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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, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 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.
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 one useful guideline. Horizons should almost never be placed in the middle, where they "cut" the image in half. Often, a horizon creating a top or bottom third of the space works better. 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}} ~~~~. Also, remember that if more than one version is nominated, you should explicitly state which version you are withdrawing.
  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 is 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.

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Featured picture candidates[edit]

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

Voting period ends on 26 Feb 2018 at 16:57:24 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

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

Voting period ends on 26 Feb 2018 at 04:37:03 (UTC)
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Alnus incana var. tenuifolia in flower
  • Category: [[Commons:Featured pictures/<add the category here>]]
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by ThayneT - uploaded by ThayneT - nominated by ThayneT -- ThayneT (talk) 04:37, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ThayneT (talk) 04:37, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like the compositon with these three layers but IMO the first layer isn't sharp enough. The lighting could be more interesting, too. --Basotxerri (talk) 15:22, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm very sorry, but I agree with Basotxerri: a pleasant composition, but the lack of sharpness on the first layer is a serious issue. --Sputniktilt (talk) 16:56, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment BTW, please add the FPC category. --Basotxerri (talk) 21:33, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Thylacodes colubrinus 01.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Feb 2018 at 16:50:24 (UTC)
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Shell of a Blackish Worm Snail, Thylacodes colubrinus

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

Voting period ends on 25 Feb 2018 at 14:23:59 (UTC)
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Crucifixion of Christ at the central panel of the Knappenaltar (altar of the miners) at the catholic parish church Hallstatt, Upper Austria
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Non-photographic media#Religion
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Crucifixion of Christ at the central panel of the Knappenaltar (altar of the miners) at the catholic parish church Hallstatt, Upper Austria. Anonymous master, around 1450. All by me --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:23, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:23, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mile (talk) 16:14, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 17:08, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ermell (talk) 20:40, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:34, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:38, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Yes to more paintings, but one Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question: is there a bit of barrel distortion? My eyes are telling me that the sides are curving a bit ...--Peulle (talk) 09:50, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @Peulle: I checked the verticals of the frame and do not see any barrel distortion. --Uoaei1 (talk) 21:01, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Oh well. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Peulle (talk) 22:10, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

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

Voting period ends on 25 Feb 2018 at 13:34:05 (UTC)
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Reagan with the Mujahedin
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Historical#1980-1990
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info In the series of images depicting significant historical events, this image is captioned: President Reagan meeting with Afghan Freedom Fighters to discuss Soviet atrocities in Afghanistan. 2/2/83. During the Soviet invasion, the US provided financial and military support to the mujahedin, in a covert operation managed by the CIA. While this support was classified, the moral support was public - as this image shows.
  • Created by a White House photographer (possibly Tim Clary) Michael Evans, as stamped on the contact sheet, uploaded by Scewing, nominated by Peulle -- Peulle (talk) 13:34, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Peulle (talk) 13:34, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment -- I have done a minor fix: straightened and perspektive correction. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 20:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Most of the source links are broken. –Juliancolton | Talk 20:30, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @Juliancolton: I did a little searching on the net and some digging and found that most of the files have just been moved to the Reagan Library website. I have put the new links on the file's page. One pdf lists all the rolls of film taken by the White House photographers during 1983, complete with contact sheets and everything (frame 32). Pretty cool! So the name of the photographer is no longer a mystery (it's Michael Evans) and you can apparently order larger files from the library if you want. A fun thing is looking at the other photos in this roll plus the one before and after so you get coverage of the whole event. This looks like a good site to visit to sort things out about photos from that era. --cart-Talk 23:39, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Historically significant. It seems like a hundred years ago that right-wingers and Evangelicals in the U.S. thought jihadists were righteous "freedom fighters", and of course they were fighting Soviet, rather than American occupation in those days. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:37, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose historically significant moment perhaps, and possibly high enough EV for FP on Wikipedia, but for me the EV doesn't carry it far enough. the capture seems rather unremarkable aside from just being in the room. — Rhododendrites talk |  02:24, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose While hunting for sources for this photos, I've gone over it in by head and now I find that Rhododendrites has expressed my view rather eloquently. Sorry. --cart-Talk 12:07, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - agree that it has EV and would be a good candidate for en.WP but it doesn't quite meet the FP requirements here. Atsme 📞 16:02, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

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

Voting period ends on 25 Feb 2018 at 11:42:56 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

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

Voting period ends on 25 Feb 2018 at 10:08:39 (UTC)
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Car radio antenna on Mazda 323 compacted
  • For me, it adds a depth to the picture having a light side and a dark side, divided by the antenna. Having all of it evenly lit would have been boring and not given the image enough contrast. --cart-Talk 11:19, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I do not mind the darkness. I like the idea that is well executed. --Pugilist (talk) 13:42, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support these crystals with their dense texture. A macro lens would have made it gorgeous, but the quality is okay -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:25, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Basotxerri (talk) 15:23, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Creative!! Love the definition of the crystals. Atsme 📞 16:04, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Ikan. Daniel Case (talk) 16:41, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I prefer a little bit lighter. But a resourceful choice.--Famberhorst (talk) 17:53, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 19:12, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

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

Voting period ends on 25 Feb 2018 at 09:58:53 (UTC)
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Battlefield in Tovačov, Czech Republic
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info allby Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 09:58, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 09:58, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Is this really the best angle for depicting the monument? At first glance, I thought it was an unkept, abandoned monument with plants and bushes growing from it. Light, symmetry and quality are otherwise very good. --cart-Talk 10:20, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
    In my opinion this angle is the best --Pudelek (talk) 10:40, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Even without the unfortunate "tree growing out of the monument" illusion, this is just a QI. What is "wow" about it? -- Colin (talk) 12:38, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. Good picture but not an FP. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:50, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Cart. The tree hidden behind spoils the subject -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:54, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. --Basotxerri (talk) 15:24, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I actually don't mind the tree—it sort of suggests rebirth to me, perfectly in keeping with the monument However, the trees at the side are distorted and unsharp. Daniel Case (talk) 16:40, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

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

Voting period ends on 25 Feb 2018 at 06:29:20 (UTC)
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stacks of green crab traps
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by WClarke - uploaded by WClarke - nominated by WClarke -- WClarke 06:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- WClarke 06:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Too many blurry bars and other blurry things, uncomfortable to look at. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:04, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Ikan.--Ermell (talk) 20:45, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ikan. Daniel Case (talk) 03:49, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Very arty, looks like the moon trapped. Unusual, intriguing and different. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 10:11, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Since I like odd, arty photos I wanted to get mesmerized by this but unfortunately that didn't happen. The lines are too many and too chaotic. The overcast light doesn't help as it makes all surfaces flat. Sorry. --cart-Talk 12:11, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Cochlospermum regium (yellow cotton tree) flower.jpg[edit]

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Cochlospermum regium (yellow cotton tree), flower with praying mantis, in Laos
  • The mantis is maybe not essential but IMO gives an interesting indication on the size of the flower -- Basile Morin (talk) 03:37, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The off-center stem, if that's what that is in the background. Daniel Case (talk) 03:49, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Nolan warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus africanus) juveniles drinking.jpg[edit]

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Nolan warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus africanus) juveniles drinking.jpg
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Nice and very good! -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 20:41, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 03:40, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment There is a strong tilt --Poco2 08:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done There was. Well spotted, thanks. Charles (talk) 08:59, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Much better and a nice one! Poco2 19:34, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice! I'd like to see the other semi-finalists too. ;-) --cart-Talk 09:10, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I didn't get personality rights unfortunately!! Charles (talk) 10:52, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Rats... those copyright laws can be a real pain in the behind. --cart-Talk 10:55, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

File:Black-veined white (Aporia crataegi) male underside.jpg[edit]

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Black-veined white (Aporia crataegi) male on early marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza incarnata)

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

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

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

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

Alternative[edit]

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

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

File:Alnus incana var. tenuifolia 4.jpg[edit]

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thinleaf alder catkin
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by ThayneT - uploaded by ThayneT - nominated by ThayneT -- ThayneT (talk) 23:52, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ThayneT (talk) 23:52, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A little unsharp, and not really interesting enough for FP IMO. Daniel Case (talk) 03:22, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg CommentUninteresting? That is typically what people think of plants, however this species on of the dominant native species throughout the western US along every single river and waterway, and is also currently in bloom. I think it is rather exciting because it means that spring is really coming, and a very appropriate photo for this time of year. ThayneT (talk) 02:03, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The burred background is too dominant in the image -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:22, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The blurred background is the only reason you can actually see the subject instead of all the things in the background. This is called isolating your subject from the background by using a wide open aperture- often necessary when taking plant photos unlike in landscape photography where you are trying to get tack sharp focus front to back. ThayneT (talk) 02:03, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I think we all understand the concept of bokeh and reasons for using it here (I didn't at first, but I do now, and I think everyone else does). That's not the point. The point is that the background, although blurred, still distracts the viewer too much from the catkins. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:24, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I definitely think the catkins are an interesting enough subject, but I agree with Basile. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:12, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

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

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

File:Stray German Shepherd Dog.jpg[edit]

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Stray German Shepherd Dog.jpg

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

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Shattered window of a train door
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I like how the door frame (black rubber and metal edge) "naturally" frames the broken window view, I would much rather keep it that way so I will hold off on cropping unless the consensus is that it's required for FP. --Trougnouf (talk) 12:17, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very interesting imo. I'd also crop the black frame --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:31, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Very weak oppose for now. It's a new and fresh, interesting motif but the image is dark and dull, the post-processing could be better with some more light and contrast since it is an artistic photo rather than a documentary one. --cart-Talk 08:43, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I increased the exposure (as well as a few other adjustment on the sharpness and white balance), is it bright enough? --Trougnouf (talk) 12:17, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Now it is crackin'! Pardon the pun... ;) --cart-Talk 12:27, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Momotxorroen irteera, Altsasu 2018.webm[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animated
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Theklan - uploaded by Theklan - nominated by Theklan -- Theklan (talk) 23:46, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Theklan (talk) 23:46, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - That's quite interesting, but there's no documentation or even title at the beginning of the clip to explain what I react to as something like a bizarro Halloween parade, and some of the camera work is jerky, as is the sudden ending. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:57, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
Documentation on the clip? In what language? It includes a description in the file, inserting texts in a video is not a good option. -Theklan (talk) 10:55, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No texts or explanations, shaky camera, cuts/scene changes abrupt and jerky. Sorry, this is not one of the finest videos on Commons. --cart-Talk 10:04, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
Texts or explanations can't be in the video, as Commons is a multilanguage project. -Theklan (talk) 10:55, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @Theklan: Yes, it's a multilanguage project and that means that all languages are accepted, not the other way around that no language is ok. The best way is to have the texts in some major language, such as Spanish like in this FP video. In this one the texts are in English and in this you got both Spanish and English. If the clip is short and just shows one specific thing like this, there is no need for texts since it has a good description linked to Wikipedia articles. Your video didn't even have that, I added that to the file's description. Your video is like a small documentary and for those it is best to have some kind of text explain what's going on, like it's done in this one. For your film you could have made something like this (but in Spanish): "Momotxorro" /cut/ "at the Carnival of Alsasua" /cut/ --film-- /cut/ "Each year at the carnival" /cut/ "people dress up as Momotxorro" /cut/ "an imaginary being, half man and half bull" /cut/ --film-- /cut/ "Film by Theklan" /cut/ "Filmed in Basque Country 2018". If you are making a video for FPC, it is always best to have a look at the vidoes that are FP already. --cart-Talk 09:30, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
@Theklan: They can't be in the video inline, yes, but the TimedText layer exists for that reason. It would be most helpful here. Daniel Case (talk) 14:35, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I have one simple question: wtf? O.k., then per W.Carter. --Granada (talk) 10:44, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Granada, that is not a constructive, civilized or legit reason for an oppose. Please refrain from using simple quips as rationell and leave a real review even if it's just a "per XXX". Think about how you yourself would react if you got such a vote. --cart-Talk 11:59, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ikan's well-argued review.--Peulle (talk) 11:12, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose If the idea is to document the effects of taking certain hallucinogens, or the sort of psychedelic hallucinatory sequence that some filmmakers are enamored of including, maybe it's featurable. But if the point is to document this parade, without any explanation otherwise, then even without the slowed-down voices and water droplets on the lens, it doesn't work. Daniel Case (talk) 14:35, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too slow. Boring -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:13, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Landscape in Peyriac-de-Mer, february 2018 (05).jpg[edit]

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Landscape in Peyriac-de-Mer
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural/France
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by Christian Ferrer -- Christian Ferrer (talk) 17:38, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer (talk) 17:38, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Basotxerri (talk) 18:13, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 20:52, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Colin (talk) 21:13, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Remarkable. -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 03:12, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great -- Sixflashphoto (talk) 07:03, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 08:58, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --cart-Talk 10:05, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 16:21, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- --BeckenhamBear (talk) 19:08, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 19:15, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Poco2 21:10, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:11, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I don't really get it. It's a good photo for sure, with nice light, rather peaceful, but the sky and water are a little too static for me to consider it a great composition. I have at no point been tempted to oppose this photo, but I also haven't found a reason to support, and I feel like I may have missed something that's causing some of you to find this a truly exceptional photo. So if anyone would like to tell me what they are seeing, I might learn something. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:17, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @Ikan Kekek: you're probably Neutral :-) But to tell you what I appreciate here, subjectively, it is the nice mirror effect of that contrasted bridge in the water, and the invitation to follow the path like on a marked road, without handrails. Mysteriously, why is this footbridge here and where does it lead to ? Invitation to walk along -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:01, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I get that. Thanks. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:09, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - sweet!! Atsme 📞 16:14, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

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

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Krasnopresnenskaya Metro Station

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

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Lunar eclipse and Super blue blood moon 31.01.2018

File:McGinnis Lake panorama1.jpg[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very good of its type. However, I don't see it as an FP. The public is bombarded worldwide with similar. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 10:26, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Frutillar-Theatro-del-Lago-1030906-PSD.jpg[edit]

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Theatro del Lago in Frutillar (Chile) on Lake Llanquihue with the volcano Osorno in the background

all by me -- Ermell (talk) 08:17, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ermell (talk) 08:17, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I Symbol support vote.svg Support this photo. I wasn't sure whether to nominate it because I fear people may object to the crop of the building. However, painters routinely make such crops. I love this composition, and the stripes on the building are a big part of it but so are the lake, the snow-capped volcano in the distance and the streaming clouds. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:50, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm on the other side; the composition isn't bad but leaves something to be desired. NR also seems excessive.--Peulle (talk) 10:22, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
    Agree with Peulle, there is no detail, --Poco2 19:11, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose per Peulle. The cloud at left and the distant mountain in particular seem to suffer from whatever processing decisions were made. Daniel Case (talk) 20:34, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Ikan. I don't know what another crop would have given, but this works due to the mountains in the distance, cropped and shaped similarly. Nice colors -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:10, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Albertus teolog (talk) 14:52, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good composition, nature-/culture-balance --Neptuul (talk) 10:46, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Love it. Very nice framing! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 05:10, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Elderly refugee portrait captured in Khazer frontline camp. Northern Iraq, Western Asia-2. 10 November, 2016.jpg[edit]

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File:20180126 FIS NC WC Seefeld 850 1484.jpg[edit]

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Renomination according to this discussion about PumpkinSky and HalfGig. Also took some of the hints for granted and cropped out the top of the mountain to the far left of the image so more of the skiers is visible and they also move a bit towards the center.
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The blurred mountains are too dominant in the image -- Basile Morin (talk) 03:44, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 03:41, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 12:14, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Super moon over City of London from Tate Modern 2018-01-31 6.jpg[edit]

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Super moon over City of London from Tate Modern
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info As requested, this is the supermoon playing peekaboo with the Walkie-Talkie. I like to think that somone one that floor is looking out their window at an enormous moon. All by me. -- Colin (talk) 19:38, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Colin (talk) 19:38, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ah!! Yes, yes, yes! Reason given in a previous nom. This can be seen two ways: Like the moon is playing peekaboo with the population in some kind of crazy Duckburg city, OR "there is something super big breaking the surface and coming up behind you!". Btw, I was surprised to find that the Moon doesn't have its own FP category like the Sun has. "Natural satellites"... tsk, tsk, mumble, mumble... --cart-Talk 19:50, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 21:05, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Basotxerri (talk) 21:13, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per cart. Daniel Case (talk) 00:59, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:42, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Stepro (talk) 01:44, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I find this composition much more interesting than the other picture. I love how the Walkie-Talkie continues to get wider as it goes up; excellent crop, IMO. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:55, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Brilliant. -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:51, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very creative. Wow there is. --A.Savin 07:16, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support peekaboo! :) --Peulle (talk) 07:20, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 07:35, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ermell (talk) 08:51, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great wow factor. But wait - hasn't the moon to appear in front of the clouds according to Peter Lik? ;-) --Granada (talk) 08:54, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 08:57, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 09:00, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support of course! —Martin Falbisoner (talk) 09:13, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral This doesn't work with the moon this small. I guess 600mm would be the lowest I try to shoot this with. - Benh (talk) 10:45, 10 February 2018 (UTC) - Benh (talk) 10:45, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
    • I realised, as soon as I reached the viewing area on top of the Tate Modern, that I was way too close to the buildings to make much use of the 500mm, and the security guards were absolutely not letting me get my tripod out. -- Colin (talk) 14:19, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
      • @Colin: I'm afraid that wouldn't have changed anything if you've remained on same spot. You'd have only gained resolution. - Benh (talk) 17:15, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
        • OK to be more specific: you'd have gotten a crop of this, but with more resolution. - Benh (talk) 17:16, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
          • Benh, yes, that's what's I meant by the first half of the sentence. The limited scope to move about, compared to being on the bank of the Thames, also meant I couldn't change the viewing angle. However, I'm happy to have got some shots of the city & moon, and people seem to like this fairly-large moon image. The enormous moon photos are fun, and certainly something to try, but also not very realistic and I do wonder if any are sharp/detailed enough to please FPC. -- Colin (talk) 17:27, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
            • If it doesn't please FPC, it would mean it's different, original and... fun :) and am very curious if you could get such a shot. I think it is no less realistic that any shot here. Just a different, non boring point of view that you get by cleverly choosing ur shooting point and time. And for some reason, when the moon rises (or sets) near the horizon, it looks quite big to me. So that would catch that feeling just about right I think. - Benh (talk) 19:26, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
              • Benh, you are referring to the Moon illusion. But even then, a 500mm lens on my camera is 750mm full-frame and like the page I linked produces scenes no eye can quite realise, which is why I say it isn't realistic, but in the same way as an extreme macro of a fly isn't realistic -- one can't see such scenes. -- Colin (talk) 20:00, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Stunning but not perfect. The moon as an impotant element of this image seems to be overexposed. It´wouldn't be so difficult to paste a moon with a better exposure time. I don´t share the hype about the "supermoon" --Milseburg (talk) 11:27, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • "Paste a moon"? After this? If we suggest such things we're no better than Peter Lik. Exposure bracketing is one thing and it doesn't work here since the moon is moving too fast, but pasting sounds a bit too rich for me in a photo like this. --cart-Talk 11:34, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
If there are several elements in an image requiring a different exposure for a natural impression, it is not fake to compose these elements in a differentiated way. I´m sure that pure eyes got another impression here then presented. --Milseburg (talk) 11:51, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Milseburg, the moon wasn't over-exposed wrt brightness -- there was plenty headroom in the raw file and no clipping. A shorter exposure might be marginally sharper because the moon is moving and the atmosphere this close to the ground makes it especially wobbly. I have another with half the exposure time (though twice the iso) that is not sharper. You aren't really going to get a sharp image of the moon this close to the horizon and any moon you see that is sharp and near the horizon is a fake. Peter Lik's stupid image not only has clouds impossibly behind the moon, but has the moon super sharp and crisp -- something that can only be achieved on the clearest day with the moon high and by merging many dozens of frames and applying special sharpening techniques. And then of course upper-sky moon is the wrong colour and the wrong brightness for low-sky. The moon is the brightest element in this scene and I wanted to retain that, to have it glow on your monitor rather than looking like someone had stuck on a circular piece of paper. When one photographs the moon higher in the black sky, like File:Moon 2017-02-17 UK.jpg, one can arrange for it to be any brightness you like, though that is far less bright than it was to the eye. The moon close to the ground, in the blue hour, can be photographed with one exposure quite satisfactorily and realistically. Once it gets higher up, it is as bright as the daylight on sand, and that's when one has to play tricks like pasting in another exposure if you need to preserve the exposure on a dark land. -- Colin (talk) 14:19, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I don´t think that your moon is blown out, but i´ts too bright in my eyes. Structures on the lunar surface such as the lunar mare are slightly outshone and less recognizable than I know from observations with own eyes. This image some supermoons before over another capital city is showing the moon more detailed and naturaly, without beeing a fake. --Milseburg (talk) 11:15, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Passo Sella - Città dei Sassi - 13.jpg[edit]

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Città dei Sassi ("Stone City") with the Puez Group in the background
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 15:24, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 15:24, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, the composition doesn't work for me. I'm missing some clear subject, some lines or some guided view over the landscape. Instead, there are trees and rocks that give me more impression of obstacles. However, did I mention that indicating all these peaks and mountain saddles on your image is a really good job? --Basotxerri (talk) 16:56, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Might work for me with some crops in on both sides. Daniel Case (talk) 17:36, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - The crop that looks really helpful to me would cut off about half the incline on the right. I think that would make the picture feature-worthy. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:00, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:52, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I think its the wrong time of day- too much overhead light, no real subject or foreground ThayneT (talk) 23:34, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Better than the alternative version. The alternative is claustrophobic in comparison. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 13:05, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

Passo Sella - Città dei Sassi - 13a.jpg
Crop as suggested per Daniel Case and Ikan Kekek --Llez (talk) 05:46, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 05:46, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:52, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Maybe because you cropped the left so much, I think the right has to be cropped more. I'll try indicating a suggestion. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:32, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Noted on the file page for the alternate file. Please delete the note soon, because your photo is annotated with informative labels. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:36, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done --Llez (talk) 06:48, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:01, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not sure where you're up to with this crop. The feeling of big space is completely lost here. - Benh (talk) 10:41, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It was not my idea, see the comments of the first version --Llez (talk) 11:58, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Now take a bit off the top ... Daniel Case (talk) 18:28, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Worse, the other photo was at least more scenic ThayneT (talk) 23:34, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Vista de Reikiavik desde el Paseo de la Bahía, Distrito de la Capital, Islandia, 2014-08-13, DD 150-153 PAN.jpg[edit]

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Panoramic view of Reykjavik and the Atlantic Ocean during sunset seen from the Shore Walk, Capital Region, Iceland.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Panoramic view of Reykjavik and the Atlantic Ocean during sunset seen from the Shore Walk, Capital Region, Iceland. The city concentrates, with 123,300 inhabitants, 35% of the country population and was founded in around AD 870 by norwagian settlers. Poco2 08:10, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 08:10, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Nice work, but the stitching errors should be fixed.--Ermell (talk) 08:16, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
    I will, Ermell, give me a few hours and I'll uploade a new version --Poco2 10:30, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
    Ermell: ✓ Done Poco2 13:24, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The problem with many extremely wide panoramas is that most of it doesn't contain anything interesting. It is funny that like Christian's image below, I am drawn to the right side sunset for a crop, though here you actually have the resolution to crop and create an interesting photo. I've highlighted an approximate area that looks very nice like a painting (there may be several possible crops and aspect ratios around this area). But for the whole work, as a composition it isn't working for me. The arc of dark bay and grass is rather boring, and the buildings along the front near us are also disappointingly boring offices. There may be some more interesting buildings further along, but they are really tiny. -- Colin (talk) 09:01, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
    Colin: I have cropped the bottom a bit --Poco2 13:25, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support What is interesting about this picture is the limitation to a few colours due to the reflective sunlight in the window panes and the almost identical light intensity of the street lighting. The skyline of course lacks the full moon :-) Poc The stitching ist still slightly visible.--Ermell (talk) 14:33, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
    Ermell: Stitching issues are now definitely cleaned up --Poco2 20:14, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the way it gives a subarctic city an almost tropical feel. Daniel Case (talk) 17:34, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too long aspect ratio and boring composition overall. - Benh (talk) 18:43, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I agree that this is not the most picturesque view, but at full size, I like the light and detail enough to consider it worthy of a feature. I didn't expect to support until I "pixel-peeped" at full size. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:07, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 08:06, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 08:54, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Motif and ratio are outstanding and the whole image is very interesting for me. But the horizon isn´t straight enough for a FP in my eyes. --Milseburg (talk) 11:32, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
    Milseburg: I have "fixed" the horizon in the way I imagine you expect it, but to me this kind of things are not so obvious as one could think, as the water level depends also on the distance and if there is a shore I don't expect the level to be as high as in open sea. Well, whatever, please, have a look -- Poco2 13:19, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The horizon on the right side was tilted. Now it´s neraby perfect, except of the outmost end. But I want to stop niggling. Don´t cut away anything. The right part is the highlight for me. --Milseburg (talk) 11:26, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support MZaplotnik(talk) 11:38, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 17:00, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Cutting this picture in two halves, the right part has nothing interesting and is not of good quality (see sea). The left part is ok, but is the content interesting enough for a FP ? With the whole, I'm not amazed -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:26, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- King of ♠ 20:51, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 09:08, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 12:21, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportMeiræ 01:47, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Row of white silage bales in Brastad.jpg[edit]

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Row of white silage bales in Brastad
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Many thanks to the farmer who did this "art installation". :) I shot it from every angle I could think of (all photos are here) and this "creme puff version" turned out best IMO. All by me, -- cart-Talk 14:14, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- cart-Talk 14:14, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support This is a nice subject, a nice line and it is a good image but there still is something that is missing, something that would make it a bit more special, or what I would try to make differently. Although I can't tell exactly why and what. --Basotxerri (talk) 16:33, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • As usual you make me think. :) I had this other version (now uploaded) with more sky that I think feels airier and the sky matches the bales better, but I wasn't sure if the square crop was ok for this landscape so I went for the above version in the end. Maybe I should re-think and go with that instead or as an alt. --cart-Talk 17:09, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • That's really strange. Although they are almost identical images, I like no. 2 better and it sounds ridiculous but compared one against the other, in no. 1 it's more like someone pushed you on the bale while in no. 2 you can breathe more profoundly. --Basotxerri (talk) 17:20, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • My personal aesthetics consultant likes no. 1 better :-) --Basotxerri (talk) 17:22, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @Basotxerri: Haha! Well, I'm quite fond of the square where you can breathe, so I guess "Alt" it is. Please pick one (if possible). :) --cart-Talk 17:48, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support But I am also OK with the uncropped version. Daniel Case (talk) 03:56, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great. -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:22, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow. Sorry. --A.Savin 19:25, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I see that you changed the FP category. I wasn't sure if this should go in 'Objects' since there is also a good deal of landscape, but if you say so... --cart-Talk 19:40, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Albertus teolog (talk) 14:59, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support This is the better of the two images. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 12:51, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support - Mild preference for the alt. — Rhododendrites talk |  15:17, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

Row of white silage bales in Brastad - 2.jpg

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --cart-Talk 17:41, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support At last it's time to breathe! --Basotxerri (talk) 17:47, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support this one too. Daniel Case (talk) 03:56, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:23, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow. Sorry. --A.Savin 19:25, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per A.Savin. Tomer T (talk) 20:41, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like both images. I like that my eyes are more drawn to the end of the line of bales in this one, rather than the ones right in front of me in the original. — Rhododendrites talk |  15:17, 16 February 2018 (UTC)


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File:20180126 FIS NC WC Seefeld Jarl Magnus Riiber 850 0045.jpg, featured[edit]

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Jarl Magnus Riiber, currently second in nordic combined world cup 2017/18 shot while waiting for the interview to begin with Norwegian TV.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Granada - uploaded by Granada - nominated by Granada -- Granada (talk) 13:18, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Note: he is not 100% tack sharp at 100%, but I did not want to downscale the image. That day he had just won the ski jumping competition and was nearly one minute ahead of Akito Watabe, so he was in thoughts about his win and probably about how his strategy for the upcoming race two hours later. -- Granada (talk) 13:18, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • More than sharp enough. You are actually recommended in the guidelines to downscale images of people to avoid embarassment (see comment below). Charles (talk) 14:39, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I think that part of the guidelines was written before we had high-definition television and BlueRay. We are more used to seeing every beard stubble on folks now. --cart-Talk 09:51, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Almost too sharp, as it is (we can see what looks like a scab over a former pimple on his face). I like his facial expression. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:36, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support great pic --Stepro (talk) 20:39, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support fine and sharp enough--Isiwal (talk) 22:34, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the combination of that intent stare and that slightly off smile. It may not be anything like what was going on when the picture was taken, but it looks like he's thinking "Nice to meet you ... now let's go out and compete so I can kick your ass". Daniel Case (talk) 00:44, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:23, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice capture. Ahh, to be young again and full of hope... --cart-Talk 09:20, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 10:14, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I fail to see what is so special about this image. The quality is fair enough, but it's just a standard portrait, there's no wow going on.--Peulle (talk) 11:15, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I think there are at least 3 good reasons for this picture being featured. 1) Excellent quality, high resolution, right focus, sharp image and low ISO. 2) Portrait of a sportman in situation, with technical equipment, special clothes, badges and sponsors. 3) Famous personality present in at least 10 different languages of Wikipedia : Jarl Magnus Riiber. Then definitely an important shot IMO -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:14, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • For me, the situation is unimpressive. If the guy was just crossing the line of an important race, or jumping for joy on the podium, I'd agree that there was something special going on. In this case, it's just a portrait, and I don't agree that such images should be hailed as the finest on Commons. If we did, we'd be saying that any good image of an athlete is exceptional, and I don't think it is.--Peulle (talk) 07:24, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Peulle, this is for 'People#Portrait' and it sounds like you are confusing it with 'Sports'. Please take a look at Commons:Featured pictures/People#Portrait. No one in that section is crossing or jumping anything, it is "just" very good head shots of peoples from different walks of life. And even if you stated above that such photos ("it's just a portrait") should not be hailed as the finest on Commons, there are a lot of them. A portrait is about capturing a subject sharp, in good lighting, with a good expression, preferably with something that relates to the person or in a situation where the person is in his/hers element. I'd say this ticks all those boxes. --cart-Talk 09:15, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Sure, except that FP is about something more than technical quality.--Peulle (talk) 10:32, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Of course, and IMO this has that extra that falls under good expression and situation. --cart-Talk 10:49, 10 February 2018 (UTC)


Unconfirmed results: (info)
Result: 10 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 21:14, 17 February 2018 (UTC)



Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Mon 12 Feb → Sat 17 Feb
Tue 13 Feb → Sun 18 Feb
Wed 14 Feb → Mon 19 Feb
Thu 15 Feb → Tue 20 Feb
Fri 16 Feb → Wed 21 Feb
Sat 17 Feb → Thu 22 Feb

Timetable (day 9 after nomination, last day of voting)[edit]

Thu 08 Feb → Sat 17 Feb
Fri 09 Feb → Sun 18 Feb
Sat 10 Feb → Mon 19 Feb
Sun 11 Feb → Tue 20 Feb
Mon 12 Feb → Wed 21 Feb
Tue 13 Feb → Thu 22 Feb
Wed 14 Feb → Fri 23 Feb
Thu 15 Feb → Sat 24 Feb
Fri 16 Feb → Sun 25 Feb
Sat 17 Feb → Mon 26 Feb

Closing a featured picture promotion request[edit]

The bot[edit]

Note that the description below is for manual closure, this is mostly not needed anymore as there exists a bot (FPCBot) that counts the votes and handles the process below (except to add categories on the file page, because need a human user to do it). However after the bot has counted the votes a manual review step is used to make sure the count is correct before the bot again picks up the work.

Manual procedure[edit]

Any experienced user may close requests.

  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)
    {{FPC-results-reviewed|support=x|oppose=x|neutral=x|featured=("yes" or "no")|category=xxx (leave blank if "featured=no")|sig=~~~~}}
    (for example see Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:The Bridge (August 2013).jpg). See also {{FPC-results-reviewed}}.
  2. Also edit the title of the candidate image template and add after the image tag
    featured or not featured
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], featured ===
  3. Save your edit.
  4. If it is featured:
    • Add the picture to the list of the four most recently featured pictures of an appropriate category of Commons:Featured pictures, list as the first one and delete the last one, so that the number is four again.
    • Also add the picture to an appropriate subpage of Commons:Featured pictures, list. Click on the most appropriate link beneath where you just added it as one of the four images.
    • Add the template {{Assessments|featured=1}} to the image description page.
      • If it was an alternative image, use the subpage/com-nom parameter: For example, if File:Foo.jpg was promoted at Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Bar.jpg, use {{Assessments|featured=1|com-nom=Bar.jpg}}
      • If the image is already featured on another wikipedia, just add featured=1 to the Assessments template. For instance {{Assessments|enwiki=1}} becomes {{Assessments|enwiki=1|featured=1}}
      • Add the picture to the chronological list of featured pictures. Put it in the gallery using this format: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], uploaded by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
      • The # should be replaced by 1 for the first image nominated that month, and counts up after that. Have a look at the other noms on that page for examples.
      • You may simplify this if multiple things were done by the same user. E.g.: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created, uploaded, and nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
    • Add == FP promotion ==
      {{FPpromotion|File:XXXXX.jpg}} to the Talk Page of the nominator.
    • Add on the file page its respective categories for Featured pictures of... like Category:Featured pictures of objects, Category:Featured pictures of landscapes, of people, of Germany, of Paris, etc. This is the only part of the process that needs a human user to complete it.
  5. As the last step (whether the image is featured or not; including {{FPX}}ed, {{FPD}}ed and withdrawn nominations), open Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list, click on [edit], and find the transclusion of the nomination you've just finished closing. It will be of the form:
    {{Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:XXXXX.jpg}}
    Copy it to the bottom of Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/February 2018), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.

Closing a delisting request[edit]

  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/February 2018.
  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.
  5. If this is a Delist and Replace, the delisting and promotion must both be done manually. To do the promotion, follow the steps in the above section. Note that the assessment tag on the file page and the promotion tag on the nominator's talk page won't pick up the /replace subpage that these nominations use.