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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/
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
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
IDF Nammer armored fighting vehicle נמ"ר
- And civilian heavy engineering equipment (bulldozers etc)
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).
Papaver umbonatum (Poppy)
Women of Israel
Did I mention the inspiring talented pretty women 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
Bar Refaeli, Israeli supermodel
Daniella Lugassy, Israeli soprano opera singer
Sivan Rahav-Meir, Israeli journalist and Zionist-religious scholar
Yonit Levi, Israeli news anchor and journalist
Doria Lampel, Israeli news anchor and journalist
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
Lightsaber - The coolest weapon ever
Vibeke Stene - Gothic angel of music
Simone Simons - Gothic beauty
Protaetia cuprea ignicollis נחושתית הקוצים
Shofar - Jewish ritual horn
Epitonium scalare (Precious Wentletrap)
Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, Rayonnant Gothic style
- Symbols of Judaism
See also: Israeli officials with flags of Israel.
- Israeli views and images
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 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
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
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
Bluebell Tunicates - Clavelina moluccensis
Common Lionfish Pterois miles
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
- Skulls of Triceratops prorsus on a transparent background:
- Triceratops on a white background:
- The Biggest:
- Sauropod Giants:
- 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.
Military and Weapons
IDF Caterpillar D9
IDF Ground Forces
Special forces sniper with Barrett MRAD
IDF M24 SWS
Israeli Air Force
Israeli Air Force (IAF)
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.
General arms and weapons
Kata with katana.
General photos and misc. images
Vibeke Stene - Gothic Angel of Music
Simone Simons - Gothic Beauty
Vibeke Stene with Tristania
Helena Iren Michaelsen, Trail of Tears
- Pretty women
- Dana LD - Wikimedia Israel
Ulm Minster, 1910