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Featured picture candidates are images that the community will vote on, to determine whether or not they will be highlighted as some of the finest on Commons. This page lists the candidates to become featured pictures. The picture of the day images are selected from featured pictures.

Old candidates for Featured pictures are listed here. There are also chronological lists of featured pictures: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and current month.

For another overview of our finest pictures, take a look at our annual picture of the year election.

Formal things[edit]

Nominating[edit]

Guidelines for nominators[edit]

Please read the complete guidelines before nominating.

This is a summary of what to look for when submitting and reviewing FP candidates:

  • Licensing - Images licensed with solely "GFDL" or "GFDL and an NC-only license" are not acceptable due the restrictions placed on re-use by these licenses.
  • ResolutionImages (with the exception of animations, videos, and SVGs) of lower resolution than 2 million pixels (pixels, not bytes) are typically rejected unless there are 'strong mitigating reasons'. Note that a 1600 × 1200 image has 1.92 Mpx, just less than the 2 million level. A 1920 × 1080 image, commonly known as Full HD, has 2.07 Mpx, just more than the 2 million level.
Graphics on Commons are not only viewed on conventional computer screens. They may be used in high-resolution print versions, and the images may be cropped to focus on portions of the image. See Commons:Why we need high resolution media for more information.
  • Scans – While not official policy, Help:Scanning provides advice on the preparation of various types of images that may be useful.
  • General quality – pictures being nominated should be of high technical quality.
  • Digital manipulations must not deceive the viewer. Digital manipulation for the purpose of correcting flaws in an image is generally acceptable, provided it is limited, well-done, and not intended to deceive.
    • For photographs, typical acceptable manipulations include cropping, perspective correction, sharpening/blurring, and colour/exposure correction. More extensive manipulations, such as removal of distracting background elements, should be clearly described in the image text, by means of the {{Retouched picture}} template. Undescribed or mis-described manipulations which cause the main subject to be misrepresented are never acceptable.
    • For historic images, acceptable manipulations might include digitally fixing rips, removal of stains, cleanup of dirt, and, for mass-produced artworks such as engravings, removal of flaws inherent to the particular reproduction, such as over-inking. Careful colour adjustments may be used to bring out the original work from the signs of ageing, though care should be taken to restore a natural appearance. The original artistic intent should be considered when deciding whether it is appropriate to make a change. Edits to historic material should be documented in detail within the file description, and an unedited version should be uploaded and cross linked for comparison.
  • Valueour main goal is to feature most valuable pictures from all others. Pictures should be in some way special, so please be aware that:
    • almost all sunsets are aesthetically pleasing, and most such pictures are not in essence different from others,
    • night-shots are pretty but normally more details can be shown on pictures taken at daytime,
    • beautiful does not always mean valuable.


Artworks, illustrations, and historical documents

There are many different types of non-photographic media, including engravings, watercolours, paintings, etchings, and various others. Hence, it is difficult to set hard-and-fast guidelines. However, generally speaking, works can be divided into three types: Those that can be scanned, those that must be photographed, and those specifically created to illustrate a subject.

Works that must be photographed include most paintings, sculptures, works too delicate or too unique to allow them to be put on a scanner, and so on. For these, the requirements for photography, below, may be mostly followed; however, it should be noted that photographs which cut off part of the original painting are generally not considered featurable.

Works that may be scanned include most works created by processes that allow for mass distribution. For instance, illustrations published with novels. For these, it is generally accepted that a certain amount of extra manipulation is permissible to remove flaws inherent to one copy of the work, since the particular copy – of which hundreds, or even thousands of copies also exist – is not so important as the work itself.

Works created to serve a purpose include diagrams, scientific illustrations, and demonstrations of contemporary artistic styles. For these, the main requirement is that they serve their purpose well.

Provided the reproduction is of high quality, an artwork generally only needs one of the following four things to be featurable:

  • Notable in its own right: Works by major artists, or works that are otherwise notable, such as the subjects of a controversy.
  • Of high artistic merit: Works which, while not particularly well known, are nonetheless wonderful examples of their particular type or school of art.
  • Of high historic merit: The historical method values very early illustrations of scenes and events over later ones. Hence, a work of poor quality depicting a contemporaneous historical event can be nonetheless important, even if the artistic merit is relatively low. Likewise, scans or photographs of important documents – which may not be at all artistic – nonetheless may be highly valuable if the documents are historically significant. The reason for the image's historical importance should be briefly stated in the nomination, for those reviewers unfamiliar with the subject.
  • Of high illustrative merit: Works that illustrate or help explain notable subjects, for instance, illustrations of books, scientific subjects, or technical processes. The amount of artistic merit required for these will vary by subject, but, for instance, an illustration that makes the working of a complicated piece of machinery very clear need not be notable as a piece of artwork as well, whereas an illustration for a book might well be expected to reach much higher artistic standards.

Digital restorations must also be well documented. An unedited version of the image should be uploaded locally, when possible, and cross-linked from the file hosting page. Edit notes should be specified in detail, such as "Rotated and cropped. Dirt, scratches, and stains removed. Histogram adjusted and colors balanced."

Photographs

On the technical side, we have focus, exposure, composition, movement control and depth of field.

  • Focus – every important object in the picture should normally be sharp.
  • Exposure refers to the shutter diaphragm combination that renders an image with a tonal curve that ideally is able to represent in acceptable detail shadows and highlights within the image. This is called latitude. Images can be on the low side of the tonal curve (low range), the middle (middle range) or high side (upper range). Digital cameras (or images) have a narrower latitude than film. Lack of shadow detail is not necessarily a negative characteristic. In fact, it can be part of the desired effect. Burned highlights in large areas are a distracting element.
  • Composition refers to the arrangement of the elements within the image. The "Rule of Thirds" is a good guideline for composition and is an inheritance from the painting school. The idea is to divide the image with two imaginary horizontal and two vertical lines, thus dividing the image into thirds horizontally and vertically. Centering the subject is often less interesting than placing the subject in one of the "interest points", the 4 intersection between these horizontal and vertical lines intersect. Horizons should almost never be placed in the middle, where they "cut" the image in half. The upper or lower horizontal line is often a good choice. The main idea is to use space to create a dynamic image.
    • Foreground and background – foreground and background objects may be distracting. You should check that something in front of the subject doesn't hide important elements and that something in background doesn't spoil the composition (for example that the streetlight doesn't "stand" on someone's head).
  • Movement control refers to the manner in which motion is represented in the image. Motion can be frozen or blurred. Neither one is better than the other. It is the intention of representation. Movement is relative within the objects of the image. For example, photographing a race car that appears frozen in relation to the background does not give us a sense of speed or motion, so technique dictates to represent the car in a frozen manner but with a blurred background, thus creating the sense of motion, this is called "panning". On the other hand, representing a basketball player in a high jump frozen in relation to everything else, due to the "unnatural" nature of the pose would be a good photograph.
  • Depth of field (DOF) refers to the area in focus in front of and beyond main subject. Depth of field is chosen according to the specific needs of every picture. Large or small DOF can either way add or subtract to the quality of the image. Low depth of field can be used to bring attention to the main subject, separating it from the general environment. High depth of field can be used to emphasize space. Short focal length lenses (wide angles) yield large DOF, and vice versa, long focal lenses (telephotos) have shallow DOF. Small apertures yield large DOF and conversely, large apertures yield shallow DOF.

On the graphic elements we have shape, volume, colour, texture, perspective, balance, proportion, noise, etc.

  • Shape refers to the contour of the main subjects.
  • Volume refers to the three dimensional quality of the object. This is accomplished using side light. Contrary to general belief, front lighting is not the best light. It tends to flatten subject. Best light of day is early morning or late afternoon.
  • Colour is important. Over saturated colours are not good.
  • Texture refers to the quality of the surface of the subject. It is enhanced by side lighting… it is the "feel" to the touch.
  • Perspective refers to the "angle" accompanied by lines that disappear into a vanishing point that may or may not be inside the image.
  • Balance refers to the arrangement of subjects within the image that can either give equal weight or appear to be heavier on one side.
  • Proportion refers to the relation of size of objects in picture. Generally, we tend to represent small objects small in relation to others, but a good technique is to represent small objects large contrary to natural size relationship. For example, a small flower is given preponderance over a large mountain…. This is called inversion of scales.
Not all elements must be present. Some photographs can be judged on individual characteristics, that is, an image can be about color or texture, or colour AND texture, etc.
  • Noise refers to unwanted corruption of colour brightness and quality and can be caused by underexposure. It is not a desirable quality and can be grounds for opposition.
  • Symbolic meaning or relevance … Opinion wars can begin here … A bad picture of a very difficult subject is a better picture than a good picture of an ordinary subject. A good picture of a difficult subject is an extraordinary photograph.
Images can be culturally biased by the photographer and/or the observer. The meaning of the image should be judged according to the cultural context of the image, not by the cultural context of the observer. An image "speaks" to people, and it has the capacity to evoke emotion such as tenderness, rage, rejection, happiness, sadness, etc. Good photographs are not limited to evoking pleasant sensations …

You will maximise the chances of your nominations succeeding if you read the complete guidelines before nominating.

Video and audio

Set nominations

If a group of images are thematically connected in a direct and obvious way, they can be nominated together as a set. A set should fall under one of the following types:

  • Faithful digital reproductions of works notable in their own right, which the original author clearly intended to be viewed as a set. Examples: pages in a pamphlet, crops (puzzle pieces) of a prohibitively large scan, a pair of pendant paintings. Not acceptable: Arbitrary selection of sample works by an artist.
  • A sequence of images showing the passage of time. They could depict frames of a moving/changing object or a static object during different times of day or different seasons. Examples: diagrams illustrating a process, steps of a dance, metamorphosis of an insect, maps/drawings/photos of the same subject over the years (frame of view should be more or less the same).
  • A group of images depicting the same subject from different viewpoints, preferably taken under the same lighting conditions when possible. Examples: Exterior and interior of a building, different facades of a building, different interior views, obverse and inverse of a banknote/coin. Not acceptable: A selection of different rooms in a skyscraper, the facade of a church plus an organ, any images of fundamentally different scopes.
  • A group of images which show all possible variations of a particular class of object. Examples: Male and female versions of an animal (preferably in the same setting), all known species of a genus. Not acceptable: A few breeds of cats (unless they share a defining characteristic and represent all possible examples of that).

Adding a new nomination[edit]

If you believe that you have found or created an image that could be considered valuable, with appropriate image description and licensing, then do the following.

Step 1: copy the image name into this box, after the text already present in the box, for example, Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Your image filename.jpg. Then click on the "create new nomination" button.

All single files:

For renominations, simply add /2 after the filename. For example, Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Foo.jpg/2


All set nomination pages should begin "Commons:Featured picture candidates/Set/", e.g. "Commons:Featured picture candidates/Set/My Nomination".



Step 2: follow the instructions on the page that you are taken to, and save that page.

Step 3: manually insert a link to the created page at the top of Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list: Click here, and add the following line to the TOP of the nominations list:

{{Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Your image filename.jpg}}

Recommended: Please add a category from the list at COM:FP.

Optional: if you are not the creator of the image, please notify him/her using {{subst:FPC-notice|Your image filename.jpg}} -- ~~~~.

Voting[edit]

Editors whose accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote. Everybody can vote for his/her own nominations. Anonymous (IP) votes are not allowed.

You may use following templates:

  • {{Support}} (Symbol support vote.svg Support),
  • {{Oppose}} (Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose),
  • {{Neutral}} (Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral),
  • {{Comment}} (Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment),
  • {{Info}} (Pictogram voting info.svg Info),
  • {{Question}} (Pictogram voting question.svg Question),
  • {{Request}} (Pictogram voting question-blue.svg Request).

You may indicate that the image has no chance of success with the template {{FPX|reason - ~~~~}}, where reason explains why the image is clearly unacceptable as a FP. The template can only be used when there are no support votes other than the one from the nominator.

A well-written review helps participants (photographers, nominators and reviewers) improve their skills by providing insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a picture. Explain your reasoning, especially when opposing a candidate (which has been carefully selected by the author/nominator). English is the most widely understood language on Commons, but any language may be used in your review. A helpful review will often reference one or more of the criteria listed above.

Unhelpful reasons for opposing include:

  • No reason
  • "I don't like it" and other empty assessments
  • "You can do better" and other criticisms of the author/nominator rather than the image

Remember also to put your signature (~~~~).

Featured picture delisting candidates[edit]

Over time, featured picture standards change. It may be decided that for some pictures which were formerly "good enough", this is no longer the case. This is for listing an image which you believe no longer deserves to be a featured picture. For these, vote:

Text to use Displays as Meaning
{{Keep}} Symbol keep vote.svg Keep It deserves to remain a featured picture
{{Delist}} Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist It does not deserve to be a featured picture anymore.

This can also be used for cases in which a previous version of an image was promoted to FP, but a newer version of the image has been made and is believed to be superior to the old version, e.g. a newly edited version of a photo or a new scan of a historical image. In particular, it is not intended for replacing older photos of a particular subject with newer photos of the same subject, or in any other case where the current FP and the proposed replacement are essentially different images. For these nominations, vote:

Text to use Displays as Meaning
{{Keep}} Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Do not replace the old image with the new image as an FP.
{{Delistandreplace}} Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Replace the current FP with the proposed replacement.

If you believe that some picture no longer meets the criteria for FP, you can nominate it for delisting, copying the image name into this box, after the text already present in the box:


In the new delisting nomination page just created you should include:

  • Information on the origin of the image (creator, uploader);
  • A link to the original FP nomination (it will appear under "Links" on the image description page);
  • Your reasons for nominating the image and your username.

After that, you have to manually insert a link to the created page at the top of Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list.

As a courtesy, leave an informative note on the talk page(s) of the original creator, uploader(s), and nominator with a link to the delisting candidate. {{subst:FPC-notice-removal}} can be used for this purpose.

Featured picture candidate policy[edit]

General rules[edit]

  1. The voting period is 9 complete days counted from the nomination. After the end of this period the result will be determined. Votes added on day 10 and after are not counted.
  2. Nominations by anonymous contributors are welcome
  3. Contributions to discussion by anonymous contributors are welcome
  4. Only registered contributors whose Commons accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote. Exception: registered users can always vote in their own nominations no matter the account age and number of edits.
  5. Nominations do not count as votes. Support must be explicitly stated.
  6. Nominators and authors can withdraw their nominated pictures at any time. This is done by adding the following template: {{withdraw}} ~~~~
  7. Remember, the goal of the Wikimedia Commons project is to provide a central repository for free images to be used by all Wikimedia projects, including possible future projects. This is not simply a repository for Wikipedia images, so images should not be judged here on their suitability for that project.
  8. Rules of the 5th day based on vote counts on day number 5 (day of nomination + 5)
    1. Pictures are speedy declined if they have no support (apart from the nominator).
    2. Pictures are speedy promoted if they have 10 support votes or more and no oppose votes. (Note that if it takes more than five days to reach this threshold, the picture can be promoted as soon as it is reached.)
    3. Once either speedy criterion is reached, the voting period is considered closed, and no more votes may be added.
  9. Pictures tagged {{FPX}} may be removed from the list 24 hours after the tag was applied, provided there are no support votes other than that of the nominator.
  10. Pictures tagged {{FPD}} (FP-Denied) may be removed from the list 24 hours after the tag was applied.
  11. Only two active nominations by the same user (that is, nominations under review and not yet closed) are allowed. The main purpose of this measure is to contribute to a better average quality of nominations, by driving nominators/creators to choose carefully the pictures presented to the forum.

Featuring and delisting rules[edit]

A candidate will become a featured picture in compliance with following conditions:

  1. Appropriate license (of course)
  2. At least seven Symbol support vote.svg Support votes at the end of nine days
  3. Ratio of supporting/opposing votes at least 2/1 (a two-thirds majority); same for delist/keep votes
  4. Two different versions of the same picture cannot both be featured, but only the one with higher level of support, as determined by the closer. Whenever the closer is not sure which version has consensus to be featured, he/she should attempt to contact the voters to clarify their opinions if not clear from the nomination page.

The delisting rules are the same as those for FPs, with voting taking place over the same time period. The rule of the 5th day is applied to delisting candidates that have received no votes to delist, other than that of the proposer, by day 5. There is also a limit of two active delisting nominations per user, which is in addition to the limit of two active regular nominations.

The FPCBot handles the vote counting and closing in most cases, current exceptions are candidates containing multiple versions of the image as well as FPXed and withdrawn nominations. Any experienced user may close the requests not handled by the bot. For instructions on how to close nominations, see Commons:Featured picture candidates/What to do after voting is finished. Also note that there is a manual review stage between the bot has counted the votes and before they are finally closed by the bot, this manual review can be done by any user that are familiar with the voting rules.

Above all, be polite[edit]

Please don't forget that the image you are judging is somebody's work. Avoid using phrases like "it looks terrible" and "I hate it". If you must oppose, please do so with consideration. Also remember that your command of English might not be the same as someone else's. Choose your words with care.

Happy judging… and remember... all rules can be broken.

See also[edit]

Table of contents[edit]

List may contain works considered Not Safe for Work (nudity).

Nominators are requested, out of courtesy, to include the {{nsfw}} template with such images. Users may select the gadget in user preferences "Deferred display of images tagged with {{nsfw}} on COM:FPC" to enable the template's effect of hiding the image until selected.

Contents

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Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Angkor Wat, Camboya, 2013-08-15, DD 061.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 04:55:10 (UTC)
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Frame of the Angkor Wat  ("Capital Temple") in a rainy day, former capital of the  Khmer empire, today Angkor, Cambodia. Angkor Wat, built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, is a temple complex and largest religious monument in the world. Originally founded as a Hindu temple for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century.

File:Roca de la Ley, Parque Nacional de Þingvellir, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 019.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 04:43:51 (UTC)
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Lögberg (icelandic for Law Rock), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland. The Lögberg was the place on which the Lawspeaker (lögsögumaður) took his seat as the presiding official of the assembly of the Althing, the national parliament, from 930 until 1262 (when Iceland took allegiance to Norway). Speeches and announcements were made from the spot and anyone attending could make their argument from the Lögberg.

Image:Shinkansen:the Hayabusa and the Super-Komachi super express.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 04:31:33 (UTC)
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The Hayabusa and the Super-Komachi 20 for Tokyo which passes Nasu-Shiobara Station at 320km (199mi) per an hour.

Խաչ, սպիտակ գնդեր1.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Aug 2015 at 19:22:28 (UTC)

File:Lyristes plebejus, Vic-la-Gardiole 01.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Aug 2015 at 19:22:47 (UTC)
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Lyristes plebejus

File:Carnavalesco.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Aug 2015 at 14:39:47 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Chapultepec Zoo - Jaguar (02).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Aug 2015 at 10:34:42 (UTC)
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Jaguar, Chapultepec Zoo

File:Charlotte Perkins Gilman c. 1900.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Aug 2015 at 00:22:20 (UTC)
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

File:Die Wildkatze in der Wildnis.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2015 at 23:27:13 (UTC)
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European Wildcat in her environment.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Michael Gäbler - uploaded by Michael Gäbler - nominated by Michael Gäbler -- Michael Gäbler (talk) 23:27, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Michael Gäbler (talk) 23:27, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 01:42, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A bit too much environment to really focus right away on the animal. Daniel Case (talk) 05:32, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg weak support --LivioAndronico (talk) 11:44, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The wildcat protects itself with two strategies: camouflage her body and defending their territory. The camouflage is done by brown color and vertical stripes on their fur and her face and by hiding behind plants and shrubs. To defend their territory, the wildcat is guarding the lowest access to their territory. In their area there is a big tree. The fur of the wildcat has the same color and the same pattern as the bark of the tree. The wildcat lives on that tree, there it is protected through the camouflage of the coat. Daniel and Livio, do you understand now why the camouflage of the wildcat must be shown by their hiding behind plants in the picture? --Michael Gäbler (talk) 13:40, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • What's the problem Michael? I had no oppose...I leave weak beacuse it need a crop...--LivioAndronico (talk) 19:57, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
First, there's a lot more green than brown in the image. And as a result I can still see the cat very easily. If the point of the image is to depict how the cat's coloring helps it conceal itself, it's not communicating that very well. And second, if that's the point of the image, then you're arguing more for it as a valued image, not an FP, since depicting its ability to camouflage itself and taking a picture with a level of "wow" adequate to FP standards here seem to be mutually exclusive if this is the best way of doing the former. Daniel Case (talk) 02:07, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Lacks overall sharpness a bit. --Tremonist (talk) 12:17, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I had chosen a narrow depth of focus to make the wildcat as the subject of the image visible at first glance. This is allowed in the Guidelines for nominators. See top of page under "Guidelines for nominators" and "Depth of field (DOF)": "Low depth of field can be used to bring attention to the main subject, separating it from the general environment." --Michael Gäbler (talk) 13:58, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support DoF is indeed very good IMO, at left the big leaf is a bit predominant (a crop maybe?). In the finest of our images of animals in natural habitat. -- Christian Ferrer 18:21, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:McLaren mechanic on 2010 Canadian GP.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2015 at 19:44:23 (UTC)
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McLaren mechanic on 2010 Canadian GP

File:Africa and Europe from a Million Miles Away.png[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2015 at 17:38:42 (UTC)
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Africa and Europe from a Million Miles Away
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Space exploration
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NASA - uploaded & nominated by Originalwana (talk) 17:38, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As nominator Originalwana (talk) 17:38, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Much better image than their first one. Disappointed Britain is under cloud, but I guess that's typical. -- Colin (talk) 21:05, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment meh... not that much photographic progress in the course of the past 40 years. C'mon NASA, give me some breathtaking resolution and stunning image quality! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:22, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It is from a million miles away.Originalwana (talk) 08:57, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
      • Martin, on the first image from this satellite, I initially thought this was another NASA "downsized for the web" images, which didn't compare well to 33 years ago. But it turns out the camera is only 4MP so we won't get any more detailed, and it is, as Originalwana says, from rather far away. This image has much better composition and light than the previous one from this satellite. -- Colin (talk) 09:24, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
        • That's true... considering that: Symbol support vote.svg Support, although weak --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 09:53, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Also, if I understand, these images are made from combining red, blue and green channel, each taken separately. If this implies there's no interpolation on each channel, that would mean its resolution (in the sense real details) is effectively higher than a 2048x2048 shot taken with a standard bayer pattern sensor camera. - Benh (talk) 11:46, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Benh (talk) 11:46, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 12:16, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 01:11, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Essen Germany Interior-of-BMV-Church-01.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2015 at 11:51:28 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
✓ Done There was a slight pincushion distortion which is now corrected. For the verticals: I used the cables of the lamps and I was assuming homogenous gravity in the church. For the resolution: As usual I uploaded the full resolution of my camera. More is not available and I think, that ISO 125 is good enough for the situation. I shot on available light and refused the offer of Sister Dorothea to switch on the lights. There are some coloured lights visible where I have to mention, that it is not a chromatic aberration but the filtered light of the stained glass. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 13:04, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thank you very much! It's a really nice photo now. Face-smile.svg --Tremonist (talk) 14:59, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice and sharp interior shot --Xicotencatl (talk) 17:43, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 19:57, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 20:35, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Colin (talk) 21:04, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Let me take the opportunity to add some information: The church is part of the augustinian monastery in Essen. The stained glass windows show artwork of Johan Thorn Prikker which is considered to be one of the most important glass artists of 20th century. Influenced by impressionism, he pushed stained glass art from figural to ornamental. The windows in the monastery are his last work. From him is the word "Wie herrlich muss es sein, mit der Sonne selbst malen zu können" (How splendid it must be, to paint with the sun herself). Prikker had a deadly desease and it is believed, that the windows, made partly under horrible pains, depict "the antagonism of powers, the path from darkness and death to light and ressurection. The effects of the light is capturing the whole room into this movement; symbol of the big, eternal community of all released people in god." --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 04:41, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Everything right that should be ... nice to see a different sort of church interior than the ones we've been getting (not that there's anything wrong with them ...) Daniel Case (talk) 05:29, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:14, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

*Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose First pillar from left side has huge CA, while at second some CA is still visible, while some is like cleared but pillar is missing there, like bad retousching. Right side, strong CA on windows. See note. --Mile (talk) 08:00, 30 July 2015 (UTC) --Mile (talk) 14:33, 30 July 2015 (UTC) **Mile, I don't think this is CA but simply the strong light bleeding over the edge, which I think an effect that is hard to avoid. The second pillar has a strange stepped pattern on its left edge -- is that an effect of sharpening/clarity/rotation/etc? -- Colin (talk) 12:19, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I haven't saw it so far to such extent-depth. I am not sure you see same with bare eye. I couldn't find any similar, like here. I will put to neutral for now. --Mile (talk) 14:33, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose I liked the composition and looked at the image. Thought to myself "Nice image, but should have been shot from a tripod to avoid the high ISO". Then I looked at the exif and was in for a shock. It's a bit stunning how poor even the best Canons are at shadow recovery, but to mitigate this, HDR should have been used (the windows are also blown). The image has a lot of illustrative value for articles, but with respect to the quality, I do not think that it can really be among the best church interiors we have. I realize that perhaps I'm being a bit harsh, but the great view could be executed much better imho. --DXR (talk) 08:47, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Info It was shot from tripod with mirror lock and remote control. Sure, HDR might have ended up in a better result, but I am not the big friend of HDR, that's why you rarely find a HDR among my photos. I am not sure, if everyone can imagine the light situation: It is a dim light in the church and all light is filtered through coloured glas. The very intense coloured light is also outshining the frames of the windows. It looks like CA, but it is not. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 10:17, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Well, I understand that the term HDR has been spoiled for many by those who use it to make tasteless/creative (pick your flavor) unrealistic adjustments that render images useless for wiki. But the logic behind the concept is sound and shadow noise and blown windows can be easily reduced or avoided using it, and with sensible processing the results won't look fake or bad. This is especially valid for cameras with sub-par dynamic range at low ISOs. I understand people who dislike HDR, but inside the church, it very often becomes an essential tool. --DXR (talk) 10:50, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
I do not condemn HDR in general but sometimes, I am a little bit oldschool and in my opinion, it is often possible to get a reasonable result with a single shot. Well, there are prospects for another shooting in the monastery during midday sun (the colours are different then) and I will remember to try a HDR from same position. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 10:59, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
I think HDR is usually required to get stained-glass in range. Here it could be better, it isn't too bad IMO, and I've seen too many HDR stained glass where the "Ow! Ow! My eyes hurt" bright white is rendered merely paper white. -- Colin (talk) 12:19, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
I agree, the term 'HDR' is too often associated with really bad over-processed tone mapping that makes everything look muddy and weird, but it doesn't have to be that way - the result depends entirely on how strongly it is applied, the quality of the source image and what software is used to do it. To simply associate HDR so negatively is a bit like saying that a terrible photo taken with an expensive top of the line camera must mean the camera is terrible. And although the technical quality of this image is 'okay', it could have been much better. The noise levels of the shadows could have been as you would normally expect of ISO 100. Consider this recent image of mine. The exterior light wasn't as strong, but the interior was much darker so the contrast between highlights and shadows is likely to be similar. It was shot at ISO 320 which would normally result in quite a lot of shadow noise, particularly if pushed a lot. But because I used HDR with a 'slightly overexposed for shadows' bracket shot, I was able to get an image without any noise in any of the shadow areas. That simply wouldn't be possible with a single image, particularly with the low dynamic range of the Canon sensors. Diliff (talk) 18:38, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support (weak) While I agree with DXR that it could be much better, I don't find the noise is that dramatic, and it doesn't look like to come from shadow recovery (doing so on Canons usually gives you non aesthetic banding. See full size image). From a technical point of view, it's certainly at least as good -I'd say better- as many church interior which have been recently promoted and the lighting is just too good to miss. - Benh (talk) 10:02, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 04:39, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Allies Grand Strategy Conference in N Africa- President Roosevelt Meets Mr Churchill. One of the Most Momentous Conferences of This War Began on January 14, 1943 Near Casablanca, When President Roosevelt and Mr A14055.jpg[edit]

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Strategy Conference in N Africa- President Roosevelt Meets Mr Churchill.
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File:Robson Square 01.JPG[edit]

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Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada, during a Friday evening.
Yes, the colors are "real" (by that I mean that these are the colors that the camera captured), in post-production I only changed white balance and exposure controls, I did not use the individual color bars. I sharpened it a bit, but it is still an ISO 800 picture on a low-end DSLR, I wished I had a tripod then, but my purpose of being there was joining the fun, not taking pictures :) --Xicotencatl (talk) 17:27, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It's really a nice picture. One can feel the atmosphere and I like the colours. Unfortunately the crop at the bottom is bad and there is too much noise. Neither quality, nor composition are good enough for FP IMO. --Code (talk) 20:02, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice colors and composition. The noise doesn't bother me too much. --King of ♠ 02:38, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Slight oppose Great effort, but not quite FP thanks to the noise. Daniel Case (talk) 05:24, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Brixner Dom Deckenfresko Anbetung 2.JPG[edit]

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The Worship of the Lamb - Ceiling fresco in Brixen Cathedral by Paul Troger (painted 1748-50)

File:Lilium martagon mit Rutpela maculata 01.JPG[edit]

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Spotted Longhorn beetle (Rutpela maculata) on a Turk's cap lily (Lilium martagon)

File:Münster, Torminbrücke -- 2015 -- 7447.jpg[edit]

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Torminbrücke (at sunrise), Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

File:Rozenkransje (Antennaria dioica) Locatie, Tuinreservaat Jonker vallei 06.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina - Bahia - Brasil(3).jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Flickr - uploaded by Juniorpetjua - nominated by Arion -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 03:16, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 03:16, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 04:46, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 07:46, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 08:37, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 10:40, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 12:11, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I think this is good photo but cannot find featured factor. If this one is the featured picture, there are so many FPs on the internet. --Laitche (talk) 13:03, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
    • @Laitche: Yes, there are so many FPs on the internet. The problem is: they are not uploaded at the Commons for several reasons (copyright, etc...). About this picture: I think it has wow: composition (the textures of the rocks, the reflection in the water, light) and place (a unusual FPC place). 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 13:22, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
      • I don't think so, it's a normal shot with f/3.5 and probably PL filter for me, and too small for this type of foto in 2015, the place is no matter in other words no wow, sorry. --Laitche (talk) 13:32, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too little details for such a small picture of a static subject. Poor description (The description only mentions the name of the national park in which this formation is. Don't these caves have a name?). And even if the picture had a nice high resolution, the composition would not still be wow for me. --Xicotencatl (talk) 17:50, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 19:51, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The textures are interesting, but not FP-worthy-interesting and for this kind of shots it's much too small. --Code (talk) 20:08, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kszapsza (talk) 21:38, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The composition is not interesting enough for me. Perhaps something closer to the rule of thirds would be better. --King of ♠ 02:40, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm very skeptical about the composition and am not even sure of what I shall look at. - Benh (talk) 11:37, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Thanks for all comments. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 12:01, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Common brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni) male.jpg[edit]

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Common brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni) male

File:Painted ceiling of the throne room of Pope Pius VI in Rocca Abbey (Subiaco).jpg[edit]

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Painted ceiling of the throne room of Pope Pius VI in Rocca Abbey (Subiaco)
yes I know,Thanx for comment --LivioAndronico (talk) 08:21, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 12:10, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, but this is neither convincing me as an artwork (relatively simple and in mediocre condition) or as a photo (quality issues) --DXR (talk) 14:19, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 19:52, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Nice subject, but the bottom part is not sharp enough. You should take this photo again with a better lens, I think. --Code (talk) 20:11, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
Is far from Rome....thanks for comment--LivioAndronico (talk) 21:22, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Vesisule õied.jpg[edit]

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Hottonia palustris
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Ireena - nominated by Kruusamägi (talk) 20:42, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kruusamägi (talk) 20:42, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry but the parts in focus are very small compared the photo --LivioAndronico (talk) 21:25, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Like the tricks of the spider. Jee 06:41, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Lacks sharpness. --Tremonist (talk) 12:14, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice colors but, in addition to DoF issues noted by Livio, I'm just not feeling the wow. Looks like too many other flower photos. Daniel Case (talk) 15:52, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:JuminadLoojang.jpg[edit]

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Gulf of Finland from Juminda peninsula
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Abrget47j - nominated by Kruusamägi (talk) 20:43, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kruusamägi (talk) 20:43, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 20:56, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very nice in thumb but in full resolution is a few blurred,sorry --LivioAndronico (talk) 21:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think these tides (noted) looks quite unnatural... They are strangely blurred or something. Overprocessing? -- Pofka (talk) 21:50, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • @Livioandronico2013: and @Pofka:, it is blurred but on purpose, ans is only a result of long exposure (0.6 sec, check exif). The rocks are sharp (not razor sharp though). It's a common practice to add sense of movement in a picture, or to create one of those surreal photos with a "creamy" sea. Livio, if you don't like it, it's fine (I'm not very found of the composition), but you can't oppose based on blurriness alone. That would be missing the point. - Benh (talk) 21:59, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
    • These unnatural tides simply doesn't work for me. Maybe every person assess such things differently. Though, I like everything else about this photo as it looks quite unique, so... Symbol support vote.svg Weak support -- Pofka (talk) 22:06, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • The point is that is blurred (purpose or not) --LivioAndronico (talk) 22:08, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Then maybe abstaining from voting or just saying you don't like it would be better. Your vote sounds like it's a technical issue, but it's not. Pretty much as if you oppose a Monet because it's a bit blurry... - Benh (talk) 22:18, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I judge the photo is taken and not as the subject. As I do not like fish eyes or the churches too distorted--LivioAndronico (talk) 22:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, but I don't think plants should be this blurred. --King of ♠ 00:33, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • If there are waves, then plants should also dance with them. Jee 06:46, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose I think the point of this kind of photo is composition but its composition is not outstanding here (mood is there). --Laitche (talk) 11:46, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, too little resolution. --Tremonist (talk) 12:10, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others (although I definitely like the mood). Daniel Case (talk) 15:48, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose For others --Σπάρτακος (talk) 19:52, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Pontederia, Nagai Park, Osaka.jpg[edit]

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Pickerel weed, Nagai Park, Osaka.
@Livio:Don't worry, cannot any more... --Laitche (talk) 21:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • The flowers are not my field, if benh like so...maybe I was too hard--LivioAndronico (talk) 22:22, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support I agree with Livio. But I still think this ranks among our finest, and the blur adds a sense of depth. Nice lighting, nice background. Would focus stacking works here ? - Benh (talk) 22:14, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 04:51, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:19, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As Livio stated; chasing bokeh you ran to too shallow DOF and stacking is needed. Also crop is not so lucky here (isn't centered and tight above) --Mile (talk) 07:07, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
    • This is no crop image, it's only downsampled therefore I cloned top and the left, Regards. --Laitche (talk) 09:38, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Shallow DOF, the central flow is completely out of focus. --Uoaei1 (talk) 07:54, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment @Benh: @Mile: I've never done focus stacking. I've shotten several different focus shot but every shot was different position by wind, so I think focus stacking is difficult for this kind of subject. If I had a chance I would try that :) --Laitche (talk) 09:38, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I know that. But that's why Feautered class is someway above ordinary shot, to bring some more. In this case, portion in focus is way to small to represent this flower. I am sure it can be done much better. Positioning can be solved with underlaying layers, go to stacking, select all layers, auto-align first, then do auto-blend. This can solve some, but often manual blending is necessary. --Mile (talk) 09:51, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • @Mile: Thanks for your kindly advice! I've never done focus stacking, so it's very helpful (: In fact, I aimed background effect here hence the subject was no matter... but course main subject is important for sure! --Laitche (talk) 10:30, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg weak support per others. --Tremonist (talk) 12:09, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info ✓ New version uploaded Re-processed from the raw file. This version is not downsampled so if you'd like to change your support vote, please do so. --Laitche (talk) 18:28, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Crab (Pachygrapsus marmoratus).jpg[edit]

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Crab (Pachygrapsus marmoratus) on Istrian coast, Adriatic sea
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info True, but its still 1:1. Animal is very wide and short, so you have to crop more. But you cant come much closer, they run away on movement. --Mile (talk) 19:53, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice capture. --Laitche (talk) 20:10, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 21:54, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice photo. Charles (talk) 21:58, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support D kuba (talk) 23:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 00:32, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportBruce1eetalk 04:57, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Schnobby (talk) 07:55, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 09:12, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good work. --Yann (talk) 09:22, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 12:07, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Bieszczady - zielony raj.jpg[edit]

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Bieszczady Mountains. Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Bettomsik - nominated by Halavar -- Halavar (talk) 14:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Halavar (talk) 14:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful mountains! --Tremonist (talk) 14:07, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Impressive --LivioAndronico (talk) 14:14, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Vivid green... but not a very interesting subject in my view : a lot of grass and forest, with little volume because of the lighting, and a centered composition make up for a little wow. - Benh (talk) 17:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
    It's characteristic plant formation (and landscape) of Bieszczady Mountains, called Połonina (Polonyna). Very encyclopaedic photo in my opinion, D kuba (talk) 10:08, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 20:57, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose With Benh.--Jebulon (talk) 22:20, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support For sure, D kuba (talk) 23:00, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 00:33, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This right-down-the-ridgeline view is not common in landscapes, and together with the clouds creates a great vanishing point. Daniel Case (talk) 05:35, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Neither the subject nor the composition convince me. Nice QI-Landscape, but nothing more --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:26, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow. --Laitche (talk) 15:52, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support I still can feel something featurable here. Maybe the mountains. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 02:19, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Kos - Panorama vom Dikeos-Gebirge.jpg[edit]

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Panoramic view at northwest part of Kos from Dikeos mountains, Greece
  • Color space info is added. The image was made on the late afternoon, so the light isn't very harsh. I can't see an significant inclination. --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:28, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Added a note for horizon. I can't find the location on google maps if I search "Kos from Dikeos mountains". Would be nice to have the geolocation? EXIF says 1pm, so I can only guess it's close to midday without the geo location data. But the shadows under the trees on the right make me pretty confident with my assumption. - Benh (talk) 22:06, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 20:57, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Lighting and colors are problematic for me as well. Photos taken in afternoon mostly has such "hot" feeling and it is not pleasant, especially with such large panorama. -- Pofka (talk) 21:59, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Landscape, while not tilted, is just too flat for the most part to be interesting on its own. Daniel Case (talk) 05:33, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Lagopus muta japonica Mount Tsubakuro.jpg[edit]

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Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta japonica) on Mount Tsubakuro, Japan
  • They lure them with food? - Benh (talk) 17:10, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
@Benh: Ok, I'll try that way next time :) --Laitche (talk) 17:15, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Was just conjecturing! But i'd be in a portable blind, put some bread in a good spot, and wait ;) - Benh (talk) 17:40, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Eeeeh thought you were joking, so I joked back! --Laitche (talk) 18:03, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
We never understand each other, do we? ;) - Benh (talk) 22:20, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
y yeah... --Laitche (talk) 09:47, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:06, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 15:07, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 18:11, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mile (talk) 19:33, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great photo. Charles (talk) 22:00, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 04:52, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I don't normally !vote on animal photos, but this one is striking enough. I like the way its colors are echoed by the mountains behind it, showing us the connection between it and its environment. Daniel Case (talk) 05:21, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent shot. I agree with Daniel – the context of the habitat adds some extra value. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 06:54, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Macaca fuscata juvenile yawning.jpg[edit]

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Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) juvenile yawning at Jigokudani Monkey Park, Nagano, Japan
@El Grafo: I would honestly prefer that kind of meme, actually. Daniel Case (talk) 15:49, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Swedish landscape near Björnlunda (by Pudelek) 01.jpg[edit]

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Swedish landscape near Björnlunda
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 21:15, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 21:15, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Not distorted, as you could erroneously assume on first glance. Ordinarily I'd want less clouds, but a bluer sky would have been overwhelming in conjunction with that green. Daniel Case (talk) 02:37, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 07:24, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 09:22, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 09:41, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support D kuba (talk) 12:37, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:02, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:05, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This is very clear composition therefore the cables are too disturbing (as if to be seen the main subject). --Laitche (talk) 16:49, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The major pattern of the composition is that it's half bottom plain green, half top light grey. It could be more dynamic and interesting to me. I also think it's a bit small for a panorama, even though it's within limits. - Benh (talk) 17:08, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 21:00, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 11:50, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Macaca fuscata meditation.jpg[edit]

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Macaca fuscata meditation

File:Aerial view of Capitol Hill at night, looking east from Pine and 9th.jpg[edit]

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Aerial view of Capitol Hill (Seattle) at night, looking east from Pine and 9th.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by dllu - uploaded by dllu - nominated by dllu -- dllu (t,c) 10:03, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- dllu (t,c) 10:03, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very well done technically, a QI in a heartbeat, but aesthetically undistinguished from any other nighttime cityscape. Daniel Case (talk) 02:21, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent! That there are other similar pictures is no reason for me to oppose. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 09:47, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Lothar. --Tremonist (talk) 14:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support My brains immediately told me: SUPPORT THIS. These streets lights are just stunning here. -- Pofka (talk) 14:07, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry per Daniel --LivioAndronico (talk) 15:03, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 15:09, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer 19:18, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Quality is so-so, but I like this "urban mess" in this case, especially because you didn't undergone some heavy post processing, which often become plastic. --Mile (talk) 19:40, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Just curious, why is the quality only so-so? It's a very expensive 36 megapixel camera and lens on a tripod. To my eyes it looks very sharp without noise. The only technical defect I see is that the trees, swaying in the wind, get a bit blurred -- a trade off between car trails and noiseless ISO 100 versus sharp trees. And actually I did some post processing (it's an HDR photo from three exposures so that the roofs of the buildings aren't totally black and so that the lights aren't blown out), but I'm glad people don't notice it. Thanks! dllu (t,c) 21:59, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Sharpness is OK, motion blurr of traffic, trees isn't problem (not extensive). But if you check the sky there is posterization and banding with some quite big smudge (posterization) on the left. Congrats on camera. --Mile (talk) 07:21, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 21:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Daniel Case and the sky is posterized as Mile mentioned, sorry. --Laitche (talk) 19:58, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose weak. I like night shots and that one is taken properly in my view (though I'd lift shadows a bit), but I'm not too sure about the composition. - Benh (talk) 14:01, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Leegheide-nahe-Glabbacher-Bruch-2015.jpg[edit]

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Leegheide inside the protected area Krickenbecker Seen und Kleiner De Wittsee in Nettetal
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Tuxyso (talk) 05:01, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tuxyso (talk) 05:01, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good composition. --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 05:34, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 13:38, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Interesting proportion but grassses on the bottom part are disturbing the composition. --Laitche (talk) 16:43, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks, Laitche for your comment. The grasses are placed there on purpose. Classical foreground, midground, background composition. IMHO the photo would look worse without these grasses. --Tuxyso (talk) 19:30, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
      • I guessed grasses are one of elements but in this case light green (mid) ground is too little in this composition. If there are a bit more ground (midground), I would agree :) --Laitche (talk) 19:50, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A nice composition and a good technical achievement but the subject is not worth a FP to me.--Jebulon (talk) 22:37, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Jebulon. While this avoids the usual pitfall of shooting almost into the sun, there are still some small blown areas in the clouds, and I'm not sure that the composition delivers enough to offset that. I don't like the crop on the cloud, for one thing, and Laitche is correct about the paucity of ground. Daniel Case (talk) 01:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I understand the intention of this composition. The trees in one line similar to a pearl necklace and the cloudy look interesting. But the tree on the left is disturbing the composition. The photographer should try a different placement here. --Wladyslaw (talk) 05:52, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 09:22, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the composition. --Tremonist (talk) 14:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per others. There probably is way too much of sky captured (like 4/5 of the picture?) and yet it has cropped clouds. Cropped tree doesn't help as well. Probably wrong angle... -- Pofka (talk) 14:10, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as others. Yann (talk) 22:51, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Dam at Jalpa de Canovas 2.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Dacelo novaeguineae waterworks.jpg[edit]

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"Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) perched on a Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata), Waterworks Reserve, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia"

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"Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) perched on a Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata), Waterworks Reserve, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia"

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Re-cropped from the first version. --Laitche (talk) 19:16, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain as editor. --Laitche (talk) 19:16, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice Charles (talk) 23:09, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 23:52, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support this version also. --Pine 00:14, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:24, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -donald- (talk) 07:18, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Right crop is not perfect, but the colours are just beautiful, and so is the quality. — Julian H. 07:46, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:16, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 15:10, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Моржи на фоне мыса Останцового, остров Хейса.jpg[edit]

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Walruses in Franz Joseph Land Reserve, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Nixette - nominated by A.Savin --A.Savin 20:16, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --A.Savin 20:16, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Много хороших фото с севера, ну у всех света не хватает. Осветить надо, немного. --Mile (talk) 08:52, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Petar: Я сейчас понимаю очень хорошо. Daniel Case (talk) 21:27, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice and good --Σπάρτακος (talk) 09:23, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support but unfavorable light. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 11:51, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:16, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good composition. --Laitche (talk) 17:48, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 21:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The background is sufficiently blurred to be not at all sharp, but insufficiently blurred to have any sort of bokeh effect, and this middle ground makes me uneasy. Also too dark IMO, though this can be fixed. --King of ♠ 02:42, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I really think it can and should be brightened. Is there a consensus for that? — Julian H. 09:22, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done. --A.Savin 11:16, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support Looks great, thanks. — Julian H. 11:24, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Dülmen, Hausdülmen, Sonnenaufgang -- 2015 -- 4952.jpg[edit]

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Sunrise near Hausdülmen, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 16:22, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is special. The mood. The tree. Great work. --Code (talk) 18:10, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose YAFS. Like the "blue hour"-pictures, they're cliche. Kleuske (talk) 18:40, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Still not completely sure I know what that acronym means. I have an idea, but maybe you could be so kind to verify it. — Julian H. 20:54, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Definitely one of our nicer sunsetsrises. Still not really much more than that. — Julian H. 20:54, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
Um, it's a sunrise. Read the image description before you say things like that. Please. Daniel Case (talk) 06:05, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Sorry. — Julian H. 12:33, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support WoW --LivioAndronico (talk) 21:25, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:56, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes, we get too many ordinary sunsets. But this is a well-done winter sunrise. Daniel Case (talk) 06:05, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per DC. Jee 11:18, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support If this was sunset, I wouldn't support... --Laitche (talk) 20:06, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful, I love this kind of recordings.--Famberhorst (talk) 04:56, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 09:23, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:00, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:17, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 15:12, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 21:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --· Favalli ⟡ 01:48, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Sant'Agostino (Gubbio) - Intern.jpg[edit]

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File:Sant'Agostino (Gubbio) - Intern
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info From the second half of the century. XIII. The interior has a nave with girders supported by arches resting on pillars. Among the most outstanding works of art are to be mentioned: Jesus and the Samaritan woman (1580), Virgil Nucci (first chapel since.); the Madonna del Soccorso, the unknown of the end of the century. XV (5th chapel since.); Our Lady of Grace, fresco by Ottaviano Nelli (3rd chapel d.); Baptism of St. Augustine (1594), by Felice Damiani (fourth chapel d.). Very interesting frescoes in the apse and the triumphal arch, executed by Nelli and his workshop. The triumphal arch is represented the Last Judgment, made perhaps with the help of Jacopo Salimbeni from San Severino. In the apse are illustrated stories from the life of St. Augustine. These paintings, dated 1420, is one of the main examples of late Gothic painting of Gubbio. All by LivioAndronico (talk) 09:43, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- LivioAndronico (talk) 09:43, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 05:39, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lights up high are blown out, but that's not so much of the image and it's the price you pay for otherwise exposing what seems to have been a pretty dim church interior so well. Daniel Case (talk) 06:01, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice mood but I got a bit bored of church interiors, I think we need the rest with this kind of subject... --Laitche (talk) 20:38, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I do what I can with the material that I find .... in Italy the churches are everywhere. If there was a Buddhist temple I would go there ... but there isn't Face-tongue.svg --LivioAndronico (talk) 22:02, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I don't think every house in Italy is a church Face-surprise.svg --Laitche (talk) 09:51, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Every house? what are you talking about? Meh.svg--LivioAndronico (talk) 10:46, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Houses, buildings, skyscrapers, bridges, towers. Interiors, exteriors anything ok but not a church, we can take a rest for a while... --Laitche (talk) 12:08, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Churches are ok, no problem at all. I just got a bit tired with churches, that's it :) --Laitche (talk) 12:18, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • PEO-sweat.svg And what can I tell you Laitche ? Each church has its own architecture, statues, filling spaces etc ... I watch this. However if you hear David Nuclear Blast Animation Rising Mushroom Cloud.gif--LivioAndronico (talk) 14:22, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
P.S. I joke --LivioAndronico (talk) 14:23, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
✓OK forget it Smile P.S. I've already told David the same thing :) --Laitche (talk) 14:42, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment What's the story with the blocky (?) appearance of Jesus below the arch? Is this oversharpened noise? Generally the details look quite rough for ISO 100, imo. --DXR (talk) 09:22, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • is old and a bit spoiled, it happens with the churches of the thirteenth century.Thanks.--LivioAndronico (talk) 10:46, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 09:23, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:00, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:17, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 15:13, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support But please add a geocode. It would also be good if you could provide some more information about the church. --Code (talk) 20:21, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done thanx --LivioAndronico (talk) 11:54, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mile (talk) 11:05, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Vilnius N-D de la Porte d'Aurore Vilnius.jpg[edit]

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Notre Dame de la  Porte de l'Aurore, à  Vilnius,  Lituanie.
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Humm! difficult to recover better, thank you for your advice.--PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 08:08, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus).jpg[edit]

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Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus).
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus). All by --Mile (talk) 07:41, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Mile (talk) 07:41, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support For me the category is better Animals --LivioAndronico (talk) 08:07, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I was considering which category to put, but made up my mind for Animals it would be better if fish would be in whole, with tail. --Mile (talk) 08:36, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support "Food and drink" is better. They are dead. Yann (talk) 08:50, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition does not work for me, sorry, the plate and the lower right corner are disturbing to me.--Jebulon (talk) 09:06, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The pattern on the plate does take the eye away from the fish, but then it is a sort of swimming sea pattern, which is an interesting combination. So I think it works. -- Colin (talk) 11:03, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Jebulon --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:08, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Soundwaweserb (talk) 21:17, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tuxyso (talk) 05:10, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 05:40, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Composition works for me and the details are sharp. Daniel Case (talk) 05:57, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:36, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Jebulon. --Laitche (talk) 16:19, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Jebulon. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 02:54, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 09:23, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Composition is fine for me. --Tremonist (talk) 13:59, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:28, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Wilhelm Benque - Photograph of Ambroise Thomas.jpg[edit]

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Photograph of w:Ambroise Thomas

File:Macaca sinica - 01.jpg[edit]

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Wild toque macaque (Macaca sinica) in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka.

File:Big Mac hamburger.jpg[edit]

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A McDonald's Big Mac hamburger
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Evan-Amos - uploaded by Evan-Amos - nominated by kasir -- Kasir (talk) 15:31, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kasir (talk) 15:31, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good quality,is a few small but good and original --LivioAndronico (talk) 18:56, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Makes me hungry. Mmmmm....hamburger.--Fotoriety (talk) 01:09, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Manages to be a good, attractive, but reasonably accurate view of it (unless the people making it squash it, and you get some horrible mess of food) Think the patties might be moved forwards slightly, but otherwise they'd be hidden, so I can live with that. Likewise, the pickled cucumber slices are probably a lot more visible than they'd normally be, but, again, that's acceptable enough. A definite winner. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:54, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Something a little different here. Rare, but still well-done Face-wink.svg Daniel Case (talk) 07:23, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Реалистичное фото! :) Почему-то не используется в русскоязычных проектах Викимедиа... --Brateevsky {talk} 10:04, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Beware of McD! --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:09, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • barely Symbol support vote.svg Support OK from a lighting point of view. But I wish we have more studio like photographs, with the background being an actual one, so we keep the shadow, instead of having to remove it. Would also be pretty interesting to have it side by side with the same subject from the McDo marketing division ;) - Benh (talk) 19:17, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral per Benh. Not a giant fan of objects standing on something that was cut away. — Julian H. 20:31, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:39, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beware of McD, but this image is good! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 02:55, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:57, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 21:02, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Kszapsza (talk) 21:41, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- High Quality Alborzagros (talk) 07:13, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Aleja uz Lauku kapiem Jaunpils pusē.jpg[edit]

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Linden allee to Lauki cemetery in Jaunpils Municipality, Latvia. Nature monument.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Kikos - uploaded by Kikos - nominated by Kikos -- Kikos (talk) 09:55, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kikos (talk) 09:55, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 10:55, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry,not outstanding for me --LivioAndronico (talk) 13:24, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice mood but overprocessed. --Laitche (talk) 16:32, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too much on the artsy side; overprocessed per Laitche and white balance seems off (perhaps deliberately?) Daniel Case (talk) 16:53, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Rainbow unicorn (talk) 19:06, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others and sorry, the sharpening algorithm wasn't lucky finding out what is and what isn't an edge that needs sharpening. — Julian H. 20:28, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose the quality isn't ok, but the idea is fantastic! Please try to do this work again and perhaps as a focus stack. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 02:58, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose overprocessed.--PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 13:12, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. --Tremonist (talk) 13:57, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Overprocessed. -- Pofka (talk) 14:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Apollo 11 Launch2.jpg[edit]

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The launch of Apollo 11 on 16 July 1969. "At 9:32 a.m. EDT, the swing arms move away and a plume of flame signals the liftoff of the Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle and astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A."
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NASA and restored by Mvuijlst - uploaded by Mvuijlst - nominated by Pine -- Pine 03:58, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pine 03:58, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the flames, I think it shows the danger of space flight, like a malfunction could occur. But you can also see that some preparation went in before takeoff to make this a safe trip. Rainbow unicorn (talk) 19:19, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Quite an interesting photo of great historical significance. Although the technical quality is poor by today's standards, the FPC guidelines say something about a bad photo of a good subject is preferable to a good photo of a mundane subject. dllu (t,c) 11:12, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jacopo Werther iγ∂ψ=mψ 07:12, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 10:23, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Historical significance. 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 11:58, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 13:56, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:31, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Nowruz Zoroastrian (retouched).jpg[edit]

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Bas-relief in Persepolis
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Anatoly Terentiev, retouched and uploaded by MagentaGreen, nominated by Yann (talk) 10:43, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I think there is a potential here. Hopefully, editing fixed the issues mentioned in the previous nomination. -- Yann (talk) 10:43, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 12:11, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 14:15, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 16:03, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 10:24, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kasir (talk) 15:35, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Reguyla (talk) 16:27, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 16:42, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Strong oppose Thanks for fixing CA. But it's really too soft for me to support, jpeg compression I'd say. Some good wildlife, sport and concert pictures get rejected here having MUCH more detail. Why should this have a special treatment? It is a stone with daylight, for a FP it should be razor sharp with twice the resolution we have now. --Kadellar (talk) 16:57, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Strongly per Kadellar.--Jebulon (talk) 22:32, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Alborzagros (talk) 03:59, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Samak (talk) 08:44, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Soft, below 4 megapixels despite static subject. Not FP to me. — Julian H. 20:23, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --PIERRE ANDRE LECLERCQ (talk) 07:39, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Farshid . Talk 14:26, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Kadellar. Kruusamägi (talk) 20:55, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Kadellar. --Xicotencatl (talk) 17:54, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Saghi (talk) 17:57, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose too soft. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:25, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Retouching can solve the flaws but never gain the quality itself (per others). --Laitche (talk) 18:21, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Men triple jump French Athletics Championships 2013 t154029.jpg[edit]

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File:Men triple jump French Athletics Championships 2013
No, I want a subject that clearly stands out. Daniel Case (talk) 17:14, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Sankt Georgen am Laengsee Taggenbrunn 11 Burgruine mit Weinberg 18072015 5993.jpg[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Johann Jaritz - uploaded by Johann Jaritz - nominated by Johann Jaritz (talk) -- Johann Jaritz 15:48, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 15:48, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 16:05, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think that this is a nice picture but taken at the wrong time of day. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 04:28, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It happened that I was just there at noon. Perhaps there will be another opportunity one day for an image in the late afternoon.--Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 05:27, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Tomascastelazo, but I oppose, sorry (it's really not you, but a common voting pattern with me). - Benh (talk) 11:21, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 16:16, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Tomas; this has potential if photographed with raking light. Daniel Case (talk) 18:34, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment since this nomination doesn't seem to be going anywhere fast, I thought I'd experiment with drawing out the patterns in the landscape with a b&w conversion. I've posted an alternative below. Johann Jaritz, if you hate it or don't want this added to your nomination then please feel free to remove the alt, or request the image be deleted. -- Colin (talk) 16:39, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thank you, Colin, I am fascinated by your idea and the endeavors you made. The B&W result is far better than the color version. The crop of the sky increased the quality as well. Perhaps there is a little chance now. --Johann Jaritz 05:06, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
Johann Jaritz, if you support the b&w version, you need to explicitly put a support vote against that version as each alt is counted separately -- but it is up to you of course. -- Colin (talk) 07:34, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
Colin, I am still pondering. --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 04:17, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 😄 ArionEstar 😜 (talk) 07:18, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I'm not sure what the lower third and upper quarter add to the picture. — Julian H. 20:17, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ralf Roleček 10:27, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:40, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

Sankt Georgen am Laengsee Taggenbrunn 11 Burgruine mit Weinberg 18072015 5993 b&w alt.jpg

File:Bulgarian folk dancers and musicians in Brussels.JPG[edit]

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Bulgarian folk dancers in Brussels.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Tropcho - uploaded by Tropcho - nominated by Tropcho -- Tropcho (talk) 08:18, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tropcho (talk) 08:18, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Upper part (background) a little dark. --Tremonist (talk) 15:51, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Very good. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 21:06, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 06:02, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent picture of ethnic costume. Some flaws—unsharp background in upper right and some CA—but not enough to compromise the subject of the image. Daniel Case (talk) 18:30, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like this photo but not Featured picture, imho. --Laitche (talk) 16:40, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Laitche. What is there to be featured? No good light, no interesting actions (no actions actually), slightly tilted, jpeg compression artifacts. If you could see their pants, skirts, shoes and dresses it would have a bit more of EV as well. --Kadellar (talk) 17:03, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
@Kadellar:Well, it's perhaps a question of taste. The costumes, although not completely visible, are rather pretty, I think. But what I like best about this picture - and what adds wow for me - are the facial expressions of the dancers, which span a broad spectrum of emotions - from melancholy, through bewilderment and amusement, to mild scepticism. I may be wrong of course, but I think it's not really the most common and boring combination. It's certainly amusing to me. As said, possibly a question of taste. Regarding the light, what is it precisely that bothers you? And what would have been better in your opinion? Tropcho (talk) 18:44, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support For what the nominator said. Rainbow unicorn (talk) 19:36, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The quality isn't great but more importantly, they don't really look happy or even neutral. Unless this is some kind of a signature look for Bulgarian folk dancers, I think this is not a featurable representation. — Julian H. 20:15, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
@Julian Herzog: I'm not sure the merit of the photo depends on its presenting the typical look of Bulgarian folk dancers. Actually, I think it's quite far from being representative (as far as the emotions on their faces are concerned, at least; their costumes are, of course, typical). Regarding their not looking happy or neutral, in my view it's exactly the variety of emotion on their faces that is the best thing about the photo (see also my comment above). Tropcho (talk) 09:41, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
@Tropcho: Part of my problem is that I think most of them wouldn't like to be depicted in this way, and as they are not really public figures or show an expectation of being recorded, they are not given the chance to represent the image that they might want to represent. This makes the image authentic, but it also makes it an invasion of their privacy in my eyes. The legal situation may be completely different, and everyone can feel different about this, but my personal view is that I'm not happy about this aspect of the photo. It makes me as the viewer of the photo uncomfortable. — Julian H. 10:31, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
@Julian Herzog: I see your point. Perhaps it would make you feel better if I pointed out that the picture was taken at the Grand Place in Brussels at a moment when a sizeable crowd occupied the square. The dancers were on the vaulted terrace of the Town Hall overlooking the square. I'd be surprised if they weren't aware of how visible they were. Tropcho (talk) 23:21, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

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Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The tighter crop looks better to me. Let me know what you think :) Tropcho (talk) 09:26, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Bulgarian folk dancers and musicians in Brussels cropped.JPG

File:Galerie Vivienne, 12 March 2015.jpg[edit]

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  • Lothar Spurzem we all have different approach to "decoding" images. Some see colors better, some read volumes easier... I admit a panorama may make it hard to read volume, but I think "bended lines" are a too easy targets. Many photos with straight lines give "no real impression" either because projecting volumes on 2D comes with tradeoffs, and keeping lines straight often mean proportions are lost. And many photos might gives "no real impression" because you don't see colors as intended or because of bad processing. As for me, I think one can easily tell there are two alleys which are perpendicular to each other. But I know the place of course... Anyhow, I guess you mostly mean that you don't like my compositional choices (which is fine, but saddens me). - Benh (talk) 05:09, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Not sure how to read this. But (un)fortunately, this passage is not so busy to start with. So it's both a bit sad, and not an achievement (depending on what you meant). - Benh (talk) 05:09, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • The image as it is stands for itself, not needing anything really. However, the same picture with people can be interesting. It is a public space, but with no public, and this in itself is different, almost like a movie set. Anyway, I wonder about the demographics... --Tomascastelazo (talk) 05:17, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I have to say that I really like this picture, it has Wabi Sabi. I like the details like the pipes, the ceiling glass, the damaged floor, the books and cards and art. It is nice indeed. I really do not like to compare, but here this to me is so Norman Rockwell sans the people. And I love Norman Rockwell. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 05:26, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you Tomas. I'm not surprised by your comment, and if I may, this is how I "identified" you. You focus more on people and what makes things live or evolve, when I'm more into static stuffs (making references to wabi sabi or Norman Rockwell says a lot. Not that I knew them, but Wikipedia helps ;) ). I agree that a picture with people would give more life to it, be more faithful and best represent the atmosphere. But I'm just not good at it, and made a few failed attempts here. I've also come to be careful when photographing people : it may hurt them that I spead their image all over the net (have had some debate here, and many don't agree with me). This aside, this picture is HDR. It's always tricky to blend exposures when people are in the way, so I'd rather have less of them to begin with. - Benh (talk) 06:50, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:57, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great details and very clear image of a normal day. I like this color balance :) --Laitche (talk) 09:29, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great shot! --Gyrostat (talk) 12:37, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 16:03, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 00:50, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ---Code (talk) 16:43, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very nice! --Kadellar (talk) 17:06, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportJulian H. 20:09, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose unnatural distortion: the mosaic on the ground is a perfect circle in the real life if I remember well...--Jebulon (talk) 21:00, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • No projection, even the rectilinear you probably think as a "more normal than others" projection, will show it to you as a circle (unless the circle is in a plan perpendicular to the view direction). You can not like it (I'm used to that), but it's not wrong in itself. - Benh (talk) 21:14, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • And if I may... The bassin (which is a "perfect" circle too) doesn't show as circle here either dear Jebulon ;) - Benh (talk) 21:32, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Ne te fais pas plus bête que tu l'es, cher Benh ;). Tu comprends très bien ce que je veux dire. Je suis d'accord avec toi, mais tu sais que je n'apprécie pas ce genre de "projection", que je trouve trop artificielle par rapport à ce que voit mon œil. Tu nous proposes une vision déformée par ta lentille, et j'aime pô. Et non, contrairement à ce que tu dis à Lothar Spurzem, avec cette projection il n'est pas évident que les deux allées soient perpendiculaires, mê si moi aussi je connais les lieux. Ton choix n'est pas faux en soi (ai-je dit ça ?), il ne correspond pas à mes canons esthétiques et ce n'est pas nouveau... Quant à ton contre-exemple, tu t'es donné bien du mal pour retrouver quelque argument que, quant à moi, je juge bien peu convaincant, voire carrément capillotracté. Tu es souvent la voix discordante ici, et c'est très bien ainsi (sauf si ça devient systématique et s'apparente à une "posture"...). Permets que j'apporte ici ma modeste contradiction, qui permettra d'ailleurs à ton image, Ô paradoxe, de rester plus longtemps sur cette page !!!--Jebulon (talk) 08:27, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Je cherche à montrer l'absurdité d'un vote contre basé sur une "idéologie" finalement. Tu ne peux pas lancer de telles affirmations (ça n'est pas un cercle...) d'une telle manière sur la place publique. Déjà parce que c'est faux, et parce que beaucoup prennent ça pour argent comptant et ne se posent pas plus de questions que ça. Ça marche en politique, ça marche ici. Et je ne dis pas à Lothar que c'est évident ; je dis que ça l'est plus pour certains que pour d'autres. Il y a une forte nuance. Moi je suis bon avec les volumes, et ai été éduqué assez jeune avec des photos projetées comme ça : ça ne me gêne pas et mon cerveau fait le travail inverse rapidement. Je suis sûr de ne pas être seul dans ce cas. Tu peux dire explicitement que tu n'aimes pas, mais là, ton vote est formulé comme si le cercle qui n'en est plus était une vérité. C'est exactement la même chose sur ta photo (si!). Juste que tu sais faire la projection inverse sur ce type d'image. Et encore dès fois on se gourre, les architectes faisant souvent usage de techniques trompe-l'oeil. Tu voterais contre un planisphère? Tu réalises que l’Antarctique ou le Groenland ne sont pas aussi grands que ce qui est représenté sur la plupart des planisphères? Pourtant c'est un outil scientifique... Ça choque moins car on y est tellement habitué qu'on ne se pose plus la question, mais c'est pourtant grossier. Quant à ma voix discordante... si c'est le cas, c'est juste que la ligne éditoriale retenue après votes ne correspond pas souvent à mes goûts et convictions. Mais je ne suis pas discordant pour le plaisir ; à priori je suis constant dans mes propos (sauf évolutions dues à l'âge, je me fais vieux). Ouf. Note tout de même que j'ai une ligne directrice : c'est que la photo ait qq chose d'un minimum exceptionnel, dans le sens où ça n'est pas le type de photo facile à prendre. Sinon je reste ouvert à tout et essaie de ne pas voter contre les images dont le sujet ne m'intéresse pas, sauf erreur flagrante. - Benh (talk) 09:10, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Je crois que l'idéologue, là, c'est toi, désolé. Pas de "projection" ici, juste le résultat d'une lentille déformante. Et j'avais pensé à l'argument du planisphère de Mercator évidemment, mais pour en tirer la conclusion exactement inverse de la tienne. Tu as le droit d'être discordant à ton gré. Moi aussi. Et vive la Cité Idéale d'Urbino !--Jebulon (talk) 23:12, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Bon on rentre dans le point godwin... et on pourrait continuer longtemps avec les "non c'est toi"... Et malheureusement si, il y a "projection" (ou alors tu as raté qq chose, désolé). Tes lentilles ne font que ça, les logiciels type Hugin aussi. Je continue cette conversation en privé. On a assez pollué ici. - Benh (talk) 08:55, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pofka (talk) 14:34, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great shot! My favorite of all the pictures currently nominated :) --Xicotencatl (talk) 17:53, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kszapsza (talk) 21:43, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Tour Saint-Jacques BLS.jpg, featured[edit]

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  • This is a third attempt... and I don't think we could. If I take it a bit earlier, the bottom part of the tower is in the shade (because of surrounding buildings). If I take it at later time, shadows have grown too much horizontaly. This is north side of the tower, leaving a very short window to get it right. Now to say all about it, the rightmost building should have been lit by the sun on top, but I found it distracting, so I used a shot taken dozens of minutes before to stitch, so everything but the tower is in the shade. Not quite faithful to reality, but more beautiful in my opinion. - Benh (talk) 06:54, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Fair enough. Short of pulling a Mr. Burns-esque act of villainy, I don't see a way of controlling the lighting here. Striking the "weak". — Chris Woodrich (talk) 09:49, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • What about shooting the scene in June? Don't want to be a smart-ass here, but 8 o'clock in April is imo not really the best time to get optimal light on a north facade. --DXR (talk) 14:43, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Smart ;) true. I probably wouldn't have waited until June had I realised then (I don't plan this far). I could do it again now, checked that July is still good enough, but my backlog of photos to process or move to wiki has quite swelled up lately... I may go there and just see how the lighting renders (maybe the right building come out of the shade). But I personally like the lighting enough that way. I guess I'll just wait next year to actually take the photo again. - Benh (talk) 14:58, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • And leaves of the tree might be an annoyance. - Benh (talk) 15:01, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Yeah, I didn't mean to say "Go out and do it better", but rather react to Crisco's comment ;-). I'd rather have you create great new stuff like this than spend too much time for that tower. --DXR (talk) 15:37, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Not a very inspiring shot, but I think lighting won't get (edit after discussion above) much better than this, and will fulfill its encyclopedic purposes well. - Benh (talk) 06:55, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 13:47, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:50, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 15:59, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Johann Jaritz (talk) Johann Jaritz 16:11, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 16:43, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good composition and perspective control. --Laitche (talk) 17:37, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 23:40, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I salute you, Benh, for all you've tried to do here. But the unnatural sky color and CA around it suggest overprocessing here. Daniel Case (talk) 03:42, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm not Crisco, but guess "you takin' to me" instead ;) Not too sure how it's unnatural, but I used a polariser filter to darken the sky. It was even darker than that and I had to brighten it actually. I don't see CA, and they don't come from overprocessing so I guess you mean "halo" you get from oversharpening. I do sharpen so the fine details stand out more, but feel it's not pushed too far. I'll listen to other points of view. - Benh (talk) 04:48, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Post amended. Daniel Case (talk) 05:08, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Concernant les CAs je suppose que Daniel parle des traces violettes sur la balustrade en haut de l'immeuble de droite. Les ombres semblent avoir été très éclaircies, ce qui doit affecter dans une certaine mesure le contraste et donc le rendu des couleurs. Je n'ai pour ma part rien décidé concernant mon vote. Really sorry I'm a bit too tired after my day job to try to speak in English. -- Christian Ferrer 20:39, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • J'ai regardé de nouveau et je pense qu'il parle des halos autour des batiments. Il faut vraiment regarder de près la miniature pour le voir. C'est un phénomène qui vient du fait que j'ai fusionné trois expositions. C'est ce qui me permet d'avoir les bâtiments sur le côté relativement clairs (sans ça ils seraient vraiment sombres). Je ne sais pas si je dois m'entêter à essayer de voir ça (je dois déjà revoir mon image de la cathédrale de Condom). Si les critiques sont unanimes, je le ferai. Pour le vote, tu n'as pas à te justifier, je suis là pour lire des avis francs :) - Benh (talk) 06:40, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Lack of color vibrancy. -- Christian Ferrer 14:38, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Not happy about how you brightened the parts of the sky towards the left and right where the dark buildings are, not happy about the bottom crop. But man, that light just works perfectly with this architecture. — Julian H. 20:11, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes I noticed that after Daniel Case mentioned it as "CA". Not happy with it either... I spent a lot of time on that picture... so I'm a bit annoyed ;). It's due to exposures blending, and not an effect of me brightening the sky (which was much darker because of the polariser). Added to my backlog for fix. - Benh (talk) 21:19, 26 July 2015 (UTC)


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Result: 13 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 05:02, 31 July 2015 (UTC)


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Sun 26 Jul → Fri 31 Jul
Mon 27 Jul → Sat 01 Aug
Tue 28 Jul → Sun 02 Aug
Wed 29 Jul → Mon 03 Aug
Thu 30 Jul → Tue 04 Aug
Fri 31 Jul → Wed 05 Aug

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  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
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  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
    Add the result of the voting at the bottom (on a new line with a space first)
    '''Result:''' x delist, x keep, x neutral => /not/ delisted. ~~~~
    (for example see Commons:Featured picture candidates/removal/Image:Astrolabe-Persian-18C.jpg)
  2. Also edit the title of the delisting candidate image template and add after the image tag
    delisted or not delisted
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] === becomes === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], delisted ===
  3. Move the actual template from Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list to the bottom of the actual month page on Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/July 2015.
  4. If the outcome was not delisted, stop here. If it is delisted:
    1. Remove the picture from Commons:Featured pictures, list and any subpages.
    2. Replace the template {{Featured picture}} on the image description page by {{Delisted picture}}. If using the {{Assessments}} template, change featured=1 to featured=2 (do not change anything related to its status in other featured picture processes). Also, remove the image from all categories like Featured pictures of ....
    3. Add a delisting-comment to the original entry in chronological list of featured pictures in bold-face, e. g. delisted 2007-07-19 (1-6) with (1-6) meaning 1 keep and 6 delist votes (change as appropriate). The picture in the gallery is not removed.