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).
Shortcuts:

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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]

Danaus genutia[edit]

Voting period ends on 14 Aug 2015 at 23:28:05 (UTC)

OriginalDanaus genutia, also known as the common tiger, is one of the common butterflies of India. It belongs to the Danainae group of the brush-footed butterflies family.
Reason
Very high quality image of this attractive butterfly species.
Articles in which this image appears
Danaus genutia
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Vengolis



Madonna (Edvard Munch)[edit]

Voting period ends on 14 Aug 2015 at 00:21:47 (UTC)

Reason
High quality painting and print showing two versions of a motif popular with the artist. He produced at least 5 paintings of the Madonna, and numerous prints. The painting presented here was stolen in 2004 then recovered, whereas the lithograph (like Munch's other prints on the subject) is given a frame which looks like sperm and a fetus-like figure in its bottom left corner.
Articles in which this image appears
Madonna (Edvard Munch), etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Edvard Munch

I'd redo the crop on the lithograph to remove those distracting digital artifacts along the bottom and right. RO(talk) 00:29, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

    • Black lines are gone. Thanks for pointing them out. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:59, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Fantastic images. RO(talk) 00:57, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Rainbow unicorn (talk) 02:13, 5 August 2015 (UTC)



Albert Aurier[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Aug 2015 at 14:25:51 (UTC)

OriginalAlbert Aurier, (1865 - 1892), écrivain, poète, critique et théoricien de l'art français.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Albert Aurier
FP category for this image
Creator
Unknown



Albert Reiss[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Aug 2015 at 14:18:56 (UTC)

OriginalAlbert Reiss at the stage entrance of the Metropolitan Opera
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Albert Reiss
FP category for this image
Creator
Bain News Service



Renée Adorée[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Aug 2015 at 14:09:20 (UTC)

OriginalRenée Adorée in 1922
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Renée Adorée
FP category for this image
Creator
George Grantham Bain
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 14:09, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – This image apparently has headed the target article since 2007. How does it now add significant EV? Sca (talk) 21:20, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Needs restoration. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:47, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Chris. --Tremonist (talk) 14:02, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Micrometer[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Aug 2015 at 14:04:16 (UTC)

Original – A micrometer is a device incorporating a calibrated screw. It is widely used for precise measurement of components in mechanical engineering and machining as well as most mechanical trades.
Reason
High quality image of a notable measurement instrument, and thus high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Micrometer
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Others
Creator
Lucasbosch



Aviat Eagle II 2[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Aug 2015 at 00:27:59 (UTC)

Original – The Aviat Eagle II in the mid-1990s, is an aerobatic sporting biplane aircraft that has been produced in the United States since the late 1970s.
Reason
Impressive capture of a plane speeding up while taking off. Blur is handled brilliantly.
Articles in which this image appears
Aviat Eagle II
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Air
Creator
Julian Herzog
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:27, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Nicely panned. —Bruce1eetalk 08:18, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great and difficult shot.--Godot13 (talk) 08:19, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 08:30, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportHafspajen (talk) 12:38, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Very good picture - technically very difficult but excecuted well... gazhiley 09:54, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:03, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Beautifully crisp and clean shot which gives a real sense of movement-a difficult shot to get right,but it's worked here Lemon martini (talk) 00:20, 5 August 2015 (UTC)



Orazio Gentileschi - The Lute Player[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Aug 2015 at 21:07:31 (UTC)

Original Francesca Caccini came from a family of musicants, her fater and siblings were all playing music. She is probably depicted while tuning her instrument, before a concert. The textures and the surfaces are painted with careful precision. The dramatic lighting with sharp contrasts between the light and the shadows makes the figure pronounced and eye-catching an gives an intriguing atmosphere to the painting. It is hosted by the National Gallery of Art, USA.
Reason
EV, lead picture in four articles, a good scan - The Lute Player (Orazio Gentileschi) is a Baroque painting from 1626 by Italian painter Orazio Gentileschi depicting Francesca Caccini, a famous Italian composer, singer, lutenist, and poet of the early Baroque era. She is know for being the first woman who ever wrote an opera. Orazio Gentileschi is know for being a talented painter and for being the father of an even more famous painter, her daughter, Artemisia Gentileschi. He apparently supported and liked strong women. Orazio Gentileschi had a more refined, subtle and softer, less dramatic style than his daughter.
Articles in which this image appears
The Lute Player (Orazio Gentileschi), (own article) ‎Orazio Gentileschi, Andrea Salvadori, Francesca Caccini, Kirtle, Lute
Creator
Orazio Gentileschi
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 21:07, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Conditional support - Assuming the article can be finished in time. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:24, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • When I commented, it was still in user space. Thanks. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:09, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Well, I got stucked. There were several paintings made by Artemisia Gentileschi with a lute, and then it was The Lute Player, The Lute Player (Caravaggio) and The Lute Player (Hals), so it was a bit tricky to mainspace it. Hafspajen (talk) 12:36, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 08:31, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - good image with EV in its own article.--Godot13 (talk) 20:27, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:03, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - What is your source for your assertion that the sitter is Francesca Caccini? You made this assertion at Francesca Caccini a few days ago without providing a source, and then at your article start citing the NGA, but that source makes no mention of Caccini. A search on the internet gives no sources, though it's true that Caccini was a friend of Artemisia. Presumably an outstanding Wikipedia editor of your status pays some attention to WP:VERIFY (or perhaps there comes a point where the elite don't have to?). Would you care to enlighten us lesser folk, or failing that explain yourself? Thank you.138.199.74.80 (talk) 18:39, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
    You can leave out the character slurs if you genuinely want an answer; do it again and I'll smack your hand with a ruler; you might think I don't know who you are, but that just means you'll have to live in fear, never knowing when I might strike. Belle (talk) 00:00, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
    Ouph ... I'm almost tempted not to strike out. Apologies. But it is frustrating, and it's not as if this is the first time this sort of thing has happened in this group. An editor has now come on to the article (perhaps you know her too?) to clean up. But there are still issues. It's not my period at all, but a single glance suffices to show this a very non-Caraveggio like painting: it's just the subject which was the influence. What's the betting we don't soon have a DYK about Caccini being the sitter here? The editor does need to show good faith and explain himself. Look at the next "support", where it's simply accepted despite this comment. To repeat there is no evidence that Caccini was the sitter, nor is it suggested anywhere in the sources that can be gleaned from the web (and a major one is the Judith W. Mann source I copied over from Orazio Gentileschi: that's available in full with just this painting as its bookcover where Caccini is mentioned not once). And the assertion was made with a citation that didn't verify. I've seen it said by purist content creators that that is THE cardinal sin in Wikipedia, worse even than being a sock (ugh the nasty, smelly things). 138.199.74.80 (talk) 03:18, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
    I have traced the origin of the attribution to the Dutch wikipedia here. As I pointed out on the Talk page of the article it was queried on the internet here. Can we now have Hafspajen's explanation please? As a matter of good faith he needs to provide one. 138.199.74.80 (talk) 04:47, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support sharp clear image of a noted musician. The caption itself needs a little tidying up for spellchecking-'father' for 'fater','and' for 'an' and would 'musicians' be preferable to 'musicants'(I'm not familiar with that word).And as for Belle lurking about waiting to strike,was she doing it the other night? SOMETHING was rustling about behind the dustbins.I assumed it was next door's cat.I'm keeping a wary eye on that hedge now... Lemon martini (talk) 00:17, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
    The cat's my sidekick. You're on my list, Lemon martini, you're on my list. Belle (talk) 01:12, 5 August 2015 (UTC)



Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Aug 2015 at 20:18:05 (UTC)

Original – Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) on top of Jance hill (800 m), Slovenia. Size of flower is around 3×3 cm.
Reason
good quality, 9 macro photos stacked
Articles in which this image appears
Achillea millefolium
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominatorPetarM (talk) 20:18, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Edges of petals strike me as oversharpened. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:31, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment No sharpening, its very natural together with tonality. --PetarM (talk) 06:36, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Not sure I've ever seen anything this sharp come out naturally. I have tagged a concerning area for you to look at. The quality is otherwise excellent, however. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:41, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I saw it, and i uplodaded original photo which took that part (bottom edge and a bit upper part). https://www.flickr.com/photos/mile_risto/20245665712/sizes/o/ --PetarM (talk) 10:27, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Alborzagros you wont be able to enjoy that anyway, its not Hipeastrum where stemas are big like each flower here and even more. Do you realize what size are you looking at ? --PetarM (talk) 12:32, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support It's a pity there are no photos of the plant in the article as it has a quite pretty form, but this is a very good close up of the flower heads. Belle (talk) 01:52, 5 August 2015 (UTC)



Pretty Nose[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Aug 2015 at 14:55:00 (UTC)

Original – Native American woman war chief Pretty Nose, who participated in the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. Photographed in 1879, she is wearing cloth dress with woven cloth belt and buffalo robe, as well as earrings, bracelet, rings and necklace.
Reason
Good quality for a 1870s photo. An interesting tidbit: while she fought against United States, her grandson served in the US military and she witnessed his return from Korean War, aged 101.
Articles in which this image appears
Pretty Nose, History of Montana, Battle of the Little Bighorn
FP category for this image
People/Traditional dress or People/Military
Creator
Laton Alton Huffman
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 14:55, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – I think I'm in love. Sca (talk) 23:28, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Technically it's good for its age, but shouldn't we standardize whether or not we show the edges of the photograph? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:32, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
    • I left the edges for better EV during restoration, but wouldn't oppose their slight cropping. Brandmeistertalk 07:56, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
      • I ask because the bottom edge is already cropped straight. I could probably find time to crop the image later. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:01, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 08:31, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support HQ + EV Alborzagros (talk) 10:32, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:04, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



MH-53J Pave Low[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Aug 2015 at 03:33:03 (UTC)

Original – A MH-53 Pave Low from the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida
Reason
Pictured here is a Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low helicopter of the 20th Special Operations Squadron on maneuvers stateside. Its an interesting image of a now retired heavy lift helicopter, and its reasonably large enough that I figured to give it a shot here at FPC for a star.
Articles in which this image appears
Sikorsky MH-53
FP category for this image
Probably War
Creator
U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Andy M. Kin
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 03:33, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Blades are cropped off. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:35, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • ...yeah. Like I said, reasonably large enough, but there is room for improvement (lol; sorry, couldn't type that with a straight face :-) TomStar81 (Talk) 03:37, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – IMO, all helicopters are ugly. Face-confused.svg Sca (talk) 20:24, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Blades cut off, but also focus very soft on front of the beautiful machine... :P Oh and well below minimum spec?! gazhiley 09:56, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Below 1500*1500 in size. Alborzagros (talk) 10:31, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Marian Dawkins[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Aug 2015 at 00:40:07 (UTC)

Alt – Headshot.
Reason
High quality image of a notable person. Good to have more featured content about women scientists.
Articles in which this image appears
Marian Dawkins +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Royal Society
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:40, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. I'm a bit torn on this one. It's technically excellent as a basic portrait, but compositionally it's very average and she looks quite awkward. I really think the photographer should have gone for more of a head shot or gone a bit wider with a more characterful standing pose. I'm far from an expert portrait shooter but I'd never ask someone to stand arms by their side looking like a deer in headlights. ;-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 01:27, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
    • Overall I'm not too keen on most of the Royal Society portraits (same reason, basically... that and the blatant dust spots a lot have) but this one turned out okay. There's resolution to make a crop, so I'll try a standard headshot crop. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:24, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support cropped Hafspajen (talk) 15:11, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support croppedJobas (talk) 08:33, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Prefer alt as per my above comments about the composition of the original. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 08:49, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
    • (Don't think you've supported; is this a comment only, or ...?) — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:29, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
      • Oops, that was an implied support, but I'll make it official. Support with preference for alt. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 01:25, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support cropped Alborzagros (talk) 10:28, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Aug 2015 at 20:39:19 (UTC)

Reason
Painting by notable impressionist artist Claude Monet of his wife and their son, now exhibited at at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Articles in which this image appears
Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son, Impressionism, Oil painting, and just added to Claude Monet and Camille Doncieux
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Claude Monet
  • Support as nominatorPine 20:39, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Wonderful painting and great quality file. P. S. Burton (talk) 21:31, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – To my untrained eye there's something rather congested about this fairly early Monet composition, which in an art-history sense may make it more interesting. Sca (talk) 21:57, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support –Very good, a famous painting. Nice green shadows and all that. Coloured shadows, Sca, you remember...? Hafspajen (talk) 00:25, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:32, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --PetarM (talk) 15:25, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 08:34, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Alborzagros (talk) 10:27, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I was going to nominate this (until Chris destroyed my confidence and hopes and dreams by dissing my last two nominations :P) Belle (talk) 13:21, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
    • Wouldn't have had anything bad to say about this one.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 16:20, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:05, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Danseuse au café[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Aug 2015 at 20:15:13 (UTC)

OriginalDanseuse au café (Dancer in a café), an 1912 work of cubist art by Jean Metzinger
Reason
Danseuse au café (Dancer in a café) is a notable work of cubist art. It was painted by Jean Metzinger in 1912 and was controversial at the time. Today it is exhibited at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.
Articles in which this image appears
Dancer in a café, Jean Metzinger, List of works by Jean Metzinger, History of painting, Albright–Knox Art Gallery and Femme à l'Éventail
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jean Metzinger
  • Support as nominatorPine 20:15, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Scan is a little on the low side for resolution, but it looks good. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:33, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I am not too happy with that frame thing, if it can be cropped out - it's good. But we have no cubists, so we need some. It's not a bad painting. Hafspajen (talk) 15:10, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nice example of cubism and lighting. Brandmeistertalk 19:07, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 08:35, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Very good. Alborzagros (talk) 10:26, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:05, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Gold 20-stater of Eucratides[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Aug 2015 at 19:12:21 (UTC)

Original – Gold 20-stater of Eucratides
Reason
The largest gold coin ever minted in Antiquity, good quality picture, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Eucratides I, Bactria, Greco-Bactrian Kingdom
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Eucratides I / National Library of France, montage by Yann
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 19:12, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 19:20, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment -- The image is high quality but the background is very dirty. Can it be cleaned up a bit?--Godot13 (talk) 21:26, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Comment – Primary EV would be numismatic. Target article's text doesn't discuss this coin; description of it confined to infobox (and taken from Commons file description). Perhaps more info could be gleaned from the French WP entry? (Je ne parle....) Sca (talk) 22:09, 1 August 2015 (UTC)



Annika Beck[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Aug 2015 at 23:24:07 (UTC)

Original – German tennis player Annika Beck competing in the second round of the 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying Tournament at the Bank of England Sports Grounds in Roehampton, England.
Reason
High quality tennis action shot
Articles in which this image appears
Annika Beck
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
David Iliff
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:24, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Great picture. Yann (talk) 08:14, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Thanks for the nomination. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:40, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 19:22, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support-- DreamSparrow Chat 20:17, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. While I don't really like that her hand is partially obscuring her face, it is still a good action shot. Rreagan007 (talk) 20:18, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Alborzagros (talk) 10:23, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:06, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Sameer Khan (fashion choreographer)[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Aug 2015 at 03:13:32 (UTC)

Reason
Good quality, EV and composition.
Articles in which this image appears
Sameer Khan
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Augustus Binu
  • Support as nominatorDreamSparrow Chat 03:13, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Is it worth removing the white specks on his black shirt? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:05, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Good. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:40, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose staged photo that reveals nothing about the subject's personality or occupation for which is notable. No significant EV. --ELEKHHT 00:37, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - It does reveal it alright, he is in fashion. Article say "Indian fashion choreographer, contest trainer and model "... I could tell imediatelly the guy has style and elegance, probably a filmstar or fashion. The Fab Five would have giving him a high score... :) about EV, it's a lead pic... more than this one can't ask for. Hafspajen (talk) 01:02, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 19:23, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 20:20, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose No significant EV. -Alborzagros (talk) 10:22, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
    • How so? Is the physical appearance of a subject not of value in and of itself? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 16:21, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
      • ELEKHH & Alborzagros, the article is about a person and the photograph is of that person. I don't think we can strictly illustrate the profession of the person with a photograph unless he is an athlete, performer etc.. Hafspajen also explained it in a better way. You may kindly have a look at this, it does not show that he is the President but a good portrait, the same way this nomination was made. Hope you are convinced and would reconsider your vote. DreamSparrow Chat 18:29, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
        • I consistently opposed FPC images like this (example), not only because of lack of EV but also because I think they are not entirely consistent with WP:NPOV. The same way we don't feature articles with promotional text, we shouldn't feature promotional staged images. The Obama example (not promoted) is marginally better as at least has the flag in the background providing some context. --ELEKHHT 22:55, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
          • ELEKHH, you mean to say this is marginally better because of the flag background ? Then how would you consider these 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, are they having significant EV ? My only concern is, its very difficult to get a good portrait of these kind of people since they will be covered with a lot of people when they are in a public meeting, at least the effort we put would be considered right ? DreamSparrow Chat 05:40, 5 August 2015 (UTC)



Aidan Gillen[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 22:35:55 (UTC)

Original – Black-and-white 2010 head shot of Irish actor Aidan Gillen
Reason
This high quality head shot of the Irish actor Aidan Gillen was uploaded by User:Wadey, and has kindly been released through the OTRS.
Articles in which this image appears
Aidan Gillen (lead image)
FP category for this image
People/Entertainment
Creator
Aidan Gillen



Switzerland (Swiss National Bank) – Five Francs (1914)[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 20:31:38 (UTC)

Original – Five Swiss franc note (1914). Second issue by the Swiss National Bank, and contains multilingual bank title and denomination. The portrait depicts William Tell (based on Richard Kissling’s monument in Altdorf, Switzerland), with the Rütli Mountain in the distance. Issued 1 August 1914, the note bears the engraved signatures of K. Bornhauser (Chief Cashier), Johann-Daniel Hirter (President of the Swiss National Bank Council), and August Burckhardt (Board member).
Reason
High quality, high EV, very choice condition. This multilingual titled and denominated 5 Swiss Franc note was part of the second issue from the Swiss National Bank.
Articles in which this image appears
Swiss franc, Swiss National Bank
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Swiss National Bank
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 20:31, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:03, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 17:10, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 17:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Pretty if one is looking closely... elegant. Hafspajen (talk) 15:03, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Hafspajen- Glad to see you more active again...--Godot13 (talk) 18:40, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Flag of Sweden.svg
There's life in the ol' Swede yet! Sca (talk) 23:39, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 19:24, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support High quality and much EV. Alborzagros (talk) 10:05, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:06, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Panicle of Polypogon monspeliensis[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 08:53:13 (UTC)

Original – Panicle of Polypogon monspeliensis
Polypogon monspeliensis commonly known as annual beard-grass or annual rabbitsfoot grass, is a species of grass. It is native to southern Europe, but it can be found today throughout the world as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed.
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Polypogon monspeliensis
FP category for this image
Creator
Morray
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 08:53, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. A bit noisy in the background and the article could do with a bit of filling out, but otherwise a very interesting and well taken shot. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:42, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 08:17, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 19:24, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Pine 23:16, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:07, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Black-tailed godwit[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 08:42:49 (UTC)

OriginalBlack-tailed godwit is a large, long-legged, long-billed shorebird first described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1758. It is a member of the Limosa genus, the godwits. There are three subspecies, all with orange head, neck and chest in breeding plumage and dull grey-brown winter coloration, and distinctive black and white wingbar at all times.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Black-tailed godwit
FP category for this image
Creator
Merops
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 08:42, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support - Overall very strong, but part of the foot is blocked by a wooden beam. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:09, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Dэя-Бøяg 23:19, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. It is a shame that the food is slightly obscured but only a minor issue. Otherwise a very good candidate. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:43, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- I think it is sharp, clear, captivating and pretty, overall. Sharper than many. Hafspajen (talk) 01:04, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Jee 02:31, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 08:16, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. That beam is a little distracting, but the bird is nice and sharp, and I like the background. —Bruce1eetalk 08:58, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 19:26, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:07, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Rock ptarmigan on Mount Tsubakuro[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 07:44:36 (UTC)

OriginalRock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta japonica) in summer plumage on Mount Tsubakuro, Japan.
Reason
High resolution, good quality picture with high EV of a rock ptarmigan showing its summer plumage on Mount Tsubakuro, Japan. These birds change their camouflage seasonally, from white in winter to brown in summer.
Articles in which this image appears
Rock ptarmigan
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Daisuke Tashiro
  • Support as nominator – —Bruce1eetalk 07:44, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support High quality and much EV. Alborzagros (talk) 08:28, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Not normally a fan of pictures of subjects with this sort of backdrop ie interesting to the point of potential distraction, but in this case it helps the EV of the bird as it has similar coloured feathers to the rocks on the left, and demonstrates a certain level of camoflage. Technically good picture IMO... gazhiley 08:49, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportHafspajen (talk) 15:05, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support An excellent shot, well done showing the camouflage and a natural habitat. SkywalkerPL (talk) 21:18, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 03:21, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:58, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Dэя-Бøяg 23:18, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 19:26, 1 August 2015 (UTC)



Japanese macaque juvenile yawning[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2015 at 07:23:44 (UTC)

OriginalJapanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) juvenile yawning at the Jigokudani Monkey Park, Nagano, Japan
Reason
High resolution, good quality picture with high EV of a Japanese macaque juvenile, illustrating animal yawning.
Articles in which this image appears
Japanese macaque, Yawn
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Daisuke Tashiro
  • Support as nominator – —Bruce1eetalk 07:23, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Ill-framing or bad-cropping at top. Alborzagros (talk) 08:25, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I agree with Alborzagros - subject cut off at the top... gazhiley 08:50, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. I can forgive the cropping. 109.151.63.129 (talk) 20:51, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Cropping. Shame, cause otherwise everything seems to be about right with that shot. Should be easy Quality Image badge, but we need a bit better for Featured. SkywalkerPL (talk) 21:34, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Meh... Sca (talk) 23:42, 2 August 2015 (UTC)



Shearing the rams[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Aug 2015 at 12:17:43 (UTC)

Original – As the early settlements grew into established cities and towns, the bush life that colonial settlers were living became a symbol of the nation's identity, an uniquely Australian way of living and a part of the national heritage. Art critics of the time said of the painting: "...the best illustration which has yet been given of one of the most characteristic scenes of Australian life" [The Argus 31st May 1890], and another declared that ..."Shearing the Rams is a work by which Mr. Roberts name will always be remembered" [Table Talk 30th May, 1890].
Reason
A good scan, EV, interesting theme and a famous painting, was widely regarded as an iconic depiction of a strong masculine labor (details). Not many Australian art FP so far. Australian painter Tom Roberts (1856 – 1931), was an influential member of the Australian art movement called Heidelberg School.why Heidelberg?The painting is depicting sheep shearers, described as "the most characteristic and picturesque of the shearers and rouseabouts". He painted many of Australia's early colonists, pioneer settlers, rural labour, shearers, swagmen and mountain horsemen; fighting with the hardships of the rough environment.
Articles in which this image appears
Shearing the Rams, (own article) Tom Roberts, Click Go the Shears, National Gallery of Victoria, Culture of Australia, Shearing shed, The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company, Sheep shearing, Australian art, Brocklesby, New South Wales, Heidelberg School, History of Australia (1851–1900), Riverina
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Tom Roberts
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 12:17, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment My colour-blindness makes me ill-suited to pass comment on a scan, but I can address the nominator's comment above "Why Heidelberg" — the movement was named after Heidelberg, Victoria, the locality near Melbourne where many of the artists camped and painted en plein air. Heidelberg, Victoria was, of course, named after Heidelberg in Germany. I prefer the name "Australian impressionism" for the movement as it is more descriptive, more inclusive (many associated works were painted elsewhere by artists with no direct ties to Heidelberg, Victoria) and less confusing for non-Australians. Very pleased to see this nomination, however. -- Mattinbgn (talk) 00:29, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oh, thanks, that explains it. The colours are fine, very soft and poetic, by the way, especially in the foreground, Mattinbgn. Hafspajen (talk) 00:33, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – very nice scan of interesting painting; provides plenty of EV, especially from the informative article on the painting itself. SagaciousPhil - Chat 11:58, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Fantastic scan. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:08, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 17:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. It is indeed a very iconic Australian painting, and I'm glad to see we have a high quality scan of it. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:46, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Great painting. Alborzagros (talk) 10:02, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 14:08, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Crab (Pachygrapsus marmoratus) on Istrian coast[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2015 at 20:03:58 (UTC)

Original – Crab (Pachygrapsus marmoratus) on Istrian coast, Adriatic sea
Reason
good quality, previous FP version isn't of alive specie
Articles in which this image appears
Pachygrapsus marmoratus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Crustaceans
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominatorPetarM (talk) 20:03, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice detail. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:35, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support . The DOF is a little shallow, but I think that's quite acceptable here. —Bruce1eetalk 05:34, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Support Halo'd along entire top line of the body, but not enough of a distraction to oppose. Detail on subject is good. gazhiley 09:16, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Dэя-Бøяg 04:11, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- DreamSparrow Chat 03:21, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Hafspajen (talk) 00:26, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nice Alborzagros (talk) 10:01, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Otello Act I set design model[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2015 at 07:11:56 (UTC)

OriginalSet design for an early performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Otello in Paris.
Reason
I like this design because it reminds me of stages I've acted on. It mixes practicality with attractiveness, and thus can illustrate not only the opera, but set design itself. Also, it's a stage design for a Victorian opera performance that we have in enough detail that we could reconstruct it today. That's actually really awesome. I went with the wider design, though I can prove an alt (from Gallica - they have a zoomed-in photo) if desired. They have a LOT of photos of this.
Articles in which this image appears
In no particular order: Scenic design, Theatrical scenery, Otello
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Marcel Jambon
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 07:11, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - How is the photograph itself PD? The photograph is clearly recent; a 100 y.o. photograph would not be able to pick up this much color detail. This is not a 2D image, so PD-Art doesn't apply. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:25, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
    • @Crisco 1492: As I at least tried to say on the image page, the library itself declares this image public domain, so PD by release. I checked on Commons about this, and that does appear to be the general opinion. If you can phrase that better, please do. Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:37, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I've made the notice more eye catching. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:42, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Interesting and unusual...--Godot13 (talk) 04:24, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- DreamSparrow Chat 03:22, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ____ Alborzagros (talk) 10:01, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support shouldn't the photo be dated though as well as the model? Belle (talk) 13:14, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Limosa harlequin frog[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2015 at 06:41:28 (UTC)

Original – Female limosa harlequin frog (Atelopus limosus) looking for a mate, Panama.
Reason
High resolution, good quality picture with high EV of a female limosa harlequin frog showing the female's characteristic red or orange belly.
Articles in which this image appears
Limosa harlequin frog
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Amphibians
Creator
Brian Gratwicke
  • Support as nominator – —Bruce1eetalk 06:41, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Could be cropped some more bottom and right side. --PetarM (talk) 20:13, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Seems a tad noisy in places, but subject is well captured. Love the "glowing" toes! Almost alien... gazhiley 09:17, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Samsara 19:54, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ____ Alborzagros (talk) 10:00, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support she might getting ready for a board meeting though; I'm sure her entire life doesn't revolve around looking for a mate and having children; she's a frog though so maybe it does. Belle (talk) 12:54, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Italian States, Piacenza, 2 Doppie (1626)[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2015 at 05:52:51 (UTC)

OriginalItalian States, Piacenza, two gold doppie (1626), depicting Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma.
Reason
High quality image, high EV, excellent condition.
Articles in which these images appear
Piacenza, Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Duchy of Parma (coin), National Numismatic Collection (image).
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 05:52, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Great picture of an attractive coin. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:58, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 11:46, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - like theses coins, doubloons... Isn't this one supposed to look Whydah-gold.jpgfor when searching for treasures?Pyle pirates burying2.jpg Hafspajen (talk) 12:19, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I'll have to look for some good sunken treasure doubloons...--Godot13 (talk) 04:27, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Alborzagros (talk) 13:07, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:28, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:56, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Doesn't the wolf look worried though? Belle (talk) 12:51, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent condition for a 400 year old coin. The wolf and the Duke appear to be indulging in a staring contest for some reason... Lemon martini (talk) 00:07, 5 August 2015 (UTC)



Nicholas Lanier[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2015 at 23:51:11 (UTC)

OriginalNicholas Lanier was the court musician and composer in the service of King Charles I and Charles II. He was also a singer, lutenist, scenographer and a painter himself. Van Dyck’s portraits range intimate works to grand, monumental portraits. The artist’s portrait gallery is a real document of his time, and presents us with a living image of the artist’s contemporaries.
Reason
Good painting, good painter, nice details. Nicholas Lanier was an English composer; the very first to hold the title of Master of the King's Music (k) from 1625 to 1666, of the total 21 people who ever had it. The title is still in use, as Master of the Queen's Music, today. It was Lanier who, when this portrait was painted by the Flemish painter van Dyck, convinced the King to bring Van Dyck to England, where he became the leading court painter.
Articles in which this image appears
Nicholas Lanier +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Anthony van Dyck
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 23:51, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:42, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice image, good EV in the article.--Godot13 (talk) 04:50, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 11:46, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:28, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:56, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ____ Alborzagros (talk) 10:00, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Nice reproduction but it looks like Van Dyck hadn't reached his peak of painting right arms at this point. Lanier's shoulder is about two feet away from his neck and then there is a strange skew in his upper arm before it meets his Popeyesque forearm; there does seem to be a line in the wall indicating where the shoulder should be though; weird. Belle (talk) 13:07, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



The Kiss (Munch)[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2015 at 23:30:32 (UTC)

OriginalThe Kiss by Edvard Munch, an 1897 realization of the motif of two people kissing each other. In this oil painting on canvas, their bodies merge, fuse to become one, which has been interpreted as symbolizing both unity and a loss of identity.
Reason
High quality scan of this interesting painting. A symbolist painting, with a dreamy quality representing one of Munch primary motif, a couple kissing, painted with fluid brushstokes, almost entirely held in dark colors, except for the small silvery triangle of the window.
Articles in which this image appears
The Kiss (Munch) +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Edvard Munch
  • Support as co-nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:30, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as co-nominator In my opinion, the painting has a certain sinister atmosphere, thanks to the dark coloring and the lack of the peoples identity, comparable with The scream... –Hafspajen (talk) 23:48, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - per Hafspajen.--Godot13 (talk) 04:51, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 11:45, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. It doesn't/shouldn't affect my vote, but I actually like this one. Josh Milburn (talk) 12:20, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Although the painter artistically drew vague faces in the painting, the French kiss and its posture have given me some particular and excellent feeling. Alborzagros (talk) 11:52, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:28, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:55, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support That's how I kiss; let's merge our faceless heads; so romantic. Belle (talk) 12:47, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



European green toad[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2015 at 13:53:15 (UTC)

OriginalEuropean green toad is a toad found in mainland Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
European green toad
FP category for this image
Creator
Richard Bartz
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 13:53, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Great shot, but what's with the vertical orientation? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:55, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I went ahead and placed the featured crop in the main article, I think it's much better than the strange vertical orientation. Which means I would have to oppose this nomination as the crop is already featured. Mattximus (talk) 21:34, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Mattximus. We've already got an FP from this very image. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:40, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment It is Bufotes balearicus per our early analysis and the confusion is due to a syn. Bufo viridis balearicus [1]. It may be nice to ask for an expert opinion. Jee 14:33, 27 July 2015 (UTC)



Borgund Stave Church[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2015 at 13:45:28 (UTC)

OriginalBorgund Stave Church in Lærdalen in Lærdal municipality, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway in June 2013.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Borgund Stave Church
FP category for this image
Creator
Ximonic
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 13:45, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Support - It's very nice, but there's something that strikes me as... off. As if the church is leaning every which way. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:00, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – The article says the original structure dates from the early 13th century, so maybe in 750 years some wood warped & parts began to lean this way & that? (Built with wooden 'nails' too!) Sca (talk) 15:26, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Shouldn't the featured picture be the lead in an article? Why feature an image that's randomly placed in the text? Mattximus (talk) 21:35, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
    • There's no requirement for an image to be in the lead, but I agree that this one is better and have switched their places. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:45, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:59, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Question Can we get confirmation somehow that this image is 100% correct? I agree withChris Woodrich that something seems off perspective wise. For me, the centre part (below the final spire) seems to be suffering an almost "fish-eye" effect, and certainly seems to be leaning heavily to the left of the building (from our viewpoint), whereas the rest of the building (base and spire) seems to be fairly verticle. If this is how it is then I'll happily Support as the detail is excellent... gazhiley 09:31, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Must admit it does look a bit cockeyed, but it's very old for wood. Maybe we could ask that honorary Norwegian Hafspajen for an opinion? Sca (talk) 16:00, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • As far as I remember the building is straight. Not leaning at all. [Check here]. Hafspajen (talk) 16:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Judging from other pics on Commons, the building does appear to have some lean to it, at least near top cupola, but there are so many planes and angles, from different vantage points, it's difficult to judge. Sca (talk) 16:34, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Pix on Flickr generally seem to show less leaning, so I guess there may be some grounds for questioning this nom. Sca (talk) 16:45, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Safe to summise from this conversation then that there is some perspective issues and problems? gazhiley 07:46, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
You be the judge. (Or maybe Điliff)?? Sca (talk) 14:08, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
It's hard to know. I suspect that perhaps some of the perceived distortion/leaning is because of the angle of view. It was taken at 15mm (with a crop sensor camera, so equivalent to 24mm full frame). It looks like the horizon is also the centre point (roughly), so there shouldn't be any leaning induced by the perspective (which you would get if the camera was tilted up or down relative to the horizon). I can't imagine why the photographer would want to introduce a lean that wasn't in the photo to begin with and all 'known verticals' in the image like lamp posts and power lines are roughly vertical, so I'd have to conclude that the building really is leaning in a variety of directions like that, perhaps exacerbated by the angle of view, potential for barrel distortion of the wide angle lens (which has an effect similar to fisheye) and position of the camera relative to the building. It wouldn't be too surprising to me if it did have a lot of quirky leans, as it's an old wooden building. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:03, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:29, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support High quality, good perspective, good lighting, details in both: shadows and highlights, even corner sharpness seems to be OK. SkywalkerPL (talk) 21:30, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 17:20, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 20:21, 1 August 2015 (UTC)


A beggar in Tehran, Iran - 1880's[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2015 at 13:40:06 (UTC)

Original – A beggar in Tehran, Iran - 1880's by Iranian photographer Antoin Sevruguin.
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Antoin Sevruguin
FP category for this image
Creator
Antoin Sevruguin
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 13:40, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - The EV is not clear as it is buried in a gallery. Are there any other pages this is found in? If not, I'm not sure about the encyclopedic value of the image. Mattximus (talk) 13:49, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
The picture has anthropological and cultural value and historic though. Alborzagros (talk) 13:56, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
This is true, but it requires encyclopaedic content to match. In a traditional encyclopaedia you would not see this picture unless there is something written about it. The way it stands it's illustrating an example from a photographer, buried in a gallery. Which is why I question the EV, not the historic value of the image. Mattximus (talk) 21:38, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I've added the image to begging. Conditional support assuming the image stays there. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:58, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose I probably see compression artifacts on his face and in some other places, 700 KB is somewhat small for this. Brandmeistertalk 13:45, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Rainbow unicorn (talk) 02:14, 5 August 2015 (UTC)



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Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex[edit]

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Original – The winding tower of shaft 12 with inscription Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex as World Heritage Site has become a well-known symbol of Essen in Germany and the whole Ruhr area.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex and + 8 more
FP category for this image
Creator
Der Wolf im Wald
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 04:12, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support' - Gosh, that's a World Heritage Site. Looks good, a giant file. Hafspajen (talk) 12:49, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Dramatic lighting, historical EV fairly well explained by target article. (NOTE: Zollverein means "customs union," a term from 19th C. German history.) Sca (talk)
  • Support - Pleased that this tower has discussion in the article. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:59, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Jee 14:48, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:55, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Very clean for a coal mine. Belle (talk) 12:43, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Zeche Zollverein abends.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:29, 5 August 2015 (UTC)



Cepot[edit]

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Original – A wayang golek puppet depicting the character Cepot, a clown (punakawan) used in Sundanese versions of wayang puppetry
Reason
Useful depiction of both the character and the medium (wayang golek)
Articles in which this image appears
Cepot, wayang
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
 — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:20, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:20, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Bad background. Alborzagros (talk) 14:04, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
    • What background? What would you change? A plain "nothingness" like this makes it easier for reusers.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:41, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, but this is extreme case of alcohol flush reaction. Brandmeistertalk 20:51, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support On account of a high quality image, but the EV is very small, since it's primary article is a stub that is not very well written. Mattximus (talk) 21:41, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 11:45, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – nice image, although the article is a stub it does scrape sufficient EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 11:14, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:55, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Mother! (sorry, mum). Belle (talk) 12:40, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Cepot in wayang golek form, 2015-05-14 03.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:21, 5 August 2015 (UTC)



Persian Silk Brocade.[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Aug 2015 at 07:20:24 (UTC)

Original – Persian Silk Brocade, Brocade weaver: Master Seyyed Hossein Mozhgani. 1974 A.D. the Ministry of Culture and Art. Honarhaye Ziba workshop. There is Persian motif on textile.
Reason
High Quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Brocade, Motif (visual arts), The Dressmaker (Ham novel)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Sialkgraph
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 07:20, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 08:29, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - One side is under the minimum. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:01, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • What do you mean? which side? minimum of what? Alborzagros (talk) 12:54, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Criteria for nomination is minimum 1500 X 1500 pixels. This is 2,000 × 1,379 therefore 1 of the sides is below minimum res. gazhiley 14:48, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I relinquish this nomination. Alborzagros (talk) 09:54, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:56, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Charles Darwin (age 33) and his eldest son William Erasmus Darwin[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Aug 2015 at 13:56:03 (UTC)

Original – Charles Darwin (age 33) and his eldest son William Erasmus Darwin
Reason
A real historic picture (from 173 years ago)
Articles in which this image appears
William Erasmus Darwin, Charles Darwin, and Portraits of Charles Darwin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Unknown
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 13:56, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Very interesting photograph! But alas, well under the minimum resolution. Mattximus (talk) 02:10, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - unfortunately. Scanned from a printed page, raster screen very visible. (PS: Aardman Animation got him pretty portrait-like in "Pirates!") --Janke | Talk 06:36, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
    I relinquish this nomination. Alborzagros (talk) 09:52, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:52, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



A Woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Charles Darwin, published by John G. Murdoch[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Aug 2015 at 14:00:58 (UTC)

Original – A Woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Charles Darwin, published by John G. Murdoch - possibly 1874
Reason
A real historic picture
Articles in which this image appears
Portraits of Charles Darwin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
John G. Murdoch
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 14:00, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Nice picture, but the resolution is too low, under the minimum 1500px. Mattximus (talk) 02:07, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
    I relinquish this nomination. Alborzagros (talk) 09:54, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:45, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Apollo 11 in popular culture[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 4 Aug 2015 at 04:34:52 (UTC)

Original – The front page of The Washington Post on July 21st, 1969, and an interested reader.
Reason
An illustration of popular interest in Apollo 11 which is the lede image for the relevant Wikipedia article. The photo itself has an interesting story. User:CarolSpears User:Rufus330Ci says, "This is a picture of my mother holding the Washington News Paper on Monday, July 21st 1969 stating 'The Eagle Has Landed. Two Men Walk on the Moon'. The photo was taken by my grandfather." The picture is already featured on Commons.
(Comment) Purely for the record, it seems that the person saying "This is a picture of my mother ..." was not User:CarolSpears but User:Rufus330Ci. See the original upload here. 86.183.128.190 (talk) 20:41, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Fixed, thank you. --Pine 22:42, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Articles in which this image appears
Apollo 11 in popular culture (lede image), Apollo 11, Culture of the United States, The Washington Post
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Understanding
Creator
Jack Weir (1928-2005), original upload by User:Rufus330Ci, edited by CarolSpears.
  • Support as nominatorPine 04:34, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I don't suffer from copyright paranoia, just wonder whether The Washington Post here is copyrighted and as such might be a derivative work. Brandmeistertalk 07:34, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
    • What part of that paper is copyrighted would probably be de minimis. Both images are PD-NASA, and the text of the article is illegible even at full resolution. The logo is PD-Text... only thing left is the headlines, and that's definitely de minimis. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:38, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
    • (Appears the same arguments were put forth here) — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:41, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great image. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:38, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Cool capture – from the last days in which newspapers still contained news. (The old journalist in me asks, should we could we identify the subject? Name would lend authenticity.) Sca (talk) 14:40, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose Looks a bit too posed and stilted for my taste... --87.92.20.53 (talk) 17:06, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Per the FPC rules, "anonymous votes are generally disregarded" and "only [users] who have been on Wikipedia for 25 days and with at least 100 edits will be included in the numerical count." As such, I have stricken your !vote. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:01, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes, but also note that good-faith comments from IPs are welcome even if they cannot vote. I think that one IP commentator eventually converted to a registered user awhile back after a series of good interactions with the community here. (: --Pine 02:36, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Hence why the comments were not stricken out. Comments are fine. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:47, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oops, it was me! I didn't realize I wasn't logged in. My Weak Oppose stands. --Janke | Talk 06:25, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Captivating and evocative image. 109.153.226.6 (talk) 19:29, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yes, the girl did tilt the paper, but if she hadn't you wouldn't be able to tell what she was reading. And it's not like she's pretending to read it, she seems interested. Rainbow unicorn (talk) 20:01, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
She looks like she just got outta bed, or maybe she just had her Fruit Loops – posed perhaps, but doesn't look stilted to me. Sca (talk) 21:48, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Historically relevent image, and one I've seen on many occasions and love. gazhiley 09:34, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:31, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Dэя-Бøяg 04:13, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --PetarM (talk) 10:27, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Good and historically important. —Bruce1eetalk 08:56, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Land on the Moon 7 21 1969-repair.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:40, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Don Carlo[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Aug 2015 at 23:57:58 (UTC)

Original – Act IV, Scene III [I have no idea what the scene divisions are meant to be] in the 1884 Milan version of Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo
Reason
An authentic, contemporary... I think poster; it's about 8.5 x 11" (27.5 x 21,5 cm) - of the première of the Milan version of Don Carlo. Coloured in the slightly slapdash way ephemera often was, but it's mostly pretty good; floor could be better, but... y'know, authenticity forbids.
Articles in which this image appears
Don Carlos
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Culture,_entertainment,_and_lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Carlo Cornaglia (artist) and Giuseppe Barberis (engraver); restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Giuseppe Barberis - Carlo Cornaglia - Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo at La Scala.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:00, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Frederik Sødring[edit]

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Original – A portrait of the Danish landscape artist Frederik Sødring, completed in 1832 by Christen Købke
Reason
High quality scan of a good painting showing a notable artist. Previous nomination fell one short.
Articles in which this image appears
Frederik Sødring +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Christen Købke
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:35, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - A good Danish artist. Hafspajen (talk) 00:03, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - per nom. Mattximus (talk) 21:42, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 11:44, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:32, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Excellent scan backed up by sufficient EV - apparently this portrait was described by an art historian as the "most beautiful painting of Denmark's Golden Age". SagaciousPhil - Chat 11:10, 29 July 2015 (UTC) Simply copy/pasted my comment from previous nom as my opinion hasn't changed.
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:54, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - quite a fine piece --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:00, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Portrait of the landscape painter Frederik Sødring - Christen Købke - Google Cultural Institute.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:58, 3 August 2015 (UTC)



Uncle Lubin in his flying machine[edit]

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Original – Uncle Lubin in his flying machine by W. Heath Robinson (1902). Uncle Lubin has many adventures while searching for his little nephew including tangling with a sea monster and travelling to the moon; then again, who hasn't done that?
Reason
W. Heath Robinson is the British Rube Goldberg but as well as outlandish devices for accomplishing everyday tasks he also wrote and illustrated some children's book of which The Adventures of Uncle Lubin is my favourite. This is picture is probably the best for showing Uncle Lubin himself, but maybe one day some brave person will nominate the whole set of illustrations from Uncle Lupin as they are all fantastic (in both senses of the word)
Articles in which this image appears
Just W. Heath Robinson at the moment; Chris Woodrich will no doubt try to bully me into doing an article on the book and I'm easily bullied.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Literary illustrations
Creator
W. Heath Robinson
  • Support as nominatorBelle (talk) 16:44, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Sadly I must oppose owing to harsh JPG artefacting, as well as poor sourcing ("books" doesn't help much").23:26, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I can't see any JPG artefacting... it could be a tiny bit sharper, but artefacts? Still though - I'll abstain from voting until better sourcing is provided SkywalkerPL (talk) 21:26, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Look at the area where the lines are close together. It may not be readily visible at 100%, but they are there, and causing the unsharpness in that area. 06:16, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Really, non-factor, IMHO. It's visible only in a few places and you really need to stare at 100% to see anything. SkywalkerPL (talk) 08:16, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I didn't have to stare. I saw it right away. But either way the sourcing needs to be better. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:52, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:45, 3 August 2015 (UTC)



Jashodaben Narendrabhai Modi[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Aug 2015 at 22:49:14 (UTC)

Original – Portrait of Jashodaben
Reason
I nominate this picture because it's a wonderful painting, and because I'd like to see more illustration on Wikipedia, especially portraits. You might disagree, but I invite you to judge this picture on its own merits.

I read the criteria and submit this nomination without reference to them. You of course should follow them if that's what you hold by.

Articles in which this image appears
Jashodaben Narendrabhai Modi
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Kodama Creative
  • Support as nominator. If it helps you, please edit the nomination to fit your format. – User:Matt me 22:49, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Below the minimum resolution. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:41, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - per Crisco, and also I think illustrations are only appropriate when photographs are not available for strictly encyclopaedic reasons. It may look more aesthetically pleasing but accuracy is paramount so a photograph will always win. Mattximus (talk) 02:01, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:12, 3 August 2015 (UTC)



Delist: Glaucus atlanticus[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Aug 2015 at 01:03:07 (UTC)

Reason
Only in use in the countershading article. Replaced in the species article by File:Blue dragon-glaucus atlanticus (8599051974).jpg
Articles this image appears in
Countershading
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/File:Glaucus atlanticus 1.jpg
Nominator
 — Chris Woodrich (talk)
  • Delist —  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:03, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Week Delist - looks a bit weird. Hafspajen (talk) 00:48, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak keep I like the colors on the original better than on the replacement. They can co-exist. --Pine 04:27, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
    • When one's not in the article, that's not co-existing — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:35, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep The original is still in the countershading article, but now that I look more closely, I like the original a bit better because it's sharper, so I'm changing to full keep. If this fails, I'll replace the newer image in the article with the old, clearer version and move the other one to somewhere other than lede. --Pine 03:58, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Kept --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:16, 3 August 2015 (UTC)



Mound of Butter (Vollon)[edit]

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OriginalMound of Butter is an oil painting on canvas completed by Antoine Vollon between 1875–85. It is a still life, showing a *gasp* mound of butter. It's now housed at the National Gallery of Art
Reason
High quality scan of an interesting still life. The paintingt is counted as one of the of highlights of the National Gallery.
Articles in which this image appears
Mound of Butter (Vollon) +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Antoine Vollon

Promoted File:04.23-AntVollon-MndOfButter.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:09, 3 August 2015 (UTC)



Attila[edit]

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Original – Illustration of Giuseppe Verdi's Attila from the Illustrated London News, showing a London production in 1848.
Reason
Continuing the Verdi Image Project, this is the only good illustration we have for what is admittedly one of Verdi's minor operas.
Articles in which this image appears
Attila (opera)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Culture,_entertainment,_and_lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Uncredited; restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 14:32, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support He's a bit theatrical about it all; it's just a little knife in the heart; don't go on about it; you are supposed to be a big tough warrior. Belle (talk) 14:54, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, with two points. First, "minor" opera? Ahem. I can think of far minor-er ones in his output. Second, I'd just like to note that the only time I've seen this was on video, and I swear Odabella stabbed him in the thigh instead of the chest in the final scene. For all the difference it made. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:53, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
    • @Ser Amantio di Nicolao: Well, that depends how you're counting major and minor. Comparing it to, say, Rigoletto or Aida or La traviata, this is a minor opera, but it's certainly not an unperformable one. Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:44, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
      • Well, yes, but compared to those isn't anything a minor opera? (And yes, I realize what a can of worms I'm opening up here. Not that I care. I'm traveling - I'm outta here before anyone can respond. :-) ) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:45, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
        • I think Verdi has enough on the exalted level that - for him - a "minor opera" can be a pretty high bar. For example, Rigoletto, Il trovatore, La traviata, Un ballo in maschera, La forza del destino, Aida, Otello, Falstaff. And that's ignoring a lot of operas like Macbeth and Stiffelio that are pretty near that level of popularity. Otherwise, what would count as a minor opera for him? Un giorno? Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:50, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support A minor vote from me. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:07, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent restoration work, good EV.--Godot13 (talk) 05:00, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:33, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:53, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Illustrated London News - Giuseppe Verdi's Attila at Her Majesty's Theatre, London.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:36, 2 August 2015 (UTC)



Abolhassan Banisadr[edit]

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OriginalAbolhassan Banisadr is an Iranian politician, economist and human rights activist. He was the first President of Iran after the 1979 Iranian Revolution abolished the monarchy, serving from 4 February 1980 until he was impeached by parliament on 21 June 1981. Prior to his presidency, he was the minister of foreign affairs in the interim government.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Abolhassan Banisadr
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Christoph Braun
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 12:10, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Oppose – Thirty-five years ago Mr. Banīsadr was president for 16 months. Since then he's lived the émigré life in France. Pic is five years old. Sca (talk) 13:24, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportRainbow unicorn (talk) 20:06, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Might benefit from just slightly tighter cropping. 109.153.226.6 (talk) 21:09, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:33, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Kasir talk 09:19, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Farshid . Talk 14:55, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose ISO rating is 3,200 ! It is absolutely unnecessary and unacceptable for a studio portrait. You can see in the result large view: very noisy (extreme noise hardly let recognize the face is unsharp and only hair is on focus). Poor quality. Monfie (talk) 16:14, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
You are spliting hairs. The quality is enough and that is not too noisy to say.Alborzagros (talk) 07:04, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose smudged details, lacking sharpness... perhaps it would fulfil criteria for Quality Image, but not Featured. SkywalkerPL (talk) 21:22, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Gire 3pich2005 (talk) 14:10, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:53, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Monfie. The very high ISO setting is an inexplicable major technical error (even people who are new to high-end photography know not to do this, especially as there's no reason to do so with when using an excellent camera such as the Canon EOS 5D Mark II in a studio), and renders the photo blury at anything less than thumbnail size. As there's no offsetting strong EV (the photo shows Mr Banisadr 30 years after the end of his presidency, and 20 years after his book was published) the FP criteria clearly aren't met. Nick-D (talk) 10:38, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
    • I largely agree with you about the image quality, but I don't think this was taken in a studio. It was taken with a 300mm lens and 1/200th of a second at ISO 3200. Anything ISO significantly less than that would probably result in camera shake. My guess is that it was taken from a press gallery or something like that, as the file description says it was taken at the University of Hamburg. The EXIF data says subject distance of 6 metres. That's definitely not a studio environment. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:06, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
      • Thank you for that correction Diliff. The photographer certainly deserves full marks for composition in that case, but the image quality isn't of FP standard. Nick-D (talk) 23:11, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
      • Even if it is not in studio, it is nighter in dark cave with no flash restriction nor a high speed motorcycle which justify ISO set to more than 100.Monfie (talk) 08:04, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Having used a 60D for the past 2 years, I am impressed by the noise handling of the 5D at 3200. I'd have denoised a bit and downsampled, but the quality is there. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:34, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
    • I can tell you, that's not the native output of a 5D Mk ii at ISO 3200. Definitely there's some strong noise reduction applied in post-processing (the skin texture is a bit plasticy), but yes even so, the noise levels are much less than with a crop sensor. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 13:48, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --World Cup 2010 (talk) 05:10, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Abū l-Hasan Banīsadr IMG 2044 edit.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:14, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

  • The image has 69.23% support, which is enough for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:14, 2 August 2015 (UTC)



Men's sabre semi-finals of the 2013 World Fencing Championships[edit]

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Original – Hungary's Áron Szilágyi (L) fences against Russia's Nikolay Kovalev (R) in the men's sabre semi-finals of the 2013 World Fencing Championships at Syma Hall in Budapest, 10 August 2013
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
2013 World Fencing Championships, Fencing tactics, Nikolay Kovalev (fencer), Áron Szilágyi
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Sport
Creator
Jastrow
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 12:04, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Not as minimalist as our other fencing FP, but a very nice shot. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:54, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 14:40, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 20:50, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - a hit (the picture, not in the picture). Belle (talk) 01:41, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice...--Godot13 (talk) 01:47, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:34, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:52, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Kovalev v Szilagyi 2013 Fencing WCH SMS-IN t194135.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:05, 1 August 2015 (UTC)



Mantled guereza portrait[edit]

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Original – A mantled guereza portrait (Colobus guereza) at Lagos Zoo, Portugal.
Offering version
Reason
High resolution, good quality picture with high EV of a mantled guereza showing its facial features, including the frame of white hair and it has bushy cheek hairs.
Articles in which this image appears
Mantled guereza
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
William Warby
  • Support as nominator – —Bruce1eetalk 11:19, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - We could probably use a little more DOF, but this is a great portrait and useful for ID. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:56, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose There is ill-lighting top-right. Alborzagros (talk) 13:26, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Suggestion I offer new version to overhaul. Alborzagros (talk) 13:33, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support offering version Alborzagros (talk) 13:37, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose alternative - Alborzagros Please start a new separate nomination if you wish to nominate a completely different image. P. S. Burton (talk) 07:59, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 15:52, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:20, 1 August 2015 (UTC)



The Clouded Magpie (Abraxas sylvata), Northwestern Estonia[edit]

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Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Abraxas sylvata (Clouded Magpie)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Ivar Leidus (PAGE IN COMMONS)

Promoted File:Abraxas sylvata - Pargi-tähnikvaksik Keila.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:04, 1 August 2015 (UTC)



Kushari[edit]

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OriginalKushari is an Egyptian dish made of rice, macaroni and lentils mixed together, topped with a tomato-vinegar sauce, short pieces of spaghetti garnished with chickpeas and crispy fried onions. It dates back to the 19th century.
Reason
Nice image of an Egyptian dish that a lot of us may have never seen before. I'm interested in trying it ;)
Articles in which this image appears
Kushari
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Dina Said
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:47, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Looks good enough to eat........gazhiley 07:20, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Good enough ... AND YOU MADE ME HUNGRY. Hafspajen (talk) 10:53, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Yummmmmm..... DreamSparrow Chat 17:41, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Looks delicious!--Godot13 (talk) 01:50, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Very nicely done photograph, but I wonder if someone could identify the various ingredients in little bowls? Clockwise from top left, I'm guessing lentils, chickpeas, onions, hot sauce, tomato/vinegar, onions again? Is that correct? Josh Milburn (talk) 13:01, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Sadly, the photographer has left Commons, so I don't think she'd be easy to contact. Your order appears correct to me, but I can't be sure. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:04, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
      • The bottom left dish (the entirely red one) looks like Sweet Chilli to me - the red chilli pieces and white chilli seeds stand out - I use this sauce almost daily in my cooking so looks very familiar to me. gazhiley 09:37, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:35, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Tremonist (talk) 16:00, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Egyptian food Koshary.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:48, 31 July 2015 (UTC)



Ambroise Thomas[edit]

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OriginalAmbroise Thomas, c. 1895, wearing his Légion d'honneur medals
Reason
A fine image of a fairly important Romantic-era composer. Colours are a little odd, but appear to be the original, so I didn't touch them. I did lighten the border outside the card a little bit, but haven't tweaked colours beyond that.
Articles in which this image appears
Ambroise Thomas +6
FP category for this image
Composers seem to go into Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Wilhelm Benque, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 06:27, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Brilliant. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:44, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support but you can date that photo to after 1894 (and before 1896 obviously!) as he has the Grand Croix badge (look at me, the medal expert). Belle (talk) 09:46, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Excellent point! Thanks! I had presumed the BNF dates were as accurate as possible, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, given some of the documentation there. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:25, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support NativeForeigner Talk 14:10, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 16:36, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as per nom. Mattximus (talk) 21:18, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support- As usual, very well done.--Godot13 (talk) 01:52, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:35, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Wilhelm Benque - Photograph of Ambroise Thomas.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:28, 31 July 2015 (UTC)



Old Woman Frying Eggs[edit]

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OriginalOld Woman Frying Eggs is an oil painting on canvas by Diego Velázquez. This genre painting, showing an old woman frying eggs, is held at the Scottish National Gallery
Reason
Because you can't teach your grandmother to suck eggs, only to cook them (actually, because it's of good quality, and a good slice of life)
Articles in which this image appears
Old Woman Frying Eggs +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Diego Velázquez
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:19, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support not a big fan but undoubtedly FP material. Belle (talk) 23:31, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
    • So what don't you like, the yellows or the whites? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:50, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
      • Unfertilized; no, that's the reponse to a different egg question. Belle (talk) 00:05, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
        • Well, I do think this is no yolking matter. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:08, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • My question is — Is she frying, poaching or basting? Target article says, "The boiling pan is particularly well-captured, with its spitting oil.... (My emphasis.) Bing translates the Spanish title's verb merely as cooking. Sca (talk) 14:33, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
    Frying; Bing is wrong. Freir is to fry; cocinar to cook (other languages and cooking methods available on request). Belle (talk) 15:17, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
    Agree. Looks like frying. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:18, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
    It's that lovely Spanish frying method which is a cross between shallow and deep frying; it makes everything yummy and calorific (full of calories not heat). Belle (talk) 15:22, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Josh Milburn (talk) 16:22, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: I don't like the caption (if it is going to play any future part). Saying "This genre painting" makes it look as if there are others. Change to "The genre painting" or simply reword: ...is a genre painting in oils on canvas by Diego Velázquez. Depicting an old woman frying eggs, it is held at the Scottish National Gallery. I also wonder how many more works from the Google art project will be displayed on the front page. The images are good but so are many outside the Google field of competence.--Ipigott (talk) 18:57, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
    • The main page caption (which, considering the average queue time, we won't have to worry about until early 2017) will not be the same as the caption here. The caption here is just for FPC !voters, so that they know what the image they are reviewing is. As for the Google question: we've actually got FPs from a wide variety of sources. Among the more commons sources are the National Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the Prado in Madrid. I'm always on the lookout for museum web pages hosting high resolution files. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:36, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Ipigott (talk) 18:57, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - would support more with ham. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:00, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:35, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:VELÁZQUEZ - Vieja friendo huevos (National Galleries of Scotland, 1618. Óleo sobre lienzo, 100.5 x 119.5 cm).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:02, 31 July 2015 (UTC)



The Hegassen scroll[edit]

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PHegassen scroll
Original – The Hegassen scroll, a Japanese Japanese art scroll created during the Edo period by an unknown artist or several unknown artists. "A set of 12 "He-gassen" prints sold for over $1,500 at Christie's Auction House in the 1990s."
Reason
Different. But since we have THIS stuff on the Fisherman's Wife called the The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife, by Hokusai .... Why not. Note the file size is 16.05 MB, but considering the format, very vide and long, hope it is fine. The format: 29.6 cm × 1003.1 cm (11.7 in × 394.9 in).
Articles in which this image appears
He-gassen.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/East Asian art
Creator
Unknown artist, Edo period (1603 - 1868)
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 13:30, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as co-nominatorBgwhite (talk) 21:05, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Interesting scroll. Some stitching errors, but not really something I can imagine fixing. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:47, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support interesting. This volume of farting looks more like championship. Brandmeistertalk 15:50, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportSchroCat (talk) 20:54, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I came to tell you boys to grow up but, although I'm not sure the EV is as strong as it could be, I've been won over by flatulence. One thing ruins it though: poor kitty gets it; tree gets blown down; panels get smashed; rider gets unseated; meals get ruined; but not one monkey gets its hat blown off! Unknown artist of the Edo period, I am disappoint. Belle (talk) 23:24, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. -- Magioladitis (talk) 06:03, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support We do need a bit of humor! This would be perfect for POTD on April 1st... --Janke | Talk 09:14, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- DreamSparrow Chat 10:22, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Great quality, outstanding subject matter, good definition. Drmies (talk) 00:47, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I'm blown away. (On a related note: I'm traveling at the moment, and saw this for the first time on my hotel computer last night. Now I have to find away to work the phrase "Japanese farting in Tallinn" into conversation...) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:18, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:35, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hegassen scroll.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:16, 30 July 2015 (UTC)



Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia koruna (1939–44)[edit]

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Reason
High quality, high EV (presented as a complete set). The first (provisional) issue of paper currency in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (March 1939) was an unissued 1938 Republic of Czechoslovakia 1 koruna note originally intended for the Czech army. During the beginning of the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, an oval stamp was applied to the unissued 1938 stock of notes, identifying the currency as valid in the Protectorate. Overprint reads: Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren, Protektorat Cechy a Morava. By the 1940 issue, the notes had been customized as Protectorate currency and the stamp was no longer needed. NOTE: The 1 koruna note from 1939 is already featured individually and would simply become part of the set (it would not be featured a second time).
Original
A nine-note complete set of the short-lived Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia issued koruna (1939–44).
Articles in which these images appear
Bohemian and Moravian koruna (all), single images in Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, German occupation of Czechoslovakia
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
National Bank for Bohemia and Moravia, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Images by Godot13.
Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia koruna (1939–44)
1 Koruna ND(1939) 
5 Korun ND(1939) 
1 Koruna ND(1940) 
5 Korun ND(1940) 
50 Korun (1940) 
100 Korun (1940) 
10 Korun (1942) 
20 Korun (1944) 
50 Korun (1944) 


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 02:17, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Love it. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 04:06, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Historical EV, as usual. Odd that in the beginning the Nazis would have overprinted notes from the (by them) reviled Czech Republic. Sca (talk) 13:10, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- As usual : DreamSparrow Chat 10:22, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I presume the notes varied slightly in size, and not in resolution of scanning? Might be losing that in this; you might want to start listing dpi or sizes on the image descriptions. Not enough of an issue to oppose, though, so Support. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:08, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Adam - Understood. I will try to list note sizes in the relevant article tables when available. All banknote scans are at 800dpi unless otherwise noted, some are downsized slightly.--Godot13 (talk) 02:07, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I like the American milk carton style missing children images on the 10 and 20 Korun notes. Do you know the whereabouts of Hansel or Gretel? Last seen in the dark forest. Belle (talk) 17:34, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support A beautifully presented set of notes Lemon martini (talk) 01:00, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- colorful money. Hafspajen (talk) 16:38, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:36, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:BOH&MOR-2-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-5 Korun (1939)ND.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:47, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:BOH&MOR-3-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-1 Koruna (1940)ND.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:47, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:BOH&MOR-4-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-5 Korun (1940)ND.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:47, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:BOH&MOR-5a-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-50 Korun (1940).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:47, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:BOH&MOR-7a-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-100 Korun (1940).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:47, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:BOH&MOR-8-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-10 Korun (1942).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:47, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:BOH&MOR-9a-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-20 Korun (1944).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:47, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:BOH&MOR-10-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-50 Korun (1944).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:47, 30 July 2015 (UTC)



Francine Jordi[edit]

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Original – Swiss singer Francine Jordi at a 2008 concert in Vienna
Reason
High quality image; good EV for the singer at this point in her career.
Articles in which this image appears
Francine Jordi
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Manfred Werner
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:34, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nice picture showing her in action, without capturing her with a wierd face as often happens when photographing singers. gazhiley 09:49, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Brandmeistertalk 15:42, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. It isn't perfect (low res, crop a bit tight, and a bit noisy), but the composition makes up for it. Nice capture. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:22, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support If I were allowed to vote more I would give it 10 supports!!! Alborzagros (talk) 06:31, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- DreamSparrow Chat 10:24, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Unfortunate shadows on chins seem to be an occupational hazard for singers. I do find this one rather offputting; it looks like she has a huge skin blemish. 81.152.224.92 (talk) 19:35, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:36, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Francine Jordi Wien 13-9-2008b.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:35, 30 July 2015 (UTC)



Béatrice et Bénédict[edit]

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Original – Title page of the first edition vocal score of Hector Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict
Reason
A first edition publication is always encyclopædic, even when the image is, admittedly, a little prosaic.
Articles in which this image appears
Béatrice et Bénédict
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Antoine Barbizet (1821-1866); restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Hector Berlioz, Béatrice et Bénédict score title page - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:19, 30 July 2015 (UTC)



Cosmic glitter[edit]

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OriginalNGC 1427A, appearing here to be glitter in space, is an irregular galaxy. It is "passing through the Fornax cluster at nearly 600 kilometers per second" and is approximately 51.9 million light years from Earth.
Reason
Encyclopedic illustration of an irregular galaxy, and is the lede image for two articles.
Articles in which this image appears
Galaxy, Irregular galaxy, NGC 1427A
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
  • Support as nominatorPine 18:40, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Standard amount of noise for a long-exposure image. High quality overall. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:55, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- per Adam -- DreamSparrow Chat 10:24, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 11:52, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Glittery. Belle (talk) 08:12, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:37, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Irregular galaxy NGC 1427A (captured by the Hubble Space Telescope).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:41, 29 July 2015 (UTC)



Lion of Allat[edit]

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Original – The Lion of Al-lāt was an ancient statue of a lion with a crouching gazelle which adorned the temple of pre-Islamic goddess Al-lāt in Palmyra, Syria. Made from limestone in the 1st century AD, the statue measured 3.5 m in height and weighed 15 tonnes. On 27 June 2015 the statue was demolished by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Reason
This monument has been recently demolished by ISIL, but I think we got a decent freely licensed photo before demolition, especially since it cannot be retaken. A bitter irony is that the statue had an inscription "Al-lāt will bless whoever will not shed blood in the sanctuary", symbolizing everything ISIL is not.
Articles in which this image appears
Lion of Al-lāt, Palmyra
FP category for this image
Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Mappo
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 09:29, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Pretty good pic with valuable EV; lengthy, well-documented target article. Sca (talk) 14:40, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Not a perfect pic, but, sadly, not retakeable. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:59, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support - EV an irreplaceability pushes aside most of the technical issues, but I wonder if it might be straightened a bit more. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:40, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Gazelle not shown to scale or that is one humongous lion. Belle (talk) 22:07, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support - EV as Crisco say, of course, but it is a bit of a technical issues with it... Hafspajen (talk) 00:08, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:37, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Lion in the garden of Palmyra Archeological Museum, 2010-04-21.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:30, 29 July 2015 (UTC)



Augustus Brine[edit]

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Original – A portrait of Midshipman Augustus Brine, age 13, in 1782. At this time he served on HMS Belliqueux, his father's ship; he was made a rear-admiral in 1837, three years before his death.
Reason
High quality scan of an interesting painting. Augustus Brine, a Royal Navy Officer, is seen here as a midshipman in 1782, when he was but 13.
Articles in which this image appears
Augustus Brine +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military
Creator
John Singleton Copley
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:02, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:56, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Good quality and backed up by a reasonable article to provide EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:58, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - High quality image, good EV use.--Godot13 (talk) 02:30, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Ha ha ha My name in a different form. : DreamSparrow Chat 10:28, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:38, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Midshipman Augustus Brine.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:32, 29 July 2015 (UTC)



Griffon vulture[edit]

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OriginalGyps fulvus (Griffon vulture)
Reason
Nice bird photo; already featured on Commons, German Wikipedia, and Persian Wikipedia
Articles in which this image appears
Griffon vulture, Serbia, Rila Monastery Nature Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Kookaburra 81
  • Support as nominatorPine 23:40, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Shadows aren't too distracting at full size. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:04, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Missed the birdy's head at first glance, but I'm a bit tipsy and, aside from the difficult-for-me-to-spot head, it is a lovely composition with the wing feathers splayed out and the bluff in the background. Belle (talk) 00:47, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support nice shoot, Greetings to Kookaburra 81 :-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 09:15, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Hafspajen (talk) 11:32, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support lovely detail, enough to overcome the distracting (IMO) background... gazhiley 09:51, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- I had a plan for this -- DreamSparrow Chat 10:25, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:38, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Gypful.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:28, 29 July 2015 (UTC)



Lidder Valley[edit]

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Original – A view of the Lidder Valley at Pahalgam. This valley, found in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, is a Himalayan sub-valley that forms the northeastern corner of the Vale of Kashmir. In the center is the Lidder River.
Reason
High quality image of this valley. Good EV
Articles in which this image appears
Lidder Valley +4
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
KennyOMG
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:34, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 08:49, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Beautiful photograph. The other photos in the article looks far different from this. DreamSparrow Chat 12:46, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Hafspajen (talk) 19:34, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support very nice. Rreagan007 (talk) 20:08, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Classic mtn. composition – even though clouds partially obscure peaks. Sca (talk) 21:04, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Very pretty (though you could tell me that valley was anywhere and I'd believe you; Germany, US, Bolivia, the Moon; maybe not the Moon, but the others for sure). Belle (talk) 00:42, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Top quality picture gazhiley 09:53, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Pahalgam Valley.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)



The Lady with the Lamp[edit]

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Original – Crimean War: Florence Nightingale with her lamp at a patient's bedside. Coloured lithograph after H. Rae.
Reason
A Hi-Res of lithograph Florence Nightingale, shown here in an interpretation of one her many roles - in this specific case, her making the rounds with a lamp at night to check up on the sick and injured, which earned her the nickname "the lady with the lamp." Her lasting legacy would be most felt in World War I, when Red Cross personnel would attempt to emulate her style of care when treating the military casualties.
Articles in which this image appears
Florence Nightingale, Henrietta Rae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others
Creator
Henrietta Rae

Promoted File:Florence Nightingale. Coloured lithograph. Wellcome V0006579.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:27, 27 July 2015 (UTC)



Aida at Masada in Isræl[edit]

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OriginalAida performed by the Israeli Opera in 2011.
Reason
By far the best of the images of modern performances of Aida, and, indeed, amongst the best photographs of theatre in progress we have. I'm pretty sure this is the scene with Amneris in Act IV, with the trial of Radames happening offstage. It's the only image of a modern production in the article, and provides high illustrative value thereby. I could see criticism for this production not being explicitly mentioned, but that's... pretty much standard for modern theatre production photos of older works, particularly ones performed as often as Aida. It's also in Israeli Opera, though, admittedly, for... about five minutes as I write this.
Articles in which this image appears
Aida, Israeli Opera.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Culture,_entertainment,_and_lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Avinoam Michaeli [NOTE: I did not touch this image]
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 00:24, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • The shadow in the large size seems unnaturally blue (not so much in the smaller sizes); is that some problem with my monitor or my eyes or my visual cortex? Belle (talk) 01:07, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
    • @Belle: This is an outdoor production lit with stage lighting in a desert. I suspect that'll explain it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:20, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
      • Support Belle (talk) 23:35, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Is this really in the public domain? The set design is obviously original artwork designed for non-permanent display, and there's no evidence in the record at Commons that the necessary permissions were granted by The Israel Opera. The source of the image might clarify this, but its in Hebrew. I'd also note that the top of the head of the sculpture is cut off by the crop. Nick-D (talk) 12:05, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
    • @Nick-D: I see a pretty clear CC-by logo on that page. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:37, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
      • Yes, but is it actually justified? Whoever took the photo can't release images of the set design into the public domain given that they're not the copyright holder of the set design. Google Translating the page [2] indicates that the details there are only about who took the photo. It appears that the photo may have been taken from this Flickr stream, which appears to be that of an skilled amateur photographer who takes them from the audience. Nick-D (talk) 23:24, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
        • @Nick-D: commons:Commons:Freedom_of_panorama#Israel seems to indicate we're good. Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:29, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
        • Comment - (ec) I remember hearing that "permanent" meant "for the life of the artwork". If the performance stayed in that one venue, then all staging equipment was subsequently destroyed, that would qualify. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:32, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
          • Thanks for that Adam and Chris. I don't think that I can support though given the crop issue. Nick-D (talk) 10:29, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 12:10, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 20:09, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Oh what the heck. I've been feeling neutral for the past while, since I know we've got plans for the Aida article, but this is a good quality shot of the stage, and I doubt we'll be getting another photograph of a performance at FPC. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:45, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:PikiWiki Israel 13773 AIDA AT MASADA 2011.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:07, 27 July 2015 (UTC)



Maria I of Portugal[edit]

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Original – A 1783 portrait of Maria I of Portugal. First known as Maria the Pious, then Maria the Mad, she was Queen of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarves, though in the last years of her life the governance was handled by others, including her son John. Maria fled to Brazil during the Napoleonic wars, and remained there after Napoleon's defeat. This portrait dates to a few years before her mental disease was noticed.
Reason
Very good scan. Useful as the lead image in her article.
Articles in which this image appears
Maria I of Portugal
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Attributed to Giuseppe Troni
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:55, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 12:10, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- DreamSparrow Chat 19:33, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 20:09, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – interesting portrait; the article could be better but provides more than sufficient EV. Looks like it could be a fun article to work on, if only there were more hours in the day. SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:48, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support For a madwoman,she looks reasonably sane here... Lemon martini (talk) 01:02, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Things got considerably worse for her in the years after this work was painted. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:37, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Maria I, Queen of Portugal - Giuseppe Troni, atribuído (Turim, 1739-Lisboa, 1810) - Google Cultural Institute.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:56, 27 July 2015 (UTC)



La favorite[edit]

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Reason
A high-quality lithograph of notable singers in the premiére of a major opera by Gaetano Donizetti. Encyclopedic value is very high.
Articles in which this image appears
La favorite, Gilbert Duprez, Rosine Stoltz
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Culture,_entertainment,_and_lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Émile Desmaisons, after François-Gabriel Lépaulle. Restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 00:04, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support more opera? where are my monkeys? Belle (talk) 00:36, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Trying to find encyclopædic ones that I can make stick in articles. Would goats do? Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:43, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
      • That is one mean-looking goat. Belle (talk) 00:46, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:16, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 12:10, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- DreamSparrow Chat 19:33, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Gilbert Duprez & Rosine Stoltz in Donizetti's La Favorite.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:51, 27 July 2015 (UTC)



Faith Bacon[edit]

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Original – A portrait of the burlesque dancer, Faith Bacon
Reason
A vintage portrait of Faith Bacon, who was one of the most famous burlesque dancers during her time. During the height of her career, she was billed as "America's Most Beautiful Dancer", and I think this picture shows why.
Articles in which this image appears
Faith Bacon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
John de Mirjian
  • That's not how the image size requirement works. It is available at higher resolution (as this person selling it [3] has a higher resolution image); finding it is the challenge; typing "faith bacon" into Google images doesn't work and that is the limit of my image finding skills. Belle (talk) 00:58, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • @Belle I tried looking, but could not find a version of a higher resolution. In the Featured picture criteria it says exceptions can be made to the size requirement. So could this picture qualify? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rainbow unicorn (talkcontribs) 02:03, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Upsampling doesn't work. Period. It does not reintroduce the data lost during downsampling. The technical quality just isn't there. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:16, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Very low resolution. Mattximus (talk) 02:17, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:37, 27 July 2015 (UTC)



Black Amber Plum[edit]

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Original – Black Amber Plum
Reason
Very good quality, EV and composition.
Articles in which this image appears
Plum
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
Augustus Binu
  • Support as nominatorDreamSparrow Chat 11:16, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • This has the same problem as the egg fruit picture further down the page: no sense of scale; the plum could be the size of a cherry or the size of my head (those are different sizes, although I appreciate without a picture and some sense of scale you can't tell I don't have a cherry-sized head). Belle (talk) 17:41, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Much better job on the cut-out. However, you've still got a few sharp angles that make the cut-out a bit obvious. (Also, I suspect that focus stacking would have helped here) — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:40, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 12:10, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 20:10, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, unusual fruit. --Hafspajen (talk) 16:29, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose - Would be better without the background removed. In most fruit pictures we have a white background, but not a cut-out like this. It looks very weird to me. Kaldari (talk) 21:44, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:20, 26 July 2015 (UTC)



Ceiling of the Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome[edit]

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Original – The vault of the Santa Maria della Vittoria shows, amongst other things, a fresco of The Virgin Mary Triumphing over Heresy, appropriately enough for a church whose name translates (idiomatically) as Our Lady of Victory.
Reason
The extensive, detailed 3D nature of the ceiling, combined with minimal distortion makes for a fantastic image.
Articles in which this image appears
Santa Maria della Vittoria
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors, probably?
Creator
LivioAndronico
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 11:16, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Amazing quality picture of a BEAUTIFUL work, loved it. DreamSparrow Chat 11:20, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Good detail, very recent pic. Sca (talk) 14:28, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Abstain Thanks at all --LivioAndronico (talk) 16:14, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support even though it is upside down. [holds laptop over head, looks up] Now it's perfect. Belle (talk) 17:44, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Support - Technically pretty darn good, but this painting / vault is barely mentioned in the article. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:42, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
    • @Crisco 1492: I think it gains a fair bit of EV from its strong connection to the church's patron saint and - what's the term for the specific descriptions of the saint? Aspect?. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:07, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
      • This painting inspired the book "Angels and Demons" --LivioAndronico (talk) 08:15, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
      • Hence the weak. There is some EV, but I'd like a bit more information on the work. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:28, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Support per Chris Woodrich - I agree with the EV issue. It's only really mentioned once by name, let alone explained what you are looking at... Lovely picture, with excellent clarity though... gazhiley 11:16, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 12:11, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome - Ceiling.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:19, 26 July 2015 (UTC)



Tectarius coronatus[edit]

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OriginalTectarius coronatus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Littorinidae, which is found in the Philippines and Sulawesi. Its shell measures between 20 - 40 mm
Reason
High quality image of an attractive shell
Articles in which this image appears
Tectarius coronatus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Molluscs
Creator
H. Zell
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:54, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Perfect shot with nice EV -- DreamSparrow Chat 08:05, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I think I've just found my hat for Ladies' Day. Belle (talk) 08:22, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 12:11, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 20:10, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Very attractive set of pictures and the black background sets them off beautifully Lemon martini (talk) 00:59, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Tectarius coronatus 01.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:55, 26 July 2015 (UTC)



Cuba, Five Gold Pesos (1915)[edit]

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OriginalCuba, 5 gold pesos (proof coin), depicting José Martí, engraved by Charles E. Barber and struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
Reason
High quality image, high EV. Commissioned by the Cuban government in 1915–16, the US Mint struck gold pesos. Design by Charles E. Barber and struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
Articles in which these images appear
Cuban peso, José Martí, Coat of arms of Cuba
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Charles E. Barber and the Philadelphia Mint for Cuba (coin), National Numismatic Collection (image).


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 01:14, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great shot. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:47, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice -- DreamSparrow Chat 08:03, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Shiny. Belle (talk) 08:42, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Eurovisionman2015 (talk) 10:35, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Hi Eurovisionman2015 and welcome to Featured Pictures. In order to vote at FPC an editor must have been a member for at least 25 days and have at least 100 edits. In the meantime, you are welcome to leave comments if you wish. Many thanks.--Godot13 (talk) 01:46, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 12:11, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 20:15, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent condition for a 100-year-old coin Lemon martini (talk) 00:58, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Cuba 1915 5 Pesos.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:27, 26 July 2015 (UTC)



M2 light tank[edit]

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Original – A picture of the M2 light tank in a maneuver in Fort Knox, Kentucky. The picture was took in June 1942 by Alfred T. Palmer.
Reason
One of the only high resolution pictures of objects from that period of time.
Articles in which these images appear
Alfred T. Palmer
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/War
Creator
Jan ArkesteijnAlfred T. Palmer
  • Support as nominatorTomandjerry211 (alt) (talk) 23:52, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - It has little to no EV in the only article it's used in. Also, the creator is not Jan, but Alfred T. Palmer — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:41, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Crisco. No encyclopedic value in the article it's used in. Mattximus (talk) 21:12, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:08, 26 July 2015 (UTC)



White phosphorus burns[edit]

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Reason
Stumbled across this while trying to remember the name of the luminescent substance used in the 19th century that was actually horribly dangerous. It's.... compelling, and horrible. VERY horrible. Sometimes, a shocking image is more valuable than a thousand words at communicating an idea. This is a vicerally horrible image, but shows the horror of the weapon better than any description would. I've used an undersized thumbnail as I think people should see the image, but maybe not every time they visit the FP page for two weeks.
Articles in which this image appears
White phosphorus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/History/War?
Creator
International Solidarity Movement
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 19:34, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - How can I support or oppose without seeing the photograph ? I seriously don feel to see. Is it possible to hide the picture ? DreamSparrow Chat 20:51, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • @Mydreamsparrow: I hate hiding images, as I think it vastly increases a chance of a nomination not reaching quorum. (To be clear, I do definitely think this would be fine for the main page, but there's a difference between one day on a landing page and two weeks on one where people are actively working. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:58, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Adam, Thanks for hiding. Excuse for this time because it is seriously effective. I couldn't see to it for a second time. I will surely be avoiding the main page on that particular day. DreamSparrow Chat 21:02, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • MMMMM! This is horrifying! I would still Support this mainly on the grounds on how rare it might be to get a photo like this. Though I would like to ask if there are any other images on the chopping block soon, like one on a napalm victim. GamerPro64 00:00, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
    • @GamerPro64: No plans for such. Maybe if I get depressed enough to do that Nagasaki image. Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:41, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
      • The one on my talk page? I haven't been able to get back to it for months. I can send you the half-done TIF if you want it. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 04:11, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support An image of an underrepresented area. --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 04:16, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I'm not convinced about the composition, here. Imagine this was a less shocking image of a similar subject (say, of a kind of tattoo, or of a non-invasive medical procedure)- would we support? I don't think I would. Josh Milburn (talk) 16:34, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
    • @J Milburn: Counter argument to that is we can afford to be picky about tattoo photos, as tattoos are easy to find and get. This image also has rarity: there's not going to be white phosphorus burns except as act of war. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:48, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
      • I agree, but rarity concerns cannot be overriding- we have to balance them with other questions. I think reasonable people will balance them differently; there's a judgement call to be made. (And I said "a particular kind of tattoo" because I was thinking of, for example, a cultural/religious practice of a small non-western group, plausibly also something that'd be rare/unusual for our purposes.) Josh Milburn (talk) 17:01, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose While it has plenty of encyclopedia value I don't think it is a very good picture. I think that a featured picture needs to be more than encyclopedic, it also needs to be a good picture. While this is a difficult subject to get a photo of, sadly I don't think that another will not be taken. Chillum 17:39, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:35, 25 July 2015 (UTC)



A four year old cute girl performing Odissi[edit]

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Original – A four year old cute girl performing Odissi
Reason
We have already an FP in this particular article but still a four year old girl performing this classical dance form which really need number of years experience forced me to create this nomination. Still it doesn't add more scope to its EV but good quality and one of the finest pose.
Articles in which this image appears
Odissi, Abhinaya
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Augustus Binu
  • Support as nominatorDreamSparrow Chat 19:24, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support with a caveat: I think this would have far higher EV if in the section on Abhinaya, the type of Odissi she is doing. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:42, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very good.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:47, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 12:12, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 20:13, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Very nicely done. All that make up on such a young girl is slightly disturbing for me though. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:23, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Shrinika performing Abhinaya (Kede Chhanda Janilu Tuhi).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:26, 25 July 2015 (UTC)



A photo taken by HDR technology (HDR ART function), EX-ZR200[edit]

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Original – A photo taken by HDR technology (HDR ART function), by Casio Exilim camera.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Casio Exilim +High-dynamic-range imaging (recently added)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Photographic techniques, terms, and equipment
Creator
Alborzagros
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 09:10, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I think any featured picture for this sort of HDR shot would have to be part of a set showing either the images used to make it up or a "normal" shot for comparison. Like this it looks just like a slightly blurry lamp. (The image has been removed from High-dynamic-range imaging btw). Belle (talk) 13:49, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I agree. In order to have encyclopedic value for an HDR shot, it should show the individual images and the composite for comparison. Looking at this lamp we don't know what makes it an HDR shot. Mattximus (talk) 21:13, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:24, 25 July 2015 (UTC)



Iris Pruysen long jump[edit]

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Original – Iris Pruysen, an athlete with an artificial leg, competes in the long jump at the 2014 Athletics Paralympic Meeting in Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris, France.
Reason
Striking illustration, lede image for the article, already featured on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Disabled sport and just added to Stade Sébastien Charléty
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
Pyb
  • Support as nominatorPine 02:21, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I think I'm going to be in the minority here judging by the support it got on Commons, but I don't see it as a particular good representation. The pit is reduced to a thin strip and the sharp lines of the runway somewhat blurred by the puddles which takes it out of context a bit; her placement with regard to the jumping line is unclear (I'm not sure if she has taken off or is still approaching); her leg is obscured by her body and her prosthesis blends in, so at first glance at "normal" image size it is unclear what her disability is. Belle (talk)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 13:48, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – A dramatic capture to be sure, but: Background clutter, loose crop, middling subject detail. Sca (talk) 14:49, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - If anything, the busy background has EV - it shows just how few people watch the sport. Look at all the empty chairs. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:46, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rainbow unicorn (talk) 23:10, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 20:13, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- DreamSparrow Chat 16:36, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Agree with many of the points made above by Belle, and also I have a compositional problem with that distractingly bright orange cone right next to her hand. 81.152.224.92 (talk) 21:04, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Meeting d'Athlétisme Paralympique de Paris - Iris Pruysen 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:54, 25 July 2015 (UTC)




Lettering guide[edit]

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Original – A set of four lettering guides from 2.5 to 7mm. Such guides have historically been used to standardize letter shapes in technical drawings and to help illiterate people improve their writing.
Reason
Brilliantly encyclopedic shot showing a piece of equipment that a lot of us may have used (at least in elementary school) but is now relatively uncommon.
Articles in which this image appears
lettering guide
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Lucasbosch
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:44, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support somehow dull and excellent simultaneously. Belle (talk) 13:12, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 13:49, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- DreamSparrow Chat 16:21, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. I like it. Shame the article's a little basic. Josh Milburn (talk) 19:17, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 12:13, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Standardgraph 2522 2.5 to 7mm lettering guides.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:13, 25 July 2015 (UTC)



La forza del destino[edit]

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Reason
An attractive poster showing two out of the three (four, if you prefer the original) key deaths that make up this leg-slapping comedy of an opera. The woman has just been stabbed in the heart by her brother, who she ran to after he was injured. Note: Her brother's a dick.
As with others in this series, this is part of my commemoration of the work on Wikipedia by Viva-Verdi.
Articles in which this image appears
La forza del destino
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Alexander Charles Lecocq, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 20:47, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – You mean her brother's a dirk? Sca (talk) 21:51, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Some JPG artefacting, but I believe it to be within reasonable limits. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:38, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Yeah, Gallica has some issues with that occasionally. There's a Falstaff poster I'd snap up in a minute, but for that. However, this one is pretty good. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:14, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 13:50, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- DreamSparrow Chat 16:21, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - delicious!--Smerus (talk) 06:49, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 12:13, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Lemon martini (talk) 00:56, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Alexandre Charles Lecocq - Giuseppe Verdi - La forza del destino.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:23, 24 July 2015 (UTC)



Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty fight to the death at the Reichenbach Falls[edit]

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OriginalThe Death of Sherlock Holmes (Sidney Paget, 1893) Umpf! Urg! Gerroff! Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty tussling at the Reichenbach Falls (Spoiler: Holmes only pretends to die; he tips the Prof over the edge thanks to his baritsu skills (presumably scalding him with frothy milk) and then skips off for a world tour without a word to Watson)
Reason
Iconic image of detective fiction; the grudge match between The Great Detective and The Napoleon of Crime. I admit this isn't a sure thing for FP because it is actually lower resolution that the image it replaced and has competition from the original pen and ink drawing. However I think having the caption and frame to the plate is important as this is how it was originally presented, and the Paget artwork was only produced to allow the print to be created, so don't make yourself look silly by arguing against it on those points (I'm attempting peer pressure here). The line across the print is because the original artwork was in two pieces.
Articles in which this image appears
The Final Problem, The Adventure of the Empty House and in a gallery in Reichenbach Falls
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Literary illustrations
Creator
Sidney Paget
  • Support as nominatorBelle (talk) 09:53, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Below the minimum resolution. Otherwise very nice. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:29, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
    Is it? There's 2369280 pixels in this image and in a minimum square one (1500x1500) there would be 2250000; so, as I calculate, it has 119280 more pixels than the minimum (it had even more before I cropped the monkey out). Belle (talk) 13:49, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
    Problem is, our minimum isn't megapixels. It's a fixed length. There are exceptions (that scroll a bit further below is one) but for something that could easily be scanned at a higher resolution such as this, I can't consider it an exception. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:34, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
    Booooooooooooo! Now you've got to go on my enemies list; and you were doing so well today. Can I Withdraw this then? Belle (talk) 15:00, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:14, 24 July 2015 (UTC)



Delist: A Negress[edit]

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A Negress is a paining by Thomas Eakins.
Reason
Only used in a list article, which doesn't discuss the painting significantly and therefore it has minimal EV.
Articles this image appears in
List of works by Thomas Eakins
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/A negress
Nominator
Armbrust The Homunculus
  • DelistArmbrust The Homunculus 12:49, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Delist – Per Armbrust. Sca (talk) 13:52, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Delist - Not a bad scan, but agree with the minimal EV. Mattximus (talk) 21:42, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Delist - We've gotten higher standards for paintings since this was passed. I've tried hunting down enough information for this to get an article, but I failed. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:36, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Delist. Josh Milburn (talk) 19:18, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Delisted --Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:15, 24 July 2015 (UTC)



The interior of St Etheldreda's Church, Ely Place, London[edit]

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Original – The interior of St Etheldreda's Church, facing the eastern stained glass windows and altar
Reason
It's a simple but beautiful small medieval church dating from the 13th century, and the oldest surviving Catholic church in London. The image itself is high resolution and interesting, showing the dark interior and the stained glass windows well.
Articles in which this image appears
St Etheldreda's Church
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 10:53, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Love it. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 11:17, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Funereal atmospherics. Fascinatingly complex history at St Etheldreda's Church, including a shocking 16th century use of the crypt. Sca (talk) 14:04, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Haha, but having been in the crypt, I can tell you it would have made a pretty atmospheric pub! I didn't get a photo though as it was kind of being used as a miscellaneous room and wasn't really very photogenic. Strangely enough, the crypt is actually the entrance to the building. You cross the crypt, go through a door on the far left and then go up the stairs to the actual church. Perhaps the land has been excavated since the church was built. That's the opposite of what seems to have been the case elsewhere in London, where Roman ruins were undiscovered for over a thousand years 5 metres underneath the ground level of existing buildings. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:48, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
Not to mention kings under parking lots. Sca (talk)
  • Support Need I mention the obvious? Belle (talk) 16:27, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
    • I can arrange the monkey. Once I've cut an outline around him, it's not too difficult to put him in all my churches... deal? :-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:47, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
      • I'm not sure I like your cavalier attitude to monkey placement; it doesn't make Wikipedia an inviting place for primate editors. Belle (talk) 13:10, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Top quality as usual sir... gazhiley 07:05, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 13:54, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 12:14, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Now to tackle Belle's rather worrying monkey fixation.... Lemon martini (talk) 00:55, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:St Etheldreda's Church Interior, London, UK - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:41, 24 July 2015 (UTC)



Suspended nominations[edit]

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

Hudson's Soap advertisement[edit]

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Advertisement for Hudson's Soap (now Rinso)
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Reverse 
Alternate version (restored by Adam Cuerden)
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File:Advertisement for Hudson's Soap with policemen (back). Wellcome L0069077 - Restoration.jpg

Reason
High quality scan of this advertisement from the early days of a notable brand (i.e. Rinso, before it was given its current name)
Articles in which this image appears
Rinso
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Hudson's Soap, digitized by the Wellcome Trust
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:40, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT The background is bit full-on black but the actual image is good. Belle (talk) 01:43, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Hafspajen (talk) 11:42, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I'd kind of like to restore this a little bit - the damage is unfortunate and detracts a bit. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:34, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
    • I thought it was minor, but I do love giving you work. ;)  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:00, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support has got enough EV and high quality. Alborzagros (talk) 12:10, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:33, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Request suspension so I can finish. Front's very damaged. Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:04, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Postpone closure unitil Adam finishes the front's restoration. Armbrust The Homunculus 02:40, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
    • I'm down to three of the text boxes, but the front really was filthy. I'm going to try to finish today, but no promises. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:49, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Okay, we're done. Support alternative Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:47, 4 August 2015 (UTC)



Kamal Bahamdan[edit]

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OriginalKamal Bahamdan is a Saudi Arabian businessman and Olympic show jumping rider.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Kamal Bahamdan
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Business
Creator
Kamal159753
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 11:27, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Well, he is not Aly Khan, but he has an article. Looks like a good pic. Hafspajen (talk) 11:44, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Indeed Rainbow unicorn (talk) 20:05, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Conditional Support - On Milburn's comment below being cleared up. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:23, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: I hate to be a pain, but this seems to be a professional-quality portrait uploaded by someone claiming to be the subject- I think we may be missing some author/copyright information. Josh Milburn (talk) 12:23, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I added "no permission tag"; so the file will be deleted from Commons unless permission is provided within seven days. Jee 07:15, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 18:34, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Postpone closure until copyright status is cleared. Armbrust The Homunculus 11:33, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Copy right comment: it has got Metadata and nowhere claims to own it. Alborzagros (talk) 09:34, 2 August 2015 (UTC)



Jim Morrison (2)[edit]

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OriginalJim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors, in c. 1968.
Reason
Copyright status is cleared up. Just an awesome picture.
Articles in which this image appears
Jim Morrison
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Electra Records
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:47, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Iconic... and awesome.--Godot13 (talk) 02:21, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – The crop works well here. —Bruce1eetalk 05:45, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --PetarM (talk) 11:17, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I'm very sorry, but the copyright issue is not yet cleared up. There was a lot of confusion in the deletion discussion as many people seemed to assume that this image is the same as the image used in the Billboard ad, which is, as it turns out, public domain. Feel free to nominate the Billboard ad for featured image, but this particular image needs to go through deletion request again. I asked the discussion closer to reconsider the close, but he suggested that I open a new discussion instead (now that all the facts are established). Kaldari (talk) 21:02, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I'm sorry to be such a pain, but I think there are still enough questions about the copyright status that I'm not comfortable supporting this. I want to support, but I'm not sure I should. Josh Milburn (talk) 13:34, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 14:28, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -If it will make it on commons. --Hafspajen (talk) 00:06, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Postpone closure until the deletion discussion on Commons is finished. Armbrust The Homunculus 02:53, 18 July 2015 (UTC)