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

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

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

Formal things[edit]

Nominating[edit]

Guidelines for nominators[edit]

Please read the complete guidelines before nominating.

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

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


Artworks, illustrations, and historical documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photographs

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

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

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

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

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

Video and audio

Set nominations

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

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

Adding a new nomination[edit]

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

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

All single files:

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


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



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

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

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

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

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

Voting[edit]

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

You may use following templates:

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

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

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

Unhelpful reasons for opposing include:

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

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

Featured picture delisting candidates[edit]

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Featured picture candidate policy[edit]

General rules[edit]

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

Featuring and delisting rules[edit]

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

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

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

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

Above all, be polite[edit]

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

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

See also[edit]

Table of contents[edit]

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

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

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Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Morro do Pai Inácio 01.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 May 2018 at 23:54:41 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg  Info created and uploaded by Gustavo Couto - nominated by Arion -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:54, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:54, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:11, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Measured Symbol support vote.svg  Support - Not the sharpest photo, and the rock face on the left is a little dark, but the photo is beautiful and pleasant to look at at full screen (i.e., without pixel-peeping) and deserves a feature for that reason. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:10, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per Ikan, it isn't really sharp and that should have been possible, that's a big weakness for FP Poco2 06:16, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose The sky is nice, but the light is in other respects not very impressive and the lack of detail results in this not being one of the best images on Commons, IMO. --Peulle (talk) 07:49, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Per Poco and Peulle --Llez (talk) 11:02, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per others. Daniel Case (talk) 14:57, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Pipe couplings on a pressure tank under construction.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 May 2018 at 20:55:33 (UTC)
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Pipe couplings on a pressure tank under construction
  • That's ok Charles, but would you please leave a reson for your oppose per the rules. --Cart (talk) 11:19, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I just cannot see anything special; no 'wow' at all. An image like this with no encyclopaedic value, but submitted as an 'artistic' image has to be pretty special to fulfil the FP criteria highly skilled photographers/highest quality. I can't see a demonstration of technical skill (composition/sharpness etc) and I personally don't find the dalek comparison convincing - they look nothing like your shot. Of course humour (and do feel free to oppose my next FP nomination with its light-hearted commentary) is never going to cross all cultures/borders. Many members of our community are happy to vote for your inventive shots, but not this time. Sorry. Charles (talk) 11:42, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your thorough explanation. Yes, I experiment a lot, testing the boundaries and I take all votes given to such photos in good humor. Of course I don't expect a nom like this to just sail through without opposition, but that's not a reason for not trying/testing. ;) As for "and do feel free to oppose my next FP", you know me better than that, I never "revenge vote" or anything like that. I always vote on just the photo. --Cart (talk) 12:08, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I know you do, that's why I was offering you the opportunity to reject my 'humour'. Charles (talk) 13:45, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • We'll see. ;) So far I think you have produced some rather humorous photos. --Cart (talk) 13:58, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:58, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:10, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Mild support It is now impossible to not unsee that Daleks comparison ... Daniel Case (talk) 04:53, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose - Good quality, but the composition isn't really working for me; sorry to party-poop, as I like your whimsy on this. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:12, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Per Ikan, sorry, I cannot see anything here that I'd categorize as FP-worthy Poco2 06:12, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per others --Uoaei1 (talk) 12:28, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Funny after reading the info-text on this page, but at first sight the illusion is not strong enough. A more explicit ambiguity of this kind File:Faces_in_places_(3205402229).jpg would have worked better with the same quality. Given the description, it's hard to figure out the purpose here -- Basile Morin (talk) 15:04, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Image:Edelweiss Elsighorn.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 May 2018 at 10:19:13 (UTC)
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Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum), Elsighorn, Switzerland
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants
  • Pictogram voting info.svg  Info created by [[User:--Chme82 (talk) 10:19, 25 April 2018 (UTC)]] - uploaded by [[User:--Chme82 (talk) 10:19, 25 April 2018 (UTC)]] - nominated by Chme82 -- Chme82 (talk) 10:19, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Chme82 (talk) 10:19, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose - Not sharp enough, IMO, and the flower in the background looks almost like it's coming out of this flower. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:37, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per Ikan.--Peulle (talk) 10:44, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per Ikan. Daniel Case (talk) 15:18, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Feldkirchen Klein St Veit Pfarrkirche hl Veit NO-Ansicht 20042016 1582.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 May 2018 at 05:36:44 (UTC)
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Parish church Saint Vitus (and Saint Martin) in Klein St. Veit, Feldkirchen, Carinthia, Austria
  • My art installations are on a world tour. Face-smile.svg --Cart (talk) 08:05, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Anfiteatro de Pula, Croacia, 2017-04-16, DD 01-06 PAN.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 May 2018 at 18:30:39 (UTC)
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Interior of the Pula Arena, Pula, Croatia.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
  • Pictogram voting info.svg  Info Panoramic view of the interior of the Pula Arena, an amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. This Roman edifice was constructed between 27 BC and 68 AD and is among the largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. At the same time, is the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia and the only remaining amphitheater having all four side towers with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. Note: there is another FP of the interior of the arena. All by me, Poco2 18:30, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Poco2 18:30, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support well done. --Ralf Roleček 18:40, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - Significantly different composition and a very deserving candidate. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:59, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Wow, very nice --Michielverbeek (talk) 20:41, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Peulle (talk) 21:42, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Looks like the viewpoint has been really well chosen. (I'd love you to obliterate the two tourists!) Charles (talk) 21:57, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Now now, so destructive! -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:42, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:28, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 04:34, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support To scroll across it is to feel like I'm there, whipping my head around. Great work. Daniel Case (talk) 06:05, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support great picture! Speaking of obliterating tourists, it appears there's also the same person twice - due to stitching. See note. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:27, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment Probably her identical twin! Charles (talk) 09:01, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Sorry, if I hurt somebody's feelings, the twin is gone :) --Poco2 20:34, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Balearica regulorum - Karlsruhe Zoo 02.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 May 2018 at 13:33:42 (UTC)
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Grey crowned crane, Balearica regulorum; Zoologischer Stadtgarten Karlsruhe
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
  • Pictogram voting info.svg  Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 13:33, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Llez (talk) 13:33, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment Better as a head shot I think; the head is very detailed, the body isn't good. Charles (talk) 14:59, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg  Neutral per Charles's suggestion. Daniel Case (talk) 16:39, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Don't see what is wrong with the body. There's a nice pattern of shades of grey and is sharp all the way down the neck. That provides a good contrast and mirror for the head and crown. -- Colin (talk) 17:01, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per Colin. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:06, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support also per Colin --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:35, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per Colin -- P999 (talk) 18:24, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Nice job! Poco2 18:36, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Cart (talk) 20:17, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support A fine shot.--Peulle (talk) 21:44, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Strong support Excellent -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:31, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:28, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 05:18, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 09:29, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support wow Christian Ferrer (talk) 16:54, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Ermell (talk) 19:16, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Yellow insects on yellow marigold.jpg[edit]

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Yellow insects on yellow flower
  • When they're busy at work, these small animals are not so fearful. Then one can approach them quite close. I was manually shooting this yellow butterfly when a wasp arrived on my flower. Immediately I tried to focus on it, and among three shots, one got sharp (and that was enough). The butterfly is a montage from three shots. Once I had those both, I could take all my time to focus on the front of the flower (three more useful shots), even if the insects moved, the most difficult was won. Thanks ! -- Basile Morin (talk) 07:03, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Very good.--Ermell (talk) 07:11, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment Nice work. Will support if you reduce highlights/overexposure on the butterfly. Wet season form? Good to specify for an FP. Charles (talk) 07:59, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Here it's the peak of the dry season. Now specified in the description. This picture may have weaknesses yes and I agree the legs of the butterfly are parts of those. I gave a try to reduce the light on the clearest parts of the body but didn't really get any significant change, and I don't want to create an artificial image that would look overprocessed. By the way, I got inspiration from one of your previous nomination, Charles : Commons:Featured_picture_candidates/File:Large_white_(Pieris_brassicae)_underside.jpg. But it's difficult to be fully satisfied by a photo :-) Way to improve -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:15, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Thanks. Surprised that it is dry season as most of the images I can find online indicate that dry season form has brown mark on forewing. Charles (talk) 07:26, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Peulle (talk) 08:51, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Cayambe (talk) 09:06, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Good thinking with the stacking process and a very good result. --Cart (talk) 10:46, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Llez (talk) 10:54, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support very good! --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 13:03, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Solid. Daniel Case (talk) 14:49, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Colin (talk) 17:04, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per Cart -- P999 (talk) 18:28, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment Beautiful! I was wondering what is up with the left antenna. It looks shorter and a bit fuzzy at the tip. -- B2Belgium (talk) 21:19, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Perspective. This indicates how short the DoF of one single photograph is -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:15, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
    • Ah, I see. Thank you! I'll be happy to Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- B2Belgium (talk) 09:59, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

File:San Sebastian Donostia Panoramic 1190583.jpg[edit]

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View of San Sebastian with Zurriola Beach and the mouth of the river Urumea.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Panoramas
  • Pictogram voting info.svg  Info View of San Sebastian with Zurriola Beach and the mouth of the river Urumea. All by me -- Ermell (talk) 20:43, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Ermell (talk) 20:43, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Ezarateesteban 00:19, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Nice dynamics, something interesting to see in every part of the frame. Daniel Case (talk) 03:03, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Great shot and super detail. Charles (talk) 09:18, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Llez (talk) 10:51, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Not sure why the far right hand side is included, which is just a tree and hard to see what is behind it. Although the image had detail and is useful, the composition isn't working for me. -- Colin (talk) 17:12, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:29, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 08:55, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment The sea level is not horizontal, furthermore I agree that the picture looks better without the tree on the right, or at least cropping half of it Poco2 06:15, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose - I'd support an even more radical crop, to the left of the church. The parts of the picture I like best are the beach and breakwater, the green hill in the middleground and the sea. The city isn't all that interesting to me in this hazy light, and I also agree that the part of the photo obstructed by the tree isn't really worth including. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:15, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment I won't change my vote, but I agree with some cropping. Charles (talk) 11:20, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support I wouldn´t remove the branches completely, because they are giving the panorama an obvious frame on the right side. The view as it´s whole is very interesting and presented very well. The tilt of the horizon is marginal. --Milseburg (talk) 13:34, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • @Colin: @Ikan Kekek: @Milseburg: I have cut something off on the right but I don't want to go any further because otherwise the part of the city on the picture is too small and I also find the part behind the church interesting.--Ermell (talk) 16:13, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment - It's better. I now mildly oppose. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:38, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

File:African buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer) male with cattle egret.jpg[edit]

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African buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer) male with cattle egret
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
  • Pictogram voting info.svg  Info As many of us know, our hair thins when we get older. There are several reasons why this buffalo has rolled in mud: for cooling; to acquire a sunscreen; and to keep parasites off his skin. Mud is his mineral-rich face pack - and when it dries it will fall off taking embedded ticks with it. All by Charlesjsharp -- Charles (talk) 09:10, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Charles (talk) 09:10, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Wow -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:01, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Good light, good compo and an excellent -"Monday, this must be Monday..." photo. Getting rid of a few pixels up top for balance and cleaner background would make it even greater. See note. --Cart (talk) 13:16, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • ✓  Done Good idea. Charles (talk) 13:20, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Andoin - Cascadas de la Tobería -BT- 01.jpg[edit]

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Long exposure shot at the Toberia Cascades. Andoin, Álava, Basque Country, Spain
  • Thank you, Daniel! The image is only a small part of a series of cascades and the incredible thing is that this waterfall is quite unknown even to the people living in the province here. And it's an absolute magic location! --Basotxerri (talk) 17:56, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Very true, and I have a couple of other favorites that I'll be waiting for. :) --Cart (talk) 21:51, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus cristatus) Namibia.jpg[edit]

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Malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus cristatus) in Namibia
  • I'm afraid not. Size is around 13cm, so I'm actually about 6m away. Charles (talk) 07:30, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:05, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Daniel Case (talk) 02:35, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:57, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Cayambe (talk) 15:11, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 19:37, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Llez (talk) 10:48, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Ermell (talk) 12:14, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 05:54, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Maybe nice, but the tip of the beak and the legs are not sharp. Using 560 mm f8 should work. I wonder why not here. Also the lower area of the picture is noisy. --Hockei (talk) 15:23, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Did you check the Canon APS-C DoF chart Hockei? DoF is 3cm and kingfishers 'lean forward' when perching, so feet will unfortunately not be in focus at 6m. I see no significant noise. Charles (talk) 16:33, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Kingfishers are soooo hard to shoot, and this is a pretty good one. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 17:15, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

File:ET Afar asv2018-01 img100 Ertale.jpg[edit]

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Lava lake on Ertale
  • Face-grin.svg I don't think it is possible to get such a photo tack sharp. I got blurry heat haze on a summer's day, just imagine what this place must generate. --Cart (talk) 10:26, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Pirogue and tiny wooded island reflecting in the water.jpg[edit]

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Pirogue and tiny wooded island reflecting in the water

File:Kranhäuser Cologne, April 2018 -01.jpg[edit]

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Panorama of Cologne

File:Słonecznik (Mittagstein, Polední kámen) in the winter 2018 02.jpg[edit]

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Słonecznik (Mittagstein, Polední kámen) - Karkonosze (Riesengebirge) mountains

File:Śnieżka (Sněžka, Schneekoppe) - view from Słonecznik (Mittagstein, Polední kámen).jpg[edit]

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Śnieżka (Sněžka, Schneekoppe). Karkonosze (Riesengebirge) mountains
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg  Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 13:26, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Pudelek (talk) 13:26, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Poor composition and small size --The Photographer 13:52, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  weak support yes, the size is rather small - but the compo isn't poor at all, imo --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:20, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Weak support Not perfect, but makes up for it with great winter atmosphere. Daniel Case (talk) 22:50, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per Martin. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:32, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support The motif is well chosen and the composition is very good. The little size is a very small drop of bitterness. --Milseburg (talk) 12:00, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:07, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:34, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 16:05, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Llez (talk) 10:45, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Ralf Roleček 22:51, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Looks grey. Dull colors. Sad and uninteresting -- Basile Morin (talk) 05:12, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

File:McClures Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2018 at 11:30:02 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
those rocks are impassable, usually birds stay sleeping in the same positon or jump directly to fly --The Photographer 17:57, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose . To me the left crop is at an awkward place, and the large rock formation in the middle is too centered. -- King of ♠ 17:52, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --XRay talk 19:31, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Sorry, but it looks oversharpened --Michielverbeek (talk) 21:04, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Yes, it looks a little oversharpened but I'm forgiving that as a byproduct of the long exposure. Otherwise, I love it ... reminds me of a Roger Dean album cover, perhaps Drama, with rocks hitting the same angle as the ice on that one. Daniel Case (talk) 22:47, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - Sure, there's some randomness to the left and right crops, but I love what's there - the tall rocks with a pair of gulls on them and the profusion of mussels, in particular. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:43, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 16:07, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Llez (talk) 10:44, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose , in full size looks much better than in thumbnail size but still I think that the composition would be much better cropping a portion on the right so that the focus moves to the mussels in the front Poco2 18:40, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Basile Morin (talk) 01:24, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Cinque dita 01.jpg[edit]

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Cinque Dita (Fünffingerspitze, 2998 m),Langkofel Group; South Tyrol, Italy
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg  Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 06:22, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Llez (talk) 06:22, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:10, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose A good but also a quite common mountain portrait. The mast on the right side is leaning in. --Milseburg (talk) 11:54, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
    • ✓  Done The mast is vertical now --Llez (talk) 13:10, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
      • Yes, the tilt of the mast is gone but the problem is retouched badly. This becomes clearer while comparing the mountain station in the current version with the former one. Sorry. --Milseburg (talk) 12:14, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
        • You are right, there was a mistake in the correction. I uploaded a new version, please have again a look on it and compare with the previous (bad) correction --Llez (talk) 15:19, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
          • The problems around the mast and mountain station has been resolved now in my eyes. But now Ikan has drawn attention to another problem. --Milseburg (talk) 13:25, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support A bit soft but it looks like this was the best that could be done. Lovely colors and light. Daniel Case (talk) 18:02, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Nicely composed and an interesting subject. Technically it's all you can get out of the 500D as far as I know from my own experience. --Code (talk) 19:20, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:37, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment - Striking, but the sky is a bit blotchy. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:24, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Per Ikan, there are artifacts in the sky Poco2 18:59, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:22, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 04:37, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose - Blotches and posterization in the sky - not an FP to me, sorry. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:39, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose the sky as Ikan Charles (talk) 07:35, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Entzia - Paisaje -BT- 01.jpg[edit]

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Landscape of the Entzia mountain range; a beech, haze. Álava, Basque Country, Spain
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural/Spain
  • Pictogram voting info.svg  Info All by me. -- Basotxerri (talk) 17:09, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment I've chosen B&W for this because lack of interesting colours, the sun was already quite high and it was hazy. --Basotxerri (talk) 17:09, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Basotxerri (talk) 17:09, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Very nice atmosphere. Christian Ferrer (talk) 19:42, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --XRay talk 19:53, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 20:52, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - Quite good, very nice undulating landscape. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:24, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose I understand the situation, but nonetheless: B&W for this kind of landscape doesn't work for me, sorry. --A.Savin 23:22, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • No problem, that's a matter of tastes. Thank you for your opinion! --Basotxerri (talk) 16:04, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:13, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Weak support It could be stronger if you lost that cloud from the upper left. Daniel Case (talk) 02:39, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per A.Savin --Milseburg (talk) 11:55, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Excellent!!, please try remode the upper left cloud --The Photographer 13:50, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Onça do Pantanal.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • I've got this lens and know how better it can be at 400mm, handheld with the stabilization. But the subject is interesting enough to strike my vote -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:56, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support a great, possibly iconic shot that just shouldn't be overly pixelpeeped... honestly, I don't know what could have been done better. Equipment and exif look perfectly fine to me. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:41, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I've seen jaguars in the Pantanal and they are not that colour. Charles (talk) 07:47, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I disagree the sharpness is an issue. The technical quality seems fine for a 400mm telephoto. At 6MP it looks completely sharp and would print A4 just fine. Charles, what specifically is wrong with the colour? Do you think the white balance is wrong? Surely the colour will change somewhat depending on ambient light. -- Colin (talk) 09:02, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Colour is too orange - check out the colour of the eyes - no other images on Google show this colour. Charles (talk) 12:56, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • If you take away the ambient soft yellow light and make the WB totally neutral (I did that in PS), you can see that there is something orange reflected in the jaguar's eyes. Orange is a preferred color to wear among some game keepers (and hunters) since many animals are color blind and they perceive it as grey while we humans can see each other even in dense foliage. This might be something like that reflecting. --Cart (talk) 15:02, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • No it's not a reflection. 400mm lens. It's a false colour. Charles (talk) 20:55, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support , along similar lines as Martin. This reminds me of an illustration from "Where the Wild Things Are", except that it's a real wild thing and a real photo. Also reminds me of paintings by Le Douanier Rousseau. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:10, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support This is a picture more than a photo (and those are rare here at FPC) so composition and wow overrules technical pixel-peep-perfection. The overall light in the pic is warm, creating an ambiance, so it's normal that the jaguar gets a hint of that tone too. --Cart (talk) 11:26, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per above. -- Colin (talk) 11:39, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per others. --El Grafo (talk) 12:02, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Yann (talk) 12:44, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 14:41, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Harlock81 (talk) 17:04, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per Cart -- P999 (talk) 18:28, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per Cart. Mood makes me think of the cover of Fleetwood Mac's Tango in the Night. It has imperfections, yes, but those imperfections are what gives it its impact. Daniel Case (talk) 20:15, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Cayambe (talk) 20:16, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Not perfect, yet close to it --A.Savin 23:18, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Peulle (talk) 10:03, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Granada (talk) 18:43, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 06:14, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Mounir TOUZRI (talk) 07:59, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support IMO wow factor there is. Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 07:40, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Llez (talk) 10:42, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Tomascastelazo (talk) 17:17, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Paisaje cerca de la mina de Collahuasi, Chile, 2016-02-10, DD 16-21 PAN.JPG[edit]

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Landscape near Collahuasi Mine, Chile
@Poco a poco: Which makes this image all the more extraordinary ... Daniel Case (talk) 16:08, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg  Question - How many degrees is this panorama? It would be good to include that in the file description, too, I think. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:22, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
    Ikan, it is aprox. 200 degrees (the road on left and right side is the same), I added it to the file description, along with the geodata (middle of nowhere) Poco2 07:50, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - Thanks. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:17, 19 April 2018 (UTC)


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Sat 21 Apr → Thu 26 Apr
Sun 22 Apr → Fri 27 Apr
Mon 23 Apr → Sat 28 Apr
Tue 24 Apr → Sun 29 Apr
Wed 25 Apr → Mon 30 Apr
Thu 26 Apr → Tue 01 May

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

Tue 17 Apr → Thu 26 Apr
Wed 18 Apr → Fri 27 Apr
Thu 19 Apr → Sat 28 Apr
Fri 20 Apr → Sun 29 Apr
Sat 21 Apr → Mon 30 Apr
Sun 22 Apr → Tue 01 May
Mon 23 Apr → Wed 02 May
Tue 24 Apr → Thu 03 May
Wed 25 Apr → Fri 04 May
Thu 26 Apr → Sat 05 May

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.

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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=~~~~}}
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    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], featured ===
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    • Add the template {{Assessments|featured=1}} to the image description page.
      • If it was an alternative image, use the subpage/com-nom parameter: For example, if File:Foo.jpg was promoted at Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Bar.jpg, use {{Assessments|featured=1|com-nom=Bar.jpg}}
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      • You may simplify this if multiple things were done by the same user. E.g.: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created, uploaded, and nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
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      {{FPpromotion|File:XXXXX.jpg}} to the Talk Page of the nominator.
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  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/April 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/April 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/April 2018), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.