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

Is my monitor adjusted correctly?

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.

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.

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 the image must be viewed in original size (263 × 68 pixels) - if enlarged or reduced, results are not accurate.

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]

Beaufort Gyre[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 Jul 2024 at 16:44:44 (UTC)

Original – Weekly variation of Arctic sea ice from 1984 to 2019. Younger ice (first-year ice) is shown in darker shades, while older ice (four-year or older) is shown in white.
Reason
Good addition to the Beaufort Gyre article, in the Dynamical mechanisms section. It shows the weekly change in the Arctic sea ice coverage. Younger ice accumulation (first-year ice) is shown in darker shades, while older ice (four-year or older) is shown in white.
Articles in which this image appears
Beaufort Gyre
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Others
Creator
NASA, visualization by: Cindy Starr and Horace Mitchell

Portland, Oregon, in 1898[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Jul 2024 at 05:13:12 (UTC)

Original – View west, across the Willamette River, of Portland, Oregon, in 1898
Reason
A fine bit of historical photography
Articles in which this image appears
Portland, Oregon, History of Portland, Oregon, The Oregonian Building
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Herbert A. Hale, restored by Adam Cuerden
Whoops, forgot to transclude this. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 19:55, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Royal Palace of Amsterdam[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Jun 2024 at 17:20:57 (UTC)

Original – The Royal Palace of Amsterdam in 2016
Reason
High quality and resolution. Featured picture on Wikimedia Commons; featured picture on the Persian language Wikipedia; it is considered to meet the Quality image guidelines on Wikimedia Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Dutch Baroque architecture, Palace, Amsterdam, Baroque architecture, History of architecture, Official residence etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorVinícius O. (talk) 17:20, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Excellent photo with strong EV Nick-D (talk) 10:43, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment Straight-on view not the most interesting, IMO. – Sca (talk) 12:23, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment: Not a fan of the very strong yellow tint of the sodium(?) lighting. --Paul_012 (talk) 12:06, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 15:41, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Antonio de Ulloa[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Jun 2024 at 17:19:17 (UTC)

Original – Posthumous portrait by Andrés Cortés (1856)
Reason
Good quality and high resolution
Articles in which this image appears
Antonio de Ulloa, Platinum, etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military
Creator
Andrés Cortés y Aguilar

Anne of Cleves 2[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Jun 2024 at 19:38:51 (UTC)

OriginalAnne of Cleves, Queen of England in 1540 and the fourth wife of King Henry VIII.
Reason
Meticulous contemporary portrait, kingsize resolution (improvement of the older 2007 nomination).
Articles in which this image appears
Anne of Cleves
FP category for this image
People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Hans Holbein the Younger
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 19:38, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose. I realize that this has been recently restored, explaining the huge color difference between this and past images, but even so it looks oversaturated and overcontrasted to me compared to the images of the restored version released by the Louvre for publications in ArtNet and Smithsonian Magazine. —David Eppstein (talk) 06:56, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    The Louvre website has at least two differently tinted and saturated versions of this. I'd concede that the framed one, with greenishly tinted background, is probably how it actually looks like, but Commons currently lacks it, it seems. Brandmeistertalk 16:03, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    That link includes photos both of the pre-restoration version with the black-blue background and the restored version with a more vibrant blue. But not as vibrant as this image. —David Eppstein (talk) 21:04, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment – Well, No. 2 wife Anne Boleyn didn't make it, either. – Sca (talk) 12:14, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportYann (talk) 18:01, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Set: Black-faced blenny[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Jun 2024 at 10:30:05 (UTC)

Reason
Unanimously featured on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Black-faced blenny
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Diego Delso
  • I struck this vote. Editor has less than 100 edits. See instructions on top of the WP:FPC page. Bammesk (talk) 02:22, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Florence Cathedral[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Jun 2024 at 10:10:39 (UTC)

Original – The Florence Cathedral seen from Piazzale Michelangelo at night.
Reason
Unanimously featured on Commons last month. Headline image.
Articles in which this image appears
Florence Cathedral etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Dllu
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 10:10, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment – Foreground seems rather too broad for composition. – Sca (talk) 12:12, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support – was thinking of nominating this. Bammesk (talk) 14:09, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support as creator. Thanks for the nomination! dllu (t,c) 22:28, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Excellent photo with strong EV. This is a good example of an example where a night photo of a building has strong EV. Nick-D (talk) 10:52, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 04:15, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Puffin with sand eels[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Jun 2024 at 15:55:35 (UTC)

Original – Puffin (Fratercula arctica) on the cliff above The Wick (Y Wig) on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Approaching its burrow with a mouth full of lesser sand eels (Ammodytes tobianus)
Reason
Unanimously promoted to FP, QI, and VI on Commons, header image of genus, used in predation section of species, which is a FA
Articles in which this image appears
Puffin, Atlantic puffin, Piscivore, Lesser sand eel, Sand eel
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp

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 June 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.

Tree swallow[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 Jun 2024 at 17:27:21 (UTC)

Original – Tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Reason
Unanimously promoted to FP and QI on Commons; header image of featured article
Articles in which this image appears
Tree swallow, Tachycineta, List of birds of the United States, List of birds of New York (state), List of birds of Alberta
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Rhododendrites

Promoted File:Tree swallow in JBWR (25579).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:01, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Richard Rhodes[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 21 Jun 2024 at 16:52:13 (UTC)

OriginalRichard Rhodes holding his book The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Reason
nice portrait of an author with his best known book; it's a bit smaller than 1500px but is of good quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Support as nominatorArtem.G (talk) 16:52, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • comment Doesn't meet the 1500×1500px requirement.©Geni (talk) 22:44, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose – Good shot and composition, but resolution takes it out the FP threshold. I'll support a high res version. Since the subject is alive and it can be retaken, this is not exactly a historic image which can be an exception. Ping me if any high res is available. The Herald (Benison) (talk) 22:04, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:13, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Portrait of Marc Chagall by Yehuda Pen[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 21 Jun 2024 at 06:22:25 (UTC)

Original – Portrait of Marc Chagall by Yehuda Pen, c. 1915
Reason
good quality, famous painting of young Marc Chagall by his first teacher
Articles in which this image appears
Marc Chagall, Yehuda Pen
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Yehuda Pen
  • Support as nominatorArtem.G (talk) 06:22, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - Lovely painting, good reproduction, decent EV (although it's used more prominently on the page for Chagall, the subject, than Pen, the artist). Moonreach (talk) 13:36, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 02:42, 12 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Promoted File:Yury Pen - Portrait of Marc Chagall.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:52, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

1974 Xenia tornado[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 20 Jun 2024 at 05:47:28 (UTC)

Original – The Xenia, Ohio, F5 tornado of April 3, 1974
Reason
Extremely high EV (one of the most well-known tornado photographs in history). It does not pass the basic criteria for high technical standards nor high resolution. However, given what the event was and how famous the photograph is, the exception clauses can be played, given the EV. As an EV note, a reverse image search on TinEye showed 224 hits, one of which is the Associated Press, who used it in an anniversary video/article back in April 2024. EV is why I believe this should be a featured picture. An additional note, one of the articles (1974 Super Outbreak) has been an "On this day" article three times.
Articles in which this image appears
List:
  1. 1974 Xenia tornado - 15,000 views in last 30 days
  2. 1974 Super Outbreak - 17,000 views in last 30 days
  3. List of F5 and EF5 tornadoes - 75,000 views in last 30 days
  4. Xenia, Ohio - 8,300 views in last 30 days
  5. April 1974 - 500 views in last 30 days
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena/Weather
Creator
National Weather Service, uploaded to the Commons by Runningonbrains
  • Support as nominatorThe Weather Event Writer (Talk Page) 05:47, 10 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose - for several reasons. Did you at all check the Featured Pictures Criteria? Does not pass #1, 2, and 3. (On the intro on the FPC page you can find the link.) --Janke | Talk 09:39, 10 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Support: WeatherWriter did check the criteria, they even mentioned that the nominated photograph does not fulfill the recommended criteria in their reasoning. In addition, the criteria states that exceptions to recommended FP rules can be made on a case-by-case basis. Considering the wide usage of the image, its notability, its educational value, and its uniqueness, I believe that the image deserves the FP recognition. ―Howard🌽33 11:20, 10 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Janke: Yes, I did read the Featured picture criteria prior to nominating. I actually noted that it did not pass point 1 and 2 in the nomination (noting, it does pass point 3, even though you say it doesn’t). If you actually read the criteria, specific point 1 and 2, “Exceptions to this rule may be made…”. For point 1, they can be made “…for historical or otherwise unique images. If it is considered impossible to find a technically superior image of a given subject, lower quality may sometimes be allowed.” and for point 2, they can be made “where justified on a case-by-case basis, such as for historical, technically difficult or otherwise unique images, if no higher resolution could realistically be acquired. This should be explained in the nomination so that it can be taken into consideration.” My reasoning for point one was explained fairly clearly in the nomination, given it is used by news sources all across the globe and all throughout the last few decades. Also, it is obvious that it is “impossible” to get higher quality image of that tornado, given it occurred over 50 years ago and only occurred for 39 minutes. With all that said, would you feel like changing your !vote to either support on grounds of the exceptions or at the very least, change it from “did you read the criteria” to some other reason to oppose. The Weather Event Writer (Talk Page) 03:41, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I must admit I did not read your description well enough. My quick oppose was a gut reaction to the egregious quality of the image. It is probably a scan from a printed, rasterized image (the "removed squares" edit suggests that). BTW: One of the uploads is in color, no explanation? PS: Found a larger, sharper version (watermarked) with an image search, so there must be a better version somewhere... --Janke | Talk 12:55, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The colored image is edited and not the original. If you found an exact larger version, then please link it. Chances are, if you found a "better version", it is not free to use whatsoever. This happens to be a public domain image of the tornado, the only one I am aware of that is free-to-use, hence why every media outlet uses it. The Weather Event Writer (Talk Page) 13:01, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:54, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Jun 2024 at 18:56:24 (UTC)

OriginalThe Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920 German silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene. It tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a brainwashed somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, the film is known for its dark, twisted visual style.
Reason
One of the canonic works of silent cinema. It's best known for its bold, fantastic mise-en-scène which has made it the enduring image of German expressionist cinema. Due to a configuration issue, it hasn't been possible for us to host a high-quality copy on English Wikipedia, but thanks to a recent upgrade we now have a great transfer of it.
Articles in which this image appears
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Film
Creator
Robert Wiene (director)
  • Support as nominatorhinnk (talk) 18:56, 9 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment - Does this run afoul of criterion #4 - i.e. it is not yet in public domain worldwide? It will be, in 2025... --Janke | Talk 19:55, 9 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Before opening the nomination, I checked if there was any restriction like that for featured pictures and didn't find anything. WP:FP?#4 just requires that it be "available in the public domain or under a free license", which for our purposes on enwiki has always meant PD-US. hinnk (talk) 20:09, 9 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - Moonreach (talk) 13:37, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - GamerPro64 03:55, 14 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportYann (talk) 08:50, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 10:32, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - On the licensing front, we have promoted items that are FOP in the US only. This is fine.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:34, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Promoted File:The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920).webm --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:57, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Ghillie suit[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Jun 2024 at 16:47:54 (UTC)

Original – Wildlife photographer in a ghillie suit
Reason
Good example of a camouflage Ghillie suit. Not sure which FP category is best for this. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Ghillie suit
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Giles Laurent
  • I struck this vote. Editor has less than 100 edits. See instructions on top of the WP:FPC page. Bammesk (talk) 01:33, 12 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Promoted File:Wildlife Photographer Giles Laurent in a ghillie suit.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:18, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Olive-bellied sunbird[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Jun 2024 at 10:04:21 (UTC)

Original – Olive-bellied Sunbird starting to fly at Kibale National Park
Alternative
Reason
Featured on Commons. Headline image.
Articles in which this image appears
Olive-bellied sunbird
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Giles Laurent
  • Support either as nominatorMER-C 10:04, 9 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Support both, if that is preferred. MER-C 12:08, 9 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support bothGiles Laurent (talk) 12:01, 9 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support either, prefer Original – not sure we need both as FP. Bammesk (talk) 17:12, 9 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    The second picture displays a behavior that is note often photographed : we can see that while the bird is flying away from the flower in the background, it is looking at the flower on the right to choose it before landing on it. In my opinion this has interesting educational value. As for the first picture, I’ve seen no other photography on the internet showcasing fully the yellow part of this bird (only drawn illustrations in books) as this bird is usually only photographed in static position with wings closed. So I think both pictures are FP worthy for different reasons — Giles Laurent (talk) 18:21, 9 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support eitherHamid Hassani (talk) 06:06, 10 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support both, though I prefer the alternative one. Artem.G (talk) 06:25, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support both --WILD MOUSE what? 18:46, 12 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support both – can go as a set. The Herald (Benison) (talk) 22:02, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Promoted File:001 Olive-bellied Sunbird starting to fly at Kibale National Park Photo by Giles Laurent.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:59, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Promoted File:003 Olive-bellied Sunbird in flight at Kibale forest National Park Photo by Giles Laurent.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:59, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Clamshell dress by Alexander McQueen[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Jun 2024 at 10:13:51 (UTC)

Original – Clamshell dress by Alexander McQueen
Reason
Unanimously featured on Commons. Illustrates articles well.
Articles in which this image appears
Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, Alexander McQueen
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Rhododendrites, Alexander McQueen
  • I struck this vote. Editor has less than 100 edits. See instructions on top of the WP:FPC page. Bammesk (talk) 01:34, 12 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support I still wish he didn't kill himself --ZZZ'S 17:03, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Promoted File:Alexander McQueen clamshell dress (51611p).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:54, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Anne Boleyn[edit]

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Original – Near contemporary portrait of Anne Boleyn at Hever Castle, c. 1550
Reason
Anne Boleyn was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536, as the second wife of King Henry VIII. The circumstances of her marriage and execution by beheading for treason, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that marked the start of the English Reformation. High quality and resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Anne Boleyn, Coronation of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Author unknown
  • Support as nominatorVinícius O. (talk) 01:11, 9 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose as is but . . . . There is a much higher resolution version available at the source website: Here. This high resolution version should be uploaded to Commons (as the original file), then a lossless crop file can be created using the Commons:CropTool which runs at Toolforge Here. I would support if that's done. The image has good EV and is used in many articles. If you aren't familiar with the upload and crop process, Commons:Help desk can help (or guide you through it). It's an easy process after you do it once. Also, the nominated crop is a bit too tight, it cuts off part of her finger at the bottom. Bammesk (talk) 17:58, 9 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Bammesk, thanks for your advice. I'll see what I can do. Vinícius O. (talk) 00:30, 10 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:02, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Christ the Redeemer statue and the Moon[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Jun 2024 at 01:00:13 (UTC)

Original – The Moon and Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro
Reason
Unique moment with the Moon and Christ the Redeemer statue. This file was a finalist in Picture of the Year 2020. Featured picture on Wikimedia Commons. Featured picture on the Indonesian language Wikipedia. Featured picture on the Turkish language Wikipedia. This image was awarded with the 5th prize worldwide in Wiki Loves Monuments 2019, and it was awarded with the 7th prize in the national contest of Brazil in Wiki Loves Monuments 2019. High quality and resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Christ the Redeemer (statue), New 7 Wonders of the World
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Donatas Dabravolskas
  • Support as nominatorVinícius O. (talk) 01:00, 9 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose The moon reduces the EV here by adding a distraction. The image is also only in a gallery in the article. Nick-D (talk) 02:20, 10 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:01, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Ciliate reproduction[edit]

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Original – Division of ciliate Colpidium
Reason
Reproduction of the ciliate Colpidium (a single-cell eukaryote) by binary division (fission). Good addition to the Reproduction section of the Ciliate article. Featured media on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Ciliate, Fission (biology)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Other lifeforms/Protists
Creator
Andrei Savitsky

Promoted File:Деления инфузорий Colpidium.webm --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:55, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Another World and Yet the Same[edit]

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Original – Map of imaginary southern lands from "Mundus alter et idem" (1607) by Mercurius Britannicus (Joseph Hall)
Reason
High quality scan of a map with high EV for the novel in which it appears.
Articles in which this image appears
Mundus Alter et Idem, Joseph Hall (bishop)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
Joseph Hall

Promoted File:Hall Another World and Yet the Same 1607 Cornell CUL PJM 1009 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:40, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Jun 2024 at 14:08:23 (UTC)

Original – Collision of MV Dali cargo ship and collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, US, on March 26, 2024
Reason
Interesting perspective of the recent Baltimore bridge collapse captured on the day of the collision. Saw this on Commons FPC.
Articles in which this image appears
Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, MV Dali, +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, photographer: David Adams
MER-C, I didn't see you added this to the articles just today, sorry! Bammesk (talk) 14:17, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I withdraw this nomination, this was added to the articles just today, we should wait per FP criterion #5. Bammesk (talk) 14:20, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:24, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Suspended nominations[edit]

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