I am happy to relay that Wikimedia Commons has now had over 1,000
successful Featured Picture nominations. The 1000th one is here:
It is a photocrom print of the famous German castle, dating to
1890-1905. It comes from the Library of Congress which reflects how
Wikimedians apply the concept of "relentless improvement" to all kinds
of material from all kinds of sources.
This one was accepted on the 15th October (it took us a couple of
weeks to realised it had passed). This is just under 3 years since the
FP process began in November 2004.
The vast majority of FPs are photographs - over 92% are JPGs. At least
half of all our FPs are created by Wikimedians, with US government
agencies such as NASA, and Flickr, being the major sources of
non-Wikimedian works. Around 30 FPs are accepted each month.
There are a few more notes on
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Press_releases/1000FP and I
strongly recommend checking out the links at the bottom to have a
browse - find a lovely new computer background if nothing else :)