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]

Rajesh Hamal in Sydney 2014[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Nov 2019 at 21:30:31 (UTC)

Original – Rajesh Hamal
Reason
most influential personalities in Nepalese cinema.
Articles in which this image appears
Rajesh Hamal  · Rajesh Hamal filmography  · Nepalis
FP category for this image
People
Creator
Ashishlohorung
  • Support as nominator – ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 21:30, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – I do not doubt the high notability but I am sure a much better photograph of the subject can be achieved. My opinion would be different if the subject was no longer living or that the photo was not taken just 5 years ago. Hamal is still the host of Ko Banchha Crorepati and therefore still in his prime. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 10:36, 20 November 2019 (UTC)



Messier 78[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Nov 2019 at 19:17:30 (UTC)

Original – Approximate true color (+Hα) image of Messier 78 (center) and NGC 2071 (top left)
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Messier 78, NGC 2071 and others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
ESO
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:17, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 19:28, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 02:42, 20 November 2019 (UTC)



Raorchestes parvulus[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Nov 2019 at 13:22:07 (UTC)

Reason
Good quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Raorchestes parvulus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Amphibians
Creator
Rushenb
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 13:22, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 17:44, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 02:44, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Impressive. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 10:24, 20 November 2019 (UTC)



Trimeresurus gumprechti[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Nov 2019 at 13:19:50 (UTC)

Reason
Good quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Trimeresurus gumprechti
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Rushenb
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 13:19, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support. Sharp where it counts, but the DOF is a little shallow - lack of detail on the tail is a minus. I wonder how much this could be mitigated by trading ISO for aperture. MER-C 17:51, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 02:47, 20 November 2019 (UTC)



Python brongersmai[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Nov 2019 at 13:16:48 (UTC)

Reason
Good quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Python brongersmai, Python (genus)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Rushenb
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 13:16, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 17:46, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 02:50, 20 November 2019 (UTC)



Gekkonidae mating[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Nov 2019 at 03:57:57 (UTC)

OriginalHemidactylus frenatus (Common House Geckos) mating, ventral view with hemipenis inserted in the cloaca, and adhesive lamellae under the feet
Reason
Good quality, featured on Commons, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Reptile, Van der Waals force, Seta, Lamella (surface anatomy), Hemipenis, Common house gecko, Sexual reproduction
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Basile Morin
  • Support as nominatorBasile Morin (talk) 03:57, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Excellent! MER-C 17:52, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 02:57, 20 November 2019 (UTC)



Alex White[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Nov 2019 at 17:16:05 (UTC)

OriginalAlex White is an American author of science fiction. Their books include a space opera series named The Salvagers, and the Alien novel Alien: The Cold Forge (2018).
Reason
I thought this deserved a second chance. I nominated it originally a little under a year ago; it received some support, but questions were raised about the fact that it was a new, short article. Since then, the article has been stable, though attracted edits from a few people. The picture remains a high-quality portrait of a notable individual by a notable photographer. (Also, the subject is non-binary; would this be our first FP of a non-binary person? I'm not sure.)
Articles in which this image appears
Alex White (author)
FP category for this image
People/Artists and writers
Creator
Kyle Cassidy
  • Support as nominatorJosh Milburn (talk) 17:16, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose The background is ugly and the light seems harsh on his forehead. Geoffroi 22:21, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Ditto. Looks artificial. Plus, the article is still a stub. Lacks EV. – Sca (talk) 14:03, 18 November 2019 (UTC)



Midvinterblot[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Nov 2019 at 13:35:52 (UTC)

OriginalMidvinterblot by Carl Larsson. The framing of the painting by the ceiling is intentional.
Reason
Decent reproduction, which is quite difficult to achieve, of this notable work.
Articles in which this image appears
Midvinterblot
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Carl Larsson, photo: Nationalmuseum, edited by W.carter
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 13:35, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 21:04, 16 November 2019 (UTC)



White-plumed Honeyeater[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Nov 2019 at 00:14:16 (UTC)

Original – White-plumed Honeyeater, Ptilotula penicillata, Glen Davis, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
White-plumed Honeyeater
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 00:14, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • The bokeh has banding (posterization?) in upper right area, very minute but visible I think! Conditional Support. Bammesk (talk) 04:21, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
    • Yes you're right. I toned down the noise reduction and I think it's gone now. JJ Harrison (talk) 08:23, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:06, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 18:43, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Taewangkorea (talk) 22:41, 18 November 2019 (UTC)



Noisy Friarbird[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Nov 2019 at 00:10:01 (UTC)

Original – Noisy Friarbird, Philemon corniculatus, Glen Davis, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality and encyclopedic image.
Articles in which this image appears
Noisy Friarbird
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison



Hooded Robins[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Nov 2019 at 00:04:08 (UTC)

Original – Hooded Robin male, Melanodryas cucullata, Glen Davis, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Original – Hooded Robin female, Melanodryas cucullata, Glen Davis, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
Nominating as a set. Good quality images of species normally found west of the Great Dividing Range.
Articles in which this image appears
Hooded Robin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 00:04, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Nice set. (I am not sure, maybe posterization on the female bokeh?) Bammesk (talk) 04:34, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
    • Toned down the noise reduction slightly similarly to the White-naped Honeyeater. JJ Harrison (talk) 08:29, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Superb work by photographer. I just wish the stick where male is, was little more woody color. --Gnosis (talk) 06:15, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support the image of the male (File:Melanodryas cucullata - Glen Davis.jpg) only. The image of the female appears to be too aggressively post-processed, the feathers on the underside don't look natural. Also, what is that above her beak? MER-C 18:04, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
    • I figured everyone would be cool with cloning it out and did so. I assume it's a bit of spider web or something that's out of focus. JJ Harrison (talk)
  • Support Geoffroi 18:48, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Taewangkorea (talk) 22:41, 18 November 2019 (UTC)



Juma Mosque, Shamakhi[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Nov 2019 at 14:42:45 (UTC)

Original – Blue-hour view view of the Juma (Friday) Mosque, Shamakhi, Azerbaijan
Reason
Good EV and high quality
Articles in which this image appears
Juma Mosque, Shamakhi
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 14:42, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 17:14, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – the architecture seems to be stretched horizontally in this photo. I was looking at other images in the article, these two: [1] and [2]. There is an engraved script on top of the front door, and looking at the rectangular frame of that script, and comparing to nom image, the nom image seems to be stretched. Bammesk (talk) 04:33, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 18:50, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now based on Bammesk's observation, confirmed by other photos on the web (e.g. [3], [4]). The panel above the door in all other photos is slightly wider than it is tall, while the panels above the windows are significantly taller than they are wide; this picture makes the panel above the door nearly twice as wide as it is tall, and the panels above the windows square. It should be easy enough to fix, though. TSP (talk) 13:04, 15 November 2019 (UTC)



The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Nov 2019 at 20:19:33 (UTC)

Extended content
Reason
The Well-Tempered Clavier is said to be among the most important works in the history of classical music. This is a good recording of the entire first book by a notable pianist, Kimiko Ishizaka.[5]
Articles in which this image appears
The Well-Tempered Clavier and its many sub-articles + others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka
  • Support as nominator – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 20:19, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support having this as featured content. But listings here are explicitly for featured pictures. There appears to be no other more general featured content process, and a former featured sound project was discontinued in 2011. Is this the right way to reinstate sounds as featured content? —David Eppstein (talk) 20:32, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
    • I guess, in a way, I am advocating a merger/expansion of scope. Perhaps a change, to Wikipedia:Featured media and "Today's featured media". This may require an RfC since there are implications on the Main Page. I was testing the waters. IMO, it is not a large leap. We already feature videos, films, why not music, sound? --- Coffeeandcrumbs 07:55, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
      • I'd say revive Wikipedia:Featured sounds, but list all media nominations on the same page. Sounds are assessed in a different way than pictures. MER-C 11:13, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
      • I partially agree with MER-C, but the nominations shouldn't be listed on the same page. Armbrust The Homunculus 15:01, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
        • I assumed that WP:FS died because of low participation. Wouldn't a separate nomination page doom any revival to the same fate? --- Coffeeandcrumbs 15:14, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
          • That's what just happened on Commons, I think. If we were to credibly revive featured sounds, we need to solve the participation in nominations problem somehow. MER-C 17:12, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
            • I like the idea of featured sounds. It would be nice to vote for them on this page if feasible. Bammesk (talk) 04:49, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── I agree with Coffeeandcrumbs and others that it would best to hold FS noms here. We already do videos, animations, etc. Geoffroi 21:30, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

  • That’s because videos and animations have a visual element, which audio files lack. Armbrust The Homunculus 04:55, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
    • Featured videos usually have to have high audio quality, but that's probably just splitting hairs... Face-wink.svg Geoffroi 22:30, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:46, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose, ineligible. I am not in principle opposed to bringing sounds into this process, but I thijnk we need to have a discussion about changing the policies/prodcedures. We can't just start nominating them here. Josh Milburn (talk) 13:18, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support as featured media. It appears that we do have media that went to FPC in the past. Taewangkorea (talk) 22:40, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
    • Movies are within scope because they are moving pictures (it's in the name). MER-C 18:09, 19 November 2019 (UTC)



Llama mother and cria[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Nov 2019 at 16:23:15 (UTC)

Original – A female llama (Lama glama) with her cria at Laguna Colorada, Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Bolivia.
Reason
High EV, good quality.
Articles in which this image appears
Llama, Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Bolivia
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
kallerna



Rainbow cape[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Nov 2019 at 14:20:18 (UTC)

Original – Rainbow cape by Christopher Bailey for Burberry exhibited at The Met as part of Camp: Notes on Fashion
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured without opposition.
Articles in which this image appears
Camp: Notes on Fashion, Christopher Bailey (fashion designer), Burberry
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Rhododendrites
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 14:20, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Static, lacks EV. – Sca (talk) 14:32, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Thanks MER-C. This was a prominent example at the Camp exhibit at the Met. The EV comes from that, and from documentation of a recognized design from Christopher Bailey (and for Burberry). That said, it's true that photographs are static. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:10, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. --Gnosis (talk) 07:57, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Tomer T (talk) 14:43, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support JJ Harrison (talk) 03:31, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose due to lack of EV. Not discussed in prose in any of the articles. --Paul_012 (talk) 23:03, 14 November 2019 (UTC)



Samragyee RL Shah[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Nov 2019 at 13:25:07 (UTC)

Original – Shah in 2017
Reason
High quality image. Highest paid actress in Nepali Cinema.
Articles in which this image appears
Samragyee RL Shah
FP category for this image
People
Creator
Bijay chaurasia
  • Support as nominator – ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 13:25, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Speedy close - does not meet resolution criteria. MER-C 13:29, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Agreed. The original uncropped photo is itself too low resolution. GMGtalk 13:46, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per previous. And oversaturated, blown highlights, promo, scant EV. – Sca (talk) 14:26, 10 November 2019 (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. 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 November 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''}}.
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Aerial view of Tehran in 1925[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 20 Nov 2019 at 09:37:35 (UTC)

Aerial view of Tehran in 1925
Reason
High quality and encyclopaedia value
Articles in which this image appears
Walter Mittelholzer - Tehran
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
Walter Mittelholzer
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 09:37, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Needs restoration. Also, it would be helpful if the documentation was improved - what part of Tehran is this, and in which direction does the image look? MER-C 11:47, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
There is central of modern Tehran sited north of Tehran at the time of taking the photo. Direction of of photo is south to north. Alborzagros (talk) 11:29, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
I'm more interested in the landmarks - in particular the large square. Would the walled area be what is now the Park-e Shahr and the National Garden, Tehran? (By the way, don't let the silence deter you. Participation is higher than this and this image when restored it is definitely worth considering for its value as a historical document, composition notwithstanding. I believe Adam Cuerden takes requests.) MER-C 20:48, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
Park-e Shahr is on the southern tip of Meydān-e Mashq. Now-days the compounds of the Foreign Ministry is located inside the square. Also the Grand Gate of the National Garden is clearly visible in this photo. --Gnosis (talk) 06:13, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Not promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:16, 20 November 2019 (UTC)



Northern lapwing[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Nov 2019 at 17:48:30 (UTC)

OriginalNorthern lapwing is a bird in the lapwing family. It is common through temperate Eurasia. It has rounded wings and a crest. It is mainly black and white, but the back is tinted green. The male has a long crest and a black crown, throat and breast contrasting with an otherwise white face. Females and young birds have shorter crests, and have less strongly marked heads, but plumages are otherwise quite similar.
Reason
High EV and good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Northern lapwing, List of national birds, National symbols of Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Merops
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 17:48, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 11:49, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 14:28, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:53, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Taewangkorea (talk) 22:33, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Northern-Lapwing-Vanellus-vanellus.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:15, 20 November 2019 (UTC)



Kabukichō[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 18 Nov 2019 at 14:36:16 (UTC)

OriginalKabukichō red gate and colorful neon street signs
Reason
High quality, good EV, great composition
Articles in which this image appears
Kabukichō, Tokyo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Basile Morin
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 14:36, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – There are at least 10 recognizable persons in this photo from a red-light district. How about personality rights in a case like this? --Janke | Talk 16:38, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
    • That is not quite what personality rights protect. Say for example I own a company that makes strawberry jam and I take a photo of you to use on my logo; I plaster your photograph on every jar and use your likeness to advertise and sell my product. I would be violating your personality rights. That is not the same as taking your photograph in public, and selling the photograph or using the photograph on my commercial website. I don't think any personality rights apply in this case, unless Japan has some specialized laws. The crucial difference is the use of the likeness akin to a trademark which is not the case here. What may apply is WP:BLP. However, I don't think any of the faces are that clearly recognizable here. Even if they were, they are in public and have no expectation of privacy here, AFAIK. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 17:08, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Agree -- Basile Morin (talk) 23:53, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Just on this point, this photo depicts one of the entrances to the Kabukichō area from the main road through Shinjuku. While some parts of Kabukichō are a red light district, this part most certainly isn't: it's a touristy street of restaurants and bars which attracts vast crowds. Nick-D (talk) 23:23, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Kabukicho red gate and colorful neon street signs at night, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:29, 18 November 2019 (UTC)



Ālī Qāpū after sunrise[edit]

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Original – an HDR panorama from Ālī Qāpū palace in Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Reason
good quality and high resolution. good sharpness
Articles in which this image appears
Ālī Qāpū
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Amirpashaei
  • Support as nominatorAmirpashaei (talk) 10:26, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. --Gnosis (talk) 15:29, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. Beautiful and high ev, but it's a little soft at full resolution and has some visible chromatic aberration especially towards the right side. There's not much to do about softness but the aberration might be fixable. —David Eppstein (talk) 00:37, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. thanks @David_Eppstein. you're right. I fixed chromatic aberration. --Amirpashaei (talk) 07:17, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Nice image, though I find it a little dark. A suggestion: the image gets particularly unsharp and stretched due to the perspective correction in the most extreme 1000 pixels or so on the left (where it is most obvious) and right. Please consider cropping. MER-C 14:49, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
    It's been cropped, so support. MER-C 11:42, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Sharp enough in the crop. —David Eppstein (talk) 19:20, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Alborzagros (talk) 09:45, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support JJ Harrison (talk) 03:32, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:18, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Ālī Qāpū in golden time.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:31, 17 November 2019 (UTC)



Lake Urmia[edit]

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Original – Satellite imagery of Lake Urmia from 1984–2018 that shows the drying of the lake
Reason
Featured video on Commons. Obvious and strong EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Lake Urmia
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking back
Creator
Google, Landsat, Copernicus
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:56, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Very jerky. Might support a version where each frame dissolves into the next. --Janke | Talk 20:04, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Is it supposed to repeat three times? What is the point of that? —David Eppstein (talk) 07:25, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. --Gnosis (talk) 15:30, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

Not promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:32, 15 November 2019 (UTC)



Suspended nominations[edit]

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