Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Wikipedia:FPC)
Jump to: navigation, search
This star, with one point broken, symbolizes the featured candidates on Wikipedia.

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

Promoting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Delisting an image

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

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

For delisting, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers supporting a delist or replace, and the consensus is in its favor, it will be delisted from Wikipedia:Featured pictures. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-third majority in support, including the nominator. 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).
Shortcuts:

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?

Gray contrast test image.svg
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.
Highlight test image.svg
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.
Colortest.png
On a gamma-adjusted display, the four circles in the color image blend into the background when seen from a few feet away. If they do not, you could adjust the gamma setting (found in the computer's settings, not on the display), until they do. This may be very difficult to attain, and a slight error is not detrimental. Uncorrected PC displays usually show the circles darker than the background.
Note that on most consumer LCD displays (laptop or flat screen), viewing angle strongly affects these images. Correct adjustment on one part of the screen might be incorrect on another part for a stationary head position. Click on the images for more technical information. If possible, calibration with a hardware monitor calibrator is recommended.

Contents


To see recent changes, purge the page cache.


FPCs needing feedback
view · edit
Fatoumata Diawara - Festival du Bout du Monde 2012 - 016.jpg Fatoumata Diawara
Death of King Alfonso XII of Spain.jpg Funeral of Alfonso XII of Spain


Current nominations[edit]

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)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:21, 30 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)




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
Kinda Lambo curse. Another previous nomination also failed. Brandmeistertalk 22:55, 29 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)




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)




Delist and Replace: Golden Spike[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Jul 2015 at 22:10:03 (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).
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)
Proposed replacement: Same image, higher resolution.
  • Full-res image. 5600+ pixels wide. Needs rotated and restored - I'm on that. Suspend nom? Not finished version; mockup at moment.Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:44, 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)



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




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)




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)
  • SupportYann (talk) 21:48, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Jobas (talk) 01:29, 30 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)




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)




Iman Budhi Santosa[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Jul 2015 at 23:57:09 (UTC)

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)




Fatoumata Diawara[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Jul 2015 at 20:39:48 (UTC)

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)




Nymphaea odorata[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Jul 2015 at 17:03:35 (UTC)

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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Plants/Others
Creator
SanctuaryX
  • Support as nominatorSanctuaryX (talk) 17:03, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – 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)




Whisky glass[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Jul 2015 at 16:45:32 (UTC)

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)




Bach[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Jul 2015 at 00:51:15 (UTC)

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)




Snowy owl[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Jun 2015 at 16:22:56 (UTC)

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)




Meripilus giganteus[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Jun 2015 at 12:53:28 (UTC)

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




Gorce Mountains[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Jun 2015 at 12:48:19 (UTC)

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




La traviata[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Jun 2015 at 12:10:39 (UTC)

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)





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)




Older nominations requiring additional input from users[edit]

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

Closing procedure[edit]

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

When NOT promoted, perform the following:

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

When promoted, perform the following:

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


Delist closing procedure[edit]

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

If consensus is to KEEP featured picture status, perform the following:

  1. 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.
  2. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  3. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the archived removal requests. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the bottom of the Retained section of the archive.
  4. Optionally leave a note on the picture's talk page.

If consensus is to DELIST, perform the following:

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

If consensus is to REPLACE, perform the following:

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



Recently closed nominations[edit]

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

Craig Gentry[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 29 Jun 2015 at 23:47:20 (UTC)

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]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 29 Jun 2015 at 22:31:05 (UTC)

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]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 29 Jun 2015 at 21:57:46 (UTC)

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]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 29 Jun 2015 at 13:44:24 (UTC)

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]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 28 Jun 2015 at 23:43:10 (UTC)

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)




Al-Kadhimiya Shrine[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 28 Jun 2015 at 07:03:18 (UTC)

Original – The Kadhmain shrines at Al-Kadhimiya Mosque in Iraq named so after the two Imams buried there from the lineage of Prophet Muhammad.
Reason
It looks a bit messy in composition but this was the best vantage I could get of one of shia Islam's holiest sites. Good quality, EV and rare given that it's from Iraq.
Articles in which this image appears
Al-Kadhimiya Mosque, Muhammad al-Jawad, Musa al-Kadhim
Creator
Muhammad Mahdi Karim
  • Support as nominatorMuhammad(talk) 07:03, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I don't really have a problem with it being in context among the buildings, traffic and cables, but the scaffolding on the rear right-hand minaret kills it for me. Belle (talk) 11:43, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support EV + HQ Alborzagros (talk) 06:55, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Per Alborzagros. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:24, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:05, 28 June 2015 (UTC)



When Will You Marry? redux[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 27 Jun 2015 at 23:46:19 (UTC)

OriginalWhen Will You Marry? is an oil painting on canvas completed by Paul Gauguin in 1892. It shows two Tahitian women, one dressed in a traditional outfit and one in Western garb. The painting sold for almost $300 million in early 2015.
Reason
Good quality scan of this painting, which rose to the spotlight earlier this year.
Articles in which this image appears
When Will You Marry? +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Paul Gauguin
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:46, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I've always liked this (I suppose buying it for almost $300 million would prove that, but it could just be an investment) Belle (talk) 23:58, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Classic. Brandmeistertalk 08:57, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --PetarM (talk) 14:30, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Also appears on Gauguin page. Sca (talk) 18:24, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Paul Gauguin, Nafea Faa Ipoipo? 1892, oil on canvas, 101 x 77 cm.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:27, 28 June 2015 (UTC)



La Plata Mountains[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 27 Jun 2015 at 15:10:47 (UTC)

Original – The La Plata Mountains from the Mancos Valley Overlook in Mesa Verde National Park
Reason
This is my first FP nom, but I think this one makes the cut.
Articles in which this image appears
La Plata Mountains
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
RO
  • Support as nominatorRO(talk) 15:10, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – A grand vista, but mtns. are too far in background, IMO. Sca (talk) 20:11, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
But if I zoomed in any more the ends of the mountain range would be cut off from the picture. RO(talk) 21:03, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Well, you don't need all the mountains to say "mountains." Suggest a more tightly framed composition (from closer vantage point) with less sky and valley floor.
This shot (see below) from the Pyrenees isn't necessarily a prize winner, but it has more of a central focus (and even it has more foreground than necessary). Sca (talk) 22:03, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
I see what you mean, and thanks for explaining this to me (like I said, I'm a noob at FP), but if you did that with the La Platas you'd only get one or two peaks in the frame, but it has 18 peaks over 12,000 feet (3,700 m). Would a tight crop suffice, or would the image quality suffer too much? RO(talk) 22:29, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Donno. Maybe you should give it a shot. Sca (talk) 00:22, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
May I suggest a panorama so that all peaks could be fitted in while being much closer? Easy for me to say though of course, not saying it's neccessarily possible... gazhiley 10:08, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
I'll try some different stuff next week. I think you might be right if this picture is only about the La Platas, but the Mancos Valley is also prominently featured. Would it still be too far back if the title was Mancos Valley with the La Plata Mountains? RO(talk) 22:34, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
It's difficult to capture such a huge field of vision without resorting to panorama or some other special view / lens. (Consult the experts; I'm outta touch with current technology.) Sca (talk) 14:46, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:16, 27 June 2015 (UTC)



Alessandro Martinelli[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 27 Jun 2015 at 14:59:39 (UTC)

OriginalAlessandro Martinelli, a Swiss footballer who plays for Modena
Reason
High quality action shot; useful for the athlete's article
Articles in which this image appears
Alessandro Martinelli
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
Matteo Brama
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:59, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm sure it is actiony and all that and bravo to the photographer for not getting any motion blur (obviously remembered to turn the knob to the "man running" picture), but I don't like the aesthetics of it; he looks a bit contorted like his hips are dislocated and he only has one arm (with which he is trying to tie his shoelace). Belle (talk) 15:50, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
    • LOL. I'm guessing it comes from... aiming the kick? I don't play soccer/football. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 16:00, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
    • I agree. To me it seems a most unfortunate instant, composition-wise, at which to capture this action. 109.153.244.75 (talk) 02:42, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support As a football fan, this is exactly how it should look :) --Muhammad(talk) 07:04, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent shot of excellent technique - right foot is perfectly positioned, eyes on the ball, and the back lift shows that this is going to be a rocket of a shot if he connects correctly.... As regards the EV of this player, well it's clearly him, doing what he does, and looking like he's doing it well... Ticks the boxes for me... gazhiley 10:11, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --PetarM (talk) 14:30, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • support Gnangarra 03:08, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support This is a dramatic and superb-quality photo with excellent EV. Nick-D (talk) 10:46, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow talk 16:52, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:1alessandromartinelli2015.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:14, 27 June 2015 (UTC)



Pacific Pinball Museum[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Jul 2015 at 21:09:57 (UTC)

OriginalPinball machines at the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda, California.
Reason
Very nice photo with high illustrative value and good quality. I was not sure if it falls within the guidelines, because it's only 400 px in length, but on the other hand it's a long panorama type of photo. What's your opinion?
Articles in which this image appears
Pacific Pinball Museum
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Bernie Kelm for the Pacific Pinball Museum
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 21:09, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Too downsampled, lighting appears too warm. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:22, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Speedy close <1500 px high is pushing it a bit with a panorama; 400px is just way too small. Adam Cuerden (talk) 08:34, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
    • I was not sure about that when I nominated, and the nomination was kind of asking if this height resultion is a definite no. Speedy close it is then. Tomer T (talk) 09:04, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:52, 27 June 2015 (UTC)




Jaffa Clock Tower[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 27 Jun 2015 at 05:35:10 (UTC)

OriginalJaffa clock tower constructed between 1900 and 1903 of the Ottoman period.
Reason
High quality, high EV. One of seven Ottoman-period clock towers built in Israel/Palestine and located in the ancient city of Jaffa.
Articles in which these images appear
Jaffa Clock Tower, Jaffa
FP category for this image
Other places
Creator
Godot13


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 05:35, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Question Is it my eyes or is there a stiching error? Left hand side, level with the white windows of the greenish building the building seems to be sticking out - almost curved... Is that actually how it looks? Or diff angled pictures stuck together? gazhiley 10:23, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Nothing is straight here, low IQ is some parts, bad composition. --PetarM (talk) 11:33, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Was gonna say is it just me but I guess it isn't. Background buildings appear to show distorted perspective. Sca (talk) 13:27, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • As it appears from other responses above that it isn't my eyes, I Oppose due to stitching and perspective issues... gazhiley 13:42, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - I'll rework from scratch. There is no stitching involved, this is a single image. Perhaps the attempt at perspective correction is too aggressive?-Godot13 (talk) 14:05, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment re "stitching" error: Leaf backs are very high resolution; something this size is nothing for such a camera. There can't be any stitching errors if there's been no stitching. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:36, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
    • I have edited my oppose on the basis of the confirmation from you both. Thanks gazhiley 10:05, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
      • Struck my vote as new vote below... gazhiley 09:15, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - gazhiley,Sca,PetarM, Chris Woodrich - I have reworked the image from the raw file and over-written the present file. The raw/original file is also attached as an other version. As Chris mentioned, there is no stitching in this image. The Leaf Aptus-II is an 80MP medium format digital back. Vertical perspective has been centered on the lamp posts in the foreground and background. Very few things are straight in old Jaffa and unfortunately I can't alter the composition at this point. I hope this is better (or at least explains the image).--Godot13 (talk) 03:42, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
    • I get the feeling that there's a bit of barrel distortion; maybe that's causing the issues? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:28, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Can't speak to this technically, but there still seems to be something squiffy about the perspective – as if the roof on the round-cornered bldg. in bg is a bit too high. (And it's 6:30 a.m., so it's not me who's squiffy.) Sca (talk) 12:38, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
      • I don't have lightroom on my laptop. I'll try to correct for the barrel distortion on 6/22 when I get home.--Godot13 (talk) 05:23, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
        • Can this nomination be suspended until 6/22 please.--Godot13 (talk) 05:26, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • gazhiley,Sca,PetarM, Chris Woodrich - One last try at distortion correction... Is this better?--Godot13 (talk) 21:04, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Better, yes, but not best, as the advertisers used to say. Now the tower itself seems to have a bit of lean to it – or is it just my skewed vision? (Maybe a slight bit of counterclockwise rotation would help?) Sca (talk) 21:48, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
      • The problem is that the tower itself isn't actually straight. Try comparing the straight lines on the tower and the nearby, more modern building. If one is vertical, the other leans very slightly CW. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:32, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
Can we explain the non-straightness of the tower in the caption/text? Is it sorta falling over like Pisa? (Jaffa Clock Tower doesn't say anything about it.) Sca (talk) 20:43, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • You'd have to provide such a note for basically every building constructed before the 19th century. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:21, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very good EV for the subject. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:32, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I like the new version - much less distortion... gazhiley 09:15, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Per above. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:29, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Far be it from me to contradict Adam. Face-grin.svg Sca (talk) 14:38, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:ISR-2015-Jaffa-Clock tower.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:47, 27 June 2015 (UTC)




STS-51-L footage of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster documenting the fire plume[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 27 Jun 2015 at 03:13:51 (UTC)

Original – Launch of Challenger (STS-51-L) and breakup. Video starts at T-10 seconds.
Reason
Video from the tracking camera E-207 shot during the liftoff of Challenger (STS-51-L) which captured the SRB plume piercing the external tank. Playback speed is 50% real-time. This angle places a greater degree of emphasis on the SRB plume which set into motion the failure of the tank that would cause the loss of the shuttle and tank less than two minutes into the launch.
Articles in which this image appears
Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Getting there
Creator
NASA
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 03:13, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Do you know why it fades out and back in just before the big explosion? Belle (talk) 01:22, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
    • @Belle: Not entirely sure, but as a guess I'd say its to skip ahead to the point where the shuttle booster finally reached critical mass. TomStar81 (Talk) 20:57, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
      • I think I'll have to Oppose on the basis that some footage seems to have been removed which makes it less than useful for its stated purpose. Belle (talk) 09:29, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:14, 27 June 2015 (UTC)



STS-51-L footage of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 27 Jun 2015 at 03:04:28 (UTC)

Original – Launch of Challenger (STS-51-L) and breakup. Video starts at T-10 seconds.
Reason
A film reel documenting the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger and the destruction of the vehicle less than two minutes into the intended flight. This would be the only time in the history of the Space Shuttle Program that a shuttle craft would be lost en route to space, and served a similar role for NASA's Space Shuttle Program that the loss of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge for civil engineering in that both have become widely studied examples engineering failures.
Articles in which this image appears
Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Getting there
Creator
NASA
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 03:04, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • My terrible internet connection won't play this unless I give it 12 hours to download, but is this the best resolution video available? (although, if you do find a better resolution, I definitely won't be able to watch it; nice one, Belle, ask for something that you can't use). Belle (talk) 09:33, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
    • That's the highest resolution in the source (side note: we should definitely note that this is an edited version of source video; a lot of the commemorative information was removed). — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:38, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:12, 27 June 2015 (UTC)



Modular origami[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 25 Jun 2015 at 23:29:53 (UTC)

Original – A swan made using modular origami, which is a form of origami in which multiple sheets of paper are used to create more complex structures than possible with single-piece origami techniques.
Reason
High quality origami picture. Very attractive. Shows both the end result and the base units which make up the swan.
Articles in which this image appears
Modular origami
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Jacek Halicki

Promoted File:2014 Origami modułowe.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:30, 25 June 2015 (UTC)



Adorazione dei Magi by Gentile da Fabriano - Predella[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 25 Jun 2015 at 20:35:02 (UTC)

Original – Adorazione dei Magi by Gentile da Fabriano - Predella from 1423.
Reason
Good quality, valuable, important part of Uffizi expo
Articles in which this image appears
Adoration of the Magi, Adoration of the Magi (Gentile da Fabriano), Flight into Egypt
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
photography by PetarM, original creator Gentile da Fabriano
  • Support as nominatorPetarM (talk) 20:35, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Question is this file used in any pages? That is a prerequisite for featured picture status. It is also under the minimum resolution (1500px) Mattximus (talk) 21:45, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Agree with Mattximus; this image needs to be in an article. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:24, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
    Its now in 2 artciles. Mattximus; photo is full size, just croped so because its panel, very wide compare to height. When they put 1500px limit they probably didnt think on that. --PetarM (talk) 04:36, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Owing to the aspect ratio, I think we can allow a small exception for size issues (but yes, there were discussions). This is still 5.79 megapixels. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:48, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - ♥♥♥♥♥ - DreamSparrow talk 16:54, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Do not go, Gentile, into that good night. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:34, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 22:18, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Adorazione dei Magi by Gentile da Fabriano - Predella.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:44, 25 June 2015 (UTC)



Papal States, Quadrupla Scudo d'Oro (1689) depicting Pope Alexander VIII[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 25 Jun 2015 at 19:42:01 (UTC)

OriginalPapal States, Quadruple Scudo d'Oro (1689), depicting Pope Alexander VIII (obv) and Saints Peter and Paul (rev). The initials on the obverse lower edge (ATF) belong to the coin’s engraver, Antonio Travani.
Reason
High quality image, high EV, rare in this very high condition. Struck during the last three months of 1689, Alexander VIII was only Pope for roughly 15 months until his death in 1691. Second nomination, the first nomination was unopposed but fell one short of passing.
Articles in which these images appear
Pope Alexander VIII, Italian scudo
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Papal States (coin), National Numismatic Collection (image).
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 19:42, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as last time. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:24, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – haven't changed my opinion since the previous nomination. SagaciousPhil - Chat 16:08, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Amazingly preserved if this was actually minted in 1689. EV for Papal States. Sca (talk) 20:45, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 08:33, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow talk 16:57, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Italy Papal States 1689-I Quadrupla Scudo d'Oro.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:44, 25 June 2015 (UTC)



Persian warriors, possibly Immortals, a frieze in Darius's palace at Susa. Silicious glazed bricks, c. 510 BC, Louvre[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Jul 2015 at 05:54:10 (UTC)

Original – Persian warriors, possibly Immortals, a frieze in Darius's palace at Susa. Silicious glazed bricks, c. 510 BC, Louvre
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
First Persian invasion of Greece + Second Persian invasion of Greece + 3 more
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
Unknown
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 05:54, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose too small for the FP size criterion (I'm sure it would would make a nice FP if we could get a bigger, better shot of it). Belle (talk) 09:14, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose and Speedy close per Belle. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 09:54, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:40, 25 June 2015 (UTC)




Les murmures de l'Amour[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 Jul 2015 at 23:22:28 (UTC)

OriginalLes murmures de l'Amour, an 1889 painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, which shows a young woman being tempted by Cupid.
Reason
Too often we run paintings from the same museum. This one's from the New Orleans Museum of Art, which I don't believe has anything we've featured yet.
Articles in which this image appears
Les murmures de l'Amour +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
William-Adolphe Bouguereau
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:22, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I would support, but there's lots of marks and hairs either on the canvas or the lens and there's a line running down her face. While you are on this theme, is there a FPable image of this belle anywhere? I'd like that. Belle (talk) 23:44, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Where's our Pink Rose held? I might be able to find something. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:03, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
      • Don't know, sorry; Hafs gave me it. Lenoir's works are in museums all over France and some are in private hands (so helpful, Belle, so helpful). Belle (talk) 00:20, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • As for this painting: withdraw - Seems they digitized a slide they'd made a while ago. Not only are there spots and hairs, but also fingerprints. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:11, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:51, 24 June 2015 (UTC)




Les Troyens set[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 23 Jun 2015 at 21:37:57 (UTC)

Reason
A nice set from the first publication of the vocal score of the opera. Contains a nice overall illustration, and one for each of the two halves.
Articles in which this image appears
Les Troyens
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Antoine Barbizet (1821-1866); Restored by Adam Cuerden


Promoted File:Hector Berlioz, Les Troyens vocal score cover - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:38, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Hector Berlioz, La Prise de Troie score cover - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:38, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Hector Berlioz, Les Troyens à Carthage vocal score cover - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:38, 23 June 2015 (UTC)



Rescue swimmer[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 23 Jun 2015 at 12:49:21 (UTC)

Original – A rescue swimmer aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, who is trained to rescue and recover downed aviators and personnel fallen overboard at sea.
Reason
Good focus throughout and composition... and her name is Cory.
Articles in which this image appears
Rescue swimmer
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Chief Photographer’s Mate Chris Desmond
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 12:49, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportMydreamsparrow (talk) 17:35, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The photographer really needs to clean his DSLR sensor. It's extremely dirty. As for the image itself, I'm not convinced though. It has some EV in showing the kit of a 'rescue swimmer' but it seems designed to be a bit of a propaganda portrait more than really being that useful for the article. An image showing someone in action would be more useful. If the article was about her as a notable person, it might have more EV, but otherwise it's a bit limited. The lighting is also quite poor (overexposed sky and underexposed black kit) and the WB seems off. It could be because of the light through the clouds, but it seems too pink-tinted for me. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:55, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
    • In case of swimming, however, you wouldn't be able to see the entire suit and swimfins (she would be half-submerged), so I think EV is still here in its own right. As for WB and pink tint, it looks correctable, if this is indeed so. Brandmeistertalk
      • I wasn't saying swimming specifically, they could be preparing to dive or anything that shows some aspect of what they do, rather than posing melodramatically in front of a helicopter. That's what I mean. If it was just a problem the WB tint, I'd offer to correct it myself, but it's more than just that IMO. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:04, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Agree with Diliff from an EV point of view... To illustrate a rescue swimmer, it would be best if he/she could at least be swimming, if not actually rescue swimming. Otherwise this is just a person in a wetsuit... gazhiley 11:21, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Diliff. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:53, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Failing an action shot, I'd like at least to see her feet to check if she has webbed toes or little outboard motors on her heels. Also, is that somebody drowning in the background that she's ignoring? Belle (talk) 00:15, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:05, 23 June 2015 (UTC)



Vaccinium ovalifolium[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 23 Jun 2015 at 05:20:27 (UTC)

OriginalVaccinium ovalifolium, "(commonly known as Alaska blueberry, early blueberry, oval-leaf bilberry, oval-leaf blueberry, and oval-leaf huckleberry) is a plant in the heath family having three varieties, all of which grow in northerly regions, including the subarctic."
Reason
Encyclopedic illustration, lede image
Articles in which this image appears
Vaccinium ovalifolium
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
Wsiegmund
  • Support as nominatorPine 05:20, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Is File:Vaccinium_ovalifolium_9616.JPG better? I'm not sure... I'd like some more depth of field in this one, but it's a very encyclopedic image... Weak support? Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:35, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose The flash makes it look like it has been surprised sneaking out of a nightclub; if only it had little leafy hands to throw up in shock. Belle (talk) 00:20, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Per Belle, but with considerably less wit. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:36, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:29, 23 June 2015 (UTC)



Cirque de Gavarnie[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 23 Jun 2015 at 04:47:08 (UTC)

OriginalCirque de Gavarnie in France
Reason
High quality and encyclopedic photo that is "among Wikipedia's best work". The photo hasn't been in the articles for 7 days but I believe that the high quality makes it eligible for bypassing the 7 day guideline. The image size is 15,006 × 7,503 pixels.
Articles in which this image appears
Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie Falls
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Benh
  • Support as nominatorPine 04:47, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very good. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:27, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:35, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Nice shot, but article is stub. (Perhaps someone could mine French WP for more info.) Sca (talk) 12:37, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow talk 17:43, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Ticks all the boxes for me... gazhiley 11:23, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - though I keep imagining I can see Julie Andrews about to burst into song in the foreground. Belle (talk) 00:22, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Cirque de Gavarnie, Haute-Pyrénées, France.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:53, 23 June 2015 (UTC)



Comb[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 23 Jun 2015 at 03:54:25 (UTC)

Original – It's a comb. Really. Can't think of much more that needs to be said.
Reason
High quality image of a standard modern plastic comb
Articles in which this image appears
Comb
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
 — Chris Woodrich (talk)
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:54, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Very encyclopedic. Might be better flipped 180°? Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:37, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - can't be nit-picky or split hairs over this one. Belle (talk) 00:25, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – as per Belle. LoL. Yann (talk) 08:37, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Disappointing that this particular comb lacks more refined & thus interesting 50/50 division into thin and thicker teeth. (I use the thin ones for combing eyebrows.) Sca (talk) 22:18, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
    • If the comb article were in better shape, it could support more such images. A comb at its most basic, however.... — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:06, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --PetarM (talk) 14:29, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Plastic comb, 2015-06-07.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:56, 23 June 2015 (UTC)



King's College London Chapel[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 Jun 2015 at 17:24:15 (UTC)

Reason
The two images of this interesting Grade 1 listed building (the highest level of heritage listing in England) show the interior from opposite ends and are very high resolution, aesthetic and architecturally corrected. It is the work of George Gilbert Scott, one of Britain's most renown Gothic Revival architects and extremely prolific. His article is worth a read if nothing else.
Articles in which this image appears
Both images: King's College London Chapel.
First image only: George Gilbert Scott, King's College London, Victor Negus, Listed building and List of Chaplains of King's College London.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 17:24, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Personally, I'd prefer one shot or the other. My choice would be the altar-facing one, due in part to the windows. (I wonder what made the short-lived original chapel, mentioned in the article, so unpopular.) Sca (talk) 18:21, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
    • I'm okay with the idea of one and not the other being featured if one is not up to scratch, but they are clearly useful together as a set because they illustrate opposing views of the interior. The two of them together shows what one cannot. As for the reason for the original chapel, I have no idea, but it didn't last long. Just 25 years. That's not even long in today's disposable world! Ðiliff «» (Talk) 18:27, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as pair. I see the EV diminished if only one is promoted. Another excellent photograph. Mattximus (talk) 22:22, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Set - Both are of high quality and show different aspects of the church. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:57, 12 June 2015 (UTC
  • Support HQ __ Thanks.  Qian Nivan  Talking        09:27, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – On EV. Sca (talk) 12:44, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow talk 18:03, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Quality set, and I agree that we should show both - the view is different enough that they are both valuable pictures... gazhiley 11:37, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Can you do anything about the strange skewing of the chandeliers in the foreground? I can't abide a wonky light fitting. Belle (talk) 00:33, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Unfortunately not. This is just the effect of perspective in a wide angle photo. Some objects look more strange than others but they are all affected by it. A photographer only has two choices, a less wide view showing less of the interior and less distortions, or a wider view that has more distortions. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 07:45, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
      • Support - though I think you could have have commissioned identical light fittings that were skewed the opposite way to the perspective, installed them, taken the picture in which the effect of perspective would have been to render them looking normal, then uninstalled your specially commissioned ones and and reinstalled the old ones; it shows a lack of commitment or imagination that you didn't think of this without prompting, but I'm prepared to overlook it this once just because I don't want to stand out from the herd by opposing. Belle (talk) 13:05, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:King's College London Chapel 2, London - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:03, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:King's College London Chapel 3, London - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:03, 22 June 2015 (UTC)



Fremantle Prison 1971[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 Jun 2015 at 06:43:27 (UTC)

Original – inside the prison in 1971 with prisoners going about their normal daily routine
jpeg vesion
Reason
high quality image with significant encyclopedic value taken in 1971 while the prison(now world heritage listed) was operational as prison
Articles in which this image appears
Fremantle Prison
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Iwelam
  • Support as nominatorGnangarra 06:43, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  • jpeg version supplied preference is for the higher quality TIF file, but also support jpg version as per requests below Gnangarra 06:10, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Ticks all the boxes, EV is good... gazhiley 08:43, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  • It might be my screen, but I can't see a massive difference, so I'm happy for my support to go to both/either... gazhiley 10:20, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Owing to downsampling issues (and bandwidth, possibly), I'd expect the image to be JPG for use in article. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:59, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Crisco 1492: can you please explain what downsampling and bandwidth issues, this is a scanned file not a digital photograph scanning is typically done as tif as its a lossless format unlike jpg. Gnangarra 07:42, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
    I know perfectly well how scans are usually done. The problem is with the Wiki software itself. JPGs get extra sharpening when they are downsampled for articles/commons, whereas (last I checked) PNG and TIF do not (see Commons:File types). The file size also affects, to the best of my knowledge, the bandwidth necessary to download a page. I may be mistaken on this; if Adam or someone else who is more up to date than me could confirm, that would be great. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:31, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
    the image is clear here, on the article page and one the commons page, I do note that the file has been adjusted on commons 3 times since upload to fix a tif issue given that if it was an issue someone would have made a jpg image, but we should still be presenting the best image format as the FP not a lossy format converted from it..... Gnangarra 09:26, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
    I think it's a very bad idea to assume that someone would fix such an issue; not everyone thinks of everything. As for TIFF, the page I linked above states explicitly "[TIFF is] an archival format, and should never be used for images intended to be displayed." Help:Files#Uploading_files also lists it as supported, but doesn't include it in a list of recommended types.
    I'm not saying that we shouldn't have a TIFF copy; far from it. I'm just saying that, for article use, we should have JPG; this is supported by documentation on Commons and the English Wikipedia. Sadly, as such I must oppose for now. The technical quality is acceptable for me, but the format is an issue, particularly for users opening articles on low bandwidths (From Commons: "thumbnails are generated in the same format as the original image and are always in 24-bit color ... This means that scaling PNG images produces fairly large files even if the original image contained a palette, or was in grayscale format"; this presumably applies to TIFF as well) — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:02, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Crisco 1492: Gnangarra 06:12, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - in view of the extreme rarity of inside photos while it was still operating, very strong support for the actual usage, rather than any technical issues which seem irrelevent in that context.JarrahTree 09:14, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose a TIFF format. The JPEG version should be nominated instead. Yann (talk) 08:41, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Yann: Gnangarra 06:12, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
    Support the JPEG version. Yann (talk) 19:09, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support JPG version only; very technically well done. Any restoration work (not that much is necessary) can be done using the archival TIF. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:23, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support JPEG Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:21, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Fremantle Prison inmates and main front Iwel jpeg convert.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:46, 22 June 2015 (UTC)




Address from the Brandenburg Gate at the Berlin Wall June 12, 1987, by Ronald Wilson Reagan[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 Jun 2015 at 04:51:27 (UTC)

Original – Complete speech by at the Brandenburg Gate in which Reagan challenges Gorbachev to "tear down this wall!" The famous passage begins at 11:10 into this video.
Reason
Footage of the Address from the Brandenburg Gate at the Berlin Wall June 12, 1987, by Ronald Wilson Reagan, in which Reagan issued his challenge to then Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to "Tear down this wall!"
Articles in which this image appears
Berlin Wall, Cold War (1985–91), Foreign policy of the Ronald Reagan administration, Speeches and debates of Ronald Reagan, Tear down this wall!
FP category for this image
As a guess, I'd say Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
The White House
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 04:51, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:20, 22 June 2015 (UTC)



Giovanna d'Arco[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 21 Jun 2015 at 18:20:00 (UTC)

Original – Title page of a c. 1846 variant of the first edition vocal score of Giuseppe Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco
Reason
Another very early image of a notable opera. Wanted to celebrate Viva-Verdi's work here with as many opera images as possible (provided they're encyclopedic, good images). This is a notable illustration from an early vocal score. Took quite a bit of cleanup: File:Giuseppe_Verdi,_Giovanna_d'Arco,_Vocal_Score.jpg is the original.
Articles in which this image appears
Giovanna d'Arco
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Luigi Barinetti, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Giuseppe Verdi, Giovanna d'Arco, Vocal Score - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:36, 21 June 2015 (UTC)




Suspended nominations[edit]

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