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

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

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

Formal things[edit]

Nominating[edit]

Guidelines for nominators[edit]

Please read the complete guidelines before nominating.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photographs[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

Video and audio[edit]

Please see Commons:Featured media candidates for video guidelines.

Set nominations[edit]

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

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

Adding a new nomination[edit]

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

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

All single files:

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Voting[edit]

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

You may use the following templates:

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

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

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

Unhelpful reasons for opposing include:

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

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

Featured picture delisting candidates[edit]

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Featured picture candidate policy[edit]

General rules[edit]

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

Featuring and delisting rules[edit]

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

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

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

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

Above all, be polite[edit]

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

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

See also[edit]

Table of contents[edit]

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

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

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Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Leichtathletik Gala Linz 2018 men´s 110m hurdles Okafor-6401.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Dec 2018 at 10:51:30 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Sports
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Leon Okafor, decathlete, Linz June 2018, created by Isiwal - uploaded by Isiwal - nominated by Isiwal -- Isiwal (talk) 10:51, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Isiwal (talk) 10:51, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very good capture but possible processing problems; look at the red/yellow on the shoes - compression artefacts? Also the skin on the face and arms - too much noise reduction? Definitely a VI, btw. --Peulle (talk) 11:23, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Branches of a Ficus kurzii reflecting in the water at Singapore Botanic Gardens.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Dec 2018 at 01:40:49 (UTC)
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Branches of a 150 year-old Ficus kurzii (Burmese Banyan) reflecting in the water of the Swan Lake, at Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by Basile Morin -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:40, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:40, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Very nice. Reminds me of Impressionist paintings, among others. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:18, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:36, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support absolutely impressive! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:31, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 06:45, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Some purple CAs at the leaves, e.g. in the upper left corner – should be easily fixable. --Uoaei1 (talk) 06:52, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It is a wonderful, effective and fascinating photo: I love every single part of it, nothing more to say.Paolobon140 (talk) 08:03, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice, fine balance between shadows under the tree and the sunshine of the outer areas. --Isiwal (talk) 08:58, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 09:59, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Peulle (talk) 10:23, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Park Royal on Pickering at dusk from Hong Lim Park Singapore.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Dec 2018 at 01:47:48 (UTC)
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Park Royal on Pickering at dusk from Hong Lim Park Singapore
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - The park is more interesting than the buildings. The buildings are per se boring to me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:03, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

File:CSIO4 Linzer Pferdefestival 2017-Thomas Velin-Chopin van het Moleneind-6116.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 19 Dec 2018 at 18:48:25 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Sports
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Isiwal - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 18:48, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 18:48, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Superb capture. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:41, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 22:20, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice watch :-) Though more space at the bottom would have been better. And the whites are a bit too gray in my view. Sharp and impressive action shot anyway -- Basile Morin (talk) 00:46, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support Color and detail on horse and rider offset the distractions created by the background and bottom (TBH I think it could do with a bit more cropping). Daniel Case (talk) 05:23, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - The bottom can't be cropped, because then, what would the horse be jumping over? I don't really see room for any crops, and the background is mostly pretty faded. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:05, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:30, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thanks to all for support and comments --Isiwal (talk) 11:00, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Nürnberg St. Lorenz Dreikönigsaltar Geburt 01.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 19 Dec 2018 at 10:20:46 (UTC)
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Nativity by Hans Pleydenwurff

File:Giechburg Abendlicht P1103921efs.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 18 Dec 2018 at 23:05:10 (UTC)
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Giechburg near Bamberg

File:Dülmen, Merfeld, Dülmener Pferde im Merfelder Bruch -- 2018 -- 1618 (bw).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 18 Dec 2018 at 18:16:25 (UTC)
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Horse muzzle of Dülmen ponies in the Merfelder Bruch bei Merfeld, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals#Family_:_Equidae_(Equids)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded and nominated by XRay -- XRay talk 18:16, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info It's black-and-white, yes. IMO black-and-white improves the details better than the colored version. And it is taken with a large focal length, because it is a wild horse. You can't touch them, a minimal distance is necessary. --XRay talk 18:16, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- XRay talk 18:16, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This DoF isn't working for me.--Peulle (talk) 20:19, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 04:40, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Peulle. Daniel Case (talk) 19:10, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The composition doesn't work for me -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:34, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

File:40. Schwimmzonen- und Mastersmeeting Enns 2017 100m Brust Damen-9834.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 18 Dec 2018 at 18:09:10 (UTC)
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Breaststroke contest in Enns

File:Lobby hall with couches and chandelier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 18 Dec 2018 at 07:48:50 (UTC)
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Symmetric view of the spacious lobby hall with couches and giant chandelier reflecting on the floor at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thanks, Ikan, for the nomination -- Basile Morin (talk) 13:51, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • My pleasure, and the noise reduction made the photo even better. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:42, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 14:03, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 15:24, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow --Isiwal (talk) 16:33, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very immaculate lobby. It is a shame it wasn't taken from the absolute centre and so the photo isn't symmetrical. HDR might have kept some more detail in the window frame area (though they sky should still be blown in a JPG). -- Colin (talk) 16:58, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ermell (talk) 20:04, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Finally a hotel lobby we can all like ... Daniel Case (talk) 04:08, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 06:10, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 06:30, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 10:13, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Is this stitched? There are reflections at the shiny floor which look like stitching errors. --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:24, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • To me it looks more like the floor sections/boards are a bit uneven, reflecting the light at slightly different angles. --Cart (talk) 10:53, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • No stitching, I confirm. Wide angle used here. No editing of any kind either on this picture. So just a normal reflection on irregular tiles -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:39, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thanks for explanations. Very good image indeed! --Uoaei1 (talk) 16:53, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Roof of auditorium in Beacon Park, British Columbia, Canada 04.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 18 Dec 2018 at 07:41:54 (UTC)
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Roof of auditorium in Beacon Park, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

File:Obernberg am Inn Adlerwarte Rotmilan-0136.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 17 Dec 2018 at 19:35:01 (UTC)
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Milvus milvus
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds/Accipitriformes
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded by Isiwal - nominated by Christian Ferrer -- Christian Ferrer (talk) 19:35, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer (talk) 19:35, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ermell (talk) 22:24, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Peulle (talk) 01:06, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The light is great, the colors wonderful, unfortunately a main element bothering me at first sight is the chain-link fence in the background, immediately identifiable despite the blur. The bird seems enclosed, even if it's just an impression, it's enough to break the feeling of freedom a flying animal naturally evokes. But much more distracting than this is the low depth of field. F/2,8 at 200 mm is far too low. Only the eyes are in focus, the beak is completely blurry. (Beside, the left part would gain being cut to be more balanced) -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:51, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support-- Fence makes nice pattern Seven Pandas (talk) 13:32, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 14:02, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 15:21, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ...and off course I love my babies even when they are considered not to be handsome :-) --Isiwal (talk) 16:27, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Although I think it could be cropped in more on the left, squaring it up. Daniel Case (talk) 16:38, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 06:11, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basile is misunderstanding: This is the Red Kite of Emancipation standing guard at the fence. It was developed by Great Britain, Spain, France, and Italy (and sold to Germany and Poland) [1] in order to replace the outdated Bald Eagles of Freedom they imported from the US 40 Years ago. It was a prestige project that took longer than expected, but now the first couple has been deployed for active duty. SCNR :-P
But seriously, somehow I like the pattern in the background. And although I'd like a little bit more DOF, the beak is not an issue for me. Also, please don't cut it, every close crop I tried ended up being too crammed.--El Grafo (talk) 08:23, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 10:35, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Basile --S. DÉNIEL (talk) 11:45, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose background Charles (talk) 15:03, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I love the facial expression, and I'm OK with the chain link fence in the background (why not? there are wild things near fences), but I'm really not OK with the blurry beak being the frontmost thing I see. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:04, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Viking Sky (ship, 2017) - Sète - December 2018.jpg[edit]

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Viking Sky (ship, 2017)

File:Coast at Chinamada - Tenerife 04.jpg[edit]

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Coast at Chinamada, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 08:55, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 08:55, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I might wish for a little more sky above the land on the right, but I love the rocks, with all their shapes and colors. I advise you all not to pixel-peep at full size. The photo looks great at 3x my 13-inch laptop monitor. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:59, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 15:11, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Well captured. I know the place. --Cayambe (talk) 18:23, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Since the sun was clearly obscured Face-smile.svg, or more likely occulted, by clouds, the softness isn't really a problem because of reduced contrast. In fact, combined with the high saturation it gives the whole image a slightly dreamlike quality ... Daniel Case (talk) 18:55, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nothing extra. Normal good photo. -- Karelj (talk) 10:06, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nothing special -- S. DÉNIEL (talk) 11:41, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm sure that was a breathtaking view IRL, but it doesn't really come across like that in the photograph. --El Grafo (talk)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm afraid I agree with El Grafo -- MartinD (talk) 18:52, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Brackenheim (talk)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice distribution of main topics.--Famberhorst (talk) 05:55, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 09:43, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Inzell 2017 Kat A1 ZBYSZEK Kunert -9513.jpg[edit]

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File:Reformierte Kirche Waltensburg (d.j.b.) 12.jpg[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors/Religious buildings. Pipe organ.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Reformierte Kirche Waltensburg. The church of Waltensburg was built in the 11th century as a chapel on the site of a pre-Romanesque hall building with an existing tower. Pipes from it pipe organ with beautiful frescoes in the background.
    All by -- Famberhorst (talk) 16:43, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 16:43, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:01, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The cut plant suggests a part of the organ is also missing at the bottom -- Basile Morin (talk) 02:24, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Answer: The photo is taken from the keyboard upwards. The organ pipes are the main motif.--Famberhorst (talk) 06:11, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Cherry Resort inside Temi Tea Garden, Namchi, Sikkim.jpg[edit]

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Cherry Resort inside Temi Tea Garden, Namchi, Sikkim
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Cherry Resort inside Temi Tea Garden, Namchi, Sikkim
  • All by -- Subhrajyoti07 talk 16:26, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Subhrajyoti07 talk 16:26, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Nice view but the colors seem oversaturated, and the fields are not very sharp -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:53, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Saturation dialled down. Image taken at f/8 at 1/200 sec, so sharpest setting of the lens with very low chance of body movement during the shot. However kit lens may have a limitation on absolute sharpness achievable at the sides/corners. However did some local sharpening adjustments. Hope it addresses the sharpness in the field issue - Subhrajyoti07 talk 02:42, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Improved. But f/8 "the sharpest" setting works at the focus area only. At f/11 or f/13 obviously you get more depth, thus more details over the surface of such landscape -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:15, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Agreed Subhrajyoti07 talk 13:46, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose nonetheless; sharpness on left side really needs work. Ambitious, though. Daniel Case (talk) 03:24, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lovely composition. Sharpness is not *that* bad IMO. -- King of ♠ 04:45, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per King. Since this photo is not meant mainly to show the precise features of tea plants, we can judge it a bit more like a landscape painting. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:38, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 09:55, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 21:25, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 13:59, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 06:13, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --S. DÉNIEL (talk) 11:36, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent picture! MartinD (talk) 18:54, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Brackenheim (talk)

File:Leones (Panthera leo) deborando un búfalo africano negro (Syncerus caffer caffer), parque nacional de Chobe, Botsuana, 2018-07-28, DD 94-96 PAN.jpg[edit]

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Pack of lions (Panthera leo) devoring an African buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer), Chobe National Park, Botswana.
@Ikan Kekek: Pretty much. If a new lion takes over, he not only kills the other lions, but the lions those lions fathered. Daniel Case (talk) 21:51, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Not so. He might kill very young cubs. Charles (talk) 15:05, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Seems to be some slight motion blur, but that's the lions' fault, not the photographer's. Daniel Case (talk) 21:51, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Local editing errors on the top right corner -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:50, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
    Basile ✓ gone --Poco2 11:23, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Lighting too harsh. Charles (talk) 18:25, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
    Yes, Charles, at 8:15 a.m. We must have tons of images like this with this resolution and this moment, please, nom you then one that deserves FP --Poco2 19:27, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 15:23, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Isiwal (talk) 21:33, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 07:50, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Stift Wilhering Kirche Deckenfresko 01.jpg[edit]

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Ceiling fresco at Wilhering Abbey Church
I plan also to nominate either the one you mention, or maybe some alternative I am still working on. --Uoaei1 (talk) 11:02, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 10:55, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support There is room for improvement in terms of symmetry when comparing both sides, still great quality and a very nice motif Poco2 11:08, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support- Anisha Maharjan (talk) 11:24, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 18:58, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Qualified support It's a little distorted and unsharp at the corners, but that's something that seems to be unavoidable when shooting vaulted ceilings. Daniel Case (talk) 21:46, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 05:46, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Isiwal (talk) 19:12, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 19:28, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 13:58, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 09:51, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Snowy road Sosonka 2017 G1.jpg[edit]

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The snow-covered road from Sosonka village to the highway M21 Vinnytsia–Kyiv

File:Kuzhenkino TverObl asv2018-08 img08.jpg[edit]

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Kuzhenkino railway station
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture#Russia
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Kuzhenkino railway station near Bologoye, Tver Oblast: 1900s wooden architecture, Cultural Heritage ----- all by A.Savin --A.Savin 12:28, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --A.Savin 12:28, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Seven Pandas (talk) 22:41, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:16, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Maybe the transformer on the left side could be cropped or cloned out, but otherwise a great pic. -- -donald- (talk) 07:15, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice railway station but the cropped power post just spoils it --Poco2 11:16, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Reluctant oppose per Poco. I think this building could be the subject of a featured image, but not from this angle. Daniel Case (talk) 14:08, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Carrie Chapman Catt - National Woman's Party Records.jpg[edit]

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Carrie Chapman Catt
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info credited to the Joint Suffrage Procession Committee - restored, uploaded, and nominated by Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:21, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:21, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Given that the original print was 4 x 5.5 inches, blowing it up to any larger than the default size on my screen when I open it is a mistake. It's a very good portrait at its original size. However, I'd suggest noting the original size in your file description. The information can be seen here (duly linked in the file description). -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:58, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
      • @Ikan Kekek: That won't be quite right, of course, as it's cropped a little bit (truncated oval to rectangle with a little added background. Doesn't really remove or add anything of note due to the chiaroscuro fadeout on her, but I really loathed that part of the original layout). Anyway, having done that, there was a lot of empty space at the bottom, and I believe the right, so the area shown will be significantly smaller. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:41, 6 December 2018 (UTC) Oh, wait, I have the pixel values. I can give the size of the area shown no problem. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:47, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Added to description, with an explanation of the calculations in a note. 14:09, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Church of the Sacred Heart of Rodez 24.jpg, featured[edit]

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Stained-glass window of the church of the Sacred Heart of Rodez, Aveyron, France


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Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:34, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
This image will be added to the FP category: Places/Architecture/Religious buildings#France

File:Church of the Sacred Heart of Rodez 20.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Church of the Sacred Heart of Rodez, Aveyron, France
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Religious buildings#France
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by --Tournasol7 (talk) 23:03, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain as author --Tournasol7 (talk) 23:03, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I love the church, and I have a lot more tolerance for parked cars as part of an urban landscape than most other FPC voters, but the cars, temporary fencing, pile of scrap metal for recycling (I think that's what it is), poles and so forth are just too distracting for me to consider this other than a very good QI/VI. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:41, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support For me the cloud background makes it. Daniel Case (talk) 05:00, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I'm surprised. I thought you'd be the first to object to the cars, etc. I like the clouds, too. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:59, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
I don't really think you can do much about the cars etc. They are also pretty small in relation to the church. Daniel Case (talk) 18:58, 6 December 2018 (UTC)


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Result: 1 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /--Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:35, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Hipopótamos (Hippopotamus amphibius), parque nacional de Chobe, Botsuana, 2018-07-28, DD 79.jpg, featured[edit]

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Hippos (Hippopotamus amphibius), Chobe National Park, Botswana.


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Result: 15 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:35, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
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File:Bruderwald Nebel 286411.jpg[edit]

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Fog in the Bruderwald natural forest reserve

File:Seine et Musée du Louvre Paris.jpg[edit]

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Seine et Musée du Louvre Paris.jpg
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places#France
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Moroder -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 20:51, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 20:51, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Paris in a way it has always been at this time of year, yet I had not seen and appreciated until now. Daniel Case (talk) 22:03, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tournasol7 (talk) 23:07, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Lovely, great work. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:17, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Seven Pandas (talk) 23:24, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose high quality for sure but I'm not that thrilled about the angle/perspective... --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:16, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Leaning out, and maybe some minor stitching errors at the signs of Pont du Carrousel --Uoaei1 (talk) 07:09, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
    • ✓ Done @Uoaei1: and @Ermell: Uploaded a corrected version. Thanks for the precious hints --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 13:03, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
      • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment You solved the problem quite well but there are two stitching errors visible. See annotation.--Ermell (talk) 13:18, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
        • ✓ Done Don't trust those stiching machines. Thanks --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 16:21, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unfortunately the verticals in the middle and left are not correct. In addition there are some stitching errors.--Ermell (talk) 08:19, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per other --S. DÉNIEL (talk) 15:13, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Wrong stitching. The horizontal is broken here. And compression could be stronger without most (everyone?) not seeing the differnce. - Benh (talk) 19:07, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question @Benh: could you please be more clear and more specific --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 01:22, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Egon Schiele - Eduard Kosmack - 4702 - Österreichische Galerie Belvedere.jpg[edit]

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Portrait of Eduard Kosmack by Egon Schiele

File:Ghostscript Tiger.svg[edit]

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Tiger from the Ghostscript examples
This is in scope, because it is a very important example picture of PostScript, see de:PostScript#Verbreitung --Habitator terrae 🌍 11:20, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 18:35, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Ordinary clip art, nothing special -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:02, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This file, in EPS file format, was one of the most interesting examples packed with many (all?) Ghostscript distributions in the 1990s. It was really impressive to see the PS code rendered as a tiger picture ;–). On my old Quadra 840AV this took quite some seconds. Good old times! ;–) … Today, of course, there is nothing special anymore about this graphics. IMHO it is of historical interest only — really nice for an article about Ghostscript or PostScript or the history of computer graphics. I do not know: Do we “feature” such images of almost purely historical value? If yes, this is a good candidate. --Aristeas (talk) 19:31, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Historic photos can be featured, but if they aren't considered good enough for FP, they can be nominated at COM:VIC. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:31, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Well, at the moment all of this is not apparent to the reader – the file description page would need to provide a bit more in-depth information. Feels kind of weird to use SVG for a historic Postscript example, btw. --El Grafo (talk) 09:07, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 13:45, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Common and easy to do --Photographer 19:30, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Bergtocht van Cogolo di Peio naar M.ga Levi in het Nationaal park Stelvio (Italië) 25.jpg[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects #Tree stump.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Whimsically shaped partially decayed tree stump, covered with lichensin the Stelvio National Park (Italy).
    All by -- Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 16:13, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 16:13, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Seven Pandas (talk) 00:22, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I read in the notes that this stump is consumed by many different organisms that, I believe, designed interesting textures on the wood. I wonder if taking a close up of selected parts of the wood would create some interesting artistic design, for example like this one [1] As i can see you are often walking in the woods and finding interesting stumps or consumed trees should be easy. Have you ever thought going macro instead of catching general photos? I am sure it would give you big satisfactions, as your fantasy could find hundreds of interesting subjects. In this particular photo I would have chosen a very shallow depth of field, leaving the background completely out of focus and avoided that grass in the foreground. With a very shallow dof the wood would be standing in the composition, as the background is not so much interesting.Paolobon140 (talk) 09:39, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 13:59, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Paolobon's implication that this would be better as, perhaps, a tighter closeup on the stump surface. As it is there's just too much going on here to easily settle on one subject. Daniel Case (talk) 15:53, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 06:12, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose better, no FP-potential --S. DÉNIEL (talk) 15:11, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 21:01, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - It's a matter of taste, but this composition doesn't speak to me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:33, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I agree with S. Déniel Poco2 11:18, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

Bergtocht van Cogolo di Peio naar M.ga Levi in het Nationaal park Stelvio (Italië) 25 A.jpg

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 17:38, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- like too Seven Pandas (talk) 21:07, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Much more interesting composition, in my opinion. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:16, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 06:11, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Like too -- George Chernilevsky talk 10:51, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, I'll have to disagree. This feels utterly crammed to me, I like the original much better. --El Grafo (talk) 14:58, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per El Grafo. Yann (talk) 19:07, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support Still not perfect, but the texture is nice. Daniel Case (talk) 19:18, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose no FP-potential --S. DÉNIEL (talk) 15:09, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support But i find the other more interesting --Llez (talk) 21:01, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I agree with S. Déniel Poco2 11:18, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 10:23, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cart (talk) 08:33, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Vittoriano vittoria alata Roma.jpg[edit]

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Winged Victory column in the Altare della Patria in Rome.

File:Ida Husted Harper photograph by Aime Dupont.jpg[edit]

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Ida Husted Harper
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Aimé Dupont - restored, uploaded, and nominated by Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:15, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:15, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Harlock81 (talk) 10:34, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice portrait, excellent restoration. --Yann (talk) 10:47, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 11:29, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Peulle (talk) 11:41, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ezarateesteban 20:18, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Seven Pandas (talk) 00:07, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 02:50, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm pretty sure the lady wouldn't agree with her orange peel face. Is that from the restoration or is that on the original already so. No FP for me.--Ermell (talk) 09:30, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
    • @Ermell: That's film grain, I believe. Every photo I've seen from about this time has that sort of thing to some extent. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:18, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tournasol7 (talk) 17:00, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tozina (talk) 18:29, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support (assuming that the “orange peel” is film grain, as Adam explained ;–). --Aristeas (talk) 19:37, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - The Library of Congress digital ID you give goes to a "Handle System Error Report Form" for a broken link, so please correct it if you can. It's hard for me to tell what the original dimensions of the photo are. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:03, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
    • @Ikan Kekek: Oh, yeah, the division=mss thing. I'm so used to the tag just working. It's fixed now. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:06, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Thanks. And now that I know the original size: Her face is crinkly at the original photo size, so I'll oppose in a losing cause. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:23, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Fried beetles.jpg, not featured[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 11 Dec 2018 at 01:12:36 (UTC)
Visit the nomination page to add or modify image notes.

Fried beetles in Asian cuisine (Entomophagy)
✓ Done Highlights softened. Agree they were a bit strong, but please @GerifalteDelSabana: also consider this shiny metallic aspect with glistening oil as part of the style (like hyperrealism) -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:26, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong support :) sharp and crisp. Disgusting! ― Gerifalte Del Sabana 14:05, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 07:48, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:17, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A mass. Technically ok, but in my opinion the motif has no FP-potential. Sorry. --Milseburg (talk) 10:37, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • The idea to nominate this picture here came after I met it by chance on this website (2), while searching "Acrididae Laos" on Google :-) -- Basile Morin (talk) 14:19, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 15:47, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Milseburg --Ermell (talk) 09:32, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Why not? Yummy ;-) Excellent work IMO -- George Chernilevsky talk 15:47, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Milseburg --S. DÉNIEL (talk) 15:00, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 05:49, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Milseburg. -- Karelj (talk) 10:13, 9 December 2018 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 7 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /--Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:40, 11 December 2018 (UTC)


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Thu 06 Dec → Tue 11 Dec
Fri 07 Dec → Wed 12 Dec
Sat 08 Dec → Thu 13 Dec
Sun 09 Dec → Fri 14 Dec
Mon 10 Dec → Sat 15 Dec
Tue 11 Dec → Sun 16 Dec

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

Sun 02 Dec → Tue 11 Dec
Mon 03 Dec → Wed 12 Dec
Tue 04 Dec → Thu 13 Dec
Wed 05 Dec → Fri 14 Dec
Thu 06 Dec → Sat 15 Dec
Fri 07 Dec → Sun 16 Dec
Sat 08 Dec → Mon 17 Dec
Sun 09 Dec → Tue 18 Dec
Mon 10 Dec → Wed 19 Dec
Tue 11 Dec → Thu 20 Dec

Closing a featured picture promotion request[edit]

The bot[edit]

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

Manual procedure[edit]

Any experienced user may close requests.

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

Closing a delisting request[edit]

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

Archiving a withdrawn nomination[edit]

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