Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

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

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

Promoting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Delisting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

Step 1:
Evaluate

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

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

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


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

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


Step 3:
Transclude and link

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

How to comment for Candidate Images

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

How to comment for Delist Images

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

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

Editing candidates

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

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Current nominations[edit]

War Pigeon[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Sep 2019 at 06:56:14 (UTC)

OriginalSwiss Armed Forces preparing a war pigeon to deliver its message.
Reason
Having realised I've fuully restored this twice, and that any remaining detail is very minor and very localised, I think I'm feeling happier about this. And it passed Commons FPC, so maybe I'm being too hard on myself.
Articles in which this image appears
Homing pigeon, Swiss Armed Forces, War pigeon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/WWI
Creator
Anonymous/Swiss Federal Archives; restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 06:56, 19 September 2019 (UTC)



Gina Krog[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Sep 2019 at 06:40:32 (UTC)

OriginalGina Krog
Reason
A very nice photograph of a major, major figure in Norwegian feminism and suffrage. I'm not the BIGGEST fan of 3/4 length, but I think it works here.
Articles in which this image appears
Gina Krog
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Eivind Enger; restored by Adam Cuerden



Hypomeces squamosus[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Sep 2019 at 00:17:59 (UTC)

Original – Hypomeces squamosus view from above
Reason
Good quality with high level of detail, FP on Commons, EV
Articles in which this image appears
Hypomeces, Hypomeces squamosus
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Basile Morin
  • Support as nominatorBasile Morin (talk) 00:17, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Will support once 10 minutes of tidy up done on focus-stack Basile. Tip of top antenna and background around bottom one. 08:58, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
It took me two hours in total for this small correction -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:11, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Conditional support per Charles. MER-C 09:36, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Done -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:04, 19 September 2019 (UTC)



1966 flood of the Arno[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Sep 2019 at 16:04:55 (UTC)

Original – Manuscripts from the National Library being washed and dried in the boiler room of the Florence railway station following the 1966 flood of the Arno.
Reason
Part of a recent bulk upload from the UNESCO archives (more is promised). High resolution, in reasonable condition and decent EV.
Articles in which this image appears
1966 flood of the Arno, National Central Library (Florence), Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
Dominique Roger
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:04, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 10:05, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – tells a story in 1966 flood of the Arno. Can use a bit of spot removal, touchup. Bammesk (talk) 03:34, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
    • I'm not sure how much it'll do, given the grain size. I mean, I think its historic merit makes up for it, but, other than cropping out the edges, I don't see much use. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 06:42, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
      • There are some obvious dust and hair spots in the darker background areas that are a little distracting. —David Eppstein (talk) 07:04, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support. Decent although not excellent image quality and dubious composition, but I think the EV and interesting subject matter is enough to make up for that. —David Eppstein (talk) 07:04, 19 September 2019 (UTC)



National Library of Kosovo[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Sep 2019 at 16:48:43 (UTC)

Original – Bird's-eye view photograph of the National Library of Kosovo in Pristina, Kosovo
Reason
Both high technical quality and compelling representation of subject.
Articles in which this image appears
National Library of Kosovo, Architecture of Yugoslavia
FP category for this image
commons:Category:National Library in Pristina
Creator
Arben Llapashtica ©
  • Support as nominatorNoahedits (talk) 16:48, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support - an interesting perspective and an underrepresented subject, but I hesitate to support this fully because I find the shadows to be overpowering. Maybe on a cloudy day? MER-C 15:50, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – I agree with MER-C, good EV and article notes the domes, but harsh lighting, also right side can use a slight crop to balance the two sides. Bammesk (talk) 03:19, 19 September 2019 (UTC)



Wat Phra Kaew[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Sep 2019 at 12:41:34 (UTC)

Original – Wat Phra Kaew, Temple of Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand
Reason
Educational value, and this is the only quality image we have of this temple on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Wat Phra Kaew
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Basile Morin
  • Support as nominatorBasile Morin (talk) 12:41, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Note: displaces existing FP File:Wat Phra Kaew by Ninara TSP edit crop.jpg. MER-C 17:25, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
    • Which it seems to have replaced two days ago, so I think this isn't eligible for FP? In any case, the two images show quite different views of the temple, so there should be room for both in the article. TSP (talk) 10:32, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
      • Worth being aware that, as far as I can see, this isn't the main building (phra ubosot) of the temple - it's the later royal pantheon alongside it. (The black roof on the left of the shot is the ubosot, which houses the Emerald Buddha.) TSP (talk) 11:06, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – different, inside view. Bammesk (talk) 03:15, 19 September 2019 (UTC)



Fredrikke Mørck[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Sep 2019 at 22:19:05 (UTC)

OriginalFredrikke Mørck, Norwegian feminist, editor and teacher
Reason
A fine image, and Norway's feminist movements are underrepresented (Okay, they're getting better represented now, but that's because of me nominating more). The licensing may seem odd, but it's either correct, or the photo is PD (so, at the least, it's a valid photo to host) For those interested: The uploader licensed it CC; Norwegian law means you can yourself gain copyright by releasing a previously unreleased photo. It's either CC because of the uploader publishing it as CC (giving him/her rights over it) or PD because it was published at the time. The uploader has not responded to a clarification request.
Articles in which this image appears
Fredrikke Mørck
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers probably? It's that or Political for her work with the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights
Creator
Unknown photographer, restored by Adam Cuerden



Delist: Bush cockroach[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Sep 2019 at 11:11:30 (UTC)

An unidentified cockroach
Reason
Species not identified, not used in any articles.
Articles this image appears in
None
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Bush Cockroach.jpg
Nominator
MER-C
  • DelistMER-C 11:11, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist, though it's pretty much just procedural at this point. No articles = no FP, and an unidentified photo isn't appropriate for articles. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 17:39, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist Can we not have an automated process that removes FP from any image not in an article (for say a month) after photographer and nominator have been notified? Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:04, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
    • It may be worth giving a public chance for the image to be reinstated, and, rarely, there are cases where we feature, say, an image divided into parts (not that usable in articles, but best quality) and the still-pretty-big combined file. But maybe an expedited process, like, a list of proposed delists of that sort, that auto-delist if no-one objects? This'll help catch cases where, to give a couple recent examples, the wrong image of a set gets deleted when an image was moved to the infobox (Les Troyens), the image was replaced, usually by an IP, with a much poorer replacement (several cases), or where a delist-and-replace process would be better (The Currier-and-Ives Assassination of Lincoln, say). It also makes Wikibreaks a bit less dangerous. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 19:55, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
      • Some percentage of the time a good image is replaced with a crappy one. So automating is a little dangerous. JJ Harrison (talk) 23:38, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist. —David Eppstein (talk) 00:52, 15 September 2019 (UTC)



Rosa Parks[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Sep 2019 at 10:20:01 (UTC)

OriginalRosa Parks being fingerprinted by Deputy Sheriff D.H. Lackey after being arrested for boycotting public transportation, Montgomery, Alabama, February, 1956.
Reason
A unique moment in history, which makes up for some minor flaws. It's an evocative image of Parks' arrest.
Articles in which this image appears
Montgomery bus boycott, Rosa Parks, Xenophobia, Civil rights movement, Racism in the United States
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
Associated Press; restored by Adam Cuerden



Ambrogio Maestri in Falstaff[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Sep 2019 at 19:11:55 (UTC)

OriginalAmbrogio Maestri in the title role of Verdi's Falstaff in the 2016 Vienna State Opera production.
Reason
It is a little grainy in the darker areas, but not excessively for the varying light levels of the scene (fairly typical of modern theatre), and it being an action shot. Otherwise, it's an excellent photograph.
Articles in which this image appears
Ambrogio Maestri (longstanding) Falstaff (opera) (just added)
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Christian Michelides
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 19:11, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 20:10, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 11:07, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:05, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – A stunning picture with significant encyclopedic value. It captures the essence of the character and demonstrates the opera's relevance to today. So many opera articles have only 19th C. posed images of the singers. Voceditenore (talk) 06:09, 15 September 2019 (UTC)



Albury railway station[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Sep 2019 at 17:38:47 (UTC)

Original – Albury railway station in New South Wales, Australia.
Reason
Was featured unanimously on Commons two years ago. Well executed, and aesthetically pleasing.
Articles in which this image appears
Albury railway station, Albury
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
David Gubler
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 17:38, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. There are surprisingly many high-quality images of this station on commons but this one stands out in its combination of aesthetic quality and in showing the whole thing, tracks, building, and all. —David Eppstein (talk) 18:19, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support There's a weird wobble to the white line on the platform's edge that indicates where to stand behind in the back, but I think that's just the platform being a little uneven. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 17:46, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose the lighting doesn't work for me. Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:07, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 01:37, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 05:31, 18 September 2019 (UTC)



III Marine Expeditionary Force Band Drum Major[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Sep 2019 at 22:23:30 (UTC)

Original – Staff Sergeant Kady Miller leads the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band in the 75th Anniversary Liberation of Guam Parade in Hagatna, Guam in July 2019.
Alt 1 - recropped.
Alt 2 - re-recropped
Reason
I believe this image meets the FP criteria: it is of high technical standard (its main subject is in focus and it is professionally composed); it is high resolution (the image is a 5,237 × 3,491 pixel JPG); it has a free license (image is a U.S. government work and is in the public domain); it is verifiable (the image was uploaded to a reliable website, it had embedded metadata, and the content illustrated in the image could be independently verified through third-party RS which are linked in archival format in the file page); it has a descriptive and informative file description; it avoids inappropriate manipulation (the only manipulation that occurred before uploading was white balancing and slight cropping to align the main subject to the center of the image); it has significant encyclopedic value (it is used in five articles and has the potential to be used in a multitude of others, such as sunburn).
Articles in which this image appears
Baldric, Ceremonial mace, Salute, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Drum major (military)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military
Creator
Kelly Rodriguez
  • Support as nominatorChetsford (talk) 22:23, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Withdraw support - the original (uncropped) version doesn't meet the high technical standard, in my opinion; the main subject, not being centered, is distracting and there's too much head space Chetsford (talk) 07:16, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  • ...Agreed, but we could crop the right and not as much on the top. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 15:31, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Too tight crop at top, IMO. --Janke | Talk 16:48, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
    • @Janke: Weirdly, this was an undocumented crop, not in the original source. I've gone back to the source. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 21:44, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
      • Still unbalanced. Crop a bit more at right, so that the circle of the trumpet just disappears, and I'll support. --Janke | Talk 18:40, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
        • @Janke: I presume you meant the right edge of the circle. It looked wrong when I went further. I accidentally uploaded as a weird file name, but I'll upload over Alt 1 if it is acceptable. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 03:45, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
          • Support Alt 2. --Janke | Talk 07:10, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – EV? – Sca (talk) 12:46, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
    • @Sca: It's used as an example of uniform and such. I'd say it has EV as an exemplar. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 21:44, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Conditional support either The image at the source isn't cropped like that. If it's returned to the original state... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 17:54, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - high quality and decent EV. Preference for Alt 2. TSP (talk) 11:12, 18 September 2019 (UTC)



Reichenstein Castle (Arlesheim)[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Sep 2019 at 20:35:40 (UTC)

Reason
Quite a lovely photo. I really like the composition, it and while I work on my next image (Rosa Parks), why not celebrate other excellent content?
Articles in which this image appears
Arlesheim, List of castles and fortresses in Switzerland, Reichenstein Castle (Arlesheim)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Amada44
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 20:35, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Something seems odd with the persepective here - for instance, the flagpole is tilted. MER-C 13:28, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
    • I make it a rule not to presume too much about centuries-old structures... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 19:14, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support The image doesn't look tilted to me, and it's a very good depiction of its subject. Nick-D (talk) 01:52, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
    • Actually, on further consideration, I think that the image is tilted a bit to the left Nick-D (talk) 05:08, 15 September 2019 (UTC)



A meeting in the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Sep 2019 at 16:00:07 (UTC)

OriginalA meeting in the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters by Peder Severin Krøyer. The painting hangs in the room it depicts.
Reason
High-resolution reproduction that was recently featured unanimously on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, List of paintings by Peder Severin Krøyer
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Peder Severin Krøyer
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:00, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Would be nice to know at least a few names of notable people in the painting. --Janke | Talk 19:49, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
Support – very detailed photo of impressive painting. --Janke | Talk 09:54, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. All of the people in the painting appear to be identified in Lomholt 1954 (page 55 of the linked pdf, near its end). The existence of this document (a roughly 50-page article in Danish about this painting) suggests that the painting may itself be independently notable; it already has an article in the Danish Wikipedia. —David Eppstein (talk) 22:04, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 08:55, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, would like to see a key made, though. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 17:48, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:46, 16 September 2019 (UTC)



Rufous-collared sparrow[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Sep 2019 at 14:21:34 (UTC)

OriginalRufous-collared sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis costaricensis) in the Mount Totumas cloud forest, Chiriquí Province, Panama
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Adds value to article.
Articles in which this image appears
Rufous-collared sparrow
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 14:21, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:06, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 08:57, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Every feather sharp and clear. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 17:41, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:55, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBasile Morin (talk) 12:46, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support.DreamSparrow Chat 16:59, 16 September 2019 (UTC)



Old World swallowtail[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Sep 2019 at 14:14:35 (UTC)

Original – Old World swallowtail (Papilio machaon gorganus) on the Sorrento peninsula, Italy
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Strong colours on wing underside
Articles in which this image appears
Papilio machaon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 14:14, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 08:59, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support I know these subjects aren't easy, but a little too much of the wing is out of focus for me to fully support. Count this as a full support if that's the only thing keeping this from being featured, though. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 08:23, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support.DreamSparrow Chat 17:00, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – sorry but half of the wing is out of focus. (also there is a similar FP in the article) Bammesk (talk) 01:43, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  • True Bammesk, but the exisitng FP is not encyclopaedic. It is a worn specimen with colours faded, scales missing and part of tail torn off. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:01, 19 September 2019 (UTC)



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

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

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

Delist closing procedure[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

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

Recently closed nominations[edit]

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

Video of a humpback whale singing and diving[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 17 Sep 2019 at 02:40:13 (UTC)

Original – Video of a humpback whale singing and diving
Reason
High encyclopedic value as a visual and audio recording of a humpback whale singing and diving
Articles in which this image appears
Humpback whale and added on 7 September 2019 to Whale vocalization. While I would prefer a more stable visual angle, I think that the high EV more than makes up for this shortcoming.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Sylke Rohrlach
  • Support as nominator↠Pine () 02:40, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support. I agree that we need to encourage more videos and recordings like this in many respects - this is a triple intersection of underrepresented areas in our FP/FS collection (marine animals, videos of animal behaviour, and recordings of calls), but I hesitate to support fully because of the camera work. MER-C 16:26, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – good EV in Whale vocalization article. I am Ok with the video, it spans the entire body from front to tail at close proximity, the audio is great. I think the EV justifies the artistic imperfections. Bammesk (talk) 19:59, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 11:24, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Good EV. --Janke | Talk 18:24, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support per Mer-C Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 15:49, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Humpbackwhale singing.webm --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:49, 17 September 2019 (UTC)



Replace: Allotropes of carbon[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 16 Sep 2019 at 18:31:20 (UTC)

Eight allotropes of carbon
Proposed replacement
Reason
Replaced by SVG. Even so, not too fussed if this gets delisted - I think this diagram is not complex enough to be FP and the SVG replacement could have better presentation, particularly representing the carbon atoms with dots (as seen in the current FP).
Articles this image appears in
Allotropes of carbon, Carbon, Nonmetal
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Six Allotropes of Carbon
Nominator
MER-C
  • Delist or replaceMER-C 18:31, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. In theory I'm a big fan of replacing png by svg when possible. In practice, in this instance, I'm not sure about the quality of the replacement. In the png version, we have a classic ball-and-stick visualization of the molecules, with atoms represented as small balls and bonds represented as cylinders with visible thickness. Both are shaded, differently, to indicate their three-dimensional nature. Additionally, farther-away objects are shown in proper perspective (with smaller-looking balls and thinner-looking cylinders), making the depth of each object in each diagram clear. In the svg version, all we have is featureless line segments where the sticks were, no balls, and no easy way to see which objects are supposed to be closer and which farther. So I think some significant quality is lost. On the other hand, if we're going to use the svg in our articles going forward instead of the png, we can't continue to list the png as featured. —David Eppstein (talk) 20:14, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
    I agree with this sentiment entirely. I've informed the author of the SVG version so that they can make these improvements. MER-C 16:36, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
    Delist, no replace. As it is both images are unsuitable (png: wrong format, unused in article space; svg: inadequate quality compared to png). —David Eppstein (talk) 07:40, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Delisted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:47, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Although the nomination didn't reach quorum, the file needs to be delisted (because it's unused). Armbrust The Homunculus 21:47, 16 September 2019 (UTC)



Church of the Intercession on the Nerl[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 16 Sep 2019 at 18:39:46 (UTC)

Alternative 1
Reason
This image of a World Heritage Site was seen on Commons FPC last month where it was featured 15-1. Some in that FPC preferred the alternative, so it has also been put for consideration.
Articles in which this image appears
Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, alternative: Bogolyubovo, Vladimir Oblast
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
A.Savin
  • Support any as nominatorMER-C 18:39, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 1 – Much better contrast, texture and mood. Could be cropped in a bit, as it's a large file. – Sca (talk) 14:50, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
  • In Alternative 1 the building is tilted counterclockwise (it shows at full screen or larger), the cross on top is vertical though. Support Original though perhaps slightly overexposed. Bammesk (talk) 20:10, 7 September 2019 (UTC) . . . I did more checking, the columns and architecture may have some built in taper, but many vertical lines look good. Support Alt 1 as well. Bammesk (talk) 17:28, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Alt1. Better composition, better context, better contrast, and I don't really care for the combination of warm light and snow in the original. —David Eppstein (talk) 18:34, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support either one, I like both. Geoffroi 02:38, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support either one, thanks for nominating. --A.Savin (talk) 23:08, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bogolyubovo asv2019-01 img06 Intercession Church.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:39, 16 September 2019 (UTC)



Silver moony[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 16 Sep 2019 at 12:01:03 (UTC)

Original – Commonly known as the Silver Moony, monodactylus argentus is a species of fish in the family Monodactylidae (moony fishes). The image shows a silver moony kept in a salt-water aquarium in Taiwan.
Reason
There are relatively few fish FP compared to other categories because of the technical difficulty of obtaining good photographs. This photo shows a popular salt-water aquarium fish. It's sharp, encyclopedic, has accurate colors, and good resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Monodactylus argenteus, Monodactylidae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Lawrencekhoo
  • Support as nominatorLK (talk) 12:01, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – unbalanced crop, not tack sharp, somewhat noisy and a bit small, even though it fulfills minimum size requirements. --Janke | Talk 12:59, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - borderline acceptable if this were an in-the-wild photo, but this was taken in an aquarium (i.e. easily replicable). MER-C 15:16, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per MER-C. Geoffroi 02:42, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:18, 16 September 2019 (UTC)



Delist: Australian Pelican[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 14 Sep 2019 at 10:32:41 (UTC)

An Australian Pelican.
Reason
Not used in any articles. File:Pelecanus conspicillatus - Doughboy Head.jpg is a better image.
Articles this image appears in
None
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Pelican lakes entrance02.jpg
Nominator
MER-C
  • DelistMER-C 10:32, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:39, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist. It's a striking image but too low-res by current standards and the lack of use means we must delist. —David Eppstein (talk) 15:31, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
  • DelistBammesk (talk) 00:51, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist – I'll take the fifth. --Janke | Talk 11:07, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist per David. Geoffroi 02:48, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Delisted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:52, 14 September 2019 (UTC)


Suspended nominations[edit]

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