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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 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.
  • ResolutionImages (with the exception of animations, videos, and SVGs) of lower resolution than 2 million pixels (pixels, not bytes) are typically rejected unless there are strong mitigating reasons.
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 colour/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 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 colour 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

There are many different types of non-photographic media, including engravings, watercolours, 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 hosting page. Edit notes should be specified in detail, such as "Rotated and cropped. Dirt, scratches, and stains removed. Histogram adjusted and colors balanced."

Photographs

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). Digital cameras (or images) have a narrower latitude than film. 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, colour, 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.
  • Colour is important. Over saturated colours 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 colour AND texture, etc.
  • Noise refers to unwanted corruption of colour 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 a better picture 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

Set nominations

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).

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}}

Recommended: Please add a category from the list at COM:FP.

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

Voting[edit]

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

You may use 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 an 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 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, he/she 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 the bot has counted the votes and before they are finally closed by the bot, this manual review can be done by any user that is 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:Malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus stuartkeithi).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2018 at 23:13:01 (UTC)
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Malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus stuartkeithi)

File:Louvre Cour Carree.jpg (delist)[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2018 at 22:34:31

Current

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Proposed

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File:Bad Kissingen Maxbrunnen 0417RM0270.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2018 at 21:27:38 (UTC)
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Max fountain Bad Kissingen

File:Bergtocht van Peio Paese naar Lago Covel in het Nationaal park Stelvio (Italië). Europese lariks (Larix decidua) op een rotswand 02.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2018 at 18:56:10 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Krummhörn, Greetsiel, Hafen -- 2018 -- 1126.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2018 at 18:15:20 (UTC)
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Ships at the harbour, Greetsiel, Krummhörn, Lower Saxony, Germany

File:Norderney, Kurplatz, Fahrradständer -- 2018 -- 1023.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2018 at 18:10:56 (UTC)
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Bicycle stands at the Kurplatz, Norderney, Lower Saxony, Germany

File:20180126 FIS NC WC Seefeld Eric Frenzel 850 9872.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2018 at 08:09:11 (UTC)
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Eric Frenzel making fun with a banana
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Granada - uploaded by Granada - nominated by Granada -- Granada (talk) 08:09, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Granada (talk) 08:09, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I can see why a banana in a portrait could be funny but here unfortunately it blends in too much with the shapes and colors of his clothes and equipment. Looking at the photo, you first see him, then you notice a smudge on his face, then you realize the smudge is a shadow and finally you realize it comes from something he is holding which turns out to be a banana. The pun gets lost. Sorry. --cart-Talk 10:06, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I think it's funny and worth the time it takes to get the punch line. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:19, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I'd go in and edit the image to reduce the shadow in his face, because I think it's disturbing.--Peulle (talk) 14:12, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Castel del Monte BW 2016-10-14 13-15-58.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2018 at 07:48:21 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture#Italy
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by Berthold Werner -- Berthold Werner (talk) 07:48, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Berthold Werner (talk) 07:48, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Nice building, but I'm unconvinced by this picture. I've written a note with a proposed crop and a criticism of the cutoff of the tree at the left margin, but I'm unsure whether I'd support the photo if you took the two steps I suggest. The sharpness of the building is a little soft. The light is growing on me, though, and the vegetation is interesting. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:49, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:PIA17218 – A Farewell to Saturn, Brightened Version.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2018 at 02:48:56 (UTC)
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File:Dahlia cultivar (70093s).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2018 at 00:03:24 (UTC)
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Dahlia cultivar
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info focus stacked image of a Dahlia cultivar in New York in October 2017. all by me — Rhododendrites talk |  00:03, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportRhododendrites talk |  00:03, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very nice flower, good stacking and I also love dahlias with their velvety oh-so-hard-to-photograph texture, but the light is unappealing and with two partially cut buds, the composition could be better. Sorry. --cart-Talk 09:53, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per everything cart said, plus the posterization on the petal tips that happens so often in this kind of picture (And does it really fade from red to magenta like that?) Daniel Case (talk) 20:39, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Beachy Head March 2017 01.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Feb 2018 at 20:56:23 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Jaswant Zafar at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Feb 2018 at 18:25:00 (UTC)
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Punjabi poet and author Jaswant Zafar
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by - uploaded by - nominated by Satdeep Gill -- Satdeep Gill (talk) 18:25, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Satdeep Gill (talk) 18:25, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Good quality, and probably valued image, but I'd like the person facing the camera for a FP. Also too much empty space. Regards, Yann (talk) 04:48, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose QI probably, but doesn't stand out enough for FP. Daniel Case (talk) 05:11, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Yann. A technically very good shot, sharp and well lit, but I would also love it to see the person facing to the camera. --Granada (talk) 08:46, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Regretful oppose A really good portrait does not have to be someone facing the camera (there are plenty of profiles and half-profiles in Commons:Featured pictures/People), but unfortunately the side of the glasses ends up right over his eye and that is disturbing the photo. Otherwise it is really good and I like the space in the photo since it gives the man a chance to breathe. I'm also intrigued by seeing how the glasses are tucked into the folds of the turban. I haven't seen many people wearing such headdresses and I didn't realize that's how they work with glasses. --cart-Talk 10:19, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Breisach - Stephansmünster zur Blauen Stunde.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Feb 2018 at 07:16:27 (UTC)
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Breisach minster, Germany
the "strange glow" is called smoke and comes typically from chimneys --Wladyslaw (talk) 08:31, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Could be. It has a strange straight edge cut out of the right-hand-side, so it looked more like the weird glow one can get sometimes from stitching frames. But perhaps the straight edge is a shadow from the lights and building combined. -- Colin (talk) 08:43, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
It not a shadow. You see the chimney below the "strange glow"? It would not be a problem to retouche the smoke. But I see no necessary to do this. --Wladyslaw (talk) 10:09, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:11, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I've added a note to the image about a possible dust spot or something. Charles (talk) 11:01, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • whatever it was, it`s removed --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:24, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Don Puay river bank landscape at sunset.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Feb 2018 at 01:01:31 (UTC)
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River bank at sunset from the island of Don Puay, Laos
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places#Laos
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by Basile Morin -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:01, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:01, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:10, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - The girl's face and some of the water buffaloes' faces are rather unsharp, but the view is so picturesque! -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:01, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--MZaplotnik(talk) 09:32, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:11, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 13:31, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 18:37, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's sort of soft in some places and the composition is a little random ... but you know what? It's got a great evening mood, and I love the perspective, going from just in front of the camera's feet all the way out to the distant features on the horizon. Daniel Case (talk) 01:02, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--LG Nyqvist (talk) 07:02, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Lahminewski Lab (talk) 16:05, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--BeckenhamBear (talk) 20:05, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Kleinarl Jägersee 20180209.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Feb 2018 at 14:24:27 (UTC)
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Frozen lake Jägersee near Kleinarl, federal state of Salzburg, Austria

File:Tubla sun Juac cun Odles y Stevia Gherdëina.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Feb 2018 at 11:40:01 (UTC)
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A hay barn and Swiss pine tree (pinus cembra) with the Odles Group and the Stevia Mountain, Puez-Geisler Nature Park, Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places#Italy
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Wolfgang Moroder - nominated by User:Ikan Kekek -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:40, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - The mountain on the upper right may be a bit disproportionately unsharp, but the overall quality is good and I find the composition quite interesting. (I don't like the category - it's not a purely natural scene and I wanted "Mountains" but couldn't figure out how to get that to link to anything.) -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:40, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:19, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Why is the tree in the middle of the picture? Charles (talk) 14:56, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - IMO, biscecting the picture nearly in two that way is a nice structural element and look. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:44, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Like the "lines" in the picture. --LG Nyqvist (talk) 16:54, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow, not an interesting composition --Michielverbeek (talk) 20:20, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the composition too. Daniel Case (talk) 21:20, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not bad, but not special enough to be FP. Regards, Yann (talk) 04:45, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The swiss pine and the sunburned logs of the barn give a special taste of alpine atmosphere --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 06:45, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice scenery, but big parts are unsharp. This camera definitely has better performance --A.Savin 23:54, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Karlstad Stonebridge.jpg[edit]

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East bridge, a stone bridge in Karlstad, Sweden
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Bridges#Sweden
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by LG Nyqvist - nominated by W.carter -- cart-Talk 09:49, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A photo rich with color and interesting texures. I love the impeccable timing so that the light streaks, from what I assume is a bus, are only reflected in the open part of the river and not in the ice near the shores. -- cart-Talk 09:49, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per nom. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:14, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 11:57, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Although I'm wondering why the lights aren't crossing the bridge continously from right to left, I do like the image. --Basotxerri (talk) 14:57, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Well the technical answer is simple; the photographer didn't press the button until the vehicle was above he third bridge foundation. Since the bus/whatever had some speed, it didn't leave a shadow or anything at the point where the exposure began. There are light traces from a car that was behind the bus. I think that timing is rather splendid, since it leaves the birch grove and the ice on the right undisturbed by light streaks. --cart-Talk 15:28, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • OK, thanks for the explaination. Anyway, I wish that the lights were passing all over the bridge. But the image is good enough this way! --Basotxerri (talk) 18:29, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Thats right. The exposure did not start immediately after the bus was on the bridgde. --LG Nyqvist (talk) 16:46, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LG Nyqvist (talk) 16:57, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 00:49, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 13:38, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 18:39, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 21:18, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 04:54, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice! But there are some dust spots in the sky that should be removed. :) --Granada (talk) 08:42, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info OK - Have taken away a couple of small spots and uploaded a new version. --LG Nyqvist (talk) 15:43, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Iguana marina (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), isla Lobos, islas Galápagos, Ecuador, 2015-07-25, DD 47.JPG[edit]

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Exemplar of marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) laying on a rock in the coast of Lobos Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

File:Kloster Banz vom Staffelberg 270136-PSD.jpg[edit]

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KLoster Banz seen from the Staffelberg
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Ermell (talk) 07:53, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ermell (talk) 07:53, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment a bit too centered? --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 09:59, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry but this light doesn't give me the wow. With so much nature being included, I'd need some more impressive lighting.--Peulle (talk) 10:54, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:20, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Harlock81 (talk) 15:59, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral To be there and see this view in real life is something special. Difficult to give it justice in a picture. If I have been there I had divided the view in 3 rows and 3 colums and put the building in same row but in colum #1 or #3 --LG Nyqvist (talk) 17:05, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment That depends on how you divide up the picture. The uppermost light in the clouds is the rest of the sunset far left outside the picture. The sky was simply too dark on the right side and in the foreground and on the right side there would be lights of the highway and other roads. But I will certainly find another solution next time.--
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  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Peulle, no wow for me. IMO the main object is also just a small part of the composition. --Michielverbeek (talk) 20:26, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Color seems very off, and unsharpness in some areas more than the long exposure can forgive. Daniel Case (talk) 02:38, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Bajorelieve1-monumentoaSanMartinMDP.jpg[edit]

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File:Kop Blokslootpolder (Bloksleatpolder) 22.jpg[edit]

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File:Alnus incana var. tenuifolia in flower.jpg[edit]

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Alnus incana var. tenuifolia in flower
  • Category: [[Commons:Featured pictures/<add the category here>]]
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by ThayneT - uploaded by ThayneT - nominated by ThayneT -- ThayneT (talk) 04:37, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ThayneT (talk) 04:37, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like the compositon with these three layers but IMO the first layer isn't sharp enough. The lighting could be more interesting, too. --Basotxerri (talk) 15:22, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm very sorry, but I agree with Basotxerri: a pleasant composition, but the lack of sharpness on the first layer is a serious issue. --Sputniktilt (talk) 16:56, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment BTW, please add the FPC category. --Basotxerri (talk) 21:33, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Basotxerri. Daniel Case (talk) 07:21, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I see why there are so many Roses and Circium vulgares in the Wikimedia collection instead of actually encompassing the world's plant species. I also see that my time would be better spent elsewhere. I'm sorry you don't like my photograph of Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia, but I did have a better one I'm going to send to the WTU Image Collection, Cal Photos and the Electronic Flora of British Columbia where it will undoubtedly be the finest in their collection possibly for many years to come.

File:Thylacodes colubrinus 01.JPG[edit]

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Shell of a Blackish Worm Snail, Thylacodes colubrinus

File:Hallstatt kath. Kirche Knappenaltar Kreuzigung 01.jpg[edit]

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Crucifixion of Christ at the central panel of the Knappenaltar (altar of the miners) at the catholic parish church Hallstatt, Upper Austria
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Crucifixion of Christ at the central panel of the Knappenaltar (altar of the miners) at the catholic parish church Hallstatt, Upper Austria. Anonymous master, around 1450. All by me --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:23, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:23, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mile (talk) 16:14, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 17:08, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ermell (talk) 20:40, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:34, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:38, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Yes to more paintings, but one Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question: is there a bit of barrel distortion? My eyes are telling me that the sides are curving a bit ...--Peulle (talk) 09:50, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @Peulle: I checked the verticals of the frame and do not see any barrel distortion. --Uoaei1 (talk) 21:01, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Oh well. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Peulle (talk) 22:10, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Reagan sitting with people from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region in February 1983.jpg[edit]

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Reagan with the Mujahedin
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Historical#1980-1990
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info In the series of images depicting significant historical events, this image is captioned: President Reagan meeting with Afghan Freedom Fighters to discuss Soviet atrocities in Afghanistan. 2/2/83. During the Soviet invasion, the US provided financial and military support to the mujahedin, in a covert operation managed by the CIA. While this support was classified, the moral support was public - as this image shows.
  • Created by a White House photographer (possibly Tim Clary) Michael Evans, as stamped on the contact sheet, uploaded by Scewing, nominated by Peulle -- Peulle (talk) 13:34, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Peulle (talk) 13:34, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment -- I have done a minor fix: straightened and perspektive correction. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 20:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Most of the source links are broken. –Juliancolton | Talk 20:30, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @Juliancolton: I did a little searching on the net and some digging and found that most of the files have just been moved to the Reagan Library website. I have put the new links on the file's page. One pdf lists all the rolls of film taken by the White House photographers during 1983, complete with contact sheets and everything (frame 32). Pretty cool! So the name of the photographer is no longer a mystery (it's Michael Evans) and you can apparently order larger files from the library if you want. A fun thing is looking at the other photos in this roll plus the one before and after so you get coverage of the whole event. This looks like a good site to visit to sort things out about photos from that era. --cart-Talk 23:39, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Historically significant. It seems like a hundred years ago that right-wingers and Evangelicals in the U.S. thought jihadists were righteous "freedom fighters", and of course they were fighting Soviet, rather than American occupation in those days. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:37, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose historically significant moment perhaps, and possibly high enough EV for FP on Wikipedia, but for me the EV doesn't carry it far enough. the capture seems rather unremarkable aside from just being in the room. — Rhododendrites talk |  02:24, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose While hunting for sources for this photos, I've gone over it in by head and now I find that Rhododendrites has expressed my view rather eloquently. Sorry. --cart-Talk 12:07, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - agree that it has EV and would be a good candidate for en.WP but it doesn't quite meet the FP requirements here. Atsme 📞 16:02, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Rhododendrites. Daniel Case (talk) 23:31, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Momordica charantia - Kudret narı, Adana 2017-11-19 02-1.jpg[edit]

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File:Car radio antenna on Mazda 323 compacted.jpg[edit]

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Car radio antenna on Mazda 323 compacted
  • For me, it adds a depth to the picture having a light side and a dark side, divided by the antenna. Having all of it evenly lit would have been boring and not given the image enough contrast. --cart-Talk 11:19, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I do not mind the darkness. I like the idea that is well executed. --Pugilist (talk) 13:42, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support these crystals with their dense texture. A macro lens would have made it gorgeous, but the quality is okay -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:25, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Basotxerri (talk) 15:23, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Creative!! Love the definition of the crystals. Atsme 📞 16:04, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Ikan. Daniel Case (talk) 16:41, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I prefer a little bit lighter. But a resourceful choice.--Famberhorst (talk) 17:53, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 19:12, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 13:41, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As per others -- Bijay Chaurasia (Talk) 17:48, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Battlefield in Tovačov - monument 01.jpg[edit]

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Battlefield in Tovačov, Czech Republic
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info allby Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 09:58, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 09:58, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Is this really the best angle for depicting the monument? At first glance, I thought it was an unkept, abandoned monument with plants and bushes growing from it. Light, symmetry and quality are otherwise very good. --cart-Talk 10:20, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
    In my opinion this angle is the best --Pudelek (talk) 10:40, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Even without the unfortunate "tree growing out of the monument" illusion, this is just a QI. What is "wow" about it? -- Colin (talk) 12:38, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. Good picture but not an FP. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:50, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Cart. The tree hidden behind spoils the subject -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:54, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. --Basotxerri (talk) 15:24, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I actually don't mind the tree—it sort of suggests rebirth to me, perfectly in keeping with the monument However, the trees at the side are distorted and unsharp. Daniel Case (talk) 16:40, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Green crab traps with white buoys.jpg[edit]

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stacks of green crab traps
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by WClarke - uploaded by WClarke - nominated by WClarke -- WClarke 06:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- WClarke 06:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Too many blurry bars and other blurry things, uncomfortable to look at. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:04, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Ikan.--Ermell (talk) 20:45, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ikan. Daniel Case (talk) 03:49, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Very arty, looks like the moon trapped. Unusual, intriguing and different. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 10:11, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Since I like odd, arty photos I wanted to get mesmerized by this but unfortunately that didn't happen. The lines are too many and too chaotic. The overcast light doesn't help as it makes all surfaces flat. Sorry. --cart-Talk 12:11, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Ikan and Cart -- Basile Morin (talk) 14:16, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Nolan warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus africanus) juveniles drinking.jpg, featured[edit]

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Nolan warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus africanus) juveniles drinking.jpg
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Nice and very good! -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 20:41, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 03:40, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment There is a strong tilt --Poco2 08:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done There was. Well spotted, thanks. Charles (talk) 08:59, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Much better and a nice one! Poco2 19:34, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice! I'd like to see the other semi-finalists too. ;-) --cart-Talk 09:10, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I didn't get personality rights unfortunately!! Charles (talk) 10:52, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Rats... those copyright laws can be a real pain in the behind. --cart-Talk 10:55, 16 February 2018 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 19 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /MZaplotnik(talk) 22:39, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
This image will be added to the FP category: Animals/Mammals

Turgot map of Paris, Kyoto University Library (delist)[edit]

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Delist
Turgot map Paris KU 01.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 02.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 03.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 04.jpg
Turgot map Paris KU 05.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 06.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 07.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 08.jpg
Turgot map Paris KU 09.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 10.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 11.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 12.jpg
Turgot map Paris KU 13.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 14.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 15.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 16.jpg
Turgot map Paris KU 17.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 18.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 19.jpg Turgot map Paris KU 20.jpg
Replace
Sectional maps
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 1 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 2 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 3 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 4 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 5 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 6 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 7 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 8 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 9 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 10 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 11 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 12 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 13 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 14 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 15 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 16 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 17 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 18-19 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 20 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg


  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info (Original nomination)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace -- Paris 16 (talk) 12:08, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question I'm a little confused here. Is the proposal here that we delist one sectional map and replace it with one sectional map plus two one-file maps? --cart-Talk 12:23, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
    • W.carter, that's why the new set is better. --Paris 16 (talk) 15:22, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • You're proposing to delist a single file in favor of a set? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:20, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - You aren't showing an old set, only a single currently featured file that you want replaced with a set. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • The old set is above.--Paris 16 (talk) 06:31, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info @Ikan Kekek:, @Daniel Case: and anyone else interested. The whole sets are displayed above. The twenty images that each of the sets consists of are just displayed in a grid of thumbs instead of one after the other, so they make up what looks like one single "picture" in the nomination. Depending on which square you click on in the "picture", you will be directed to a different file. If you open the editing window, you can see the name of each file listed. This nom is about replacing the 20 files of the original set with a new set of 20 files + two new files: one file that is all of the set images put together in a single file and one file that is a simplified version of that "merged" file with just the streets and major features and not all the little houses drawn. --cart-Talk 08:42, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes, I see. Thanks for explaining. The proposed substitution is better, even without considering the two additional files. Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace . Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:08, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --cart-Talk 09:51, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
    • Thank W.carter!--Paris 16 (talk) 10:38, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 13:30, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace I'm in favour, having examined the maps in some detail. I love maps. I noticed a bit of a colour stain left of Rue d'Antin and below R. de Bourgogne - they should see to that. --Peulle (talk) 13:51, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace 22:52, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • The above signature is apparently Daniel's. --cart-Talk 00:01, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
It is. Daniel Case (talk) 03:38, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Uoaei1 (talk) 21:07, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

File:2016 Kwiat grzybieni białych 2.jpg[edit]

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White water lily (Nymphaea alba L.)
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 11:48, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 11:48, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose While it is better than File:Nymphaea alba in Duisburg.jpg it is not as good as File:Adarga (Nymphaea alba), Ciudad Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 2013-08-14, DD 01.jpg, which has a more interesting angle than "point camera down at flower and press button". All flowers are pretty, so I think it requires some composition cleverness and excellent technique to get FP. Here the flowers are bright sunlit so detail is lost. The surrounding leaves, which aren't very photogenic here, are sharp and a bit distracting. -- Colin (talk) 12:21, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin. Though I do almost feel like I can smell the flower looking at the image in closeup. Daniel Case (talk) 03:35, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I sort of like all the different kinds of bugs you can see when zoomed all the way in. It was enough to hold my interest. –Juliancolton | Talk 03:42, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Julian. -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:35, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Contrary to Colin, I think that "point and click" photos can sometimes work, but then the conditions need to perfect. You need better light than this to get the structure of the flower, the surroundings and background needs to be good; here the leaves have seen better days and there are intrusive shadows (stems, stalks?) crossing the top of the photo. Unlike Daniel, I don't imagine smelling the flower here only the stagnant water. --cart-Talk 12:21, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 14:04, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 13:46, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Locatie, Sauerland Duitsland. Eikenblad met rijp.JPG[edit]

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File:Young vendor in a grocery store in Don Som.jpg[edit]

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Young vendor sitting in a grocery store in Don Som, Si Phan Don, Laos
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People#People_at_work
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by Basile Morin -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:31, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:31, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Nice photo but dull light. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:10, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is a good documentary photo and I like the fact that you can see an adult watching over him in the background, but like Ikan said, the light is dull and also I'm not a fan of top-down angle when photographing children. Taking the photo at his level would have been better. Sorry. --cart-Talk 09:58, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • The above comments are fair. From the distance I was to take this picture (and this is a crop), it was difficult to place my camera lower to respect the perspectives of the building. I think the dull light is more visible on the top and on the right of the image. Thus, I try the alternative version below taken from a lower and closer viewpoint. Despite the new 16:9 format, this image is larger in size (24,2 MPix vs 19,3 Mpix). The adult behind has disappeared but the boy is smiling -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:26, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- I like that the whole shop is on display (that's encyclopedic), a version with a smiler would be better. . --BeckenhamBear (talk) 10:19, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

Young vendor in a grocery store in Don Som (2).jpg

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:26, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is better. He has that cheeky "this is mine, deal with it" smile and look. In this photo, he is in charge and he is not some "poor timid" child you look down upon. --cart-Talk 12:02, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per cart, although I think a little more cropping in on the sides would help. Daniel Case (talk) 20:05, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like above version, but shallow DOF, so to show store isnt good, its more like portrait by store. We still need some social shots, so i support.--Mile (talk) 16:11, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:04, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The shop is the real star here and its cropped out. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 10:19, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Agree the shop is the real star of the first version. But this alternative displays another content -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:07, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Castillo de Montuenga, Montuenga de Soria, Soria, España, 2017-05-23, DD 04.jpg[edit]

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Casle of Montuenga, Montuenga de Soria, Soria, Spain.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Castles and fortifications
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Remains of the casle of Montuenga, a fortification of the 11th century located in Montuenga de Soria, Province of Soria, Spain. All by me, 21:00, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 21:00, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - the power transmission line is a bit distracting, but very impressive otherwise. --СССР (talk) 22:58, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Very clean lines, but I would crop the right side further in - probably just a bit to the right of the pylon, but I think you could obviate complaints about it by cropping to its left, and that'll still look good and IMO better than the current crop. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:16, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
    Ikan: I played around with the crop but I came to the conclusion that it's ok like this. Cropping the right side would break the golden ratio and the castle would be almost centered. Poco2 18:51, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • It wouldn't look almost centered (not that I think there's any inherent problem with that) because of the slope on the left. I will remain Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral, I think, because there's a certain austere character to the photo as it is, but I haven't changed my mind that a good crop would improve the composition quite substantially. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:28, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 03:21, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support awesome. Any chance to clone out the power lines & pylon? --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:33, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Yes, this evening will definitely clone that out and think about the crop --Poco2 07:11, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
    @СССР, Ikan Kekek, Martin Falbisoner: ✓ Done I've cloned out the power post and lines. --Poco2 18:51, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 12:03, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose vibrance, staruation is above my taste. --Mile (talk) 16:13, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 17:01, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:05, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 14:03, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Is that the original blue? Looks too saturated. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 19:59, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:View through the shattered glass of a door in the SNCB B22490 type-K3 carriage, looking at a yellow H. Weyhausen KG backhoe loader in As, Belgium (DSCF3088-hdr).jpg[edit]

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Shattered window of a train door
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I like how the door frame (black rubber and metal edge) "naturally" frames the broken window view, I would much rather keep it that way so I will hold off on cropping unless the consensus is that it's required for FP. --Trougnouf (talk) 12:17, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very interesting imo. I'd also crop the black frame --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:31, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Very weak oppose for now. It's a new and fresh, interesting motif but the image is dark and dull, the post-processing could be better with some more light and contrast since it is an artistic photo rather than a documentary one. --cart-Talk 08:43, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I increased the exposure (as well as a few other adjustment on the sharpness and white balance), is it bright enough? --Trougnouf (talk) 12:17, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Now it is crackin'! Pardon the pun... ;) --cart-Talk 12:27, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - This motif, which actually occurred in life, produces a very good abstract composition. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:50, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--MZaplotnik(talk) 09:29, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for now, but I may support the cropped version without that black frame. Sorry I don't see the use of these partial borders. I just don't see what they bring to the image, what's the extra value of this half frame. We can't guess the material, it looks more like a disturbing element on both sides. Maybe if it was integral all around, at the limit, well, but cut like that, it kills the texture and ruins the composition -- Basile Morin (talk) 14:39, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The black side bars are OK by me, they add to the abstract quality, and give some balance. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 19:49, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:MosMetro Krasnopresnenskaya asv2018-01.jpg[edit]

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Krasnopresnenskaya Metro Station

File:Eclipse and Super blue blood moon 31.01.2018 DSCN9664.jpg[edit]

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Lunar eclipse and Super blue blood moon 31.01.2018

File:McGinnis Lake panorama1.jpg[edit]

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Emerald water of meromictic McGinnis Lake, Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

File:Veteran at Belgian National Day. Brussels, 2012.jpg[edit]

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Veteran at Belgian National Day
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Ввласенко - uploaded by Ввласенко - nominated by -- Ввласенко (talk) 12:27, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 12:48, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Do you have his permission? Intrusive photo. Charles (talk) 16:47, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
    • Charles: I would be inclined to say that consent is not a requirement in this situation under law, at least according to the photo consent guidelines for Belgium, which states that "consent is also implied or not needed for depicting people related to news events of public interest." It was taken with a telephoto lens, I assume from a fair distance away, and the subject appears to be completely unaware of the photo, but even then I still think it doesn't constitute a breach in Wikipedia's guidelines, and therefore its eligibility for FP. WClarke 03:55, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I have no formal permission. The photo was taken during a public event where photos, videos and TV were produced. The participants of the event knew about this and had no objections. In my opinion, this means а tacit consent (а tacit permission). -- Ввласенко (talk) 09:12, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I disagree with WClarke's interpretation of Belgian law and also take issue with Ввласенко's comment 'The participants of the event knew about this and had no objections'. Would you want a close-up picture of you grieving over lost friends being plastered over Wikipedia? No you wouldn't. Please show respect to the War Veteran and remove this nomination. Charles (talk) 09:24, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
    • I don't really see a problem here. This is a public figure taken in a public place during a public event. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:37, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment How is he a "public figure"? There is a difference between this and being a private individual in a public place. The focus of this image is clearly not the event, but the person, so unless he has given consent to being individually photographed (rather than having photos taken of many people where he is one of them), I see an issue with privacy here.--Peulle (talk) 15:32, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I could be mistaken, but I think soldiers in some sort of uniform, as well as other public servants/officials in uniform, count as public figures. In US military at least, the beret is considered a distinctive part of the uniform, signaling that you are considered an active or veteran military. [1], [2]. There is also this from the UK. And nobody complained about privacy issues in this soldier nom. --cart-Talk 16:25, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose He is not a public figure. He is not in uniform. He is not a soldier. This is not the USA. Charles (talk) 17:20, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment He is a former soldier, standing in the ranks of the same former soldiers, in military headgear and with awards on the chest, and in a few minutes they will solemnly pass through the square in front of the Palais de Bruxelles. They will be greeted by the King, Government, a large number of guests and spectators. Be sure that on this day the veterans are very public figures. -- Ввласенко (talk) 17:57, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
(ec) Exactly. I was going to say that, and you express it even better. Charles: You are playing on words... Regards, Yann (talk) 18:00, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I do not think there are any legitimate legal issues with this. IMO, it's a great portrait. The man's expression says a lot with a little. Daniel Case (talk) 16:48, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • His expression does say a lot Daniel, but it's none of our business. Charles (talk) 17:21, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Per COM:IDENT#Belgium: "Consent is also implied or not needed for depicting people related to news events of public interest, and when a person is incidentally shown in a photograph depicting some public location or event." Game, set and match as far as we all should be concerned.

I mean, really, Charles, some day PETA or some such successor organization will start arguing for all your wildlife images to be defeatured and deleted because there's no evidence you got the animal's consent, or that it's humiliating and degrading for the animal to be photographed unknowingly in the middle of a public wilderness in what it thought was going to be a private moment for it to have some emotional catharsis. Do you really want to follow this to its logical conclusion? Daniel Case (talk) 17:57, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Please don't interrupt this otherwise interesting exchange with reductio ad absurdum arguments - personality rights is a real thing that should be discussed from time to time when specific cases pop up. In this case, I want to point out something you got wrong in your "game, set, match" analysis. The word "incidentally" is critical in the sentence you quoted. It does not apply to this image, since the man is not "incidentally" depicted in the photo as part of a larger setting, rather he is the main subject of the photo. There is a difference between being the only thing shown in a photo and being depicted as standing in the background as part of scene with lots of people and things going on around. In this case, we have a photo specifically taken of one person, not a photo of a big event with that person being incidentally included.--Peulle (talk) 22:37, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
@Peulle: Reductio it may be, but not ab absurdum ... do remember that PETA did file suit against the photographer who claims copyright over the monkey selfie, on the grounds that the macaque was entitled to it. In any event, you are making a purely moral case for this image as non-featurable, not a legal one. You and Charles are entitled to your opinion. But I would suggest that in the future you do what I do when people nominate cosplay images or lighting-display images where I do not believe local FoP covers it: just !vote oppose, state your reasons, and don't engage anyone else unless they engage you directly over this. Daniel Case (talk) 19:30, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Daniel. --cart-Talk 17:10, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great portrait, although I would have like a bit more space around. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:54, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Being a veteran in uniform and participating in a public manifestation makes him a public figure. Zero expectation of privacy in public event. MZaplotnik(talk) 07:59, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I'd like to support, as this is a good portrait. Can someone explain why anyone in public in Belgium would have the reasonable expectation not to be photographed? Of course I realize that a woman in Saudi Arabia would not expect to be photographed in public, so there is no universal rule on this and I don't want to inappropriately apply American standards to a Western European country, but is there really an expectation of not being photographed on the street in Belgium, especially at a highly visible public event? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:08, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • The issue for me is the close up intrusion of grief being paraded here for soemone else's reward. I say again, what might the veteran and his friends think about this? Charles (talk) 11:50, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment As Charles says, the issue is not whether you should be able to avoid being photographed completely when in a public space, but when a photographer makes you his sole subject, that's another thing. On the one hand, there are famous cases like Migrant Mother, on the other hand I'd like to have heard the person's view on the matter.--Peulle (talk) 12:12, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • (Edit conflict) You don't think that his showing up and being part of this event, parading in front of all the spectators ("the King, Government, a large number of guests and spectators"), is proof enough that he is honouring his comrades and their memory in a very public way? --cart-Talk 12:14, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the arguments. I don't think they really directly address my question (except cart's response), and they don't convince me. Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:52, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support Good portrait of a solemn veteran in uniform -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:03, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very good of its type. However, I don't see it as an FP. The public is bombarded worldwide with similar. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 10:26, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral - It's technically good, but I think it needs some additional contextual clues/details in the photo itself to be FP. Not a strong enough feeling to oppose, though, as it is a good portrait. — Rhododendrites talk |  07:02, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 19:57, 19 February 2018 (UTC)



Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Fri 16 Feb → Wed 21 Feb
Sat 17 Feb → Thu 22 Feb
Sun 18 Feb → Fri 23 Feb
Mon 19 Feb → Sat 24 Feb
Tue 20 Feb → Sun 25 Feb
Wed 21 Feb → Mon 26 Feb

Timetable (day 9 after nomination, last day of voting)[edit]

Mon 12 Feb → Wed 21 Feb
Tue 13 Feb → Thu 22 Feb
Wed 14 Feb → Fri 23 Feb
Thu 15 Feb → Sat 24 Feb
Fri 16 Feb → Sun 25 Feb
Sat 17 Feb → Mon 26 Feb
Sun 18 Feb → Tue 27 Feb
Mon 19 Feb → Wed 28 Feb
Tue 20 Feb → Thu 01 Mar
Wed 21 Feb → Fri 02 Mar

Closing a featured picture promotion request[edit]

The bot[edit]

Note that the description below is for manual closure, this is mostly not needed anymore as there exists a bot (FPCBot) that counts the votes and handles the process below (except to add categories on the file page, because need a human user to do it). However after the bot has counted the votes a manual review step is used to make sure the count is correct before the bot again picks up the work.

Manual procedure[edit]

Any experienced user may close requests.

  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
    Add the result of the voting at the bottom (on a new line with a space first)
    {{FPC-results-reviewed|support=x|oppose=x|neutral=x|featured=("yes" or "no")|category=xxx (leave blank if "featured=no")|sig=~~~~}}
    (for example see Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:The Bridge (August 2013).jpg). See also {{FPC-results-reviewed}}.
  2. Also edit the title of the candidate image template and add after the image tag
    featured or not featured
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], featured ===
  3. Save your edit.
  4. If it is featured:
    • Add the picture to the list of the four most recently featured pictures of an appropriate category of Commons:Featured pictures, list as the first one and delete the last one, so that the number is four again.
    • Also add the picture to an appropriate subpage of Commons:Featured pictures, list. Click on the most appropriate link beneath where you just added it as one of the four images.
    • Add the template {{Assessments|featured=1}} to the image description page.
      • If it was an alternative image, use the subpage/com-nom parameter: For example, if File:Foo.jpg was promoted at Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Bar.jpg, use {{Assessments|featured=1|com-nom=Bar.jpg}}
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      • You may simplify this if multiple things were done by the same user. E.g.: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created, uploaded, and nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
    • Add == FP promotion ==
      {{FPpromotion|File:XXXXX.jpg}} to the Talk Page of the nominator.
    • Add on the file page its respective categories for Featured pictures of... like Category:Featured pictures of objects, Category:Featured pictures of landscapes, of people, of Germany, of Paris, etc. This is the only part of the process that needs a human user to complete it.
  5. As the last step (whether the image is featured or not; including {{FPX}}ed, {{FPD}}ed and withdrawn nominations), open Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list, click on [edit], and find the transclusion of the nomination you've just finished closing. It will be of the form:
    {{Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:XXXXX.jpg}}
    Copy it to the bottom of Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/February 2018), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.

Closing a delisting request[edit]

  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
    Add the result of the voting at the bottom (on a new line with a space first)
    '''Result:''' x delist, x keep, x neutral => /not/ delisted. ~~~~
    (for example see Commons:Featured picture candidates/removal/Image:Astrolabe-Persian-18C.jpg)
  2. Also edit the title of the delisting candidate image template and add after the image tag
    delisted or not delisted
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] === becomes === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], delisted ===
  3. Move the actual template from Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list to the bottom of the actual month page on Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/February 2018.
  4. If the outcome was not delisted, stop here. If it is delisted:
    1. Remove the picture from Commons:Featured pictures, list and any subpages.
    2. Replace the template {{Featured picture}} on the image description page by {{Delisted picture}}. If using the {{Assessments}} template, change featured=1 to featured=2 (do not change anything related to its status in other featured picture processes). Also, remove the image from all categories like Featured pictures of ....
    3. Add a delisting-comment to the original entry in chronological list of featured pictures in bold-face, e. g. delisted 2007-07-19 (1-6) with (1-6) meaning 1 keep and 6 delist votes (change as appropriate). The picture in the gallery is not removed.
  5. If this is a Delist and Replace, the delisting and promotion must both be done manually. To do the promotion, follow the steps in the above section. Note that the assessment tag on the file page and the promotion tag on the nominator's talk page won't pick up the /replace subpage that these nominations use.