Commons:Featured picture candidates

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to: navigation, search
Skip to current candidates Skip to current candidates

Featured picture candidates


FPCandiateicon.svg

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 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'. Note that a 1600 × 1200 image has 1.92 Mpx, just less than the 2 million level. A 1920 × 1080 image, commonly known as Full HD, has 2.07 Mpx, just more than the 2 million level.
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 a good guideline for composition and is an inheritance from the painting school. The idea is to divide the image with two imaginary horizontal and two vertical lines, thus dividing the image into thirds horizontally and vertically. Centering the subject is often less interesting than placing the subject in one of the "interest points", the 4 intersection between these horizontal and vertical lines intersect. Horizons should almost never be placed in the middle, where they "cut" the image in half. The upper or lower horizontal line is often a good choice. 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}} ~~~~
  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 are 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

Refresh page for new nominations: purge this page's cache

Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Emirates Airbus A380-861 A6-EER MUC 2015 01.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Aug 2015 at 09:01:22 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Emirates Airbus A380-861 departing 26L at Munich Airport.

File:Cala Tío Ximo, Benidorm, España, 2014-07-02, DD 69.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Aug 2015 at 04:53:54 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

View of the Tio Ximo ("Uncle Ximo") beach in Benidorm, Spain. The beach is isolated from the crowded beaches in Benidorm and is 70 m long and 6 m wide. The sand is fine and of golden colour and the water transparent and quiet.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info View of the Tio Ximo ("Uncle Ximo") beach in Benidorm, Spain. The beach is isolated from the crowded beaches in Benidorm and is 70 m long and 6 m wide. The sand is fine and of golden colour and the water transparent and quiet. All by me, Poco2 04:53, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 04:53, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Well composed photo. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:05, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Looks better at full size than it does in thumbnail. Daniel Case (talk) 17:43, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Henry Solomon Wellcome; three-quarter length. Oil painting Wellcome L0003723.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 22:46:17 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Henry Solomon Wellcome: three-quarter length. Oil painting by Hugh Goldwin Riviere, 1906.

File:15-07-30-Rohloff-Speedhub-FocusStacking-RalfR-N3S 0102 3 4 5.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 20:02:53 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Parts of a bicycle hub Rohloff Speedhub 500/14; example for https://de.wikiversity.org/wiki/Focus_stacking

Parts of a bicycle hub Rohloff Speedhub 500/14; example for https://de.wikiversity.org/wiki/Focus_stacking

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Ralf Roleček
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ralf Roleček 20:02, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 20:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:21, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 21:24, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Dэя-Бøяg 23:22, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:16, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Superb. --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 05:40, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support WOW!!! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 07:01, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 08:09, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 09:53, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 12:38, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Gearhead pr0n! I can practically smell the oil ... Daniel Case (talk) 16:16, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I know it's not such a big deal here because this is more artistic than illustrative, but wouldn't this work better with less oversharpening? — Julian H. 18:01, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
    Hmmm, das Bild ist wirklich für Wikiversity entstanden, es geht um maximale Schärfe. Für ein Dokumentarfoto vielleicht zu viel aber hier halte ich es für angemessen? --Ralf Roleček 18:37, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • BA candidate.svg Weak oppose This composition does't work for me, D kuba (talk) 18:58, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 22:21, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 17:05:16 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thanks @Daniel Case:, this is Mount Johnson in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, you can see more details here --The Photographer (talk) 18:53, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Gold 20-stater of Eucratides[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 16:51:05 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Eucratides I / National Library of France, uploaded and nominated by Yann (talk) 16:51, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Gold 20-stater of Eucratides, the largest gold coin ever minted in Antiquity. The coin weighs 169.2 grams, and has a diameter of 58 millimeters. It was originally found in Bukhara, and later acquired by Napoleon III. Cabinet des Médailles, Paris.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Yann (talk) 16:51, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:07, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 17:19, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 19:56, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Brilliant! 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 20:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 21:24, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Dэя-Бøяg 23:24, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Gleamy. --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 05:43, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Mmm ... shiny! Daniel Case (talk) 16:06, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support D kuba (talk) 19:00, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 22:21, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Edible fungi in basket 2013 G2.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 16:40:29 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Fungi
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by George Chernilevsky - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 16:40, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 16:40, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as author -- George Chernilevsky talk 19:13, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Simple but very good --LivioAndronico (talk) 19:58, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 20:05, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Fungi, Fungi, Fungi... 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 20:56, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 21:24, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very average composition, unappealing background and harsh lighting of subject.--Fotoriety (talk) 00:07, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Fotoriety. --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 05:44, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Fotoriety. --Code (talk) 12:39, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others, especially due to lighting (the flash just killed it). I also think, given the preponderance of earth tones in this image, that the white balance should have been adjusted in a cooler direction. Daniel Case (talk) 16:03, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. — Julian H. 17:45, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Bad light, poor composition, D kuba (talk) 19:01, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Nomination killed. @ Tomer T: i propose withdrawn. Thanks to all for voting. --George Chernilevsky talk 19:56, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Beggar carved in pinewood Gröden.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 16:33:02 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Gilbert Duprez & Rosine Stoltz in Donizetti's La Favorite.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 13:46:48 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Title page of the first edition vocal score of Gaetano Donizetti's La favorite
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Non-photographic media
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Émile Desmaisons (1812–1880) after François-Gabriel Lépaulle - restored, uploaded, and nominated by Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:46, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info First edition vocal score, and a rather attractive illustration compared to some. The delicacy of the lithograph shows up rather strongly in the attractive background; there is a lot of gradient of tone here, which - as each gradient in tone requires the stone have another preparation with wax and wash of acid - indicates a lot of care put into it. Compare, for example, the first edition Rigoletto, which, while still pretty good, has basically about three or four shades of grey at its disposal, at an estimate; this clearly has far more. It also helps this one is bigger, giving a lot more detail. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:46, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Wide margins are meant to balance the text at the bottom (with the added advantage that people wanting to reuse it can easily crop it into an appropriate aspect ratio for their reuse: It's far easier to remove paper than add paper.) With en:Template:CSS image crop and its other-language equivalents, we can easily derive any other useful crops without need to provide a new file for each. For example, in en:Gilbert Duprez, where the text would be illegible in thumbnail anyway, CSS crop gives a tight framing. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:46, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:46, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 14:25, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:39, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:23, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 21:25, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 15:53, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 22:22, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome - Ceiling.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 13:15:40 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome - Ceiling

File:Notre Dame de France Church Interior, London, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 09:00:09 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Notre Dame de France Church
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors/Religious buildings
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff. This is an interesting church in London for a few reasons. Known originally as Burford's Panorama, it was originally built in the early 1800s as a local tourist attraction using cast iron construction. It was converted into a church by the Marist Fathers in the mid 1800s to support the growing French community in London. In the Second World War, it was heavily damaged and was repaired and redecorated in the 1950s by eminent French artists, hence the modernist interior design. -- Diliff (talk) 09:00, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 09:00, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I would crop from left some. --Mile (talk) 11:34, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mile (talk) 12:07, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 12:11, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Excellent quality but too distorted to me 1: 1--LivioAndronico (talk) 12:37, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above.--Fotoriety (talk) 00:11, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Fotoriety. --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 05:50, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Ridiculous reason for oppose. Yes, there is distortion. But there is distortion in every. single. photograph. All photographs exhibit at least some distortion, be it leaning, or broadening of a subject, or what have you. This case may seem extreme, but it's quite well managed, especially compared to images such as this. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:35, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Never heard the most ridiculous things ... --LivioAndronico (talk) 13:40, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • And still respects the opinions of others .... it seems ridiculous--LivioAndronico (talk) 13:42, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Perfect. --Code (talk) 12:42, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great detail all-around (like all your church interiors), complemented by the simplicity of the forms. Daniel Case (talk) 15:24, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support We have nice distorted FPs of church interiors: 1, 2, 3 (but nothing against Livio Clin). 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 17:42, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I obviously agree with Chris Woodrich. Distortions are not wrong and are always there to more or less extent. Only one may not like the result. - Benh (talk) 18:36, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Although it does not surprise me in the least, I'm surprised you did not see that are three (3) .... who knows why ...--LivioAndronico (talk) 19:47, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Three of what exactly? I'm not following your comment. Diliff (talk) 21:24, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Livio, "one" means "any person". I only mean anyone is free to dislike the result. I'm not necessarily aiming at the three people who opposed or went neutral. - Benh (talk) 22:23, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Lourdes Domínguez Lino 2, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 08:41:53 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Sports
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff -- Diliff (talk) 08:41, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 08:41, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Crop is too tight, let it breathe. Ball is too blurry. --Mile (talk) 11:31, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Cmon, the ball is never in focus in this kind of tennis photography. We're talking about sports photography taken at 350mm focal length and a relatively wide aperture to get a fast shutter speed. You don't get unlimited depth of field. According to a depth of field calculator, there is about 20cm DoF in total. The ball cannot be in focus at the same time as the player unless they're in the middle of hitting it. Framing is perhaps a legitimate point, but I chose it to be tight to get an action portrait. It's not supposed to be a full body photo. I've uploaded a new image with a slightly wider framing anyway. Diliff (talk) 11:49, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info OK, at least remove watermark. --Mile (talk) 12:18, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
    • What watermark?? Diliff (talk) 12:20, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I put note. Bottom left. --Mile (talk) 12:26, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
    • OK, thanks. I hadn't noticed it. I accidently set Lightroom to add the watermark, I've uploaded a new version without it now. Diliff (talk) 13:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support due to the facial expression. Face-smile.svg --Tremonist (talk) 12:21, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Xplvl (talk) 12:22, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry,per Mile--LivioAndronico (talk) 12:38, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
    • What do you mean exactly? I explained that the out of focus ball is impossible to fix and is normal for sports photography. And for the tight crop, I already uploaded a new version with more space at the sides. Diliff (talk) 13:59, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry,I prefer photo much broader, for this type of shots. Besides, I do not like the expression of the face (not your fault of course)--LivioAndronico (talk) 14:01, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 17:18, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 18:45, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 12:46, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment EXIF Problem. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 15:04, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
    • What's wrong with the EXIF? Diliff (talk) 15:31, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
      • The problem disappeared. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 17:19, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong support With that look on her face, I don't want to be that ball! A great shot all-around ... if I've compared some of our past nominees to National Geographic images, this is one that goes right along with the great work by Sports Illustrated photographers. Daniel Case (talk) 15:15, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow! 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 17:21, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose with Mile, D kuba (talk) 19:03, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
    • As I explained already, the ball being out of focus is completely unavoidable at this focal length (it's a bit like saying the background of a macro photo should be in focus - it's just impossible) and I already uploaded a new crop with more space around her. In other words, both of the reasons that Mile gave were either refuted or corrected. It would be nice if you could elaborate on your oppose reasons taking this into consideration. Diliff (talk) 21:20, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Roca de la Ley, Parque Nacional de Þingvellir, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 019.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 04:43:51 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Lögberg (icelandic for Law Rock), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland. The Lögberg was the place on which the Lawspeaker (lögsögumaður) took his seat as the presiding official of the assembly of the Althing, the national parliament, from 930 until 1262 (when Iceland took allegiance to Norway). Speeches and announcements were made from the spot and anyone attending could make their argument from the Lögberg.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Lögberg (icelandic for Law Rock), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland. The Lögberg was the place on which the Lawspeaker (lögsögumaður) took his seat as the presiding official of the assembly of the Althing, the national parliament, from 930 until 1262 (when Iceland took allegiance to Norway). Speeches and announcements were made from the spot and anyone attending could make their argument from the Lögberg. All by me, Poco2 04:43, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 04:43, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting vista. --Tremonist (talk) 12:16, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg weak support --LivioAndronico (talk) 12:41, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:40, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 21:25, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Party-poop oppose Sorry, maybe it's having spent so much time in similar Arctic landscapes recently, but I'm just not awestruck, the historical importance of this site notwithstanding. In cloudy weather, colors of the ground and the sky are not differentiated enough. I know it's hard to get the right kind of weather for this and you take what you can get, but here that means only QI. Plus, we've gotten enough great Icelandic landscapes recently to know what that country can deliver for a photographer. Daniel Case (talk) 21:59, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Dэя-Бøяg 23:25, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Daniel Case. --Code (talk) 12:47, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Not per Daniel Case, D kuba (talk) 19:05, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not fan of lighting and the composition. no wow. - Benh (talk) 19:26, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Shinkansen, the Hayabusa and the Super-Komachi super express.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 04:31:33 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

The Hayabusa and the Super-Komachi 20 for Tokyo which passes Nasu-Shiobara Station at 320km (199mi) per an hour.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects/Vehicles
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Nanashinodensyaku - uploaded by Nanashinodensyaku - nominated by Nanashinodensyaku -- Nanashinodensyaku (talk) 04:31, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Nanashinodensyaku (talk) 04:31, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. Sorry, it's technically not great. The resolution is good but it needs to be significantly downsampled to avoid the strong chrominance noise. And the background is quite out of focus which I don't think works for this scene. A more shallow DoF might have actually worked better though, to emphasise the front of the train. Diliff (talk) 11:00, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Diliff. Nicest are the colours. --Tremonist (talk) 12:15, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I could enjoy many types of noises and CAs. Thanks! --Laitche (talk) 18:15, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose And even considering the technical issues, it's not that great a picture. There's too much clutter, and the train, one of the world's fastest, could be parked for all we can tell. Daniel Case (talk) 21:49, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Խաչ, սպիտակ գնդեր1.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Aug 2015 at 19:22:28 (UTC)

Nuvola apps important yellow.svg
Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because There is no featured element (wow factor) as per above comments. --Laitche (talk) 19:10, 31 July 2015 (UTC) Anyone other than the nominator who disagrees may override this template by changing {{FPX}} to {{FPX contested}} and adding a vote in support. Voting will then continue in the usual way. If not contested within 24 hours, this nomination may be closed.

File:Lyristes plebejus, Vic-la-Gardiole 01.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Aug 2015 at 19:22:47 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Lyristes plebejus
Focus is on the first leg and on the head, IMO the impression of lack of sharpness come from the use of f/22 and stay acceptable, my purpose was to keep the longest possible DoF with a quite close view (DoF is here about more than 1cm). I'm not familiar with the concept of which you speak, but I will focus on it, thank you. :) -- Christian Ferrer 07:58, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Carnavalesco.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Aug 2015 at 14:39:47 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Chapultepec Zoo - Jaguar (02).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Aug 2015 at 10:34:42 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Jaguar, Chapultepec Zoo
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Jaguar (Panthera onca) at Zoológico de Chapultepec. All by KTC -- KTC (talk) 10:34, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 10:34, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:02, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice yawning cat! Face-smile.svg --Tremonist (talk) 12:20, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I don't like zoo animals, they always have this sad look, plus they are fat, not alert. And the environment is not close to the real ones (bamboo at Amazon/Atlantic Forest?). Photos are illustrations of subjects, so... -- RTA 16:19, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 21:26, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportBruce1eetalk 08:49, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Picture is a bit too dark imo. --PierreSelim (talk) 12:06, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral If you took this image in the wild, a would support it, D kuba (talk) 19:12, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Charlotte Perkins Gilman c. 1900.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Aug 2015 at 00:22:20 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

File:Die Wildkatze in der Wildnis.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2015 at 23:27:13 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

European Wildcat in her environment.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Michael Gäbler - uploaded by Michael Gäbler - nominated by Michael Gäbler -- Michael Gäbler (talk) 23:27, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Michael Gäbler (talk) 23:27, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 01:42, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A bit too much environment to really focus right away on the animal. Daniel Case (talk) 05:32, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg weak support --LivioAndronico (talk) 11:44, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The wildcat protects itself with two strategies: camouflage her body and defending their territory. The camouflage is done by brown color and vertical stripes on their fur and her face and by hiding behind plants and shrubs. To defend their territory, the wildcat is guarding the lowest access to their territory. In their area there is a big tree. The fur of the wildcat has the same color and the same pattern as the bark of the tree. The wildcat lives on that tree, there it is protected through the camouflage of the coat. Daniel and Livio, do you understand now why the camouflage of the wildcat must be shown by their hiding behind plants in the picture? --Michael Gäbler (talk) 13:40, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • What's the problem Michael? I had no oppose...I leave weak beacuse it need a crop...--LivioAndronico (talk) 19:57, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
First, there's a lot more green than brown in the image. And as a result I can still see the cat very easily. If the point of the image is to depict how the cat's coloring helps it conceal itself, it's not communicating that very well. And second, if that's the point of the image, then you're arguing more for it as a valued image, not an FP, since depicting its ability to camouflage itself and taking a picture with a level of "wow" adequate to FP standards here seem to be mutually exclusive if this is the best way of doing the former. Daniel Case (talk) 02:07, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Lacks overall sharpness a bit. --Tremonist (talk) 12:17, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I had chosen a narrow depth of focus to make the wildcat as the subject of the image visible at first glance. This is allowed in the Guidelines for nominators. See top of page under "Guidelines for nominators" and "Depth of field (DOF)": "Low depth of field can be used to bring attention to the main subject, separating it from the general environment." --Michael Gäbler (talk) 13:58, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support DoF is indeed very good IMO, at left the big leaf is a bit predominant (a crop maybe?). In the finest of our images of animals in natural habitat. -- Christian Ferrer 18:21, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good work. --Yann (talk) 07:53, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. I really like it actually. It's not absolutely perfect but for a photo of a shy animal in its natural environment, it's excellent. Diliff (talk) 09:59, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Diliff -- George Chernilevsky talk 10:58, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jee 12:15, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Not easy to take. --Code (talk) 12:48, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:McLaren mechanic on 2010 Canadian GP.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2015 at 19:44:23 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

McLaren mechanic on 2010 Canadian GP

File:Africa and Europe from a Million Miles Away.png[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2015 at 17:38:42 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Africa and Europe from a Million Miles Away
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Astronomy
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NASA - uploaded & nominated by Originalwana (talk) 17:38, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As nominator Originalwana (talk) 17:38, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Much better image than their first one. Disappointed Britain is under cloud, but I guess that's typical. -- Colin (talk) 21:05, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment meh... not that much photographic progress in the course of the past 40 years. C'mon NASA, give me some breathtaking resolution and stunning image quality! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:22, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It is from a million miles away.Originalwana (talk) 08:57, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
      • Martin, on the first image from this satellite, I initially thought this was another NASA "downsized for the web" images, which didn't compare well to 33 years ago. But it turns out the camera is only 4MP so we won't get any more detailed, and it is, as Originalwana says, from rather far away. This image has much better composition and light than the previous one from this satellite. -- Colin (talk) 09:24, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
        • That's true... considering that: Symbol support vote.svg Support, although weak --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 09:53, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Also, if I understand, these images are made from combining red, blue and green channel, each taken separately. If this implies there's no interpolation on each channel, that would mean its resolution (in the sense real details) is effectively higher than a 2048x2048 shot taken with a standard bayer pattern sensor camera. - Benh (talk) 11:46, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Benh (talk) 11:46, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 12:16, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 01:11, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 21:27, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I changed the FP category to Commons:Featured pictures/Astronomy. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:03, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Essen Germany Interior-of-BMV-Church-01.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2015 at 11:51:28 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

SHORT DESCRIPTION
✓ Done There was a slight pincushion distortion which is now corrected. For the verticals: I used the cables of the lamps and I was assuming homogenous gravity in the church. For the resolution: As usual I uploaded the full resolution of my camera. More is not available and I think, that ISO 125 is good enough for the situation. I shot on available light and refused the offer of Sister Dorothea to switch on the lights. There are some coloured lights visible where I have to mention, that it is not a chromatic aberration but the filtered light of the stained glass. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 13:04, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thank you very much! It's a really nice photo now. Face-smile.svg --Tremonist (talk) 14:59, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice and sharp interior shot --Xicotencatl (talk) 17:43, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 19:57, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 20:35, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Colin (talk) 21:04, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Let me take the opportunity to add some information: The church is part of the augustinian monastery in Essen. The stained glass windows show artwork of Johan Thorn Prikker which is considered to be one of the most important glass artists of 20th century. Influenced by impressionism, he pushed stained glass art from figural to ornamental. The windows in the monastery are his last work. From him is the word "Wie herrlich muss es sein, mit der Sonne selbst malen zu können" (How splendid it must be, to paint with the sun herself). Prikker had a deadly desease and it is believed, that the windows, made partly under horrible pains, depict "the antagonism of powers, the path from darkness and death to light and ressurection. The effects of the light is capturing the whole room into this movement; symbol of the big, eternal community of all released people in god." --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 04:41, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Everything right that should be ... nice to see a different sort of church interior than the ones we've been getting (not that there's anything wrong with them ...) Daniel Case (talk) 05:29, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:14, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

*Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose First pillar from left side has huge CA, while at second some CA is still visible, while some is like cleared but pillar is missing there, like bad retousching. Right side, strong CA on windows. See note. --Mile (talk) 08:00, 30 July 2015 (UTC) --Mile (talk) 14:33, 30 July 2015 (UTC) **Mile, I don't think this is CA but simply the strong light bleeding over the edge, which I think an effect that is hard to avoid. The second pillar has a strange stepped pattern on its left edge -- is that an effect of sharpening/clarity/rotation/etc? -- Colin (talk) 12:19, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I haven't saw it so far to such extent-depth. I am not sure you see same with bare eye. I couldn't find any similar, like here. I will put to neutral for now. --Mile (talk) 14:33, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose I liked the composition and looked at the image. Thought to myself "Nice image, but should have been shot from a tripod to avoid the high ISO". Then I looked at the exif and was in for a shock. It's a bit stunning how poor even the best Canons are at shadow recovery, but to mitigate this, HDR should have been used (the windows are also blown). The image has a lot of illustrative value for articles, but with respect to the quality, I do not think that it can really be among the best church interiors we have. I realize that perhaps I'm being a bit harsh, but the great view could be executed much better imho. --DXR (talk) 08:47, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Info It was shot from tripod with mirror lock and remote control. Sure, HDR might have ended up in a better result, but I am not the big friend of HDR, that's why you rarely find a HDR among my photos. I am not sure, if everyone can imagine the light situation: It is a dim light in the church and all light is filtered through coloured glas. The very intense coloured light is also outshining the frames of the windows. It looks like CA, but it is not. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 10:17, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Well, I understand that the term HDR has been spoiled for many by those who use it to make tasteless/creative (pick your flavor) unrealistic adjustments that render images useless for wiki. But the logic behind the concept is sound and shadow noise and blown windows can be easily reduced or avoided using it, and with sensible processing the results won't look fake or bad. This is especially valid for cameras with sub-par dynamic range at low ISOs. I understand people who dislike HDR, but inside the church, it very often becomes an essential tool. --DXR (talk) 10:50, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
I do not condemn HDR in general but sometimes, I am a little bit oldschool and in my opinion, it is often possible to get a reasonable result with a single shot. Well, there are prospects for another shooting in the monastery during midday sun (the colours are different then) and I will remember to try a HDR from same position. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 10:59, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
I think HDR is usually required to get stained-glass in range. Here it could be better, it isn't too bad IMO, and I've seen too many HDR stained glass where the "Ow! Ow! My eyes hurt" bright white is rendered merely paper white. -- Colin (talk) 12:19, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
I agree, the term 'HDR' is too often associated with really bad over-processed tone mapping that makes everything look muddy and weird, but it doesn't have to be that way - the result depends entirely on how strongly it is applied, the quality of the source image and what software is used to do it. To simply associate HDR so negatively is a bit like saying that a terrible photo taken with an expensive top of the line camera must mean the camera is terrible. And although the technical quality of this image is 'okay', it could have been much better. The noise levels of the shadows could have been as you would normally expect of ISO 100. Consider this recent image of mine. The exterior light wasn't as strong, but the interior was much darker so the contrast between highlights and shadows is likely to be similar. It was shot at ISO 320 which would normally result in quite a lot of shadow noise, particularly if pushed a lot. But because I used HDR with a 'slightly overexposed for shadows' bracket shot, I was able to get an image without any noise in any of the shadow areas. That simply wouldn't be possible with a single image, particularly with the low dynamic range of the Canon sensors. Diliff (talk) 18:38, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support (weak) While I agree with DXR that it could be much better, I don't find the noise is that dramatic, and it doesn't look like to come from shadow recovery (doing so on Canons usually gives you non aesthetic banding. See full size image). From a technical point of view, it's certainly at least as good -I'd say better- as many church interior which have been recently promoted and the lighting is just too good to miss. - Benh (talk) 10:02, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 04:39, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment. Surprised that Slaunger didn't already mention that it has an AdobeRGB profile embedded. But not only that, according to the exif viewer, "The embedded color profile differs from the metadata tags (sRGB (EXIF:ColorSpace))". Diliff (talk) 09:24, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 21:28, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportJulian H. 17:49, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Robson Square 01.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2015 at 08:32:29 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada, during a Friday evening.
Yes, the colors are "real" (by that I mean that these are the colors that the camera captured), in post-production I only changed white balance and exposure controls, I did not use the individual color bars. I sharpened it a bit, but it is still an ISO 800 picture on a low-end DSLR, I wished I had a tripod then, but my purpose of being there was joining the fun, not taking pictures :) --Xicotencatl (talk) 17:27, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It's really a nice picture. One can feel the atmosphere and I like the colours. Unfortunately the crop at the bottom is bad and there is too much noise. Neither quality, nor composition are good enough for FP IMO. --Code (talk) 20:02, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice colors and composition. The noise doesn't bother me too much. --King of ♠ 02:38, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Slight oppose Great effort, but not quite FP thanks to the noise. Daniel Case (talk) 05:24, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Brixner Dom Deckenfresko Anbetung 2.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2015 at 08:15:54 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

The Worship of the Lamb - Ceiling fresco in Brixen Cathedral by Paul Troger (painted 1748-50)

File:Lilium martagon mit Rutpela maculata 01.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2015 at 08:04:09 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Spotted Longhorn beetle (Rutpela maculata) on a Turk's cap lily (Lilium martagon)

File:Münster, Torminbrücke -- 2015 -- 7447.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2015 at 05:55:25 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Torminbrücke (at sunrise), Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

File:Rozenkransje (Antennaria dioica) Locatie, Tuinreservaat Jonker vallei 06.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2015 at 05:03:24 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Rozenkransje (Antennaria dioica) Locatie, Location. Garden sanctuary Jonker Valley

File:Common brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni) male.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2015 at 21:46:52 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Common brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni) male

File:Painted ceiling of the throne room of Pope Pius VI in Rocca Abbey (Subiaco).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2015 at 21:18:02 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Painted ceiling of the throne room of Pope Pius VI in Rocca Abbey (Subiaco)
yes I know,Thanx for comment --LivioAndronico (talk) 08:21, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 12:10, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, but this is neither convincing me as an artwork (relatively simple and in mediocre condition) or as a photo (quality issues) --DXR (talk) 14:19, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 19:52, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Nice subject, but the bottom part is not sharp enough. You should take this photo again with a better lens, I think. --Code (talk) 20:11, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
Is far from Rome....thanks for comment--LivioAndronico (talk) 21:22, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kszapsza (talk) 21:38, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. Sorry, the focus issues at the bottom make it difficult for me to support. What happened? Diliff (talk) 09:02, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
I do not know ... maybe the lens was dirty--LivioAndronico (talk) 10:09, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
No, a dirty lens would create low contrast maybe (but even then, not usually noticeable), but not focus problems. At f/8, I don't think it is because of a low DoF either. Usually poor focus on one side of the frame is because there is a problem with the lens, perhaps a lens element no aligned correctly. Have you seen this problem with any other photos before? Diliff (talk) 10:35, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
I do not know .... I sold them. Now i do works like this,this or this.Thanks.--LivioAndronico (talk) 12:26, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Pontederia, Nagai Park, Osaka.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2015 at 20:37:13 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Pickerel weed, Nagai Park, Osaka.
@Livio:Don't worry, cannot any more... --Laitche (talk) 21:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • The flowers are not my field, if benh like so...maybe I was too hard--LivioAndronico (talk) 22:22, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support I agree with Livio. But I still think this ranks among our finest, and the blur adds a sense of depth. Nice lighting, nice background. Would focus stacking works here ? - Benh (talk) 22:14, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 04:51, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:19, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As Livio stated; chasing bokeh you ran to too shallow DOF and stacking is needed. Also crop is not so lucky here (isn't centered and tight above) --Mile (talk) 07:07, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
    • This is no crop image, it's only downsampled therefore I cloned top and the left, Regards. --Laitche (talk) 09:38, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Shallow DOF, the central flow is completely out of focus. --Uoaei1 (talk) 07:54, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment @Benh: @Mile: I've never done focus stacking. I've shotten several different focus shot but every shot was different position by wind, so I think focus stacking is difficult for this kind of subject. If I had a chance I would try that :) --Laitche (talk) 09:38, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I know that. But that's why Feautered class is someway above ordinary shot, to bring some more. In this case, portion in focus is way to small to represent this flower. I am sure it can be done much better. Positioning can be solved with underlaying layers, go to stacking, select all layers, auto-align first, then do auto-blend. This can solve some, but often manual blending is necessary. --Mile (talk) 09:51, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • @Mile: Thanks for your kindly advice! I've never done focus stacking, so it's very helpful (: In fact, I aimed background effect here hence the subject was no matter... but course main subject is important for sure! --Laitche (talk) 10:30, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg weak support per others. --Tremonist (talk) 12:09, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info ✓ New version uploaded Re-processed from the raw file. This version is not downsampled so if you'd like to change your support vote, please do so. --Laitche (talk) 18:28, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Crab (Pachygrapsus marmoratus).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2015 at 19:29:38 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Crab (Pachygrapsus marmoratus) on Istrian coast, Adriatic sea
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info True, but its still 1:1. Animal is very wide and short, so you have to crop more. But you cant come much closer, they run away on movement. --Mile (talk) 19:53, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Bieszczady - zielony raj.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2015 at 14:01:45 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Bieszczady Mountains. Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Bettomsik - nominated by Halavar -- Halavar (talk) 14:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Halavar (talk) 14:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful mountains! --Tremonist (talk) 14:07, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Impressive --LivioAndronico (talk) 14:14, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Vivid green... but not a very interesting subject in my view : a lot of grass and forest, with little volume because of the lighting, and a centered composition make up for a little wow. - Benh (talk) 17:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
    It's characteristic plant formation (and landscape) of Bieszczady Mountains, called Połonina (Polonyna). Very encyclopaedic photo in my opinion, D kuba (talk) 10:08, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 20:57, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose With Benh.--Jebulon (talk) 22:20, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support For sure, D kuba (talk) 23:00, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 00:33, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This right-down-the-ridgeline view is not common in landscapes, and together with the clouds creates a great vanishing point. Daniel Case (talk) 05:35, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Neither the subject nor the composition convince me. Nice QI-Landscape, but nothing more --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:26, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow. --Laitche (talk) 15:52, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support I can still feel something featurable here. Maybe the mountains. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 02:19, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose no wow: because too much foreground, unbalanced composition, a bit too much sky (perhaps a golden crop). --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:45, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
    Please take a look and compare here for the golden crop: Bieszczady - zielony raj edit.jpg. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 16:16, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Kos - Panorama vom Dikeos-Gebirge.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2015 at 10:44:41 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Panoramic view at northwest part of Kos from Dikeos mountains, Greece
  • Color space info is added. The image was made on the late afternoon, so the light isn't very harsh. I can't see an significant inclination. --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:28, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Added a note for horizon. I can't find the location on google maps if I search "Kos from Dikeos mountains". Would be nice to have the geolocation? EXIF says 1pm, so I can only guess it's close to midday without the geo location data. But the shadows under the trees on the right make me pretty confident with my assumption. - Benh (talk) 22:06, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 20:57, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Lighting and colors are problematic for me as well. Photos taken in afternoon mostly has such "hot" feeling and it is not pleasant, especially with such large panorama. -- Pofka (talk) 21:59, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Landscape, while not tilted, is just too flat for the most part to be interesting on its own. Daniel Case (talk) 05:33, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Lagopus muta japonica Mount Tsubakuro.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2015 at 10:18:06 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta japonica) on Mount Tsubakuro, Japan
  • They lure them with food? - Benh (talk) 17:10, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
@Benh: Ok, I'll try that way next time :) --Laitche (talk) 17:15, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Was just conjecturing! But i'd be in a portable blind, put some bread in a good spot, and wait ;) - Benh (talk) 17:40, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Eeeeh thought you were joking, so I joked back! --Laitche (talk) 18:03, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
We never understand each other, do we? ;) - Benh (talk) 22:20, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
y yeah... --Laitche (talk) 09:47, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:06, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 15:07, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 18:11, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mile (talk) 19:33, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great photo. Charles (talk) 22:00, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 04:52, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I don't normally !vote on animal photos, but this one is striking enough. I like the way its colors are echoed by the mountains behind it, showing us the connection between it and its environment. Daniel Case (talk) 05:21, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent shot. I agree with Daniel – the context of the habitat adds some extra value. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 06:54, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Schnobby (talk) 07:55, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Really impressive quality. — Julian H. 17:48, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Macaca fuscata juvenile yawning.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2015 at 09:02:42 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) juvenile yawning at Jigokudani Monkey Park, Nagano, Japan
@El Grafo: I would honestly prefer that kind of meme, actually. Daniel Case (talk) 15:49, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Swedish landscape near Björnlunda (by Pudelek) 01.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2015 at 21:15:01 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Swedish landscape near Björnlunda
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 21:15, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 21:15, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Not distorted, as you could erroneously assume on first glance. Ordinarily I'd want less clouds, but a bluer sky would have been overwhelming in conjunction with that green. Daniel Case (talk) 02:37, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 07:24, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 09:22, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 09:41, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support D kuba (talk) 12:37, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:02, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:05, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This is very clear composition therefore the cables are too disturbing (as if to be seen the main subject). --Laitche (talk) 16:49, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The major pattern of the composition is that it's half bottom plain green, half top light grey. It could be more dynamic and interesting to me. I also think it's a bit small for a panorama, even though it's within limits. - Benh (talk) 17:08, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 21:00, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 11:50, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Macaca fuscata meditation.jpg, featured[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2015 at 20:49:35 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Macaca fuscata meditation


Unconfirmed results: (info)
Result: 15 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 21:01, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Aerial view of Capitol Hill at night, looking east from Pine and 9th.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2015 at 10:03:06 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Aerial view of Capitol Hill (Seattle) at night, looking east from Pine and 9th.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Cityscapes
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by dllu - uploaded by dllu - nominated by dllu -- dllu (t,c) 10:03, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- dllu (t,c) 10:03, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very well done technically, a QI in a heartbeat, but aesthetically undistinguished from any other nighttime cityscape. Daniel Case (talk) 02:21, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent! That there are other similar pictures is no reason for me to oppose. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 09:47, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Lothar. --Tremonist (talk) 14:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support My brains immediately told me: SUPPORT THIS. These streets lights are just stunning here. -- Pofka (talk) 14:07, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry per Daniel --LivioAndronico (talk) 15:03, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 15:09, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 19:18, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Quality is so-so, but I like this "urban mess" in this case, especially because you didn't undergone some heavy post processing, which often become plastic. --Mile (talk) 19:40, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Just curious, why is the quality only so-so? It's a very expensive 36 megapixel camera and lens on a tripod. To my eyes it looks very sharp without noise. The only technical defect I see is that the trees, swaying in the wind, get a bit blurred -- a trade off between car trails and noiseless ISO 100 versus sharp trees. And actually I did some post processing (it's an HDR photo from three exposures so that the roofs of the buildings aren't totally black and so that the lights aren't blown out), but I'm glad people don't notice it. Thanks! dllu (t,c) 21:59, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Sharpness is OK, motion blurr of traffic, trees isn't problem (not extensive). But if you check the sky there is posterization and banding with some quite big smudge (posterization) on the left. Congrats on camera. --Mile (talk) 07:21, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 21:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Daniel Case and the sky is posterized as Mile mentioned, sorry. --Laitche (talk) 19:58, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose weak. I like night shots and that one is taken properly in my view (though I'd lift shadows a bit), but I'm not too sure about the composition. - Benh (talk) 14:01, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Leegheide-nahe-Glabbacher-Bruch-2015.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2015 at 05:01:41 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Leegheide inside the protected area Krickenbecker Seen und Kleiner De Wittsee in Nettetal
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Tuxyso (talk) 05:01, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tuxyso (talk) 05:01, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good composition. --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 05:34, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 13:38, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Interesting proportion but grassses on the bottom part are disturbing the composition. --Laitche (talk) 16:43, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks, Laitche for your comment. The grasses are placed there on purpose. Classical foreground, midground, background composition. IMHO the photo would look worse without these grasses. --Tuxyso (talk) 19:30, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
      • I guessed grasses are one of elements but in this case light green (mid) ground is too little in this composition. If there are a bit more ground (midground), I would agree :) --Laitche (talk) 19:50, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A nice composition and a good technical achievement but the subject is not worth a FP to me.--Jebulon (talk) 22:37, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Jebulon. While this avoids the usual pitfall of shooting almost into the sun, there are still some small blown areas in the clouds, and I'm not sure that the composition delivers enough to offset that. I don't like the crop on the cloud, for one thing, and Laitche is correct about the paucity of ground. Daniel Case (talk) 01:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I understand the intention of this composition. The trees in one line similar to a pearl necklace and the cloudy look interesting. But the tree on the left is disturbing the composition. The photographer should try a different placement here. --Wladyslaw (talk) 05:52, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 09:22, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the composition. --Tremonist (talk) 14:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. There probably is way too much of sky captured (like 4/5 of the picture?) and yet it has cropped clouds. Cropped tree doesn't help as well. Probably wrong angle... -- Pofka (talk) 14:10, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as others. Yann (talk) 22:51, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Dam at Jalpa de Canovas 2.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2015 at 04:15:13 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Dacelo novaeguineae waterworks.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2015 at 03:03:51 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

"Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) perched on a Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata), Waterworks Reserve, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia"

Alternative[edit]

"Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) perched on a Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata), Waterworks Reserve, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia"

File:Моржи на фоне мыса Останцового, остров Хейса.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 Aug 2015 at 20:16:58 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Walruses in Franz Joseph Land Reserve, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Nixette - nominated by A.Savin --A.Savin 20:16, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --A.Savin 20:16, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Много хороших фото с севера, ну у всех света не хватает. Осветить надо, немного. --Mile (talk) 08:52, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Petar: Я сейчас понимаю очень хорошо. Daniel Case (talk) 21:27, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice and good --Σπάρτακος (talk) 09:23, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support but unfavorable light. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 11:51, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:16, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good composition. --Laitche (talk) 17:48, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 21:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The background is sufficiently blurred to be not at all sharp, but insufficiently blurred to have any sort of bokeh effect, and this middle ground makes me uneasy. Also too dark IMO, though this can be fixed. --King of ♠ 02:42, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I really think it can and should be brightened. Is there a consensus for that? — Julian H. 09:22, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done. --A.Savin 11:16, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support Looks great, thanks. — Julian H. 11:24, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Dülmen, Hausdülmen, Sonnenaufgang -- 2015 -- 4952.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 Aug 2015 at 13:01:58 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Sunrise near Hausdülmen, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 16:22, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is special. The mood. The tree. Great work. --Code (talk) 18:10, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose YAFS. Like the "blue hour"-pictures, they're cliche. Kleuske (talk) 18:40, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Still not completely sure I know what that acronym means. I have an idea, but maybe you could be so kind to verify it. — Julian H. 20:54, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Definitely one of our nicer sunsetsrises. Still not really much more than that. — Julian H. 20:54, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
Um, it's a sunrise. Read the image description before you say things like that. Please. Daniel Case (talk) 06:05, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Sorry. — Julian H. 12:33, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Vilnius N-D de la Porte d'Aurore Vilnius.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 Aug 2015 at 08:44:47 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Notre Dame de la  Porte de l'Aurore, à  Vilnius,  Lituanie.
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Humm! difficult to recover better, thank you for your advice.--PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 08:08, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 Aug 2015 at 07:41:52 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus).
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Food and drink
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus). All by --Mile (talk) 07:41, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mile (talk) 07:41, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support For me the category is better Animals --LivioAndronico (talk) 08:07, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I was considering which category to put, but made up my mind for Animals it would be better if fish would be in whole, with tail. --Mile (talk) 08:36, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support "Food and drink" is better. They are dead. Yann (talk) 08:50, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition does not work for me, sorry, the plate and the lower right corner are disturbing to me.--Jebulon (talk) 09:06, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The pattern on the plate does take the eye away from the fish, but then it is a sort of swimming sea pattern, which is an interesting combination. So I think it works. -- Colin (talk) 11:03, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Jebulon --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:08, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Soundwaweserb (talk) 21:17, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tuxyso (talk) 05:10, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 05:40, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Composition works for me and the details are sharp. Daniel Case (talk) 05:57, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:36, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Jebulon. --Laitche (talk) 16:19, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Jebulon. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 02:54, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 09:23, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Composition is fine for me. --Tremonist (talk) 13:59, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:28, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Big Mac hamburger.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 Aug 2015 at 15:31:21 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

A McDonald's Big Mac hamburger
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Food and drink
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Evan-Amos - uploaded by Evan-Amos - nominated by kasir -- Kasir (talk) 15:31, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kasir (talk) 15:31, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good quality,is a few small but good and original --LivioAndronico (talk) 18:56, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Makes me hungry. Mmmmm....hamburger.--Fotoriety (talk) 01:09, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Manages to be a good, attractive, but reasonably accurate view of it (unless the people making it squash it, and you get some horrible mess of food) Think the patties might be moved forwards slightly, but otherwise they'd be hidden, so I can live with that. Likewise, the pickled cucumber slices are probably a lot more visible than they'd normally be, but, again, that's acceptable enough. A definite winner. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:54, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Something a little different here. Rare, but still well-done Face-wink.svg Daniel Case (talk) 07:23, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Реалистичное фото! :) Почему-то не используется в русскоязычных проектах Викимедиа... --Brateevsky {talk} 10:04, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Beware of McD! --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:09, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • barely Symbol support vote.svg Support OK from a lighting point of view. But I wish we have more studio like photographs, with the background being an actual one, so we keep the shadow, instead of having to remove it. Would also be pretty interesting to have it side by side with the same subject from the McDo marketing division ;) - Benh (talk) 19:17, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral per Benh. Not a giant fan of objects standing on something that was cut away. — Julian H. 20:31, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:39, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beware of McD, but this image is good! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 02:55, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:57, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 21:02, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Kszapsza (talk) 21:41, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- High Quality Alborzagros (talk) 07:13, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Aleja uz Lauku kapiem Jaunpils pusē.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 Aug 2015 at 09:55:36 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Linden allee to Lauki cemetery in Jaunpils Municipality, Latvia. Nature monument.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Kikos - uploaded by Kikos - nominated by Kikos -- Kikos (talk) 09:55, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kikos (talk) 09:55, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 10:55, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry,not outstanding for me --LivioAndronico (talk) 13:24, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice mood but overprocessed. --Laitche (talk) 16:32, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too much on the artsy side; overprocessed per Laitche and white balance seems off (perhaps deliberately?) Daniel Case (talk) 16:53, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Rainbow unicorn (talk) 19:06, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others and sorry, the sharpening algorithm wasn't lucky finding out what is and what isn't an edge that needs sharpening. — Julian H. 20:28, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose the quality isn't ok, but the idea is fantastic! Please try to do this work again and perhaps as a focus stack. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 02:58, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose overprocessed.--PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 13:12, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. --Tremonist (talk) 13:57, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Overprocessed. -- Pofka (talk) 14:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Apollo 11 Launch2.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 Aug 2015 at 03:58:34 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

The launch of Apollo 11 on 16 July 1969. "At 9:32 a.m. EDT, the swing arms move away and a plume of flame signals the liftoff of the Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle and astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A."
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Space exploration#Space launch vehicles
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NASA and restored by Mvuijlst - uploaded by Mvuijlst - nominated by Pine -- Pine 03:58, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pine 03:58, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the flames, I think it shows the danger of space flight, like a malfunction could occur. But you can also see that some preparation went in before takeoff to make this a safe trip. Rainbow unicorn (talk) 19:19, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Quite an interesting photo of great historical significance. Although the technical quality is poor by today's standards, the FPC guidelines say something about a bad photo of a good subject is preferable to a good photo of a mundane subject. dllu (t,c) 11:12, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 07:12, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 10:23, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Historical significance. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 11:58, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:56, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:31, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Men triple jump French Athletics Championships 2013 t154029.jpg, featured[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Aug 2015 at 16:01:06 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

File:Men triple jump French Athletics Championships 2013
No, I want a subject that clearly stands out. Daniel Case (talk) 17:14, 24 July 2015 (UTC)


Unconfirmed results: (info)
Result: 14 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 21:01, 1 August 2015 (UTC)


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Mon 27 Jul → Sat 01 Aug
Tue 28 Jul → Sun 02 Aug
Wed 29 Jul → Mon 03 Aug
Thu 30 Jul → Tue 04 Aug
Fri 31 Jul → Wed 05 Aug
Sat 01 Aug → Thu 06 Aug

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

Thu 23 Jul → Sat 01 Aug
Fri 24 Jul → Sun 02 Aug
Sat 25 Jul → Mon 03 Aug
Sun 26 Jul → Tue 04 Aug
Mon 27 Jul → Wed 05 Aug
Tue 28 Jul → Thu 06 Aug
Wed 29 Jul → Fri 07 Aug
Thu 30 Jul → Sat 08 Aug
Fri 31 Jul → Sun 09 Aug
Sat 01 Aug → Mon 10 Aug

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 non-bot 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 {{Featured picture}} or {{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 Assessements 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 user who is not a bot 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/August 2015), 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/August 2015.
  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.