Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

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

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

Promoting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Delisting an image

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

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

For delisting, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers supporting a delist or replace, and the consensus is in its favor, it will be delisted from Wikipedia:Featured pictures. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-third majority in support, including the nominator. Note that anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets. However, images are sometimes delisted despite having fewer than five in support of their removal, and there is currently no consensus on how best to handle delist closures, except that:.If the image to be delisted is not used in any articles by the time of closure, it must be delisted. If it is added to articles during the nomination, at least one week's stability is required for the nomination to be closed as "Kept". The nomination may be suspended if a week hasn't yet passed to give the rescue a chance.

Outside of the nominator, all voters are expected to have been on Wikipedia for 25 days and to have made a minimum of 100 edits. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. As with regular nominations, delist nominations are given three extra days to run if started in December.

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

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

Step 1:
Evaluate

Evaluate the merit of a nomination against the featured picture criteria. Most users reference terms from this page when evaluating nominations.

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

To create a subpage of Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates for your nomination, add a title for the image you want to nominate in the field below (e.g., Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Labrador Retriever) and click the "Create new nomination" button.


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

To create a subpage for your delist, add a title for the image you want to delist/replace in the field below and click the "Create new delist nomination" button.


Step 3:
Transclude and link

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

How to comment for Candidate Images

  • Write Support, if you approve of the picture. A reason is optional.
  • Write Oppose, followed by your reasoning, if you disapprove of the picture. All objections should be accompanied by a specific rationale that, if addressed, would make you support the image. If your concern is one that can only be addressed by the creator, and if they haven't nominated or commented on the image, and if they are a Wikipedian, you should notify them directly.
  • You can weak support or weak oppose instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
  • If you think a nominated image obviously fails the featured picture criteria, write Speedy close followed by your reasons. Nominations may be closed early if this is the case.
Recommendations added early in the process may be disregarded if they do not address concerns and/or improvements that arise later in the debate. Reviewers are advised to monitor the progress of a nomination and update their votes accordingly.
Prior to giving an opinion, the image should be assessed on its quality as displayed at full size (high-resolution) in an image editing program. Please note that the images are only displayed at thumbnail size on this page. The thumbnail links to the image description page which, in turn, links to the high-resolution version.

How to comment for Delist Images

  • Write Keep, followed by your reasons for keeping the picture.
  • Write Delist, followed by your reasons for delisting the picture.
  • Write Delist and Replace if you believe the image should be replaced by a better picture.
  • You can weak keep, weak delist or weak delist and replace instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
Please remember to be civil, not to bite the newbies and to comment on the image, not the person.

You may find the glossary useful when you encounter acronyms or jargon in other voters' comments. You can also link to it by using {{FPCgloss}}.

Editing candidates

If you feel you could improve a candidate by image editing, please feel free to do so, but do not overwrite or remove the original. Instead, upload your edit with a different file name (e.g., add "edit" to the file name), and display it below the original nomination. Edits should be appropriately captioned in sequential order (e.g., Edit 1, Edit 2, etc), and describe the modifications that have been applied.

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Current nominations[edit]

Elsie Leslie by Zaida Ben-Yusuf[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Sep 2016 at 20:07:59 (UTC)

OriginalElsie Leslie in Richard Sheridan's The Rivals, photographed by Zaida Ben-Yusuf
Reason
A notable actress photographed by a notable photographer is always a good combination. The first nomination is an odd case: Six support, but one was about 15 minutes late and one still too young of an account, so it didn't reach quorum
Articles in which this image appears
The Rivals, Zaida Ben-Yusuf, Elsie Leslie (in no particular order)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Zaida Ben-Yusuf, restored by Adam Cuerden



Tree trunk spider capturing a cicada[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Sep 2016 at 06:09:14 (UTC)

Original – A Tree trunk spider (Hersilia sp.) capturing a cicada
Reason
Well illustrates how a Tree trunk spider captures its prey
Articles in which this image appears
Tree trunk spider
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Arachnids
Creator
Jeevan Jose
  • Support as nominatorJee 06:09, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support but am creeped out. Anyways it is a nice pictures and deserves it. Clubjustin Talkosphere 06:19, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - MITB --- MITB_talk 09:39, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - --Marvellous Spider-Man 12:13, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Not perfect - it's a little grainy and arguably a little washed out - but the merits overweigh. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:25, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Not perfectly sharp, but FP. Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:55, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 18:10, 27 August 2016 (UTC)



Abbey Lincoln[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Sep 2016 at 05:53:18 (UTC)

OriginalAbbey Lincoln
Reason
A fine image; grainy, but acceptably so for a historical shot. Previous nomination seems to have mainly failed as I was late preparing the alt.
Articles in which this image appears
Abbey Lincoln, Women in Music
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Jac. de Nijs / Anefo, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 05:53, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - MITB --- MITB_talk 09:51, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment(Previous) Suggest removal of that bit of the microphone. Sca (talk) 14:59, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
    • It's easily doable; I just worry it might be misleading. Thoughts? I could prepare an alt, if desired. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:35, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
      • I like the mic, but too bad there isn't more of it. I think it adds balance to the composition and shows she is on stage. I support either way though, with and without mic. Bammesk (talk) 16:34, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 18:13, 27 August 2016 (UTC)



Steve Jobs announces the iPhone 4[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Sep 2016 at 05:18:25 (UTC)

OriginalSteve Jobs holding an iPhone 4 at WWDC 2010 conference.
Reason
Here the legend is shown in a good quality.
Articles in which this image appears
1955, 2011, Steve Jobs
FP category for this image
Steve Jobs
Creator
Matthew Yohe
  • Support as nominatorMITB --- MITB_talk 05:18, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose – not sharp at full size. Bammesk (talk) 16:56, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per BammeskJobas (talk) 18:20, 27 August 2016 (UTC)



The Seine river[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Sep 2016 at 14:22:55 (UTC)

Original – The Seine in Paris near the Conciergerie at night.
Reason
A beautiful picture in a high quality of this nice river. I'm pretty new (only the second discussion which I open here), so I hope that it really suits the cirteria page (I looked there, and in my opinion it is, but I hope I'm not wrong).MITB --- MITB_talk 14:22, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
Articles in which this image appears
Seine — Preceding unsigned comment added by MacIsTheBest (talkcontribs) 05:00, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
FP category for this image
River Seine
Creator
Romanceor
  • Support as nominatorMITB --- MITB_talk 14:22, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Hi MITB, This photo doesn't presently meet the featured picture criteria as it's currently not used in any articles on this Wikipedia. More generally, It seems to have limited encyclopedic value, and the technical standards aren't great by modern standards. Nick-D (talk) 22:58, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
Hi Nick-D. I've added it to Seine (it was needed), and expanded the description a litte, so it will have more encyclopedic value, if it helps, because I can do nothing else, so I guess that you'll stiil be opposed.MITB --- MITB_talk 05:04, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose – I agree with Nick-D on technical standards, it isn't sharp at full size, also the headlight stream is too strong, it throws off the balance (1 or 2 second exposure would have been better in my opinion). Bammesk (talk) 16:43, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per others – Jobas (talk) 21:34, 27 August 2016 (UTC)



Carling Black Label[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Sep 2016 at 12:35:33 (UTC)

Original – A Carling Black Label Beer Draught, pictured in a pub in Johannesburg, South Africa
Reason
It is a fair quality photograph that exhibits a lesser represented area of the Wiki.
Articles in which this image appears
Carling Black Label
FP category for this image
Beer in South Africa
Creator
Britfan97
  • Support as nominatorBritfan97 (talk) 12:35, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Beer aficionado though I am, must oppose this due to substandard detail at full res – and the quasi-promotional character of the composition. Sca (talk) 13:29, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
PS: Photo was added to article Aug. 22. Sca (talk)
  • Oppose. I find this picture too dark and a little cluttered in the background. I think a full pint would also be preferable. I'm certainly not opposed to this kind of photo in principle (and I'm also a beer-lover, though not this one); indeed, we're very short of drink FPs. While it's not perfect (white head on a white background?), I think something like File:Leffe blonde en verre.jpg would be a little better. Josh Milburn (talk) 23:41, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
I'm with you on choices, Josh. (How about this one?) Sca (talk) 15:08, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
Are you asking me about the beer or the photo? I definitely like the beer; I've just moved from the UK to Canada, which has opened up a whole new range of drinks to me. I tried the well-named Moosehead Lager the other day- surprisingly flavourful, given stereotypes about North American beer... The photo still isn't quite there lighting-wise, even though the composition's good. It's also not under an appropriate license. I suspect if we have a dig around we'll find a few that are worth a nomination here; I'll keep my eyes open. Josh Milburn (talk) 15:54, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
Bitburger Glass.JPG
'Craft' and 'micro'-brews have proliferated hugely in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. I don't know if the same is true in Canada. Anyhow, my pic was just to illustrate a simple shot of a glass of beer under natural light – of which there are very few on Commons. Here's one that would be OK were it not for the horrendously distracting clutter. →
Sca (talk) 15:19, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment. The "fogging" effect of the lighting at the left of the picture is not good. 109.146.96.222 (talk) 03:59, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per others – Jobas (talk) 21:39, 27 August 2016 (UTC)



Samuel Coleridge-Taylor[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Sep 2016 at 04:00:05 (UTC)

Reason
The "Black Mahler", most famous for his setting of Longfellow, The Song of Hiawatha, which only stopped being a major London tradition when the Second World War intervened. This is the second nomination: The first barely failed to reach quorum during a slump period for featured pictures. He comes from a period where free-licensed photographs are hardest to get, particularly for a Briton.
Articles in which this image appears
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Unknown photographer, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 04:00, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:18, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support --Marvellous Spider-Man 12:21, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - Not quite sharp, but given the age, and the quality of restoration this is worthy of promotion. Mattximus (talk) 15:23, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 18:07, 27 August 2016 (UTC)



Luidia senegalensis[edit]

Voting period ends on 3 Sep 2016 at 12:49:40 (UTC)

Original – The nine-armed sea star (Luidia senegalensis) is a tropical species of starfish in the family Luidia found in the western Atlantic Ocean.
Reason
high quality photograph of a notable species and therefore high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Luidia senegalensis (most EV), Luidia, Paxillosida, +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Others
Creator
Andrea Westmoreland
  • Support as nominatorArmbrust The Homunculus 12:49, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support – Pretty good detail, interesting species. Sca (talk) 13:58, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak support. It's not blowing me away, but I like it; a decent candidate. Josh Milburn (talk) 21:15, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 23:05, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment - A lot of the limbs are OOF. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:21, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
That's French for egg, right? Sca (talk) 00:23, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment. I like it, but I just find the off-centre composition slightly unsatisfying. 109.146.96.222 (talk) 03:57, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - MITB --- MITB_talk 09:45, 27 August 2016 (UTC)



Jaguar in the wild[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Sep 2016 at 13:45:32 (UTC)

Original – Male jaguar (Panthera onca palustris) on the Rio Negro, Brazil
Reason
FP on Wikimedia Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Jaguar
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 13:45, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support – Not a gigantic file, but sharp enough & illustrates camouflage well. Sca (talk) 14:46, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 09:07, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:21, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportBruce1eetalk 04:51, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - MITB --- MITB_talk 14:07, 26 August 2016 (UTC)



Female blue-tailed damselfly, Ischnura elegans form infuscans-obsoleta[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Sep 2016 at 13:30:25 (UTC)

Original – Female blue-tailed damselfly, Ischnura elegans form infuscans-obsoleta
Reason
FP on Wikimedia Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Blue-tailed damselfly
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 13:30, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment. I don't see this image in Blue-tailed damselfly. —Bruce1eetalk 13:39, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
    • Sorry — @Bruce1ee: - added now. Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:53, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
      • I still don't see it; Blue-tailed damselfly hasn't been changed since July 2016. —Bruce1eetalk 14:35, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
        • Sorry again — @Bruce1ee:. I thought you meant in Commons. Definitely there now. Promise :) 22:22, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
          • Support. Thanks. The DoF is a little shallow (the far legs are out-of-focus), but it's still very nice, and I like the bokeh. —Bruce1eetalk 04:59, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 09:11, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose. It's a strong photo, but it's currently only used in a gallery in (what looks like) an over-illustrated article. Josh Milburn (talk) 21:17, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support MITB --- MITB_talk 14:08, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose - Limited EV (not in lead image, buried in gallery), shows only one gender when there is sexual dimorphism. Mattximus (talk) 17:29, 27 August 2016 (UTC)



Juvenile brown pelican in flight[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Aug 2016 at 00:24:49 (UTC)

Original – Juvenile brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) gliding above the waves of the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Head, California
Reason
Best available shot of a juvenile brown pelican in flight that I know of
Articles in which this image appears
Brown pelican
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Frank Schulenburg
  • Support as nominatorFrank Schulenburg (talk) 00:24, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:22, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment – Leaning to support, but there is an unnatural looking bright spot on the head at x,y=1540,856 relative to top left corner. Is it natural, should it be fixed? Bammesk (talk) 14:15, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
pinging creator: @Frank Schulenburg:. Bammesk (talk) 15:02, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. It's a water droplet. I prefer not to remove it. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 16:04, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
SupportBammesk (talk) 16:32, 20 August 2016 (UTC)



Ma Long[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Aug 2016 at 10:35:35 (UTC)

Original – Ma Long in action against Koki Niwa in 2013 World Table Tennis Championships, Paris. Men's Singles Round 4
Reason
High EV and good quality despite the high ISO
Articles in which this image appears
Ma Long (table tennis)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
Pierre-Yves Beaudouin
  • Support as nominatorNikhil (talk) 10:35, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 09:15, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose. Valuable, but I'm not so keen on the composition. I don't think it's on a par with our other portraits/sports photography. Josh Milburn (talk) 00:37, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Josh: this is certainly a very useful photo, but the composition isn't of FP standard. Nick-D (talk) 11:22, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - MITB --- MITB_talk 14:10, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose - Nice picture, and I don't mind the framing. But I've seen much more clear sports photographs, his neck/face seem to blur together. Mattximus (talk) 15:25, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose – good subject, good nomination, but his face is slightly out of focus, and I wish there was a little more wow factor. Bammesk (talk) 16:52, 27 August 2016 (UTC)



Citation needed[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Aug 2016 at 07:58:51 (UTC)

Original – xkcd webcomic 285 entitled "Wikipedian Protestor"
Reason
I dare to say this is one of the most iconic drawings related to wikipedia. Resolution is the same as the original source.
Articles in which this image appears
List of Internet phenomena, Wikipedia in culture, Randall Munroe
FP category for this image
others
Creator
Randall Munroe
  • Support as nominatorNergaal (talk) 07:58, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support per nom  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:33, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportAnarchyte (work | talk) 07:02, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 11:48, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 03:48, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - I love this comic. Renata (talk) 18:46, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'm not going to sink this nomination, but I do feel that I should express my reservations about this appearing on the MP. A tiny self-referential webcomic doesn't really sell Wikipedia, I don't think. Josh Milburn (talk) 23:47, 26 August 2016 (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.

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 August 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 August archive. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} from this page to the bottom of the archive.
  11. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

Delist closing procedure[edit]

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

If consensus is to KEEP featured picture status, and the image is used in at least one article, perform the following:

  1. Check that the image has been in the article for at least one week. Otherwise, suspend the nomination to give it time to stabilize before continuing.
  2. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Kept|}} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  3. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  4. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the archived delist nominations. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the bottom of the Retained section of the archive.
  5. Optionally leave a note on the picture's talk page.

If consensus is to DELIST, or the image is unused (and consensus is not for a replacement that is used), perform the following:

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

If consensus is to REPLACE (and at least one of the images is used in articles), perform the following:

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

Recently closed nominations[edit]

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Tasmanian tiger[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 Aug 2016 at 17:29:47 (UTC)

Original – Only footage of extinct Tasmanian tiger, showing the unusual use of the tail more reminscent of a kangaroo than a tiger/wolf
Reason
The only 5 surviving clips showing footage of the extinct Tasmanian tiger/Tasmanian wolf
Articles in which this image appears
Thylacine
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
"Mr. Williamson"/David Fleay/unknown
  • Support as nominatorNergaal (talk) 17:29, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Not too sure we should have a digital watermark here. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:47, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
    • Anybody capable of removing it? Nergaal (talk) 13:09, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:50, 22 August 2016 (UTC)



Damselfly intra-male sperm translocation[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Aug 2016 at 06:15:44 (UTC)

OriginalCeriagrion cerinorubellum pair with male transferring sperm from the primary to the secondary sex organs
EditCeriagrion cerinorubellum pair with male transferring sperm from the primary to the secondary sex organs
AltCeriagrion cerinorubellum pair with male transferring sperm from the primary to the secondary sex organs
Reason
Adds significant encyclopedic value to an article and helps readers to understand Damselfly#Reproduction
Articles in which this image appears
Damselfly#Reproduction
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Jeevan Jose
  • Support as nominatorJee 06:15, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment Is it worth increasing the exposure a bit? This strikes me as slightly dark. Very useful image, however. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:21, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Not that bright. More like +0.40. See the new edit uploaded over your edit. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 11:26, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I tried again; but not better than your version. So adding it as "alt". :) Jee 13:19, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Chris, file size of the alternate edit is almost 1/3 the original, a redo perhaps? Bammesk (talk) 14:33, 20 August 2016 (UTC) Bammesk (talk) 14:45, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I'd recommend just doing it from the RAW. Are you using Lightroom? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:31, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Have only RawTherapee. PM you the raw file. Jee 02:56, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the update. Jee 03:13, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Unfortunately, the subject is cut off, which spoils the photo for me. --Janke | Talk 15:41, 21 August 2016 (UTC) - - Edit: Apparently, there is an uncropped version available... Edit 2: Which needs some cropping for balance...
  • OpposeJobas (talk) 11:55, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Withdrawn as it is easier to retake. Will be back later. Jee 16:27, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:47, 22 August 2016 (UTC)



Mieke Wijaya[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 Aug 2016 at 11:23:43 (UTC)

OriginalMieke Wijaya, an Indonesian film actress, in c. 1960. She has appeared in more than seventy films and won three Citra Awards.
Reason
High quality image of a notable, Citra Award-winning actress who remained active for almost sixty years. This image is from c. 1960, shortly after Wijaya rose to widespread fame for her role in Tiga Dara. This is also my last image from the first set of Tati Studio promotional photographs I bought (a second set still needs restoration).
Articles in which this image appears
Mieke Wijaya +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Tati Studios, restored by  — Chris Woodrich (talk)
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 11:23, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - There is a bit of a focus issue and a strange indentation on her left shoulder, but given the source and the quality of the restoration it's very much worth featured picture status. Great EV as well. Mattximus (talk) 15:44, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
  • If the indentation is the one I see, it appears to be a fold in the fabric of her shirt, with the light snowflake pattern right at the edge of the light background. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:50, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support. I'm a big fan of these images; exactly the kind of thing I personally want to see coming through FPC. Josh Milburn (talk) 01:27, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice restoration, good EV.--Godot13 (talk) 19:11, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support I marked two minor points, but they are VERY minor points. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:28, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
    • Couple more in response, that seem to have gotten brought out by the work. Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:18, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 17:37, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:Mieke Wijaya, c. 1960, from Tati Photo Studio.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:58, 22 August 2016 (UTC)



Queen Sālote Tupou III of Tonga[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 21 Aug 2016 at 14:57:46 (UTC)

OriginalSālote Tupou III
Reason
A fine picture, very nicely reproduced, of a highly notable person
Articles in which this image appears
Sālote Tupou III
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Unknown photographer; Restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 14:57, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support – very nice restoration. Bammesk (talk) 00:53, 12 August 2016 (UTC) Side note: source link [1] has the name of the photographer and gives the date as circa 1910, where does 1908 come from?
  • Comment - Very nice picture and lovely restoration, but I question the EV for this picture. She was not Queen at that age, so it's essentially a picture of a child. We don't nominate pictures of Churchill, or John Lennon at age 8... I'm not sure I understand why a picture of someone famous as a child would be included in an encyclopedia. Mattximus (talk) 02:51, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
  • As biographies, in addition to the subject's prime years, we do cover their youth and later years if the info is available. We do include images at various stages, for example [2]. Whether non-prime-year images should be nominated for FP is a valid question though. My two cents about this particular case: the image is of the daughter of a monarch who became queen. In the absence of a quality image showing her in her prime, I see no harm in nominating a quality image from her youth. Bammesk (talk) 03:46, 12 August 2016 (UTC) Side note: something to think about, if there were no quality images of Churchill or John Lennon in their prime years, would it be Ok to nominate a quality image of them in their youth? I think the answer is yes, but I could be wrong.
Oppose - After further consideration, and with full respect to the restoration and quality of the image, I don't think there is any encyclopedic value in a photograph of a person when they were not notable. To me it doesn't really make sense, I can't think of any real life encyclopedia that would include a photo of a famous world figure... as a child. Unless of course they did something notable as a child. Mattximus (talk) 14:56, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
We do have a section of the article dedicated to her childhood. Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:44, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - I don't mind showing her before she began her reign. Fantastic image. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 11:19, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - Per Chris.--Godot13 (talk) 19:12, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Support-at the time of the picture,she was(and had been since birth)Crown Princess of Tonga.For me,that's notable enough to justify the picture. Lemon martini (talk) 12:22, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 17:29, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment@Adam Cuerden: photographer name is Herman John Schmidt per [3]. Also source says circa 1910, where does 8 March 1908 come from? Bammesk (talk) 14:28, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:Salote Tupou III of Tonga in 1908.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:58, 21 August 2016 (UTC)



Suspended nominations[edit]

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