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

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

Promoting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Delisting an image

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

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

For delisting, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers supporting a delist or replace, and the consensus is in its favor, it will be delisted from Wikipedia:Featured pictures. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-third majority in support, including the nominator. Note that anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets. However, images are sometimes delisted despite having fewer than five in support of their removal, and there is currently no consensus on how best to handle delist closures, except that:.If the image to be delisted is not used in any articles by the time of closure, it must be delisted. If it is added to articles during the nomination, at least one week's stability is required for the nomination to be closed as "Kept". The nomination may be suspended if a week hasn't yet passed to give the rescue a chance.

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

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

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

Step 1:
Evaluate

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

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

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


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

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


Step 3:
Transclude and link

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

How to comment for Candidate Images

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

How to comment for Delist Images

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

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

Editing candidates

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

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In a discussion about the brightness of an image, it is necessary to know if the computer display is properly adjusted. Displays differ greatly in their ability to show shadow detail. There are four dark grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display shadow detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings. Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal shadow detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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Displays also differ greatly in their ability to show highlight detail. There are light grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display highlight detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings (probably reduce the contrast setting). Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal highlight detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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On a gamma-adjusted display, the four circles in the color image blend into the background when seen from a few feet (roughly 75–150 cm) away. If they do not, you could adjust the gamma setting (found in the computer's settings, not on the display), until they do. This may be very difficult to attain, and a slight error is not detrimental. Uncorrected PC displays usually show the circles darker than the background.
Note that on most consumer LCD displays (laptop or flat screen), viewing angle strongly affects these images. Correct adjustment on one part of the screen might be incorrect on another part for a stationary head position. Click on the images for more technical information. If possible, calibration with a hardware monitor calibrator is recommended.
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Current nominations[edit]

Ansel Adams[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 Mar 2018 at 03:07:19 (UTC)

Original – Portrait of notable United States nature photographer Ansel Adams
Reason
Lead image in the Ansel Adams article; good quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Ansel Adams, J. Malcolm Greany, Conservation Photography, Taos art colony
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People
Creator
J. Malcolm Greany, with edits by Kaidor and Utzdman55
  • Support as nominatorPine 03:07, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:20, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Likewise. --Janke | Talk 10:21, 22 February 2018 (UTC)



Plain tiger[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 Mar 2018 at 18:40:28 (UTC)

OriginalPlain tiger butterfly (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus) male from Kerala, India
Reason
High quality image illustrates article well. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Plain tiger
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp



Grivet[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 Mar 2018 at 18:36:59 (UTC)

OriginalGrivet (Chlorocebus aethiops) from Ethiopia
Reason
High quality image illustrates article well. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Grivet
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp



Portrait Of Boy (Frankie, The Organ Boy)[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Feb 2018 at 19:04:28 (UTC)

Original — Titled “Portrait of Boy” in the artist’s private logbook, with no further elaboration, but traditionally known as “Frankie, The Organ Boy”, Bellows’ portrait is of a child with a visible midline defect, possibly due to a chromosomal microdeletion; the sitter was either a seller of newspapers, since his nickel badge gives him permission to be out of school during daylight hours, or (more likely to my mind) a musician working in the very earliest movie houses in the vicinity of Bellows’ New York City studio. Possibly painted in a single sitting, the portrait pays tribute to the sitter “in the grand manner” as a full-body, formal, and ‘royal’ portrait.
Reason
An excellent and faithful Google Art Project reproduction of one of George Bellows’ most important early works, on which I intend to commence a new article
Articles in which this image appears
George Bellows, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
FP category for this image
painting
Creator
Dcoetzeebot
  • Support as nominatorVesuvius Dogg (talk) 19:04, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment - Creator is clearly not the bot. You need to link the category to the proper page.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 04:42, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment - Perhaps it's premature to nominate the photograph before there is a page made for this painting? As it stands now, it has limited EV. But with it's own page it would have very high EV. Mattximus (talk) 18:50, 18 February 2018 (UTC)


*Reply I will hop to it in the next few days. Like Gauguin’s Arii Matamoe and Ingres’ Louise de Broglie, Comptesse d’Haussonville, both of which became DYKs with Main Page photos, “Frankie, The Organ Boy” deserves wider Wikipedia notice (I think). Would it be proper here to credit Google Art Project as the Creator of the image, or Bellows himself? (Thanks everyone for their patience and advice, while I gather sources.) Vesuvius Dogg (talk) 14:18, 19 February 2018 (UTC)



Ceiling of the Hall of the Consistory in Palazzo Pubblico (Siena)[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Feb 2018 at 15:49:07 (UTC)

Original – Ceiling of the Hall of the Consistory in Palazzo Pubblico (Siena).jpg
Reason
One of best ceiling in Siena
Articles in which this image appears
Palazzo Pubblico
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
LivioAndronico
  • Support as nominatorLivioAndronico (talk) 15:49, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment Issues with uneven lighting towards the top. The whole thing isn't quite straight and there is a slight fish-eye effect and the highlights are blown on the lighting. In fairness I can't really see any way of getting a picture of this thing to FP standards without some cleaver post processing and HDR work.©Geni (talk) 18:05, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • ©Geni It is not issues, it is a dome so logically with a 10 mm wide angle you can notice the spiciness, moreover it is naturally an HDR worked with photoshop as in exif,saluti--LivioAndronico (talk) 14:54, 20 February 2018 (UTC)



Nominations — to be closed[edit]

Nominations in this category are older than ten days and are to be closed. New votes will no longer be accepted.

Older nominations requiring additional input from users[edit]

These nominations have been moved here because consensus is impossible to determine without additional input from those who participated in the discussion. Usually this is because there was more than one edit of the image available, and no clear preference for one of them was determined. If you voted on these images previously, please update your vote to specify which edit(s) you are supporting.

Closing procedure[edit]

A script is available that automates the majority of these tasks: User:Jujutacular/closeFPC

When NOT promoted, perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Not promoted| }} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  2. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  3. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the February archive. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image name}} from this page to the bottom of the archive.
  4. If the nominator is new to FPC, consider placing {{subst:NotpromotedFPC|Image name}} on their talk page. To avoid overuse, do not use the template when in doubt.
  5. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

When promoted, perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Promoted|File:FILENAME.JPG}} --~~~~
    • Replace FILENAME.JPG with the name of the file that was promoted. It should show up as:
    Promoted File:FILENAME.JPG
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  2. Add the image to:
  3. Add the image to the proper sub-page of Wikipedia:Featured pictures - newest on top.
    The caption for a Wikipedian created image should read "Description at Article, by Creator". For a non-Wikipedian, it should be similar, but if the creator does not have an article, use an external link if appropriate. For images with substantial editing by one or more Wikipedians, but created by someone else, use "Description at Article, by Creator (edited by Editor)" (all editors involved should be clear from the nomination). Additionally, the description is optional - if it's essentially the same as the article title, then just use "Article, by Creator". Numerous examples can be found on the various Featured Pictures subpages.
  4. Add the image to the appropriate section of Wikipedia:Featured pictures - newest on left and remove the oldest from the right so that there are always three in each section.
  5. Add the Featured Picture tag and star to the image page using {{Featured picture|page_name}} (replace page_name with the nomination page name, i.e., the page_name from Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/page_name). To add this template you most likely will have to click the "create" button on the upper right if the "edit" button is not present, generally if the image originates from Commons.
  6. If an edited or alternative version of the originally nominated image is promoted, make sure that all articles contain the Featured Picture version, as opposed to the original.
  7. Notify the nominator or co-nominators by placing {{subst:PromotedFPC|File:file_name.xxx}} on each nominator's talk page. For example: {{subst:PromotedFPC|File:Blue morpho butterfly.jpg}}.
  8. If the image was created by a Wikipedian, place {{subst:UploadedFP|File:file_name.xxx}} on the creator's talk page. For example: {{subst:UploadedFP|File:Blue morpho butterfly.jpg}}.
  9. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} to the top of the section.
  10. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the February archive. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} from this page to the bottom of the archive.
  11. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

Delist closing procedure[edit]

Note that delisting an image does not equal deleting it. Delisting from Featured pictures in no way affects the image's status in its article/s.

If consensus is to KEEP featured picture status, and the image is used in at least one article, perform the following:

  1. Check that the image has been in the article for at least one week. Otherwise, suspend the nomination to give it time to stabilize before continuing.
  2. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Kept|}} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  3. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  4. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the archived delist nominations. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the bottom of the Retained section of the archive.
  5. Optionally leave a note on the picture's talk page.

If consensus is to DELIST, or the image is unused (and consensus is not for a replacement that is used), perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Delisted|}} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  2. Replace the {{Featured picture}} tag from the image with {{FormerFeaturedPicture|delist/''Image name''}}.
  3. Remove the image from the appropriate sub-page of Wikipedia:Featured pictures and the appropriate section of Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs.
  4. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  5. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the archived delist nominations. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} page to the bottom of the Delisted section of the archive.

If consensus is to REPLACE (and at least one of the images is used in articles), perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Replaced|}} with File:NEW_IMAGE_FILENAME.JPG --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
    • Replace NEW_IMAGE_FILENAME.JPG with the name of the replacement file.
  2. Replace the {{Featured picture}} tag from the delisted image with {{FormerFeaturedPicture|delist/''Image name''}}.
  3. Update the replacement picture's tag, adding the tag {{Featured picture|delist/image_name}} (replace image_name with the nomination page name, i.e., the image_name from Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/delist/image_name). Remove any no longer applicable tags from the original, replacement and from any other alternatives. If the alternatives were on Commons and no longer have any tags, be sure to tag the description page with {{missing image}}.
  4. Replace the delisted Featured Picture in all articles with the new replacement Featured Picture version. Do NOT replace the original in non-article space, such as Talk Pages, FPC nominations, archives, etc.
  5. Ensure that the replacement image is included on the appropriate sub-page of Wikipedia:Featured pictures and the appropriate section of Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs. Do this by replacing the original image with the new replacement image; do not add the replacement as a new Featured Picture.
  6. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  7. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the archived delist nominations. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the bottom of the Replaced section of the archive.

Recently closed nominations[edit]

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

Southern plains grey langur (Semnopithecus dussumieri) female in India[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Feb 2018 at 11:37:12 (UTC)

OriginalSouthern plains grey langur (Semnopithecus dussumieri) female in Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India
Reason
Very detailed portrait. FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Southern plains grey langur
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 11:37, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Perhaps a bit cool, but good quality.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:32, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Composition is slightly unbalanced, can't tell why it feels like that, but how about cutting off about 5% from the right and top? --Janke | Talk 11:27, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I prefer it with the eyes central and certainly wouldn't want to crop the top. Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:43, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
I don't think the top needs cropping, but tend to agree with Janke that the indistinct background (due to shallow DOF) could be cropped somewhat on the right and maybe even a bit on the left. (I find expanses of unfocused background distracting: The eye tends to search for some visual information about variations in the blurry tableau.) Sca (talk) 14:48, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I don't see subjective issues of cropping mentioned under Featured Picture Criteria... Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:15, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Of course not - we just told you what we think/feel... Besides, I already supported! ;-) Somehow, I'd like to see the "face circle" centered within the frame - not that it affects EV at all, but would make for a more striking (and larger!) image on the Main Page... --Janke | Talk 18:40, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support – Having opined re cropping above, I find the image of animal's face quite striking. Sca (talk) 16:03, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support©Geni (talk) 21:57, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Promoted File:Southern plains grey langur (Semnopithecus dussumieri) female head.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:57, 19 February 2018 (UTC)



Marsh fritillaries mating[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Feb 2018 at 11:29:49 (UTC)

OriginalMarsh fritillary butterflies (Euphydryas aurinia) mating (male left, female right) in Dorset, England
Reason
High EV. Very sharp image. FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Marsh fritillary
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 11:29, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment - caption & description should include which is male/female (now that info is just in image notes). Renata (talk) 22:02, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I think Renata was hoping for this information to be in the image description as well. If you open the image on Wikipedia, you can't see the notes.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:32, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • The image notes (feature? plug-in?) is only available on Commons. It doesn't carry through to Wikipedia.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:15, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Good quality, useful image. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:15, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - No reason not to support... --Janke | Talk 11:29, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:55, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 15:55, 19 February 2018 (UTC)



Suspended nominations[edit]

This section is for Featured Picture (or delisting) candidacies whose closure is postponed for additional editing, rendering, or copyright clarification.