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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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Current nominations[edit]

Norrie State Park[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Mar 2017 at 03:29:07 (UTC)

Original – Golden hour light on the shores of New York's Hudson River
Reason
Good technical quality, having been made with a high-resolution camera and the sharpest lens I own; compelling lighting conditions adds both beauty and EV to its article.
Articles in which this image appears
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Juliancolton
  • Support as nominator – – Juliancolton | Talk 03:29, 27 February 2017 (UTC)



HR 8799[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Mar 2017 at 20:23:15 (UTC)

Original – HR 8799 harbors four super-Jupiters orbiting with periods that range from decades to centuries. Motion interpolate was used on 7 images of HR 8799 taken from the Keck Telescope over 7 years to create this image. Read more at http://www.manyworlds.space/index.php/2017/01/24/a-four-planet-system-in-orbit-directly-imaged-and-remarkable/. Credits: Video making & motion interpolation: Jason Wang, Data analysis: Christian Marois, Orbit determination: Quinn Konopacky, Data Taking: Bruce Macintosh, Travis Barman, Ben Zuckerman
Reason
moving direct image of exoplanets... enough said
Articles in which this image appears
List of directly imaged exoplanets, HR 8799
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Space/Looking_out
Creator
Huntster
  • Support as nominatorBrian Everlasting (talk) 20:23, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Very cool. But do I see some matting or something in the full size version? Is that avoidable?  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:05, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - I contemplated nominating this myself. --Janke | Talk 09:15, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 18:29, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: Is the in-image credit necessary? They are (to put it mildly) discouraged by the image use policy; see WP:WATERMARK. Josh Milburn (talk) 01:52, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support for extraordinary EV and just the general awesome factor. – Juliancolton | Talk 03:31, 27 February 2017 (UTC)



Shirley Bassey[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Mar 2017 at 15:19:12 (UTC)

OriginalShirley Bassey in 1971. Bassey is a Welsh singer whose career began in the mid-1950s, best known for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979).
Reason
Good quality, good composition, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Shirley Bassey, Efik people, Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist, I'll Still Love You
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Rob Mieremet / Anefo
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 15:19, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 10:19, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment – This posed, 46-year-old studio photo has been in the infobox at Shirley Bassey for quite some time. What's the impetus for nominating it now? Sca (talk) 16:07, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
    • Maybe Tomer just found it? Maybe nobody else thought of nominating it before now? Why does a picture of an artist at the height of her career need an impetus?  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:08, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
Criterion 5. Sca (talk) 15:09, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
          • That is a non-answer. I ask "Why does a picture of an artist at the height of her career need an impetus?" and you simply point to the EV criterion without explaining how "a picture of an artist at the height of her career" lacks EV. At least Janke is pointing to something concrete that this image lacks.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:08, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
      • I don't understand where this question comes from. Yeah, I just found it. Tomer T (talk) 10:59, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – I'd rather see a photo of her performing, instead of this slightly awkward expression... --Janke | Talk 19:19, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: An English-language description would be a good addition to the image page. Josh Milburn (talk) 01:54, 27 February 2017 (UTC)


Bee hummingbird[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Mar 2017 at 12:14:12 (UTC)

Original – Immature male bee hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae), an endemic species which only lives in Cuba
Reason
The smallest bird in the world. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Bee hummingbird; Smallest species
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 12:14, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose - Very nice, but the branch gets in the way of the bird, and as such the EV is a bit lacking.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:31, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Comment I don't agree at all. To show the feet/chest of any bird with good bokeh you 100% have to have a branch in the way. The alternative view, of the back, is of equivalent EV. Not better, not worse. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:40, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment – I'm not bothered by the branch per se. He has to sit on something, although a different angle might have shown more subject. The detail is good, but I wonder about the EV of an immature individual. Sca (talk) 16:10, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
  • "The photo was not taken by a favoured photographer." And what is that supposed to mean? Compare this photograph to the existing FPs of birds in Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds. How many have the feet obscured by the branch? Some have tails partially obscured (including two of the FPs I took). None that I've seen have the feet almost completely obscured. The angle of the branch is also a lot more drastic than what we have previously featured.
I'm not saying it is a bad photograph. It deserves its spot on Commons' FP list. I'm just saying that the EV is hurt by the branch being in the way of the bird.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:27, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
My comment "The photo was not taken by a favoured photographer." related to the Picture of the Day page which states "the picture of the day is generally scheduled by one editor (currently Crisco 1492)" As far as I know, I've never had one of my FPs selected as a POTD, @Crisco 1492:, though I did ask you what the process is. As to your comment about the branch, you refer to your two FPs:
Dusky lory (Pseudeos fuscata), Gembira Loka Zoo, Yogyakarta, 2015-03-15 03.jpg
Black lory (Chalcopsitta atra), Gembira Loka Zoo, Yogyakarta 2015-03-15 03.jpg
. These seem very similar compositions to mine and you are comparing pictures of large birds in a zoo with a picture of a tiny bird in the wild. You suggested I look at existing FPs and so I have. You have selected over 40 FPs by the talented, and obviously favoured, photographer JJHarrison to be POTD over the last two years. Many of the these images have the bird in water, with no feet visible. For you to say that the "feet almost completely obscured" in my photo is a strange thing to say when the chest feathers of this hummingbird do obscure much of the feet. And, as I'm sure you know, hummingbirds can only cling onto things, they cannot just stand on their feet on a flat surface like most birds. Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:45, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
  • You think POTD is a game of favorites, and are accusing me of bias because of it? It roughly follows a first in, first out system (roughly as there is some wiggle room; I wouldn't run ten paintings in a row, for example). Your involvement with the English Wikipedia's FPC process started, to the best of my recollection, in mid-to-late 2015. Right now I'm scheduling from Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs/48, which includes images promoted in late 2014/early 2015. We haven't reached your nominations yet. Hell, even my own early FPs just started coming out in June (photos taken in June 2014). There is no bias against any particular editor in the scheduling, and given my previous support for your photographs at both Commons and En-Wiki, I'm surprised you leaped to that conclusion.
As I said, some have parts of the tails covered. That includes the two of the three FP bird photographs I've taken (the other was a portrait), as well as images by other photographers such as File:Phalacrocorax carbo Vic.jpg and File:Leucippus fallax.jpg. The difference is in the size of the branch relative to the bird, as well as its angle.
Yes, the bird is tiny. I get that. The problem is simply that the branch is distracting, a fact that is exacerbated by the angle from which the photograph was taken. I don't get why you're taking such offense to this oppose, considering two editors at the Commons nomination made the same point.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:22, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
Apologies for my rant. It was late at night. I had not realised we were so far behind and I had just seen your POTD dancing images selected for November and December 2016. Why not filter a few more out so that we can catch up? Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:39, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  • No worries. The queue is generally a year and a half to two years on en-Wiki. It's an effect of the FIFO system we've been using since POTD was first started. But if you have anything you'd really like to see on the main page, just let me know, or pick a date for yourself. You can write the blurb, or I can get it.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 11:21, 26 February 2017 (UTC)


Assimilation of the Masses![edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Mar 2017 at 10:18:04 (UTC)

Original – Caricature showing Uncle Sam lecturing four children labelled Philippines (who appears similar to Philippine leader Emilio Aguinaldo), Hawaii, Porto[sic] Rico and Cuba in front of children holding books labelled with various U.S. states. In the background are an American Indian holding a book upside down, a Chinese boy at the door and a black boy cleaning a window. Originally published on p. 8-9 of the January 25, 1899 issue of Puck magazine.
Reason
Here be a political cartoon from the early days of American Imperialism depicting the eponymous Uncle Sam as a school teacher attempting to pound to the politically acceptable version of U.S. History into a group of children representing recent U.S. Political conquests in Central and South America as well as parts of the Asia Pacific region. Racial and ethnic stereotypes are played to in an attempt to illustrate the greater good that can be found in the United States' decision to assume control of the countries and peoples in question.
Articles in which this image appears
American imperialism, Puck (magazine), Territory of Hawaii
FP category for this image
Best guess is Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Louis Dalrymple (1866-1905), artist; Puck magazine, publisher
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 10:18, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment These cartoons don't seem to be core to the articles they appear in. Charlesjsharp (talk) 12:23, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
    • @Charlesjsharp: I assume by the above comment you are referring to FPC point #5 (Adds significant encyclopedic value to an article)? If so then then that would be true of the use of the image in the articles Puck (magazine) and Territory of Hawaii, however with regards to American Imperialism the toons do demonstrate the mindset of the U.S. with regards to white mans burden and the idea of racial and ethnic supremacy at the time, along with the U.S. can do attitude before the 1960s and the counter culture ideologue really took root in the country. TomStar81 (Talk) 06:21, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 10:09, 24 February 2017 (UTC)



A Thing Well Begun Is Half Done[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Mar 2017 at 10:09:20 (UTC)

Original – A satirical political cartoon reflecting America's imperial ambitions following quick and total victory in the Spanish American War of 1898.
Reason
This is one of the images from the early days of the age of American Imperialism. The political cartoon in question illustrates the desire of the American Public to see then President of the United States William McKinley get a canal constructed across Central America. Eventually, this Central American Canal would be constructed in Panama, resulting in the creation of the Panama Canal we have today.
Articles in which this image appears
American imperialism
FP category for this image
Best guess is Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Victor Gillam
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 10:09, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 10:02, 24 February 2017 (UTC)



Betsy DeVos Senate Confirmation Vote Tie Broken by Vice President Mike Pence[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 Mar 2017 at 03:44:12 (UTC)

Original – Betsy DeVos Senate Confirmation Vote Tie Broken by Vice President Mike Pence
Reason
Video documents a historic vote in the United States Senate for two main reasons: first Cabinet nominee confirmed by a tie vote in United States history and was the first tie vote broken by a Vice President in the Senate since 2008 during the Bush administration. Due to this uncommon action in the Senate, this is to my knowledge the only video on Wikipedia of this situation.
Articles in which this image appears
Betsy DeVos, List of tie-breaking votes cast by vice presidents of the United States (to show how Vice President steps in to vote), Cabinet of Donald Trump
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
C-SPAN
  • Support as nominatorWClarke (talk) 03:44, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Fleeting news event; minimal EV. Sca (talk) 17:29, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per above. --Janke | Talk 18:49, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Per nom. lNeverCry 05:28, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per above – Jobas (talk) 11:45, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Agree minimal EV - this gives no further information than a written statement of the fact, takes longer to watch, and is certainly not amongst Wikipedia's best work. |→ Spaully ~talk~  20:38, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I see where you're coming from, and I'm always a fan of "firsts" and other political trivia, but nothing all that interesting happens over the course of this lengthy clip. We see lots of stuffy people milling about for a full minute (during which time I could've done something enjoyable like listen to the sax intro of "Careless Whisper", plus had time to throw some popcorn in the microwave), then the VP matter-of-factly says he's doing exactly what everybody expected him to do. – Juliancolton | Talk 00:27, 23 February 2017 (UTC)



Bernou's map of Nothern America[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 Mar 2017 at 16:26:15 (UTC)

OriginalMap of the northern part and parts of the southern parts of the America, from the mouth of the Saint Laurent River to the Island of Cayenne,with the new discoveries of the Mississipi River, by Claude Bernou
Reason
High quality image used in many places
Articles in which this image appears
Cartography of the United States, Fort Crevecoeur, French colonization of Texas, Illinois Country, Louisiana (New France), Médard des Groseilliers, New France, Spanish Texas, Timeline of imperialism, Timeline of the European colonization of North America
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
Claude Bernou, uploaded by David.Monniaux, edit by Paris 16
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 16:26, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Uneven lighting. Can be fixed, though, either by photoshopping or reshooting. --Janke | Talk 13:32, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Historically interesting but, despite the file size, detail in some areas isn't great – around the Great Lakes, for example. Sca (talk) 17:34, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Janke. lNeverCry 05:34, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Janke – Jobas (talk) 11:33, 22 February 2017 (UTC)



Delist: File:Cheetah4.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Feb 2017 at 20:40:30 (UTC)

Cheetah
Reason
The image is small given the current FP standards, 1600x1196 pixels and 314KB. We have a FP in a similar pose with higher resolution in the head area [1], and two others [2], [3]. The image has weak EV, it is used as the lead image in Cheetah Conservation Foundation, a stub, however there is no indication that the image is associated with the foundation. It is used in a list-style manner elsewhere.
Articles this image appears in
Cheetah Conservation Foundation, Felidae, Feliformia, List of carnivoran genera, List of species in order Carnivora, Mountain Zebra National Park
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:Cheetah4.jpg
Nominator
Bammesk (talk)
  • DelistBammesk (talk) 20:40, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Delist - could be replaced in referenced article. Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:26, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Delist - It is a nice picture, but resolution is tiny, and we have way too many featured pictures of cheetahs already. Mattximus (talk) 14:10, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Delist - Jobas (talk) 13:06, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Delist Per nom. lNeverCry 05:36, 22 February 2017 (UTC)


Kitty Joyner[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Feb 2017 at 02:30:46 (UTC)

Original – Kitty Joyner, NASA's first woman engineer, analyzing the operation of a wind tunnel turbine at NACA Langley in 1952
Reason
I came across this image while looking through some of the "GReat Images in NASA" (GRIN) on Commons and liked it so much I decided to look into the subject and, eventually, start the Wikipedia article. Kitty Joyner was the first woman employed by NASA as an engineer. The photo is of her at the Langley Research Center in 1952, analyzing the operation of a wind tunnel turbine. In addition to being a compelling and historically meaningful photo of Joyner, it was also added as the lead image for our engineer article.
Articles in which this image appears
Engineer, Kitty Joyner
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
NACA (uploaded by BotMultichillT)
  • Support as nominatorRhododendrites talk \\ 02:30, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. I rather like this non-traditional pose. Mattximus (talk) 03:15, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:40, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Although, I would change the sentence "analyzing the operation of a wind tunnel turbine" to "posing in front of a wind tunnel turbine"... ;-) --Janke | Talk 07:43, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment – where does the location "wind tunnel turbine" come from? is there a source to establish it? Bammesk (talk) 16:16, 18 February 2017 (UTC) ... Never mind, she worked at a wind tunnel facility and this is a picture at work [4]. Support. Bammesk (talk) 22:01, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Looks like she spotted a fly on the wall, but I still like it.- Pocketthis (talk) 17:01, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 12:51, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support – Very good quality and interesting. I added the geolocation. Yann (talk) 18:01, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 05:57, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Very nice image with clear EV, would make a great front page link (and DYK if you can get it to GA!) |→ Spaully ~talk~  20:42, 22 February 2017 (UTC)


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  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.

Parkes Observatory[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 27 Feb 2017 at 02:09:23 (UTC)

Original – This photo, taken in 1969, shows the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) telescope as it was around the time of the first manned Moon landing. CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope was officially opened on the 31 October 1961 by the Governor-General, Viscount De L'Isle forty years on, it is still one of the most advanced telescopes of its kind. A gigantic structure of steel and concrete, the telescope soars nearly 55 metres into the sky near Parkes NSW. It played a crucial role in receiving signals during the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969, relaying them for broadcast to an audience of 600 million around the world.
Reason
I found this the other day when I was following links off the main page. Not sure how exactly I ended up at the Parkes Observatory article, but the image caught my attention and I clicked on it for an explanation of the subject matter. As it turns out this image is already featured on the commons, so I figured 'what the heck' and decided to let it ride here for a chance at an FP star. TomStar81 (Talk) 02:09, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
Articles in which this image appears
Parkes Observatory, Radio telescope
FP category for this image
Perhaps Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Understanding? It seems to fit the general gist of the image
Creator
Credited as "division, CSIRO". Photographer unknown or not credited by name, image is credited to Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation which suggests someone at the company took this.
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 02:09, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 02:54, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:11, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support  —  Beautiful image, obviously a scan from a high-quality transparency (i.e. "film", if you've ever heard of that... ;-) --Janke | Talk 11:02, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - per nom. Mattximus (talk) 03:16, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Neutral I've been shooting the sky for 40 years, and I promise you it has never been that color unless I was watching a Star-Wars movie. This photo has been color enhanced Pocketthis (talk) 16:35, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Interesting point. Could it be old-school color enhancement? perhaps a graduated color filter was used at the time, or perhaps the film transparency aged over time (I doubt it was scanned from print). If I am not wrong the windows show both florescent and incandescent lighting, also there is the moon, kind of interesting when thinking of enhancements. Bammesk (talk) 17:20, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Probably reciprocity failure in the different color emulsions, or, otherwise, different rate of fading of the film dyes. Long exposures sometimes give weird colors on film. Doesn't bother me, though. --Janke | Talk 19:29, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support – The moon makes the difference. Yann (talk) 18:01, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 05:59, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - I love the colors. – Juliancolton | Talk 17:18, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:CSIRO ScienceImage 4350 CSIROs Parkes Radio Telescope with moon in the background.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:56, 27 February 2017 (UTC)


Jam Gadang[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 26 Feb 2017 at 14:51:17 (UTC)

OriginalJam Gadang ("Big Clock") is a colonial-era clock tower in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia.
Reason
High resolution image of a notable landmark.
Articles in which this image appears
Jam Gadang, List of clock towers
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
 — Chris Woodrich (talk)
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:51, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - It appears a bit blurry to me when zoomed in, but really quite a nice picture and worthy of featured status. Mattximus (talk) 00:54, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
Comment, in fact this picture is so good I think we should remove two other pictures on the page "Jam Gadang in 2006" and "Jam Gadang front view" as now redundant. Mattximus (talk) 00:59, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Other images removed. I've uploaded a sharpened version. What do you think? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:13, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oh wow, it's fantastic now. Mattximus (talk) 03:16, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Chris, leaning to support but there is some CA at the base of the tower, can anything be done about it? Also the article is unsourced, I found some blogs and travel sites but not sure any of it is a reliable source. Bammesk (talk) 16:08, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Got the CA.
There are multiple sources available, including in Indonesian news media (Kompas, Detik.com, and Liputan6) as well as the English-language travel books. I'm a little swamped with work ATM, but I'll try and source things when I get some spare time.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:01, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - I added a couple of refs from [5]. Bammesk (talk) 15:59, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Great. Kompas and Republika are both good sources. I will hopefully have time to add more tonight; the two translations I have on my desk are nearing completion.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:25, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Yogwi21 (talk) 01:03, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 02:48, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Great shot. - Pocketthis (talk) 16:58, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 06:01, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Jam Gadang, Bukittinggi, 2016-02-12 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:52, 26 February 2017 (UTC)


Female cheetah[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 25 Feb 2017 at 17:50:29 (UTC)

Original – A female cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in South Africa
Reason
A typical pose where the cheetah can see all around her (to protect her cubs) with her tongue adding to the image
Articles in which this image appears
Cheetah
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 17:50, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support – Ideally we would see a little more of the animal's full form, but detail is xcllnt and the tongue adds visual interest. Sca (talk) 22:33, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment – We already have 4 featured pictures of cheetahs... is there a reason to have 5? Maybe we can delist a few others while we are at it? Mattximus (talk) 00:11, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
  • The others are heads. This one could be delisted. Not FP by today's standards. Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:13, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
  • I agree with Mattximus, also agree with Charles about delisting File:Cheetah4.jpg (low resolution, small file size, weak EV, used in list style and in a gallery). Bammesk (talk) 16:44, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 00:15, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 18:02, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportYogwi21 (talk) 01:17, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 06:02, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) female 2.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:13, 25 February 2017 (UTC)



Pura Ulun Danu Bratan[edit]

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Original – Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is a major water temple on Bali, Indonesia. Built in 1633, this temple is used for offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu, due to the importance of Lake Bratan as a main source of irrigation in central Bali.
Reason
This image has good quality.
Articles in which this image appears
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Cccefalon
  • Support as nominatorYogwi21 (talk) 07:08, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - That's about as good lighting as you can get on a Balinese temple in the tropics. The shape means serious shadows if the sun shines directly on the temple, and so a golden hour shot would not work as well as the one here.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:18, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Per Crisco. Nice pic. Mattximus (talk) 01:13, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 03:41, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 19:04, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 18:03, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Brantan Bali Pura-Ulun-Danu-Bratan-01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:38, 23 February 2017 (UTC)



Tove Lo[edit]

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OriginalTove Lo, a Swedish singer and songwriter.
Reason
Consistently sharp and taken during performance.
Articles in which this image appears
Tove Lo, others
FP category for this image
People/Entertainment
Creator
Danielåhskarlsson
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 09:42, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose -- I don't like the thumb sticking in the nose... also eyes in very deep shadow. Better photos are possible. --Janke | Talk 14:17, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Janke. Too much hands and mike, detracting from EV. Sca (talk) 16:38, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Weird thumb nose going on. Mattximus (talk) 02:12, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Janke. lNeverCry 05:33, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Janke – Jobas (talk) 00:19, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:47, 22 February 2017 (UTC)



Goldcrest[edit]

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Original – Goldcrest, Regulus regulus, Lancashire, UK
Reason
Good quality photo of a notable species, with a neutral background
Articles in which this image appears
Goldcrest, Passerine
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Baresi franco
  • Support as nominatorBaresi F (talk) 00:33, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportCarbrera (talk) 06:21, 12 February 2017 (UTC).
  • Support – Looks good to me. Mattximus (talk) 02:13, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 05:34, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:19, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 00:08, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose. Sorry to buck the trend; this is a great photo, and the goldcrest is one of my favourite birds to see, but I wonder whether a profile shot like this is the best way to show off the bird's most distinctive feature. Josh Milburn (talk) 13:23, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --Mile (talk) 17:24, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:37, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Fine photo and the background color nails it. Pocketthis (talk) 16:56, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Goldcrest 1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:34, 22 February 2017 (UTC)



Water Drop[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Feb 2017 at 10:32:45 (UTC)

Original – A water drop.
Reason
It has good quality.
Articles in which this image appears
Liquid, Drop impact
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Others
Creator
José Manuel Suárez

Promoted File:Water drop 001.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:35, 19 February 2017 (UTC)



Suspended nominations[edit]

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