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File:Rometsch lawrence2.jpg[edit]

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Rometsch lawrence
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Palauenc05 - nominated by Σπάρτακος -- Σπάρτακος (talk) 10:36, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Σπάρτακος (talk) 10:36, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good photo of a beautiful car. It's parked somewhere in the meadows? --Tremonist (talk) 12:26, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 13:48, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice subject but distracting reflections and the background, sorry. --Laitche (talk) 14:12, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
    • @Laitche: "distracting reflections of the background", maybe ?--Jebulon (talk) 15:27, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
      • @Jebulon: Yes, of and and, also building in the hood (bonnet), other cars in the hubcaps are distracting too, Regards. --Laitche (talk) 15:38, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
        • Ah ok. Thanks for answer. I personaly don't find it so disturbing.--Jebulon (talk) 16:06, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
          • @Jebulon: BTW, what about the red and white truck of this photo (in the reflection), nothing disturbing? :) --Laitche (talk) 16:50, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
            • Why this question ? No, not so disturbing. I suppose reflections on sheet metal of vehicles are almost unavoidable... But I'm not very interested by cars, and completely ignorant in this matter.--Jebulon (talk) 16:59, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose IMHO the background ruins it.--Jean-Éric Poclain (talk) 15:30, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. Exploringlife (talk) 16:45, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Russian Imperial Family 1911.jpg[edit]

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Nicholas II of Russia with the family (left to right): Olga, Maria, Nicholas II, Alexandra Fyodorovna, Anastasia, Alexei, and Tatiana. Livadiya, 1913. Portrait by the Levitsky Studio, Livadiya. Today the original photograph is held at the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Boasson and Eggler St. Petersburg Nevsky 24 - uploaded by Michael Romanov - nominated by Kiril Simeonovski -- Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 08:19, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 08:19, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great document. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 08:36, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 08:37, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment A bit noisy, but it may still be OK. There are a few spots and scratches to remove before being promoted (see notes). Regards, Yann (talk) 08:57, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
    I am aware of the spots and scratches but the problem is that removing them may harm the originality of the photograph.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 09:29, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
    I don't think there is any need to keep such defects. I remove such spots and scratches from old pictures all the time. I can help, if you like. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:43, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
    If you think it would be better to remove them, your help is welcome. Best regards.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 11:01, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
    The texture in background have been gone with bad restoring, I think that's the serious problem more than spots and scratches. If there is the original, start from the original would be better :) --Laitche (talk) 15:19, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mile (talk) 10:22, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 10:40, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 12:19, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. A very unique photo document. --Michael Romanov (talk) 13:25, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good and....unfortunate family --LivioAndronico (talk) 13:46, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Sdobnikov A. (talk) 14:15, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support FP-worthy. --Laitche (talk) 14:27, 2 September 2015 (UTC)--Laitche (talk) 14:27, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Per Yann. I can help too. Too many spots and scratches everywhere. Don't worry about the restoration and the loss of quality: the photo was already restored before publication ! (the the left upper corner) ! Anyway, something very better is possible. This nomination is a very good idea, btw I love Tatiana Nicolaievna, she is really pretty and beautiful...--Jebulon (talk) 15:37, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:St. Stephan, Würzburg, Nave from Matroneum 20150814 2.jpg[edit]

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St. Stephan, Würzburg
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors/Religious buildings
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info c/u/n by me, DXR (talk) 06:25, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yay, it's WLM time... Here is one of my favorites of the work I did in August. To me, the church is rather interesting because it is old, but actually has a very modern feel to it. Shot from the location of the organ, the rectangular nave becomes a bit tunnel-like, just to end in a more typical choir. The bottom crop was a bit tricky (there is no natural place to put it due to a missing second break in rows). I'm looking forward to your comments. -- DXR (talk) 06:25, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support more than useful. Very fine work! --Hubertl 07:08, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very interesting view. --Code (talk) 07:36, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--ArildV (talk) 08:36, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 12:19, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Imposing view. Exploringlife (talk) 16:43, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 16:59, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Vana-Vigala mõisa viinavabrik 03.JPG[edit]

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Vana-Vigala manor distillery
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Kruusamägi (talk) 15:47, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kruusamägi (talk) 15:47, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • WeakSymbol support vote.svg Support Playing with light and shadow is quite interesting. The effect is nice, even though minor quality problems (respective to sharpness e. g.) are visible. --Tremonist (talk) 12:22, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow for me. Too much going on for any play with light and shadow to be noticeable. Daniel Case (talk) 16:45, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Dome of cappella sacripante in Sant'Ignazio (Rome) HDR.jpg[edit]

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Dome of cappella sacripante in Sant'Ignazio (Rome) HDR
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by LivioAndronico (talk) 15:19, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LivioAndronico (talk) 15:19, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 18:50, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The wow makes it, the quality is improveable. --Hubertl 19:53, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:30, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Livio, I'm going to be rough, but you need to learn how to process pictures. I'm trying my best to give you advices, and I know that language is a barrier between us (english is not a natural language for any of us). This picture has wow, but has obvious CA. I personally can spend several days on a picture alone, just to remove artifacts, so while I don't mean that I set standard, IMO you should make some efforts. CA is easy fix in LR which has the calibration for your camera + body. You're just a checkbox away from a much cleaner work. Again, you don't really need to constantly have two active noms, and should take a little more time in processing your pictures. On the other nom, which I'm about to look at the RAWs, it should be a matter of playing with WB slider only. Back to this picture, it's also too dark. And while the ray is definitely a central part of the composition, the paintings are as important and should be exposed properly (and not cut in the corners) . - Benh (talk) 21:58, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done Remove CA,anyway If a photo you do not like (to you or others) put your vote and that's fine. Do not make me the lecture, I have two pictures in FP? If the rules allow it,I do it. Do You must give me your advice? No. Maybe your advice not believe them interesting or useful. So put your vote and not make a Dramma. Thank you. --LivioAndronico (talk) 22:35, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • It really upsets me that you take it that way. All I want is you're autonomous. Given your throughput, you can't seriously expect someone to process pictures for you most time. And what upsets me even more is that all issues I find on your picture are easy fixes which makes me feel you're only after FP stars and not actually improving your pictures. I'm not the only one to have warned you. Now if you don't want the discuss, I can play it that way too. - Benh (talk) 23:00, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Maybe it's a job for you while for me is just for fun. That's all --LivioAndronico (talk) 23:35, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose IMO, this kind of picture should be perfectly centered, this is not the case. A FP candidate should be seriously categorized, this is not the case. It should be geocoded too... I don't hesitate to support when I'm convinced, but without any drama, it is not possible here. Maybe next time ?--Jebulon (talk) 23:02, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I have genuine image-based reasons, but I'm not going to waste my time typing them in only to get insults back. -- Colin (talk) 07:08, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment If LivioAndronico wants continue participating here, here can start by apologizing to Benh. Further such rudeness and I shall be asking for him to be permanently banned from FPC. This is a forum where real human beings participate, not some online game collecting tokens. Many editors have given image taking/processing advice and many editors have spent time helping LivioAndronico process his images and earn him FP stars. Yet those editors are insulted and get upset. I don't believe that image contributions should excuse bad behaviour to the point where the community turns a blind eye. This has become a persistent pattern, and no user should have to put up with this kind of abuse by another user who is just here "for fun" and not to engage respectfully with others, make friends and learn. -- Colin (talk) 07:08, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
Sure, and you have a lot of friends here. I have not insulted anyone and therefore I make no apologies. It's not that you have to accept the advice if you do not find interesting or useful! Anyway go ahead ...--LivioAndronico (talk) 07:42, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Benh. And I also have to agree with Colin in every word he says above. --Code (talk) 07:44, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 10:40, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It is impressive, even if there were some tiny flaws. The light beams come in nicely. --Tremonist (talk) 12:16, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I think the light beams are minus factor in this angle. --Laitche (talk) 14:45, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Palauenc05 (talk) 16:20, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:15-05-02-Reiserad-beladen-RalfR-dscf4852-33.jpg[edit]

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touring bicycle
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects/Vehicles
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info touring bicycle; all by -- Ralf Roleček
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ralf Roleček 09:33, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support So much point of attractions. Like the parking space, crop, and wiki bottle. Jee 09:52, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Finally some bicycle. Good bidon on trip ready bike with nice background. Perhaps some wider crop would benefit. --Mile (talk) 10:02, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Ineligible for FP due to the lack of an appropriate free licence. Please add a CC BY-SA or FAR licence. (BTW, the photo would benefit from a slight crop/clone of the top-left to avoid the dark line that I assume is the top of the field). -- Colin (talk) 12:02, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Oops; I din't notice the license. Hope he fix it; otherwise votes are not valid. Jee 12:14, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow to me anyways. Nice to put on display on a Facebook wall. - Benh (talk) 14:41, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice colors, but crop too tight. Yann (talk) 15:28, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Certainly a good picture, technical quality is fine for me, but it (unfortunately) totally lacks the WOW.--Jean-Éric Poclain (talk) 15:29, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Ralf Roleček 15:53, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Rohloff-speedhub-500-14-by-RalfR-05.jpg[edit]

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Internal picture of a Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 bicycle hub
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Internal picture of a Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 bicycle hub; all by -- Ralf Roleček
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ralf Roleček 09:12, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is an interesting model but the photo is showing the 10-year-old age of the camera used -- at only 2.2MP, lacking sharpness, lots of colour noise, dirty background, it doesn't compare at all well to current FP standards (such as the recent photos by User:Kameraprojekt Graz 2015). So not nearly close to our "finest". -- Colin (talk) 11:57, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin. --Tremonist (talk) 13:47, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment With 2-3 hours work you can make it FP, Ralf. The picture itself would be worth that! (Sorry guys for my bad english!) --Hubertl 07:20, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Naja, hier sind ja nur noch nagelneue Pixelmonster als Kameras zulässig. --Ralf Roleček 12:07, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Bombus cryptarum - Solidago virgaurea - Keila.jpg[edit]

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Cryptic bumblebee
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Arthropods/Hymenoptera
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Cryptic bumblebee on the european goldenrod, all by Ivar (talk) 07:14, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ivar (talk) 07:14, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Unusual position. Unsharp areas (the animal's legs for instance). --Tremonist (talk) 13:49, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
    • Symbol support vote.svg Support now. --Tremonist (talk) 12:14, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info new version uploaded. --Ivar (talk) 16:02, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 18:52, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Bzzzzzzz… 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:31, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alex Florstein (talk) 21:34, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 10:40, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry but I just don't find it an interesting composition ... too cluttered. It also seems like the WB is off, and some of the petals at left seem overexposed. Daniel Case (talk) 16:44, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Jaguar head shot-edit2.jpg[edit]

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Jaguar headshot

File:Monumentoaltoro.jpg[edit]

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Monument to the bull, Sociedad Rural Argentina, Buenos Aires
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Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because Low technical quality, poor light. -- Colin (talk) 12:05, 1 September 2015 (UTC) Anyone other than the nominator who disagrees may override this template by changing {{FPX}} to {{FPX contested}} and adding a vote in support. Voting will then continue in the usual way. If not contested within 24 hours, this nomination may be closed.

File:Libélula (Pantala hymenaea), Cerro Brujo, isla de San Cristóbal, islas Galápagos, Ecuador, 2015-07-24, DD 147.JPG[edit]

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Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenaea), Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos island, Ecuador. The common name in English is due to the 2 spots on the wings near to the body.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Arthropods/Odonata
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenaea), Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos island, Ecuador. The common name in English is due to the 2 spots on the wings near to the body. All by me, Poco2 18:17, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 18:17, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Damsels annual season in FPC Clin--Jebulon (talk) 21:26, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Great details and excellent background but body and lower part of the head are in shadow plus this pose is not attractive for this subject, imho. --Laitche (talk) 23:25, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Can be Tramea calverti or it's siblings; waiting for confirmation. :) Jee 03:48, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • It is a Tramea sp. female; that's all, Asian experts can say. You need to consult an expert who knows South American species. Jee 05:10, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
@Jee:I think your comment is not reply to my opinion, so I've arranged your comment. It's ok? --Laitche (talk) 07:49, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
It was not a reply; but there is "some inspiration" which trigger my anxiety to research. A Pantala will not perch/pose this way. :) Jee 07:57, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
@Jee:I suspected the pose thing but seems the comment was insufficient words :) --Laitche (talk) 08:14, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Scene is attractive enough to my mind. Shadows are neglectable. --Tremonist (talk) 13:34, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great detail. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 21:32, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support on aesthetics alone. Great interplay of shapes and lines, on top of nice bokeh. Daniel Case (talk) 01:58, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Procedural Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose until ID is confirmed. Jee 02:13, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Lacks wow: the awkward angle of the insect detracts from any beauty of its shape and colour.--Fotoriety (talk) 06:48, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose For Fotoriety --Σπάρτακος (talk) 10:42, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Palauenc05 (talk) 16:26, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Dülmen, Hausdülmen, Kettbach -- 2015 -- 8499-503.jpg[edit]

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Kettbach at the street "Strandbadweg" near Hausdülmen, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded and nominated by XRay -- XRay talk 15:51, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- XRay talk 15:51, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 16:23, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral nur ein Tipp: bei solchen Bildern ertrinkt der Blick sofort, er geht unter: es fehlt ein Vordergrundelement, ein Ast, eine Ente, ein paar Blätter, irgend etwas ... Grüße, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:20, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • You've basically right. There was just nothing as an element in the foreground except a bridge railing. That looks not good.--XRay talk 17:35, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Qualified support I might under other circumstances be bothered by the blown area around the sun, but it seems that steps had been taken to reduce it, and it doesn't distract from the perspective in any event. (BTW, why the FoP notice? What's in the image that could require it?) Daniel Case (talk) 23:05, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 01:12, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 09:42, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose For this kind of photo, I want this level of composition, colors and the sharpness :) --Laitche (talk) 11:29, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:32, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Maybe I'm mad...but I love the composition --LivioAndronico (talk) 15:23, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 18:56, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose For Laitche --Σπάρτακος (talk) 10:42, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Kings park gnangarra 250815-108.jpg[edit]

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Diuris corymbosa -- Donkey Orchid
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Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because too unsharp and noisy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ezarate (talk • contribs) Anyone other than the nominator who disagrees may override this template by changing {{FPX}} to {{FPX contested}} and adding a vote in support. Voting will then continue in the usual way. If not contested within 24 hours, this nomination may be closed.

File:Tikjda Main du juive.jpg[edit]

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One of Djurdjura summits.

File:Two columns, Temple of Zeus Olympian, Athens, Greece.jpg[edit]

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Two columns of the Temple of Zeus Olympian
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Jebulon (talk) 10:22, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Two columns of the Temple of Zeus Olympian, evening light, Athens, Greece. ...and the Pica pica-- Jebulon (talk) 10:22, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like this photo.--Vikoula5 (talk) 10:56, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Mountain looks awful noisy, like it was taken with a DP/S. Plus the cropped tree on the left is awkward and distracting. Daniel Case (talk) 04:15, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • We must not look at the same picture, I don't see any... unless you are talking about the bushes/trees on the hill?? - Benh (talk) 06:42, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
See that black scrape on the lower left side. Daniel Case (talk) 23:00, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jebulon, I like it. --Tremonist (talk) 13:53, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
    • Thank you. So do I too. Smile--Jebulon (talk) 17:03, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support Composition could be better (maybe more colums), but good for me. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:05, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Zwellende bloemknoppen van Chaenomeles x superba 'nicolina' (chinese kwee). Locatie. Tuinreservaat Jonkervallei 02.jpg[edit]

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File:Carte du cours du Rhône de Genève à Lyon - 1787.jpg[edit]

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Map of the Rhône river from Geneva up to Lyon, France, with ports and fords, 1787

File:Hirundo rustica (Linnaeus, 1758).jpg[edit]

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The image shows a barn swallow when feeding her young in the nest.

File:Cologne Germany DITIB-Central-Mosque-01.jpg[edit]

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All by -- CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 19:22, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 19:22, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 02:38, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 04:40, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I am sympathetic to the problem of shooting large buildings and not being able to get far back. The result is often an extreme wide-angle view with enhanced perspective and distortions. Here the two hoops are a give-away and the top one is almost at 45-degree angle, whereas it should be horizontal. File:DITIB-Zentralmoschee Köln - April 2015-7493.jpg from across the road has much less distortion and shows the second minaret (?) but then there is more street furniture and there are more trees in the way. The front face of the building is also in shade, and the stone (concrete?) is a bit utilitarian. -- Colin (talk) 09:15, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 17:31, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin --El Grafo (talk) 08:36, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 09:35, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin. And resolution could be higher, the sign can't be read. The containers on the left are distracting. --Tremonist (talk) 14:00, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A bit tight of a framing. But beautiful building! - Benh (talk) 14:43, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alex Florstein (talk) 21:36, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin. --Laitche (talk) 14:07, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin etc.--Jean-Éric Poclain (talk) 15:26, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:2015 Nowa Bystrzyca, kościół fil. pw. Wniebowzięcia NMP 02.JPG[edit]

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Church of the Assumption in Nowa Bystrzyca

File:Rhinocypha bisignata male-Kadavoor-2015-08-20-001.jpg[edit]

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Rhinocypha bisignata

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TAXI in night traffic.
  • I cant see any. Put note. --Mile (talk) 08:08, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • This is not a "party", this is a series of support votes ! --Jebulon (talk) 09:06, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting. Jee 05:26, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose I'm not sure that's a posterization or not but "A" is spoiling this calm mood. (I know that is light source but too bright.) --Laitche (talk) 09:11, 1 September 2015 (UTC) Symbol support vote.svg Support New version. --Laitche (talk) 09:59, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 09:37, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:04, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 15:33, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support OK now. --Yann (talk) 19:24, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Тајга (talk) 21:55, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 10:44, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:HUN-2015-Budapest-Hungarian Parliament (Budapest) 2015-02.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest. Created and uploaded by Andrew Shiva - nominated by -- ArildV (talk) 11:24, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ArildV (talk) 11:24, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:32, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice composition and lighting. I'm a bit surprised with the lack of details in the dark areas, it's more "smeary" than anything else. And the highlights are also a bit clipped. Not enough to spoil it! - Benh (talk) 17:20, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great picture and an impressive camera gear. --Code (talk) 04:46, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as Code --Hubertl 06:36, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Great! --Brateevsky {talk} 09:35, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - thanks for the nom...--Godot13 (talk) 15:57, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great lights, not a typical photo of the Hungarian Parliament. Einstein2 (talk) 18:32, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support The clipped lights are not a deal-breaker given their overall size in the picture. Daniel Case (talk) 22:59, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 09:37, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose There are much better light options for parliament. Even in daylight. When I saw EXIF, I see this could be in much better quality. Medium format used at f/6.3 in panorama mode is a bit small even for APS-C sensor, regarding both, lens and sensor (diffraction disc). Looking for sweet spot of lens I saw they are amazing 4000 eur ...but I got it - f/8. So two stops too far. Then I checked how many pixles has this model, first I met the price again 4-5000 eur. Its 40 MPx. From my mind, I guess you are at least some 5 stops to far, perhaps 10 would be more close. That's why also the qualiy is not there as it should be. Automatic programe on 10.000 eur camera ? --Mile (talk) 10:23, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks for your comments Mile. If I wanted to take a typical night shot, then I wouldn't have waited until dawn to take it.--Godot13 (talk) 22:54, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:06, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Jebulon (talk) 17:02, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Christian Ferrer (talk) 17:17, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Samuel D. Ehrhart - An International High Noon Divorce (1906).jpg[edit]

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File:Guaratiba morning.jpg[edit]

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Early morning on whaling coast, Bahia
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Jonathan Wilkins (edited by Poco a poco) - nominated by Arion -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 19:24, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 19:24, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I could imagine a bit less processing, but given what Paco had to work with I think he did the best he could. Daniel Case (talk) 01:47, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Case. --King of ♠ 07:15, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Wonderful composition. Sorry, but IMO it needs more sharpness. --XRay talk 09:14, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per XRay. I find some palmtrees too dark (no details)...--Jebulon (talk) 11:22, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good for me. Yann (talk) 21:32, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice composition and the light but not enough sharp and too much green CAs. --Laitche (talk) 09:03, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Daniel and Yann. --Tremonist (talk) 14:08, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Тајга (talk) 23:07, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Mealt Waterfall with Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye.jpg[edit]

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Mealt Waterfall with Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The waterfall from Loch Mealt on the Isle of Skye falls 55 metres to the sea. Behind is Kilt Rock, 90 metres tall, so-called because the combination of basalt columns upon a sandstone base resembles a kilt. All by Colin -- Colin (talk) 17:47, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support High resolution photo of two notable natural features of Skye. The viewpoint is the very edge of the cliff nearby, and there is no better vantage point on land. -- Colin (talk) 17:47, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong support WOooooooOW! 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 17:51, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 18:14, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose So good while in thumb but when opened some huge portion on left side is out of focus. Makes some 20 % of photo area, too much. --Mile (talk) 19:31, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
    • Mile, more like 12.5% is the near-by grass, and many photos contain far more featureless sky. In the distance, you can see the Isle of Lewis some 25 miles away, and the rocks below the waterfall are quite lovely. -- Colin (talk) 21:33, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment So its 12,5 %. What is the purpose of being Feautered then ? Simple push on touchscreen on that area and all would be solved, since is stitched anyway. Shouldn't Feautered wannabe photo deliver at least some minimal technical advantage ? Building megapixles shouldn't move that margin. --Mile (talk) 07:26, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
    • You must not know other cameras than your Olympus then ;) (They don't all focus with a tap on screen). And not "all would be solved", it's likely distant objects would be out of focus. But I think settings are not optimal and maybe a better focus point could have been chosen to achieve en:Hyperfocal_distance. - Benh (talk) 07:44, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
      • Benh, I agree using f/8 could have improved the in-focus area a bit, and the point of focus seems to be a little further than I intended. The grass does come really close so I suspect I wouldn't get it sharp enough to satisfy. The bokeh is rather busy, so perhaps a different lens would render it more pleasingly. At the end of the day, the grass is not the subject, which is in focus. I'm leaning as far as I safely can out from a metal barrier at the cliff edge, and it is 600 miles away by car, so that's all I've got. -- Colin (talk) 11:01, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
        • It's not the subject but it's close enough to be a little distraction IMO. But yes, I didn't mean "go back and reshot it" :) Just my review and advices for a next time (but I'm pretty sure you didn't really need them) - Benh (talk) 16:25, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per mile,maybe a crop --LivioAndronico (talk) 20:04, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
    • I think the reason the out-of-focus area appears large and obvious to you is the very 54MP high resolution so that at 100% the web browser shows only a tiny portion of the image. But please remember that when viewed at 100% on a 100dpi monitor, this image is 2.3 metres tall and 1.5 metres wide, which would run nearly the whole height of a UK standard sized domestic room. I hope that when looking at an image that big, you stand back a little and don't study the bottom left corner with your reading glasses on. Reduced 50% to 13.5MP the close-by grass isn't nearly such a large area on-screen when you view the bottom of the image. Reduced further to 6MP, say, and the area considered unsharp is very small indeed, and not at all unusual. A crop would unbalance the composition, for the sake of pixel peeping. -- Colin (talk) 20:23, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes 54MP actually are true, they are not convinced, then, I leave to others the judge Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral --LivioAndronico (talk) 20:33, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 20%? I opened it and mesure the out of focus area, I would have more say not more than 12% of a 54mpx image, so that stay a lot of good pixel. No doubt in the finest of Commons. --Christian Ferrer (talk) 07:03, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The out-of-focus areas are not too distracting IMO. --King of ♠ 07:17, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Remember: we are not judging Mile's opinion, but a picture...--Jebulon (talk) 11:24, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
    • True, Jebulon, but opinions have a habit of sticking to an FP once stated: "per XXX" often follows and is hard to shift, and less commonly the opposite happens if people reject the complaint. I'm happy for people to look critically, pre-informed of any potential issues, rather than a pile-on support that might not be warranted. I think it healthy to discuss a picture as well as any opinions made, provided things stay friendly. I don't think any of us believe we are experts at taking pictures or judging a picture, and the question of "what is a featured picture" is always up for discussion. I always think the audience for these pages is bigger than just the person who votes and the nominator -- so there are things others, lurking perhaps, can learn here such as avoiding having too much busy out-of-focus area or considering the use of hyperfocal distance to maximise the in-focus-areas. -- Colin (talk) 12:10, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
      • I agree, Colin. I just want to notice that very often, a "support" (or an "oppose") vote is due to the disagreement with the opinion (of the expression of the opinion) of another reviewer, not exactly aboit the picture by itself... It is a trap IMO. That's why I did not vote at first view, but only now. Let's wait, we get the time !--Jebulon (talk) 16:42, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose the issue for me is not just the size of the out-of-focus area, but because it's placement on the foreground and this is too distracting for me. Otherwise it's very nice. --Ivar (talk) 13:29, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Aside from irrelevant technical issues, everything is wow so it's FP, no question. --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 21:15, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose per Ivar. Daniel Case (talk) 03:18, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I personally like to have control about how things render on pictures I take, unless I post them to Instagram or Facebook. Not a useless conversation IMO. - Benh (talk) 22:23, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as Moroder and Chr. Ferrer.--Hubertl 06:38, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I've been thinking about it. It's definitely impressive but I would rather have the single shot version promoted because of its bigger DOF. 18mpix is far more than enough for most uses, and there's still that one in case someone wants to cover a whole building with a poster. - Benh (talk) 06:54, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
    • Benh, one issue with the single shot photo is that the slightly slower shutter has made the waterfall more of a continuous white flow, and I think it much better in the nomination. -- Colin (talk) 16:51, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
      • Fine with me. I'm one of those who like long exposure waterfall shots. But up to you. Let go this nom first and see then. - Benh (talk) 20:03, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Technical issues are never irrelevant, IMO, but aside from that, per Moroder Clin--Jebulon (talk) 16:35, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Ralf Roleček 09:39, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
    • Would you please explain why ?--Jebulon (talk) 17:05, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
      • The water is the main subject of this photo but i do not like ist. The Photo is in the most parts technically very good but the water is in parts sinmpe white, other parts are "not sharp, not typical water-unsharp". may be the exposure time ist to short. DOF is too short in left corner. --Ralf Roleček 18:23, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
        • Thanks for answer and explanations.--Jebulon (talk) 19:21, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:09, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose For Mile --Σπάρτακος (talk) 10:44, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Palauenc05 (talk) 16:30, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

A comparison, not for voting[edit]

Single frame at 18mm

I thought it would be interesting to compare the above image with a near-identical one taken from a single frame at 18mm and f/9 rather than lots of 50mm frames at f/5.6. The wider angle and smaller aperture should give much more depth of field. There's a small difference in shutter speed (1/125 vs 1/160) and the second photo is lit by hard direct sunlight rather than softly from sun behind clouds. I've tried to process it so it looks as similar as possible. The brighter sun in the second photo enabled a much smaller aperture with only a slightly longer shutter. Since the original is 54MP rather than 16MP, I've uploaded a version of the above nomination saved by Lightroom to the same dimensions and you may wish to compare this to the full size version of comparison photo. Finally, here's the full size 54MP version.

Benh mentioned hyperfocal distance. The DoF markings on old manual lenses, and most online calculators, assume we are casually viewing an 8x10 print at arms length. The calculator at CambridgeInColour has a fancy "advanced" mode that lets you choose a more nit-picking measure for people who have put on their reading glasses but I can't get the "advanced" button to work today. I've yet to see any calculators designed for the digital age where people are viewing a small 100% section of your image on a 100dpi monitor at 30cm. I accept the nomination could have had a greater DoF if a smaller aperture was used, though I'd have had to increase the ISO which can then start to rob detail, or wait till the sun came out from the clouds as it did here. And you might not like the composition, which was limited by circumstances. I do wonder, though, if I'd nominated the image downsized to 16MP whether anyone would even have noticed the near-grass was out-of-focus. When I compare the two 16MP images, I'm not convinced having it sharp helps the photo, which is of a waterfall and cliff face. But I thought comparing a single-shot wide-angle might be informative. -- Colin (talk) 16:52, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Interesting comparison. So 18mm f/9.0 renders quite good, which isn't suprising. The lens aperture diameter is 2mm. On your mosaic, the lens' aperture diameter is 50 / 5.6 = 8.9mm. More than 4 times the aperture of the single shot. No wonder it's more blurry. But I don't know if DOF is actually related to absolute size of aperture or not. I always say I have to find it out (read : find someone who did the calculation) but never do it. - Benh (talk) 17:14, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • And btw, several DOF calculators exist out there, which take into account the sensor size and resolution. My guess to get the correct one for this picture is to input 18mm lens at f/2 and a 54mpix sensor (Canon 5DS comes close to it). - Benh (talk) 17:27, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Benh, to get the same field-of-view on a Full frame camera would require a ~24mm lens, not 18mm. I think Poco a poco has the required camera. Fancy a holiday to Skye? -- Colin (talk) 17:37, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Actually, playing with the DoF calculator, at 18mm on my crop camera, f/9 wasn't necessary and f/4 or f/5.6 would have been a little sharper. -- Colin (talk) 17:42, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Didn't know your camera was APS-C :) So based in f/5.6 at 18mm, you would have needed f/16. f/4.0 at 18mm gives you f/11 @50mm. Sounds right. - Benh (talk) 19:08, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus semenowi) (16518343511).jpg[edit]

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Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus semenowi)

File:Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) (15489798050).jpg[edit]

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Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica)
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds/Passeriformes
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Bernard Dupont - uploaded by Josve05a - nominated by Josve05a -- Josve05a (talk) 11:44, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Josve05a (talk) 11:44, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 13:12, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I was to oppose, but seeing EXIF its compact camera, wont mind some more noise. --Mile (talk) 17:06, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support but background a little dark. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 17:37, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 18:17, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It's really nice, but too much noise for me, sorry. --Ivar (talk) 07:30, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:12, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very nice framing and surprisingly good quality for a super-zoom bridge camera, but: 1) Sharpness is not that great. 2) Background could use some de-noising. 3) Flash usage produced some strange kind of blue-ish red-eye effect. That in combination with the centred catch light makes the bird look totally perplexed to me (reminds me of that flash-thingy they use in MIB). --El Grafo (talk) 08:01, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Red-eye effect, asian brown flycatchers have brown eyes and too noisy. --Laitche (talk) 13:22, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Iglesia de La Compañía, Quito, Ecuador, 2015-07-22, DD 137-139 HDR.JPG[edit]

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The Church of the Society of Jesus (La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús) is a Jesuit church in Quito, Ecuador. The exterior doesn't give an idea of the beauty of the interior, with a large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carvings, making of it the most ornate church in Quito. The temple is one of the most significant works of Spanish Baroque architecture in America and considered the most beautiful church in Ecuador. The pipe organ is located in the choir, over the main entrance, and is the second biggest pipe organ in Quito that is still working. The piece, used in special festivities, was built in the United States in 1889 and has 1104 tubes in total.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors/Religious buildings
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The Church of the Society of Jesus (La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús) is a Jesuit church in Quito, Ecuador. The exterior doesn't give an idea of the beauty of the interior, with a large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carvings, making of it the most ornate church in Quito. The temple is one of the most significant works of Spanish Baroque architecture in America and considered the most beautiful church in Ecuador. The pipe organ is located in the choir, over the main entrance, and is the second biggest pipe organ in Quito that is still working. The piece, used in special festivities, was built in the United States in 1889 and has 1104 tubes in total. Note: high quality images of this temple are rare as photograhs are strictly prohibited without a special permission of the authorities. All by me, Poco2 10:27, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 10:27, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 10:33, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support strongly. I know perfection is not of this world, but you are not very far from it, my friend. That's a big wow, if I may say. --Jebulon (talk) 10:57, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
    wow, coming from you, thank you! I've to say that I explictly performed this picture following the comments (of Benh and yours) of this other nomination. Commons does help! a lot! :) Poco2 11:02, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Isn't the ceiling a bit overexposed? But anyway, as Jebulon says. Yann (talk) 11:05, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great details. --Laitche (talk) 11:15, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent job... the more so as it is not that easy to take pictures in that church. Poco will understand me :-) --Cayambe (talk) 13:19, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
    Cayambe: As I stated above, and you remember, you usually cannot take any pictures in that church. I had to do some paperwork and convince some people to be able to use my camera. Poco2 13:40, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh sorry, I hadn't read your note above, having just looked at the image.--Cayambe (talk) 13:52, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Active corruption ? Smile What was the price ?--Jebulon (talk) 15:05, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Nothing wild, as said, paperwork and a friend of mine who is local and very persuasive :) Poco2 16:43, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
OK. Passive corruption then.--Jebulon (talk) 20:03, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mile (talk) 17:03, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 17:23, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Another great pipe organ pic. And congratulations to Paco for making the extra effort! Daniel Case (talk) 01:39, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A triple PRO for your efforts. --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 02:45, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 12:27, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jee 12:34, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Clément Bardot (talk) 14:09, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 17:09, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 06:39, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 09:39, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:13, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Hommikune udu Kakerdaja rabas.jpg[edit]

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Morning in Kakerdaja bog
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Abrget47j - nominated by Kruusamägi (talk) 10:21, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kruusamägi (talk) 10:21, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wonderful mood! 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 10:33, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice mood. Could you remove the dustspots? --Laitche (talk) 11:13, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good one. --Mile (talk) 17:07, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support but there is some CA in the upper left corner. --Code (talk) 17:14, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong support I guess it's been fixed. So very painterly ... Daniel Case (talk) 19:13, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Picturesque. --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 02:53, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 07:17, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Subtle nice lighting and mood. Like a painting ! - Benh (talk) 08:04, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice. But: Please remove the CAs top left. --XRay talk 09:13, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Removed CAs in the upper left corner and uploaded new version. --Laitche (talk) 10:22, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 12:52, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 17:11, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 06:39, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question-blue.svg Request Please add a more detailed description and if possible a geo location. -- -donald- (talk) 07:10, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 07:25, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 09:44, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:14, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent mood. Great shot! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 14:59, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Frescos of Ignatius of Loyola HDR.jpg[edit]

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Frescos of Ignatius of Loyola HDR.jpg

*Symbol support vote.svg Support I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? --Jebulon (talk) 11:38, 29 August 2015 (UTC) in favor of alternative.--Jebulon (talk) 20:13, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Could you put alternative, the middle shot. I think HDR spoiled it. --Mile (talk) 17:14, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Why HDR for this? The dynamic range is not higher than it could be captured by a single shot, I guess - no windows, lamps or other bright areas. There are also some ghostly contours, see note. --Uoaei1 (talk) 17:29, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 19:08, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:15, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

The Triumph of St. Ignatius.jpg For Mile and Uoaei1

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 20:01, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Would you mind if we to turn to panorama ? Pictures that are very tall looks so strange. --Mile (talk) 20:04, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Colors are more natural than in HDR. I like this more. --Mile (talk) 20:05, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Whatever. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 20:10, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Again, I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? --Jebulon (talk) 20:11, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Much better. The ghostly contours are gone, and the colors also look better for me. --Uoaei1 (talk) 21:16, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support You can see the improvement in the thumbnails. Daniel Case (talk) 01:42, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes, better. --Yann (talk) 11:50, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 17:12, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support WP needs it very badly  ;-). But, please give a better file description. --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 21:21, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 06:40, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 07:26, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Also ok. --Tremonist (talk) 14:15, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

File:2015 Wieża widokowa na Górze Wszystkich Świętych.jpg[edit]

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Observation tower on Góra Wszystkich Świętych
Symbol support vote.svg Support Love the the lines and the colors. Daniel Case (talk) 01:42, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • @Daniel Case: ✓ Done --Jacek Halicki (talk) 19:37, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Little wow to me. I'm not quite sure how you framed it: did you try to center it? Looked for rule of third line? Really looks like a quick snapshot to me. Also tilted. - Benh (talk) 08:07, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I did not found the words, now Benh helped me...--Jebulon (talk) 11:27, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 17:45, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 09:44, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per Benh. Yann (talk) 10:35, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A good photo for me. --Tremonist (talk) 14:17, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alex Florstein (talk) 21:37, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Benh, lighting situation doesn't really convince me. --El Grafo (talk) 08:07, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Cicindela duponti in Kadavoor.jpg[edit]

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Cicindela duponti

File:Червоні карпатські гори.jpg[edit]

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Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, created by Vian - uploaded by Vian - nominated by Christian Ferrer --Christian Ferrer (talk) 04:16, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Christian Ferrer (talk) 04:16, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 07:42, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 07:55, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice. --Yann (talk) 08:45, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great! --Laitche (talk) 09:11, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support WOW --LivioAndronico (talk) 09:56, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Color banding in the sky, especially at left, and looks unnatural to me. This is discussible. But what is not is the following: please dear reviewers, be more careful in reviews, how can you support as FP such a picture, with at least 6 very visible dustspots in the sky ???? I'm afraid we need to be more serious in assessing, I recommend, for those who don't know, some stages at the QIC pages...--Jebulon (talk) 11:46, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Perhaps that banding is caused by jpeg compression, I can remove the banding with Photoshop but when save it as jpeg, the banding appear again. (Tiff is no problem.) --Laitche (talk) 13:54, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment There is so big wow for me that I didn't noticed the little qualities issues, great and fp even with those qualities issues. --Christian Ferrer (talk) 15:11, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This kind of hemisphere-stratosphere border can be seen above 15-20 km, here original curve was moved so far to show up the banding, beside at least 3 smudges in the sky. Main oppose is : its not real. --Mile (talk) 17:01, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unnatural colors (sky), too pale. --Uoaei1 (talk) 17:32, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others; unnatural color. Daniel Case (talk) 19:00, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment A pity… 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:36, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I removed many light dustspots and tried to minimize banding problem. Please check and revert, if it's not better. --Ivar (talk) 13:18, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 13:31, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
A real improvement, thank you very much Ivar --Christian Ferrer (talk) 14:53, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I support (although very weak) my suggested crop. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:49, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
I don't want to crop the work of an other photographer and I don't want an alternative too, thanks. --Christian Ferrer (talk) 04:46, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for a FP, the colors are not realistic enough. --Hubertl 06:42, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support die farben wirken unnatürlich und genau davon lebt das Bild. Gerade das gefällt mir. Es muß nicht immer alles realistisch sein, wir akzeptieren ja auch Panoramen und HDR. --Ralf Roleček 09:46, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Exactly the art of photography is a visual art. (genau die Kunst der fotografie ist eine visuelle kunst). Successful here. --Christian Ferrer (talk) 11:02, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I love it! Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 12:11, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:18, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • I Symbol support vote.svg Support (although very very weak) due to majestic composition. Almost a painting! 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 20:00, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

File:F. Champenois imprimeur-éditeur.jpg[edit]

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1898 poster, lithography, 67 x 49 cm.

File:Krafla power plant - Kröflustöð - alternative.jpg[edit]

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Krafla power plant
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Villy Fink Isaksen - nominated by Benh (talk) 20:53, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Well if you don't nominate it again, I do. I love it. You could probably make it even stronger by tweaking clarity and recovering some details in the sky, but just my opinion. And it's already so good. -- Benh (talk) 20:53, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support thanks Benh. I have made some adjustments, and hope it is okay now. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 04:30, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Christian Ferrer (talk) 04:54, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 07:56, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice view. --Laitche (talk) 09:34, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Indeed. My pleasure to support, as (almost) promised...--Jebulon (talk) 11:47, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support And 7… 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:16, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 06:46, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:19, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Frederic Edwin Church - Rainy Season in the Tropics - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

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One of many beautiful artworks by notable American landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church.

File:Sant'Agnese in Agone (Rome) - Dome HDR.jpg[edit]

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Sant'Agnese in Agone (Rome) - Dome HDR

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Dome of Sant'Agnese in Agone (Rome).jpg

✓ Reworked Christian Ferrer,Jacek Halicki,Benh, Jebulon and Yann better? Merci.--LivioAndronico (talk) 09:38, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

  • In Italy the people say:"God is perfect,but I'll go close" --LivioAndronico (talk) 19:59, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • We don't have to judge an improvement in comparison of a previous nomination, but a picture alone, by itself...--Jebulon (talk) 11:32, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry Livio, it's still far from optimal. It looks too purple now. The image you replaced looks much better in this respect. As a side note, I'm not quite sure about the replacement and will likely revert your change. The old one has a better composition and comprehensive view. Your picture is a nice complement though. @Jacek Halicki, Christian Ferrer, ArionEstar, Daniel Case:, can you double check? - Benh (talk) 07:55, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • OK Just to be clear, I intend to keep both pictures in the article. Please no drama ;) - Benh (talk) 07:57, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Purple, indeed.--Jebulon (talk) 11:29, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per Benh, again. --Yann (talk) 11:53, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done Less purple Benh,Jebulon and Yann --LivioAndronico (talk) 12:10, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Livio, to me it's still not good enough as simply being faithful to reality colourwise (and therefore not good enough for display in an encyclopedia article). Before asking if it's good enough, simply compare to the picture I referred to. And of course, feel free to seek help if you can't fix it yourself. If you seek advices, don't forget to share what settings you've changed. It's always free to ask ;) - Benh (talk) 16:49, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Well ... if you think you can do better, for me you can give to the crazy joy. LaughingOutLoad.gif--LivioAndronico (talk) 10:20, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm busy processing my own pictures :) but I'll do my best to help since I did criticise your picture. Feel free to mail me a link to your RAWs, and I'll do the necessary. - Benh (talk) 11:51, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done - Benh (talk) 22:39, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As above. --Tremonist (talk) 14:23, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

File:WolayerSee.jpg[edit]

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Nature reserve Wolayer See and surrounding area in Carinthia.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by GeKo15 - uploaded by GeKo15 - nominated by لا روسا.--لا روسا (talk) 18:45, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- لا روسا (talk) 18:32, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Great scene, but overuse of polarizer is evident, resulting in an unevenly exposed sky, too dark in places. Daniel Case (talk) 18:52, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It is also oversharpened Poco2 19:26, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't believe a polarizer was used. The variations don't have that pattern. And at f/13 and 1/250 sec, it would be darker (unless this was brightened afterwards of course, but I don't think either). Also high altitude = darker blues in the sky from my experience. But to get back to the point : the sky is posterized, generally screwed and has strange artifacts/blues halos at some edges with the mountains. The whole picture could be better processed. Nice scenery though...- Benh (talk) 20:37, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support For me the posterization is not too bad. Agree with Benh, if the settings are accurate there's no way a polarizer was used. --King of ♠ 00:47, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Whatever. My point was that the sky looks unnatural for some reason. And what a shame given that it looks like a Yes album cover. Daniel Case (talk) 06:27, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Benh. I would like to see this image better processed. The posterisation may be due to the JPG being saved with ProPhotoRGB colour profile -- the 8-bit JPG format can't handle that profile without serious information loss. -- Colin (talk) 11:45, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. --Tremonist (talk) 14:24, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Calopteryx Splendens.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Clément Bardot - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 09:03, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 09:03, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 11:05, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 12:05, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 15:20, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 15:42, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great capture Poco2 19:27, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I love the irridescence on their legs. I love the bokeh. And I love most that, given what they're doing, the legs make a little heart shape. Daniel Case (talk) 19:52, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A bit of déjà vu but this one stands out with its better point of view and composition (lagging behind in quality but it's fine with me) - Benh (talk) 20:46, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Like this styles are the in thing among today's fashion-conscious odonata 💚 --Laitche (talk) 21:07, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tomascastelazo (talk) 03:18, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Christian Ferrer (talk) 05:02, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The focus on female head is fine. There is slight alignment issue; so the male head is not that much sharp. A very good posture and these big damselflies are not very approachable. Jee 06:31, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 08:00, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:15, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Vengolis (talk) 04:56, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 06:47, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 15:00, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --El Grafo (talk) 08:14, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jean-Éric Poclain (talk) 15:24, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:LEI0440 190 Leica IIIf chrom - Sn. 580566 1951-52-M39 vs. Minox Leica IIIf -6075 hf.jpg[edit]

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File:Pierre-Auguste Lamy (?) - Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, prologue.jpg[edit]

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Prologue (or possibly epilogue) to Jacques Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann in the 1881 première.

File:High-Pressure-Cleaning-with-Personal-Protective-Equipment-01.jpg[edit]

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High pressure cleaning of pressure vessel parts.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas - nominated by El Grafo -- El Grafo (talk) 15:29, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Spotted at the recent Photo challenge. I know, that piece of wood in the lower left corner is a bit disturbing, but I think it's an awesome shot neverheless. -- El Grafo (talk) 15:29, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nothing is disturbing. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 16:06, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 16:35, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 17:18, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong support Has a great gritty documentary quality to it. Daniel Case (talk) 17:53, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Strongly. The board in forground, and the overexpo back of the man are a pity, but they are very little flaws. This picture is absolutely wonderful for me. Many thanks for sharing it, Uwe !--Jebulon (talk) 20:13, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I reduced the highlights to cope with the bright back. Thanks for the hint, Jebulon! --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 15:31, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Well done ! I'm still enthousiastic.Thanks.--Jebulon (talk) 18:28, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
I agree, it's even better now. Pretty sure this will turn out to be one of my personal POTY finalists. Pleased to see others seem to like it as well! --El Grafo (talk) 18:47, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Jebulon. --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 04:21, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Jebulon --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:22, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Colin (talk) 09:19, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 09:36, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- GoMinU (talk) 11:00, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Christian Ferrer (talk) 11:12, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice pressure. --Laitche (talk) 11:26, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 12:10, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 17:08, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support one of everyday heroes --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 19:05, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support There is a lot of dynamic in there! Poco2 19:30, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Benh (talk) 20:48, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jee 06:33, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent documentary photography, very good.--ArildV (talk) 07:54, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 08:03, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow. Great capture! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 15:01, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Grey heron 2015-08-27.jpg[edit]

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Grey heron, Osaka, Japan.

File:Total reconstruction of Neunkirchen station (254).jpg[edit]

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Unimog 405/UGN road-rail vehicle used in remodeling, renovation and modernization of Neunkirchen railwaystation in Austria.
Pictogram voting info.svg Info GoMinU, es freut mich, dass du an diesem Foto Gefallen gefunden und es ehrt mich, dass du dieses hier nominiert hast. Auch ich finde das Foto durchaus gelungen und auszeichnungswürdig, da die Maschine, die ich während des Arbeitseinsatzes (also in Bewegung) fotografiert habe, in für mich bestmöglicher Qualität abgebildet habe. Die dunklen Bereiche sind gut durchgezeichnet und alle Details der Maschine sind gut zu erkennen. Ich habe mir aber seit geraumer Zeit abgewöhnt, meine Bilder auf den Jahrmärkten QI oder FP zur allgemeinen Belustigung zur Schau zu stellen, da es manchen Benutzern Freude bereitet, mit "sachkundigen" Bemerkungen den Fotografen die Freude am Fotografieren zu verderben. Abgesehen davon, dass ich im Gegensatz zu Daniel Case keinen CA in der Oberleitung sehe, frage ich mich, ob sowas bei einem Foto, das die Maschine zeigen soll, von Bedeutung ist? Ähnliches gilt für die von XRay angemerkte "Überbelichtung". Auch hier frage ich mich, ob der höchst unwichtige Hintergrund, der sich nicht vermeiden lässt, oder die Maschine von Bedeutung ist. Vermutlich hätte man mit entsprechenden Bildbearbeitungsprogrammen und längerer Spielerei den Hintergrund etwas besser hinbekommen, frage mich jedoch ob das noch etwas mit dem eigentlichen Objekt (die Maschine), dem Fotografieren und der Leistung des Fotografen etwas zu tun hat? Daher, Hubertl, was macht dich so sicher, dass es "far away beeing FP" ist? Die Kandidatur kann daher gerne beendet werden. Die Kritiker können ja gerne bei google nach besseren Fotos dieses Spezialfahrzeugs mit aufgesetzter Schraubmaschine suchen... Schöne Grüße --Steindy (talk) 23:13, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Die Oberleitung ist lila. Ich bezweifle sehr, es ist, dass Farben in der Realität Face-smile.svg. Daniel Case (talk) 00:57, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Daniel Case wenn du die Oberleitung lila siehst, solltest du dringend deinen Monitor neu kalibrieren. Ich sehe nur helles blaugrau und habe diese Farbe soeben auch abgetastet. Und selbst wenn es lila, rotbrau oder rötlich wäre, wäre es korrekt, denn bekanntnlich besteht eine Oberleitung weltweit aus Kupfer und Kupfer ist bekanntlich rötlich. Wenn man also eine Kritik abgibt, so sollte diese aus Respekt vor dem Autor auch korrekt und nicht von persönlichem Glauben geprägt sein. Genau das habe ich zuvor ausgeführt und genau dies ist es, weshalb ich bei diesen Kasperle-Theater bei QI, FP oder VI nicht mehr mitmache. Zu deiner Ehre sei gesagt, dass du nicht der Erste bist, der ahnungslos ist und "solche CAs" sieht... Schönen Gruß --Steindy (talk) 19:23, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Die Meinungsverschiedenheiten über die Zertifizierungsstellen abweichend, es ist immer noch nur ein ganz gewöhnlicher Zusammensetzung. Daniel Case (talk) 01:50, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
From the composition and the quality of the object itself it is a valuable picture. Therefore QI and VI. But not the picture as a whole. But this is the requirement for FP. In my opinion - beside some repairable faults - it does not meet these requirements at all. I never disrepected your work, Steindy, and you know it! --Hubertl 08:10, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Hubertl, es ist mir durchaus bekannt, dass du meine Arbeiten anerkennst. Ich bleibe dennoch bei meiner Meinung, dass das Foto, das nichts anderes als den Zwei-Wege-Unimog samt aufgesetzter Schraubmaschine zeigen soll, in allen Details fein durchgezeichnet, scharf und von bestmöglicher Qualität ist. Oder gibt es daran etwas auszusetzen? Alles andere außer dem Gleis, auf dem die Schraubmuttern festgezogen werden, ist uninteressantes Beiwerk und die Position der Maschine, den Sonnenstand und das Wetter kann ich mir nicht aussuchen. Daher wäre es mir sogar lieber, wenn dieses Beiwerk noch deutlicher in den Hintergrund treten würde, was allerdings nicht möglich ist, da man sowas nicht in einem Lichtzelt fotografieren kann. Aber seis drum, ich lege ohnehin keinen Wert mehr darauf, ob eines meiner Bilder QI, FP oder auch VI ist. Was für mich zählt ist, dass dieses Foto ebenso wie einige andere vom Umbau des Bahnhofs Neunkirchen mit Handkuss für eine Publikation angefordert wurde. L.G. --Steindy (talk) 19:23, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Ich gehe da durchaus mit Hubertl d'accord. Meiner persönlichen Erfahrung über die letzten paar Jahre nach unterscheidet sich Commons FP in seiner Ausrichtung deutlich von z.B. KEB auf de.wp und FP auf en.wp. Ich denke dass liegt unter anderem daran, dass es mit VI und QI zwei weitere Auszeichnungsgrade gibt. Edukativer Nutzen spielt bei Commons FP tendenziell eine deutlich geringere Rolle als bei WP, schließlich gibt es dafür ja schon VI. Hohe Qualität allein reicht auch nicht aus, dafür gibt's QI. Commons FP muss sich von QI und VI absetzen, was dadurch erreicht wird dass man einen "WOW-Effekt" fordert (vgl. COM:IG). Der kann auf unterschiedlichste Art und Weise hervorgerufen werden und ist eine ziemlich subjektive Angelegenheit. Die Frage ob ein Foto unabhängig vom Inhalt als "Bild and sich" funktioniert hat hier bei Commons FP meiner Erfahrung nach einen viel wichtigeren Stellenwert als sonst irgendwo im Wikimedia-Universum (von den Photo challenges vielleicht mal abgesehen). Nach meinen ersten beiden erfolglosen Nominierungen (die bei Wikipedia beide vermutlich ganz gute Chancen gehabt hätten) habe ich mir nach längerer Beobachtung der FP-Kandidaten eine Faustregel zurechtgelegt. Ich frage mich: 1) Kann ich mir vorstellen, dass das Bild beim "Picture of the year" Wettbewerb eine halbwegs anständige Figur macht? 2) Kann ich mir vorstellen, dass jemand der keine besondere Beziehung zum dargestellten Gegenstand hat sich das Bild großformatig ausdruckt und eingerahmt im Wohnzimmer an die Wand hängt? Wenn die Antwort in Richtung "eher nicht" tendiert, nominiere ich nicht. Bisher hat das ganz gut geklappt.
TL;DR/english summary: Wow-factor is important at Commons FPC. --El Grafo (talk) 13:16, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, far away beeing FP. Did you ask Steindy before? --Hubertl 11:24, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Hubertl. QI for sure, very good pic of a hi-lo, but compositionally it's nothing special and the CA on the overhead lines in the background is not a good thing. Daniel Case (talk) 17:17, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry. IMO partial overexposed.--XRay talk 17:19, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

User:GoMinU lasse uns noch ein wenig diskutieren. Ich erachte die Diskussion als unterhaltsam und durchaus lehrreich, weil hier höcht unterschiedliche Meinungen und Standpunkte aufeinander treffen. Freundlichen Gruß --Steindy (talk) 19:42, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Spiral stairs (спирално степениште).jpg[edit]

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Spiral stairs.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Spiral stairs. All by --Mile (talk) 07:48, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mile (talk) 07:48, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 08:21, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice compo and light. --Laitche (talk) 10:51, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support great dynamic, even when the light situation is not absolutely perfect and a bit unrealistic. --Hubertl 11:25, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Christian Ferrer (talk) 11:36, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 12:43, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support And 7 --LivioAndronico (talk) 13:02, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support I was going to weak-oppose but then I looked at the metadata and realized just how difficult this one must have been. Daniel Case (talk) 17:15, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 17:20, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It's a stacking image, isn't it? --Laitche (talk) 20:08, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
    • Laitche the lack of lens info in the EXIF makes me suspect a Samyang fisheye lens. That would explain the large depth-of-field. -- Colin (talk) 09:09, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:24, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Perhaps a little more chroma noise reduction on the grey parts, but understandable given the high ISO. -- Colin (talk) 09:09, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 09:38, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great shot! Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 11:49, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great!--Soundwaweserb (talk) 13:28, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice. --Code (talk) 17:37, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wonderful perspective Poco2 19:32, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 08:09, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 10:49, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent!--Vengolis (talk) 04:59, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great.--ArildV (talk) 10:45, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Benh (talk) 06:45, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --El Grafo (talk) 15:22, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Obsuser (talk) 15:20, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jean-Éric Poclain (talk) 15:51, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Siriema.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Swaledale Sheep, Lake District, England - June 2009.jpg[edit]

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Swaledale Ewe
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff. I thought I'd go for something a bit different. An older photo of mine that was actually previously nominated and almost passed but for lack of votes. I think it's a characterful animal portrait. You have good detail of the animal (a relatively rare domestic breed of sheep native to the hills of northern England) and an idea of the typical landscape it inhabits with pleasant blurred background. -- Diliff (talk) 16:17, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 16:17, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 17:17, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Its good, but some more space around should make it. --Mile (talk) 17:35, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
    • I no longer have access to the original file (from memory this is not cropped anyway), so I'm not able to give more space unfortunately. Diliff (talk) 17:43, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Very weak oppose Tada, it's an oppose! A fine QI, but missing that little something for me. The tight crop "tips the scale" toward oppose (hope I use the expression right). - Benh (talk) 20:54, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tomascastelazo (talk) 03:25, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 07:00, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's a really impressive portrait! --Tremonist (talk) 12:47, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Tremonist. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 16:14, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I wasn't convinced at thumbnail size (too static, tight crop, centered,...) but the expression and detail is very good Poco2 19:34, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Christian Ferrer (talk) 04:09, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Photax BW 2015-03-01 16-45-43.jpg[edit]

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Photax III camera
F/0: I used a old manuell macro lens so my camera don't know I used F/16 --Berthold Werner (talk) 05:23, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Cardinalis cardinalis (female), Owen Conservation Park, Madison, Wisconsin.jpg[edit]

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A female northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) at Owen Conservation Park, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by John Benson - uploaded by Bruce1ee - nominated by Bruce1ee -- —Bruce1eetalk 08:05, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- —Bruce1eetalk 08:05, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Good sharpness with acceptable size, the problem is the right crop, the bird cannot breath, he is looking far to the right but there is nothing shared with the viewer. Poco2 09:16, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful little creature! --Tremonist (talk) 12:08, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support but I prefer tight crop at the left and top. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:37, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Well-done picture, great bokeh, nice sharp detail on the bird (is that the remnants of a bug in her beak?) We have one as a pet (legally, but it's sort of a long story), and I showed the picture to my wife and she went "Awwww ..." (and this with the bird in question not too far away, although it's a little prettier than this one (it looks young). So it gets my !vote. Daniel Case (talk) 17:07, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose Nice but disappointed crop... --Laitche (talk) 20:29, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 07:03, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose per Poco and Laitche. I think this image is oversharpened too?! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 07:48, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Palauenc05 (talk) 16:18, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:St Patrick's Church Nave 2, Dundalk, Ireland - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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St Patrick's Church, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors/Religious buildings
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff -- Diliff (talk) 18:02, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 18:02, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alex Florstein (talk) 18:34, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too dark for me and the composition is too busy for me, with many uninteresting/ordinary things. I would have chosen a portrait framing, with a focus on the stained glass window and the mosaic around, which is rich and colorful... Well, be bold and go ahead with your tripod, just in front of the altar, chose the choir, add maybe the columns left and right, and avoid the rest !--Jebulon (talk) 19:39, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
    • I try to show show the interior as I saw it. If it's dark, I leave it dark. I suppose I could brighten it a little bit without changing it's ambience, but I don't think it should be a bright looking interior. I thought the symmetrical confession boxes framed the sides nicely, but I suppose for a Catholic, they are quite ordinary. ;-) Diliff (talk)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not extraordinary this for me,and also a few dark --LivioAndronico (talk) 19:53, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
    • Could this be another revenge vote though? They always seem to come immediately after someone opposes one of yours. You say it's too dark, but please consider that it's actually a dark interior. Look at the colour of the wooden confession boxes. Compare them to the confession boxes in your recent nomination. Yours are significantly darker and the wood looks quite similar to me. I think you need to consider that not every church is a whitewashed baroque church like the ones you usually photograph in Rome. Some of them are dark, and should be shown as dark. Just my opinion anyway. Diliff (talk) 21:51, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
You're boring, another vote for revenge (?). where are the white churches?. Besides, this have very light compared to the churches of Rome (see that big window). Accept Negative Ratings. Besides the church do not like, it is distorted and dark.--LivioAndronico (talk) 22:35, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
I may be boring, but you're just plain rude. Once again, I don't really understand what you're saying and you don't seem interested in actually responding to the point I made about the darkness, so I'll just end the conversation here. Diliff (talk) 22:44, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Bravo, stop here and you grow up a little--LivioAndronico (talk) 22:58, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Sigh,...Poco2 09:19, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support but crop is a bit tight on top. --Uoaei1 (talk) 19:58, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Smaller church, apparently, so I don't mind. Daniel Case (talk) 20:41, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
    • It's actually quite a big church. This is the view from about half way down the nave. This is the view from near the rear. It seems to be that you can't please everyone. I thought the view from this position showed the altar and mural in enough detail to be interesting, but still wide enough to show the other features of the church, but Jebulon thinks it should have been tighter and closer, Uoaei1 thinks it's too tight at the top (it's very wide angle already, any more and I'd start getting complaints that there is too much perspective distortion), and you seem to imply you'd prefer to see it from further back? Can't please everyone. ;-) Diliff (talk) 21:51, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
I'm sorry if you thought I didn't like it ... can't say I blame you for feeling a bit defensive after the drama above. All I meant was that, since it looked from the image like it wasn't a very big church (there was no way to know you were only standing halfway back), the failings other people were complaining about were not an issue for me. I have no problem with where you took the image from. Daniel Case (talk) 16:49, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
Understood, I didn't interpret it as you disliking the image, per se. It was just a brief response to you about its size, and then a longer moan about the whims of everyone else, so I suppose it's my fault that we got crossed wires! Diliff (talk) 17:41, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment. I've uploaded a new image - brightened slightly as per Jebulon and Livio's comments, wider framing at the top as per Uoaei1's comments, and also fixed a slight tilt issue. Diliff (talk) 22:06, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as always. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 22:48, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support No complaints. --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 03:02, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Christian Ferrer (talk) 04:43, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hubertl 06:03, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support no doubt --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:27, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 06:32, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support absolutely. --Code (talk) 07:07, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support not dark enough for a church ;-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 07:22, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 08:23, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent as always :) --Laitche (talk) 08:52, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Poco2 09:19, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --DXR (talk) 09:39, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Many churches are quite dark inside, that's hardly the photographer's fault. Many details are visible, e. g. the coats of arms of the different guilds. The photo is a good illustration of this specific church. --Tremonist (talk) 12:14, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hockei (talk) 16:16, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--ArildV (talk) 08:05, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 10:32, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hockei (talk) 17:53, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Ups. Double vote, Sorry. SMirC-chuckle.svg --Hockei (talk) 19:33, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Church and rainbow in Akureyri.jpg[edit]

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Church and rainbow in Akureyri, Iceland
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Villy Fink Isaksen -- Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 15:29, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 15:29, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The rainbow itself is nice, quite strong, it almost looks too intense, but the foreground (road, signs,...) spoils the composition IMHO, sorry Poco2 17:34, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose nice, but no FP --Atamari (talk) 20:30, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Poco. I want an image like this to be a featured picture. The church is beautiful. The rainbow, especially against a land background, is as beautiful as it is rare. But unfortunately two beautiful things together do not automatically add up to an even more beautiful thing combined (per Circle of Iron: "Two birds tied together have four wings, yet they cannot fly"). Besides, the road in the foreground adds some extra distracting clutter. Daniel Case (talk) 20:36, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Works for me. --King of ♠ 02:57, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's an extraordinary photo with a rainbow this intense! The church as foreground works as a composition for me, too, as it does for King. --Tremonist (talk) 12:17, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice, absolutely --Shuhrat Sa'diev (talk) 11:03, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support What Villy Fink Isaksen could do? Relocate the rainbow? Great mood. I cahnged the FP category to Commons:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 16:20, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
    • He could clone out the disturbing signs and poles...--Jebulon (talk) 18:36, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting question.svg Question @Jebulon: How? 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 19:52, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I don't know whether it is a FP or not. But I'm strong against such a practice SMirC-beware.svg. Reality is reality! Independently of I would crop it 16:9. Then at least the lower road sign would be away. --Hockei (talk) 18:51, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done cropped to 19:9 --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 19:24, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done again - a new and a better crop! --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 16:24, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Route du désert vers Cox Gassi.JPG[edit]

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Road in Algerian Sahara
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural#Algeria
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Eagleyes* - uploaded by Eagleyes* - nominated by Vikoula5 -- Vikoula5 (talk) 08:47, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Vikoula5 (talk) 08:47, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Nice photo, but the blurred grey area in front is a bit distracting. --Tremonist (talk) 12:05, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support I like it in spite of the shallow DoF and top crop Poco2 17:38, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Poco; the composition is striking enough to offset those issues. Makes me think of the landscape that inspired Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir": "All that I see turns to brown ..." Daniel Case (talk) 20:31, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:24, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tomascastelazo (talk) 03:27, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose overexposed especially sky in the background, too much of the blurred "grey" in the foreground. I also think that the colors are too wrong or too weird for me. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 08:08, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, per Poco's arguments.--Jebulon (talk) 10:12, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

Road in Algerian Sahara

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info suggestion of Jebulon. @Jebulon:, @Alchemist-hp:, @Tomascastelazo:, @Martin Falbisoner:, @Daniel Case:, @Poco a poco:--Vikoula5 (talk) 20:00, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support.--Vikoula5 (talk) 20:00, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm fine with the top crop but I not with the bottom crop. Tha area was blurry, sure, but makes the picture more interesting, as it provides perspective and hides a part of the scene. The current version looks rather like a boring aerial shot. Poco2 20:21, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Poco --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:17, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I'm so sorry Vikoula5, not good picture, we have better pictures from Algeria for nominating at WLE. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 19:55, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Hello @ArionEstar: if you find better let me know, and i will nominate it. Or you can do it your self Clin.--Vikoula5 (talk) 21:15, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like having the road in front; it draws us in to the image. Daniel Case (talk) 03:21, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Armillaria mellea, Honey Fungus, UK 1.jpg[edit]

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Armillaria mellea, Honey Fungus

File:Bombus pratorum (male) - Knautia arvensis - Keila.jpg[edit]

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Male early bumblebee

File:Incomplete Graffito.jpg, featured[edit]

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Graffito on a wall of corrugated iron (one sheet of metal missing)
  • Category: Commons:Featured_pictures/Places
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Graffito by unknown sprayer - everything else by El Grafo -- El Grafo (talk) 17:39, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I've got at least 3 potential stories on why this tile might be missing in my mind right now and I like pictures that do this to me. I have no idea if this will work for you, so let's just give it a try. -- El Grafo (talk) 17:39, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice impression! 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 17:49, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Vivid colors. --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 04:18, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes, El Grafo, it is very surprising and indeed, it works for me too !--Jebulon (talk) 13:35, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 16:02, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The missing tile kicks the interest level up a notch, as well as making a nice contrast with the bright colors of the graffito. Daniel Case (talk) 17:16, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Complete would be better to me --LivioAndronico (talk) 08:50, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
    • That's the point, IMO ! "Complete" would be "just" a graffito, like many others...--Jebulon (talk) 09:25, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
      • Extactly, the missing tile was the reason for taking the picture in the first place as well as this nomination. The complete graffito would have made a nice QI, but FP? OK, I was lucky with the light coming from the right direction to support the sheet metal structure and being "warm" enough to make the colors pop nicely, but I don't think that would've been enough to make a FP. --El Grafo (talk) 10:00, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 12:09, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Poco2 17:43, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 08:28, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support The broken off piece looks like a different, superimposed image. Although, the colours are nice! —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 00:40, 1 September 2015 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 10 support, 0 oppose, 1 neutral → featured. /Yann (talk) 10:37, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
This image will be added to the FP category: Places