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File:20180128 FIS NC Worldcup Seefeld Ilka Herola 850 2666.jpg[edit]

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Seefeld-Triple 2018, third day January 28th. Picture shows Ilkka Herola
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Sports
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Granada - uploaded by Granada - nominated by Granada -- Granada (talk) 09:15, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It is nearly impossible to get a ski jumper 100% sharp while panning, but this is the best I could get. He would be sharp enough for the Newspapers at lower resolution and even Spiegel Online had a way less sharp panned ski jumper in their articles about the Olympic Games currently running in Korea so maybe this is wow enough to cover the missing sharpness. I'll give it a try. :) --Granada (talk) 09:15, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good for me. Yann (talk) 09:45, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

File:John Jay (Gilbert Stuart portrait).jpg[edit]

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John Jay was the first Chief Justice of the United States. The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is named in his honor.

File:Ansel Adams and camera.jpg[edit]

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Ansel Adams was a prominent American photographer. He received many honors, including an honorary doctorate from Yale University, and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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

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Malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus stuartkeithi)

File:Louvre Cour Carree.jpg (delist)[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info (Original nomination)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace -- Paris 16 (talk) 22:34, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:59, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace - Disturbing ghosts in both, but the second version is far superior. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:55, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace The new version is perspectively corrected. --Granada (talk) 07:47, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Bad Kissingen Maxbrunnen 0417RM0270.jpg[edit]

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Max fountain Bad Kissingen

File:Bergtocht van Peio Paese naar Lago Covel in het Nationaal park Stelvio (Italië). Europese lariks (Larix decidua) op een rotswand 02.jpg[edit]

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File:Krummhörn, Greetsiel, Hafen -- 2018 -- 1126.jpg[edit]

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Ships at the harbour, Greetsiel, Krummhörn, Lower Saxony, Germany

File:Norderney, Kurplatz, Fahrradständer -- 2018 -- 1023.jpg[edit]

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Bicycle stands at the Kurplatz, Norderney, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • It is not necessary to have the whole photograph sharp. A sharp board would be disturbing. The composition is to have only the first rack sharp. --XRay talk 04:50, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  • More precisely, this blurred board with unreadable text spoils the composition. Eye-catching, this element occupies the main place on the left side of the image, and thus seems to be intentionally there, whereas it's just nothing. Not interesting, not legible, not in focus. Just disturbing, in my opinion -- Basile Morin (talk) 05:21, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I could see how this might have seemed like it could work, but the background is too distracting. If a way could be found to make it work as just the bike rack, perhaps there is an FP. Daniel Case (talk) 04:33, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for now per others. Please crop out the sign. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:05, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
I think about an alternative in square or 4:5 aspect ratio without the sign, but I trouble to do this within the next days. I'm looking for a solution. --XRay talk 07:25, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

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Bicycle stands at the Kurplatz, Norderney, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The alternative without the sign! --XRay talk 07:44, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @Basotxerri, Basile Morin, Daniel Case, Ikan Kekek: Thanks for your reviews. Here is a cropped version without the sign. --XRay talk 07:47, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - It's better, IMO, but I'd like it more if you also cropped out the rest of the window - in other words, a relatively tight crop of the pole just to the right of the window. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:01, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

File:20180126 FIS NC WC Seefeld Eric Frenzel 850 9872.jpg[edit]

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Eric Frenzel making fun with a banana
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Granada - uploaded by Granada - nominated by Granada -- Granada (talk) 08:09, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Granada (talk) 08:09, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I can see why a banana in a portrait could be funny but here unfortunately it blends in too much with the shapes and colors of his clothes and equipment. Looking at the photo, you first see him, then you notice a smudge on his face, then you realize the smudge is a shadow and finally you realize it comes from something he is holding which turns out to be a banana. The pun gets lost. Sorry. --cart-Talk 10:06, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I think it's funny and worth the time it takes to get the punch line. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:19, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I'd go in and edit the image to reduce the shadow in his face, because I think it's disturbing.--Peulle (talk) 14:12, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I agree the banana is not very distinctive at small size, but as soon as you figure out what it is, then the gesture associated to the object gets obvious, and you immediately understand what's the intention of the stage. It becomes funny and this way reveals an interesting personality trait on Eric Frenzel. Technically very good picture, large and sharp -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:21, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Whether the joke works or not is beside the point; I really don't get wowed enough by this one for it to be FP. Daniel Case (talk) 04:32, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Castel del Monte BW 2016-10-14 13-15-58.jpg[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture#Italy
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by Berthold Werner -- Berthold Werner (talk) 07:48, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Berthold Werner (talk) 07:48, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Nice building, but I'm unconvinced by this picture. I've written a note with a proposed crop and a criticism of the cutoff of the tree at the left margin, but I'm unsure whether I'd support the photo if you took the two steps I suggest. The sharpness of the building is a little soft. The light is growing on me, though, and the vegetation is interesting. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:49, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ikan. Daniel Case (talk) 03:33, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

File:PIA17218 – A Farewell to Saturn, Brightened Version.jpg[edit]

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File:Dahlia cultivar (70093s).jpg[edit]

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Dahlia cultivar
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info focus stacked image of a Dahlia cultivar in New York in October 2017. all by me — Rhododendrites talk |  00:03, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportRhododendrites talk |  00:03, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very nice flower, good stacking and I also love dahlias with their velvety oh-so-hard-to-photograph texture, but the light is unappealing and with two partially cut buds, the composition could be better. Sorry. --cart-Talk 09:53, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per everything cart said, plus the posterization on the petal tips that happens so often in this kind of picture (And does it really fade from red to magenta like that?) Daniel Case (talk) 20:39, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Beachy Head March 2017 01.jpg[edit]

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File:Jaswant Zafar at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan.jpg[edit]

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Punjabi poet and author Jaswant Zafar
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by - uploaded by - nominated by Satdeep Gill -- Satdeep Gill (talk) 18:25, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Satdeep Gill (talk) 18:25, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Good quality, and probably valued image, but I'd like the person facing the camera for a FP. Also too much empty space. Regards, Yann (talk) 04:48, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose QI probably, but doesn't stand out enough for FP. Daniel Case (talk) 05:11, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Yann. A technically very good shot, sharp and well lit, but I would also love it to see the person facing to the camera. --Granada (talk) 08:46, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Regretful oppose A really good portrait does not have to be someone facing the camera (there are plenty of profiles and half-profiles in Commons:Featured pictures/People), but unfortunately the side of the glasses ends up right over his eye and that is disturbing the photo. Otherwise it is really good and I like the space in the photo since it gives the man a chance to breathe. I'm also intrigued by seeing how the glasses are tucked into the folds of the turban. I haven't seen many people wearing such headdresses and I didn't realize that's how they work with glasses. --cart-Talk 10:19, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Breisach - Stephansmünster zur Blauen Stunde.jpg[edit]

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Breisach minster, Germany
the "strange glow" is called smoke and comes typically from chimneys --Wladyslaw (talk) 08:31, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Could be. It has a strange straight edge cut out of the right-hand-side, so it looked more like the weird glow one can get sometimes from stitching frames. But perhaps the straight edge is a shadow from the lights and building combined. -- Colin (talk) 08:43, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
It not a shadow. You see the chimney below the "strange glow"? It would not be a problem to retouche the smoke. But I see no necessary to do this. --Wladyslaw (talk) 10:09, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:11, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I've added a note to the image about a possible dust spot or something. Charles (talk) 11:01, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • whatever it was, it`s removed --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:24, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Don Puay river bank landscape at sunset.jpg[edit]

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River bank at sunset from the island of Don Puay, Laos
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places#Laos
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by Basile Morin -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:01, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:01, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:10, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - The girl's face and some of the water buffaloes' faces are rather unsharp, but the view is so picturesque! -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:01, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--MZaplotnik(talk) 09:32, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:11, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 13:31, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 18:37, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's sort of soft in some places and the composition is a little random ... but you know what? It's got a great evening mood, and I love the perspective, going from just in front of the camera's feet all the way out to the distant features on the horizon. Daniel Case (talk) 01:02, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--LG Nyqvist (talk) 07:02, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Lahminewski Lab (talk) 16:05, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--BeckenhamBear (talk) 20:05, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Kleinarl Jägersee 20180209.jpg[edit]

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Frozen lake Jägersee near Kleinarl, federal state of Salzburg, Austria

File:Tubla sun Juac cun Odles y Stevia Gherdëina.jpg[edit]

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A hay barn and Swiss pine tree (pinus cembra) with the Odles Group and the Stevia Mountain, Puez-Geisler Nature Park, Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places#Italy
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Wolfgang Moroder - nominated by User:Ikan Kekek -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:40, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - The mountain on the upper right may be a bit disproportionately unsharp, but the overall quality is good and I find the composition quite interesting. (I don't like the category - it's not a purely natural scene and I wanted "Mountains" but couldn't figure out how to get that to link to anything.) -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:40, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:19, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Why is the tree in the middle of the picture? Charles (talk) 14:56, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - IMO, biscecting the picture nearly in two that way is a nice structural element and look. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:44, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Like the "lines" in the picture. --LG Nyqvist (talk) 16:54, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow, not an interesting composition --Michielverbeek (talk) 20:20, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the composition too. Daniel Case (talk) 21:20, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not bad, but not special enough to be FP. Regards, Yann (talk) 04:45, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The swiss pine and the sunburned logs of the barn give a special taste of alpine atmosphere --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 06:45, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice scenery, but big parts are unsharp. This camera definitely has better performance --A.Savin 23:54, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Karlstad Stonebridge.jpg[edit]

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East bridge, a stone bridge in Karlstad, Sweden
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Bridges#Sweden
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by LG Nyqvist - nominated by W.carter -- cart-Talk 09:49, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A photo rich with color and interesting texures. I love the impeccable timing so that the light streaks, from what I assume is a bus, are only reflected in the open part of the river and not in the ice near the shores. -- cart-Talk 09:49, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per nom. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:14, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 11:57, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Although I'm wondering why the lights aren't crossing the bridge continously from right to left, I do like the image. --Basotxerri (talk) 14:57, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Well the technical answer is simple; the photographer didn't press the button until the vehicle was above he third bridge foundation. Since the bus/whatever had some speed, it didn't leave a shadow or anything at the point where the exposure began. There are light traces from a car that was behind the bus. I think that timing is rather splendid, since it leaves the birch grove and the ice on the right undisturbed by light streaks. --cart-Talk 15:28, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • OK, thanks for the explaination. Anyway, I wish that the lights were passing all over the bridge. But the image is good enough this way! --Basotxerri (talk) 18:29, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Thats right. The exposure did not start immediately after the bus was on the bridgde. --LG Nyqvist (talk) 16:46, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LG Nyqvist (talk) 16:57, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 00:49, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 13:38, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 18:39, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 21:18, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 04:54, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice! But there are some dust spots in the sky that should be removed. :) --Granada (talk) 08:42, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info OK - Have taken away a couple of small spots and uploaded a new version. --LG Nyqvist (talk) 15:43, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Iguana marina (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), isla Lobos, islas Galápagos, Ecuador, 2015-07-25, DD 47.JPG[edit]

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Exemplar of marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) laying on a rock in the coast of Lobos Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

File:Kloster Banz vom Staffelberg 270136-PSD.jpg[edit]

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KLoster Banz seen from the Staffelberg
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Religious buildings
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Ermell (talk) 07:53, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ermell (talk) 07:53, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment a bit too centered? --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 09:59, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry but this light doesn't give me the wow. With so much nature being included, I'd need some more impressive lighting.--Peulle (talk) 10:54, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:20, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Harlock81 (talk) 15:59, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral To be there and see this view in real life is something special. Difficult to give it justice in a picture. If I have been there I had divided the view in 3 rows and 3 colums and put the building in same row but in colum #1 or #3 --LG Nyqvist (talk) 17:05, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment That depends on how you divide up the picture. The uppermost light in the clouds is the rest of the sunset far left outside the picture. The sky was simply too dark on the right side and in the foreground and on the right side there would be lights of the highway and other roads. But I will certainly find another solution next time.--
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  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Peulle, no wow for me. IMO the main object is also just a small part of the composition. --Michielverbeek (talk) 20:26, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Color seems very off, and unsharpness in some areas more than the long exposure can forgive. Daniel Case (talk) 02:38, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Bajorelieve1-monumentoaSanMartinMDP.jpg[edit]

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File:Kop Blokslootpolder (Bloksleatpolder) 22.jpg[edit]

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File:Alnus incana var. tenuifolia in flower.jpg[edit]

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Alnus incana var. tenuifolia in flower
  • Category: [[Commons:Featured pictures/<add the category here>]]
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by ThayneT - uploaded by ThayneT - nominated by ThayneT -- ThayneT (talk) 04:37, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ThayneT (talk) 04:37, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like the compositon with these three layers but IMO the first layer isn't sharp enough. The lighting could be more interesting, too. --Basotxerri (talk) 15:22, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm very sorry, but I agree with Basotxerri: a pleasant composition, but the lack of sharpness on the first layer is a serious issue. --Sputniktilt (talk) 16:56, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment BTW, please add the FPC category. --Basotxerri (talk) 21:33, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Basotxerri. Daniel Case (talk) 07:21, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I see why there are so many Roses and Circium vulgares in the Wikimedia collection instead of actually encompassing the world's plant species. I also see that my time would be better spent elsewhere. I'm sorry you don't like my photograph of Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia, but I did have a better one I'm going to send to the WTU Image Collection, Cal Photos and the Electronic Flora of British Columbia where it will undoubtedly be the finest in their collection possibly for many years to come.

File:Thylacodes colubrinus 01.JPG[edit]

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Shell of a Blackish Worm Snail, Thylacodes colubrinus

File:Hallstatt kath. Kirche Knappenaltar Kreuzigung 01.jpg[edit]

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Crucifixion of Christ at the central panel of the Knappenaltar (altar of the miners) at the catholic parish church Hallstatt, Upper Austria
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Non-photographic media#Religion
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Crucifixion of Christ at the central panel of the Knappenaltar (altar of the miners) at the catholic parish church Hallstatt, Upper Austria. Anonymous master, around 1450. All by me --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:23, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:23, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mile (talk) 16:14, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 17:08, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ermell (talk) 20:40, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:34, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:38, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Yes to more paintings, but one Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question: is there a bit of barrel distortion? My eyes are telling me that the sides are curving a bit ...--Peulle (talk) 09:50, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @Peulle: I checked the verticals of the frame and do not see any barrel distortion. --Uoaei1 (talk) 21:01, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Oh well. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Peulle (talk) 22:10, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Reagan sitting with people from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region in February 1983.jpg[edit]

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Reagan with the Mujahedin
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Historical#1980-1990
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info In the series of images depicting significant historical events, this image is captioned: President Reagan meeting with Afghan Freedom Fighters to discuss Soviet atrocities in Afghanistan. 2/2/83. During the Soviet invasion, the US provided financial and military support to the mujahedin, in a covert operation managed by the CIA. While this support was classified, the moral support was public - as this image shows.
  • Created by a White House photographer (possibly Tim Clary) Michael Evans, as stamped on the contact sheet, uploaded by Scewing, nominated by Peulle -- Peulle (talk) 13:34, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Peulle (talk) 13:34, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment -- I have done a minor fix: straightened and perspektive correction. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 20:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Most of the source links are broken. –Juliancolton | Talk 20:30, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @Juliancolton: I did a little searching on the net and some digging and found that most of the files have just been moved to the Reagan Library website. I have put the new links on the file's page. One pdf lists all the rolls of film taken by the White House photographers during 1983, complete with contact sheets and everything (frame 32). Pretty cool! So the name of the photographer is no longer a mystery (it's Michael Evans) and you can apparently order larger files from the library if you want. A fun thing is looking at the other photos in this roll plus the one before and after so you get coverage of the whole event. This looks like a good site to visit to sort things out about photos from that era. --cart-Talk 23:39, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Historically significant. It seems like a hundred years ago that right-wingers and Evangelicals in the U.S. thought jihadists were righteous "freedom fighters", and of course they were fighting Soviet, rather than American occupation in those days. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:37, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose historically significant moment perhaps, and possibly high enough EV for FP on Wikipedia, but for me the EV doesn't carry it far enough. the capture seems rather unremarkable aside from just being in the room. — Rhododendrites talk |  02:24, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose While hunting for sources for this photos, I've gone over it in by head and now I find that Rhododendrites has expressed my view rather eloquently. Sorry. --cart-Talk 12:07, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - agree that it has EV and would be a good candidate for en.WP but it doesn't quite meet the FP requirements here. Atsme 📞 16:02, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Rhododendrites. Daniel Case (talk) 23:31, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Momordica charantia - Kudret narı, Adana 2017-11-19 02-1.jpg[edit]

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File:Car radio antenna on Mazda 323 compacted.jpg[edit]

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Car radio antenna on Mazda 323 compacted
  • For me, it adds a depth to the picture having a light side and a dark side, divided by the antenna. Having all of it evenly lit would have been boring and not given the image enough contrast. --cart-Talk 11:19, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I do not mind the darkness. I like the idea that is well executed. --Pugilist (talk) 13:42, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support these crystals with their dense texture. A macro lens would have made it gorgeous, but the quality is okay -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:25, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Basotxerri (talk) 15:23, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Creative!! Love the definition of the crystals. Atsme 📞 16:04, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Ikan. Daniel Case (talk) 16:41, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I prefer a little bit lighter. But a resourceful choice.--Famberhorst (talk) 17:53, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 19:12, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 13:41, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As per others -- Bijay Chaurasia (Talk) 17:48, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Battlefield in Tovačov - monument 01.jpg[edit]

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Battlefield in Tovačov, Czech Republic
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info allby Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 09:58, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 09:58, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Is this really the best angle for depicting the monument? At first glance, I thought it was an unkept, abandoned monument with plants and bushes growing from it. Light, symmetry and quality are otherwise very good. --cart-Talk 10:20, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
    In my opinion this angle is the best --Pudelek (talk) 10:40, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Even without the unfortunate "tree growing out of the monument" illusion, this is just a QI. What is "wow" about it? -- Colin (talk) 12:38, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. Good picture but not an FP. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:50, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Cart. The tree hidden behind spoils the subject -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:54, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. --Basotxerri (talk) 15:24, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I actually don't mind the tree—it sort of suggests rebirth to me, perfectly in keeping with the monument However, the trees at the side are distorted and unsharp. Daniel Case (talk) 16:40, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Green crab traps with white buoys.jpg[edit]

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stacks of green crab traps
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by WClarke - uploaded by WClarke - nominated by WClarke -- WClarke 06:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- WClarke 06:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Too many blurry bars and other blurry things, uncomfortable to look at. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:04, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Ikan.--Ermell (talk) 20:45, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ikan. Daniel Case (talk) 03:49, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Very arty, looks like the moon trapped. Unusual, intriguing and different. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 10:11, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Since I like odd, arty photos I wanted to get mesmerized by this but unfortunately that didn't happen. The lines are too many and too chaotic. The overcast light doesn't help as it makes all surfaces flat. Sorry. --cart-Talk 12:11, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Ikan and Cart -- Basile Morin (talk) 14:16, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Turgot map of Paris, Kyoto University Library (delist)[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info (Original nomination)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace -- Paris 16 (talk) 12:08, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question I'm a little confused here. Is the proposal here that we delist one sectional map and replace it with one sectional map plus two one-file maps? --cart-Talk 12:23, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
    • W.carter, that's why the new set is better. --Paris 16 (talk) 15:22, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • You're proposing to delist a single file in favor of a set? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:20, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - You aren't showing an old set, only a single currently featured file that you want replaced with a set. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • The old set is above.--Paris 16 (talk) 06:31, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info @Ikan Kekek:, @Daniel Case: and anyone else interested. The whole sets are displayed above. The twenty images that each of the sets consists of are just displayed in a grid of thumbs instead of one after the other, so they make up what looks like one single "picture" in the nomination. Depending on which square you click on in the "picture", you will be directed to a different file. If you open the editing window, you can see the name of each file listed. This nom is about replacing the 20 files of the original set with a new set of 20 files + two new files: one file that is all of the set images put together in a single file and one file that is a simplified version of that "merged" file with just the streets and major features and not all the little houses drawn. --cart-Talk 08:42, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes, I see. Thanks for explaining. The proposed substitution is better, even without considering the two additional files. Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace . Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:08, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --cart-Talk 09:51, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
    • Thank W.carter!--Paris 16 (talk) 10:38, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 13:30, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace I'm in favour, having examined the maps in some detail. I love maps. I noticed a bit of a colour stain left of Rue d'Antin and below R. de Bourgogne - they should see to that. --Peulle (talk) 13:51, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace 22:52, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • The above signature is apparently Daniel's. --cart-Talk 00:01, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
It is. Daniel Case (talk) 03:38, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace --Uoaei1 (talk) 21:07, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

File:2016 Kwiat grzybieni białych 2.jpg[edit]

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White water lily (Nymphaea alba L.)
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 11:48, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 11:48, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose While it is better than File:Nymphaea alba in Duisburg.jpg it is not as good as File:Adarga (Nymphaea alba), Ciudad Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 2013-08-14, DD 01.jpg, which has a more interesting angle than "point camera down at flower and press button". All flowers are pretty, so I think it requires some composition cleverness and excellent technique to get FP. Here the flowers are bright sunlit so detail is lost. The surrounding leaves, which aren't very photogenic here, are sharp and a bit distracting. -- Colin (talk) 12:21, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin. Though I do almost feel like I can smell the flower looking at the image in closeup. Daniel Case (talk) 03:35, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I sort of like all the different kinds of bugs you can see when zoomed all the way in. It was enough to hold my interest. –Juliancolton | Talk 03:42, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Julian. -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:35, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Contrary to Colin, I think that "point and click" photos can sometimes work, but then the conditions need to perfect. You need better light than this to get the structure of the flower, the surroundings and background needs to be good; here the leaves have seen better days and there are intrusive shadows (stems, stalks?) crossing the top of the photo. Unlike Daniel, I don't imagine smelling the flower here only the stagnant water. --cart-Talk 12:21, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 14:04, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 13:46, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Locatie, Sauerland Duitsland. Eikenblad met rijp.JPG[edit]

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File:Young vendor in a grocery store in Don Som.jpg[edit]

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Young vendor sitting in a grocery store in Don Som, Si Phan Don, Laos
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People#People_at_work
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by Basile Morin -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:31, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:31, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Nice photo but dull light. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:10, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is a good documentary photo and I like the fact that you can see an adult watching over him in the background, but like Ikan said, the light is dull and also I'm not a fan of top-down angle when photographing children. Taking the photo at his level would have been better. Sorry. --cart-Talk 09:58, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • The above comments are fair. From the distance I was to take this picture (and this is a crop), it was difficult to place my camera lower to respect the perspectives of the building. I think the dull light is more visible on the top and on the right of the image. Thus, I try the alternative version below taken from a lower and closer viewpoint. Despite the new 16:9 format, this image is larger in size (24,2 MPix vs 19,3 Mpix). The adult behind has disappeared but the boy is smiling -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:26, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- I like that the whole shop is on display (that's encyclopedic), a version with a smiler would be better. . --BeckenhamBear (talk) 10:19, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

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Young vendor in a grocery store in Don Som (2).jpg

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:26, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is better. He has that cheeky "this is mine, deal with it" smile and look. In this photo, he is in charge and he is not some "poor timid" child you look down upon. --cart-Talk 12:02, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per cart, although I think a little more cropping in on the sides would help. Daniel Case (talk) 20:05, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like above version, but shallow DOF, so to show store isnt good, its more like portrait by store. We still need some social shots, so i support.--Mile (talk) 16:11, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:04, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The shop is the real star here and its cropped out. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 10:19, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Agree the shop is the real star of the first version. But this alternative displays another content -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:07, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Castillo de Montuenga, Montuenga de Soria, Soria, España, 2017-05-23, DD 04.jpg[edit]

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Casle of Montuenga, Montuenga de Soria, Soria, Spain.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Remains of the casle of Montuenga, a fortification of the 11th century located in Montuenga de Soria, Province of Soria, Spain. All by me, 21:00, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 21:00, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - the power transmission line is a bit distracting, but very impressive otherwise. --СССР (talk) 22:58, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Very clean lines, but I would crop the right side further in - probably just a bit to the right of the pylon, but I think you could obviate complaints about it by cropping to its left, and that'll still look good and IMO better than the current crop. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:16, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
    Ikan: I played around with the crop but I came to the conclusion that it's ok like this. Cropping the right side would break the golden ratio and the castle would be almost centered. Poco2 18:51, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • It wouldn't look almost centered (not that I think there's any inherent problem with that) because of the slope on the left. I will remain Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral, I think, because there's a certain austere character to the photo as it is, but I haven't changed my mind that a good crop would improve the composition quite substantially. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:28, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 03:21, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support awesome. Any chance to clone out the power lines & pylon? --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:33, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Yes, this evening will definitely clone that out and think about the crop --Poco2 07:11, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
    @СССР, Ikan Kekek, Martin Falbisoner: ✓ Done I've cloned out the power post and lines. --Poco2 18:51, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 12:03, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose vibrance, staruation is above my taste. --Mile (talk) 16:13, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 17:01, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:05, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 14:03, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Is that the original blue? Looks too saturated. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 19:59, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:View through the shattered glass of a door in the SNCB B22490 type-K3 carriage, looking at a yellow H. Weyhausen KG backhoe loader in As, Belgium (DSCF3088-hdr).jpg[edit]

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Shattered window of a train door
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I like how the door frame (black rubber and metal edge) "naturally" frames the broken window view, I would much rather keep it that way so I will hold off on cropping unless the consensus is that it's required for FP. --Trougnouf (talk) 12:17, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very interesting imo. I'd also crop the black frame --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:31, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Very weak oppose for now. It's a new and fresh, interesting motif but the image is dark and dull, the post-processing could be better with some more light and contrast since it is an artistic photo rather than a documentary one. --cart-Talk 08:43, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I increased the exposure (as well as a few other adjustment on the sharpness and white balance), is it bright enough? --Trougnouf (talk) 12:17, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Now it is crackin'! Pardon the pun... ;) --cart-Talk 12:27, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - This motif, which actually occurred in life, produces a very good abstract composition. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:50, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--MZaplotnik(talk) 09:29, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for now, but I may support the cropped version without that black frame. Sorry I don't see the use of these partial borders. I just don't see what they bring to the image, what's the extra value of this half frame. We can't guess the material, it looks more like a disturbing element on both sides. Maybe if it was integral all around, at the limit, well, but cut like that, it kills the texture and ruins the composition -- Basile Morin (talk) 14:39, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The black side bars are OK by me, they add to the abstract quality, and give some balance. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 19:49, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

File:MosMetro Krasnopresnenskaya asv2018-01.jpg[edit]

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Krasnopresnenskaya Metro Station

File:Eclipse and Super blue blood moon 31.01.2018 DSCN9664.jpg[edit]

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Lunar eclipse and Super blue blood moon 31.01.2018

File:McGinnis Lake panorama1.jpg[edit]

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Emerald water of meromictic McGinnis Lake, Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

File:Veteran at Belgian National Day. Brussels, 2012.jpg[edit]

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Veteran at Belgian National Day
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Ввласенко - uploaded by Ввласенко - nominated by -- Ввласенко (talk) 12:27, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 12:48, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Do you have his permission? Intrusive photo. Charles (talk) 16:47, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
    • Charles: I would be inclined to say that consent is not a requirement in this situation under law, at least according to the photo consent guidelines for Belgium, which states that "consent is also implied or not needed for depicting people related to news events of public interest." It was taken with a telephoto lens, I assume from a fair distance away, and the subject appears to be completely unaware of the photo, but even then I still think it doesn't constitute a breach in Wikipedia's guidelines, and therefore its eligibility for FP. WClarke 03:55, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I have no formal permission. The photo was taken during a public event where photos, videos and TV were produced. The participants of the event knew about this and had no objections. In my opinion, this means а tacit consent (а tacit permission). -- Ввласенко (talk) 09:12, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I disagree with WClarke's interpretation of Belgian law and also take issue with Ввласенко's comment 'The participants of the event knew about this and had no objections'. Would you want a close-up picture of you grieving over lost friends being plastered over Wikipedia? No you wouldn't. Please show respect to the War Veteran and remove this nomination. Charles (talk) 09:24, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
    • I don't really see a problem here. This is a public figure taken in a public place during a public event. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:37, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment How is he a "public figure"? There is a difference between this and being a private individual in a public place. The focus of this image is clearly not the event, but the person, so unless he has given consent to being individually photographed (rather than having photos taken of many people where he is one of them), I see an issue with privacy here.--Peulle (talk) 15:32, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I could be mistaken, but I think soldiers in some sort of uniform, as well as other public servants/officials in uniform, count as public figures. In US military at least, the beret is considered a distinctive part of the uniform, signaling that you are considered an active or veteran military. [1], [2]. There is also this from the UK. And nobody complained about privacy issues in this soldier nom. --cart-Talk 16:25, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose He is not a public figure. He is not in uniform. He is not a soldier. This is not the USA. Charles (talk) 17:20, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment He is a former soldier, standing in the ranks of the same former soldiers, in military headgear and with awards on the chest, and in a few minutes they will solemnly pass through the square in front of the Palais de Bruxelles. They will be greeted by the King, Government, a large number of guests and spectators. Be sure that on this day the veterans are very public figures. -- Ввласенко (talk) 17:57, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
(ec) Exactly. I was going to say that, and you express it even better. Charles: You are playing on words... Regards, Yann (talk) 18:00, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I do not think there are any legitimate legal issues with this. IMO, it's a great portrait. The man's expression says a lot with a little. Daniel Case (talk) 16:48, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • His expression does say a lot Daniel, but it's none of our business. Charles (talk) 17:21, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Per COM:IDENT#Belgium: "Consent is also implied or not needed for depicting people related to news events of public interest, and when a person is incidentally shown in a photograph depicting some public location or event." Game, set and match as far as we all should be concerned.

I mean, really, Charles, some day PETA or some such successor organization will start arguing for all your wildlife images to be defeatured and deleted because there's no evidence you got the animal's consent, or that it's humiliating and degrading for the animal to be photographed unknowingly in the middle of a public wilderness in what it thought was going to be a private moment for it to have some emotional catharsis. Do you really want to follow this to its logical conclusion? Daniel Case (talk) 17:57, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Please don't interrupt this otherwise interesting exchange with reductio ad absurdum arguments - personality rights is a real thing that should be discussed from time to time when specific cases pop up. In this case, I want to point out something you got wrong in your "game, set, match" analysis. The word "incidentally" is critical in the sentence you quoted. It does not apply to this image, since the man is not "incidentally" depicted in the photo as part of a larger setting, rather he is the main subject of the photo. There is a difference between being the only thing shown in a photo and being depicted as standing in the background as part of scene with lots of people and things going on around. In this case, we have a photo specifically taken of one person, not a photo of a big event with that person being incidentally included.--Peulle (talk) 22:37, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
@Peulle: Reductio it may be, but not ab absurdum ... do remember that PETA did file suit against the photographer who claims copyright over the monkey selfie, on the grounds that the macaque was entitled to it. In any event, you are making a purely moral case for this image as non-featurable, not a legal one. You and Charles are entitled to your opinion. But I would suggest that in the future you do what I do when people nominate cosplay images or lighting-display images where I do not believe local FoP covers it: just !vote oppose, state your reasons, and don't engage anyone else unless they engage you directly over this. Daniel Case (talk) 19:30, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Daniel. --cart-Talk 17:10, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great portrait, although I would have like a bit more space around. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:54, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Being a veteran in uniform and participating in a public manifestation makes him a public figure. Zero expectation of privacy in public event. MZaplotnik(talk) 07:59, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I'd like to support, as this is a good portrait. Can someone explain why anyone in public in Belgium would have the reasonable expectation not to be photographed? Of course I realize that a woman in Saudi Arabia would not expect to be photographed in public, so there is no universal rule on this and I don't want to inappropriately apply American standards to a Western European country, but is there really an expectation of not being photographed on the street in Belgium, especially at a highly visible public event? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:08, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • The issue for me is the close up intrusion of grief being paraded here for soemone else's reward. I say again, what might the veteran and his friends think about this? Charles (talk) 11:50, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment As Charles says, the issue is not whether you should be able to avoid being photographed completely when in a public space, but when a photographer makes you his sole subject, that's another thing. On the one hand, there are famous cases like Migrant Mother, on the other hand I'd like to have heard the person's view on the matter.--Peulle (talk) 12:12, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • (Edit conflict) You don't think that his showing up and being part of this event, parading in front of all the spectators ("the King, Government, a large number of guests and spectators"), is proof enough that he is honouring his comrades and their memory in a very public way? --cart-Talk 12:14, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the arguments. I don't think they really directly address my question (except cart's response), and they don't convince me. Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:52, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support Good portrait of a solemn veteran in uniform -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:03, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very good of its type. However, I don't see it as an FP. The public is bombarded worldwide with similar. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 10:26, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral - It's technically good, but I think it needs some additional contextual clues/details in the photo itself to be FP. Not a strong enough feeling to oppose, though, as it is a good portrait. — Rhododendrites talk |  07:02, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 19:57, 19 February 2018 (UTC)