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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 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 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[edit]

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[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). 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[edit]

Please see Commons:Featured media candidates for video guidelines.

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).

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 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 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.

Contents

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Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:M101 hires STScI-PRC2006-10a.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Nov 2018 at 07:18:41 (UTC)
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The galaxy Messier 101 (M101, also known as NGC 5457 and also nicknamed the Pinwheel Galaxy) lies in the northern circumpolar constellation, Ursa Major (The Great Bear), at a distance of about 21 million light-years from Earth.

File:M81.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Nov 2018 at 07:15:16 (UTC)
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M81 also known as Bode's Galaxy is around 12 million light years away. It has an irregular satellite galaxy known as Holmberg IX.

File:Young girl smiling with teeth in sunshine.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Nov 2018 at 02:32:45 (UTC)
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Young girl smiling with teeth in sunshine
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Evocative.--Peulle (talk) 11:24, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Man in paddy fields plowing with a water buffalo.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Nov 2018 at 02:31:26 (UTC)
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Man in paddy fields plowing with a water buffalo

File:The Bubble Nebula - NGC 7635 - Heic1608a.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Nov 2018 at 02:11:41 (UTC)
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The Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635, is an emission nebula located 8,000 light-years away. This stunning new image was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to celebrate its 26th year in space.

File:Gallina de Guinea (Numida meleagris), parque nacional Kruger, Sudáfrica, 2018-07-25, DD 48.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Nov 2018 at 19:47:30 (UTC)
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Helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris), Kruger National Park, South Africa.
+1 Daniel Case (talk) 23:29, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
+1 --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:31, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Ceriántido, Aquarium de Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, 2018-07-19, DD 01.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Nov 2018 at 17:42:31 (UTC)
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Anemone (Ceriantharia‎) under purple lighting, Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa.

File:Affresco di Gioacchino Martorana Palazzo Butera Palermo quadrato.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Nov 2018 at 16:17:56 (UTC)
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Fresco of putti in the Teatro Massimo by Gioacchino Martorana in the Palazzo Butera in Palermo.

File:The Pashupatinath Temple 27.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Nov 2018 at 08:50:23 (UTC)
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Fisheye view of en:Pashupatinath Temple UNESCO World Heritage Sites's list Since 1979.

File:Cumbre dorsal - Teide.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Nov 2018 at 08:30:57 (UTC)
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Cumbre Dorsal with Mount Teide, Tenerife
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 08:30, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 08:30, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lovely layers and a cloud plume in the right place. --Cart (talk) 10:08, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 15:06, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 18:04, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice shot. Charles (talk) 18:53, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Seven Pandas (talk) 21:16, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ermell (talk) 23:11, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:17, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 06:12, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 12:47, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Laitche (talk) 18:23, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It had the potentials for a good photo but in my opinion there is no subject: the picture is correctly divided in 4 areas: sky, the background mountain, the right part with clouds and a foreground with anther mountain. It is a kind of composition that might give great resutls if only one of the 4 areas contained somethng notable, but as you can see none of the 4 areas of the pic contain anything interesting to watch and contemplate. Actually one subject is missing, and the dull sky doesnt help with those few small clouds. It looks like an empty scene where no subject comes out to catch the eye of the observer.Paolobon140 (talk) 20:02, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 21:09, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:29, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Milseburg (talk) 13:45, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Fantastic (ship, 1996) - Sète - October 2018.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Nov 2018 at 07:16:58 (UTC)
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Fantastic (ship, 1996)

File:Frozen drop.webm[edit]

Voting period ends on 19 Nov 2018 at 18:33:36 (UTC)
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  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thanks, Daniel and Cart -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:30, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very cool Face-smile.svg. Daniel Case (talk) 06:50, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I like it, but surely, this is shot live and not animated, so do change the category. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:55, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cart (talk) 10:20, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Ooops, strike 'support' per El Grafo, I watched the video on mute and didn't realize there was music. It is totally redundant for this. --Cart (talk) 11:15, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --S. DÉNIEL (talk) 10:42, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 15:01, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Habitator terrae 🌍 16:35, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 17:19, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ermell (talk) 23:15, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Where does the music come from ? No credit : Is it free ? -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:06, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as long as proper credit is not given for the music, keeping in mind that there may be separate copyrights for composition, performance, recording etc.. Also, the music is cut off abruptly at the end. Personally, I would just get rid of the audio track completely. --El Grafo (talk) 08:44, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Macro portrait of a housefly Musca domestica.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 19 Nov 2018 at 18:29:17 (UTC)
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Macro portrait of a housefly Musca domestica

File:1858 Gustave Le Gray la batterie Royale à Brest.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 19 Nov 2018 at 16:14:05 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • C’est l’une des photos de la série que Gustave Le Gray a fait dans le cadre de la visite de Napoléon III à Brest lors d’une tournée des ports français. Cette tournée a été marquante et a fait l’objet de nombreuse peintures et gravures [[1]]. À cette époque Le gray est photographe officiel du Second Empire (cf biographie). Il a du coup accès a ce site militaire, cette batterie Royale dont c’est la seule représentation (vue sous cet angle) que je connaisse. On y retrouve son style très descriptif, hérité de la mission héliographique et on peut donc observer un état des lieux de "l'art militaire" (architecture et artillerie). Le gray n’est pas seulement un pionnier de la photographie (pensée comme un art à part-entière) il est aussi un des premiers à mettre son travail au service du recensement des monuments historiques … un encyclopédiste à sa manière.
  • Please add that explanation to the description on the file's page. Also, again, please remember to sign everything you write here. --Cart (talk) 10:24, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I added information in the description --S. DÉNIEL (talk) 10:39, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you. --Cart (talk) 11:02, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Βασιλική Αγίου Τίτου, Γόρτυνα 1841.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 19 Nov 2018 at 15:14:40 (UTC)
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The ruins of Saint Titus basilica at Gortyna, Crete
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Religious buildings
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by C messier - uploaded by C messier - nominated by C messier -- C messier (talk) 15:14, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • The ruins Saint Titus basilica, built in 7th-8th century AC, when Gortyna was the capital of Crete, before it was destroyed by Arabs in 823. en:Saint Titus was an early Christian missionary and church leader, a companion and disciple of Paul the Apostle, who according to tradition was fist bishop of Crete. Symbol support vote.svg Support -- C messier (talk) 15:14, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Deservedly a QI, but rather a busy composition and doesn't stand out from our other pictures of ruins like these. Also, the trees in the right upper corner are unsharp. Daniel Case (talk) 03:22, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Castle of Selles-sur-Cher 16.jpg[edit]

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Castle of Selles-sur-Cher, Loir-et-Cher, France
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by --Tournasol7 (talk) 14:23, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain as author --Tournasol7 (talk) 14:23, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The right crop is too tight and the lighting IMO isn't the most appealing. BTW, the left side is leaning out and there are some spots in the sky. --Basotxerri (talk) 14:43, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Basotxerri, it looks like a pretty standard shot from someone's Instagram feed. A QI maybe ... Daniel Case (talk) 23:04, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Basotxerri's remark about the lighting, etc. Definitely a QI, though, and also depending on what other photos are in the category, could be a fine VI, because it's good documentation. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:44, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Long khanh fallen.jpg[edit]

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The day's battle ended
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Paul Epley - uploaded by Movieevery (first version by Mattflaschen) - nominated by Habitator terrae -- Habitator terrae 🌍 09:46, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Habitator terrae 🌍 09:46, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Seems worth a star to me, but the remains of the white border of the photograph on the left have to be removed before I could vote to support. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:39, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
    Pictogram voting info.svg Info ✓ Done --Habitator terrae 🌍 11:09, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support An historic photo illustrating the gritty effects of war.--Peulle (talk) 17:16, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Peulle. Nice timing (just before what we in the U.S. celebrate as Veterans' Day, but one that has special importance in the Western world this year ...) Daniel Case (talk) 23:02, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Reading the description, I wonder if these two soldiers holding explosive grenades around their hips regret the death of their killed fellow, or the end of the day's battle. It's in 1966, so the attack is not finished. The way it's described, this picture is too much compassionate towards this pair of responsible aggressors -- Basile Morin (talk) 05:33, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
From what I've heard from people who've seen the elephant, and read from people who've written about it, they probably regret both. They of course feel the former, but don't want to admit to the latter. But both regrets are very real. Daniel Case (talk) 06:47, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Info The description is written by the NARA [2], I don't understand, why they should tell wrong things. Habitator terrae 🌍 09:26, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Not wrong nor true, just the question "why ?" is ambiguous in my view. Perhaps a grenade exploded too early -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:00, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Info There is an excellent TV-series about that war you can get hold of. It tell a lot about how complicated it was with many mistakes, regrets and misconceptions. --Cart (talk) 10:35, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Basile, have you talked to or read accounts from conscripts? And even if they enlisted, it doesn't mean they knew what they were getting into. The grenades are part of their professional equipment and don't preclude any feelings. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:58, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • No, Laos was not engaged in this conflict. As far as I know, Vietnamese won the war. And they were at home -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:11, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • My friend, my parents were strong and early opponents of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. I remember as a toddler being carried piggyback on my mother's shoulders down 5th Avenue, Manhattan in candlelight vigils against the war. I'm well aware of the nature of that war. That doesn't mean I condemn all individuals who served in the U.S. Military for the policies set by the country's leadership, nor that I'm unable to try to see things from the point of view of an American soldier, but I can understand how you might be unable to put yourself in his shoes. I guess some people might have the same reaction to a picture of a Japanese or German soldier during World War II, and yet would that make it not an FP? For what it's worth, I had a friend who was a big supporter of Barry Goldwater in 1964 and volunteered for the Marines. Once he had served a tour of duty in Vietnam, he realized how terrible the war was. He fled to Canada instead of serving a second tour of duty and became a pacifist, as did quite a few former soldiers, and a socialist. He doubtless carried his firearms and whatever else was standard issue for the Marines during his tour of duty. Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:37, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Wie met de heele wereld wil verkeeren, moet eerst Esperanto leeren!.jpg[edit]

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World map in Esperanto from around 1930

File:Baywing (Agelaioides badius).jpg[edit]

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Baywing (Agelaioides badius)
  • I could easily remove it, but don't think I should. Charles (talk) 09:11, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tournasol7 (talk) 14:26, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support per Ikan. The focus is perfect! --Basotxerri (talk) 14:46, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The blurry branch is there, but a) it's not the subject, b) it's really unavoidable, I think and c) the bird itself is perfect. Daniel Case (talk) 16:09, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Peulle (talk) 17:17, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 07:41, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Llez (talk) 08:24, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Habitator terrae 🌍 16:36, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 21:10, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Piquero patiazul (Sula nebouxii), isla Lobos, islas Galápagos, Ecuador, 2015-07-25, DD 42.JPG[edit]

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A couple of blue-footed boobies (Sula nebouxii) in the middle of a mating ritual, Lobos Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
  • Yes I would I think. Because it's the Galapagos (or a zoo for that matter), one has easier access to wildlife and much more time for set up. If this was a rare and difficult-to-capture behaviour, the I would be more understanding. I may be in the minority, but for me trickier the shot, the more foregiving one should be: your leopard up a tree, for instance, had composition problems (too many branches) and technical quality issues, but was a great shot nevertheless. Charles (talk) 14:05, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Ok, thanks for your honest answer, Charles, --Poco2 14:18, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Charles. Daniel Case (talk) 02:59, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Poco2 17:37, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

File:2014.07.17.-16-Zadlitzgraben Pressel--Schwarze Heidelibelle-Weibchen.jpg[edit]

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Black darter - Sympetrum danae, female.

File:Ganzenveer bedekt met dauw. (d.j.b.) 02.jpg[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds A feather of a goose.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The geese are in the moult. Quill pen covered with dew. (Nature created artwork on the grass.) Location, The Famberhorst. All by -- Famberhorst (talk) 16:55, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 16:55, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Whitebalance is just little, little too blue for me (could be fixed), but at any larger size the feather is stunningly beautiful. --Cart (talk) 22:13, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I like the idea but the background is a little noisy ... could that be fixed? Daniel Case (talk) 00:18, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
    • ✓ Done. Correction white balance and noise reduction. Thank you for your comments.--Famberhorst (talk) 06:27, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:18, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Llez (talk) 08:23, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 21:11, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:13, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Field with mixed intercropping of oat and rye.jpg[edit]

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Field with mixed intercropping of oat and rye
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info In 2018, farmers around here tested different versions of mixed intercropping. Unfortunately most of it was lost during the drought later in the summer. -- Cart (talk) 13:51, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Cart (talk) 13:51, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the way the rye(?) on the right (rye-t?) makes a nice golden summery haze (Was there a slight breeze at the time?). Daniel Case (talk) 00:12, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • On the right side is the mixed oat and rye field. There was very little wind that evening but we sometimes get hazy evenings anyway due to the proximity to the sea. That evening, the hazy light was almost magical as you might see in this photo, not sure the ambience I felt then comes across in these photos taken from the same spot. (The photo with the golden dry grass is fonder for me, but I don't see it as having a chance here since I put the focus on the grass instead of the rest of the scene since the landscape was hazy anyway. Such artistic choices are usually not well received. ;) ) --Cart (talk) 00:34, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support To my eyes this image represents the perfect landscape photography. BRAVO! -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:20, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • What makes it so good? I ask not to challenge but in hopes of learning something. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:35, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 06:43, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 07:50, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Llez (talk) 08:23, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 06:13, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Dull, uninteresting and without a subject; horizon is too much up in the composition and gives the feeling to be tilted. rule of thirds is not respected. Sky is not interesting and the green fields are not enough interesting to be shown. Overall this picture has no WOW at all.Paolobon140 (talk) 19:35, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • It is interesting when someone who speaks so strongly about artistic freedom when it comes to vignetting, wants to impose the 'rule of third' as a law and take away artistic freedom in regard to proportions. --Cart (talk) 19:55, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • But rule of thirds is automatically recognised by a human eye like "pleasant". It is a matter of how our brains is used to look at reality. Yes, you can avoid using the rule of thirds but must find something extremely interesting to brek the rules. Actually rule of thirds is one of the few and basic rules which is tought in any photographic lessons, even the basic ones. Try to imagine your picture with more sky and less crops; try to imagine moving yourself a bit on the left and shoot from a different angle and you might see a much better result, Cyan dull skies are never photogenic (usually a wrong set camera, with too much cyan); trees on the horizon always make the horizon look tilted; a road making a curve always needs a subject in it, even someone walking, an animal, a bicycle, whatever. This picture is an empty frame; some ignetting would have added some little more interest.Paolobon140 (talk) 20:09, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Oh! Thank you for you many wise advice and comments, I will certainly remember what you said the next time I take a photo. --Cart (talk) 20:16, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Just to see if I understood you correctly, is this photo better: File:Field with mixed intercropping of oat and rye 2 - edited.jpg? I tried to follow your advice; step to the left, road and sky at thirds, more dramatic sky, vignetting. --Cart (talk) 23:35, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I love it: it is a very balanced composition, with brillant tones and the curve of the road ends in the bottom right corner of the photograph, escaping from the composition. Pity for those white buildings in the background. Vignetting adds much giving depth to the view, rule of thirds adds dynamicity to a very static composition. I wonder if you could wait for sometone to pass on the road and shoor when he was in some interesting position on the right bottom part of the photograph. It would add more dynamicity. Those clouds on the top left part are perfectly placed (who knows if the were on the right part to balance the trees?) I would suggest to burn parts of the clouds to make them a bit whiter. Thank you for the interesting conevrstaion.Paolobon140 (talk) 08:24, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • It is always amusing reading certain writers. I have even read an american historician who wrote a book where he swears that the ancient egiptian pyramids were built by extraterrestrials, but it remains his own point ov view. Caravaggio used the rules of thirds constantly, for example here. No, I will not consider that writer. The rules has been used for centuries by painters and has been adopted by photographers. You can give a look at the figures here: you will find nice ways to use the rule of thirds also in portraits.Paolobon140 (talk) 11:37, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Left side leaning out, lack of detail in many areas --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:13, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Well, it is a fjord land where most parts of the land are leaning, not a flat land. The left side is sloping down towards a small stream, not much I can do about it. --Cart (talk) 10:35, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Quackenschloss mit Eiszapfen 2140120 HDR-2.jpg[edit]

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In the so-called Quackenschloß Grotte near Engelhardsberg in Franconian Switzerland, icicles form in a few days of winter.

all by me -- Ermell (talk) 13:36, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ermell (talk) 13:36, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cart (talk) 13:43, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support At full size looks like the grotto is planning to chew you up if you dare go through. Far portal view doesn't look natural, but that in this image just makes the scene a little more surreal. Daniel Case (talk) 17:44, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Daniel. Just cool to look at. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:40, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 12:59, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tournasol7 (talk) 14:26, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:08, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:31, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 06:43, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Llez (talk) 08:22, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 06:14, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 21:12, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:10, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

File:House in Aix-en-Provence-2.jpg[edit]

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House in Aix-en-Provence
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Fitindia - uploaded by Fitindia - nominated by Fitindia -- FitIndia Talk 07:11, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Abstain as the nominator -- FitIndia Talk 07:11, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too ordinary, not striking enough. Beside, there's no EXIF and the single category is too wide -- Basile Morin (talk) 07:57, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I too find the scene a bit too ordinary. No real wow factor.--Peulle (talk) 10:56, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Might have worked if it was just the wall. Still, though, the sides look sort of waxy. Daniel Case (talk) 17:40, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Chiesa della Martorana Palero mosaico Cristo.jpg[edit]

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Mosaics in the Martorana church in Palermo.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Moroder -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 14:07, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 14:07, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Why does this have to be photographed off-centre? Charles (talk) 19:24, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg weak support The bar is very high for church ceilings and the light could have been better, but the sharpness is very good.--Peulle (talk) 07:39, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm sorry, I still don't think this is up to FP standards. It may not be your fault that the best viewpoint is inaccessible to the public, but as noted the bar for church ceiling photos is very high and this, to me, does not clear it. Daniel Case (talk) 15:15, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment If the best viewpoint is ineacessible better not take a picture. Or choose a different viewpoint. If there is no good viewpoint, then just choose a different subject.Paolobon140 (talk) 18:36, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
      • Well then never take a picture of a shark’s teeth since the best viewpoint is from inside his mouth--Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 08:02, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

File:William Parrott 1856 Quimper.jpg, not featured[edit]

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  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose On the whole, I don't feel like this is a good rendition of the painting.--Peulle (talk) 07:40, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - To me it looks unsharp and pixilised. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 09:24, 9 November 2018 (UTC)


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Result: 1 support, 2 oppose, 1 neutral → not featured. /--Basile Morin (talk) 13:08, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Dülmen, Merfeld, Dülmener Pferde im Merfelder Bruch -- 2018 -- 1541.jpg[edit]

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Dülmen ponies in the Merfelder Bruch bei Merfeld, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
For me it is too much and not natural. The horse is a wild horse without any care by humans. So it would be wrong to manipulate the image in the way you proposed. Sorry. --XRay talk 10:45, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unsharp, and I find the stump a bit distracting. Per Cart, the pus is also a deal-breaker when viewed at full size. Daniel Case (talk) 21:15, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Ordinary picture, not striking enough -- Basile Morin (talk) 00:29, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Lifeline (Schiff).jpg[edit]

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Photo of the ship Lifeline in 2018

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File:Independence museum (Copy).jpg[edit]

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Museum of Independence situated in Dhaka, Bangladesh depicts the struggle for independence of Bangladesh.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Palla bkabir - nominated by RockyMasum -- Rocky Masum (talk) 15:18, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Rocky Masum (talk) 15:18, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is what i call an excellent photograph. Full of atmosphere, greatly balanced in comspoition, colours and tones. Nothing more to say. But some will notice its not sharp enough in some small portions of the image,Paolobon140 (talk) 15:43, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Regretful oppose A striking motif indeed. Unfortunately the technical level is not up to what I'd expect from such a photo. Some noise is inevitable in a dark indoors place, but the post-processing has almost enhanced the flaws instead of fixing them. The compo is not centered or level and it needs perspective correction. I also wonder if the camera settings were optimal. --Cart (talk) 16:27, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - The ghosts and couple on the right damage the composition, in my opinion. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:01, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Strong vignetting -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:04, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Cart. Daniel Case (talk) 02:05, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support for the atmosphere --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:53, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --S. DÉNIEL (talk) 10:46, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice composition.I like it. -- Syed07 (talk) 16:56, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Vignetting not corrected -- Basile Morin (talk) 08:22, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This is a funny reaon to oppose: "vignetting is not corrected"; do you mean that vignetting is a "mistake" that must be corrected? If yes, in which manual of photography did you find such a weird weird argumentation? Vignetting is one of the creative tools that advanced and professional photographers can use to give a special and particular atmosphere to a photograph, especially a kind of photograph ike the one we see here: it is used to focus the viewer's eye into the center of the composition, where something important is seen by the photographer. It is a creative choice, not a mistake. Or you mean the photographer was so careless not to notice the heay vignetting and he forgot to correct it? Please correct and review your comment into something like "I dont like vignetting". At least will be seen as your personal Point of View and not an non-obeyed imaginative rule which is not existing. Paolobon140 (talk) 17:00, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • If you take a look at the Guidelines for QI, VI or FP photos here on commons, you will find that vignetting is generally discouraged here per consensus. Commons has a style of it's own where artistic renditions of photos are mostly not accepted, believe me: been there, done that, got the T-shirt. For fanciful, artistic photos with added image enhancements, you should seek out another forum. --Cart (talk) 18:00, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I am not that good in English, but in those guidelines i cannot find what you say; its wiritten about "inappropriate vignetting" (with some examples); and about stiching different photos (with some examples); its also written about old photos with some defects. But i cannot find anythng which says that "vignetting is generally discouraged here per consensus". Maybe i cannot see it?Paolobon140 (talk) 18:18, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • The rules in the guidelines are the result of consensus and "inappropriate vignetting" can be interpreted to mean that it is discouraged. This means that a user can vote 'oppose' on an image based on vignetting being present in it. It is within the rules to do so if anyone whish. --Cart (talk) 18:47, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Agree. I don't like vignetting in general, as I don't like chromatic aberrations or underexposed photographs. I have no doubt some photographers will consider all these problems as "creative" features, but that's not my opinion. Chromatic aberrations come from technical defects, and modern equipment like basic softwares are very helpful to correct those instantly. Same for the vignetting, on Lightroom for example you just have to click on one button and your image will look immediately much better (in my opinion). I don't know what was the purpose here, intentional or non-intentional. I mentioned this problem first in a comment 3 days ago, and since no reaction came, I opposed yesterday for this reason. Not sure I would have opposed otherwise, sometimes removing the vignetting change radically the appearance of a picture. So I'd have liked to consider the new version before judging. But now it seems to be more a negligence (to my eyes) and I don't like the aspect on an aesthetic level. I rarely appreciate pictures with vignetting, probably our tastes differ (I'm 40 years old and have been educated with this possibility of improvement thanks to numeric photography). The dark corners are like a visual pollution, unfortunately produced by the limitation of all cameras unable to adapt to wide angle lenses. That's like a play of theater centered on the middle, while I prefer a vision of free space, not limited at the sides. In the case the effect was intentional, I regret for me this looks too much like a "dark box", closed and unappealing -- Basile Morin (talk) 03:37, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • For me, the vignetting is not a problem in this particular photo since it is the natural consequence of having one single main light source in the room, my oppose is based on other factors. Natural vignetting has it's place in FPs too (Ex 1, Ex 2, Ex 3, Ex 4. I was only commenting that there are those who don't see it this way (like Basile) and they are entitled to oppose on those grounds. --Cart (talk) 10:56, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Only this one (Ex 4) is ok for me (but not sure there's vignetting). I dislike the 3 others, and the so-called "creative" examples on Wikipedia too. "Vignetting is often an unintended and undesired effect caused by camera settings or lens limitations". That's why I find clever to fix it. Graphic designer is a different job. Here the effect doesn't seem natural, and I believe this is rather caused by the lens (optical vignetting). But certainly both (also single central source of light) -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:36, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Most of Salgado's photgraph are vignetted and wouldnt be consdered as featured pictures then?. Most of photographers choose vignetting as a creative choice. I agree it may happen an amatorial photographer cannot control vignetting but usually those kind of photographers are not able to set a camera in a manual mode, they usually shoot full automtic. This picture up here is evidently taked by a very skilled photographer and telling him that his vignetting "was not fixed" sounds more like an insult to a clearly skilled photographer. I myself usualy choose to vignette in certain cases by choosing a very open aperture (around f/2 with short lenses on a full frame sensor to give a natural vignetting and add a kind of gloomy atmosphere. I even had posted one of those photos here time ago, and vignetting was a very intentional part of the creative path- That is why i strongly disagree when i read that vignetting might be considered as a mistake. Photogaphy is a kind of art, and printers have been working decades to fnd the right way to vignette when needed. Even Caravaggio was vignetting his paintings to give depth tho his works and focus on parts of the painting. Paolobon140 (talk) 15:07, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Great, feel free to nominate your pictures, that's a matter of consensus here -- Basile Morin (talk) 16:11, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 14:17, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Cart. --Basotxerri (talk) 14:38, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I see, there are some bad things, but the Wow-Effect... --Habitator terrae 🌍 14:06, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Bosc's fringe-toed lizard (Acanthodactylus boskianus asper) juvenile.jpg[edit]

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Bosc's fringe-toed lizard (Acanthodactylus boskianus asper) juvenile eating a beetle, Jordan

File:Monument to King Gustav III of Sweden (Stockholm).jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
Uoaei1, thank you for your opinion. The image has already passed both "valued image" and "quality image" nominations and no objections were raised in either one. However, I respect every opinion and if you still believe that it looks warped I have added a full lenses correction to amend the horizontals. What do you think about it now? Oleg (talk) 17:08, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
This is ok now. I will re-consider my vote and cancel the oppose vote for now. --Uoaei1 (talk) 19:47, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support There is a minimal tilt to the right, but easy correctable --Llez (talk) 17:45, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Just feels too static to me. It might be the best picture of this statue by itself that we have, but it doesn't stand out from other pictures of statuary. Actually I think this image has the right idea—it may have that cylindrical projection problem, but we get a sense of this statue in context as while as the idea that it is part of the daily public life of Stockholm since people are hanging out on the steps around the pedestal. Daniel Case (talk) 17:50, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I agree with Daniel it's too static. QI for sure, but not particularly striking. Perhaps another angle would have worked better. Technically there's vignetting -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:00, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose After much thinking, I'm landing on the side of 'oppose' for this. This straight forward photo is neither here nor there. This is the Stockholm mini-version of Trafalgar Square, and if you are photographing the monument it's better to include the base/steps and the the whole thing. For a photo of the statue, most photographers go for a slight side view since this will get some air in between the legs of the guy as if he was on the move. The dead on angle makes it a compact lump of bronze. The statue's gesture also invites photos of him feeding the birds, a more lighthearted version of this. --Cart (talk) 10:31, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 14:16, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Kandiszucker -- 2018 -- 3590.jpg[edit]

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Brown rock candy
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Food_and_drink#Food
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded and nominated by XRay -- XRay talk 19:32, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- XRay talk 19:32, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, too many unsharp areas; would have been an ideal object for focus stacking --Llez (talk) 20:33, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent composition, excellent picture: this is not a mere desription of candies, and unfocused areas are perfect to add depth to the subject, nice colours, good choice.Paolobon140 (talk) 21:26, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:17, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I can live with non-stacked images, but so much more could have been done with this. Cloning out the little sugar particles for one and some more light reflecting in and playing around in the transparent crystals could have worked wonders for the image. Also, why chose such damaged candy crystals when it's so easy to get hold of nice ones. --Cart (talk) 16:43, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Cart. I think a tighter crop could also have worked some wonders. Daniel Case (talk) 17:08, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow per Paolobon --Habitator terrae 🌍 18:39, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not enough DoF. Charles (talk) 20:13, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not bad at first sight, it reminds me these sugars, but for this picture the quality is deceiving at full size -- Basile Morin (talk) 00:49, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Klagenfurt Unterkröllstraße 12 Schloss Seltenheim 31102018 5244.jpg[edit]

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Castle Seltenheim in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria

File:Women in search of their praying place at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.jpg[edit]

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Women are looking for praying place at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Ehsanul Siddiq Aranya - uploaded by Ehsanul Siddiq Aranya - nominated by -- ~Moheen (keep talking) 19:13, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ~Moheen (keep talking) 19:13, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Great idea, but the whites look totally blown out and devoid of almost all detail, thereby ruining the chance for smooth eye movement. Is it possible to tone down the highlights a lot? Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:48, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ikan. Daniel Case (talk) 04:22, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A very interesting high-key photograph, with an appealing composition. The ladies look like a metaphsycal paintingPaolobon140 (talk) 21:01, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support composition is very good, and for the composition the non detail white is important. Habitator terrae 🌍 18:47, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Paolobon140 and Habitator terrae --Tsui (talk) 20:06, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ikan. It just screams at me.--Peulle (talk) 10:57, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 14:15, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Dörfleins Raupe Gespinstmotte 5211563.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Caterpillar of a web moth seen from below.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Arthropods/Lepidoptera
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me Ermell -- Ermell (talk) 08:39, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ermell (talk) 08:39, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support when nature meets art --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 09:58, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose focus is on the one caterpillar which is unfortunately blurred. Charles (talk)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Not very sharp, poor description, information about size and species identity would be useful; "Gespinstmotte" (= family Yponomeutidae with about 900 species) are Ermine moths in English, not "Spun moths" (as far as I can see, the term "spun moth" does not exist in English). --Llez (talk) 13:46, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
    • ✓ Done Thank you for pointing that out. I have changed the text and hope that it is o.k.--Ermell (talk) 18:52, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Charles; also there are too many discordant elements. Daniel Case (talk) 19:27, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Martin Falbisoner --Habitator terrae 🌍 18:48, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Syed07 (talk) 17:01, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 14:14, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Original but also very experimental. I don't like the Dof, nor the busy (and blurry) right part -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:02, 11 November 2018 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 5 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /--Basile Morin (talk) 13:07, 13 November 2018 (UTC)


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Thu 08 Nov → Tue 13 Nov
Fri 09 Nov → Wed 14 Nov
Sat 10 Nov → Thu 15 Nov
Sun 11 Nov → Fri 16 Nov
Mon 12 Nov → Sat 17 Nov
Tue 13 Nov → Sun 18 Nov

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

Sun 04 Nov → Tue 13 Nov
Mon 05 Nov → Wed 14 Nov
Tue 06 Nov → Thu 15 Nov
Wed 07 Nov → Fri 16 Nov
Thu 08 Nov → Sat 17 Nov
Fri 09 Nov → Sun 18 Nov
Sat 10 Nov → Mon 19 Nov
Sun 11 Nov → Tue 20 Nov
Mon 12 Nov → Wed 21 Nov
Tue 13 Nov → Thu 22 Nov

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). 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}}
      • If the image is already featured on another wikipedia, just add featured=1 to the Assessments template. For instance {{Assessments|enwiki=1}} becomes {{Assessments|enwiki=1|featured=1}}
      • Add the picture to the chronological list of featured pictures. Put it in the gallery using this format: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], uploaded by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
      • The # should be replaced by 1 for the first image nominated that month, and counts up after that. Have a look at the other noms on that page for examples.
      • 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/November 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/November 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.

Archiving a withdrawn nomination[edit]

  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
    In the purpose that the FPCbot will not mark withdrawn nominations with a "to be reviewed" template and put them in Category:Featured picture candidates awaiting closure review just like if they were on the usual list, put the following "no" template:
    {{FPC-results-reviewed|support=X|oppose=X|neutral=X|featured=no|category=|sig=--~~~~}}
  2. Also edit the title of the candidate image template and add after the image tag
    not featured
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], not featured ===
  3. Save your edit.
  4. Open Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list, click on [edit], and find the transclusion of the nomination. It will be of the form:
    {{Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:XXXXX.jpg}}
    Copy it to the bottom of Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/November 2018), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.