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I am MathKnight, a system operator on the Hebrew Wikipedia. I am also a common wikipedian on the English Wikipedia. I am an amateur photographer and took a course in photography. My professions are Mathematics (Ph.D.) & Physics (M.Sc).
Dr. Zachi Evenor (an Israeli photographer) has freed some high quality photographs under free license (CC-BY), for the sake of free knowledge, and dedicated them to Naomi Oppenheimer. You can see them here and here). For more pictures by Zachi Evenor visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/zachievenor/
Israeli Defense Forces armored Caterpillar D9R bulldozer. The armored dozers proved vital to Israel's war against terrorism and saved many humans' lives. Including my friend's. Pictures by me and Zachi Evenor
דחפור די-9 משוריין. צילמו: אני וצחי אבנור
The Oxalis pes-caprae (חמציץ נטוי) flower. Featured Picture on the Hebrew Wikipedia.
I love nature and nature photography.
About My Photography, About Israel
The main reason I joined the WikiCommons is because I had a new and cool digital camera (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5). And as typical man, when I have a new toy I take him on a "test drive", or to the "shooting range" (PNI) to see how it performs. Luckily, Israel is a great place to test cameras as it offers beautiful sceneries to shoot (i.e. take picture of), in addition to "larger than life" "Kodak moments" (visit the Old City of Jerusalem and you will understand). On 2008 I upgraded my camera to the excellent Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 and I hope it will improve the quality of my pictures. On 2014 I again upgraded my camera to Nikon D7100 with higher resolution and better sensor.
Technology and Military
Being technologically advanced country with desire for construction and "flourishing the desert", Israel provide excellent photo-ops for people who like heavy machinery and engineering vehicles (in Hebrew: צמ"ה -ציוד מכני הנדסי) such as bulldozers, front loaders, backhoe loaders, cranes, excavators etc. Often you can see also military jeeps and even tracked armoured fighting vehicles, transported by semi-trailers. During each Independence Day the Israeli Defense Forces hold exhibitions where they show weapons, vehicles and gear.
- Most favorite is the IDF Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer, a heavy engineering tool equipped with effective Israeli armor that saved many lives.
IDF CAT D9R armored bulldozer
An IDF D9L razing a terrorist structure (courtesy of Moti Sender, Gush Katif)
Probably the best IDF Caterpillar D9 photo on the internet, by Zachi Evenor
IDF CAT D9T armored bulldozer
IDF CAT D9R armored bulldozer - the highlight of the IDF's Ground Command exhibition
IDF Caterpillar D9R armored bulldozer, 2017
IDF Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer
IDF Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer, 2018
IDF CAT D9R armored dozer
- Other military equipment includes tanks and aircrafts
Merkava Mk 4M Windbreaker (with Trophy APS), courtesy of the IDF
Israeli Air Force F-16I Sufa multi-role combat jet
Israel Defense Forces M-270 MLRS "Menatetz"
IDF Nammer armored fighting vehicle נמ"ר
- And civilian heavy engineering equipment (bulldozers etc)
Civilian Caterpillar D9L bulldozer
Construction vehicles: tractors, loaders and backhoe loaders
I like taking a picture of a military vehicle or a rifle and cut off its background to create a white background photo, giving the object an official catalog look. Here is a white gallery of some of the Israel Defense Forces Ground Army armoured fighting vehicles and sniper rifles:
Nature - Flower Power
So, as the need for good picture grew, and the fair-use Wikipedia's rules became stricter, I found I have no choice but to photograph myself some pictures needed to illustrate an article. Good pictures of common field flowers were also in shortage. Luckily, Israel is known for its wide variety of simple yet beautiful flowers and dazzling flora. All one needs is a camera, a car and a free day to roam around the landscape, touring Israel's fields and meadows (you are invited to my gallery to check some flowers photographs I took or check here).
Anemone coronaria in the shape of Star of David
Papaver umbonatum (Poppy)
Women of Israel
Did I mention the inspiring talented pretty women of Israel?
Ayelet Shaked, leading Zionist activist and "The Jewish Home" (הבית היהודי) member of the Knesseth, Israel's Justice Minister
Prof. Ada Yonath, Israeli biochemist, Nobel prize laureate in Chemistry 2009
Cute IDF infantry instructor armed with an M4A1 carbine/M16 "Mekootzar" assault rifle
Ilanit Gershon, a red-haired actress and singer, is an example for the pretty ladies of Israel
Miriam Peretz, an Israeli educator who lost her two sons in wars, and since then promotes unity and uplifs the Jewish-Israeli spirit of the people of Israel
Red-haired model Adi Neumann - an example for the pretty ladies of Israel
Bar Refaeli, Israeli supermodel
Noa Gruman, Israeli metal vocalist
Daniella Lugassy, Israeli soprano opera singer
Avishag Semberg, Israeli Taekwondo fighter and bronze medalist in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Sivan Rahav-Meir, Israeli journalist and Zionist-religious scholar
Dr. Keren Landsman, an epidemiologist and writer
Yonit Levi, Israeli news anchor and journalist
Doria Lampel, Israeli news anchor and journalist
Dr. Anat Berko, Ph.D. in criminology with expertise on studying terrorism, Likud member of the Knesseth
Dana LD, member of the board of Wikimedia Israel
So, here is my WikiCommons Gallery and here is my Full Gallery. Here you can find Quality and Valued Images I created. You may use them as long as the author, I, is credited and properly attributed (in the format of MathKnight, Hebrew Wikipedia & WikiCommons and in cases where the author Zachi Evenor also appears you must credit him too). I also ask to avoid abuse of the pictures and avoid using them an in offensive manner. You are welcome visit my galleries, to comment the pictures and tip me on my talk page.
User pages at other Wiki projects
For more details about me, check out:
Pretty Images in WikiCommons
Crocodylus niloticus (order Crocodilia)
Lightsaber - The coolest weapon ever
Vibeke Stene - Gothic angel of music
Simone Simons - Gothic beauty
Protaetia cuprea ignicollis נחושתית הקוצים
Shofar - Jewish ritual horn
Lane the Triceratops
Hatcher the Triceratops
Epitonium scalare (Precious Wentletrap)
Cologne cathedral, Gothic style
Triceratops - skulls
Colorful Anemone coronaria in Dalia, Israel
Duomo di Milano, a Gothic cathedral
Notre-Dame de Paris, a Gothic cathedral
Pavo cristatus (Peacock) טווס מצוי
Jerusalem, Walls and Tower of David, Israel
מגדל דוד וחומות ירושלים, ירושלים, ישראל
Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, Rayonnant Gothic style
- Symbols of Judaism
Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister of Israel
Dr. Anat Berko
See also: Israeli officials with flags of Israel.
- Israeli views and images
El Al's fleet of Boeing 7X7 jets
Boeing 737 4X-EKE
Boeing 737 4X-EKA
Boeing 737 4X-EKH
Boeing 737-800 4X-EXJ
Boeing 747-400 "Jumbo" 4X-ELB
Boeing 747-400 "Jumbo" 4X-ELC
Boeing 747-400 "Jumbo"
Boeing 767-300ER 4X-EAP
Boeing 767-300ER 4X-EAK
Boeing 767-300ER 4X-EAJ
Boeing 767-300ER 4X-EAR
Boeing 777-200ER 4X-ECF
Boeing 787-9 "Dreamliner" 4X-EDA
Boeing 787-9 "Dreamliner" 4X-EDB
See also: Category:Boeing aircraft of El Al.
Flowers of Israel
A gallery of impressive animals, beasts and wild critters. For many of them I wrote the corresponding article in the Hebrew Wikipedia, and some are even featured articles. Many of the photos in this gallery were nominated as featured images (mainly in HeWiki) and many of them were selected as feature images.
Greater Kudu - Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Peacock - Pavo cristatus - טווס
Broadbill Swordfish - Xiphias gladius - דג-חרב כלל-ימי
Pavo cristatus (Peafowl)
Balaenoptera musculus (Blue Whale)
Crocodylus porosus (Saltwater Crocodile)
Kudu in Israel
Nubian Ibex - Capra nubiana
Egyptian Fruit Bat - Rousettus aegyptiacus
Turbo imperialis marine snail
Crocodylus porosus - Saltwater Crocodile
Nile Crocodile and human skull
Coracias garrulus (Euroasian Roller)
Addax nasomaculatus דישון מקראי
Cecil the Lion - Panthera leo
- Leon 151.jpg
Blue Whale - Balaenoptera musculus
African elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Giant Tortoise - Aldabrachelys gigantea
Killer Whale - Orcinus Orca
Ladybug with aphids
Tigeress and cub
Long-Eared Bat Plecotus macrobullaris (אוזנן)
Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Bluebell Tunicates - Clavelina moluccensis
Common Lionfish Pterois miles
Broadbill Swordfish - Xiphias gladius
Balaenoptera musculus at NHM
Capra nubiana Ibex
Testudo graeca - Mediterranean Tortoise
Crocodylus palustris (Mugger crocodile)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros - Greater Kudu
Pavo cristatus - Peacock flying
Corvus cornix - Hooded Crow
Common Raven Corvus corax
Lamprotornis nitens - Cape Glossy Starling
- - elected as a featured image in the Hebrew Wikipedia
- - nominated yet rejected as a featured image in the Hebrew Wikipedia
- - potential for featured image nomination
- - the image is currently nominated as a featured image in the Hebrew Wikipedia
Nature on Transparent background
Coracias garrulus - Roller
Nature illustrations by Adolph Millot
More wonderful natural history illustrations by Adolph Millot can be found in Category:Adolphe Millot.
- Skulls of Triceratops prorsus on a transparent background:
- Triceratops on a white background:
- Ceratopsidae size comparison by User:Slate Weasel:
- Dinosaurs epic battle: Triceratops vs Tyrannosaurus:
- The Biggest:
The largest dinosaurs and selected large dinosaurs in non-sauropod clades. Updated: August 2018.
The largest dinosaurs and selected large dinosaurs in non-sauropod clades. Updated: September 2018.
- Sauropod Giants:
Supersaurus: 34 meters, 35-40 tonnes.
Argentinosaurus: 36-40 meters, 70-100 tonnes.
Apatosaurus: 26-30 meters, 32-72 tonnes.
Patagotitan: 37 meters, 69-77 tonnes.
- An honorable mention:
- I know Deinosuchus is a crocodilian and not strictly a dinosaur, but it is certainly worthy of an honorable addition, since it was as large and menacing as a Tyrannosaurus rex.
Gothic architecture is the most impressive and beautiful style of architecture.
Cologne cathedral, Rayonnant Gothic style, Germany
Burgos Cathedral, Gothic style, Spain.
Reims Cathedral, High Gothic, France
Ulm Minster, Late Gothic, Germany
Notre-Dame de Paris, Early and High Gothic styles, France
Notre-Dame de Chartres, High Gothic, France
Lincoln Cathedral, English Gothic
The Hungarian Parliament House in Budapest, Neo-Gothic style.
Military and Weapons
Israel Defense Forces
IDF Caterpillar D9
The Israeli IDF Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer is an armored Caterpillar D9 bulldozer used by the IDF's Combat Engineering Corps for combat engineering and counter-terrorism operations.
IDF Ground Forces
Special forces sniper with Barrett MRAD
YAMAM snipers with Barrett MRAD
IDF M24 SWS
IDF Barrett MRAD sniper rifle
IWI Tavor X-95 Flattop
Israeli Air Force
Israeli Air Force (IAF)
AH-64D Apache Longbow "Saraf"
Israeli Air Force jet warplanes: F-16, F-15 and F-35
The YAMAM (Hebrew: ימ"מ, English: Israel's Counter Terrorism Unit, avb. ICTU) is Israel's elite counter-terrorism, hostages rescue and takeover unit. It is part of the Israeli Police and serves also as a police SWAT unit. The YAMAM operators are trained in general fighting, selective fire, marksmanship, CT (לוט"ר) and QCB techniques, and in addition get specialized training according to their profession: entry team, rappelling team, snipers, EOD operators and K9 operators. The YAMAM has a worldwide reputation and is considered as one of the best CT units in the world by experts.
See: Category:YAMAM, en:Yamam and he:ימ"מ.
General arms and weapons
A mighty sword and a useful image for graphic designers:
See more: Category:Albion Arch Duke Two-handed Medieval Sword
Kata with katana.
See also: Star Wars — Category:Star Wars — Category:Darth Vader — Category:Lightsabers — [[:|Darth Vader 4b.png]] — Darth Vader 4b.jpg
Vibeke Stene - Gothic Angel of Music
Vibeke Stene and Simone Simons, Gothic metal singers
Simone Simons - Gothic Beauty
Vibeke Stene with Tristania
Helena Iren Michaelsen, Trail of Tears
- Pretty women
- Dana LD - Wikimedia Israel
General photos and misc. images
- Israeli Animal Rights and Vegan organization "Animals" (formerly "Anonymous For Animal Rights")
Ulm Minster, 1910