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Igreja de Santo Ildefonso[edit]

Original - The Church of Saint Ildefonso is an 18th century building in Porto, Portugal, named after the Visigoth Ildephonsus of Toledo. Built between 1709 and 1739, the 11,000 azulejos on the façade were added in 1932.
Okay, this time I'm sure . . . sharp and clear! :-) Great resolution. (I'm atoning for previous sins, :P)
Articles in which this image appears
Church of Saint Ildefonso
Joaquim Alves Gaspar
  • Support as nominatorMaedin\talk 13:01, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Nice, but why ruin it with the tight bottom crop? --Dschwen 17:41, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Maybe if Joaquim sees the nomination, he'll have a good explanation for us, :) Maedin\talk 18:00, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support I think this is just awesome even with the way it's cropped. Not the easiest thing to review, but I at least found no stitching problems. Detail was preserved in the shadows - good job. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 19:48, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Outstanding. Durova412 20:05, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment this viewer: (flash/no flash) may be useful for review. --Dschwen 21:02, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Regretful, weak oppose. Very good detail, but regarding the composition I agree with Dschwen, the bottom crop is really painful. The staircase is quite an important element of the building. --Elekhh (talk) 21:20, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose as per Dschwen... btw where did you find that viewer? that's great... And how do we/I use that for all the pics? Gazhiley (talk) 22:29, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
    • The viewer is based on IIP. I wrote a little wrapper on the toolserver that takes care of the image fetching and preprocessing. You can enable the ZoomViewer gadget in your commons preferences to have the viewer links appear on every image page on commons. --Dschwen 23:03, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose per Eleknh. It's visually jarring how it cuts off the gate and stairs. The people ( especially that one bewildered guy) are somewhat distracting, but forgivable if there were no other problems. Per Eleknh's link, the church is more elevated (or the courtyard more sunken) than this crop would lead you to think. Fletcher (talk) 23:00, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment I'd like Alves to comment on the bottom issue. If this image cannot be for some reason taken with the bottom not cut off, I will go ahead and support it.--Mbz1 (talk) 00:29, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Uhm, look at the picture Elekhh linked to in his comment above. It is basically the same angle with the stairs. --Dschwen 03:31, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
      • I did not notice the linked image. Sorry. Then it is of course Oppose--Mbz1 (talk) 16:12, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
      • With the flag(pole)s cut off at the top. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 10:20, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
        • Are you suggesting a choice has to be made between flag poles and stairs? --Dschwen 12:16, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
          • I'm flag-ergasted that a more obvious answer to this question is not stair-ing us in the face... Maybe suggest re-take from 10 paces further back? Gazhiley (talk) 12:24, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
            • It's a stitched image. Simply pointitng the camera down and a few more clicks would have done the trick IMO --Muhammad(talk) 13:35, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
              • Well, yes, I completely agree. It was more of a rethorical question ;-). It also is worth pointing out, that the Elekhh image is taken from further back which effectively lowers the fence line in the picture and shows a bit more of the roof. --Dschwen 14:33, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Info - Yes, I did include the whole stairway but a couple of tourists going up the stairs ruined the bottom row of pictures... Thanks for the nomination Maedin but I wouldn't have done it myself due to the poor framing (not only in the bottom). -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 21:24, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry, I didn't realise at the time that the stairs were such a feature. I apologise if you're disappointed by the nomination. The article was the important thing, though, and the image will be on the main page soon with its DYK hook, :) Maedin\talk 21:45, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Not disappointed at all! Good to be friend of optimistic people... -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 21:51, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 03:10, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Anscombe's quartet[edit]

Original - Anscombe's quartet consists of four datasets constructed to have identical summary statistics, including the same regression line and correlation coefficient. It illustrates the importance of exploring data graphically and the effect of outliers.
Alt 1 - no labels
Alt 2 - with labels, title added. The labels are misaligned, but this can be fixed if this approach gathers significant support.
Alt 3 - with subscripts for the x and y variables
Alt 4 Needs some corrections, but is a more explanatory = encyclopaedic way of presenting. Text is from Anscombe's original publication.
A nicely executed graph, with high EV. Well documented, with sources and source code provided.
The individual scatterplots are described and contrasted in our Correlation and dependence article.
Articles in which this image appears
Correlation and dependence, Anscombe's quartet
R Development Core Team, Schutz (original version), Avenue (alts 1-3), Papa Lima Whiskey (alt 4)
  • Support as nominator --Avenue (talk) 01:04, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I've struck my support here to indicate my preference below. -- Avenue (talk) 22:27, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
Could you be more specific about what you dislike about it, please? --Avenue (talk) 01:26, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
The subject's resolution isn't the best. The Utahraptor (talk) 01:34, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
It's an SVG. Resolution is not that great a deal since it can be scaled to any size. --Muhammad(talk) 01:37, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
OK. The Utahraptor (talk) 01:39, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
Just to expand on Muhammad's point, you can easily view it in higher resolution by clicking on the "2000px" link under the image shown on the file description page (or just click here). -- Avenue (talk) 05:49, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
If you are still opposing, Utahraptor, could you please say why? I think we have addressed the only concern you've raised. -- Avenue (talk) 05:49, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. This image is a classic in illustrating statistics, and rightly so. Mostlyharmless (talk) 03:42, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Seen it before. Its something that really needs an image. The point is that you should plot data and look at it before performing regression blindly. Noodle snacks (talk) 07:08, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Also, I didn't know that you could make R plots look pretty, or output SVG for that matter. Noodle snacks (talk) 09:19, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Note: I've expanded a bit on my nomination reason above. -- Avenue (talk) 07:27, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Per nominator.--Mbz1 (talk) 15:15, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose This can be labelled much better, currently no chance of standing on its own merit - only information about what is being displayed is "x1", "x2", "y1" etc., i.e. no information at all beyond what is extremely trivial. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 23:32, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Hmm. Given that these are not real measurements, but consist entirely of made up numbers, they have no meaning besides their appearance in this quartet. You could label them "First independent variable in Anscombe's quartet", "First dependent variable in Anscombe's quartet", and so forth, but (together with even the briefest caption) that would convey no more information than x1, y1 etc. I would have more sympathy for the argument that the axis labels and numbers are superfluous and should therefore be dropped. I'm happy to provide an alternative version along those lines, if anyone agrees. --Avenue (talk) 00:00, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Maybe you could start by labelling it "Anscombe's quartet". Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 23:51, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
Are you suggesting that the text "Anscombe's quartet" be added within image itself? Seems a bit pointless. The image has an image description (and filename, although that isn't as useful as it could be) that already provides this information. Labels within the image should really just be used to describe elements of the image, not the image itself IMO. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:41, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
Graphs should always be labelled. General rule of technical writing. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 19:51, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
Sure if it was a graph of something. Here we are looking at the shape of the graph itself, it isn't real data - you could label them example 1, example 2, etc., but I don't see what that gains you. If anything I'd go the other way as Avenue suggests and take out the axis labels. Kmusser (talk) 20:32, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
That's what we have captions for, IMO. --Avenue (talk) 21:08, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Time3000 (talk) 10:19, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Broccoli (talk) 15:54, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom, preference for Alt 3. I'd also oppose adding extra labeling in the graphic itself, right now it is language independent which is a plus, if more explanation is needed then add it to the caption. Kmusser (talk) 16:00, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Note: I've added two alternative versions along the lines suggested. Unfortunately Inkscape has shifted the axis labels a bit in the second one, but I think it illustrates the general idea. I'll fix it up if this gathers much support. -- Avenue (talk) 20:57, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Surely the image has to at least contain the values for the axes? Otherwise we're left unsure if it's logarithmic or linear. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 21:37, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
      • Or some other scale, I suppose. It is ambiguous, yes, but I think any misinterpretation would almost have to be willful given the context in which it's displayed and the cues of the regression line and evenly spaced tickmarks. Personally I like the minimalist version best, but I think the original is probably better suited to a general audience. I can add another alternative, with values along the axes but no axis labels, if you would like. --Avenue (talk) 22:31, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Bogus license. Images are not considered derivative works of the software used to produce them, i.e. images are not software. Please see my comments below in the licensing discussion. (The GPL is not an appropriate license for images anyway, as it requires measures unpractical to images in order to meet the conditions of the license.) Kaldari (talk) 21:09, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • The same could be said for the GFDL, I think, yet we happily use that for images. --Avenue (talk) 12:33, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose all [except Alt 3] due to error: While x1, y1, x2, y2 and so on are frequently seen, this is solely because most graphing programs do not handle subscripts well. The CORRECT way of writing them is x1, y1, x2, y2 and so on. As it is, if anything, the labels on the first can all too easily be read as (for instance) y2 - and y squared would give a VERY different interpretation to the graph. If the original (which is easily the best, as that font can be clearly read in the article, which is not true for any other) can be brought into the proper mathematical convention, I Conditionally support it. Also, I should note that I Strong Oppose Alt 2: While unreadable text at thumbnail size is not normally an issue at FPC, this is an obvious exception: It loses most of its value in the articles if the reader has to click through just to find out which graph is being discussed when. Further, the positioning of the labels is uneven, which is sloppy. y1 is far closer to the graph than x1. I'd go so far as to say y1 is uncomfortably close. We can do better than this. Shoemaker's Holiday talk 14:25, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes, I warned above that the labelling in Alt 2 was messy, and offered to fix it if necessary. I only provided it as an example to see if others liked PLW's proposed approach. I've now added a note explaining this to its caption.
I've also added another alternative version, with subscripts. -- Avenue (talk) 17:21, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
I don't oppose the new version, but notation is not nearly as clear cut as you make it out to be. For example y2 doesn't always means y squared. I wouldn't call it an error or wrong as it is. Noodle snacks (talk) 22:50, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
It's hardly common for it to mean anything else, and subscript notation is by far the standard in mathematics, of which statistics is a branch.
I agree that the subscripts are better in the two contexts where it is used here. It might be different if we were using it in a context where the variable names used in the statistical software were relevant, e.g. as an example of R's graphical capabilities. --Avenue (talk) 22:21, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Licensing issue The image is currently licensed under the GPL, but because the reasoning given is invalid, this license may also not be valid, and in any case, may not be the preferred license for this kind of content. Images created using a software are not derived works of that software. One does not require a Photoshop license to view a photoshopped image. In the same way, the GPL does not infect content created by GPL'ed software. Since the use of the license is claimed to be required by the GPL'ed software used to create the content (which is incorrect) and could be construed to have been applied for this reason only, the licensing terms are of questionable validity. Can someone please go and check what can/needs to be done about this? Thank you. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 01:05, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
    • I emailed Schutz about this (since he is not most active on enwiki). Noodle snacks (talk) 04:33, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
      • I agree the licensing is a bit unclear. Note that R includes not just the underlying software used to create this graph, but also a copy of the data itself, and this copy was used to create these graphs. Although Schutz executed the graph nicely, and R was very useful, I think the most creative part of producing this graph is Frank Anscombe's creation of the datasets. I'm not clear about exactly when copyright attaches to data, but this case (synthetic data, created primarily for graphical display) seems on stronger ground than many. Should we nominate the graphs for deletion?
We could create similar datasets to get around this issue if necessary, although this would not be entirely trivial. The graph would then lose some historical value, but it would still have good encyclopedic value in our Correlation and dependence article. -- Avenue (talk) 09:09, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
Since the data presented by Anscombe is only one part of the overall publication, I would argue that use of the data constitutes quotation of an excerpt, which is permitted. Furthermore, providing data for re-analysis is a basic courtesy if not part of professional codes of conduct for pro bono research results. The American Statistical Society, in whose journal the work was published, is, to the best of my knowledge, a public charity; Anscombe was employed by Yale (charity? Harvard is...), and the work supported by public funds via the Office of Naval Research. I think we're on pretty safe ground using the data. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 11:40, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
That's a good fair use justification, but featured pictures should be under a free license. -- Avenue (talk) 21:38, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes, without a free license, we can't feature any of these. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 12:10, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks to Noodle snacks for letting me know about this issue. Here is my take on the licensing questions:
First, the question of the GPL: the image is not licensed under the GPL just because I used R to generate it, the reasoning is more complex: the script used to generate the image actually comes from an example script provided with R and I have only made small modifications to it. The image is thus a derived work of this little piece of R code, which is under the GPL. The description of the image indicates this, although it used to be more clear, but some of the latest modifications removed useful information; I'll correct this ASAP. I would much prefer to licence it under a CC-BY-SA licence, but think the reasoning here is correct.
About a possible copyright on the data: the data is presented in the original paper as a table of 66 meaningless numbers; it seems unlikely to me to qualify as a "work" in itself. Or, in other words, it looks difficult to me to separate the idea (not protected by copyright) behind the dataset from its actual expression (the numbers): as mentioned above, we could easily create a similar dataset with different numbers (so the expression would be different), but the resulting graph would still be the same (no individuality). All in one, I don't see a copyrighted work here.
Cheers, Schutz (talk) 19:29, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for weighing in (and for producing the original graph!) I had been assuming that Anscombe's original paper would have included graphs, so if it didn't, that puts a different complexion on things, and I think using some sort of free license for our graphs is justifiable.
Actually, the paper contains the graphs, sorry if I wasn't clear. But the data itself is just the bunch of numbers in a table. The layout of the R graph is quite different from the one from the paper (as different as can be, given that there is only one basic way to do a scatterplot). Schutz (talk) 07:11, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
I've made various changes to the code to produce the Alt 3 version; for example, I saw no need for two separate loops. But my code is still a derived work and should be under the GPL too (when I finally get around to uploading it). I've now reviewed the example provided with R (available e.g. here), and I think the R project should be acknowledged as a creator here, so I'm modifying my nomination statement above accordingly (and to reflect the various alt versions). -- Avenue (talk) 23:22, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
A couple points that need to be clarified:
  1. Images are not considered derivative works of the software used to produce them. The copyright in images lies in the expression of the data, not the data itself or the algorithms or programs used to produce an expression of that data. In other words, only people are granted copyrights, not programs. As the producer of the graphs and sole copyright holder of the image, Schutz can choose any license he wishes irrespective of the license of any software used to assist him.
  2. In the United States at least, data cannot be copyrighted, only unique expressions of that data.
Kaldari (talk) 03:46, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
No, I think Schutz is not the sole copyright holder of his image, because it is a close derivative of the example produced by the R developers. The dots have been enlarged, an overall title removed, and different tickmarks placed on the x-axes, but the colour scheme and layout are identical. --Avenue (talk) 04:35, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes, the (unknown) person who wrote the original script is an author as well. I think this is made clear in the description of the image (and I have improved it even more yesterday); let me know if this is not the case. Schutz (talk) 07:11, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes; sorry if I have implied at all that you claimed more than due credit. The fault in initially not giving the R people credit in this nomination is mine alone. I should have checked how closely your graphic was based on their work at the outset. --Avenue (talk) 08:01, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Sorry guys, but you're still not getting it right. Programming examples given in teaching materials may be freely used - check the SCO lawsuit, where it was made clear that examples that Kernigan and Ritchie had used in textbooks had thereby essentially entered the public domain, as the purpose of the textbook was teaching, i.e. the intention in publishing the tutorial is to allow others to use it. Hence it is assumed that copyright on the code is relinquished at that point, and the tutee is free to use what he has learnt from the tutorial, without any need for additional variation or obfuscation. I know of no legislation or case law that treats online tutorials differently in this respect, so it should be assumed that the GPL does not piggyback on the teaching materials provided. (However, any part of the tutorial that isn't code may still have copyright attached to it! However, I see no text or illustration that illustrates the logic behind the code, included in the image. The image is just a presentation of Anscombe's data.) Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 13:41, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Even though I would prefer it this way, I am not sure about your reasoning (if it is correct, I would love having a page on Commons describing this, with pointers to the relevant references, as a reference: there is plenty of interesting material we could reuse in this way). But I am not in a position to comment on it at the moment; the best I can do is update the description page of the image to confirm that all my modifications are under CC-BY-SA; this way, if anyone thinks this image could be relicensed, there is nothing in the way of doing so. Schutz (talk) 15:37, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
I'll add CC and GFDL licensing for my contributions too. I still think we have a moral obligation to give the R people a share of the credit for the graphic, though. --Avenue (talk) 16:06, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
According to the CONTU rule, Schutz and only Schutz is the author of the image (by US Copyright law at least): "The question has been raised whether authorship or proprietorship of the program or data base establishes or may establish a claim of authorship of the final work. It appears to the Commission that authorship of the program or of the input data is entirely separate from authorship of the final work..."[1] In addition, section 102b of the US Copyright Act specifies that a work must be "fixed in a tangible medium of expression" in order to be copyrighted. Thus a computer program can be copyrighted, but the output of that program is not copyrighted by the author of the program unless they themselves create the output. Of course many legal scholars consider the CONTU rule to be outdated and suggest that in many situations it should be possible for program authors to successfully claim full or joint authorship of a work generated by their programs. No updated rule has been created, however, to adequately deal with this issue. If Schutz or the authors of R lives outside of the United States, the situation is even less clear. Regardless, I personally don't believe that the GPL is an appropriate license for an image, so I'm going to have to oppose for now. I would recommend contacting the authors of R and asking them to explicitly renounce any authorship in the work. Kaldari (talk) 17:50, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
I think it would be easier to simply redraw the graphics from scratch without reference to the example code. I may not have time before this closes, though. --Avenue (talk) 12:33, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
And for what it's worth, many of the R core team are not based in the US. R was initially developed by two people at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, but has grown a lot since then. --Avenue (talk) 12:38, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1 since the units are arbitrary. HereToHelp (talk to me) 19:40, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
    • As mentioned above though, as far as I can see the units are not arbitrary for two reasons: Firstly, it is not self-evident that the scale is linear (only vaguely implied by the even spaced tickmarks and the straight regression line) without values. Secondly, the values are of historical importance. The theory may be equally valid with other equivalent values, but Anscombe specified these values. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 19:59, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Alt added Alt 4 explains the graphs in Anscombe's own words. I know that it will not be possible to give full consideration to alt 4 before this nomination closes, but I'm adding it just so that whoever has more experience with SVG can fix the remaining problems (apparently caused by Inkscape). Thank you. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 12:13, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Seems a bit messy. Different fonts used, text pushing up against the margins of the graphs and merging with the values, convoluted image description etc. Also, is there a web reference for the text? Nowhere on the image page does it specify that the text is Anscombe's own words. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:33, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
        • Dunno why you feel the need to bash the shortcomings when they've already been acknowledged. As for the reference, it's in the article, and you can't get it without a JSTOR subscription. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 15:00, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
          • I wasn't 'bashing' the shortcomings, I just listed them so that they could be acknowledged and improved on if possible. I don't think you really did acknowledge the problems I mentioned at all. You mentioned problems but did not specify what they were and I guess I misunderstood as a result of that vagueness. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 16:05, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
      • Even if you get past the typefaces, it just seems messy. It's hard to read in a thumbnail. I think the point Anscombe is trying to make is plenty clear without making us squint at text that should be in the caption. HereToHelp (talk to me) 14:07, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 3, well executed and excellent EV. Modest Genius talk 15:05, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 3. Most appropriate of the three IMO. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 16:14, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 3 - Sorts my concerns. Shoemaker's Holiday talk 17:42, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 1 or Alt 3.--Avenue (talk) 22:27, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Comments: as the uploader, I won't vote on the image. Just two comments:
    • The actual values on the axes are pretty important, since they show that the data represented on the four plots is on the same scale (e.g. the x values for plots 1-3 are exactly the same); the dataset is important not only because of the pretty graph, but because the averages, standard deviations, etc, across graphs are the same — the values are required to convene part of this information.
    • The use of a subscript for the variable names is definitively the best way to label them; as such, I have modified the image (and cleaned up the description at the same time), so that the original image and alt 3 should be more or less the same.
    Cheers, Schutz (talk) 15:37, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I don't have a strong view on this myself, and will quickly note that Anscombe did not use subscripts. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 17:21, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Anscombe's quartet 3.svg --Makeemlighter (talk) 03:33, 1 April 2010 (UTC)


Original - No, no, no.
One of the most useful images in Wikipedia. Scalable svg format. Also available in economy sizes. Seen here in its native habitat (except for the image frame).
Articles in which this image appears
Elections, Addition, Talk:Wikipedia biography controversy, Talk:New Jersey Turnpike
  • Oppose as nominator --Spikebrennan (talk) 16:31, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, not really all that useful. Tom(2¢) 16:38, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Used much too rarely, especially on WP:FPC. --Dschwen 16:51, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Dschwen.--Mbz1 (talk) 17:02, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Clearly tilted to the left. Ever heard of a tripod?! Jujutacular T · C 18:45, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No one ever uses it. Reach Out to the Truth 20:00, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I think there's potential for the "oppose paradox", in much the same way as we have the liar paradox. If we oppose, we prove how useful it is... J Milburn (talk) 21:33, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
    • "Pragmatic self-refutation". There's a term you don't hear every day. Opposing (with the oppose symbol) becsause it is not used is an example of pragmatic self-refutation. J Milburn (talk) 21:40, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per nom. Fletcher (talk) 22:20, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svgSupport --Muhammad(talk) 00:01, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 00:15, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Colobura dirce[edit]

Original - The Dirce Beauty (Colobura dirce) is a butterfly found in Central America and northern parts of South America.
Good focus on the little one.
Articles in which this image appears
Colobura dirce, Colobura, Nymphalini
Richard Bartz
  • Support as nominatorMaedin\talk 20:06, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Nice composition, a little soft in places but sharp where it counts. Fletcher (talk) 22:53, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nominator.--Mbz1 (talk) 00:26, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support nice --George Chernilevsky talk 13:11, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Suppport per nom. Durova412 15:47, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Nice DOF, background and pose. I can only ask for a red spot on the butterfly. Anyways, that zebra-patterns is still eye-catching. Abisharan (talk) 17:16, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. Looks good to me. Kaldari (talk) 03:28, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Dirce Beauty Colobura dirce.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 00:41, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Alamo Mission in San Antonio[edit]

Original - The chapel of the Alamo Mission is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty"
High resolution image (36MP), good lighting, no disturbances in the image, stable in the Alamo article for months now. ZoomViewer (flash/no flash)
Articles in which this image appears
Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Oldest buildings in the United States
  • Support as nominator --Dschwen 23:15, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nominator.--Mbz1 (talk) 00:25, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Lovely... Even has Sheriff J.W. Pepper in attendance... Gazhiley (talk) 10:26, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nominator too. The Utahraptor (talk) 14:21, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support sharp, good EV, and I like the hidden cowboy too. --Elekhh (talk) 23:44, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. NotFromUtrecht (talk) 08:24, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nominator. Miyagawa (talk) 18:01, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Alamo pano.jpg --Jujutacular T · C 00:58, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Dharmaraya Swamy Temple Bangalore[edit]

Good quality, lighting, resolution(>11mp) and EV. We have very few Indian related FPs. Already featured on commons without any opposition. To view using Dschwen's handy ZoomViewer (flash/no flash)
Articles in which this image appears
Dharmaraya Swamy Temple, Bangalore Karaga, Hindu temple, List of Hindu temples in India
Muhammad Mahdi Karim
  • Support as nominator --Muhammad(talk) 15:54, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nominator.--Mbz1 (talk) 16:13, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support for consistency :) -Elekhh (talk) 23:46, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment Needs counterclockwise rotation. Durova412 05:47, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
    • And the exposure boosted (I didn't check the rotation thing). Noodle snacks (talk) 08:51, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
      • I think it requires a clockwise rotation of 0.34 degrees. I have the edit ready awaiting your confirmation. NS, exposure boosting is overexposing some of the parts. --Muhammad(talk) 09:45, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
        • If by overexposing you mean causing clipping, then use curves rather than levels. Noodle snacks (talk) 10:01, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
          • Edit1 Uploaded OK? --Muhammad(talk) 11:42, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
            • Huh?! The edit is more tilted than the original. I don't see an improvement. Am I missing something? --Dschwen 14:20, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
              • It's a complex one. There seems to be little consistency in the vertical (eg the seam down the middle of the building) and horizontal lines. My guess is that it is the building that isn't quite perfectly straight, but it's hard to know for sure. The horizontal lines seem tilted counter-clockwise in the original and are largely corrected in the edit (barring structural issues), so I'd say it's an improvement. Did you actually measure the tilt or was it just an impression? Ðiliff «» (Talk) 15:57, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
                • I looked at the horizontals right above doorframe level. Taking the vertical at the center as a reference is a bit dangerous, as the building looks recessed backwwards the further up you go. I believe a slight off center position of the photographer would distort that vertical much more than it would distort the horizontal. And well, I checked, because the edit now looks tilted to me :-) --Dschwen 01:32, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
                  • True, although if the photo was taken from an off-centre position, the vertical lines would remain vertical. It's the horizontal lines that would tilt, an extreme example being this. But as you say, there aren't any reliable vertical lines due to the recession of the building. Yes, the edit looks slightly tilted, but the horizontal lines are straighter. It's good enough for me anyway! Ðiliff «» (Talk) 09:39, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support edit 1. Thank you. Durova412 19:26, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support edit 1. Interesting and underrepresented architectural style, with good detail. Edit 1 improves the tilt and brightness. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 15:57, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the explanation above --Muhammad(talk) 17:44, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support E1 Wonderful Indian architecture. If there is any tilt it is barely discernible and you may notice (or imagine) it only when comparing it with the original. Fletcher (talk) 00:26, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Has a nice, National Geographic-like look to it that will give Wikipedia’s Main Page a worldly affect for a day. Greg L (talk) 17:49, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support either, prefer edit 1. --Avenue (talk) 14:56, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Dharmaraya_Swamy_Temple_Bangalore edit1.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 02:18, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Battle of Inchon child[edit]

Original - A small South Korean child sits alone in the street, after elements of the 1st Marine Div. and South Korean Marines invaded the city of Inchon, in an offensive launched against the North Korean forces in that area. September 16, 1950.
Here's one of those images that speaks volume to what war leaves behind, and like the other image I have this one just seems to speak to a gentler side of my soul. This is a big image, and old, but it looks respectable to me at full size and from where I sit could earn a star, so here I am again with my find.
Articles in which this image appears
Korean Army Korean War, Battle of Inchon
Pfc. Ronald L. Hancock. (US Army)
  • Support as nominator --TomStar81 (Talk) 07:13, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment. Lately I've been wondering whether this sort of photo is good for an encyclopaedia. It's the sort of photo that elicits emotional responses, but you don't really learn a lot from it. OK, war can have a devastating impact on civilian populations, that's common to almost all wars. But this photo doesn't teach me anything else in particular about the Korean Army or the Battle of Incheon. The child could just as easily be living in poverty than be the victim of war. Feel free to convince me otherwise though. :-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 07:22, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
I know what you mean Diliff... I also think that it has nothing in this that specifically dates it to the Korean War other than taking the say so of the photographer... It could easily be a modern picture photographed in a way that makes is look aged and authentic... I'm sure that it is genuine though... But also it just doesn't do enough for me to help paint a picture of he event it is meant to... So with regret I will start the ball rolling with an Oppose Lovely picture just lacking in EV... Gazhiley (talk) 08:55, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
The I respectfully ask that the nom be withdrawn and closed as unsuccessful. No point in running the picture here past this point. Not once in my nearly 6 year history here have I ever had a photo bounce back at a first vote of oppose, so I already no this will fail, and I see no reason to waste everyone else's time when there are other more deserve FPCs that are in need of attention. TomStar81 (Talk) 09:06, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
Maybe a bit hasty - this is just my opinion, and possibly a shared opinion of Diliff - others may disagree... Gazhiley (talk) 09:22, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
As you can see below, it is as I said it would be. There will be no support votes for the picture, so lets just close the nom and be done with it. (talk) 19:15, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I'm inclined to agree with the above, I'm afriad. However, if this picture was famous in its own right, this would be a different story. J Milburn (talk) 10:35, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Question Hmmm... is that kanji? Has it been vandalised? I can't quite tell, but it might add to the EV. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 14:43, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Diliff. Questionable EV. --Dschwen 16:58, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Diliff.--Mbz1 (talk) 17:04, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted Maedin\talk 09:44, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Closed per WP:SNOW and nominator's wishes. Maedin\talk 09:44, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Sarcophaga ruficornis fleshfly mating[edit]

Original - Sarcophaga (Liopygia) ruficornis flesh-fly mating. Pictured in Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Good quality, DOF and very good EV. The genitalia (the plum like red stuff) are quite clear. Image is also well id'd and can be accommodated in species article if and when created Flesh flies are among the most important flies in forensic science due to their reproductive habits on decaying matter, and this is the best mating picture wiki has of them mating. FWIW, in my experience, it is very rare to find them mating.
Articles in which this image appears
Flesh-fly, Sarcophaga
Muhammad Mahdi Karim
  • Support as nominator --Muhammad(talk) 13:16, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Durova412 19:25, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 13:49, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. Would have prefered slightly more space at the top though. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:03, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
That's what he said! Yeah, ok, I'll get my coat... Gazhiley (talk) 21:20, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nominator.--Mbz1 (talk) 16:16, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support for quality and EV. Fletcher (talk) 23:40, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. J Milburn (talk) 11:23, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm not surprised it's rare to find them mating.Every time they get it together,some goon with a camera appears and starts snapping away.You'd hide away somewhere too if it happened to you ;) Lemon martini (talk) 01:06, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Sarcophaga ruficornis fleshfly mating.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 09:39, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Daylight Saving Time[edit]

Original - Retailers generally favor Daylight saving time. Here, United Cigar Stores hails a 1918 DST bill - daylight saving time is a World War I invention, started by Germany in 1916.
Topical, illustrates an FA, is of high resolution, historic.
Articles in which this image appears
Daylight saving time, United Cigar Stores
Commissioned by United Cigar Stores Company, artist unknown; cleaned up by Eubulides
Discussion of a documentation issue being dealt with: I suggest we vote in the good-faith assumption that it'll be fixed, as it's just a matter of saying what the restoration work involved. - Shoemaker's Holiday talk 13:03, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.
  • Conditional Oppose: Cleanup has clearly been done, but the original is not uploaded and linked to, and the cleanup is not documented. Not entirely convinced about the colours, but this is clearly an image that should be an FPC. It just needs a little work first. Shoemaker's Holiday talk 07:04, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
    • There is both a link to the LoC source in the image description (repeated here: [2]) and an earlier, uncleaned version in the file history. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 09:05, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • However, it is not clearly described that this is edited, and the normal procedure is to upload the LoC version as well as its own file: Websites can change, and, while it's unlikely the LoC will shut down, most of the LoC links temporarily broke recently. Had this been permanent, it'd have removed the file's history. Ideally, a lossless vesion of each (I'd suggest PNG, which is generally half the size of the LoC's TIFFs) should be uploaded as the third and fourth files in the set.
The Featured Picture Criteria require documenting of edits, as part of Criteria 8, and states they must be explained explicitly. If this is a problem, I'll happily help out by tweaking the file myself, and documenting. =)
Shoemaker's Holiday talk 11:43, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Thanks! Sorry to be a pain about this, but, as you can imagine, the practice and standard rules about this are something I know all too well. As I said, if you need help, ask. Shoemaker's Holiday talk 12:21, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
I'm inclined to support, by the way, once we can work through these issues, and would gladly help if problems arise. Shoemaker's Holiday talk 12:24, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Not quite sure what you're asking for. Of course, you should feel free to produce an edit if your opinion is that it needs more work. I feel that withdrawing is a little premature, with only one commenter so far. While I appreciate that improvements on the current version are possible, whether your particular version will be promoted at the end is up to the community. I don't have any spare time to work on this beyond minor colour edits. I'm sure if there's a general feeling that this image needs some more work, the community will find ways of getting that work done. BTW, it does look posterised in the small view, but okay at full size. I suspect over-zealous compression during resize. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 12:51, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
All I meant by that was that if there's difficulty in documentation, or some aspect of the restoration is challenged, I'll help. Shoemaker's Holiday talk 13:03, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 09:50, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

  • No quorum. Likely worth nominating again at some point. Makeemlighter (talk) 09:50, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

The Tiburtine sibyl and the Emperor Augustus[edit]

Original - "The Tiburtine sibyl and the Emperor Augustus" by Antonio da Trento. Illustrates one of the many weird, prophetic myths about the sibyl popular in mediaeval Christianity. - In this case, the sibyl showing the Roman emperor Augustus a vision of the Christian heaven.
I think that a 16th-century work is interesting in its own right, but this one also illustrates a fascinating bit of mediaeval Christian mythology. It is (arguably - I am NOT a fan of the Yorck Project's rather slapshod work) the only high-quality image in Tiburtine Sibyl, and, as Wikipedia's only work by Antonio da Trento, is our sole image for illustrating discussion of him.
Articles this image appears in
Antonio da Trento, Tiburtine Sibyl, 1508 in art, 1550 in art.
Antonio da Trento

Note: A version of this, under the same filename, was nominated before, while unopposed, it did not reach quorum. This is, however, a completely rethought restoration. As this is five centuries old, there's some extensive damage, some of it not really practical to repair, but I can improve it significantly.

Promoted File:Antonio da Trento - The Tiburtine sibyl and the Emperor Augustus.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 15:18, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Spinner dolphins[edit]

Original - Spinner dolphins video
Great EV, captures behavior like spinning, tale splashing, swimming in packs
Articles in which this image appears
Midway Atoll; Spinner dolphin
  • Support as nominator --Mbz1 (talk) 16:14, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Great video. Informative, and well-shot. Shoemaker's Holiday talk 17:12, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose Our photographs meet if not exceed professional quality standards. The background noise in this video does not meet the same expectations. I don't mean to be harsh, but I would expect the production of some short clips of dolphins to be something close to the quality I'd see on the Discovery Channel. Not saying it needs to be 1000 mb (and I know it can't be) and in HD, just saying that the presentation should be better to be a featured video. upstateNYer 00:48, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Discovery Channel!!!! Please have some pity on me :) I would like to point out that my $700 video camera cannot be even closely compared to $50,000 video cameras Discovery Channel crews are using, not to mention their editing software, not to mention I'm required to use "OGG" format only, which reduces the quality of course. No, my video is not and could not have the quality of the videos taken by Discovery Channel, but my video is good, encyclopedic video and it has a free license! --Mbz1 (talk) 01:24, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
It's not the OGG format that reduces quality, it's the compression and codec used that determines the quality. The OGG format is just a 'container' format for the actual video data. You could have (but I wouldn't recommend it for file size reasons) used a much lower compression and the quality would be better. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 18:48, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. I crossed out my statement about OGG format, but not about the quality of Discovery Channel cameras. The thing is I saw and even hod their cameras, when I went cage diving with great white sharks. We had two person crew from Discovery channel. I've never seen such cameras before! They had one that was put into water by a pole. As a matter of fact they filmed me in the cage with sharks using that camera, and copied their video to me. Too bad it was not me, who took it, and I cannot upload it here. Their other cameras were even more complex, and rather big. Once, when of of them was getting out of the cage, one of those video cameras was dropped into ocean by an accident. It did not sink, and they wanted to swim after it, but the dive master did not give his permission because 3 active sharks were around the cages. So the camera got lost. I asked them how much it was. I do not remember the price exactly, but it was very, very expensive. They said that home-owner insurance will probably cover the cost.--Mbz1 (talk) 20:26, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
I know, but all that aside, your $700 video camera is also over 10 years old judging by the date on the video. You can get a HD video camera these days for not much more than $700 now, and it would almost match broadcast quality cameras used by documentary filmmakers. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 09:44, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
I sure could, but I do not think I will ever again to go to Midway Atoll to study Spinner dolphins because it is what I was doing there - working as volonteer in the study group. --Mbz1 (talk) 01:29, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per UpstateNYer. To qualify: I don't think videos necessarily have to be pro quality: the difficulties introduced by motion and sound and cost of equipment may make it harder for unpaid contributors to produce pro-quality work, relative to still photography. It will be interesting to see if DSLRs with video can change this equation somewhat. But this video seems too close to the home movie end of the spectrum. Fletcher (talk) 22:30, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Fletcher. Also, there is a rather abrupt series of cuts at 25-26s. NotFromUtrecht (talk) 09:00, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Agree with reasoning above. Video is definitely harder than still photography, but I'd like to see the dolphins without the chatter of tourists in the background. That's what I took from UpstateNYer's comments. It's not necessary to have Discovery Channel's camera equipment (besides which, the BBC does infinitely better nature documentaries!), but rather the attention to detail. More stability in the footage (admittedly difficult shooting from a boat and without a tripod), less non-natural noises in the background, etc. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 09:37, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Eh-hem, BBC and Discovery work together to create great documentaries! :) We somehow get stuck with terrible narrators, though (Sigourney Weaver on Planet Earth and Oprah on Life). Feel lucky that you have David Attanborough. upstateNYer 03:21, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
      • Ahem indeed. :-) BBC did do all of the filming, Discovery just helped to pay for it. And as you say, put their own narrator in. As the Planet Earth article states, "Sigourney Weaver was brought in to replace David Attenborough as narrator, as it was thought her familiarity to American audiences would attract more viewers". Enough said. Anyway, I was talking about the Discovery Channel documentaries that they've done themselves. They seem to be sensationalist, appealing more to the short-attention-spanned kids than a mature, intelligent audience. Just an observation. :-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 06:31, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • comment sound is an absolute pain. So too higher standards in that area is likely to result in a situation where featured videos are mostly going to show things that can be portrayed with the sound stripped out entirely.©Geni 15:37, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 15:39, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

File:Glenridding, Cumbria, England - June 2009.jpg[edit]

Original - A panoramic view of Glenridding village and Ullswater as viewed from the west
It's a little low on the wow, but I think it's a complete, well presented panoramic view of the village of Glenridding, nestled amongst the hills in the Lake District, England. It does a good job of showing the location and geography of the village.
Articles in which this image appears
  • Support as nominator --Ðiliff «» (Talk) 22:43, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support EV and also looks nice --Muhammad(talk) 17:00, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support again a nice pano. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 18:49, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Good picture of a village, but needs more rope. Fletcher (talk) 22:16, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Didn't even need to look at who created this... Great shot, hig in EV for me (tis a picture of the village and shows the village... Ticks my EV box) and another annoying reminder what I'm missing being daan sarf... Gazhiley (talk) 22:17, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. Hooray for more Cumbria FPs! More than enough wow for me; a beautiful picture. J Milburn (talk) 22:38, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
    • I was wondering when you and Gaz would chime in! ;-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 22:40, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
      • What can I say - I know what I like! And I like what I see... Gazhiley (talk) 08:10, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Ok, that topic again ;-), but isn't this image somewhat tilted CCW? I know that geographical features are really tough to judge, but in combination with the cloud band on the to left (which I guess is a result of atmospheric stacking, and in that case should be horizontal) it just looks that way. Well, there is probably not much that can be done... --Dschwen 14:41, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Short answer is I don't know. Longer answer is I'm pretty sure it's basically straight. I know from experience that when I'm shooting hand-held, I generally manage to keep the camera pretty flat (good internal spirit level?). Obviously that's not fool proof though. The cloud band on the left may be horizontal, but due to perspective be tilting one way or the other since it's above the horizon. The houses look roughly upright, but it's hard to tell since they're so small. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:59, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Beautiful, encyclopedic. I studied it a while to see the tilt, but I don't see enough evidence to justify rotating it. Jujutacular T · C 19:00, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment Just one little thing mars the picture - that woman in red, lower right. Clone? (Away, not duplicate... ;) -- Lurker (talk) 21:15, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Does it really mar the photo? It's so insignificant, and besides, the path up the hill is the start of the walk to Helvellyn as per the article: "The village is popular with tourists of all kinds but especially mountain walkers who can scale England's third highest mountain, Helvellyn". I'm not convinced it's justifiable to clone her out. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 21:27, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
      • Not that you really need any backup here, but: no, in my opinion it does not "mar" the picture. And I would even go as far as calling the demand for cloning the woman away rather absurd. --Dschwen 22:36, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment—I see what you're saying about the woman bottom-right. But this is slightly improved, compositionally, by the presence of camping tents (blue). The possible relationship between temporary human habitation and a brisk walk in the landscape works for me. Tony (talk) 01:01, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. Beautiful and encyclopedic. - Darwinek (talk) 12:41, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support A very stunning image. Miyagawa (talk) 17:59, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support -- nice shot. It does seem like the picture is rotated slight CCW, but I'm really bad at judging this sort of thing, so am happy to support unreservedly. NotFromUtrecht (talk) 21:55, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Glenridding, Cumbria, England - June 2009.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 02:57, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Gunnar Sønsteby[edit]

Original - Gunnar Sønsteby (born January 11, 1918) is known as a Norwegian resistance fighter during World War II.
I believe this would be a good FP for the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe on 8 May. I did not take this picture, and I have limited experience with the FP process, so I cannot do much if the picture is found technically wanting. The uploader seems to have put up a single-purpose account, and is not active. I still think the picture meets the criteria though, and it is already featured on Commons, and on both German and Spanish Wikipedia.
Articles in which this image appears
Gunnar Sønsteby
  • Support as nominator --Lampman (talk) 01:45, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Strong support, very nice. J Milburn (talk) 10:40, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support - excellent portrait. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:11, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nominator.--Mbz1 (talk) 17:05, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support a fine portrait. Miyagawa (talk) 17:56, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support -- very good EV, excellent technical quality. Initially I had reservations about the composition, but I think the simple and straight-forward composition is actually quite appealing. NotFromUtrecht (talk) 17:04, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Impressive.-Avenue (talk) 15:27, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support - illustrates the subject quite well. Neutralitytalk 04:35, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent portrait photo Nick-D (talk) 04:10, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --George Chernilevsky talk 06:32, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:GunnarSønsteby.jpg --Lampman (talk) 06:44, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

NURBS surface animation[edit]

Original - Three-dimensional NURBS surfaces can have complex, organic shapes. Control points influence the directions the NURBS surface takes. The outermost square below delineates the X/Y extents of the surface.

Revised (again after Noodle snacks)- NURBS surfaces are a method for easily creating complex, aesthetic, or technical shapes in 3D computer graphics. With NURBS, a minimal number of control points (the small spheres) on each path (lines) influence the directions for very smooth, organic surfaces to follow.

I think it is captivating, reflects well upon Wikipedia, and highlights the virtues of an electronic encyclopedia. I believe it meets the eight criteria for a featured picture. The 1000-pixel minimum doesn’t apply to an animation. The native, 400-pixel width used for the animation is one of the standards for Theora animations (there are two of those in the same article this is in) and I used every trick in the book (like 6-bit depth—not eight, 20 fps, and frame optimization) to keep the file size reasonable.

By the way, if you are using Safari (which has a goofy way of handling animated GIFs) and the animation isn’t playing smoothly for you, try pretty much any other browser, such as Firefox.

Articles in which this image appears
NURBS and Cobalt (CAD program)
Greg L
  • Support as nominator --Greg L (talk) 00:21, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Fnagaton 05:19, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • support extremely well done.©Geni 15:32, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Such a nice animation would look fantastic as a featured picture. Kudos, Greg L. SteveB67 (talk) 18:36, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. Very well done. It isn't immediately obvious what it's showing though, and relies fairly heavily on the articles to explain it. But that's the nature of the subject, and not the fault of the image. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 08:18, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Good point, Diliff. I didn’t think the caption through. What I originally had was a close approximation of the caption as it appears in the NURBS article. What I should be showing here is the proposed caption for this animation as a Featured Picture on the Main Page, which receives a more general-interest readership. I’ve accordingly added a revised caption. Greg L (talk) 17:04, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • What does the grid and the square/diamonds (depending on the angle) represent (info in the caption please)? Noodle snacks (talk) 04:12, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
  • You too; good point. Addressed now. Greg L (talk) 04:35, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:NURBS 3-D surface.gifMaedin\talk 21:26, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

The Ville de Québec, in Quebec, Canada[edit]

Original - Old Quebec City's skyline with the Château Frontenac
Great night panorama with high encyclopedic value. Featured picture on Commons and Spanish and Turkish Wikipedias.
Articles in which this image appears
Old Quebec, Quebec City, Château Frontenac
Martin St-Amant (User:S23678)
  • Support as nominator --Darwinek (talk) 14:18, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nominator --Mbz1 (talk) 00:58, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Jujutacular T · C 16:51, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Strong Support This is a beautiful image with strong EV. upstateNYer 02:20, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. --Elekhh (talk) 08:10, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Too much haloing going on. Noodle snacks (talk) 09:01, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Oh yea, I didn't notice that. I guess I can tolerate though. Switch to regular support (noted on my original vote above). upstateNYer 03:10, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose As per Noodle snacks... Shame though, an otherwise brilliant picture... Gazhiley (talk) 12:48, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose very good picture but NS is right. I dowsampled for preview purposes but the haloing,lack of sharpness is still apparent. --Muhammad(talk) 17:53, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose: It's lovely, but the halos, :( Maedin\talk 20:40, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 06:43, 10 April 2010 (UTC)


Original - Panorama of Sacsayhuamán with the city of Cusco in the background
Wide panorama with high encyclopedic value. Featured picture on Commons and TR Wikipedia.
Articles in which this image appears
Martin St-Amant (User:S23678)
  • Support as nominator --Darwinek (talk) 14:11, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose I can't bring myself to support, because of the composition. Too much is cut off the top. Jujutacular T · C 04:05, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Jujutacular. --Elekhh (talk) 08:11, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Jujutacular... Not great as there are paths and walls that dissapear off the top of the picture that would be better to see where they go... Gazhiley (talk) 12:50, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 06:43, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Avocado with cross section[edit]

Original - A ripened avocado fruit with its cross section
Good quality and EV. IMO the most encyclopedic image of a ripened fruit in the article.
Articles in which this image appears
Avocado, Persea
Muhammad Mahdi Karim
  • Support as nominator --Muhammad(talk) 09:20, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support -- nice shot, meets all the criteria. NotFromUtrecht (talk) 21:49, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support -- clear and crisp. Neutralitytalk 04:31, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment Doesn't look green enough to be ripe? Or is this a different type of avocado than I'm used to? upstateNYer 02:21, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
    • The ones here have bumpy skin. Noodle snacks (talk) 09:04, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
      • It's a different cultivar that you are referring to. The skin turns black as it ripens. This one was ripe and very delicious :) --Muhammad(talk) 09:54, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
        • No, I mean the meat, not the skin. The meat seems very white. I'm used to it being a very deep puke green (for lack of a better term). upstateNYer 03:12, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom, would be nice to name the cultivar. Noodle snacks (talk) 10:40, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom.--Mbz1 (talk) 05:31, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per Noodle snacks. –Juliancolton | Talk 02:34, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Avocado with cross section.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 06:45, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Southern sky from Paranal Observatory[edit]

Original - Built and operated by the European Southern Observatory, the Paranal Observatory in Chile is home to the Very Large Telescope, an array of four telescopes, each with an aperture of 8.2 metres. This view from the observatory takes in the night sky; as well as the Milky Way, spy the moon on the horizon just rising, the zodiacal light above it, and the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds.
Edit 1: Noise reduced on the ground only.
Big, interesting, FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Milky Way, Paranal Observatory
ESO (more specifically, H.H. Heyer)
  • Support as nominator: There are annotations at Commons, too. Maedin\talk 12:13, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I prefer edit 1. Maedin\talk 12:11, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment Very nice, very interesting, very noisy. Edit please? --Muhammad(talk) 12:50, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Won't be able to for a few hours. I'll see what I can do when I get home. Maedin\talk 12:52, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Yeah, what are all these white specks? Zillions of hot pixels?! Suggest aggressive denoising to remove them all!!1!!one!eleven
  • On a more serious note. The blending around the 360 degree seam is screwed up. This makes it an eyesore in a pano-viewer. This is a complete mystery to me, how you can taint such a nice image with such a mistake. --Dschwen 16:55, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • You didn't do your (flash/no flash) thing for me! I was counting on you for that, ;) Maedin\talk 17:08, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support no matter what. Great image, high EV.--Mbz1 (talk) 17:03, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Edit 1 added: Noise reduced. Maedin\talk 17:12, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Stunning. Miyagawa (talk) 17:55, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Just to add that I prefer the original, I think the contrast between the sky and the colors is more pronounced. Miyagawa (talk) 10:50, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support It's no Lake District, but it'll do... ;-) hehe Seriously tho, Miyagawa said it best - stunning... Gazhiley (talk) 21:15, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Obviously a highly technical picture originally produced by a talented astronomer. Will look good for a day on Wikipedia’s Main Page. Greg L (talk) 17:50, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
P.S. I support either. Edit1 is clearly better if one bothers to zoom way in and meanders about looking at the telescopes. My vote may be added to the larger consensus for either picture since I find both to be suitable for the intended purpose as an FP. Greg L (talk) 14:49, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per Mbz1. --Avenue (talk) 15:10, 3 April 2010 (UTC) (struck as part of clarification below)
  • Hmm, I thought edit 1 was part of the April 1 joke, but perhaps not. To clarify, I support the original version, but very strongly oppose edit 1. The "noise" is not uniform, and much of it is from fainter stars. Zoom in on the Small Magellanic cloud, as just one example, to see how crippled edit 1 is. --Avenue (talk) 00:46, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I wouldn't like to disagree. When I'm home I'll change the edit to de-noise only the features on the ground and leave the sky intact. Maedin\talk 05:55, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry if my comment seemed harsh. Thank you for listening. --Avenue (talk) 17:30, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
  • It's fine, :) If it was an April Fool's joke, then it was Muhammad's on me. Maedin\talk 17:46, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Now I support either version, and prefer new edit 1. Thanks again. --Avenue (talk) 04:46, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Strong Support Edit 1 And I like the notes on the file as well; they were very helpful. upstateNYer 02:29, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --George Chernilevsky talk 05:19, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment Both variants very nice. I support both, but edit 1 is tiny better --George Chernilevsky talk 18:28, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Suspend so I can fix my edit. Maedin\talk 12:23, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Comment on edit: Considering Avenue's comments, I've altered the edit so that the ground only is somewhat de-noised and the sky has been left intact. Please update your vote if this changes your preference, though it looks like the original is in the lead anyway. Thanks, Maedin\talk 17:59, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Comments on the edit, please. Which do we prefer? Makeemlighter (talk) 01:44, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Support Edit 1. Fantastic image, nice edits. Eusebeus (talk) 11:30, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support either, prefer edit 1. Jujutacular T · C 14:56, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:360-degree Panorama of the Southern Sky edit.jpg --Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 09:46, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Serra da Estrela[edit]

Original - A view of Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range of mainland Portugal, showing the nunatak of Cântaro Magro
The panorama shows a well-known view of the subject and has very good technical quality, adding to the articles
Articles in which this image appears
Serra da Estrela, Serra da Estrela Natural Park
Alvesgaspar (talk)
  • Support as nominator --Alvesgaspar (talk) 01:07, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment Horizon looks curved and too much sky/cloud IMO --Muhammad(talk) 10:46, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment -- I'd support this if it weren't for the problem with the horizon. You might try restitching it with some horizontal control points along the horizon. NotFromUtrecht (talk) 11:12, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment A lot of fringing in the shadows at the bottom of the image aswell, thats easy to fix though Benjamint 23:18, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Jujutacular T · C 17:30, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Sheet music cover of "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away"[edit]

Original - Sheet music cover of Paul Dresser's 1897 hit song, "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away".
Edit suggestion - Vague idea of a colour restoration.
Image is of high quality, and adds significant value to the article of the same title, On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away.
Articles in which this image appears
On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away, List of Indiana state symbols
Charles Edward
  • Support as nominator --—Charles Edward (Talk | Contribs) 12:41, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment. I don't know how much yellowing is generally acceptable or preferred, but this might be a reasonable case for a colour restoration - example added. I also think it would be nice to get some more context if it's obtainable - what does the "5" stand for? Which of the listed editions is this showing, or do they all have the same cover? etc. etc. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 15:17, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
    • I can colour correct it a bit. I am not positive what the five means, it is on all the versions of the cover I have seen. There are multiple versions, this being the oldest I've seen. It is from 1897 and it almost certainly an original release. Other versions are like this [4]. The only difference is the picture of the singer, and the note at the top "Sung with great success by X" The singers were compensated for use of their image, in effect the singer endorsed the song to help fuel sales. That was fairly common then. I am aware of six different versions, this being almost certainly the first. The sheet music itself is also available at this quality on the commons. —Charles Edward (Talk | Contribs) 15:41, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 07:12, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Art car[edit]

Original - An art car is a vehicle that has its appearance modified as an act of personal artistic expression. Art car artists usually drive and own their own work. They are sometimes referred to as "Cartists". Art car artists or owners often dress in a matching motif when displaying their cars. Art cars and car artists come from all walks of life, uphold a wide range of personal philosophies and beliefs and come from all political groups. The image was taken at the annual Art car festival in San Francisco
Edit 1
Good quality, good EV;The image was used in in the Wikimedia foundation annual report 2008-2009? see, e.g., p. 9
Articles in which this image appears
Art car
  • Support as nominator --Mbz1 (talk) 05:34, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment -- I realise that the evening sunlight might have been quite warm when you took this picture, but the red cast is excessive. I'd prefer a version with more natural colours. NotFromUtrecht (talk) 11:02, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Original I prefer the red tone; it gives it a more dramatic feel. upstateNYer 03:07, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Original Nice photo --George Chernilevsky talk 05:17, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support, prefer edit "...neutral colour balance". Jujutacular T · C 00:33, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose original per reasons stated above. Weak support edit 1 -- interesting subject matter and resolution, but the background is a bit cluttered (especially on the left). NotFromUtrecht (talk) 12:57, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Distracting blurred background, and despite editing even edit is still too red for me... Gazhiley (talk) 07:58, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Questionable EV. This particular car has not been recognised as notable, hence an arrangement giving equal weight to several cars would be preferable imo. File:Asteracea poster 3.jpg shows how this might be done. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 09:10, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 07:12, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Poster of a Common Poppy[edit]

Original - The three stages of a Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) flower. From left to right: bud, flower and fruit (capsule)
Alternative - The three stages of a Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) flower. From left to right: bud, flower and fruit (capsule)
Encyclopaedic and good quality illustration adding to the articles
Articles in which this image appears
Papaver rhoeas, Papaver
Alvesgaspar (talk)
  • Support as nominator --Alvesgaspar (talk) 21:31, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment This is very good to look at at thumbnail size and has good EV but the firdt picture in the series is completely out of focus. --Muhammad(talk) 00:22, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Ditto Muhammad. The first image needs to be in focus and it would help if the DOF of the last weren't so shallow. Great idea overall though, so if you can get replacement images, I'd be happy to support this. upstateNYer 03:09, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Info - Here is a new version where the issues raised above were addressed. Not so good asthetically, I'm afraid. -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 12:52, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
    • The 3rd picture of the original is much better in terms of quality IMO. Could you replace the 3rd of the alternative with the 3rd of the original? --Muhammad(talk) 13:05, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
      • I think it's important to see the red coming through the bud, otherwise there's nothing to connect the first and second panels. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 19:38, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support, particularly the original. Though the stem in the first panel is a little out of focus, the bud is sufficiently in focus and the blossom breaking through adds important information about the nature of the blossoming cycle. A fine addition to the Main Page for a day. Greg L (talk) 19:10, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 07:11, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Mezcala Bridge[edit]

Original - Panoramic view of the Mezcala Bridge from the south side of the Mezcala River.
Edit 1 Shadow/highlights adjustment.
High resolution, adds value to the accompanying article.
Articles in which this image appears
Mezcala Bridge
  • Support as nominator --Jujutacular T · C 02:13, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Prefer edit 1 as well, thanks Muhammad. Jujutacular T · C 03:58, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support prefer edit 1 Good composition and EV. Original seems a bit overexposed. --Muhammad(talk) 03:03, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Both edits still show over-exposure on cements parts of bridge - most noticeably nearest the photographer... Also I don't know the technical name for it but there's a blue "fringe" around the top of the hills towards the top of the picture... Gazhiley (talk) 12:07, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak support I wish foreground rocks were sharper.--Mbz1 (talk) 00:57, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support as a bit of a bridge enthusiast. upstateNYer 03:13, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support edit 1 per nom. NotFromUtrecht (talk) 12:50, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 07:11, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Only 4.5 out of 5 supports after 10 days. Makeemlighter (talk) 07:11, 12 April 2010 (UTC)


Original - Chemical formula SnO2, cassiterite is a tin oxide mineral. An important source of tin, cassiterite is commonly mined, with major deposits in Bolivia, and its presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo contributes to the conflict there. High quality crystals are considered collectible and used as gemstones. Twinning is common, usually occurring at near-60° angles. Its lustre may be adamantine to splendent, and perhaps greasy on fractures. These bipyramid samples are from Sichuan province in China and the edge length is approximately 30 mm.
it's technically good and the resolution is high.
Articles in which this image appears
  • Support as nominatorMaedin\talk 07:15, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak support -- nice picture, but there is quite a lot of noise in the darker areas. I think this problem was made worse in the uploader's second version of the picture, in which he/she attempted to brighten the picture. Might be worth using a noise reduction program or something. Also, I'd have preferred a tighter crop. NotFromUtrecht (talk) 08:07, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Thanks, I'll prepare an edit tonight. Maedin\talk 08:17, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Now that I'm not at work I've had a better look at the image and I'm not sure I agree regarding noise. To me, it looks like the texture of the mineral alone. I compared it to the darker original and couldn't see much difference. If it is noise, in any case, I think it's slight, and I'm reluctant to use a filter on this that might lose some of the detail. But I'll ask Alchemist-hp about a crop. Maedin\talk 17:18, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • @NotFromUtrecht: "there is quite a lot of noise in the darker areas" --> no, please look at the camera exif data! Show me a much better camera and I buy me it! The "surface" from the crystals are noisy. "I'd have preferred a tighter crop" --> artistically not valued and ineffective view. Please test a tighter crop for you self and you see it. Best regards, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 18:15, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I'll concede that I can't be 100% sure that there actually is noise, since I know nothing about the physical properties of cassiterite. I certainly agree with Maedin that it's not worth trying to remove genuine noise if the result is that detail is lost. I tried cropping the picture in different ways, and my conclusion was that the amount of white space at the top and bottom of the picture was excessive. I'd prefer a version where the white space at the top and bottom was roughly equal to that at the side. I am happy to support this uncropped image, if there is no consensus that a closer crop would be better. NotFromUtrecht (talk) 19:46, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support as creator --Alchemist-hp (talk) 18:15, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support I definitely don't see any noise, and at ISO 200 there shouldn't be. Meets all criteria. Jujutacular T · C 19:18, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Per nominator.--Mbz1 (talk) 05:29, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --George Chernilevsky talk 06:30, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Cassiterite.jpg Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 15:15, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Reflecting Pool from Washington Monument[edit]

Original - View of Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool from top of Washington Monument.
Meets all criteria and I feel that it offers a very unique view of the reflecting pool that is rarely seen (images of pool almost always show it from ground lever).
Articles in which this image appears
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, will add to Lincoln Memorial in future
Hu Totya
  • Support as nominator --Ridge Runner (talk) 03:58, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose I'd like to say it's a pretty shot, well composed. Drawbacks: it's a little bit grainy. I don't see ISO speed rating on the metadata for the image, but I imagine it was higher than it needed to be. It's also not very sharp. Jujutacular T · C 23:46, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Jujutacular. I've been undecided on this in case it was my monitor as I thought it seemed a little fuzzy, but now I know it isn't just me then oppose sorry... Gazhiley (talk) 07:56, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose due to apparent barrel effect (curved horizon) and composition (lake and river shore chopped off at sides, and seems too central to me). --Avenue (talk) 04:55, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose First, I'd like to point out that this is far from a rare shot. It is very easy to recreate and people do it dozens of times per day. My main misgivings about the image is the fact that it could be redone on a clearer day (that is to mean a day with a lower particulate count in the air), which would allow for a cleaner view of Rosslyn and Arlington. Also, just to point out to Avenue, while the cut off of the pond at Constitution Gardens is preventable, you can't do anything about cutting off the river... it is a river after all. upstateNYer 05:14, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Perhaps I could have been clearer. I meant that shifting the view right a little might have included the whole pond, and would have avoided including the small patch of highway and river shore (if that's what it is) lower left. --Avenue (talk) 20:51, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 00:41, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

British National Grid square TF[edit]

Original - Grid square TF, shown at a scale of 1:250 000. The map shows The Wash and the North Sea, as well as places within the counties of Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.
A 1:250 000 map recently released under the OS OpenData initiative. The map illustrates the design of maps produced by the Ordnance Survey, and provides a practical example of the nature of the grid system on which virtually all OS maps are based. The MediaWiki software cannot create thumbnails of large PNG images, so this picture is presented in JPG format. A PNG version is linked to from the image page.
Articles in which this image appears
Ordnance Survey, British national grid reference system
Ordnance Survey
  • Support as nominator --NotFromUtrecht (talk) 08:24, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Not really a lot to say about this... It's high in EV, a high quality image, no noticable errors or issues... Would prefer it to be of where I live, but that's just being fussy! hehe Gazhiley (talk) 13:14, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment Just a quick check on licencing, OS OpenData licence states it can be distributed under CC-Attribution 3.0 licence. Here on Wikipedia, this is under CC-BY-SA 3.0 - is this permitted? And if so, what the reason behind not matching up with the licence the OS have specified? AlexJ (talk) 21:15, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • You're quite correct: I licensed them wrong. I've update the licenses on Commons to CC-BY-3.0. NotFromUtrecht (talk) 22:24, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • No, but there is currently a discussion on Commons about enabling this function. One of the reasons why I wanted to post this here was because I wondered what people thought about the JPG format, and whether the quality of this picture could be improved. NotFromUtrecht (talk) 13:33, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose not because it's not a valuable map (it is) but because a lot of the place name labels are cut off along the left or right side. No quorum. Spikebrennan (talk) 15:02, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted - no quorum. --Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 13:25, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Holy Basil[edit]

Original - Ocimum tenuiflorum, Holy Basil flowers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Good quality, EV and composition. Compare with my previous image in the article
Articles in which this image appears
Ocimum tenuiflorum
Muhammad Mahdi Karim
  • Support as nominator --Muhammad(talk) 17:41, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Lighting in this image is much better than the last FPC. I also like having a bit of nature in the background. The very top of the flower is out of focus, but the majority of it is there. Jujutacular T · C 23:36, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose: I find the flash lighting and dark background somewhat "unpleasant". Was there a good reason for doing it this way? Maedin\talk 06:27, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Small aperture was required to get the whole inflorescence into focus. Windy conditions = faster shutter = dark bg. FWIW, it's a lot better than the previously nominated picture which almost passed --Muhammad(talk) 07:25, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
      • I realised the small aperture and would have forgiven that on its own. Thanks for explaining the windy conditions, and I do appreciate that it's much better than the previously nominated image. But I think I'll stick with my oppose for aforementioned reasons. Maedin\talk 07:34, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 07:08, 15 April 2010 (UTC)


Original - Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower in Tanzania.
Good quality and EV. DOF is quite good covering the entire flower
Articles in which this image appears
Muhammad Mahdi Karim
  • Support as nominator --Muhammad(talk) 17:48, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • The pedicel and calyx could have been shown. Abisharan (talk) 19:41, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Meh bokeh. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 09:55, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak support. It's nice, but I'm not wild about it- the background is a little distracting, and the area below the main subject a little jumbled. Nice work on the ID. J Milburn (talk) 19:11, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 07:09, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Chicago skyline[edit]

Original - View of Chicago from the top of Willis Tower
Very beautiful picture, high quality image, has a very good meaning.
Articles in which this image appears
  • Oppose. Too stylised, and agree it's probably not even a great image for the article for that reason. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 15:41, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment It's not 'too stylised' but 'stylised' probably. It gives a great view of how beautiful Chicago looks. --Extra999 (Contact me + contribs) 17:23, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • From WP:FP?: "A picture's encyclopedic value is given priority over its artistic value." The stylised nature of the image may add to its artistic value, but detracts from its encyclopedic value. Jujutacular T · C 18:55, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I agree with the above, but I have to say that I find this kind of angle more convenient than a skyline panorama. It gives a better idea of the relative position of the buildings. It just happens that the right and the lower left are too dark. Abisharan (talk) 20:51, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Would be a great picture if what we were looking for was "artsy"ness, but as an encyclopedic image, it falls short. Tops of major buildings are cut off (in a way that makes me think San Francisco, even though I don't personally know if fog does that in SF) thereby making them not as easy to identify (the Hancock in particular is savaged, given how its antennae have been an unchanging part of its image since its erection, unlike the antennae of the Sears Tower). Also, the lighting again is very artistic but not very expository (am I using that word right?). All in all, not only should it not be an FP, it should, as User:Jujutacular states, be replaced in the article. (talk) 03:20, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose not really encyclopedic enough for WP, the old chicago panoramic should be restored. Astuishin (talk) 06:18, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Looks like something out of a film promo rather than a encyclopedic image... Too processed... too bright at top, too dark around lower sides... Nice picture but not for FP... Gazhiley (talk) 22:15, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Poor quality. --The High Fin Sperm Whale 01:25, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 07:16, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Point Lobos[edit]

Original - Point Lobos is the common name for the area including Point Lobos State Reserve and two adjoining marine protected areas: Point Lobos State Marine Reserve (SMR) and Point Lobos State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA). Point Lobos was called the “greatest meeting of land and water in the world” by landscape artist Francis McComas
Alt 1
Alt 2
Alt 3
Great quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Point Lobos
  • Support as nominator --Mbz1 (talk) 19:40, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Neither images really give you much of a sense of what Point Lobos is. Not enough context. In fact, I'd find it difficult to figure out that both images are of the same subject. They seem very different. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 21:17, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
For cry out loud, Diliff:) Of course they are different. They were taken few miles apart. Point Lobos is a State Park that is stretching for many, many miles. It is not a point that is a "point". It is just the name that was given to the place. As I explained in the caption Point Lobos was called the “greatest meeting of land and water in the world” , and it is what it is a shoreline with the coves and beaches, and rock formations --Mbz1 (talk) 21:28, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
Point taken about the size of the State Park, but I still think to be a FP, it needs a more expansive, representative view of the area. Perhaps a panoramic stitch showing about five times as much as the original image, horizontally. By the way, I clicked through the link to the Francis McComas article and it says he was a sci-fi editor, not a landscape artist... What makes his statement about this area notable? Ðiliff «» (Talk) 21:40, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
I took the quote from the article itself. I know nothing about the man. What you're saying about the image is all but impossible to take. There are coves, divided by the hills. Anyway...--Mbz1 (talk) 21:45, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
It appears that the article refers to the wrong Francis McComas. I found this with a quick google, which suggests that the artist was born in Tasmania, not Kansas. I'll de-link it from this page and the article page. Anyway, I understand what you're saying about the limitations of the landscape, but you could certainly have included a panoramic view stretching as far as the hills allowed. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 21:52, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
I believe I've done a good job under the circumstances. The original image even has some seals, but that's OK. Thank you for your vote and your comments. and for finding the error in the article--Mbz1 (talk) 22:31, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose I agree that a panorama would be needed here. Alt 2 would probably make a good starting point for a stitch if additional exposures from the same vantage point are available. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 21:10, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
It is panorama, and it is as good as it gets. I could not find any image on the subject on the NET, which shows much more in the one shot.--Mbz1 (talk) 21:18, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
*cough* They publish a *MAGAZINE* full of encyclopaedic images [6]. Maybe ask them to let us have one? ~_–   Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 22:44, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
I doubt they have the right resolution, but please do ask them, if you wish to.--Mbz1 (talk) 23:24, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
You doubt this based on which information? Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 09:54, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
I am not interested in contacting them.--Mbz1 (talk) 19:31, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment. Regarding Alt 3, it's the best of the four in terms of enc value, but it's unfortunate that the beach was cut off at the far right (and bottom, to an extent). For that reason, I don't think the composition is quite up to par. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 09:52, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --The High Fin Sperm Whale 23:32, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose. They're all nice, but not quite FPs to me. Alt 1 comes closest IMO, but the horizon is bowed. --Avenue (talk) 13:32, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 06:14, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Valluvar Kottam[edit]

Original - Valluvar Kottam at Chennai, India is a chariot shaped memorial dedicated to the Tamil poet Tiruvalluvar.
Good quality and of high encyclopedic value.
Articles in which this image appears
Valluvar Kottam, Tamil architecture
  • Support as nominator --JovianEye (talk) 21:35, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Has a nice, National Geographic flavor that will reflect well upon Wikipedia for 24 hours. Greg L (talk) 19:03, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose, not loving it. It seems to be a little cut off (and slanted?) when you look to the right. There are areas of overexposure, and that massive advert in the background to the left really detracts from the picture. J Milburn (talk) 19:07, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Information The right side of the chariot is connected to the roof of an auditorium which is 100 metres (328 feet) long. --JovianEye (talk) 19:15, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per J Milburn. NotFromUtrecht (talk) 08:31, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 06:13, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Butterfly Wing close-up[edit]

Original - Close-up view of wing of Citrus swallowtail butterfly
Good quality, EV, colours and wow. DOF is quit good considering the magnification.
Articles in which this image appears
Muhammad Mahdi Karim
  • Support as nominator --Muhammad(talk) 17:46, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support I find this to be an excellent shot. upstateNYer 05:08, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak support No kidding, "wow". Would be much better encyclopedic value if it were the entire wing (IMHO),! -RunningOnBrains(talk) 06:40, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the enthusiastic support :-) Showing the entire wing would mean losing the fine details of the scales. This is so "wow"y because it is of high magnification. --Muhammad(talk) 10:25, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment I prefer Inachis io top detail MichaD.jpg because the lighting gives it more depth, and it's of higher resolution at roughly the same magnification. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 10:38, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
    • At its largest size, when viewed at full resolution, the magnification appears to be the same. At thumbnail sizes, hardly can any scale or details be made out due to the wider view unlike the nominated image which due to a tighter crop shows details in thumbnails. --Muhammad(talk) 13:48, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support I stopped scrolling to gaze at this picture. It would be fine picture on the Main Page for a day. Greg L (talk) 19:05, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Much higher magnification, eg this, would be a lot more revealing. Noodle snacks (talk) 02:28, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
    • And a lot more expensive. That is taken through a microscope objective at around 20-40X --Muhammad(talk) 05:16, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 08:31, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Durova412 01:42, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom.--Mbz1 (talk) 02:12, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support' per "wow". --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:10, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Note This image is not currently in the article listed above. It was pushing several more relevant pictures out of the way in an article that is quite laden with images, including already at least two of Muhammad's. It would be better to try to find articles that are actually still in need of images. Papilio demodocus is also already completely full of images. More coordination between content editors and photographers might help in this regard. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 09:38, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
    • This image was not pushed into the article. There was a similar picture by Fir0002 of slightly lesser DOF and I replaced it with mine which I considered to be superior. Note to others, the image was not removed from the article by any random editor but by Papa Lima Whiskey who saw the image here, commented on it here and then went on to remove the image from the article despite the consensus here. --Muhammad(talk) 12:34, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
      • Muhammad, FPC holds no power over the editorial decisions made on articles. You cannot push an image into an article simply by having it promoted as an FP. You inserted the image recently into the article[7] and it was not, therefore, stable. The previous image was no more appropriate in that section. Can you please not overcrowd articles with images? In terms of EV, your image duplicates what is already illustrated at the scales section of the article, and your image has little relevance to "wing development" (that's the section that you placed it in), which the image that you displaced, File:Fifthinstarwingdisk.png, very much does. Now you've placed your image such that it displaces the very useful image of the next section down, "Pupa", showing appropriately, a pupa. If you're so keen to have your image in that article, why not get hold of a few good books or articles, and create some specific EV for your image in the article? I close by noting that the stability criterion is not being met, and ask the closer to make a decision that allows this discussion to settle down. One option is to allow Muhammad time to find a better place for the image. Simple reverts or hastened closures will not resolve this. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 13:22, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
        • I am not going to waste my time arguing with you. You put up an image here which you considered to be better. When nobody responded to that, you go on to remove this image from the article. Why don't we let a third party decide if I forced the image in the article in the first place and if it is a good practice to remove an image which is at the brink of being promoted simply because you don't like it. FWIW, the image was stable for more than 1 and a half weeks and was only removed because you saw it here. I stress, a random editor did not remove it and IMO that is stable--Muhammad(talk) 13:42, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
          • Muhammad, you are not really answering to any of the points PLW made. This is about more than just a difference of opinion. This is about not putting the cart in front of the ox. Images should illustrate an article, rather than having article placements to somehow validate the "value" of an image for FPC. --Dschwen 02:05, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment - I agree with Papa Lima Whiskey. Images are not independent of articles. On the contrary, they are supposed to complement them and, preferably, should be referred to and discussed in the text. This is considered a sound practise in scientific writing and I can't understand why such principle is not applied in Wikipedia in a more strict way. But I'm just repeating myself: this is a recurring theme of dispute with Muhammad and, before him, with Fir0002. Alvesgaspar (talk) 18:16, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Strong support This is fantastic! --The High Fin Sperm Whale 23:33, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose unsharp in the corner, dull colors, insufficient resolution or magnification to properly illustrate the subject. This is neither fish nor fow, and does a poor job illustrating either the wing or the scales. Sorry. --Dschwen 02:02, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Not really necessary or relevant in the articles. The alternative is better. -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 08:22, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above, especially Dschwen and PLM. --Avenue (talk) 14:27, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 06:13, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

George V of Hanover and family[edit]

Original - George V of Hanover, his wife Marie of Saxe-Altenburg and their children Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover, Princess Frederica of Hanover, and Princess Marie of Hanover. Lithograph by Julius Giere, probably made between 1854 and 1856.
decent resolution, good historical portraits of the last king of Hanover and his family, material in good condition, FP on commons.
Articles in which this image appears
George V of Hanover, Marie of Saxe-Altenburg
Lithographer Julius Giere, photographed by Michael Gäbler
  • Support as nominator --Maedin\talk 20:33, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Detailed portrait of the whole family. The portraitist also managed - wittingly or not - to capture the blindness of the recently acceding king (crowned 1851), although his fondness for being shown in profile may have been inherited from his father (1), and repeated in other portraits of George V (2 3) rather than being to do with an unsightly right eye (which was not much of a problem, apparently (4)). Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 10:29, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --George Chernilevsky talk 06:41, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. Very nice, good EV. J Milburn (talk) 19:09, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Durova412 01:39, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom.--Mbz1 (talk) 02:12, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom and PLW. --Avenue (talk) 14:31, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Family George V of Hanover.jpg --Jujutacular T · C 22:57, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Anatomy of a mosquito[edit]

Original - Anatomy of an adult mosquito, Culex pipiens
Detailed, highly encyclopedic SVG diagram of an adult mosquito (Culex pipiens). Similar in style to the current FPs of the dragonfly, wasp and ant.
Articles in which this image appears
Mosquito, Culex
  • Support as nominator --Anxietycello (talk) 00:14, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Strong support - High EV and very nice work --George Chernilevsky talk 06:39, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Durova412 01:29, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom.--Mbz1 (talk) 02:11, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Jujutacular T · C 17:18, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment — I was wondering, should File:Culex restuans larva diagram en.svg be nominated too? It depicts the larval form of this species, and is just as encyclopedic an image. Is there a way of nominating a pair of images, to be displayed together, perhaps? Anxietycello (talk) 21:39, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • It would need to be added to an article first of all. Also, editors have varying feelings about featured picture sets. I'd recommend finding a place for it and nominating it separately. Jujutacular T · C 18:20, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Yes, a separate nomination, since it can (should be able to) stand on its own merit. The Today's Featured Picture coordinator can choose to group them together (or not). HereToHelp (talk to me) 23:44, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support And we can always make them into a set after they've been nominated separately. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 12:08, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent work. Kaldari (talk) 17:04, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --The High Fin Sperm Whale 01:25, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Very high EV, based on good references. --Redtigerxyz Talk 11:26, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support, very nice work. --Avenue (talk) 00:20, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Culex pipiens diagram en.svgMaedin\talk 16:58, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Chinese Xin Shape Jewelry from Ming Dynasty Tombs[edit]

Original - Photo of Chinese Jewelry Antique of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
This photo shows a piece of fine Chinese golden jewelry, which was one of the most beautiful antiques excavated from the Dingling, one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs. It was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) in China, by using gold, ruby, pearl, diamond and other gemstones, and of the size of a human palm. It is of the shape of a Chinese character '心' (read Xin), which literally means heart. This photo was taken at the Dingling Museum by me and, as to my knowledge, the only one available online showing this piece of jewelry. The picture is sharp and of fine quality (3,200 × 2,133 pixels). It is also one of the finest photos online showing the achievements of ancient Chinese jewelry making. The only flaw is the not-so-dark background, which can't be easily fixed without using expensive proprietary software that I don't have.
Articles in which this image appears
Ming Dynasty Tombs, Jewellery, zh:明定陵, zh:明十三陵, zh:珠寶
  • Support as nominator --Elliot Li (talk) 10:32, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support, Beautiful ancient Chinese jewelry, and nice shot. Rjmaomao (talk) 13:14, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Technically, it's not amazing; the focus isn't stunning, the background's a little distracting, the framing's not great and it doesn't seem to have been taken from the best angle. However, my main concern is the lack of encyclopedic value. The jewellery is not discussed in the article on the tombs, while the specific dynasty is not mentioned in the article on jewellery. In both articles, it serves more as a "here is a pretty picture" than as anything genuinely encyclopedic. J Milburn (talk) 18:59, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose The quality is so-so.--Mbz1 (talk) 02:10, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --The High Fin Sperm Whale 01:25, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose low DOF, unsharp. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:33, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted Maedin\talk 16:58, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

House Crow[edit]

Original - House Crow (Corvus splendens) is a common bird of the Crow family. Pictured here in Pokhara
Articles in which this image appears
House Crow
Benjamint 12:52, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support as nominator --Benjamint 12:52, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Sorry, but FP should have at least 2 megapixels.Support --The High Fin Sperm Whale 01:21, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support: Seems okay. Lighting is a little harsh (flash or just sunlight?) but it's not overexposed. Maedin\talk 19:41, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I did use flash but I doubt it made any significant difference, It's effectively just sunlight from what I can remember -- Benjamint 07:47, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Okay, thank you for clarifying. Maedin\talk 10:50, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 08:00, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Debris removal from World Trade Center Ground Zero[edit]

Original - Ground Zero in New York City, looking southeast towards the Millenium Hilton Hotel and One Liberty Plaza, 17 days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Buildings surrounding the site of the collapsed towers are fitted with mesh to prevent further damage and large construction vehicles are being used to clear debris.
The image clearly has historic value, depicting the site of the World Trade Center buildings 17 days after their collapse. It also has a high resolution and good quality.
Articles in which this image appears
World Trade Center site, One Liberty Plaza, Millenium Hilton Hotel
Andrea Booher (FEMA)
  • Support as nominator --Cyclonebiskit (talk) 00:58, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment Please ensure that your picture is stable in an article before nominating. FPC decisions cannot and are not intended to, overrule editorial decisions made in articles. Thank you. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 01:06, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • suggest speedy close as per PLW - not in any article... Gazhiley (talk) 15:43, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
I've added the image to the World Trade Center site article. Cyclonebiskit (talk) 15:46, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
I have withdrawn my suggestion until image is stable in the article... Is it ok to suggest this gets withdrawn and re-listed once stable in article? Gazhiley (talk) 22:06, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
Have we adopted a rule that it must be stable for a set time? It seems like a useful and good quality image so I'm not sure why it would be removed from the article. Fletcher (talk) 02:05, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
No, but my vote was within half hour of someone putting it in an article... Wanted to make sure no-one took it out again before making a futher mess and having to change vote again... Gazhiley (talk) 16:13, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --The High Fin Sperm Whale 01:23, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --Benjamint 13:55, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support good historical picture. It would benefit from some perspective correction and cropping of that black thing on the right, but we would lose too much detail in the edit. Fletcher (talk) 02:05, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
I added some more to the description to give an idea where the image is facing, just in case. Cyclonebiskit (talk) 13:45, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose a very valuaded image, but not featured. The quality and the light are to bad. Sorry. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:37, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support for historical value. I note, however, that a crop on the right would be good. –Juliancolton | Talk 23:46, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
Cropped out the object in question. Cyclonebiskit (talk) 00:06, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Oppose, valuable but not FP per Alchemist-hp. --Avenue (talk) 04:17, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Oppose, I'm just not seeing it, quality-wise, as above. (I would additionally question our ability to call this "valued", when it was added to articles only days ago- "valuable", maybe, but I doubt "valued".) J Milburn (talk) 20:08, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Also, looking again, I'm getting a feel this has had some kind of 'shopping- could someone with a better eye than me confirm one way or the other? J Milburn (talk) 20:10, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
      • Do you mean the very warm color balance? The shadows suggest it's late afternoon. Fletcher (talk) 03:09, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose: I don't see what lets this off the quality hook. Maedin\talk 19:21, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 08:00, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Sheet music cover of "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away"[edit]

Nominated edit - Sheet music cover of Paul Dresser's 1897 hit song, "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away".
Image is of high quality, and adds significant value to the article of the same title.
Articles in which this image appears
On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away, List of Indiana state symbols
Charles Edward
Other nominations
Previous nomination of unrestored image (result: no quorum).
  • Support as nominator Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 14:04, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support: Valuable and good EV; can't really think of a more appropriate illustration for the article. In much better condition than this scan of a similar cover. I can't vouch for the edit/original colours, but I assume it's been done well and correctly. Maedin\talk 10:38, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. High EV, good quality. Mostlyharmless (talk) 08:26, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 07:59, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

File:Beachy Head and Lighthouse, East Sussex, England - April 2010 crop.jpg[edit]

Original - The chalk cliffs of Beachy Head, a headland peak rising to 162 m (530 ft) above sea level. It is notable for being the tallest chalk cliff in Britain, and one of the most notorious suicide locations in the world.
Edit 1 Horizon tilt corrected, based on sea horizon rather than light tower.
It's a sharp and interesting view of the cliffs of Beachy Head on a nice, sunny day, just a short walk along the coast from the Seven Sisters.
Articles in which this image appears
Beachy Head
  • Support as nominator --Ðiliff «» (Talk) 21:10, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose original, support edit 1 Tilt correction was needed, follow instructions given below if you can't see it. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 09:53, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support For either, particularly the original Edit 1. Very, very interesting scene. Greg L (talk) 23:29, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment FYI, the difference in rotation between these two pics is small indeed. But, for what it’s worth, the best delineation of a plumb line are the painted lines on the lighthouse and its walkway on top, all of which are probably exceedingly close to horizontal. It’s interesting to note that in aviation, if the sea surface is not visible at the horizon, IFR-rated (instrument flight rules) pilots are taught to ignore cloud formations, the leading edges of cloud banks, and similar effects and to instead focus on their instruments. Once can deduce nothing whatsoever about what is level by looking at the base of a cloud bank. Few would notice how level these pictures are, but the original appears to be more closely aligned to horizontal upon very close inspection. Greg L (talk) 23:29, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Well, you're wrong. Increase your contrast until you can see the horizon. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 01:08, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Well you’re blunt. Ahhh… indeed. When the contrast is set to an extreme amount, what appears to be a horizon can be seen. And the rotated one is closer to horizontal. I stand corrected. Either is fine, anyway, with a preference now for Edit 1 (as noted above). Greg L (talk) 01:59, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support original. At the viewing size, the colors in the edit seem to be less bright than in the original, and the difference in tilt is rather small to begin with. Weak support edit. SpencerT♦Nominate! 00:52, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
    • If it seems less bright, it's because of your monitor tilt. No changes were made other than the rotation (and cropping back to a pixel-aligned rectangle). Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 01:23, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
      • Indeed, it's always better to load them in separate tabs for comparison rather than on the same page. Jujutacular T · C 02:30, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
      • Or close to each other while side-by-side. Some LCD monitors have very pronounced contrast and brightness shifts within the small parallax angles produced by having one photo above another. This is not a problem on half-way-decent CRT monitors. I have both types on this computer (27-inch built-in LCD and 21-inch external CRT) for just these sort of reasons (though my son thinks my 21-inch Sony Trinitron is like a DeLorean: Cool, perhaps, at one time, but now a big fat anachronism). Greg L (talk) 03:29, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
      • I don't have a strong opinion on the rotation (looked straight enough beforehand, but you could be right that you've improved it in the edit), but if you rotated and cropped the original uncropped version, there would be no loss of the edges (if you didn't already). Out of interest too, does anyone have an opinion on whether the crop of the current nominated image is too tight? I'm open to ideas. The original has a bit much empty space, but a crop somewhere in between might be preferable? Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:01, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
        • I like the current crop. I don't think more empty space would help. Jujutacular T · C 17:13, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support either. Mild preference for edit 1. Jujutacular T · C 02:30, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support either. Benjamint 10:32, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support either... Can't see any diff between the two myself, even at full zoom and side by side images... So no pref between either... Gazhiley (talk) 22:10, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --The High Fin Sperm Whale 01:24, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support either one. Brilliant image. SlimVirgin talk contribs 16:47, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. What, nobody complaining about all those tourists in the shot? Nobody demanding them to be cloned out? Aww, times have surely changed at FPC ;-). --Dschwen 19:51, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support either version. --Avenue (talk) 00:12, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Pile on support. Definitely a worthy topic for a FP. J Milburn (talk) 20:15, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
    • I'd also like to congratulate you on the brilliant composition. You chose the shooting location perfectly... J Milburn (talk) 20:16, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support fantastic view. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:33, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Beachy Head and Lighthouse, East Sussex, England - April 2010 crop horizon corrected.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 08:02, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Steppe Eagle[edit]

Original - The Steppe Eagle. Taken in Kathmandu, Nepal
Articles in which this image appears
Steppe Eagle
Benjamint 09:21, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support as nominator --Benjamint 09:21, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Good picture. Shame about the underdeveloped article. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 12:09, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. A little unsharp considering the res, but I'm guessing it was taken at the far end of the camera's range. Kathmandu.. nice. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:33, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Sorry, but FP should have at least 2 megapixels.Support --The High Fin Sperm Whale 01:20, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment - I don't sympathyze with "Fir's format" (1600x1067) and would like to see the Exif fle. But have to agree this is a great picture. A shame that a larger version is not offered. -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 23:18, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Don't get much from that part of the world Noodle snacks (talk) 23:58, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support It is difficult to capture a bird in flight (moving object) and balance sharpness. Nice picture. --Redtigerxyz Talk 11:20, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • It was a great trip including a five day trek so some Annapurnas region shots will make an appearance at some point :) although haze was a limiting and very frustrating element the whole time I was there. Benjamint 06:55, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Will be very interested to see them. I'm looking at doing the whole Annapurna Circuit in September or perhaps April next year. I've heard that the atmospheric conditions are best just after the monsoon (September/October). Ðiliff «» (Talk) 08:09, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I'm envious, I didn't have any choice of time of year - was travelling with a group of people from uni which constrained my itinerary way too much. Wish I could've spent longer in Chitwan National Park (it's a must see) Benjamint 10:53, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose. I don't like the halo around the bird. --Dschwen 21:32, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support It's still a good capture, good EV. Fletcher (talk) 00:27, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Late comment The species identification is incorrect. Shyamal (talk) 12:15, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
    • This page moved to "Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Black Kite". Snowman (talk) 12:36, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Steppe-Eagle444.jpgMaedin\talk 06:21, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Carmelo Formation[edit]

Original - Around 60 million years ago in the Paleocene a conglomerate, the Carmelo Formation, was deposited at Point Lobos. The Carmelo is made of coarse sandstone and mudstone with the inclusions of pebbles and fossils. The included pebbles are mostly of volcanic origin.
High EV, good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Conglomerate;Geological history of Point Lobos
  • Support as nominator --Mbz1 (talk) 03:48, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Distracting composition. --The High Fin Sperm Whale 23:31, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per THFSW. I would prefer a landscape slightly wider shot. Not sure what point is in crowbaring in sea at the top as this is not part of the picture - not from the wording anyway. First impression of picture is of a badly composed coast shot that has been cropped too thin and focussed too low, but then you read the note and the only part of the photo required is the rock itself... Gazhiley (talk) 12:33, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak support. I'm gonna go against the flow here, and say that this is a great illustration of the Carmelo Formation (not as good in the other article, but still has a place). I hear what is being said about the distracting composition (hence the "weak"), but I think the ribbon of sea is useful- this is a specific formation being illustrated, so showing the surrounding area is not necessarily a bad thing. J Milburn (talk) 22:32, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose Portrait orientation feels cramped, shadows lose detail. Fletcher (talk) 00:30, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted Maedin\talk 06:29, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

European Hedgehog[edit]

Original - The European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus), is a hedgehog species found throughout the Palaearctic region, except in the Himalayas and North Africa. The European Hedgehog lives in woodland, farmland, and suburban areas. It is nocturnal, and if alarmed will roll itself into a ball, protecting itself against potential predators with its spines. With a size of 20 to 30 cm and adult mass between 600 and 1200 g depending on season, the European hedgehog is considered a "small mammal".
High quality image with personality.
Articles in which this image appears
European Hedgehog, List of national animals
  • Support as nominator --Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 14:18, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --The High Fin Sperm Whale 01:23, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Jujutacular T · C 22:55, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support: Little fella looks good. Habitat is unobtrusive but unmistakable. Maedin\talk 23:09, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Because I love it. Greg L (talk) 05:50, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. I would, however, like to say that this one only looks young- I don't think he/she is fully grown. Small, bally and a short snout. J Milburn (talk) 20:12, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak support. I think it could do with a slightly tighter crop personally, which would add to the composition by cutting out OOF foreground. Mostlyharmless (talk) 05:12, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Nice, but foreground is too messy. Fletcher (talk) 00:22, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Organically composed, good use of DOF. There is a reason why a picture looks better displayed in a frame than glued directly on the wall. It is the same role of all that blurred area. Abisharan (talk) 19:47, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:West European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)2.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 03:24, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Harrisburg, Illinois[edit]

Harrisburg downtown (Crusoe's Island) as seen from far east Poplar Street on the (Route 13) levee.

Reason High quality, 40x zoom, sharp interesting view of the Harrisburg, Illinois business district, taken from the Harrisburg Levee. This is the best location to shoot the downtown area and really captures the extent of flood risks to the city.

ALTHigh quality view of Main Street in 1910 in Harrisburg, Illinois. Harrisburg was the leading bituminous coal mining distribution hub of the American Midwest between 1900 and 1937. West Side of the Harrisburg Square. Only one building in this picture remains.

Reason High quality view of Main Street in 1910 in Harrisburg, Illinois. Harrisburg was the leading bituminous coal mining distribution hub of the American Midwest between 1900 and 1937. West Side of the Harrisburg Square. Only one building in this picture remains.

Articles in which this image appears Harrisburg, Illinois

Creator Ruhe1986 photographer is unknown.

  • Support as nominator --Ruhe1986 (talk) 09:58, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Pretty heavy blurring (not sure what's caused that) and it's really not clear what I am looking at. This isn't really a "skyline" shot. J Milburn (talk) 10:19, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per J Milburn, plus "modern" picture too dark, very scruffy composition (mast cut off, parts of trees obscuring photograph etc. Plus no way of knowing if the two photographs are of the same bit of Illinois as photographs are taken from diff places. Also with older picture would be useful to know WHICH building still remains and link it to the modern picture for EV. And if the building isn't in the modern picture why mention it? Gazhiley (talk) 12:30, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Creator The second picture is on Main Street viewed south from Locust. Yes, they are the same town. The second street that crosses main in the picture from the camera is Poplar St. That's the highway in the first picture. Would you like a map? Try Google streetview. The only picture remaining in the photograph is the building on the corner of Poplar and Main. The others have been razed due to a lack of a main street preservation district.Ruhe1986 (talk) 20:20, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for your update - but if they are not of the same street what's the significance of them being nom'd together? My first assumtion when I see this nom is that this is a "before and after" style picture... Surely each picture would be best off in its own nom if they are unconnected other than being the same city? My other comments still stand too so I'll continue my oppose... Gazhiley (talk) 12:08, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Can you annotate it on Commons? If the "Add a note" button does not appear there, you need to enable JavaScript. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 17:10, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 03:31, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

RQ-170 Sentinel[edit]

Original - The RQ-170 Sentinel is an Stealth, Reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Lockheed Martin and operated by the United States Air Force. It has been deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Artist is obviously very talented and put a lot of work and detail into this.
Articles in which this image appears
RQ-170 Sentinel, Flying wing, Aircraft of the United States Air Force, List of military aircraft of the United States,
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Aeronautics and aviation/Military
  • Support as nominator --Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 21:58, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Below size requirements, poor crop -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 10:49, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per alves... Would also prefer to have picture of real thing, plus shadown so dark it's distracting... Would prefer light source behind camera to throw shadows away from object not between object and camera... Gazhiley (talk) 12:20, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose, as above. J Milburn (talk) 19:24, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Question Couldn't Truthdowser just render this again at a higher resolution? Or maybe ask someone else to do so if it's a RAM or CPU problem? Not sure if raytracing is a possibility, would be nice. @Gazhiley: I don't think they like pictures being taken... Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 20:37, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Well if that's the criteria I'll do a mock up of area 51 using blue tak and nom that! ;-) just messing I get ur point but don't believe that's enough justification to feature a plain white plastic (or whatever) copy of a plane... Gazhiley (talk) 12:11, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
    • I don't think the fact that photos are unusual means that we should throw open the doors to renderings and sketches. J Milburn (talk) 11:19, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
      • I think it's our duty to illustrate topics the best way we can. My understanding is that the Combat Aircraft magazine has the best photos yet, and they're not up to our standards either. [8] We've previously allowed exceptions to our criteria, especially for historic pictures where the opportunity for getting a better picture has faded into the sands of time. In the same way, I could imagine us making an exception for topics where a good image is *not yet* available due to restrictions that are very difficult to circumvent and in this case probably entail risk to one's life. "Delist and replace" nominations already accommodate the idea of better images becoming available in due course. I also think that an interactive or at least animated 3D model could give a more comprehensive impression of this topic than a photograph taken at just one angle. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 12:58, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
        • FPC isn't about "the best we've got for now"- if we don't have an image good enough, we can wait. We can even just accept that no image will ever be featurable, in some extreme cases. I am not necessarily saying that we should not be illustrating the aircraft with a rendering, I am just saying that such a rendering is probably not suitable as a featured picture (unless presented as a diagram of some sort, rather than as a photograph substitute). J Milburn (talk) 20:06, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
          • FPC is not biased against media of particular kinds, as long as they are images, animations, or, more recently, videos. I don't know what makes a rendering worse than a vector based diagram in your opinion. Each is a kind of original artwork, and they're interconvertible. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 21:49, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
            • I was making the distinction between diagrams (the mosquito image further up) and "photo-like" images (this one), not rendernings/vectors (which I am not qualified to discuss). Diagrams have a place, while the photo-like images can almost always be superseded by a photo. J Milburn (talk) 09:51, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Awesome work on the model, I appreciate how hard this was.
  • Can and should be re-rendered at FP resolution requirements.
  • Colouring and texturing should be improved, maybe a runway below it?
  • An array of lights will soften the overly sharp shadow. Doug (talk) 01:10, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 03:31, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Common Indian Toad[edit]

Original - The Common Indian Toad or Common Asiatic/Asian Toad or Black-spined Toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus, is a species of toad that is common in South Asia. The species breeds during the monsoons. Young toads may be seen in large numbers after the monsoons, and may grow to eventually reach 20 cm in length.
Edit Reduced highlight in eye.
12MP photograph of this animal in its natural range, taken when the animal is naturally active (at night).
Articles in which this image appears
Duttaphrynus melanostictus, List of amphibians of Sri Lanka
  • Support as nominator --Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 14:27, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak Support A better image could be taken in the daylight. The flash reflection in the eye is a tad distracting. Maybe worth cloning out? Jujutacular T · C 02:21, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
    • I've added a version where the highlight is reduced. If you remove the highlight entirely, the toad looks as though blind. I feel that daylight images of nocturnal animals have the potential to distort reality, not only because the animals aren't going to look as active and poised as they do at night, but also because of the constriction of the pupil, which, as you perhaps noted in your comment about the eye highlight, influences human perceptions. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 13:51, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
      • Makes sense, thank you. Full Support Edit. Jujutacular T · C 17:10, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Noisy. --The High Fin Sperm Whale 01:22, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
    • We generally prefer not to downsample images, so this image is being nominated at a slightly noisy 12 megapixels rather than the more common 1-1.5 megapixels that we see being nominated, at which resolution, this image would have no remaining visible noise, see for yourself: File:Bufo melanosticus 01 dwnsmpl.JPG. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 10:03, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support, as per PLM's arguments above. J Milburn (talk) 10:22, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak Support per above. Noisy, but 12 MP. (talk) 02:22, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. A quality image. Mostlyharmless (talk) 08:25, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support either original: Captured well, considering the nocturnal behaviour. Maedin\talk 17:43, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Original- a pleasant image to observe. Abisharan (talk) 19:42, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bufo melanosticus 01.JPG --Makeemlighter (talk) 07:13, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Jack and cube solid model animation[edit]

Original - The geometry in 3‑D solid models is completely described in 3‑D space; objects can be viewed from any angle, revealing the object and lighting from different perspectives.
I think this animation illustrates the subject well, looks interesting, and showcases the virtues of an electronic encyclopedia.

Like all animated GIFs, because of a bug in Safari, you will likely see smoother animation by using any other browser, such as Firefox.

Articles in which this image appears
Solid modeling, 3D modeling, and Cobalt (CAD program)
FP category for this image
Engineering and technology animations, Science Animations and Diagrams & drawings animations
Greg L
  • Support as nominator --Greg L (talk) 21:46, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --The High Fin Sperm Whale 23:30, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment: Really not loving the "dark grey on slightly darker grey" colour scheme. J Milburn (talk) 10:21, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Too small and dark -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 10:51, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment I'd like to see a maybe white or colored cube, and shadowing, as opposed to gray or gray. NativeForeigner Talk/Contribs/Vote! 23:58, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Everyone: Yeah. I hear you all. The original of this was a color QuickTime I made from a Cobalt file. It looks absolutely gorgeous because it is a blue-glass cube and a graphite-colored jack inside and below. Note also that, on top of the cube when it gets to the right spot in its turn, you can see some reflections of lights behind it. I had used three different “theater-like lights” back there: R, G, & B, that are side-by-side so the reflection looks way-cool. Any registered Wikipedian who wants a copy of that color QuickTime file can contact me by choosing “E-mail this user” on my user or talk page. Unfortunately, I took the lazy way out and simply converted the original color animation to a smaller grayscale version, which I can see resulted in less-then-stellar results. As for pixel size, I might be able to boost that a bit since this is 810 KB; but there isn’t too much more room to go bigger since I use every trick in the GIF book to crunch this to as compact a file as possible. Besides, Wikipedia’s current default width for still pictures is 180 pixels. So at 176 pixels for an animation, it’s hard to imagine a good justification for going much larger. Much larger, and load times would become excessive for any page that included this. As for color, sure, auto-play GIFs can be in color but they are limited to 256 colors and—I guarantee you—this kind of image would look like crap at 256 colors. The alternative would be a Theora animation but that requires the user hit a ‘play’ button. I believe the solution that is the best, all-around compromise (if I were to re-do the original animation in Cobalt), is to set the Cobalt background either much darker or much lighter. How see ye all? Near-black or or near-white background? Greg L (talk) 05:47, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Suspended By nominator. I think this can be improved upon. I’ll redo it, probably with a white background. Greg L (talk) 22:43, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Jujutacular T · C 23:17, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde poster[edit]

Original - Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) was a classic Gothic work of the 1880s, seeing many stage adaptations. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Mr. Edward Hyde, focusing on the split personality phenomenon.
Edit 1 Reduced paper yellowing, converted to jpeg (2MB instead of 10MB).
Edit 2 Perspective correction, new framing.
It is a high resolution PD image illustrating one of the best known works of Robert Louis Stevenson. Jekyll and Hyde has become the most famous example of split personality.
Articles in which this image appears
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Adaptations of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Gothic fiction
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Literary illustrations
National Prtg. & Engr. Co. (1880s) [9], uploaded by commons:User:Nard the Bard
Support edit 2: Good work. Papa Lima Whiskey--Redtigerxyz Talk 17:06, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support edits 1 and 2 Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 18:21, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment Would like to see tighter crop and a very slight clockwise rotation. Jujutacular T · C 22:51, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Actually not a rotation, needs perspective cropping - the uppermost line is level, but the bottom is not. Jujutacular T · C 01:05, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support edit 2. Thanks PLW. Jujutacular T · C 15:56, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support edit 2: prefer the tighter crop. EV isn't outstanding but still a valuable enough addition, and has been stable in all three articles for months. Maedin\talk 10:34, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support edit 2, per Maedin. Mostlyharmless (talk) 05:13, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support edit 2. Nice historical illustration. - Darwinek (talk) 09:12, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support edit 2 per Maedin. --Avenue (talk) 21:33, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde poster edit2.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 03:34, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Fumarole on the island of Vulcano[edit]

Original - A fumarole is an opening in Earth's crust, often in the neighborhood of volcanoes, which emits steam and gases such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrochloric acid, and hydrogen sulfide. Shown here on Vulcano is a solfatara, a fumarole that is emitting sulfurous gases.
A fantastic illustration of a solfatara. Vibrant, and interesting, showing deposits of sulphur crystals around the vent. Though it is regrettably slightly fuzzy in full view, it is still detailed and I feel little is lost.
Articles in which this image appears
Fumarole, Vulcano, Fire and brimstone
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Geology
Brisk g
  • Support as nominator --Anxietycello (talk) 02:49, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support but it seems like an vanilla and strawberry ice cream. TbhotchTalk C. 02:52, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment: This is a beautiful photo that I'd happily support on Commons. Here I have concerns about EV, or at least how well we are using it. The image only appears in a gallery in the first two articles cited. It is used more prominently in Fire and brimstone, but there it seems a little tangential. --Avenue (talk) 07:49, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose No sense of scale. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 09:17, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per the lack of a sense of scale and especially for the apparent lack of EV, as above. J Milburn (talk) 11:16, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 03:45, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Fields of Devon[edit]

Original - A panorama of fields in south Devon, UK in winter conditions. Agriculture has been an important industry in Devon since the 19th century: approximately 80% of land in the South West of England is in agricultural use (19.6% of England's total)
very good quality, Great EV
Articles in which this image appears
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
  • Support as nominator --Mbz1 (talk) 17:25, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Strong Support -- very nice and high EV. Well done panorama --George Chernilevsky talk 21:17, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose. It's a nicely done panorama, but I'm not convinced of the EV. As the article says, snow in Devon is pretty rare, so it doesn't seem right to feature a landscape with weather conditions that only exist for a couple of days every couple of years. If there was an article on the climate of Devon, I think it would have more EV there. As it is, it is the only image in the climate section and isn't very representative of the climate. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 21:39, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
The image is not only about the snow. It is mostly about fields. There are also some sheeps. I added some more to the caption, and of course the image has a very good EV.--Mbz1 (talk) 21:55, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
But it's in the climate section of the article, not geography or agriculture. I just think that the same view taken under more representative conditions (spring or summer) would have more EV for agriculture, and there's no particular reason why it couldn't be re-shot as the author is local to Devon. With snow, the scope for EV is lower. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 09:45, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • But if snow is uncommon, and this one shows snow, and is in the climate section it is there precisely to show that rare infrequent phenomenon. If people don't believe there is also snow at Devon you can show that image. In the case of climatic conditions it is, I think, the uncommon what deserve a picture. In most of the globe, the weather of an ordinary day would be hard to show in a picture (unless it is a temperature, humidity or wind speed chart). Since there will be atmospherically nothing going on, the picture will be probably about whatever it is shown in the landscape. This picture is about the uncommon snow in Devon and the text says that is something worth saying. Abisharan (talk) 12:22, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I would be inclined to say that you are saying that because of what you yourself see as a "normal" climate. I would not want to see a picture of rainclouds in a section on the climate of a certain desert. It would probably have a place (monsoon season, maybe) but is of less interest than the regular climate. J Milburn (talk) 20:01, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Well, I guess you would like to see it in a section that is saying that in the desert it rarely rains but it does and then have a picture showing you that in fact that is the case. Is all that is happening here. The section says that "snow is relatively uncommon", says that it has happened and then you have the picture as a proof. Not exactly the "snowfall of February 2009" but one a year later. Abisharan (talk) 23:28, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Ok, look at it like this. If a 12 year old is doing a school project on Devon and they want to talk about the climate/weather, this is hardly going to be the first image that they want. J Milburn (talk) 09:48, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • If he wants a picture of Devon of course he would want a different one. It is a confusion about what this image is. Just go to the article and look how the image is being used. This is snow in Devon, it is in a section in which they talk explicitly about this phenomenon. That's is why I think the claim of lack of EV is unfounded. If the 12 year old wants to talk about the snow in Devon no other picture will serve and if snowing is indeed scarce in Devon he will find difficult to get an image, even more an image as good looking as this one. Abisharan (talk) 12:02, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • The main issue is that it doesn't really complement the article very well. It illustrates a marginal weather condition that is only mentioned in passing and I think really, as good as the image is, it should be removed and replaced with a more representative image of the climate. At the very least, it should remain in addition to a representative image that provides the bulk of the EV to the climate section. If a 12 year old really wants a photo of the snow in Devon, he should check Commons, not the Wiki article on Devon. But that's beside the point really. :-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:51, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • That's is what I disagree with. That section, has a table, showing how the ordinary weather in Devon is, and then the image of the punctual phenomenon mentioned in the text. If the usual weather in Devon is an ordinary not-too-cold, not-too-warm, not-too-windy etc day I wonder how is that going to be shown in a picture. (Note: it is not that I doubt a picture can not show weather, but is something that a chart or a table would do much better) I believe it is one of those cases in which an image is not really the best option, and in this case a table is being used for that purpose. What begs for an image, is the punctual occurrence of the snow. If someone doesn't believe you that there has been snow in Devon, there you go, you show that picture. And it is the editors of that article the ones that decided that pointing out that there is snow sometimes in Devon is worth mentioning. Abisharan (talk) 19:04, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • The article is not there just to prove something that someone doesn't happen to believe! It doesn't beg for a photo of every random phenomenon that occasionally occurs in Devon. The article should include only the most relevant information. I'm not really sure what you mean by punctual occurence of snow either. There's nothing punctual about it at all, unless by that you mean it happens in roughly the same time of year. The article says that's its infrequent and uncommon. Besides, the Climate of England article also happens to basically mirror the Devon article regarding snow: "Snowfall can occur in winter and early spring, although it is not that common away from high ground." so there doesn't seem to be anything about the snow that is either notable or representative. We're starting to go around in circles now anyway, so I'll leave it at that. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 21:26, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Question Does hugin/did you (Herby) use nearest-neighbour sampling? Some of the edges look like they want anti-aliasing - too jagged. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 22:00, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose. It's beautiful, and regulars here will know I normally love shots like this, but I'm just not convinced about the EV. J Milburn (talk) 21:33, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support, it is a magnificent picture, given climate change, it is likely to become more prevalent as well. GerardM (talk) 07:13, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. A high quality illustration of Devon. It may not snow all that much there, but it snows enough that this picture is not misleading (as an aside, I'd say that we need more pictures of the UK under cloud and rain if we're going to apply this standard). Mostlyharmless (talk) 06:07, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
    • I do think it's a bit misleading since it's the ONLY photo of the countryside in the entire article. And yes, I've considered the fact that the UK is probably stereotypically best represented by overcast skies, but aside from aesthetic disadvantages they tend to also not show the subject as successfully either (duller colours, possibly obscured by clouds/mist, sky blown as a result of a disparity in the brightness of the sky and the subject, etc). Ðiliff «» (Talk) 06:35, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Dliff and J Milburn. Calliopejen1 (talk) 13:39, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Panoramas are themselves interesting as a technology. However, this image has a cloudy, bleak look to it that doesn’t invoke an *inviting* feeling sufficient to make one want to click on it and further explore the image closely. Sorry. I hate voting “oppose”. Greg L (talk) 23:27, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 03:45, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Indian Elephant[edit]

Original - Indian Elephant, Elephas maximus indicus, is one of four subspecies of the Asian Elephant, pictured here in Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Articles in which this image appears
Indian Elephant, Asian Elephant and Chitwan National Park (gallery)
Benjamint 11:34, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • It is just sad how small this image is. --Dschwen 14:01, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • But that's a separate discussion about the FP criteria. This image is not a panorama and it meets the minimum size. It is a nice composition and appears to be useful, however I'll be waiting a bit to determine that, since the image has been added to all three articles only few hours before this nomination. --Elekhh (talk) 02:40, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • not a panorama, who cares, this is just a strawman argument. Every camera on the planet should have at least five times the resolution. And excellence is not just meeting minimum requirements. --Dschwen 13:04, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
You mean minimum requirements for FP (i.e. excellence) are not sufficient for FP? I don't understand... --Elekhh (talk) 13:13, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
There is a difference between necessary and sufficient, and let me just point to the larger sizes are generally preferred part. --Dschwen 13:33, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
And that difference is at everybody's discretion... Neverthless, I find it better than this megafauna FP. --Elekhh (talk) 13:51, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
And that is exactly the problem. Your standards are stuck in 2005. Welcome to the next decade my friend. --Dschwen 15:14, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
I double-disagree. I have no such thing as 2005 standards... a good image is a good image, be it even early 20th century. Second, the current minimum size standard of 1000px is enough for a 300dpi print of a Wiki article on an A4, which, despite being an old format is very likely to be retained throughout the 21st century. But again, this is a separate discussion which should take place in relation to FPC criteria. --Elekhh (talk) 00:01, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Size concerns should be overriden by locational systemic bias ones. Noodle snacks (talk) 22:29, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Without expressing an opinion on the image itself, I would be inclined to strongly disagree with that. We should judge images on their own merits, and, if nothing good enough is around to illustrate a certain topic, we should wait. There's no time limit, and letting through so-so images isn't really going to help anything. There's certainly no paralell in any of the other FXC systems. J Milburn (talk) 22:47, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
      • In my view we should consider the rarity or reproducibility of an image; a picture taken in New York or London, cities that are full of English speaking Wikipedians, can be held to a higher standard than one taken in Nepal. It is this reasoning that also allows us to promote historical images that are in black and white. This doesn't mean, however, we should promote lousy images just because they are rare: it is a judgment call. In this case I think the image is good enough to promote.Fletcher (talk) 03:01, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per nom and my comment above. Fletcher (talk) 03:01, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose This is an everyday scene for large parts of Asia, and doesn't wow me as having a particularly exciting composition. Quality-wise, I'd note that Fir contributed a much better Asian elephant - admittedly, a zoo animal, but we have heaploads of images with poorer technical quality but better composition and more visually rich inclusion of local culture. To me, this is a stale holiday snapshot that just happened to be taken with an above-average set of kit. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 03:39, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
I don't find the photo you indicate better at all. At identical resolution, the elephant looks sleepy/bored, background/habitat unnatural, sky overexposured, and subspecies is not stated. I think this image should be looked at in terms of its EV for Indian Elephant. --Elekhh (talk) 04:19, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
Well, I'm sorry that you have to differ, but the resolution on subject is unquestionably higher and as a corollary, overall sharpness is also higher - just to give an example: in the image nominated here, the hair on the forehead turns into a blur, on Fir's version (and no, I wouldn't nominate it), I can nearly count individual hairs. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 06:24, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose, per above. This is nothing amazing. J Milburn (talk) 12:31, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support A very good picture (composition, pose, focus, etc.) with significant EV, showing an Indian Elephant in natural habitat (within a national park). The only argument against so far was that is not high enough resolution (to show skin texture), however it meets the FP criteria, and is better than other FPs IMO. It is generally actepted to have several FPs in an article, so a second FP demonstrating skin texture would be still possible. --Elekhh (talk) 13:53, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support I beg to differ. A spectacular image in my opinion, and the focus is fantastic. TheStigt·c 12:56, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
    • The image is downsampled and sharpened so much you cannot tell anything about the focus. --Dschwen 14:38, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Too small, not enough detail, not much wow, insufficient EV. Makeemlighter (talk) 02:51, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted Maedin\talk 07:09, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

The Three Sisters[edit]

Original - The Three Sisters are sandstone rock formations formed over the edge of the Jamison Valley
Edit Removed the colour overlay.
The main advantage over the previous FP is the wider vertical view.
Articles in which this image appears
Three Sisters (Australia), Blue Mountains (Australia)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Noodle snacks
  • Support as nominator --Noodle snacks (talk) 00:12, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Clear colors, looks like it's from an "America the Beautiful" slideshow even though it's on a different continent. Breathtaking. Buggie111 (talk) 00:38, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Most definitely. upstateNYer 06:09, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Benjamint 05:27, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Very nice. Greg L (talk) 05:50, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support, prefer edit. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 10:00, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. J Milburn (talk) 09:49, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support prefer edit Gazhiley (talk) 12:04, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support allways for Australia photos :-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 08:45, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
  • More comments on the edit please, which is preferred? Jujutacular T · C 18:42, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Creator's opinion about accuracy should be considered IMO. --Muhammad(talk) 13:40, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Three Sisters Sunset.jpg --Jujutacular T · C 15:24, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Anatomy of a mosquito larva[edit]

Original - Anatomy of an mosquito larva, Culex spp.
As per here, nominating larva diagram of Culex. As before, the same reasoning stands: Detailed, highly encyclopedic SVG diagram of a Culex mosquito. Similar in style to the current FPs of the dragonfly, wasp and ant.
Articles in which this image appears
Mosquito, Culex
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
  • Support as nominator --Anxietycello (talk) 03:04, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 09:26, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comments: Ok, a few things-
    • It's not immediately clear what the side view is of- personally, I think a full length side view would be great, so you can get an idea of shape.
      • there is no extra information on the full side view. normally to prepare the larva for observation one would cut just arround the 7th section of the abdomen and then twist it to the side. like it is explained [here]. a full side view wouldnt add any new information to the diagram, it would only make it bigger and more complex without being helpfull.
    • Why abbreviate to "Ant." on "Ant. hair"?
      • Fixed this one.
    • Why does every mention of hair apart from one refer to it as "hair", while "caudal hairs" has the s?
      • Depending on the species of mosquito there would be a diferent amount and lenght of hairs. so i use the general term "HAIR" not as singular but as group. i changed the caudal hairs, the diference comes while adding the term in the commons FP promotion.
    • "Mental Plate" and "Spiracular Valves"- random capitals?
      • fixed
    • Some annotation lines (I'm sorry, I can't actually remember what they're called) are curved ("lateral hair") while others ("caudal hairs") appear to have sharp corners- can we have some consistency?
      • i rounded all lines ends, but the caudal hairs are sharp more thick hairs so the sharp end is more acurate in their case ( plus those are no lines but a figure)
        • No, I don't want the actual hairs rounded, I want the line pointing to them rounded- the corners on the line are sharp, as they are on some of the others. J Milburn (talk) 12:33, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
    • I was also going to mention an apparent inconsistency between dotted and filled (again, I'm sure there's a better name for that...) lines- for intance, "Ant. hair" and "Spiracular Valves" respectively. However, I think that's a problem with the way the file is sized rather than a problem with its creation?
      • increased gap in pointed lines.

This is something that, in theory, I would be more than happy to support- some issues just need clarifying. J Milburn (talk) 11:36, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Support Excellent illustration IMO --George Chernilevsky talk 07:25, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose, for now. Waiting on responses to my comments above- if those things are the kind of little errors I think they are, they should not be slipping through on a FP. J Milburn (talk) 22:21, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Weak support, most fixes done. J Milburn (talk) 15:13, 25 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support now, given fixes. Very encyclopedic and clear illustration. Jujutacular T · C 18:36, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak Support. Excellent illustration, but not a fan of the weird pseudo-dotted lines. Kaldari (talk) 19:35, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Culex restuans larva diagram en.svgMaedin\talk 06:34, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Arctiidae caterpillar[edit]

Original - Caterpillar of the family Arctiidae.The spiny bristles are a self-defense mechanism
Edit 1 Cloned out twig, presumed dust spot and paint brush mark.
Good quality and EV. I sent the image to 2-3 different specialists and none could identify any further than this. Has been stable in some of the articles for almost a month now
Articles in which this image appears
Caterpillar, Lepidoptera, Arctiidae, External morphology of Lepidoptera
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Muhammad Mahdi Karim
  • Support as nominator --Muhammad(talk) 11:26, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • This is gonna sound ridiculous, but there's a little twig thing in the lower top left- could that be gotten rid of? J Milburn (talk) 11:38, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
    • My PS is not working at the moment. If anyone would like to put up an edit over the original, it's fine with me. --Muhammad(talk) 12:27, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support edit Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 12:38, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support either. Good EV, very sharp, good DOF. Wonderful. Jujutacular T · C 18:53, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support edit; shame about the lack of positive ID, but generally a very nice picture. J Milburn (talk) 21:30, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:30, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --The High Fin Sperm Whale 17:15, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support either. Don't think the twig really needed to be cloned out, but cloning it didn't have any real effect on the EV, unlike some landscape images. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:33, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Arctiidae caterpillar edit.jpgMaedin\talk 06:34, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

RQ-170 Sentinel 2[edit]

Original - The RQ-170 Sentinel is an Stealth, Reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Lockheed Martin and operated by the United States Air Force. It has been deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Artist is obviously very talented and put a lot of work and detail into this. This is second nomination using a derivative of Truthdowser's work
Articles in which this image appears
RQ-170 Sentinel
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Aeronautics and aviation/Military
  • Support as nominator --Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 20:46, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose; too small. Take a read of the criteria. J Milburn (talk) 21:27, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose for same reason as prev nom - this isn't the real thing, and as such should not have a chance... as much ev as a sketch of the same thing... Gazhiley (talk) 22:09, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comments as per other RQ-170 FPC Doug (talk) 01:01, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted Maedin\talk 06:32, 27 April 2010 (UTC)


Original - A high pure (99,95%) vanadium disc, ebeam remelted material, macro etched for viewing the inside structures.
Fairly good picture of pure vanadium.
Articles in which this image appears
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Others
Noodle snacks
  • Support as nominator --Noodle snacks (talk) 22:27, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment: Two points. Firstly, the caption is dutch to me, could it be expanded a little? Secondly, is there any reason this image isn't used in the lead? J Milburn (talk) 22:37, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
    done. Is it enough for you? --Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:58, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
    If I understand it right: lead looks different. It doesn't have the fine crystalline structures. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:26, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
    I think J Milburn is referring to the image at the top (WP:LEAD) of the vanadium article, not the element lead. Jujutacular T · C 18:31, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support as creator --Alchemist-hp (talk) 14:58, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --The High Fin Sperm Whale 17:15, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --George Chernilevsky talk 11:19, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --Avenue (talk) 21:44, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --Orci (talk) 19:10, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Promoted File:Vanadium etched.jpgMaedin\talk 06:34, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Hypholoma fasciculare[edit]

Original - Photographed in Germany, a clump of Hypholoma fasciculare grows near trees, woodland being its preferred habitat. More commonly known as sulphur tuft or clustered woodlover, the mushrooms thrive on or near decaying trees and favour northern temperate regions, being widespread particularly in northern Europe and North America. The fungi is poisonous to humans and can cause gastrointestinal upset that lasts for a few days; fatalities are rare, though there is a risk of paralysis in severe cases. The very bitter taste of H. fasciculare is one possible reason for the singularity of severe poisoning occurrences.
No quorum on first nomination, here. I can't improve much on Sasata's reasoning (apart from the spelling error on colour ^^), so if you'll forgive the laziness: "Excellent example of species showing typical growth habit, and high enough resolution to show cap and stem surface details. The busted off cap also offers a glimpse into the gill structure and attachment, and flesh color."
Articles in which this image appears
Hypholoma fasciculare, Hypholoma, List of deadly fungi
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Other lifeforms/Fungi
Jörg Hempel

Promoted File:Hypholoma fasciculare LC0091.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 07:14, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

New York's New Solar System[edit]

Original - Politicians and people from various professions of New York revolve around Croker, depicted as the sun in this 1898 cartoon from Puck, titled "New York's New Solar System".
Good encyclopedic value, depicts clearly the aura around Croker in the late 1800s. Restored version of File:New York's New Solar System.jpg.
Articles in which this image appears
Richard Croker
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Udo J. Keppler

Promoted File:New York's New Solar System2.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 06:34, 28 April 2010 (UTC)