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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. 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. Note that anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets.

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).
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Step 1:
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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
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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.


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

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Current nominations[edit]

Bank of Montreal, 10 Dollars (1935)[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Jul 2015 at 02:20:58 (UTC)

Original – Ten Canadian dollar note (1935). First note (serial number 1) of the 1935 issue by the Bank of Montreal, depicting J. Dodds and C.B. Gordon with signatures by the same.
Reason
High quality, high EV, superb condition. The very first note from the 1935 series issued by the Bank of Montreal.
Articles in which this image appears
Canadian dollar, Bank of Montreal, Charles Blair Gordon
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Canadian Bank Note Company for the Bank of Montreal
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 02:20, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Gorgeous. But please note on the file page when the Bank of Canada copyright came into effect for Canadian banknotes. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:31, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
So noted.--Godot13 (talk) 02:43, 2 July 2015 (UTC)



Sega Nomad[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Jul 2015 at 23:56:55 (UTC)

Original – The Sega Nomad is a portable version of the Sega Genesis, released in 1995, which was the last handheld released by Sega. It was undersupported and sold only a million units; as such, it has been considered a commercial failure.
Reason
High quality image of this old handheld
Articles in which this image appears
Sega Nomad +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Electronics
Creator
Evan Amos



Madonna of the Rose Garden[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Jul 2015 at 19:46:03 (UTC)

Original – The Madonna of the Rose Garden is an International Gothic painting attributed either to Michelino da Besozzo or Stefano da Verona. Dating to c. 1420–1435, it is currently housed in the Castelvecchio Museum of Verona, Italy.
Reason
A high-res version of this has been excavated and uploaded over the previous one. Having compared it with a more general museum view (the Castelvecchio Museum itself doesn't seem to have a digitization of this), I'd say this is faithful (and the metadata indicates this digitization comes from Scala Archives, which seems to be a reliable source).
Articles in which this image appears
Madonna of the Rose Garden
FP category for this image
Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Michelino da Besozzo or Stefano da Verona
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 19:46, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 21:27, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Permissible, but modest file size yields mediocre detail. Links to stubby 185-word article. Sca (talk) 21:45, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support - I agree, the resolution leaves a bit to be desired. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:13, 1 July 2015 (UTC)



Delist and Replace: Golden Spike[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Jul 2015 at circa 06:20(UTC)

Delist The ceremony for the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10, 1869; completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. At center left, Samuel S. Montague, Central Pacific Railroad, shakes hands with Grenville M. Dodge, Union Pacific Railroad (center right).
High-res image. 4500+ px wide, restored.
Reason
Higher resolution version is available now, although its still below the 1500px mandate I am asking for a degree of consideration here, as this was a momentous historical moment for the U.S. which marked the completion of what had been up till that time the largest engineering project ever undertaken.
Articles this image appears in
There's like 40 articles that use one of these two images on the English Wikipedia alone, take a look at the images themselves to see where its used.
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/GoldenSpikev3.jpg
Nominator
TomStar81 (Talk)
  • DelistTomStar81 (Talk) 22:10, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment W*e can do much better. Have a look at http://brbl-zoom.library.yale.edu/viewer/1062118 and zoom in. Got a download copy of it (found a link) give me a couple days. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:34, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • In that case I would definitely move to suspend the nomination pending restoration of the image. TomStar81 (Talk) 07:31, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Progress continues. Might be able to finish tonight. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:49, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Restoration done: Delist, replace with high-res. It's done! Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:17, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Delist and replace Now that's an impressive replacement for a worthy image! TomStar81 (Talk) 06:24, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • D&R — Chris Woodrich (talk) 09:03, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Delist and replaceYann (talk) 11:32, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Delist and replace This is a classic, glad we now have a hi-res version! – --Janke | Talk 17:48, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • D & R --Godot13 (talk) 19:13, 1 July 2015 (UTC)


The Dancing Couple by Jan Steen, 1663[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Jul 2015 at 05:30:29 (UTC)

OriginalThe Dancing Couple by Jan Steen, 1663
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Jan Steen
FP category for this image
Creator
Jan Steen
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 05:30, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Only use is in a gallery. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 09:03, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – At least no one has a third foot in this painting. Sca (talk) 13:15, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose on EV grounds, only used buried in a gallery on one page. No page exists for this painting. Mattximus (talk) 21:56, 1 July 2015 (UTC)



Delist:El Castillo Stitch 2008 Edit 2.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Jul 2015 at 23:52:01 (UTC)

El Castillo, a Mesoamerican step-pyramid that dominates the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán
Reason
Replaced in all the higher EV positions with File:Chichen Itza 3.jpg
Articles this image appears in
Mexico, Tourism in Mexico
Previous nomination/s
nom delist
Nominator
 — Chris Woodrich (talk)



Westerlund 2[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Jul 2015 at 20:12:49 (UTC)

Original – The Westerlund 2 is an obscured compact star cluster in the Milky Way. It has an estimated age of about one or two million years.
Reason
High quality photograph of a notable star cluster, and therefore high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Westerlund 2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team/et al.



Lyriothemis acigastra[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Jul 2015 at 16:52:45 (UTC)

Original – A male Lyriothemis acigastra, a dragonfly species native to India, photographed in Kadavoor
Second image in the set – A female Lyriothemis acigastra, a dragonfly species native to India, photographed in Kadavoor
Reason
A well-composed shot of a very rare species; while some may feel it falls a little short of the very high insect standard we have set, we are lucky to have a picture at all. According to a recent study, some details about the species are unreported; this, the authors say, "may be due to its secretive nature and rare occurrence". As such, I think we should be willing to overlook minor technical imperfections. We also have a female and a mating pair from the same photographer.
Articles in which this image appears
Lyriothemis acigastra
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Jeevan Jose
  • Support as nominatorJosh Milburn (talk) 16:52, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, but I'd prefer a set nomination, together with a female. Brandmeistertalk 21:29, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, and a preemptive support set assuming it's added.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:34, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: I've added the female- I, too, support the set (and the male individually). Josh Milburn (talk) 19:12, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - as a set--Godot13 (talk) 19:15, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 21:28, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as set only. The slightly different angle increases the EV when paired. Mattximus (talk) 22:00, 1 July 2015 (UTC)



Alexis of Russia[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Jul 2015 at 07:50:02 (UTC)

OriginalAlexis of Russia in a painting from the 1670s. He led Russia during its invasion of Poland, as well as Persia.
Reason
High quality portrait of this Russian tsar.
Articles in which this image appears
Alexis of Russia +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Unknown
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:50, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Tondo frame appears to be clipped for some reason. Brandmeistertalk 09:10, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
    • No indication that this, in fact, a tondo. The 'frame' is painted on. It's not unheard of for a rectangular work to be given a tondo-esque set up. See, for instance, the lead image in Jacques Specx. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 09:41, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
      • Yes, this appears to be painted. I'm just not 100% sure whether this is natural or Google Art clipped it (probably not, but still...) Brandmeistertalk 10:05, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 21:28, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Looks like a good scan to me. Mattximus (talk) 22:01, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Quality image.--Godot13 (talk) 01:46, 2 July 2015 (UTC)



Napoleon on the gold franc: First Consul to Emperor[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Jul 2015 at 02:29:17 (UTC)

Reason
High quality, high EV, condition, and rarity. Napoléon coins (gold) with the effigy of Napoléon Bonaparte were issued in 20 and 40 franc denominations, from 1802 to 1814, depicting him as either First Consul or later Emperor. Note: The reverse of both coins have a single spot of residue (wax?). On the 20 franc it is above the “R” (inside the wreath). On the 40 franc it is just before the rim at 4 o’clock.
Original – A two-coin set (gold) of French francs illustrating the transition of Napoleon from the position of First Consul to Emperor.
Articles in which these images appear
French franc, Napoléon (coin), Napoleon
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Paris Mint, Republic of France (coin), National Numismatic Collection (image)
Napoleon on the gold franc:
First Consul to Emperor
20 gold francs (1803–04)
engraved by Pierre-Joseph Tiolier
40 gold francs (1807)
engraved by Jean Pierre Droz
Had to get your two centimes ' worth in, didn't you? Face-wink.svg Sca (talk) 17:45, 29 June 2015 (UTC)



Ariadne auf Naxos[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Jul 2015 at 00:29:02 (UTC)

Original – 1916 cover to a vocal score of Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos (1912, revised 1916)
Reason
And now for something a bit more modernistic and art deco: Ariadne auf Naxos. First performed 1912 and revised 1916, this vocal score is of the revised edition, and nicely art deco.
Articles in which this image appears
Ariadne auf Naxos
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Culture,_entertainment,_and_lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Uncertain artist; restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 00:29, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment This is very dark. Can't you increase the contrast, and add more light? Regards, Yann (talk) 11:48, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
    • @Yann: Harvard seem reasonably good for colours. I suspect any tweaks that would make any significant difference would also be misleading, as I strongly suspect the paper was fairly dark from the start. It might have been a little lighter, but it's a very well-preserved book on the whole. And it's not like the black-and-white images (or even images that include black and white) where we can know, with some certainty, what the original intent for colours was; any tweak is just as likely to make things less accurate. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:50, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Having gone through most of the images Adam wanted, I have to agree: Harvard's library is, on the whole, pretty faithful. I don't doubt that this is closer to the original than an edited version would be. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:01, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Not enough contrast. – Editør (talk) 08:51, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
    • @Editør: I don't see what you expect to be done. The image would lose all EV if excessive changes were forced on it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:24, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



Bayon[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Jul 2015 at 19:56:42 (UTC)

OriginalBayon, Khmer temple constructed in the late 12th or early 13th century and located in the ancient city of Angkor, today Cambodia.
Reason
Good EV and high quality, nice details
Articles in which this image appears
Bayon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 19:56, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 01:22, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Shadow too distracting. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:02, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Was giving this one 24 hours, as I do like the nom - but the darkness in the shadows is too much... Too much missing detail for me sorry... gazhiley 07:36, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per gazhiley, lack of clarity at full res. Sca (talk) 12:46, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



Relief of Darius I in Persepolis[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Jul 2015 at 09:43:58 (UTC)

OriginalRelief of Darius I in Persepolis, Iran.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
List of kings of Persia, Darius I, Histories (Herodotus), List of pharaohs, and

Iranian peoples

FP category for this image
Creator
درفش کاویانی
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 09:43, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Has this bas relief been eroded or partially effaced? It doesn't have the contrast/shadows to reveal its form like the bull & lion below. (Perhaps oblique lighting would help?) Sca (talk) 13:13, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • This is one of the few survived bas relief in Persepolis. No need to have any shadow and special lighting to display the form of work. Even curve of beard is shown and clear. thanks for your comment Alborzagros (talk) 03:48, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Except this is a case where "harsher" lighting could help greatly. At thumbnail size, this doesn't come across that clearly. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:26, 1 July 2015 (UTC)



L'éclair[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Jul 2015 at 11:19:15 (UTC)

Original – Hand-coloured title page to a very early (probably first edition) vocal score of Fromental Halévy's L'éclair. Halévy is a little neglected nowadays, but was very good and very talented.
Reason
A high-quality early - probably first edition - vocal score image. and, unlike the other ones, it's in colour. Oooh!
Articles in which this image appears
L'éclair
FP category for this image
Creator
Uncertain attribution, possibly Paul Gavarni? - restored by Adam Cuerden.
And I thought it was a town in Wisconsin. Sca (talk) 13:16, 28 June 2015 (UTC)



Richèl Hogenkamp[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Jul 2015 at 09:11:44 (UTC)

OriginalRichèl Hogenkamp, in Madrin Open 2015
Reason
High quality, nice EV, very interesting composition of an action shot
Articles in which this image appears
Richèl Hogenkamp
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
Kadellar
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 09:11, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nice action shot! Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:20, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I rather prefer Diliff's approach of being level to the players, but this is good enough for me. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:18, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
    • I prefer being level too (we discussed this already on Commons!), but Carlos is right, it is a good way of ensuring that only the court and player is visible. There's some beauty in the simplicity of a shot like this. From ground level, it's much harder to avoid a distracting background - the best way is unfortunately expensive lenses! Ðiliff «» (Talk) 19:14, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
      • Yeah, I followed that discussion. Still plenty strong EV for me. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:12, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support I'd prefer some left crop, lots of redundant empty space. Brandmeistertalk 21:11, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Alborzagros (talk) 09:57, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – No crop plz. Yann (talk) 22:39, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - nice action shot. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:48, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 01:23, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Good isolation of the subject at the right moment. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 19:14, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



500 Iran's Rial[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Jul 2015 at 07:01:45 (UTC)

Original – 500 riyal or 5 pahlavi on 1317 Persian calendar = 1938
Reason
Good quality. historial
Articles in which this image appears
Iranian rial banknotes
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Alborzagros
  • Support as nominator__ Thanks.  Qian Nivan  Talking        07:01, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment This almost certainly should have the reverse side. Brandmeistertalk 07:39, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment @Brandmeister: yes but the reverse side is not good quality. __ Thanks.  Qian Nivan  Talking        09:37, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support--Amazing quality.Gire 3pich2005 (talk) 10:41, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Below the minimum resolution, and yes, there should be the reverse. The only FPs in our currency category that don't have the reverses are those which indeed didn't have any reverses whatsoever. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:15, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support HQ + EV Alborzagros (talk) 05:03, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Per Chris- the image is below minimum size, and half of it is missing.--Godot13 (talk) 07:37, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above - notes have higher standards. Tomer T (talk) 20:05, 28 June 2015 (UTC)



Wrocław Główny railway station[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Jul 2015 at 23:41:00 (UTC)

Original – An interior view of Wrocław Główny railway station at night; this train station, located in the Polish city of Wrocław, was opened in 1857 but extensively refurbished in 2010-2012
Reason
Well, last time everyone was unhappy with the moving train. Here's a train station image that doesn't have one.
Articles in which this image appears
Wrocław Główny railway station
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Marcin Szala



Japanese invasion money (Malaya and Borneo) 1942–45[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Jul 2015 at 22:31:24 (UTC)

Reason
High quality, high EV (presented as a complete set). Japanese invasion money (formally Southern Development Bank notes) was issued during World War II by the Empire of Japan to replace local hard currencies. Japanese invading forces issued these notes in Burma, Malaya and Borneo, the Netherlands Indies, Oceania, and the Philippines. This is the fifth and penultimate FPC set nomination of Japanese invasion money, following the Netherlands Indies Gulden, Philippine Peso, Oceanic Pound, and Burmese Dollar.
Original – A ten-note complete denomination and type set of the World War II Japanese invasion money issued in Malaya and Borneo.
Articles in which these images appear
Japanese government-issued dollar in Malaya and Borneo
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Empire of Japan
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Images by Godot13.
Japanese invasion money (Malaya and Borneo) 1942–45
One Cent 
Five Cents 
Ten Cents 
50 Cents 
One Dollar 
Five Dollars 
Ten Dollars 
100 Dollars 
100 Dollars 
1,000 Dollars 




Witch doctor[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Jul 2015 at 20:55:08 (UTC)

OriginalWitch doctor of the Shona people close to Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe. 1989.
Reason
Good quality, high EV, interesting photo, used in many articles
Articles in which this image appears
Witch doctor, Shona people, Shona language, Zimbabwe, Adornment, Witchcraft, Vuvuzela
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Traditional dress or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Lycaon
Greater Kudu



Blangkon[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jul 2015 at 23:39:06 (UTC)

Original – A Ngayogyakarta-style blangkon, decorated with gold and silver sparkles. Thought to have descended from turbans, blangkon have become a part of Javanese cultural identity.
Reason
High quality image of this traditional Javanese headgear.
Articles in which this image appears
Blangkon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
 — Chris Woodrich (talk)



Horse Gram[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jul 2015 at 20:28:51 (UTC)

Original – Horse Gram
Reason
Best quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Macrotyloma uniflorum, Macrotyloma
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
Prathyush Thomas



Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jul 2015 at 20:24:08 (UTC)

Original – Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis
Reason
Best quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis, List of vegetables used in Assamese cuisine
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
Prathyush Thomas
  • Support as nominatorBlacknclick (talk) 20:24, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Question - Is it just me or does it look like it was "cut out" and placed on a white background. The borders of the plant seem unnatural. Mattximus (talk) 22:18, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - You are not alone... The edges seem very rough/jagged. The white background has two black specs on it and tallest point on the left side has had something removed (which is still visible).-Godot13 (talk) 23:17, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Agree. Prathyush Thomas, when you do the cut-out, try and use a little bit of feathering (1 or 2 px, tops). That will avoid the issues Godot's pointing out. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:47, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - the edges aren't distracting for me on this one, honestly. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:24, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:25, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Still needs a bit of work. Potential is there, though. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:31, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



Ladies' Finger cross section[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jul 2015 at 20:16:15 (UTC)

Original – Ladies' Finger cross section
Reason
Good quality, EV and needed one
Articles in which this image appears
Okra
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
Prathyush Thomas
  • Support as nominatorBlacknclick (talk) 20:16, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Edges seem un-natural.--Godot13 (talk) 23:20, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Agree. Prathyush Thomas, when you do the cut-out, try and use a little bit of feathering (1 or 2 px, tops). That will avoid the issues Godot's pointing out. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:43, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:26, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



Funeral of Alfonso XII[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jul 2015 at 11:41:39 (UTC)

Original – Funeral procession of Alfonso XII of Spain, from L'Illustration
Reason
Stumbled upon this today. Never actually nominated it, but it's been stable in the article since 2012, so... useful!
Articles in which this image appears
Alfonso XII of Spain
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
Auguste Tilly, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 11:41, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful for his death. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 11:48, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – What process was used to create the plate? Some kind of engraving? In any case, not sure if offers additional EV for this short-lived historical figure. (To me, the recent monument pic is more interesting.) Sca (talk) 13:38, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Should be wood-block engraving; it uses a couple rarer techniques (such as the dotted grid effect used for the sky), but has all the hallmarks of it. I think its stability in the article for three years shows at least some EV. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:06, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I agree, sufficient EV even if he wasn't around that long. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:18, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:26, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



Crew of an M-24 Chaffee Tank in Korea[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jul 2015 at 09:52:41 (UTC)

Original – Crew of an M-24 tank along the Naktong River front. On the ground is Pfc. Rudolph Dotts, Egg Harbor City, N.J. gunner (center); Pvt. Maynard Linaweaver, Lundsburg, Kansas, cannoneer; and on top is Pfc. Hugh Goodwin, Decature, Miss., tank commander. All are members of the 24th Reconnaissance, 24th Division.
Reason
An unusual find here: A colored image from the Korean War depicting the crew of an M-24 Chaffee Tank, which supplemented the M4 Sherman tank in the months after the end of World War II. The crew is shown in the early months of the war.
Articles in which this image appears
Korean War
FP category for this image
Given the absence of action here I'd say Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
SGT. RILEY (U.S. Army)
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 09:52, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Lots of film grain, but for the period, and given it's "in the field", not bad at all. Very clean image - only spotted two specks, and I'm not even entirely sure they shouldn't be there. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:28, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Per Adam, altho they're obviously posing for the fotog. Sca (talk) 13:42, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Per Adam. Very authentic (both image and grainy texture) for the period.--Godot13 (talk) 23:23, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 21:48, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:29, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



Rigoletto (redux)[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jul 2015 at 09:01:00 (UTC)

Original – Title page to a variant first edition vocal score of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto
Reason
Had four supports, no opposes in the recent FPC that happened during one of the occasional low participation periods. I think it came out very well, and I didn't see anyone actually saying otherwise.
Articles in which this image appears
Rigoletto
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Culture,_entertainment,_and_lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Art by Roberto Focosi (1806-1862), lithograph by Francesco Corbetta (1815-?); restored by Adam Cuerden



Bas-relief in Persepolis – a symbol Iranian/Persian Nowruz – on the day of an equinox, the power of an eternally fighting bull (personifying the Earth) and that of a lion (personifying the Sun) are equal.[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jul 2015 at 06:17:46 (UTC)

OriginalBas-relief in Persepolis – a symbol Iranian/Persian Nowruz – on the day of an equinox, the power of an eternally fighting bull (personifying the Earth) and that of a lion (personifying the Sun) are equal.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Achaemenid Empire + Achaemenid architecture + Lion and Sun + March equinox + Nowruz + Persepolis+ Relief
FP category for this image
Creator
Anatoly Terentiev
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 06:17, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - It's nice to have a relief as useful as this. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 09:52, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent photograph, the stairs in the upper right of the image add some depth and scale unobtrusively. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:29, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Equal or not, I think the bull is getting the worst of it. Belle (talk) 10:35, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Per Adam (again!). Is there a date estimate available? Maybe 4th or 5th Century BCE? (And can we shorten the nom title please?) Sca (talk) 13:55, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, and what a relief. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:22, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent image.--Godot13 (talk) 23:28, 25 June 2015 (UTC) Is there any chance of fixing the CA?
You mean circa? Sca (talk) 13:21, 29 June 2015 (UTC)



A U.S. Navy diver enters the water during a training evaluation[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jul 2015 at 06:09:27 (UTC)

Original – A U.S. Navy diver enters the water during a training evaluation
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Underwater diving
FP category for this image
Creator
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 06:09, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - One, this isn't "underwater diving". This diver is in the act of diving into the water. Second, the photographer wasn't Fae. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:38, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
I can't agree with the first objection. Entering the water in diving gear seems to me to be an integral and indispensable aspect of underwater diving. 86.152.161.192 (talk) 14:12, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • That is, by definition, diving. Not "underwater" diving. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:25, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
That objection seems to be like complaining that a photo of a saturn 5 rocket during takeoff isn't spaceflight. It may not be underwater diving, but in a couple seconds it will be, and it's the starting point for most underwater dives. MChesterMC (talk) 09:58, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Bad example. A Saturn 5 rocket would have EV in the Saturn 5 article, so even if it didn't have EV for space flight, it would have EV for the rocket. This does not appear in any other articles, so there's nothing to save it. Besides, we've got numerous images of people actually in the water, including one FP. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:39, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Actually, it was a very good example, and exactly illustrates why your objection is bogus. 217.44.208.136 (talk) 17:09, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
The image shows the shoulders and back of a diver wearing a surface-supplied diving helmet. Perhaps if there was a section on giant stride entry in the Surface-supplied diving article the image might be a more suitable illustration. In an article on general underwater diving, to lead off with such a specific and narrow aspect of diving seems like a misplaced image. With all due respect, from an EV perspective, the U.S. Navy training image tells me absolutely nothing about general underwater diving (and may misinform those that think the illustrated underwater diving gear is common).--Godot13 (talk) 19:38, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I agree with Godot. If we had information on the entry technique, this may be worthy of FP, but as for now it doesn't have the necessary EV. IP, how exactly is it a good example to compare something which requires new text to be written to have any EV with something which has EV just for showing the object in question? They are not equatable. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:26, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – No personal or event context, ergo minimal EV. Sca (talk) 13:57, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – On EV grounds. If we are illustrating underwater diving, we should probably have a picture of a diver underwater. Mattximus (talk) 16:40, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - per all of the above. First FPC nom was a year ago.--Godot13 (talk) 23:35, 25 June 2015 (UTC)



St Paul's during a special service in 2008[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jul 2015 at 06:02:44 (UTC)

OriginalSt Paul's Cathedral during a special service in 2008
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
St Paul's Cathedral
FP category for this image
Creator
User:Fæ
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 06:02, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose 1) This is far below the quality of most of our church shots (vertical distortion, leaning) and 2) the photographer was not Fae. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 09:53, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Chris (no Diliff, no comment). Belle (talk) 10:18, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Awww, only I'm deserving of your scathing wit? :-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 18:18, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. A really interesting view, not particularly high quality though. ISO 1600 for an interior shot might be necessary for hand-held, but it kind of kills the image quality. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 18:18, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Điliff. Fuzzy except in middle of field. Sca (talk) 20:36, 25 June 2015 (UTC)



Netherlands Indies gulden coin[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 Jul 2015 at 23:38:14 (UTC)

Original – A Netherlands Indies silver rupee from Java, 1803. This predates the first paper money in the colony by 12 years.
Reason
Impressive image of a coin. The script here is Jawi, an Arabic-based script used to write Malay; I don't think we have any featured pictures with the script yet. Not that I can read it worth a darn, but...
Articles in which this image appears
Netherlands Indies gulden
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Currency
Creator
Java Mint, Netherlands Indies (coin), Heritage Auctions (image)
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:38, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support HQ + EV Alborzagros (talk) 09:25, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I don't pretend to understand it - I presume there's some sort of (possibly obsolete) local script used on it? The article on Jawi alphabet doesn't help at all. Otherwise, this coin is an extreme rarity for the time period insofar as it has no text on it besides the date. Is the image on the right upside down, or is there both a 6-like and 9-like character in the script? Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:34, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
    • I think you're right, Adam. The m-like character is an S, and should be looking like a W. Sadly, owing to the lighting, any attempt to fix it looks really wonky. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 11:39, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
      • Might be able to get away with it as two images, but... Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:57, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as presented, given the rarity. Fascinating artifact. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:24, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as presented (or if corrected). Rare coin in this high grade.--Godot13 (talk) 01:58, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
    • @Crisco 1492, Alborzagros, Adam Cuerden, and Ser Amantio di Nicolao:- I realize that this image already has 5 supports, but I wanted to offer the corrected version (reverse orientation rotated 180 degrees) as an ALT .--Godot13 (talk) 02:46, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
      • I prefer the original (lighting is more even), but I also support ALT (though I get the feeling another couple degrees counter clockwise would work better). — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:54, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
ALT - Reverse orientation corrected.



Cardamom[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 Jul 2015 at 19:15:20 (UTC)

Original – Cardamom pods - Green
Reason
High EV and very good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Cardamom
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
Parthyush Thomas
  • Support as nominatorBlacknclick (talk) 19:15, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Technically it's quite nice, except for one thing. Is it possible to get a version with less harsh shadows? I appreciate the difficulty in doing so, but it would look quite a bit better — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:32, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:30, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:23, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



Robinson Crusoé[edit]

Voting period ends on 4 Jul 2015 at 14:00:02 (UTC)

Original – Title page for a early, possibly first edition score of Jacques Offenbach's Robinson Crusoé
Reason
How could I resist Brandmeister's special request here for some Robinson Crusoé? It turned out to be a good one: I didn't have any Offenbach in the queue, and it's a very nice image.
Articles in which this image appears
Robinson Crusoé
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Culture,_entertainment,_and_lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
A. Jannin; restored by Adam Cuerden



Caleb Strong (engraved portrait)[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 Jul 2015 at 02:22:35 (UTC)

Original – American Bank Note Company engraved portrait of Caleb Strong. Delegate to the Constitutional Convention, Strong was part of the inaugural class of the United States Senate (from Massachusetts, 1789–96), and then Governor of Massachusetts (1800–07 and 1812–16).
OriginalAmerican Bank Note Company engraved portrait of Caleb Strong. Delegate to the Constitutional Convention, Strong was part of the inaugural class of the United States Senate (from Massachusetts, 1789–96), and then Governor of Massachusetts (1800–07 and 1812–16).
Reason
High quality, high EV, prior image was very small and low resolution. Lead image with css image crop used to produce appropriately sized thumbnail in the article.
Second nomination, first time resulted in 4 support and no opposition. (Please view at full size)
Articles in which this image appears
Caleb Strong
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
James Bannister, American Bank Note Company
Restoration by Godot13




Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 Jul 2015 at 23:44:50 (UTC)

OriginalEdward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, a politician and soldier who died at the Battle of Solebay.
Reason
Because all I can think of this morning is ...
Articles in which this image appears
Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military maybe.
Creator
Peter Lely
But not the purported inventor of same. Sca (talk) 13:38, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:32, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



Nominations — to be closed[edit]

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

Delist:Clock Tower - Palace of Westminster, London - September 2006-2.jpg[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 6 Jun 2015 at 02:09:40 (UTC)

The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, London - often mistakenly called Big Ben
Replacement image of the tower
Reason
Unused. Replaced by File:Clock Tower - Palace of Westminster, London - May 2007.jpg, by the same photographer.
Articles this image appears in
None.
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Clock Tower - Palace of Westminster, London - September 2006-2.jpg
Nominator
 — Chris Woodrich (talk)
  • Delist —  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:09, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • 'Delist' Agreed, no need to keep both FPs. I didn't know there was still a duplicate. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 07:42, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
    • The 2007 image isn't an FP, apparently. This never passed. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:29, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
      • Oh, good point. That's the problem with duplicates, or virtual duplicates - sometimes they really complicate matters. Some people prefer one, some people prefer the other but support for any one version is diluted by choice. Looks like that nomination failed because support was split between both, and yet the one that people almost half of the people supported (the one being delisted) is now the one that isn't being used. I wonder if the better solution is simply to use this image in one or more articles instead then. It's so similar to the version being that it's a trivial change to make. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 09:41, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • DelistSca (talk) 14:25, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Delist (for now, neutral on replacing). Josh Milburn (talk) 20:23, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • DelistSagaciousPhil - Chat 07:52, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Hold on. I think, as per my comments above, the more sensible proposition is to decide whether this image or this image should be used in the various articles that relate to it. Realistically, it should be a delist and replace nomination rather than a straight delist because its 'successor' is being used, and only failed to pass because nobody could agree on which image was better, rather than because nobody thought either should be featured. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 19:42, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Perhaps I should have, yes, but I doubt 2 days will be enough to reach a consensus on that. We can try, though. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:17, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
      • It would be simple enough to veto this nomination then, by re-adding this image into one or more articles. ;-) There'd be a persuasive argument in favour of it, since it's a FP and the other image is not... I don't mean to making a pain of myself but it seems like delisting is counterproductive. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 08:50, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • D&R - Rather prefer the colors of the 2007 image, and it is used. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 09:10, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • D&R – Happy to be guided by Chris and Diliff's opinions as to the correct procedure. SagaciousPhil - Chat 09:17, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • D&R, but I have to say on reflection that I prefer the texture of the original image and would equally support adding the 'original' image into an article, I don't think there would be significant opposition to that. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:21, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I prefer the slightly off-corner shot for its sense of depth. Thus I'd say: first choice keep, second choice d&r. Chick Bowen 22:14, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep? – I agree with Diliff. I did notice the texture (and depth) on second glance, but I'm confused about voting D&R if we're keeping the original. Sca (talk) 13:46, 6 June 2015 (UTC)


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Iman Budhi Santosa[edit]

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Original – The Indonesian poet Iman Budhi Santosa reading from his collection Sesanti Tedhak Siti in 2015; though his professional career was originally in agriculture, he has been publishing work since the 1960s.
Reason
Good quality "action shot" of a poet reading his own work. Since the cover is turned away from the viewer, we don't have any copyright issues.
Articles in which this image appears
Iman Budhi Santosa
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
 — Chris Woodrich (talk)
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:57, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Bersertifikat intergalaksi! 90% bersertifikat anyway, I would have liked it if there was more of his right arm in shot, but good enough for FP, I think.Belle (talk) 00:28, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Certified intergalactic? Sca (talk) 13:23, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
  • See the angklung nomination below. ("Intergalactic certification" or so). — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:31, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Don't be shy, Sca, you can give it a Bersertifikat intergalaksi too. Belle (talk) 14:03, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Are you two on the ICB (Intergalactic Certification Board)? (C'mon, full disclosure now!) Sca (talk) 14:32, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Why, no, hu-man. What would give you such an ideea.?. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:41, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Not bad. Could be a little better - would like to get the full arm in, but I'll buy the shot. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:05, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Could be a better crop or may be a better composition but still Support for the shot. DreamSparrow talk 17:36, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 21:54, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:31, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Iman Budhi Santosa at book launch, 2015-05-30 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:58, 1 July 2015 (UTC)



Lamborghini Aventador[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Jul 2015 at 21:40:11 (UTC)

Original – Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 on a parking violation
Reason
High quality image with EV
Articles in which this image appears
Parking violation, Lamborghini Aventador
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
Falcon Photography
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 21:40, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose This is an amusing image, but it's not a particularly great photo of either the car type or a parking violation. The image is a little bit blurry, slightly tilted and doesn't clearly illustrate these subjects given the number of other things going on (especially the car behind the Lamborghini. Nick-D (talk) 01:49, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I agree with Nick-D - this almost seems a joke nom. Not focussed, driver still in car (so is this even being parked? Could be pulling into or out of the bay, or just driving through it?), quite in-your-face advertising, parking sign not straight, etc etc. No offence intended if this was a serious nom, but well below par if so. gazhiley 08:30, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
That's one lame Lambo. Сте́нька — Preceding undated comment added 20:01, 29 June 2015‎
Kinda Lambo curse. Another previous nomination also failed. Brandmeistertalk 22:55, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I don't think it's a great image to illustrate either article to be honest. I don't think Yann would nominate an image as a joke, but perhaps he has misjudged it in this case. I would expect for an image illustrating a parking violation to more clearly show the problem. It's really not clear to me that the car is parked illegally at all, but perhaps I'm not familiar with Swiss road signs. It would be ideal to at least show some sort of parking ticket affixed to the windscreen. Isn't that the universal sign of a parking violation?! ;-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:43, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
    • I just re-read my wording. I assume it wasn't a joke, and no offence intended to Yann with my wording. I only meant it was such a strange nom it seemed like a joke. Nothing personal... gazhiley 09:50, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Withdrawn I think the quality is quite good, there is EV, and additionally there is some humour. You don't like it? Never mind... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yann (talkcontribs) 11:38, 1 July 2015‎

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:56, 1 July 2015 (UTC)



Fatoumata Diawara[edit]

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Original – Fatoumata Diawara—a Malian musician—in concert in France, August 2012.
ALT - Blue cast removed
Reason
Very good quality picture of the person while she is performing. High EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Fatoumata Diawara
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Thesupermat
  • Support as nominatorFakeShemp (talk) 20:39, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support - Technically good, but it strikes me as not warm enough (i.e. tones are a bit blue). — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:28, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I think the cold tones come from the lighting and give some hint (tint) that she is performing. Belle (talk) 00:18, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Except other images of her performing aren't as blue — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:14, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
      • I've made an edit; I may have gone too warm, but I think it's an improvement. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:32, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
        • Now I don't know. The other images aren't lit with the same light of course and your edit has made her a bit bilious instead of icy, but I'm wavering on the authenticity of the original. I think I'll strike my support and wait for somebody else to comment and then adopt their opinion as if it was my own. Belle (talk) 09:25, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
          • Support original The metadata suggests there was no digital manipulation, implying this was the original lighting at the concert (seamless; I see Brandmeister has already agreed with me) Belle (talk) 11:14, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support original The metadata suggests there was no digital manipulation, implying this was the original lighting at the concert. Very slight adjustment could still be made, I think alt is a quite radical change. Brandmeistertalk 10:33, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
    • I've reduced the warmth a bit further. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:30, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALTYann (talk) 21:55, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:31, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT I prefer this version. Although this has had some manipulation, I feel it has improved the picture... gazhiley 07:41, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:28, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT -- DreamSparrow Chat 18:17, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Fatoumata Diawara - Festival du Bout du Monde 2012 - 016 - edit.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:44, 1 July 2015 (UTC)



Nymphaea odorata[edit]

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Original – Nymphaea odorata (Fragrant Water Lily) ssp. tuberosa with it's pads, a bud, and duckweed
Reason
This image offers a superb technical view of the species, objectively meeting criteria 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, and it readily illustrates the unopened blossom, the plant's leaves, and the flower's petals, sepals, and stamens.
Articles in which this image appears
Nymphaea odorata
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
SanctuaryX
  • Support as nominatorSanctuaryX (talk) 17:03, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Oppose – Nice comp., but somehow (is it just my eyes?) the blossom itself seems a bit shy on detail. DOF? Sca (talk) 22:01, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
No, it's not just your eyes. There is something very slightly unsatisfactory about the main focus of the picture, the centre of the flower. Not sure if it's blurriness, or lack of contrast, or some combination. 31.51.134.46 (talk) 23:07, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose Cropped uncomfortably close at bottom. --Janke | Talk 15:14, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:32, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:26, 1 July 2015 (UTC)



Whisky glass[edit]

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Original – Whisky glass
Reason
Good and representful photo of its kind.
Articles in which this image appears
List of glassware
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominatorPetarM (talk) 16:45, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: It doesn't look like any glass I've seen someone drink whiskey out of, and it doesn't seem to match any of the listed items. Am I missing something, here? Josh Milburn (talk) 21:01, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Is it what they drink whiskey (виски) from in Serbia? Face-tongue.svg Sca (talk) 22:13, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: Dont tell me, its for wine ? ;)... 1. Is it problem to check google before such questions ? Maybe you are used to drink it from regular Bar Tumbler, in Germany. --PetarM (talk) 07:09, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Er, I'm not German, nor do I live in Germany.
    Perhaps the nom should be retitled Whisk(e)y-tasting glass? Sca (talk)
  • Oppose. I shouldn't need to check Google to understand what I'm looking at- it should be more than clear from the articles in which the image is used. Without this kind of context, the image lacks encyclopedic value. This nomination is premature. Josh Milburn (talk) 10:14, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Maybe it would have a tad more visual interest if it had some whisk(e)y in it. Sca (talk) 13:04, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I plan to do that too. But that will bear different name...perhaps "Glass of whisky". --PetarM (talk) 11:14, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Why is it listed in the Beer Glassware section of the article? Per Josh Milburn, I'm not sure one should need to conduct a Google search to understand the image (which appears to be made by only a single manufacturer) and has a much closer resemblance to a glass for Grappa.--Godot13 (talk) 02:44, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:22, 1 July 2015 (UTC)



Bach[edit]

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Original – A portrait of Bach, the composer, by Thomas Gainsborough. No, not that Bach. His son. The London Bach
Reason
High quality scan of a painting of a notable individual.
Articles in which this image appears
Johann Christian Bach +6
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Thomas Gainsborough
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:51, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Excellent quality with good EV (and it's a Gainsborough, so I'm bound to support/like it ....) SagaciousPhil - Chat 16:51, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Famed artist, music history EV. Sca (talk) 22:16, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
Support - excellent piece which I have known and loved for years. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:14, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment NPG version differs in hue/coloration. This one looks kinda bluish. Brandmeistertalk 17:32, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Good catch. Reverted back to Coetzee's original upload. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:15, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Sca is quite right. Hafspajen (talk) 22:16, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 21:56, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:33, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Johann Christian Bach by Thomas Gainsborough.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:53, 1 July 2015 (UTC)



Snowy owl[edit]

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Original – Male snowy owl in Detmold, Germany.
Reason
Sharp, lead image, interesting species.
Articles in which this image appears
Snowy owl, List of birds of Newfoundland and Labrador
FP category for this image
Birds
Creator
Michael Gäbler
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 16:22, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Interesting. Sca (talk) 01:11, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow talk 12:09, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Although this is a very good shot of most of a snowy owl, I'd like to see the tail in a featured pic.(not just the tail; that would definitely be an oppose) Belle (talk) 00:23, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment There is some grain that I thought it was noise at first, but at an ISO of 200 it doesn't seem likely. Maybe it has been over-sharpened a bit? --Ebertakis (talk) 20:34, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Interesting. Hafspajen (talk) 13:17, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – I don't think we need to see the tail to appreciate the finely detailed pristine plummage shown in this shot. There is a pic of one with tail at Snowy owl. (And DYK they even have them in Sweden?) Sca (talk) 13:32, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment seems to be a very badly overblown highlight. Somewhat towards the right bottom of the owl, a bit up and in, on the wing? Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:35, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:33, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Multiple instances of badly blown highlights. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:25, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bubo scandiacus (Linnaeus, 1758) Male.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:00, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



Meripilus giganteus[edit]

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OriginalMeripilus giganteus is a polypore fungus in the Meripilaceae family. It causes a white rot in various types of broadleaved trees, particularly beech. M. giganteus has a circumboreal distribution in the northern Hemisphere, and is widely distributed in Europe. In the field, it is recognizable by the large, multi-capped fruiting body, as well as its pore surface that quickly darkens black when bruised or injured.
Reason
High quality and good EV, nice composition
Articles in which this image appears
Meripilus giganteus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Fungi
Creator
Michael Gäbler

Promoted File:Meripilus giganteus (Karst 1882).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:54, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



Gorce Mountains[edit]

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Original – Panorama of Gorce Mountains in the Island Beskids near Jaworzynka
Reason
Good quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Gorce Mountains
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Pudelek

Promoted File:Beskid Wyspowy - panorama z Jaworzynki.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:49, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



La traviata[edit]

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Original – Title page of a c. 1855 vocal score of Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata, with illustration by Leopoldo Ratti
Reason
The last of this particular type of image for now - Rigoletto will probably reappear in a couple weeks after being one short of quorum during a lull in activity, and there's a couple more monochrome opera images in the queue - but they're fairly different than the ones we've been seeing (for instance, one shows named performers in a lithograph). Anyway, this is another very early edition of Verdi's operas, with a pretty decent image with high EV (it appears Verdi took an interest in how his scores were illustrated) that fills a gap in the opera's page very well - only illustration of Act III. Not that I have a source saying it's Act III, but, seriously, it's Act III, the one - and the only one - that takes place in a bedroom, and has a scene with three characters who.. well, do that scene. By the way, this was annoyingly difficult to fix up - had some very obtrusive bright yellow markings on it that took ages to get rid of, as they intersected text and such. There's one bit I didn't restore - the Fr. on the middle right. This is because, looking at other images from early Ricordi editions, that Fr. should be followed by a number, and I found two Ricordi Traviata scores, and each had a different number there. That's a sign that you should leave it be, with the evidence of damage. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:31, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
Articles in which this image appears
La traviata
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Leopoldo Ratti, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 12:10, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Good work — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:09, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Maybe time for some Robinson Crusoe illustrations or the like, Adam... Brandmeistertalk 16:26, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
    • @Brandmeister: Heh. Aye, I've been doing a lot of opera, but, as I said a while back, we recently lost a major operatic contributor. I would like to honour his memory rather fully. But I'll switch it up a bit for a moment. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:00, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow talk 16:48, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Excellent restoration with very good EV - these restorations are lovely, Adam. SagaciousPhil - Chat 16:55, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support like Violetta supports Alfredo. (Incidentally, it's nice to have a Traviata scene in the eighteenth-century costume; one doesn't see too much of that, though I seem to recall once seeing a portrait of Alessandro Bonci as an eighteenth-century Alfredo.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:17, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
    • @Ser Amantio di Nicolao: Agreed. I kind of hate when things like modernization - even when they work well - become the only option that anyone takes, throwing out the traditional approach. Especially when the production doesn't manage to work in the modernized elements to fit the lyrics. La boheme suffers from this very badly, particularly when the modernization isn't thought through very well, just done because everyone's doing it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:47, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
      • @Adam Cuerden: I'm a traditionalist when it comes to my opera productions, but I tend to agree; I find too many directors are unwilling to look beyond the surface when directing much of anything. And I loathe modernization for the sake of modernization; rarely have I seen an updating that worked well. Twice, perhaps, in all my years of opera-going...and one of those was a televised production. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:55, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Cote d'Azur (talk) 14:23, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Excellent restoration & very good EV talk→ WPPilot  22:48, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 01:34, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Giuseppe Verdi, La traviata title page - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:11, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



Craig Gentry[edit]

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Original – Craig Gentry is an American computer scientist who described the first plausible construction for a fully homomorphic encryption scheme, for which he won a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship
Reason
Good quality for this individual. Article could use some work, but the MacArthur win makes him notable.
Articles in which this image appears
Craig Gentry (computer scientist) +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Christopher Lane for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:47, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – To my untechie eyes, looks a bit overexposed. Sca (talk) 01:25, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
    • The detail's there; just check it out at full res. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:27, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • weak oppose does look over slightly exposed but its ok... the problem I have is the curved lines of the background draw the eye away from the subject. Gnangarra 02:44, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I think there is a bit of reflectoporn in his glasses at the highest resolution (maybe not porn, but we live in hope of CSI enhancement technology revealing a naked photographer as the cause of Mr Gentry's wry smile). Belle (talk) 00:40, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:43, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



MH370 Burst Timing Offset[edit]

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Original – This graphic is used to illustrate one of the two main measurements used in the analysis of satellite communications made with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014 in baffling circumstances. The subject of the article in which this graphic is used (analysis of the communications) is a very technical subject, while the missing aircraft is a very famous subject. Without going into a lot of detail (read the article), the BTO measurement was analyzed to determine the distance between the satellite and the aircraft. The result of the BTO analysis are rings on Earth (adjusted to account for a flying altitude of about 10,000m) where the aircraft was located when the communications were made. The graphic illustrates what the BTO measurement represents. The analysis is key to determining where the aircraft flew and, thus, defining the search areas for the aircraft.
Reason
The image helps make a technical article more accessible (WP:TECHNICAL) and the main subject (Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which covers six articles) more understandable, despite the fact that the graphic is not used in the other articles. Therefore, I believe this graphic has a very high encyclopedic value. It is not an artistically outstanding work, but it is simple, has good composition, and does not contain chartjunk (eg. no overly-detailed graphics, or unnecessary words like "Not to scale").
Rendering issue has been fixed! NOTE: Mediawiki does not render the image preview correctly! In other words, when you view the file page of Wikipedia or Commons, the PNG image preview does not look right and so the PNG version is used in the article. However, if you click the image preview and view the actual SVG file, it renders correctly (the same as the PNG image displays)!!! I started to write this nomination for the PNG file, but then decided to nominate the SVG version because I realized the file was ok and that is what is being nominated. If the Mediawiki rendering is a problem, then I am not opposed to the PNG file being the candidate (if it is possible to discuss two different versions of the file in one nomination).
  • SVG version (nominee show at right, but not rendered correctly by Mediawiki)
  • PNG version (used in article, but inferior file type for this type of graphic)
Articles in which this image appears
Analysis of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 satellite communications,
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Diagrams
Creator
AHeneen
  • Support as nominatorAHeneen (talk) 22:31, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment The problem with the SVG is that you are using non-free fonts that Mediawiki does not support. Use the Commons:SVG Check tool to check out your graphic, open your SVG in a text editor, and make the corrections suggested by the tool. After fixing and adjusting your line lengths, your problem with overlap should be gone. Stigmatella aurantiaca (talk) 23:13, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Aside from Stigmatella's point, there's the fact that the version promoted as FP must also be the one used in the article. Otherwise said FP will have no encyclopedic value (what value can it have if it's already been replaced?) — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:49, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Note: Rendering issue has been fixed and the version in the article has been changed to the SVG version. AHeneen (talk) 05:00, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Here is a an old list of approved SVG fonts for Wikimedia and a current unformatted list of available fonts. Arial is not a font available for SVG rendering. If you absolutely must use a font that is installed on your computer but not on the server, you can convert the text to a path. That bloats the file size and makes it harder to modify the text, but you're assured that, except for browser issues, the downloaded SVG will render properly on different computers. Stigmatella aurantiaca (talk) 15:30, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
Arial is converted to Liberation Sans on Commons (commons:Help:SVG#Fallback fonts), so use of Arial is not a problem (and certainly does not need to be converted to vector). The two fonts are practically identical. AHeneen (talk) 22:50, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Non-vectorised fonts in SVGs are notoriously problematic. When I look at the SVG version in IE or Chrome, I see a serif font with messy alignment. 109.152.146.250 (talk) 23:51, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
I see the same thing that you do. I customarily convert text to paths in my own SVGs, to heck with file bloat. Stigmatella aurantiaca (talk) 00:05, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
Why would the text not be aligned? All the text elements are center-aligned, so any font issues wouldn't impact the alignment of the text. Arial is a sans-serif font and no other font is specified in the file, so there's no reason why the text would be in serif font. Furthermore, Arial is one of the most common fonts used and is supported my nearly all OSs and browsers. The issue with Mediawiki support only affects the rendering of the PNG preview, not the svg file itself. Nonetheless, I have changed the file from "font-family:Arial" to "font-family: Liberation Sans, Arial, sans-serif" per the instructions at commons:Help:SVG#Fallback fonts. AHeneen (talk) 01:56, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Check that "Time slot for reply" is centred. I still see a serif font in both IE and Chrome, even though I have Arial installed. Whether it's browser issues or something else, fonts in SVGs always seem to be a pain in the a**e. You can never be confident that another user will see the same as you. 86.152.161.192 (talk) 20:48, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
That was the only one that wasn't center-aligned. Fixed. There's no reason why you should see a serif font. As mentioned above, all the text elements have been changed to "font-family: Liberation Sans, Arial, sans-serif". AHeneen (talk) 04:58, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:42, 30 June 2015 (UTC)



Kue[edit]

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Original – A wide variety of Indonesian snacks, or Kue.
ALT – Edited to remove lines in the background
Reason
A very nice, attractive picture showing the wide variety of traditional Indonesian snacks
Articles in which this image appears
Kue + several others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Food_and_drink
Creator
Gunawan Kartapranata
  • Support either as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 21:57, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Overall it's a good representation, but I think the lines on the paper / whatever he used as the background need to go. I've provided an edit here. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:42, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT - Wish Gunkarta could have used more even lighting, but the overall results were pretty good. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:21, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT Gnangarra 02:47, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT – Nice image, EV provided by at least educating me about Indonesian snacks; those round pink ones look just like (the round pink) Liquorice allsorts. SagaciousPhil - Chat 17:00, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT-- I am now hungry...Godot13 (talk) 23:40, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT - dangit, now I'm really hungry. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:20, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Jajan Pasar in Jakarta edit.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:58, 29 June 2015 (UTC)



Marocaster[edit]

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Original – The holotype of Marocaster coronatus from the Muséum de Toulouse
Reason
High resolution image of a very small extinct creature. There is a scale which hopefully explains the lack of sharpness when zoomed in. The special reason this is selected is that it is a holotype, which means this is the only fossil of this creature on earth, so it can only look like this.
Articles in which this image appears
Holotype, Marocaster
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Others
Creator
Archaeodontosaurus
  • Support as nominatorMattximus (talk) 13:44, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Quite honestly, that's about the point where I'd start downsampling. At least 60% of the current size. The extra pixels aren't hiding any detail. Also, the size isn't the reason for the lack of sharpness. The photographer setting the camera to F/20 is. If he'd focus stacked with a wider aperture, we'd have better sharpness at full size. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:38, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support EV + HQ Alborzagros (talk) 06:55, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 21:58, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support An image of a holotype definitely has EV. Adam Cuerden (talk) 03:20, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:55, 29 June 2015 (UTC)



Carl Nielsen[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 28 Jun 2015 at 23:49:43 (UTC)

Original – Danish composer Carl Nielsen c. 1908.
Reason
A high-quality image of a composer, recently the subject of a featured article.
Articles in which this image appears
Carl Nielsen, Saga-Drøm, Søvnen
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Georg Lindstrøm (1866-1923), restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 23:49, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Good quality and restoration. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:58, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - nice and clear and more exciting than the opera pamphlets but still no top-hatted monkeys on camelback; booooo, down with Cuerden. Belle (talk) 01:10, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
    • But, Belle! If I did that first, who'd want to vote on these? Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:35, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Nice image for a century-old pic. Lengthy and extremely well-documented article. An interesting life story. Sca (talk) 18:19, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Excellent restoration; high quality and ample EV provided by an FA. SagaciousPhil - Chat 07:50, 20 June 2015 (UTC) Looks like someone has just pulled it from the FA; nevertheless I still support this as it's in another couple of articles. SagaciousPhil - Chat 09:15, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
    • On copyright grounds, no less, when I documented, with evidence, that it was published as a carte de visite in 1908, and that Danish copyright doesn't even consider publication for photos anyway. Sometimes I wonder why I bother... Edit: Sorry, was annoyed at the time. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:16, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
      • Fingers crossed this image is restored; I did see the discussion you had with Chris about the copyright so was surprised when I noticed the removal. I think this image is far superior and does an FA full justice. SagaciousPhil - Chat 11:41, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow talk 16:51, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:36, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Carl Nielsen c. 1908 - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:57, 28 June 2015 (UTC)



Angklung[edit]

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Original – A single pitch angklung, a traditional Sundanese musical instrument which has since become popular through much of Indonesia. Such single-pitch angklung are used by large groups of people; each section will hold instruments of the same pitch, and play in unison as demanded by the composition.
Reason
High quality view of this traditional musical instrument.
Articles in which this image appears
Angklung
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
 — Chris Woodrich (talk)
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:43, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Very nice. Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:52, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Got to support it after it made the effort to dress up smart with its bow tie. I do prefer the image of the world's most miserable orchestra that appears in the angklung article, but this shows the instrument well. Belle (talk) 01:05, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Well, they're not all miserable. When I still taught at a junior high school, my students preferred their angklung (extra-curricular) lessons over the Javanese-language or civics classes. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:10, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
      I quite agree with Mr Gilbert Pangyarihan, that is 100% "Bersertifikat intergalaksi!" (I really must learn some Indonesian, though I suspect that phrase will do for most situations). Belle (talk) 01:19, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
      Intergalactic certification does sound fun. They've got Indonesian actors planned for Star Wars VII, so we've got to have some Aldraanian angklung. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:21, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Gnangarra 02:59, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow talk 16:52, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - oooh, I quite like this. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:36, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Single note angklung ('G'), 2015-05-21.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:44, 28 June 2015 (UTC)



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