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Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Sep 2013 at 01:06:37 (UTC)

Reason
High quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens, Ancient Greek architecture, List of Ancient Greek temples
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Chrisfl (edit by AlMare)
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 01:06, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose, actually too narrow, this photo seems to show the entire remains of the temple. Brandmeistertalk 09:39, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:14, 1 September 2013 (UTC)



Channel Tunnel geological profile[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Sep 2013 at 06:01:42 (UTC)

Original – Channel Tunnel geological profile as constructed
Reason
Clear-cut depiction of Channel Tunnel profile with high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Channel Tunnel
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Commander Keane
  • Support as nominator --Nikhil(talk) 06:01, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm not sure what the "meeting point" labelled in the diagram is, and the article doesn't provide any information on this. MChesterMC (talk) 10:45, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
    • Wasn't the tunnel built from both sides and met in the middle? Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:59, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment. It is not obvious (unless you already know the tunnel length) whether the "100 m" and "5 km" scales refer to one ruler subdivision or to the whole length of the ruler. Also, it is not clear why the ruler subdivisions are of unequal lengths. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.160.83.10 (talk) 17:18, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now as per scale comment from unsigned user. Is the whole bar supposed to represent 100m? Or just one of the segments of the bar? I suspect it's the whole bar, so why even have black and white segments? Mattximus (talk) 21:18, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
    • What I'm more worried about is that the vertical bar appears to be made of segments of varying sizes. Dividing the bar into segments is a convention (for example, on the 5km bar, it gives the user 1km easily); dividing it unevenly isn't. Also, the distance is usually put on top of the full bar, so that it stretches over more than one segment. (Correct me if I'm wrong on this) Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:49, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:25, 1 September 2013 (UTC)



Papilio machaon ventral side[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 2 Sep 2013 at 09:56:34 (UTC)

Original – A Papilio machaon on a Tagetes. ventral side
Reason
Nice quality and the butterfly is beautiful.
Articles in which this image appears
Papilio machaon; de:Schwalbenschwanz (Schmetterling); fr:Machaon (papillon)
FP category for this image
Papilio machaon
Creator
Werner Pichler; uploader: Fbnpch
  • Support as nominator --Fbnpch (talk) 09:56, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support, very nice and good composition. Brandmeistertalk 10:44, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Question Beautiful picture but are you sure this is correctly identified? I'm not a taxonomist, but take a look at [[1]] which is purported to be the same species. Could just be different lighting, wondering if someone can confirm. Mattximus (talk) 19:45, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
    • Remember we're seeing the underside of the wings in this shot, and the upper side in the one you link. Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:02, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
      • Yes, I was looking at the fur colour on the head, seemed a bit different. But I suspect it's just a lighting issue. Still these butterflies look rather alike, here is a different species: [[2]].
  • Support, very nice -- Billertl (talk) 00:41, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Nicely done. Great image.--Mark Miller (talk) 07:27, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support lovely work. Rreagan007 (talk) 02:52, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Schwalbenschwanz (Papilio machaon).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:10, 2 September 2013 (UTC)



NGC 6752[edit]

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Original – NGC 6752 by Hubble Space Telescope; 3.5′ view; it is the third brightest globular cluster in the night sky
Reason
Beautiful shot of a globular cluster, certainly made me go "aww" (oh, that's awe, a. w. e.), erm "ooh"
Articles in which this image appears
NGC 6752
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA
  • Support as nominator -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:36, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Very eye-catching -- Billertl (talk) 01:01, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support nice image. Rreagan007 (talk) 02:57, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
  • SupportStigmatella aurantiaca (talk) 05:52, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Looks good, there's a few bits of missing information in the corners, but not bad. Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:50, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:NGC 6752 Hubble WikiSky.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:55, 3 September 2013 (UTC)



Red telephone box[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Sep 2013 at 13:20:28 (UTC)

Original – A red telephone box in front of St Paul's Cathedral, London.
Reason
High EV, good quality, high resolution
Articles in which this image appears
Red telephone box, Cultural icon, List of cultural icons of England
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Others
Creator
Peter Weis
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 13:20, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Great find! :) Nikhil(talk) 14:52, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - I know it's utilitarian, but that's pretty much all I'd want from a photograph of a red telephone box. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:22, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose. It's a lovely photograph, but are there really no extant telephone boxes that don't have obvious graffiti etched into their windows? (Perhaps one could argue that graffiti is a real and representative part of the urban environment, but could we at least choose an image where the graffiti doesn't obstruct our view of the telephone itself?) As a minor niggle, the reflection of the shrub in the lower left makes it appear that there is a hedge inside the booth (or perhaps, misleadingly, that the rear wall of the booth is windowed). One wonders if there isn't a better subject available at, for instance, File:Red Public Phone Boxes - Covent Garden, London, England - July 10, 2012 .JPG or File:K6 Goathland.JPG. TenOfAllTrades(talk) 02:52, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - I like the color contrast between the red booth and the green background. -- Billertl (talk) 00:47, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Weak support - apologies if you're British, TenOfAllTrades, but the answer to is "are there really no extant telephone boxes that don't have obvious graffiti etched into their windows? " is almost certainly "no". There aren't many traditional red boxes left and they attract vandalism more than moths. There are niggles but none to my mind incompatible with FP. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 13:23, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
    On the graffiti point, the question was somewhat rhetorical—both of the images I linked to in my comment appear to contain one or more graffiti-free boxes: the three background boxes in the Covent Garden image, and the sole box in the Goathland image. These are not difficult locations to access, and I found these boxes just by looking at a couple of the other images from our red telephone box article. Poking around the web a bit, one finds images like this one. (Again, it has the 'distracting reflection' niggle, but it's clean). Or this one. Or pehaps this one. Photos of telephone boxes aren't like photos of wildlife; we aren't confined to rare instances and fleeting sightings. We can and should expect the highest quality, and we can afford to be picky. TenOfAllTrades(talk) 14:01, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
    • Actually, I've seen many, many ones without graffiti. If I had a good enough camera, I'd take a photo. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:43, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support -- Very nice and adds beautifully to the articles. Alvesgaspar (talk) 17:28, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support It's a very nice image. I particularly like the background. The vandalism is unfortunate, but not a deal breaker in my opinion. If a better image is found at some point, it can replace this one. Rreagan007 (talk) 03:25, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Easy to shoot a better example of this. It's not difficult to do so and although they do attract vandalism, it certainly isn't impossible to find one that is clean. JFitch (talk) 00:38, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Red telephone box, St Paul's Cathedral, London, England, GB, IMG 5182 edit.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:23, 3 September 2013 (UTC)



Panamanian golden frog[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Sep 2013 at 15:09:37 (UTC)

Original – The Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) is a critically endangered toad which is endemic to Panama.
Reason
good quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Panamanian golden frog, Frog, El Valle de Antón
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Amphibians
Creator
Brian Gratwicke on Flickr and Uploader: Amphibianrescue
  • Support as nominator --Nikhil(talk) 15:09, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Cute little frog -- Billertl (talk) 00:50, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Tomer T (talk) 22:15, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - I liked this image as soon as I saw it last December. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:31, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support very nice work. Rreagan007 (talk) 02:58, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Atelopus zeteki1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:09, 3 September 2013 (UTC)



Bite of Black Mamba[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Sep 2013 at 15:51:31 (UTC)

Original – A black mamba striking and displaying the black colouration on the inside of its mouth
Reason
Reasonable quality, considering the difficulty of taking a picture of a snake about to bite, and good EV for the taxonomy section.
Articles in which this image appears
Black Mamba
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Tad Arensmeier, Uploader: Sebastian80
  • Support as nominator --Nikhil(talk) 15:51, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per nom, presuming it's hard to avoid slight motion blur in such situations. Brandmeistertalk 20:50, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support good placement in the article for EV. --Pine 06:35, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:06, 3 September 2013 (UTC)



March on Washington Program[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Sep 2013 at 17:44:51 (UTC)

Reason
It has good quality for a program that was made in 1963, and has great EV for the "Official program" section.
Articles in which this image appears
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
The unnamed organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
  • Support as nominator --buffbills7701 17:44, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Weak support Although the image is below size criteria, all text is clearly legible, the only concern is bleed-through of the text from the back. Brandmeistertalk 18:47, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose: These should still be extant, so a higher quality scan is possible. Also, why is this PD? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:21, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
I've corrected the license, it's PD-text. Brandmeistertalk 10:33, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
There's a lot of text there- this isn't just a couple of words. A page scan from a book wouldn't be PD-text, so I'm not sure I agree that this could be. J Milburn (talk) 21:30, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Agree, this would not be PD if the underlying text (the contents of the brochure) are still copyrighted. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:27, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • I think the copyright status of the source doesn't matter, it's about this particular image, which has no creative elements in itself (and as such no copyright may arise). Brandmeistertalk 08:23, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Of course the copyright status of the source matters. There are at least two potential copyright holders we need to worry about. The scanner, we both agree, has no legitimate claim of copyright. However, that doesn't magic away the claim of the copyright holder of the original document. Again, compare: I pick up the book next to me, and scan a couple of pages. Sure, I have no legitimate claim of copyright, but that doesn't mean that the image is public domain- the book's author/publisher(/translator/whatever) can still claim copyright. If I photographed a painting, or recorded a song off the radio or whatever, I wouldn't be able to say "I think the copyright status of the source doesn't matter, it's about this particular image [or recording], which has no creative elements in itself (and as such no copyright may arise).". J Milburn (talk) 10:51, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • The US copyright law does not extend to simple information like this which doesn't reach the threshold of originality. Per Copyright.gov: "Several categories of material are generally not eligible for federal copyright protection. These include among others titles, names, short phrases, and slogans... mere listings of ingredients or contents, works consisting entirely of information that is common property and containing no original authorship (for example: standard calendars, height and weight charts, tape measures and rulers, and lists or tables taken from public documents or other common sources)". Brandmeistertalk 12:20, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Odd how you're going back and forth with your arguments. First you tried arguing that the copyright of the underlying work didn't matter (!), now you're arguing that this would not be copyrighted because of a completely different concept. Regarding the newest argument you've brought up, it's enough text that I'd feel uncomfortable with it. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:36, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • I agree with Crisco. Brandmeister: The document you've just cited would does indicate that this may be PD, but this is drifting dangerously into IANAL territory. If we copy-pasted that amount of text from another website, it'd be reverted straight away as a copyvio: we can't really call the text free just because it happens to be in an image. J Milburn (talk) 00:18, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • The source (NARA) presents it as a separate, single-page document, not a part of some other work (I've rechecked it here and seems like it's indeed so). I have yet to see a proof, not mere assumptions that this text is indeed copyrighted. Smells much like Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp. :) Brandmeistertalk 00:35, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Whether it's one page or 100 pages is irrelevant; a single page is as copyrightable as a book. As for "I have yet to see a proof, not mere assumptions that this text is indeed copyrighted.": That's not how it works- we assume things are copyrighted until we see otherwise. We don't assume things are public domain and then ask anyone concerned to provide proof that they aren't. There's no assumption of public domain status. (Also, it's nothing to do with Bridgemen v. Corel; you're again conflating two separate issues. We're not saying that the person scanning this has a copyright claim- in the US, I suspect they do not. We're saying that the creator of the programme has a copyright claim.) J Milburn (talk) 08:24, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
Well, since it's basically our concern to evaluate the copyright status of the file through existing laws, to me the US copyright law is sufficiently clear in this case. Dixi. Brandmeistertalk 13:25, 27 August 2013 (UTC)]
Completely unhelpful. To me, it's pretty clear that this isn't in the public domain. text is copyrightable. We have now reached a completely useless impasse, and, as you're unwilling to discuss it further, no progress can be made. Unless one of us happens to be a copyright lawyer, I don't think we have any business having this conversation anyway. J Milburn (talk) 17:48, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment. In my opinion this picture would be of considerably greater value if the edges of the programme were visible (against a suitable background), so that its physical form was clearer. Also, it is unclear whether the "print-though" is visible to the this extent on the original or is an artefact of the scanning process. 86.167.19.165 (talk) 02:05, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - There's too much content for it to be eligible under PD-Text, but it probably falls under {{PD-US-no notice}} or {{PD-US-not renewed}}. That said, I do not think this image adds significantly to the article - does this add something to the article that words alone cannot express? Is there any distinguishing design features of the program? I don't think so. - hahnchen 11:37, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Copyright is unclear, fairly little EV from what I can see. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:36, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:43, 3 September 2013 (UTC)



Rookery Building light court[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 4 Sep 2013 at 20:45:43 (UTC)

Original – The Rookery Building's light court serves as a focal point for the entire National Register of Historic Places-listed building
Reason
This caught my eye as particularly enlightening.
Articles in which this image appears
Rookery Building
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Velvet
  • Support as nominator --TonyTheTiger (T/C/WP:FOUR/WP:CHICAGO/WP:WAWARD) 21:55, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment - I believe this image has been on the article for only 2 days. Sanyambahga (talk) 07:13, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
    • You are correct. I should have said that this image caught my eye when I was checking up on recent changes to pages that I watch. I check a lot of pages twice a week. This got swapped in for another image. Should we put this nom on hold for a week or a month or something.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/WP:FOUR/WP:CHICAGO/WP:WAWARD) 07:49, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
    • I got overly excited seeing such a good picture of such an integral part of this building. What part of WP:WIAFP outlines the required tenure of the image?--TonyTheTiger (T/C/WP:FOUR/WP:CHICAGO/WP:WAWARD) 07:53, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
      • See the recommendation at WP:FP?, which was meant to prevent exactly the same thing from happening. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:47, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
        • I just re-read that and finally saw the rule. "It is preferable to wait a reasonable period of time (at least 7 days) after the image is added to the article before nominating it, though this may be ignored in obvious cases". One might make the case that such a clean picture is so far superior to the previous version (File:The Rookery Building court (Chicago, IL).jpg) with random pedestrians in the picture as to be an obvious case. Someone might want to crop out the black stairs from the prior picture, but the entire prior picture needed to be replaced. However, I am more than willing to put this on hold if that is desired.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/WP:FOUR/WP:CHICAGO/WP:WAWARD) 05:49, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
          • I'd hold, just in case. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:39, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Suspended--TonyTheTiger (T/C/WP:FOUR/WP:CHICAGO/WP:WAWARD) 02:50, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
  • De-suspended Image still in the article. Armbrust The Homunculus 20:46, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment This is a nicely executed image with EV, but the front-on composition seems inferior to angled views such as File:Chicago rookery hall entree.jpg in depicting the overall appearance of the room. Also, it is possible to ask the building's staff to temporarily remove the warning sign from the stairs? - it detracts from the image. Nick-D (talk) 23:57, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:32, 4 September 2013 (UTC)



Mating Lesser Kestrels[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 5 Sep 2013 at 06:03:42 (UTC)

Original – Two Lesser Kestrels, mating
Reason
Rather cool image; high enough resolution, good EV
Articles in which this image appears
Lesser Kestrel
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Pierre Dalous
  • Support as nominator -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:03, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Brandmeistertalk 10:23, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment picture quality is just great, but isn't the tree branch on the right side is a bit distracting? As I saw this pic for the first time, this immediately caught my attention.Nikhil(talk) 00:25, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • A crop would be possible, but I think (I may be wrong, of course), that a crop which eliminates the branch altogether would be too close, and one which gets rid of half of it may have the same issues. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:50, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Because why should we limit ourselves to boring human pornography? (Or, more serioulsly, because it's a good, encyclopedic image showing an important bird behaviour.) Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:34, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support -- A great catch and a good composition. Alvesgaspar (talk) 20:56, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Great composition, lighting and timing!--Mark Miller (talk) 07:25, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support This could go on to be the 'Picture of the Year' -- Sanyambahga (talk) 03:56, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support This is the same creator that the lastest POTY.--Citron (talk) 13:54, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Falnau.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:08, 5 September 2013 (UTC)



Tigridia pavonia[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 5 Sep 2013 at 13:42:06 (UTC)

Reason
High EV and high quality
Articles in which this image appears
Tigridia pavonia, Tigridia
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
Citron
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 13:42, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - We need more plant images on the front page. MKwek (talk) 08:19, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Agree. Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:05, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:58, 5 September 2013 (UTC)



Gynaephora selenitica[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 5 Sep 2013 at 17:23:16 (UTC)

OriginalGynaephora selenitica caterpillar on meadow vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis)
Reason
High EV and high quality
Articles in which this image appears
Gynaephora selenitica
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 17:23, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment Seems too warm --Muhammad(talk) 17:26, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Angle of the lighting is perfect, note the shadows on the leaves at the bottom -- Billertl (talk) 00:37, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Nice image. Rreagan007 (talk) 03:27, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support --Pine 06:33, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support -- PSlawinski (talk) 11:47, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support JKadavoor Jee 14:22, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Gynaephora selenitica - kuu-villkäpa röövik aas-seahernel.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:29, 5 September 2013 (UTC)



Lateral anatomical illustration of the posterior portion of an adult male C. elegans nematode[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 6 Sep 2013 at 08:35:32 (UTC)

Original – SVG diagram of the internal anatomy of an adult male C. elegans
Reason
Image meets all of the criteria for an SVG diagram (high-quality, pleasing color contrast, clarity of composition, accuracy and technical correctness of contents, etc.), including an avoidance of raster components and the extensive use of 4-tiered layering to create subtle SVG shading effects. Also, image contains complex layer-composition allowing the intestine and vas deferens to appear to "switch" positions as occurs in the actual worm (i.e., the intestine, which is located on the animal's right for most of its posterior length, switches to its dorsal side at its terminus-- this illustration captures this switch, which is very difficult to accurately render as a layered SVG diagram). Image is currently rendering correctly in Google Chrome 23.0.1271.97m-- please notify nominator if any other browser has difficulty. This image is a sequel to a previous Wikipedia featured picture of a hermaphrodite version of the same animal: Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/C elegans. Accuracy of diagram may be verified at the Wormatlas.
Articles in which this image appears
Caenorhabditis elegans
FP category for this image
Animals/Others
Creator
KDS444 (nominator's Wikimedia Commons account username)
  • Support as nominator -- KDS4444Talk 08:35, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support textbook ready. Godhulii 1985 (talk) 09:15, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Looks good. I did some research with this worm, but only other half, can't attest to the accuracy on the bottom half, but a cursory glance looks accurate. Mattximus (talk) 14:59, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - this is an excellent, textbook-quality diagram. About the only real criticism is that the anterior section probably could be included, but that's a minor quibble, and is presumably skipped to avoid redundancy with the other diagrams. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:20, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comments - I am confused while the size marker on the left goes beyond the bottom of the tail, and why it doesn't go to the top; whether 'post meiotic spermatids' should be hyphernated; also as someone who doesn't know anything about the topic, the val deferens/seminal vesicle border doesn't seem to be anything - is that right? Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 21:05, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Several changes: first, the entire animal is now illustrated, head to tail, as per Adam's suggestion. Also, to go along with this, the size marker has been expanded and stretches the entire length of the body, no more and no less. 'Post meiotic spermatids' definitely requires a hyphen, and it has now been added. Lastly, the border between the seminal vesicle and the vas deferens is meant to be shown as a hollow cutout-- the entire pink area, along with the two distal tip cells, is considered the 'somatic gonad', but I could not find a way to indicate this 3-part fact without creating visual confusion-- the seminal vesicle is the anterior portion of the somatic gonad adjoining the vas deferens, and holds the spermatids; it also contains part of the lumen through which the spermatids are ejected during sex with a hermaphrodite. This portion of lumen does not appear to be considered the 'lumen of the seminal vesicle', though that is where it is located. If you have suggestions on how I might better illustrate this arrangement, please let me know and I will gladly take a shot at it. KDS4444Talk 07:52, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
KDS4444 asked me to update my comments, but the comments weren't that significant. I think the current version is better than the nominated version, and if there is any issue I'm happy to support. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 12:42, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful, well done. Good job! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:15, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support an excellent diagram of a model organism. dllu (t,c) 03:29, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'm wondering if the use of the tilde to indicate approximation (~0.75mm) is considered technically correct in such contexts. I usually think ≈ is the more appropriate symbol, but I'd understand if ~ is preferable due to it being in ASCII, font support, etc. --Paul_012 (talk) 06:35, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
You have made me question my thinking here, Paul_012. The Wikipedia article isn't even much help. But I have now consulted with a mathematician friend, and he tells me that ≈ usually denotes precise approximation whereas ~ denotes rough approximation as well as many other things— i.e., ≈ is used in very specific circumstances to indicate very specific but still approximate things, and ~ is used in much broader circumstances to indicate values of lesser precision, among other uses. Given this, and given that my scale is not meant to suggest any precision of estimation beyond the fact that the male form is consistently somewhat shorter/ smaller than the hermaphrodite (which itself is ~1 mm in length) I am going to say that the use of the tilde here is maybe the correct one... though the use of ≈ might not be incorrect! How does that sound?? KDS4444Talk 18:45, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Sounds reasonable. Would support either way, but I notice I'm a bit late. --Paul_012 (talk) 14:03, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:C elegans male.svg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:15, 6 September 2013 (UTC)



Tornado damage[edit]

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Original – Tornado damage to a house in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma hit during the Early-May 2010 tornado outbreak.
ALT: Original, uncropped version.
Reason
High quality photograph, good resolution, and very high EV. One of the best, if not the best, images of tornado damage on Wikipedia. Meets criteria 4 and 6 since it was created by FEMA. Was rejected last time with a request for a crop and to wait and see if the image stuck in the articles.
Articles in which this image appears
Tornado intensity and damage, May 10–13, 2010 tornado outbreak
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena/Weather
Creator
Win Henderson/FEMA
  • Support as nominator --Ks0stm (TCGE) 20:02, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support, prefer uncropped. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:45, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support, prefer uncropped - Good resolution, good quality. Uncropped version allows us to see that it's not just this house which was destroyed (note the additional debris in the background) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:25, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support, prefer uncropped I agree with crisco on how it picturize the destruction of tornado. Godhulii 1985 (talk) 08:40, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Alt (uncropped) per above. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 19:06, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support, Prefer Original - I actually prefer the original here. I completely understand the addition of the uncropped version, however aesthetically I just prefer the original without the bold colours on the right hand side of the image being a distraction. JFitch (talk) 00:31, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:FEMA - 44359 - Oklahoma tornado destroyed home.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:08, 7 September 2013 (UTC)



Cannery Row at night[edit]

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Original – A brisk busy evening on Cannery Row.
Other version Here is the version without the car moving through the image
Reason
High resolution, high EV. Natural light, car light to depict movement as part of telling the story of an evening on Cannery Row, Monterey California. One of the best images illustrating this well known street.
Articles in which this image appears
Cannery Row, Central Coast (California), Monterey County, California, Monterey County attractions. Global usage: de.wikipedia, es.wikipedia, fa.wikipedia, ja.wikipedia, ro.wikipedia.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places
Creator
Mark Miller
  • Support as nominator --Mark Miller (talk) 07:22, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment. The tilted appearance rather spoils it for me. 86.148.152.60 (talk) 13:23, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneDo you feel that is something that could be fixed. I am more than willing to make the change (edit- 86.148.152.60, I went ahead and made the change).--Mark Miller (talk) 00:09, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I think the straighter version is better. I don't mind the car. As I write, there are two pictures both labelled "original", which I think should be changed else it could get confusing. 81.159.107.52 (talk) 23:42, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Sorry. I corrected that.--Mark Miller (talk) 03:12, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose I find that blurry car quite distracting, taking the focus away from the street, which has the EV. Mattximus (talk) 14:56, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Mattximus, there is another version without the car, but I felt this one had a better composition with the vehicle to show movement. Thanks.--Mark Miller (talk) 00:07, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
I have added the other image to compare. What do you think?--Mark Miller (talk) 00:28, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:30, 7 September 2013 (UTC)



Silver Horn[edit]

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Original – Painting of Silver Horn, an important Kiowa ledger artist. Silver Horn's ledger drawings provide important insight into Kiowa culture, including warfare and warrior culture, clothing, dance, courtship, hunting, and everyday life among the Kiowa.
Reason
Large and high quality. The painting shows an important person in Kiowa history and depicts traditional Kiowa clothing.
Articles in which this image appears
Silver Horn
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
Elbridge Ayer Burbank
  • Support as nominator --MatGTAM (talk) 17:24, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support It's not the best painting ever, but it's a good depiction of the otherwise poorly-documented appearance of a notable person. Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:13, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support In the absence of photos such contemporary portraits are especially valuable. Reminds the craft of George Catlin. Brandmeistertalk 21:00, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment Looks very blurry, and considering the size of this image (4,161 × 6,400 pixels), image size is on the low side. Otherwise quite interesting, and to be honest I'd never heard of ledger drawings. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:29, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
    • Support - Oh, what the heck. I can't find anything to show my fears are founded in something real. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:35, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support, nice find. I added it to Burbank's article, since it's the best scan one of his paintings we have, and cleaned up the caption here a little. This was a popular style of painting and influential for views of Native Americans after 1900. Chick Bowen 02:00, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hawgone - Silver Horn - Kiowa chief.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:33, 7 September 2013 (UTC)



Lanscape with Chenopodium quinoa at Cachilaya, Bolivia[edit]

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Original – Landscape with quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa), Cachilaya, Bolivia, Province La Paz, Lake Titicaca seen in background.
Reason
The image composition is perfect: a landscape full with colourful quinoa plants, with the beautiful Lake Titicaca at the background. It creates the appreciation of the Bolivian farmers' work in meeting the world demand on quinoa.
Articles in which this image appears
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neglected_and_underutilized_crop
FP category for this image
Plants
Creator
NusHub
  • Support as nominator --MKwek (talk) 08:11, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment very nice picture, but its EV is on the Quinoa article, in which it is unstable. Tomer T (talk) 14:28, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Looks good to me. Rreagan007 (talk) 03:29, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now per Tomer T. Renominate after it's been in the article for a week. --Pine 06:32, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:50, 8 September 2013 (UTC)



Keith David[edit]

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Original – Keith David in June 2010.
Reason
Good quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Arbiter (Halo), Keith David
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Brad Bethell on Flickr and Uploader:Nehrams2020
  • Support as nominator --Nikhil (talk) 13:19, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Poor lighting. Composition overall is not good. Backdrop itself creased terribly. Appears very amateur. JFitch (talk) 00:28, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:36, 8 September 2013 (UTC)



Ella Thomas[edit]

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Original – Eritrean–American actress and model Ella Thomas.
Reason
Reasonable quality, serene posture and background,inviting readers to find her birth year :)
Articles in which this image appears
Ella Thomas
FP category for this image
People/Entertainment
Creator
Groovepup
  • Support as nominator --Brandmeistertalk 17:59, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose I was about to support, but then I noticed this strange curly "blur" on her thumb on the lower left. Tomer T (talk) 07:50, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Tomer T, strange indeed. Also, uploader may not necessarily be copyright holder? User_talk:Groovepup Not accusing user of anything, but I think a little more verification would be nice. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 18:56, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I don't know if its deliberate but except for the face, all other body parts are soft. Sanyambahga (talk) 20:59, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Per Above JFitch (talk) 00:26, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose Top of hair cut off. SpencerT♦C 00:51, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:01, 8 September 2013 (UTC)



Supranational European Bodies[edit]

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Original – A clickable Euler diagram showing the relationships between various multinational European organizations and agreements.
Alt1– Re organised but information should be the same.
Reason
Because it is an exceptionally concise representation of the information in the article, and instantly conveys a great deal of information that would otherwise take much longer to read. Furthermore, on the Schengen_Area page, it contains dynamic links to a number of different pages for further investigation. It also intuitively shows the relationship between several equally important, yet disparate sociopolitical entities.
Articles in which this image appears
Schengen_Area, Eurozone, etc.
FP category for this image
Diagrams, drawings, and maps
Creator
User:The Emirr
  • Support as nominator --Hagurganus (talk) 23:04, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent and very helpful depiction of several important organizations. Godhulii 1985 (talk) 12:31, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment. I can see that it must be very difficult to achieve this at all, but the execution does not thrill me. 81.159.109.215 (talk) 19:43, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • I thought that the idea was good but the execution could be improved so I've created Alt1. How does this work, if the alt is popular? It isn't used in any articles at the moment. I can re-add the dark blue background if preferred. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 20:08, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
    • I like the rectangular version, but the text, flags and boxes aren't properly aligned. Also, are wavy flag images better than rectangular ones? --Paul_012 (talk) 06:25, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment this will be out of date in a few months when Latvia joins the Eurozone. Is it possible to have an updated version posted? Mattximus (talk) 03:19, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
    • I think it will be easily possible to include Latvia then, because the file is in .svg format, not .jpg. Godhulii 1985 (talk) 08:49, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:06, 8 September 2013 (UTC)



The Church at Auvers[edit]

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OriginalThe Church at Auvers, an 1890 painting of Vincent van Gogh
Reason
High quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
The Church at Auvers
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Vincent van Gogh
  • Support as nominator --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:18, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Seems like the definitive scan. Mattximus (talk) 23:01, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Van Gogh is usually a pleasure on the main page. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:26, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. Crisp, sharp colorful and not overdone.--Mark Miller (talk) 06:52, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
  • SupportStigmatella aurantiaca (talk) 05:47, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support One of very few Van Gogh's I can stand. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 19:07, 31 August 2013 (UTC)


Promoted File:Vincent van Gogh - The Church in Auvers-sur-Oise, View from the Chevet - Google Art Project.jpg --Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:10, 8 September 2013 (UTC)


Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua[edit]

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OriginalPortrait of Federico II Gonzaga, circa 1529. Frederico was the ruler of the Italian city of Mantua
Reason
We need more Titian. Good painting of notable individual.
Articles in which this image appears
Portrait of Federico II Gonzaga, Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, +4
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Titian
  • Support as nominator -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:55, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Great scan! Mattximus (talk) 18:49, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Thought it was noisy at first but I guess that's the canvas coming through? – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 18:58, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:11, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support more for EV than for aesthetics. --Pine 06:37, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Mydreamsparrow (talk) 14:13, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Tizian 063.jpg Armbrust The Homunculus 01:57, 9 September 2013 (UTC)


Marfino Palace[edit]

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OriginalMarfino Palace
Reason
Good EV and high quality
Articles in which this image appears
Marfino, Mytishchinsky District, Moscow Oblast
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
A.Savin
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 17:56, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - picture perfect! Sanyambahga (talk) 09:02, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oversaturated (saturation +25, vibrance +12 in lightroom according to exif) and wrong colour profile for web JPG ("ProPhoto RGB" is only suitable for 16-bit file formats). Colin°Talk 12:01, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • As someone who is not big on photographic skills, I understand the oversaturation, but for the record - colour profiles? Does it make a big difference? Would you oppose on it alone? (Colin) Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 09:51, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
I would certainly oppose the use of "ProPhoto RGB" in an JPG and strongly discourage the use of "AdobeRGB" for Wikipedia/Commons. The colourspace is what maps the 0..255 values of RGB into actual red/green/blue hues you see on your monitor, or the ink chosen by a printer. Typically browsers and OSs are dumb and can only really handle "sRGB" colourspace reliably, as can nearly all computer monitors. Pro "wide gamut" monitors can display AdobeRGB, but generally you'll only see that colourspace properly when viewing with a pro image viewer like Lightroom or Photoshop. The "ProPhoto RGB" colourspace is one designed for internal use within a graphics tool, or for passing 16-bit TIFF files between pro photo tools. It is so huge that the RGB primaries are actually outside of the visible spectrum for humans, let alone something you could display or print. Because it is so huge, expressing it in a measly 8-bit JPG is asking for trouble like colour banding in the sky or on skin tones. ProPhotoRGB also has a different "gamma" (brightness curve) and other less important aspects. The AdobeRGB colourspace is really best used for photographer's shooting for print only. For the web, all our JPGs should be sRGB and should embed this colourspace within them. That's the only way to be sure that you and I are seeing the same shade of red/green/blue. Many browsers will not handle ProPhoto RGB properly and interpret it as sRGB, thus showing completely the wrong colours. The difference for AdobeRGB is more subtle but when displayed incorrectly, you'll see dull reds typically. See this old article. Colin°Talk 10:28, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation, Colin. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 11:15, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:59, 9 September 2013 (UTC)



Château de Maisons[edit]

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OriginalChâteau de Maisons, southeast-facing garden front
Reason
High EV and good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Château de Maisons
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Moonik
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 18:03, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment - Not straight. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:49, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Large shadows on the façade and also the composition is asymmetrical. Sanyambahga (talk) 09:00, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Poor image composition and lighting. JFitch (talk) 00:24, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:04, 9 September 2013 (UTC)



Shun Lee[edit]

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Original – Southern part of Shun Lee
ALT – Added some sky
Reason
High quality and good EV. A little tight crop on top, but I think it's still very good.
Articles in which this image appears
Shun Lee
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Base64
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 18:18, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
    • Support alt Tomer T (talk) 07:19, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support it is very sharp and the composition looks okay to me despite being a tight crop. dllu (t,c) 03:30, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per dllu.Nikhil (talk) 11:27, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Tight indeed, but nice enough. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:50, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
    • Support alt, and, in fact, prefer it. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:02, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 18:57, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment. I appreciate the skill in making this picture, but, for me, it seems too dark for a daytime shot, and not dark enough for an evening/nighttime shot, with the result that it ends up just looking a bit dingy. 81.159.109.215 (talk) 19:24, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - per 81.159.109.215. poor lighting and tight crop. Sanyambahga (talk) 20:55, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment - Looks like a dawn or twilight shot. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:13, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose due to tight crop. I disagree with 81.159.109.215 that it is poor lighting; twilight is a perfect time for photography. May I suggest creating 100 pixels or so of fake sky at the top? -- King of ♠ 17:53, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment I like the addition of sky, but not the darkened sky behind the tallest part of the building (tower on the right). – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 19:35, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
    • Not quite sure what you mean. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:46, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
The creation of the new strip of sky seems to have introduced some very faint artefacts around the topmost point of the building. Perhaps it's referring to that. 86.148.155.23 (talk) 02:11, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • I saw one bit of discolouration at the tip of the topmost grey spire (have fixed it on my copy). I'll upload that, maybe that's what Keraunoscopia means. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:29, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • K, found another one (faint on my monitor, but found it). Both fixed, uploading now. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:32, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Shun Lee Crisco edit.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:38, 10 September 2013 (UTC)




Der Busant[edit]

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Original – A 15th-century linen wrap showing two scenes from Der Busant, a 12-century German poem said to have influenced Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Reason
High quality scan of an interesting linen warp, showing scenes from a notable poem. (Actually, this image impressed me enough to have me write the article with a couple German speakers)
Articles in which this image appears
Der Busant
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Literary illustrations?
Creator
Unknown, scan by MET
  • Support as nominator -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:48, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support nice scan and interesting content. As an aside, it's a shame that the article that it is found in is essentially orphaned, I don't see this on the featured picture criteria so it's not a problem, I just feel it deserves more recognition through linking. Mattximus (talk) 18:47, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • I know. The German article on wild man uses this as an example, so we could do likewise here. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:59, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
I'd probably link Der Busant from wild man and Midsummer Night's dream as well. Back for review once I figure out where my glasses are. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:25, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Right. Was linked. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:32, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:35, 10 September 2013 (UTC)



Pattern of windos[edit]

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Original – Pattern of 117 identical windows in Colombo Commercial mall, Lisbon, Portugal
Reason
A high quality depiction of architectural window pattern adding to the articles
Articles in which this image appears
Pattern, Pattern (architecture)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Alvesgaspar (talk)
  • Support as nominator --Alvesgaspar (talk) 16:44, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment there are clearly 117 windows, not 121. dllu (t,c) 22:07, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
    • You are right of course... Alvesgaspar (talk) 22:22, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. Looks good to me. How did you get rid of the trees blocking it? dllu (t,c) 04:02, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
    • No trees from the shooting spot. Alvesgaspar (talk) 14:15, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment - The article Pattern (architecture) is not an easy read for the initiated, but it sounds like more of a pattern for architecture in a fashion/furniture sense (i.e. repeated across many objects) than pattern in the "repeated unit in the same object" sense. Could someone clarify whether the usage is appropriate there? Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 13:39, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
I agree with you. That article is talking about a rather different kind of "pattern" -- the kind you might find in a "pattern book" full of design ideas that you can copy and reuse. The picture does not seem relevant to that article. 81.159.109.215 (talk) 19:31, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
I've removed it from the architecture article as this is not talking about geometric patterns in architecture. Colin°Talk 11:43, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose The pattern article is full of images all of which could be replaced with any number of others. The regular pattern of windows here is not special or original (most office blocks have regular windows) though the colours here are pleasing and I supported the image at Commons. But this image illustrates only the "structures such as windows can be repeated horizontally and vertically" sentence: one sentence in one paragraph in one section. One could discuss and illustrate lots of different other visual patterns in architecture such as columns, or brickwork, or tiling, and I'm surprised we don't have an article on the subject (the one discussed above is not about visual patterns). So although this is a great picture, I think the EV is very low. Colin°Talk 11:55, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:03, 10 September 2013 (UTC)



Barn swallow chicks[edit]

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OriginalBarn swallow chicks in the nest waiting for being fed
Reason
Good quality and detailed image of swallow chicks adding to the article of the species
Articles in which this image appears
Barn swallow
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Alvesgaspar (talk)
  • Support as nominator --Alvesgaspar (talk) 17:02, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Regurgitates a support. The third bird slightly eases my desire to see more of the actual bird a bit. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 00:14, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:24, 11 September 2013 (UTC)



İsa Bey Mosque[edit]

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Originalİsa Bey Mosque, 2011
Reason
High EV and quality
Articles in which this image appears
İsa Bey Mosque
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Kadellar
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 12:43, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  • This is the side, right? The front is around to the right? Chick Bowen 02:04, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:36, 12 September 2013 (UTC)



Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird[edit]

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Original – Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) hovering
Reason
High EV, Good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
PSlawinski
  • Support as nominator --PSlawinski (talk) 18:50, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Image is sharp, high EV. MKwek (talk) 08:50, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support --Laitche (talk) 10:19, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Would be nice if this was paired with a image of a male for better EV, but as is it's a great picture. Mattximus (talk) 20:09, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
    • Comment Working on that ... PSlawinski (talk) 10:58, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support as in Commons. JKadavoor Jee 03:41, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support -- Colin°Talk 11:37, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice Mydreamsparrow (talk) 13:54, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Juvenile Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:32, 12 September 2013 (UTC)



Citrus hystrix[edit]

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Original – The kaffir lime Citrus hystrix
Reason
Good EV and quality, lead image in kaffir lime, 2,592 x 1,944 pixels
Articles in which this image appears
Kaffir lime, Lime (fruit), Citrus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
David.Monniaux
  • Support as nominator --Pine 06:57, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment: I think this needs some indication of scale. --Paul_012 (talk) 06:17, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:27, 13 September 2013 (UTC)



Mark Begich[edit]

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Original – Official portrait of U.S. Senator Mark Begich.
Reason
High quality and good EV
Articles in which this image appears
Mark Begich, Alaska, List of United States Senators from Alaska
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
U.S. Senate, uploader: Gage
  • Support as nominator --Nikhil (talk) 11:46, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Well, not the most exciting of topics, but it's an official portrait. Looks good. Mattximus (talk) 20:07, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Per no issues. JFitch (talk) 16:37, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Though I wish it didn't have the appearance of a slightly frozen smile, as if the photographer waited a little too long before snapping the photo. Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:31, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:53, 13 September 2013 (UTC)




Louis Pasteur[edit]

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Original – French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur made important developments in pasteurization and vaccination.
ALT – Slight restoration
Reason
Important person in the history of medicine, surprisingly good quality photo. I just replaced the previous lead image in Louis Pasteur with this one because the image size is much larger and I think the composition is better. This image was already in the article but further down.
Articles in which this image appears
Louis Pasteur, Social history of viruses, Scientist, Université Lille Nord de France
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Nadar
  • Support as nominator --Pine 07:11, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment - Should be restored. Is there a lossless format on Commons? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:10, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Did a restoration based on the JPG. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:36, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Prefer alt thanks. Those little spots didn't bother me but I like what you did. --Pine 05:34, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
  • This is going to sound strange, but where did his buttonhole go on his lapel in the restoration? Mattximus (talk) 20:34, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
  • That's not strange. Reinserted (I had mistaken it for a chalk line). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:46, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support alt; although at thumbnail size the original is very similar, I prefer the alt as it also helps reusers. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:10, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support both — Stigmatella aurantiaca (talk) 06:42, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
I hate to say this, but... the restored version really doesn't go far enough. The top of his hairline has a brown spot, which can't be part of the original photograph, and there's dust marks in the lower left area, as well as right and left of the head. I'd rather not promote a partial restoration, when a little more work would get us there, but it is better than the original, so I can't support that either. It's a JPEG, too, or I'd just edit Crisco's myself - but, sadly, I know that editing JPEGs repeatedly rapidly leads to unusable files. 'Reluctant oppose for the moment' Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:22, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the input (yeah, I know... a JPG...). Am looking. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:29, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
  • BTW, before restoring I saved as a PSD, so I have a somewhat lossless version. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:35, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Well, Adam Cuerden, I take all the blame for this: my original upload had that dust removed, but when I reinserted the button hole it seems I was working off a partially restored version instead of the wholly restored version. Fixed. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:01, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Still spots right at the hairline and just right of the ear. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:14, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • I think I got those, but I'm not seeing very much of anything near the hairline. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:50, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. I am now delighted to Support alt, and hope that me reviewing my conditional slightly after the time won't be held against this image. Firefox was messing up. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:26, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Don't think it should. Thanks for reviewing! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:42, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Louis Pasteur, foto av Félix Nadar Crisco edit.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:02, 13 September 2013 (UTC)



Skeleton of a dog diagram[edit]

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OriginalA – Cervical or Neck Bones (7 in number). B – Dorsal or Thoracic Bones (13 in number, each bearing a rib). C – Lumbar Bones (7 in number).D – Sacral Bones (3 in number). E – Caudal or Tail Bones (20 to 23 in number).
Reason
As per Featured picture criteria,
  1. Colour selections to illustrate the drawing seem ok to me.
  2. This is a .svg file so resolution is ok
  3. This diagram perfectly illustrate the encyclopedic article associated with it.
  4. It has a free license
  5. Although this image is not the leading image in the article, but it adds significant value to the article by providing a list of elements in the skeleton.
  6. Yes, it is verifiable
  7. It has complete description in english.
  8. Not relevant
Articles in which this image appears
Dog_anatomy
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Diagrams,_drawings,_and_maps/Diagrams
Creator
Przemek Maksim
  • Support as nominator --Godhulii 1985 (talk) 11:02, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm not sure what advantage the coloured letters have. Why not simply write what that section of vertebrae is called? I would like to keep the same colours there for ease of distinction, just the letters seem like a needless additional step. Mattximus (talk) 20:31, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
    • For individuals who are colourblind, perhaps? I'd rather keep the letters as well. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:49, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
    • I disagree. Same colour cannot distinct something. And to me numbers are like appendix of a book, if I were an expert in that field then that might not be necessary. Godhulii 1985 (talk) 19:11, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
      • (I think Mattximus means keep the RYBG in that order, not "Grey, Grey, Grey, Grey" or something) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:03, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment - in the past, my SVGs have been opposed on the grounds that the key is not present in the image itself. This isn't a standard I myself support, but I think it's worth noting. The idea bheind the opposition is that the image (as it would be shared, copied etc.) is not useful in itself. Also I think the colour is distracting, given that I don't think it adds much but it does make the spine look rather different to the other bones, and thus the joint with #26 look strange. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 13:37, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
Alt, without colour labelling of the spine sections
  • Comment: I also think the colour distracts from the whole image somewhat, and overemphasises the spine in an image showing the whole skeleton. We seem to have another version (by the same author) without the colour, which I've added as an alt. Also, AFAIK the ischium is part of the pelvis. Should it labelled separately as it is? I'm not quite sure about the 2D perspective showing only half the ribs but four limbs. --Paul_012 (talk) 21:51, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support And I preferred the image with the colors— they were neither garish nor obtrusive, and helped convey important information about the content of the image. The image is well-worth supporting even without them, but I do not think it has been at all improved by being converted to a b&w image when the color that was used in the previous version was actually helpful for understanding the illustration. In any case, the image gets my wholehearted support! Also, I think the concern about the illustration of only half of the ribs but all four legs does not warrant consideration— this picture has quality that makes it look like it could have come from a veterinarian's text book, and I am pretty sure that no one is going to be confused by the lack of the second set of ribs which would do nothing to improve the image and might even make it more confusing. KDS4444Talk 00:37, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose, but with a caveat - this is an SVG. There's no need to make people cross-reference a key, the whole reason we use SVGs for these diagrams is that, in theory, they allow any language to be edited in. For English Wikipedia, I can't see how not putting the information on the image helps in any way; I don't think it's helpful to make people refer to a key several dozen times just to understand the information presented. That said, so long as a little care's taken with the text layout, I'd gladly support a version that loses the need to use a key. Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:33, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose as per Adam Cuerden. Do like the coloured version better, so if text was added, would prefer that one. Mattximus (talk) 15:25, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
    • I'd add a line between the coloured boxes, though, to help distinguish it for colour blind people. They're rather similar brightnesses. Actually, maybe the alt, with a little, more subtle colour added? Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:36, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Also, does the partially-sketched-in right femur look like it's at the wrong angle to meet the tibia to anyone else? Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:40, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Also, is it just me, or is it strange to have to look at two different feet to identify the bones of the foot? Mattximus (talk) 02:36, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:47, 15 September 2013 (UTC)



Isa Bin Ali House[edit]

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Original – The Isa Bin Ali House in Bahrain is a classic example of traditional Bahraini architecture.
Reason
Satifies all the criteria, it is a high resolution photo that demonstrates the traditional architecture of Bahrain, notably the Windcatcher.
Articles in which this image appears
Bahraini art, Bahrain Pearling Trail, Isa ibn Ali Al Khalifa, List of World Heritage Sites in Western Asia, List of World Heritage Sites in the Arab States, List of tourist attractions in Bahrain, Lists of tourist attractions,Windcatcher
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
fuzzytnth3 on Flickr.
  • Support as nominator --Droodkin (talk) 16:34, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • It would have been awfully nice to take half a step back and get that front left roof ornament in the frame. . . Chick Bowen 01:52, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose - The Windcatcher (?) is not entirely within the frame. Mattximus (talk) 15:06, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Reluctant oppose That kind of cutting-off just doesn't seem to allow us to declare this amongst the best images on Wikipedia. This is why I wish more people knew about Hugin... Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:30, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:42, 15 September 2013 (UTC)



Susquehanna River[edit]

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Original – Susquehanna River in Asylum Township, Pennsylvania, United States.
Reason
High quality picture that brilliantly captures the subject of the article as well as its surrounding landscape.
Articles in which this image appears
Susquehanna River, Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, French Azilum
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places
Creator
Originally posted to Flickr as Meander
  • Support as nominator --Analogue Kid (talk) 17:08, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Nice, rustic scene. -- King of ♠ 17:54, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose reluctantly. Nice composition, but - may be it's just me - doesn't seem to be sharp and also looks a bit hazy. Nikhil (talk) 13:20, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose It's not you. It's as if every molecule in the frame were fused together. It gives me the creeps, it's not natural. Over-NR? – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 16:48, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose, this is definitely post-processed to increase saturation. Chick Bowen 01:50, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
Why is that so bad when other manipulations, such as inventing new bits of sky, removing unwanted objects, distorting perspective, and so on, seem to be permitted? For a supposedly factual picture, I think that changing the actual content is "worse" than fiddling a bit with the colour balance. 81.159.110.248 (talk) 03:00, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
It's not bad in itself, it's just overdone in this case in my opinion. Small tweaks in color balance are fine and not a big deal. Chick Bowen 04:51, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
Oh, OK. I would point out, though, that according to the shadows the sun is low in the sky, and I believe that this is contributing to the lighting effect and to the colours, making the colours seem deeper and warmer. 86.169.36.168 (talk) 13:03, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Oversaturation, burnt highlights, poor image quality at full res. Not upto FP standards. JFitch (talk) 16:35, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:10, 15 September 2013 (UTC)



Boby Chemmannur[edit]

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Original – Boby Chemmannur is an Indian Enterprenur
Reason
Good EV and Good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Boby Chemmanur
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Business
Creator
Augustus Binu
  • Support as nominator --Mydreamsparrow (talk) 14:20, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - There's enough headroom for a large bird to land on his head. I don't like the pose either, looks like a photograph that would be snapped in between actual shots. JFitch (talk) 16:33, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
    • You can criticize the photograph but try to avoid teasing comments on the object, especially a public figure.
      • 122.174.193.42, there is nothing about the subject there. A crop can handle the headroom issues, although I agree that the pose is a bit improper. I rather like this or this pose (although the latter could use a crop).
  • Oppose current version as (after removing the extra headroom) the image is of too low resolution. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:56, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:39, 16 September 2013 (UTC)



Justice Cyriac Joseph[edit]

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Original – Justice Cyriac Joseph
Reason
Good quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Cyriac Joseph
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People
Creator
Augustus Binu
  • Support as nominator --Mydreamsparrow (talk) 14:25, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose Crop very tight on the top of the subject's head and the background is somewhat distracting. SpencerT♦C 21:00, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
    • But the picture is perfect and the background is not effecting to the photograph much. Mydreamsparrow (talk) 17:40, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose as above. The tight crop isn't really ideal. J Milburn (talk) 17:37, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:39, 16 September 2013 (UTC)



Ida B. Wells[edit]

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Original – Ida B. Wells was an American journalist and pamphleteer, born into slavery, who became an influential activist against lynching.
Alt 1 - restoration
Reason
Good scan of a good portrait, which captures a certain elegant confidence also reflected in Wells's writing. I made literally six edits of a few pixels each--some speckles immediately around the face. Since there is no detail in the background I don't think the remaining spots there do anything other than appropriately to mark the print's age. I would cheerfully support also the uncropped, unedited version if there's interest in that, since it gives a nice example of this kind of commercial portrait print, but it's not currently in use.
Articles in which this image appears
Ida B. Wells
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Mary Garrity
  • Support as nominator --Chick Bowen 01:47, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
    • Support either, although I'm not sure what the purpose of the saturation decrease was. Yes, the paper will have darkened with time, but the decrease also (very slightly) affects the tone of her skin and dress. It's pretty subtle, though. Chick Bowen 19:24, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
      • My experience is that things tend to come out a little over-saturated when scanned, and we know Google Art isn't perfect with colours. It's a judgement call, of course. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:32, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment This could use a restoration (it's not bad, though). I'm on it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:33, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Alt 1 uploaded, Support Alt 1. It's a slightly different crop (nearer the original photographic card's - the edges weren't quite square so I couldn't get it perfect, but this is nearer) But it's not excessively different. I also pulled back the saturation just slightly. Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:34, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment - Is that motion blur there on her shirt? Looks like she wasn't quite still when getting photographed. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:04, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
    • Yes. Still, it's not like we can retake. If I had to guess, it's small enough that it could well just be her breathing given the long time of the shot and the complexity of the shirt (probably a dress, really) Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:16, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
      • support alt1: Understatement and a half on the retake. Since this still in focus generally, and we're not using the image in an article about fashion, I still support alt. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:22, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
        • Oh, also, it's not visible even at 1500px wide, so I don't imagine the problem would be visible at the original size of the photograph.
  • Support alt1 This is an amazing picture. I took a very close look at the motion blur around her right shoulder— almost certainly the product of breathing. I even took a quick shot at seeing if such a problem was at all correctable. Turns out that, at least with my skill set, it is not. What is great is that the rest of the image is so clear, especially considering the era in which it was taken. Other portraits from this time period of this clarity are extremely rare, and concerns about the motion blur should be disregarded just as a hypothetical complaint that it is not in color: it is beautiful in b&w, and the motion blur is a trivial event. This woman held incredibly still for this picture, and the photographer did an excellent job of taking it. It is well-worth being a Wikipedia featured picture. KDS4444 (diff) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:44, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support either for the reasons above. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 20:20, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support alt1 JKadavoor Jee 05:44, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Mary Garrity - Ida B. Wells-Barnett - Google Art Project - restoration crop.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:15, 17 September 2013 (UTC)



New Moon (1940 film)[edit]

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OriginalNew Moon is a 1940 musical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Reason
No, not Twilight. Solid film poster, although the article could use some work
Articles in which this image appears
New Moon (1940 film)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Employee(s) of Tooker Litho Co.
  • Support as nominator -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:29, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment: Is that definitely not a copyright notice at the bottom left? J Milburn (talk) 16:52, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
    • It's not a copyright symbol, but a plain C. If that were intended as a notice of copyright, it would be considered defective (wrong symbol, no year, no identification of copyright holder in the general area [{{PD-US-defective notice}}]). See also this. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 21:50, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
      • Thank you, very thorough. J Milburn (talk) 08:58, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. Good candidate. J Milburn (talk) 08:58, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per no issues. Mattximus (talk) 14:18, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support looks fine. Rreagan007 (talk) 17:35, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support looks good. Godot13 (talk) 20:41, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Poster - New Moon (1940) 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:19, 17 September 2013 (UTC)



Single-Handed[edit]

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Original – Single-Handed, Charles Marion Russell 1912. The painting shows a shows a lone Mounted Police attempting to arrest a Blood warrior at a Blood village probably in Alberta or Saskatchewan.
Reason
A large, colourful, and high quality image that shows a lone Mounted Police attempting to arrest a Blood warrior. Though the relationship between the police and the Blackfoot was largely peaceful the Mounted Police imposed laws on the Blackfoot (such as no raiding other tribes) which they found intrusive and hard to understand. The painting also shows traditional Blackfoot clothing, tipis, and even dance. The painter, Charles Marion Russell spent a lot of time with the Blood (Kainai) tribe in Alberta. The Blood are one of three large tribes that make up the Blackfoot Confederacy, a large and powerful alliance that ruled the northern plains and remains united today with reservations in Alberta and Montana.
Articles in which this image appears
Blackfoot Confederacy, Northwest Mounted Police
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
Charles Marion Russell
  • Support as nominator --MatGTAM (talk) 22:13, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Question The policeman is holding a gun to the head of one of the Indian men - is this really "peaceful"? It looks more like some kind of bullying. Also, this image was added to the only articles it is currently in yesterday, so it is probably too early to assess whether it is a stable part of these articles. I also question the factual accuracy of this painting - it looks like colonial-era propaganda with noble savages going about their quaint ways while a noble law man rides among them. Nick-D (talk) 00:11, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
    • If you look at other paintings by Charles Marion Russell you will see that he not only painted Indians in peaceful scenes but also painted scenes of warfare with other tribes, settlers, and soldiers. Russell himself was very critical of the colonization of the west. Therefore I don't think your fears of propaganda are grounded in reality. As far as historical accuracy the painting is very accurate, the dress of the natives is what they wore at that time and the Blackfoot did indeed have peaceful relations with the Canadian government (but not with the American gov). To me it looks like the policemen is offering a trade for the warriors rifle, it seems unlikely one soldier would threaten an armed warrior in the warrior's own camp surrounded by other warriors. MatGTAM (talk) 5:11, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
If he's offering a trade then it is a very unfortunate composition! Surely the artist would have noticed that the gun was pointing straight at the guy's head? 86.160.215.210 (talk) 11:56, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
  • So I did some further digging a found a description for the painting that says it shows a lone police officer attempting to arrest a defiant Blood (Kainai) warrior. So it looks like its not really a peaceful encounter at all. Never the less I don't think that it detracts from the overall quality of this image which still shows important aspects of Blackfoot life such as clothing, dance, etc. I updated the descriptions for the image on the articles in which it appears. MatGTAM (talk) 4:17, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
I am not knowledgeable about this topic. However, I do find this depiction somewhat odd. Although one or two bystanders seem to be showing a mild interest, there generally seems to be far less of a general hostile reaction than one would expect in the circumstance. 86.160.215.210 (talk) 20:41, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:39, 17 September 2013 (UTC)



Nototropis falcatus[edit]

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OriginalNototropis falcatus is a species of amphipod crustacean with a range from northern Norway to the west coast of Ireland, including the North Sea
Reason
High resolution, solid image, sea life is always popular, can't let crabs have all the fun
Articles in which this image appears
Nototropis falcatus +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Crustaceans
Creator
Hans Hillewaert
  • Support as nominator -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:00, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. JKadavoor Jee 06:09, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Mydreamsparrow (talk) 13:53, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. A highly professional shot, with the species identified by an expert. Couldn't really ask for anything more. J Milburn (talk) 16:50, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Wow. This is very encyclopaedic. Mattximus (talk) 03:44, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Nototropis falcatus.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:35, 18 September 2013 (UTC)



Amanohashidate[edit]

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Original – Amanohashidate view from Kasamatsu Park
Reason
High quality and good EV
Articles in which this image appears
Amanohashidate
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
663highland[3]
  • Support as nominator --Ragerraze (talk) 10:19, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose - Though the picture quality is very good and has good EV, the blown sky ruins it in my opinion. Nikhil (talk) 16:32, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:40, 18 September 2013 (UTC)



Coat of arms[edit]

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Original – Coat of arms on gates of Royal Melbourne Mint by Australian carver Walter Langcake
Reason
Good contrast & colors with high resolution; EV for esthetic coat of arms on Australian historic buildings
Articles in which this image appears
Melbourne Mint; Walter Langcake; Gate
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Photo: Chellestllmn
  • Support as nominator --GBS2 (talk) 02:35, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
  • What's the copyright on the underlying work? Also, an SVG of the crest would be better. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:49, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
    • This reproduction is permitted under the Australian Copyright Act, sections 65–68, which states, in pertinent part, making a photograph of sculpture and works of artistic craftsmanship situated, in a public place, or in premises open to the public, is not an infringement of the work.GBS2 (talk) 09:20, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
      • AKA freedom of panorama. That means this file needs {{FoP-Australia}} (on Commons). Still think this would have higher EV as an SVG. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:39, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
        • Eh... SVGs tend to give a de novo interpretation. Having a more official copy is probably better. And more interesting. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:24, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
          • True about the de novo interpretation. Although this is indeed interesting, and the framing is decent, the background is distracting from this as a coat of arms. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:02, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:23, 19 September 2013 (UTC)



Swami Vivekananda in London in December 1896[edit]

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Original – Swami Vivekananda in London in December 1896
Reason
Vivekananda went to U.S. in 1893 and then moved to England in 1895. Though many photos of Vivekananda were taken at this time, only few photos were printed in color (mostly for promoting and using in posters, billboards), such as File:Swami Vivekananda 1893 Scanned Image.jpg. The image nominated here was taken in 1896
Articles in which this image appears
Josephine MacLeod, J. J. Goodwin
FP category for this image
People
Creator
Unknown
  • Support as nominator --TitoDutta 06:00, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment - What EV does this have outside Vivekanada's article? Also, looks like the exposure is too high (lots of really bright whites) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:08, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
  • "Encyclopedic value" - how much the image contributes to the reader's understanding of the topic. The image's omission from the Swami Vivekananda article itself means that this is not clear. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 09:48, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
  • The image is recently uploaded and I have not got an opportunity to add the image there, since sub-articles of that article are being planned in this moment like Swami Vivekananda in London, Swami Vivekananda in California etc. I want to see those issues setlled at first. If needed I can add the image there. --TitoDutta 09:56, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
  • That makes sense- I think this nomination is a little premature. When you have the image securely placed in an article where it is adding value, then the image could be nominated here. J Milburn (talk) 10:23, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Crisco (for now). J Milburn (talk) 09:17, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose until such time as encyclopedic value of this image is fixed (i.e. it is stable in a more pertinent article). Still curious about the lighting as well. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:09, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Per Above. Highlights being burnt out rules it out for me. JFitch (talk) 23:22, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:24, 19 September 2013 (UTC)



Sam Querrey at Wimbledon 2013[edit]

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Original – Sam Querrey at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.
Reason
High quality and good EV, shows player in action
Articles in which this image appears
Sam Querrey
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
Diliff
  • Support as nominator --Nikhil (talk) 11:52, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose - Other than good resolution I can't see what else this has going for it. The image, whilst good, isn't pinsharp. Also I can appreciate the value of an action shot, however this is a very awkward looking moment to catch a tennis player. Being such a recent photograph would also lead me to believe that there will be plenty of opportunity to acquire something better. JFitch (talk) 21:20, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Agree with JFitch: flying is not part of tennis (i.e. awkward to have both of his feet off the ground). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:49, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Withdraw I withdraw my nomination.Nikhil (talk) 11:43, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:57, 19 September 2013 (UTC)




Valles Marineris[edit]

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OriginalValles Marineris in mosaic of THEMIS infrared images from 2001 Mars Odyssey, November 2005
Reason
High quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Valles Marineris
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA / JPL-Caltech / Arizona State University
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 09:08, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment This is beautiful, and I would like to support, but first I'm wondering why the image was cropped from the original? Does the uncropped version not have a little better framing by adding some room to the bottom? Mattximus (talk) 16:02, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
    • Didn't see that before. Maybe someone can adjust the colors in the original version? I would be glad. Tomer T (talk) 18:49, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:37, 20 September 2013 (UTC)



1955 Michigan Wolverines football team[edit]

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Original1955 Michigan Wolverines football team players and staff
Reason
High quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
1955 Michigan Wolverines football team
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
Unknown
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 09:11, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment - Half is a lot darker than the other half. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:17, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:38, 20 September 2013 (UTC)



Oban[edit]

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OriginalOban Bay from McCaig's Tower. The bay is sheltered by the island of Kerrera. Behind lies the Isle of Mull.
Reason
High quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Oban
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Colin
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 09:15, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. Oban is a busy port serving the islands. This high-resolution view shows how Oban bay is sheltered by Kerrera, and includes a number of landmarks in the town including the rail and ferry terminals, the north harbour, marina and St Columba's Cathedral. The Commons image has annotations. Sorry the weather isn't sunnier, but this is absolutely typical for Oban. -- Colin°Talk 11:50, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment beautiful picture, but I can't help but wonder if the picture would give a better view of Oban if it were taken from the other side of the body of water. It feels that we are looking at the backs of all the buildings. Just my instinct, there could very well be a good reason it was taken from this side. Mattximus (talk) 15:10, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
    • There are lots viewpoints with their merits. Oban isn't imo the most attractive town. It is known as the "gateway to Islands" - in other words, people go there in order to get to somewhere else. And this viewpoint looks out to the "somewhere else". Colin°Talk 15:49, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support nice pic Godhulii 1985 (talk) 12:45, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:38, 20 September 2013 (UTC)



Sunset at Montmajour[edit]

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OriginalSunset at Montmajour, an 1888 oil landscape by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh which was lost, then doubted, then confirmed, then challenged Lugo
Reason
It's on ITN? Oh, right. High resolution, great detail, good quality, and an interesting backstory
Articles in which this image appears
Sunset at Montmajour, List of works by Vincent van Gogh
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Vincent van Gogh
  • Support as nominator -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:51, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent reproduction, and obviously very strong EV. Nick-D (talk) 10:37, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Wow, amazing scan. Beautiful and timely picture. Mattximus (talk) 15:58, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. Great candidate. The proportions seem to be spot on. J Milburn (talk) 21:06, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Amazing picture, nicely scanned, strong support. ///EuroCarGT 02:46, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Very happy to see this, and I'm not the biggest van Gogh fan. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 20:55, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
I don't understand "then challenged [by?] Lugo"; I can't find a reference to what or who Lugo is in the article. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 20:58, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Lol, it's a very oblique in joke. This painting was on the main page at ITN, and the poster boy there is Fernando Lugo. "Challenged Lugo" is a way of saying it was on the MP and could have beaten Lugo's record of 10 days at ITN. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:49, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Great image.-Godot13 (talk) 06:02, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Sunset at Montmajour 1888 Van Gogh.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:48, 20 September 2013 (UTC)



Socks the Cat[edit]

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Reason
This is my first FP nomination, so if I've gotten any of this horribly wrong, please let me know. The image is slightly under the recommended resolution, but I believe it fulfills all the other requirements aptly. The subject is sharply presented with a relevant background image of the White House Briefing Room, there are no other photos of Socks that match the unique nature and quality of this photo, it is in the public domain, has a good description, is verifiably represented in the article, and has not been inappropriately manipulated.
Articles in which this image appears
Socks (cat), List of cats
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Staxringold
  • Support as nominator --I, JethroBT drop me a line 19:58, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment - Resolution isn't up to standards. EV seems decent. Rather cute. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:44, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose Resolution is well below the minimum standards. Sorry. .My oppose was based on the 598X447 image. I didn't check that a higher res pic was uploaded. I think the current resolution can be excepted from the min. resolution criteria IMO. So I'll change my vote to Support.Nikhil (talk) 11:41, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
Opposing on the basis of resolution alone doesn't really seem fair given the other qualities. The details in the photo are clear enough given its subject. What is the purpose of a resolution that most monitors probably can't even view full-screen? I, JethroBT drop me a line 20:09, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
That's a terrible argument, I'm afraid. Print needs a higher resolution than monitors, and Socks himself is only part of the image.
Nonetheless, Support. Because I don't think there's likely to be significantly more detail in the original, given film grain and the standard camera quality of the time. Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:02, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
Point taken. I, JethroBT drop me a line 00:28, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - I too can look past the specific image-size requirements for an image like this. I actually think it is a wonderful capture, happily supporting this. JFitch (talk) 23:41, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - As the subject is deceased, there is no chance of getting a higher quality image. It appears consensus is in favour of allowing the lower resolution in this instance, which is alright with me. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:00, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support It's very unique and interesting. The image quality is a minor issue to me here. Rreagan007 (talk) 16:36, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Socks cat 1.JPG --Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:28, 20 September 2013 (UTC)



Bernard Tomic at Wimbledon 2013[edit]

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Original – Bernard Tomic in the first round of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.
Reason
High quality and good EV
Articles in which this image appears
Bernard Tomic
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
Diliff
  • Support as nominator --Nikhil (talk) 11:48, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Question - What's with the white flecks on either side of him and the black something under him? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:50, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • That black thing looks like a shadow... No expert though.
  • The one just north of his shadow (about 10 pixels by 5 pixels in size that is almost pure black?) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:00, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Dry grass perhaps or may be the grass may have been mowed by the players' running. I can't really tell what that black thing is. Nikhil (talk) 17:05, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:05, 21 September 2013 (UTC)



Birmingham Library[edit]

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Original – Interior of the Library of Birmingham, seen during a preview tour in the week before opening.
Reason
Good quality image and it was also featured on Wikipedia Signpost of 4th Sept 2013. It is of a high image standard and of high resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Library of Birmingham,Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost
FP category for this image
Creator
Pigsonthewing
  • Support as nominator --Benison talk with me 10:28, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Blown highlights from windows, escalator in the middle of the image is distracting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:31, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  • I like the escalator, and am not really worried about the blown highlights - they're mostly unavoidable in an image like this, where it's a preview tour, and so you only get one chance to photograph the library pristine and empty.... But I question whether pristine and empty is actually desireable in a building intended to be a public space. A few people in the image and it would feel more natural, so I'd rather see another try. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:28, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Poor lighting leading to overexposure and colour temperature issues. Overall composition isn't great either. JFitch (talk) 16:30, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment. In my opinion the composition is visually interesting and the lighting also adds to the appeal of the picture. 86.160.215.210 (talk) 19:25, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support, both showing the atmosphere and architecture of the place, and almost abstract art, - closer to the subject of a library than the outside view that graced the Main page for several days. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:29, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose The escalator is distracting. Armbrust The Homunculus 07:04, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Pine 05:55, 22 September 2013 (UTC)



Complete type set of U.S. Fractional currency[edit]

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Reason
High quality, very high EV (greater EV viewed as a set). This 24-image set nomination is a complete type set of U.S. Fractional Currency representing each significant design change. The United States issued Fractional currency between 1862 and 1876 in denominations of 3, 5, 10, 15, 25, and 50 cents. Across the five issuing periods paper quality was improved to prevent destruction and designs changed as anti-counterfeiting measures were put in place. Sizes range from roughly 66 x 41 mm to 110 x 54 mm. Captions include: denomination, catalog number, and person or vignette depicted. (I hope this is an acceptable way to present this kind of nomination).

Original – A 24-note complete type set of U.S. Fractional Currency representing each significant design change.

Articles in which these images appear
Fractional currency
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (and some first issue by American Bank Note Company)
From the National Numismatic Collection, NMAH, Smithsonian Institution.
Images by Godot13.
First Issue (21 August 1862 – 27 May 1863)
$0.05 - Fr.1231
Thomas Jefferson
$0.10 - Fr.1240
George Washington
$0.25 - Fr.1280
Thomas Jefferson. 
$0.50 - Fr.1312
George Washington. 
Second Issue (10 October 1863 – 23 February 1867)
$0.05 - Fr.1232
George Washington. 
$0.10 - Fr.1246
George Washington. 
$0.25 - Fr.1284
George Washington. 
$0.50 - Fr.1322
George Washington. 
Third Issue (5 December 1864 – 16 August 1869)
$0.03 - Fr.1226
George Washington. 
$0.05 - Fr.1238
Spencer Clark
$0.10 - Fr.1254
George Washington. 
$0.25 - Fr.1294
William Fessenden
$0.50 - Fr.1328
Francis Spinner
$0.50 - Fr.1339
Francis Spinner. 
$0.50 - Fr.1355
Justice holding scales
Fourth Issue (14 July 1869 – 16 February 1875)
$0.10 - Fr.1259
Bust of Liberty
$0.10 - Fr.1269
Bust of Columbia
$0.25 - Fr.1303
George Washington. 
$0.50 - Fr.1374
Abraham Lincoln
$0.50 - Fr.1376
Edwin Stanton
$0.50 - Fr.1379
Samuel Dexter
Fifth Issue (26 February 1874 – 15 February 1876)
$0.10 - Fr.1265
William Meredith
$0.25 - Fr.1308
Robert Walker
$0.50 - Fr.1381
William Crawford
  • Comment – images have not been in place for 7 days, but were added after nearly 3 weeks of unopposed talk page notice. If this is problematic we can suspend the nomination. Otherwise…
Single notes added to relevant articles, space permitting (e.g., William H. Crawford, William P. Fessenden, William M. Meredith, Robert J. Walker).-Godot13 (talk) 03:02, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support as nominator --Godot13 (talk) 04:57, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Obvious support is obvious - Your work with the Smithsonian is probably the best related to banknotes on Wikipedia. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:39, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, that is very kind of you to say.-Godot13 (talk) 23:43, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment. I mentioned this once before I think, and maybe it's some kind of convention, but I don't like the black. The black borders dominate the impression in an unappealing way, and always remind me of obituary notices. A less severe colour that nevertheless contrasts with the edges of the notes would be better in my opinion. 86.160.84.113 (talk) 17:31, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I do remember this coming up once before. It is a general (though not absolute) convention to have a black background. These images are part of a very large batch created at roughly the same time, all with black backgrounds. Thanks-Godot13 (talk) 20:34, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. The black backgrounds seem to be pretty standard for currency obverse/reverse images. It helps to clearly define the borders of the banknote. Rreagan007 (talk) 21:41, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support JKadavoor Jee 05:09, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:04, 23 September 2013 (UTC)




Tian Tan Buddha[edit]

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Original – Tian Tan Buddha
Reason
Hight EV and good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Tian Tan Buddha
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
beria
  • Support as nominator --Wilfredor (talk) 14:34, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment - Very nice, but wouldn't this have higher encyclopedic value (EV) as a front-on view? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:57, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment. Having the face in shade does not seem optimal. (I suppose if it's facing north then nothing can be done.) 86.160.84.113 (talk) 17:24, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:34, 23 September 2013 (UTC)



Pelagia noctiluca[edit]

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OriginalPelagia noctiluca in a rockpool on the South coast of Sardinia, Italy
Reason
Good EV and high quality. QI, VI and FP in Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Pelagia noctiluca
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Cnidaria
Creator
Hans Hillewaert
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 14:57, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support as author. Though not absolutely crisp, I think focus and DOF are sufficient for an FP, taking into account the difficulties of taking pictures of moving objects (as well because of waves as because of the animal being alive) in a rockpool. Lycaon (talk) 05:18, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Do we even have a featured image of a jellyfish? This being a live specimen is also very cool. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:31, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. Per nom. Nikhil (talk) 11:45, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support JKadavoor Jee 04:47, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support ! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 09:21, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Pelagia noctiluca (Sardinia).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:57, 23 September 2013 (UTC)



Flying Down to Reno[edit]

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Original – Poster for Flying Down to Reno, a 1933 RKO musical film
Reason
Nice colours, good resolution, notable film
Articles in which this image appears
Flying Down to Rio
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Harold Seroy; edited by Crisco 1492
  • Support as nominator -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:41, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Half-toned, but I doubt me there's a non-half-toned version. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:16, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
    • Agree. Unlikely in the 40s. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:21, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:54, 25 September 2013 (UTC)



Vivekananda Rock Memorial[edit]

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Original – Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Reason
This is a wonderful image of Vivekananda Rock Memorial. Vivekananda Rock Memorial was established in 1962, in Vivekananda's birth centenary year. And this year is being celebrated as golden jubilee year of the memorial and 150th birth anniversary of Vivekananda.
Articles in which this image appears
Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Eknath Ranade
FP category for this image
places
Creator
Flickr user: Nomad Tales, uploaded in Commons by User:Ekabhishek
  • Support as nominator --TitoDutta 10:58, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Too small (minimum 1500px on both sides), the colours are garish, and the night sky is just... pitch black. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:12, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose too small, unsharp, overexposed building, underexposed other areas. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 19:27, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Speedy close Fails high resolution of minimum 1500x1500 requirement. Is also too dark. Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 19:57, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose as per above. Mattximus (talk) 21:40, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:17, 26 September 2013 (UTC)




Fantasia (culture)[edit]

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OriginalFantasia at the Tan-Tan (Moussem) Festival in Tan-Tan, Morocco.
Reason
Very high EV and decent quality. FP and VI in Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Fantasia (culture)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Priest Maxim Massalitin
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 14:12, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. Eyecatching and interesting; made me click through to the article. --Paul_012 (talk) 18:34, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Question - Why are they shooting down? The article doesn't make that clear. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:59, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
    • I had the same question. But looking at some YouTube videos it appears that direction of fire isn't a strict requirement, and there are many variants. Perhaps the article shouldn't explicitly say that firing has to be into the sky? --Paul_012 (talk) 22:01, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support What an action moment. In the article it is said that only one person shoot at a time but here two guns are having flames, a perfect action shot. The background is also catchy and appropriate. Godhulii 1985 (talk) 13:12, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
    • Actually the article says they're trying to shoot simultaneously, so this image likely shows an imperfect performance. I think it's good enough, though. At least it somewhat shows the difficulty of achieving perfect synchronisation. --Paul_012 (talk) 22:01, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - So long as the downwards shot is acceptable in this type of performance. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:11, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support as in Commons. JKadavoor Jee 04:45, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support, also per my Commons vote. Daniel Case (talk) 04:01, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Муссем (фольклорный фестиваль) в Тан-Тане (Марокко).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:14, 26 September 2013 (UTC)



Abbot's Palace (Oliwa)[edit]

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Reason
High EV and quality
Articles in which this image appears
Abbot's Palace (Oliwa)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominator --Tomer T (talk) 14:17, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:24, 26 September 2013 (UTC)



Erna Solberg[edit]

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Original – Erna Solberg, leader of centre-right coalition
Reason
Good quality and EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Erna Solberg, List of elected or appointed female heads of government, List of heads of government of Norway, Norwegian parliamentary election, 2013
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Christian Fredrik Wesenberg on Flickr and Uploader: Efloean
  • Support as nominator --Nikhil (talk) 16:55, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment - Angle leaves much to be desired. Not sure why she's leaning forward like that. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:18, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
Is she leaning forward?? It doesn't look that way to me... (I think I would crop slightly more off the top though...) 86.161.61.73 (talk) 17:38, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
  • She seems to be leaning somewhat, I think. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:34, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment This rather casual-looking pose has weak EV as a portrait of an opposition leader who has since become the prime minister Nick-D (talk) 00:29, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:16, 26 September 2013 (UTC)



Martin Luther King Jr.[edit]

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Original – Martin Luther King Jr., Americal Civil Rights Activist
Reason
Reasonable quality and strong EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Martin Luther King, Jr., African American, Afro-Anglo American
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Dick DeMarsico, World Telegram staff photographer and Uploader : Davepape
  • Support as nominator --Nikhil (talk) 17:16, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
  • I hate to say it, but this photograph of Dr King looks rather snapshotty (he's off center, his hand is so far in front of him that it looks bigger than his head, etc.) so I don't think I can get behind this nomination. Something like this, this, or this, if there were a free version, I could really get behind. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:36, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
  • here is the LoC's category on him. I think there's a few better pictures. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:28, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:17, 26 September 2013 (UTC)



Yellow bell pepper[edit]

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Original – Picture of yellow bell pepper
Reason
High quality
Articles in which this image appears
Bell_pepper
FP category for this image
Plants
Creator
فارس البلغم
  • Support as nominator --فارس البلغم (talk) 17:07, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Hi there, welcome to Wikipedia, and thanks for your nomination. I'm afraid I'm going to have to oppose this nomination; the criteria here at featured picture candidates are very strict. The image is not currently used in any articles on the English Wikipedia, which is a requirement for featured pictures. Also, there is a lot of noise and the sky is overexposed; these are problems which normally mean that images cannot be featured. J Milburn (talk) 17:56, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose The pic can be added here: Bell_pepper. It is nice to have a pic of a capsicum that depicts how it looks like in trees. But noise and overexpose things will remain same so oppose. Godhulii 1985 (talk) 12:59, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:54, 27 September 2013 (UTC)



The Emperor's Candlesticks (film)[edit]

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Original – a caption for the image, providing adequate context for voters on WP:FPC
Reason
High resolution, good EV for the film article
Articles in which this image appears
The Emperor's Candlesticks (film), George Fitzmaurice, Luise Rainer
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Tooker Lithograph Co. for MGM
  • Support as nominator -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:43, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Pristine. The thing with Dr. Macro is, though, one doesn't know if a © is printed on the back of the poster, am I correct? And Dr. Macro (forgot his real name) doesn't get to see the actual object as most scans are user submitted. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 17:06, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
    • I remember asking about this on Commons, and the consensus was that posters would typically not have anything on the back side (save money, among others). All the posters I've seen while browsing Doctor Macro (a good several hundred, of which at least a hundred are now on Commons) which do have copyright notices have them on the front. It's so consistent that I can usually tell if there is a copyright notice just by looking at the studio and year (anything by WB released after the mid-1930s, for instance, will have a copyright notice). MGM took much longer to wise up to their responsibilities under the then-new copyright law. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:09, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
      • Ok, thanks! – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 20:00, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support What a nice scan! Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:14, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:37, 28 September 2013 (UTC)



MV Rena[edit]

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Original – MV Rena aground on the Astrolabe reef
Reason
This is a high quality image of when the MV Rena ran aground on New Zealand. It has a very high encyclopedic value :)
Articles in which this image appears
MV Rena
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Water
Creator
New Zealand Defence Force

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:12, 29 September 2013 (UTC)



Repeated Barycentric Subdivision[edit]

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Original – A triangle being subdivided repeatedly using barycentric subdivision, a kind of subdivision rule.
Reason
This is a high-resolution high quality free image that contributes to our understanding of fractal-like images. This recently replaced a lower-quality identical image.
Articles in which this image appears
barycentric subdivision, finite subdivision rule,self-similarity.
FP category for this image
mathematics
Creator
Brirush
  • Support as nominator --Brirush (talk) 12:54, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose on details, essentially. Firstly I think there could be more indication in the image that this is a progression from the top left downwards (would adding an undivided triangle help? I think so). The fact that the image is a PNG would, I think, be manageable if everything else was perfect, but I do find the dot-matrix type colouring of the triangles off, and, unless it's n optical illusion, doesn't the colouring get darker (the last doesn't appear to have dots at all)? I think also while I understand the arrangement is to help save space, as is the growing size of the triangle, I think the latter is a false economy and arranging them in a square (m.m. if a fifth is added) would be better - keep some lines at least. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 10:10, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment. The anti-aliasing of the lines seems poor. Also, some of the interior lines very slightly protrude outside the bounding triangles. For normal purposes these are very fussy criticisms, but for a featured picture maybe not. 86.161.61.73 (talk) 12:38, 21 September 2013 (UTC)


Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:39, 29 September 2013 (UTC)



Death of Cleopatra[edit]

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OriginalThe Death of Cleopatra by Guido Cagnacci, circa 1658
Reason
Image has EV, good resolution and quality.
Articles in which this image appears
Cleopatra, Cultural depictions of Cleopatra VII, Guido Cagnacci, 1658 in art
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Guido Cagnacci
  • Support as nominator --Mediran (tc) 12:39, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Looks like a good scan, and though I doubt Cleopatra was that pale I think the value in Cultural depictions and 1658 in art make up for it. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:45, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Weak support Seems to be slightly on the small side (the scan)? – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 17:01, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
    • That's quite a bit better than what we've done for some other paintings. Not as big as our scan of the Mona Lisa, sure, but I think the resolution is decent for the size of the painting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:12, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support though the image doesn't speak to me, the artist is pretty significant. Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:02, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:40, 29 September 2013 (UTC)




Short-snouted seahorse on knotted wrack[edit]

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Original – Short-snouted seahorse on knotted wrack from the Oosthinder banks in the Belgian part of the North Sea. This is a studio (aquarium) shot with some of the original knotted wrack from the haul when and where the seahorse was caught. The hauls are part of a biannual monitoring programme. Note the copepods in the water that form part of its natural diet.
Reason
Good EV, good quality and a reasonable resolution. Also QI, VI and FP in Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Short-snouted_seahorse
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Hans Hillewaert
  • Support as author & nominator --Lycaon (talk) 10:26, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. Wow, very nice. Focus is spot-on. But, what are those tiny creatures below the sea horse? Nikhil (talk) 12:52, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
    • Copepods? – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 17:04, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support JKadavoor Jee 16:04, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:45, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Eye has really bright areas, unfortunately, but great shot. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 17:04, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per Kerαunoςcopia. -Godot13 (talk) 01:58, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support nice and perfect. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 09:19, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. Drmies (talk) 02:23, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hippocampus hippocampus (on Ascophyllum nodosum).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:54, 29 September 2013 (UTC)



David Villa[edit]

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Original – Football player David Villa celebrating after scoring a goal.
Reason
Image has EV, good resolution and technical quality.
Articles in which this image appears
David Villa, Atlético Madrid, Spain national football team
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
Kadellar
  • Support as nominator --Kadellar (talk) 17:45, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Image needs to be stable of course, but I don't see that being a problem since the previous image was less than stellar. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 16:59, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support This is great! How did you happen to get such a close one? Were you one of the "official photographers" or just a lucky audience? --Muhammad(talk) 20:12, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
    • Thanks!! I was with the rest of official photographers. I was lucky that he scored right in front of me! --Kadellar (talk) 00:53, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support great and really valuable! Tomer T (talk) 10:49, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support JKadavoor Jee 08:31, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per my vote at Commons. Daniel Case (talk) 03:59, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. Wow. Razor sharp, face well lit, other players in the perfect position--the teammate facing us, the opponent moving away and looking back, and the background hazy enough to not be a distraction but still distinct enough to see individuals. Drmies (talk) 02:26, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:David Villa - 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:51, 29 September 2013 (UTC)



Cross-section of undersea communications cable[edit]

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A cross section of a modern submarine communications cable.
1 – Polyethylene
2 – Mylar tape
3 – Stranded steel wires
4 – Aluminium water barrier
5 – Polycarbonate
6 – Copper or aluminium tube
7 – Petroleum jelly
8 – Optical fibers
Reason
High Encyclopaedic value and an SVG file
Articles in which this image appears
Submarine communications cable, International Cable Protection Committee,
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Others
Creator
Mysid
  • Thanks for the clean-up.Nikhil (talk) 11:41, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose. It isn't a "cross-section" and it isn't a modern undersea cable. This image is quite misleading. This is based on a patent from 1978. Let's have something based on an actual product from this millennium please. -- Colin°Talk 10:03, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Withdraw. I withdraw my nomination per Colin.Nikhil (talk) 14:24, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:42, 30 September 2013 (UTC)