Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

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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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FPCs needing feedback



Anfiteatro de las ruinas romanas de Itálica, Santiponce, Sevilla, España, 2015-12-06, DD 34-45 PAN HDR.JPG Roman amphitheatre of Italica


Sandy Shores of Moreton Bay.jpg Moreton Bay


Current nominations[edit]

Six-banded armadillo[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Apr 2021 at 20:38:11 (UTC)

Original – Six-banded armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus), the Pantanal, Brazil
Reason
High quality large image. Illustrates articles well. FP on Commons. Got 3 support votes and no opposes on previous nomination
Articles in which this image appears
Six-banded armadillo, Chlamyphoridae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp


Six-year-old male lion[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Apr 2021 at 20:33:29 (UTC)

Original – Six-year-old male lion (Panthera leo) in Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Lion
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Verizon Building after September 11, 2001[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Apr 2021 at 16:25:42 (UTC)

OriginalNew York, NY, September 28, 2001 – Debris on surrounding roofs at the site of the World Trade Center. Verizon Building is in the center.
Reason
FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Verizon Building
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
Andrea Booher/FEMA News Photo
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 16:25, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose I don't feel this adds value to the article. Technical quality nothing special either. Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:35, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Sulfur (2021)[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Apr 2021 at 07:19:57 (UTC)

OriginalSulfur crystals on the matrix (4.8 × 3.5 × 3 cm). Found from El Desierto mine, San Pablo de Napa, Daniel Campos Province, Potosí, Bolivia
Reason
High quality. A future FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Sulfur
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Materials science
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 07:19, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
  •  Comment: I have raised a question about the green tint in this photo at Commons FPC. Please see this. cart-Talk 14:49, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
  • We certainly do need FPs to be as accurate as possible on colour. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:36, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - I uploaded a corrected version over the original, background now grey according to color picker, the sulfur lost most of the green tinge. Reload the page to see the change. PS: Mentioned this on Commons, notified the author. --Janke | Talk 18:15, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
    • FYI: Author re-worked it from raw to same corrected color. --Janke | Talk 19:39, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:36, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:18, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulphere 15:32, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 20:40, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Rhesus macaque (2)[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2021 at 20:46:24 (UTC)

Original – Male rhesus macaque ('Macaca mulatta mulatta), Gokarneshwar, Nepal
Reason
High quality image. FP at Commons. Previos nom in 2020 got 4 support votes, no oppose votes
Articles in which this image appears
Rhesus macaque
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp


Delist:Papilio machaon [edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2021 at 20:28:16 (UTC)

a suitable caption for the image
Reason
better image available now, tail damaged, colours faded
Articles this image appears in
links to the article(s) that use this image
Previous nomination/s
[[1]]
Nominator
Charlesjsharp (talk)


Old World swallowtail butterfly[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2021 at 20:30:15 (UTC)

Original – Old World swallowtail (Papilio machaon gorganus) in Hungary
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Topside and underside images needed in article.
Articles in which this image appears
Papilio machaon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Ålesund (2nd nomination)[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Apr 2021 at 10:22:35 (UTC)

Original – View of Ålesund from Aksla, Norway
Reason
High quality and good composition. FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Ålesund (town), Ålesund
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 10:22, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support now. --Janke | Talk 18:20, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 01:11, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:21, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulphere 15:32, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

The Guitar Player[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Apr 2021 at 10:01:26 (UTC)

OriginalThe Guitar Player (c. 1670–72) by Johannes Vermeer
Reason
High quality and resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
The Guitar Player (Vermeer), Kenwood House, List of paintings by Johannes Vermeer, 8 other articles
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Johannes Vermeer

Theyyam[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Apr 2021 at 07:06:30 (UTC)

Original – Theyyam (Teyyam, Theyam, Theyyattam) is a popular ritual form of dance worship in Kerala and Karnataka, India. Theyyam consisted of several thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs.
Reason
Is of a high technical standard.
Articles in which this image appears
Theyyam
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Shagil Kannur
  • Support as nominatorShagil Kannur (talk) 07:06, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose blurred hand in foreground. Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:10, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak support. I can't overlook the blurred hand, but I share the sentiment in the Commons FPC nomination. MER-C 14:29, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Charles. The jumbled composition may be intended, but blurry DOF doesn't work well. – Sca (talk) 14:39, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak support – I agree with the comments in Commons nomination as well. I doubt a daytime photo would have the same punch (background, foreground separation, lighting.... wow factor). Bammesk (talk) 14:43, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Blackberry[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Apr 2021 at 14:51:05 (UTC)

Original – Several bunches of blackberries
Reason
Well executed focus stack.
Articles in which this image appears
Blackberries, Rubus fruticosus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 14:51, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose - looks messy, would prefer a photo of one or more berries, but not touching each other. --Janke | Talk 16:12, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Shouldn't be lead image in the blackberries article and I have restored previous image. Charlesjsharp (talk) 20:20, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – I agree that it looks a bit crowded. I think these two photos: [2], [3] as a set make a good candidate. Bammesk (talk) 14:16, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
I thought it was Beluga caviar – my favorite!Sca (talk) 18:51, 12 April 2021 (UTC)


Moreton Bay[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Apr 2021 at 14:47:17 (UTC)

Original – Satellite image of Moreton Bay and the Brisbane metropolitan area
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously. High EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Moreton Bay, Brisbane
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking back
Creator
Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 14:47, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 14:08, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulphere 17:13, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 20:31, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Constanța Casino[edit]

Voting period ends on 18 Apr 2021 at 16:05:30 (UTC)

Original – Blue hour view of the Constanța Casino, a casino located directly in front of the Black Sea in Constanța, Romania. The building, listed as historic monument by Romania's Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs, is considered a symbol of the city and it was built in Art Nouveau style according to the plans of Daniel Renard and inaugurated in August 1910.
Reason
High quality. FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Constanța Casino
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 16:05, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose An artistic photo but does not represent the old building well from an encyclopaedic standpoint. Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:57, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Charles. (Looks like it was designed by Wurlitzer.)Sca (talk) 14:20, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Pobiti Kamani[edit]

Voting period ends on 18 Apr 2021 at 15:51:49 (UTC)

OriginalPobiti Kamani, Varna province, Bulgaria. Pobiti Kamani is considered the only desert in Bulgaria and one of few found in Europe and is a natural landmark in Bulgaria since the 1930s.
Reason
High quality. Good composition. FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Pobiti Kamani
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 15:51, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Not sure these peculiar rock formations convey much visual info to the reader. – Sca (talk) 14:27, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 13:59, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Made me want to know more. Is this something similar to the tufa formations in California's Mono Lake? --Janke | Talk 16:11, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:24, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulphere 17:13, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Roman amphitheatre of Italica[edit]

Voting period ends on 18 Apr 2021 at 14:07:03 (UTC)

OriginalAmphitheatre of the ancient roman city of Italica, today municipality of Santiponce, near Seville, Spain. The amphitheater was built during the reign of emperor Hadrian (117–138 AD) and, with a capacity of 25,000 spectators, was one of the biggest amphitheaters in the Roman Empire.
Reason
High quality, good composition and a FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Roman amphitheatre of Italica, Italica, Andalusia
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 14:07, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – well done HDR. Bammesk (talk) 13:55, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:24, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulphere 17:13, 11 April 2021 (UTC)


Laughing Cavalier[edit]

Voting period ends on 18 Apr 2021 at 07:47:23 (UTC)

OriginalLaughing Cavalier, a 1624 painting by Frans Hals
Reason
high resolution reproduction of a significant and notable painting
Articles in which this image appears
Laughing Cavalier, 17 others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Frans Hals

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. 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.

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}}.

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

  1. 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.
  2. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the April archive. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} from this page to the bottom of the archive.
  3. 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. 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.

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.

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 appropriate section of the archive.
  3. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

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.

Hazelnut[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 15 Apr 2021 at 17:07:48 (UTC)

Original – Hazelnuts (Corylus avellana) – whole with two kernels (one is peeled)
Reason
Well executed focus stack.
Articles in which this image appears
Hazelnut, Corylus avellana
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Ivar Leidus

Promoted File:Hazelnuts (Corylus avellana) - whole with kernels.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:24, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Vanadinite[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 15 Apr 2021 at 00:24:36 (UTC)

Original – Cluster of reddish brown tabular vanadinite crystals up to 18 mm in size (4.0 × 2.5 × 2.3 cm). Found from ACF mine, Mibladen, Morocco
Reason
Good composition
Articles in which this image appears
Vanadinite
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Geology
Creator
Ivar Leidus

Promoted File:Vanadinite - ACF mine, Mibladen, Morocco.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:53, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Laguna Miñiques[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 15 Apr 2021 at 00:19:19 (UTC)

Original – Panoramic view of the Miñiques, a massive volcanic complex and lake located in the Antofagasta Region, northern Chile. The lake has a surface of 1.5 square kilometres (0.58 sq mi) and is located at 4,115 metres (13,501 ft) over the sea level.
Reason
High quality, a good composition and a FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Laguna Miñiques
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Poco a poco

Promoted File:Laguna Miñiques, Chile, 2016-02-08, DD 33-38 PAN.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:52, 15 April 2021 (UTC)


Barack Obama[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 11 Apr 2021 at 16:20:52 (UTC)

Original – Official portrait of President Barack Obama, taken in 2012
Reason
Very high quality, main image of Barack Obama on his wiki page, and already a featured picture on Arabic and Persian Wikipedias.
Articles in which this image appears
Barack Obama, full list
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Pete Souza
  • Support as nominatorPoliticsfan4 (talk) 16:20, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Nine-year-old official pic of well-known person. Fails to add significantly to EV. – Sca (talk) 14:34, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
@Sca: How does the age of the photograph or the notability of the person somehow disqualify it? File:Official Portrait of President Reagan 1981.jpg, another portrait of a President, is a FP, and it was taken in 1981. -- Politicsfan4 (talk) 02:19, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
See Criterion 5. – Sca (talk) 14:42, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • CommentPoliticsfan4, FYI, I think it's a good portrait but I don't find the composition compelling. He is in this FP, a family portrait, so the bar is sort of high (at least for this subject). Bammesk (talk) 14:56, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:00, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Deutsche Bank Buildings[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 10 Apr 2021 at 14:13:44 (UTC)

OriginalDeutsche Bank Twin Towers in Frankfurt, Germany
Reason
High quality
Articles in which this image appears
Deutsche Bank Twin Towers, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Thomas Wolf
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 14:13, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Yes, it's a better pic for the article, to which it was added (in the infobox) on March 31. Leider, not sure about EV of a 13-year-old photo of a commercial skyscraper complex. This sort of pic has appeared countless times in German media. – Sca (talk) 14:42, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:43, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Tiwi Islands[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 9 Apr 2021 at 20:44:30 (UTC)

Original – Satellite image of the Tiwi Islands with part of the Australian mainland also pictured, facing close to north.
Reason
high resolution, visually appealing satellite image that has great EV
Articles in which this image appears
Tiwi Islands, Melville Island (Australia), Bathurst Island (Australia)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
NASA Earth Observatory / Joshua Stevens
  • Support as nominator – (t · c) buidhe 20:44, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Colours are over-saturated. Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:16, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
    • It has attracted 8 supports and no opposes on Commons where people apparently disagree. (t · c) buidhe 15:14, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • It also has pronounced vertical banding which no one has noticed either. Charlesjsharp (talk) 18:17, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Conditional Support, if it remains stable in the articles for 7 days from March 30 (when it was added). I agree with the Commons voters and see it more as a map than a natural color photograph. (I am pretty sure the shades of blue correspond to some physical property or properties) Bammesk (talk) 02:37, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:46, 9 April 2021 (UTC)


Julian Assange[edit]

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OriginalJulian Assange at the Embassy of Ecuador, London in 2014
Reason
High-quality portrait of a reclusive yet important international figure. Taken in the Embassy of Ecuador, London, the building he did not leave for nearly seven years to avoid prosecution.
Articles in which this image appears
Julian Assange
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Foreign Ministry of Ecuador
  • Support as nominatorAllegedlyHuman (talk) 06:27, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose not bad but also not an exceptional portrait; I find the background distracting. (t · c) buidhe 20:30, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Rather dated. Mr. Assange looks somewhat different now. What's significant about this 2014 pic? – Sca (talk) 14:46, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:53, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Suspended nominations[edit]

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