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This star, with one point broken, symbolizes the featured candidates on Wikipedia.

Featured pictures are images that add significantly to articles, either by illustrating article content particularly well, or being eye-catching to the point where users will want to read its accompanying article. Taking the adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words," the images featured on Wikipedia:Featured pictures should illustrate a Wikipedia article in such a way as to add significantly to that article, according to the featured picture criteria.

Promoting an image

If you believe an image should be featured, create a subpage (use the "For Nominations" field, below) and add the subpage to the current nominations section.

For promotion, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers in support and the consensus is in its favor, it can be added to the Wikipedia:Featured pictures list. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-third majority in support, including the nominator and/or creator of the image; however, anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets.

All users may comment. However, only those who have been on Wikipedia for 25 days and with at least 100 edits will be included in the numerical count. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. Nominations started in December are given three extra days, due to the holidays slowing down activity here.

The archive contains all opinions and comments collected for candidate nominations and their nomination results.

If you nominate an image here, please consider also uploading and nominating it at Commons to help ensure that the pictures can be used not just in the English Wikipedia but on all other Wikimedia projects as well.

Delisting an image

A featured picture can be nominated for delisting if you feel it no longer lives up to featured picture standards. You may also request a featured picture be replaced with a superior image. Create a subpage (use the "For Delists" field, below) and add the subpage to the current nominations section.

Please leave a note on the talk page of the original FPC nominator (and creator/uploader, if appropriate) to let them know the delisting is being debated. The user may be able to address the issues and avoid the delisting of the picture.

For delisting, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers supporting a delist or replace, and the consensus is in its favor, it will be delisted from Wikipedia:Featured pictures. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-third majority in support, including the nominator. However, images are sometimes delisted despite having fewer than five in support of their removal, and there is currently no consensus on how best to handle delist closures. Note that anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets.

Outside of the nominator, all voters are expected to have been on Wikipedia for 25 days and to have made a minimum of 100 edits. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. As with regular nominations, delist nominations are given three extra days to run if started in December.

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

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

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

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


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

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


Step 3:
Transclude and link

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

How to comment for Candidate Images

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

How to comment for Delist Images

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

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

Editing candidates

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

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Japan 1870 20 Yen (alt).jpg Japan, 20 gold yen, 1870 (first year of issue)


Current nominations[edit]

The Dining Hall of Keble College, Oxford, UK[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 May 2015 at 10:23:19 (UTC)

Original – The interior of the Dining Hall of Keble College
Reason
It's a high quality and interesting interior of Keble College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.
Articles in which this image appears
Keble College, Oxford
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 10:23, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:25, 26 April 2015 (UTC)




William Etty[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 May 2015 at 02:05:56 (UTC)

Original – a caption for the image, providing adequate context for voters on WP:FPC
Reason
High quality scan of a self-portrait by a notable artist, showing both his style and how he viewed himself.
Articles in which this image appears
William Etty +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
William Etty
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:05, 26 April 2015 (UTC)




Metallic Skink[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 May 2015 at 22:17:28 (UTC)

Reason
High EV and good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Metallic Skink
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 22:17, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Needs a crop. There is a pure white area where the image was rotated. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:36, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I did it. Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:31, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Nice photo. The crop is a bit tight around the tail but actually I think it works in this case, because if JJ gave equal space in that corner, it would probably unbalance the (somewhat) central position of the body. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:09, 26 April 2015 (UTC)




Jesus image on church window[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 May 2015 at 11:02:52 (UTC)

Original – Jesus depicted as the Good Shepherd (stained glass at St John's Ashfield in Sydney, Australia)
Reason
High quality
Articles in which this image appears
links to the article(s) that use this image, in order of where the image has highest encyclopedic value
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Religious figures
Creator
unknown
  • Support as nominatorQian.neewan (talk) 11:02, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Nomination is incomplete. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:02, 24 April 2015 (UTC)




India Gate[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 May 2015 at 09:54:27 (UTC)

Original – A close up shot of India Gate from Rajpath
Reason
A high EV image with unmatched quality
Articles in which this image appears
India Gate
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Benison
  • Support as nominator – -The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 09:54, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now; perspective needs to be corrected (doable with this file), pixelation or something is very disturbing, and there are way too many people (neither of which is fixable with this file). If you want to take FPs, I recommend investing in a camera (rather than a smart phone). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:03, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose This probably is the best image of the India Gate on Commons, but as Crisco says the technical standards and composition are well short of FP status. Nick-D (talk) 05:43, 26 April 2015 (UTC)




Potassium alum crystal[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 May 2015 at 06:31:04 (UTC)

Original – Potassium alum crystal
Reason
Intriguing, encyclopedic, and striking illustration
Articles in which this image appears
Alum-(K), Alum, Potassium alum
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Materials science
Creator
Ude
  • Support as nominatorPine 06:31, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support - That background arc is somewhat distracting. I much prefer Alchemist's approach of relatively plain backgrounds with no sharp lines to distract from the subject. That said, this is a good illustration. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:55, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
  • oppose neither are the typical crystalline structure are good visible nor the background is ok for me: too distracting. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:26, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. In addition to reasoning above, the fact that the image is B&W doesn't help it's use in describing the physical properties. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:11, 26 April 2015 (UTC)




Curug Cipendok 2[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 May 2015 at 23:44:11 (UTC)

OriginalCurug Cipendok, a waterfall in Banyumas Regency
Reason
Second time's the charm? This image has been reworked to resolve the technical issues, and the EV is still there and still strong.
Articles in which this image appears
Curug Cipendok
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Chris Woodrich




Delist:4StrokeEngine Ortho 3D.gif[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 May 2015 at 06:35:31 (UTC)

A four stroke engine diagram
Reason
Replaced universally with File:4StrokeEngine Ortho 3D Small.gif, as that one actually moves.
Articles this image appears in
None.
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Picture peer review/4 Stroke Engine
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Four Stroke Engine
Nominator
 — Crisco 1492 (talk)
  • Delist —  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:35, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Delist. The animated gif is more informative; having been replaced, this one isn't used in any articles. —Bruce1eetalk 07:25, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Delist – Ditto. Sca (talk) 12:36, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
  • DelistBammesk (talk) 03:17, 24 April 2015 (UTC)




Portrait of Count Stanislas Potocki[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 May 2015 at 23:54:08 (UTC)

Original – The Portrait of Count Stanislas Potocki is an equestrian portrait of the Polish patron, politician, writer and Prime Minister of Poland Stanisław Kostka Potocki completed by the French painter Jacques-Louis David in 1781.
Reason
High quality scan of an attractive work. Haven't had many Poland-related images featured yet.
Articles in which this image appears
Portrait of Count Stanislas Potocki +4
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jacques-Louis David
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:54, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Awesome painting with high quality. _______Alborzagros (talk) 07:13, 23 April 2015 (UTC)_______
  • Support – Nineteenth-century hagiographic portrait with EV for Polish history. (When it was painted in 1781, Poland – territorially reduced by the First Partition – had become a 'protectorate' of Russia, which soon would annex most of it.) Sca (talk) 12:53, 23 April 2015 (UTC)




Keeled skimmer[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 May 2015 at 00:16:49 (UTC)

Original – The keeled skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens), a species of European dragonfly. It is often found near peat bogs.
Reason
High quality and attractive. We haven't had any dragonflies in a while.
Articles in which this image appears
keeled skimmer
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Andreas Eichler
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:16, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Amazing detail of filigreed wings at full res. Sca (talk) 13:03, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as nominator in Commons. Tomer T (talk) 22:19, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great detail per Sca.--Godot13 (talk) 04:37, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - per Sca. Bammesk (talk) 22:54, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Very high quality macro, good background separation and good detail. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:15, 26 April 2015 (UTC)




Billie Burke[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 May 2015 at 16:35:15 (UTC)

Original – Billie Burke, by Harris & Ewing
Reason
high resolution image with restoration of a famous artist. The best image we have of her.
Articles in which this image appears
Billie Burke
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Harris & Ewing, photographer, restored, uploaded and nominated by Yann (talk)
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 16:35, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support - There are still several scratches which could be removed. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:08, 24 April 2015 (UTC)




Mohanlal[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 May 2015 at 14:37:30 (UTC)

Original – Actor Mohanlal
Reason
Good quality and high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Mohanlal, Mohanlal filmography
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Prathyush Thomas
  • Support as nominatorBlacknclick (talk) 14:37, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Technically, this is pretty good. Admittedly it's a little soft, and I'd have used a lower f number to ensure that the pattern in the background didn't show up as much. However, the composition leaves a bit to be desired, as having his arms crossed (and cut off in the middle) and his eyes looking to the side doesn't make this stand out as a portrait. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:02, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I don't believe anything really makes this picture significantly better than others of the actor.chsh (talk) 17:33, 24 April 2015 (UTC)




Glassy Tiger butterfly[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 May 2015 at 08:21:20 (UTC)

Set nomination photo 1 – Glassy Tiger butterfly (Parantica aglea), side view
Set nomination photo 2 – Glassy Tiger butterfly (Parantica aglea), dorsal view
Reason
This is a set nomination of two striking and encyclopedic photos that provide side and dorsal views of Parantica aglea, also known as the Glassy Tiger butterfly.
Articles in which this image appears
Parantica aglea
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Jkadavoor, edited by Christian Ferrer
  • Support as nominatorPine 08:21, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support side view, Neutral on the dorsal view (looks a little OOF). — Crisco 1492 (talk)12:17, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
  • @Crisco 1492: May I get your autograph on the line above, please? (: --Pine 08:18, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support side view, Neutral on dorsal view (background). Bammesk (talk) 22:57, 25 April 2015 (UTC)




Serra dos Órgãos National Park[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 May 2015 at 08:14:04 (UTC)

Reason
Striking photo, already featured on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Serra dos Órgãos, Rio de Janeiro (state), National Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Carlos Perez Couto, edited by The Photographer
  • Support as nominatorPine 08:14, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:39, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Dramatic lighting, v.g. composition. (What's the altitude there?) Sca (talk) 12:44, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 12:02, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Bammesk (talk) 02:07, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Dreamland + HQ + EV Alborzagros (talk) 12:25, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Very dramatic, and lucky with the lighting. :-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:16, 26 April 2015 (UTC)




Newport Harbor Sunset[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 May 2015 at 04:09:24 (UTC)

Original Newport Harbor Sunset
Reason
Dramatic photo of a colorful sunset in Newport Beach, California
Articles in which this image appears
Newport Beach
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  04:09, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - This looks to have been heavily upsampled. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:13, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Nice colors, but lacks discernible features in background. Sca (talk) 12:48, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Lacks features that distinguish this harbor from any other on earth, so there is no EV. Mattximus (talk) 14:06, 21 April 2015 (UTC)




John Wayne Airport [edit]

Voting period ends on 1 May 2015 at 04:03:58 (UTC)

Original – High Altitude Aerial Photo of the entire John Wayne Airport area
Reason
Great High Altitude Aerial Photo of the entire John Wayne Airport area shot on the Nikon
Articles in which this image appears
John Wayne Airport
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  04:03, 21 April 2015 (UTC)




Farmhouse in Provence[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2015 at 23:42:22 (UTC)

OriginalFarmhouse in Provence is an oil painting on canvas completed by Vincent van Gogh in 1888. It depicts a farmhouse in Arles, Provence. He contrasted complementary colours in order to give his work intensity. The painting is now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable painting
Articles in which this image appears
Farmhouse in Provence +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Vincent van Gogh
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:42, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Another van Gogh I hadn't seen! Really nice. I like the lavender- or mauve-colored walls. Is that the ocean in the background? CorinneSD (talk) 23:46, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Oh, Vincent! Sca (talk) 01:12, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 12:03, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Bammesk (talk) 01:42, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Nice painting + HQ + EV Alborzagros (talk) 12:25, 23 April 2015 (UTC)




Pilatus PC 12 next to a pair of CHALLENGER 600 Jets[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2015 at 21:54:15 (UTC)

Original – Pilatus PC 12 next to a pair of CHALLENGER 600 Jets
Reason
Pilatus PC 12 is a Turbo Prop commuter plane that is designed to provide affordable commuter transportation to charter clients. Here it is shown next to 2 Challenger 600 jets to show is size in comparison to the larger charter Jets.
Articles in which this image appears
Pilatus PC 12
FP category for this image
link to category (listed on the WP:FP page) that best describes the image
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  21:54, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Composition seems a bit confused to me. 86.150.71.4 (talk) 00:27, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Sorry, but the front part where the engine is appears too shadowy. The neighboring aircraft are distracting. It doesn't appear that the full width of the wingspan is in the photograph either. Étienne Dolet (talk) 02:10, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Étienne, lighting issues, composition. Sca (talk) 12:54, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I have to agree -- the shadow really takes away from what the picture is trying to show. chsh (talk) 17:32, 24 April 2015 (UTC)




Football Players by Harald Giersing, 1917[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2015 at 09:56:50 (UTC)

OriginalFootball Players by Harald Giersing, 1917, oil on compoboard, 149.1 × 122 cm, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Les Joueurs de football and Harald Giersing
FP category for this image
Creator
Harald Giersing
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 09:56, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Very nice painting, and it helps to illustrate a genre of sports painting that is described quite well in the article Les Joueurs de football. CorinneSD (talk) 15:50, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Awesome painting. Étienne Dolet (talk) 19:39, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Category? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:37, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I also question the EV of this image (in addition to the one above), there is no article for this painting, it is only found in the gallery section, and under the painter's main page, less than a sentence is given to this painting. It's a lovely painting and scan, but I'm not sure it is useful in an encyclopaedic sense. Mattximus (talk) 02:12, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - great image, but not sharp for a still photo. Bammesk (talk) 23:03, 25 April 2015 (UTC)




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

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

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


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 05:37, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support High quality image and much EV. Alborzagros (talk) 06:18, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Is it just me, or is there an artefact surrounding the coins? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:06, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Not quite sure I understand, could you elaborate?--Godot13 (talk) 17:30, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
  • There appear to be faint, light gray circles around both coins. Maybe a pixel thick, if that. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:38, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I'll tweak it in a few hours when I'm home...--Godot13 (talk) 20:14, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Crisco- I couldn't really see the lines, but I reworked the image from the original regardless. Any better?--Godot13 (talk) 22:50, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Yep, that got it. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:27, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 16:28, 21 April 2015 (UTC)




Great Wall of China 2[edit]

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

Original – The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling, 2013.
Edit, blue reduced
Reason
Looks like the previous image was delisted and currently we don't have an FP for this. This one is the current lead image, showing the recent condition of the wall as of 2013. Also, the greenery typical to wuxia films is there. Despite some noise at remote distances looks fairly good.
Articles in which this image appears
Great Wall of China, List of walls, Ibn Battuta
FP category for this image
Places/Architecture
Creator
Severin.stalder
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 14:08, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT Yann (talk) 18:16, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Although the Great Wall of China certainly deserves a featured picture, I can hardly believe this is the best and most encyclopedic picture available to Wikipedia, considering thousands of tourists photograph it every day. While it has plenty of aesthetic appeal, my main concern is that the colours seem to be far from accurate: the saturation appears to have been artificially increased to the point that the distant mountains are a fluorescent blue (compare with the more natural pale bluish grey of the faraway mountains in File:A_long_stretch_of_the_Great_Wall.jpg and in File:GreatWall_2004_Summer_1.jpg and in File:GreatWall6.jpg). There also seems to be some vignetting. dllu (t,c) 06:23, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Dllu — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:03, 19 April 2015 (UTC)




Cosy Corner by Carl Larsson - 1893[edit]

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

Original – Cosy Corner by Carl Larsson - 1893
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Carl Larsson
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Carl Larsson
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 07:07, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Question I'm not sure I see any EV here, is in only found in one article buried in one of the two galleries? Mattximus (talk) 13:11, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
    This painting belongs to Carl Larsson's art works and is so artistic and has got much EV. Alborzagros (talk) 13:16, 19 April 2015 (UTC)




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

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

OriginalEmma Hamilton as a young woman c. 1782, by George Romney
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Emma, Lady Hamilton
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 06:48, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 18:12, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I removed the spot in her hair. It looked bad. Yann (talk) 12:33, 22 April 2015 (UTC)




Chain gang[edit]

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

Original – A Southern US chain gang circa 1903. This system of punishment had a group of prisoners chained together to perform menial or physically challenging work, including repairing buildings, building roads, or clearing land. The system was phased out in the United States in the 1950s.
Reason
High quality scan of an illustrative historical image. I'm surprised we don't have any FPs of chain gangs.
Articles in which this image appears
Chain gang
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Detroit Publishing Co; restored by Scewing
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:20, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support This is a shocking photo which clearly illustrates this topic. Nick-D (talk) 23:17, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per Nick-D.--Godot13 (talk) 00:37, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - High EV. —Bruce1eetalk 07:46, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Historic value Alborzagros (talk) 10:08, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Sociological EV. Sca (talk) 13:58, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 18:15, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support: a sad time in history and needs to be kept for documentation. Now there would be videos. Excellent EV. Fylbecatulous talk 12:40, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Per Nick-D, Fylbecatulous, Sca & Bruce 1ee. Great find. talk→ 

WPPilot  06:04, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Support Wonderful picture and great EV! chsh (talk) 17:33, 24 April 2015 (UTC)




Portrait of Alfonso I d'Este[edit]

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

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





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Cybele Palace[edit]

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

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:23, 26 April 2015 (UTC)



U.S. Navy patrol boat[edit]

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

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:47, 25 April 2015 (UTC)



After the Bath, Woman drying herself[edit]

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

Promoted File:After the Bath, Woman drying herself - Edgar Degas - National Gallery.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:32, 24 April 2015 (UTC)




Ed koch edited[edit]

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Original – The Queensboro Bridge crosses the East River and Roosevelt Island in New York City.
Reason
The original file, at 5,444,352 pixels, is very high resolution. There is no significant contrast in this photo, and no image noise that I can see. It shows its subject, the Queensboro Bridge, in nearly its entire length (it's impossible to show it fully from this angle, though, because the bridge extends inland on both sides and is sandwiched between skyscrapers). It's also a FP on two other wikis.
Articles in which this image appears
Queensboro Bridge, List of Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology
Creator
User:Simsala111
  • Support as nominatorEpic Genius (talk) 21:28, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Highly compressed, looks like there's a bit of CA on the bridge. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:03, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
    • 3,264 × 2,448 px is the largest size of the original image. Epic Genius (talk) 01:28, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
      • Absolutely irrelevant. I didn't say it was downsampled, but it's been compressed. At that resolution, the file size should be northwards of 3 mb (at least). This was saved as JPG 6 or 7, probably, and it shows: there are numerous JPG artefacts in the image. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:15, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
        • I apologize if I misunderstood you. However, I was not the creator of the original image. Epic Genius (talk) 12:28, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Appears tilted. Composition is not great. 109.157.11.62 (talk) 23:42, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Support -- A significant NYC landmark that is difficult to photograph, even from a boat, and (if the image quality is fine) then go for it. Though I do see how the composition might be in question since the entire bridge cannot be photographed. HullIntegritytalk / 12:10, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I agree with Crisco, the image must have been compressed to have that high resolution but such low file size, it's lacking in crispness in parts. Mattximus (talk) 02:43, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:05, 24 April 2015 (UTC)


La Belle Otero[edit]

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Original – La Belle Otero, by Jean Reutlinger
Original – La Belle Otero, by Jean Reutlinger
Reason
Spanish-born dancer, actress and courtesan, "the most sought after woman in all of Europe" in her time. High resolution image with restoration
Articles in which this image appears
La Belle Otero
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Jean Reutlinger, restored and uploaded by Yann
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 15:13, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Pic. is hazy in the 19th C. manner but typical of period portraits. Interesting story – a fin de siècle diva. Sca (talk) 15:55, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - If the original image was not B&W, we shouldn't be making it B&W. Keeping the original tone would have been much better. Also, the masking tape is distracting and not part of the original photograph (only a subsequent addition to this print). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:01, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
    • The negative of this picture IS B&W. I think sepia prints were done to preserve the quality of the prints. I don't see the point of doing that now. Just to show you that it doesn't make sense: File:La Belle Otero, par Jean Reutlinger, sepia.jpg. Do you like better like that? Obviously it brings absolutely no additional value. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:22, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
      • If our scan is of a print, then we should remain true to that print (minus later additions such as dust, scratches, tape, fingerprints, etc.). I'm against adding sepia to non-sepia images (say, scans of negatives) and removing sepia from sepia images. Aside from being a way to make the quality of the print more easily preserved, the choice of sepia could have easily been a creative choice from the photographer. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:06, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
        • You don't answer to my question: do you like like File:La Belle Otero, par Jean Reutlinger, sepia.jpg better? i.e. would you support that alternative? Regards, Yann (talk) 20:49, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
          • Currently, no. That tape in the corner would need to go first (as it was not originally part of the print). I've said or implied this three times already. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:40, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
            • @Crisco 1492: I removed the tape, and also tried to correct the over-exposition in the right bottom corner. OK now? Regards, Yann (talk) 20:07, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support sepia version, but still oppose the B&W image. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:57, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:33, 24 April 2015 (UTC)



`Abdu'l-Bahá's Portrait[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 May 2015 at 10:53:41 (UTC)

Eldest son of Bahá'u'lláh, 'Abdu'l-Baha Abbás Effendí title, Born: Persian date: 2. Khordad 1223 (23. may 1844) in Tehran, After 77 years of living on Persian date: 7. Azar 1307 (28 November 1928) in the city of Palestine Haifa, died.
Reason
High quality, high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Bahá'í Faith,`Abdu'l-Bahá
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Religious_figures
Creator
unknown
  • Support as nominatorQian.neewan (talk) 10:53, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Interesting face despite very grainy old photo. However, I don't understand this part of text/caption — "...closed the eyes of the world." Sca (talk) 12:39, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Unless you are a 130 years old, you couldn't have possibly taken the image yourself. The sourcing of this image needs to be cleaned up, too. Also, little EV; this isn't even used in the article on the man. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:29, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The picture is not even of Baha'u'llah, but of `Abdu'l-Baha. -- Jeff3000 (talk) 22:21, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Excuse me, sorry for the wrong file name.Qian.neewan (talk) 14:29, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Not just wrong file name - not a picture of the person claimed in your original caption.--Soundofmusicals (talk) 21:31, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:37, 24 April 2015 (UTC)




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

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

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:30, 24 April 2015 (UTC)



Agfa Optima 1a[edit]

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

Promoted File:Agfa-Optima-1A-01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:00, 24 April 2015 (UTC)



The Plum[edit]

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

Promoted File:Edouard Manet 039.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:19, 23 April 2015 (UTC)



The vanity of the artist[edit]

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

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:21, 23 April 2015 (UTC)



Arsen Avakov[edit]

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Original – Arsen Avakov, the 11th Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
Reason
An important figure in today's Ukrainian government. The EV is good, especially considering that the Ukrainian conflict is still ongoing.
Articles in which this image appears
Arsen Avakov, Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ukraine)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Виктор Г. Алексеев
  • Support as nominatorÉtienne Dolet (talk) 08:02, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Bland, official-looking portrait of serving politician & govt. official. Rather dark due to 'official'-looking pinstripey suit. Sca (talk) 16:05, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Unnecessarily political and may be perceived as Wikipedia taking a position on current issues. HullIntegritytalk / 12:13, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Surely that can't be a consideration here, can it? 81.141.231.231 (talk) 21:05, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • In that case, then we should be delisting all political peoples as FPs. Étienne Dolet (talk) 16:45, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • That should be argued case by case (as we are now). My thinking is that the PoD/FP should be different from the "Hot News". Ukraine is as as hot as you can get right now. Why go there? It will come off as an endorsement and just invoke backlash the Admins will have to deal with. Are the FPs intentionally political? No. Should the incidental politics be considered? Oh my, yes. Nice photo. Good looking smart guy. I support Ukraine. But just no. HullIntegritytalk / 17:51, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Apologies. I do not understand your point, and I presume you are not accusing anyone here of breaking not censored for expressing opinions about the possible political inclinations of certain photos. But I do wonder, how is discussion and the process of reaching consensus, automatically "censuring"? My personal (non admin) opinion is that having this photo, or one of Putin for that matter, on the main page (just now) is inherently, and unnecessarily, argumentative. I, as an editor, get one vote/recommendation and "Oppose" is how I am recommending, and the reasons for the recommendation have been fully explained, or at least I believe so. HullIntegritytalk / 18:42, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Follow-up Comment - Will Hillary Clinton (or any other political candidate) appear on the Main Page before elections? If so, then I am dead wrong about this and will recant. HullIntegritytalk / 19:03, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • According a picture FP status and putting it on the main page are two different things. One does not necessarily entail the other. Consideration of the sensitivity of pictures presumably takes place at the time they are selected for the main page. 86.188.80.40 (talk) 19:25, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • HullIntegrity, the IP has a point here as well. But Wikipedia has specific policies in regards to this. One of them being WP:NOTCENSORED, which makes it clear that we shouldn't edit or disapprove of anything on Wikipedia because it'll harm someone's beliefs. But, in all honesty, you may be right about the main page. After reading this: Wikipedia:NOTCENSORED and the Main Page, I think content that is deemed offensive should be excluded from the main page. But again, this doesn't mean that this photograph has to be on the main page, neither does it mean that a simple photograph such as this should offend anyone. But then again, I'm just a neutral observer. Étienne Dolet (talk) 23:49, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:16, 23 April 2015 (UTC)



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

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 Apr 2015 at 21:50:20 (UTC)

Original – 50 Øre (1874), first year of issue for the Greenlandic krone. The uniface note (valued at half a krone) was issued in Denmark for use in Greenland. The note depicts the royal monogram of Christian IX of Denmark on the left and a small crowned polar bear on the right. More recent issues (just shy of being free of copyright) depict a larger polar bear.
Reason
High quality image of the first issue of Greenlandic krone (1874), scarce image, high EV.
Articles in which these images appear
Greenlandic krone
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Kingdom of Denmark for use in Greenland.
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 21:50, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Question - Looks like a good scan, but isn't it missing EV if we only show one side? Mattximus (talk) 22:10, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Mattximus- It is only printed on one side (as noted in the description).--Godot13 (talk) 22:56, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
OOps missed that, Support Mattximus (talk) 00:08, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:23, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 15:23, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Historical EV, plus aesthetic values that knock my 'crown' (krone) off! Face-grin.svg Sca (talk) 16:10, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Historical EV and HQ Face-smile.svg -Alborzagros (talk) 10:16, 18 April 2015 (UTC)-

Promoted File:GRE-A37-Greenland-50 Øre (1874).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:47, 22 April 2015 (UTC)



Runway 20L John Wayne Airport[edit]

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Original – Runway 20L John Wayne Airport
Reason
This runway was know as 19L for almost 20 years. The polar shift caused the FAA to renumber it to align the runway in late 2014 to 20L. This is the shorter of two runways next to each other that caters to smaller private and charter aircraft
Articles in which this image appears
John Wayne Airport
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  05:48, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Off center and blurry at full size, but good angle anyway. Brandmeistertalk 20:08, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I could crop it square, but I left that short section on the right to show the right runway., as the the blurry comment, remember the camera is traveling at about 75mph directly at the subject, so a number of limitations (i.e. you cant setup your tripod on a skyhook) keep the amount of aperture and shutter speed, at minimums. talk→ WPPilot  01:40, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose as above, it is blurry, but also I'm not sure I can see the EV. It's supposed to be of John Wayne Airport, but only shows a single runway. Mattximus (talk) 22:07, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Please note Mattximus the nom isn't for the airport, it's specifically just for the runway... Although I really appreciate the effort and limitations caused by this type of photography, I also sadly cannot support due to the level of blur... Just too much detail lost... Cool picture though, excellent attempt... Oppose sorry... gazhiley 13:49, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose It's so crucial to have a runway centered in such a photograph. Étienne Dolet (talk) 08:42, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:58, 22 April 2015 (UTC)



Indus River[edit]

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

Promoted File:Indus Valley near Leh - alternate.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:38, 21 April 2015 (UTC)



Ramaria gracilis[edit]

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

Promoted File:Zierliche Koralle Ramaria gracilis.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:24, 21 April 2015 (UTC)



Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen[edit]

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

Promoted File:Dirck Jacobsz - Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen Painting a Portrait of His Wife - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:53, 20 April 2015 (UTC)



Madonna Salting[edit]

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

Promoted File:Antonello da messina, madonna salting.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:03, 20 April 2015 (UTC)




Suspended nominations[edit]

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