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Featured picture candidates


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, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 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.
  • Resolution – Raster images of lower resolution than 2 million pixels (pixels, not bytes) are typically rejected unless there are strong mitigating reasons. This does not apply to vector graphics (SVGs).
    • 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 color/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 images made from more than one photo, you can use the {{Panorama}} or {{Focus stacked image}} templates.
    • 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 color 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[edit]

There are many different types of non-photographic media, including engravings, watercolors, 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 description page. Edit notes should be specified in detail, such as "Rotated and cropped. Dirt, scratches, and stains removed. Histogram adjusted and colors balanced."

Photographs[edit]

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). 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, color, 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.
  • Color is important. Oversaturated colors 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 color AND texture, etc.
  • Noise refers to unwanted corruption of color 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 better 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[edit]

Please nominate videos, sounds, music, etc. at Commons:Featured media candidates.

Set nominations[edit]

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).

Simple tutorial for new users[edit]

Tutorial: Nominate on COM:FPC
How to nominate in 8 simple steps

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NOTE: You don't need to worry if you are not sure, other users will try their best to help you.


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}}

Galleries and FP categories: Please add a gallery page and section heading from the list at Commons FP galleries. Write the code as Page name#Section heading. For example: Commons:Featured pictures/Sports#Individual sports An image will only appear ONE time in the galleries. After a successful nomination, the image can be placed in several of the Featured pictures categories.

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

Note: Do not add an 'Alternative' image when you create a nomination. Selecting the best image is part of the nomination process. Alternatives are for a different crop or post-processing of the original image, or a closely related image from the same photo session (limited to 1 per nomination), if they are suggested by voters.

Voting[edit]

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

You may use the following templates:

  • {{Support}} ( Support),
  • {{Oppose}} ( Oppose),
  • {{Neutral}} ( Neutral),
  • {{Comment}} ( Comment),
  • {{Info}} ( Info),
  • {{Question}} ( Question),
  • {{Request}} ( 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}}  Keep It deserves to remain a featured picture
{{Delist}}  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}}  Keep Do not replace the old image with the new image as a FP.
{{Delistandreplace}}  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 fewer than two support votes.
    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.) This does not apply to nominations containing at least one ‘Alternative’ image – because it is possible that another image can overtake the one in the lead during the last days, such nominations are never closed early.
    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  Support votes (or 7  Delist votes for a delist) 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, they 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 when the bot has counted the votes and before the nomination is finally closed by the bot; this manual review can be done by any user 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.

Refresh page for new nominations: purge this page's cache

Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Paul Lapeira celebrates his win with their teammates on Itzulia Basque Country stage 2.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 May 2024 at 20:13:55 (UTC)
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Celebration of Paul Lapeira's win with their teammates

File:Trier alte Wache Cläre Prem (2).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 May 2024 at 16:36:55 (UTC)
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Commemorative plaque for the poet Cläre Prem at Hauptmarkt 3 in Trier, created by Willi Hahn in 1990.

File:Christ the Redeemer - Cristo Redentor.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 May 2024 at 11:10:46 (UTC)
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Again... --Cart (talk) 12:45, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

No, no… the Wilfredor's nomination is just a silent protest again his departure. Consider the below one as his nomination. 13:42, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I'm sorry, but you can't make nominations in someone else's name. It doesn't work that way. And Wilfredor is not departing. He is just getting his life back on track so that he can continue here stronger than ever. People need to do that sometimes. Also, that nom is in a terrible shape; I will fix it up for you so you have a chance for many supports. --Cart (talk) 14:11, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
So, ok. I got it. #staystrong. @W.carter and Arne Müseler: Could you take over this one instead? I wouldn't want to see the Christ's photo being discarded. 14:46, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry no, you have to ask someone else. I only do maintenance. Also small tip: If you want to 'ping' someone, you must mention them during the same edit as you write your signature, otherwise the 'ping' doesn't work. Here the 'ping' didn't get to the users since you added the {{ping|W.carter|Arne Müseler}} in the edit after you signed your post. --Cart (talk) 15:00, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the useful tip! I'll try my best to keep calm, relax and drink a glass of water next time. 15:09, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! That was kind of you. I have fixed the code accordingly. --Cart (talk) 18:29, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Much appreciated! --The Cosmonaut (talk) 18:49, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Grateful! 01:47, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

File:Bufonaria cavitensis 01.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 May 2024 at 09:22:56 (UTC)
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Shell of a Frog Snail, Bufonaria cavitensis

File:Kathakali of Kerala at Nishagandhi dance festival 2024 (266).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 May 2024 at 08:53:51 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Tribu Laarim, Kimotong, Sudán del Sur, 2024-01-25, DD 23.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 May 2024 at 05:36:32 (UTC)
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Old woman from the Laarim Tribe, Kimotong, Kapoeta State, South Sudan.

File:Street life at Marienplatz, Munich - Images from Munich Project 49.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 May 2024 at 16:31:19 (UTC)
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✓ Done Also fixed up the rest of the info on the file page. --Cart (talk) 14:32, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you so much, Cart! 14:52, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

File:Bosanemoon (Anemone nemorosa) 18-03-2024 (d.j.b.).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 May 2024 at 04:24:05 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:M114A1 Armored Cavalry Platoon 2.54th Infantry, 4th AD Grafenwohr.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2024 at 22:21:40 (UTC)
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An M114A1 of the Armored Cavalry Platoon 2/54th Infantry, 4th Armored Division takes part in exercises in Grafenwohr, Germany.

File:Sikh man, Agra 04.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2024 at 21:58:17 (UTC)
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Sikh man, Agra, India

File:Celandine and white squirrel in Prospect Park (01490).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2024 at 21:37:29 (UTC)
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A park walking path surrounded by lesser celandine (Ficaria verna), and a bonus rare leucistic white squirrel in the distance

File:Palm warbler (41597).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2024 at 21:33:12 (UTC)
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Palm warbler

File:Black-and-yellow Broadbill 0A2A8552.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2024 at 19:04:00 (UTC)
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Black-and-yellow Broadbill

File:Parque Estadual Serra do Rola Moça Tomás Oliveira (02).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2024 at 17:23:51 (UTC)
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File:Mold on bread FoV 322um.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2024 at 14:22:11 (UTC)
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Mold on bread. SEM image. FoV 322 µm

File:005 Decomposing African buffalo skull in the Serengeti National Park Photo by Giles Laurent.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2024 at 09:43:12 (UTC)
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Decomposing African buffalo skull in the Serengeti National Park

Alternative[edit]

original

File:Perth (AU), St Mary's Cathedral -- 2019 -- 0403.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2024 at 22:41:39 (UTC)
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St Mary's Cathedral, WA, Australia

File:Frost-covered lifebuoy, Lake Siskiyou.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2024 at 20:30:12 (UTC)
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Frost-covered lifebuoy, Lake Siskiyou, California
 Support Thanks for explain it --Wilfredor (talk) 13:09, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

File:Fischerkirche (main door), Born a. Darß.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2024 at 20:30:05 (UTC)
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Main door of the Fishermen's Church in Born a. Darß

File:Maritimes Museum Hamburg (2024)-L1005406.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2024 at 18:02:29 (UTC)
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Kaispeicher B in Hamburg, heute Sitz des Internationalen Maritimen Museums

File:St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Honolulu (2024)-L1004903.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2024 at 17:59:05 (UTC)
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St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

File:Vista aérea de Puerto Vallarta.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2024 at 17:19:57 (UTC)
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Puerto Vallarta

File:Torri, Cesta e Montale - San Marino - GT 01 - 2024-03-25.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2024 at 21:20:02 (UTC)
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Towers of Cesta and Montale - San Marino

Alternative[edit]

File:Solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 in Québec city, pano.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2024 at 11:04:32 (UTC)
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Solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 in Québec city
Regarding the discussion below: even though the nomination has been withdrawn, I would like to strike my support because of the circumstantial evidence. -- Radomianin (talk) 07:52, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Support --SHB2000 (talk) 22:53, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Support Could you explain a bit how these images were created? – Aristeas (talk) 08:50, 21 April 2024 (UTC) Sorry, striked out – see the discussion below. – Aristeas (talk) 18:52, 22 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I remember that day was very windy. I had been waiting for the eclipse for several days, continuously checking the time. With 20 minutes to go before the eclipse started, I saw people gathering to watch it from my building; some even lacked proper protection. From my vantage point, I spotted a space near these people that was large enough for my tripod. I had a special graduated filter for the eclipse, but when I tried to fit it on my camera, it didn't fit, so I had to use tape to secure the filter to the lens. I used a 100-400mm Z nikon lens with a 2X extender, effectively giving me 800mm on a full-frame format, which made the setup extremely heavy. Despite the limited time, I grabbed my camera and went down to set up on a small mound. The wind was ridiculously strong, so I opted to place metal stakes in each tripod leg to keep it from flying away and added a counterweight to the center to minimize vibration, recalling that Quebec City is often windy due to its proximity to the Saint Lawrence River. After setting up the camera and tripod, I had to keep adjusting it directly towards the sun to account for the movements of the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun. I couldn’t just leave the camera pointed and shoot; I had to periodically recenter the Moon and the Sun in my shots. The photos were taken with a manual setting to minimize exposure during the partial eclipse, capturing significant phases at regular intervals. Later, I developed the images in Lightroom, applying only lens correction and chromatic aberration adjustments, which I didn't really notice. Finally, I merged the images into a single composition using Photoshop. Wilfredor (talk) 12:39, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thank you very much! – Aristeas (talk) 16:29, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Support Lovely work. Wolverine XI 11:12, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Comment Interesting but I have some questions here. Are the shots in the upper row really independent from the lower row? because I wouldn't expect the same sun stains top left and bottom right. The alignment is not good either, the distance between the frames looks arbitrary, the distance e.g. between the fourth and fifht (top row) is bigger than the others (same between second and third in the lower row). It would have also been great to capture the whole process, Poco a poco (talk) 14:50, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Poco is right. There is something fishy going on here. If you reduce the intensity (only!) of the image, it looks to me like the top row is the same as the bottom row, only reversed. I opened this in Photoshop and just toggled the levels (ctrl+L) to darker. How is this Wilfredor? 'Pinging' previous voters about this, Yann, , The Cosmonaut, Radomianin, SHB2000, Aristeas, Wolverine XI. In this version I have toggled the levels (ctrl+L) to an extreme. In that version there are some very small differences between the two rows; perhaps only half of the eclipse was actually photographed and that series used for both rows. Downloading and checking a photo at higher/lower/extreme 'levels' is always a good way to see what might have been done with it. --Cart (talk) 18:07, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The bottom row is created to generate geometry from the same shots that are above. Wilfredor (talk) 19:34, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Alt version[edit]

  •  Info In this version, I have implemented Poco a poco's suggestion to maintain an identical space between each lunar phase, and I have also removed the bottom row that could create a mistaken perception that these are subsequent phases, when in reality it is a reflection of the top row to maintain symmetry. As previously mentioned, "only half of the eclipse was actually photographed"; indeed, there was no total eclipse in this city, and I decided not to continue photographing the subsequent phases for fear of damaging the camera sensor. --Wilfredor (talk) 19:48, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Aw, come on! Why did you mirror the sequence in the first place if you weren't trying to make it appear as if you had photographed the whole eclipse? Nothing about this or fear for a damaged sensor was mentioned before I called this image out. How many times are you going to pull these photoshop tricks on us and then try to back-track with scant explanations and whatever. You need to do some serious thinking about how you make and present photos on this forum.
I know from what you wrote on your previous nom, that you are in a really bad place in life right now, but you still need to go by the same rules and critique as everyone else here if you participate. --Cart (talk) 20:14, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I believed that the Earth would continue moving in its usual direction, and my actions were guided by that assumption, not by any malintent. As soon as I recognized the potential for misunderstanding (Poco a poco comment), I promptly clarified that the images might be perceived as representing different phases. I initially didn't address this because the similarities seemed so self-evident to me—both images feature identical shapes and solar spots, mirroring each other perfectly. Even the thumbnails, without being opened to full size, clearly show these inversions. I had assumed these parallels would be apparent for everybody. I've noticed that the more I try to explain, the more complicated situations seem to become, which often leads me to prefer silence. Moving forward, I will make an effort to articulate even those details I consider self-evident, though I can't promise to always do so. This isn't an issue unique to FPC; it's something I've encountered in personal interactions as well. Misunderstandings like these are a problem I'm aware of and continually striving to overcome. Wilfredor (talk) 20:32, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Perhaps you should try to get some professional help during this trying time for you. Even though your friends are here on FPC to support you, non of us can give you adequate advice that anyone who is going through bad times needs. I also notice that this is your third active nomination, and it should have been {{FPD}}-ed. I'm not going to add to your troubles by using that template, but please think about if you can handle critique here for now. Please take care of yourself and do not put yourself in situations that might be stressful for you. Best, --Cart (talk) 11:18, 22 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I really hope you can find some good help. If photography gives you comfort and a sense of continuity, keep uploading photos on Commons and visit your friends here on talk pages instead. I'm sure that more people than I want to support you to get better. --Cart (talk) 11:30, 22 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Wilfredor: don't give it up, you're still one of the best photographers here. 16:17, 22 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

File:Gayle @ El Rey 10 25 2023 (53423439841).jpg[edit]

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idk, man, but I cringe very hard when that abcdefu song comes up on the radio (how it is popular on Australian radio is something I don't understand). --SHB2000 (talk) 12:28, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
TikTok tendency… 01:07, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
eugh :-(. --SHB2000 (talk) 04:10, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

File:Campamento de ganado de la tribu Mundari, Terekeka, Sudán del Sur, 2024-01-29, DD 242.jpg[edit]

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Mundari man polishing the horns of one of his Watusi cows in a cattle camp in Terekeka, South Sudan.

File:Self-portrait in a Straw Hat by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun.jpg[edit]

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Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Self-portrait in a Straw Hat, 1782

File:Les Joueurs de cartes, par Paul Cézanne.jpg[edit]

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Paul Cézanne: Card Players

File:Mosaïque Façade de la porte de la mosaïque d sidi-el-haloui.jpg[edit]

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Mosque in Tlemcen (Algeria)

File:Parc Culturel De l'Ahaggar (91).JPG[edit]

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Sands of the Cultural Park of Ahaggar in the Algerian desert.

File:Sawpit Gorge, Ord River.jpg[edit]

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Ord River, WA, AU
 Neutral There's already an identical FP by the same author. 21:59, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I wouldn't say identical since they're different areas of the same locality and highlight slightly different landscapes. --SHB2000 (talk) 07:29, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

File:Celastrus scandens fruit.jpg[edit]

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American bittersweet

File:Trier, 07-12-2023 (actm.) 01.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Lamp maker, Medina of Marrakech.jpg[edit]

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Lamp maker, Medina of Marrakech

File:068 Mountain gorilla close-up at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Photo by Giles Laurent.jpg[edit]

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Mountain gorilla close-up at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

File:Fiestas de San Juan Bautista (Nueva Esparta, Venezuela) 06.jpg[edit]

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Fiestas de San Juan Bautista (Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)

File:Honor guard at Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco.jpg[edit]

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Honor guard at Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Fri 19 Apr → Wed 24 Apr
Sat 20 Apr → Thu 25 Apr
Sun 21 Apr → Fri 26 Apr
Mon 22 Apr → Sat 27 Apr
Tue 23 Apr → Sun 28 Apr
Wed 24 Apr → Mon 29 Apr

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

Mon 15 Apr → Wed 24 Apr
Tue 16 Apr → Thu 25 Apr
Wed 17 Apr → Fri 26 Apr
Thu 18 Apr → Sat 27 Apr
Fri 19 Apr → Sun 28 Apr
Sat 20 Apr → Mon 29 Apr
Sun 21 Apr → Tue 30 Apr
Mon 22 Apr → Wed 01 May
Tue 23 Apr → Thu 02 May
Wed 24 Apr → Fri 03 May

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. 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")|gallery=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 gallery 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 the appropriate gallery and section of Commons:Featured pictures, list. Click on the most appropriate link beneath where you just added it as one of the four images. An image should only appear ONE time in the galleries. After a successful nomination, the image can be placed in several of the Featured pictures categories.
    • 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.
  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 2024), 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 2024.
  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. Edit the picture's description as follows:
      1. 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).
      2. Remove the image from all categories beginning with "Featured [pictures]" (example: Featured night photography, Featured pictures from Wiki Loves Monuments 2016, Featured pictures of Paris).
      3. Remove the "Commons quality assessment" claim (d:Property:P6731) "Wikimedia Commons featured picture" from the picture's Structured data.
    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.

Manual archiving of 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 occasion 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|gallery=|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 2024), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.