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

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Śnieżka (Sněžka, Schneekoppe). Karkonosze (Riesengebirge) mountains

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

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File:Colorful face painting, 2990357.jpg[edit]

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Colorful face painting
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by ivanovgood, uploaded and nominated by Yann (talk) 07:58, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Yann (talk) 07:58, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The paintjob is shoddy and uninteresting, it just looks messy. The DoF is too shallow, leaving the mouth and eyes out of focus. --Cart (talk) 10:00, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I quite like the paint, but the DoF is a problem, given the zoom level.--Peulle (talk) 10:02, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
    • @W.carter, Peulle: The short DoF is a feature. This is how good portraits are made. Yann (talk) 13:07, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Cinque dita 01.jpg[edit]

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Cinque Dita (Fünffingerspitze, 2998 m),Langkofel Group; South Tyrol, Italy

File:VeronicaBrunati-HackatonMundialIgualdad.jpg[edit]

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Veronica Brunati
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by all by me-- Ezarateesteban 01:20, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ezarateesteban 01:20, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - We recently voted to feature File:20180405 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualification AUT-SRB Kristina Inhof 850 6519.jpg, another photo of a sports journalist. Look how nice Ms. Inhof's clothes are, compared to Ms. Brunati's uninteresting t-shirt. Also, see how Ms. Brunati's face is glary from excessive lighting, whereas Ms. Inhof's face is nicely naturally lit. Finally, compare the banal background in this photo with the unobtrustive bokeh in the other one. And then there's also the fact that this is just not a very flattering photo, as we see what might be a pimple to the (viewer's) right of Ms. Brunati's nose. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:58, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Ahem, that a mole. She has it en every photo of her. Be careful about making such comments about a person. --Cart (talk) 09:44, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The T-shirt shouldn't be a reason for opposing, but the light and the background are. Yann (talk) 07:44, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Yann, it's simply not a very good portrait. --Cart (talk) 09:44, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ikan.--Peulle (talk) 10:03, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination thanks!!! --Ezarateesteban 12:14, 21 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)
  • 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:Theatinerkirche Munich, March 2018.jpg[edit]

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Theatine Church, Munich
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ahhh... clear skies. :) --Cart (talk) 14:50, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Great composition and mood, but could something be done about the oversharpening? Daniel Case (talk) 20:17, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thanks, Daniel. I honestly don't think the image is oversharpened, though. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 20:51, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Onça do Pantanal.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Apr 2018 at 21:26:40 (UTC)
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  • 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)

File:Vieux Crabe (ship, 1951), Sète.jpg[edit]

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Vieux Crabe (ship, 1951)

Image:Vistas Alcazaba Almería.jpg[edit]

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Views of Almería, Spain, from the Alcazaba de Almeria.

File:Retrato de una niña, Mahdia, Túnez, 2016-09-03, DD 06.jpg[edit]

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Portrait of a young girl, Mahdia, Tunisia
  • Charles: yes, of course, I explicitly asked the father of the girl, who was present, for permission. We were actually in the middle of a Wiki Takes and the girl was photographed by many of us. Poco2 17:27, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Many thanks. Charles (talk) 20:57, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It's a good child portrait, but not much more. --A.Savin 23:57, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 03:20, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 03:48, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per A. Savin. Daniel Case (talk) 05:11, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The WB is too blue. When you do a portrait where the light is not a special feature, you should try to get that right so she gets her right skin tone (as well as the whites of her eyes). --Cart (talk) 13:48, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
    Cart, ok, I see, there was some room for improvement, I just uploaded a new version with a "warmer" WB, thanks! --Poco2 17:26, 19 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)

File:Helleborus orientalis, Zaaddozen zwellen, Locatie, Tuinreservaat Jonkervallei 01.jpg[edit]

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File:Barbara Bush at LBJ Presidential Library.jpg[edit]

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Barbara Bush
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Lauren Gerson - uploaded by Blazoaustin - nominated by Shizhao -- shizhao (talk) 03:08, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- shizhao (talk) 03:08, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry but that isn't working for me; it's a profile so you can't really see her complete facial expression, and there's not much going on that would give me a "wow" feeling. I don't think the technical quality is quite up to FP level either.--Peulle (talk) 14:02, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not a good photo, and if the intent is to memorialize the late Mrs. Bush, I think a) a better image could probably be found and b) we should wait. Daniel Case (talk) 18:05, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I don't think I agree that it's not a good photo, but I do agree that it's not an outstanding one. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:25, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Canis mesomelas.jpg (delist)[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Apr 2018 at 16:58:27
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Head is not in focus (Original nomination)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist -- Charles (talk) 16:58, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist . Barely passed in 2007. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:11, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist Focus is on the rear end, head somewhat oversharpened. Contrast could be better. --Basotxerri (talk) 17:47, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist I agree. Considering the resolution, lighting and general detail, this is surely no longer one of the best images on Commons.--Peulle (talk) 19:06, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist -- Basile Morin (talk) 00:40, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist Good shot, but way below FP quality today. --El Grafo (talk) 11:57, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist Purple fringing to a degree unacceptable in an FP. Daniel Case (talk) 18:02, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

File:PIA22349 – Gullies of Matara Crater.jpg[edit]

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Gullies in sand dunes on Mars

File:Peak-in-kuh-e-genu-mountain-range-iran.jpg[edit]

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Peak of Kuh-e Genu

File:Hypomeces squamosus.jpg[edit]

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Hypomeces squamosus on a green leaf

File:Straßburg Pöckstein 1 Schlosspark Monopteros 11102016 4827.jpg[edit]

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Monopteros at the park of castle Pöckstein, Straßburg, Carinthia, Austria

File:HarryTruman.jpg[edit]

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Harry Truman

File:River Cuckmere April 2018 01.jpg[edit]

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River Cuckmere
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural/United Kingdom
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Pastoral English landscape with the river Cuckmere. East Sussex, England. Created, uploaded and nominated by -- Arild Vågen (talk) 09:34, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ArildV (talk) 09:34, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lovely landscape. The image might seem fairly ordinary, but it captures a certain mood. There's just something about it that makes me want to sit down by that stream and relax.--Peulle (talk) 12:05, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Yes, it is a peaceful moment but I still miss something here, a more pano view could help, there is definitely too much grass in the foreground and also a bit too much sky IMHO Poco2 12:50, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Missing nothing for me. It's beautiful and reminds me of really good 19th-century English landscapes by people like Constable. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:42, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support but see note: a tighter crop might be even better --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:09, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Turneresque. Daniel Case (talk) 01:22, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support But a bit more "panorama-crop" would be even better --Llez (talk) 12:05, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 16:08, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Techelsberg Sankt Martin Winterwald 31012015 750.jpg[edit]

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Winterly forest in Techelsberg, Carinthia, Austria
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Still oppose for me; it's nice, but just not very ... "niiiice".--Peulle (talk) 14:23, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I preferred the original version with the different trees and the shades of tones -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:40, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • The current version is better but I still miss more image on the top Poco2 18:18, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support now. Thanks Martin! --Cart (talk) 09:56, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I don't see anything really interesting in this and the tree bottom right (see note) doesn't help. Charles (talk) 12:36, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support Sharpest part seems to have been cropped out, but overall it makes a nice texture. Daniel Case (talk) 15:14, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Beautiful composition, and the crop resulted in a big improvement. I frankly don't care about the degree of sharpness of the trees in a photo that's so based on the rhythm of the eyes moving around the picture frame that that abstract element is much more important than the details on the individual trees. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:18, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nothing special, no wow for me, per Puelle. --Karelj (talk) 20:31, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 17:57, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 11:56, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Peulle and Karelj --Milseburg (talk) 11:57, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Hermione (ship, 2014), Sète 2018 02.jpg[edit]

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Hermione (ship, 2014)
  • Unfortunately even very small things can disturb a photo. Might be hard to clone these out though. --Cart (talk) 14:14, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice blue hour shot. --Code (talk) 10:26, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Cart. The yellow flag looking like a ghost is more disturbing than the garbage bins, but both attract the eyes immediately after the ship. They're located in front, just in the middle. Also I wonder if this saturated blue is not overprocessed -- Basile Morin (talk) 10:54, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per above, the subject is though FP-worthy. I wonder whether it would have been possible to take the image from the front Poco2 12:39, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose per Cart. Once you see those, you can't unsee them. Daniel Case (talk) 15:10, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Caecum vitreum 01.jpg[edit]

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A shell of Caecum vitreum from Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain;
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Bones, shells and fossils
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info : No, it is NOT what you think it is on the first sight! 😉 It is a 1.9 millimetre long shell of a tiny sea snail.
    Created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 03:09, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 03:09, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Impressive for a photo of such a small shell. How did you even see this to collect it? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:23, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Info For such small shells I take a handful of sand at the beach and then I search under a binocular microscope sand grain for sand grain for several hours. --Llez (talk) 05:00, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:23, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 05:27, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:30, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Cart (talk) 08:19, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral The quality is not there, but the similarity with the "object" is amazing and very funny. Nice find -- Basile Morin (talk) 10:58, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I agree with Basile, this one is far below the quality you usually present here. Clearly it is more challeging to get there for tiny objects but I believe that there is room for improvement, sorry Poco2 12:35, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I agree that the quality of the shell photos I usually present here is better. But I please you to note, that such tiny objects can not be photographed with a normal camera. All my photos of tiny shells, see for example the Caecidae or Rissoidae photos, are made with a binocular microscope, which does never reach (and is also not comparable with) the quality of pictures of a good "normal" camera. --Llez (talk) 13:16, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
      • Ok, I strike through my vote as I've no experience in this kind of photography, and therefore I don't really feel qualified to judge the result Poco2 18:21, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Actually I've that lens (and in that cat there are a few QIs of mine) but so far I just used it outdoors, which is really hard. I'll try to take some studio images of tiny objects with my 5DS R, I didn't try that yet. Poco2 18:04, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info For the shell photos I normally use a 60mm Tamron Macro objective, which is comparable to the Canon lens mentioned above. This objective is useful for objects (e.g. shells) down to 6 mm (of course I made this photo with the 60mm Macro). All objects, which are smaller can't be photographed picture-filling any more, for you can't go closer to the object. This means, the smaller the object, the smaller is the object on the photo and the more empty space you have (and the more quality loss you have). Therefore I use for objects smaller than 6 mm not a normal camera with macro lens but an UCMOS 14000KPA camera (4096 x 3288 px) in combination with a microscope or a binocular mircoscope respectively, which allows picture filling photos of objects from 6 mm down to 10 μm (!), an object size, which is impossible to photograph with a normal macro lens. All my photos of shells, of which the size is below 7 mm, are made with the UCMOS 14000KPA. --Llez (talk) 14:56, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Interesting. I've added two categories : Pareidolias and Condoms. If not in the description, what makes this picture special should be mentioned somewhere on the file page, I think -- Basile Morin (talk) 02:27, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I question adding category:condoms, since this is not a condom. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:32, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support per Llez's response to Poco. Daniel Case (talk) 04:55, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Guéthary - Port -BT- 02.jpg[edit]

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Scene at the port of Guéthary. Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

File:Three buffaloes heads above water in Si Phan Don.jpg[edit]

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Three buffaloes heads above water in Si Phan Don
  • Yes, these water buffaloes got their name from this particular behavior. They're often cooling themselves in the water (or in the mud), when the weather is hot -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:19, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Very strong oppose These working animals have ropes inserted through their noses and we should not be celebrating this abusive (though traditional) practice. Charles (talk) 20:58, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
  • OK, that's a point. It seems that I'm too urban to see this. Charles, did you notice that you've put 'support' in your oppose? --Basotxerri (talk) 21:19, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
  • For now this vote is more a green support than a strong oppose Face-smile.svg but to answer your comment, Charles, these domestic buffaloes are not enclosed and then free to graze and move where they want. I think such practices are more respectful than to park them in a small enclosure like in other areas in the world. But these are not wild animals, contrary to what it seems ! And concerning the rope in their noses, Wikipedia says "Bulls, especially, are powerful and sometimes unpredictable animals which, if uncontrolled, can kill or severely injure a human handler". Also I don't encourage any practice just taking this picture, I was passing by this river bank, and met these animals starring at me like big sharks, that made me shoot -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:19, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Sometimes an innocently-taken image can reveal animal cruelty. Could I suggest you have a look at these online comments on what's behind this photo: one; two
  • Charles, are you ok? You vote with the wrong symbol, you confuse wiki-link code with external link code and you don't sign your comment. I have fixed the links for you though. Hope you are taking care of yourself, --Cart (talk) 19:55, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes, I'm just committed to animal welfare and I hope we all are. When I'm cross, I make more mistakes! Sorry. Charles (talk) 21:55, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Good to hear, you had me worried there for a while. The Wiki-project needs good photos of everything. Remaining neutral when judging good photos or good text in articles can sometimes be very hard when the content goes against our own feelings on the subject. Good photos are supposed to extract emotions from us and make us think. --Cart (talk) 22:07, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • You are right, but this well-composed image was taken in good faith just to be an interesting shot, which it is. A close-up of the ropes piercing the animals' heads would be very acceptable if the caption described what was being depicted. To give another example, it would not be acceptable (in my view) to nominate a pretty picture of very young children sewing colourful carpets without mentioning the abusive practice of child labour. Charles (talk) 07:22, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Well then, the solution would be to add neutral information about this part of the photo, since it is possible to extract closeups from this photo (one of the reasons why FPs are in hi-res). Let's see if I can fix that so that all parties will be satisfied. My edit can of course be removed or tweaked. --Cart (talk) 09:23, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Totally agree to mention this nose rope in the description. I also added a link to the Bubalus bubalis, which is the main subject. However, I don't think this picture is the right place to debate about the nose ring, the Wikipedia article is much more appropriate to the discussion (in favor or against), and a link to the page might be enough, I think. Then I changed the description accordingly to the vision I have about this image. Thanks for the contributions -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:29, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • That's ok, but in the new edit you instead inserted a personal comment and veiwpoint ("At this bank, starring at the camera like three sharks, or like three attentive observers, they're rather funny to look at, as if they were expecting something from their group photograph.") That should be removed since it doesn't belong in a neutral image description, please do so. Let the viewer form their own oppinion about the photo. Like if this photo was to be used in an article about nose ropes, that's not the sort of comment you'd want accompanying the picture. --Cart (talk) 12:47, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes, I took the liberty to write it's funny because I'm not the only one to find so, reading the others. And concerning your idea about nose ropes, reading the Wikipedia page, there is not (yet) people against -- Basile Morin (talk) 14:07, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Just because there are at least two people finding something funny, does not mean it is so for everyone. I for one don't find this funny at all. But it's a good picture. Image descriptions should be neutral, that's how encyclopedic material works. If you don't like to have other people's values in an image text, you should not impose your values either. --Cart (talk) 14:54, 16 April 2018 (UTC)~
  • No problem, I'm fine with the description now -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:01, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Basile, it would be best to add the new descriptions in French, too, when you have the chance. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:21, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes, slowly, slowly... First get a consensus on the text in English, then translate -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:01, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I saw once one water buffalo gone berserk... and out of control. In this case, better not to stay close... The rope in the nose is a necessary security feature for every one. Regards, Yann (talk) 03:32, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Camaleão - Polychrus marmoratus.jpg[edit]

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Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Tomer T (talk) 11:28, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Caerphilly Castle south.jpg[edit]

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Caerphilly Castle, Wales
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Castles_and_fortifications#United_Kingdom
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by DeFacto - uploaded by DeFacto - nominated by DeFacto -- -- DeFacto (talk). 21:10, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -- DeFacto (talk). 21:10, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tozina (talk) 22:07, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support High quality, but I would crop a little off the bottom (keeping all the reflection) and get rid off the remaining grass bottom right. Charles (talk) 22:08, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Good for QI, but not that good light, harsh shadows, sorry --A.Savin 00:46, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I actually like the harsh shadows... they help accentuate the function/character of a fortress --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:45, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't like the light either, it almost looks overexposed.--Peulle (talk) 09:16, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Peulle. Further, I'm wondering if a long exposure could have created a better reflection of the building. Or a shot on a less windy day. --Basotxerri (talk) 13:19, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Tempered support Basotxerri has a point, but until we get that picture I'm OK with this one. Daniel Case (talk) 17:39, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A possible FP-composition, but the light does not impressed me --Michielverbeek (talk) 23:18, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 21:28, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Powerlines at the crossroads.jpg[edit]

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Powerlines at the crossroads
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Powerlines always give me a sort of "badlands" vibe, so I shot this crossing while the grass was still dry after winter and the deciduous trees still bare. (soundtrack) All by me, -- Cart (talk) 21:46, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Cart (talk) 21:46, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The lower left corner is kind of distorted and blurry, but that's not what this picture is about. Daniel Case (talk) 02:29, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:49, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support for me a simple and balanced line game.--Famberhorst (talk) 17:23, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 11:18, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 05:14, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 16:39, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose not outstanding for me, sorry --Milseburg (talk) 12:01, 21 April 2018 (UTC)