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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. 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. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. As with regular nominations, delist nominations are given three extra days to run if started in December.

  • Note that delisting an image does not mean deleting it. Delisting from Featured pictures in no way affects the image's status in its article(s).
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Step 1:
Evaluate

Evaluate the merit of a nomination against the featured picture criteria. Most users reference terms from this page when evaluating nominations.

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

To create a subpage of Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates for your nomination, add a title for the image you want to nominate in the field below (e.g., Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Labrador Retriever) and click the "Create new nomination" button.


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

To create a subpage for your delist, add a title for the image you want to delist/replace in the field below and click the "Create new delist nomination" button.


Step 3:
Transclude and link

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

How to comment for Candidate Images

  • Write Support, if you approve of the picture. A reason is optional.
  • Write Oppose, followed by your reasoning, if you disapprove of the picture. All objections should be accompanied by a specific rationale that, if addressed, would make you support the image. If your concern is one that can only be addressed by the creator, and if they haven't nominated or commented on the image, and if they are a Wikipedian, you should notify them directly.
  • You can weak support or weak oppose instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
  • If you think a nominated image obviously fails the featured picture criteria, write Speedy close followed by your reasons. Nominations may be closed early if this is the case.
Recommendations added early in the process may be disregarded if they do not address concerns and/or improvements that arise later in the debate. Reviewers are advised to monitor the progress of a nomination and update their votes accordingly.
Prior to giving an opinion, the image should be assessed on its quality as displayed at full size (high-resolution) in an image editing program. Please note that the images are only displayed at thumbnail size on this page. The thumbnail links to the image description page which, in turn, links to the high-resolution version.

How to comment for Delist Images

  • Write Keep, followed by your reasons for keeping the picture.
  • Write Delist, followed by your reasons for delisting the picture.
  • Write Delist and Replace if you believe the image should be replaced by a better picture.
  • You can weak keep, weak delist or weak delist and replace instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
Please remember to be civil, not to bite the newbies and to comment on the image, not the person.

You may find the glossary useful when you encounter acronyms or jargon in other voters' comments. You can also link to it by using {{FPCgloss}}.

Editing candidates

If you feel you could improve a candidate by image editing, please feel free to do so, but do not overwrite or remove the original. Instead, upload your edit with a different file name (e.g., add "edit" to the file name), and display it below the original nomination. Edits should be appropriately captioned in sequential order (e.g., Edit 1, Edit 2, etc), and describe the modifications that have been applied.

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Current nominations[edit]

Léal Souvenir[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Oct 2014 at 01:49:06 (UTC)

Original – Léal Souvenir (also known as Timotheus or Portrait of a Man) is a small 1432 oil on oak panel portrait by Early Netherlandish painter Jan van Eyck. The sitter has not been identified, but his individualistic features suggest that the portrait is based on a historical person rather than a hypothetical ideal, as was usual in northern European portraiture before van Eyck
Reason
High resolution, good scan, article is in good shape.
Articles in which this image appears
Léal Souvenir
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jan van Eyck
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:49, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment It's a Yorck Project image, which puts me in "highly doubtful" territory to start: I haven't seen a Yorck Project scan yet that had decent colours. Adam Cuerden (talk) 03:11, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Where does it say that this version is a Yorck scan? Their travesty is at File:Jan van Eyck 092.jpg. This looks very similar, if not the same as, the NG's scan (see full resolution there), and the metadata includes the NG's copyright information. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:22, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




Madonna of Loreto[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Oct 2014 at 22:49:19 (UTC)

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.
Reason
Google Art Project image of Raphael's celebrated Madonna of Loreto (the model for the school version in the Louvre).
Articles in which this image appears
Madonna of Loreto (Raphael)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Raphael




Ravished Armenian Full Length Film[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Oct 2014 at 19:27:16 (UTC)

Original – The 2009 restored version of Ravished Armenia (sometimes called Auction of Souls). This newly restored 24 minutes of the movie includes music, an introduction, 125 subtitles, and a slide show of black and white production stills.
Reason
The quality may not be perfect since it's a movie of about 100 years old but it is exceptionally high in terms of EV. Ravished Armenia, also known as Auction of Souls, is an American film based on the autobiographical book Ravished Armenia by Aurora Mardiganian, who also played the lead role in the film. The movie has been digitally remastered and provides a historical pretext to the Armenian Genocide and of the movie itself. This is a full length movie and is of great historical significance. Also, it appears the the movie is of better quality when played directly from commons. If there's a way we can align it with commons that'll be great.
Articles in which this image appears
Ravished Armenia (film), Armenian Genocide
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
EtienneDolet
  • Support as nominatorÉtienne Dolet (talk) 19:27, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- Marinka van Dam (talk) 22:08, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - I believe Archive.org has a higher resolution version of this film. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:42, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Crisco 1492 (talk · contribs) I think it's the best format available. There are other formats available, however we need to keep in mind the 100 mb limit in Wikimedia Commons. Unless you can a good idea on picking out a better quality version. I'd love to here it. Étienne Dolet (talk) 04:47, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
    • There have been ways around the 100mb limit for more than two years. The current limit is 1 gig, if you're using batched uploads. I've nominated several files of more than 100mb already. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:19, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




Book of Fixed Stars[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Oct 2014 at 17:00:27 (UTC)

Original – The Book of Fixed Stars is an astronomical text written by Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (Azophi) around 964, as a synthesis of the most popular classical work of astronomy – Ptolemy’s Almagest – with the indigenous Arabic tradition, or Anwa
Reason
High resolution Google Art Project image of this important manuscript.
Articles in which this image appears
Book of Fixed Stars
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Understanding
Creator
Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
  • Support as nominatorMarinka van Dam (talk) 17:00, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The book is 3D, and thus PD-art does not apply. The photographer (Google, in this case) would maintain copyright, and as such this is a copyvio. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:09, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




First Netherlands Indies gulden[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Oct 2014 at 12:16:33 (UTC)

Original – A first issue of the Kingdom of the Netherlands administration's gulden in the East Indies. This note, with a face value of one gulden, was issued in 1815. The text is in both Dutch and Jawi, for both the Dutch and indigene inhabitants of the Indies.
Reason
Another lovely scan of an old banknote from the Smithsonian, by our very own Godot13. This note, with a face value of one gulden, was issued in 1815. The text is in both Dutch and Jawi, for both the Dutch and indigene inhabitants of the Indies. Note that the obverse is blank, and is thus not included.
Articles in which this image appears
Netherlands Indies gulden
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Currency
Creator
Kingdom of the Netherlands, scanned by Godot13 from the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:16, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - insanely rare (particularly as an issued, circulated note)...--Godot13 (talk) 01:31, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support per nom --Muhammad(talk) 06:55, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




First Czechoslovakian banknote issue, 10 korun (1919, provisional)[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Oct 2014 at 04:19:15 (UTC)

Original – Republic of Czechoslovakia, 10 korun, (1919, provisional issue). The first issue of paper currency.
Reason
High EV, High quality, rare.
The brief 1919 provisional issue of Czechoslovakian banknotes (less than five months) used a 1915 Austro-Hungarian Bank issue as its base. Affixing an adhesive stamp equal to 1/100 the value of the note (i.e., 1 koruna = 100 haleru) to the left front side served as validation of legal tender status in the Republic of Czechoslovakia. Following currency reform, the first regular issue banknotes were printed with a date of 15 April 1919.
Articles in which this image appears
Banknotes of the Czechoslovak koruna (1919), Czechoslovak koruna (recent addition to both, low traffic articles, only image in each)
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Austro-Hungarian Bank and the Republic of Czechoslovakia
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 04:19, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Ooh, I like this one. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:31, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment The uneven black space between the two notes is irritating my OCD ;) --Muhammad(talk) 11:28, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Muhammad- I hear you and I understand. In order to make sure that each side of the note has the best horizontal and vertical alignment, the margins do not always meet perfectly as these notes frequently had some small alignment errors. Sorry...--Godot13 (talk) 11:32, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Historically intriguing, partly for the language/minority issues that plagued this part of Europe for so long. Sca (talk) 14:00, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - why is the upper banknote written in Hungarian while the lower is in German? I know Hungarians say korona to Swedish kronas. Hafspajen (talk) 14:46, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
German and Hungarian were the two official languages of Austria-Hungary, which originally issued this banknote — and where seven or eight other languages were spoken. This is a temporary adaptation of an old A-H note by the newly formed Czechoslovak Republic (where Czech/Slovak and German were the main languages at the time). Sca (talk) 15:15, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Hm. Interesting that they cross used money like that. Like me paying with Swedish krona on Island, no problem. (Scandinavians). Hafspajen (talk) 18:11, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I too noticed the uneven black lines but the historical importance and overall quality of the image have mooted that concern, especially with the explanation about the uneven cut. A fascinating photo of an era of transition. Jusdafax 21:40, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - per Haf's question the note has the denomination in ten languages (2 main and 8 subsidiary)- Czech, Polish, Russian, Italian, Croat?, Slovene?, Bulgarian and Romanian. But not Serbian… Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 07:25, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




Delist and Replace: Franklin Pierce[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Oct 2014 at 10:11:41 (UTC)

Current FP
Current FP (as of yesterday; yes, this is very embarassing)
Suggested replacement
Suggested replacement
Reason
...This just passed yesterday. And then I was looking at it today, and realized - hang on a moment, if I crop that just a bit differently, I can balance out the image and improve the appearance immensely. See, it's normal for Victorian pictures to have a lot of headroom, but in this one, the headroom is an inky lake of darkness. If it's cropped down a bit, the glow around Pierce becomes symmetrical.

I will admit to feeling very stupid about this. But, nonetheless, our goal is to promote the best we can do, so I, rather blushingly, suggest my new alternative. Luckily, this hasn't happened to me before; hopefully, it'll be a long time before it happens again.

Articles this image appears in
Franklin Pierce et al.
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Franklin Pierce, Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Franklin Pierce redux
Nominator
Adam Cuerden (talk)
  • Delist and replaceAdam Cuerden (talk) 10:11, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - it is difficult to compare when the pictures are not the same size, I would prefer to have them at same size, like this they are kind of jumping and vibrating before the eye. Like this is easyer to compare what happened. I am not sure, Adam. When looking like this original looks more balanced.Hafspajen (talk) 13:59, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
    • In articles, the width is the parameter that matters; they'll be the same width in articles, not the same height. Further, since the replacement was only cropped on the top, not the sides, presenting them at different widths makes the wider one look like it's been zoomed in on Pierce, since Pierce would be larger in the thumbnail; but he is not, and won't appear like that in articles because the replacement won't change the width. I've done a tiny bit more contrast, and a tiny bit more cleanup, but the crop is the main thing. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:02, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

::::Let the others decide, Hafspajen (talk) 20:22, 18 October 2014 (UTC)


  • Support — Inveterate fan of tight cropping that I am, I find the recropped version more focused & therefore more interesting. Sca (talk) 14:42, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
    • And, even though I'm normally opposed, centring it on the glow just makes sense in this case. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:06, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I'd hate to have been the poor sod who drew this from a daguerrotype (bet it wasn't Brady). Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 21:47, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • D&R... — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:37, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Since I !voted for the original, I will agree that the crop is tighter and more appealing. Jusdafax 21:47, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Cropped is better. Kaldari (talk) 03:37, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




Rebirth of Gulf Fritillary[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Oct 2014 at 06:32:36 (UTC)

Original – Gulf Fritally minutes after it emerged from its chrysalis (aka a cocoon)
Reason
Image shows clear detail of Gulf fritillary and its Chrysalis. Useful and educational
Articles in which this image appears
Gulf fritillary
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Gwillhickers
  • Support as nominatorGwillhickers (talk) 06:32, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Difficult shot, but this has a distracting background and what appears to be posterization. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:30, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Re:Posterization. The underside of the wings of the Fritillary are very opaque, blotch-like and almost reflective in appearance, in real life. Is this what you're referring to? Re:Background. I could crop some of the background, esp the big leaf to the left. Would this help? -- Gwillhickers (talk) 16:16, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • That would help, but there is still too much DOF for the butterfly and chrysalis to really pop. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:31, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - I like the photo, but the leaf is occupying nearly a third of the image, makes it a bit distracting... ///EuroCarGT 23:54, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • @EuroCarGT: The leaf is a bit much I suppose. I could crop the leaf and upgrade the image, if this is permissible.
    Here is the upgraded image-- Would using this image involve a renomination?
  • @Crisco 1492: Not sure what you mean by 'DOF', I'm assuming you're referring to the background, which overall is not nearly as bright as the butterfly at center. I don't quite see the dim background, leaves, as anything distracting -- ie. just leaves and a faded piece of wood. See the cropped version. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 10:01, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • DOF = depth of field. If you compare this with, say, Jkadavoor's shots (another), the background is out of focus, allowing the butterfly to be in focus and the center of attention. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:19, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Ah, there's your problem. You'd want a camera that can adjust the depth of field, rather than trying to get everything sharp. I used a Canon PowerShot for 5 years before upgrading, and let me tell you, it's a lot easier to get better shots when you go with even an entry-level DSLR. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:23, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • When my budget allows I'll have to buy a more capable photo-box. The Fuji was my first camera years ago, it was dropped one too many times and now it's history. -- I just upgraded the nominated photo with a cropped version of this same image, assuming there are no policy or other issues here. Will revert and renominate if required. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 17:11, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • No problems with changing with an alt, AFAIK. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:02, 20 October 2014 (UTC)


Gulf Fritillaries mating[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Oct 2014 at 05:40:27 (UTC)

Original – Gulf Fritillaries engaged in mating
Reason
Scene very difficult to come by, much less capture on 'film'. Image is useful for its scientific and educational value
Articles in which this image appears
Gulf fritillary
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Gwillhickers
  • Support as nominatorGwillhickers (talk) 05:40, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak support. A fine image. Bit blurry thoug in the foreground. Hafspajen (talk) 00:32, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Bearing in mind that the butterflies are in focus, yes, the branch in the foreground is slightly out of focus, then comes into focus where the butterflies are lighting, and then continues on slightly out of focus again and exists the picture at right, which imo gives the image depth and adds to the overall composition. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 09:10, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Nice but the BG needs a NR --Muhammad(talk) 11:27, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
In that case I turn into plain support. Hafspajen (talk) 14:28, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492, Hafspajen: -- That would be great! Just so you know, I'm not using any special editing software on my end. i.e.I use Windows' Paint and also use XnView to handle sharpness, color saturation and hue when needed. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 16:59, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Crisco is the man. Hafspajen (talk) 18:56, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Denoise supplied. Weak support as the DOF is a bit shallow, and the lower butterfly is somewhat OOF. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:07, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




Gulf fritillary feeding on passion flower[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Oct 2014 at 05:25:45 (UTC)

Original – Fritillary feeding on nectar from passion flower
Reason
Image clearly displays detail of Fritillary anatomy, what it feeds on (nectar from passion flowers), and how it feeds
Articles in which this image appears
Gulf fritillary
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Gwillhickers




Tuterei Karewa[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Oct 2014 at 03:57:09 (UTC)

Original – Tuterei Karewa, chief of the Māori tribe called the Ngāti Maru of North Island, New Zealand. Photo dated sometime between 1890 - 1920. The subject's facial markings (moko) have been enhanced by the original photographer, possibly using black paint.
Reason
High res image from the Google Art Project. High EV for own bio and example of these Maori face markings.
Articles in which this image appears
Tuterei Karewa, Tā moko
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Traditional_dress, Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle
Creator
Arthur James Iles (1870—1943), photographer. Scan provided by Google Cultural Institute.
  • Support as nominatorI, JethroBT drop me a line 03:57, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - Could use restoration. What are the Maori views on photographs of deceased ancestors? I understand that the Australian Aborigines are highly against it. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:58, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492: Good question. I've checked a couple of sources that might have discussed issues regarding deceased ancestors such as this law commission paper on Maori custom and law, and this guide on funerals from the Maori Language Commission, but they do not mention any prohibitions. I do know that this particular photo is on display at the Museum Victoria. I, JethroBT drop me a line 18:52, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Alright, thanks. Restoration would still be nice. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:03, 19 October 2014 (UTC)




Registration card, Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Oct 2014 at 03:37:55 (UTC)

Original – A registration card for Pah Wongso, an ethnic Dutch humanitarian who was captured soon after the Japanese occupied the Dutch East Indies in March 1942
Reason
High resolution scan of a historical registration card, for a notable person, with great encyclopedic value
Articles in which this image appears
Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, Pah Wongso
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War II
Creator
Japanese occupation government; scan by the National Archives of the Netherlands
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:37, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Original records such as this (e.g., connected to the subject of an article and illustrative of an important process in the history of the Dutch East Indies) are important.--Godot13 (talk) 14:04, 18 October 2014 (UTC)




Exchequer note, 5 pounds, Kingdom of England (1697)[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Oct 2014 at 03:23:31 (UTC)

Original – An interest-bearing Kingdom of England Exchequer note for 5 pounds, dated 6 August 1697. These bills were first introduced one year earlier (1696) and paid interest for loans made to the government.[1] Issued during the reign of William III, this note is dated less than a decade after England’s 1689 Bill of Rights was adopted, and a decade before Great Britain was formed.
Reason
High EV and Quality
Articles in which this image appears
Exchequer, History of the English fiscal system
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
By Act of the Parliament of England.
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 03:23, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - 300-year-old exchequer notes don't come up every day. Very useful (I was snooping your contributions and had half a mind to nominate this myself, but now I see you got to it first) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:39, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Exceptional quality image and useful as a historical reference. Good encyclopedic value. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 05:31, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Historical EV, quality image. Sca (talk) 14:47, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — per Sca, Hafspajen (talk) 21:56, 18 October 2014 (UTC)




Madonna with the Blue Diadem[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Oct 2014 at 00:04:47 (UTC)

OriginalMadonna with the Blue Diadem is painting by Raphael and Gianfrancesco Penni. It depicts the Virgin Mary lifting a veil from the infant Jesus' face.
Reason
Very high quality scan, notable painting and artist.
Articles in which this image appears
Madonna with the Blue Diadem, Gianfrancesco Penni
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Raphael and Gianfrancesco Penni
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:04, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – Gorgious and notable painting, high quality giant scan, one can see the surface of the painting and each and every little crack and brushwork. The blue colour is holdig together the sky, the garments and the textile under the Child. [1] Hafspajen (talk) 12:43, 18 October 2014 (UTC)



  1. ^ And before somebody starts arguing, paintings in the Renaissance were often painted by several old masters, that cooperated in workshops - that is not an issue. Not here not anywhere, that's usual standard procedure throug the Renaissance and also art history, see at Atelier.


Bonaparte devant le Sphinx[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Oct 2014 at 15:50:40 (UTC)

OriginalNapoleon Bonaparte Before the Sphinx, Giza
Reason
High ev and quality image from Jean-Léon Gérôme. I first thought it was a photograph!!!!
Articles in which this image appears
Napoleon, Great Sphinx of Giza, mainly
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings and/or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Jean-Léon Gérôme
  • Support as nominatorThe herald 15:50, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too many compression artefacts. One does not simply put 2000*1500px in a 150kb file and expect it to be good. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:07, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose- The stripy shadow in the lower left corner is probably an example. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 21:43, 18 October 2014 (UTC)




St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Vilnius (set)[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Oct 2014 at 15:34:37 (UTC)

Reason
If this set doesn't get the required support, I promise, I'll never nominate another set again. ;-) I think this set could be the strongest candidate of mine so far. It's a series of four images taken inside the St. Peter and St. Paul's Church in Vilnius and each image features a different view of the intricate stucco reliefs in this amazing Baroque church. All four are very high resolution, architecturally correct images of the interior.
Articles in which this image appears
St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Vilnius (also one of the images is used in Baroque architecture)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 15:34, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- Safedi tujhe salam (from Hindi- Whiteness, I salute thee) Damnn white..--- The herald 15:54, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Absolutely solid set. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:08, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Pure white galore and, behold, the immaculate conception of a featurable set :) Brandmeistertalk 17:19, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 18:33, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Excllnt views — I've been there and the effect is indeed breathtaking. Sca (talk) 23:58, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 07:51, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: Thank you. Fylbecatulous talk 13:54, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support White gold. Saffron Blaze (talk) 00:17, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I thought I was looking at snow. ///EuroCarGT 15:11, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Stunning... --Godot13 (talk) 18:20, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Lovely, but please go back when they've finished colouring it in and get another shot (assuming they haven't gone over the lines with the crayons). Belle (talk) 10:29, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




Timeline of the universe[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Oct 2014 at 06:19:28 (UTC)

Original – Timeline of the universe
Reason
Interesting and informative image
Articles in which this image appears
Chronology of the universe, Metric expansion of space, Time, and others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Understanding
Creator
NASA/Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe team, modified by Kaldari
  • Support as nominatorPine 06:19, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment If I understand the Big Bang expansion correctly, it should be presented rather as an expanding sphere, not as a one-direction tube-shaped pattern. Also, the letters after the first word in labels like "Quantum Fluctuations", "Development of Galaxies...", "Dark Energy Accelerated Expansion", etc should be decapitalized. Brandmeistertalk 11:05, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
    • It's pretty standard to reduce the three spacial dimensions to a simplified two when trying to show time or another scalar value over them. Think of the rubber sheet model of gravity - it loses Z-axis to use it for something else. Likely, most depictions of the light cone either reduce distance in space to one signed value, or show two-dimensional space. It's standard. While you could show this as a series of spheres or spheres inside each other, you'd probably end up showing less information, as you'd lose the smoothness of the time axis, as well as making it harder to see what's happening. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:54, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Pretty sure I saw this on a book cover recently. The cup shape is because inflation makes the bottom thick, then expansion slowed. Time progresses left to right. I don't think we should decapitalize the titles - if it were designed by a Wikipedian, yes, but it's a valid convention. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:44, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support--Brandmeister had it wrong to say about the shape. You can't show the acceleration of dark matter in a sphere. Plus there isn't any alternative way to represent the theory (though I don't believe it). --The herald 15:27, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 14:29, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- Marinka van Dam (talk) 17:02, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Question What's the "lens flare" at the beginning represent? Or is it just inspired by J.J. Abrams? Presumably quantum fluctuations don't emit anything backwards into the nothingness of nothing. Belle (talk) 10:41, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




Franz Lehár[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Oct 2014 at 02:22:38 (UTC)

Original – Austro-Hungarian operetta composer Franz Lehár.
Reason
There was, unfortunately, a period between the long exposure cameras and the faster cameras that allowed a bit less freezing in place when images were fast - but very grainy. As far as I can tell, this comes from that period. However, it's an expressive image, it's good for the period, and, frankly, there don't seem to be many photographs of him that are particularly good. This is probably the best.
Articles in which this image appears
Franz Lehár + his operas [the latter as part of a template at the start of each]
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment, I believe
Creator
Bain News Service; restoration by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 02:22, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful, and I agree that it's better than most images of him. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:47, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Platinum print (thought it was a lithograph at first, but the dark areas appear to be integrated into the paper grain). Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 07:08, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Oh, not Lehár of all people, how did you found him? The operette King. Hafspajen (talk) 12:27, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
    • @Hafspajen: I just saw Der Graf von Luxemburg a few days ago - a joy from start to finish - and searched around to see if there was anything good for him. This was hiding on the Library of Congress. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:39, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Crazy. Hafspajen (talk) 18:34, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — May be grainy but the expression is good, and Lehár is an interesting figure historically. Sca (talk) 15:36, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
If it is a Platinum print then the grain is the paper base. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 18:46, 17 October 2014 (UTC)




Yellow-billed shrike[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Oct 2014 at 09:41:02 (UTC)

Original – A Yellow-billed shrike (Binominal name: Corvinella corvina) with prey. Yellow-billed shrike is a passerine bird in the shrike family.
Reason
File is 3,248 × 4,880 pixels, High quality, very unique, file is free, used as the main picture of the article Yellow-billed shrike, No image of similar quality exists.
Articles in which this image appears
Yellow-billed shrike
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Summet Moghe
  • Support as nominatorJim Carter 09:41, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - very nice. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 11:35, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - awesome --Ebertakis (talk) 22:25, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - well, it is interesting that small - snake ? he/she caught. Hafspajen (talk) 23:38, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, it would be interesting if the thing it's eating could be identified. 86.130.66.135 (talk) 22:01, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
As far I know, @86.130 it is a huge Earthworm. Jim Carter (from public cyber) 05:34, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
I thought that when I first looked at the small-scale picture. However, when you zoom right in close, the animal's skin texture and pattern does not look like that of an earthworm, at least not any earthworm that I'm familiar with, and it does not appear to be segmented, which I believe all earthworms are. It does look more reptilian to me, although I'm not sure at all.81.152.70.154 (talk) 19:55, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Great shot. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:05, 17 October 2014 (UTC)




Midsummer Eve Bonfire on Skagen Beach[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Oct 2014 at 08:47:19 (UTC)

OriginalMidsummer Eve Bonfire on Skagen Beach a 1906 painting by P.S. Krøyer. The large work, which took several years to complete, shows many of the artists in the group known as the Skagen Painters as well as influential members of Skagen's local community.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable artwork, useful for illustrating the people and styles of the movement as well.
Articles in which this image appears
Midsummer Eve Bonfire on Skagen Beach, Skagen Painters, List of paintings by Peder Severin Krøyer, Marie Krøyer, P.S. Krøyer's paintings of Marie, Peder Severin Krøyer
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
P.S. Krøyer
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:47, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support High quality scan. Looks good to me. Jim Carter 09:45, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Looks good to me too. Hafspajen (talk) 11:51, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Nicely done, could/should be added to Midsummer. (But ... no witch-burning?) Sca (talk) 14:04, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • SupportDon't know if they're witches, but those two standing downwind are going to get plenty of holes in their clothes. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 08:57, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
    That's his wife and her lover (psychologists: does this mean he was really happy she had fallen in love again or not?). Belle (talk) 10:23, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Saved me nominating more Krøyer. Belle (talk) 10:23, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




Series 1928 Gold certificates[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Oct 2014 at 01:14:57 (UTC)

Reason

High quality, high EV (presented as a set). Complete set of serial #1 Series 1928 U.S. Gold certificates. While lower denomination Series 1928 Gold certificates ($10, $20, $50) are obtainable, $100 notes are rare in uncirculated condition but obtainable in lower grades. $500 and $1,000 are seldom seen in high grade and are rare in any condition. The $5,000 and $10,000 notes pictured below are the only examples known to exist. In addition, each note is the first printed for its denomination and therefore the very first small size Gold certificates made.

From the U.S. Treasury Department collection transferred to the National Numismatic Collection in 1978.

Original – An eight-note complete Serial #1 set of U.S. Series 1928 Gold certificates.

Articles in which these images appear
Gold certificate (all), Series of 1928 (United States Currency) (all), Large denominations of United States currency (4)
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Images by Godot13.
Series 1928 Gold Certificates (complete denomination set, serial #1)
$20 Gold Certificate
Andrew Jackson 
$50 Gold Certificate
Ulysses S. Grant 
$100 Gold Certificate
Benjamin Franklin 
$500 Gold Certificate
William McKinley 
$1,000 Gold Certificate
Grover Cleveland 
$5,000 Gold Certificate
James Madison 
$10,000 Gold Certificate
Salmon P. Chase 


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 01:14, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support 10k dollars? For me? Oh, you shouldn't have. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:18, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Never knew Salmon Chase (who?) was so important. Sca (talk) 14:08, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Jee 04:56, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — per all above. Hafspajen (talk) 12:30, 17 October 2014 (UTC)




Training in the waters[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Oct 2014 at 00:27:28 (UTC)

Original – CCGS Cap Aupaluk assist the Royal Canadian Air Force in a training exercise
Reason
Good quality image
Articles in which this image appears
Canadian Coast Guard, possibly still looking for space in Royal Canadian Air Force
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Air, Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Water
Creator
Letartean
  • Support as nominator///EuroCarGT 00:27, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Although there's blur below the helicopter, this is just the exhaust fumes being blown downwards. Was initially a little put off by this, but can see it's unavoidable. Otherwise, perfectly clear... gazhiley 12:26, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Composition and sharpness is good and shows quite a dynamic scene. Resolution is relatively low but enough. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:40, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support per Dillif, hurray for Canada Coast Guard! Hafspajen (talk) 00:11, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Exciting and dynamic; useful. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:39, 17 October 2014 (UTC)




Mõdriku manor, Estonia[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Oct 2014 at 17:44:19 (UTC)

Original – Mõdriku manor in Mõdriku, Estonia. The manor appears in written sources for the first time in 1470. Over the centuries, it has been the property of various Baltic German families, including several successive generations of the von Kaulbars family. Perhaps most notably, it belonged to the Russian general and explorer Alexander Kaulbars. The presently visible building traces its oldest parts to the 17th century.
Reason
a very good picture of an interesting place
Articles in which this image appears
Mõdriku, Alexander Kaulbars, Lääne-Viru County, List of palaces and manor houses in Estonia
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Iifar
  • Support as nominatorYakikaki (talk) 17:44, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment considering that this is a giant file, would it be possible to just crop off a little to the right, that car at the right side? I think the picture would gain on it, it would became cleaner. Hafspajen (talk) 19:09, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Sure, I've created a cropped version, should I upload it using the "upload a new version of this file" button, or as a separate, new file? -Yakikaki (talk) 19:48, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Separate. And post as Alt. Hafspajen (talk) 22:10, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
OK, here goes, cropped version:
Alt
Yakikaki (talk) 17:30, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
For what it's worth, I think the alt is much too cramped. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:33, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support original. Not the most interesting building, but it has good EV nonetheless. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:33, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support any - but this crop was not quite how I meant, I only meant removing the car to right, nothing else. Hafspajen (talk) 18:08, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak support original (a straight head-on shot may be more useful), oppose alt: too tight. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:09, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support original — The left side of the image could be cropped if necessary, but the tree at left provides framing, and the car at right is too close to the building to be cropped out (one wouldn't want to show part of it). Sca (talk) 14:06, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:28, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support original - Fylbecatulous talk 08:52, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




Orion Head to Toe 3[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Oct 2014 at 16:29:39 (UTC)

Original – Photo taken by Rogelio Bernal Andreo in October 2010 of the Orion constellation showing the surrounding nebulas of the Orion Molecular Cloud complex. Also captured is the red supergiant Betelgeuse (top left) and the famous belt of Orion composed of the OB stars Altitak, Alnilam and Mintaka. To the bottom right can be found the star Rigel. The red crescent shape is Barnard's Loop.
Reason
High quality non-NASA image. First nomination failed because of low resolution problems, second nomination failed because of the lines above Bellatrix, both which are now solved.
Articles in which this image appears
Betelgeuse, Orion's Belt, Orion (constellation), Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, Rogelio Bernal Andreo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
Rogelio Bernal Andreo
  • Support as nominatorThe herald 16:29, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support This is a very good image. There's always been cycles in the popularity of different types of images at FPC, but this image is good enough that we need to break out of the cycle for it.. Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:27, 17 October 2014 (UTC)




Jan van Eyck Portrait of a Man with Red Turban[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Oct 2014 at 15:44:03 (UTC)

OriginalCitation: Along with Van Eyck's other masterpieces - such as ... The Arnolfini Portrait (1434, National Gallery, London), and Madonna of Chancellor Rolin (1435, Louvre, Paris) - Portrait of a Man in Red Turban is one of the most famous examples of Northern Renaissance art of the 15th century. Actually considered one of the most outstanding artworks in the Art history. It is 25.5 cm × 19 cm (10.0 in × 7.5 in). in the National Gallery in London
Reason
Portrait made by Jan van Eyck (1390-1441), Flemish early Netherlandish Renaissance painter. Van Eyck's portraits are characterized by a meticulous attention to detail and for the naturalness of his depictions, and - (art history) - remember (!) this (1390-1441) was long before Michelangelo (1475 – 1564) and Raphael (1483 –1520).
Check out the Italians of his time how they painted, Fra Angelico (1395 – 1455), Masaccio (1401 – 1428), Andrea Mantegna (1431 – 1506) - and you will see the differnce, come on - this was huge then! You may think 50 yeas here or there around Renaissance it doesn't matter - but it DOES. This was fantastic then.
Van Eyck was highly regarded as a portrait painter of his time, painting even everyday people when portrait painting was no longer only for the royalty or the high aristocracy. The merchant middle class, influenced by the humanist ideas of individual identity, wanted now to be depicted as well.


Articles in which this image appears
Portrait of a Man (Self Portrait?), Jan van Eyck; Early Netherlandish painting, Western painting;
History of painting; Self-portrait; 15th century + many more
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jan van Eyck
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 15:44, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Very useful. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:12, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: The really early portraiture doesn't move me that much, but it's certainly notable. And it is a good painting. Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:36, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Notable artist, notable painting, high EV.--Godot13 (talk) 18:12, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: echoing Adam Cuerden's comment. Fylbecatulous talk 08:45, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




Family Computer Disk System[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Oct 2014 at 10:29:04 (UTC)

Original – Nintendo's Family Computer Disk System which was produced between 1984 and 2003 as a a peripheral for the Nintendo Family Computer. It was exclusive to Japan.
Reason
A great image of a rare sight for westerners.
Articles in which this image appears
Family Computer Disk System, Nintendo Entertainment System, The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda (video game)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Electronics
Creator
Evan Amos
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:29, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 22:58, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. If there is any opportunity to retake this, I feel it would be better if some kind of neutral (but discernible) background features were visible. As it is, it seems rather "disembodied", like it's floating in space. 81.152.70.161 (talk) 23:53, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
    • I suspect there isn't going to be an opportunity to re-take it. If I understand it correctly, Evan borrows these often-obscure items from collectors for the purpose of photographing them. A white background is a fairly common (and admittedly slightly boring) setting for product images such as this. It isn't to everyone's tastes, but it does isolate the subject and is usable in more circumstances than other backdrops. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:44, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Aesthetically, perhaps a good idea, and if this were Commons almost certainly expected. For use in depicting a video game system itself, however, that would just add distractions; a plain white background is common for product photography, although admittedly a little visually boring. The WikiProject Video games people would also be unlikely to use it, as they already have something (this) that suits their purpose. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:09, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
      I suspect it could float in space anyway; I think I saw one of these in the fleet in Battlestar Galactica. Belle (talk) 10:56, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 06:59, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Until 2003??? Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:44, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
    • This says support ended in 2003, though they stopped production in 1994. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:02, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support A good photograph of the Famicom. Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:43, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support This picture of an old plastic box with electronics inside is good for illustrating the article on this old plastic box with electronics inside and comparing to other old plastic boxes with electronics inside. Belle (talk) 10:56, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




Venetia James[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Oct 2014 at 02:29:21 (UTC)

OriginalVenetia James as painted by Luke Fildes. A society hostess, racehorse breeder, and godmother of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Reason
How about a little more Luke Fildes? We have three good copies of paintings by him; this is the only of the three with a detailed background (compare the stark simplicity of the Paul Fildes image below).
Articles in which this image appears
Venetia James, Luke Fildes, Arthur James (racehorse owner)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Luke Fildes




Voodoo the 2014 Unlimited Air Race Champion, pilot Steve Hinton Jr.[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Oct 2014 at 01:53:41 (UTC)

Original – Voodoo P 51 2014 Gold Champion 2014 Reno Air Race final lap.
Reason
Fantastic image of the worlds fastest P 51 Mustang piloted by the 27 year old Steve Hinton Jr. at the worlds only remaining Unlimited Air Races, at the Reno Air Races.
Articles in which this image appears
Voodoo (aircraft) - Reno Air Races
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  01:53, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose original, OOF. Focus is a bit better on the ALT, but still not at FP quality. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:36, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Alt:

Voodoo P 51 Alt 1 2014 Gold Champion 2014 Reno Air Race




Telamonia dimidiata female[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Oct 2014 at 00:36:55 (UTC)

Original – Female Telamonia dimidiata in the Lalbagh Botanical gardens, Bangalore, India
Reason
Good quality, EV. In my opinion, jumping spiders are difficult to get and I feel this one is a good capture.
Articles in which this image appears
Telamonia dimidiata, Telamonia, Jumping spider
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Arachnids
Creator
Muhammad Mahdi Karim
  • Support as nominatorMuhammad(talk) 00:36, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Is this a juvenile? She seems so strange, hairless like that. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:37, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Support - The reflection on the leaf is too bright, I'm afraid. Also, a photo from the front would have been much more interesting, although this one captures the pattern on the back rather nicely.--Ebertakis (talk) 22:53, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Not that worried about the reflections. Some leaves are shiny. For identification purposes, this angle is far better; we could do a front view as well, but I don't think that's a good argument against this one, as we'd need both. Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:41, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Not going to bash Omama ysouskari to bits with books? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:38, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
    • ...It's kinda cute. My relationship with spiders is weird. Adam Cuerden (talk) 08:51, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
      • Adam likes them with no hair... --Muhammad(talk) 11:31, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
      • And, apparently, Crisco likes them with long, sharp spikes. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:50, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
        • All the better to take over the world with. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:04, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Reluctant oppose - Love the photo but I don't consider GFDL 1.2-only to be a legitimate free license for images, and I don't think we should be providing free advertising for commercial photography. Kaldari (talk) 03:45, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
    • While I dont agree with your vote reasoning, I was under the impression I had uploaded it with FAL. Now it's dual licensed --Muhammad(talk) 04:31, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support now as it is more free to reuse now. A good, detailed view, describing the subject. But not happy with the lights which affects the artistic beauty. You need to diffuse the light, if flash is necessary! Jee 07:09, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
    • I'm not too concerned about the light since a diffuser is almost always part of my setup . The subject is well lit and not blown; the cuticles of some leaves are just reflective.--Muhammad(talk) 08:10, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




Precious Metal Reno Air Race 2014[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Oct 2014 at 21:35:28 (UTC)

Original – Precious Metal hits the gas @ Reno Air Race 2014
Reason
One of a kind P 51XR Mustang N6WJ Precious Metal Reno Air Race 2014. This is the ONLY P 51 in the world that runs a Rolls-Royce Griffon engine originally produced for the British Spitfire, this plane also features Contra-rotating propellers as you can see in the photo.
Articles in which this image appears
Precious Metal (aircraft) - Reno Air Races
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  21:35, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - striking picture - (hope nobody comes with some technicality I never discovered) Hey, it's like the Swedish flag...Flag of Sweden.svg Hafspajen (talk) 21:57, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
FYI the pilot is Swedish. talk→ WPPilot  00:21, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak support - A fair bit of motion blur, but the text is mostly sharp, so that's not an oppose for me. Perhaps next time you can increase your ISO to 320 to get down to 1/1600 or so... might help cut back on motion blur. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:18, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
It is tough @ 500MPH but thanks for the comment Crisco, will do. talk→ WPPilot  00:21, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:39, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose I dont think its a blur thing, to me it looks like the focus has been slightly missed --Muhammad(talk) 04:53, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Muhammad, you have contributed some wonderful photos to Wikipedia and I wanted to address your comment. This plane is about 200 feet away, traveling at 450mph, fifty feet off the ground. I am stationary, on the ground (about 200 feet away), so the slight blur that you mention is the sheer speed of the subject. Cheers! talk→ WPPilot  17:53, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
I understand the difficulty, maybe I was being harsh --Muhammad(talk) 17:19, 16 October 2014 (UTC)




Our English Coasts, 1852[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Oct 2014 at 20:34:40 (UTC)

Reason
William Holman Hunt was a British painter, who co-founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848), along with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Everett Millais, who advocated a return to spirituality and sincerity of the arts, despising academic painting, which they considered a mere repetition of clichés. Under the long period called Victorian era (1837-1901) the conservative academic aspect was represented by the Royal Academy. Among the more radical options was the movement Arts and Crafts, led by William Morris. William Holman Hunt was somewhere in the middle. Although he studied at the Royal Academy of Arts, he rejected the style imposed by its founder Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Articles in which this image appears
William Holman Hunt
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
William Holman Hunt
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 20:34, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: Thanks again, Hafspajen, for the description. I suppose it is becoming obvious that I adore vivid brilliant colours. Nothing drab here. This landscape just glows! Fylbecatulous talk 22:08, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - This is an absolutely massive work, 432 cm by 584 cm. The resolution of the scan isn't nearly up to the threshold established by most of our other painting FPs. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:22, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Sigh, somebody made a mistake, Crisco 1492 source say 432 x 584 mm this is the source. - here, click on left upper corner details - and it say mm not cm ->. Hafspajen (talk) 00:32, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Another reason to make sure the file description page is accurate. Support. This resolution for a 43 * 58 cm painting is acceptable. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:46, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Eh, well, sorry, it never occured to me - I know this painting and knew it wasn't big. Just checked 2,253 × 1,654 pixels, well, I thought - that should be enough... (Is this a new trend Support at the end? Face-smile.svg)Hafspajen (talk) 11:20, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • As one would expect for a pre-Raphælite, a gorgeous use of colour and form. Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:41, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support- although this is a lot brighter than the Tate's image of the same painting here. The location's on cliffs near Hastings (Covehurst Bay)- two massive landslips of different ages can be seen. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 07:12, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes, the Tate is darker. But this is a picture that is renowned for its very bright colours, VIDEO and this is a Google art project scan. Some people even say it is too bright, depending on taste and preferences. Hafspajen (talk) 11:55, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes, this image does seem the right brightness now. It is a very strange painting. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 20:52, 16 October 2014 (UTC)




Pembroke College[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Oct 2014 at 21:01:37 (UTC)

OriginalPembroke College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England, which was founded in 1624 by King James I. It was named after William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, Lord Chamberlain and then-Chancellor of the University.
Reason
High quality image about a notable college = high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Pembroke College, Oxford
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Godot13
  • How do the English mow to obtain those gorgious checkered grass loans? Hafspajen (talk) 11:30, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support *sheep and masking tape Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 11:39, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. You certainly managed great weather for your series of Oxford images. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:46, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
    • It was a single (long) day and having been to London and the surrounding areas a few times in the past, I felt extremely fortunate...--Godot13 (talk) 03:22, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: Indeed a good image. *support as well 'sheep and masking tape'. we can have image, yes? Fylbecatulous talk 14:58, 17 October 2014 (UTC)




Bicolor parrotfish[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Oct 2014 at 20:21:22 (UTC)

Original – A bicolor parrotfish, also known as Cetoscarus bicolor
Alt 1 - white balance change
Reason
Good EV, used in multiple articles, and good quality for an underwater photograph.
Articles in which this image appears
Cetoscarus bicolor, Parrotfish, The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs, List of marine aquarium fish species
FP category for this image
link to category (listed on the WP:FP page) that best describes the image
Creator
Rling, white balance modifications by IdLoveOne
  • Support either as nominatorPine 20:21, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - Below minimum resolution. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:18, 15 October 2014 (UTC)




Tripedalia cystophora[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Oct 2014 at 19:02:39 (UTC)

OriginalTripedalia cystophora is a species of box jellyfish in the family Tripedaliidae. It is native to the Caribbean Sea and the Central Indo-Pacific.
Reason
I'm pretty excited about this one- a high-resolution image of a tiny jellyfish from an open access journal article. We have a lot of fantastic images from open access journals (see Commons:Commons:Open Access File of the Day for more), but, sadly, they're mostly too low in resolution terms for FP nominations. Just so we're clear, there has been a little bit of cropping and cloning in this case to "undo" the modifications made by the article authors. See the image page for details.
Articles in which this image appears
Tripedalia cystophora
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Cnidaria
Creator
Taken from an article by Jan Bielecki, Alexander K. Zaharoff, Nicole Y. Leung, Anders Garm and Todd H. Oakley.
  • Support as nominatorJ Milburn (talk) 19:02, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Pine 20:16, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - That is an impressive specimen to look at. GamerPro64 20:20, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: I presume you mean to remove the red box? That seems reasonable. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:44, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Underwater macro photography? Sign me up! But I think, for display in articles, this should be a JPG. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:19, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. A JPG file would certainly by smaller. PNGs are only really suitable for diagrams and similar and even then, vector SVGs are usually preferable. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:48, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support As above, great find! Mattximus (talk) 00:04, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




William H. Seward[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Oct 2014 at 04:21:34 (UTC)

OriginalWilliam H. Seward, opponent of slavery, United States Secretary of State during the American Civil War and after, and the purchaser of "Seward's Folly", better known today as Alaska. And better known as that at the time, apparently. Curse you, myths taught in school.
Not for voting: "Before" image. Have a look at the hair if you want a good example of the cleanup. So many little specks everywhere....
Reason
Part of my Operations Brothers at War / Signpost work; this is the lead image for a featured article that passed last week, which I agreed to restore. It took a while.
Articles in which this image appears
William H. Seward. Could probably go elsewhere, but this image was found in the peer review before the FA, and restored and all that quite recently, so it'll probably take a while to get everywhere.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Political
Creator
Photographer unknown; restoration by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 04:21, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – good and painstaking cleanup, which has removed the dirt but left the dandruff on his coat. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 06:33, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Is THAT what the hell it is? It was obviously part of the original photo, but I couldn't figure out what it was. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:54, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Historically significant & interesting. (Hadn't they invented combs yet?) Sca (talk) 13:33, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Combs yes. Shampoo? Maybe not. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:08, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Pine 20:14, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support SagaciousPhil - Chat 20:17, 14 October 2014 (UTC)




Garde Church, Gotland (Sweden)[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Oct 2014 at 15:54:16 (UTC)

Original – Garde (Garda) Church, Gotland
alt – Somewhat straightened, edited. Not for voting
Reason
I nominate this because I think it's a beautiful, well-composed and well-lighted photo of an interesting building. Garde Church is good representative for the unique church building tradition on Gotland, and therefore has an interesting encyclopaedic value. The license is free and the image verifiable (via a link to the Swedish National Heritage Board). (PS. This is my first FP nom, let me know if I missed anything!)
Articles in which this image appears
Garde Church, Churches on Gotland
FP category for this image
Architecture
Creator
Håkan Svensson (Xauxa)
  • Support as nominatorYakikaki (talk) 15:54, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose as there is colour fringing (green and magenta on the edges between the dark and light areas), and the tower and spire are leaning over backwards- this is from the photographer pointing the camera slightly upwards. The mass of leaves on the right, although filling in the area nicely is perhaps a bit too dark. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 17:05, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Withdraw Points taken, I will try to find some better candidate, if I can. Yakikaki (talk) 16:59, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
The faults are fixable- the colour fringing would take a bit of time though. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 18:28, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your comments! That sounds encouraging in principle, but I'm afraid I personally don't know if I have either the software or the skills to do it. -Yakikaki (talk) 19:54, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • If there was a less tight crop to work with, I could probably do something. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:19, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
The alt is what I meant. I could probably straighten it a bit better if I had the original file. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:46, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Slightly too far Face-smile.svg If you've got a spare six months, there's about 200,000 other photos with the same problem… Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 06:34, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Yeah, I recognized that. I can play with it further, later, but even then I think the crop is too tight to really be worth being featured. This ALT's just a proof of concept. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:11, 16 October 2014 (UTC)




Paul Fildes[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Oct 2014 at 00:10:18 (UTC)

OriginalPaul Fildes, son of the painter Luke Fildes - who painted this artwork - was a fairly notable scientist; he worked at the Royal Hospital Haslar during World War I, where he helped with the research on sulphonamides, and is perhaps most notable for his work on anthrax at Porton Down during World War II, leading to the development of weaponised anthrax
Reason
Paul Fildes, until just now, had no illustration. That's changed now, and with a painting by his highly notable artist father. Since there was no illustration, and thus changes are highly unlikely, I have... not waited a week.
Articles in which this image appears
Paul Fildes +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Luke Fildes
  • Support, Hafspajen (talk) 19:41, 13 October 2014 (UTC)provided he likes ice cream.




John C. Calhoun[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Oct 2014 at 09:19:49 (UTC)

Original – circa 1845 portrait of John C. Calhoun, an American political thinker who served as vice president of the US
Reason
High quality scan of a nice painting of an important person.
Articles in which this image appears
John C. Calhoun, George Peter Alexander Healy, List of Vice Presidents of the United States
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
George Peter Alexander Healy
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:19, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Suport - a very original painting capturing the psychological essence of the of the depicted man. The energy and personality is well captured and not there in the same way in the photos. It is about the painting not his political views or what kind of personality he has. Hafspajen (talk) 09:23, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- Bellus Delphina talk 12:53, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support SagaciousPhil - Chat 20:14, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - per Hafs, this portrait captures something extra (whether it comes from the subject or painter, or both).--Godot13 (talk) 03:05, 18 October 2014 (UTC)




A School in Urmia (1910)[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Oct 2014 at 02:34:24 (UTC)

Original – A School in Urmia (1910)
Reason
Historical,Definitely high EV for the article its on
Articles in which this image appears
Urmia
FP category for this image
Creator
User:Nevit
  • Could anyone help him with an ALT, a cropped one? Hafspajen (talk) 09:20, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose The article doesn't mention modern schools in this city, much less schools existent in 1910, so it has little EV. The image quality also isn't particularly great. Nick-D (talk) 07:50, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
It is ok.[2].شاه بابل (talk) 13:59, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Added cropped version. --Nevit (talk) 18:17, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
Cropped version – A School in Urmia (1910)


The Painter - Alexander Roslin, his wife and his friend[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Oct 2014 at 18:17:40 (UTC)

OriginalAlexander Roslin was a Swedish painter who went abroad to live at the courts of Bayreuth, Parma, Rome, and finally settled down in Paris, where he was admitted to the French Academy of Fine Arts. Roslin painted numerous portraits of members of the European nobility and of leading political and cultural circles, royalty and high society as well. His work were enormously popular thanks to the fabulous way Roslin could render the texture of precious materials such as fabrics, lace, silk, velvet, pearls, gold and jewels, as well as his talent to show people at their best.
Reason
Alexander Roslin (1718-1793) was one of the leading portraitists of his time, who mixed classicist elements in his paintings with the Rococo style in its elegance and charm.

Roslin's own wife, Marie-Suzanne Giroust was also a painter and artist. Roslin painted in 1767 a double portrait of them both; she is depicted working in pastels on a portrait. The painting in the painting depicts a third person, Henrik Wilhelm Peill, the couples friend. Roslin points in the painting at a gold box he received from Peill as a present. On the frame of the painting (not visible here) is inscribed Loin et près (Far away and yet close), showing that the portrait was a token of friendship. The painting was purchased by Henrik Wilhelm Peill and remained in his family for many generations.


Articles in which this image appears
Alexander Roslin
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Alexander Roslin
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 18:17, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - that black bit on the right is a bit obstructive, but nothing wrong bout it. ///EuroCarGT 02:38, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Question - What's the size of this painting? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:59, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
TINY!! It is in fact a miniature! HM, it doesn't say. Might need to call the museum. Holy smoke, the museum bought it for 19,5 miljon Swedish crowns! Ahem, uhem, that's a lot money. You can buy ten houses or 19 apparments, luxurious ones, with that kind of money. Hafspajen (talk) 09:55, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:19, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Just under 100dpi seems pretty damn good. I believe that's big enough to print it full-size at decent quality. Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:03, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Swedish houses must be cheap, I could swap that painting for ten small bungalows in need of full renovation in UK. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:39, 14 October 2014 (UTC)



The Artist's Wife - Marie-Suzanne Giroust Roslin[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Oct 2014 at 19:08:43 (UTC)

Original – The Lady with the Veil (the Artist's Wife)
Reason
Marie-Suzanne Giroust was a French painter, miniaturist and pastellist. She was a member of the Académie de peinture et de sculpture. She was married to the Swedish painter Alexander Roslin. She was an artist of her own right, as you can see on the nomination above. One of the most famous portraits made by his husband Alexander Roslin isThe Lady with the Veil : (citation) Ironically, Roslin’s best-known portrait by far, The Lady with the Veil, is not of a member of the high society, but of his own wife, Marie-Suzanne Giroust. Roslin depicted her as a Bolognese lady dressed up for the carnival. Her mischievous smile, the veil and the fan in her hand have strong amorous connotations. The seductive quality was not lost on the famous philosopher and critic Denis Diderot, who, when he saw the painting on show at the Parisian Salon, characterized it as ‘très piquante’.
Articles in which this image appears
Marie-Suzanne Giroust, Alexander Roslin
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers or WP:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Alexander Roslin
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 19:08, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - very nice. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:56, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Très charmant. Sca (talk) 14:42, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- Bellus Delphina talk 12:52, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Stunning. Fantastic nomination. J Milburn (talk) 17:47, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Wonderful. The lady is bewitching. I like the EV just as a period piece with her fan and the glove, ruffles and costume of the time. Fylbecatulous talk 22:16, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Playful (mischievous) and seductive...--Godot13 (talk) 03:16, 20 October 2014 (UTC)




Airline Food[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Oct 2014 at 14:56:28 (UTC)

Original – A Do & Co a la carte meal as served aboard Austrian Airlines flights.
Reason
Definitely high EV for the article its on. As well as looking amazing. A real contrast from those "What's the deal with airline food?" jokes. Would be a great addition to the Food and Drink section of FP.
Articles in which this image appears
Airline meal
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Austrian Airlines
  • Support as nominatorGamerPro64 14:56, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Now that's what our food & drink FP category is missing. The description, however, should list those yummies, as I can't identify them all. Brandmeistertalk 15:18, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment First class or coach? It probably makes a difference. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:50, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment the description list: "© Austrian Airlines Group", not sure if that's a problem. I know that the file was uploaded to Flickr using a CC compatible licence, however it's a bit odd that it states copyrighted in the description. ///EuroCarGT 02:42, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful, very useful. Yes, this is certainly not economy class. The copyright symbol is not inherently incompatible with a CC license; CC license are also copyright licenses, and some people mark their copyright with the (c) symbol. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:57, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. ///EuroCarGT 15:47, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Eh, With strawberries and chocolate sauce? No, not economy class. Description should go something like this: Parma ham and hard cheese, cold cuts, salami, olive, pickled herring, tomato sallad (?), grilled vegetables (paprika, zuccini and fennel), buns, jam, strawberries and chocolate sauce and mineral water. Yummie. Hafspajen (talk) 10:20, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
    • I think the tomato salad is pico de gallo. GamerPro64 14:42, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
      • Actually, are we positive that the stuff at the top is jam? It is rather disappointing that what is shown wasn't originally explained. GamerPro64 00:46, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Use to be jam in all kinds of Airline Food. Chili can't be. Hafspajen (talk) 13:18, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Where is the jam? I don't see any ... 86.160.83.143 (talk) 02:40, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I should start flying Austrian Airlines... --///EuroCarGT 15:47, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - per EuroCarGT--Godot13 (talk) 05:24, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm somewhat worried about the illustrations at Airline meal - they're all on the high end, higher-fare meals, from smaller carriers, save the one. It's not a particularly representative sampling. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:08, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
    • If security doesn't jump me for packing a canon in my carry-on (*ouch that hurt*), I'll try and get something when I fly back to Canada in December. But yeah, it's not going to be FP quality. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:11, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
    • I'd have to agree with that sentiment. After the uproar over the Big Mac a month ago, this seems to confirm the reviewer bias. It is a rather commercial shot, which functions as a plug for the airline ("I should start flying Austrian Airlines..."). It looks very little like the fare most travelers will see. 24.222.214.125 (talk) 00:38, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
      • You have a point. The food was made by Do & Co, a catering company that provides the food for the airline. But you can also say that this image can be a plug for Do & Co, which, according to its article, provides "services through its restaurants, bars, lounges, and hotels." GamerPro64 00:42, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
        • One problem is that essentially anything can be seen as a "plug" for something. Mona Lisa? Plug for the Louvre. The God's Eye? Plug for NASA and its telescopes. This one has a bit more commercial value than the two (admittedly extreme) examples I brought up, but so did the jet engine we let fly through a couple years ago. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:18, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
          • I think this is different from those cases: this was produced by Austrian Airlines not a neutral party, and is a product that can be accessed much more easily than a jet engine. The quote I used was directly from one of the reviewers here - it seemed poignant. 24.222.214.125 (talk) 14:32, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
I like it, and discussion is long enough now. Recently we blocked an editor because it turned nominations into articles. Keep discussion to essential. Also if that same editor would be using IPs (as before) to comment that would be socking. Not helpful. Hafspajen (talk) 11:32, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
I assure you Hafspajen that I am not a sock. And that I have been involved with this project on and off, with and without an account for longer than most (5 years now). The discussion doesn't have a character limit, I think you should apologize for implying my comments were unessential or unhelpful - or at the very least provide some evidence. Otherwise, welcome to the encyclopedia that anyone can edit. 24.222.214.125 (talk) 14:32, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Bless you my child if you say the thruth. No, not anyone - not is somebody is blocked. Hafspajen (talk) 16:25, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Then you've no bone to pick with me. 24.222.214.125 (talk) 18:31, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Bird bones, are those? Face-smile.svg Hafspajen (talk) 00:08, 17 October 2014 (UTC)




Filming The King's Speech[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Oct 2014 at 01:12:25 (UTC)

OriginalColin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter filming the award winning historical drama The King's Speech. For their performances, Firth won an Oscar and Carter won a BAFTA.
Reason
Informative photo showing the actors in costume, used in multiple articles. For their performances, Firth won an Oscar and Carter won a BAFTA.
Articles in which this image appears
The King's Speech, List of accolades received by The King's Speech, Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others or create a new category Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Film
Creator
www.lancashire.gov.uk
  • Support as nominatorPine 01:12, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - I won't make it be the basis of an opposition, but I cannot help but be distracted by the hat Colin Firth is wearing gets cut off at the top. The rest of the image is just fine. But that one part really has it be the part my eyes get fixed on when looking at the picture. GamerPro64 04:14, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment I far prefer The uncropped version for illustrating anything to do with the film: Showing the set is equally as important as the actors. Also, the crop seems really tight. Adam Cuerden (talk) 04:25, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose This image (and the uncropped version) clearly has significant EV, but are let down greatly as the top of the film's main character's head is not in frame Nick-D (talk) 06:18, 11 October 2014 (UTC)





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If consensus is to KEEP featured picture status, perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Kept|}} --~~~~
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  3. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the Archived removal requests. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the bottom of the Retained section of the archive.
  4. Optionally leave a note on the picture's talk page.

If consensus is to DELIST, perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
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  5. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the Archived removal requests. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} page to the bottom of the Delisted section of the archive.

If consensus is to REPLACE, perform the following:

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  4. Replace the delisted Featured Picture in all articles with the new replacement Featured Picture version. Do NOT replace the original in non-article space, such as Talk Pages, FPC nominations, archives, etc.
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  6. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  7. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the Archived removal requests. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the bottom of the Replaced section of the archive.



Recently closed nominations[edit]

Nominations in this category have already been closed and are here for the purposes of closure review by FPC contributors. Please do not add any further comments or votes regarding the original nomination. If you wish to discuss any of these closures, please do so at Wikipedia talk:Featured picture candidates. Nominations will stay here for three full days following closure and subsequently be removed.

Mohiniyattam[edit]

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Original – Mohiniyattam performance
Reason
Good composition, lighting pose and very high EV. In this too, am a bit worried about the sharpness.
Articles in which this image appears
Mohiniyattam, Rekha Raju
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Augustus Binu
  • Support as nominatorBellus Delphina talk 10:31, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful and visually impressive. I've applied some local sharpening. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:55, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - very expressive. Hafspajen (talk) 12:40, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Best in the article, and per Hafs.--Godot13 (talk) 05:17, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Sharpness looks alright to me. A little bit of motion blur on some part but not a big deal --Muhammad(talk) 07:14, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Impressive, but the size is a little bit of a shame. --Lewis Hulbert (talk) 17:33, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Rekha Raju DS 2.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:31, 20 October 2014 (UTC)



Columbus Breaking the Egg[edit]

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OriginalColumbus Breaking the Egg, a 1752 engraving by English artist William Hogarth. It depicts an apocryphal tale (the "Egg of Columbus") concerning Christopher Columbus' response to detractors of his discovery of the New World.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable engraving. Illustrates an interesting tale.
Articles in which this image appears
Columbus Breaking the Egg, Egg of Columbus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others
Creator
William Hogarth
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:03, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • I have never seen a Hogarth print before that lacked edges. I think this has had scissors taken to it, and the article confirms there should be text below it - and thus a border around it. Oppose barring contrary arguments. Adam Cuerden (talk) 03:18, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • That's the one from the ticket then? It looks like an etching (shaky lines that remain at constant width) with maybe some engraving in parts. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 19:54, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Question - While this artist's work does usually come with margins, is it possible that this impression represents something prior to the final state printing? I have seen engravers' personal albums in which half of the impressions are without margins (though that seemed to be the case more often for the landscapes).--Godot13 (talk) 20:04, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • From Hogarth and His Times: Serious Comedy, David Bindman. p 169- it's an etching. Bindman illustrates the whole ticket here. He suggests that Hogarth issued the ticket to raise funds for the final print. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 22:39, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Perhaps we should obtain a featurable version of this painting, as I'm not that attracted to this candidate. Plus, there's a pretty girl alongside Columbus on that painting, where he is impressing her as well... Brandmeistertalk 15:11, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:30, 20 October 2014 (UTC)



Aiding a Comrade[edit]

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OriginalFrederic Remington's Aiding a Comrade
Reason
I've liked Remington a long time - hell, I have a restoration of one of his lithographs as an FP. It's about time we went back to one of the people who defined the look of the Old West.
Articles in which this image appears
Frederic Remington
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Frederic Remington

Promoted File:Frederic Remington - Aiding a Comrade - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:20, 20 October 2014 (UTC)



King Vulture Portrait[edit]

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Original – King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) at Weltvogelpark Walsrode (Walsrode Bird Park, Germany)
Reason
Great colors and EV for description section
Articles in which this image appears
King Vulture
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Olaf Oliviero Riemer
  • Support as nominatorNikhil (talk) 05:52, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Certainly WOW, good choice. Brandmeistertalk 13:57, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - that's one crazy animal. Face-smile.svg Hafspajen (talk) 15:09, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: Yes. I don't even like birds. This is a breathtaking image. Fylbecatulous talk 04:53, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Good detail, brilliant colors.--Godot13 (talk) 08:01, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Cool looking bird --Muhammad(talk) 07:20, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Sarcoramphus papa (Königsgeier - King Vulture) - Weltvogelpark Walsrode 2013-01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:57, 19 October 2014 (UTC)



F7F Tigercat N747MX La Patrona 2014 Reno Air Races[edit]

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Original – F7F Tigercat N747MX La Patrona 2014 Reno Air Races
Reason
Great close up photo of a racing plane in action
Articles in which this image appears
Grumman F7F Tigercat
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles
Creator
WPPilot
F7F Tigercat N747MX La Patrona 2014 Reno Air Races Silver alt 1 photo
F7F Tigercat N747MX La Patrona 2014 Reno Air Races Silver alt 2

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:57, 19 October 2014 (UTC)



Cymon and Iphigenia[edit]

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OriginalCymon and Iphigenia by Sir Frederic Leighton is an 1884 painting based on a scene from Giovanni Boccaccio's novella The Decameron and shows "the transforming power of beauty."
Reason
Interesting quality image, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Cymon and Iphigenia (painting) (new article); Sir Frederic Leighton, the artist; Dorothy Dene, the model; Iphigenia; Art Gallery of New South Wales who own it; and Saffron (color).
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Sir Frederic Leighton
  • Support as nominatorSagaciousPhil - Chat 21:04, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support well balanced diagonal composition, lovely colour scale, a voluptuous and sensual painting. Like the rising sun and the copper echo the colour of the robe. And a nice new article too. Hafspajen (talk) 23:32, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support per Haffy. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:13, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: per all above. I love that this image is decorating the Saffron (color) article. EV for the colours alone. Fylbecatulous talk 01:57, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Per Hafspajen and amid sleeping Iphigenia. Brandmeistertalk 14:00, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Lord Frederic Leighton - Cymon and Iphigenia - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:05, 18 October 2014 (UTC)



The God's Eye[edit]

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Original – This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix Nebula
Another FP of the category
Reason
A quality NASA image of NGC 7293, which was a POTYC of 2007 and a featured image on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Helix Nebula, Spitzer Space Telescope and List of planetary nebulae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA and ESA
  • Support as nominatorThe herald 14:59, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Question - What does this illustrate that the current FP doesn't? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:09, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492: Good question. This nom is in infrared but the FP is in filters like [O III] and (Ha), thus the image showing different compositions and quality. This is the way in which many astro FPs differ from each other, though the subject (sometimes, even perspective) being the same. Plus, you can't see the eye in the current FP. The herald 08:30, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support it can complement each other. This one is almost better too, clearer. Hafspajen (talk) 23:18, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I don't think we always use these images as well as we should in articles, but this is a very useful image in astronomy. We just need to do a better job explainig what each type of image shows. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:38, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Pine 01:21, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --The eye does seem more vivid in the current nom.--Godot13 (talk) 05:21, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Yeh, a vivid and wild one...But it's of God..you know..? The herald 06:51, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • There may be some value in rotating one of these images 90 degrees to match the orientation. 24.222.214.125 (talk) 00:40, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Good suggestion, but I am not sure that'll cause any change in the quality of the pic. The herald 16:32, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
I don't think it would change the quality of the image. But it would increase the EV for comparing the two. 24.222.214.125 (talk) 18:32, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula (PIA09178).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:14, 18 October 2014 (UTC)



Cacique of Poyais (Gregor MacGregor)[edit]

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Original – One hard dollar (unissued, 1820s) created by Gregor MacGregor from the fictional Bank of Poyais (part of an elaborate con).
Reason
High quality image, high EV. One dollar, Bank of Poyais, Republic of Poyais (1820s). After fighting in South and Central America, Scottish soldier Gregor MacGregor created an elaborate con claiming to have been made a Cacique of the entirely fictitious Cazique of Poyais, all in an effort to defraud land investors. Nearly 200 died in 1822–23 in connection with MacGregor’s deception. An unissued “banknote” designed and printed by MacGregor as part of his con.
Articles in which this image appears
Gregor MacGregor
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Gregor MacGregor and W.H. Lizars (engraver).
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 05:20, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Like this - elegant fine lines. Hafspajen (talk) 07:16, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Why is it called hard dollar? Hafspajen (talk) 07:14, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Hafs- I'm not sure, but it could have been an effort to tie the note/currency to the Spanish dollar.--Godot13 (talk) 05:28, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Fascinating but sad story associated with it (I may try it myself if I run short of funds). It isn't "unissued" or "hard" though; it seems he did issue them in exchange for real currencies, and this note is a promise for a "hard" dollar. Belle (talk) 10:24, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Belle-unissued is referring to this particular piece (e.g., lack of a serial number, date, and signatures).
  • Support - Interesting backstory to this note. Good enough EV for his Cazique of Poyais. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:46, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Interesting story indeed — shades of Evelyn Waugh's Ishmaelia in Scoop. Sca (talk) 15:21, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bank of Poyais-1 Hard Dollar (1820s) SCAM.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:28, 18 October 2014 (UTC)



Oedipus and the Sphinx[edit]

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OriginalOedipus and the Sphinx, an 1864 painting by Gustave Moreau, depicting the meeting between Oedipus and the Sphinx on the road to Delphi.
Reason
High quality scan, interesting image. Don't think we have any Moreaus featured.
Articles in which this image appears
Oedipus and the Sphinx, Gustave Moreau
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Gustave Moreau
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:54, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 04:45, 8 October 2014 (UTC) (nasty creature)
  • Support - The hand and foot at the bottom are a nice touch...--Godot13 (talk) 05:08, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – Lovely painting on a mythological subject; a combination pretty well guaranteed to get my vote! ;-) SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:56, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: A remarkable painting and this Sphinx is one fine creature. Fylbecatulous talk 01:49, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Oedipus and the Sphinx 1864.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:18, 18 October 2014 (UTC)



Frederic Edwin Church - Niagara Falls[edit]

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Original The painting Niagara Falls, from the American Side was commissioned by the American art dealer Michael Knoedler in 1866. Church was selected to represent the USA at the International Exposition (1867) in Paris and possibly intended to participate with this painting.


Reason
Niagara Falls, from the American Side is a painting by the American artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) from 1867. Church is noted as one of the most outstanding Romantic landscape painters from the United States. He was part of the American art movement called Hudson River School, a group of landscape painters whose aesthetic vision was influenced by the romanticism. Frederic Edwin Church made a series of paintings on the falls. The most famous of them - "Niagara Falls, from the American Side" was painted in 1867 and is currently located in the collection of the National Gallery of Scotland.
Articles in which this image appears
Niagara Falls, from the American Side, Frederic Edwin Church, Marine art
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Frederic Edwin Church
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 16:37, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Notable painting, good scan — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:58, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice. SagaciousPhil - Chat 13:06, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - beautiful painting and this seems like a detailed scan but there are terribly abundant JPEG artifacts along the top (in the sky) and along the left towards the top (in the trees) - Tokugawapants (talk) 06:07, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I can see some marks, but it looks like defects in the painting (maybe creating unofocused artefacts in the scan)- vertical dark lines above the trees. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 11:54, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Great painting, and great scan. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 21:20, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Frederic Edwin Church - Niagara Falls, from the American Side - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:38, 17 October 2014 (UTC)



Franklin Pierce redux[edit]

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OriginalMathew Brady photograph of Franklin Pierce
Reason
Cleaned it up a bit more after Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Franklin Pierce, think it's a very useful historical document, even if the quality of photography from that time - this is a Victorian photographic reproduction of a daguerreotype - isn't fantastic.
Articles in which this image appears
Franklin Pierce, many others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Political
Creator
Mathew Brady, restoration by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 14:42, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Best in scope — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:56, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - SagaciousPhil - Chat 13:04, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 19:11, 9 October 2014 (UTC)(but keep why hands like Napoleon...?)
    • Honestly, probably just a way of keeping it still. Remember, there were ridiculously long development times for early photographs. They had to have hidden neckbraces. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:57, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - fine historical photo. Jusdafax 20:36, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Mathew Brady - Franklin Pierce.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:43, 17 October 2014 (UTC)



Albert Einstein[edit]

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Original – Photograph of Albert Einstein by Ferdinand Schmutzer
Reason
All the copyright issues seem to have been cleared up now, so I think this is safe enough nominating at last
Articles in which this image appears
Albert Einstein + 11
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Ferdinand Schmutzer; restoration by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 13:28, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — The amazing Einstein at 42; nowadays audiences probably are more accustomed to seeing shots of him in later life, when he lived in the U.S. Sca (talk) 13:43, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Nice. I'm not sure why he has a tube connecting his head to his shoulder though; perhaps it is a connection to a backup brain, or maybe a handle to make him easier to manage if you are carrying a lot of theoretical physicists (that's probably it; Enrico Fermi had wheels and Richard Feynman had a hook that allowed you to attach him to shopping trolley). Belle (talk) 14:38, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - 3rd time's the charm? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:57, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - per Crisco...--Godot13 (talk) 05:12, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- Hey, that's my nom!!.. :-) The herald 14:45, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Interesting! --Good afternoon (talk) 07:39, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Very nice. —Bruce1eetalk 06:16, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Wow. Jim Carter 10:18, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Einstein 1921 by F Schmutzer - restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:29, 17 October 2014 (UTC)



Kufic script[edit]

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Original – A copy of the Quran showing the intricate details of the kufic script.
Closeup – Showing peculiar patterned detail in from the Original.
Alt.1:A page from the Quran written in Kufic script in gold.
Reason
Image is of high quality and resolution, subject is in focus. It illustrates the kufic script in detail.
Articles in which this image appears
Kufic, Quran
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others, WP:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Akif Sahin
  • Support as nominatorFauzan✆ talk✉ mail 19:38, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - If this is meant to illustrate Kufic script, wouldn't a written example have more value? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:42, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
    I assume that you are meaning handwritten, yes it is. If you are referring to a scanned image, I have including an Alt. --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 14:15, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
    I don't understand what Crisco 1492 is talking about either (not dissing him; I just don't understand), but the original is much the better of the two pictures. Unfortunately the bleed-through from the reverse of the page makes it a bit indistinct. Belle (talk) 14:54, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
    Bleed through might be expected on a handwritten manuscript. Anyway, the contrast is high enough to outweigh the bleed somewhat. --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 19:50, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
    Fauzan appears to have understood just fine. Since the source says handschrift, I guess you're right about it being hand-written. Support. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:35, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support A fine image for illustrating the script. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:45, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support A fine handmade image illustrating the Quran, one of the most important religious scripts. Hafspajen (talk) 21:02, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose original, weak support alt 1 I don't like the angle and unsharp focus throughout the image. It's better to present the entire page, which alt 1 does, but it's slightly below the minimum size requirements. Brandmeistertalk 08:58, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - re: Original, beautiful script for sure, but it would be great if we could get a photo of an original rather than a photo of a print/book reproduction of an original - Tokugawapants (talk) 06:16, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
    • @Tokugawapants: Isn't the original image a photograph of an original? That gold leaf doesn't look like something that's printed. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:40, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Image description of alt contradicts the article about whether Kufic could have originated in Kufa or not (image description says, "erroneously believed to have originated", but article has a reference from the British Museum - reliable source?). I think this should be resolved. Samsara (FA  FP) 19:06, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:39, 16 October 2014 (UTC)




Rubens Peale with a Geranium by Rembrandt Peale[edit]

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Original – Rubens Peale with a geranium, first specimen ever grown in the New World, 1801
Reason
A good picture of botanist Rubens Peale from the famous Peale family, with his geranium, said to be the first American geranium. The Peales were famous for establishing the first museums, see Peale Museum. Charles Willson Peale christened most of his seventeen children after famous artists and scientists; ... While Rembrandt Peale did become a painter and the portraitist of this work, Rubens Peale, who sat for this likeness at the age of seventeen, was a botanist. The geranium depicted is said to be the first specimen ever grown in the New World.
Articles in which this image appears
Rubens Peale and Rembrandt Peale
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering or ...Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Rembrandt Peale
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 16:24, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Lovely painting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:03, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Interesting composition (the geranium seems to be stroking his hair while he caresses its roots; "oooooo, caress my roots"). Belle (talk) 14:57, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. A quality reproduction and an interesting portrait. And what Belle said. Although I think he's too innocent and pure looking to be complicit in the geranium's kinky games... ;-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:38, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Lovely; both a highly notable subject and artist. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:40, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Rembrandt Peale - Rubens Peale with a Geranium - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:25, 16 October 2014 (UTC)




Banquet Still Life, Adriaen van Utrecht[edit]

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Original – Banquet Still Life, by Adriaen van Utrecht, 1644. A feast of fruits, food, drink, exotic objects, musical instruments, a dog, parrot and a monkey - is depicted in this painting - where the painter's sense of rhythm enables him to capture the vital element in each of his objects. As a consequence, his compositions unfold a most refined elegance: both elaborate and complex, radiant with the purple of the shelfish, the golden of the lemons and metal objects and the soft flesh of fruits. Everything is painted with precision and virtuosity.
Detail
Reason
Adriaen van Utrecht (1599–1652) was a celebrated Flemish Baroque still life painter of the Antwerp school. He painted mainly still lifes, paintings of hunting scenes and was also know as a skilled animal painter.
Articles in which this image appears
Adriaen van Utrecht, Pronkstilleven, Dutch Golden Age painting
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Adriaen van Utrecht
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 15:32, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful. Going on a still-life binge, Haffy? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:13, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, we have no still lifes, Hafspajen (talk) 16:17, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • With that toy dog in there, it can't be completely still.... Sca (talk) 17:57, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Still lifes did contained living animals sometimes in the Dutch Golden Age... see Still life Hafspajen (talk) 18:00, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Yip, yip, yip, yip! Sca (talk) 23:25, 6 October 2014‎ (UTC)
  • Support Stunning, never seen this before. Brandmeistertalk 22:35, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Fantastic detail.--Godot13 (talk) 05:43, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support It's a lovely painting. Lighting could have been slightly better - cracks are hard to minimize the view of, though, and it is otherwise, excellent. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:03, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support An excellent painting --ȸ (talk) 20:35, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Banquet Still Life, Adriaen van Utrecht, 1644 - Rijksmuseum.jpg --The herald 15:29, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

  • 6 support, 0 oppose... The herald 15:29, 16 October 2014 (UTC)




Main slab of Darwinius masillae[edit]

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Original – Main slab of Darwinius masillae (specimen PMO 214.214), new genus and species, from Messel pit in Germany.
Reason
High Quality and EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Darwinius masillae, Cercamoniinae, Darwinius, Messel pit
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Jens L. Franzen, Philip D. Gingerich, Jörg Habersetzer1, Jørn H. Hurum, Wighart von Koenigswald, B. Holly Smith
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 14:21, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Below minimum resolution, and Darwinius masillae is a redirect (and thus should not be counted as an "article in which this image appears"). That being said, this appears to be an image of the fossil in situ and is thus very useful and rare. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:15, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • IAR Support - Agree with Crisco. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:55, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Tokugawapants (talk) 06:10, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Samsara (FA  FP) 03:23, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Darwinius masillae PMO 214.214.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:24, 16 October 2014 (UTC)



Anatomical diagram of a scallop[edit]

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Original – Anatomy of the right side of a scallop, including detailed information on the circulation and nervous systems as well as all the major organs. Note that the intestines are embedded within the gonad, and that portions of the left side (principally the gills and the shell) are not shown.
Reason
This is a renomination of this file from a year and a half ago, with much improvement/ adjustment. Image is freely licensed, is of high technical quality and biological accuracy, and has strong visual appeal. I also consider this a work in progress for the moment, and welcome any suggestions for changes or improvements to it, even minor things. This is likely to be my last FP nomination for awhile— too much time spent drawing!
Articles in which this image appears
Pectinidae
FP category for this image
wp:Featured pictures/Sciences/Biology
Creator
KDS4444
  • Support as nominatorKDS4444Talk 13:02, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
  • After generating this page, I forgot to transclude it onto the list of candidates— so it is now a day or two behind schedule! Can this be taken into account when the voted are tallied? Am hoping so. It was a careless mistake on my part, and am hoping it won't end up counting against me. KDS4444Talk 09:39, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Barely recognized it! Very nice. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:35, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Though it would be best if the whole background was white, rather than just a block. You still have transparency — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:37, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment I can't quite figure out what the left branch of the Intestines label is pointing to. There's a tube on the right side, but... Maybe add a cutaway so that anatomy interior of the gonad is a little easier to see? Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:34, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 13:45, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • What is the label for the digestive gland pointing to? It seem to either be pointing to two lines or spanning an area where there doesn't seem to be anything disernable as a "gland" (I'm such a gland expert; that came out wrong, but you'd expect to see something). Also (nothing to do with the picture really), do we only normally eat female scallops? Scallops I've been server/prepared all seem to have orange "coral" (which I now know is the gonad; thanks for that!) which would suggest they are female. Belle (talk) 14:46, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
    • There's a bit of a yellow-brown thing just sticking out from under the stomach at the top. I think that's the gland. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:02, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
      • I did wonder; perhaps some bars at the end of the crossing line would make it clearer. Belle (talk) 15:04, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 20:43, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Well done.--Godot13 (talk) 05:46, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Author's comment-- There seems to be some confusion regarding my annotation lines, and I definitely need to find a better way to show what is what here. The digestive gland is supposed to be the entire black mass at the top of the image, enveloping the stomach— the thing sticking out behind it is a loop of the intestine which does not pass through it but rather behind it. I think I may be able to move the intestinal loop lower, however, and clear up the confusion here and elsewhere with a different style to some of my annotation lines. Gimme just a coupla minutes to see if I can wrangle it into place! And thank you all for the commentary! KDS4444Talk 13:24, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Small comments. The "Anterior" arrow is not exactly horizontal. There is a border of transparency around the white background which seems unnecessary. It is not very clear to me what "Adductor muscle" is pointing to. Is it the whole of the whitish mass in the middle of the creature or something around its edge? 86.160.86.63 (talk) 13:34, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oh, also, I'm not quite clear if the gill is the bright orange semi-circle or the yellow section just above it - the pointer points directly between them. If it's both, it'd be better to put the pointer on both; if not, one of them is unlabelled. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:48, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Author's follow-up I believe I have fixed these lingering ambiguities. I have used annotation lines with circles at the ends to indicate whole organs (please let me know if there are any which still seem ambiguous or confusing) and have added some text to make the locations of some overlapping organs more explicit. KDS4444Talk 14:15, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Very, very nice. Your images always start good, and end fantastic. Support. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:30, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
    • I have one further cosmetic suggestion: It would be nice if the "Anterior" and "Posterior" labels and arrows looked more symmetrical, i.e. had the same vertical positioning and had more similar (mirror image) spatial relationships between text and arrow. 81.152.70.161 (talk) 17:56, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
      • An excellent suggestion. Let me do that right now. KDS4444Talk 01:17, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Scallop Diagram2.svg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:10, 16 October 2014 (UTC)




Charles Hodge[edit]

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OriginalCharles Hodge, a Presbyterian theologian and principal of Princeton Theological Seminary, in a portrait by Rembrandt Peale
Reason
High quality portrait by a notable artist, of a notable person. Good EV
Articles in which this image appears
Charles Hodge
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Religious figures, perhaps
Creator
Rembrandt Peale
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:54, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support A well done portrait, showing the unique characteristics of the subject. And by Rembrandt Peale!! Very nice. Hafspajen (talk) 10:57, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I like the other Peale portrait better, but this is still very good, and great for the Charles Hodge article. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:04, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Sure, why not? Samsara (FA  FP) 11:19, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - A solid portrait for the Hodge article by a highly notable artist.--Godot13 (talk) 04:40, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:PORTRAIT OF CHARLES HODGE, Rembrandt Peale.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:31, 16 October 2014 (UTC)



Series 1880 United States Notes[edit]

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Reason
High quality, high EV (presented as a set). Complete denomination set ($1 to $1,000) of Series 1880 U.S. Notes (aka Legal Tender). From the U.S. Treasury Department collection transferred to the National Numismatic Collection in 1978.
Original
An nine-note complete denomination set of Series 1880 United States Notes $1 through $1,000.
Articles in which these images appear
United States Note (all), Large denominations of United States currency (2), and one in each United States one-dollar bill, United States two-dollar bill, United States five-dollar bill, United States ten-dollar bill, United States twenty-dollar bill, United States fifty-dollar bill, and United States one hundred-dollar bill.
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Images by Godot13
Series 1880 United States Notes (complete denomination set)
$1,000 DeWitt Clinton 


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 18:51, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment: What's with the horizontal line on the 1 and 2 dollar bills (and maybe others)? Also, I think the EV would work better if we made the table in the article sortable (say, by denomination, year of issue, and maybe person depicted). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:36, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
    • The horizontal line is an "as made" security feature in the paper. Will make the table sortable within 24 hours...--Godot13 (talk) 06:16, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Excellent. Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:43, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support, a wonderful set! Hafspajen (talk) 19:08, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • People', don't you like dollars any more, only in your pocket? what's wrong ?:) Hafspajen (talk) 13:22, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Very nice. Think it's just big sets take some time to review. Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:30, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support SagaciousPhil - Chat 20:12, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: worthy of being featured. Fylbecatulous talk 22:01, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:US-$1-LT-1880-Fr-29.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:52, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-$2-LT-1880-Fr-52.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:52, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-$5-LT-1880-Fr-72.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:52, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-$10-LT-1880-Fr-102.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:52, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-$20-LT-1880-Fr-145.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:52, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-$50-LT-1880-Fr.164.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:52, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-$100-LT-1880-Fr-181.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:52, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-$500-LT-1880-Fr-185l.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:52, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-$1000-LT-1880-Fr-187k.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:52, 15 October 2014 (UTC)



Grace Hopper portrait[edit]

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OriginalGrace Hopper, nicknamed "Amazing Grace" because of her significant accomplishments, was a pioneering computer scientist and eventually a rear admiral in the US Navy. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale, and is sometimes called "the mother of COBOL". A US Navy ship and a supercomputer at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center were named in her honor. Note that her rank was called commodore at the time, and is currently officially called rear admiral (lower half).
Reason
Notable person, and this seems to be the best quality photo that we have.
Articles in which this image appears
Grace Hopper
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
James S. Davis
  • Support as nominatorPine 18:32, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Though I may not be crazy about the DOF here, this is a striking image (the contrast of her small body and the flag) and an important pioneer in computer technology. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:38, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support for the 80s, it's quite good. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:37, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Good EV, nice lighting and composition, high resolution. Kaldari (talk) 23:44, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - A good photograph that does what a FP should: it made me curious (I read an article I otherwise wouldn't, and I learned something new).--Godot13 (talk) 08:14, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Nominator's reasons. Alborzagros (talk) 12:01, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- Bellus Delphina talk 12:54, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Commodore Grace M. Hopper, USN (covered).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:37, 15 October 2014 (UTC)



The Discovery Moment[edit]

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Original – A nearly full Moon sets as the space shuttle Discovery sits atop Launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 11, 2009.
Alt.1 – The Discovery space shuttle lifting off on the STS-119 mission from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
Reason
Fine quality image with high ev.
Articles in which this image appears
Space Shuttle Discovery
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Getting there
Creator
NASA
Note
For original, there is a similar image File:STS120LaunchHiRes-edit1.jpg which is a FP of Discovery but in STS-120 mission
  • Support any or all as nominatorThe herald 15:37, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Not a useful nomination. These are not a coherent set- each adds something different to the article and they really should be judged separately. We don't nominate FAs or FLs by just throwing as many articles/lists at the nomination process as possible, so we shouldn't do the same thing with FPs. J Milburn (talk) 16:45, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Comment It is not a set, there are ALTs. Hafspajen (talk) 18:29, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
I don't think ALTs work that way. GamerPro64 21:57, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Maybe not. Split? Hafspajen (talk) 22:32, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Probably. GamerPro64 01:58, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Definitely split. None of these make a coherent set, and the technical quality varies greatly. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:30, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492:,@J Milburn:,@GamerPro64: & @Hafspajen: Looks fine now??? The herald 07:07, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • I would argue no. The purpose of alts is to determine which is the best of very similar images, generally with the same EV. These alts have little in common in their usage or their value. If it's a matter of which image should be used on the article mainspace, then that is usually an issue for that articles talk page -- not the FP project. As for the images themselves, as a rule images which are used in galleries are out, and these because of their incoherence lack a solid argument for EV. Picking a single image, explaining why it adds to the article and letting it stand on its own technical merits is almost always a better way to pass a nomination and improve the project. 24.222.214.125 (talk) 23:34, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose both The first image is nothing special and is potentially misleading (the space shuttles didn't go anywhere near the moon), and the second photo appears to be tilted and doesn't have great EV either (it also isn't currently in any articles on this Wikipedia). Nick-D (talk) 03:07, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:42, 15 October 2014 (UTC)



Samuel Peploe - Still life with Apples and Jar[edit]

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Original – A Post-Impressionist Still life by a notable artist, well done, with powerful colours and lines.
Reason
Samuel Peploe (1871 – 1935) - was a a Scottish Post-Impressionist painter, noted for his still life works and for being one of the group of four painters that became known as the Scottish Colourists. Peploe's 1905 painting Still Life with Coffee Pot, sold on 26 May 2011 at Christie's in London for £937,250, is one of the most expensive Scottish painting sold at auction. The previous record for a work by Peploe was £623,650 for Tulips, sold in 2010.
Articles in which this image appears
Samuel Peploe, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art of the United Kingdom
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings,
Creator
Samuel Peploe
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 13:22, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Always glad to have less-known artists coming through here. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:45, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I saw cracks like that on a French abstract expressionist painting from the 1960s. In that example, large areas had fallen off. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 07:24, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Fallen off because of the bad oil I guess, Hafspajen (talk) 11:33, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Varnish was not used by the impressionist, they thought it was bad style old fashioned, dark and just stupidity. Some had problems later with deteriorating colurs because of that. Hafspajen (talk) 14:04, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • But nothing has fallen of from this one, this is good quality. Hafspajen (talk) 21:02, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: Another very good instructive narrative, Hafs. Notable and of good quality. Fylbecatulous talk 01:33, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: A nice reproduction of notable art. Not my favourite art by the Colourists, but... Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:40, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Samuel Peploe - Still life- apples and jar - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:23, 15 October 2014 (UTC)



Delist: Black-fronted Dotterel[edit]

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Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops), Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant, Canberra, Australia
Reason
Not used in any articles, replaced with current FP File:Elseyornis melanops - Chiltern.jpg
Articles this image appears in
None
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Elseyornis melanops - Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant.jpg
Nominator
 — Crisco 1492 (talk)

Delisted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:29, 15 October 2014 (UTC)



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