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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. 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. Note that anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets.

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).
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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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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[edit]

Jack Johnson (musician)[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Jun 2015 at 01:07:16 (UTC)

OriginalJack Johnson, an American musician from Hawaii who has released six albums, achieving commercial success with his debut album Brushfire Fairytales. He is shown here performing at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Reason
This deserves a second chance. Very well handled; noise is minimal. Pose is good. Last nom was one vote short.
Articles in which this image appears
Jack Johnson +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Peter Chiapperino




Ontario's longest rock cut[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Jun 2015 at 22:29:54 (UTC)

Original – Highway 118 traverses a kilometre-long rock cut in Muskoka, the longest in the province
Reason
I took this image following a sunshower that left a nice shine on the whole rock face of this cut, which is too long to be seen in its entirety except from the air. I feel it is a nice image, high resolution, and possibly one of the few I've taken worthy of the FP star.
Articles in which this image appears
Ontario Highway 118
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Floydian
  • Support as nominatorFloydian τ ¢ 22:29, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Strikes me as overexposed. HDR doesn't usually have such washed out colors. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:22, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment The image doesn't appear to be as sharp as it could be, particularly in the background. The exposures aren't exactly aligned? Methylated603 (talk) 01:53, 2 June 2015 (UTC)




Charlie Allan IN 2014[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Jun 2015 at 12:42:46 (UTC)

OriginalCharlie Allan IN 2014
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Charlie Allan
FP category for this image
Creator
Krd
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 12:42, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Of questionable EV. Sca (talk) 13:08, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
    He is a musician. why you say no EV?++Alborzagros (talk) 13:46, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
To a non-bagpipe fan, two-paragraph article implies relative obscurity. (I didn't say "no" EV.) Anyway, not convinced this pic is an improvement on its more closely focused predecessor. Sca (talk) 14:59, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose EV is fine for me (known musical artist, in band outfit, playing the instrument he is known for), but cropped too close - feet are cut off.. Would prefer a full length picture as this is fairly easily able to be re-taken... gazhiley 13:51, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Personally, I'd have gone with a half-length portrait. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:39, 1 June 2015 (UTC)




Peep show in Golestan Palace[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Jun 2015 at 12:35:12 (UTC)

OriginalPeep show in Golestan Palace
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Peep show
FP category for this image
Creator
مانفی
Unfind mention of Peep show in Golestan Palace, Tehran or Iran in text of article. Sca (talk) 15:09, 1 June 2015 (UTC)




Actin Filaments in a Cultured Cell[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Jun 2015 at 00:25:04 (UTC)

Original – A z-projection of an osteosarcoma cell that was stained with phalloidin in order to visualise actin. Image was deconvoluted using an experimental point spread function and colour coded in the z-axis to better show the 3D position of the filaments.
Reason
Very high technical standard, high resolution image, aesthetically pleasing, has scale and metadata.
Articles in which this image appears
Deconvolution, Confocal microscope, Fluorescence microscope
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Biology
Creator
methylated603
  • Support as nominatorMethylated603 (talk) 00:25, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Question I used to make pictures like these! Yours is much better than my best. I'm just wondering about the colours. Presumably you used a single fluorescent protein, so what exactly are the colours showing? Are the red higher in the z-stack and purple lower? Mattximus (talk) 02:37, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • @Mattximus: Thanks, yeah I used phalloidin (it would have conjugated to a 488 fluorophore) and took images every 80nm from the bottom to the top to get what the filament distribution is like in the whole cell. To show it in 2D I've depth coded it then merged it so each slice in 'z' is a slightly different colour allowing you to see where abouts the filaments are with regards to the cell height. If you look closely at the full resolution image you'll see that there is posterization in some places, this is intentionally left as thats where one slice ends and the next begins. I took this on an inverted microscope, the orange/red is at the cell base (what was attached to the coverslip) and the purple is at the very top of the cell. Methylated603 (talk) 05:20, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I'll just pretend I understood a word of the above. Tra la la, pretty! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:12, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
What's the measurement – mm.? Sca (talk) 15:27, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Micrometre Mattximus (talk) 23:18, 1 June 2015 (UTC)




Ruby Loftus Screwing a Breech Ring[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Jun 2015 at 23:57:09 (UTC)

OriginalRuby Loftus Screwing a Breech Ring, a World War II painting commissioned by the War Artists' Advisory Committee in 1943 and completed by Laura Knight. It depicts a young woman, Ruby Loftus (1921–2004), working at an industrial lathe as part of the British war effort in World War II, and has thus been likened to the American "Rosie the Riveter".
Reason
Something different for a change, though there is still good quality and resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Ruby Loftus Screwing a Breech Ring, Laura Knight
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Laura Knight
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:57, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Historical EV. (Too bad they didn't say boring or machining.) Sca (talk) 13:16, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
PS: Wonder why she's not wearing safety glasses. Sca (talk) 13:20, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – EV. (technically screwing is different than boring. Left hand shouldn't be there either!!) Bammesk (talk) 01:35, 2 June 2015 (UTC)




Green lacewing fly[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Jun 2015 at 12:57:02 (UTC)

Original – The Green lacewing fly is not really a fly (it has four wings instead of two) but an insect of the Neuroptera order, charaterized by a dense network of cross-veins in the wings. Most species, like Chrysopa sp. are carnivorous, feeding on samll insects.
Reason
Excellent quality depiction of species adding to the articles
Articles in which this image appears
Chrysopa, Neuroptera
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Alvesgaspar (talk)
Alternative
  • Support as nominatorAlvesgaspar (talk) 12:57, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Interesting detail. Could be cropped a bit from bottom & top (esp. bottom), as (blurry) white material, though a good backdrop, doesn't add visual info. Sca (talk) 13:29, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  • OK, done as an alternative. Thanks for the suggestion. Alvesgaspar (talk) 14:07, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Alt.Sca (talk) 15:16, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT - It's probably the more encyclopedic of the two. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:28, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
    • Any chance of having a species name? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:03, 1 June 2015 (UTC)




Salak[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Jun 2015 at 03:43:49 (UTC)

Original – A salak pondoh fruit. Salak (Salacca zalacca) is a species of palm tree native to Java and Sumatra. The fruit is covered in brown skin with small scales, and is thus sometimes called "snakeskin fruit".
Reason
Good quality. We haven't had any fruit in a while.
Articles in which this image appears
Salak +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
 — Chris Woodrich (talk)
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:43, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Excellent quality photograph, good EV (for me anyway as I've never come across this fruit before!). SagaciousPhil - Chat 08:48, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Per Phil. (Wondering a little about the shadowing on the unpeeled fruit, though.) Sca (talk) 13:35, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
    • The dark spot in the middle? It's the seed. Fairly close to the surface. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:58, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - But I do think that the scale should be labelled on the image itself. Specifically "1 cm", which I believe is the form taken in most non-English countries anyway. You will see "1 cm" even in China. Mattximus (talk) 18:50, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
    • It may be common, but it's not universal. The Japanese film 5 Centimeters per Second, for instance, was written "秒速5センチメートル" in Kanji. Our article on centimetres in Arabic doesn't use the "CM" abbreviation. Since this is JPG, and the text is not as easily replaceable as in SVG, I decided to avoid using any numbers or text on the image itself. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:34, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
      • Fair enough, I don't know much about Arabic, but I am eating a Japanese candy right now and the box is written entirely in Kanji, but all the units are in SI, including kcal and g. I'm almost certain they are all tought SI units in school. But you are right, I can't prove it's universal of course. Mattximus (talk) 02:44, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
    • I agree that the units should be on the image. 86.183.129.64 (talk) 11:18, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Since we're English WP, it would seem cm. should be used – if poss. Sca (talk) 15:18, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • And the image is not meant solely for the English Wikipedia. Also, we've previously promoted images that didn't have a scale at all; would you rather I did that? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:36, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
To YT an unlabeled scale poses more of a question than an answer. But whatever – it's your pic. (How about sending me a few salaks ... er, salaki?) Sca (talk) 15:44, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Which would only be a problem if the scale information wasn't in the information template. I don't know what the export laws are like. This blog post suggests nobody's importing them in the US  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:47, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Aha, an unserved niche market. Here's your chance to make zillions! Sca (talk) 17:50, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I think it's straightforward to work out what the scale indicates and, as Chris pointed out, it is included in the template, so I don't feel it's necessary. SagaciousPhil - Chat 15:51, 1 June 2015 (UTC) Clarify - I don't think it's necessary to include the units is what I meant to say ... SagaciousPhil - Chat 17:54, 1 June 2015 (UTC)




European bee-eater[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Jun 2015 at 20:59:51 (UTC)

Original
Reason
photo European bee-eater good quality in commons
Articles in which this image appears
European bee-eater
FP category for this image
European bee-eater
Creator
Elgollimoh
  • Support as nominatorTouzrimounir (talk) 20:59, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment What about this alternate picture which shows them about to eat a bee, true to the name. Mattximus (talk) 22:54, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Alt showing bee-eating





Monument to Alfonso XII[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Jun 2015 at 06:12:53 (UTC)

Original – The Monument to Alfonso XII in Buen Retiro Park, Madrid. Designed by José Grases Riera, it was opened in 1922.
Reason
Good, high quality image of this monument. Well balanced and composed.
Articles in which this image appears
Monument to Alfonso XII +5
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Monument: José Grases Riera. Photograph: User:Kadellar
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:12, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Good quality... Shame about the weather being quite so cloudy, but all details clear so can't see any reason not to support... gazhiley 09:51, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Per gazhiley. This shot also used (small) at Alfonso XII of Spain. I wonder what Alfonso (1857-1885) would have thought of those blue plastic rowboats? Sca (talk) 14:57, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Per above, nice monument pic. I don't mind the clouds. Mattximus (talk) 22:55, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Not a fan of the boats (personally), but a quality image with good EV.--Godot13 (talk) 04:40, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - is it me or is the image titled slightly clockwise! Bammesk (talk) 01:50, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Now that you mention it, I can see it too, very slightly. Methylated603 (talk) 01:59, 2 June 2015 (UTC)




Aamina Sheikh[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Jun 2015 at 22:28:22 (UTC)

Original – Aamina Sheikh
Reason
Potrait of well known Pakistani model. in my opinion this is overall a nice potrait, good sharpness, lighting, angle and composition.
Articles in which this image appears
Aamina Sheikh
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Tapu Javeri
  • Support as nominatorSaqib (talk) 22:28, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Conditional support pending some top crop. Turns out the photographer also has his own article. Brandmeistertalk 23:08, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Wait - OTRS release needs to be confirmed. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:10, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
    • Also, the line where the background was folded is distracting. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:11, 28 May 2015 (UTC)




Emirates Airbus A380-861 taking off from Munich Airport's runway 26L[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Jun 2015 at 12:17:25 (UTC)

Original – Emirates Airbus A380-861 (reg. A6-EER, msn 139) at Munich Airport (IATA: MUC; ICAO: EDDM) departing 26L.
Reason
High quality photo (I think), taken at the angle that I find most useful in articles, with the wingtip just in front of the vertical stabilizer.
Articles in which this image appears
Airbus A380
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Air
Creator
Julian Herzog
  • Support as nominator – — Julian H.✈ (talk) 12:17, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great shot. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:37, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Good capture of the aircraft, but I don't see how it adds significantly to the EV of the 10 other shots of A380s taking off or landing at Airbus A380. (That article would be improved by deleting a few of them, IMO. Overkill.) Sca (talk) 13:50, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
    • From the article: "As of April 2015, Emirates is the largest operator of the type with 59 aircraft in active service"; that's one good piece of EV. Second is the fact that many of the images are very poor. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:44, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps some should be delisted? Sca (talk) 14:59, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • You mean removed from the article? Yeah, but there'd likely be trouble if it was done unilaterally. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:20, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
I agree that there are more photos in the article than necessary. I'm not convinced though, naturally, that this one would be the first that should be removed. In my opinion, it's both relevant (as illustrated by Chris Woodrich) and of higher quality than most other photos in the article. I'm not very familiar with the arguments concerning this on EN:FPC as this is my first nomination, so I'll have to trust your judgement concerning the way this should be held against the nomination. — Julian H.✈ (talk) 10:38, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Indeed nice angle, allowing to see all engines plus deployed landing gear, adequate sharpness. Brandmeistertalk 14:01, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per above. --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 02:33, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose--SaməkTalk 13:53, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Samək, please note that instructions above say, "Write Oppose, followed by your reasoning, if you disapprove of the picture." Thanks. Sca (talk) 14:56, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • [Addendum: Amazed I didn't EC with Sca on this]. Why? Per the guidelines, "All objections should be accompanied by a specific rationale that, if addressed, would make you support the image." — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:03, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent Clarity, soooo pretty, and I agree the EV is in the branding as much as the aircraft itself... gazhiley 15:33, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Detail is very high for a large plane in motion, good EV-Godot13 (talk) 22:37, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Okay, I withdraw my oppose above, as it is a good shot technically. If it's promoted here, suggest it be moved up from the bottom of the Airbus A380 page and some of the lesser-quality duplicative pix deleted. Sca (talk) 15:08, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
    • If we have the authority to do it, I'd happily agree with Sca's request as part of the nom... gazhiley 08:39, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --George Chernilevsky talk 09:11, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  • gazhiley, if you have the ability to change an entry, i.e. it's not protected, you have the 'authority.' Sca (talk) 13:04, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • yeah I get what ur saying - I meant in terms of whoever monitors that page has it a particular way, so if we went in and started to rearrange it would that not tread on toes? Maybe not "authority" so much Sca - maybe "gravitas" ie can we say to whoever runs that page that "we agreed as part of the FP process that this should be moved, therefore it stays moved"... Or maybe I've got a lot to learn about how this site works! haha just too paranoid about causing offence I guess... gazhiley 13:47, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Well, if someone disagrees with what you do, that's when you discuss issues with them. In terms of objective technical quality of photos, that shouldn't be a problem. Sca (talk) 14:38, 1 June 2015 (UTC)




Daruma doll[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Jun 2015 at 23:41:23 (UTC)

Original – A Japanese Daruma doll, a hollow, round, doll modeled after Bodhidharma and rich with symbolism.
Reason
High quality image, shows all the key characteristics of the dolls
Articles in which this image appears
Daruma doll +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
 — Chris Woodrich (talk)
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:41, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - The DoF on the topside of the doll feels pretty good, the bottom feels a bit soft in comparison (particularly where the bottom edge meets the background). Something felt off or incomplete at first- I couldn't initially figure out if the eyes were cut out or blank (even though there is some difference between the two whites). Would a completed-eyes example be more compelling? Or, rather, would it have more or less EV than the blank eyes?--Godot13 (talk) 02:35, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
    • Personally, I'd rather have it without the eyes filled in; darumas are received/bought without filled in eyes, and so that would (for my purposes) be their "original" state. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:40, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Quality image backed up by plenty of EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 08:39, 31 May 2015 (UTC)




Ferstadt working as part of the New Deal[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Jun 2015 at 13:23:19 (UTC)

OriginalLouis Ferstadt working as part of the New Deal. He is in front of mural for WPA Federal Art Project. (1939)
Reason
History of art + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Louis Ferstadt
FP category for this image
Creator
Sol Horn
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 13:23, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Article is stub. Sca (talk) 14:03, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Question - Does anyone object to me cropping to the border? The empty white space doesn't add anything, and the photograph already has empty space to form a border. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:35, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
    • I don't mind assuming the internal white frame is preserved, if it's a part of the photo. Brandmeistertalk 17:19, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:48, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support - would change to full support if article was a little longer. Bammesk (talk) 01:45, 2 June 2015 (UTC)




Delist:Clock Tower - Palace of Westminster, London - September 2006-2.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Jun 2015 at 02:09:40 (UTC)

The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, London - often mistakenly called Big Ben
Reason
Unused. Replaced by File:Clock Tower - Palace of Westminster, London - May 2007.jpg, by the same photographer.
Articles this image appears in
None.
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Clock Tower - Palace of Westminster, London - September 2006-2.jpg
Nominator
 — Chris Woodrich (talk)
  • Delist —  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:09, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Delist. Agreed, no need to keep both FPs. I didn't know there was still a duplicate. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 07:42, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
    • The 2007 image isn't an FP, apparently. This never passed. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:29, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
      • Oh, good point. That's the problem with duplicates, or virtual duplicates - sometimes they really complicate matters. Some people prefer one, some people prefer the other but support for any one version is diluted by choice. Looks like that nomination failed because support was split between both, and yet the one that people almost half of the people supported (the one being delisted) is now the one that isn't being used. I wonder if the better solution is simply to use this image in one or more articles instead then. It's so similar to the version being that it's a trivial change to make. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 09:41, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • DelistSca (talk) 14:25, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Delist. Josh Milburn (talk) 20:23, 28 May 2015 (UTC)




Nina Sublatti[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jun 2015 at 21:44:07 (UTC)

OriginalNina Sublatti, a Georgian singer and songwriter, who represented Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Warrior".
Reason
Given Eurovision's fast-changing lighting, the photo looks good. Decent overall sharpness, angle and composition.
Articles in which this image appears
Nina Sublatti
FP category for this image
People/Entertainment
Creator
Ailura
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 21:44, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support - Crop is a bit too tight, IMHO, but the technical quality is there. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:12, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. My main issue with this picture is the unfortunate positioning of microphone shadow on her chin. At first, it is not very obvious (to me at least) what this dark shape even is. 86.152.163.37 (talk) 02:23, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support for technical difficulty in not just lighting, but also getting a pose that doesn't look odd mid-note... I will be honest though and admit that part of my support is based on being totally mesmorised by this vision of beauty on Saturday while watching... Oh, and I am a Eurovision obsessive... However, enough of my vote is for the technical and EV element of this for me to support with the right intentions! gazhiley 14:43, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. It's a shame she's not facing the other way, per WP:IMAGELOCATION, but this is a great portrait. Josh Milburn (talk) 20:35, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support- The microphone shadow is unfortunate, but a good image with very good EV for the bio.--Godot13 (talk) 04:43, 31 May 2015 (UTC)




Map of Iran and Turan in Qajar dynasty drawn by Adolf Stieler - 1891[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jun 2015 at 12:24:01 (UTC)

Original – Map of Iran and Turan in Qajar dynasty drawn by Adolf Stieler - 1891
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Adolf Stieler

Stielers Handatlas
Turan

FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
Adolf Stieler
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 12:24, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support in principle, though I wonder why this particular plate was chosen. Stielers is a wonderful cartographic and historical resource, beautifully executed with lavish detail. (I have this one matted & framed as a kind of souvenir of my Baltic adventures.) Sca (talk) 13:52, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Very useful map, but the JPG artefacting is pretty darn bad. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 16:17, 26 May 2015 (UTC)




Wright brothers (set)[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 June 2015 at 02:24:00 (UTC)

OriginalWright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, 1905.
Alternate – a more balanced set. (withdrawn by nominator)
Reason
Image of well-known inventors.
Articles in which this image appears
Wright brothers, Wright brothers patent war, +3 others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
photographers: Orville and Wilbur Wright, [1], [2]
source: Library of Congress, [3]
restoration: Scewing, Bammesk
  • Support as nominatorand Support ALT. Bammesk (talk) 02:15, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Question - Who was the original photographer for these works? Also, I think the photographer missed the focus in the Wilbur Wright image. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:43, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
    • According to the LoC, the photos were by the Wright brothers themselves. This really should be on the file information page. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:41, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per above, also, IMO, too different to form a set. --Janke | Talk 12:00, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Reply - Fixed attribution. Added an alternate set. Wilber Wright image is soft, but a better portrait is unlikely and the encyclopedic value is high. Excluding scientists and NASA crew, we have very few engineers. These two are prominent. Bammesk (talk) 01:22, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • With all due respect to Janke, looking at [4], [5], [6], [7], [8] softness is not a sufficient criteria for opposing historic images. Wilber image is in par with many others, when viewed at the same magnification. Even if it wasn't, softness is not an overriding criteria. As far as the two images being "too different to form a set", after rethinking it, this is an encyclopedia, not a magazine or a photo book. There is no editorial luxury here to redo historic images, so I am withdrawing the "alternate set". The two images are a set in as much as the two subjects are a set. As far as any display related issues, Template CSS image crop allays that. Bammesk (talk) 05:45, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
    • Oppose alt - I'm not happy with the idea of changing a picture away from its natural state in such a way that kills a lot of the visibility of the detail, and crops a large part out. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:55, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
      • This will not fully address Adam's concern, but for the "alternate set" we can replace Wilber's image with one that is cropped as shown (from the "original set"), without manipulation. Bammesk (talk) 01:11, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
      • Adam, addressed. Bammesk (talk) 05:45, 30 May 2015 (UTC) Bammesk (talk) 19:14, 30 May 2015 (UTC)





Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il statues at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jun 2015 at 00:46:58 (UTC)

Original (nomination) – (2014) – Famous statues in Pyongyang of North Korean founder Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il.
Reason
High quality image of an important monument in North Korea. I think that the people bowing to the statues adds to the EV in this case. There is another good image of these statues without any people, but I prefer this one.
Articles in which this image appears
Mansu Hill Grand Monument
FP category for this image
Not entirely sure, I supposed Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Artwork/Sculpture, though I don't really think of these as works of art. Maybe Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Political?
Creator
Bjørn Christian Tørrissen
  • Support as nominatorBlorgy555 (talk) 00:46, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Copyright wise, the statues are fine (there's FOP in N. Korea). It's a damned shame the quality isn't up to par. Lots of JPG artefacting and posterization. The composition itself is good. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:25, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
    • What about the other one I linked to in the Reason? I don't think it's as interesting a photo but it's still good. – Blorgy555 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 02:01, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
      • It's technically a better image, but you're right that the composition is lacking a bit. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:44, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I agree there's problems, but given North Korea allows so few people in, I think it's worth waiving this one through on rarity grounds. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:42, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
2012 pic. at North Korea
  • Support – Per Adam. Astounding tableau – tells you all you need to know about DPRK. I like the perspective & stark context of the nominated shot better than the pic at right. Sca (talk) 14:23, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
    • Huh, Kim Jong-il's clothing changed... – Blorgy555 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 17:14, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
      • "tells you all you need to know about DPRK." Though I can't exactly agree with this statement. – Blorgy555 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 17:17, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Meant somewhat tongue-in-cheek. Sca (talk) 21:10, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support - The rareness of this shot does give it some wiggle room, but I'm not convinced that nobody could bring a decent camera into the country. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:38, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support (Full disclosure: I took this photo.) Although I agree with the criticism regarding technical qualities, I'm quite happy with the photo. The restrictions on what kind of camera you can bring keeps softening up, but at the time I took this photo, I used the best camera I dared to bring, based on the rules at the time. Also, you're given very little time to set up your photo, and catching a group bowing to the leader is a matter of pure luck. You can't just wait around for another group to arrive. I also like that it's a small group, because that's the most realistic setting. There are a lot fewer visitors to these sites than most people imagine, except on special occasions. Also, while the other photo shown here is a good one, it shows how the site looked previously (pre-2013), while the nominated photo shows the current look of it. They changed the outfit of Kim Jung-il to the new anorak in 2013, because that's what he usually was wearing, apparently. uspn (talk) 19:51, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, uspn. It's a great shot – almost iconic, to reuse an over-used word. Tells the story better than 1,000 words could. Sca (talk) 23:49, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
We weren't allowed to go any closer to the statues than the bowing people you see in the photo, and only briefly. We were also not allowed to zoom in on the statues. One theory is that although the statues are claimed to be bronze, they are actually just bronze-coloured plastics. Supporting that theory is how quickly they were able to completely remodel/redress one of the statues in 2013. I suppose a good zoom-in on some parts of the statues might disclose that. I did not become aware of this theory until I returned home, and this was on just my second day in the country, so I was not feeling like "stealing" some full-zoom shots of the "seams" of the statue, but it would be interesting if someone else did! uspn (talk) 18:07, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • USPN, I've got a question: what format were you saving your files as on the camera? Large/fine (not sure of the term used with the DSC-HX100V), or...? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:09, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
It's a fairly basic camera, but I used the highest resolution available in Fine JPEG mode, which is as much as I can get out of it. It's got more zoom than actually is allowed to bring into North Korea, but I took the chance because the camera looks more "innocent" than a DSLR does. To be granted a tourist visa, you must declare that you are not a "professional photographer" and that you won't bring "professional equipment", but those terms aren't that closely defined. The exception is of course when North Korea specifically invites professionals to come. I think that very few of those who are invited are likely to donate their photos to the Commons, unfortunately. uspn (talk) 18:07, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Which is the current statue? Compare the two pictures here and the one on the left (our right) has changed... gazhiley 10:24, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
By golly, you and Blorgy555 are right – Kim Jong Il got a different coat some time in the intervening two years! (Guess it's more casual-looking, i.e. more proletarian?) Another reason to support this nom. Sca (talk) 14:03, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
The current statue is the one shown in the nominated photo. uspn (talk) 18:07, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support While the technical standards could be better, it seems unlikely that we'll get a higher-quality image any time soon and the very strong (but horrific) EV more than makes up for this. A slightly tighter crop might be worth considering. Nick-D (talk) 10:58, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support This picture tells so much about its subject in a dramatic way. SeoMac (talk) 17:40, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Godhulii 1985 (talk) 08:52, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
    • Godhulii 1985 per the recent change to the guidlines of this page, can you please provide reason for your vote? Thanks gazhiley 09:54, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
      • There was no consensus to require such things, and the guidelines for support !votes haven't changed. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 10:50, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Right – gazhiley, please see this. Sca (talk) 15:18, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Meh, ok fair enough... Never noticed that being discussed, would have def given my support to change - I hate un-explained votes... Don't see the point in them personally... Opens the door wide to sock voting and false votes... But anyways, that's a conversation for another day... gazhiley 07:59, 1 June 2015 (UTC)




Ko Un[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 Jun 2015 at 14:04:59 (UTC)

OriginalKo Un is probably the foremost poet in Korea today. His epic collection of poetry Maninbo, or Ten Thousand Lives, which ostensibly contains of a poem about everyone he has ever met, is a monument of modern Korean poetry.
Reason
High quality image of a notable Korean poet
Articles in which this image appears
Ko Un
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Artists_and_writers
Creator
Matěj Baťha




Walking on a Mountain Path in Spring[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 Jun 2015 at 12:51:11 (UTC)

Original – One of Ma Yuan's masterpieces, a very thoughtful, contemplative work.
Reason
High quality image of an exemplary painting from a highly significant artist in Chinese history. One of my favorite paintings. I know the image is below the size requirement, but considering that the painting is 27.4 cm × 43.1 cm, I think this requirement should be waived. On my screen, the image actually comes out to be slightly larger than the actual physical painting.
Articles in which this image appears
Walking on a Mountain Path in Spring, Ma Yuan (painter), Society of the Song Dynasty
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Artwork/East_Asian_art
Creator
Ma Yuan
  • Support as nominatorBlorgy555 (talk) 12:51, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Beauty Revealed is 6.7 cm × 8 cm (2.6 in × 3.1 in) but has a resolution of 4,966 × 4,234 px resolution. Sorrow is 44.5 × 27 cm (17.5 × 10.6 in), with a resolution of 2,336 × 3,691 px. Joseph and Potiphar's Wife is 9.1 cm (3.6 in) × 11.4 cm (4.5 in), with a resolution of 4,078 × 3,266 px. More is definitely possible. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:16, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
    • Am not trying to be snarky or anything but am genuinely curious, does anyone know how this got promoted considering its size? - Blorgy555 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 13:52, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Nice painting, but it is below the minimum resolution. If it was destroyed I would support, but since it isn't I'm sure a higher quality scan of this image is possible. Mattximus (talk) 22:49, 25 May 2015 (UTC)




Baden-Powell authorized Siege of Mafeking 10 Shilling note (1900)[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 Jun 2015 at 09:24:22 (UTC)

OriginalSiege of Mafeking, 10 Shilling Boer War currency note (1900) issued by authority of (then) Colonel Robert Baden-Powell and signed by Robert Urry (local branch manager of the Standard Bank of South Africa), and Captain Herbert Greener (Chief Paymaster).Note.
Reason
High quality, high EV, very good condition. Authorized/issued by Robert Baden-Powell during the Boer War Siege of Mafeking. This emergency issue currency was printed locally in Mafeking.
Articles in which these images appear
Siege of Mafeking, Robert Baden-Powell
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Townshend & Son, Printers (Mafeking) for Col. Baden-Powell
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 09:24, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Very strong image. Sadly, I don't see any discussion of the note (or the issue) in the article. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:21, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportSagaciousPhil - Chat 17:24, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Interesting historical tidbit. Sca (talk) 14:28, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – EV. Bammesk (talk) 01:40, 2 June 2015 (UTC)




Lathyrus pratensis[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2015 at 23:26:02 (UTC)

Original – A meadow vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis) found in Keila, Northwestern Estonia. This perennial plant grows to 25 to 60 cm (10 to 24 in) and is native to Europe and Asia.
Reason
Always nice to have a plant. Good DOF for the subject, good composition, strong EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Lathyrus pratensis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:26, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – I'd rather see a closeup of the brilliant flowers. Sca (talk) 14:32, 27 May 2015 (UTC)




La Sill Panorama[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2015 at 07:25:37 (UTC)

Original – A 360 degree panorama of a unique cloudscape over La Silla Observatory
Reason
A quality super high resolution good EV pic.
Articles in which this image appears
La Silla Observatory
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
F. Kamphues for ESO
Excuse me? Do any panorama lack EV? They say what a thousands say together..-The Herald (Benison)the joy of the LORDmy strength 09:37, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
  • The article is not on the landscape, but the observatory. The buildings themselves are quite small within the panorama. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:27, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Wide panorama adds EV for observatory as it gives an idea on observation conditions and location. Solid resolution, nice lighting. Brandmeistertalk 21:29, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per Brand. --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 08:38, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Godhulii 1985 (talk) 08:52, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per Brand...--Godot13 (talk) 04:45, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Taken a while for me to vote on this as borderline for me - because of the size of the file means when I try to view it it zooms in so close I can't really see what I'm looking at, and at full zoom out it's just a thin detail-less line... But at this size it's nice enough... And can't really complain at it having 'too much' detail I suppose... gazhiley 10:34, 1 June 2015 (UTC)




Claire Chase[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2015 at 02:27:45 (UTC)

OriginalClaire Chase is an American flutist with the International Contemporary Ensemble who won the 2012 MacArthur Fellowship; the foundation describes her as "forging a new model for the commissioning, recording, and live performance of contemporary classical music".
Reason
High quality image. We don't get many flutists.
Articles in which this image appears
Claire Chase
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Matt Carr/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:27, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Could the crop be slightly tighter at the top (and possibly left and bottom too)? 109.157.12.42 (talk) 19:32, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
    • It could, though I wouldn't touch the bottom, for composition reasons. I'd like to wait for other feedback first, though. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:12, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
      • I'm a fan of top crop, without touching the left part. Brandmeistertalk 20:39, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - quality image, agree with the reason. (umbrella reflection in eye!) Bammesk (talk) 23:52, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Josh Milburn (talk) 09:15, 31 May 2015 (UTC)




The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 Jun 2015 at 16:42:15 (UTC)

OriginalThe Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man by Peter Paul Rubens (figures) and Jan Brueghel the Elder (landscape). The painting depicts the moment just before the consumption of forbidden fruit and the fall of man.
Reason
Painted by two artists, so improves coverage of both. Signatures are annotated, one of my favorite depictions of the subject.
Articles in which this image appears
The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man, Garden of Eden, Original sin, etc
FP category for this image
Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Peter Paul Rubens, Jan Brueghel the Elder
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 16:42, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice scan. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:10, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – If only that horse had talked some sense into Adam.... Sca (talk) 12:45, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support an OK scan, article is a stub, but I think it could grow in the future. Mattximus (talk) 22:47, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – I'd like to see the article on the painting expanded a little more but it is sufficient to scrape through on EV; the scan of this interesting painting is also acceptable. SagaciousPhil - Chat 16:56, 26 May 2015 (UTC)




Walls of the former US embassy covered in mostly anti-US-murals graffiti after the Iranian hostage crisis (1979-1981)[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 Jun 2015 at 07:37:18 (UTC)

Teheran US embassy propaganda gun.jpg
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Top pic:Iran hostage crisis + Propaganda in Iran + Anti-American sentiment in Iran

low pic: Propaganda in Iran

FP category for this image
Creator
Nikopol
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 07:37, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - These, one would assume, are still copyrighted in Iran. As such, they should be hosted locally, with a note that they are not copyrighted in the US as Iran has no copyright relations with the US. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:26, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
    • I was under the impression that the WMF's position was that we should respect Iranian copyright, even if the US government does not. Josh Milburn (talk) 11:23, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
      • That it is, but that would apply to Commons. The English Wikipedia only requires that images be free in the US. (And yes, this has been a point of contention before). — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:25, 23 May 2015 (UTC)




Featured picture candidates/Sheikh-Lotf-Allah mosque wall and ceiling.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 Jun 2015 at 06:58:11 (UTC)

Interior wall and ceiling of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Nikopol
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 06:58, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose No context about what we are looking at - for all we know this could be actually be looking down from some form of high up viewpoint... Not keen on such a close up picture - would be better taken further back so we can see more of the wall and also floor and ceiling in one shot... For evidence of how this should/could be done, see any of Diliff's pictures... gazhiley 11:49, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Agree with above, I'm not sure what the photograph is showing, so the EV would be quite low. Mattximus (talk) 13:31, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • There is a clear text under the photo in which we can see about what we are looking at, wall and ceiling. This picture is featuring cell and wall together and it is actually artistic. what do you exactly want me to explain about building? I thing your words are sort of split hairs. Alborzagros (talk) 06:51, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
    • While I can't speak for the rest Alborzagros, my personal issue is that if I saw this on the front page I wouldn't know what it is without reading the description, and therefore there's no "wow" factor that is so often mentioned in this process... And again, it's a bit of an odd composition for the interior of a religious building - especially when you compare it (as I mentioned above) to other FPs of religious buildings... It doesn't attract me to want to look at the article because my brain can't immediately tell what it is, and therefore if it was on the front page of wiki I'd keep scrolling... Not gonna support something that I wouldn't look at if it was on the front page... gazhiley 10:30, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per gazhiley, Mattximus. Gimmicky comp. Sca (talk) 12:53, 24 May 2015 (UTC)




Tile with two rabbits, two snakes and a tortoise. Illustration for Zakariya al-Qazwini's book[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 Jun 2015 at 06:00:51 (UTC)

Original – Tile with two rabbits, two snakes and a tortoise. Illustration for Zakariya al-Qazwini's book, Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing (13th century). Earthenware, molded and underglaze-painted decoration. Iran, 19th century.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Zakariya al-Qazwini
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others and Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Literary illustrations
Creator
Jastrow
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 06:00, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Not sure I see the EV; al-Qazwini wasn't the artist, and he isn't depicted. The work mentioned in the caption here gets two lines, and I don't really see this (much later) illustration helping educate the reader. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:30, 23 May 2015 (UTC)




Jane Addams[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 Jun 2015 at 02:36:11 (UTC)

OriginalJane Addams, 1924 or 1926.
Reason
A Nobel Prize winner needs no real introduction.
Articles in which this image appears
Jane Addams
FP category for this image
Some subcategory of people.
Creator
Bain News Service, restoration by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 02:36, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent image. Very good EV. I'd feel better if there was a direct link to the LOC page, though. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:42, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Fantastic candidate. Josh Milburn (talk) 11:26, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Good EV, nice restoration/presentation of the original.--Godot13 (talk) 05:48, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - per above. Bammesk (talk) 23:44, 25 May 2015 (UTC)





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    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[edit]

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, perform the following:

  1. 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.
  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/delist/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  3. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the archived removal requests. 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.
  4. Optionally leave a note on the picture's talk page.

If consensus is to DELIST, 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 removal requests. 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, 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 removal requests. 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[edit]

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.

The Three Musicians (painting)[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Jun 2015 at 23:58:09 (UTC)

OriginalThe Three Musicians is an oil painting in chiaroscuro completed by the Spanish artist Diego Velázquez in 1618. It depicts three young men seated around a table, playing music.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable work by a famous painter. We haven't had much Velazquez in a while.
Articles in which this image appears
The Three Musicians (painting) +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Diego Velázquez
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:58, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – excellent quality scan with an article to back it up to provide EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:36, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. I can't say I care for the painting, but what do I know? Josh Milburn (talk) 11:29, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Agree that the content of the painting is pretty blah, but the quality of the scan is very good and has good EV. Mattximus (talk) 13:33, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - after all, I wrote that article. Hafspajen (talk) 14:43, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Diego Velázquez - The Three Musicians - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:11, 2 June 2015 (UTC)



Northwest Corner of the Forbidden City[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Jun 2015 at 01:15:43 (UTC)

Original – The Northwest Corner of the Forbidden City.
Reason
Image of an important work of Chinese architecture.
Articles in which this image appears
Forbidden City
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Charlie_fong
  • Support as nominatorBlorgy555 (talk) 01:15, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - A bit too much foreground. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:43, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I agree with the above, but my main reason for the objection is the whole picture seems to be on a slant to the left - use the structure in the middle as your guide - use the top part of the tower, and the various corner decorations as you progress vertically down the buidling... At full res on my machine there's quite a huge lean to the left... There also appears to be a soft focus across elements of the picture I would expect to be sharp with a file this size... Finally, I would have thought the corner tower should be central to the picture - off to the left slightly just makes this seem inbalanced to me... Bags of potential, but unfortunately seems to miss the mark for me... gazhiley 11:26, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per previous two comments – plus corner-on shots of large rectangular structures tend to exaggerate perspective. Sca (talk) 12:39, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:23, 1 June 2015 (UTC)



The Forbidden City[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Jun 2015 at 01:12:06 (UTC)

Original – The Forbidden City was the imperial home during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Reason
High quality image of the Forbidden City
Articles in which this image appears
Forbidden City
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Pixelflake
  • Support as nominatorBlorgy555 (talk) 01:12, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose Nice picture, but with almost 60% of the picture being sky (albeit a very pretty sky), I cannot support this on the ground of EV for it's intended subject ie the city... However, not a full Oppose as the clarity and virticals seem to be in order... Maybe fine for a Commons picture (from what I understand of the MO for Commons) but here we are more focused on EV... gazhiley 11:29, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Generally agree w/gazhiley. OTOH it's an interesting shot aesthetically and it offers pretty good detail of main gate (if that's what it is). Maybe some cropping? Sca (talk) 12:52, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:23, 1 June 2015 (UTC)



Qianlong Emperor[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Jun 2015 at 00:59:18 (UTC)

Original – The Qianlong Emperor as a young man in full imperial garb.
Reason
High quality image of one of the most important emperors of the Qing Dynasty
Articles in which this image appears
Qianlong Emperor
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Royalty_and_nobility
Creator
Giuseppe Castiglione
  • Support as nominatorBlorgy555 (talk) 00:59, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Very nicely done... but what's the source of this digitization? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:43, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment There's already one FP of him since 2010. Brandmeistertalk 15:05, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
    • Yes but that one was placed under the Artwork category, while I'm nominating this one for the Royalty and Nobility category. There are also two images of Elizabeth I in there. Plus, I definitely think that Qianlong was a major enough figure in both Chinese and world history to warrant another image. – Blorgy555 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 22:08, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:22, 1 June 2015 (UTC)



Ham Seok-heon[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 Jun 2015 at 14:19:33 (UTC)

Reason
High quality image of an important political, religious figure of 20th century Korea. I know that it doesn't quite meet the size requirements, but I just think that this is such a spectacular image that really captures something of this man's character. Plus, the width is barely under 1500.
Articles in which this image appears
Ham Seok-heon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Religious_figures
Creator
[9]
  • Support as nominatorBlorgy555 (talk) 14:19, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Date on the file page is wrong (Ham died in 1989; information template says this image was taken in 2008). Several stains. Curved black border, suggests to me this was scanned from a print source (rather than a negative). Also, not sure of the copyright status: source website says "All rights reserved". — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:47, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:15, 1 June 2015 (UTC)




Seth Rollins[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Jun 2015 at 00:34:56 (UTC)

OriginalSeth Rollins, a professional wrestler with the WWE, holding up his Money in the Bank briefcase at the Garrett Coliseum on 10 January 2015. Rollins cashed in his briefcase during WrestleMania 31, giving him a shot at the title against defending champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Roman Reigns. He pinned Reigns and took the title.
Reason
Here's an underrepresented subject at FPC: professional wrestling. I was surprised to find this image when I was reading up on this year's Wrestlemania, and joy of all joys, it cleaned up really well. This has EV for both the wrestler (Seth Rollins) and a type of match (Money in the Bank ladder match). All in all, a very encyclopedic image.
Articles in which this image appears
Seth Rollins, Money in the Bank ladder match, +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
Anton Jackson on Flickr, edited by  — Chris Woodrich (talk)
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:34, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Aaarrghh. Sca (talk) 12:55, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, this is actually an image I feel can be supported for feature status. It might need some work, but I feel we lean far too much towards the highbrow and this is an FA image in the overall. Thoughts?--Mark Miller (talk) 00:03, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Quite inclined to agree. Support. Not perfect, but for an underrepresented subject that, by its nature, has difficult lighting, I think it's well over the bar. Adam Cuerden (talk) 03:36, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Per Adam and Mark: this is pretty dramatic photo which illustrates its (rather weird IMO) topic well. Nick-D (talk) 02:29, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - per all of the above. It feels a little soft in places, but given the venue, probably difficult to avoid.--Godot13 (talk) 05:44, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Looks like this guy doesn't mind showing he wrestles for cash. Brandmeistertalk 17:14, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Seth Rollins holds Money in the Bank briefcase at a WWE house show in January 2015.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:44, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Added it to Entertainment, because professional wrestling is scripted. Armbrust The Homunculus 00:44, 1 June 2015 (UTC)




Papal States, Quadrupla Scudo d'Oro (1689) depicting Pope Alexander VIII[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 31 May 2015 at 07:13:08 (UTC)

OriginalPapal States, Quadruple Scudo d'Oro (1689), depicting Pope Alexander VIII (obv) and Saints Peter and Paul (rev). The initials on the obverse lower edge (ATF) belong to the coin’s engraver, Antonio Travani.
Reason
High quality image, high EV, rare in this condition. Struck during the last three months of 1689, Alexander VIII was only Pope for roughly 15 months until his death in 1691.
Articles in which these images appear
Pope Alexander VIII, Italian scudo
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Papal States (coin), National Numismatic Collection (image).


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 07:13, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Brilliant photograph of the coin. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:21, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Amazingly preserved if this was actually minted in 1689. EV for Papal States. Sca (talk) 15:26, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Excellent image; more than enough EV provided by the articles although both could do with a little TLC ... SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:49, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:49, 31 May 2015 (UTC)




Collared whitestart[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 30 May 2015 at 23:31:24 (UTC)

Original – The Collared whitestart (Myioborus torquatus) is a tropical New World warbler found in Panama and Costa Rica. Found in forests above altitudes of 1,500 metres (4,900 ft), this species averages 12.5 centimetres (4.9 in) in length and weighs 11 grams (0.39 oz).
Reason
Good quality image of a colorful bird. We don't have many Central American species featured.
Articles in which this image appears
Collared whitestart
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Simon Pierre Barrette
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:31, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – The DOF is a little tight (the back foot is out-of-focus), but that doesn't spoil the image. I like the drops of water on the bird's back and tail. —Bruce1eetalk 12:07, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
    • Given the amount of light available (which may reflect the bird's habitat), I think the aperture chosen was the best choice. JJ Harrison (talk) 23:00, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Wow, this is a good one. I don't mind the DOF being a bit tight in this case. Mattximus (talk) 23:21, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - These little buggers are not easy to get this well!--Mark Miller (talk) 00:07, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Per above, and excellent detail.--Godot13 (talk) 05:41, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Myioborus torquatus Santa Elena.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:54, 30 May 2015 (UTC)



Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zúñiga[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 30 May 2015 at 11:21:16 (UTC)

Reason
High quality, historic and symbolic image, featured work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Articles in which this image appears
Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zúñiga, Kathryn Bache Miller
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Francisco Goya
  • Support as nominatorZeete (talk) 11:21, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I was just planning on nominating this. Good scan, good work. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:28, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Iconic. Sca (talk) 13:31, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as above, very nice scan and article is more than a stub so EV is there. Mattximus (talk) 23:23, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – very nice scan with an interesting little article to back it up. He died at 8 years old? And he had a magpie as a pet? Just has to make you go "Poor little lad ...". SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:58, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Don Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zunica.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:29, 30 May 2015 (UTC)



The interior of St Raphael's Church in Kingston, Surrey, England[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Jun 2015 at 14:10:41 (UTC)

Original – A church in London
Reason
Have high quality & see Commons
Articles in which this image appears
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Diliff
  • Support as nominatorSaməkTalk 14:10, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Not being used means that this doesn't have any EV. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:54, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Nice shot but, per Chris, there's no article to link to. Sca (talk) 15:22, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above, and Suggest Speedy Close as obviously not going to pass... gazhiley 15:31, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted ---The Herald (Benison)the joy of the LORDmy strength 07:02, 30 May 2015 (UTC)




King Sejong the Great[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 2 Jun 2015 at 01:10:25 (UTC)

File:Statue of King Sejong (4273003660).jpg
Original – A statue of one of the most important Korean kings, erected in 2009 in Gwanghwamun Plaza, in central Seoul.
Reason
A high quality image of an important monument in Seoul. Featured on the Arabic Wikipedia.
Articles in which this image appears
Sejong the Great, Gwanghwamun Plaza, Joseon, Sejongno
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Royalty_and_nobility
Creator
Kim Young-won
  • Support as nominatorBlorgy555 (talk) 01:10, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - There's no freedom of panorama in South Korea, and this is recent enough to have a copyright still attached. I'll check to see if the OTRS ticket covers both the statue and the image, or... If this is free, it's definitely got my support. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:35, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:17, 30 May 2015 (UTC)




Carl Epting Mundy, Jr.[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 29 May 2015 at 23:42:34 (UTC)

Original – U.S. Marine Corps General Carl Epting Mundy, Jr.
Reason
Good quality photo of a notable person. Besides his military career, Mundy served as president of the non-profit United Service Organizations Inc., commonly known as USO.
Articles in which this image appears
Carl Epting Mundy, Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps, List of United States Marine Corps four-star generals
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military
Creator
United States Marine Corps
  • Support as nominatorPine 23:42, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Crop is awfully tight. US Army official portraits are never this "in your face". — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:01, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. There is something odd and disconcerting about his gaze. 109.152.146.160 (talk) 19:31, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:05, 30 May 2015 (UTC)



Ksitigarbha[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 29 May 2015 at 23:36:54 (UTC)

Original – A 14th-century hanging scroll from Goryeo dynasty Korea, depicting Ksitigarbha. In art, this Bodhisattva is often shown with a halo, a staff for opening the gates of hell, and a jewel to bring light to darkness. Ksitigarbha vowed to not to achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied.
Reason
Since we've had a string of Korean nominations recently, I figured I might as well take part. This is a high quality scan of a 14th-century Korean scroll, showing several of the key characteristics of the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha
Articles in which this image appears
Ksitigarbha, Cintamani
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/East Asian art
Creator
Unknown
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:36, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Quite interesting (and still dreaming of opportunity to visit Seoul...) Brandmeistertalk 13:11, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Good quality, interesting work. Yann (talk) 20:28, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - An exceptional piece that's been very well preserved - Blorgy555 — Preceding undated comment added 04:26, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – interesting - a bit different from what I usually go for but the quality and the EV are all there. SagaciousPhil - Chat 11:13, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - per above. Bammesk (talk) 23:42, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Goryeo-Kshitigarbha (Chijang)-late.14c.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:03, 30 May 2015 (UTC)



SG-1000[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 29 May 2015 at 02:45:00 (UTC)

Original – The SG-1000 is a video game console, which was released in Japan in 1983.
Reason
High quality photograph of a notable video game console, and therefore high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
SG-1000 (most EV), Evan Amos, List of Sega video game consoles, +1 other
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Electronics
Creator
Evan-Amos

Promoted File:Sega-SG-1000-Console-Set.jpg --Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:28, 29 May 2015 (UTC)



The Berlin Airlift[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 29 May 2015 at 10:30:05 (UTC)

Original – Film by the British Government about the Berlin Airlift.
ALT Full res (640 × 480 pixels, rather than 400 × 300 pixels)
Reason
A short film released by the United Kingdom highlighting the Berlin Airlift and the role of the Royal Air Force in assisting the USAF in helping to ensure that West Berlin remained supplied during the first overtly unfriendly act of the Cold War. A unique find for both the footage and for highlighting the role of the RAF in the operation as opposed to sticking solely with the US as the saving force.
Articles in which this image appears
Berlin Airlift
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/War
Creator
Government of the United Kingdom
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 10:30, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
    • Clarification: Support either version. TomStar81 (Talk) 04:37, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - I suspect that a higher resolution version is available at the source. Archive.org has a 600mb MPG file; will download to check. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:50, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Alas, I don't see much added EV in this officially produced film – which takes rather a Britain-centric viewpoint. (See tonnages delivered here.) Sca (talk) 16:27, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
    • That is the point. When was the last time you heard about the RAF in the Berlin Airlift? If you're from the US like me, that fact is rather conveniently overlooked. TomStar81 (Talk) 04:37, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
I was aware of British participation, but admittedly not its extent. I'd feel more comfortable, though, if this weren't so all-British, which could mislead younger viewers. (See vote below.) Sca (talk) 14:12, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT - Higher resolution. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:04, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Alt. – Upon reconsideration I'll support higher-res version, mainly for EV re less-known period British aircraft – such as the Avro York – which as a WWII-etc. history buff I find interesting. Presentation should be prefaced with context re the larger operation.
PS: Wonder what Bomber Harris thought of the Berlin Airlift.
Sca (talk) 14:12, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT - Solid EV.--Godot13 (talk) 07:06, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:23, 29 May 2015 (UTC)




Injeongjeon[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 29 May 2015 at 05:13:33 (UTC)

Original – National Treasure No. 225 of South Korea, this is the main throne hall of Changdeokgung, one of the main royal palaces in Seoul and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An excellent example of architecture that harmonizes with its natural surroundings.
Reason
High quality image of an important work of Korean architecture
Articles in which this image appears
Changdeokgung, Korean architecture, Seoul, List of World Heritage Sites in Eastern Asia
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Jordan Wooley (a flickr user)
  • Support as nominatorBlorgy555 (talk) 05:13, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose - Technically, it's better than the last temple nomination you made. However, the perspective should be corrected, which is a problem since the crop is too tight for us to do that and keep the whole temple in frame. Also, some of the highlights are blown. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:36, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Support Blown highlights prevent me giving full support, but the detail is there sufficiently for me, if a tad soft... Certainly quite an interesting looking building... gazhiley 10:41, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:20, 29 May 2015 (UTC)



Mochtar Lubis[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 28 May 2015 at 23:34:57 (UTC)

Original – Indonesian journalist and man of letters Mochtar Lubis, photographed during a trip to the Netherlands in 1979. Lubis, the author of such books as Tiger! and Twilight in Jakarta, was arrested several times by both the Sukarno and Suharto governments for his journalism. His newspaper, Indonesia Raya, was one of the ones shut down after the Malari incident.
Reason
I'll be honest, I squeed when I saw this pop up on my watchlist. Lubis is one of my favourite Indonesian authors (his diction is influenced by his career in journalism, making it easy to read, and Tiger! is a masterpiece study of sin, superstition, and guilt). The image is darn good too, especially now that I've fly-specked it a bit.
Articles in which this image appears
Mochtar Lubis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Rob Bogaerts / Anefo; slight restoration by Chris Woodrich
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:34, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - EV. Bammesk (talk) 02:38, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Aside from the clear EV, the fact that you squeed is also a strong factor ;-) --Godot13 (talk) 05:20, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support EV. Great portrait. --Yann (talk) 11:05, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: Could you give a quick explanation of the copyright status of this image? Josh Milburn (talk) 19:48, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I might be inclined to tweak the black balance slightly, but it's very good. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:40, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Mochtar Lubis (1979).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:35, 28 May 2015 (UTC)



BMW 507 at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 28 May 2015 at 13:14:53 (UTC)

OriginalBMW 507 at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
BMW 507 and BMW 501
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
Ritchyblack
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 13:14, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Normally the year (Baujahr) of the car would be included. Since the 507 was built in the late '50s, confusing that it's pictured at a 2009 car show. Also, detail (focus) doesn't seem quite what one would expect from this large a file. Sca (talk) 15:22, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Strikes me as perhaps a tad oversharpened. This is particularly evident at the top of the windshield. Also, I agree with Sca; we should have the year of the model too. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:28, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
  • I didn't find the year of production but it was being manufactured from 1956 to 1959. I thing it is no big deal the exact year. Alborzagros (talk) 05:12, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm not a car person, but I do know that there are occasionally significant changes to models between different years. This isn't like we're asking for an exact year for a five-hundred year old painting. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:27, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Let's take a look at here [10]. It reveals the year of car that is 1957. What's your idea about here [11]? 1959 is shown but the shape and appearance of both cars are the same. -----Alborzagros (talk) 07:10, 19 May 2015 (UTC)-----
  • Those photos [12], [13] and [14] claim that car is from 1959, don't they? Alborzagros (talk) 08:52, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Crisco here. We could try asking the photographer. 36.73.111.104 (talk) 10:37, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I am a bit of a car person, it is not necessary that models change every year. Most of the high end automobiles undergo only performance/components upgrades throughout their lifetime, not a major facelift or an exterior redesign. The article says that there was a Series I and II. That should be cleared up, though both of them would be indistinguishable from the outside. --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 02:59, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
  • I'd probably support if we had at least that much. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:41, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:44, 28 May 2015 (UTC)



Neptune 2[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Jun 2015 at 09:03:50 (UTC)

Original – The picture shows the Great Dark Spot and its companion bright smudge; on the west limb the fast moving bright feature called Scooter and the little dark spot are visible.
Reason
Neptune looks better, it is colored blue and clouds are colored whitish.
Articles in which this image appears
Neptune, etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA (edited by Orange-kun)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:08, 28 May 2015 (UTC)




Mars as seen from Hubble Space Telescope, August 2003[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Jun 2015 at 09:08:35 (UTC)

Original – Mars imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2003.
Reason
Mars looks better with lead image from Hubble, a good quality.
Articles in which this image appears
Mars, etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)


Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:07, 28 May 2015 (UTC)





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