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Closeup head shot of large Gautama Buddha statue in Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 12 Jun 2018 at 16:40:45 (UTC)

Original – Closeup head shot of large Gautama Buddha statue in Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim
Alternate Image 1 – Large Gautama Buddha statue in Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim
Alternate Image 2 – Large Gautama Buddha statue in Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim - Front Telephoto Shot
Reason
Detailed and high resolution image of the given statue of Gautama Buddha situated in Ravangla, Sikkim
Articles in which this image appears
Buddha Park of Ravangla
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Subhrajyoti
  • Support as nominatorSubhrajyoti07 (talk) 16:40, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Sharp image but very awkward angle. Is it possible to shoot from straight ahead from a location further away (telephoto)? --Janke | Talk 19:36, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose as above. Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:41, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
New versions not FP quality. You need a nicer day! Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:41, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
Well, I actually like Alt. 2 - the overcast lighting prevents blown highlights and sooty shadows. The sky could be better, admittedly. Some careful levels/curve editing could improve this one quite a bit, though - as is, it's too dark IMO. --Janke | Talk 11:03, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
Comment - I have made levels/curve editing and some other minor adjustments as advised above. The edited photograph has been uploaded as a new version on the same image (Alternate Image 2). Pl share your views on this latest version. -Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 12:31, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
Definitely better now. Suggest you ask for this nom to be closed, and nominate the edited Alt 2 as a new nom. --Janke | Talk 13:50, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Janke.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:22, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose would be nice to have the whole statue in frame, not just a part from strange angle. Mattximus (talk) 03:09, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment - I am submitting two alternate images of the same statue taken from a different position. Alternate Image 1 is in wide angle covering the entire statue and portion of the compound in which the same is situated. Alternate Image 2 is taken in telephoto from the front covering the entire statue in line with what is advised by Janke. Pl share your views on the alternate Images whichever one is more appropriate. - Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 07:52, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

Not promoted --Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 14:35, 3 June 2018 (UTC)



Sarawak state assembly building

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 7 Jun 2018 at 03:04:34 (UTC)

Original – The Sarawak state legislative assembly building. It is significant as the landmark of the capital city Kuching and the place where all state assemblymen from all over Sarawak come here to debate and passing state laws. The roof of the building is similar to "Terendak", a hat specifically made by the ethnic Melanau group in Sarawak.
Reason
The image is clear at depicting the state assembly building which has a unique architecture and its landscape . It is also an icon of the state of Sarawak.
Articles in which this image appears
Sarawak, New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building, Sarawak State Legislative Assembly
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
CEphoto, Uwe Aranas
Thanks for the feedback. Added this image to other articles. Cerevisae (talk) 09:47, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Promoted File:Kuching Sarawak Dewan-Undangan-Negeri-Sarawak-01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:33, 7 June 2018 (UTC)



Bosc's fringe-toed lizards

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 7 Jun 2018 at 07:36:37 (UTC)

OriginalBosc's fringe-toed lizards (Acanthodactylus boskianus asper) love bite as part of courtship ritual; Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan
Reason
Valuable illustration of behaviour in a high quality image. FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Bosc's fringe-toed lizard, Courtship display
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Promoted File:Bosc's fringe-toed lizards (Acanthodactylus boskianus asper) love bite.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:29, 7 June 2018 (UTC)



Palestine sunbird

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 7 Jun 2018 at 07:45:15 (UTC)

Reason
High quality image of a bird that barely stops while feeding. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Palestine sunbird
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 07:45, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:40, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 21:08, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Good composition, nice species. Brandmeistertalk 17:40, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Support colorful, its detailed — Preceding unsigned comment added by 118.185.152.34 (talk) 13:43, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
    Comment While IP's can comment on nominations, they can't cast !votes. So I struck it. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:31, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment - Would likely support either way, but do you know what plant that is? — Rhododendrites talk \\ 23:36, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:32, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 13:32, 7 June 2018 (UTC)



St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 9 Jun 2018 at 21:12:40 (UTC)

Original – Joan of Arc chapel. A church from the 15th century, initially built in France, moved to New York in 1927, and then to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1964.
Reason
high quality image as lead image
Articles in which this image appears
St. Joan of Arc Chapel
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Leroy Skalstad
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 21:12, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Support – nice and sharp. I don't know why the sky has a fine grain though!? Bammesk (talk) 02:54, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment Yes the sky is weird. I had a similar problem (all over the image) when converting RAW using Photoshop CS6 rather than the latest Canon Digital Photo Professional software. 17:25, 31 May 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Charlesjsharp (talkcontribs)
  • Comment I see the same grain all over. It's simply more noticeable in the sky. --Janke | Talk 05:35, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support However if you want here [1] i have upload a version with lose noise and vignetting if you want --LivioAndronico (talk) 09:02, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Frankly a bit crowded, but given the layout of this chapel I don't see any way of avoiding it.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:24, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment – I uploaded a slightly denoised version and removed the fine grain. If anyone disagrees, just revert. Bammesk (talk) 02:53, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Needs one more, so here we go! ;-) --Janke | Talk 11:59, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose The graining is much improved, but I don't see this as an FP composition. Charlesjsharp (talk) 07:18, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Promoted File:Joan of Arc chapel-2290483.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:37, 9 June 2018 (UTC)



Billie Holiday by William P. Gottlieb

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 11 Jun 2018 at 17:30:48 (UTC)

OriginalBillie Holiday at the Downbeat Club in New York City. Photographed by William P. Gottlieb.
Reason
High resolution photograph of iconic singer by a famous photographer, fully restored
Articles in which this image appears
Song, Feminism, Billie Holiday, Women in music, 20th-century music, Billy Paul, Billie Holiday discography, Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, Something About the Night
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
William P. Gottlieb
  • Support as nominatorKaldari (talk) 17:30, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 11:24, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment It is only one of many images in the Wikipedia article and isn't the main one. Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:40, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
    • I just switched it with the existing infobox image on the Billie Holiday article. It's also been the lead image at song and women in music since 2015, and the lead image at Billie Holiday discography since 2011. Although it's true we have several pictures of Billy Holiday, this is definitely the best one. Kaldari (talk) 02:36, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 14:04, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice image. I do wish that it had a little bit tighter of a crop on top or more space to the right... go reshoot it, will you? :) Regardless, it's a great pic. Thanks for restoring. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 23:33, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Missvain (talk) 16:33, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Promoted File:Billie Holiday, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Feb. 1947 (William P. Gottlieb 04251).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:27, 11 June 2018 (UTC)



Large Gautama Buddha statue in Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 13 Jun 2018 at 14:44:07 (UTC)

[2] Original – Large Gautama Buddha statue in Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim

Edit 1 – Large Gautama Buddha statue in Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim
Reason
A high resolution image of this land mark Large Gautama Buddha statue in Ravangla, Sikkim
Articles in which this image appears
Buddha Park of Ravangla
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Subhrajyoti
  • Thank you LivioAndronico for your effort in improving the photo. I have taken the pointers here and added some additional changes and created the Edit 1 version. Pl share your views on the same. - Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 16:09, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support now, since brightness is fixed. The sky is still a bit ominous, though... --Janke | Talk 17:11, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Saturation may be a tad high for an overcast day, but I think this is still a good representation of this statue.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:23, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Colours do not seem natural. Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:09, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • colours have been much improved, but the weather and technical quality, possibly limited by the camera's capabilities, are not FP. Charlesjsharp (talk) 07:13, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose agree with Chris and Charles. I would change my vote to Support if saturation, and perhaps even contrast, are reduced. (the clothing of visitors at the base of the statue are too colorful, not real) Bammesk (talk) 02:20, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak opposePer previous two. Colors look over-manipulated to me. Saturation has been toned down but to me it still seems rather too pronounced. Sca (talk) 13:08, 5 June 2018 (UTC)Sca (talk) 13:41, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment - Thanks for the feedback received till now. I have created a slightly different version of the original uploaded picture as Edit 1. In this version the saturation and the global contrast has been dialed down a bit in line with the feedback. Also the sky looks more natural. The new version has been uploaded along with a link to the original image (at the top). Pl share your views - Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 14:20, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support – better now, I struck my oppose. At full size the bright boundary around earlobes is distracting, especially on left side, can it be improved? Bammesk (talk) 01:54, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment - Thanks for identifying. I have made some changes on the edges of both the ear lobes and some body part edges to rectify the issue. Pl check and let me know if the same has been resolved. - Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 02:44, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment - @Brandmeister: [4] - Straight out of camera, Raw file converted without any adjustments/post processing applied to jpeg format as requested - Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 14:33, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Ok, although I'd prefer less harsh retouching. Brandmeistertalk 16:18, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 10:57, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Promoted File:Large Gautama Buddha statue in Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:29, 13 June 2018 (UTC)



HMCS Saskatoon with CH-149 Cormorant

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 13 Jun 2018 at 22:22:35 (UTC)

OriginalHMCS Saskatoon practices personnel transfers with a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter.
Reason
Lede image for the article HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709) with interesting action. The image is used in seven articles.
Articles in which this image appears
HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709), Royal Canadian Navy, Kingston-class coastal defence vessel, AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant, and four more.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Water
Creator
Rayzlens
  • Support as nominatorPine 22:22, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. --Gnosis (talk) 16:01, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose I'll eat my hat if this is the work of a random Wikimedia Commons contributor, who only ever uploaded this photo in this 2010 before never posting again. It's an aerial shot of a military exercise, and so highly unlikely to have been taken by a member of the public. I note that the image also lacks metadata. This is almost certainly a Canadian Government photo uploaded under a false claim. Nick-D (talk) 11:19, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Nick-D while it had crossed my mind that this could be a Canadian government photo, my quick Google search does not show this in top results which would be surprising if this is an official Canadian government photo. There are alternative explanations that would make sense, such as the photographer being a Canadian Armed Forces person or the employee of a government contractor who took this photo in a personal capacity. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, I think that AGF should apply here. --Pine 18:28, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I don't see how anyone could take this image in a personal capacity, and the pattern of a single-use account posting a professional-grade image on Commons which has no metadata is almost always associated with a copyright violation. Nick-D (talk) 22:21, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  • (That said, if it can be established that this is PD - for instance a US military image - then I'd definitely support it, as it's an excellent photo). Nick-D (talk) 23:12, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose must surely be military or military-authorized press image. Charlesjsharp (talk) 07:16, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment See c:Commons:Deletion requests/File:HMCS Saskatoon.jpg. Yann (talk) 15:23, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:46, 13 June 2018 (UTC)



St Wilfrids Church

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 14 Jun 2018 at 18:10:19 (UTC)

Original – St Wilfrids Church
Reason
A masterpiece of a beautiful church in england
Articles in which this image appears
St Wilfrid's Church, Preston
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Mdbeckwith
  • Support as nominatorLivioAndronico (talk) 18:10, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Good photo, but not significant EV right now, because it is in the "gallery" section of the article. It would have more EV if it is moved to the "infobox" or to the "remodeling" section of the article. Bammesk (talk) 03:23, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 01:47, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 15:18, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:28, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 20:28, 14 June 2018 (UTC)



William Henry Seward by Randolph Rogers, in Madison Square Park, New York City

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 16 Jun 2018 at 23:27:38 (UTC)

Original – Statue of William Henry Seward in Madison Square Park
Reason
I'm happy with the sharpness of the monument itself, the colors of the plants/trees, and the park scene in the background. Technical quality and EV seem worth a shot at FPC.
Articles in which this image appears
William H. Seward, William Henry Seward (Rogers), and a cropped version of the same image is in Randolph Rogers and Madison Square and Madison Square Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Rhododendrites
  • Support as nominator – — Rhododendrites talk \\ 23:27, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose - composition is very messy and restless. --Janke | Talk 11:58, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Yes, the composition is messy, but I don't see any way to address that. The statue is in a permanent location (and obviously a very busy one). We can't just up and move it.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:04, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Janke. Due to the setting in which it's found, it's not a good subject for main page promotion. Sca (talk) 13:29, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I withdraw my nomination clearly not going anywhere. Thanks for the comments, all. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 23:07, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:39, 16 June 2018 (UTC)


Dark purple Trichoglottis

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 16 Jun 2018 at 18:18:54 (UTC)

Original – Dark purple Trichoglottis orchid
Reason
Nominated recently (here). Updated based on feedback, but uploaded the new version shortly before the nomination period ended. I should've just opened another nomination at that point, probably. Alas. On the advice of someone who abstained last time, and since there were no opposes, I'll give this another shot.
It's a dark purple Trichoglottis orchid (Trichoglottis atropurpurea) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Articles in which this image appears
Trichoglottis atropurpurea, Trichoglottis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
Rhododendrites
  • Support as nominator – — Rhododendrites talk \\ 18:18, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pinging participants of the previous FPC: @Livioandronico2013, Crisco 1492, Bammesk, Marvellous Spider-Man, Tomer T, and Janke:Rhododendrites talk \\ 18:20, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support still  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 09:16, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose too dark and concerns of the lack of focus on the flowers. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:18, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support For me is fine --LivioAndronico (talk) 09:23, 7 June 2018 (UTC)4
  • Support although I do recognize a focusing issue on the flowers, it has very high EV. Mattximus (talk) 22:54, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 15:17, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment – I think the background is now too dark. It was better was good in this version: [5]. Also some cropping of the top and right sides would highlight the flowers as the main subject, I think it would be an improvement. Bammesk (talk) 14:43, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support A very lovely picture that adds a nice touch to the article as well. Goveganplease (talk) 01:35, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Promoted File:Dark purple Trichoglottis (70213s)c.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:21, 16 June 2018 (UTC)



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