Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

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

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

Promoting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Delisting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

Step 1:
Evaluate

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

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

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


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

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


Step 3:
Transclude and link

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

How to comment for Candidate Images

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

How to comment for Delist Images

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

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

Editing candidates

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

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Displays also differ greatly in their ability to show highlight detail. There are light grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display highlight detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings (probably reduce the contrast setting). Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal highlight detail. Please take this into account when voting.

On a gamma-adjusted display, the four circles in the color image blend into the background when seen from a few feet (roughly 75–150 cm) away. If they do not, you could adjust the gamma setting (found in the computer's settings, not on the display), until they do. This may be very difficult to attain, and a slight error is not detrimental. Uncorrected PC displays usually show the circles darker than the background. Note that the image must be viewed in original size (263 × 68 pixels) - if enlarged or reduced, results are not accurate.

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Housing for coal miners in Benito, Kentucky


A company town general store, Lynch, Kentucky


Gustave III

Current nominations[edit]

Eastern grey kangaroo hopping[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2024 at 12:11:48 (UTC)

Original – Six sequential pictures of one Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality large image (composite of six photos of one kangaroo). Illustrates article well. FP on Commons. Page 46 of Sharp Eye on wildlife photography - Australia
Articles in which this image appears
Eastern grey kangaroo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 12:11, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – Some readers may interpret this composite as six kangaroos. Potentially misleading, IMO. – Sca (talk) 13:50, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment - well, I thought it was a mob at first... but that problem is fixed with a simple addition to the caption: Successive photos of ... --Janke | Talk 20:56, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Crescent-faced antpitta[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2024 at 12:08:39 (UTC)

OriginalCrescent-faced antpitta (Grallaricula lineifrons), Caldas Department, Colombia
Reason
High quality image or rare bird about which little is know (hence the stub article). FP on Commons. This was Red List classified Near Threatened until 2019. It is hard to understand why the classification was changed.
Articles in which this image appears
Crescent-faced antpitta
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Galah[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2024 at 12:15:26 (UTC)

OriginalGalah (Eolophus roseicapilla albiceps) male, Adelaide South Australia
Reason
High quality image. FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Galah
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 12:15, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Galahs are very common and relatively friendly birds, so we should be able to get a much better photo than this of them. 04:22, 21 February 2024 (UTC)
  • Would you reject this one? These birds are common, but no Australian has managed to take a better shot than these two. Charlesjsharp (talk) 11:35, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Siege of Baghdad[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Feb 2024 at 20:08:35 (UTC)

Original – 14th-century manuscript depiction of the 1258 Siege of Baghdad, a seminal event in world history.
Reason
Not only is this of exceptional quality for something created before 1400, but it also depicts a specific event during the siege—a leading official's failed attempt to escape by boat (center right), and was composed for the Jami' al-tawarikh, a very important work of literature. Thus, it holds great historical importance.
Articles in which this image appears
Siege of Baghdad; also e.g. Mongol Empire
FP category for this image
History
Creator
Unknown, uploaded by Yaan
In principle, this would be an excellent and amazing FP, but there's an extreme amount of JPEG artefacting. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 11:50, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
TIF hi-res version, 141 MB
JPG hi-res version, 87 MB
@Adam Cuerden and AirshipJungleman29: Here's a Hi-Res TIFF version in case this helps. The source is here. पाटलिपुत्र (Pataliputra) (talk) 12:53, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If'n we convert that, that's very featurable Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 22:53, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Adam Cuerden and AirshipJungleman29: I added a Hi-Res JPEG version (87 MB), derived from the TIFF.पाटलिपुत्र (Pataliputra) (talk) 05:24, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support high-res JPEG Sorry I didn't just do it meself, it's been a day Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 07:00, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chester Cathedral[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Feb 2024 at 12:12:19 (UTC)

Original – The Lady Chapel of Chester Cathedral in Cheshire, England.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC two weeks ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Chester Cathedral
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Diliff

Bearded vulture[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Feb 2024 at 12:08:27 (UTC)

Original – Wild bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) in flight searching for food and finding a piece of carcass.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC two weeks ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Bearded vulture
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Giles Laurent

Tiger Fire[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Feb 2024 at 02:55:11 (UTC)

Original – Flames and plumes of smoke from the Tiger Fire seen from Spring Valley, Arizona overnight on July 6, 2021.
Reason
High resolution/quality image used as the lead for the Tiger Fire article
Articles in which this image appears
Tiger Fire, Wildfires in 2021, Climate change in Arizona
FP category for this image
USA History
Creator
InciWeb, restored by JoleBruh
  • Support as nominatorJoleBruh (talk) 02:55, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose - visible JPEG artifacts. MER-C 11:56, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm willing to accept a lot more in a photo of a one-off event taken at night, but a little filtering might improve this a lot Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 04:01, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose I took a similar photo of bushfires near Canberra at night in the 2020 bushfires, and agree that the technical difficulties are quite significant here. This photo is dramatic and useful, but isn't of FP standard technically. Nick-D (talk) 03:18, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Boundary Fire (2017)[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Feb 2024 at 22:29:39 (UTC)

Original – The extent of the Boundary Fire showing the ignition site as a flame
ALT 1 – The extent of the Boundary Fire showing the ignition site as a flame
Reason
High quality map that I created using public domain data that I think fulfills the FP requirements
Articles in which this image appears
Boundary Fire (2017)
FP category for this image
Maps
Creator
Guerillero

Elizabeth Swados[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Feb 2024 at 11:25:57 (UTC)

Original – Elizabeth Swados, an American writer, composer, musician, choreographer, and theatre director
Reason
high quality image used as lead
Articles in which this image appears
Elizabeth Swados
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Bernard Gotfryd, restored by Yann
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 11:25, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – Sanpshot-quality image with poor detail. Dark. – Sca (talk) 18:04, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • The background is dark, not the person. And it is a feature, not a bug. It helps separate her from the background. Yann (talk) 10:31, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Sorry, but fails Criterion No. 3, IMO. -- Sca (talk) 15:07, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose - I agree with Sca, harsh flash lighting. MER-C 11:58, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I mean, artistic styles have moved on a lot, but I don't think this is bad for its time, it's just a discredited effect after it turned from "look at the neat effect these cameras can do with a flash" to "...everyone's camera can make a photo like this easily" Weak support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 08:13, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Battle of Forbach[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Feb 2024 at 14:06:17 (UTC)

Original – The Battle of Forbach, also called the Battle of Spicheren, was one of the critical battles of the Franco-Prussian War
Reason
A very nice illustration. The layered colours really work well for it.
Articles in which this image appears
Battle of Spicheren, just added to Jules Férat, Franco-Prussian War
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/War
Creator
Jean-Adolphe Bocquin after Jules Férat, restored by Adam Cuerden

Stockholm City Hall[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Feb 2024 at 09:49:04 (UTC)

OriginalStockholm City Hall by lake Mälaren with Västerbron in the background.
Reason
Infobox image in main article, excellent photo of iconic view for any Swede. To non-Swedes mostly know as the venue of the Nobel Banquet. Blue hour winter photo that eliminates all the tourists, foliage, boats and commercial stuff that usually clutter this area. Bonus points for including the noted Västerbron bridge, which also gives depth to image.
Articles in which this image appears
Stockholm City Hall, List of metropolitan areas in Sweden
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Julian Herzog
  • Support as nominatorCart (talk) 09:49, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – Nifty nighttime tableau, but daytime pix illustrate such subjects better. – Sca (talk) 15:41, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment I agree. Should not have put in infobox. The daytime image it replaced has far more EV than this. Charlesjsharp (talk) 18:59, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gustave III, Act III[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Feb 2024 at 14:48:47 (UTC)

Original – Set design for Act III of Daniel Auber's Gustave III
Reason
One of my favourite set designs: Atmospheric and disturbing.
Articles in which this image appears
Gustave III (Auber)
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Pierre-Luc-Charles Cicéri, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 14:48, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Conditional Support, provided that the spot on the left that is visible on the file description page is removed. MER-C 19:29, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @MER-C: Presuming it's the one I think, it's done. You may need to clear your browser cache (Shift-Reload, usually). Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 21:19, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you, that's the one. MER-C 17:42, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment This is the artist's signed watercolour which was presumably used for the set design. It is not the set design. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:45, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    We have a few that exist in multiple states, and this is part of the stage design process. The next is seperating out the backdrop from the standing pieces, etc. And, of course, it's from 1833, so well before options like photography existed to document final state. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 13:15, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Encapsulated PACE Spacecraft Transported to Launch Pad[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Feb 2024 at 00:11:07 (UTC)

Original – PACE spacecraft, encapsulated inside a Falcon 9 payload fairing, being transported to Space Launch Complex 40 on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024
Reason
Vividly and accurately represents technologic efforts to monitor global environmental changes.
Articles in which this image appears
Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem
FP category for this image
link to category (listed on the WP:FP page) that best describes the image
Creator
NASA/Ben Smegelsky

Company store in Lynch, Kentucky[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Feb 2024 at 06:06:45 (UTC)

Original – Company store in Lynch, Kentucky
Reason
High resolution, good quality, high EV. Good historic, representative photograph.
Articles in which this image appears
Lynch, Kentucky, Company store
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
Russell Lee, restored by FatCat96
  • Support as nominator🐱FatCat96🐱 Chat with Cat 06:06, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose This is an unremarkable photo of a building, with nothing indicating that it's a company store. As such, the EV doesn't seem very strong. Nick-D (talk) 10:08, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • It is a company store: The Company Commissary, known as the United Supply Company, Inc. Built 1919. But it is not a great photo. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:51, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support I honestly think it's a good view into the past. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 05:13, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Coal miners homes in Benito, Kentucky[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Feb 2024 at 06:00:20 (UTC)

Original – Coal miners houses in Benito, Kentucky
Reason
High resolution, good quality, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Benito, Kentucky, Coal town
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
Russell Lee, restored by FatCat96
  • Support as nominator🐱FatCat96🐱 Chat with Cat 06:00, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – I like this image. FP criterion #5 says "It is preferable to wait a reasonable period of time (at least 7 days) after the image is added to the article before nominating it, though this may be ignored in obvious cases". I suppose this is an obvious case, though most nominators would wait. Same with your other nominations. On a sidenote, it would be nice if the article had a little more info about the current state of the town, for example population, if it's still sustained by coal mining and such. Bammesk (talk) 02:34, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – it's a good lead image in both articles listed above. Bammesk (talk) 02:30, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Bammesk: For the record, adding an image where none existed is almost always a good reason to ignore the waiting rule, in my opinion. No-one's going to say no image is better than an image, unless the image is so bad and misleading that it's never pass here anyway. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 16:50, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Feb 2024 at 21:01:02 (UTC)

Original – Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas
Reason
restoration of historical image, used 10 articles in Main namespace, and many more in other languages. There is an old nomination of another version. The exact date it was taken is known. I even found who is the photographer. See his story here.
Articles in which this image appears
Dust Bowl, Black Sunday, + 9 articles +
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
George Everett Marsh Jr. (1877–1953), restored and uploaded by Yann
Small hint MinecraftPlayer321, in nominations (like this one) to promote images to to FP you should vote 'Support' or 'Oppose'. The "Keep/Delist" options are for nominations where users vote if an image should be stripped of its rank as FP. Cart (talk) 10:00, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Little corella[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Feb 2024 at 20:18:00 (UTC)

Original – Little corella (Cacatua sanguinea gymnopis), Blanchetown, South Australia
Reason
High quality image. Lead images in infobox
Articles in which this image appears
Little corella
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
Keep - Amazing shot of a cool creature. ⚒️★MinecraftPlayer★321⚒️ Let's Chat! 04:18, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) fawn morph Esk Valley.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Feb 2024 at 20:03:57 (UTC)

OriginalEastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) fawn morph in the Esk Valley, Tasmania, Australia
Reason
High quality large image of Endangered animal. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Eastern quoll
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Little pied cormorant[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Feb 2024 at 20:14:34 (UTC)

OriginalLittle pied cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos), Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia
Reason
High quality image. One of two lead images in infobox
Articles in which this image appears
Little pied cormorant
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp


Nominations — to be closed[edit]

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

Older nominations requiring additional input from users[edit]

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

Closing procedure[edit]

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

When NOT promoted, perform the following:

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

When promoted, perform the following:

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

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

  1. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} to the top of the section.
  2. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the February 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.

Orbicular batfish[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 21 Feb 2024 at 11:21:37 (UTC)

Original – Orbicular (round body) batfish (Platax orbicularis), Red Sea, Egypt.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC two months ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Orbicular batfish
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Diego Delso

Promoted File:Pez murciélago orbicular (Platax orbicularis), mar Rojo, Egipto, 2023-04-19, DD 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:52, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 21 Feb 2024 at 11:07:25 (UTC)

Original – Aerial view of the Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Paul R. Burley

Promoted File:Forte de Santo Antônio--Farol da Barra Salvador Bahia Vista Aérea 2021-0149.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:50, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Coal tipple in Kenvir, Kentucky[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 21 Feb 2024 at 06:15:33 (UTC)

Original – Coal tipple in Kenvir, Kentucky
Reason
High resolution, good quality. Photograph of Kenvir, Kentucky, a small community in the hills of Harlan County, Kentucky. The community is a coal camp that was founded by the Black Mountain Coal Company in 1919. You can see the company houses in the background.
Articles in which this image appears
Kenvir, Kentucky
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
Russell Lee

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:00, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lonesome[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 20 Feb 2024 at 04:49:30 (UTC)

OriginalLonesome is a 1928 American sound part-talkie comedy drama film directed by Paul Fejös, and starring Barbara Kent and Glenn Tryon.
Reason
National Film Registry inductee for 2010. Early part-talkie film from 1928.
Articles in which this image appears
Lonesome (1928 film)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Paul Fejös

Promoted File:Lonesome (1928).webm --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:59, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Intervention of the Sabine Women[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Feb 2024 at 21:59:10 (UTC)

OriginalThe Intervention of the Sabine Women (1799)
Reason
High quality, high resolution. A great work of art, notable painter.
Articles in which this image appears
The Intervention of the Sabine Women, The Rape of the Sabine Women, Jacques-Louis David
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jacques-Louis David

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:52, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

John Ford[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Feb 2024 at 21:39:40 (UTC)

Original – John Ford in 1946
Alt John Ford with painting, uncropped
Reason
Good quality and resolution
Articles in which this image appears
John Ford, AFI Life Achievement Award, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, National Film Registry etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Los Angeles Daily News
  • Support as nominatorVinícius O. (talk) 21:39, 9 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – would support the original as well, but prefer this crop. Bammesk (talk) 15:11, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 02:55, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Wikipedia should not be promoting distortions. This is cut from an iconic picture of Ford in uniform standing in front of a portrait of himself with his Oscar on the mantlepiece. It is misleading and has no place in an encyclopaedia. Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:01, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Huh, so it is. I'd support that one as a featured picture candidate. Moonreach (talk) 15:35, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose – Per Charles. And dark glasses decrease suitability. – Sca (talk) 18:10, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I disagree on that second part. You can clearly see his eyes, and in any case the glasses were part of his look. He's wearing them in the painting that's in the background of the original photo, and you can see his eyes there, too. Moonreach (talk) 21:39, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose This crop is just odd: the original image is much better, and has stronger EV. Nick-D (talk) 22:56, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support alt, oppose crop, per above. Since others have commented on the uncropped version I have added it. blameless 02:33, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I suspect it'd need to stabilise in at least one article. That's an awfully major change to just presme will stick. It's probably not a suitable lead image, nor suitable for many other uses, so I'd like to see its new usage(s) stabilise.
    Slight worries about the painting copyright, but I suspect that it's hard for an American painting to keep copyright in this era. I'd also like to see a new lead image, instead of just crop and uncrop in the same article. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 13:35, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I agree that it would be better to have a new lead image, but just for clarification, I didn't add the uncropped version to the article; it has been there since 2008. blameless 19:21, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hm. Support uncropped without replacement of crop, then. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 05:44, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Struck vote that was cast after voting period ended. Armbrust The Homunculus 09:49, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:50, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dorothy Anstett[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 17 Feb 2024 at 13:52:46 (UTC)

Original – Dorothy Anstett, Miss USA, 1968
Alt, bluish tint/hue reduced
Reason
high quality picture used as lead image, notable photographer
Articles in which this image appears
Dorothy Anstett, Miss USA 1968, List of Miss USA titleholders
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Bernard Gotfryd, restored and uploaded by Yann
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 13:52, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose — A 55-year-old promotional glam pic. Target bio at 155 words is a stub, with nothing about subject's notability other than her three-year marriage to Bill Russell half a century ago. (Subject now 76.) Scant visual interest. Lacks EV. – Sca (talk) 14:54, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Conditional Support Lead image of a couple articles. I might not be interested in Miss America, but it certainly passes the General Notability Guideline many times over. That said, there are a few obvious dark blotches on her face and neck that clearly aren't meant to be there, like the one on her left cheek (right as you're looking at it), and some less intrusive ones on other bits of skin. Can you do a quick secondary pass? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 01:11, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support - High quality portrait and an interesting glimpse of the past. Moonreach (talk) 15:53, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • *Oppose @ Yann i would be careful when editing old film pics. Anycase 2nd version made by GRuban is best here. While new edit is trying to "correct" film colors to digital, and is grevious mistake. Please make renomination in seperate and revert to 2nd option of GRuban. --Petar Milošević (talk) 14:52, 10 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • GRuban's version obviously too dark, and 669 × 991 pixels, while my version is 3,170 × 4,768 pixels. Yann (talk) 16:51, 10 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • She is much sharper on that size in thumb on screen than your edit, I think you should make another Upload and leave original, since its better than your edit. --Petar Milošević (talk) 19:24, 10 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Sorry, but that's nonsense. A thumbnail is always sharper that a full size image, but you must compare what is comparable, at the same size. Yann (talk) 15:35, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Sdsds:, your oppose vote is missing an oppose rationale. Per instructions on top of the WP:FPC page: "Oppose, followed by your reasoning .... All objections should be accompanied by a specific rationale". Bammesk (talk) 02:44, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. This image does not meet criterion 3: "Is among Wikipedia's best work." It does not illustrates the subject in a compelling way, making the viewer want to know more. (— 𝐬𝐝𝐒𝐝𝐬 — - talk) 04:13, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Further, the subject's facial expression appears forced and the background buildings are distracting rather than contributing context. (— 𝐬𝐝𝐒𝐝𝐬 — - talk) 04:24, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment Appears to be on the cold hue side, as some photos of that era. Warming the colors up a bit would look more natural, I think. Brandmeistertalk 20:30, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I've uploaded a warmer version which is likely more faithful to natural vision. Brandmeistertalk 12:31, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:47, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gemini 7 in orbit[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Feb 2024 at 03:16:56 (UTC)

Original – This photograph of the Gemini 7 spacecraft was taken in 1965 by the crew of Gemini 6 during the first successful spacecraft rendezvous.
Reason
Meets all criteria. Note: previous nomination [|here].
Articles in which this image appears
Gemini 6A, Space Race, Project Gemini
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Getting there
Creator
This file is in the public domain in the United States because it was solely created by NASA.
Note: the technology of the time is inherently shown in the photo, since both the foreground and distant Earth could not be in sharp focus using cameras available in 1965. (It's a feature, not a bug.) (— 𝐬𝐝𝐒𝐝𝐬 — - talk) 03:23, 9 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose - bad composition. MER-C 11:10, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Can you provide any details on that? (— 𝐬𝐝𝐒𝐝𝐬 — - talk) 07:58, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Seriously wondering which criterion it fails to meet:
    1. Line — the visual path that enables the eye to move within the piece
    2. Shape — areas defined by edges within the piece, whether geometric or organic
    3. Color — hues with their various values and intensities
    4. Texture — surface qualities which translate into tactile illusions
    5. Value — Shading used to emphasize form
    6. Form — 3-D length, width, or depth
    7. Space — the space taken up by (positive) or in between (negative) objects
    8. Line and shape
    Replies will aid understanding for future candidate proposals. Thanks! (— 𝐬𝐝𝐒𝐝𝐬 — - talk) 00:04, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The blurry foreground. MER-C 18:10, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Historical image and irreplacable. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 05:10, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:44, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Little Girl in Blue[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 18 Feb 2024 at 03:30:50 (UTC)

OriginalThe Little Girl in Blue by Amrita Sher-Gil, oil on canvas, 1934
Reason
Quality image of this notable painting by Amrita Sher-Gil, "an important painter of 20th-century India" per her article.
Articles in which this image appears
The Little Girl in Blue, +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Amrita Sher-Gil
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 03:30, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I'm not sure I buy the American copyright status. It requires it to never have been published, but "published" is such a vague meaning here.... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 11:13, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Adam, reading the "ownership" section of the article, it remained with the Fabri family until 2018. I think we can assume? 2018 as its first publication date (in the U.S.). If so, and the author passing in 1941 (70 years plus), that would make it PD in the U.S. Bammesk (talk) 02:26, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If we presume that the first show where it was bought from counts as publication, though.... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 02:33, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Charles Fabri, owner/custodian of the painting, worked for (wrote for [1]) Civil and Military Gazette, an India based newspaper. The painting became a national treasure and legally had to (and still does) remain in India. So the presumption that there was "no U.S. showing" is reasonable. The 2018 sale was in the digital age, so there was a worldwide showing in 2018. Bammesk (talk) 04:00, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The first show was in 1937 in India, calling that a publication in India and looking at Hirtle chart again, yes, you have a valid argument. Bammesk (talk) 04:48, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Unless the copyright's certain, don't think we can promote Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 16:15, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:41, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Asher Brown Durand[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 18 Feb 2024 at 01:10:28 (UTC)

OriginalAsher Brown Durand, artist of the Hudson River School
Reason
A good picture of a notable artist.
Articles in which this image appears
Asher B. Durand, etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Abraham Bogardus restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Asher B. Durand by Abraham Bogardus.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:38, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A. J. Muste[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 17 Feb 2024 at 13:44:58 (UTC)

Original – A. J. Muste in Central Park, New York, late 1960s
Reason
high quality image used as lead, notable photographer
Articles in which this image appears
A. J. Muste
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Bernard Gotfryd, restored and uploaded by Yann
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 13:44, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment Support – Linked to fairly comprehensive 2,000-word bio target about an outsopken Vietnam-era antiwar crusader largely overlooked today. He met Ho Chi Minh in 1966. Considerable EV. Characterful face. – Sca (talk) 15:12, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Though I suspect you could clean up the description (it's a mess of copy-paste), but it's fine, I guess.
More importantly: Two white spots on the scarf, and two much smaller black spots on the nose. Minor black spots on the paper he's holding. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 16:25, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:A.J. Muste, anti-war activist, cropped.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:54, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

X-ray by Wilhelm Röntgen[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 16 Feb 2024 at 21:11:30 (UTC)

Original – X-ray by Wilhelm Röntgen of his wife Anna Bertha Ludwig's hand
Reason
famous historical picture, restored, FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Wilhelm Röntgen, Radiography, List of photographs considered the most important, L'Homme truqué (The Doctored Man), Radiographer, etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Photographic techniques, terms, and equipment
Creator
Wilhelm Röntgen, restored and uploaded by Yann

Promoted File:First medical X-ray by Wilhelm Röntgen of his wife Anna Bertha Ludwig's hand - 18951222.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:50, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dimitri[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 16 Feb 2024 at 11:21:27 (UTC)

Original – Set design for Act V of Dimitri by Philippe Chaperon
Reason
One of Chaperon's most gorgeous set designs. It must have been stunning on stage. Opera is... not a particularly famous one, but it is an image from the première production.
Articles in which this image appears
Dimitri (Joncières), just added to Philippe Chaperon
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Philippe Chaperon, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Philippe Chaperon - Set design for Act V in the première of Victorin Joncières' Dimitri.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:07, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suspended nominations[edit]

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