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-thirds majority in support, including the nominator and/or creator of the image; however, anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets.

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

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

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

Delisting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

Step 1:
Evaluate

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

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

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


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

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


Step 3:
Transclude and link

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

How to comment for Candidate Images

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

How to comment for Delist Images

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

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

Editing candidates

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

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Phyang Monastery 03.jpg Phyang Monastery


Kinner Kailash Mountain Range (edited).jpg Kinner Kailash range and Kalpa


Otto von Friesen - Runsten Sö 113 Kolunda, Stenkvista socken - Alvin record 110815.jpg Södermanland Runic Inscription 113

Current nominations[edit]

Ruddigore revival, 1921[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 May 2022 at 21:14:12 (UTC)

Original – Two-page spread in The Sphere of the first revival of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore


Reason
Some theatrical works have their reputation focus on their première. Ruddigore, however, was a relative failure on its first run, and then entered the canon on the back of the first revival (which started as a touring production in 1920, and then had its London run in the 1921-22 season (pictured). This also has a lot of other strengths. I believe this is the highest-resolution image I've ever restored, and it's a compelling, full colour image. It's by a notable artist, and one of only two of his illustrations in his article, and far more detailed than the, admittedly iconic, but relatively simple poster for The Sorcerer. Not to say you won't see the other eventually.
Articles in which this image appears
Ruddigore, H. M. Brock, Geoffrey Toye
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
H. M. Brock, restored by Adam Cuerden, with stitching assistance by Colin

Set:Monsoon in Western Ghats[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 May 2022 at 00:22:31 (UTC)

OriginalWestern Ghats near Matheran in Maharashtra, during the dry season in late May (above) and during peak monsoon season in late August (below)
Reason
What happens when the monsoon hits the Western Ghats? Well, this. Good quality and very high EV when seen side by side.
Articles in which this image appears
Monsoon of South Asia, Monsoon, Season
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena/Weather
Creator
Arne Hückelheim

Södermanland Runic Inscription 113[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 May 2022 at 22:32:23 (UTC)

OriginalSödermanland Runic Inscription 113, during the time it was owned by runologist Otto von Friesen
Reason
I think this is a fine image. High quality, attractive background, and rather easier to read than the modern photograph.
Articles in which this image appears
Södermanland Runic Inscription 113, Otto von Friesen
FP category for this image
It doesn't have an obvious category. Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others? Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture?
Creator
Otto von Friesen, restored by Adam Cuerden


Delist: Northern mockingbird[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 May 2022 at 11:28:56 (UTC)

Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos, Humber Bay Park (West), Toronto, Canada
Not for delisting: the newly promoted FP
Reason
Replaced by newly promoted FP File:Mockingbird in Bay Ridge (85082).jpg.
Articles this image appears in
Residual uses, can be replaced.
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:Mimus-polyglottos-002 edit.jpg
Nominator
MER-C


Stellate puffer[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 May 2022 at 11:24:01 (UTC)

Original – Stellate puffer (Arothron stellatus), Ras Katy, Sharm el-Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last week, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Arothron stellatus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Diego Delso

Brooklyn Navy Yard[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 May 2022 at 01:56:45 (UTC)

OriginalBrooklyn Navy Yard in 1918
Reason
Just a gorgeous aerial photo, and I'd say quite an achievement for 1918.
Articles in which this image appears
Brooklyn Navy Yard
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Unknown photographer, restored by Adam Cuerden

Sagittarius A*[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 May 2022 at 19:09:05 (UTC)

Original – Sagittarius A* imaged by the Event Horizon Telescope in 2022
Reason
Nothing to see here, move along.
Historic image of an important astronomical object. We already have an EHT image of a black hole. Both are notable in their own right: the other is the first image of a black hole, this one is in and a key part of our Galaxy.
Articles in which this image appears
Sagittarius A*, Milky Way etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
Event Horizon Telescope

Kinner Kailash range and Kalpa[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 May 2022 at 04:37:03 (UTC)

OriginalKinnaur Kailash range and the town of Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh
Reason
Majestic view of the Kinnaur Kailash range of the Greater Himalaya, and the town of Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh at dawn. Rare picture on commons showing a panaroma of the whole range.
Articles in which this image appears
Kalpa, Kinnaur district
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Anubhav Agarwal
  • Support as nominatorUnpetitproleX (talk) 04:37, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Given the lighting, a little graininess is expected, and it's a stunning photo. Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 16:54, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Unrelated to nomination; tangential commentary
*:‘’’Comment’’’ I only recently became aware of the nominator when they appeared on the Talk:Delhi page politely but insistently preferring what I thought were certain types of pictures of Delhi in the info box. They argued their points reasonably well but I had the sense that they preferred pictures where the poverty, the littered streets, the crowds, the filth were not visible. India ‘’is’’ a poor country. As someone who has been editing the FA India for nearly 16 years, where we generally prefer FPs, but ones that have encyclopedic information over vanilla prettiness of the long view, I would like to suggest that these pictures not be cut extra slack because South Asia is under represented in Featured Pictures.
  • You may also view other India-related FPs on my user talk page. I am not here vote, and I understand that FPC like FAC has its rules, but am concerned that the featured pictures be representative, that the nominator not appear at the India page tomorrow making the case that these pretty Himalayan or panoramic pictures are better representatives of India as a result of being featured than the more realistic ones, whether featured or not that are in place.
    You must know there are editors such as Yann or Muhammad Mahdi Karim who have taken beautiful and encyclopedic pictures. Summing up standards here should not be lowered because South Asia is underrepresented or that a nominator (not necessarily the nominator of this picture) has seemingly boned up on Wikipedia rules and are prepared to argue their point. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 01:51, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    • So your point, if I understand correctly, is that the pictures be judged by FP standards, right? I fully agree with you, and in none of my nominations have I argued that standards be lowered for my nominations due to underrepresentation or any other reason. You can look at all of my nominations to confirm (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and the current). I do know Yann and Karim, or for that matter also Tagooty, Satdeep, Subrajyoti and others, all of whose works I admire. I wish to one day emulate it and possibly have FPs of my own.
    Also, It’s getting a bit absurd now. Stalking my contributions and then reverting them, now coming here on FPC, assuming motivations and making accusations based on that. What’s next? This obsessive policing bordering on harassment is not appreciated. And I would highly recommend using FPC talk page for discussions unrelated to the nominations. UnpetitproleX (talk) 11:14, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    I’m not following you from page to page. You yourself mentioned the FPC submissions and came here to your work. My concern is genuine. Yann’s submissions don’t veer away from poor people or the disregarded such as tribals. We have his pictures on the India page for that reason. We had his picture of children eating puri and kheer in school on the India page for years; we still have his pictures in politics and sports, of girls playing hopscotch; they expose the reality, not cover it. It is the same with Karim he finds beauty in many forms and sizes from the three-striped squirrels to the Lucknow imambara. In your instance, though, from my brief experience with what you prefer in pictures, there seems to be a bias away from the nitty gritty reality to the broad vistas in which details can’t be seen.
    I’m not suggesting there is anything wrong with your pictures; they have their place; but if other editors are giving easier passes to these pictures because the region is underrepresented, then they should be aware that generally unrepresentative pictures, which such pictures become in large numbers, don’t make a region better represented. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 16:30, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Fowler&fowler: A picture of a heap of garbage is not going to become FP unless it is exceptionally high in encyclopaedic value. For Commons:FP it will need to be artistically exceptional, and be among the best of pictures available there. In a recent nomination, trash flowing in a moat had to be cloned out for it to become FP. Such clean-ups are routine. My nominations so far have been of buildings and landscapes, I have yet to get to people or street photography. Please understand that everything need not have an ulterior motive. Do you realise how out of place this whole discussion looks to any uninvolved editor? I’m willing to cut you some slack given your circumstances at the moment, and I really do sympathise with you, but there is a limit. I am collapsing this wall of text. I will recommend you copy-paste it to FPC talk if you wish to continue. And you are welcome to vote here on this or any other nomination, based on its individual merit, support or oppose, or even comment—if the comment is about the actual nomination. UnpetitproleX (talk) 19:42, 14 May 2022 (UTC) @TrangaBellam: Thank you for your support, it is appreciated, but could you strike out the latter part of your comment? I would like for this nomination to still stay on track and not become a debate on things unrelated, thanks UnpetitproleX (talk) 19:50, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support per Adam and in part, due to F&f's ridiculously orientalist arguments — lacking basis in any policy — which would have put Naipaul to shame. TrangaBellam (talk) 18:47, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    I note that at the moment of writing TrangsBellam supports the picture in part they say because they oppose my arguments, but I have not voted Fowler&fowler«Talk» 23:13, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support.--Vulcan❯❯❯Sphere! 04:14, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose. This picture has been edited from another one, apparently to remove some text naming the peaks. I find that unobjectionable. But there are other editing artifacts that show up as well. The one it was edited from had what looks like a stitching artifact where the mountain background was brighter on one side of a pole in the lower left than on the other side; this has been reduced but not eliminated. And all of the mountain ridgetops have heavy black outlines, probably from too much unsharp mask. The nominator speaks above about blithely cloning out objects visible in scenes (unobjectionable when the subject is a person and the cloning is something irrelevant in background, but more problematic when the subject is the scene itself). Some odd bright red stains on the lower left edge have been replaced with odd grey-brown stains that are harder to spot. It makes me wonder how much more manipulation there is that I am not seeing. But it also makes me skeptical that this image is GA quality. —David Eppstein (talk) 06:07, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Thanks for the input. The image has also had some red and blue chromatic aberrations removed, all edits performed by me. I’d just like to point out that removing objects that distract from the scene, correcting stitching errors, etc are routine, uncontroversial fixes. Especially in FP nominations, such fixes are frequently requested by the voters themselves. I can point to several nominations on both Commons:FPC and here where this is the case. UnpetitproleX (talk) 10:18, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Also, the cloning out remark was in reference to a particular previous nomination, not a “blithe” suggestion to indiscriminately clone out objects visible in scenes. :) UnpetitproleX (talk) 10:36, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose – Sorry but the composition doesn't work IMO. With all the sky on top, the village looks squeezed in the bottom (the framing looks unbalanced). The lighting and the bright sky makes everything look dark. Also, I am not sure about the pinkish sky, it looks a bit overdone or unnatural. Bammesk (talk) 02:35, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Phyang monastery, Ladakh[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 May 2022 at 02:09:43 (UTC)

Original – The Phyang Monastery in Ladakh, India
Reason
A great composition and good quality image of the Phyang Monastery, showcasing both the Buddhist architecture of Ladakh and its rugged landscape, as well as how these two interact with each other such that buildings almost become part of the landscape.
Articles in which this image appears
Phyang Monastery
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Bernard Gagnon
  • Support as nominatorUnpetitproleX (talk) 02:09, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Could be a little sharper, but it's pretty good, and in an area that's heavily underrepresented so I'm willing to give it that tiny bit more benefit of the doubt. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 16:53, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support.--Vulcan❯❯❯Sphere! 04:14, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Nominations — to be closed[edit]

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

Older nominations requiring additional input from users[edit]

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

Closing procedure[edit]

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

When NOT promoted, perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Not promoted| }} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  2. If the nominator is new to FPC, consider placing {{subst:NotpromotedFPC|Image name}} on their talk page. To avoid overuse, do not use the template when in doubt.

When promoted, perform the following:

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

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

  1. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} to the top of the section.
  2. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the May archive. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} from this page to the bottom of the archive.
  3. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

Delist closing procedure[edit]

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

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

  1. Check that the image has been in the article for at least one week. Otherwise, suspend the nomination to give it time to stabilize before continuing.
  2. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Kept|}} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  3. Optionally leave a note on the picture's talk page.

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

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Delisted|}} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  2. Replace the {{Featured picture}} tag from the image with {{FormerFeaturedPicture|delist/''Image name''}}.
  3. Remove the image from the appropriate sub-page of Wikipedia:Featured pictures and the appropriate section of Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs.

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

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

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

  1. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  2. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the archived delist nominations. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the bottom of the appropriate section of the archive.
  3. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

Recently closed nominations[edit]

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

Ruddygore[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 May 2022 at 13:32:05 (UTC)

Original – Illustration of scenes from Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddygore (later renamed Ruddigore) in the original 1887 production.
Reason
Really good documentation of the original production, including scenes cut later on in the run (and occasionally restored today). Doing great on Commons. Shows a lot of information in a compact way. Hopefully we're through the dead spot as regards voting on here, but I think I have a little time as my wrist was hurting after my last restoration (I'm like five behind on nominations here), so I'm going to stop restoring for a week.
Articles in which this image appears
Ruddigore, Amédée Forestier
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Amédée Forestier, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Amédée Forestier - Illustrated London News - Gilbert and Sullivan - Ruddygore (Ruddigore).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:06, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Mango[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 18 May 2022 at 11:00:43 (UTC)

Original – Mango fruits – single and halved
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC a week ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Mango
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 11:00, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 21:05, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 21:07, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support UnpetitproleX (talk) 01:07, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Haiiya (talk) 20:06, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 20:26, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support.--Vulcan❯❯❯Sphere! 04:14, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • ‘’’Comment’’’ I am not here to vote but to note that the mango in the picture is a mango grown in Brazil similar to the ones I find the local supermarket in the New World’s northern continent. I would submit that encyclopedic precision and due weight in nomenclature would be better served if the unadorned name “mango” is reserved for the mangoes of South Asia, the region in which the fruit was domesticated and where there are dozens if not hundreds of cultivars. This picture should be called “Mango grown in Brazil.” The picture does not belong to the lead of mango either. It should be moved to another section. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 17:10, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Promoted File:Mangos - single and halved.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:09, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Delist: Shuffle[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 18 May 2022 at 02:46:18 (UTC)

A riffle shuffle being performed during a game of poker.
Reason
Noticed that this image fails the second criterion as its 1,024 × 731 pixels, being much too small for the minimum.
Articles this image appears in
Shuffling
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Shuffle, Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Shuffle delist
Nominator
GamerPro64
  • DelistGamerPro64 02:46, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Delist While I don't think we should delist historic FPs just because they're of resolutions too low for modern FPs, this hits a number of problems beyond that, like the unneccessary black and white. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 16:56, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Delist. With no historical significance to this particular image, it would be easily replaced by a new image of appropriate quality. A different version of the same image appears to be available at double the resolution at File:Deuces Wild (44276782).jpeg but that is still low by modern standards and doesn't affect the other issues. —David Eppstein (talk) 18:21, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Delist.--Vulcan❯❯❯Sphere! 04:14, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Delisted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:46, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  • While the discussion is bellow qourum, this unused image can't retain its featured picture status and is delisted. Armbrust The Homunculus 02:46, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Trabala vishnou guttata[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 17 May 2022 at 15:59:56 (UTC)

Original – A resting male rose-myrtle lappet moth, Shoushan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Reason
High quality and large image. Used in infobox.
Articles in which this image appears
Trabala vishnou
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Tiouraren
  • Support as nominatorTiouraren (talk) 15:59, 7 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Hey, um, there's a couple what I think are focus stack errors. It's a brilliant image besides that. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 17:52, 7 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:38, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

"Aerial View of Edinburgh"[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 16 May 2022 at 21:01:47 (UTC)

OriginalAlfred Buckham's c. 1920 "Aerial View of Edinburgh".
Reason
A stunning photo by a daredevil pilot. Gives a stunning overview of Edinburgh in 1920 which, because it's Edinburgh, is still pretty darn accurate to this day. Bit of mist around Arthur's Seat, which is typical enough. This is facing roughly east.
Articles in which this image appears
Alfred Buckham, Edinburgh
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Alfred Buckham, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Aerial View of Edinburgh, by Alfred Buckham, from about 1920.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:49, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Lunch atop a Skyscraper[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 13 May 2022 at 19:26:38 (UTC)

OriginalLunch atop a Skyscraper, 1932
Alt 1 - Grabbed from the Washington Post
Reason
Iconic picture from the 1930s. High resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Lunch atop a Skyscraper, others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
Charles Clyde Ebbets
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 19:26, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @TheFreeWorld: An alternative image was added to the nomination. Could you update your vote to indicate which version(s) you support? Regards, Armbrust The Homunculus 20:39, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment Is that really the best quality print of it? It looks upscaled. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 21:29, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    • Comment Certainly appears to be! The original is only 1,458 × 1,123. --Janke | Talk 09:41, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Good find! Support Alt 1 --Janke | Talk 09:03, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Alt 1 --UnpetitproleX (talk) 20:16, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comments: I re-wrote the article and nominated it for GAN. Few issues: the "creator" is unknown, with most crediting to Charles C. Ebbets, but the true identity is not known. See Lunch Atop a Skyscraper#Photographer. Also, more seriously, this source says "... Corbis, the company that owns the rights to the photo ...". Are we sure it does not have any copyright/copyright was not renewed? – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 05:02, 7 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • And now someone's found an even higher resolution image, which was uploaded over the original. Support whichever is the highest resolution, provided the copyright status is OK. MER-C 10:41, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @MER-C: the trouble with the original is it's clearly just an upscale. There's more detail in the alt, despite pixel counts. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 11:02, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    True that, plus the original is cropped. Support alt 1. MER-C 11:18, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Promoted File:Lunch atop a Skyscraper - Charles Clyde Ebbets.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:08, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Key Monastery, Spiti Valley, India[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 15 May 2022 at 21:36:59 (UTC)

OriginalKey Monastery under snow in winters, in the Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh, India
Reason
Good quality image of the monastery in winter. Was featured on commons recently. The monastery is the largest in Spiti valley, a remote valley lying in the shadow of the Himalayas formed by the Spiti river.
Articles in which this image appears
Key Monastery, Spiti valley, Himachal Pradesh
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Ksuryawanshi (edited by Aristeas)

Promoted File:Kee monastery Spiti Valley (edited).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:54, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Surgeon Placing Suture[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 13 May 2022 at 16:56:40 (UTC)

Original – A physician closing a wound on a person's thumb with sutures
Reason
This is a high quality image of a basic medical procedure. This image was previously listed and was not promoted, in part due to failing criterion #5 at that time.
Articles in which this image appears
Surgical suture, Wound
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Others
Creator
Jake Wartenberg
  • Support as nominatorJake Wartenberg (talk) 16:56, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support per last time. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 17:40, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - This looks like a great image showing suturing. Though I doubt it would make it on the front page. GamerPro64 03:34, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose – As others noted last time, this image does not show the suturing process well. It's obscured by the bloody mess. Doesn't meet Criterion 3, IMO. – Sca (talk) 12:28, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose – As before. --Janke | Talk 12:40, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:57, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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