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File:3D sonogram of fetal spine.tif, not featured[edit]

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3D sonogram of fetal spine
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Moroder - uploaded by Moroder - nominated by Moroder -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 14:47, 22 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 14:47, 22 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think it is a refreshing topic and type of image, which I think we should be open for. I think that the metadata, which are shown in the screen dump would be better captured in the file page. That is, I would crop the image, such that we only see the image from the scan and the remaining data are transferred to the file page. Yes, I know this will tecnically decrease the resolution of the image, but I trust (hope) the reviewers can see that it does not change the informational value of the image. One could add a scale to the cropped image such that the proportions are directly available. Also to present it in a form where the information is more broadly understood. For instance I see a length scale of 6.7 cm mentioned. But which proportion of the image does that correspond to (length or height)? Quite some other numbers and data are mentioned but their interpretation is not self-explanatory. Moreover, to increase the value of the image I think it would be worthwhile to describe on the file page in greater detail what kind of equipment has been used, if any kind of special processing has been applied to generate the image. Last but not least, the nominated image is closely related to another image, and it is my feeling that in combination, they can be used to provide a three-dimensional view of the fetal spine. However, it is not clear for me how that works, and I think there should be some kind of guidance for the viewer. I showed the image to my wife, who has a medical background and some experience with ultrasound, and she tells me it is a very good image, especially how well the individual spine taps(?) are resolved in the fetus. --Slaunger (talk) 17:34, 22 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I will support iff better technical information is provided on the file page, essentially per Slaugner. --Claritas (talk) 11:24, 23 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Pictogram voting info.svg InfoThe image has been cropped and technical information is now provided on the description of the image --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 13:06, 23 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
The description states "Focal Zone position at 6,7 cm." 6.7 cm from what ? --Claritas (talk) 16:45, 23 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
It is from the array of cristals --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 19:34, 23 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
And thus from the ultrasonography machine ? --Claritas (talk) 20:33, 23 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
It is the distance from the probe surface - maternal skin interface and the focal region--Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 21:13, 23 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - per above discussion. Very educational and unusual picture. --Claritas (talk) 16:56, 24 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Have you upsampled it to make it reach the 2 Mpixel guideline? Please do not. Upsampling does not add any information. Regarding crop, my personal preference would be to remove all of the black frame only keep the actual image frame. Yes, I know this means fewer pixels, but the information is the same. --Slaunger (talk) 17:14, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Yes, as stated in the retouching template. This has been requested in a former discussion about this image on the size of the image by some reviewers. I was not very happy to do it as I know that FP is not strict about the 2 MP rule as is QI. To tell you the truth I do feel that there is not much understanding from the reviewers for medical images. I think IMHO reviewers should judge the images for their visual impact and for the information value they provide to an encyclopaedia.--Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 14:25, 26 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • I am sorry to hear that. Where has that been discussed for this image?? If someone has really asked you to upsample the image, it is something I strongly disagree with. I think you are right that we reviewers do not (yet) have much understanding of medical images. Please do not give up, and give the community some time to understand the domain. Do you know COM:VIC? That is a forum focusing on the value of an image and less on the resolution. I think you should have kept the cropped revision by Wetenschatje. -Slaunger (talk) 20:48, 26 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very interesting, new, unusual and with a very high encyclopedic and educational value. We must never forget to keep our minds open. The original size should not be a problem in this specific case ("mitigating circumstances" or something like that...). In my humble opinion, the better version is the very first one, which shows the image as it comes out from the "tool", because that's part of the whole picture and of the "subject" (a medical image), and it gives special informations, not only technical, but visual too "So looks a picture made by an ultrasonography machine" (encyclopedic informations), regarding this specific point I disagree with Slaunger. After that, the uploader is free (and encouraged) to give explanations and other informations/translations in the file description page. Anyway, I really hope a promotion for this one, which is really -at least- different. --Jebulon (talk) 01:14, 27 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
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Result: 3 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /--Claritas (talk) 23:26, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]

File:Childs1.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Betsileo Children
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Result: 1 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 09:29, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Polyconchal Basilica Ohrid. Floor mosaic 2.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Floor mosaic of a polyconchal basilica in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.
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Result: 1 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 09:28, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Обледенелая береза.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Ice-covered birch, after a sleet. A natural phenomenon, January, 2011, Moscow Region, Ramensky area, village Hripan.
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Result: 0 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 09:28, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:360° Tilisuna.jpg, not featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info 360° Grad Panorama auf der Tilisuna in den Alpen. c/u/n by -- Böhringer (talk) 20:22, 23 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Böhringer (talk) 20:22, 23 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great work. --Michael Gäbler (talk) 23:37, 23 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose heavily oversharpened with well visible sharpening halos; I'm also not a friend of the harsh light with the strong shadows (nicht unbedingt dein Schatten, sondern die übrigen im ganzen Bild). --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 09:35, 24 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose (until sharpening issue is fixed) I'd like to give you support for Xmas ;) but I'm per Carschten on the overshapening issue. I'm fine with the nice horizontal lighting and thinks it emphasize nicely the landscape. You could have gotten rid of your shadow though (cropping it away should be fine as the left part doesn't really add value IMO, it doesn't have to be 360°). - Benh (talk) 11:10, 24 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Because of over sharpening haloes and the photographer's shadow + strange black "things" in the sky at the upper edge (left and center of the picture), to be removed IMO (due to the stitching ?). I like the light very much though-Jebulon (talk) 15:42, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 18:37, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 01:31, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The photographer's shadow is an absolute nogo. --Yikrazuul (talk) 17:34, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good image. –ElmA (TalkMy files) 09:00, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed results:
Result: 5 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /--Claritas (talk) 22:40, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Gabrielle Cot 1890.jpg, featured[edit]

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Portrait of Gabrielle Cot, 1890.
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Result: 8 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--Claritas (talk) 22:39, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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File:Lava-espanola-male.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Microlophus delanonis in Española Island
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Benjamint444 - uploaded by Benjamint444 - nominated by David C. S. -- David C. S. 01:30, 24 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- David C. S. 01:30, 24 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - the resolution is really borderline for a featured picture candidate, but there is high EV, attractive composition and reasonable technical quality, so I'm willing to support. --Claritas (talk) 14:20, 24 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    1.8 megapixels is a borderline?--Mbz1 (talk) 16:45, 24 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    • In my opinion, yes. I'm really not willing to support anything under that, but there's no absolute rule that all FPs have to be above 2Mpx.--Claritas (talk) 16:54, 24 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too small.--Jebulon (talk) 15:35, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too small. As Jebulon--Miguel Bugallo 20:36, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Size is close enough, and the image is very nice. InverseHypercube 07:33, 27 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too small --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 11:09, 28 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice image. –ElmA (TalkMy files) 13:59, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose a bit "too small", but also missing the EXIF data and a GEO tag. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:08, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed results:
Result: 4 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /--Claritas (talk) 10:56, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Ilia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930) - Volga Boatmen (1870-1873).jpg, featured[edit]

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Ilia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930) - Volga Boatmen (1870-1873).jpg
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Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--Claritas (talk) 18:25, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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File:Berngat Berggut 61 Panorama.jpg, featured[edit]

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en ✓ Done --Böhringer (talk) 22:38, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose oversharpened, too --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 22:22, 24 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info komisch, hier wurde gar nichts nachgeschärft! --Böhringer (talk) 22:34, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Mit welchem Programm hast du denn das Bild gestitcht? Hugin zum Beispiel schärft und skaliert auch von sich aus nach... Und bei 1/320s und f/8 schließe ich auf ISO 100, und das Himmelrauschen muss ja auch irgend woher stammen... --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 22:56, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
mit PTGui --Böhringer (talk) 20:51, 26 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cathy Richards (talk) 23:34, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Boring landscape. --Kohelet (talk) 00:52, 27 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Trace (talk) 22:59, 28 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the sinusoidal curve of the foreground. Not boring IMO. --Norbert Nagel (talk) 23:01, 28 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportElmA (TalkMy files) 13:53, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 18:37, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I think it is one of Wikis best works. Only thing, it looks a bit underexposed. --Paolo Costa (talk) 22:09, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Oversharpened. พ.s. 01:34, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Stryn (talk) 11:19, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment There is a minor stitching error at spruces on mountain at 1/3 from the left. --Ximonic (talk) 23:07, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Says heaps about the current FPC standard พ.s. 01:58, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
kannst du deinen Schlusskommntar etwas genauer spezifizieren du weiser Knabe oder Weisenknabe? --Böhringer (talk) 11:24, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed results:
Result: 8 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--Claritas (talk) 10:27, 3 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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File:CTA Loop Junction Detail.jpg, featured[edit]

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Confirmed results:
Result: 14 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--Claritas (talk) 10:51, 3 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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File:Hurricane Katrina Eye viewed from Hurricane Hunter.jpg, not featured[edit]

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The eye of Hurricane Katrina as viewed from the Hurricane Hunters on August 28, 2005. At this time, Katrina was a Category 5 on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, the highest category.
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Result: 5 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /--Claritas (talk) 10:29, 3 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Palace-of-tsar-Alexey-Mihajlovicha-in-Kolomenskoe-2.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Palace of tsar Alexey Mihajlovicha in Kolomenskoe-2, Moscow, Russia. It is constructed in 1667-1671, it is consecrated on August, 27th, 1672. In 1767 because of decay, under Catherine II order, after the made measurements and drawings, has been disassembled. Restored in 2010 under drawings. A palace total area 7230м ².
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Result: 3 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /--Claritas (talk) 10:32, 3 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Image:Christmas Comet Lovejoy Captured at Paranal.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Comet Lovejoy at Paranal
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by G. Blanchard/ESO - uploaded by ComputerHotline - nominated by Ras67 (talk) 02:35, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ras67 (talk) 02:35, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Schnobby (talk) 09:29, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Claritas (talk) 14:54, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wish this comet were seen from the Northern Hemisphere.--Mbz1 (talk) 17:59, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Aleks G (talk) 16:41, 26 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Morning Sunshine (talk) 06:04, 27 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- Sorry guys but I'm not fond of the extreme geometric distortion and poor image quality. Yes, it might be considered a VI because of its enc value, but I see nothing featurable here. The comparison with this similar photo, which won POTY 2010, illustrates what I mean. -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 21:35, 27 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I don't understand your arguments, the POTY has more distortions, less resolution and less technical quality (JPEG artifacts). The arrangement of Comet Lovejoy and the Paranal telescopes here is not featurable enough? Other see the wow factor. --Ras67 (talk) 23:34, 27 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed results:
Result: 8 support, 5 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /--Claritas (talk) 10:29, 3 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:0 Moulbaix - Moulin de la Marquise (2).jpg[edit]

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Moulbaix (Belgium), the windmill "of the Marquise" built in Blicquy built in the early (XVIIth century), transferred in 1747 to its present location and returned to service in 1756 under the leadership of its owner the Marquess of Chasteleer.

Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Tomer T (talk) 17:32, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Gnorimus nobilis side.jpg[edit]

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Gnorimus nobilis from Southern France, southeast of Millau.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Siga - uploaded by Siga - nominated by TrebleSeven -- TrebleSeven (talk) 17:17, 24 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as nominator-- TrebleSeven (talk) 17:17, 24 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support-- While the subject is excellent, the bright background of the flowers is somewhat distracting--Gauravjuvekar (talk) 17:43, 24 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    • Gauravjuvekar, I changed your vote template from GA candidate.svg Weak support to Symbol support vote.svg weak support as the the weak support template is not allowed according to the guidelines nor recognised by the FPC bot.
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The white flowers truthfully represent the habitual environment preferred by this beetle species. The image itself looks a little overexposed to me. It also has too much noise for my taste of a FP. Sorry, but I have to say no this time, even though I like beetles. --Ximonic (talk) 15:28, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose noisy, oversharpened, overexposed. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 23:01, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Noisy, overexposed. / Achird (talk) 17:17, 26 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is noisy, aberrations, white stains instead of colors. --Aleks G (talk) 13:02, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - over-sharpening, overexposed. --Claritas (talk) 13:57, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose overexposed. --Aktron (talk) 19:13, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination TrebleSeven (talk) 10:33, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Foto sprong sloot.JPG, featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Pieter Geerts - nominated by Jebulon -- Jebulon (talk) 15:29, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jebulon (talk) 15:29, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mbz1 (talk) 18:00, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tsaag Valren (talk) 23:04, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Messy composition. พ.s. 09:41, 26 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Could you be more precise please ? Any other suggestion ?--Jebulon (talk) 10:54, 26 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
      • Difficult. higher view point, not upfront, less clutter to the left? พ.s. 23:22, 26 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment ccw tilted --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 18:57, 26 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    • Agree. ✓ Done Tilt now corrected, thank you.But I'm afraid the current image is not the last upload (frame corrected), something goes wrong (cache issue ?)--Jebulon (talk) 01:31, 27 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, messy image. –ElmA (TalkMy files) 13:50, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    • Pictogram-voting-question.svg QuestionIs this above vote valid ? The users seems to have had less than 50 edits when voting...--Jebulon (talk) 15:16, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Miguel Bugallo 23:20, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Composition is not messy, it's unique and seems nice to me. --Aktron (talk) 19:12, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - really nice shot. --Claritas (talk) 19:32, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 14:00, 3 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed results:
Result: 7 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--Claritas (talk) 17:57, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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File:Hornviper Cerastes cerastes.jpg, featured[edit]

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Result: 16 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--Claritas (talk) 17:59, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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File:Lesser Coat of Arms of Russian Empire.svg, featured[edit]

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Lesser Coat of Arms of Russian Empire
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Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--Claritas (talk) 17:54, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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File:Zalophus californianus 01.JPG, featured[edit]

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Skeleton of a California Sea Lion, Zalophus californianus
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Result: 13 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--Claritas (talk) 17:58, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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File:Царское-село,-Екатерининский-дворец.jpg, featured[edit]

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Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), interior of the Catherine Palace (has been put in 1717 under the direction of Johann Fridriha Braunshtejna, Bartolomeo Franchesko Rastrelli is reconstructed in 1752-1756). An Arabesque Room (Charles Kamerona's furnish), it is restored and opened in 2010.
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Result: 12 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--Claritas (talk) 17:55, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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File:Istanbul Süleymaniye Mosque.JPG[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by -- Benh (talk) 21:20, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I mean a horizontal panoramic image like this one, where you see the mosque, the bread-fish selling boats.. etc.. greetings. Ggia (talk) 08:37, 30 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ggia's nom below reminded me of this shot, which I think captures well the atmosphere of that part of Istanbul. -- Benh (talk) 21:20, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Even do not know what to start with: either with a noisy sky with some dust spots, or with an unfortunate lighting, or with a bad crop, or with a cut-off main subject. Benh, you're opposing so many good images, how could have you supported this one... Oh, I see, you are the one who took it :-)--Mbz1 (talk) 06:41, 30 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Image being good or not is matter of taste, and you're right that as author, I will always be biased. But if I nominate, it means I like it, so I support. On objective criterias, this one is noisy, but it's unscaled down 18mpix pic, which is mitigating IMO. But maybe I should do something about that. The lighting is not unfortunate in my opinion. Although we can see the sky is dark, sun did lit the scene, giving some contrast and a dramatic atmoshphere. Maybe the cut off boat is an issue. I will propose a landscape format alternative, which I have at home. By the way, you have the right to oppose (even though I would prefer the other way). - Benh (talk) 08:06, 30 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Did you try to make a horizontal panorama of the place? Since here is not the main subject the Süleymaniye Mosque but also "Eminonu - Galata Bridge and fish-bread selling shops" I think that a panorama gives a better overview of this place. Ggia (talk) 08:13, 30 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Sorry I took a bit long to answer Ggia. I didn't took a panorama of it. Maybe I was too lazy to set up everything. But I have a landscape format version of it. I'm not sure if it's worth nominating it. Will try to work on it if I have time... (which I'm short on miss these days). I'm not sure if a panorama would have been a benefit, I really wanted to catch how busy it is, and at same time, have that iconic shape in the background, so this needn't being extended to the right in my opinion. Happy new year by the way!- Benh (talk) 19:54, 3 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Mild Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I love the color, but I wish for a less restrictive crop on the right. Jonathunder (talk) 13:15, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I'd support if not for the over-tight crop. --Claritas (talk) 13:30, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice shot, but closeup view is noisy for me. --Aktron (talk) 19:05, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination - Benh (talk) 20:04, 3 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Bûche de Noël chocolat framboise maison.jpg, featured[edit]

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File:Montane Birch forests in Torkilstöten (winter).jpg, not featured[edit]

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Montane Birch forests covered in snow and ice after a Winter storm.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created , uploaded and nominated by -- ArildV (talk) 19:40, 26 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ArildV (talk) 19:40, 26 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, the overall composition appears random to me. Also, the trunk in the foreground unattractively subdivides the image into two (sub)equal parts. --Cayambe (talk) 10:01, 27 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Though the tree in the foreground is there, and I see what you mean about it splitting up the picture, this does not necessarily decrease the value. I like the focus, however, and like it. Pteronura brasiliensis (talk) 02:13, 28 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Like Cayambe. --Yikrazuul (talk) 20:06, 28 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It needs more closeup view to have a bigger focus distinction of the main subject from the rest of the forest. At least that's a way how I'd like the picture. :-) Aktron (talk) 19:11, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose artistic, but too messy for an encyclopedia. --Paolo Costa (talk) 22:13, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Lack of sharpness. Tiptoety talk 04:10, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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Result: 2 support, 5 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /--Claritas (talk) 16:42, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:The judgement of the dead in the presence of Osiris.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Scene from Book of the Dead
I have added a link to a lengthy explanation by E. A. Wallis Budge. Is that good enough? I can't seem to find a direct translation of this particular version, but the linked work discusses various versions, including this one. InverseHypercube 19:43, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. --Claritas (talk) 19:56, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
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Result: 4 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /--Claritas (talk) 16:42, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Estatua no frontal do Mosteiro de San Salvador de Celanova - Galiza.jpg[edit]

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Saint Rudesind, Saint Salvator Monastery, Celanova, Galicia (Spain)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Lmbuga - uploaded by Lmbuga - nominated by Lmbuga -- Miguel Bugallo 23:06, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Miguel Bugallo 23:06, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I'm not sure, perhaps not wov and I think that the shade is not disturbing, but...--Miguel Bugallo 23:10, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Katarighe (Talk · Contributions · E-mail) 18:54, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I do not like the lighting, it is rather distracting. Tiptoety talk 03:58, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - shadows are too prominent. --Claritas (talk) 17:50, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Thank you for the reviews. I am learning--Miguel Bugallo 01:06, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Malta Wignacourt Tower BW 2011-10-09 15-19-03.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Wignacourt tower on Malta with rainbow
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by -- Berthold Werner (talk) 17:47, 27 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportElmA (TalkMy files) 13:34, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cathy Richards (talk) 16:10, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Mild Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - nice double rainbow over the old building and the sea, but I don't particularly like the crop on the right, which cuts a modern building in half. Jonathunder (talk) 16:52, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 18:36, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Big wow, uncommon place, but crop is not optimal imo. --Paolo Costa (talk) 22:15, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral -- Nice, realistic rainbow, but I agree with Paolo Costa and Jonathunder, the crop on the right could be longer. TrebleSeven (talk) 11:30, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 12:03, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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Result: 4 support, 1 oppose, 2 neutral → not featured. /--Claritas (talk) 21:18, 6 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Stagmatoptera supplicaria MHNT vol.jpg, featured[edit]

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Illustration of sexual dimorphism in mantidae
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Result: 16 support, 1 oppose, 1 neutral → featured. /--Claritas (talk) 21:20, 6 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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File:Croissant-newspaper-and-tea.jpg[edit]

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A croissant for breakfast, with newspaper
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Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination TrebleSeven (talk) 17:06, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Rome Saint Peter's Square view from the dome of Saint Peter's Basilica 3.jpg[edit]

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View from the dome of Basilica di San Pietro, Rome.
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Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination--G CHP (talk) 19:55, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Cuicocha, Ecuador.jpg[edit]

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Cuicocha lake - Ecuador
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File:Melancolía 001.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Melancolía by Albrecht Dürer
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Albrecht Dürer - uploaded and nominated by Dmitry Rozhkov -- Dmitry Rozhkov (talk) 01:12, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support One of the most famous old master prints in original. True colours, high resoluton. -- Dmitry Rozhkov (talk) 01:12, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good image, high resolution. –ElmA (TalkMy files) 13:44, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Schnobby (talk) 16:34, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 18:36, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I love that piece. There are three fairly high res versions of the file in the category, but I do think this one is the best. It has the widest crop, and the other look too overly thresholded to make them more b/w with higher contrast. I feel this yellowish version is more trustworthy in its appearance. However, the files pages on some of the other version in the category are more detailed and also in English. I recommend adding the English translations as well to the file page. --Slaunger (talk) 22:55, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - the image needs to be cropped down to the page (cream border is unattractive). I am not convinced by the technical quality of this reproduction - the resolution is reasonably high, but there is some minor colour deviations, and a sharpness lower than that which is achievable. --Claritas (talk) 20:12, 30 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- Not so sharp, I prefer there to be colour with FPs. TrebleSeven (talk) 11:27, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed results:
Result: 5 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 11:49, 7 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:RhB ABe 8-12 Allegra between Lagalb and Ospizio Bernina.jpg, featured[edit]

Alternative: Slightly colder color balance, brightness adjusted, way less CA, sky denoised and everything else slightly sharpened, new RAW export with PS' highest JPEG quality (thus the larger file size)

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RhB ABe 8/12 "Allegra" multiple unit with a local train to Tirano in the grade between Bernina Lagalb and Ospizio Bernina.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Kabelleger - nominated by -- Tomer T (talk) 07:37, 20 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 07:37, 20 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (talk) 13:00, 20 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 14:01, 20 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportBruce1eetalk 14:53, 20 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good composition. --Berthold Werner (talk) 18:48, 20 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good composition, exposure, colors, quality. But mostly composition. Little CAs could be corrected. --Paolo Costa (talk) 20:00, 20 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice composition, setting etc. - Benh (talk) 20:21, 20 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I think that recently the FP bar of "trains in winterscapes" have increased, and although this photo is very nice concerning all technical aspects (light, colors, composition) I miss some of the action feel of whirling snow seen in related FPs such as this and this and this. --Slaunger (talk) 20:41, 20 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
It doesn't matter of the bar of "trains in winterscapes" have increased, so what? It has nothing to do with this deserves FP. This picture doesn't has any kind of whirling snow, which make it really beauty and better than other pictures in my opinion of course.Trongphu (talk) 22:52, 21 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I respect other users opinion in this nomination, and if you and other users think it is best without whirling snow I have no problem with that. Opinions differ. But should I suppress how I see the nomination just to follow the majority of opinions? --Slaunger (talk) 10:27, 22 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 22:51, 20 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The picture is too clean and perfect, so it doesn't feel natural. It feels like a toy train standing still. / Achird (talk) 23:32, 20 December 2011 (UTC) / Changing to Oppose. / Achird (talk) 17:05, 26 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 14:38, 21 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Karelj (talk) 17:33, 21 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice -- MJJR (talk) 22:18, 21 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Trongphu (talk) 22:52, 21 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support Good and nice, but a bit of chromatic aberrations IMO. To me, improvable--Miguel Bugallo 20:17, 22 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I have made an alternative because I don't like the colors in the original. I also tried to fix the CA issue. I think the alt is considerably better, but I'm still not 100% satisfied. --Kabelleger (talk) 22:32, 22 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Good work.--Miguel Bugallo 11:16, 23 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed results:
Result: 15 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 11:58, 7 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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File:VFT ne1.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Venus Fly Trap
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Result: 4 support, 4 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 11:48, 7 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Frankenstein's monster (Boris Karloff).jpg[edit]

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File:Djembe, Ghana.jpg[edit]

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Djembe is a popular drum throughout West Africa.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by ZSM; nominated by TrebleSeven -- TrebleSeven (talk) 11:45, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as nominator -- TrebleSeven (talk) 11:45, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ZSM (talk)16:23, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Featured Pictures are among Wiki's best works. In this case I don't see it as FP because there are many problems... for example, there are very big CA's, noise, quality is so-so, angle is not optimal imo (would prefer to see the upper part as well), background is not ideal, crop is too tight on the bottom. --Paolo Costa (talk) 21:06, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - top right and left are overblown, odd angle. --Claritas (talk) 08:00, 6 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination TrebleSeven (talk) 08:54, 6 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The nomination was short lived, but thank you anyway. I respect your opinions. I am not a photographer, just like to take pictures. About the odd angle: I wanted to show the beautiful design on the side of the drum and the real size ratio between the top and bottom part. Yes, the space at the bottom is too small, but unfortunately it is not cropped. That is how the picture was taken. Thank you all. ZSM (talk)19:53, 6 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:20111225 Suleymaniye Mosque Istanbul Turkey Panoramic.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Suleymaniye Mosque Istanbul Turkey
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by ggia - uploaded by ggia - nominated by ggia -- Ggia (talk) 17:11, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I don't like IMC sign in the right bottom.. but it is not my fault that it is inside this photo ;) . While trying to crop over the IMC sign.. I found that the image seems too tighten cropped. This image has high EV not only because the mosque important.. and but also the surrounding social complex (buildings around the mosque) which is called Külliye in the ottoman architecture. -- Ggia (talk) 17:11, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 18:36, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose OK, although I won't ack it, I'm certainly biased because I nominated a similar shot of mine... This one has good quality, nice lighting, and I trust you on the encyclopedic point. But those leafless trees give a cold atmosphere to that picture. I'm not so keen on the composition either, with much more room given to the sky than the rest. - Benh (talk) 21:31, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info the date of the image is 25 December, and it is winter time.. so the trees are leafless.. in the composition I tried to avoid a centered composition.. so some part of the panorama to the left side has been cropped (in order the main subject - the mosque not to be in the center). Concerning the sky, I don't believe that it has too much sky for the composition not looking like vertically-centered aligned.. but if people don't like so much sky.. it is very easy technically to have a new crop with a little less sky. Ggia (talk) 07:14, 30 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info - I'm going to photoshop out the IMC sign. It's really irritating. --Claritas (talk) 14:59, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I agree with you.. I tried to find an angle to make the photo without without this annoying sign.. but I didn't succeed. I don't know how to make this clone-job/patch.. it seems difficult to clone the texture behind. Ggia (talk) 15:09, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
It is very difficult. I'll upload my attempt when it's done. --Claritas (talk) 20:20, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Correction: it is impossible - don't wait for me. --Claritas (talk) 20:28, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice and original shot. The lighting looks good --Aktron (talk) 19:09, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 13:49, 3 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral -- I would have gave it a bit more support if the "MC IMC" sign was cropped off. TrebleSeven (talk) 11:27, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed results:
Result: 4 support, 1 oppose, 1 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 22:41, 7 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Ворота в Петропавловскую церковь (Московская обл. пос. Ильинское).jpg, featured[edit]

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Gateway to the Peter and Paul Church (the Moscow region. Ramensky area. Settlement. Ilinskoe). The church for the sake of apostles Peter and Pavel was under construction with 1912 on 1915 under the project of architect S.Barkova. In 1928 the temple has been destroyed. Now the new temple under the project of architect D.S.Sokolova is erected. Approximate time of building of 1994-1996.
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Result: 16 support, 0 oppose, 1 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 22:43, 7 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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File:Kongkokking-photo-wallpaper-leaf.JPG[edit]

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Leaves with water droplets
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File:Assateague foal.jpg[edit]

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A wild Assateague foal (Chincoteague Pony) on Assateague Island off the eastern coast of Maryland and Virginia, United States

File:Dawn in Puerto Encantado.jpg, featured[edit]

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Panoramic view of Puerto Encantado (Enchanted Dock), in the town of Higuerote, Venezuela.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created uploaded and nominated by Paolo Costa Baldi -- Paolo Costa (talk) 23:47, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Paolo Costa (talk) 23:47, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info last time I nominated this image it got 6 supports and 2 opposes, one for CAs and sharpness, one because caption and geotag were not good. I was traveling at the time and could not do anything, but now I have fixed those issues, so I'll give it a second try. Happy new year to everyone! --Paolo Costa (talk) 23:47, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cathy Richards (talk) 15:36, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Katarighe (Talk · Contributions · E-mail) 18:52, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 23:03, 3 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Very therapeutic. TrebleSeven (talk) 16:56, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Sharpness could be better for a panorama, but very nice image nevertheless -- MJJR (talk) 17:17, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • {{o}} Sorry, perhaps I don't understand (If someone can explain to me what happens...), but to me it's too violet: non-natural colors--Miguel Bugallo 00:53, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
    • Miguel, I can understand your oppose since the sky looks almost unreal. But that's pretty much how the sky looked like (I can send you the RAW file on request). Should we manipulate an image only to make it look more "realistic"? I don't know. Color temp of the raw file is 6600K, maybe a bit warm, but I think that's ok for a dawn picture. --Paolo Costa (talk) 04:39, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
      • Sorry, I believe you. I've never seen anything like this color--Miguel Bugallo 16:57, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
        • Don't be sorry Miguel, instead, do leave your oppose vote: I don't wanna sound like I wanna change people's votes. Your oppose is 100% valid. I only wanted to tell you that skies rare like this, do appear from time to time, and that the picture is pretty faithful to the original. Best regards --Paolo Costa (talk) 19:03, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Morning Sunshine (talk) 09:53, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Really amazing--Miguel Bugallo 20:29, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Stunning setting with amazing colours. We occasionally see bright, almost unreal, violet and orange dawn/dusk here in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, but I have never been able to capture it anywhere near as well as this was done. --NJR_ZA (talk) 20:41, 6 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support reminiscent of several similar scenes I witness during my trips in south west asia. Very nice mood, well emphasized in this photo IMO ! - Benh (talk) 12:06, 7 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 10:39, 8 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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File:Casa Milà - Barcelona, Spain - Jan 2007.jpg, not featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Elekhh -- ELEKHHT 12:15, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ELEKHHT 12:15, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose nice architecture. But the composition does not work: crop is very tight, the car in the bottom left corner is disturbing, the whole image is very busy. And why a night shot? At daytime, it would look much more impressive, I'm sure. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 12:23, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    • The image illustrates typical nightlife in the city. It certainly looks different during the day and that could be a separate FP. --ELEKHHT 14:06, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Berthold Werner (talk) 12:24, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - motion blur on the car, bottom left corner. Otherwise, a very nice QI. --Claritas (talk) 13:15, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    • IMO the car does not need to be sharp, is better blurred since is not the subject. --ELEKHHT 14:06, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
      • The motion blur on the car in my opinion distracts the viewers attention from the main subject. --Claritas (talk) 19:30, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support good general quality Cathy Richards (talk) 14:27, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg OpposeElmA (TalkMy files) 08:36, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I agree with Elekhh regarding the blurred car. --Cayambe (talk) 17:42, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Katarighe (Talk · Contributions · E-mail) 18:50, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Casa Milá is spectacular, but very difficult to shoot. Too many cars and people over the place, with many trees in front of the building. Maybe an aerial shot would do, but this one doesn't look featurable to me. Agree with elekhh too. --Paolo Costa (talk) 22:22, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
    Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment There are technical possibilities to avoid the problem of crowds in front of subjects of interest: either a long(!) exposure in the order of several minutes, half an hour or more, maybe using a neutral density filter (thus, moving objects do not interfere with the data registration of the static scene) or a stack of enough single captures in "Median" stacking mode in Photoshop. Regards, Grand-Duc (talk) 22:18, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others--Miguel Bugallo 23:16, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - For starters I am curious why this wasn't taken during the day time, the lack of lighting and shadows are distracting. Also, I do not care for the crop or the blurry car in the corner. Defiantly QI worthy though. Tiptoety talk 04:05, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- The blurred car does actually show a bit, for an FP. TrebleSeven (talk) 17:04, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I fail to get how an image taken at dusk is necessarily worst than a daytime shot... Night shot can be more pleasing, and not least detailed (the subject is lit). The comments on car and crowd can be justified, but these are mitigated by the fact that the dusk slot is short and, well, if the place is busy in real life, I see nothing wrong with having people on it. It's not like they detract this much from main subject when looking the picture as a whole. On the cons side, I think crop is tight and size is a bit small. And maybe composition could be better (more centered). - Benh (talk) 23:36, 6 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed results:
Result: 5 support, 7 oppose, 1 neutral → not featured. /--Claritas (talk) 16:24, 9 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Lakhota Lake Museum.JPG, not featured[edit]

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The Archaeological Museum of Jamnagar also known as Lakhota Lake Museum
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Rangilo Gujarati - uploaded by Rangilo Gujarati - nominated by Rangilo Gujarati -- Rangilo Gujarati (talk) 20:20, 30 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Rangilo Gujarati (talk) 20:20, 30 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I find it a pity that the castle is almost centered and the statue is set aside, almost like an afterthought. I believe the picture would've been way more balanced had it less empty space on the right hand side and a bit more breathing room around the statue. --MAURILBERT (discuter) 21:47, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral - I agree with Maurilbert. The statue on the left seems really confined by the composition. But otherwise, a very nice picture. --Claritas (talk) 13:49, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Nice but, crop is bad, with too much sky and little space on the bottom and the left side. Also strong vignetting is visible. --Paolo Costa (talk) 22:20, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Katarighe (Talk · Contributions · E-mail) 18:57, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Crop. Tiptoety talk 04:07, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Yikrazuul (talk) 18:50, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose -- Can be a bit noisy. TrebleSeven (talk) 11:26, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed results:
Result: 2 support, 3 oppose, 2 neutral → not featured. /--Claritas (talk) 16:23, 9 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Grempen - Schweizer Jura im Nebel.jpg, not featured[edit]

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Jura mountains, partial in fog, seen from Gempen hill
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Wladyslaw -- Wladyslaw (talk) 17:57, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wladyslaw (talk) 17:57, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose very bad exposure: most of the landscape underexposed (nearly black!) and the fog is overexposed and blown out. Unpleasing colours. Too much boring space at top with centered horizon. We have better images on Commons and better FPs, cf. e.g. this landscape in fog image. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 20:30, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I see no significant difference between your favoured fog-picture and this candidate concerning the criticised point. Beside of this: over- and underexposure can also a stylistic device if the image impression is aesthetic. --Wladyslaw (talk) 17:47, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I agree with Wladyslaw about the exposure. It gives the landscape a nice dreamy effect. --Claritas (talk) 19:29, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Excessive use of tonemapping/shadow highlights tool. JJ Harrison (talk) 23:00, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral -- I like the view of the mountains, the bottom-left just disappoints me. TrebleSeven (talk) 17:00, 4 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed results:
Result: 2 support, 2 oppose, 1 neutral → not featured. /--Claritas (talk) 08:17, 10 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Kremlin Clock chimes in 2012.ogv, featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Russavia - uploaded by Russavia - nominated by Russavia -- russavia (talk) 21:58, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- russavia (talk) 21:58, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The video is very high quality (just under 2000px wide), the sound is perfect. The video is technically a picture (albeit moving), so I see no reason this couldn't be a candidate under our current guidelines. russavia (talk) 21:58, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cathy Richards (talk) 17:43, 1 January 2012 (UTC)[