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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:
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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)

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

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  • Write Support, if you approve of the picture. A reason is optional.
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  • You can weak support or weak oppose instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
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Current nominations[edit]

Japan, 20 gold yen, 1870 (first year of issue)[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2015 at 05:37:02 (UTC)

Original – Empire of Japan, 20 gold yen, 1870 (the first year of issue for the Japanese yen). The obverse depicts a dragon, the reverse features a sunburst surrounding a sacred mirror (center), military banners (sides), the Chrysanthemum Seal (top), and Paulownia Crest (bottom).
Reason
High quality, high EV. First year of issue of the Japanese yen. Twenty yen in gold was the highest denomination struck. On average, the 20 yen gold coin weighs 33.33 grams, is 0.900 pure, and weighs 0.96 of an ounce. (The present layout appears customary).
Articles in which these images appear
Japanese yen
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Empire of Japan.
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 05:37, 19 April 2015 (UTC)




Great Wall of China 2[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Apr 2015 at 14:08:21 (UTC)

Original – The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling, 2013.
Reason
Looks like the previous image was delisted and currently we don't have an FP for this. This one is the current lead image, showing the recent condition of the wall as of 2013. Also, the greenery typical to wuxia films is there. Despite some noise at remote distances looks fairly good.
Articles in which this image appears
Great Wall of China, List of walls, Ibn Battuta
FP category for this image
Places/Architecture
Creator
Severin.stalder




Cosy Corner by Carl Larsson - 1893[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Apr 2015 at 07:07:43 (UTC)

Original – Cosy Corner by Carl Larsson - 1893
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Carl Larsson
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Carl Larsson




Emma Hamilton as a young woman c. 1782, by George Romney[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Apr 2015 at 06:48:16 (UTC)

OriginalEmma Hamilton as a young woman c. 1782, by George Romney
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Emma, Lady Hamilton
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 06:48, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 18:12, 18 April 2015 (UTC)




Chain gang[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Apr 2015 at 22:20:48 (UTC)

Original – A Southern US chain gang circa 1903. This system of punishment had a group of prisoners chained together to perform menial or physically challenging work, including repairing buildings, building roads, or clearing land. The system was phased out in the United States in the 1950s.
Reason
High quality scan of an illustrative historical image. I'm surprised we don't have any FPs of chain gangs.
Articles in which this image appears
Chain gang
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Detroit Publishing Co; restored by Scewing
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:20, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support This is a shocking photo which clearly illustrates this topic. Nick-D (talk) 23:17, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per Nick-D.--Godot13 (talk) 00:37, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - High EV. —Bruce1eetalk 07:46, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Historic value Alborzagros (talk) 10:08, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Sociological EV. Sca (talk) 13:58, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 18:15, 18 April 2015 (UTC)




Portrait of Alfonso I d'Este[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Apr 2015 at 23:41:41 (UTC)

Original – The Metropolitan Museum of Art's copy of Portrait of Alfonso I d'Este. Although the original is lost, several copies are known to exist, including this one in the Met. The subject, Alfonso I d'Este, was Duke of Ferrara during the time of the War of the League of Cambrai.
Reason
With the original painting lost, this copy has the greatest possible EV in the article Portrait of Alfonso I d'Este, and good EV in the article on the subject
Articles in which this image appears
Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Portrait of Alfonso I d'Este, +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Titian
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:41, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Pity they don't know who painted it or the year, but like Crisco said, it's the best we'll ever have. Mattximus (talk) 20:38, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support EV Alborzagros (talk) 10:14, 18 April 2015 (UTC)




Cybele Palace[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Apr 2015 at 23:41:17 (UTC)

OriginalCybele Palace, originally the headquarters of the postal service in Madrid. It was home to the Postal and Telegraphic Museum until 2007 when the building became the Madrid City Hall. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1993. In the foreground is the Cibeles Fountain, which was named after the goddess Cybele and designed by Ventura Rodríguez between 1777 and 1782. Both are located in the Plaza de Cibeles.
Reason
High technical quality, good view of an important part of Spanish architecture
Articles in which this image appears
Cybele Palace, Plaza de Cibeles +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Carlos Delgado
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:41, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Impressive structure. (Should the asphalt in the foreground be cropped a bit?) However, Cybele Palace is a two-paragraph stub; one has to read Plaza de Cibeles to find out the palace was built in 1909. Sca (talk) 13:06, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Looks good to me, although I do agree with above, the stub makes the EV low, but good enough for now. Mattximus (talk) 20:24, 16 April 2015 (UTC)




U.S. Navy patrol boat[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Apr 2015 at 02:24:50 (UTC)

Original – A U.S. Navy patrol boat in waters near Kuwait Naval Base in 2009
Reason
Striking illustration of a patrol boat moving at high speed. The photo is already featured on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Patrol boat, United States Navy
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Water
Creator
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth G. Takada
  • Support as nominatorPine 02:24, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Aerials are cut off, and this can be easily re-taken to include them, as well as have a brighter day that might help bring some details out - very dark in places... gazhiley 13:48, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Fantastic quality action shot. I agree it's a shame about the aerials, but everything else is great to my eye. 81.141.231.231 (talk) 20:58, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Only -- I am not sure I am qualified to vote on this one, but the aerials being cut off is . . . distracting. Like a photo of someone without the feet. Though I would love to be on that boat! HullIntegritytalk / 17:43, 17 April 2015 (UTC)




After the Bath, Woman drying herself[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2015 at 23:09:13 (UTC)

OriginalAfter the Bath, Woman drying herself, a pastel drawing by Edgar Degas, made about 1890–95. Depicting a woman sitting on white towels spread over a wicker chair, with her back to the viewer, it is held in the National Gallery in London.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable and interesting painting. Important for any of us who've thought of washing our hands of this place.
Articles in which this image appears
After the Bath, Woman drying herself +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Edgar Degas





Ed koch edited[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2015 at 21:28:44 (UTC)

Original – The Queensboro Bridge crosses the East River and Roosevelt Island in New York City.
Reason
The original file, at 5,444,352 pixels, is very high resolution. There is no significant contrast in this photo, and no image noise that I can see. It shows its subject, the Queensboro Bridge, in nearly its entire length (it's impossible to show it fully from this angle, though, because the bridge extends inland on both sides and is sandwiched between skyscrapers). It's also a FP on two other wikis.
Articles in which this image appears
Queensboro Bridge, List of Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology
Creator
User:Simsala111
  • Support as nominatorEpic Genius (talk) 21:28, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Highly compressed, looks like there's a bit of CA on the bridge. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:03, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
    • 3,264 × 2,448 px is the largest size of the original image. Epic Genius (talk) 01:28, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
      • Absolutely irrelevant. I didn't say it was downsampled, but it's been compressed. At that resolution, the file size should be northwards of 3 mb (at least). This was saved as JPG 6 or 7, probably, and it shows: there are numerous JPG artefacts in the image. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:15, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
        • I apologize if I misunderstood you. However, I was not the creator of the original image. Epic Genius (talk) 12:28, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Appears tilted. Composition is not great. 109.157.11.62 (talk) 23:42, 14 April 2015 (UTC)


  • Weak Support -- A significant NYC landmark that is difficult to photograph, even from a boat, and (if the image quality is fine) then go for it. Though I do see how the composition might be in question since the entire bridge cannot be photographed. HullIntegritytalk / 12:10, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I agree with Crisco, the image must have been compressed to have that high resolution but such low file size, it's lacking in crispness in parts. Mattximus (talk) 02:43, 17 April 2015 (UTC)


La Belle Otero[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2015 at 15:13:59 (UTC)

Original – La Belle Otero, by Jean Reutlinger
Reason
Spanish-born dancer, actress and courtesan, "the most sought after woman in all of Europe" in her time. High resolution image with restoration
Articles in which this image appears
La Belle Otero
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Jean Reutlinger, restored and uploaded by Yann
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 15:13, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Pic. is hazy in the 19th C. manner but typical of period portraits. Interesting story – a fin de siècle diva. Sca (talk) 15:55, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - If the original image was not B&W, we shouldn't be making it B&W. Keeping the original tone would have been much better. Also, the masking tape is distracting and not part of the original photograph (only a subsequent addition to this print). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:01, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
    • The negative of this picture IS B&W. I think sepia prints were done to preserve the quality of the prints. I don't see the point of doing that now. Just to show you that it doesn't make sense: File:La Belle Otero, par Jean Reutlinger, sepia.jpg. Do you like better like that? Obviously it brings absolutely no additional value. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:22, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
      • If our scan is of a print, then we should remain true to that print (minus later additions such as dust, scratches, tape, fingerprints, etc.). I'm against adding sepia to non-sepia images (say, scans of negatives) and removing sepia from sepia images. Aside from being a way to make the quality of the print more easily preserved, the choice of sepia could have easily been a creative choice from the photographer. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:06, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
        • You don't answer to my question: do you like like File:La Belle Otero, par Jean Reutlinger, sepia.jpg better? i.e. would you support that alternative? Regards, Yann (talk) 20:49, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
          • Currently, no. That tape in the corner would need to go first (as it was not originally part of the print). I've said or implied this three times already. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:40, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
            • @Crisco 1492: I removed the tape, and also tried to correct the over-exposition in the right bottom corner. OK now? Regards, Yann (talk) 20:07, 18 April 2015 (UTC)




Wood engraving Crucifixion of Jesus 1866 by Gustave Doré.[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2015 at 09:37:49 (UTC)

Original – Wood engraving Crucifixion of Jesus 1866 by Gustave Doré.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Crucifixion of Jesus + Wood engraving
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others
Creator
Gustave Doré
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 09:37, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose We really can't accept these cropped versions of engravings; the borders are absolutely necessary to proper reproduction. {{CSS image crop}} makes mangling the original file unnecessary. This is from his Bible, right? I own said Bible; I shall eventually get all of it scanned. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:23, 15 April 2015 (UTC)




Agfa Optima 1a[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Apr 2015 at 23:48:44 (UTC)

Original – The Agfa Optima 1a (1962), one of the first fully automatic 35mm film cameras
Reason
High quality image of a notable camera; illustrates the article perfectly.
Articles in which this image appears
Agfa Optima 1a
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Photographic techniques, terms, and equipment
Creator
Uwe Aranas
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:48, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support A great camera with tangible photos in 1960's. Alborzagros (talk) 12:52, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 12:56, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Per nom. Mattximus (talk) 20:25, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Totally digging it. HullIntegritytalk / 17:46, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great photo of a classic. talk→ WPPilot  12:49, 18 April 2015 (UTC)




The Plum[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Apr 2015 at 10:27:13 (UTC)

OriginalThe Plum, an oil-on-canvas painting by Édouard Manet which has a young, working-class woman sitting at a table, ready to consume a plum soaked in brandy.
Reason
After the way my internet's been acting, I need a drink. Also, it's a very nice scan of a notable painting.
Articles in which this image appears
The Plum +4
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Édouard Manet
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:27, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Looks good to me, has EV as well. Mattximus (talk) 12:58, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - SchroCat (talk) 15:13, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Manet does it again. Étienne Dolet (talk) 08:41, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I'm an avid fan of this kind of works. ___Alborzagros (talk) 12:56, 14 April 2015 (UTC)____
  • Support – Fetching – good detail re brushwork. Sca (talk) 15:58, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Agreeing with above. Fetching. HullIntegritytalk / 17:47, 17 April 2015 (UTC)





The vanity of the artist[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Apr 2015 at 08:20:14 (UTC)

OriginalYoung Man with a Skull (1626) by Frans Hals; previously considered to be Hamlet holding the skull of Yorick, this is now thought to be a vanitas, a study on the transience of life and the certainty of death. Vanitas was a popular topic with Dutch artists, and the tradition of portraying skulls being held by young boys dates back to the early 16th century.
Reason
Excellent scan of superb picture
Articles in which this image appears
Young Man with a Skull + 7
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Frans Hals
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 08:20, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great scan! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:23, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Out of category of rudimentary paintings. Belonging to adroitly-painted works.____Alborzagros (talk) 13:00, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment There are a lot of white dots, specially on the lower part. Yann (talk) 12:59, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
    • The vast majority appear to be light reflecting off imperfections in the paint (par for the course for these types of images). A couple (the one on his chin, for instance) are so square that I wonder if they could be hot pixels, but I dare not remove them considering the issues we've had with digitally manipulated paintings before. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:09, 15 April 2015 (UTC)




Arsen Avakov[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Apr 2015 at 08:02:50 (UTC)

Original – Arsen Avakov, the 11th Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
Reason
An important figure in today's Ukrainian government. The EV is good, especially considering that the Ukrainian conflict is still ongoing.
Articles in which this image appears
Arsen Avakov, Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ukraine)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Виктор Г. Алексеев
  • Support as nominatorÉtienne Dolet (talk) 08:02, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Bland, official-looking portrait of serving politician & govt. official. Rather dark due to 'official'-looking pinstripey suit. Sca (talk) 16:05, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

* Oppose - Unnecessarily political and may be perceived as Wikipedia taking a position on current issues. HullIntegritytalk / 12:13, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Surely that can't be a consideration here, can it? 81.141.231.231 (talk) 21:05, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
In that case, then we should be delisting all political peoples as FPs. Étienne Dolet (talk) 16:45, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • That should be argued case by case (as we are now). My thinking is that the PoD/FP should be different from the "Hot News". Ukraine is as as hot as you can get right now. Why go there? It will come off as an endorsement and just invoke backlash the Admins will have to deal with. Are the FPs intentionally political? No. Should the incidental politics be considered? Oh my, yes. Nice photo. Good looking smart guy. I support Ukraine. But just no. HullIntegritytalk / 17:51, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
I'd agree, but Wikipedia is not censored. Étienne Dolet (talk) 18:04, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Apologies. I do not understand your point, and I presume you are not accusing anyone here of breaking not censored for expressing opinions about the possible political inclinations of certain photos. But I do wonder, how is discussion and the process of reaching consensus, automatically "censuring"? My personal (non admin) opinion is that having this photo, or one of Putin for that matter, on the main page (just now) is inherently, and unnecessarily, argumentative. I, as an editor, get one vote/recommendation and "Oppose" is how I am recommending, and the reasons for the recommendation have been fully explained, or at least I believe so. HullIntegritytalk / 18:42, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Follow-up Comment - Will Hillary Clinton (or any other political candidate) appear on the Main Page before elections? If so, then I am dead wrong about this and will recant. HullIntegritytalk / 19:03, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • According a picture FP status and putting it on the main page are two different things. One does not necessarily entail the other. Consideration of the sensitivity of pictures presumably takes place at the time they are selected for the main page. 86.188.80.40 (talk) 19:25, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

HullIntegrity, the IP has a point here as well. But Wikipedia has specific policies in regards to this. One of them being WP:NOTCENSORED, which makes it clear that we shouldn't edit or disapprove of anything on Wikipedia because it'll harm someone's beliefs. But, in all honesty, you may be right about the main page. After reading this: Wikipedia:NOTCENSORED and the Main Page, I think content that is deemed offensive should be excluded from the main page. But again, this doesn't mean that this photograph has to be on the main page, neither does it mean that a simple photograph such as this should offend anyone. But then again, I'm just a neutral observer. Étienne Dolet (talk) 23:49, 17 April 2015 (UTC)



Greenland 50 Øre (1874, first issue)[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Apr 2015 at 21:50:20 (UTC)

Original – 50 Øre (1874), first year of issue for the Greenlandic krone. The uniface note (valued at half a krone) was issued in Denmark for use in Greenland. The note depicts the royal monogram of Christian IX of Denmark on the left and a small crowned polar bear on the right. More recent issues (just shy of being free of copyright) depict a larger polar bear.


Reason
High quality image of the first issue of Greenlandic krone (1874), scarce image, high EV.
Articles in which these images appear
Greenlandic krone
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Kingdom of Denmark for use in Greenland.
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 21:50, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Question - Looks like a good scan, but isn't it missing EV if we only show one side? Mattximus (talk) 22:10, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Mattximus- It is only printed on one side (as noted in the description).--Godot13 (talk) 22:56, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
OOps missed that, Support Mattximus (talk) 00:08, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:23, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 15:23, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Historical EV, plus aesthetic values that knock my 'crown' (krone) off! Face-grin.svg Sca (talk) 16:10, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Historical EV and HQ Face-smile.svg -Alborzagros (talk) 10:16, 18 April 2015 (UTC)-




Runway 20L John Wayne Airport[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Apr 2015 at 05:48:14 (UTC)

Original – Runway 20L John Wayne Airport
Reason
This runway was know as 19L for almost 20 years. The polar shift caused the FAA to renumber it to align the runway in late 2014 to 20L. This is the shorter of two runways next to each other that caters to smaller private and charter aircraft
Articles in which this image appears
John Wayne Airport
FP category for this image
link to category (listed on the WP:FP page) that best describes the image
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  05:48, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Off center and blurry at full size, but good angle anyway. Brandmeistertalk 20:08, 12 April 2015

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  • Comment I could crop it square, but I left that short section on the right to show the right runway., as the the blurry comment, remember the camera is traveling at about 75mph directly at the subject, so a number of limitations (i.e. you cant setup your tripod on a skyhook) keep the amount of aperture and shutter speed, at minimums. talk→ WPPilot  01:40, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose as above, it is blurry, but also I'm not sure I can see the EV. It's supposed to be of John Wayne Airport, but only shows a single runway. Mattximus (talk) 22:07, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Please note Mattximus the nom isn't for the airport, it's specifically just for the runway... Although I really appreciate the effort and limitations caused by this type of photography, I also sadly cannot support due to the level of blur... Just too much detail lost... Cool picture though, excellent attempt... Oppose sorry... gazhiley 13:49, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Oppose It's so crucial to have a runway centered in such a photograph. Étienne Dolet (talk) 08:42, 14 April 2015 (UTC)




Indus River[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Apr 2015 at 23:37:56 (UTC)

Original – A panoramic view of the Indus River/Valley near Leh, Ladakh, India
Alt – Brightened right side, dimmed left side
Reason
A great and encyclopedic image. Beautiful
Articles in which this image appears
Indus River +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
KennyOMG
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:37, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Much of the right-half of the picture appears to be in shadow – could another be taken without cloud cover? —Bruce1eetalk 07:51, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
    • No idea. You'd have to ask the photographer. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:54, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
    • I agree. While it is a spectacular panorama, the extreme lighting variation looks odd (almost like two photographs taken at different times of day merged together), and rather spoils the effect. 109.157.11.62 (talk) 19:22, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
      • Support ALT - I think that's better. —Bruce1eetalk 13:29, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support sharp image and personally I like the contrast. --Pine 02:16, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support original and ALT - Better image is possible but will be hard to come by. ALT is manipulated but I think it retains the integrity of the subject. Bammesk (talk) 02:41, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT Nice now. Yann (talk) 12:45, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT gazhiley 13:55, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT much more balanced feeling to it now...--Godot13 (talk) 00:44, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT per Yann & gazhiley. --talk→ WPPilot  12:50, 18 April 2015 (UTC)




Ramaria gracilis[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Apr 2015 at 15:14:49 (UTC)

OriginalRamaria gracilis, pictured in Germany
Reason
Strong picture of a fairly obscure species. We didn't have an article before today, though, interestingly, there were articles on four other Wikipedias.
Articles in which this image appears
Ramaria gracilis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Fungi
Creator
H. Krisp
  • Support as nominatorJosh Milburn (talk) 15:14, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support about what I'd expect from a fungus image. A less busy foreground would be desirable, but I don't see it happening. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:22, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support EV + HQ Alborzagros (talk) 13:20, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - High EV, but I wish these technical images would feature a scale bar, but I suppose the grass gives a reasonable reference. Mattximus (talk) 13:54, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - per Crisco. --Godot13 (talk) 04:14, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - SchroCat (talk) 15:10, 13 April 2015 (UTC)




Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Apr 2015 at 23:51:55 (UTC)

Original – A painting by Dirck Jacobsz showing Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen painting a portrait of his wife. Van Oostsanen was a Northern Netherlandish designer of woodcuts and painter. He was one of the first important artists working in Amsterdam, at a time when it was a flourishing provincial town.
Reason
High quality image and interesting composition
Articles in which this image appears
Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Dirck Jacobsz
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:51, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as nominator – a very interesting painting. This is the guy who painted the Laughing Fool.jpg Laughing Fool. Hafspajen (talk) 00:04, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I think his painting style and technique improved. This painting is dated 1550 and The Laughing Fool is dated c. 1500. I'm confused by the caption. The artist is van Oostsanen, right? Is he painting himself painting his wife? Then what is "by Dirck Jacobsz"? Are you saying that the portrait of his wife in this painting is by another artist? Was it a separate, pre-existing painting by Jacobsz, and van Oostsanen was just copying it? If so, wow! CorinneSD (talk) 00:57, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • It is not a bit complicated. -it is (as the article states too) a painting of a son, also painter, painting his parents. (Jacobs meaning Jacob's son) Hafspajen (talk) 01:37, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I agree with Hafspajen. This painting is even more intriguing because of what Hafs said. It sort of reminds me of another painting. Same sort of concept. There is a little girl sat down in front of a big television, She is watching a scary horror movie, but she watches the movie not by looking at the television screen. She has a good sized hand mirror. She only watches the movie as it appears in the mirror. She figures the monsters cannot travel into the mirror and then get to her. It is a very multi-dimensional theme much like this painting. Cheers! WordSeventeen (talk) 02:34, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Vivid personal images coming to us across five centuries. Sca (talk) 14:08, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - SchroCat (talk) 15:19, 11 April 2015 (UTC)




Madonna Salting[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Apr 2015 at 23:02:02 (UTC)

Original – Antonello da Messina was one of Sicily's best known painters - but his works shows strong influences from Early Netherlandishs painting. Why nobody knows. The love of exquisite details is anyway, there. The pomegranate is symbolizing the Passion of Christ
Reason
Unusual Madonna by the Italian Renaissance master Antonello da Messina. The name derives from the collector George Salting, the donor who gave the painting to the National Gallery, London, in 1910. The golden crown above her head with the two angels; one wearing a red robe, the other one a green robe, with the funny wings is indicating a depiction of her as the Queen of Heaven.
Articles in which this image appears
Salting Madonna (Antonello da Messina)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Antonello da Messina
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 23:02, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Unusual and interesting painting. CorinneSD (talk) 23:45, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Good scan; like how you can see the cracks. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:52, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yes, very unusual. I like it. WordSeventeen (talk) 02:37, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Fantastic and high quality.__Alborzagros (talk) 10:50, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportSchroCat (talk) 15:19, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Wow. Nice. HullIntegritytalk / 12:15, 16 April 2015 (UTC)




President of Armenia[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Apr 2015 at 05:27:44 (UTC)

Original – Serzh Sargsyan, the third and current President of Armenia
Reason
Never nominated a head of state before, but the quality of this photograph is exceptional.
Articles in which this image appears
Serzh Sargsyan
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Political
Creator
517design
  • Support as nominatorÉtienne Dolet (talk) 05:27, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Colors strike me as a little dull. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:36, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Bland official portrait of serving politician (re-elected two years ago). Doesn't add significant EV. Sca (talk) 12:12, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Sca: while useful, this is a boring image which doesn't have particularly strong EV Nick-D (talk) 07:33, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - I am not judging the quality of the picture, but EV is indeed there, lead picture of the article of the president of a country ? President of Armenia, read it. Should really be enough EV. I know about Sca protesting as soon as he notices a political photo, but hey, in 100 years people might want to know about them ... I really don't think it is a criteria. 10:59, 11 April 2015 (UTC) Hafspajen (talk)
How recently was pic added to Serzh Sargsyan? Sca (talk) 14:13, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
In regards to EV, this is a generic formal portrait of a middle-aged man wearing a suit. The only thing differentiating it from a portrait of any kind of professional is that part of the flag of Armenia is partly visible in the background, but even then it's not distinct. There's nothing that implies that the subject of the photo holds an important position, or is a successful politician. Nick-D (talk) 00:14, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
I'd say a flag is a big indicator. Besides, under that logic, we'd have to delist these: File:Salman Khurshid portrait.jpg, File:Mark Rutte-6.jpg. Étienne Dolet (talk) 07:56, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Sorry Nick-D I really don't follow your logic... It is a photo of a notable person because he is a notable person... That is enough implication that it is of a notable person... We could never pass a picture of anyone if we had to somehow have evidence in the picture of who they are... Do stand up commedians now need people in their pictures of people laughing, with a speech bubble coming out of their mouth? Do racing drivers now need to have their picture taken ONLY in their race car? Do Scientists now have to have their picture taken only in laboratories mid-experiment? Vets have to be mid-laceration of a pet otherwise we don't believe that they're a vet? No, therefore to somehow prove in the picture that this is the president of the country is uneccessary if it is stated that it is the president and that he actually is the president... It is certainly NOT a generic picture as it contains the President of Armenia - I'd say that is fairly un-generic...... gazhiley 14:00, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
I agree. It is a similar point to the one I made below in the case of Julia Dujmovits. 109.157.11.62 (talk) 21:04, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
It's a painfully boring photo of a notable person which gives no indication to him being notable, or why. Nick-D (talk) 11:33, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Numerous featured pictures give no indication of why the subject is notable. If that is now a criterion then many will have to be delisted. 109.157.11.62 (talk) 14:00, 14 April 2015 (UTC)




Yitang Zhang[edit]

Voting period ends on 19 Apr 2015 at 23:52:33 (UTC)

OriginalYitang Zhang is a Chinese-born American mathematician working in the area of number theory. While working for the University of New Hampshire, Zhang submitted an article to the Annals of Mathematics in 2013 that established the first finite bound on gaps between prime numbers, leading to a 2014 MacArthur award and his appointment as a professor.
Reason
High quality image; useful in the article; mathematics is sadly underrepresented.
Articles in which this image appears
Yitang Zhang
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Aynsley Floyd for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:52, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – High-quality photo, character-full face of noted practitioner in esoteric field (Greek to me – New Yorker article looks interesting). Could be cropped from right to remove distracting ovoid reflection in background. Sca (talk) 12:30, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
    • Cloning would be a much better approach. If there is consensus for it I can it myself. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:32, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Do. Teeth.png Sca (talk) 12:39, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
TNX. Sca (talk)
  • Support – who knows why... Hafspajen (talk) 23:42, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I agree with Sca, you can really see all the character in his face, WordSeventeen (talk) 02:41, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support High quality image, relaxed/natural composition.--Godot13 (talk) 23:04, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 15:24, 14 April 2015 (UTC)




Julia Dujmovits at the Tag des Sports (Day of Sports) 2013 on Heldenplatz in Vienna, Austria[edit]

Voting period ends on 19 Apr 2015 at 09:15:34 (UTC)

OriginalJulia Dujmovits at the Tag des Sports (Day of Sports) 2013 on Heldenplatz in Vienna, Austria
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Julia Dujmovits
FP category for this image
Creator
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 09:15, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Blacknclick (talk) 09:51, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Negligible EV. Article is stub. Sca (talk) 15:14, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – the poor state of the article is neither here nor there: it can always be improved at a later date. – SchroCat (talk) 21:33, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • FP category for this image? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:53, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Also, oppose - the choice in background is a problem. If there weren't so many advertisements, I'd be fine with this, but the numerous logos are distracting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:56, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Sca. This image shows what Ms Dujmovits looks like, which is always very useful, but doesn't have any connection with the reason for which she's notable (when I saw the photo I assumed she was a tennis player given the headband: it turns out that she's a snowboarder). The posture is also a bit awkward. Nick-D (talk) 11:26, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Conditional weak support (if I'm allowed to do that). This is a great photo, for my money, though the background is a little distracting. I would quite like to see an improved article, though. Josh Milburn (talk) 23:02, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose as above, not much indication that she is a snowboarder, distracting advertising in background, and minimal EV as article is a stub. Mattximus (talk) 22:12, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. There is more indication of her profession (i.e. indication that she is a sportsperson of some kind) than is the case with many other successful nominations, which have no indication at all. I also personally find the background ads more scene-setting than distracting. 109.157.11.62 (talk) 17:25, 13 April 2015 (UTC)




Caravaggio's Supper at Emmaus[edit]

Voting period ends on 19 Apr 2015 at 09:11:24 (UTC)

OriginalSupper at Emmaus (1601) by Caravaggio is an unusual treatment of the moment Christ breaks bread and reveals his identity after crucifixion. He is, against tradition, beardless, and Caravaggio placed great emphasis on the still life on the table. For all that, the focus is very much on Christ, and the outstretched arm of the shell-wearing pilgrim Cleopas, and the open space at the table draw the viewer into the canvas to become part of the tableau, while all eyes, and all the movement of the lines created by arms and shadows all focus the attention on Christ.
Reason
Excellent scan of superb painting
Articles in which this image appears
Supper at Emmaus (Caravaggio), London + 1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Caravaggio
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 09:11, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Too dark. Sca (talk) 15:15, 9 April 2015 (UTC)




Jacques-Louis David Self Portrait[edit]

Voting period ends on 19 Apr 2015 at 09:10:03 (UTC)

OriginalJacques-Louis David Self Portrait
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
See File (several articles)
FP category for this image
Creator
Jacques-Louis David
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 09:10, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Sourcing needs to be cleaned up; where's this scan from? (looks like a book to me) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:56, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Nom should include Articles in which this image appears. Sca (talk) 15:20, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Category?
  • Oppose - Nomination is incomplete: missing article(s) in which the image appears and category. Reason and caption provide minimal if any support for EV (for example, mentioning that it is the lead image for the article on the artist would be helpful...).--Godot13 (talk) 23:50, 12 April 2015 (UTC)





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The Entombment (Titian, 1559)[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Apr 2015 at 00:00:30 (UTC)

OriginalThe Entombment, a 1559 painting by Titian, commissioned by Philip II of Spain. It's now in the Prado.
Reason
Tizian mature style characterized by the use of broad brushwork and brilliant colours.
Articles in which this image appears
The Entombment (Titian, 1559) +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Titian

Promoted File:Entierro de Cristo (Tiziano).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:12, 19 April 2015 (UTC)



NH 28[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Apr 2015 at 10:00:37 (UTC)

Original – NH 28 passing near Basti, Uttar Pradesh, India
Reason
A quality image with a good EV
Articles in which this image appears
NH 28
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Benison
Yes check.svg Done Fixed lighting and shades. With EV, I can't see why you said so? Its used in the article and demonstrate the article clearly. -The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 10:26, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Alborzagros. Could be almost anywhere. Sca (talk) 13:42, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I like the composition, but the image is incredibly hazy/grainy. I also agree with Sca that this could be anywhere- is there not some way that the "character" of the road could be better illustrated? Josh Milburn (talk) 16:11, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted ---The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 16:17, 18 April 2015 (UTC)




The Trinity and Mystic Pietà[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 18 Apr 2015 at 13:54:54 (UTC)

OriginalThe Trinity and Mystic Pietà (1512) by Hans Baldung. While God supporting his crucified son was a relatively popular artistic subject in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, it's fairly rare outside that time, and this is a good example of it; the Holy Spirit, in his traditional guise of a dove, completes the holy trinity of the title. The presence of the grieving Virgin Mary (along with St. John) provide the pietà part of the name. The little people at the foot of the painting are the likely commissioners of the piece – member of the Bettschold and Rothschild families, given the coats of arms present in the lower corners. The National Gallery, who hold the piece, highlight the fact that Baldung stresses "the human emotions of the mourners, and presenting even God the Father simply as a grieving parent."
Reason
Excellent scan of a superb painting
Articles in which this image appears
The Trinity and Mystic Pietà, Hans Baldung
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Hans Baldung
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 13:54, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - great artwork. Hafspajen (talk) 14:23, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 22:09, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great scan! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:57, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support yup, excellent image.♦ Dr. Blofeld 07:50, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hans Baldung Grien - The Trinity and Mystic Pietà - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:55, 18 April 2015 (UTC)



Mungo Park cover 1859[edit]

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Original – Park was one of the first explorers of Central Africa, and was one of the first explorers mentioned in Reisen in Central-Afrika – von Mungo Park bis auf Dr. Barth u. Dr. Vogel (1859) (Travels in Central-Africa – from Mungo Park to Dr. Barth and Dr. Vogel)
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Mungo Park (explorer)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Literary illustrations
Creator
N/A
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 13:50, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – I'm torn. Some historical interest & EV; OTOH, some of our English-WP readers be put off by the German text – and Mungo Park wasn't German. (I say this even tho I know German.) Sca (talk) 15:25, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Opps, Mungo Park ( 1771 – 1806) was a Scottish explorer of the African continent. Was he eaten? lost? Hafspajen (talk) 17:11, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment-Category, creator?--Godot13 (talk) 00:35, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Who's the actual author? If it's by Mungo Park himself, that ups the EV a lot more than if it's a simple text that includes him (and may not be illustrating him on the cover). Bit on the small side, but, given it seems to capture the detail well, I can overlook that. Frankly, I think it'd have far higher encyclopedic value (EV) if we had any information about the book: At the moment, the claim to EV is that it mentions Mungo Park in the text on the cover - not a very high claim, when we don't know much about the significance of the book. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:27, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:52, 18 April 2015 (UTC)




Citrus swallowtail caterpillar (Papilio demodocus) at Stratford Butterfly Farm[edit]

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OriginalCitrus swallowtail caterpillar (Papilio demodocus) at Stratford Butterfly Farm
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Papilio demodocus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
William Warby

Promoted File:Papilio demodocus larva Stratford Butterfly Farm (1).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:03, 18 April 2015 (UTC)



Herjangsfjord in the foreground and Ofotfjord in the background, pictured from the north side.[edit]

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Herjangsfjord in the foreground and Ofotfjord in the background, pictured from the north side.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Ofotfjord and Herjangsfjord
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Ximonic
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 06:39, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:09, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Love glorious Norwegian fjord scenery, but something about this shot underwhelms. The unremarkable autumnal foreground is prominent, while the stupendous mtn. background is only hazily visible under lowering skies in the distance. Sca (talk) 13:57, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Why autumnal foreground is unremarkable? It gives the picture more beauty. Alborzagros (talk) 14:22, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Golden autumnal trees are pretty but could be anywhere. Sca (talk) 21:12, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • You can see Golden autumnal trees anywhere but these trees give the picture more beauty next to mountain in the back.Alborzagros (talk) 06:28, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 22:22, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Although the creator has done a fine job of removing fringes, there is still work to be done in terms of IQ. Specifically my problem is the large amount of noise in the sky. I am not sure why there is so much noise at ISO 100 on a fairly decent camera. mustermark 18:09, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Usually postprocessing, to save highlights. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:04, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment-Category? --Godot13 (talk) 00:36, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 12:47, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:52, 18 April 2015 (UTC)



View from Glacier Point looking towards Half Dome[edit]

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Original – View from Glacier Point looking towards Half Dome. left to right: Tenaya Canyon, Half Dome, Liberty Cap, Little Yosemite Valley, Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall.
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Yosemite National Park and Glacier Point
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Ðiliff
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 06:08, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support WOW. Amazing clarity... Excellent... Alborzagros please update the title, reason field and Catagory when you get a chance please. gazhiley 12:05, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support A fine image. If I was being picky though I'd say that there's a visible fringe running the length of the skyline which it wouldn't hurt to remove. mustermark 18:16, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 22:25, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Stunning ---Godot13 (talk) 22:54, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 06:04, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Yes...please.--Mark Miller (talk) 09:23, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Glacier Point at Sunset, Yosemite NP, CA, US - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:48, 18 April 2015 (UTC)



Baturraden[edit]

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Original – An overview of the Baturraden tourist resort, on the slopes of Mount Slamet in Banyumas Regency.
Reason
High quality image, very attractive and encyclopedic
Articles in which this image appears
Baturraden
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Chris Woodrich
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:42, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Godhulii 1985 (talk) 15:22, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:01, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Support Stunning colours, but depth of focus isn't great - a lot of blur or noisy edges... But not enough for me to oppose... gazhiley 12:39, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
    • Where do you see blur? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:27, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
      • Maybe blur is a strong word... Lack of detail maybe - very soft... Can't see as much detail as I'd expect from a picture this size... I agree the saturation could be knocked down a bit - that may be part of the issue... Only minor issue anyway, hence still supporting... gazhiley 15:51, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
        • Changing my vote to full Support as new version seems to have made the picture clearer - maybe my eyes were not coping with the brightness before! gazhiley 14:01, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment It looks oversaturated to me. - Blieusong (talk) 07:26, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
    • Saturation is actually down by five, but I can drop it further if everyone agrees. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:48, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support- great colors (but I wouldn't mind seeing the saturation slightly tweaked).--Godot13 (talk) 04:21, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
    • If my internet at home gets fixed I'll do it. It up and went kaput yesterday. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:56, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Wikimania 2017 should be here. --Pine 02:20, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
    • The internet connection would be a deal breaker, sadly. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:17, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Baturraden overview from ridge, Purwokerto, 2015-03-23.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:47, 18 April 2015 (UTC)




Justice H. L. Dattu[edit]

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Original – Justice H. L. Dattu, Chief Justice of India
Reason
One of the good photograph available out of very few. Quality and the framing is good. A bit noisy but still I feel its meeting Wiki FP criteria. Moreover, it is very difficult to get the Judge's photos since they are very limited to public functions. Apart from all these, Judicial Head of the Country will have tight security, therefore it will be noway possible to take a close up shot like this unless the photographer is representing a media or an official shoot. I think, the reasoning will be considered while voting.
Articles in which this image appears
H. L. Dattu, Chief Justice of India
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People
Creator
Prathyush Thomas
  • Support as nominatorBlacknclick (talk) 17:52, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Subject's face looks OOF; artificial background is distracting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:46, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Looking at his left ear and shoulder, it looks like he's been cut out. And I wouldn't go for that background colour either. mustermark 18:22, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:02, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
    • It not artificial background. Something was written over there, I have removed it but did not change the background color. Blacknclick (talk) 07:13, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - background noise, cropping issues (unless his left ear is naturally deformed), soft focus on his face, mustache and hair out of focus, and a problematic background color. Sorry...--Godot13 (talk) 00:28, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Garish background does not comport with subject's high position in Indian justice system (although it complements his tie!). Sca (talk) 12:45, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:54, 17 April 2015 (UTC)



Perseus and Andromeda[edit]

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Original – Perseus is flying above on his winged horse Pegasus, shooting his arrow, towards the sea monster. Andromeda's twisted body is depicted against the dark masses of the monster's body. The white body of Andromeda is stressed in her pure and untouched innocence, an unfair sacrifice for a divine punishment that was not directed towards her, but her mother.
Reason
Good scan, own article. EV + dramatic, masterful depiction by a good artist. Andromeda's stupid, arrogant and evil mother was showing off and claiming she was more beautiful than the sea nymphs. Their father, the God of sea, has decided to send a sea monster to haunt her kingdom as a divine punishment for her pomposity. The Queen and King then decided to sacrifice their daughter - instead of saying sorry, I was an idiot. Andromeda was tied by the sea at the rocks, in chains, to be murdered by the monster.
Articles in which this image appears
Perseus and Andromeda (Leighton) - Andromeda (mythology), Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton, Walker Art Gallery
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Lord Frederic Leighton
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 13:43, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Wowish, never seen this before. Brandmeistertalk 18:51, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice image. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:40, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - No need to say why, because reasons are clear. As Persians (Persian: ناگفته پیداست‎) say «That is shown without saying». Alborzagros (talk) 14:04, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support-Great image!--Godot13 (talk) 22:59, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:02, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support New one for me...and such detail.--Mark Miller (talk) 09:25, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 12:49, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Frederic, Lord Leighton - Perseus and Andromeda - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:10, 17 April 2015 (UTC)



Amur leopard[edit]

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Original – An Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) at the Colchester Zoo, England; this cat is critically endangered, with only about 70 animals left in the wild.
Reason
High resolution, good quality picture with high EV of an Amur leopard showing the entire body; being critically endangered, captive pictures are often the best available.
Articles in which this image appears
Amur leopard
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
William Warby
  • Support as nominator – —Bruce1eetalk 07:15, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Beautiful animal, but to my eye backlighting in this view impairs contrast with background. Sca (talk) 13:31, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:04, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support: Fylbecatulous talk 22:10, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Something seems wrong with this photo. The animal looks sharp, but the background is awfully blurry. Did someone Photoshop the animal into this scene, or is there some photography technique that would allow a photographer to get a sharp main subject while having the background look so bad? This isn't bokeh, it's just plain bad. --Pine 02:18, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
    This picture is part of a series taken by the photographer at Colchester Zoo here. I see no evidence of digital manipulation. —Bruce1eetalk 04:57, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Hi Bruce1ee, I like the set but that background of this particular image I find too distracting at full res, even if it's not manipulated. Some of those other images might be good Commons FPCs. --Pine 06:50, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I agree with Pine. Distracting background and to be honest the lighting isn't particularly great. Seddon talk 10:47, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:29, 17 April 2015 (UTC)



Safdarjung's Tomb[edit]

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Original – Safdarjung's Tomb
Reason
High quality isometric picture
Articles in which this image appears
Tomb of Safdarjung
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Anthropoligist
  • Support as nominatorRRD13 দেবজ্যোতি (talk) 05:47, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Overexposed. Blown highlights throughout the sky. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:53, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Interesting architecture, but I'm not wild about the corner-centered isometric view. Sca (talk) 13:35, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
I agree. The extreme perspective spoils it for me. 109.153.245.106 (talk) 20:45, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes, this viewpoint, combined with the structure's size, seems to exaggerate the perspective recession. Sca (talk) 21:57, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Heavy distortion. Yann (talk) 12:50, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:30, 17 April 2015 (UTC)



Battle of Scheveningen by Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten - between 1653 and 1666[edit]

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OriginalBattle of Scheveningen by Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten - between 1653 and 1666
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten + Battle of Scheveningen (RECENTLY ADDED)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/War
Creator
Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten
Done-Alborzagros (talk) 07:58, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Hafspajen (talk) 09:14, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:05, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportSchroCat (talk) 21:37, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Category?--Godot13 (talk) 00:38, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Busy. Sca (talk) 12:48, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 21:00, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Battle of Scheveningen (Slag bij Ter Heijde)(Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:30, 17 April 2015 (UTC)



Evert Collier's painting Vanitas, candlestick, musical instruments, Dutch books, a writing set, an astrological and a terrestrial globe, all on a draped table[edit]

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OriginalEvert Collier's painting Vanitas, candlestick, musical instruments, Dutch books, a writing set, an astrological and a terrestrial globe, all on a draped table
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Evert Collier
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Evert Collier
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 04:32, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Please disambiguate the Collier link. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:39, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
done_Alborzagros (talk) 07:40, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support - Looks to have okay EV for the artist's article, but considering how many high quality scans of paintings out there, 1500px is a bit small. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:49, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - it is a nice painting. Interesting with the different scripts. Hafspajen (talk) 12:36, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:05, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:29, 17 April 2015 (UTC)



Yacine Brahimi[edit]

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OriginalYacine Brahimi (right) in a May 2014 friendly, attacking against Taron Voskanyan of Armenia
Reason
High quality sports picture; a nice action shot.
Articles in which this image appears
Yacine Brahimi
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
Clément Bucco-Lechat
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:45, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:06, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - useful... Hafspajen (talk) 06:06, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Blacknclick (talk) 09:50, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Sorry, at first glance I can't tell which of the two players is Yacine Brahimi. The places the EV into question. Étienne Dolet (talk) 03:58, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
    • This image is not to identify him (there's a lead image that does that), but to show him in action. If one's already seen the lead image, it's rather hard to mistake him for Taron Voskanyan. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:02, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Crisco 1492, but this photograph has a chance of going on the main page. What happens then? Étienne Dolet (talk) 05:05, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • There is always a description following - on can say, he in the green equipment. Hafspajen (talk) 10:56, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Or, as done here: "right". Simple. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:30, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Also, images are not supposed to be judged based on their encyclopedic value on the main page, but in the articles in which they are used. See WP:FP? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:31, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
WP:FP? makes it clear: Its main subject is in focus, it has good composition and has no highly distracting or obstructing elements. I happen to find Taron Voskanyan the distracting element in this photograph. Étienne Dolet (talk) 18:06, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oh, what now. I don't realy find Taron Voskanyan distracting ... The are rater well coordinated. Hafspajen (talk) 20:19, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I agree with Haffy. If one is on the attack in football, are we to expect nobody to try and defend? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:19, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - EV + HQ Alborzagros (talk) 05:24, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I have to agree with Crisco 1492 here - having the other player in shot trying to tackle him only adds to the picture for me - more natural setting... gazhiley 15:56, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support This is a striking and professional quality sports photo with excellent EV Nick-D (talk) 11:36, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Algérie - Arménie - 20140531 - Yacine Brahimi (Alg) face à Taron Voskanyan (Arm).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:46, 16 April 2015 (UTC)



Saint Gaudioso[edit]

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OriginalSaint Gaudioso (1524) by Girolamo Romanino; This is a painting of Saint Gaudentius of Brescia, who was a bishop in Brescia, Italy. This painting is part of the high altarpiece of one of the churches in Brescia.
Reason
Great scan of excellent picture
Articles in which this image appears
Gaudentius of Brescia, Romanino
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Religious figures
Creator
Girolamo Romanino
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 17:55, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportHe looks weighed down by a lot of responsibility. Just wondering: do you think the original colors were brighter? It looks a little dull now.CorinneSD (talk) 19:06, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This is not a painting by Gaudiosus of Naples- it's a painting of Gaudiousus of Naples. More precisely, it's what someone who lived centuries after his death imagined he would look like. This is not at all useful as a likeness, which is how it is currently used. Josh Milburn (talk) 22:43, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • The history of Western portrait art can be pretty much summed up by Blackadder, "painted to a romantic ideal rather than the true depiction of the idiosyncratic facial qualities of the person in question", so we could question many of the portraits that end up featured. Everything with Christ in, for example... – SchroCat (talk) 22:50, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I think you have missed my point. This image is not being used as a reproduction of a painting or an example of a particular style of artwork (as any FP featuring Christ will be) but as an illustration of Gaudiosus. Were this image being used to illustrate an article about Renaissance views of historical bishops, or as an example of a painter's work/style, or in an article about the painting itself we would not be having this conversation. As it is, the image is being used apparently simply as a likeness for the subject, and, for that, it is ill-suited. Josh Milburn (talk) 23:17, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment But nobody knows how Hamlet, Ophelia, Jesus, Nicodemus, Augustinus, St. Peter, or even Robin Hood looked - and still they are depicted. This guy is from the 5th century... It is impossible to ask for a real likeness. I really can't notice any point in this opposition. The art of depiction in the 5th century - was not in such state that it would have been any good for depicting any real likeness. Hafspajen (talk) 01:19, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Other guys from that period were: Augustine of Hippo - nobody has the faintest idea how he looked, really. Hypatia - same there, and all the rest from that period, Saint Patrick, Pelagius, Attila the Hun ... we just don't KNOW how they looked. And still we depict them... And use them in articles. Hafspajen (talk) 01:34, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Also. Even if even if Romanino's article (Girolamo Romani (c. 1485 – c. 1566) - currently is badly illustrated, he is a rather well known Italian High Renaissance painter - and he is good. The above reasoning could have possibly occurred if somebody asked for featuring a Bible-card or random Bible illustration, but Romanino, who is an artist of his own right. You don't get the Interpol to go find a stolen painting if it is not an important artist's painting. Hafspajen (talk) 01:54, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm slightly mystified by this response. No, we don't know what Hamlet looked like, and no, I wouldn't support promoting a painting of him presented as a likeness, either. And yes, we do use "likenesses" in these articles (though it's an open question as to whether we should- I think I recall Ealdgyth getting annoyed about this at one point) but "we use type x pictures in articles" is very different from "we should be promoting type x pictures to FP status". I remain unconvinced about the EV of this image. Josh Milburn (talk) 17:20, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes, I get annoyed when folks use non-contemporary images for medieval (or earlier) subjects - especially (as in this case) when it's not made clear that it is not at all contemporary. There is no caption in the biography article - which is misleading the readers. Quite honestly, it should be removed from that article - as it's not at all useful. We'd be better off running a cartoon image ... that way readers wouldn't assume that the depiction is accurate, which they probably do now given there is no disclaimer. I see it was added just on 7 April 2015. I was tempted to remove it, but instead put in a caption. Ealdgyth - Talk 17:29, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • And I am not with you two here. The painting is in the church, on the high altar, where he was a bishop, in the very church, where he is buried in Brescia. He was an Italan bishop. It is also an artwork of a well know artist.Hafspajen (talk) 12:45, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • You're not getting the point ... it's not about whether or not it is supposed to depict the subject of the article. It is that it was placed in the article with no caption pointing out that it is not at all likeness of the individual. Without that context, it's misleading. And it's just a pretty decoration without any real accuracy - the vestments depicted would not be correct for the actual period that the person was bishop. Historical writing has gotten away from using non-contemporary depictions for medieval and ancient subjects because it gives the wrong impression. The work was painted 1000 years AFTER the bishop lived. There is no way it can be considered historically accurate and not making that clear to the readers is being misleading. Ealdgyth - Talk 12:53, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry, but You're not getting the point ... This is not photography, but art history. Are you familiar with art, art history and such? Nobody would ever start considering an artwork like this historically accurate. Nobody ever said it was either. Hafspajen (talk) 12:59, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm not objecting to it's use in the article on the painter or in an article on the town or church. But using it on the article about the bishop turns it into history, not art history. It really does not belong in the bishop's article, but at the very least it should have a good caption that explains that it's not contemporary. When this FPC was started ... the bishop's article did not have that. I'm hoping that all future such uses will have the proper context given - that's my point. Or better yet, don't place a non-contemporary image into a medieval or ancient history biography article just for decorative purposes. Ealdgyth - Talk 13:16, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I think it can very well illustrate the article, as you did, adding: 16th century depiction. Hafspajen (talk) 13:55, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Also there is a wast amount of artwork on different themes that is part of our cultural human heritage, and it only shows that the theme they are illustrating is interesting, is a living, actual theme - that preoccupies people and they are still keep on depicting it, adding additional information and things that comes from them, from their time. It is certainly not a reason to oppose a nomination. Hafspajen (talk) 14:02, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • No one is opposing this nomination because there is "a [vast] amount of artwork on different themes". Josh Milburn (talk) 14:33, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • One can't really judge artwork like this, if they are depicting enough likeness or not. How about Picasso, Mondrian, Matisse? Those artist's works bear with almost no likeness with depicted persons or even objects. One have to be careful about what criteria is risen. Art is not really about photographic likeness at all. Hafspajen (talk) 10:22, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Hafspajen, I think that's a little patronising. I agree fully with Ealdgyth. The picture is in use in a biography, not an article about art history. I am not going to judge it for its contribution to art history, but nor am I going to judge it as a photograph. I'm going to judge its effectiveness as a portrait of a real person. How are you judging it? Because, as far as I can see, it doesn't have much to do with how it's actually used, and that's what we're meant to be judging. Also (and I'm disengaging after this- if you still don't get it, I give up), "Nobody would ever start considering an artwork like this historically accurate. Nobody ever said it was either." I disagree. A lot of people are going to assume at a glance that this is historically accurate, and when it's placed in the lead in the way that it was (and, arguably, the way it now is), it is presented as historically accurate. Josh Milburn (talk) 14:33, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - also, fixed his article. (Romanino's *) Hafspajen (talk) 02:15, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:07, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Sorry, but as either art or portraiture, strikes me as bland, humdrum. Granted, it's 16th C., but still.... Sca (talk) 12:54, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Hm. Have you looked closely? Great brushwork, though. Hafspajen (talk) 01:44, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Maybe it needs cleaning? Sca (talk) 14:24, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:25, 16 April 2015 (UTC)



Mir Castle Complex in Belarus[edit]

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OriginalMir Castle Complex in Belarus
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Mir Castle Complex
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Вадзім Новикаў
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 11:34, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Foreground is distracting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:45, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Other than cutting the grass, how would you eliminate it in order to get this shot of the castle? Don't you think this is a good shot of the castle? It gets all the parts of it into one picture, and it's quite clear. CorinneSD (talk) 03:18, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • You move about a meter forward, then you make a panoramic image. It's really simple. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:39, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:07, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Crisco, thank you for explaining how a better photo could be taken. I'm puzzled, though. Do featured pictures have to be nearly perfect photos – the kind that would win first, second, and third prize in photo contests – or can they just be really good photos such as this one? - CorinneSD (talk) 01:16, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Not necessarily "nearly perfect", but they should show the subject well. For me, at least, having part of the foreground covered in foliage is distracting. The Commons nomination had some people bring it up too, though not to the point of opposing. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:20, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I didn't even know images went through a similar process on Commons. Must all images that are now on Commons be promoted as featured pictures? Also, if they are approved for featured picture status on Commons, why do they have to be approved on WP? - CorinneSD (talk) 01:23, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • No CorinneSD, two very different processes. Quite often those that pass on Commons end up here, but the criteria is different, so not all pass... But it's a good place to look as they tend to go there first, so a lot of discussion has taken place... But they do need to be approved here seperatly due to the different purposes of each "forum"... Does that help? gazhiley 12:26, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Or come here first, then go there. In terms of technical demands, Commons is sometimes the more challenging, but what gets a lot of supports on Commons may not get any support here if it's not used well. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:07, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you both for your comments and explanations. If I understand correctly, how the image is used in articles in WP, that is, how they contribute to our understanding of a subject – encyclopedic value – is very important here, and more important than on Commons. CorinneSD (talk) 15:03, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Tis my understanding yes... Commons seems to be more about the technical quality than anything else, whereas FP is more about whether or not there is a place for it in an Encyclopedia, and if it is the highest standard picture we can get of that subject... gazhiley 15:58, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Agree with Crisco. Alternative to moving forward and doing a panorama, the photographer could just take a slightly higher picture... Off the back of a car, or on a stepladder or the suchlike... gazhiley 12:45, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Crisco. Sca (talk) 12:58, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:52, 16 April 2015 (UTC)



Dutch men-o'-war and other shipping in a calm[edit]

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Original – Dutch men-o'-war and other shipping in a calm. c. 1665 by Willem van de Velde the Younger
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Willem van de Velde the Younger
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Willem van de Velde the Younger
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 11:19, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Reasonably interesting 17th C. nautical scene, moderate EV.
Note: Dutch title is Hollandse schepen op een kalme zee – "Dutch ships on a calm sea." Suggest adding word "sea" to title, changing "in" to "on."
Sca (talk) 13:00, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:07, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Lots of lovely details. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:29, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 21:09, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Willem van de Velde II - Dutch men-o'-war and other shipping in a calm.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:51, 16 April 2015 (UTC)



Gabrielle Cot portrait, daughter of Pierre Auguste Cot by William-Adolphe Bouguereau - 1890[edit]

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Original – Gabrielle Cot, daughter of Pierre Auguste Cot by William-Adolphe Bouguereau - 1890
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Gabrielle Cot, William-Adolphe Bouguereau (recently added), Pierre Auguste Cot
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
William-Adolphe Bouguereau
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 10:49, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - We've got tons of Bouguereau already, including several paintings which have their own articles. This doesn't have the necessary EV. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:31, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – A pleasant likeness, but I don't see anything particularly notable about it. (If we're going to have more Bouguereau, it should be something more representative (which probably means one of his numerous nudes). Sca (talk) 13:09, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - well, it's his daughter. But do we have a category artist's ... lovers, wifes and such? Hafspajen (talk) 13:35, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Cot's daughter, not Bouguereau's. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:06, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Yeah. Cot's daughter. Hafspajen (talk) 18:01, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Is three FPs (two of which have articles) not enough to say "We can show his style pretty well". If the painting had its own article, or Cot's daughter had her own article, I'd change my mind... but if the only EV is "Bouguereau's style!", then we've got that covered. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:07, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Groan. I guess I have to write an article on Cot's daughter too. Hafspajen (talk) 06:08, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Crisco 1492, there was an article on her, it is a blue link, can you show me what was in it? There was text in it too. Hafspajen (talk) 06:11, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Nothing, it was created as a redirect. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:53, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:08, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Now that there's an article on the painting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:50, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Charming painting, good scan with EV now provided by short article. SagaciousPhil - Chat 06:20, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 21:11, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Gabrielle Cot 1890.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:50, 16 April 2015 (UTC)



Portrait of Dom Augusto, Duke of Leuchtenberg[edit]

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Original – Portrait of Auguste de Beauharnais, Duke of Leuchtenberg by G.Dury
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Auguste de Beauharnais
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
G.Dury
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 10:30, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Blown-out highlights. --Janke | Talk 15:48, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Janke. The people at Google appear to have cooked this one a bit too much. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:29, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:49, 16 April 2015 (UTC)



View of the 1848 Fête de la Concorde, which Pierre-Victor Galland helped to decorate.[edit]

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Original – View of the 1848 Fête de la Concorde in Champ de Mars by Pierre-Victor Galland
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Fête de la Concorde, Champ de Mars, Pierre-Victor Galland
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
Pierre-Victor Galland
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 08:32, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Wish the main article was better developed, but it looks notable. Good image. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:40, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
    • Adam's got a good point. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:14, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - useful. Hafspajen (talk) 15:53, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:08, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose A badly-done crop. One may use {{CSS image crop}} in articles; there is no excuse for cropping captions anymore on the image itself. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:26, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:48, 16 April 2015 (UTC)



Pampus[edit]

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OriginalPampus is an artificial island and late 19th Century sea fort located in the IJmeer near Amsterdam. It now belongs to the municipality of Muiden and is open to visitors.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Pampus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Johan Bakker
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 07:42, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great encyclopedic shot. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:32, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per Crisco. A tighter crop might be worth experimenting with though. Nick-D (talk) 11:56, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Hafspajen (talk) 15:54, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:09, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Clarity is good, and as far as EV goes I instantly gravitated to the article it is in to find out about it - thus ticks my box there... gazhiley 12:40, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:526452-Fort Pampus.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:47, 16 April 2015 (UTC)



Interior of caponier at Fort de Bois l'Abbé[edit]

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Original – interior of caponier at Fort de Bois l'Abbé
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Fort de Bois l'Abbé, Caponier, Barrel vault
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
ComputerHotline
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 08:16, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Conditional support so long as the image remains in Caponier — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:38, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - add that to more articles. Hafspajen (talk) 11:44, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Could you please tell me some examples? I will add it to them. thanks Alborzagros (talk) 13:56, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I meant that added it to Barrel vault, but I guess more places could use it, Stonework maybe? Or the Wall article? Also Stone carving, section Stone shaping and tools. Very nice distinct pattern on those walls. Hafspajen (talk) 17:14, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:09, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:31, 16 April 2015 (UTC)




Two panels of earthenware tiles painted with polychrome glazes over a white glaze. (19th)[edit]

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Original – Two panels of earthenware tiles painted with polychrome glazes over a white glaze. (19th)C _ Iran
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Ceramic glaze, Earthenware, Qajar art, Pottery and Tile
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others
Creator
Owji
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 07:25, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Crisp quality. Qajar ceramics at its best. Étienne Dolet (talk) 17:02, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 15:55, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:10, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - @Alborzagros - the nomination is incomplete: missing category and image creator. The caption provides barely enough information and says nothing about the potential EV of the object. With this information I would be inclined to support...--Godot13 (talk) 23:22, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:20, 16 April 2015 (UTC)




Delist: File:Chrysopa sp. AF 1.jpg[edit]

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Chrysopa sp., Austin's Ferry, Tasmania, Australia.
Reason
Though this is a nice image, it has fallen into disuse. Replaced in the original article by a much nicer image.
Articles this image appears in
none
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Chrysopa sp. AF 1.jpg
Nominator
 — Crisco 1492 (talk)
  • Delist —  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:49, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Sorry, Crisco, but I added it back, a little lower down in the old article, no need to remove it entirely. There is enough place for it in the article. Beside it is beneficial with a little colour in that article. Added here too, Lilac (color). Hafspajen (talk) 01:09, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:10, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Kept --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:34, 16 April 2015 (UTC)



Madonna of Loreto[edit]

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Original – The Madonna of Loreto is a painting finished around 1508-1509 by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael. It is housed in the Musée Condé of Chantilly, France. It has been widely copied throughout the centuries. It shows the Christ Child playing with the Madonna's veil, while a melancholic St. Joseph looks on.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable artwork.
Articles in which this image appears
Madonna of Loreto (Raphael) +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Raphael
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:33, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 18:07, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:11, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – good quality scan of interesting painting backed up a very reasonable article to provide EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 15:09, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 12:54, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Raphaël - La Madone de Lorette - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:36, 15 April 2015 (UTC)



Snowbird Upper Middle and Lower Cirque[edit]

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Original – Snowbird Upper Middle and Lower Cirque
Skiing at Snowbird Utah photo Alt..
Reason
Wonderful photo of famous ski resorts top peak you can see three skier's on the way down one of the toughest runs on the resort.
Articles in which this image appears
Snowbird, Utah
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
--talk→ WPPilot  20:10, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  20:10, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. I think this picture gets a whole lot more interesting when you realise that there are tiny skiing figures on the slope. Trouble is, it's easy to miss these, especially at the small size in the article. Perhaps the caption could highlight this aspect. Also -- and probably I am being too demanding -- it's a shame it isn't just a little sharper. 109.153.245.106 (talk) 20:51, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:11, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not sure if its your camera WPPilot or a setting you use, but once again I find myself dissapointed at the level of clarity and detail in this picture, compared to other pictures nominated here... lovely looking at thumb level, but really blurred when you click on the picture... Sorry... gazhiley 12:47, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:16, 15 April 2015 (UTC)



Hollister Municipal Airport[edit]

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Original – Hollister Municipal Airport
Reason
Perfect photo of this former military base located in Hollister California. This is one of the airports that I flew out of as a student pilot, 25 years ago.
Articles in which this image appears
Hollister Municipal Airport - Hollister, California - San Benito County, California
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
--talk→ WPPilot  18:56, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  18:56, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very useful. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:52, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Do you know what the blue is? Some kind of crop with blue flowers? It would be interesting to add that information to the caption if it is available. 109.153.245.106 (talk) 20:57, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Reply - I lived here a long long time ago and remember the flowers as being one of the crops that fed the cattle in the area, but I really have no idea. I will reach out to a friend. talk→ WPPilot  04:00, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:11, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Comment – Subject of little EV. Composition unexceptional. Sca (talk) 15:31, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • How does an image of an airport have little EV in that airport's article? WP:FP? requires the image have EV in the article, and not that the article meet some random extra notability guideline. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:39, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • (Delayed) – It's a general aviation field, not a scheduled airline stop; thus the subject would seem to me to have have little importance transportation-wise. OK, pic has EV for the article, which however won't be read by many. But whatever. Sca (talk) 13:09, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • @Sca: It has been added to the main page on the city of Hollister as well as the county page. I hope that overcomes your concerns. Thanks. talk→ WPPilot  06:46, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Please note that I withdrew my oppose vote ystdy. Sca (talk) 14:00, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Support I dissagree Sca - not sure what definition of EV you have, but to me this shows perfectly the layout, number of runways, proximity to other urban areas (in this case mostly agricultural), even (just about given the lack of focus) the types of planes that use it, based on the planes on the apron in front of the main hangars... There's even a single prop plane taking off towards the end of the runway... What else could you want from EV?! EV and importance are not the same... As for my weak support, I love it, but the clarity just isn't there sorry - whether this be due to motion blur, engine resonance of the mode of transport being used, or just not quite good enough camera/settings... Shame, but I find the EV high enough to just about support... gazhiley 13:05, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I must be visually impaired – I don't see the plane, even at full res.
    Oh! There it is, heading leftward – but even at full res it's just tiny. Sca (talk) 13:20, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • yeah it's very tiny! I love plane spotting in these sorts of pictures (No I don't hang around at airports it's just in these sort of pictures!) so always look closely... Google Earth is fun for that sort of activity too... gazhiley 10:44, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you all for the comments. I have been working in a different plane then I normally fly, it is a pressurized Pilatus PC-12 that, due to the pressurization requirements has super thick windows in the cockpit. Often these windshields turn into yet another lens, and have a light amount of tinting built in, arrgggg. I am trying to deal with it but using my Nikon looks to be mandatory and the little Leica I have done this last set with is struggling. I have a flight tomorrow and plan to use my Nikon and some big glass but this is a ever evolving process, and I do thank all of you for your comments as it does serve to improve my work. @Gazhiley:, thank you for the support.. talk→ WPPilot  06:25, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
The Pilatus PC-12 I am currently flying doing high altitude photography
  • BTW, as you can see here, the windshield is tinted (green) in the cockpit to protect the pilots from UV light on high altitude operations. It has become tough to overcome this and I am open to any suggestions, I am considering a new plane in the near future [1], that would address any quality concerns. The current nomination photo was taken from around 12,000 feet of altitude inbound to San Jose. talk→ WPPilot  06:37, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as the image has a good EV and plus a good depiction. -The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 05:15, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support Camera is a bit less than ideal at the necessary shutter speed, but I think the rarity overcomes this. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:24, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hollister Municipal Airport photo D Ramey Logan.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:57, 15 April 2015 (UTC)



Miners Hospital Park City Utah[edit]

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Original – Miners Hospital Park City Utah
Reason
1904 The Miners Hospital was built for $5,000 raised by Park City locals and the Western Federation of Miners. Six thousand miners are treated for “Miner’s Con”, or silicosis, in the first year. Nice photo of historic location
Articles in which this image appears
Park City, Utah
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
--talk→ WPPilot  18:44, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  18:44, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Building is in the shadows. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:36, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:12, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – This structure isn't representative of Park City (I've been there) as a whole and has little EV. Sca (talk) 15:37, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - @Sca: I once lived in Park City, for a year and I would have to disagree. It was always the "Historic" building in the town and today serves as a location for the Community Center. Here talk→ WPPilot  05:19, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I see. Well, if you lived there, I'll defer to you – even tho I agree with Crisco that it's not the best technically. Sca (talk) 13:20, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Sadly the sun raises behind the building and during this time of year, it sets over the ridge, so the front never really sees sunshine till about mid winter.talk→ WPPilot  14:47, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:47, 15 April 2015 (UTC)



Larabanga Mosque[edit]

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OriginalLarabanga Mosque, Ghana
Reason
Very slightly undersized, but also rather unrepresented, which I think makes up for it. Sudanese architecture is gorgeous and relatively unique.
Articles in which this image appears
Larabanga Mosque, Sudano-Sahelian architecture, Ghana's material cultural heritage
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Sathyan Velumani
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 17:53, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Composition leaves much to be desired (a bit more to the bottom and the right, for starters). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:45, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. It's a shame that this shot isn't slightly wider all round, but for me there are sufficient positive aspects to overcome this objection. 109.153.245.106 (talk) 21:06, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:12, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Unusual, ergo educational EV. Sca (talk) 15:39, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - while it has minor compositional shortcomings as pointed out by Crisco, given the massive under-representation of Africa, its overall EV is very high. --ELEKHHT 15:20, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 15:37, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I agree that its underrepresented however it wouldn't be difficult to vastly improve on this photo. Composition is poor, and actually I think it could be lit better. Seddon talk 11:11, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Larabanga Mosque Ghana.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:54, 15 April 2015 (UTC)



CCSI Airport Visiting Lobby[edit]

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Original – CCSI Airport Visiting Lobby overlooking Departure hall of Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
Reason
A super quality picture with a good EV
Articles in which this image appears
Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Benison
  • Support as nominator – -The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 15:19, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nice photo. I like the reflections and the lack of people in the foreground. Sharp and crisp..talk→ WPPilot  19:10, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I find the darkness of the interior subtracts from the EV. Taken another time with less strong sunlight coming through the windows would have been fine. mustermark 18:38, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:12, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Substandard lighting. Totally empty, generic-looking interior lacks informational EV. Sca (talk) 13:30, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - low EV. Does not provide a good overview of the space, neither of any particular details. Is not clear from the image where the main entry is, or anything else significant. --ELEKHHT 15:27, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:31, 15 April 2015 (UTC)



Pocket stereoscope[edit]

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Original – Old Zeiss pocket stereoscope with original test image. By looking trough the instrument's to the test image one can perceive it in three dimensions.
Reason
Highly encyclopaedic and good quality depiction of an unusual instrument, which has been illustrating various articles (here and in other wikis) for a long time. It was nominated in May 2013 and failed for half a vote: here
Articles in which this image appears
Stereoscope, Stereoscopy, Carl Zeiss AG
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Others
Creator
Alvesgaspar (talk)
  • Support as nominatorAlvesgaspar (talk) 14:11, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Resolution issue is still present. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:02, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes but somehow mitigated by the age of the photo (and of the camera) and by the closeness to the minimum length of 1500. In fact the total numer of pixels is larger than 1500 X 1500. Alvesgaspar (talk) 19:43, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Fair points, and enough for me. Support. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:37, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - EV. Bammesk (talk) 01:05, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:13, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The case hasn't been made that the pocket stereoscope is rare enough to justify an exception. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:22, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:12, 15 April 2015 (UTC)



The Adoration of the Kings[edit]

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Reason
Excellent scan of a superb picture
Articles in which this image appears
The Adoration of the Kings (Bruegel) + 1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 07:17, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Frame should be cropped out. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:00, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Argh! Forgot about that. ALT 1 showing cropped version is now uploaded. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 14:37, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support cropped version. Nice. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:05, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support cropped version. Hafspajen (talk) 06:58, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support cropped version. Nice painting. !__Alborzagros (talk) 09:34, 8 April 2015 (UTC)__!
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:13, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Anbetung der Könige (Bruegel, 1564) – cropped.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:24, 15 April 2015 (UTC)



Saint-Gaudens double eagle (Obverse)[edit]

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Original – Obverse of 1908 Saint-Gaudens double eagle without motto
Reason
Good Quality
Articles in which this image appears
Saint-Gaudens double eagle Liberty Head double eagle
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Currency
Creator
Coin: Augustus Saint-Gaudens (as modified by Charles Barber)
Image by Lost Dutchman Rare Coins
Uploaded By:Crisco 1492
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 02:45, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - A fine photo, well framed, well in focus, of a century-old goid coin that is a genuine piece of American coinage history. Photo currently used in 2 Wikipedia articles. Jusdafax 03:55, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment This should have been promoted as a set, obverse + reverse for better EV. Brandmeistertalk 12:23, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Reluctant Oppose - Half the object is missing... (I think a single image with the obverse and reverse is preferable) but more importantly there are distracting scratch marks on the transparent holder and the stars around the edge go in and out of focus.--Godot13 (talk) 13:22, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment There are lots of minute rectangular artifacts surrounding the periphery of the coin, a left over of background cleaning. Perhaps they may be cleared? --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 14:31, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Fauzan, are you looking at full size or thumbnail? If thumbnail, that's unavoidable JPG artefacting, owing to how the Wikipedia algorithms downsample images when creating thumbnails. We should be judging images at full size, per the header at the top. (The cut out used the simple "circle crop" function of GIMP; there should be absolutely no leftovers).23:40, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
1908 Saint-Gaudens double eagle no motto obverse background.jpg
  • I was looking at full size. Though I am no expert, it was just an observation. It seems that the crop was done by repeatedly removing rectangles from the periphery. You can easily observe it by opening the image in paint and filling the background with black color. --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 01:24, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Those are definitely JPG artefacts. But why is your crop of such small resolution? If you made it from the original, that shouldn't be an issue. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:14, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:14, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Well, I'm not an expert on images, so I'll leave supporting and opposing to the people who are. I will say that I don't think this image quite reaches the same level as the Saint-Gaudens double eagle that is already an FP (File:Specimen1Obv.jpg). From what I know about photography, which is very little, I would say that this one is slightly out of focus at the top, and there also appears to be a haze about the coin which mutes the color.-RHM22 (talk) 16:21, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:19, 15 April 2015 (UTC)



An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump[edit]

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OriginalAn Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump is a 1768 oil-on-canvas painting by Joseph Wright of Derby. It shows a natural philosopher ecreating one of Robert Boyle's air pump experiments, in which a bird is deprived of air, before a varied group of onlookers. The group exhibits a variety of reactions, but for most of the audience scientific curiosity overcomes concern for the bird. The picture has been owned by the National Gallery, London since 1863 and is still regarded as a masterpiece of British art.
Reason
High quality scan of this interesting painting, which has a great article to support it. Science can be so cruel...
Articles in which this image appears
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump +10
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Joseph Wright of Derby
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:18, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - What a coincidence that I was thinking about this painting earlier. Forgot its name but not the painting. If I did I would've nominated it myself. Real fine looking piece of work. GamerPro64 02:13, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I was under impression it's already featured. The philosopher looks like Isaac Newton, while the guy to the right reminds Ben Franklin. Brandmeistertalk 13:52, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
    The article about the painting is featured. – Editør (talk) 08:16, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
    Yep, perhaps that's why. Brandmeistertalk 08:33, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 14:09, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - One of my fave paintings of all time; I'm jealous I didn't nom first! - SchroCat (talk) 22:14, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great painting, great quality reproduction. mustermark 18:31, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:14, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1768.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:18, 15 April 2015 (UTC)



Eristalinus taeniops[edit]

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Original – A male Eristalinus taeniops with its typical banded Holoptic eyes
Reason
An excellent depiction of a nice looking hoverfly, much adding to the article
Articles in which this image appears
Eristalinus taeniops
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Alvesgaspar (talk)

Promoted File:Eristalinus June 2014-1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:51, 14 April 2015 (UTC)



Cardona, Spain[edit]

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Original – Panoramic view of the Spanish village of Cardona, in Catalonia
Reason
Detailed and high quality depiction of the village of Cardona, adding to the article
Articles in which this image appears
Cardona, Spain
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Alvesgaspar (talk)
  • Support as nominatorAlvesgaspar (talk) 21:26, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - The picture appears to be nothing more than showing the roofs of houses, which diminishes the EV in my view. But I am reluctant to vote Oppose on this since the quality is decent. Would like to hear what others have to say before I proceed with my vote. Étienne Dolet (talk) 01:46, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - In light of Crisco's comment. I just wish it was zoomed out more. That way, the EV would've been much more better. As of now, this picture does not have the quality effect the beautiful city of Cardona deserves. Étienne Dolet (talk) 03:54, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I get the feeling that if you'd have been able to get a bit further out, the results would have been better. Right now it feels cramped compared to our village FPs (Ambleside is among the better ones, but even more urban areas such as Bath have a bit of space for framing). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:36, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:15, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:46, 14 April 2015 (UTC)



Gorakhpur Junction railway station 2[edit]

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Original – A shot from the foot-over bridge of Gorakhpur Junction railway station, world's longest railway platform
Reason
A quality image with good EV. First nom failed just because of some problems which are now fixed up.
Articles in which this image appears
Gorakhpur Junction railway station
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Benison.


  • Support as nominator – -The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 20:15, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportCorinneSD (talk) 21:36, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:15, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose The reasons for my oppose are the same, and cannot be fixed without a re-take... The mist obscures too much of the station, and the focus just isn't right due to the mist and light... Very unsharp... Would need to be re-taken on a bright sunny day to change my vote... gazhiley 13:08, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • OpposeSupport I have to agree with gazhiley, while I do like the photo, I think it would be a wonderful one if taken with blue sky, or perhaps sunset/sunrise so you have some additional color and depth to this. I am going to support this for it composition as I had noted before. talk→ WPPilot  16:08, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - has depth, feels like a railway station. AtsmeConsult 16:53, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Gorakhpur Junction railway station.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:19, 14 April 2015 (UTC)




Anthidium solitary bee[edit]

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Original – A female Potter bee (Anthidium florentinum) feeding on a Lantana camara.
Reason
A high quality depcition of a beautiful bee adding to the articles. The previous nomination (seven years ago, here) was not fair, in my opinion.
Articles in which this image appears
Anthidium, Anthidium florentinum
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Alvesgaspar (talk)

Promoted File:Anthidium February 2008-1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:39, 14 April 2015 (UTC)



One-Yen banknote (1873)[edit]

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Original – One Yen (1873) of the Japanese constitutional monarchy and the second issue of Yen banknotes. Engraved and printed by the Continental Bank Note Company of New York, later part of the American Bank Note Company.[nb 1]
Reason
High quality image, high EV. Rare in this (high) grade.
Articles in which these images appear
Japanese yen
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Continental Bank Note Company (later the American Bank Note Company), for the Constitutional monarchy of Japan.
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.
Notes
  1. ^ For comparison purposes, this banknote (part of a series) was engraved and printed by the Continental Bank Note Company at roughly the same time.
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 13:01, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I've had a yen for more currency noms. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:55, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Yuan me both. Sca (talk) 21:55, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportHafspajen (talk) 14:12, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:16, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:JAPAN-10-Constitutional Monarchy-One Yen (1873).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:02, 14 April 2015 (UTC)




Pancuran Tujuh[edit]

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OriginalPancuran Tujuh ("Seven Springs"), a sulfur hot spring in the Baturraden district of Banyumas Regency. Its waters are said to have healing powers.
Reason
Very high resolution, high quality image of the hot springs.
Articles in which this image appears
Pancuran Tujuh
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Chris Woodrich

Promoted File:Pancuran Tujuh, near Baturraden, Purwokerto 2015-03-23 03.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:55, 13 April 2015 (UTC)



Two picture galleries with views of Rome[edit]

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Reason
Modern Rome and Ancient Rome (1757) by Giovanni Paolo Panini; painted as a pair of pendant paintings for the Count de Stainville. Ancient Rome shows many of the most significant architectural sites and sculptures from the time, while Modern Rome shows the arrangement of paintings originally commissioned by de Stainville, who was the ambassador to Rome from between 1753 and 1757. Both Panini and de Stainville appear in the paintings.
Articles in which this image appears
Modern Rome, Ancient Rome, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Pendant painting
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Giovanni Paolo Panini
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 20:37, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:48, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I'm just curious: why aren't both images the same size?CorinneSD (talk) 21:40, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 14:13, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:17, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Giovanni Paolo Panini – Ancient Rome.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:38, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Giovanni Paolo Panini – Modern Rome.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:38, 13 April 2015 (UTC)



Delist: Nitrogen[edit]

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Nitrogen in a vial, glowing
Reason
Unused. There appears to be no consensus to keep this image in any articles.
Articles this image appears in
None
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Five Noble Gases
Nominator
 — Crisco 1492 (talk)

Delisted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:04, 13 April 2015 (UTC)



Delist: Hydrogen 2[edit]

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Hydrogen in a vial, glowing
Reason
Unused, again. There appears to be no consensus to keep this image in any articles.
Articles this image appears in
None
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Five Noble Gases; Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Hydrogen
Nominator
 — Crisco 1492 (talk)

Delisted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:03, 13 April 2015 (UTC)



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