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.

Is my monitor adjusted correctly?

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In a discussion about the brightness of an image, it is necessary to know if the computer display is properly adjusted. Displays differ greatly in their ability to show shadow detail. There are four dark grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display shadow detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings. Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal shadow detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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Displays also differ greatly in their ability to show highlight detail. There are light grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display highlight detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings (probably reduce the contrast setting). Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal highlight detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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On a gamma-adjusted display, the four circles in the color image blend into the background when seen from a few feet away. If they do not, you could adjust the gamma setting (found in the computer's settings, not on the display), until they do. This may be very difficult to attain, and a slight error is not detrimental. Uncorrected PC displays usually show the circles darker than the background.
Note that on most consumer LCD displays (laptop or flat screen), viewing angle strongly affects these images. Correct adjustment on one part of the screen might be incorrect on another part for a stationary head position. Click on the images for more technical information. If possible, calibration with a hardware monitor calibrator is recommended.
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Current nominations

Balkan fritillary butterfly

Voting period ends on 2 Sep 2017 at 13:46:13 (UTC)

Original – Balkan fritillary butterfly (Boloria graeca balcanica) from Bulgaria
Reason
Illudtartes article very well. FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Balkan fritillary
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 13:46, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Undoubtedly a great one! Adityavagarwal (talk) 15:39, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: Wings are very nicely focused, but the head and, most-importantly, the eyes are not. Insects really are incredibly difficult to do perfectly. -- Veggies (talk) 17:42, 23 August 2017 (UTC)



Ford Piquette Avenue Plant - Front Façade

Voting period ends on 30 Aug 2017 at 04:56:16 (UTC)

Original – The front façade of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant at 461 Piquette Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. Built in 1904, this building was the second home of the Ford Motor Company (and the oldest still standing), and was where the first Ford Model Ts were produced. Now a museum, it is the oldest, purpose-built car factory building in the world open to the public. The building's façade was fully restored and revealed to the public on September 27, 2008, the 100th anniversary of the first Ford Model T to roll out of the plant.
Reason
Meets all FP criteria. Adds significant encyclopedic value to multiple articles.
Articles in which this image appears
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, Piquette Avenue Industrial Historic District, List of National Historic Landmarks in Michigan, National Register of Historic Places listings in Detroit, List of Michigan State Historic Sites in Wayne County
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Jackdude101
  • Support as nominatorJackdude101 talk cont 04:56, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – good EV, but excessive perspective distortion and blown highlights (clouds). Bammesk (talk) 12:19, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment – I corrected the perspective (uploaded over original, purge cache if not visible). The clouds will inevitably blow when photographing the shaded side of a building. --Janke | Talk 13:07, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Much better, however I would keep my vote, it is generally not a sharp photo, particularly on left side. It has good EV though. Bammesk (talk) 14:08, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment – Is a three-quarter or oblique view showing (some of) the side of the bldg. possible? Sca (talk) 14:54, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • @Sca: Yes (see below). Both images were taken within minutes of each other. Jackdude101 talk cont 15:11, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
Alternate
    • Took the liberty of fixing the distortion on this one, too. However, the thick cables over the building mar the image IMO. --Janke | Talk 19:05, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
 • Yes, I'd support the oblique view if Jackdude would care to make it an alt, although it could be cropped tighter on both sides. More visual information. And the front-on original seems rather static, IMO. Sca (talk) 21:38, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • @Sca: Okay, that can be an alt image. I added an expanded description to its Commons page and cropped it. Jackdude101 talk cont 22:22, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Alternate.Sca (talk) 23:31, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose crop is way too close, cables are distracting in alt.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:58, 21 August 2017 (UTC)



Side view of Patenga sea beach

Voting period ends on 29 Aug 2017 at 22:19:18 (UTC)

Original – Side view of Patenga sea beach
Reason
Meets all the criteria for a FP. High quality image illustrates several article well and good illustration of the popular beach in Patenga, Chittagong. QI & VI on Commons, POTD on Bangla Wikipedia on April 26, 2006.
Articles in which this image appears
Patenga
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Moheen Reeyad
  • Support as nominator~ Moheen (keep talking) 22:19, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – sorry but visually not interesting. The area's features, the lighthouse, palm trees, stunning sunset (per article), are missing in this photo. The article text is unsourced. Bammesk (talk) 12:39, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Negligible EV due to absence of identifying features (and of people). This beach scene could be in any of multiple locales. Sca (talk) 14:48, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Kind of a nice view, but lighting needs to be more dynamic.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:59, 21 August 2017 (UTC)



Subducting tectonic plate

Voting period ends on 26 Aug 2017 at 13:43:30 (UTC)

Original – A subducting tectonic plate, showing various boundaries, layers, and surrounding materials
Reason
Meets all the criteria for a FP SVG, is freely licensed, W3C checked and valid, fonts are rendering correctly, and contains neither raster components nor watermarks. Am taking suggestions for improvements if anyone has any, just let me know and I will be glad to accommodate. Am especially proud of the plumes of rising volcanic ash and the swirls of molten rock in the asthenosphere.
Articles in which this image appears
Subduction, Magma chamber, Accretionary wedge, Volcanic arc, Diapir
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Geology
Creator
KDS4444
  • Support as nominatorKDS4444 (talk) 13:43, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Is it possible to get rid of the transparent area along the top and left?  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:09, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
Absolutely. Done. KDS4444 (talk) 16:00, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Comments:
    • The server seems to be doing a poor job of rendering the text in the PNG thumbnails (the kerning's plain broken). Not sure if there's anything that can be done to fix this though.
    • Why doesn't the 25°–45° use proper degree symbols? (Right now they appear to be floating circle paths, while the 25 has an extra combining character of some sort stuck to it.) Also, the hyphens should probably be en dashes.
    • The labels on the left appear quite untidy. Could they be more evenly spaced?
    • The illustration is beautifully done, but the fact that there's so much white space around it makes it feel quite cramped. The detailed patterns are hard to make out even at the nominal size, and at lower zooms make the image appear really busy.
    • Not to discount the amount of work gone into this, which is greatly appreciated, but I think that this subject might actually work better as a 2-D cross-section (with labels within the image itself). --Paul_012 (talk) 00:34, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
Ah, but no winged mortal phantom hath e'er placed his kiss so gently as thou hast now done... (Thank you for that.) KDS4444 (talk) 05:32, 18 August 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 August 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 August 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.

Red-crowned woodpecker

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 23 Aug 2017 at 08:43:33 (UTC)

Original – A female red-crowned woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus rubricapillus) feeding on peewah in Tobago
Reason
High quality image. Illustrates two articles well, showing how this woodpecker will sometimes eat fruit. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Red-crowned woodpecker, Bactris gasipaes
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 08:43, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment – technically not so good, there is excessive noise. Comparing to the first upload: [1], seems like the shadows were pulled up in camera or in software. My 2 cents: shooting at iso 400 using a monopod, or shooting say 10 handheld images in a row at iso 400 (camera does 7 fps) and then picking the most stable image would be an improvement. Bammesk (talk) 16:07, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment – Lack of tonal contrast between subject and background makes this image rather indistinct, IMO. (Too much peewah.) Sca (talk) 22:29, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
  • I will Support as we need some novelty. A very refreshing picture. This should be today's featured picture in future. --Marvellous Spider-Man 14:18, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support ~Moheen (keep talking) 22:25, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment – Looks over-saturated/over-processed to my eyes, especially the reds. Otherwise, a good photo. Kaldari (talk) 01:27, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
Agree with Kaldari. – Sca (talk) 14:50, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:44, 23 August 2017 (UTC)


Pied-winged swallow (Hirundo leucosoma)

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 23 Aug 2017 at 08:21:26 (UTC)

Original – Pied-winged swallow (Hirundo leucosoma) in The Gambia. This species only occurs in Western Africa.
Reason
High quality image illustrates article well. FP on Commons. POTD on French Wikipedia 4 June 2017.
Articles in which this image appears
Pied-winged swallow
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
charlesjsharp
  • Yes, Chris, I'd cloned out a wispy piece of grass but didn't do a very good job. Now better. Charlesjsharp (talk) 14:58, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Pied-winged swallow (Hirundo leucosoma).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:31, 23 August 2017 (UTC)


Lucca Madonna

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Aug 2017 at 15:20:24 (UTC)

Original – The Lucca Madonna is a 1436 oil painting of the Madonna and Child by the Early Netherlandish master Jan van Eyck. It shows Mary seated on a wooden throne and crowned by a canopy, breastfeeding the infant Christ.
Reason
extremely high quality scan of a notable painting, and therefore high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Lucca Madonna, Dresden Triptych
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jan van Eyck

Promoted File:Jan van Eyck - Lucca Madonna - Google Art Project.jpg Bammesk (talk) 12:01, 20 August 2017 (UTC)



Buffalo in Baluran National Park

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 20 Aug 2017 at 08:13:01 (UTC)

Original – A feral water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) at Bekol Savannah in Baluran National Park
Reason
Very striking, good illustration of the park and one of its notable fauna species.
Articles in which this image appears
Baluran National Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Candra Firmansyah
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:13, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:24, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Conditional Support – I would like a slight CW rotation, since the image looks tilted visually, even if it may not be, technically... --Janke | Talk 05:01, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose I don't think this 'Adds significant encyclopedic value' any more than the picture it replaced a couple of weeks ago. And to represent the NP, a normal daylight shot would be better, showing more of the terrain. An animal should not be the focus of the main image illustrating a National Park, and certainly not a feral animal. Charlesjsharp (talk) 07:18, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
    • The feral population is widely noted in the literature, hence why this image was selected over (say) the peacock one. The buffalo adds EV; it is a widely recognized fauna of the region. You are welcome to feel the image lacks appropriate EV, but your assertion that a feral animal is "certainly not" capable of representing an area is verifiably false.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:50, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
As for this being no different than the image it replaced, reviews of Baluran on pages such as TripAdvisor focus on the Africa-esque savanna; the park also advertises itself as "Little Africa in Java". The savanna has much greater EV. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:55, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:18, 20 August 2017 (UTC)



Thai Airways 747-400 taking off at Munich Airport

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 18 Aug 2017 at 12:17:03 (UTC)

Original – A Thai Airways 747-400 during takeoff at Munich Airport
Reason
I was a bit surprised by the scarcity of FPs of commercial airliners, especially for a plane as iconic as the 747. This image is featured on Commons. It illustrates the takeoff well, showing the undercarriage, flaps and exhaust, with the control tower and terminal in the background providing context. Currently it's mostly just doing the job of showing what the 747-400 variant looks like though. (I thought of adding it to Takeoff but there's not much space there and I don't feel knowledgeable enough on the subject.)
Articles in which this image appears
Boeing 747
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Air
Creator
Julian Herzog
  • Support as nominatorPaul_012 (talk) 12:17, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Airport buildings in background mar the composition. --Janke | Talk 19:14, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – per Janke, and the base of the buildings are cut off. Bammesk (talk) 02:44, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Yeah, the outboard engine on the right wing looks sorta like it's exhausting right onto the tower. Sca (talk) 15:30, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
    • Well, personally I think the fact that the juxtaposition allows us to actually see the exhaust jet coming out of the engines adds instead of subtracts from EV, but I'd understand if others don't share the opinion. --Paul_012 (talk) 15:37, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:57, 18 August 2017 (UTC)



Reine

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 17 Aug 2017 at 14:18:23 (UTC)

Original – The fishing village of Reine on the Reinefjorden in Norway
Reason
Gorgeous image of a fishing village within its context. High quality, good EV in both articles
Articles in which this image appears
Reine, fishing village
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Simo Räsänen
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:18, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Beautiful panorama: colorful, dynamic atmosphere, broad contrasts. -- Veggies (talk) 14:53, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Adityavagarwal (talk) 14:59, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Great lanscape, good photo! --Janke | Talk 11:04, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support – Charming. Sca (talk) 15:31, 8 August 2017 (UTC) Flag of Norway.svg

Promoted File:Reine at Reinefjorden, 2010 September.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:22, 17 August 2017 (UTC)



Male sapphire bluet

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Original – Male sapphire bluet photographed in its natural habitat
Reason
high quality image that illustrates the species well
Articles in which this image appears
Africallagma sapphirinum
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Alan Manson
  • Support as nominatorAlandmanson (talk) 16:17, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Great one! Adityavagarwal (talk) 16:29, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment Thank you for nominating the image. Please note that the minimum resolution expected of all nominations is 1500px on each side (exceptions being possible in some cases, mostly for historical images or images with extreme ratios).  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:28, 6 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not bad, but I'm going to have to oppose due to the resolution being quite a bit smaller than the minimum. Mattximus (talk) 03:48, 6 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose small file and not sharp. Charlesjsharp (talk) 07:21, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:20, 15 August 2017 (UTC)



Wat Phra Kaew

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OriginalWat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is Thailand's primary Buddhist temple. Located within the grounds of the Grand Palace, it is technically a royal chapel, as unlike normal temples it does not include living quarters for Buddhist monks.
Edit 1 - removed tree shadows and bush and expanded crop using cloning/Content Aware Fill
Edit 2 - – cropped version of Edit 1
Reason
Iconic view of Thailand's most iconic group of buildings. I particularly like the late afternoon lighting, which shows how the structures gleam in the sunlight and gives the picture better contrast than those taken at high noon (though it admittedly casts some shadows).
Articles in which this image appears
Wat Phra Kaew
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Ninaras (via Flickr)
  • Support as nominatorPaul_012 (talk) 19:00, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Shadows of trees disturbing (the big ones on the lawn). Crop is too close to the top of the tower.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:26, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support For me nice --LivioAndronico (talk) 22:46, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Chris. lNeverCry 03:29, 4 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Added Edit 1 - as the objections raised related entirely to elements which were not part of the encyclopedic content of the picture (grass and sky), it seemed worth attempting a quick edit to address these. The only edits are using cloning and Content Aware Fill to remove the tree shadows and add some extra sky (including removing the bush from the top corner); there are no edits to the main subject. Thoughts? Is this sort of edit OK for FP? (Feel free to consider separately the question of whether they are in theory, and whether my particular edits are sufficiently competent!) TSP (talk) 11:14, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
    • Hmm. I'm not quite sure. I doubt anyone would oppose cloning in a strip 20 pixels wide, but at >10% of the original height this seems quite significant. That said, I'd still like to support the edit, but the cloned clouds in the top-right corner do show some visible repeating patterns. --Paul_012 (talk) 11:58, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
      • @Paul 012: Edit 2, as a rather more moderate edit which I think also takes out the repeating patterns? (This is a CSS image crop at the moment, to avoid filling Commons with very similar images, so clicking on it will take you to the original; it could easily be created properly if accepted.) TSP (talk) 13:16, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
        • Better, I think. I'd alternatively support Edit 2. --Paul_012 (talk) 13:49, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support edit 2 - Looks much better.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:36, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support edit 2Bammesk (talk) 02:54, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support edit 2 - the subject is good, and I'm happy with my edit if others are :-) TSP (talk) 11:34, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
    • I've replaced the CSS crop with a proper image crop, as it's gaining popularity - this should be identical. (Though I think my previous display code was slightly wrong, so this one displays about a pixel wider - all edits should now be displaying at the same width.) TSP (talk) 14:44, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support edit 2 -- 1989 15:07, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Wat Phra Kaew by Ninara TSP edit crop.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:15, 13 August 2017 (UTC)



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