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

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2018 at 16:46:37 (UTC)
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Słonecznik (Mittagstein, Polední kámen) - Karkonosze (Riesengebirge) mountains

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

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2018 at 13:26:43 (UTC)
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Śnieżka (Sněžka, Schneekoppe). Karkonosze (Riesengebirge) mountains

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

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2018 at 11:30:02 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
those rocks are impassable, usually birds stay sleeping in the same positon or jump directly to fly --The Photographer 17:57, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. To me the left crop is at an awkward place, and the large rock formation in the middle is too centered. -- King of ♠ 17:52, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 19:31, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Colorful face painting, 2990357.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2018 at 07:58:30 (UTC)
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Colorful face painting
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by ivanovgood, uploaded and nominated by Yann (talk) 07:58, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Yann (talk) 07:58, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The paintjob is shoddy and uninteresting, it just looks messy. The DoF is too shallow, leaving the mouth and eyes out of focus. --Cart (talk) 10:00, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I quite like the paint, but the DoF is a problem, given the zoom level.--Peulle (talk) 10:02, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
    • @W.carter, Peulle: The short DoF is a feature. This is how good portraits are made. Yann (talk) 13:07, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • This is of course true in normal portrait photos, but here the face is tilted and the angle makes f/3.2 just a bit short. Stepping up to f/4.0 would not have been going too far. However, the DoF is not my only objection to this photo so my 'o' remains. --Cart (talk) 14:45, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Cart: The eyes are in focus, and that's what is important. Regards, Yann (talk) 15:43, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • IMHO the focus is on the nose and the ring finger, Poco2 17:17, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Cart. Messy paintjob with garish colors and DoF too short -- Basile Morin (talk) 15:46, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Cart. Even at thumb size the blurred area at bottom left is distracting. Daniel Case (talk) 18:06, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose also per Cart. --Granada (talk) 18:26, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The focus should be on the eyes which is not the case here. --Code (talk) 19:18, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Cinque dita 01.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2018 at 06:22:02 (UTC)
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Cinque Dita (Fünffingerspitze, 2998 m),Langkofel Group; South Tyrol, Italy
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 06:22, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 06:22, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:10, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A good but also a quite common mountain portrait. The mast on the right side is leaning in. --Milseburg (talk) 11:54, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
    • ✓ Done The mast is vertical now --Llez (talk) 13:10, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A bit soft but it looks like this was the best that could be done. Lovely colors and light. Daniel Case (talk) 18:02, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nicely composed and an interesting subject. Technically it's all you can get out of the 500D as far as I know from my own experience. --Code (talk) 19:20, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

File:VeronicaBrunati-HackatonMundialIgualdad.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2018 at 01:20:56 (UTC)
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Veronica Brunati
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by all by me-- Ezarateesteban 01:20, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ezarateesteban 01:20, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - We recently voted to feature File:20180405 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualification AUT-SRB Kristina Inhof 850 6519.jpg, another photo of a sports journalist. Look how nice Ms. Inhof's clothes are, compared to Ms. Brunati's uninteresting t-shirt. Also, see how Ms. Brunati's face is glary from excessive lighting, whereas Ms. Inhof's face is nicely naturally lit. Finally, compare the banal background in this photo with the unobtrustive bokeh in the other one. And then there's also the fact that this is just not a very flattering photo, as we see what might be a pimple to the (viewer's) right of Ms. Brunati's nose. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:58, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Ahem, that a mole. She has it en every photo of her. Be careful about making such comments about a person. --Cart (talk) 09:44, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I did say it might be a pimple, but it's not a flattering picture, anyway. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:58, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The T-shirt shouldn't be a reason for opposing, but the light and the background are. Yann (talk) 07:44, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Yann, it's simply not a very good portrait. --Cart (talk) 09:44, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ikan.--Peulle (talk) 10:03, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination thanks!!! --Ezarateesteban 12:14, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

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

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2018 at 17:09:38 (UTC)
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Landscape of the Entzia mountain range; a beech, haze. Álava, Basque Country, Spain
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural/Spain
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me. -- Basotxerri (talk) 17:09, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I've chosen B&W for this because lack of interesting colours, the sun was already quite high and it was hazy. --Basotxerri (talk) 17:09, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basotxerri (talk) 17:09, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice atmosphere. Christian Ferrer (talk) 19:42, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 19:53, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 20:52, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Quite good, very nice undulating landscape. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:24, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I understand the situation, but nonetheless: B&W for this kind of landscape doesn't work for me, sorry. --A.Savin 23:22, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • No problem, that's a matter of tastes. Thank you for your opinion! --Basotxerri (talk) 16:04, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:13, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support It could be stronger if you lost that cloud from the upper left. Daniel Case (talk) 02:39, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per A.Savin --Milseburg (talk) 11:55, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent!!, please try remode the upper left cloud --The Photographer 13:50, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ok now. --Cart (talk) 16:18, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great atmosphere. -- King of ♠ 17:53, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

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

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2018 at 07:55:01 (UTC)
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Theatine Church, Munich
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ahhh... clear skies. :) --Cart (talk) 14:50, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Great composition and mood, but could something be done about the oversharpening? Daniel Case (talk) 20:17, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thanks, Daniel. I honestly don't think the image is oversharpened, though. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 20:51, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Onça do Pantanal.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Apr 2018 at 21:26:40 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • I've got this lens and know how better it can be at 400mm, handheld with the stabilization. But the subject is interesting enough to strike my vote -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:56, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support a great, possibly iconic shot that just shouldn't be overly pixelpeeped... honestly, I don't know what could have been done better. Equipment and exif look perfectly fine to me. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:41, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I've seen jaguars in the Pantanal and they are not that colour. Charles (talk) 07:47, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I disagree the sharpness is an issue. The technical quality seems fine for a 400mm telephoto. At 6MP it looks completely sharp and would print A4 just fine. Charles, what specifically is wrong with the colour? Do you think the white balance is wrong? Surely the colour will change somewhat depending on ambient light. -- Colin (talk) 09:02, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Colour is too orange - check out the colour of the eyes - no other images on Google show this colour. Charles (talk) 12:56, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • If you take away the ambient soft yellow light and make the WB totally neutral (I did that in PS), you can see that there is something orange reflected in the jaguar's eyes. Orange is a preferred color to wear among some game keepers (and hunters) since many animals are color blind and they perceive it as grey while we humans can see each other even in dense foliage. This might be something like that reflecting. --Cart (talk) 15:02, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • No it's not a reflection. 400mm lens. It's a false colour. Charles (talk) 20:55, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, along similar lines as Martin. This reminds me of an illustration from "Where the Wild Things Are", except that it's a real wild thing and a real photo. Also reminds me of paintings by Le Douanier Rousseau. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:10, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This is a picture more than a photo (and those are rare here at FPC) so composition and wow overrules technical pixel-peep-perfection. The overall light in the pic is warm, creating an ambiance, so it's normal that the jaguar gets a hint of that tone too. --Cart (talk) 11:26, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per above. -- Colin (talk) 11:39, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per others. --El Grafo (talk) 12:02, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 12:44, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 14:41, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Harlock81 (talk) 17:04, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Cart -- P999 (talk) 18:28, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Cart. Mood makes me think of the cover of Fleetwood Mac's Tango in the Night. It has imperfections, yes, but those imperfections are what gives it its impact. Daniel Case (talk) 20:15, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 20:16, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Not perfect, yet close to it --A.Savin 23:18, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Peulle (talk) 10:03, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Granada (talk) 18:43, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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Vieux Crabe (ship, 1951)

Image:Vistas Alcazaba Almería.jpg[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

File:PIA22349 – Gullies of Matara Crater.jpg[edit]

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Gullies in sand dunes on Mars

File:Peak-in-kuh-e-genu-mountain-range-iran.jpg[edit]

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Peak of Kuh-e Genu

File:Hypomeces squamosus.jpg[edit]

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Hypomeces squamosus on a green leaf

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

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

File:HarryTruman.jpg[edit]

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Harry Truman

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

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

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

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

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

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

File:Caecum vitreum 01.jpg[edit]

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A shell of Caecum vitreum from Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain;
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Bones, shells and fossils
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info : No, it is NOT what you think it is on the first sight! 😉 It is a 1.9 millimetre long shell of a tiny sea snail.
    Created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 03:09, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 03:09, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Impressive for a photo of such a small shell. How did you even see this to collect it? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:23, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Info For such small shells I take a handful of sand at the beach and then I search under a binocular microscope sand grain for sand grain for several hours. --Llez (talk) 05:00, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:23, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 05:27, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 07:30, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Cart (talk) 08:19, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral The quality is not there, but the similarity with the "object" is amazing and very funny. Nice find -- Basile Morin (talk) 10:58, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I agree with Basile, this one is far below the quality you usually present here. Clearly it is more challeging to get there for tiny objects but I believe that there is room for improvement, sorry Poco2 12:35, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I agree that the quality of the shell photos I usually present here is better. But I please you to note, that such tiny objects can not be photographed with a normal camera. All my photos of tiny shells, see for example the Caecidae or Rissoidae photos, are made with a binocular microscope, which does never reach (and is also not comparable with) the quality of pictures of a good "normal" camera. --Llez (talk) 13:16, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
      • Ok, I strike through my vote as I've no experience in this kind of photography, and therefore I don't really feel qualified to judge the result Poco2 18:21, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Actually I've that lens (and in that cat there are a few QIs of mine) but so far I just used it outdoors, which is really hard. I'll try to take some studio images of tiny objects with my 5DS R, I didn't try that yet. Poco2 18:04, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info For the shell photos I normally use a 60mm Tamron Macro objective, which is comparable to the Canon lens mentioned above. This objective is useful for objects (e.g. shells) down to 6 mm (of course I made this photo with the 60mm Macro). All objects, which are smaller can't be photographed picture-filling any more, for you can't go closer to the object. This means, the smaller the object, the smaller is the object on the photo and the more empty space you have (and the more quality loss you have). Therefore I use for objects smaller than 6 mm not a normal camera with macro lens but an UCMOS 14000KPA camera (4096 x 3288 px) in combination with a microscope or a binocular mircoscope respectively, which allows picture filling photos of objects from 6 mm down to 10 μm (!), an object size, which is impossible to photograph with a normal macro lens. All my photos of shells, of which the size is below 7 mm, are made with the UCMOS 14000KPA. --Llez (talk) 14:56, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Interesting. I've added two categories : Pareidolias and Condoms. If not in the description, what makes this picture special should be mentioned somewhere on the file page, I think -- Basile Morin (talk) 02:27, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I question adding category:condoms, since this is not a condom. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:32, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support per Llez's response to Poco. Daniel Case (talk) 04:55, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

File:Camaleão - Polychrus marmoratus.jpg[edit]

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Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination Tomer T (talk) 11:28, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Caerphilly Castle south.jpg[edit]

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

File:Powerlines at the crossroads.jpg[edit]

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Powerlines at the crossroads
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Powerlines always give me a sort of "badlands" vibe, so I shot this crossing while the grass was still dry after winter and the deciduous trees still bare. (soundtrack) All by me, -- Cart (talk) 21:46, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Cart (talk) 21:46, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The lower left corner is kind of distorted and blurry, but that's not what this picture is about. Daniel Case (talk) 02:29, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 05:49, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support for me a simple and balanced line game.--Famberhorst (talk) 17:23, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 11:18, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 05:14, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 16:39, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose not outstanding for me, sorry --Milseburg (talk) 12:01, 21 April 2018 (UTC)


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  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
    Add the result of the voting at the bottom (on a new line with a space first)
    {{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/April 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/April 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.

Archiving a withdrawn nomination[edit]

  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
    In the purpose that the FPCbot will not mark withdrawn nominations with a "to be reviewed" template and put them in Category:Featured picture candidates awaiting closure review just like if they were on the usual list, put the following "no" template:
    {{FPC-results-reviewed|support=X|oppose=X|neutral=X|featured=no|category=|sig=--~~~~}}
  2. Also edit the title of the candidate image template and add after the image tag
    not featured
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], not featured ===
  3. Save your edit.
  4. Open Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list, click on [edit], and find the transclusion of the nomination. It will be of the form:
    {{Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:XXXXX.jpg}}
    Copy it to the bottom of Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/April 2018), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.