Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates
This star, with one point broken, symbolizes the featured candidates on Wikipedia.

Featured pictures are images that add significantly to articles, either by illustrating article content particularly well, or being eye-catching to the point where users will want to read its accompanying article. Taking the adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words", the images featured on Wikipedia:Featured pictures should illustrate a Wikipedia article in such a way as to add significantly to that article, according to the featured picture criteria.

Promoting an image

If you believe an image should be featured, create a subpage (use the "For Nominations" field, below) and add the subpage to the current nominations section.

For promotion, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers in support and the consensus is in its favor, it can be added to the Wikipedia:Featured pictures list. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-thirds majority in support, including the nominator and/or creator of the image; however, anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets.

All users may comment. However, only those who have been on Wikipedia for 25 days and with at least 100 edits will be included in the numerical count. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. Nominations started in December are given three extra days, due to the holidays slowing down activity here.

The archive contains all opinions and comments collected for candidate nominations and their nomination results.

If you nominate an image here, please consider also uploading and nominating it at Commons to help ensure that the pictures can be used not just in the English Wikipedia but on all other Wikimedia projects as well.

Delisting an image

A featured picture can be nominated for delisting if you feel it no longer lives up to featured picture standards. You may also request a featured picture be replaced with a superior image. Create a subpage (use the "For Delists" field, below) and add the subpage to the current nominations section.

Please leave a note on the talk page of the original FPC nominator (and creator/uploader, if appropriate) to let them know the delisting is being debated. The user may be able to address the issues and avoid the delisting of the picture.

For delisting, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers supporting a delist or replace, and the consensus is in its favor, it will be delisted from Wikipedia:Featured pictures. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-thirds majority in support, including the nominator. Note that anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets. However, images are sometimes delisted despite having fewer than five in support of their removal, and there is currently no consensus on how best to handle delist closures, except that:If the image to be delisted is not used in any articles by the time of closure, it must be delisted. If it is added to articles during the nomination, at least one week's stability is required for the nomination to be closed as "Kept". The nomination may be suspended if a week hasn't yet passed to give the rescue a chance.

Outside of the nominator, all voters are expected to have been on Wikipedia for 25 days and to have made a minimum of 100 edits. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. As with regular nominations, delist nominations are given three extra days to run if started in December.

  • Note that delisting an image does not mean deleting it. Delisting from Featured pictures in no way affects the image's status in its article(s).

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

Step 1:
Evaluate

Evaluate the merit of a nomination against the featured picture criteria. Most users reference terms from this page when evaluating nominations.

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

To create a subpage of Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates for your nomination, add a title for the image you want to nominate in the field below (e.g., Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Labrador Retriever) and click the "Create new nomination" button.


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

To create a subpage for your delist, add a title for the image you want to delist/replace in the field below and click the "Create new delist nomination" button.


Step 3:
Transclude and link

Transclude the newly created subpage to the Featured picture candidate list ( direct link).

How to comment for Candidate Images

  • Write Support, if you approve of the picture. A reason is optional.
  • Write Oppose, followed by your reasoning, if you disapprove of the picture. All objections should be accompanied by a specific rationale that, if addressed, would make you support the image. If your concern is one that can only be addressed by the creator, and if they haven't nominated or commented on the image, and if they are a Wikipedian, you should notify them directly.
  • You can weak support or weak oppose instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
  • If you think a nominated image obviously fails the featured picture criteria, write Speedy close followed by your reasons. Nominations may be closed early if this is the case.
Recommendations added early in the process may be disregarded if they do not address concerns and/or improvements that arise later in the debate. Reviewers are advised to monitor the progress of a nomination and update their votes accordingly.
Prior to giving an opinion, the image should be assessed on its quality as displayed at full size (high-resolution) in an image editing program. Please note that the images are only displayed at thumbnail size on this page. The thumbnail links to the image description page which, in turn, links to the high-resolution version.

How to comment for Delist Images

  • Write Keep, followed by your reasons for keeping the picture.
  • Write Delist, followed by your reasons for delisting the picture.
  • Write Delist and Replace if you believe the image should be replaced by a better picture.
  • You can weak keep, weak delist or weak delist and replace instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
Please remember to be civil, not to bite the newbies and to comment on the image, not the person.

You may find the glossary useful when you encounter acronyms or jargon in other voters' comments. You can also link to it by using {{ FPCgloss}}.

Editing candidates

If you feel you could improve a candidate by image editing, please feel free to do so, but do not overwrite or remove the original. Instead, upload your edit with a different file name (e.g., add "edit" to the file name), and display it below the original nomination. Edits should be appropriately captioned in sequential order (e.g., Edit 1, Edit 2, etc), and describe the modifications that have been applied.

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Current nominations

Acorn woodpecker

Voting period ends on 17 Dec 2021 at 16:53:57 (UTC)

Original – A male acorn woodpecker holding a nut in its beak; California State University, Chico
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Acorn woodpecker
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Frank Schulenburg
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:53, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

al-Wakwak

Voting period ends on 17 Dec 2021 at 16:43:09 (UTC)

Original – al-Wakwak is a fictional island in medieval Arabic literature. This early 1600s painting from Mughal India depicts some of the imagined plant and animal life found there.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously. Very high resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
al-Wakwak
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others
Creator
Unknown
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:43, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

Leonhard Euler

Voting period ends on 17 Dec 2021 at 16:35:26 (UTC)

OriginalLeonhard Euler, 1753
Reason
Leonhard Euler, very prominent mathematician. For details see the lead section of his article and [1]. Edited image (removed minor bright spots). On a sidenote: [2], [3]
Articles in which this image appears
Leonhard Euler, History of mathematics, List of things named after Leonhard Euler
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Jakob Emanuel Handmann, via Kunstmuseum Basel, edited by Bammesk
  • Support as nominatorBammesk ( talk) 16:35, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 17:42, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Very important person in mathematics. Lead image in article, too. Could be slightly cropped top & bottom, a bit of edges of frame showing. -- Janke | Talk 19:41, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

Women basketball match in Alginet, 1956.

Voting period ends on 15 Dec 2021 at 20:32:21 (UTC)

OriginalBasketball match in Alginet, Land of Valencia, 1956.
Reason
Professional pic of some pioneers of women sports during Francoist Spain. Historic value.
Articles in which this image appears
Women's basketball
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures#Culture,_entertainment,_and_lifestyle
Creator
Ismael Latorre Mendoza
  • Support as nominatorTaronjaSatsuma ( talk) 20:32, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose very pixelized at full zoom -- Andrei ( talk) 22:26, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
  •  Comment: Not pixel, but grain. It happens with pics that age.-- TaronjaSatsuma ( talk) 09:17, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – For a mid-'50s film pic it doesn't look all that bad. – Sca ( talk) 13:40, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not among "Wikipedia's best". -- Janke | Talk 21:07, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

Anochecer en la escollera III

Voting period ends on 15 Dec 2021 at 20:26:51 (UTC)

OriginalAnochecer en la escollera III, painting by Ignacio Pinazo Camarlench.
Reason
High Quality reproduction of the most representative work by Ignacio Pinazo Camarlench.
Articles in which this image appears
Ignacio Pinazo Camarlench
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures#Artwork
Creator
credit: Institut Valencià d'Art Modern
  • Support as nominatorTaronjaSatsuma ( talk) 20:26, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Painting title translates as Dusk in the Breakwater.Sca ( talk) 13:44, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

William Utermohlen

Voting period ends on 5 Dec 2021 at 18:24:33 (UTC)

Original – 1967 self portrait by William Utermohlen
Reason
Relatively high resolution (3.124 million pixels), illustrates subject well
Articles in which this image appears
William Utermohlen, Alzheimer's disease
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
William Utermohlen
  • Support as nominatorRealmaxxver ( talk) 18:24, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Evocative self-portrait by an artistically gifted victim of Alzheimer's. Interesting article. – Sca ( talk) 13:52, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Fascinating artist. Compare it with this one he drew during Alzheimer's. – Kavyansh.Singh ( talk) 09:48, 28 November 2021 (UTC)
    Tragic.... – Sca ( talk) 13:24, 28 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – -- Janke | Talk 15:56, 28 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support interesting. Charlesjsharp ( talk) 19:10, 30 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support The portrait of a passed victim of dementia makes a good featured picture. -- Pink Saffron ( talk) 18:34, 2 December 2021 (UTC)

Nominations — to be closed

Nominations in this category are older than ten days and are to be closed. New votes will no longer be accepted.

Older nominations requiring additional input from users

These nominations have been moved here because consensus is impossible to determine without additional input from those who participated in the discussion. Usually this is because there was more than one edit of the image available, and no clear preference for one of them was determined. If you voted on these images previously, please update your vote to specify which edit(s) you are supporting.

Closing procedure

A script is available that automates the majority of these tasks: User:Jujutacular/closeFPC

When NOT promoted, perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Not promoted| }} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  2. If the nominator is new to FPC, consider placing {{ subst:NotpromotedFPC|Image name}} on their talk page. To avoid overuse, do not use the template when in doubt.

When promoted, perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Promoted|File:FILENAME.JPG}} --~~~~
    • Replace FILENAME.JPG with the name of the file that was promoted. It should show up as:
    Promoted File:FILENAME.JPG
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  2. Add the image to:
  3. Add the image to the proper sub-page of Wikipedia:Featured pictures - newest on top.
    The caption for a Wikipedian created image should read "Description at Article, by Creator". For a non-Wikipedian, it should be similar, but if the creator does not have an article, use an external link if appropriate. For images with substantial editing by one or more Wikipedians, but created by someone else, use "Description at Article, by Creator (edited by Editor)" (all editors involved should be clear from the nomination). Additionally, the description is optional - if it's essentially the same as the article title, then just use " Article, by Creator". Numerous examples can be found on the various Featured Pictures subpages.
  4. Add the image to the appropriate section of Wikipedia:Featured pictures - newest on left and remove the oldest from the right so that there are always three in each section.
  5. Add the Featured Picture tag and star to the image page using {{Featured picture|page_name}} (replace page_name with the nomination page name, i.e., the page_name from Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/page_name). To add this template you most likely will have to click the "create" button on the upper right if the "edit" button is not present, generally if the image originates from Commons.
  6. If an edited or alternative version of the originally nominated image is promoted, make sure that all articles contain the Featured Picture version, as opposed to the original.
  7. Notify the nominator or co-nominators by placing {{subst:PromotedFPC|File:file_name.xxx}} on each nominator's talk page. For example: {{subst:PromotedFPC|File:Blue morpho butterfly.jpg}}.
  8. If the image was created by a Wikipedian, place {{subst:UploadedFP|File:file_name.xxx}} on the creator's talk page. For example: {{subst:UploadedFP|File:Blue morpho butterfly.jpg}}.

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

  1. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} to the top of the section.
  2. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the December archive. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} from this page to the bottom of the archive.
  3. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

Delist closing procedure

Note that delisting an image does not equal deleting it. Delisting from Featured pictures in no way affects the image's status in its article/s.

If consensus is to KEEP featured picture status, and the image is used in at least one article, perform the following:

  1. Check that the image has been in the article for at least one week. Otherwise, suspend the nomination to give it time to stabilize before continuing.
  2. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Kept|}} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  3. Optionally leave a note on the picture's talk page.

If consensus is to DELIST, or the image is unused (and consensus is not for a replacement that is used), perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Delisted|}} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  2. Replace the {{Featured picture}} tag from the image with {{FormerFeaturedPicture|delist/''Image name''}}.
  3. Remove the image from the appropriate sub-page of Wikipedia:Featured pictures and the appropriate section of Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs.

If consensus is to REPLACE (and at least one of the images is used in articles), perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Replaced|}} with File:NEW_IMAGE_FILENAME.JPG --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
    • Replace NEW_IMAGE_FILENAME.JPG with the name of the replacement file.
  2. Replace the {{Featured picture}} tag from the delisted image with {{FormerFeaturedPicture|delist/''Image name''}}.
  3. Update the replacement picture's tag, adding the tag {{Featured picture|delist/image_name}} (replace image_name with the nomination page name, i.e., the image_name from Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/delist/image_name). Remove any no longer applicable tags from the original, replacement and from any other alternatives. If the alternatives were on Commons and no longer have any tags, be sure to tag the description page with {{missing image}}.
  4. Replace the delisted Featured Picture in all articles with the new replacement Featured Picture version. Do NOT replace the original in non-article space, such as Talk Pages, FPC nominations, archives, etc.
  5. Ensure that the replacement image is included on the appropriate sub-page of Wikipedia:Featured pictures and the appropriate section of Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs. Do this by replacing the original image with the new replacement image; do not add the replacement as a new Featured Picture.

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

  1. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  2. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the archived delist nominations. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the bottom of the appropriate section of the archive.
  3. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

Recently closed nominations

Nominations in this category have already been closed and are here for the purposes of closure review by FPC contributors. Please do not add any further comments or votes regarding the original nomination. If you wish to discuss any of these closures, please do so at Wikipedia talk:Featured picture candidates. Nominations will stay here for three full days following closure and subsequently be removed.

Cuban emerald

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Dec 2021 at 22:03:31 (UTC)

OriginalCuban emerald hummingbird (Chlorostilbon ricordii ricordii) male in Cuba
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Cuban emerald
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp ( talk) 22:03, 23 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment - Looks a bit oversharpened; artifacts around edges. Not a reason for opposing, though. -- Janke | Talk 10:27, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- Armbrust The Homunculus 22:52, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

Small red damselflies mating (3)

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Dec 2021 at 22:09:11 (UTC)

Original Small red damselflies (Ceriagrion tenellum) mating, the female is form typica
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. This was nominated in 2017 (4 positive votes) and in 2020 (4 positive votes).
Articles in which this image appears
Small red damselfly
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp ( talk) 22:09, 23 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:22, 27 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – -- Janke | Talk 15:57, 28 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak support DOF a little shallow for the wings of the damselfly on the right. ©Geni ( talk) 21:54, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- Armbrust The Homunculus 22:51, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 22:51, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

The Old Guitarist

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Dec 2021 at 11:23:44 (UTC)

Original The Old Guitarist (1903–04), by Pablo Picasso
Reason
High resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
The Old Guitarist, others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Pablo Picasso
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld ( talk) 11:23, 23 November 2021 (UTC)
  • High EV, but the picture seems very soft. I wonder where does it come from, as the source mentioned has only an image of 843 x 1242 px. Yann ( talk) 20:12, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – per Yann it's too soft. This is not a good version. Click on the image on this source link and then zoom in, you will see a very sharp scan. Bammesk ( talk) 01:28, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – per Yann. Very unsharp at top & bottom. Furthermore, it is apparently not public domain: " © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York"-- Janke | Talk 14:16, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
  • It is still under a copyright in France, where the Estate of Pablo Picasso is based, but it is already in the public domain in USA. Yann ( talk) 15:11, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above -- Andrei ( talk) 22:27, 2 December 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- Armbrust The Homunculus 19:44, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

The Wrestlers

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Dec 2021 at 11:15:54 (UTC)

Original The Wrestlers (1835), by William Etty
Reason
High resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
The Wrestlers, William Etty
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
William Etty

Not Promoted -- Armbrust The Homunculus 19:44, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

The Grands Boulevards

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 2 Dec 2021 at 09:11:30 (UTC)

Original The Grands Boulevards (1875), an oil on canvas painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Reason
High resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
The Grands Boulevards, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, List of paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld ( talk) 09:11, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – What's not to like? (But then, one is bien sûr a fan of Renoir.)Sca ( talk) 14:41, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Of course. -- Janke | Talk 15:16, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp ( talk) 22:00, 23 November 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportYann ( talk) 20:17, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 12:06, 28 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – A tad bit more sharpness needed, but I don't see a reason to not nominate it. -- Pink Saffron ( talk) 14:20, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French - The Grands Boulevards - Google Art Project.jpg -- Armbrust The Homunculus 13:52, 2 December 2021 (UTC)

American oystercatcher

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Dec 2021 at 18:21:55 (UTC)

Original – American oystercatcher, New York, U.S.
Reason
Quality lead image, two adults (front and side) and a chick. A little different than our usual bird noms. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
American oystercatcher +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Rhododendrites
  • No. It's not sharp and shows the same thing (minus the chick). If you are asking "compositionally better"? That's subjective. I am Ok with either composition. Others can agree or disagree. Bammesk ( talk) 04:03, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- Armbrust The Homunculus 19:25, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 19:25, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

James A. Garfield

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Dec 2021 at 12:19:18 (UTC)

Original – President James Garfield, taken circa 1870–1880
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC two months ago, where it was featured unanimously. Lead image in a FA.
Articles in which this image appears
James A. Garfield etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
unknown
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 12:19, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – for the EV and restoration. But I disagree with the sharpening of his coat and the down sampling. Struck per Yann below. Bammesk ( talk) 13:05, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – The sharpness looks artificial, IMO. – Sca ( talk) 13:44, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • I reverted the last upload, which is a violation of c:COM:OVERWRITE. Yann ( talk) 20:21, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportYann ( talk) 15:13, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – High Encyclopedic value. – Kavyansh.Singh ( talk) 09:50, 28 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - Realmaxxver ( talk) 19:40, 30 November 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:James Abram Garfield, photo portrait seated.jpg -- Armbrust The Homunculus 15:42, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Epipactis palustris

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Dec 2021 at 12:14:24 (UTC)

Original – Flower of marsh helleborine, Niitvälja bog, Estonia.
Optional additional image - A pale variety of marsh helleborine
Reason
Featured unanimously on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Epipactis palustris etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 12:14, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
    No opinion as to whether this is a set with the optional image. MER-C 16:53, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – leaning to support but how about a set nomination [4] and [5]? I know the aspect ratios don't match but a lot does match, the color schemes, backgrounds, closeup framing, etc. This makes a good set (more EV on color variation). Bammesk ( talk) 12:47, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
    I don't believe the set would be exhaustive. I have added the second image anyway and will let the voters decide whether this is a set or not. MER-C 16:53, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Fair enough. Support original, prefer set. Bammesk ( talk) 17:31, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support original Second image doesn't add much. Charlesjsharp ( talk) 10:57, 23 November 2021 (UTC)
  • commentNot sure. Technically sound flower macro but colour background not the best. ©Geni ( talk) 21:56, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- Armbrust The Homunculus 12:55, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Needle file set

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 30 Nov 2021 at 14:14:41 (UTC)

PNG, transparent background – Needle file set, top to bottom: pillar, half round, barrette, square, round, triangular
JPEG, white background – same as above with white background
Reason
High resolution image of needle file set shows various shapes. This is a second nom [6]. The first nom wasn't conclusive on which format, PNG or JPEG, is better. PNG has a transparent background, JPEG renders sharper on Wikipedia. If you have a preference, please specify.
Articles in which this image appears
File (tool), Hand tool
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Others
Creator
Lucasbosch
  • Support as nominator, eitherBammesk ( talk) 14:14, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Does not add much encyclopeadic value to either article. Charlesjsharp ( talk) 19:41, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
  • The article File (tool) has a section about "Needle files" (where the photo is used) under the heading Types. That's the same as your recent nom Here where there is a short paragraph about Larva and your larva photo appears nearby (which by the way I supported). We can't have one set of rules for one nom and a different set of rules for another nom. Besides, this photo shows six cross sections or types (described above it in the article). That, plus its high technical quality, makes it FP worthy and the best photo in the article. Bammesk ( talk) 12:29, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • As an engineer I can tell you that needle files would be low on my choice list to illustrate an article on tools or hand tools. The key feature of a typical hand tool is a grip suited to the human hand. Charlesjsharp ( talk) 16:54, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • The primary article is File (tool), not tools or hand tools as you say. As far as hand tools go, files are a quintessential hand tool. In particular, needle files are used with and without a handle attachment. You should know that since you are an engineer! Bammesk ( talk) 17:15, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Charles. Minimal visual interest. Sca ( talk) 13:46, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • support jpg. About as good a pic of needle files as we are going to get although the top one has a few bits of dust. ©Geni ( talk) 19:29, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- Armbrust The Homunculus 15:03, 30 November 2021 (UTC)

Hall of Names

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OriginalHall of Names
Reason
good quality (QI on commons) and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Hall of Names
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Ilya Varlamov
  • Support as nominatorAndrei ( talk) 20:52, 18 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – It's noisy but good EV (ISO 5000! and pro camera). The article can use inline citations. I think the external link covers a lot of it. Bammesk ( talk) 03:16, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Other photos online seem to show the same reflections or whatever. Charlesjsharp ( talk) 16:30, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Reason: Grainy, unevenly lit, uneven color temperature, distracting reflections. -- Janke | Talk 20:46, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – I agree with the technical critiques (reflections, noise), although personally I go with the EV in this case. Looking at other online photos, an image that shows more of the room, something like this but without the people, makes a better FP. Bammesk ( talk) 13:14, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • That angle and ligting is definitely better, but the image is too small. With a little care, it should be possible to shoot an almost perfect photo... -- Janke | Talk 15:19, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
  • It's hard to get a good photo in this room. See the set of 5 photos here. Even the fourth photo, this one, has reflections. Bammesk ( talk) 03:03, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- Armbrust The Homunculus 21:35, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

Eastern greenish black-tip

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OriginalEastern greenish black-tip (Euchloe penia) in the Republic of North Macedonia
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Articles are thin, but this is a very rare butterfly.
Articles in which this image appears
Euchloe penia, Anthocharini, Euchloe
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp ( talk) 11:08, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 14:20, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk ( talk) 03:08, 18 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support -- Janke | Talk 11:20, 18 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 19:21, 19 November 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Eastern greenish black-tip (Euchloe penia) underside Macedonia.jpg -- Armbrust The Homunculus 15:34, 27 November 2021 (UTC)

Madagascar stonechat

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Original – Madagascar stonechat (Saxicola sibilla) male in Andasibe, Madagascar. An endemic species.
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Adds value to article.
Articles in which this image appears
Madagascar stonechat
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Promoted File:Madagascar stonechat (Saxicola sibilla) male.jpg -- Armbrust The Homunculus 15:33, 27 November 2021 (UTC)

Portrait of Margaret van Eyck

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Original Portrait of Margaret van Eyck (1439), by Jan van Eyck, is now held in National Gallery, London.
Reason
High resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Portrait of Margaret van Eyck, 1400–1500 in European fashion, Exposition des primitifs flamands à Bruges, Jan van Eyck, List of works by Jan van Eyck, Portrait of a Man (Self Portrait?)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jan van Eyck
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld ( talk) 16:39, 16 November 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk ( talk) 02:59, 18 November 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportYann ( talk) 08:44, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp ( talk) 13:23, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:51, 21 November 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Margareta van Eyck.jpg -- Armbrust The Homunculus 23:10, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

Karlskirche

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Original – Night view of the facade of St. Charles Church ( Karlskirche), Vienna, Austria. The baroque church is dedicated to Charles Borromeo and is one of the city's greatest buildings.
Reason
High resolution. High quality.
Articles in which this image appears
Karlskirche
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld ( talk) 16:27, 16 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I want to support this one, as I feel nighttime photos are sometimes overlooked here, but I can't for this one. There is significant noise where the structures meet the night sky. I can't say exactly what it's from—if it was done in post-processing or not, but this fringe of noise, which doesn't extend into the deep sky is too distracting. Yes, I'm aware that this is a FP on Commons. -- Veggies ( talk) 02:40, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
  •  Comment: Fair enough, can you please have a look again, Veggies? I've made some improvements, -- Poc o2 22:14, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
  • It's a bit compressed vertically, the clocks on either side are oval. The image is used in a gallery (not strong EV). For this church I think a daytime photo would be better (similar to the infobox photo but without excessive shadows). Bammesk ( talk) 01:19, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
  • You're right, Bammesk, I didn't realize that, it's fix now. Regarding taking the shot during the day, well, yes, during the day you will have shadows, but also lots of people. The church is very visited among tourists and also to have a good perspective you need to be far from this but subject including potentially even more people in your shot. -- Poc o2 20:35, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Poco, I agree with your night versus day comments. If the image is repositioned and used more prominently in the article, and then renominated, it might pass. It's a very good photo. Bammesk ( talk) 15:59, 27 November 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- Armbrust The Homunculus 23:07, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

De Viron Castle

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OriginalDe Viron Castle
Reason
Recently featured on Commons. Illustrates subject well.
Articles in which this image appears
De Viron Castle, Dilbeek, Jean-Pierre Cluysenaar
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Trougnouf
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:26, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – FYI, Dilbeek is in the Netherlands Belgium. – Sca ( talk) 12:50, 16 November 2021 (UTC)
Oh! Oops. Dank u wel. – Sca ( talk) 17:19, 16 November 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:De Viron Castle (DSC 2198).jpg -- Armbrust The Homunculus 21:42, 25 November 2021 (UTC)

Algar do Carvao

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Original – Algar do Carvão (in Portuguese Blackened Crease), Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal. The image shows the aprox. 50 metres (160 ft) long Boca do Algar (in Portuguese "Mouth of the Cavern") viewed from the bottom of an ancient volcanic vent.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured without opposition. Some technical flaws (particularly with the blown highlights, which are understandable) but the composition makes up for it.
Articles in which this image appears
Algar do Carvao
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:31, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportYann ( talk) 08:46, 20 November 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- Armbrust The Homunculus 21:39, 25 November 2021 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 21:39, 25 November 2021 (UTC)


Delist: Holoplatys semiplanata with scale

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Holoplatys semiplanata with scale
Reason
Image is below current minimum resolution requirements (1,600 × 1,067 pixels); the scale is just a guess according to the original FPC discussion (based on measurements of a different spider); the licensing is crappy (CC-BY-NC + GFDL 1.2-only); and natural backgrounds are now preferred for animal photos (AFAICT).
Articles this image appears in
Holoplatys
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:Holoplatys semiplanata.jpg
Nominator
Nosferattus ( talk)
  • DelistNosferattus ( talk) 23:16, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Delist – I read the reason section and thought why are you nominating it for promotion!? :-) Bammesk ( talk) 02:06, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
  • DelistYann ( talk) 19:49, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Delist Charlesjsharp ( talk) 13:24, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Delist -- Janke | Talk 15:20, 22 November 2021 (UTC)

Delisted -- Armbrust The Homunculus 09:19, 25 November 2021 (UTC)


Valère Castle

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OriginalValère Basilica and Haut de Cry, Switzerland
Reason
High quality and resolution. Was seen on POTD on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Valère Basilica
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Christian David
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld ( talk) 19:37, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk ( talk) 20:22, 14 November 2021 (UTC) . . . . FWIW, if the snow appears a bit pinkish, it's because 3 weeks earlier there was a bit of atmospheric sand storm. (per this link at Commons FP nomination)
  • Support Impressive and high EV. – Yann ( talk) 19:51, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - Whoa! -- Veggies ( talk) 20:21, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 14:21, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 19:30, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Valère et Haut de Cry.jpg -- Armbrust The Homunculus 21:53, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

Poplar hawk-moth larva

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OriginalPoplar hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) late instar larva
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. High EVF: improves article even though, as a larva, it cannot be in the infobox.
Articles in which this image appears
Poplar hawk-moth
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Promoted File:Poplar hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) late instar larva.jpg -- Armbrust The Homunculus 21:51, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

Gerty Cori and Carl Ferdinand Cori

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OriginalGerty Cori and Carl Ferdinand Cori in 1947
Reason
Gerty Cori and Carl Ferdinand Cori, two Nobel prize recipients in the laboratory in 1947. The couple (husband and wife) discovered how glycogen is converted to energy in the body. Restored image.
Articles in which this image appears
Gerty Cori, Carl Ferdinand Cori, Cori cycle, Biochemistry, +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Smithsonian Institution, unknown photographer, restored by Bammesk
  • Support as nominatorBammesk ( talk) 14:28, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - Very good EV. -- Janke | Talk 16:18, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Competent and interesting photo with excellent EV Nick-D ( talk) 07:49, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportYann ( talk) 19:52, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - Good EV. Cwmhiraeth ( talk) 12:22, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 19:25, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori (1896-1957) and Carl Ferdinand Cori - restoration1.jpg -- Armbrust The Homunculus 21:46, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

Earthrise over Compton crater

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Original – Earthrise over Compton crater taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Alternate 1 – Reduced blue channel color saturation (on Earth)
Reason
high resolution image and good quality, a stricking view with a detailed explanation
Articles in which this image appears
Earthrise, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Understanding
Creator
NASA, uploaded by WolfmanSF
  • Support as nominator as suggested on FPC talk page. – Yann ( talk) 09:52, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support eitherBammesk ( talk) 12:26, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1 - Nice dark shadows on moon's surface, due to sun right behind camera! -- Janke | Talk 16:17, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Neutral - seems oversaturated. MER-C 19:23, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
  • It's hard to judge, because it's outer space and the source is NASA. However I also support an Alternate version (edited version) with less saturation. Bammesk ( talk) 02:17, 16 November 2021 (UTC)
    • Agree. I read the blog post linked below, and would indeed prefer lower saturation of the blues (not the browns). -- Janke | Talk 19:42, 16 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1. MER-C 13:46, 18 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment - I think it's worth reading the blog post on how this image was created. It isn't exactly a single image (though isn't exactly a montage either) - to me it feels a little artificial with the lack of colour data on the moon, but certainly a striking shot. TSP ( talk) 12:56, 16 November 2021 (UTC)
  • I uploaded a less saturated Alternate. Pinging participants to reassess @ Yann, Janke, MER-C, and TSP:. Bammesk ( talk) 02:54, 18 November 2021 (UTC)
  • OK Alt 1 is better. Yann ( talk) 11:01, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Earthrise over Compton crater -LRO full res - edit1.jpg -- Armbrust The Homunculus 21:34, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

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