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Queste immagini sono candidate per la vetrina. Fare attenzione a non confondere questa pagina con le immagini del giorno.

Guida[edit]

Candidare un immagine[edit]

Linee guida per candidare un'immagine[edit]

È importante leggere le linee guida prima di candidare un'immagine.

A seguito è riportato un riassunto dei punti essenziali per candidare e valutare le immagini candidate:

  • Risoluzione - Le fotografie con una risoluzione inferiore a 2 milioni di pixel vengono generalmente rifiutate e rimosse ad eccezione di motivi contrari di particolare importanza. Si noti che le immagini con risoluzione 1600 x 1200 hanno 1.92 Mpx, appena inferiore al limite minimo di 2Mpx.
Ricordiamo che le immagini caricate su Commons vengono visualizzate non solo su schermi tradizionali di PC ma sono utilizzate anche per stampa e visualizzazione su schermi ad alta risoluzione. Non possiamo certo prevedere quali tecnologie verranno utilizzate nel futuro quindi è importante che le immagini scelte per la vetrina abbiano una risoluzione quanto più alta è possibile.
  • Scansioni - È consigliabile seguire la guida alla scansione, che propone suggerimenti per l'ottenimento di immagini ottimali
  • Fuoco - ovviamente ogni oggetto significativo dell'immagine deve essere ben definito e a fuoco.
  • Primo piano e sfondo - Oggetti in primissimo piano o di sfondo possono distrarre dalla vista dal oggetto principale dell'immagine. È il caso di controllare se qualche elemento in primo piano non copra nessun elemento importante e che lo sfondo non distolga l'attenzione e renda confusa l'immagine (per esempio evitare che vi sia una luce forte alle spalle di un viso)
  • Qualità generale - le immagini candidate devono essere di alta qualità tecnica.
  • Le manipolazioni digitali non devono essere effettuate per ingannare, ma vanno usate solo limitatamente e con cura per correggere difetti fotografici. Le manipolazioni comunemente accettate sono il ritaglio e la correzione di prospettiva, focale, colore ed esposizione. Manipolazioni più estese, come può essere la rimozione di un elemento di distrazione dello sfondo, vanno chiaramente descritte nel testo di descrizione per mezzo del template {{Retouched picture}}. Manipolazioni non descritte o descritte in modo insufficiente non permettono la candidatura alla vetrina.
  • Valore - il nostro principale obiettivo è eleggere le immagini con il maggior valore rispetto a tutte le loro simili. Le immagini devono essere in qualche modo speciali, perciò fai attenzione:
    • quasi tutti i tramonti sono esteticamente piacevoli, infatti molte immagini sono simili alle altre,
    • gli scatti notturni sono gradevoli ma generalmente le foto scattate di giorno mostrano molti più dettagli,
    • non tutte le belle foto hanno in realtà un valore che non sia esclusivamente personale.

Per quanto riguarda l'aspetto tecnico abbiamo come parametri l'esposizione, la composizione, il controllo del movimento e la profondità di campo.

  • L'esposizione si riferisce alla combinazione tra tempo di esposizione e diaframma. Questa combinazione permette generalmente di avere una curva di tono che è in grado di rappresentare ombre e luci con un dettaglio accettabile. Questa curva viene detta latitudine di posa. Un'immagine può essere nella banda bassa, media o alta. Le fotocamere digitali (e le loro foto) hanno una latitudine di posa più stretta delle macchine a pellicola. La mancanza di dettagli nelle zone d'ombra non è necessariamente una caratteristica negativa. Infatti questa può essere parte dell'effetto desiderato, mentre ampie zone eccessivamente sovraesposte possono distrarre la vista.
  • La composizione si riferisce alla distribuzione degli elementi nell'immagine. La “Regola dei Terzi” è una buona linea guida per la composizione e eredita molto dagli studi di disegno. Il concetto principale considera l'immagine divisa con due linee orizzontali e due verticali, che dividono l'immagine in tre parti. Generalmente se l'oggetto viene centrato si ha un effetto poco interessante, mentre se l'oggetto viene posizionato in uno dei punti di interesse, ovvero l'intersezione delle quattro linee, si ottiene un effetto decisamente migliore. Le linee dell'orizzonte infatti non dovrebbero essere posizionate nel centro, perché taglierebbero la foto a metà; è invece preferibile scegliere una delle linee orizzontali. Complessivamente bisogna tendere a creare un'immagine dinamica.
  • Il controllo del movimento si riferisce al modo viene rappresentato il movimento nell'immagine. Il movimento può essere bloccato (seguito dalla fotocamera) oppure può essere lasciato scorrere, tuttavia l'oggetto principale dell'immagine deve essere visibile. Nessuna delle due tecniche è migliore dell'altra, la buona riuscita dipende esclusivamente dal tipo di effetto ricercato. Per esempio, fotografando una vettura da corsa che appare statica in relazione allo sfondo, che invece scorre sul retro, si ottiene l'oggetto principale in una condizione statica mentre lo sfondo crea il senso di movimento. (questa tecnica è chiamata "panning"). D'altra parte, fotografando un giocatore di basket in salto, bloccato in relazione a tutto il resto dello sfondo, si otterrebbe un buono scatto proprio per la posa innaturale.
  • La profondità di campo (PdC o DOF dall'inglese depth of field) è la distanza davanti e dietro il soggetto principale che appare nitida (a fuoco). Questo parametro viene scelto a seconda delle necessità di ogni immagine e può parimenti migliorare o peggiorare la qualità di una fotografia. Generalmente viene utilizzata una PdC ridotta per mettere al centro dell'attenzione il soggetto principale, separandolo da tutto il resto dello sfondo. Invece viene utilizzata una grande PdC per enfatizzare la profondità di un immagine. Gli obiettivi grandangolari in genere una grande PdC mentre i teleobiettivi ne hanno una decisamente ridotta. In gran parte la PdC dipende dall'apertura del diaframma: aumenta con il diminuire dell'apertura e viceversa.

Per quanto riguarda l'aspetto grafico prendiamo invece in considerazione nitidezza, profondità, colore, superficie, prospettiva, bilanciamento, proporzione, ecc.

  • La nitidezza si riferisce alle linee di contorno del soggetto principale.
  • La profondità si riferisce alla qualità dell'aspetto tridimensionale del soggetto. Ciò si ottiene soprattutto tramite un'adeguata illuminazione laterale (come quella della prima mattinata o del tardo pomeriggio) e non esclusivamente frontale, al fine di evitare l'appiattimento del soggetto.
  • Il colore è un elemento molto importante e non deve essere né troppo né poco saturo.
  • La superficie si riferisce alla qualità della superficie degli oggetti fotografati.
  • La prospettiva si riferisce all'angolazione dalla quale è stata scattata la fotografia. Essa crea una serie di rette immaginarie che seguono gli spigoli paralleli degli oggetti e si incontrano in un punto che può essere dentro o fuori l'immagine.
  • Il bilanciamento si riferisce alla disposizione degli oggetti nell'immagine e può essere equilibrato o porre maggior peso verso una direzione.
  • La proporzione si riferisce alla relazione tra le dimensioni degli oggetti all'interno dell'immagine. Generalmente si tende a rappresentare oggetti con ridotta relazione, ma una buona tecnica è quella di rappresentare gli oggetti di dimensioni minori in modo più esteso, contrariamente a quanto è in realtà. Per esempio, un piccolo fiore che viene rappresentato con le stesse dimensioni di una grande montagna: questa tecnica viene chiamata inversione di scala.
Ovviamente, non tutte le caratteristiche devono essere necessariamente presenti. Le immagini possono essere giudicate sia per una sola caratteristica che per diverse caratteristiche, anche contemporaneamente.
  • Significato simbolico o rilevanza particolare …Le guerre d'opinione possono iniziare!…. Va ricordato che una pessima fotografia di un soggetto difficilissimo da fotografare è sicuramente migliore di un'immagine ordinaria e tradizionale (come un comune tramonto).
Le immagini possono essere scelte da un fotografo o da un osservatore anche per motivi culturali, tenendo però sempre conto del contesto dello scatto e non di quello dell'osservatore. Un'immagine inoltre può "parlare" alle persone e avere la capacità di evocare emozioni, che tuttavia non devono essere necessariamente piacevoli.

Per ottimizzare le possibilità di successo delle candidature delle tue immagini è consigliabile leggere le linee guida complete.

Come candidare un'immagine[edit]

Se credi di aver trovato o creato un immagine che può essere presa in considerazione per la vetrina, che abbia una appropriata descrizione e una licenza adeguata, allora segui queste indicazioni.

Punto 1: copia il nome dell'immagine dentro la casella di testo (includendo anche il prefisso Image: ) a seguito del testo già presente nella casella (per esempio Commons:Featured picture candidates/Image:IL-NOME-DELLA-TUA-IMMAGINE.JPG.) ed infine clicca il pulsante candida una nuova immagine.


Punto 2: segui le istruzioni della pagina alla quale vieni collegato e salva le modifiche apportate.

Punto 3: inserisci manualmente un collegamento alla pagina creata in cima alla lista candidati: Clicca qui e aggiungi il testo che segue all'inizio della lista di candidature:

{{Commons:Featured picture candidates/Image:IL-NOME-DELLA-TUA-IMMAGINE.JPG}}

Votare[edit]

Per votare puoi usare i seguenti templates:

  • {{A favore}} (Symbol support vote.svg Support) per supportare la candidatura,
  • {{Contrario}} (Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose) per opporsi alla candidatura,
  • {{Neutrale}} (Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral) per esprimere un parere neutrale,
  • {{Commento}} (Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment) per esprimere solo un commento,
  • {{Info}} (Pictogram voting info.svg Info) per aggiungere delle informazioni riguardanti l'immagine,
  • {{Domanda}} (Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question) per chiedere informazioni.

Puoi inoltre evidenziare che l'immagine non ha possibilità di essere eletta con il template {{FPX|motivo}}, inserendo al posto di motivo le ragioni per cui è chiaramente inaccettabile per la vetrina.

Ogni votante è pregato di motivare il proprio voto con qualche parola, in particolar modo se si vota contro. Ricorda inoltre di aggiungere la tua firma (~~~~). I voti anonimi non sono accettati.

Candidare un'immagine alla rimozione dalla vetrina[edit]

Gli standard della vetrina cambiano col tempo. Può succedere che un'immagine che era stata eletta per la vetrina non sia più adatta agli standard attuali.

Questa lista è perciò composta dalle immagini considerate non più adatte a rimanere nella vetrina. Vota:

  • {{Mantenere}} Symbol keep vote.svg Keep per far sì che l'immagine rimanga nella vetrina.
  • {{Rimuovere}} Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per far sì che l'immagine venga rimossa dalla vetrina.

Se consideri che un'immagine non rispetti più i criteri delle immagini in vetrina, candidala per la rimozione copiando il nome dell'immagine dentro questa casella di testo (includendo il prefisso dell' Image:) a seguito del testo già presente in essa:


Nella pagina appena creata includi:

  • Le informazioni sull'origine dell'immagine (autore dell'immagine, autore della candidatura);
  • Un collegamento all'iniziale candidatura per l'inserimento nella vetrina (che va inserito sotto ==Collegamenti== nella descrizione dell'immagine);
  • Il motivo per cui l'hai candidata per la rimozione dalla vetrina e il tuo Nome utente.

Dopo aver fatto ciò devi inserire manualmente un collegamento alla pagina creata all'inizio della lista di rimozione dalla vetrina.

Politica di elezione per la vetrina[edit]

Regole generali[edit]

  1. Il periodo di votazione è di 9 giorni completi, a partire dalla candidatura. I risultato verrà determinato alla fine di questo periodo. I voti aggiunti il decimo giorno o a seguito non verranno considerati.
  2. Sono benvenuti i contributori anonimi.
  3. I contributi di anonimi alle discussioni sono benvenuti.
  4. I voti di contributori anonimi non saranno accettati.
  5. La candidatura non conta come voto. Il voto di supporto va esplicitato.
  6. Gli autori delle candidature possono ritirare le loro immagini candidate in ogni momento. Questo si ottiene scrivendo semplicemente "I withdraw my nomination" (in inglese: ritiro la mia candidatura)
    o aggiungendo il testo {{withdraw|~~~~}}.
  7. Ricorda che l'obiettivo del progetto Wikimedia Commons è di costruire una raccolta di immagini utilizzabili da tutti i progetti Wikimedia, inclusi possibili progetti futuri. Perciò non bisogna pensare che questo sia una raccolta dedicata esclusivamente al progetto Wikipedia e per tanto le immagini non vanno valutate in funzione di ciò.
  8. Le immagini vengono rimosse dalla lista di candidature se non hanno voti a supporto (escluso quello dell'autore della candidatura) entro il quinto giorno dalla candidatura (La regola del quinto giorno)
  9. Le immagini dotate del template {{FPX}} non devono essere rimosse dalla lista entro le 48 ore successive al momento in cui è stato applicato il template, purchè non vi sia nessun voto a supporto oltre quello dell'autore della candidatura.

Regole di ammissione e rimozione dalla vetrina[edit]

Un'immagine candidata viene ammessa alla vetrina se si verificano le seguenti condizioni:

  1. La licenza è adeguata (ovviamente).
  2. Se ha almeno 5 voti a supporto.
  3. Se il rapporto tra voti pro/contro è almeno 2/1 (se ha due terzi di maggioranza).
  4. Non possono essere ammessi alla vetrina diverse versioni della stessa immagine, ne deve essere scelta una sola versione.

I criteri per la rimozione dalla vetrina sono gli stessi per l'ammissione ad essa, compreso il periodo di voto e la regola del quinto giorno (vedi nelle Regole generali).

Ogni utente esperto può portare a termine una votazione: per istruzioni su come compiere questa operazione vedi la guida per portare a termina la votazione.

Infine, sii cortese[edit]

Per piacere non dimenticare che l'immagine che stai giudicando è frutto del lavoro di qualcuno. Evita di usare frasi come è orribile: se devi opporti non fare spiacevoli considerazioni. Inoltre ricorda che è necessario scrivere in inglese se vuoi essere compreso dagli altri utenti e che il tuo utilizzo di questa lingua e quello degli altri utenti può comunque generare incomprensioni se non si ha un'ottima conoscenza, perciò scegli le parole con cura.

Buon voto… e ricorda che.... tutte le regole possono avere qualche eccezione.

Vedi anche[edit]

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Candidati per la vetrina[edit]

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Featured picture candidates[edit]

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

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Malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus cristatus) in Namibia

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

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Lava lake on Ertale

File:Vernazza dal Sentiero Azzurro.jpg[edit]

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Vernazza seen from the Azure Trail.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- СССР (talk) 03:58, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- СССР (talk) 03:58, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 09:10, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, severe CAs (see for example at the masts at the mountain and at the white bands at the floor on the right, but also everwhere in the picture) --Llez (talk) 10:15, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Llez, and I also wish there were more room to the right, so that the cape weren't cut off, if possible. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:14, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Llez.--Peulle (talk) 15:06, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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Pirogue and tiny wooded island reflecting in the water

File:ET Afar asv2018-01 img103 Ertale.jpg, withdrawn[edit]

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Lava lake on Ertale
  • Hi, The reason why I didn't choose the other one is, that the lava streams are not as well identifiable there (IMHO). No tripod or other additional equipent. --A.Savin 23:55, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, not for a poster. Dark and blurry. (And I prefer the previous suggestion too) -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:21, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I support the other one. This one ... it's just not very clear what's going on.--Peulle (talk) 10:21, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination --A.Savin 11:08, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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Panorama of Cologne

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

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

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

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Śnieżka (Sněžka, Schneekoppe). Karkonosze (Riesengebirge) mountains
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 13:26, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 13:26, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Poor composition and small size --The Photographer 13:52, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg weak support yes, the size is rather small - but the compo isn't poor at all, imo --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:20, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support Not perfect, but makes up for it with great winter atmosphere. Daniel Case (talk) 22:50, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Martin. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:32, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The motif is well chosen and the composition is very good. The little size is a very small drop of bitterness. --Milseburg (talk) 12:00, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
those rocks are impassable, usually birds stay sleeping in the same positon or jump directly to fly --The Photographer 17:57, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. To me the left crop is at an awkward place, and the large rock formation in the middle is too centered. -- King of ♠ 17:52, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 19:31, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, but it looks oversharpened --Michielverbeek (talk) 21:04, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes, it looks a little oversharpened but I'm forgiving that as a byproduct of the long exposure. Otherwise, I love it ... reminds me of a Roger Dean album cover, perhaps Drama, with rocks hitting the same angle as the ice on that one. Daniel Case (talk) 22:47, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Sure, there's some randomness to the left and right crops, but I love what's there - the tall rocks with a pair of gulls on them and the profusion of mussels, in particularly -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:43, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Cinque dita 01.jpg[edit]

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Cinque Dita (Fünffingerspitze, 2998 m),Langkofel Group; South Tyrol, Italy
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 06:22, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 06:22, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:10, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A good but also a quite common mountain portrait. The mast on the right side is leaning in. --Milseburg (talk) 11:54, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
    • ✓ Done The mast is vertical now --Llez (talk) 13:10, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
      • Yes, the tilt of the mast is gone but the problem is retouched badly. This becomes clearer while comparing the mountain station in the current version with the former one. Sorry. --Milseburg (talk) 12:14, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
        • You are right, there was a mistake in the correction. I uploaded a new version, please have again a look on it and compare with the previous (bad) correction --Llez (talk) 15:19, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A bit soft but it looks like this was the best that could be done. Lovely colors and light. Daniel Case (talk) 18:02, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nicely composed and an interesting subject. Technically it's all you can get out of the 500D as far as I know from my own experience. --Code (talk) 19:20, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:37, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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

File:Theatinerkirche Munich, March 2018.jpg[edit]

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

File:Onça do Pantanal.jpg[edit]

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

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

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Vieux Crabe (ship, 1951)

Image:Vistas Alcazaba Almería.jpg[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

File:HarryTruman.jpg[edit]

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Harry Truman

*Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose For above, and too small for me --Idontfindaoriginalname (talk) 07:57, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Sorry, invalid vote. The rules are: "Editors whose accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote." This vote was your 44th edit. --Cart (talk) 09:52, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

File:Caecum vitreum 01.jpg[edit]

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A shell of Caecum vitreum from Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain;
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Bones, shells and fossils
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info : No, it is NOT what you think it is on the first sight! 😉 It is a 1.9 millimetre long shell of a tiny sea snail.
    Created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 03:09, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 03:09, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Impressive for a photo of such a small shell. How did you even see this to collect it? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:23, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Info For such small shells I take a handful of sand at the beach and then I search under a binocular microscope sand grain for sand grain for several hours. --Llez (talk) 05:00, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:23, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 05:27, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:30, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Cart (talk) 08:19, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral The quality is not there, but the similarity with the "object" is amazing and very funny. Nice find -- Basile Morin (talk) 10:58, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I agree with Basile, this one is far below the quality you usually present here. Clearly it is more challeging to get there for tiny objects but I believe that there is room for improvement, sorry Poco2 12:35, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I agree that the quality of the shell photos I usually present here is better. But I please you to note, that such tiny objects can not be photographed with a normal camera. All my photos of tiny shells, see for example the Caecidae or Rissoidae photos, are made with a binocular microscope, which does never reach (and is also not comparable with) the quality of pictures of a good "normal" camera. --Llez (talk) 13:16, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
      • Ok, I strike through my vote as I've no experience in this kind of photography, and therefore I don't really feel qualified to judge the result Poco2 18:21, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Actually I've that lens (and in that cat there are a few QIs of mine) but so far I just used it outdoors, which is really hard. I'll try to take some studio images of tiny objects with my 5DS R, I didn't try that yet. Poco2 18:04, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info For the shell photos I normally use a 60mm Tamron Macro objective, which is comparable to the Canon lens mentioned above. This objective is useful for objects (e.g. shells) down to 6 mm (of course I made this photo with the 60mm Macro). All objects, which are smaller can't be photographed picture-filling any more, for you can't go closer to the object. This means, the smaller the object, the smaller is the object on the photo and the more empty space you have (and the more quality loss you have). Therefore I use for objects smaller than 6 mm not a normal camera with macro lens but an UCMOS 14000KPA camera (4096 x 3288 px) in combination with a microscope or a binocular mircoscope respectively, which allows picture filling photos of objects from 6 mm down to 10 μm (!), an object size, which is impossible to photograph with a normal macro lens. All my photos of shells, of which the size is below 7 mm, are made with the UCMOS 14000KPA. --Llez (talk) 14:56, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Interesting. I've added two categories : Pareidolias and Condoms. If not in the description, what makes this picture special should be mentioned somewhere on the file page, I think -- Basile Morin (talk) 02:27, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I question adding category:condoms, since this is not a condom. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:32, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • True, but shall we create the new category "condom-shaped objects", considering this will be the only file in this sub-cat, and will probably remain as it for quite a while ? This is not a condom, but this is not a "condom in art" neither, nor any other existing category-related file. If created, "Condoms in nature" would sound strange Face-smile.svg. Also, "Condoms" seems very general here, and all the pictures of condoms are more in this sub-Category:Condoms_by_sex (male and female), that's why I think "Condoms" is a good choice for now. But any better suggestion ? welcome -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:00, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I don't think we need to have categories for everything that looks like something else. Basic shapes are enough. We also don't need to put every object that might look like something into a category for that, otherwise you would have to put every elongated object, obelisk or structure into Category:Penis-shaped objects. --Cart (talk) 10:06, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support per Llez's response to Poco. Daniel Case (talk) 04:55, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

File:Caerphilly Castle south.jpg[edit]

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


Candidati per la rimozione dalla vetrina[edit]

Featured picture candidates[edit]

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

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Malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus cristatus) in Namibia

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

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Lava lake on Ertale

File:Vernazza dal Sentiero Azzurro.jpg[edit]

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Vernazza seen from the Azure Trail.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Cityscapes
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- СССР (talk) 03:58, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- СССР (talk) 03:58, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 09:10, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, severe CAs (see for example at the masts at the mountain and at the white bands at the floor on the right, but also everwhere in the picture) --Llez (talk) 10:15, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Llez, and I also wish there were more room to the right, so that the cape weren't cut off, if possible. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:14, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Llez.--Peulle (talk) 15:06, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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Pirogue and tiny wooded island reflecting in the water

File:ET Afar asv2018-01 img103 Ertale.jpg, withdrawn[edit]

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Lava lake on Ertale
  • Hi, The reason why I didn't choose the other one is, that the lava streams are not as well identifiable there (IMHO). No tripod or other additional equipent. --A.Savin 23:55, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, not for a poster. Dark and blurry. (And I prefer the previous suggestion too) -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:21, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I support the other one. This one ... it's just not very clear what's going on.--Peulle (talk) 10:21, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination --A.Savin 11:08, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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Panorama of Cologne

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

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

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

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Śnieżka (Sněžka, Schneekoppe). Karkonosze (Riesengebirge) mountains
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 13:26, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 13:26, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Poor composition and small size --The Photographer 13:52, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg weak support yes, the size is rather small - but the compo isn't poor at all, imo --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:20, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support Not perfect, but makes up for it with great winter atmosphere. Daniel Case (talk) 22:50, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Martin. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:32, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The motif is well chosen and the composition is very good. The little size is a very small drop of bitterness. --Milseburg (talk) 12:00, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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those rocks are impassable, usually birds stay sleeping in the same positon or jump directly to fly --The Photographer 17:57, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. To me the left crop is at an awkward place, and the large rock formation in the middle is too centered. -- King of ♠ 17:52, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 19:31, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, but it looks oversharpened --Michielverbeek (talk) 21:04, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes, it looks a little oversharpened but I'm forgiving that as a byproduct of the long exposure. Otherwise, I love it ... reminds me of a Roger Dean album cover, perhaps Drama, with rocks hitting the same angle as the ice on that one. Daniel Case (talk) 22:47, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Sure, there's some randomness to the left and right crops, but I love what's there - the tall rocks with a pair of gulls on them and the profusion of mussels, in particularly -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:43, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Cinque dita 01.jpg[edit]

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Cinque Dita (Fünffingerspitze, 2998 m),Langkofel Group; South Tyrol, Italy
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 06:22, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 06:22, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:10, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A good but also a quite common mountain portrait. The mast on the right side is leaning in. --Milseburg (talk) 11:54, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
    • ✓ Done The mast is vertical now --Llez (talk) 13:10, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
      • Yes, the tilt of the mast is gone but the problem is retouched badly. This becomes clearer while comparing the mountain station in the current version with the former one. Sorry. --Milseburg (talk) 12:14, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
        • You are right, there was a mistake in the correction. I uploaded a new version, please have again a look on it and compare with the previous (bad) correction --Llez (talk) 15:19, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A bit soft but it looks like this was the best that could be done. Lovely colors and light. Daniel Case (talk) 18:02, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nicely composed and an interesting subject. Technically it's all you can get out of the 500D as far as I know from my own experience. --Code (talk) 19:20, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:37, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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

File:Theatinerkirche Munich, March 2018.jpg[edit]

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

File:Onça do Pantanal.jpg[edit]

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

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

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Vieux Crabe (ship, 1951)

Image:Vistas Alcazaba Almería.jpg[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

File:HarryTruman.jpg[edit]

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Harry Truman

*Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose For above, and too small for me --Idontfindaoriginalname (talk) 07:57, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Sorry, invalid vote. The rules are: "Editors whose accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote." This vote was your 44th edit. --Cart (talk) 09:52, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

File:Caecum vitreum 01.jpg[edit]

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A shell of Caecum vitreum from Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain;
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Bones, shells and fossils
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info : No, it is NOT what you think it is on the first sight! 😉 It is a 1.9 millimetre long shell of a tiny sea snail.
    Created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 03:09, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 03:09, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Impressive for a photo of such a small shell. How did you even see this to collect it? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:23, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Info For such small shells I take a handful of sand at the beach and then I search under a binocular microscope sand grain for sand grain for several hours. --Llez (talk) 05:00, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:23, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 05:27, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:30, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Cart (talk) 08:19, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral The quality is not there, but the similarity with the "object" is amazing and very funny. Nice find -- Basile Morin (talk) 10:58, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I agree with Basile, this one is far below the quality you usually present here. Clearly it is more challeging to get there for tiny objects but I believe that there is room for improvement, sorry Poco2 12:35, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I agree that the quality of the shell photos I usually present here is better. But I please you to note, that such tiny objects can not be photographed with a normal camera. All my photos of tiny shells, see for example the Caecidae or Rissoidae photos, are made with a binocular microscope, which does never reach (and is also not comparable with) the quality of pictures of a good "normal" camera. --Llez (talk) 13:16, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
      • Ok, I strike through my vote as I've no experience in this kind of photography, and therefore I don't really feel qualified to judge the result Poco2 18:21, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Actually I've that lens (and in that cat there are a few QIs of mine) but so far I just used it outdoors, which is really hard. I'll try to take some studio images of tiny objects with my 5DS R, I didn't try that yet. Poco2 18:04, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info For the shell photos I normally use a 60mm Tamron Macro objective, which is comparable to the Canon lens mentioned above. This objective is useful for objects (e.g. shells) down to 6 mm (of course I made this photo with the 60mm Macro). All objects, which are smaller can't be photographed picture-filling any more, for you can't go closer to the object. This means, the smaller the object, the smaller is the object on the photo and the more empty space you have (and the more quality loss you have). Therefore I use for objects smaller than 6 mm not a normal camera with macro lens but an UCMOS 14000KPA camera (4096 x 3288 px) in combination with a microscope or a binocular mircoscope respectively, which allows picture filling photos of objects from 6 mm down to 10 μm (!), an object size, which is impossible to photograph with a normal macro lens. All my photos of shells, of which the size is below 7 mm, are made with the UCMOS 14000KPA. --Llez (talk) 14:56, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Interesting. I've added two categories : Pareidolias and Condoms. If not in the description, what makes this picture special should be mentioned somewhere on the file page, I think -- Basile Morin (talk) 02:27, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I question adding category:condoms, since this is not a condom. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:32, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • True, but shall we create the new category "condom-shaped objects", considering this will be the only file in this sub-cat, and will probably remain as it for quite a while ? This is not a condom, but this is not a "condom in art" neither, nor any other existing category-related file. If created, "Condoms in nature" would sound strange Face-smile.svg. Also, "Condoms" seems very general here, and all the pictures of condoms are more in this sub-Category:Condoms_by_sex (male and female), that's why I think "Condoms" is a good choice for now. But any better suggestion ? welcome -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:00, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I don't think we need to have categories for everything that looks like something else. Basic shapes are enough. We also don't need to put every object that might look like something into a category for that, otherwise you would have to put every elongated object, obelisk or structure into Category:Penis-shaped objects. --Cart (talk) 10:06, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support per Llez's response to Poco. Daniel Case (talk) 04:55, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

File:Caerphilly Castle south.jpg[edit]

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



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