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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, 2019, 2020, 2021 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. Over saturated 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}}

Strongly recommended: 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

Optional: if you are not the creator of the image, please notify him/her 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 different crops or post-processing of the original image, 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}} (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 a 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 (or 7 Symbol oppose vote.svg 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, 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 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:Malabar pied hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus) male.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 14 Apr 2022 at 21:27:35 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • The casque is hollow and it augments the calls of both males and females. It is also a sign of sexual maturity. Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:25, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support (But is "Bloack 5" in the file description actually "Block 5"?) -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:15, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:Jane M. Byrne Interchange 4-1-22.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 14 Apr 2022 at 15:53:30 (UTC)
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The Jane M. Byrne Interchange in Chicago, IL.
  • Gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Bridges
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Sea Cow - uploaded by Sea Cow - nominated by Sea Cow -- Sea Cow (talk) 15:53, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Sea Cow (talk) 15:53, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose perspective distortion. Tomer T (talk) 16:41, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    To be perfectly honest, i'm only recently getting antiquated with lightroom, and have exactly zero Photoshop experience. I feel really guilty asking you this, but do you have any experience fixing perspective distortion? If you don't want to help, I completely understand. Sea Cow (talk) 18:30, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Tomer T is probably talking about vertical lines leaning inward on that picture (I have no idea what else it could be). While I personally think that converging lines are normal here, especially when looking downward, many reviewers abhor that, and mistakenly call it distorsion. But it is not, rectilinear lens are supposed to render these converging lines ;) Benh (talk) 19:21, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Thank you so much for your response. Sea Cow (talk) 19:38, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Sea Cow: Here's the help page in case you're using Lightroom Classic: Correct distorted perspective in photos using Upright. It's a super easy fix. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 22:47, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    I'm rather lost, so I'm just going to use auto, even though manual is probably better, thank you for your response. Sea Cow (talk) 23:11, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Tomer T. I have gone into lightroom and adjusted the perspective distortion. I hope you can take another look. Sea Cow (talk) 23:14, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:Istanbul asv2021-11 img03 Hemdat Israel Synagogue.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 14 Apr 2022 at 13:50:44 (UTC)
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Hemdat Israel Synagogue Istanbul

File:Ulmus glabra flowers - Keila.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 14 Apr 2022 at 05:15:36 (UTC)
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Ulmus glabra

File:Red-tailed hawk in Central Park (24796).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Apr 2022 at 22:22:26 (UTC)
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Red-tailed hawk

File:Atelier Nadar - Jacques Isnardon, Vaudeville.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Apr 2022 at 15:30:26 (UTC)
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Atelier Nadar - Jacques Isnardon, Vaudeville
  • Gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/People/Portrait#Men
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Atelier Nadar - restored, uploaded, and nominated by Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:30, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:30, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 17:45, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I guess that was good sharpness in those days, right? What about the lighting? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:42, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    • Given it has good dark-light contrast, I'd say pretty good. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:06, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
      • Oh, is this about how it's darker around him? Pretty sure that's just artistic dodging to fade out the edge of the photo in an interesting way, kind of the photographic equivalent of a painting like this. Photo editing hardly began in our generation, but aesthetic tastes change. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:35, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
        • Photo editing pretty much started with the inception of photography itself. Photomontage, for instance, is nothing that needed Photoshop to become popular. Early superstars like Le Gray were master manipulators - out of sheer necessity. Otherwise "HDR" (hehe) images would have been impossible. To all romanticists who still believe that it was digital photography that killed off the holy concept of authenticity: Go to your room - that discussion started in the 1850s (seriously)! Face-grin.svg --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 16:02, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Interesting discussion, guys. I feel like the subject is himself in shadow. There's more light on the outer parts of the photo. I find that very strange. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:25, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • I don't know what might have caused that effect. I wouldn't say the subject is really in shadow. Isnardon does cast a shadow though and the outer parts of the background are remarkably bright, sure. I do like it actually. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:21, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:Blue tiger butterfly at Kairwaan, Dehradun district.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Apr 2022 at 15:31:09 (UTC)
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Blue tiger butterfly sitting on Ageratum conyzoides flower at Kairwaan, Dehradun district

File:Green bee-eater in Patiala, India.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Apr 2022 at 15:28:18 (UTC)
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Green bee-eater sitting on a barbed wire in Patiala, India
  • Gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds#Family : Meropidae (Bee-eaters)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by - uploaded by - nominated by Satdeep Gill -- Satdeep Gill (talk) 15:28, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Satdeep Gill (talk) 15:28, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This is, I'm afraid, only just QI and if cropped a sensible amount would be too small and too soft. A bird on a wire is also never ideal. It is also sensible to check whether a portrait-style image like this could be good enough to be considered for the infobox in a Wikipedia article. This isn't. Please check the current nomination for a bee-eater to see how you must enter the appropriate FP category. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:30, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Relatively small resolution, low level of detail -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:38, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It's sharp, with good bokeh, and I don't mind the barbed wire. I also appreciate a roomy crop when it makes sense (although typically you want a little more space in the direction it's facing than space behind it), but as others say, it's just rather small compared with FPs of birds these days. — Rhododendrites talk |  17:01, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nothing wrong with it but too small for FP in 2022, the detail on the bird is too little especially seeing it only takes up a small part of the frame. Cmao20 (talk) 21:42, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others, especially Cmao20 and Basile (I think it's OK that the bird is on a wire). -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:04, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:Hortus Haren. ‘10 jaar Kunst in de Hortus’, 09-10-2020 (d.j.b.) 02.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Apr 2022 at 12:11:26 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Newly eclosed individual of Pachliopta aristolochiae – Common Rose.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Apr 2022 at 08:06:53 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

Shell of Polititapes aureus[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Apr 2022 at 07:06:44 (UTC)
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  • Gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Shells#Family: Veneridae
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 07:06, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 07:06, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support at 2.6 cm (full-page size is bigger than that), these photos are sharp, but these photos are not sharp at 30% of full size. I know this is an odd question, but are they unnecessarily large? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:36, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I always make full-size photos of each of the 5 views with a 6000x4000 px Camera. Mounted together they reach the given size. I don't like to downsize them afterwards even if there is a risk of some blurring. Everyone who wants to can downsize the photos as he likes to get more sharpness (As far as I know Wikimedians don't like downsized photos very much). The size of the picture also depends on the form of the valve, this one is photographed in the same way, but the form of the valve is quite different and so consequently also the format of the picture. --Llez (talk) 07:58, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry Llez, but I don't think these are among the finest shell photos. Perhaps these have proved especially hard to get all-in-focus but there's just too much of each shell that is out of focus and the in-focus bits are not sharp. I appreciate you don't like to downsize but at the same time, there is no point in offering more resolution than your lens captured. I have looked at a lot of your other high-resolution shell images, and they appear to have more detail. Further, compared to the other detailed and even colourful shells in our gallery, these are really very boring and plain. Not all subjects invoke wow, and I think, of all your shells, this one is absent wow. -- Colin (talk) 10:10, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin. Daniel Case (talk) 15:29, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Museum of History and Archaeology of the Middle Urals stairwell[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info: stairwell of the Museum of History and Archaeology of the Middle Urals; all by me. -- The Cosmonaut (talk) 06:06, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- The Cosmonaut (talk) 06:06, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral as a set. I'd support the second image (viewing up) if nominated independently though --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:37, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I like both photos very much, but could the one looking down be denoised effectively without creating any other problems? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:46, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    ✓ Done: denoised. The Cosmonaut (talk) 07:10, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Big improvement. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:37, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose We have other pictures looking up and down spiral stairwells that I think are better. Daniel Case (talk) 06:03, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I haven't decided how to vote on the set yet, but I have left a crop suggestion for the first image that I think would make it a lot more satisfying a composition. At the moment the spiral motif doesn't quite hit the viewer strongly enough, for me. Cmao20 (talk) 18:15, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    ✓ Done: I agree, this does improve the composition; cropped. The Cosmonaut (talk) 22:40, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Unfortunately, I disagree and rescind my supporting vote. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:26, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Doesn't work for me. Perhaps the landscape crop is part of the problem. Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:28, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:Fairytale - Lake Saiful Muluk.jpg[edit]

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This is a beautiful portrait of Lake Saiful Muluk, Pakistan. The reflection is crisp, with the valley centred and Clouds providing a Powerful backdrop.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Indeed much better, but I'm noticing some dust spots - particularly 1 in the upper left corner, 1 in the upper middle. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:55, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I have never been to Pakistan, but I don't think the sky nearly looked like this when the photo was taken. Way over processed. - Benh (talk) 21:16, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- King of ♥ 02:34, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Amazing scenery. Unfortunately, way overprocessed. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 02:42, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I have to agree with Frank. Cart did, as always, a great job, but this image needs more than CA removal. Daniel Case (talk) 06:01, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Overprocessed. Excessive contrasts -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:16, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. --Fischer.H (talk) 17:01, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Basile, lovely photo but too much 'clarity' applied in Photoshop IMO, doesn't look realistic anymore Cmao20 (talk) 18:13, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:Cenote Kankirixché.jpg[edit]

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Cenote Kankirixché

File:NPG 2010 112 Lucia Chamberlain by Zaida Ben-Yusuf.jpg[edit]

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Lucia Chamberlain

File:Royal crematorium of King Rama IX at night.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I would second that. @Supanut Arunoprayote: Could you have a look? This is a very impressive photo and I would like to support it as featured picture, but it needs a small counterclockwise rotation to correct the tilt. Thank you! --Aristeas (talk) 08:38, 3 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I really (really) like the reflection. The darkness and yellow color cast, not so much, sorry. - Benh (talk) 17:32, 3 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral per the tilt. Daniel Case (talk) 18:50, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support and personally I like the colours. Cmao20 (talk) 18:11, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support for the adjusted version. Definitely an FP worthy photo, imho. -- Radomianin (talk) 19:42, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- IamMM (talk) 06:24, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:Green garden lizard (Calotes calotes) juvenile and common jezebel (Delias eucharis) female.jpg[edit]

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Green garden lizard (Calotes calotes) juvenile and common jezebel (Delias eucharis) female
  • I'll be honest here. I moved in to snap the butterfly without knowing the lizard was there. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:51, 2 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Princess Rosalina 💄 452327 14:30, 2 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This seems like a still from a good nature documentary, except that it's higher-quality than a still from a video would usually be. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:15, 2 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support A really special capture and probably one of your best yet Cmao20 (talk) 19:35, 2 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Andrei (talk) 19:49, 2 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support poor Lizard had to stay hungry.--Ermell (talk) 20:22, 2 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Well someone has taken a bite out of the butterfly already; might have been the lizard. Charlesjsharp (talk) 20:46, 2 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Thanks, of course it has technical weaknesses, but I would rather have taken this shot than the far higher technical quality hornbill just nominated. Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:32, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:Karnival 01.jpg[edit]

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A woman at the carinval in Valletta, Malta
  • Gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/People/Portrait#Women
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Lance Anthony - uploaded by Lance Anthony - nominated by Kritzolina -- Kritzolina (talk) 11:24, 2 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kritzolina (talk) 11:24, 2 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support Disclaimer: Since I have suggested [1] to Kritzolina to nominate the most impressive pictures from Wiki Loves Folklore also at FPC, I am indirectly involved in this nomination. ;–) It is interesting that no one has voted so far; probably some of us are torn back and forth. Indeed, this is an unusual image, both as a carnival image and as a portrait. The crop seems too tight at first (I would like to see more of the wings [?] on her costume), but on the other hand it draws the eye very efficiently to her face, which is very impressive because of the combination of colourful make-up and the mask over it. The statue (?) on the right in the background is a bit perplexing, but it too seems to be looking at the woman in the foreground, like an echo of the viewer; it’s a clever idea. Unfortunately, the topmost of the feathers on her mask are overexposed and the sky in the upper left shows some posterization; this disturbs the otherwise technically good picture somewhat, but does not ruin the overall impression which is, of course, impressive enough. --Aristeas (talk) 14:10, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:WLM - 2020 - Stralsund - St. Nikolai Kirche.jpg[edit]

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View of the St. Nicholas Church in the old town centre of Stralsund, Germany

File:Bluethroat near Jalalpur, Patiala 02.jpg[edit]

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Bluethroat in Patiala, Punjab
Bluethroat near Jalalpur, Patiala - Version 2
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Charlesjsharp. The head is partly blurred. --Tagooty (talk) 02:30, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support I like that the background is soft but also helps to frame the subject. Bigger would be better, but I find the sharpness ok and like the morning light. Might also be worth nominating File:Синьшийка 0833.jpg (same species, a bit bigger, with the blue throat) — Rhododendrites talk |  17:31, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Palauenc05 (talk) 21:17, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. Opposing is arguably nitpicky and is certainly holding this photo to a very high standard, but isn't that the whole point of "This is a featured picture on Wikimedia Commons and is considered one of the finest images"? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:29, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Charlesjsharp, @Tagooty, @Ikan Kekek and others: I have uploaded another version of this image here: File:Bluethroat near Jalalpur, Patiala - Version 2.jpg. Let me know if you think this is a better image and should replace the one nominated here? Satdeep Gill (talk) 04:49, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support I prefer the new version. -- IamMM (talk) 06:37, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The second version is sharper and a little brightened. I'd consider not opposing it, and I might support it, except that the bright parts of the bokeh trunk are distracting me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:54, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:Fitzrovia Chapel 2017-09-17-7.jpg[edit]

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Fitzrovia Chapel ceiling

File:2017 - Київ - Світанок над Дніпром.jpg[edit]

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Parkovyi footbridge in Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Of course, anyone is free to reject such a photo because of the light effects, this is completely valid, such effects are definitely a matter of taste. Nevertheless I want to make a technical note: In such an extreme contre-jour situation, where the sun is somewhere mid in the image, it is really difficult to avoid lens flares completely. In fact, I’m rather surprised that there aren’t more flares in this photo – many lenses would produce a whole series of light spots and so-called ‘ghosts’ across the image in this situation. The light effect visible in this photo also seems to consist less of lens flares and more of diffraction spikes, an effect that is often even brought about on purpose. Overall, I would call the shot remarkably clean (considering the extreme backlight, see above). --Aristeas (talk) 10:22, 3 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I appreciate your remarks. However, I'm not sure about the composition, either. It's a pretty scene, but the big lamppost closest to the viewer calls too much attention to itself and causes a tension that doesn't fit in with the rest of the scene. I also find the long sunray distracting because of its direction in the context of the rest of the picture. In terms of movies and TV shows, I do find it strange that lens flares are often deliberately used. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:38, 3 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thank you. (And I agree with you completely regarding the overuse of lens flares etc. in movies and TV: IMHO most times that’s just kitsch ;–).) --Aristeas (talk) 07:27, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:2017 - Київ - Місячний вечір на Замковій горі.jpg[edit]

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Andriivskyi Descent, Kyiv
  • @Rhododendrites: I guess that the building is being renovated and that there is a huge tarpaulin hanging from the scaffolding in front of the façade, reproducing an image of the façade. The tarpaulin does not hang perfectly vertically, but shows some wrinkles and stripes ... --Aristeas (talk) 18:30, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:Gibson's Albatross 0A2A4153.jpg[edit]

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Gibson's Albatross

File:Hanuman Langur or Gray Langur.jpg[edit]

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Hanuman Langur or Gray Langur sitting on a bench inside Nandankanan Zoological Park, India

File:Camellia × williamsii 'Jury's Yellow'. 28-03-2022 (d.j.b.) 03.jpg[edit]

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File:Antique cash register in a cafe, Darjeeling.jpg[edit]

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Antique cash register in a cafe, Darjeeling

File:Indak Boy Kadayawan Festival 1.jpg[edit]

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Kadayawan Festival
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment User:Fpj455 last contributed on March 15, so maybe they can come back and provide this information; I wouldn't have expected you to know it. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:52, 30 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Ikan Kekek Looks like they're doing the Hendrix, probably on some form of Philippine boat lute (or, more likely, a non-functional prop version thereof). Something along the lines of kudyapi or faglong, I guess? El Grafo (talk) 10:06, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great emotions, great colors! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:09, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Busy, distracting background. Daniel Case (talk) 03:16, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The festival atmosphere is great. --ForrestXYC ☎️ 05:12, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Frank and ForrestXYC. Yes, quite busy, but that also contributes to the festival atmosphere I can feel in this photo. --Aristeas (talk) 07:01, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Composition is cluttered and the main figure is not in focus. 1/640 sec not fast enough? Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:17, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Princess Rosalina 💄 451300 10:21, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Charles and Daniel. Good COM:VIC candidate, though. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:01, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Radomianin (talk) 20:14, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Charles and Daniel. -- Karelj (talk) 20:26, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Love the facial expression, but as others have pointed out, the composition is quite cluttered. --El Grafo (talk) 08:41, 1 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:Launch of Shenzhou 12.jpg[edit]

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The moment of the launch of Shenzhou 12 taken in Jiuquan, China.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Created by ForrestXYC, photoshopped by FoolPiasar - uploaded by ForrestXYC - nominated by ForrestXYC -- ForrestXYC (talk) 12:25, 30 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ForrestXYC (talk) 12:25, 30 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Ermell (talk) 19:03, 30 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Regretful oppose Looks nice at thumb, but a lot of unsharpness and noise. Daniel Case (talk) 22:19, 30 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Daniel Case: This is a long-distance shot with few observation points and a bad shooting angle. The tail flame itself is very bright. I did my best to get this shot. Because the rocket is really fast, the shooting is really difficult. —ForrestXYC (talk) 04:43, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    I understand. I just think we've gotten better photos of rocket launches. If other editors think that the beauty and historicity of what you captured here outweighs the technical issues, they are free to express that in their !votes. Daniel Case (talk) 04:49, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Daniel Case: Fine☑️, thanks for your review. -ForrestXYC ☎️ 05:06, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support After a comparison with our space launch FPs I think this photo deserves the start, too. (Some of the existing FPs are technically better, but most of these have been taken in better light, hence were easier to take. Some of the existing PFs are more impressive, but this one is more than impressive enough to me, too ;–).) --Aristeas (talk) 06:58, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- FoolPiasar 👉talk👈 08:17, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Princess Rosalina 💄 451619 10:21, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Basically per Aristeas. Very difficult shooting conditions, quality maybe a bit worse than similar images, but great over-all image. Also, it's about time a Chinese rocket makes it into the gallery. --El Grafo (talk) 10:27, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Aristeas Cmao20 (talk) 14:23, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --GRDN711 (talk) 16:35, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I would like to echo Aristeas' and El Grafo's persuasive statements; this photo has wow effect. -- Radomianin (talk) 17:38, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Erick Soares3 (talk) 18:44, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I'm undecided, but does anyone know what's producing the pink/purple light? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:03, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Ikan Kekek: The main reason for the variation of tail flame of rocket is the difference of fuel and combustion state. Rocket tail flame color is mainly divided into two kinds, chemiluminescence spectrum and black body radiation spectrum. --ForrestXYC ☎️ 23:34, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Understood, and thanks. I was wondering whether a particular chemical reaction was causing that color, and which fuel was involved. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:19, 1 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Ikan Kekek: Sorry, the question is out of the range of my strength.😅 -ForrestXYC ☎️ 10:11, 1 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:Speyer - Gedächtniskirche der Protestation - Erdgeschossfenster - Der zwölfjährige Jesus im Tempel.jpg[edit]

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  • I think it has 'wow' certainly compared to the other FPs in the category, and that it is better than all but two or three of them, but maybe you wouldn't have voted for them either, so fair enough. Cmao20 (talk) 18:10, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:Blue-tailed bee-eater (Merops philippinus) Yala.jpg[edit]

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Blue-tailed bee-eater (Merops philippinus)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The other photo is better, for the reasons you state, but I still like this photo per se. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:23, 30 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Both have the same sharpness. Which background you prefer is a matter of taste - the green or the grey sky with thorns. There is no legitimate reason for A.Savin to oppose. Perhaps he might like to vote on this current FP which has garnered significant support. Just voting on nominations by users you dislike is unwarranted aggression. Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:07, 30 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Both have not the same sharpness. Besides both links for direct comparison, you also can see here what would my picture look like if just upscaled to the same width as yours... As you may see, then, all the feathers, the eye, the beak etc. (surprisingly?) look very similar, but OK, just keep calling white black and black white, it's hopeless. --A.Savin 13:08, 30 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cmao20 (talk) 14:21, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 11:01, 1 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 12:56, 1 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Both are fine photographs of this bird. Fwiw, I think A.Savin's is better for Wikipedia as the bird is better isolated on a neutral background, which will look clearer in thumbnail. But this isn't Wikipedia and on Commons we can have more than one FP of a subject. Let's just rejoice these are both proper FP quality bird photos, not, cough, this blurry mess. -- Colin (talk) 18:27, 3 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Colin. --Aristeas (talk) 07:32, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Fri 01 Apr → Wed 06 Apr
Sat 02 Apr → Thu 07 Apr
Sun 03 Apr → Fri 08 Apr
Mon 04 Apr → Sat 09 Apr
Tue 05 Apr → Sun 10 Apr
Wed 06 Apr → Mon 11 Apr

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

Mon 28 Mar → Wed 06 Apr
Tue 29 Mar → Thu 07 Apr
Wed 30 Mar → Fri 08 Apr
Thu 31 Mar → Sat 09 Apr
Fri 01 Apr → Sun 10 Apr
Sat 02 Apr → Mon 11 Apr
Sun 03 Apr → Tue 12 Apr
Mon 04 Apr → Wed 13 Apr
Tue 05 Apr → Thu 14 Apr
Wed 06 Apr → Fri 15 Apr

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 an 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.
    • 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 2022), 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 2022.
  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 shots, 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 2022), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.