Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

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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-third 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-third 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

Small red damselflies mating

Voting period ends on 6 Jul 2017 at 09:34:53 (UTC)

Original – Small red damselflies (Ceriagrion tenellum) mating, Ober Water, Hampshire, UK. The female is the form typica.
Reason
These are the UK's smallest damselflies and fly weakly close to the ground, often on boggy ground, making photographing them a soggy experience. High EV even though the image is not the lead picture. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Small red damselfly
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
charlesjsharp



Savanna hawk

Voting period ends on 6 Jul 2017 at 09:22:25 (UTC)

Original – Savanna hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis) from the Pantanal in Brazil.
Reason
illustrates article clearly. FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Savanna hawk Daggett's eagle
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
charlesjsharp
sorry, not sure what you want me to do @Bammesk:. I'm not an ornithologist. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:59, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
It is a suggestion, not a requirement. I figured nominators are more likely to have an interest in the subject of the article. I had to look up ornithologist!! you never know how many "logists" there are! I found an online source, I think I can do something. Bammesk (talk) 01:57, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
too much else to do!!. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:02, 28 June 2017 (UTC)



Shōrin-zu byōbu (Pine Trees screen) (two panels)

Voting period ends on 6 Jul 2017 at 00:07:29 (UTC)

Original – Left panel
Also – Right panel
Reason
The Pine Trees screen (Shōrin-zu byōbu, 松林図 屏風) is a pair of six-panel folding screens (byōbu) by the Japanese artist Hasegawa Tōhaku. These timeless classic images of Japanese art are widely used, and already featured on Commons and :ja.
Articles in which this image appears
(left panel) Shōrin-zu byōbu (article on the work), Byōbu (type of work - a folding screen), Hasegawa Tōhaku (artist), typical of the Hasegawa school, Ma (negative space), Buddhist art in Japan, List of National Treasures of Japan (paintings)
(right panel) History of painting, Culture of Japan, Ink wash painting, Landscape painting, History of Asian art, Japanese painting, Japanese aesthetics, List of National Treasures of Japan (paintings), Japanese pine, Shōrin-zu byōbu
FP category for this image
Landscape?
Creator
Uploaded by User:Bamse, from Emuseum
Also
My first time trying this process, so please excuse screw-ups!
  • Support as nominatorTheramin (talk) 00:07, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment – Correction below per Janke and Bamse. there are stitching or scan jumps where the panels meet, visible at full size, for instance on the top image labeled "Original – Left panel" the jumps are at (x,y)=(2855,855), (2855,2375), (2855,3900), (2855,5425), (2855,6955) pixels relative to top left corner. Similar jumps where the other panels meet. Also an artifact at (x,y)=(5600,25). The bottom image has similar artifacts. Not sure if this is a dis-qualifier though. Bammesk (talk) 01:59, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
Are you sure they are stitching artifacts? They don't look like that, rather like cuts & folds in the canvas keeping the parts together when zig-zag-folded. --Janke | Talk 07:10, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
I also suspect that these are due to the folding mechanism rather than stitching artifacts. A few points to support this:
  • (i) they only appear at every second connection (i.e. between the 1st and 2nd, between the 3rd and 4th and between the 5th and 6th panels), which makes sense if you consider that the screens are zig-zag folded
  • (ii) if they were stitching errors, why would they appear at such particular spots?
  • (iii) what you call "artifacts" looks a lot like the connection in this image (though I don't know if this screen actually uses such hinge)
  • (iv) in any case, whatever they are, they don't affect the artwork at all bamse (talk) 13:46, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I agree. Thanks for fixing my bad. At full size (100%) the spots looked abnormal. But now zooming in at 200% they look like an integral part of the canvas/artwork. Bammesk (talk) 02:32, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support – inline citations in article Shōrin-zu byōbu would be nice. Bammesk (talk) 03:44, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support – Fulfils criteria. --Janke | Talk 05:27, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice scan but I am concerned the main article will be deleted as it has no inline citations whatsoever, which would then reduce the EV. Mattximus (talk) 15:37, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Atsme📞📧 02:20, 28 June 2017 (UTC)




Spotted trunkfish

Voting period ends on 2 Jul 2017 at 12:30:11 (UTC)

Original – Underwater image of a Spotted trunkfish in its natural habitat at about 40 ft. on Bari Reef, Bonaire.
2016 POY Finalist
Reason
Underwater close-up profile shot of a spotted trunkfish in its natural reef environment, high EV, and a 2016 POY Finalist
Articles in which this image appears
Ostraciidae, Spotted trunkfish, VI Ostraciidae, Lactophrys_bicaudalis, Tetraodontiformes, Wikivoyage
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Atsme
  • Support as nominatorAtsme📞📧 12:30, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment – camera's resolution is 3,264×2,448 px, how is the image height 2,749 pixels? Bammesk (talk) 02:19, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
Incremental upscaling/resampling, then cropped. Atsme📞📧 04:48, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
SupportBammesk (talk) 14:31, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support – --Marvellous Spider-Man 16:04, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support excellent. Both my POTY finalists got rejected here, so hope this doesn't happen to you! Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:41, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
Uh oh...I hope so, too. Knock on wood - I've been quite fortunate to have worked with qualified collaborators here and at Commons regarding the u/w images I've nominated. I'm of the mind that unlike the way we typically judge images at Commons, the priority here focuses more on EV and an image's level of importance to an article. I occasionally experience a bit of resistence to u/w images in both venues because most of the editors involved in promoting an image are nondivers which tends to make them more inclined to look for tripod perfection and deeper DOF, neither of which are realistic options for u/w photography, simply because so much of what we shoot is macro or within 2-3 ft. of the subject. Things like light refraction, loss of colors with depth, surge, current and back scatter can be quite formidable, not to mention the time alloted by a single tank of air. I do love a challenge, though. Atsme📞📧 02:03, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
I am an experienced diver (250+ dives) but don't take underwater photos. But they can be amazing, as you show. My daughter is a dive instructor and uses a Go-Pro for some nice action shots. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:09, 26 June 2017 (UTC)



Ghan line, Lake Eyre South

Voting period ends on 29 Jun 2017 at 11:11:13 (UTC)

Original – Remains of the Central Australian Railway, the original route of The Ghan service, across the bed of Lake Eyre South.
Reason
Illustrates the construction of the Central Australia Railway as described in the article.
Articles in which this image appears
Central Australian Railway Oodnadatta Track
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places
Creator
GoldenRing
  • Oppose – Lack of contrast renders this monochromatic image virtually featureless. Sca (talk) 17:57, 19 June 2017 (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. 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/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  3. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the June archive. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image name}} from this page to the bottom of the archive.
  4. 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.
  5. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

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}}.
  9. 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.
  10. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the June archive. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} from this page to the bottom of the archive.
  11. 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. 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.
  4. 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 Retained section of the archive.
  5. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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}} page to the bottom of the Delisted section of the archive.

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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 Replaced section of the archive.

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.

Suzzanna

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 28 Jun 2017 at 02:28:21 (UTC)

OriginalSuzzanna (1942–2008), an Indonesian actress best remembered today as the "Queen of Indonesian Horror". Despite the nickname, she became active in the 1950s with a comedy and held lead roles in numerous romances and thrillers.
Reason
High quality low-key portrait
Articles in which this image appears
Suzzanna
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Tati Photo Studios, Jakarta; restoration by Chris Woodrich
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:28, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment- Crisco 1492, I think the picture quality can be improved, as Adam Cuerden does. --Marvellous Spider-Man 03:54, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 16:15, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support per nom, great quality, and great EV. Mattximus (talk) 21:49, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support picture, however the article has uncited paragraphs. Can you fix the article? Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 08:55, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Great candidate. I agree that the article would benefit from a few minutes of cleaning! Josh Milburn (talk) 00:47, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - lovely on all counts. Atsme📞📧 01:19, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Suzzanna, c 1963, Tati Photo Studio.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:51, 28 June 2017 (UTC)



Penne with eggplant and basil in yogurt-tomato sauce

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 26 Jun 2017 at 09:19:30 (UTC)

Diet food: Penne with eggplant in yogurt-tomato sauce and basil. Dish is a part of cookbook for womens with Gestational diabetes. Cookbook written by Ana Žontar Kristanc, ISBN 978-961-93983-2-6
Reason
good Quality and in-need for food photo on Wikipedia
Articles in which this image appears
Penne
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominatorMile (talk) 09:19, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Info : It is Diet food. Will put article of Diet food also. --Mile (talk) 14:17, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:13, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Yummy! Atsme📞📧 07:13, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportBruce1eetalk 07:30, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I really can't support a picture that is cropped on the top and right in that way. Very unnatural. Mattximus (talk) 18:42, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
    • Standard crop for recipe books.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:14, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
      • I know, however I took a look at previously nominated food pictures and they all are not cropped in this way. I much prefer these on the right. Also it shows more than just pene, and more suitable EV on a page for this dish, no? Mattximus (talk) 14:09, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
        Egyptian food Koshary.jpg
        or
        Jajan Pasar in Jakarta edit.JPG
  • Oppose - Cropped and this picture isn't Penne only as per google image search. Marvellous Spider-Man 01:18, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I cant belive to words like Mattximus is saying. Go check how Food photo is done, i got feeling you came here with 0% knowledge. @Marvellous if this isnt Penne, what is it ? Unless fabriqant made false Penne. I dont think you two are qualified for here. Thats problem for Wikipedia. --Mile (talk) 03:45, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
  • This picture has Penne covered with other foods. If you nominate a picture of Rose, but use a picture of a bouquet filled with rose and other flowers. Marvellous Spider-Man 03:49, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment - what happened to upper right corner? it doesn't look natural. Bammesk (talk) 16:45, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Bammesk i darkened it a bit, since its still natural light. --Mile (talk) 07:04, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose for several reasons: Has not been in article for 7 days, replaced an image with better EV (but lower quality), appears to be a promotion for a cookbook. --Janke | Talk 08:13, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:55, 26 June 2017 (UTC)



Olive baboon with juvenile

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 23 Jun 2017 at 15:12:44 (UTC)

Original – Olive baboon (Papio anubis) with juvenile. Females carry their young until they are quite a size.
Reason
Shows how females carry their young until they are quite a size. Featured picture on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Olive baboon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 15:12, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Marvellous Spider-Man 15:20, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportBruce1eetalk 17:21, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Atsme📞📧 21:03, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:33, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Per nom. I wonder if the first lead image on the main Olive baboon page is a male? If so it should be labeled to contrast this image. Mattximus (talk) 21:31, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I think so, for sure, but it's not my image and the proof is not visible. Charlesjsharp (talk) 07:56, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Olive baboon (Papio anubis) with juvenile.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:29, 23 June 2017 (UTC)



The Last Hours of Abraham Lincoln

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Original – The Last Hours of Abraham Lincoln, Designed by John B. Bachelder and painted by Alonzo Chappel, this work of art depicts those who visited the dying president throughout the night and early morning of April 14–15, 1865. These people did not visit Lincoln at the same time: they could not have all fit in the small first-floor room of the Petersen House. Lincoln’s wife, Mary, is pictured in the center, lying across the president’s body. His son Robert stands in the foreground to the right of the bed. Vice President Andrew Johnson is seated at the far left.
Reason
High quality and encyclopedic
Articles in which this image appears
Presidency of Abraham Lincoln and Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Alonzo Chappel
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 04:08, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment Oppose – I've never been a fan of these retrospective what-if-they-all-were-there hagiographic paintings, common in the 19th century. Due to their idealized, fanciful style, their EV is minimal. Sca (talk) 14:35, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
    • While I do think them valuable, this one is neither on the artist's page, nor does it have its own article. I think that it needs the context of its own article to add enough EV. Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:17, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Unsharp and very noisy in full size. --Janke | Talk 16:16, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. --Gnosis (talk) 17:25, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Atsme📞📧 21:22, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – not a good image technically. The far left side is out of focus. Bammesk (talk) 02:44, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Per Adam Cuerden, the EV is not there if this painting does not have its own page, nor is it a historical depiction of an event. Mattximus (talk) 21:30, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:01, 23 June 2017 (UTC)



Parboiled rice with chicken

Voting period ends on 29 Jun 2017 at 07:19:55 (UTC)

Original – Parboiled rice with chicken, peppers, cucurbita, peas and tomato. More on description page.
Reason
good IQ
Articles in which this image appears
Parboiled rice
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominatorMile (talk) 07:19, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Minimal EV for parboiled rice, photo explains nothing. Also ineligible, has not been in article for 7 days. (Image description also appears to be a promotion for a cookbook, as in the penne photo caption...) --Janke | Talk 07:56, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per criteria 5: Does not help the reader understand the concept of parboiled rice whatsoever. -- Veggies (talk) 19:14, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Withdraw --Mile (talk) 12:57, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:37, 21 June 2017 (UTC)



Longnose batfish (Ogcocephalus corniger)

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 21 Jun 2017 at 14:07:16 (UTC)

Original – Longnose batfish on Bari Reef, approximately 30 ft. underwater; a rare occurence on Bari Reef in the Dutch Caribbean, island of Bonaire, BES Islands
Reason
Close profile shot of a longnose batfish underwater in a natural reef environment.
Articles in which this image appears
Ogcocephalus_corniger, sv.wikipedia
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
User:Atsme
  • Support as nominatorAtsme📞📧 14:07, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. High EV; good underwater shot. —Bruce1eetalk 15:39, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. High EV; good underwater shot! Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:22, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:59, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment – Target is basically a stub. Sca (talk) 16:53, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
    • Nowhere in the featured picture criteria does it say what the size of the target article should be, so long as the picture helps the reader understand the article, which in this case I believe it does. —Bruce1eetalk 17:09, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
      • Concur that this image will help the reader understand the topic.• • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 06:19, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Not as sharp or high resolution as I would like, but I think the fact that it is underwater prevents it from excelling in those respects. Mattximus (talk) 00:22, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment- This is an underwater picture. I want to know from experienced picture editors Adam Cuerden Crisco 1492 about the image quality. --Marvellous Spider-Man 15:14, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Marvellous Spider-Man, good suggestion. Pbsouthwood is an experienced diver, but I'm not sure about his knowledge of u/w photog. May I also respectfully suggest that you review this link to save some time as it may help address some of your questions. There are also comments from experienced u/w divers commenting there. May I also add that I've taught u/w photography for many years (as an advanced open water & NITROX instructor for both NAUI and SSI), if that even matters? Another option is to research Google Images for "longnose batfish" and compare. Atsme📞📧 18:41, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm not an expert in modern photos, but my impressions are: A. it looks very good, but, B. it's a little on the small size for such photographs. This apparently isn't a particularly small animal, so I'd have liked it a bit bigger, but underwater photography is very challenging, so I'm inclined to Weak support. Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:56, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Adam, this particular baitfish was about 2 or 3 inches from nose to tail, and that's a rough estimate considering things appear 33% larger/closer underwater. Atsme📞📧 03:18, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
(Caveat: I am a notorious perpetrator of "swim-by shooting" photography - I record presence of organisms at a reef, without much concern about artistic value.) That said, I would be delighted to get a photo like this. Educational value is definitely high. Photo quality looks good to me - detail is clear and useful for identification purposes. I will ping Seascapeza, who is a better photographer and fairly expert on marine animals for a further opinion. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 06:11, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
@Atsme: Ah, the max size is a lot bigger for this species, which is what I was judging by. In that case, change to Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:03, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Longnose batfish.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:29, 21 June 2017 (UTC)



La Punt-Chamues-ch railway station

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 20 Jun 2017 at 13:53:00 (UTC)

OriginalLa Punt-Chamues-ch railway station on the Engadin line in the eastern Swiss Alps in southeastern Switzerland. Featured is a push-pull train with the BDt control car pulling and a Ge 4/4 I locomotive pushing.
Reason
Good composition illustrating the La Punt-Chamues-ch railway station with a push-pull train; FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
La Punt-Chamues-ch (Rhaetian Railway station)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Kabelleger
  • Support as nominator – —Bruce1eetalk 13:53, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Comment – Swiss tranquility. Xcllnt detail, nice comp – but as Mattximus notes below article is very stubby. Sca (talk) 14:37, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:42, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --Mile (talk) 08:41, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --Atsme📞📧 14:16, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - As per nom, good EV, but the article is a stub... Mattximus (talk) 00:24, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Marvellous Spider-Man 15:15, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – EV, criteria 5 "helps readers to understand an article", good image but there isn't anything to understand, article says nothing about the station, only that it exists. Bammesk (talk) 02:35, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I agree with you, but I supported it anyway because what little article there is can be improved, however there is not much more I can ask of a picture of this station. Mattximus (talk) 21:35, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Hence the benefit of voting / consensus. I see your point. Bammesk (talk) 02:47, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support This is a well executed photo which does a very good job of showing the size of the station, how it operates and its location. Nick-D (talk) 11:31, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 16:17, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:RhB BDt at La Punt-Chamues-ch.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:00, 20 June 2017 (UTC)



Bolshoi Theater

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Jun 2017 at 05:04:24 (UTC)

Original – Bolshoi Theatre at night
Reason
Bolshoi Theater in all its splendor. Good quality. Good EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Bolshoi Theater
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
DmitriyGuryanov
  • Support as nominatorÉtienne Dolet (talk) 05:04, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment It's a quality image, but I don't think it passes core criteria 'Featured pictures should illustrate a Wikipedia article in such a way as to add significantly to that article'. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:46, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment I agree you can nominate the infobox image taken in daylight used in the same article. Marvellous Spider-Man 12:14, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Contours of the building more clearly highlighted owing to the lighting. Infobox image offered as an alternative is too tightly cropped — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:27, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Spider-Man. Plus, the building front below the portico appears overexposed due to lighting. Sca (talk) 14:56, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
Actually both the pictures are not perfect. The daylight picture has a fountain blocking the view. It has trees on it's sides, but the night picture has no trees! Marvellous Spider-Man 15:00, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Evening shot is more appealing for me than the daylight one, and it's a quality image on Commons. Brandmeistertalk 14:53, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
* Quality image doesn't mean much. Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:24, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support per Brandmeister. – Juliancolton | Talk 20:17, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Overexposured, and strange vertical lines on sky. --Mile (talk) 08:41, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 16:14, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Moscow-Bolshoi-Theare-1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:59, 19 June 2017 (UTC)



Islamic geometric patterns-Arabesque (Aydar kadi mosque, Bitola, Macedonia)

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 18 Jun 2017 at 07:12:40 (UTC)

Original – Islamic geometric patterns-Arabesque (Aydar kadi mosque, Bitola, Macedonia)
Reason
good quality, one of thoose mostly with vegetal patterns
Articles in which this image appears
Arabesque
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominatorMile (talk) 07:12, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  • comment The picture's OK, but low EV. It does not add 'significant encyclopedic value to an article'. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:50, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Up to the viewer, Charles. --Mile (talk) 12:24, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support – Though I know nothing about the article. --Marvellous Spider-Man 12:15, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment It's very nicely photographed, but the rotation feels really random. I realise the centre figure and the outside "spikes" don't quite match in rotation, but couldn't one or the other be set up to a sensible vertical symmetry? Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:42, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: I feel that this could be a little better contextualised (what are we looking at here? Who created the original work? How old is it?) and perhaps a better explanation could be given concerning what the image adds to the article; the article is very heavily illustrated, and I worry that this is just another gallery image. Josh Milburn (talk) 00:35, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Agree with Josh that there seems little point in featuring this geometric device on the Main Page, with Charles that it poses little EV, and with Adam that the orientation of the device is perplexing. Sca (talk) 15:00, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:53, 19 June 2017 (UTC)



Margaret Hamilton

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Original – Margaret Hamilton next to (presumably a printout of) the navigation software she and her team produced for the 1969 Apollo Project.
Reason
Arguably the best-known photograph of her, as well as a fairly iconic photo in its own right.
Articles in which this image appears
Margaret Hamilton (scientist)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Draper Laboratory, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 15:00, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  • question I like this image, but voters here seem to only like images that are the main one in the article. Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:48, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  • @Charlesjsharp: Admittedly, I'm coming back after a six-month absence, but historically, being further down hasn't been a problem as long as the image is significant to or in some way uniquely illustrates the subject. Take Aida (opera), which has - if I'm counting right - five separate featured pictures, each illustrating a different aspect. Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:24, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I've never expressed such a view. Mind, the headshot is great in this case, but unless we get a bigger version it's not FP-able.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:19, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Josh was talking about the use of the image in a gallery; that's quite a bit different than having running text illustrated by an image. Use in galleries tends not to be considered enough EV for FP.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:29, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Suggest add year (1969) to caption. Sca (talk) 22:14, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:29, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Welcome back, Adam!  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:19, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportMarvellous Spider-Man 12:16, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Meaningful and historical significance. --Gnosis (talk) 20:16, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Historically important. --Janke | Talk 07:25, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support This is a great photo with strong EV: as well as showing Hamiliton's achievement in an interesting way, it also depicts how young she was for this role. Nick-D (talk) 11:34, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
    • How old were programmers in this era? I would be surprised if 33 wasn't a common age.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:28, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
      • Not sure, but to be a team leader for an important part of a flagship national project in a major (and rather hierarchical) agency it seems pretty young, especially for a woman in the 1960s. Nick-D (talk) 23:30, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support as above. Josh Milburn (talk) 00:33, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - escapes me why I didn't already. Atsme📞📧 21:19, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Margaret Hamilton - restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:10, 16 June 2017 (UTC)



Cassius blue

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OriginalCassius blue (Leptotes cassius theonus) from Cuba, a small butterfly from the Lycaenidae family.
Reason
High quality image illustrates the species very clearly. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Cassius blue
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  •  Comment: I use ISO800 as my default to allow a 1/500 shutter speed (this was a windy day so 1/1000 was needed. My Canon 70D does have a built in low light 4-shot burst mode which is processed in the camera, but for hand-held macro work there is too much movement. I've tried many burst options, but none work! Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:53, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Cassius blue (Leptotes cassius theonus) underside.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:58, 13 June 2017 (UTC)



Yacare caiman

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 12 Jun 2017 at 21:14:36 (UTC)

Original – A Yacare caiman in the Pantanal, Brazil. Although these reptiles look like dangerous crocodiles, it's actually quite safe to swim near them. This is just as well as there are about 10 million in the Pantanal.
Reason
Illustrates the article well. Doesn't show the whole animal as that would mean the interesting parts would have less impact. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Yacare caiman
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 21:14, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:18, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support you could low down chroma noise. --Mile (talk) 12:06, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support a little chroma noise int he shadows, but nothing particularly bad. A solid image. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:12, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 19:20, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare) 2.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:32, 12 June 2017 (UTC)



Renominated chicken egg diagram

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 10 Jun 2017 at 01:47:55 (UTC)

Original – Diagram of a chicken egg in its ninth day of incubation showing all four extraembryonic membranes along with the embryo, the air pocket, and the shell
Reason
Scalable vector diagram is raster-free, fonts are all correctly sized and have alternate font family, file passes W3C validation, renders correctly in Firefox as well as Google Chrome and is expected to render correctly in any browser, image has been added to several articles (listed below) for more than seven days and remains in each; I also think the diagram has improved a great deal since my previous nomination of it, see for yourself if you like
Articles in which this image appears
Egg, Chorion, Amnion, Allantois
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Biology
Creator
KDS4444
Hm. Okay. Consider it done. (...Would have been a lot nicer, though, if you had just said, "Could you correct the spelling of 'albumin' to 'albumen'? Because I think this is a great diagram and it just needs a small correction to get my total support!" "Oppose" makes it seem to me that you oppose the nomination. Which makes me think I am wasting my time by making your correction. Not that you are wrong, of course, only that you could be nicer about the mistake. I am a volunteer graphic artist— please don't forget that, okay? I will make the correction.) KDS4444 (talk) 14:34, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
I'm a man of few words, contrary to covfefe. ;-) --Janke | Talk 15:05, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
I haven't eaten a single egg since this diagram first was nominated. Sca (talk) 15:56, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
@Sca: I know, me too— my diagram of the scallop ruined the appetite of a number of people I know who used to like having them as tapas. --KDS4444 (talk) 01:06, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment – The unidentified bright area on the top left of Vitellus is large enough and pronounced enough to be a distinct feature on its own. If it is just a visual aid, it is too pronounced. imo. Bammesk (talk) 01:09, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
Indeed, now it looks like another air pocket. --Janke | Talk 15:45, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
Done, plus a few other minor mods I've been considering. How 'bout now? KDS4444 (talk) 01:01, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support – though I prefer a somewhat brighter (less contrasty) embryo, also it may be better if the Vitellus label-line was angled and didn't go through the air pocket, just saying. Bammesk (talk) 02:07, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
Done and done! Your wish is my covfefe!KDS4444 (talk) 15:24, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
One more, Allantois label-line terminates on the shadow. Bammesk (talk) 14:03, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Chicken egg diagram.svg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:36, 10 June 2017 (UTC)



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