small flower is given preponderance over a large mountain…. This is called inversion of scales.
Not all elements must be present. Some photographs can be judged on individual characteristics, that is, an image can be about color or texture, or color AND texture, etc.
  • Noise refers to unwanted corruption of color brightness and quality and can be caused by underexposure. It is not a desirable quality and can be grounds for opposition.
  • Symbolic meaning or relevance … Opinion wars can begin here … A bad picture of a very difficult subject is better than a good picture of an ordinary subject. A good picture of a difficult subject is an extraordinary photograph.
Images can be culturally biased by the photographer and/or the observer. The meaning of the image should be judged according to the cultural context of the image, not by the cultural context of the observer. An image "speaks" to people, and it has the capacity to evoke emotion such as tenderness, rage, rejection, happiness, sadness, etc. Good photographs are not limited to evoking pleasant sensations …

You will maximise the chances of your nominations succeeding if you read the complete guidelines before nominating.

Video and audio[edit]

Please nominate videos, sounds, music, etc. at Commons:Featured media candidates.

Set nominations[edit]

If a group of images are thematically connected in a direct and obvious way, they can be nominated together as a set. A set should fall under one of the following types:

  • Faithful digital reproductions of works notable in their own right, which the original author clearly intended to be viewed as a set. Examples: pages in a pamphlet, crops (puzzle pieces) of a prohibitively large scan, a pair of pendant paintings. Not acceptable: Arbitrary selection of sample works by an artist.
  • A sequence of images showing the passage of time. They could depict frames of a moving/changing object or a static object during different times of day or different seasons. Examples: diagrams illustrating a process, steps of a dance, metamorphosis of an insect, maps/drawings/photos of the same subject over the years (frame of view should be more or less the same).
  • A group of images depicting the same subject from different viewpoints, preferably taken under the same lighting conditions when possible. Examples: Exterior and interior of a building, different facades of a building, different interior views, obverse and inverse of a banknote/coin. Not acceptable: A selection of different rooms in a skyscraper, the facade of a church plus an organ, any images of fundamentally different scopes.
  • A group of images which show all possible variations of a particular class of object. Examples: Male and female versions of an animal (preferably in the same setting), all known species of a genus. Not acceptable: A few breeds of cats (unless they share a defining characteristic and represent all possible examples of that).

Simple tutorial for new users[edit]

Tutorial: Nominate on COM:FPC
How to nominate in 8 simple steps

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NOTE: You don't need to worry if you are not sure, other users will try their best to help you.


Adding a new nomination[edit]

If you believe that you have found or created an image that could be considered valuable, with appropriate image description and licensing, then do the following.

Step 1: copy the image name into this box, after the text already present in the box, for example, Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Your image filename.jpg. Then click on the "create new nomination" button.

All single files:

For renominations, simply add /2 after the filename. For example, Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Foo.jpg/2

All set nomination pages should begin "Commons:Featured picture candidates/Set/", e.g. "Commons:Featured picture candidates/Set/My Nomination".


Step 2: follow the instructions on the page that you are taken to, and save that page.

Step 3: manually insert a link to the created page at the top of Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list: Click here, and add the following line to the TOP of the nominations list:

{{Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Your image filename.jpg}}

Strongly recommended: Please add a gallery page and section heading from the list at Commons FP galleries. Write the code as Page name#Section heading. For example: Commons:Featured pictures/Sports#Individual sports

Optional: if you are not the creator of the image, please notify him/her using {{subst:FPC-notice|Your image filename.jpg}} -- ~~~~.

Note: Do not add an 'Alternative' image when you create a nomination. Selecting the best image is part of the nomination process. Alternatives are for a different crop or post-processing of the original image, or a closely related image from the same photo session (limited to 1 per nomination), if they are suggested by voters.

Voting[edit]

Editors whose accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote. Everybody can vote for their own nominations. Anonymous (IP) votes are not allowed.

You may use the following templates:

  • {{Support}} (Symbol support vote.svg Support),
  • {{Oppose}} (Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose),
  • {{Neutral}} (Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral),
  • {{Comment}} (Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment),
  • {{Info}} (Pictogram voting info.svg Info),
  • {{Question}} (Pictogram-voting question.svg Question),
  • {{Request}} (Pictogram voting question-blue.svg Request).

You may indicate that the image has no chance of success with the template {{FPX|reason - ~~~~}}, where reason explains why the image is clearly unacceptable as a FP. The template can only be used when there are no support votes other than the one from the nominator.

A well-written review helps participants (photographers, nominators and reviewers) improve their skills by providing insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a picture. Explain your reasoning, especially when opposing a candidate (which has been carefully selected by the author/nominator). English is the most widely understood language on Commons, but any language may be used in your review. A helpful review will often reference one or more of the criteria listed above.

Unhelpful reasons for opposing include:

  • No reason
  • "I don't like it" and other empty assessments
  • "You can do better" and other criticisms of the author/nominator rather than the image

Remember also to put your signature (~~~~).

Featured picture delisting candidates[edit]

Over time, featured picture standards change. It may be decided that for some pictures which were formerly "good enough", this is no longer the case. This is for listing an image which you believe no longer deserves to be a featured picture. For these, vote:

Text to use Displays as Meaning
{{Keep}} Symbol keep vote.svg Keep It deserves to remain a featured picture
{{Delist}} Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist It does not deserve to be a featured picture anymore.

This can also be used for cases in which a previous version of an image was promoted to FP, but a newer version of the image has been made and is believed to be superior to the old version, e.g. a newly edited version of a photo or a new scan of a historical image. In particular, it is not intended for replacing older photos of a particular subject with newer photos of the same subject, or in any other case where the current FP and the proposed replacement are essentially different images. For these nominations, vote:

Text to use Displays as Meaning
{{Keep}} Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Do not replace the old image with the new image as a FP.
{{Delistandreplace}} Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Replace the current FP with the proposed replacement.

If you believe that some picture no longer meets the criteria for FP, you can nominate it for delisting, copying the image name into this box, after the text already present in the box:


In the new delisting nomination page just created you should include:

  • Information on the origin of the image (creator, uploader);
  • A link to the original FP nomination (it will appear under "Links" on the image description page);
  • Your reasons for nominating the image and your username.

After that, you have to manually insert a link to the created page at the top of Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list.

As a courtesy, leave an informative note on the talk page(s) of the original creator, uploader(s), and nominator with a link to the delisting candidate. {{subst:FPC-notice-removal}} can be used for this purpose.

Featured picture candidate policy[edit]

General rules[edit]

  1. The voting period is 9 complete days counted from the nomination. After the end of this period the result will be determined. Votes added on day 10 and after are not counted.
  2. Nominations by anonymous contributors are welcome
  3. Contributions to discussion by anonymous contributors are welcome
  4. Only registered contributors whose Commons accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote. Exception: registered users can always vote in their own nominations no matter the account age and number of edits.
  5. Nominations do not count as votes. Support must be explicitly stated.
  6. Nominators and authors can withdraw their nominated pictures at any time. This is done by adding the following template: {{Withdraw}} ~~~~. Also, remember that if more than one version is nominated, you should explicitly state which version you are withdrawing.
  7. Remember, the goal of the Wikimedia Commons project is to provide a central repository for free images to be used by all Wikimedia projects, including possible future projects. This is not simply a repository for Wikipedia images, so images should not be judged here on their suitability for that project.
  8. Rules of the 5th day based on vote counts on day number 5 (day of nomination + 5)
    1. Pictures are speedy declined if they have no support (apart from the nominator).
    2. Pictures are speedy promoted if they have 10 support votes or more and no oppose votes. (Note that if it takes more than five days to reach this threshold, the picture can be promoted as soon as it is reached.)
    3. Once either speedy criterion is reached, the voting period is considered closed, and no more votes may be added.
  9. Pictures tagged {{FPX}} may be removed from the list 24 hours after the tag was applied, provided there are no support votes other than that of the nominator.
  10. Pictures tagged {{FPD}} (FP-Denied) may be removed from the list 24 hours after the tag was applied.
  11. Only two active nominations by the same user (that is, nominations under review and not yet closed) are allowed. The main purpose of this measure is to contribute to a better average quality of nominations, by driving nominators/creators to choose carefully the pictures presented to the forum.

Featuring and delisting rules[edit]

A candidate will become a featured picture in compliance with following conditions:

  1. Appropriate license (of course)
  2. At least seven Symbol support vote.svg Support votes (or 7 Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist votes for a delist) at the end of nine days
  3. Ratio of supporting/opposing votes at least 2/1 (a two-thirds majority); same for delist/keep votes
  4. Two different versions of the same picture cannot both be featured, but only the one with higher level of support, as determined by the closer. Whenever the closer is not sure which version has consensus to be featured, they should attempt to contact the voters to clarify their opinions if not clear from the nomination page.

The delisting rules are the same as those for FPs, with voting taking place over the same time period. The rule of the 5th day is applied to delisting candidates that have received no votes to delist, other than that of the proposer, by day 5. There is also a limit of two active delisting nominations per user, which is in addition to the limit of two active regular nominations.

The FPCBot handles the vote counting and closing in most cases, current exceptions are candidates containing multiple versions of the image as well as FPXed and withdrawn nominations. Any experienced user may close the requests not handled by the bot. For instructions on how to close nominations, see Commons:Featured picture candidates/What to do after voting is finished. Also note that there is a manual review stage between when the bot has counted the votes and before the nomination is finally closed by the bot; this manual review can be done by any user familiar with the voting rules.

Above all, be polite[edit]

Please don't forget that the image you are judging is somebody's work. Avoid using phrases like "it looks terrible" and "I hate it". If you must oppose, please do so with consideration. Also remember that your command of English might not be the same as someone else's. Choose your words with care.

Happy judging… and remember... all rules can be broken.

See also[edit]

Table of contents[edit]

List may contain works considered Not Safe for Work (nudity).

Nominators are requested, out of courtesy, to include the {{Nsfw}} template with such images. Users may select the gadget in user preferences "Deferred display of images tagged with {{Nsfw}} on COM:FPC" to enable the template's effect of hiding the image until selected.

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Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Zhou Fang. Court Ladies Playing Double-sixes. Freer Gallery of Art.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Dec 2022 at 18:23:29 (UTC)
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Zhou Fang. Court Ladies Playing Double-sixes. Freer Gallery of Art

File:2017-02-26 Natalie Geisenberger (Siegerehrung) by Sandro Halank–3.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Dec 2022 at 17:58:34 (UTC)
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Natalie Geisenberger with the Globe for the Overall World Cup winner at the award ceremony at the Luge World Cup in Altenberg 2017

Polyommatus icarus underside[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Dec 2022 at 08:34:17 (UTC)
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Acanthocardia echinata mucronata (European prickly cockle), shell[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Dec 2022 at 06:10:11 (UTC)
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File:European starling at Bodega Head-1209.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Dec 2022 at 00:55:05 (UTC)
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European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) at Bodega Head, California

File:Indus Valley near Leh.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Dec 2022 at 23:16:56 (UTC)
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Indus Valley near Leh

File:Aerial image of Grand Prismatic Spring (view from the south).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Dec 2022 at 18:27:55 (UTC)
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Aerial image of Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park (view from the south)
  • Gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena#Volcanism
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Carsten Steger - uploaded by Carsten Steger - nominated by Carsten Steger -- Carsten Steger (talk) 18:27, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Carsten Steger (talk) 18:27, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose That's a bit of a dissapointing quality for a daylight shot taken with a D5. I even initially thought this was shot with a cheap drone. Not sure what went wrong. - Benh (talk) 20:05, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Benh, thank you for your review. I took this image through the pilot’s window while flying a Cessna 172 at approximately 100 knots (185 km/h) with a fairly long focal length of 190 mm because I had to fly at least 600 m (2000 ft) above ground level over the national park. Even with the short exposure time of 1/1600 s, there was some motion blur in the raw image, which I corrected with a sharpening software tool. Unfortunately, there is some residual motion blur visible in the image, which I was unable to correct. I uploaded four different pictures of Grand Prismatic Spring that I took during the flight. In my opinion, this image has the best composition of the four, so I selected it for the nomination. I would be interested to learn whether one of the other images would be acceptable for you. --Carsten Steger (talk) 20:42, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Benh. I have to agree that the image quality of this beautiful sight is not high enough for FP. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:38, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it. For my eyes the sharpness is just OK, and hey, this is still more resolution than the other 11 aerial views of this spring. It seems quite rare too -- I don't think drones are allowed there. --A.Savin 22:56, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per A.Savin. Actually this is still a stunning photo in my eyes. --Aristeas (talk) 08:46, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment @Carsten: Every time I see your photos, I think: You make an admirable effort and take almost/already professional aerial photography! However, in the end the quality of the photos at pixel level is not as great as it should be. I suspect it’s due to some camera settings and/or to the post-processing. Maybe you would just have to change a few things to make your photos even better. This isn’t the right place to discuss it, but maybe we could discuss elsewhere with some others what it might be. I don’t mean this as criticism, but as help, because I really estimate your work. --Aristeas (talk) 08:46, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Templo de Ramsés II, Abu Simbel, Egipto, 2022-04-02, DD 92-94 HDR.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Dec 2022 at 16:01:44 (UTC)
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Wall of one of the north side chambers of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt.
  • Nythar I can't judge whether it looks painful to you but to me it looks pretty loyal to what you can find there. The light is not uniform but very limited and strong. You can also check other images of this chamber on Commons other in the Internet. Poco a poco (talk) 08:55, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Just googled it and yes, they all look like that. It's just the lighting, but the image is really good. NytharT.C 08:59, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:FrankfurtOder asv2022-07 img01 Holy Cross Church.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Dec 2022 at 11:09:05 (UTC)
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Holy Cross Church in Frankfurt (Oder)

File:LVM3 M2, OneWeb India-1 campaign 19.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Dec 2022 at 07:02:04 (UTC)
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Launch Vehicle Mark-3, a launch vehicle developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, one day before its launch on October 22

File:Althaea cannabina. 04-08-2022 (actm.).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Dec 2022 at 05:30:50 (UTC)
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  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I'm still seeing some remnants of halos, especially on the stem. You also might see a hot pixel now and then between petals. I realize a lot of this is very nitpicky, but see what you can find. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:29, 3 December 2022 (UTC)
    :::*✓ Done @Ikan Kekek: By hot pixels between the petals, do you mean the dark red dots on the petals? Otherwise, would you like to add a note to the hot pixels? then I can find them better. Thanks in advance.--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 16:42, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image:Vollkorn Muffins und schwarzer Bio-Kaffee.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Dec 2022 at 23:26:54 (UTC)
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Muffins and a cup of coffee

File:Tartu Kunstimuuseum detsembriõhtul.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Dec 2022 at 05:30:54 (UTC)
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Tartu Art Museum building
  • Gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Exteriors#Estonia
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Hendrik Mändla - nominated by Kruusamägi (talk) 05:30, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kruusamägi (talk) 05:30, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Beautiful blue hour, however the ghosts (6 people in the center plus 2 at the left) are distracting. It would have been possible to avoid them, either by waiting the right moment, or by taking 2 pictures, merged together afterwards. Moreover, I think this nomination promoted last month is showing the spectacular inclination of the building better. In this case, due to the point of view, the angle appears less explicit. We notice the edges are not vertical, but they give the feeling that "the perspective should be fixed", more than "the building is special" -- Basile Morin (talk) 08:55, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The blue hour is one of my appreciated time of the day to take pictures, especially architecture. In excellente architecture photography, the edges of buildings must be vertical. The most disturbing objects in this picture are the electric wires with the light bulbs -- Marc-Lautenbacher (talk) 23:54, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Your subjective appreciation of the light bulbs is respectable, however, note that the building itself is not vertical in reality. Due to the inclination, it is named the Tartu Pisa Tower. But your feeling confirms mine: this specificity is not obvious enough, from that angle. -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:41, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Mostly for the ghosts, but also the verticals on the building to the left are not vertical. BigDom (talk) 11:22, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- I might be biased here, but still: too much sky, and the ghosts are really annoying. Also, the crop of the left building is not quite good, maybe because of its (too) prominent placement, with the result that it looks "cut". --A.Savin 23:04, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica 12.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Dec 2022 at 00:24:03 (UTC)
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Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica

File:Vista de Florencia desde Piazzale Michelangelo, Italia, 2022-09-18, DD 212-214 HDR.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Dec 2022 at 00:02:41 (UTC)
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  • Gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Cityscapes#Italy
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A beautiful sunset cityscape of an incredibly beautiful city. created by Poco a poco - uploaded by Poco a poco - nominated by Cmao20 -- Cmao20 (talk) 00:02, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Cmao20 (talk) 00:02, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Indeed :) Thank you! Poco a poco (talk) 07:00, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The picture brings back fond memories. The city is photographed from this point countless times every day, but very rarely in this excellent quality. -Aristeas (talk) 18:32, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Aristeas. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:10, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Radomianin (talk) 22:00, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Ermell (talk) 23:10, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 05:40, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --BigDom (talk) 11:23, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Bravo Diego, muito bom. -Terragio67 (talk) 13:06, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --GRDN711 (talk) 14:54, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I would love to have seen more details, but I understand that it must be a limitation of the camera sensor --Wilfredor (talk) 16:21, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    What limitation ? 5DS ? And anyway, nothing that can't be overcome with a tripod and even multi exposures shots. - Benh (talk) 20:08, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • I believe that the 5DS sensor is capable of resolving as much detail as a modern sensor (dynamic range is another matter) so the limitation is probably on the lens (the 16-35mm f4 struggles with high-density sensors). Compared to the usual 20-25mp images we see here though, I think there's still plenty of detail. Diego, in any case, have you tried to fine-tune the AF? I've done it recently on my DSLRs, and the improvement is noticeable --Julesvernex2 (talk) 15:35, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment To be honest, I am really surprised that we are discussing resolution/level of details with this photo ;–). IMHO the detail level is absolutely fine when we consider that this is a single-shot, 3/5 seconds exposure at f/11 on a 50 megapixels sensor. Only few lenses will resolve more details on 50 megapixels, and not at f/11 (many modern lenses arrive peak resolution in most areas at f/4 or so), and the twilight also has its influence because it does not do justice to many small details with low contrast. Not long ago, in the time of 12 megapixels sensors, people would have gone crazy about the possibilty to capture so many details with a single shot … --Aristeas (talk) 16:02, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 05:51, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 07:54, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Schweriner Schloss - Schlosskirche - Decke (0302).jpg[edit]

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Humayun's Tomb in Delhi

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Blue-throated macaw (Ara glaucogularis) in flight, Loro Parque, Tenerife, Spain

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Gelada (Theropithecus gelada gelada) male

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Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) eyes

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Pedde du Coin des Hasards in Thiers, Puy-de-Dôme, France

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Town hall of Cournon-d'Auvergne, Puy-de-Dôme, France

File:Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus-msu-0719-.jpg[edit]

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The Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus is a legislative building in Berlin near the Reichstag. It is part of the “Federal Belt” of buildings in the urban design concept for Germany's government quarter.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Matthias Süßen - uploaded by Matthias Süßen - nominated by Matthias Süßen -- Matthias Süßen (talk) 08:04, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Matthias Süßen (talk) 08:04, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tournasol7 (talk) 08:12, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 12:48, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cmao20 (talk) 14:36, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Exellent light, mood and composition. Because the verticals are almost vertical (we are not looking up or down), you may want to make them perfectly vertical (perspective correction); and you may want to correct the green chromatic aberration on the edge at the right. --Aristeas (talk) 18:33, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, but I agree with Aristeas, in that there are borders in various places that would ideally be edited out. I think this is a very good low-light photo, though, and the motif is interesting. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:09, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose (Switching to Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral per discussion below) My eyes keep drifting to that bit of boardwalk at the bottom. Looking at the location it seems possible to place the camera right at the edge of the boardwalk to capture a full reflection without any distractions. On the technical side, I subscribe to the shortcomings listed by Aristeas and would add low sharpness to the mix, seemingly caused by slight camera shake and/or diffraction. --Julesvernex2 (talk) 20:15, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Julesvernex2, sorry. --A.Savin 00:21, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Striking but barrel distortion at the top, in addition to the other problems. I will oppose if this is not fixed -- Basile Morin (talk) 00:37, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Thank you for the comments. I have uploaded a new version. I made a perspective correction and removed the chromatic aberrations. I also adjusted the cropping so that more foreground is now visible. In fact, I even tried to get closer to the water. There it was difficult to get all the reflection on the picture. Also, the front step was so half submerged, which didn't look so good, see here. The roof in the foreground is actually round. It fits exactly into the roof of the building opposite, as you can see on satellite images. --Matthias Süßen (talk) 07:04, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Ah, indeed that half submerged step spoils the reflection! The idea of matching the curvature of the foreground to the opposing roof is awesome, but I'm not sure it comes across as intentional without the accompanying explanation. One last point on technicalities: the chromatic aberration correction went overboard and left a thick orange border across the entire building. I see you use Lightroom, so would propose instead one of these corrections: i) using the Defringe tool with around 14 on the green amount and 62/84 on the green hue; or ii) using the clone stamp tool at max magnification to manually remove the green fringing. The latter produces better results but is a but time consuming. Happy to help further if useful --Julesvernex2 (talk) 08:16, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Thank you so much for your tips! I had already worked with the Defringe tool (after the automatic correction did not give good results): Now I have adopted the parameters you suggested. --Matthias Süßen (talk) 08:41, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
        • You're welcome! I still see the orange border but it's probably just a temporary cache issue --Julesvernex2 (talk) 09:08, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
          • Hi Julesvernex2. That is strange. They weren't there yet during the upload. But now I have also seen them and uploaded the file again. --Matthias Süßen (talk) 09:16, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
            • Yep, can see it now! --Julesvernex2 (talk) 11:34, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
            • Thank you very much, Matthias, for the new version! Perspective etc. are IMHO much better now. But I still see some orange areas at the right of the building, around the crane etc., even when I refresh the cache. That’s a pity because I really would like to support this photo. --Aristeas (talk) 08:28, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
            • Good eye, Aristeas! Matthias, when I apply the parameters above (14 on the green amount and 62/84 on the green hue) I get slightly better results (e.g., no orange borders on the right of the building) but the crane is still not perfect. I think this will require a bit of manual cloning to solve, happy to help you with this if useful --Julesvernex2 (talk) 10:05, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
              • Thank you for the tips. Thank you for the tips. I have tried to fix the problem and uploaded a new version. --Matthias Süßen (talk) 10:17, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment In several places, the newest version has more CA than the original. Look at the bottom of the extended roof and the circular windows. I am crossing out my vote for now. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:48, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg CommentFair enough. I'm sorry for that. I am permanently working on the image. For the latest version (which I just uploaded), Aristeas supported me.--Matthias Süßen (talk) 08:39, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It looks like the CA on the bottom of the extended roof was replaced in part with blue, but it's all acceptable to me and the photo is beautiful, so I again support. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:34, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Dear friends, please have a look at the newest version. (Most of) the purple fringing is gone. CA removal is really difficult in this case, among other reasons because the image is quite colourful and therefore some usual “replace colour” tricks etc. don’t work well. But I hope we are making progress ;–). --Aristeas (talk) 10:28, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Facially, great! But it's rather soft all around, with CA still visible in places. It looks like it was a long exposure, which might explain this, but with incomplete metadata we can't tell so I don't feel like I can fairly !vote. Daniel Case (talk) 18:25, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Greater white-fronted goose in flight-1045.jpg[edit]

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A greater white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons) in flight

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Czech Republic - landscape near Koryčany

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  • BTW: There is no vignette added. It's natural. --XRay 💬 15:18, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • my bad then. But it's really remarkable how the brightness drops around the tower. So I'm a bit surprised. - Benh (talk) 18:22, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • It's just a cloud in the right place. --XRay 💬 18:34, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • ✓ Done Thanks to Benh. I made some improvements in the sky (more noise reduction, colors). --XRay 💬 15:24, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I had the same impression as Benh, but now that kind of vignetting (or cloud?) has disappeared with the new version uploaded -- Basile Morin (talk) 02:08, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I've reduced blue luminance in the sky. --XRay 💬 04:32, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't know ... maybe it's all this technical work but it just doesn't stand out enough for me. Daniel Case (talk) 03:30, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Bad Homburg - Erlöserkirche - Decke (3106).jpg[edit]

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Church of the Redeemer, Germany

File:SBB Re 4-4 II and Re 6-6 above Erstfeld.jpg[edit]

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A Re 4/4 II and a Re 6/6 haul a southbound intermodal freight train on the Gotthard line just outside Erstfeld (visible in the background), Switzerland.

File:Padum Zanskar View From Karsha Oct22 A7C 03984.jpg[edit]

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Padum tri-valley and the Zanskar mountains
  • Contre-jour. The sun is in front. What we see is the shadowy side of these mountains, with a characteristic bluish tint. Also the clouds are very bright. The problem comes from the orientation of the camera in my opinion -- Basile Morin (talk) 02:52, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Ermell (talk) 11:27, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Basile, sorry Poco a poco (talk) 18:48, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support On the one hand Basile is certainly right about the difficult light. On the other hand I still like the result: it’s a magnificent view and I love the transition in the valley from shadow to light. --Aristeas (talk) 09:34, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cmao20 (talk) 14:31, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 16:13, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 13:06, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I understand Basile's and Diego's points of view, but (IMHO) I still see a natural purplish sky near the incredibly beautiful mountain sunset... --Terragio67 (talk) 14:07, 2 december 2022 (UTC)
  • BA candidate.svg Weak oppose per Basile and Diego. I've seen a lot of clouds, blue sky and snow-capped peaks in my recent categorization work. This just does not stand out from that very large pack. Daniel Case (talk) 21:03, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support Beautiful, but I also agree with Daniel. --UnpetitproleX (Talk) 22:51, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 07:39, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Tree shrouded in kudzu (40589p).jpg[edit]

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Tree shrouded in kudzu
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A tree covered and ultimately killed by kudzu, an invasive vine here in the US which can cover large areas, depriving plants and trees of sunlight. You can see the scope in photos like this one. I was attracted to this subject because the effect here is kind of monstrous, a figure overtaken by vines. all by — Rhododendrites talk |  04:41, 28 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportRhododendrites talk |  04:41, 28 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Draceane talkcontrib. 15:18, 28 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Ordinary pattern of a dead mass, in my view. Wild natural sites may be rare in New York, but in any countryside of the world, these sorts of vines wrapped around trees are very common. Here this heavy gray web is insignificant to me -- Basile Morin (talk) 00:56, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The linked picture is actually more impressive and shows the problem better. This photo lacks the wow effect although it is very instructive.--Ermell (talk) 11:36, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per above, sorry Poco a poco (talk) 18:49, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Seems it depends on how we look at this photo (as often ;–). I first thought this was one of Cart’s photos – this bizarre dead tree immediately evokes associations of a bad witch, a giant insect or a monster, so it reminds me a lot of Cart’s point that we should not only depict beauty, but also the wicked and strange. The contrast between the gloomy associations of the tree and the glorious cloudy sky further enhances the impact of the image for me. --Aristeas (talk) 09:02, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Aristeas' eloquent comment, plus I think the composition is better than the previous nomination. Cmao20 (talk) 14:29, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 14:53, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Basile Morin. -- Karelj (talk) 16:43, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Perhaps a VI, due to the way it shows kudzu creeping northward as a result of climate change, and actually as you and I (but perhaps not Basile) know, there are plenty of these open wild areas within New York City (Staten Island Greenbelt, anyone?). But it doesn't stand out enough for me to see it as an FP. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daniel Case (talk • contribs)

File:File, Asuán, Egipto, 2022-04-01, DD 142.jpg[edit]

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Trajan's Kiosk, Philae, Aswan, Egypt

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Local train between Sepid Dasht and Dorud, Iran

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Pauline Kirby

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Coenonympha pamphilus

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Tallinn Old Town book case