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Camas pocket gopher[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Dec 2014 at 12:29:46 (UTC)

Original – Camas pocket gopher, described as ""morose and savage" and "one of the most vicious animals known for its size"
Reason
high resolution, high quality, photo taken by a regional rodent expert, exciting and representative pose
Articles in which this image appears
Camas pocket gopher, could be used in Aggression
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Ian Silvernail, Institute for Applied Ecology
  • Support as nominator Blue Rasberry (talk) 12:29, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Disclaimer: I uploaded this image. It is a dynamic photo, well composed, high resolution and highlights soe This image and the associated image of mounds built by the gopher would be useful on the Gopher page as well. Perhaps also Incisor and rodent Gaff ταλκ 15:18, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. Poor lighting, IMO. 109.156.52.192 (talk) 14:00, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Regretful oppose I like the animal and the pose, but the light and the background just kill it. --Ebertakis (talk) 22:11, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Ebertakis. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:38, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Comment - Very good, but too much shade in the animal's face for a Featured picture. Hafspajen (talk) 03:47, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - Yes, you are right, Gaff, all suffer from lighting issues to some degree. Great pity. Hafspajen (talk) 18:40, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:29, 1 December 2014 (UTC)



Montfort Castle[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Dec 2014 at 13:34:33 (UTC)

Original – Aerial view of Montfort Castle at sunrise
Reason
Great aerial view, high quality and good EV, first place in WLM 2014 Israel. Shows well both the castle and its surroundings.
Articles in which this image appears
Montfort Castle
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Eran Feldman
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 13:34, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Very useful — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:26, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 18:43, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Well shot, award winning. Jusdafax 02:36, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support per Jusdafax. --///EuroCarGT 04:20, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I agree. gazhiley 10:32, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Very nice. Well exposed, shows all of the fortifications and the landscape in which they sit, and in a sharp and large enough resolution to make out individual features in some detail. Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 19:46, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 14:13, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:מבצר מונפורט בזריחה.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:35, 1 December 2014 (UTC)



Los Angeles International Airport Aerial Photo[edit]

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Original – Los Angeles International Airport Aerial Photo by D Ramey Logan & Taylor Mullin September 15 2014
Reason
Exceptional shot of the entire facility from a perspective few ever see. I as a pilot think that it is important to have photos of the airports on pages about them from a pilots perspective. It is helpful to other pilots in more ways then I can explain here.
Articles in which this image appears
Los Angeles International Airport
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  17:17, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak support oppose - Very useful, but a bit blurry. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:35, 22 November 2014 (UTC) (Changed to WO because I see you can do much better). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:10, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose. Very useful and interesting, but simply too poor image quality. Featured pictures must be useful and high quality IMO. Was it taken through a perspex window at an angle or something? That's the only thing I can think of to explain the image quality. I can't imagine it's camera shake at 1/1000th of a sec. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:59, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally want to like this, as I am a bit of an airport geek, and it has planes on the runways etc etc. But the blur is just a little too much. gazhiley 10:31, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:18, 1 December 2014 (UTC)



Samtavro Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Mtskheta[edit]

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Original – In Mtskheta (one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world), nun takes care on tombs near the 11th century Samtavro Orthodox Church.
Reason
1) I am not well informed in technical standards but I think it's quite good. 2)high resolution 3)Is among Wikipedia's best work: impressive 4)Has a free license 5)Avoids inappropriate digital manipulation
Articles in which this image appears
Samtavro Transfiguration Orthodox Church
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Stefano Bolognini, uploader Giorgi Balakhadze
  • Support as nominatorg. balaxaZe 18:17, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Composition is weak. Why are the nun's feet cut off? Why are we shown almost exclusively the wall? If the nun was the focus of the shot, why is she all the way at the bottom? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:06, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
    • Okay it shows that you don't like my caption of the photo, my only will was to show symbolism of care. I don't know, I don't exclude the focus of the shot was the wall of the 11th century church and at this time nun appeared on the photo, but this makes it more interesting and impromptu, what actually not bad. --g. balaxaZe 10:59, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
      • If you'd only gotten a little bit lower, this would have probably been quite good (as an image, not for the church article). With the feet cropped off, the scene isn't conveyed as well. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:46, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
I think the composition is actually only a fraction off being good, but unfortunately a miss is as good as a mile in this case. 109.156.52.192 (talk) 20:21, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Although it's a pretty picture, I think the EV is troubling low. You can't be able to tell whether it's a church or not just from this view. I would much rather see a full view of the church to understand fully what the Samtavro looks like. Étienne Dolet (talk) 20:06, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
There is a photo in the article that does show the full church. The photo here is good for showing the scale of the building against a human figure, and for showing the typical masonry with its varied sizes of blocks, and the weathering on them in places, and the various restorations. But it just isn't good enough for a featured picture, I think. Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 17:16, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose While superficially attractive as an image, especially at first glance, it has flaws that make it fail as an ideal photograph for an encyclopedia entry, and thus unsuitable to be a featured picture. The overly-cut off foreground has been mentioned, but more importantly (since it is an architectural subject) is the cut-off apex of the arch of the blind arcade on the left side, and the cut-off top of the hooded moulding over the large window. Also, this church has a very symmetrical facade, which would have been better revealed by having the center line of the large window in the exact middle of the photo, and not offset to the right as it is. I think the photographer has been more intent on recording the old woman sweeping than the architecture (which is fine, if the photo was on Wikipedia to illustrate old Georgian matrons who lurk in churches and graveyards rather than an article on medieval Georgian architecture). Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 17:02, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Not promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:06, 1 December 2014 (UTC)



Kebyar duduk[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 2 Dec 2014 at 10:14:28 (UTC)

OriginalKebyar duduk, named for the semi-seated position dancers take, is a Balinese dance form first created by I Mario and performed in 1925. It involves a lone male dancer who takes up mostly seated or half-seated positions, sometimes spinning in circles, and using his body language (especially the eyes) to convey emotion.
Alt – Light removed
Reason
Quite simply put, I think it's brilliant: good technical quality (the little motion blur on the fan can be accepted, as I was shooting at night with stage lighting and he was spinning in circles), shows the costume and position well.
Articles in which this image appears
Kebyar duduk, Gamelan gong kebyar
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Chris Woodrich
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:14, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- Nice shot and the DyK hook. But the spotlight is distracting...The Herald 16:32, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
    • If nobody else minds, I can probably clone it out. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:29, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes please - I already let one of those slip by... Hafspajen (talk) 03:45, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Edit added. I still prefer the original. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:33, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
Get rid of the blue reflection that is left over from the removed spotlight, and also the blurry figure in the audience, and the vertical pole. And why not crop the photo to a square? (looks better that way, and horizontal space on Wikipedia is more precious than vertical space, so the narrower the photo the better.) Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 17:24, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Hence why thumbnails are formatted to be horizontal based. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:03, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice one - Bellus Delphina talk 02:20, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - any - prefer alt. His movements are much more clear and elegant without lamp. Hafspajen (talk) 06:28, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support either, preference for edit with removed light. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:44, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support alt--Godot13 (talk) 04:03, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support alt Yann (talk) 14:07, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:17 Years of Sekar Jepun 2014-11-01 64 edit.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:38, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

  • There is a clear consensus that the alt should be promoted. Armbrust The Homunculus 13:38, 2 December 2014 (UTC)



Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 2 Dec 2014 at 12:40:16 (UTC)

Reason
Quality SVGs of UK Royal Heraldries.
Articles in which this image appears
United Kingdom, Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, Scottish Parliament + 100+
FP category for this image
No idea
Creator
Sodacan
  • Support as nominatorThe Herald 12:40, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I Think Sould Be Put In Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Drawings To Think How It's Done.National Names 2000 (talk) 02:59, 27 November 2014 (UTC)National Names 2000
  • Support - How come that we just jump over some nominations, weird, nothing wrong with this either. Hafspajen (talk) 19:02, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose While this is an original version of the Coat of Arms it is not Feature quality in my opinion. There are a number of editors that object to the use of these COAs on some of the articles they are being placed on as not at the same level of work as other heraldry SVGs.--Mark Miller (talk) 00:27, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:40, 2 December 2014 (UTC)



Modi at the 69th UN general assembly[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 2 Dec 2014 at 16:22:24 (UTC)

Reason
High resolution and quality image from the Govt. site of a remarkable event
Articles in which this image appears
Narendra Modi, Foreign policy of Narendra Modi, India and the United Nations and 3+
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Press Information Bureau
  • Support as nominatorThe Herald 16:22, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. We can argue about composition and colour, but the quality really isn't there. Just doesn't compare with our portrait FPs. J Milburn (talk) 17:01, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  • The focus has completely missed the subject and it's very noisy. Saddam has a bit of noise in the hair but he's dead so we cant get another; with Modi that's not the case --Muhammad(talk) 14:37, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
@J Milburn:,@Muhammad Mahdi Karim: Could this or this make the Alt.? The Herald 17:15, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Are either of them freely licensed? J Milburn (talk) 17:22, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Better than this one for sure but I doubt they'd be free. --Muhammad(talk) 18:24, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose per J. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:59, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment See DR. Jee 02:50, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I Really So Classy And It's Like a Bit Shake National Names 2000 (talk) 03:18, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:10, 2 December 2014 (UTC)



Yule log cake[edit]

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Original – A traditional bûche de Noël, made with chocolate filled with raspberry jam
Reason
So delicious and sweet pic, not to forget quality and EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Lead image in parent article itself
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Jebulon
  • Support as nominatorThe Herald 15:02, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Not really all that pleased with the paper or whatever, but useful, and not too distracting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:14, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Bellus Delphina talk 02:20, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - what paper? Hafspajen (talk) 03:44, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
    • That background thing. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:31, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Ah, just a minor issue. Hafspajen (talk) 06:24, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • May be this Christmas' POTD..Isn't Chris? The Herald 13:47, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Could always go in week of Christmas, though. Sorry, but the 100th anniversary of an event only happens once. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:50, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:56, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 14:04, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Copyright wise this is kinda messy. We could do with confirmation that Jebulon made the bûche de Noël and that still leaves the question of the plastic decorations.©Geni (talk) 18:38, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I agree with Geni- there is definitely an open question concerning copyright. I'm not really concerned about the cake itself, but, given that the decoration exists specifically as decoration (see this) it's at least plausible that there's a derivative work issue. J Milburn (talk) 19:40, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Hmm that would technically mean we need a release from Mrs Jebulon. The try we can perhaps argue as a useful article but I'm not sure which way we should call it on the plastic decorations.©Geni (talk) 21:46, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bûche de Noël chocolat framboise maison.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:03, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

1)-I thank you very much for this nomination, and the unexpected success of this image.
2)-I thank you very much for this promotion I am very proud of.
3)-I am sorry, but please notice I philosophically disagree with the concept of FP in wikipedias. I think it is just confusing with "Commons" FP.
4)-Mrs Jebulon cooked this cake, but I participated, I'm for part owner of the copyright of this cake (eaten since years...)
5)-Actually, the taste was far not so good as the look, it is now a family joke.
6)-The decoration is an industrial product you can find by hundreds in many shops. I don't think the "toy copyright" example works in this case. I feel very cool in case of a trial. I'm confident in the justice of my country...
7)-The background is just a white tablecloth.
8)-I still enjoy the same problem with this f@&€?#¥ login in the english wikipedia (and only here), but I swore the truth, all the trouth, nothing but the truth that I'm your very favorite, very distinguished, and very grateful Jebulon, unique and for real.--92.128.100.124 (talk) 01:20, 6 December 2014 (UTC)



Palm Beach County Park Lantana Airport [edit]

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Original – Palm Beach County Park Lantana Airport
Reason
Aerial photo of Palm Beach County Park Lantana Airport that features entire airport
Articles in which this image appears
Palm Beach County Park Airport
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  15:40, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Very useful. Not blurry, at least compared to the earlier nom. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:59, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Shame there isn't activity apparent (Would have looked excellent to have included a plane on the runway taking off! But beggars can't be chosers), but otherwise an excellent photo. gazhiley 09:58, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 14:05, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 19:10, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Palm Beach County Park Lantana Airport photo D Ramey Logan.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:41, 3 December 2014 (UTC)



Downtown Miami Photo [edit]

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Alt: Downtown Miami .9 ccw rotation of original
Reason
Great color and contrast in this post card view, from Biscane Bay of Downtown Miami
Articles in which this image appears
Downtown Miami - Miami-Dade County, Florida - Biscayne Bay
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  00:46, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
Original: Downtown Miami
  • Comment - Tilted. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:31, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Agree, tilted... Otherwise a nice shot... Will change vote if this is corrected... gazhiley 09:54, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
    • I rotated the Alt. almost 1 degree CCW talk→ WPPilot  23:36, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
      • Support Alt Thanks for that gazhiley 09:18, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - A little bit of lean left. Check out the buildings. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:43, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:25, 4 December 2014 (UTC)



Fatata te Miti (By the Sea)[edit]

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OriginalFatata te Miti (By the Sea) is a painting completed by Paul Gauguin in 1892. It depicts two young Tahitian women diving naked in the sea, uninhibited by Western standards which were later forced upon them.
Reason
Vincent usually gets such a good reception, so why not Paul? This is one of his more dynamic images, from the Tahitian period. Obviously, it's a very high resolution and faithful scan.
Articles in which this image appears
Fatata te Miti (By the Sea)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Paul Gauguin
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:05, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - we don't have much Gauguin yet - and he is about the same class as van Gogh. Hafspajen (talk) 06:26, 24 November 2014 (UTC).
  • Support His Tahitian paintings are perhaps classical, I haven't seen this one before. Brandmeistertalk 10:39, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Unusual, almost surrealistic. Sca (talk) 13:55, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I really do favor the Van Gogh's, but this Gauguin is equally exquisite! WordSeventeen (talk) 18:17, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 14:02, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Paul Gauguin - Fatata te Miti (By the Sea) - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:29, 4 December 2014 (UTC)



Byodo-In Template, O'ahu, Hawai'i[edit]

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Original – Byodo-In Temple in Hawai'i is a replica of the historic Byodoin Temple of Uji in Kyoto prefecture of Japan, established in 1052.
Reason
Excellent exposure, subject is clear and fully pictured, photo is of high quality and compelling to a viewer.
Articles in which this image appears
Byodo-In Temple
FP category for this image
Religion and mythology
Creator
Puneet Abbott on Flickr
  • Support as nominator – v/r - TP 20:30, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Couple issues with this HDR: Noise, ghosting on the hills, and considerable CA. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:59, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. Gorgeous picture. 86.169.36.214 (talk) 01:55, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose gorgeous pic as what the IP said, however the HDR is highly visible in this image and the more you zoom in, the noise becomes more and more seen as what Crisco said. ///EuroCarGT 02:27, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
    • It is pretty. I see the things Crisco mentioned, now, but I just absolutely love it zoomed out. Perhaps I can speak to the author about the originals that he took and see if he can address the concerns.--v/r - TP 04:25, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
      • Looking at his photostream, I see this on Flickr is something better, no noticeable HDR and more details, unfortunately it's copyrighted and the composition isn't same as your nom. ///EuroCarGT 05:12, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
        • The copyright isn't a problem, I'm in contact with the author on reddit. He gave the HDR another go, see this one. That one you picked is also a great alternative. He's got some great stuff.--v/r - TP 05:48, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
          • A bit more conservative, yes, but I think the CA is still quite noticeable. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:39, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:43, 4 December 2014 (UTC)



Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn Interior During Service, Vilnius, Lithuania[edit]

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Original – A priest conducting mass in Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn Chapel in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Reason
It's a very detailed view of an interior that is actually very very difficult to photograph. The room's dimensions are very small (My camera was positioned almost out the window of the chapel, which stands above an arched gateway into the city of Vilnius). In addition to the physical difficulties, the chapel is also very frequently used for services and for praying at the altar, which makes it difficult to capture all the details of the chapel without people obscuring them. This view is similar to the nominated image but shows how it is often used outside of services. I think the nominated image is better though, because it shows the priest active in service, but he does not obscure the architectural details. It's an important chapel in Lithuania, a country that is currently underrepresented on Wikipedia, but hopefully my photo trip can go some way to addressing this.
Articles in which this image appears
Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 09:38, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Just wow. This is bugging me though: how did you manage to HDR and get the priest without any ghosts (assuming this is HDR like the others). Leaves are driving me crazy. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:52, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Haha, I got lucky really. He was praying, so he stayed still just long enough to capture the bracket. There were 5 bracketed exposures ranging from 1/400th of a sec to 0.6 seconds. Because there's a big wide open window directly behind, it's actually not that dark inside. With many of my cathedral interiors, the longest exposure can be as much as 20-30 seconds which really makes ghosts a problem (although if they're moving fast enough, 30 seconds is actually long enough that you hardly notice them all - at most just a slightly darker or brighter smudge where they had been) so I generally try to wait until there's nobody in the frame. This has its own problems though, because a bracket of 5 images with the longest exposure of 30 seconds means waiting almost a minute in total, and what starts as a frame devoid of people doesn't necessarily stay that way for a minute. I often have to re-shoot ground level frames a number of times until the bracket is devoid of people. I try to be as efficient as possible though so if there are lots of people wandering around, I start with the ceiling first and hope that by the time I get to the floor, they will have gone elsewhere. If the floor is quiet, I'll start there instead. It's tricky, but it's just part of the job. :-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:09, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - easy - there are no ghosts if you pray - Face-grin.svg Hafspajen (talk) 13:22, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
The gold was removed and the painting was cleaned - and it was then they took this picture - the painting behind the gold.
  • Support — Superb depiction of Aušros Vartų, a stunning religious shrine.
  • I do have a question: Having been there once (15+ years ago), I seem to remember that the background of the famous icon was black or maybe very dark brown. I've seen photos online that support this memory. Is the mocha-like color in the current nomination perhaps a result of cleaning? Sca (talk) 13:35, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Answer - Yes. It was cleaned. Hafspajen (talk) 14:09, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Interesting. Sca (talk) 14:31, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Is it normal if I'm turning green with envy looking at this? --Muhammad(talk) 15:07, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • (I think I passed green about 4 hours ago). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:46, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, I rather think that (Oh, I got the joke side) - it is better to be happy about each and every valuable editor to tries to contribute with their own special talents - than being envious - envy is not constructive. Hafspajen (talk) 13:33, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I thought maybe they were Vans. Sca (talk) 18:24, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Haha - there is one thing priests never think about, so it seems - shoes. But when they are all dressed up, the only personal belonging that is left visible - it is actually the shoes. Hafspajen (talk) 03:45, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 14:02, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Absolutely stunning. It is a little odd to lead an article on a painting with the context of the painting, rather than the painting itself, but, in this case, it seems appropriate. J Milburn (talk) 19:35, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn Interior During Service, Vilnius, Lithuania - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:42, 5 December 2014 (UTC)



Ophiucus Set[edit]

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Reason
A quality set of astro images used in Ophiucus.
Articles in which this image appears
Ophiucus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
Please see file desciption
  • Support as nominatorThe Herald 13:56, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 20:59, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:01, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:00, 5 December 2014 (UTC)



Nativity at Night [edit]

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Reason
CHRISTMAS SOON An EV-ish, (used in 9 articles) according to The National Gallery, London: charming, lovely, enchanting small Nativity. An early treatments of the Nativity as a night scene. According to The Independent [1]

Yet what makes Geertgen's image so delightful, to our eyes at least, is precisely that we can't quite get a grip on its dense, multicoloured, weightless, jumpy confusion of bodies and space. The scene is lost in decorative effect. It has a festive spirit " and that may not be wholly unintended. The birth of Jesus is its subject, after all.

Geertgen tot Sint Jans (c. 1465 – c. 1495), was an Early Netherlandish painter, who died, probably still in his twenties. This depiction is influenced by the visions of Saint Bridget of Sweden (1303–1373), a very popular mystic. In accordance with St Bridget's vision, the sole source of illumination for the main scene is the Infant Jesus, while the rest is dark. The light emanating from the infant lights up the scene in the foreground, while he shepherds' fire far away is visible just as a small dot on the hill with the angel floating above them to bring the happy news.[2]
Articles in which this image appears
Nativity at Night (own article), Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Jesus in Christianity, Manger, Marian art in the Catholic Church, Nativity of Jesus, Nativity of Jesus in art, Night in paintings (Western art), Chiaroscuro,
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Geertgen tot Sint Jans
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 15:23, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • - Holy crap, a York scan - and it is not even a York, but something different - what a talent I am in finding problematic files. Hafspajen (talk) 22:30, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support ALT - Provenance is much clearer, colours liable to be more correct. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:00, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Hurray, 1 support!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hafspajen (talk) 04:06, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • This is different, but before everybody rejects it please read the links at least provided in the text. This is not crap, it is owned and it is in The National Gallery in London. Hafspajen (talk) 14:18, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support ALT Ceoil (talk) 15:49, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support ALT; given the clearer (and clearly reliable) provenance, it should really replace all uses, regardless of whether it is promoted. This would be a good MP image for Christmas day, if we don't already have one lined up. J Milburn (talk) 19:30, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Yeah, will be a lot of work, this is used all over the place. Hafspajen (talk) 23:55, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Geertgen tot Sint Jans, The Nativity at Night, c 1490.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:24, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Placed it in the Artwork category, as there is an article about the painting. --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:24, 5 December 2014 (UTC)



Catawissa, Pennsylvania[edit]

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Original – A view of southern Catawissa, Pennsylvania from the southeast.
Reason
Was recently approved for QI status on Commons, has a resolution of over 3 megapixels. As far as I know, it's the best image that shows a significant portion of the borough of Catawissa. The license is CC-BY-SA 4.0. It has EV by depicting what a large portion of Catawissa looks like. Admittedly, it doesn't show the whole borough, but I think it shows enough to give people the general idea and it has the added bonus of depicting some of the local geography. The fact that this is a picture of Catawissa can be verified by checking the coordinates. An accurate file description is available. No digital manipulation was done except for minor things like sharpness and saturation. In short, I think it checks all the boxes for FP.
Articles in which this image appears
Catawissa, Pennsylvania
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Jakec
  • Support as nominator – --Jakob (talk) 01:17, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - Possible to get higher up? Can't really see much of the borough. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:22, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Technically, the image is fine, but as Criso mentioned, the town is pretty much obscured by trees. Compositionally, it's just not featured picture worthy IMO. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 01:53, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Diliff + the large shadow part in the foreground is a no go for a featured photo. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 08:44, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Comment Yes, the large shadow it is the main drawback. The foreground should be interesting or just clear. Hafspajen (talk) 15:16, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose — Lacks focal point — no visual 'hook.' Sca (talk) 18:31, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose – I agree with Sca about the lack of a focal point and with Diliff regarding the composition. The photo doesn't show enough of the town to make it valuable as an illustration of the town. CorinneSD (talk) 17:13, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • @Crisco 1492, Diliff, Alchemist-hp, Hafspajen, Sca, and CorinneSD: Is the fact that there probably isn't any publicly accessible spot from which more of the borough could be seen a mitigating factor? --Jakob (talk) 22:37, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • @Jakec: And how about an aerial view? --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:44, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • @Jakec: I see that you took the photo, and I guess you'd like a photo to go with the article. I'm not an expert in judging images; the others are, and they said the shadow in the foreground is a problem. If you want a fall scene, maybe next fall you could go back to this same spot and take a photo at a time of day when there would be no shadow, and then re-submit your nomination. Maybe then it would pass. Maybe also you could look around for another vantage point. Just a suggestion. CorinneSD (talk) 23:18, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • If you've got the money, a drone may be a good investment, if you want to take images of towns. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:48, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I have nowhere near the amount of money needed to rent a plane or purchase a drone. --Jakob (talk) 00:05, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Pity, because the scenery is very nice, - and we can't crop out that shadow, because the file will be not big enough after the crop. It's only 2,256 × 1,504 pixels, how unfortunate. Hafspajen (talk) 12:24, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I don't think it's a mitigating factor to be honest. Not every subject can be photographed to a FP standard using regular tools/viewpoints. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 22:22, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:24, 6 December 2014 (UTC)



Port of Singapore[edit]

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Original – Panorama of Keppel Container Terminal, Singapore.
Reason
I Think It's Sould Be HQ Photo
Articles in which this image appears
Port of Singapore
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Kroisenbrunner
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 03:56, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose it's a nice picture of the port, however it is poorly stitched, the width is a bit low, outdated and since according to the few year old Google Streetview imagery, there seems to be minor construction and additions to the area. ///EuroCarGT 04:54, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose Really bad stiching - sorry to harsh about it, but this is far from FP standard. gazhiley 09:55, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Agree with above, I've never seen stitching that bad before. Also the reason isn't particularly persuasive.... Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:07, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose --Per above. Plus the pic is of 2007. The panorama must have changed in 7 years. The Herald 14:35, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:39, 6 December 2014 (UTC)



William Lane Craig[edit]

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OriginalWilliam Lane Craig is an American analytical philosopher, theologian, and Christian apologist. Craig's philosophical work focuses on philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and philosophy of time. He has written several books, including Reasonable Faith.
Reason
A high quality, high resolution photo of the subject in the picture. EV is also there for it too.
Articles in which this image appears
William Lane Craig
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Religious figures
Creator
ReasonableFaith.org, Uploaded by User:TMDrew
  • Support as nominatorGamerPro64 07:35, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'd really like to support this, but it looks awful at full size. Has it been upsized at some point? J Milburn (talk) 11:54, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
    • Definitely. The good news is that 1500px on the small side is more or less fine. (Uploading now). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:04, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
      • That's great, thanks. J Milburn (talk) 22:21, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose There is nothing distinctive in the image - (double-breasted blazer aside) it is just a typical carefully-posed force-smiled corporate-style portrait photograph. It might be the best available such corporate-style image of the person who is the subject of the BLP article, but I don't think something just so specific is meant by "is among the best examples of a given subject that the encyclopedia has to offer" guideline for featured picture. Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 15:18, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose — Ditto, ditto, ditto. Sca (talk) 18:29, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. An excellent portrait, for my money. @Tiptoethrutheminefield: @Sca: Craig is an academic; unlike sportspeople and singers, academics don't so much "perform" or have a uniform. Even compared to other academics, philosophers are "unrecognisable"- he can't be pictured in his lab, or on a dig, or interviewing someone. He's a philosopher, pictured at a table (philosophers sit around tables- honestly, that's what a typical philosophy conference looks like). He's a philosopher of religion, photographed in a church. He's a philosopher of time, photographed with his watch carefully angled towards the camera. As far as metaphysicians go, this is pretty damn close to an action-shot. J Milburn (talk) 22:21, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
By your reasoning, every perfect portrait photograph of every person covered in a blp article is suitable for FP. I would say that for FP success there has to be something individually distinctive about the nominated portrait photo. Something that makes it, as a commercial portrait photograph, rise well above the level of the rest of all the other commercially perfect portrait photos. This photo does not have that: it is just a typical photo of its genre, nothing more. Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 16:52, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
"By your reasoning, every perfect portrait photograph of every person covered in a blp article is suitable for FP." Well, no, that doesn't follow from what I said, but I think I may be more open to that line of reasoning than you are. Let's try this: What would you be looking for in an FP of Craig? Or do you think that some topics are inherently unsuited to FPs? J Milburn (talk) 18:50, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Giving this photo a FP status would be like giving a photograph of a rose (or a cabbage) FP status not because it is the best photograph possible of a rose or cabbage anywhere, but because it is the best photograph possible of a rose or cabbage growing in William Lane Craig's garden. Something that specific is not what FP is for, I hold. Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 17:39, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
I'm afraid I do not follow. Let me ask again: What would you be looking for in an FP of Craig? Or do you consider some topics (EG, "William Lane Craig") inherently unsuited to FPC? J Milburn (talk) 19:00, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Indeed, an excellent portrait. If only they'd donated the actual size JPG, rather than something that had been blown up. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:01, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Point of information: Are wide ties & lapels back 'in' among analytical philosophers? Sca (talk) 00:16, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Scare quotes? Are they back in among 'Wikipedians'? J Milburn (talk) 10:41, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Is that less scary, J? Sca (talk)
I don't really know why you want to use scarequotes at all. I can assure you that Craig is a philosopher- no scarequotes are required. J Milburn (talk) 18:50, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
OK, I withdraw the sardonic quote marks. But I still don't like his outfit. Sca (talk) 21:37, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
That's all I was looking for- you're certainly welcome to object to his choice of clothes if that's how you feel! J Milburn (talk) 01:40, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
For what it's worth, there is received wisdom that philosophers are bad dressers. Make of that what you will. J Milburn (talk) 11:08, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Literary critics too. The first time my wife met my (full professor) teacher, she mistook him for a 60-something homeless man. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:56, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Why not. I know also about the conference look, even if my choice of tie would have been less colorful, but what can we do. Minor issue. Hafspajen (talk) 03:27, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support The photo is clear, especially the face, which is important. The stained-glass window in the background is perfect; it gives a clue to Craig's work but is not too obtrusive. My first reaction to the photo was that the smile was forced and artificial, but upon studying the photo a little further, I changed my mind. I think, while perhaps brought forth for the photographer, his smile is genuine and reflects his real personality and character. CorinneSD (talk) 16:37, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose nothing featurable here: artificial facial expression. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:46, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:39, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

  • There is only a 62.5% support, which isn't enough for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 07:39, 6 December 2014 (UTC)



The Miami Skyline Panorama[edit]

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Original – Miami Skyline Panorama
Reason
Wonderful photo of the Miami Skyline
Articles in which this image appears
Miami-Dade County, Florida Miami
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  14:42, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Watermark. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:45, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
    • Too fast for me. Watermark was removed moments after the photo was listed here. talk→ WPPilot  15:23, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
      • Still oppose... quality. Don't know what is wrong here, but there are essentially no new details past 50% resolution. CA on the speedboat too. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:26, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Interesting. I shot this in Raw, but Wiki will not Thumbnail a Tiff @ 61mb for some reason. talk→ WPPilot  16:42, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
    • There should be no reason for so much lost detail... what kind of post-processing did you apply? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 20:11, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
      • I use a few native PS filters, equalize and auto contrast, I see it too. Need to dig back up the original and review. I can always reshoot it, gives me a reason to go to the Rusty Pelican again, its only short drive away. talk→ WPPilot  02:20, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

I shot this raw, and am in the middle of a project, but, when I am done I am going to dig up the original and see what the story is. talk→ WPPilot  04:14, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

  • I have a question that might shed some light on this image quality problem you have here WPPilot.... Is this a stitched panorama, or did you just crop the top and bottom of a regular 3:2 aspect ratio image? I noticed that the horizontal resolution of the image is 8972 pixels, but the Nikon D7100 has a resolution of only 6000x4000 pixels. So if it isn't stitched, you have obviously upsampled the image to get 8972 pixels wide. It certainly appears upsampled based on the very poor sharpness, but as Crisco mentioned, even at 50% size, the image quality issue is apparent. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:48, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
    • Good Eye, and it looks like you are correct. The original is only 6000w, it was not stitched, its a single pic that must have been resampled in some post process. Trying to finish a film project before I redo this, but I am going to delist this, so as to correct and resubmit. Please do not add any additional votes at this time. talk→ WPPilot  19:11, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose, image quality is severely lacking. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:48, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose zooming into the buildings, the quality is not good. ///EuroCarGT 19:10, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:11, 6 December 2014 (UTC)



Variable neon slug [edit]

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Original – Nembrotha kubaryana feeding on tunicates
Reason
Nembrotha kubaryana, also known as the variable neon slug, is a species of colorful sea slug, image used. Lead pic in own article.
Articles in which this image appears
Nembrotha kubaryana, Nino Konis Santana National Park, Coral Triangle,
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Molluscs
Creator
Nhobgood
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 13:52, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Some noise, but considering the challenges of uw photography, acceptable. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:35, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - The sea slug itself seems quite clear and is spectacular. The colors in this image are amazing. The picture makes you look at it to figure out what's going on. CorinneSD (talk) 16:20, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Jee 06:44, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Hmmm..Wait..a slug?? --The Herald 11:25, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - So Creative National Names 2000 (talk) 14:24, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Nembrotha kubaryana.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:58, 6 December 2014 (UTC)



Beautiful fusilier[edit]

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Original Beautiful fusilier is a pelagic marine fish that lives in groups in deep lagoons in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean.
Reason
Used, good quality, FP on commons. Caesio teres, the yellow and blueback fusilier or beautiful fusilier or blue and gold fusilier
Articles in which this image appears
Caesio teres
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Nhobgood
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 14:15, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I don't mind the cut off fish, as it suggests that this school is much bigger. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:03, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oh, a fish cut in half. Hafspajen (talk) 01:11, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as earlier. Jee 02:58, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Great shot. Jim Carter 19:25, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I agree. The colors are beautiful, and the two or more shades in the background make the picture even more interesting. CorinneSD (talk) 16:09, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Caesio teres in Fiji by Nick Hobgood.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:16, 6 December 2014 (UTC)



Zugersee[edit]

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OriginalLake Zug with mount Rigi in the background, Zug, Switzerland.
Reason
A quality image of a romantic sight in Switzerland.
Articles in which this image appears
Lake Zug
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Simonizer
  • Support as nominatorThe Herald 16:16, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Hey, I like that. Hafspajen (talk) 17:00, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Nice atmosphere — nette Stimmung. Sca (talk) 18:26, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Question - Am I the only one who feels that this is a bit dark? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:00, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
It is kinda dark — that's part of its charm. Sca (talk) 00:18, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I agree with Sca, it with the weather would seem that it is dark, by design. Nice composition.talk→ WPPilot  02:38, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 13:56, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Soooooooooo many halos, it's almost like looking at a picture full of Angels... This is horrendously dark for me, with the side effect being the halo visable around all foreground objects. I don't particularly care what "atmosphere" was intended - this is supposed to be a collection of Wikipedia's best work, and this is far from it. Needs to be lighter, focus needs to be sharper, and it needs to have any notion that "romantic atmosphere" is a way of waiving the need to be a well taken photograph. And what is a "romantic sight" anyways?! This is a bench by a lake... Unless you have a fetish for benches, and dark gloomy lake scenes get your motor running, then this cannot be described as romantic... Any above supports really need to re-assess what this forum is about... gazhiley 14:31, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Comment - Oh, but that is exactly the point. I do particularly care for "atmosphere", whatever sort. Atmosphere is a tricky thing, it's not for free and indicatives that there is something in the picture. Hafspajen (talk) 15:06, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Each to their own Hafspajen, but for me I understand this forum to be about quality pictures, which this is not. There's virtually no detail on the water, the leaves on the trees are out of focus, there's a large shadow in the foreground of the bench and tree, it's so dark and lacking in detail you cannot tell what the bench is made of, etc etc... Need I go on with this list?! Each one of the issues I have just listed are echo'd in many many FP failures, some of which are in this current selection of nom's... I'm absolutely flabbergasted that this has had even one single support (beyond the nom) and yet other nom's get blasted for such things as "little specs of pixilation", or the face of a person in the background being out of focus etc... Farcical... gazhiley 15:35, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
A File called Dark Days Are Coming- sometimes life is a bit dark. Hafspajen (talk) 04:58, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Hafspajen please either explain the relevence of this additional picture to this nomination, or remove it. It has no connection to the nominated picture that I can see. gazhiley 11:04, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
Each to their ow, Gazzy. I think it is Face-smile.svg. There are details in the foreground - there is a bench also in the foreground - not only a shade, like in the other picture, where it was a problem. There it was nothing BUT a shade in the foreground. Here you have an object you stand behind. I think the composition rocks, it is a very clever composition. It resembles a window opening towards a perspective. Also it is well balanced and the small details respond to each other harmoniously. I know about the lightning issues, and so on, but not all pictures has to be perfectly up lighted like on a dissection bench. Life gives us such moments, why not a picture of it? Hafspajen (talk) 15:37, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Also - one more thing - please restrain from this kind of expressions: flabbergasted that this has had even one single support (beyond the nom) and yet other nom's get blasted - and - Farcical- and such. One editor ( and it's many socks ) were blocked for such use of language. Try to add neutral comments. This should be a nice amicable place kept in a companionable, comradely, cordial spirit. Hafspajen (talk) 15:51, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 'Comradely,' eh? Hafs, you Bolshevik! Face-grin.svg Sca (talk) 15:51, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Bolshevik! I expressing my shock, comrade Sca!!! Face-tongue.svgHafspajen (talk) 14:53, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Just expressing my shock - no issues with that Hafspajen - I'm certainly no sock. And I have no issue with pictures like this, but FP is no place for them. gazhiley 16:35, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Certainly. Yes, I know that! Face-wink.svg Hafspajen (talk) 18:06, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Gazhiley, you took the words out of my mouth --Muhammad(talk) 14:56, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support While I agree it is a bit dark but the picture is about the dark weather itself. I don't see any issue other than the darkness. Jim Carter 19:34, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm sorry that I don't see the flaws in this photo as gazhiley does. I see some detail in the water. I'd just like to mention two things I like about this picture: 1) Most photos of lakes and mountains are taken on a beautiful, sunny day. It's unusual to see a photo of a beautiful place like this on an overcast day. I think the lighting in the sky is quite interesting. 2) I also think the green of the leaves on the blue-gray background is quite beautiful. I'll let others decide whether this photo rises to the level of a featured picture. CorinneSD (talk) 01:20, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. For me, this is more "tasteful postcard" than "encyclopedia article". It's a very emotive picture, but I'm not convinced that it actually shows the lake in the way you would want it to be shown for an encyclopedia article. J Milburn (talk) 12:08, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
I understand J's logic, but would suggest that not all illustrations in encyclopedia articles need be staid portrayals of the subject — especially with the capacity the digital age offers for images. Sca (talk) 15:31, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - This image has a lot of feeling/atmosphere, and as an artistic photo has strong merit (probably why it’s featured on Commons). However, between the empty bench (first thing to grab my attention), the cloudy sky, mountains, trees, and foreground, the main subject of the photo, the lake (for which this image is supposed to be providing featurable EV) seems to account for maybe 15-20% of the composition. IMO, while contributing artistically, this image is not adding to to the article's encyclopedic value, the primary purpose of the image here.--Godot13 (talk) 03:38, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:21, 6 December 2014 (UTC)



Monkey selfie[edit]

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Original – A self-portrait by a Celebes crested macaque. This photograph, as well as another in the series, was at the center of debate over the copyright status of images created by animals in mid-2014.
Reason
After the dust-up earlier this year, the image has enough EV to be featured (a previous nomination failed, though that was a different version). Whether or not to feature this on the MP could be discussed at a later date.
Articles in which this image appears
Monkey selfie, Animal-made art
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Other or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Photographic techniques, terms, and equipment
Creator
A monkey
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:45, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I had supported it before and still feel this is a wonderful and creative one of a kind photo that now considering the courts ruling it surly belongs as a featured photo. talk→ WPPilot  02:31, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Animal-made art is a work of art created by an animal. To consider something as a "work of art", there should be some minimum level of creativity. But according to David Slater's earlier comments, it is only the reflection on the lens that attracts them. And an accidental click made the sound which made them curious to repeat further clicks. ""They aren't known for being particularly clever like chimps, just inquisitive." So I don't think it is an "animal made art"; just the center of attraction in a cheap copyright controversy. (I read later somewhere that Slater tried to reword his argument that he had intentionally set up this scene to make it happen this way. Nobody believes it; but if true, then there is some level of creativity from his side which may attract copyright. But again, no creativity from the animal.) Jee 02:55, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - Crisco, a new article? Face-smile.svgHafspajen (talk) 03:19, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • We could essentially split off what's already there, I think. Jee, how would you feel about this having its own article? It wouldn't necessarily need "art" in the name (though 'creativity' is a difficult argument, as paintings by animals have been made by a variety of species, both intelligent and not). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:10, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Split. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:38, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • It's OK if Monkey selfie notable enough; so Neutral. :) Jee 05:53, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Darn, the monkey shoots better than me and pulled out a featurable image :) Brandmeistertalk 14:23, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • My own selfies are far below this standard. Face-smile.svg — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:27, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - They were humans too.. --The Herald 12:57, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 13:56, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Because the face reminds me of a certain slotman on a certain copy desk, long ago. Sca (talk) 14:36, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support What a Monkey, is it a Monkey? Jim Carter 19:21, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Only in the Old World. Sca (talk) 21:42, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I love it! KDS4444Talk 06:49, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I love this picture! Such beautiful eyes! Such even teeth! I think the macaque was admiring herself in her reflection in the camera lens, but that's O.K. CorinneSD (talk) 17:02, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Face-smile.svg This is the fun part with Corinne, she always discovers things one never notices - indeed this monkey HAS beautiful eyes - NOT THAT I USE TO GAZE MONKEY IN THE EYE OTHERWISE! Hafspajen (talk) 19:44, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support per Corinne's remark. Hafspajen (talk) 09:45, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support The image is unusual and the circumstance of how the image was captured is interesting in itself but the image really has a great quality and a lot of EV.--Mark Miller (talk) 04:34, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Surprisingly good image, considering, and the historicity is indisputable. Jusdafax 20:56, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Wonderful in every way. High EV and historicity. Yakikaki (talk) 23:25, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Macaca nigra self-portrait large.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:48, 7 December 2014 (UTC)



Roque de Agando[edit]

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Original – Roque Agando (Agando rock) belongs to the Garajonay National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and is not far from San Sebastián de la Gomera, capital of the island of La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain. This 1251 m high volcanic plug is one of the landmarks of the island and has a prominence of 180 m (220 m from the south side).
Reason
This is A Very Cleaver Image Sould Be I In This Places In Spain and The Canary Islands.
Articles in which this image appears
Garajonay National Park , Roque de Agando
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 03:16, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:48, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 13:54, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent photo. Bloody Germans tho, eh? Pffft... gazhiley 09:06, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support It's taken from a good angle so both the rock formation and the background are clear. CorinneSD (talk) 00:40, 28 November 2014 (UTC) June Cleaver would approve. CorinneSD (talk) 00:41, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. A good candidate. It could probably be a little bigger, but bonus points for being outside the anglosphere. J Milburn (talk) 12:11, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Roque Agando, Parque nacional de Garajonay, La Gomera, España, 2012-12-14, DD 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:17, 7 December 2014 (UTC)



Tree frog Congo[edit]

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Reason
Image is 2,400× 3,200 pixels. It is a high quality image and I didn't found any issue.
Articles in which this image appears
Amphibian and Common reed frog
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Amphibians
Creator
Nick Hobgood
  • Support as nominatorJim Carter 18:26, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Unsharp (camera jitter) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 21:26, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - It looks clear to me. Crisco, where does it look unsharp to you? In the leaves, or in the frog? Some of the leaves look a little unclear, but the frog looks clear to me. Do they both have to be sharp? CorinneSD (talk) 00:30, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
    • At full resolution, the camera jitter is quite clear (see, for instance, at the head and back; the crackleature [for lack of a better word] of the frog's back is fuzzy). Tough to shoot at 1/50; if Nick had gone up to ISO 200, he'd have gotten 1/80 or 1/100 and probably a sharper shot. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:45, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Camera shake --Muhammad(talk) 03:41, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose That Camera Is Too Shaky. National Names 2000 (talk) 05:12, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment I see what you mean now, Crisco. It's especially noticeable on the head of the frog. CorinneSD (talk) 16:05, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:36, 7 December 2014 (UTC)



Caravaggio - The Crowning with Thorns[edit]

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Original – “The crowning with thorns” by Caravaggio (ca. 1602). Note the shadow line in the upper left corner, which becomes softer with increasing distance from the shadow casting wall.
Reason
Because it is a Caravaggio. Own article, Google art file this time, and Caravaggio is considered as a minor genius in the art history, striking and innovative. His influence created the Barock style, and influenced generations of painters of the Baroque style - as I said before, like Rubens, Jusepe de Ribera, Bernini, and yes, even Rembrandt.
Articles in which this image appears
The Crowning with Thorns (Caravaggio), Baroque, Chronology of works by Caravaggio
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Caravaggio
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 20:33, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:31, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Stunning. Great painting. Does anyone know what the two men on the right are doing? CorinneSD (talk) 00:12, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Probably, torture, not nice. Hafspajen (talk) 01:05, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment I found a painting by a follower of Caravaggio, the Dutch painter Hendrick ter Brugghen, that shows this scene from a different angle, revealing more clearly what the two men are doing with the sticks. It's called "Christ Crowned with Thorns" and it is the second painting in the gallery in the ter Brugghen article at Hendrick ter Brugghen#Chronology of Major Works. CorinneSD (talk) 01:12, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Holy .. what a gallery. Yes. Hafspajen (talk) 03:06, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – Excellent scan, quality artwork with good EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 11:12, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Exceptional.--Mark Miller (talk) 00:22, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 16:02, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Michelangelo Merisi, called Caravaggio - The Crowning with Thorns - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:34, 7 December 2014 (UTC)



Phelsuma grandis[edit]

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OriginalMadagascar giant day gecko (Phelsuma grandis), Stuttgart Zoological Garden
Reason
High EV and very good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Phelsuma grandis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Dr. Holger Krisp
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 21:13, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 22:06, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - It's a very nice photo, very clear. The only thing is that the flat white surface gives no clues to the animal's size or habitat, so it's a bit staged-looking. But for certain purposes I guess it's all right. CorinneSD (talk) 00:22, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Gecko's live in the houses too They also inhabit human dwellings due to the number of appropriate basking spots, and the level of insect activity which these dwellings attract. - they even climb on the walls and the real small ones on the ceiling. It is a portrait, like the monkey. Hafspajen (talk) 04:16, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. I feel disappointed that I can't see the whole animal. For me, this kind of spoils it. 86.155.135.140 (talk) 12:22, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Whole animal or not, it is a beautiful image and worthy of featured picture status. KDS4444Talk 06:47, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm wondering whether the original photographer managed to get a picture of the entire gecko that is equally as clear as this one. If that could be found, it would be a really wonderful picture. CorinneSD (talk) 16:50, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Little chances for capturing the whole animal in same quality as it requires more subject distance. Jee 06:38, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Phelsuma grandis, Stuttgart Zoological Garden.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:15, 7 December 2014 (UTC)



Panaeolus semiovatus var. semiovatus[edit]

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OriginalShiny Mottlegill (Panaeolus semiovatus var. semiovatus) growing from animal dung, Grimsdalen, Rondane National Park, Norway
Reason
Good quality and high EV, both in describing the species and the concept of Coprophilous fungi
Articles in which this image appears
Panaeolus semiovatus var. semiovatus, Coprophilous fungi
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Fungi
Creator
Jörg Hempel
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 21:38, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice photo. It's clear, and it shows the color and sheen of the mushrooms/fungi. CorinneSD (talk) 00:19, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Agree, very well done. A little critter is saying hi, too. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:46, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 15:13, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. ///EuroCarGT 04:03, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Nice colours and composition. I will say that the two variety articles should probably be merged into one species article, but this would remain a lead image. J Milburn (talk) 09:37, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Panaeolus semiovatus LC0334.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:40, 7 December 2014 (UTC)



Leonel Manzano[edit]

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Original – American runner Leonel Manzano wins the 800 m at the 2014 DécaNation. Paul Renaudie of France (left of Manzano) finished second.
Alt
Reason
Geez, our last sports nom was ages ago. This is a good action shot, freely licensed, and shows the subject clearly and in an interesting manner.
Articles in which this image appears
Leonel Manzano, DécaNation (newly added)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
Pierre-Yves Beaudouin
  • Comment Agree with Yann. Hafspajen (talk) 18:38, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Looks unbalanced to me. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:45, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Well maybe, but that's the idea. Try to make it a balanced crop. Hafspajen (talk) 00:45, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • At most one could take 200 pixels from the top and 250 from either side (or so). The bottom is already about as tight as one should go, especially since the finish line is right there. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:31, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, and the top is fine as it is. Hafspajen (talk) 08:08, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support alt Yann (talk) 16:01, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose alt... Balance is terrible. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:48, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:38, 8 December 2014 (UTC)



Fried Chicken[edit]

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Original – A set of fried chicken pieces from a Popeyes fast food restaurant. Shown clockwise: wing, thigh, leg and breast piece.
Reason
Quality pic of Chicken cuts
Articles in which this image appears
Fried chicken & 3+
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Evan-Amos
  • Support as nominatorThe Herald 12:58, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. The lighting is rather uninteresting. Actually, even allowing for the subject matter, the picture as a whole is rather uninteresting, in my opinion. 86.155.135.140 (talk)
  • Oppose — Ditto. Sca (talk) 15:21, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I agree. To illustrate cuts of chicken, the chicken doesn't need to be fried. In fact, the frying in batter obscures the shapes of the pieces, minimizing any educational value. Fried chicken is a dish -- part of a meal -- and should be presented as such. CorinneSD (talk) 16:46, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:32, 8 December 2014 (UTC)



Hermia and Lysander[edit]

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OriginalHermia and Lysander from A Midsummer Night's Dream, painted by John Simmons in 1870. The play opens with Hermia, who is in love with Lysander, refusing to submit to her father's demand that she wed Demetrius.
Reason
A take on "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by a less known artist. The digitization looks adequate for a 89×74 cm painting.
Articles in which this image appears
A Midsummer Night's Dream, John Simmons (painter, born 1823)
FP category for this image
Artwork/Paintings Artwork/Literary illustrations
Creator
John Simmons
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 16:58, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - lovely. Very fine, sensitive work. (hope no technicality will came up...) Though, category should be illustrations, since it is watercolor heightened with gouache. Hafspajen (talk) 17:45, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:45, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Beautiful. CorinneSD (talk) 01:05, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - The original painting appears to be of high artistic merit, and this electronic version of high quality & accuracy/ fidelity to the original. (I am especially fond of the crazed rabbit in the lower right corner— striking!) KDS4444Talk 06:43, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Another romantic hero falls victim to the wiles of the Eternal feminine. Sca (talk) 15:20, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
How's your Shakespeare? It's the other way round... Hermia is chasing him in the forest. Eh, actually it is a bit complicated. Face-smile.svg Hafspajen (talk) 17:57, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it always is. But ... he's falling for her, right? Sca (talk) 18:09, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
Eh, he starts chasing Hermias friend instead, shockingly. Hafspajen (talk) 19:26, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
What's shocking? Boys will be boys. Sca (talk) 20:57, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – The painting sold for £42,470 in 2012, apparently a record for Simmons work; what a fab painting, I'm surprised it didn't achieve a higher price! SagaciousPhil - Chat 16:27, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – watercolour with gouache is illustration? Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 18:40, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Xanty, the references say that this is illustration, in this case, read his article. But generally - yes - even if I jumped over a couple of line of thought's - because you paint with oil on canvas - or some prepared surface - tree is OK, sometimes metal. Canvases can be really big, usually called painting though. Tempera mixed with egg is often will be called painting. Watercolour is (Swedish akvarell) is made on wet paper with watercolour - (or sometimes wet paper with gouache) - that will be an aquarelle - a watercolor. Often smaller size too, big sheets of watered paper doesn't manage well, goes into pieces. But might be that in English it is called painting too. Either way, it is rarely that an artist paint illustrations. They generally use paper and watercolour.
    AHA: article: Watercolor (American English) or watercolour (Commonwealth and Ireland), also aquarelle from French, is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle. The term "watercolor" refers to both the medium and the resulting artwork. Hafspajen (talk) 19:13, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, now we got an other complication - this is watercolor heightened with gouache - meaning - wet paint - let it float and dry and than go over with gouache, when paper is dry. On wet paper the colours float, and are misty - like the background, - on dry paper with gouache (often you use gouache on dry paper rather than wet) you make precise, fine lines - (that is no way you can do that with watercolors), like - - like her bracelet, rings, the pearls in the fairy's hair and the water-drops, for example. It is very smartly done. Hafspajen (talk) 20:11, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support beautiful. ///EuroCarGT 05:45, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Now I can count the fairies here..The Herald 07:03, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Sometimes they are 25 and sometimes 27. Hafspajen (talk) 02:58, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Well..26..midway Hafs..The Herald 11:26, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 15:59, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Simmons-Hermia and Lysander. A Midsummer Night's Dream.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:59, 8 December 2014 (UTC)



Japanese invasion money of the Netherlands Indies (gulden, 1942)[edit]

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Reason
High quality, high EV (presented as a set). A complete set of Japanese-issued gulden (1942). First denominated in gulden, and later in roepiah, Japanese invasion money circulated in the Netherlands Indies from 1942 through the Surrender of Japan in 1945. In fact, Japanese printed gulden and roepiah remained in use (by the post-occupation government) through 1948–49 due to the economic chaos caused by the Japanese occupation (and a significant hoard of notes recovered from Japanese-controlled banks in the region as well as the Java-based printer responsible for local note production).
Original
An seven-note complete denomination set of Japanese-issued gulden invasion money.
Articles in which these images appear
Japanese government-issued currency in the Netherlands Indies (all), Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies (1), Japanese invasion money (1)
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Empire of Japan
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Images by Godot13.


  • Support as co-nominatorGodot13 (talk) 20:50, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as co-nominator  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:42, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent images. They have high educational value, and they are clear with good colors. CorinneSD (talk) 01:03, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – Very high EV; nice set. SagaciousPhil - Chat 16:20, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Money money money, wish you come to me... Support. Hafspajen (talk) 17:49, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:NI-119b-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-1 Cent (1942).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:52, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:NI-120c-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-5 Cents (1942).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:52, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:NI-121a-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-10 Cents (1942).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:52, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:NI-122b-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-half Gulden (1942).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:52, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:NI-123-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-1 Gulden (1942).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:52, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:NI-124c-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-5 Gulden (1942).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:52, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:NI-125c-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-10 Gulden (1942).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:52, 8 December 2014 (UTC)



Antares launch failure video[edit]

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Original – a caption for the image, providing adequate context for voters on WP:FPC
Reason
This is an HD video of high encyclopedic value. Even though there is an FP on this, the video adds further detail of the whole sequence of the launch and the subsequent failure.
Articles in which this image appears
Cygnus CRS Orb-3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Getting there
Creator
NASA
  • Support as nominatorNergaal (talk) 22:44, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - Shouldn't it be "Antares launch failure video" rather than "Antares launch video failure"? CorinneSD (talk) 01:01, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. It's a notable and fascinating video. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:54, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. High value video. --Ras67 (talk) 17:36, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:45, 8 December 2014 (UTC)



Russian assignat-50 Rubles (1807)[edit]

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Original – 50 Rubles (1807), Russian Assignation ruble note
Reason
High EV, high quality (very high grade/condition). A third issue 50 assignation ruble note from 1807 with three autograph signatures. Paper watermarkings are clear around the edges. The reverse upper and lower left corners still have small pieces of mounting adhesive. Assignation rubles of this denomination in this condition are very rare.
Articles in which this image appears
Assignation ruble, Assignat
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Assignation Bank, Saint Petersburg.
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 21:40, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - White speck north of the note, and a hair or something in the top right corner of the upper note. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:51, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
    • White speck removed, not sure if the "something" (circular, just above the impressed of the adhesive on the reverse?) is on the surface (foreign) or embedded on/in the paper.--Godot13 (talk) 00:21, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
      • Obverse. Kinda looks like a hair. But don't worry about it. Support. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:31, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 19:17, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:41, 10 December 2014 (UTC)



Gilt-bronze Maitreya in Meditation (National Treasure No. 78)[edit]

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Original – The Gilt-bronze Maitreya in Meditation is a statue depicting Maitreya seated in meditation. In 1962 it was designated South Korea's 78th national treasure. It measures 83.2 centimetres (32.8 in) and probably dates back to the Silla period.
Reason
Another high quality statue photograph. Note that this is a different statue than Gilt-bronze Maitreya in Meditation (National Treasure No. 83), which was already promoted.
Articles in which this image appears
Gilt-bronze Maitreya in Meditation (National Treasure No. 78) +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Sculpture: Unknown; photograph: National Museum of Korea
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:01, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - while writing a bit of Signpost content, realized how rare this kind of Buddha depiction is. Hafspajen (talk) 09:40, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. While the article could use some love (and this probably shouldn't hit the MP until it has) and I am unable to confirm the license (due to the curse of the monolingual), this is a very solid photograph with bags of EV. J Milburn (talk) 19:24, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
    • The copyright notice states (according to Google) that this is under the first type of Korean Open Government License. The Open Government site isn't loading for me, though. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:03, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
      • @Crisco 1492: If it still doesn't work, try [3]. It's similar to CC-BY. ///EuroCarGT 01:20, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
        • Thanks. So, yeah, free license. Squee — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:18, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support ///EuroCarGT 22:42, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 15:57, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice to see more good photos of statues. P. S. Burton (talk) 18:46, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Pensive Bodhisattva (National Treasure No. 78) 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:12, 14 December 2014 (UTC)



Venus Consoling Love, François Boucher, 1751[edit]

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Original – A diagonal composition, lovely, fast strokes, only a great painter handles the brush like this. Rococo artists such as Boucher turned away from the chiaroscuro of Christian subjects dominating the Baroque era towards the Arcadian visions of pleasure and delight. The expressions of beauty free from moral strictures became less fashionable after the butchery of the French Revolution, when a new morality emerged based on political grounds.
External video
Venus Consoling Love, François Boucher, 1751.jpg
See also video "Boucher's - Venus Consoling Love" from Smarthistory
Reason
François Boucher's Venus, the beginning of Fairy painting style, maybe? Boucher (1703–1770) was the central figure of the Rococo, and excels in depicting the eternal feminine. There is more behind Boucher that it reveals at first sight, he was actually a very good painter, he handles his brush with great knowledge, creating exquisite details with fast, flying brushstrokes (if you take the trouble too look close, will notice it). Considered more robust than Watteau, the other leading Rococo painter, Boucher is noted even nowadays for his limitless veneration of the timeless feminine beauty.
"Boucer is approaching his subject, the feminine body with real respect and esteem,' he is not a bit frivolous in that sense."(Beckett 1994, p. 128) He was court painter and the personal favourite of the French king, Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour. His voluptuous depictions of mythological themes were much appreciated. Rococo was a free, playful, decorative, and ornamental style.
Articles in which this image appears
Venus Consoling Love, François Boucher,
FP category for this image
Artwork/Paintings
Creator
François Boucher

Promoted File:Venus Consoling Love, François Boucher, 1751.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:08, 14 December 2014 (UTC)



The Flageolet Player on the Cliff[edit]

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OriginalThe Flageolet Player on the Cliff is an 1889 oil painting by French artist Paul Gauguin, located in the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It depicts a Breton couple on a narrow path precipitously overlooking the Atlantic
Reason
Another high quality scan of a painting by Gauguin. He could use a bit of love. Also compositionally and thematically quite different than Gauguin's Tahitian period.
Articles in which this image appears
The Flageolet Player on the Cliff +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Paul Gauguin
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:25, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - very dramatic and original painting. Paul Gauguin is a great artist, whatever he does. Hafspajen (talk) 13:38, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 15:56, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - He's playing a bombard- must be Alan Stivell's grandad. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:28, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
Well the source used for the article says flageolet, but if it's supposed to be a symbol of Breton life it's a bombard, and he's a talabarder. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:35, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - very good detail, and it does have its own article.--Godot13 (talk) 08:34, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Gauguin, Paul - The Flageolet Player on the Cliff - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:26, 15 December 2014 (UTC)



File:European Parliament Strasbourg Hemicycle - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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Original – The European Parliament in February 2014 during a plenary session in Strasbourg, France.
Reason
It's a very notable subject: the European Parliament during a full plenary session in Strasbourg. The structure of the room and the arrangement of seating is clearly shown, as is the conduct of the parliamentarians. It'salso well captured given that it's also quite a difficult subject to shoot because it's a very wide angle view (it's not possible to get further back because the glass barriers would obscure the view). The image doesn't quite capture the entirety of the parliament, but it's about as close as is practical.
Articles in which this image appears
European Parliament and Strasbourg
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 15:57, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support, quite interesting due to plenary session, although two folks at the entrance on the upper deck in top left corner look hilariously flat (probably because of stitching). Brandmeistertalk
    • Yeah, it's an extremely wide angle view, so there is bound to be some distortion at the edges. I've tried to keep it under control but if I compress the edges too much, the hemispheric shape is lost. This projection is the best compromise I could achieve. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:07, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support great photo. ///EuroCarGT 22:54, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Very strong image. Just a stitch this time? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:50, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
    • Yes, I did try HDR (to try to recover more of the texture in the backlit white panels around the sides), but the problem was that the parliament was in the middle of a voting session and everyone was moving so much that there was a lot of ghosting. I decided to scrap that idea and use the single exposures and just stitch them. It's not really a scene that needs HDR anyway. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 09:48, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
      • Agree. HDR would be more of a headache than it's worth. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:53, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support This is an amazing photograph! chsh (talk) 20141204060620 — Preceding undated comment added 06:06, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Bellus Delphina talk 09:19, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Great image...--Godot13 (talk) 20:07, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Striking, well framed, good subject. Jusdafax 21:02, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Well done gazhiley 12:57, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Great picture, high EV. Yakikaki (talk) 23:19, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:European Parliament Strasbourg Hemicycle - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:04, 16 December 2014 (UTC)



Fresco of Sermon on the mount[edit]

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Original – The Sermon of Jesus on the mount. Fresco by Franz Xaver Kirchebner in the Parish church of St. Ulrich in Gröden
Reason
Hy resolution image of a 18th century fresco
Articles in which this image appears
Parish church of Urtijëi
FP category for this image
Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Wolfgang Moroder
  • Comment It'is a fresco on the inner side of a dome about 15 meters wide Moroderen — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.161.144.16 (talk) 10:16, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:10, 16 December 2014 (UTC)



Snow Storm[edit]

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Original – Snow Storm - Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, is in Tate Gallery, Britain
Reason
This is a most well known, famous and iconic painting of a great iconic painter, William Turner, (1775 - 1851). Think about that this was painted in 1842, it was absolute revolutionary. Turner means the savage grandeur of a natural world, unmastered by mankind. A most original painter. Hope the file is big enough. If not - hope for a solution...
Articles in which this image appears
Snow Storm (painting), William Turner, Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps, Tate Britain
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
William Turner
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 03:48, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak support - The resolution is a bit on the low side. With good art reproductions becoming more common, not even having a pixel every millimetre is a bit weak IMHO. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:30, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • This is a very good painting! Can't anyone find a better scan?- If anybody can come up with any bigger on this... tried to fix an other scan - but it's not available. It's in the Tate, does anyone have access to Tate? Hafspajen (talk) 03:15, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Adam, what's with the Tate? Hafspajen (talk) 03:08, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I usually don't feel I'm qualified to vote on art nominations, but I happened to be familiar with Turner, and when I saw the pic, before reading anything else around the picture I thought "hey this looks just like the landscapes that English dude used to paint; what was his name again?". Of course, if any larger versions come up, please consider my support for them as well, but this one is still above the "official" limit and it would be a pity to drop this nomination because of it. You can always delist and replace later. --Ebertakis (talk) 23:19, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:49, 17 December 2014 (UTC)



Moros, Zaragoza[edit]

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OriginalMoros, a small municipality in the province of Zaragoza, Spain
Reason
High quality, attractive, shows the whole village.
Articles in which this image appears
Moros, Zaragoza
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:48, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment It's awfully cloudy in the photograph -- only thing holding me back from supporting it. chsh (talk) 20141204060746
  • Support - what's with the clouds? Clouds are fine. Is there any rule that say only pics on sunny days may be featured? Hafspajen (talk) 15:52, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - A fine image, well shot and framed. Clouds don't bother me either. Jusdafax 20:50, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Great quality, well lit, and interesting how they are closely gathered given the large amount of space available around them. FWIW the cloud issue is more because traditionally there are light issues (often resulting in reduced level of detail) when so much cloud cover is there - this doesn't seem to be as much of an issue on this picture though. There is no rule, it's just usual for a picture to fail due to the effects of the cloud, but not neccessarily because of the cloud itself, if that makes sense? gazhiley 12:32, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - It makes sense, yes, explained like that ... Hafspajen (talk) 20:15, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support The current lighting (with or as a result of the clouds) adds feeling/depth to the image (IMO)...--Godot13 (talk) 02:31, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Moros has a population of 478- one person per house? Can't see any TV aerials or satellite dishes. The church looks like a fortress. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 23:38, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • I'd be amazed if they even had electricity! Some of the houses look fragile enough that one swing of a hammer to knock a nail in holding a satalite wire, and the whole house would come down... gazhiley 12:08, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Because the houses are almost the same color as the soil, they appear to have grown up out of the ground. Seems like an ancient village in a somewhat isolated, wild place. CorinneSD (talk) 21:52, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Coment - Actually - this is what in the architecture called the ideal placement of a site - the mountain in the back, the water in the front, the mountains surround it as protection. Many great cities are placed like this. Hafspajen (talk) 03:06, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support great photograph! I don't often see photographs of cities being nominated for featured picture, and since this is high quality and captures what appears to be all of it, I'm happy to support. Mattximus (talk) 04:23, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support, stunning. I've dropped a note at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spain to ask if anyone can look into expanding the article a little. Anyone here read any Spanish?! J Milburn (talk) 22:46, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Moros, Zaragoza, España, 2013-01-07, DD 11-13 HDR.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:32, 17 December 2014 (UTC)



Bharata Natyam - Male[edit]

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Original – A male Bharata Natyam performer
Reason
Good quality, ev and proper lighting. I think the first male dancer FP created.
Articles in which this image appears
Bharata Natyam
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Augustus Binu
  • Support as nominatorBellus Delphina talk 09:15, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support (though it's the first male Indian dancer, and not first overall) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:52, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. I'm not sure about this one. Compositionally it's not as good as the previous Indian dancer images nominated. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 13:50, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Hi Ðiliff if you can explain me in what aspect you are feeling so, I would be happy to explain it or correct it - Bellus Delphina talk 16:51, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Hi Bellus Delphina, sure. OK, well I think compared to this image, it is not as expressive. Because his foot is crossed in front of his body, the details are less visible and it's harder to see the position of his limbs. Also, he doesn't quite stand out as much from the black background as she does (you can hardly see his hair at all) because the light is less bright, and the two bars on the right side are a bit distracting. Compared to this image, his body position is not as dynamic or impressive. I can't say whether he is as good at his dance as the women are in, but my impression from the image is that I'm not as impressed. I'm not saying it's a bad image, I just don't think it's as good as your others. Hope that helps. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:03, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your comments. Body is not matter but the performance and he do it. Anyway, if others also having the same opinion, I have to see another one...lol Bellus Delphina talk 17:26, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • That's ok. Perhaps he's a great dancer, I just don't get that feeling from seeing this image. Maybe you just captured him at a less impressive moment in time. Anyway, just my opinion. Nobody else has agreed with me yet. :-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 19:20, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment I agree with some things User:Diliff said but not with other things. Diliff wrote, "Because his foot is crossed in front of his body, the details are less visible and it's harder to see the position of his limbs." I would say, "Because his foot is crossed in front of his body, it is difficult to see the exact position of his left foot in relation to his right leg," ie. how far his left foot is from his right leg, but I don't find that a major problem. Also, like Diliff, I find the vertical orange streamers on the right distracting. However, I disagree with Diliff that the moment captured in the photo of the dancer is less impressive than the other two. The other two photos were of female dancers, and while I may be wrong, I think the movement and position of a male dancer has got to be different from those of a female dancer. I think the projection of strength and balance in this photo are appropriate for a male dancer. Also, the black and gold trim and other details of the costume are both clear and dramatic. If another attempt at a photo is made, it should be made without the vertical streamers, and perhaps better lighting could help make the distance and position of the dancer's limbs clearer. CorinneSD (talk) 21:35, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - I think the only problem is that the background and his trousers have the same color. Hafspajen (talk) 03:54, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Thank you so much for the reviews CorinneSD & Hafspajen. I would love to hear from other too, therefore, I am not withdrawing my nomination but I will definitely go for a better shot for making male dancer FP keeping in mind all the comments. Bellus Delphina talk 12:47, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:35, 17 December 2014 (UTC)



Worcester College, Oxford (Porter’s Hall)[edit]

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Original – View of the Porter's Lodge (Main gate), Worcester College, Oxford from inside the Main quad.
Reason
High EV, high quality image
Articles in which this image appears
Worcester College, Oxford
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Godot13
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 04:04, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support good picture, one can even see the coat of arms clearly on the windows. Hafspajen (talk) 05:05, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Agree with Hafspajen - can even make out the shadowy figure of a person on a bike through the main doorway - and some union jack flags! Very good quality. Horizontals and Verticles seem perfect to me too. gazhiley 12:21, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Good detail and composition, but there is some chromatic abberation visible around the pillars which should be fairly easy to remove. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:50, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support (though I'd be even more happy if the noise in the shadows could be reduced a little; also, why F16?) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:52, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
    • He was shooting with a medium format camera. The larger the sensor, the smaller aperture required to achieve an equivalent depth of field (conversely, for the same reason, a camera phone has a huge depth of field). Also, the larger the sensor, the better it can handle diffraction at a given aperture. The sensor that Godot13 was using is 56x36mm (a full frame DSLR is only 36x24mm) and is probably not affected by diffraction at f/16. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:14, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
      • Oh, alright. Thanks for the info. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:22, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support- can partially read the legend on the war memorial. Colour fringing as per Diliff's comment to the left and right (seems to be more noticeable on the left) Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 14:10, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - Thank you Hafspajen, gazhiley, Ðiliff, Crisco 1492, and Xanthomelanoussprog for your support. I have made the slight corrections noted above (CA, NR) and overwritten the current file.--Godot13 (talk) 18:35, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Should've picked up that bit of orange peel before you took the photo Face-smile.svg Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 18:43, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Xanty that is the couleur locale... Hafspajen (talk) 02:44, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support nice photo. ///EuroCarGT 19:07, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:UK-2014-Oxford-Worcester College 02.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:07, 18 December 2014 (UTC)



American Badger (Taxidea taxus)[edit]

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Original – American Badger (Taxidea taxus)
Reason
High quality daytime photograph of a primarily nocturnal mammal. Photograph taken in natural habitat (not a zoo). Provides a full face on view, which highlights that the eyes both face directly forward, which is important for binocular vision in carnivores
Articles in which this image appears
List of mammals of Oregon, English language and several foreign language Wikipedia articles on Taxidea taxus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Nick Myatt, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Obtained off Flickr and uploaded by Gaff
  • Support as nominatorGaff ταλκ 04:31, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. Nice, but the crop is very tight – I think a little breathing room around the ears would be better. —Bruce1eetalk 04:48, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Agree with Bruce. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:10, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Also agree, the crop is just too tight. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 13:43, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose — Ditto. Too bad, cute critter! Sca (talk) 14:38, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment from nom If that is the only apparent concern, I can email the image creator through the ODFW website and request a wider shot. Gaff ταλκ 15:10, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
    • Noise is really heavy in the shadows, probably from lightening in post-processing. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:22, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:32, 18 December 2014 (UTC)



The Storm (painting)[edit]

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Original – "The Storm is a painting by French artist Pierre Auguste Cot, completed in 1880. Currently on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the painting was commissioned from the artist in 1880 by Catharine Lorillard Wolfe under the guidance of her cousin John Wolfe, one of Cot's principal patrons.
Reason
High resolution and good quality scan of a notable painting. Don't think we have any Cot featured.
Articles in which this image appears
The Storm (painting), Catharine Lorillard Wolfe
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Pierre Auguste Cot
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:48, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – On the way to the Wet T-shirt contest. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 13:59, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment — I don't know — we seem to have had quite a run of diaphanous Daphnes lately — too many? Sca (talk) 16:18, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • If it's good enough, it'll get promoted, irrespective of previous. The person who organises the order of the images used on the front page will ensure that it isn't used immeditately after a similar image. gazhiley 17:26, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Right. I do think I can manage it. We'll probably end up with a backlog (like our bird picture) but I can handle it. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 17:34, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
You just keep your hands to yourself! Sca (talk)
  • My wife probably agrees with you. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 19:09, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - useful Hafspajen (talk) 02:42, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – love it ... great scan, good subject. I like the Spring painting too - hint, hint SagaciousPhil - Chat 13:36, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Cuz they're running in step. Sca (talk) 15:37, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support CorinneSD (talk) 20:45, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as others. Yann (talk) 11:37, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Though my !vote is unnecessary, I love to !vote for this painting. One of my favorites.. --The Herald : here I am 14:27, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:1880 Pierre Auguste Cot - The Storm.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:51, 18 December 2014 (UTC)



City Observatory[edit]

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Original – Gothic Tower, the oldest part in City Observatory, an astronomical observatory on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland. Taken in 2013.
Reason
High quality and good EV
Articles in which this image appears
City Observatory
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Kadellar
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 16:28, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment — Unique structure with an interesting history. Does Banquo's ghost lurk there after dark? Sca (talk) 18:34, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - That tree is distracting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:06, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
It's possible to crop out all but the smallest branches, but that cuts the size to below minimum. Sca (talk) 15:34, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I think a building without surrounding natural elements makes for a stark photo. The winding, upward-sloping path, and to a certain extent also the tree off to the left, make it clear that the building is at the top of a hill. CorinneSD (talk) 20:35, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support That the criteria of being substantially important to the subject article is met is without question. Overall well done, and I am OK with the tree. Jusdafax 03:47, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- --The Herald : here I am 14:26, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - I agree with Crisco about that tree being distracting - not because it is there - but because of the big volume of it. It is taking up to much place in the picture compared with the buildning. It would benefit of a just little slight cropping - only some pixels - the left side. Hafspajen (talk) 15:35, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
I don't find the branches all that distracting — as common objects they're a sort of visual archetype — but I would suggest reshooting in larger format with somewhat tighter crop. Still an interesting subject. Sca (talk) 17:43, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
That is what I am saying, a tighter crop. On the left side. Hafspajen (talk) 08:22, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:35, 18 December 2014 (UTC)



File:St Christopher's Chapel, Great Ormond St Hospital, London, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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Original – St Christopher's Chapel inside Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, England.
Reason
It's a spectacularly decorated hospital chapel featuring some moving details. Along the back of the chapel is the 'Teddy Bear Choir', teddy bears provided by families, and in the foreground is the 'prayer tree', featuring messages of hope for sick children.
Articles in which this image appears
Great Ormond Street Hospital
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 18:07, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - just exquisite. Wonderful. What are the toys for? You take them there and leave them or they rotate? Hafspajen (talk) 02:39, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
    • I guess you just leave them there. On the left, it asks for people who leave teddy bears to sign the register and put a tag on the bear so they know who placed it there and when. I guess eventually they will remove them to make space for new bears, but I don't know how formal it is. I think it might depend on why your child is in the hospital and how long they are there for. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 03:46, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - as usual, wonderful. Interesting that the image in the center of the dome is the same as this...--Godot13 (talk) 05:09, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
    • Interesting... It's thematic in Christianity. When I read that article mentioning St Mary Abchurch in London, I realised I had taken a photo of the reredos which also features the pelican feeding blood to its young. I've actually been meaning to go back to this church to photograph the dome. I'd tried once before in the summer when the other photos were taken, but because there are large windows in the dome (not my photo, just the existing photo in the article), there was too much glare and I wasn't happy with it. Revisiting this winter would likely make for darker windows and easier photography. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:47, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - That is absolutely heartbreaking... the tags on that tree... *cry* — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:07, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Interesting image, compelling subject. (Good that they preserved it.) Sca (talk) 15:23, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Wow. Reading some of those tags on the tree makes for a difficult start to a Monday morning... Excellent picture. gazhiley 10:51, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – photos of chapel/church interiors are really not my "thing" but this is a beautiful image and so poignant. What a shame the article doesn't do it justice; I've just seen a description of the chapel: it's like a " jewelled reliquary with fantastic Byzantine decorations" - this image portrays that. Apparently a mural on one wall shows Jesus surrounded by children with "Suffer the little Children to come unto me" beneath it. Diliff, you have made me cry with this! SagaciousPhil - Chat 09:59, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support : Bellus Delphina talk 10:43, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:St Christopher's Chapel, Great Ormond St Hospital, London, UK - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:11, 18 December 2014 (UTC)



Schönbrunn Palace[edit]

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OriginalSchönbrunn Palace, view from Gloriette.
Reason
High quality and good EV
Articles in which this image appears
Schönbrunn Palace, +5
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Der Wolf im Wald
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 18:35, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Very strong. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:11, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Good picture, though I would like even other pictures of Schönbrunn Palace that presents even other aspects, that this building is famous for, the gardens, the Gloriette, - well other aspects. Hafspajen (talk) 14:16, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Great detail. AtsmeConsult 16:19, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Fantastic photo. Great details. I also like the way it shows the city and mountains in the background, making it easier to grasp both the size and location of the palace. CorinneSD (talk) 20:32, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support ///EuroCarGT 02:00, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent quality and amazingly, given the size and amount of people walking around, only 1 ghost that I can see. Well done! gazhiley 10:48, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support : Bellus Delphina talk 10:42, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Schloss Schönbrunn Wien 2014 (Zuschnitt 2).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:36, 18 December 2014 (UTC)



Mary praying[edit]

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Original – While the Protestants stopped painting religious paintings and went over to paint still life's; the countries not affected by the Reformation's iconoclasm, went on painting depictions of Mary. The Catholics believe that they can turn to Mary and ask her to bring their prayers to Heaven.
The prayer Holy Mary, pray for us is still part of the Catholic mass, a several centuries old prayer, that was prayed hundreds and hundreds of years among the walls of all old churches. Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. ... Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis...
Reason
Good scan, much used. Mary in prayer, c. 1654. Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato (1609 – 1685) was an Italian Baroque painter. The picture is now in the National Gallery, London. There was a revival of interest in the late 20th century in Italian Baroque painting. Traditionally Mary wears blue and red. Blue was considered since the Middle Ages the color of spirituality, calm and contemplation, cite: and was considered extremely beautiful and working good on human psyche, it was praised a lot. Also blue pigment was extremely expensive, ... Blue pigment was almost as expensive as gold, sometimes more than gold. It had a beautiful name: ultramarine.
The Virgin in prayer from the National Gallery;Citation:

Sassoferrato places emphasis on the softly modelled draperies, the white veil and brilliant blue cloak, painted in ultramarine. The face remains largely in shadow, the eyes downcast, and this has the effect of highlighting the hands joined in prayer.

Articles in which this image appears
Blessed Virgin Mary; Fatima Prayers; Roman Catholic prayer; Veneration of Mary in Roman Catholicism; Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato, Madonna (art)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 00:59, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Absolutely gorgeous painting, will look good on the main page. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:03, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Fine painting with great contrasts, and the photo quality is top rate. Jusdafax 10:27, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Outstanding. AtsmeConsult 16:19, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as others. Yann (talk) 22:31, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support ///EuroCarGT 22:59, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support It's actually astonishing how anyone could paint such an image. It's perfection. I wonder whether the slight focus on the robes hinted at more of a connection to the material world than the spiritual world. CorinneSD (talk) 20:28, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Very smart comment. Baroque is actually considered not as 100% spiritual as the Middle Ages or even the Renaissance. Rather a mix of both - but it's not worse for that. Hafspajen (talk) 20:41, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support : Amazing image Bellus Delphina talk 10:42, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Wonderful image! chsh (talk) 20141209160110 — Preceding undated comment added 16:01, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Le temps de prier --The Herald : here I am 14:25, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Sassoferrato - Jungfrun i bön.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:03, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Added it to "Religion and mythology", because there is no article about the painting. Armbrust The Homunculus 01:03, 19 December 2014 (UTC)



Red Hawk cheese[edit]

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OriginalRed Hawk cheese made by Cowgirl Creamery, Point Reyes Station.
Reason
Great quality and high EV, good contrast with the background. And looks tasty :)
Articles in which this image appears
Red Hawk cheese
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Frank Schulenburg
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 21:29, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Looks somewhat unsharp at full size, particularly the cutout place. Brandmeistertalk 12:19, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I think the cheese is clear enough. One can see quite a bit of detail and color, especially in the outer rind. CorinneSD (talk) 20:19, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Looks good to me. Rreagan007 (talk) 20:47, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as others. Yann (talk) 21:13, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -it's not cut off, the background shows fibres, and it looks quite clear. And we need cheese for Christmas. Hafspajen (talk) 03:17, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Cowgirl Creamery Point Reyes - Red Hawk cheese.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:48, 19 December 2014 (UTC)



Dordogne river[edit]

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OriginalDordogne river in Périgord.
Reason
Impressive view, high EV, good enough quality
Articles in which this image appears
Dordogne (river), Dordogne, Périgord
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Lviatour
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 21:42, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Clear image, beautiful view, great colors. Often, aerial views of rivers are so high that the river appears as a thin ribbon in the distance. This one is low enough that one can see details of the river and the surrounding land, both very interesting. CorinneSD (talk) 20:17, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Dor-geous scenery, excellent picture gazhiley 10:41, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support A good, old work. (File page updated.) Jee 15:32, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as others. Yann (talk) 21:13, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Dordogne 2.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:51, 19 December 2014 (UTC)



Western bluebirds huddling in the cold[edit]

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Original – Four western bluebirds huddling on a cold December day on the UBC Okanagan campus.
Reason
The photograph illustrates how small homeotherms can manage heat loss in extreme conditions.
Articles in which this image appears
Thermoregulation
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
User:blalonde
  • Support as nominatorBlalonde (talk) 22:10, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - good photo, however it is a bit low resolution and that twig is a bit obstructing the subject. ///EuroCarGT 22:56, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - It's a very nice photo, but it does not have the minimum number of pixels. CorinneSD (talk) 20:14, 7 December 2014 (UTC) CorinneSD (talk) 22:08, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
Comment - a very cute photo, but ‎it is only 1,922 × 1,373 pixels, and the requirement are minimum 1500px X 1500px. Hafspajen (talk) 20:38, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
Comment - I have uploaded a higher resolution version of this file. It is now 2,311 × 1,651 pixels. Blalonde (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 01:05, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Comment - What are the rules? I'm sure that alternatives must be added, rather than an overwrite of the file, especially if it isn't actually just a bigger picture, but a looser crop. They're not the same thing. 129.234.0.22 (talk) 10:55, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
In cases where the original file is radically insufficient and the new version is obviously superior, overwriting the file isn't a big issue. Here, it's not likely to pass with either version. 24.222.214.125 (talk) 21:03, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose-- Hey, whats that purple thing? --The Herald : here I am 14:23, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - I also noticed the purple coloring of the feathers on the bird at the right. It's actually stylish. Maybe the bird dyed its feathers to appear "cool". Seriously, though, I don't know whether that is the real color of the bird's feathers or whether it is a result of lighting or technical issues. Either way, I still like this image. CorinneSD (talk) 16:58, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Too much noise. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:20, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:52, 19 December 2014 (UTC)



File:St James's Church Interior 2, Spanish Place, London, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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Original – The interior of St James's, Spanish Place, looking west towards the altar
Reason
I know, there's the danger of church interior burnout again. But I really quite like the interior of this church. It's very ornate and well appointed, and although there is minimal stained glass in the sanctuary, what is visible is well rendered and interesting. As is typical of my panoramas, the resolution and detail is good.
Articles in which this image appears
St James's, Spanish Place
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 01:59, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support great stuff. ///EuroCarGT 02:28, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Another fantastic image. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:52, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - A great image! One can see many details, even of things in the distance, and the view includes a great deal of the interior of the church. Also, the vantage point just slightly off a direct view up the center aisle makes the picture interesting -- or is it slightly off? Now I'm not sure. Well, I like it anyway. CorinneSD (talk) 20:09, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks! Actually, it's not off centre. At least, it shouldn't be, and if it is, it's only very slight. I find that the centred composition usually works best and people complain if there isn't symmetry. Because this is a wide angle view, even being slightly off centre usually has fairly dramatic effects on the perspective (the effect of perspective increases as angle of view increases). Ðiliff «» (Talk) 00:38, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Hafspajen (talk) 20:43, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Fine subject, excellent depth. Jusdafax 09:33, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent work again Ðiliff - no surprise there. gazhiley 10:33, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support : Bellus Delphina talk 10:40, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - great work.--Godot13 (talk) 08:29, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --The Herald : here I am 14:22, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • comment the Roof and chairs feel a bit too HDRish.©Geni (talk) 17:41, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
    • I did think so too at first, it's the shadows that are weaker than one would expect. But actually if I were to show you an individual frame from the panorama (non-HDR and not processed in any way), it would look very similar. The 'HDR look' of the scene is mainly the way the interior is lit IMO. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 18:05, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
      • Here's an example of the chairs taken from the brightest frame of the bracket. The only change is reduction of the exposure by 0.70EV to match the brightness of the image. And another example showing the ceiling. This time reduced by 0.90EV to match the brightness of the image. I think both look quite similar to the nominated image. There are differences obviously, but they relate more to the reduction of highlights (such as in the stained glass and reflective surfaces) than a big change to the fundamental tonality of the scene. Anyway, you're welcome to oppose, I just wanted to show you the original files so you could consider if you really think it's 'HDRish'. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 19:35, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:St James's Church Interior 2, Spanish Place, London, UK - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:38, 20 December 2014 (UTC)



Oenothera rubricaulis[edit]

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Original – Rred-stalked evening primrose (Oenothera biennis), flowers. Ukraine.
Reason
An Beautiful Plant If Came From
Articles in which this image appears
Onagraceae, Oenothera, Oenothera biennis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
George Chernilevsky
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 03:01, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - very good clear depiction of common evening primrose flower, when closed - which it used to be - it opens and closes depending the sun, most evening primrose species open their flowers in the evening, closing them again early each morning. Hafspajen (talk) 14:34, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - A very clear picture, and an interesting flower. CorinneSD (talk) 20:04, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose - Good quality, but I don't think the image is "eye-catching to the point where users will want to read its accompanying article." chsh (talk) 20141209155903
  • Support It caught my eye. Rreagan007 (talk) 20:48, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. This is a perfectly good and worthwhile picture, but for me it doesn't have any special merits that qualify it for featured status. 86.152.160.175 (talk) 14:50, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Unlike Commons, better DOF like this is useful here. Jee 15:16, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Oenothera rubricaulis 2014 G1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:07, 20 December 2014 (UTC)



Vertumnus[edit]

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OriginalVertumnus, a portrait depicting Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor painted as Vertumnus, the Roman God of the seasons, c. 1590-1, with anatomical details represented by vegetables and fruit.
Reason
Good quality image. The painting is an example of 16th century Mannerism.
Articles in which this image appears
Vertumnus, Vertumnus (painting)
FP category for this image
Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Giuseppe Arcimboldo
  • Support as nominatorCorinneSD (talk) 19:23, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – I've spotted a medlar and what look like a couple of red chili peppers. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 19:37, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • I see the red chili peppers, but where is the medlar? CorinneSD (talk) 19:45, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Just in between the corn, onions, artichoke, cabbage foils, cherries, pears, chestnuts, apples, olives, figs, mulberry, grapes, plums, pomegranate, big white radish, endive, various pumpkins, wheat stuff and some Crataegus berries, right, upper corner, Hafspajen (talk) 19:59, 7 December 2014 (UTC).
  • Now, you just want everyone to know that you've identified all the fruits and vegetables in this picture.Face-smile.svgCorinneSD (talk) 22:15, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – lovely medlar, popping out of his left ear, and there is Crataegus monogyna above in the coiffure! Is it sorted taxonomically, Brassicaceae here, Rosaceae there?Sminthopsis84 (talk) 19:55, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – Wondered why we hadn't had an Archimboldo yet. Hafspajen (talk) 21:38, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - An amazingly detailed painting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:24, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as others. Yann (talk) 11:34, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - very unique. ///EuroCarGT 22:22, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Porträtt, Rudolf II som Vertumnus. Guiseppe Arcimboldo - Skoklosters slott - 87582.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:25, 20 December 2014 (UTC)



Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Giorgione - Adoration of the Shepherds - National Gallery of Art.jpg

Hendrik Merkus de Kock[edit]

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OriginalHendrik Merkus de Kock was a Dutch military general, minister, and senator. Active in the Dutch East Indies for numerous years, such was his impact that Bukittinggi was named Fort de Kock during much of the colonial era. Twas he who conquered Palembang, and he who caught Diponegoro
Reason
High quality scan, useful illustration for an article on a person whose impact was much more than his article suggests.
Articles in which this image appears
Hendrik Merkus de Kock
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military
Creator
Cornelis Kruseman
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 18:22, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support about time. Been eyeing this myself a while. A charming picture of a not-so-charming man. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:32, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Godot13 (talk) 08:26, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support-- Le majestic--The Herald : here I am 14:21, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – every time I look at this it reminds me of wibbly wobbly toys; however, it's a great scan with good EV, just a shame the article isn't a bit stronger. SagaciousPhil - Chat 12:38, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Lewis Hulbert (talk) 22:12, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hendrik Merkus Baron de Kock by Cornelis Kruseman.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:32, 21 December 2014 (UTC)



Foreign and Commonwealth Office[edit]

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Original – The Durbar Court at the former India Office, now part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Reason
Good quality, high resolution and good EV. According to Colin's nomination in Commons, the photo was taken on Open House London, in the only weekend the building is open to the public.
Articles in which this image appears
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Colin
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 19:34, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent quality, and taught me something new about London ie the Open House London events - I will check that out and try and get to London when it's next on. gazhiley 09:20, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support : Love it - Bellus Delphina talk 10:40, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Great picture! chsh (talk) 20141209155642
  • Support Love the symmetry..--The Herald : here I am 14:20, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support The angle-of-view is > 100° horizontally and vertically, so the rectilinear projection does distort things at the edges. But overall I'm happy with the scene. -- Colin°Talk 12:30, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Durbar Court.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:35, 21 December 2014 (UTC)



La Mousmé[edit]

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OriginalLa Mousmé is an oil painting on canvas completed by Vincent van Gogh in 1888, while living in Arles. Inspired by Madame Chrysanthème, he intended it to depict a Japanese woman.
Reason
High quality scan of an interesting van Gogh work; it was painted in France, but apparently is meant to depict a Japanese girl
Articles in which this image appears
La Mousmé +4
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Vincent van Gogh
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:33, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - very nice and calm van Gogh. Elegant. Hafspajen (talk) 23:46, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment: Could you be clearer about the source of the reproduction on the image page? J Milburn (talk) 23:56, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Mentioned when I uploaded, but I didn't notice that the link wasn't there. Fixed. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:33, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Hmm--The Herald : here I am 14:19, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. J Milburn (talk) 10:35, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Seems almost tame compared to some of his other works, calm (per Hafs above).--Godot13 (talk) 22:45, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Vangogh mousme.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:34, 22 December 2014 (UTC)



Entrance and cross, Valle de los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen)[edit]

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Original – The entrance and cross of Valle de los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen), located in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain. It is both a memorial and basilica conceived by Franco, who is buried within the mountain. The cross stands 150 meters high (492 ft).
Reason
High EV, high quality image
Articles in which this image appears
Valle de los Caídos
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture(?)
Creator
Godot13
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 06:15, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Question How much of the left and right facade is cut off with this crop? Only asking as I can't see any other pictures to indicate whether a picture from further back would be better, as this picture seems to give the impression there is more building to the left and right. gazhiley 11:58, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
    • gazhiley –I was already half-way down a flight of stairs, so I couldn’t go any further back. I was shooting with a 55mm lens on a medium format digit camera (the smallest I had taken with me to avoid possible distortion). This should give you an idea of the overall structure. --Godot13 (talk) 18:35, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
      • Thanks Godot13 - if it's possible to get a shot of the whole thing (as the link you provided shows) then I think for now I can't support. But I'll have a think on. Excellent picture otherwise though. gazhiley 11:20, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
        • Weak Support I really like this picture, but the crop puts me off slightly. Not enough to not support however. gazhiley 12:35, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support, though I really hope Godot picks up panoramic stitching in the future (would have helped greatly here) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:53, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. Godot, you still have the same slightly purple tinted sky problem in this image... Strangely it seems purple on the left and not the right though. I think you might need to calibrate your screen. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:57, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
    • ...Sigh... I see it faintly on the lower left of the sky.--Godot13 (talk) 00:45, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
      • It's not nearly as prominent as in some of your other images, to be fair. I probably wouldn't have mentioned it if your images didn't have a history of it. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 00:55, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:39, 23 December 2014 (UTC)



South Melbourne Town Hall[edit]

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Original – "South Melbourne Town Hall is a civic building located at Bank Place in South Melbourne, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. It is of state heritage significance to Victoria being listed on the Victorian Heritage Register (H0217)."
Reason
High quality, useful image
Articles in which this image appears
South Melbourne Town Hall +4
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Donaldy
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:10, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose I want to like this but the lighting (and thus shadows) isn't good enough - loss of details where there is shadow. gazhiley 12:33, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Not that it is the reason for my oppose, but Melbourne is my home town and I actually intended to improve on this photo next time I'm back home. As for this image, I find the image quality lacking. It's decently high resolution, but poor quality at 100%. It could be downsampled to 1500px to minimise this issue, but I still think that an easily photographed building like this deserves better quality and resolution than this offers. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:57, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:14, 23 December 2014 (UTC)



Gloriette of Schönbrunn Palace[edit]

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Original – The Gloriette in the Schönbrunn Palace Garden, Vienna, Austria
Alt
Reason
High quality and good EV, very impressive
Articles in which this image appears
Gloriette, Schönbrunn Palace
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Der Wolf im Wald
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 21:03, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support orig. — A huge file with fine detail of this, er, glorious structure. Sca (talk) 22:17, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Orig, Oppose Alt I don't like the crop - I think the lake in front adds to the picture. Amazing level of detail in this picture. Well found... gazhiley 11:17, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support orig. Hafspajen (talk) 12:08, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support original. Much better to have the context. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:52, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Orig, Oppose Alt - Crop spoiled the beauty of the picture I feel : Bellus Delphina talk 14:50, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Gloriette Schönbrunn Wien.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:04, 23 December 2014 (UTC)



Vincent van Gogh Selfie[edit]

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Original – Self portrait of Vincent van Gogh
Reason
A self portrait of Vincent van Gogh, a quality and fine pic. Seems like he had a passion for self portraits. There are over 35 of them. May be someone with body dysmorphic disorder.
Articles in which this image appears
Vincent van Gogh
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Vincent van Gogh
  • Support as nominatorThe Herald 11:12, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support- as per nominator, I see great quality here! WordSeventeen (talk) 11:51, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment — Why is the "detail" from a different painting than the nominated painting? Sca (talk) 14:54, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
Oops!! Me thought it was with a bit lower quality version. He have so many of them..--The Herald 15:05, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Yeah, old Vincent painted a lotta pix of himself, many with that haunted look.
Sca (talk) 15:51, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — I don't think it is body dysmorphic disorder. It is probably the cheapness of solution for an artist who never had enough money... Models cost money. For this, he need only a mirror... Hafspajen (talk) 15:52, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - problem with stability in article They keep changing the lead image of the Vincent van Gogh article; if we don't get consensus for them to stop doing that, we could end up with this unused outside of a gallery in Portraits of Vincent van Gogh. If there's finally consensus to stick with one portrait, link to that discussion and we're fine. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:24, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Understand the problem, but I like this one particularly because of the 'cool' colors. Sca (talk) 17:29, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
  • It's a great painting, it's only the usage requirement that's stopping me voting otherwise. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:30, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, now that's a bad thing. But may be that will be stopped if this is a FP (like Burj Khalifa)..--The Herald 11:03, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I don't think the people at the article care. I think we should get consensus first to keep it in the article lead, then nom, because I suspect, if we don't, FP or no it won't be used outside of galleries soon enough. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:40, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Adam. Regardless of the merits of the painting or reproduction, this can't be promoted with a stability problem. J Milburn (talk) 03:34, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Perhaps wait & see how long it lasts at the top of the article's info box — then if it's still there after some months, renominate? Sca (talk) 14:40, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose as above. Image use in prominent articles is best decided on the articles, not on FPC. TownCows (talk) 13:17, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Nomination suspended as nominator from 13:25 UTC 14 November 2014 to 00:00 UTC 15 December 2014 -- Per Sca and Adam--The Herald 13:29, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Coincidentally, this painting appeared at the top of Dutch Wiki's main page, with its Featured Article, on Nov. 15, 2014.
Sca (talk) 14:33, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
@The Herald: Today is 15 December. Should I un-suspend the nomination? Armbrust The Homunculus 15:10, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
@Armbrust: Yep, go ahead. But which day will be the closing date?? 13 days from today or 22nd (10 days, as we had three days of voting from 12-14 Nov earlier) --The Herald : here I am 16:23, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
I see, you already unsuspended it. Modified the expiry date, as this was suspended just after 2 days in its first voting period. This will end 8 days, after your WP:FPC edit. Regards, Armbrust The Homunculus 13:44, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Renewed support — Cool colors, fine technique. Sca (talk) 17:30, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Renewed support — I don't think it is body dysmorphic disorder. It is probably the cheapness of solution for an artist who never had enough money... Models cost money. For this, he need only a mirror... Hafspajen (talk) 19:29, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -National Names 2000 (talk) 02:52, 17 December 2014 (UTC)National Names 2000
  • Comment: I've struck my oppose, but I'm neutral for now. J Milburn (talk) 14:12, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Fine photo of a great painting. Currently lead photo in article. Jusdafax 07:21, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Vincent van Gogh - Self-Portrait - Google Art Project (454045).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:59, 24 December 2014 (UTC)



Eurasian eagle-owl[edit]

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Original – The Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) is a species of eagle-owl resident in much of Eurasia.
Reason
High quality image.
Articles in which this image appears
Eurasian eagle-owl
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Kadellar
  • Support as nominatorJim Carter 11:20, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - a FP on Wikimedia Commons. Hafspajen (talk) 12:09, 11 December 2014 (UTC)Creepy eyes.
  • Oppose Nice framing, scary eyes, but too much of the owl is out of focus for my liking sorry. gazhiley 12:32, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • So? FP and Commons are two very different places... gazhiley 13:03, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, you mean "WP and Commons are two very..."? Anyway, @Hafspajen: some people only come to oppose every nomination. They might even question the quality of the best image in the World. FP process is somewhat similar to RfA. Jim Carter (from public cyber) 18:42, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • No I mean it exactly as I've written it... Commons and FP (Featured Pictures, ie where we are right now - not sure what you mean by WP) are two different places, and a support on one doesn't mean it will/should automatically get a support on the other... They have different criteria and different intentions... And I trust I'm misreading what you are saying about people coming here just to oppose every picture, as the intonation is pointing in my direction... You only need to check my edit history to see I support way more than I oppose, and have done so for many years of voting in this section... Please feel free to message me on my talk page if you have any specific accusations to point in my direction....... gazhiley 23:18, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Agreed, Gazhiley has been active on FPC here for many years and I respect his voting history, even if in this instance I disagree. Seemed like a bad faith assumption from Jim. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 00:23, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry. But I'm not pointing towards you, gazhiley. I'm sorry if you felt bad. In the last few months seen some particular new editors and IPs have been opposing nominations. I mistakenly thought you are new (~1500 edits) and you are one of those new editors who only come to oppose but later I found you have been here for more than 4 years. So, yes, I'm sorry. Btw FP is also refered as Featured Pictures at Commons. So, I thought you might have meant "WP's FP and Common's FP are two different...". WP = Wikipedia. Again. I'm sorry. Jim Carter (from public cyber) 07:06, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • No worries Jim - I have been away for the last couple of years, and do virtually nothing else on Wikipedia than this, so I can understand why my edit count might look low. And thanks Dillif for your comment - even if I disagree with you about this picture! ;-) gazhiley 10:34, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - DOF is fine for identification purposes, though I agree that a bit smaller F number could have been useful. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:29, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Yes, DOF is narrow and I can't see any obvious reason not to have used a smaller aperture in this case, but I agree with Crisco, I think there's enough that the identifying features are sharp. I'm more bothered by the angle. It's understandable why, but I don't like the feeling that we're looking up at the owl, portraits, both animal and human, tend to look better when taken at eye level. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 00:23, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • I generally look up to my owl, he sits on a fir tree. Hafspajen (talk) 02:07, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Cool capture — besides, I'm feeling quite owly (2) today myself. Sca (talk) 14:14, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support very good! --Ebertakis (talk) 00:57, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  •  Comment: Hi! Thank you for the nomination. I'll try to explain the issues concerning point of view and depth of field. I used f4.5 to have a more blurred background and to enhance a sense of volume in the owl itself. A very blurred background was necessary to isolate the owl so it looked more like an encyclopaedic portrait, the bush behind is not so far. Choosing of the point of view followed the same reasons: if I had been standing or at owl's level, too much distracting ground would be seen. Being slightly below his eyes allowed me to see some sky and to give even more protagonism to the owl. --Kadellar (talk) 16:54, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bubo bubo sibiricus - 01.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:27, 24 December 2014 (UTC)



In a Roman Osteria[edit]

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OriginalIn a Roman Osteria is an oil painting on canvas completed by the Danish painter Carl Bloch in 1866. It depicts the merchant Moritz G. Melchior sitting at a table, talking with his friends.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable painting. Article could use some more work, but that's not something we judge.
Articles in which this image appears
In a Roman Osteria, Carl Bloch
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Carl Bloch
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:57, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --The Herald : here I am 14:19, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Considered as one of the real highlights of Danish painting. Hafspajen (talk) 16:22, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – excellent scan. SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:24, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - great scan, and yes the article is a stub, but at least there is an article. Mattximus (talk) 04:13, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Amazing! --Երևանցի talk 20:07, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Carl Bloch - In a Roman Osteria - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:58, 24 December 2014 (UTC)



Apollo 17 Moon Panorama[edit]

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Original - Panorama of the Taurus–Littrow valley taken on the Apollo 17 mission
Reason
A quality NASA image of a historical event. The first four-wheel drive outside planet.
Articles in which this image appears
Taurus–Littrow (lunar valley)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA
  • Support as nominatorThe Herald : here I am 15:49, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - I've taken the liberty of putting the image thumbnail in a scrolling panorama box. If that does not suit you, just revert. When you can, please add the missing fields (caption, reason, category).--Godot13 (talk) 03:12, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Sorry Godot.. Here in India, we don't have 24-hr Electricity. My system shut down after the page creation.--The Herald : here I am 12:45, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Severe stitching errors and uneven lighting, tilted at left, and many other problems - but it is somewhat improbable that we can get a replacement soon, so Support... ;-) --Janke | Talk 09:16, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Can't see much in the way of stiching errors, but I agree that, whatever the flaws, this isn't going to be re-taken anytime soon - Support. However please The Herald update the nom with the details that Godot13 has mentioned. You're making the place look untidy! gazhiley 10:55, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - The alignment (or misalignment) of the cross hair marks by section is unfortunate, but I don't see this being re-shot anytime soon, and there is no shortage of wow factor here...--Godot13 (talk) 19:06, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - An important bit of work. Quite impressive. Technical problems exist but in the end are minor compared to the vital nature of the photo. Jusdafax 07:27, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Why is everybody put support after a long long and complicated discussion like this ... Support? Hafspajen (talk) 05:02, 15 December 2014 (UTC) (Yes, I support)
  • Support, perhaps the best lunar panorama currently available, historic EV. Brandmeistertalk 15:25, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Bellus Delphina talk 14:49, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Apollo 17 Moon Panorama.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:50, 24 December 2014 (UTC)



Bohemia and Moravia – 1 Koruna (1939)[edit]

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Original – The first issue (March 1939) of paper currency in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia was an unissued 1938 Republic of Czechoslovakia 1 koruna note originally intended for the Czech army. During the beginning of the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, an oval stamp was applied to the unissued 1938 stock of notes, identifying the currency as valid in the Protectorate. Overprint reads: Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren, Protektorat Cechy a Morava.
Reason
High quality, high EV. One-year emergency currency issue of the one and five koruna during the first year of the German occupation of Czechoslovakia.
Articles in which this image appears
German occupation of Czechoslovakia, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
TB Prague (printer) for Republic of Czechoslovakia
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Images by Godot13.
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 02:58, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - Image page needs a US copyright tag for the underlying note (may also apply to other images in the series). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:01, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Wonder if the woman on the obverse represents a specific person in Czech/Bohemian history? Sca (talk) 14:06, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • @Crisco- Which US tag? The underlying note is PD under CZ money (added), but qualifies as EU-Anon-70 for both the underlying base unissued Czech note and/or the added German overprint and issue. Am I missing something governing the note?--Godot13 (talk) 18:59, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Good question. According to Wikipedia:Non-U.S. copyrights, at the time of the URAA, the Czech copyright law was 50 years p.a. (after the death of the author). Anonymous works were 50 years post publication (See Section 33, ss. 3 of the copyright law applicable when the URAA was enacted. That means that the US copyright tag should be {{PD-1996}} on Commons (though I'd explicitly note what the copyright law said in 1996, when the URAA was enacted). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:02, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks Crisco- I'm so used to dealing with PD US notes I sometimes forget all the PD options...--Godot13 (talk) 19:07, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • @Sca- She is described in the numismatic references as an allegory of liberty wearing a cap...--Godot13 (talk) 19:15, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Historical EV. Sca (talk) 14:13, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Really interesting note. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:58, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 19:30, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Nice banknote. Brandmeistertalk 19:56, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:BOH&MOR-1-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-1 Koruna-(1939)ND.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:11, 25 December 2014 (UTC)



Ophiucus Set 2[edit]

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Reason
Previous nom failed due to unexplained reasoned. So here again are a quality set of astro images used in Ophiucus...
Articles in which this image appears
Ophiucus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
Please see file description

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:15, 25 December 2014 (UTC)



Hydnellum ferrugineum[edit]

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OriginalHydnellum ferrugineum, Glières Plateau, Haute-Savoie, France.
Reason
Good quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Hydnellum ferrugineum
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Fungi
Creator
Myrabella
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 17:57, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 18:55, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support nice --Ebertakis (talk) 00:53, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Jee 15:19, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak support – I like how the image shows the fruit body has "enveloped" leaves and moss during growth, a characteristic feature of this and similar species. Technically, photo is alright, although the stray grass blade in front could have been moved before the shot, and a reflector aimed at the spines would have helped. Sasata (talk) 01:18, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak support - I'd have preferred a bit more DOF, but this is workable. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:31, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak support. Bonus points for leading a strong article. J Milburn (talk) 19:27, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hydnellum ferrugineum Glieres.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:05, 25 December 2014 (UTC)



Railroad in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania[edit]

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Original – Railroad in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Reason
A recently promoted QI that does a very good job of illustrating a vanishing point in real life (as opposed to being a diagram or a painting).
Articles in which this image appears
Vanishing point, Lewis Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Jakec
  • Support as nominator – --Jakob (talk) 22:58, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Question Is this picture a vanishing point? The tracks don't ever reach a point as the trees obscure the point where they would "meet"... As far as my eyes can see anyways... Or am I misunderstanding this? gazhiley 14:07, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
    • Oppose On the basis of the below conversation, I think we can do better in terms of vanashing points. All you need is a clear horizon and a straight line of whatever you are using to visualise the phenomenon (I would imagine a stretch of rail track accross the Nullabor_Plain would manage this. This picture, however visually appealing, does not. gazhiley 10:01, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose agree with above. It doesn't actually show a vanishing point. it appears to veer right before reaching a point. Mattximus (talk) 16:51, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  • @Gazhiley and Mattximus: Isn't a true vanishing point impossible in the physical world? I think this is about as close as one can realistically hope to get. --Jakob (talk) 17:07, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
That was my initial thought too, and of course you are correct that a true point is impossible in the real world. However, it seems to me, when you zoom in to the point of convergence, that this picture is actually a way short of what one could realistically hope for, so I think the objection is valid. 86.152.160.175 (talk) 03:16, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose — Even at this resolution one can see the gap between "converging" tracks. Sca (talk) 17:34, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:19, 25 December 2014 (UTC)



Flaming June[edit]

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OriginalFlaming June is a painting by Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton, produced in 1895. Painted with oil on a 47"×47" square canvas, it is widely considered to be Leighton's magnum opus, showing his classicist nature.
Reason
High quality reproduction of a notable painting, and thus high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Flaming June (most EV), Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton, Museo de Arte de Ponce, +4 other
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton
  • Support as nominatorArmbrust The Homunculus 13:48, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – I couldn't do anything but support this, now could I? [check out my user page!] SagaciousPhil - Chat 13:54, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
    AFAIR I found it there. Armbrust The Homunculus 15:31, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Very nice, but the pedant in me notices the position of her raised heel and wonders if this is a natural sleeping position. Yes, the left leg is propped up by the other leg, but hmmm. Anyway, doesn't matter, it's clearly notable regardless of how accurate it is! Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:20, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Ah, Dillif, she is just pretending to sleep and she is waiting to be kissed. Face-grin.svgHafspajen (talk) 15:27, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Aha! - we were looking for a bigger file before already to nom this. Gorgeous. Hafspajen (talk) 15:25, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Fantastic Nouveau image--Godot13 (talk) 20:40, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Lovely painting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:01, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Diliff is right: She's faking. Typical fem. Face-grin.svg Oink, oink! (Note to Hafs: She's waiting for someone to TRY to kiss her; then there'll be trouble!)
Serene image despite bright colors. The oleander sprig is a nice touch; it also provides a little contrast. Like the way the left foot is draped. Sca (talk) 14:28, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  • comment It's being evaluated in commons. [5].Alborzagros (talk) 12:08, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support An awesome painting. Alborzagros (talk) 12:08, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Flaming June, by Fredrick Lord Leighton (1830-1896).jpg --Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:20, 26 December 2014 (UTC)



The Headless One Throwing his head out...[edit]

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OriginalThe Headless Horseman pursuing Ichabod Crane (the protagonist of Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow), a subject of many painters of the 18th & 19th century.
Another painting concerning the guy (Not for voting)
Reason
This Halloween friendly perfect quality high EV picture says it all..
Articles in which this image appears
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Literary illustrations or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings (probably the latter)
Creator
John Quidor
  • Support as nominatorThe Herald : here I am 12:08, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Only those voters must turn up for voting who really can tolerate such a shot of head (the pumpkin) which had actually killed(?) Ichabod..The Herald : here I am 12:12, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support orig. — Tells the dark story, all right. Nice big file too. Sca (talk) 14:12, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:09, 27 December 2014 (UTC)



The Magdalen Reading[edit]

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Original – "The Magdalen Reading is one of three surviving fragments of a large mid-15th-century oil on panel altarpiece by the Early Netherlandish painter Rogier van der Weyden. Completed some time between 1435 and 1438, it depicts a young woman identifiable as the Magdalen from the jar of ointment placed in the foreground."
Reason
While we're nominating works of art found on other people's pages, how about this one? Tranquilly beautiful, serene, and the lead image in a featured article.
Articles in which this image appears
The Magdalen Reading +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Rogier van der Weyden
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:35, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Size?Hafspajen (talk) 13:23, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
    • 62.2 cm × 54.4 cm (24.5 in × 21.4 in). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:57, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. A great artwork. Rogier is one of the great representative of exquisite Nordic style, clean lines, clean colours and this special feeling of peace and harmony. Hafspajen (talk) 19:17, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - not so sure about Nordic, but this is a fine repro. Ceoil (talk) 01:28, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Early Netherlandish Northern Renaissance than. (In Swedish is Nordisk, Nordisk Renässans - Oops, it is not Nordic, that would be Scandinavia. ) Hafspajen (talk) 04:48, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – Great scan of very nice artwork; high EV supported by a Featured Article, what more could we ask for? SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:57, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Nice pic. Victoria (tk) 16:20, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:The Magdalen Reading - Rogier van der Weyden.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:36, 27 December 2014 (UTC)



Renaissance Center[edit]

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OriginalDetroit's Renaissance Center, a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers, as seen from the Windsor waterfront. The central tower of the RenCen, standing at 222 metres (728 ft) in height, is the tallest building in Michigan and the third tallest all-hotel skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.
Reason
High technical quality, good resolution, clear depiction of the central five towers and their surroundings
Articles in which this image appears
Renaissance Center +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Chris Woodrich
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:23, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Good picture - interesting subject matter too as it is a very modern looking building for 50 years old. gazhiley 13:41, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Just look at the reflection on the central building. But is it a stitch of 42 images? Unbelievable!!! --The Herald : here I am 16:26, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 17:26, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment: Could we please have the appropriate FOP tag, or at least a textual indication of the FOP/copyright issues involved with the building itself? (Happy to support once this has been seen to, though!) J Milburn (talk) 23:00, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
    • Sure, got it. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:31, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
      • And next time a nude woman in the window, please, there's a good zoom :) Brandmeistertalk 11:40, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
        • <shock> Well, my mother made a similar comment about seeing into the offices (though with less nudity). An effective 160mm will do that, alright. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:05, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Looks great, can't find a flaw. Mattximus (talk) 00:33, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - very nicely done!--Godot13 (talk) 02:36, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment There is at least one small stiching error. I have added a note. --DXR (talk) 08:18, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
    • Purely out of curiosity DXR, where have you added the note? And where is the stiching error? gazhiley 09:26, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
      • Fix is uploading. @gazhiley, Commons allows people to tag images to indicate certain points of interest, or to ease further discussion of the image. For instance, my skyline of Detroit has the Renaissance Center, Detroit Princess, and Joe Louis Arena all marked. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:22, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
        • Thanks Crisco 1492, good to know. As this isn't Commons though, where would I find the note that DXR has mentioned? I cannot see anything on either the image page, the thumbnail, the full size picture or the talk page for either the image or the nom. Just curious to see what I missed to help spot them in future. gazhiley 16:10, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
          • On Commons. You'd have to click through (the Commons logo) to see it. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:49, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
    • Tbh, I don't really see a change. But it surely isn't a big deal given the resolution. There also appears to be a frame about three window rows below the top of the reflections that looks quite affected by CA. But that's a bit of nitpicking and I just randomly saw it. Still very nice overall. --DXR (talk) 20:23, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
      • Might have to purge your cache while looking at it at full size. In any case, it was just a pixel's difference. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:10, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
        • I still see the same stitching fault in both versions too... It's not a big problem though, but you said you fixed it. ;-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:56, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
          • Blast, I must have uploaded an older version. Done again. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:23, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
            • Thanks! Very nice now. --DXR (talk) 17:45, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. J Milburn (talk) 14:10, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan from S 2014-12-07.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:39, 28 December 2014 (UTC)



Vainglory Halcyon Fold[edit]

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Original – Apple used the mobile multiplayer online battle arena game Vainglory (Halcyon Fold map pictured) to demonstrate Metal's graphics capabilities at the iPhone 6's September 2014 announcement event.[1]
  1. ^ McWhertor, Michael (September 9, 2014). "This is the game Apple used to show off iPhone 6". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on September 9, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
ALT – (TIF → JPG)
TIF as small thumb
JPG as small thumb
Reason
As said in the caption, Apple selected Vainglory earlier this year to represent the advanced capabilities of the company's new "Metal" graphics API (read: this game is breathtakingly beautiful). Not only is this a high-resolution release from that game and a demonstration of just how stunning Metal's graphics rendering truly is, but the image of this map can be used to visually (simply) explain the otherwise notoriously complex yet popular MOBA video game genre. I expect to see it diagrammed up and used in all sorts of ways. I believe this image meets all FPC and is an amazing asset to the encyclopedia.
Articles in which this image appears
Vainglory (video game), Multiplayer online battle arena, Metal (iOS API), Strategy video game, IOS 8
FP category for this image
Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Super Evil Megacorp, solicited and uploaded by user:czar
  • Support as nominatorczar  01:07, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - This would render in the articles and other thumbnails much better using a JPG. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:35, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492, added JPG alt and left a q on your page about fixing this in software. TIF would seem to be the superior file in all cases but WP's rendering technique. czar  03:38, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
And file size. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:13, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Question Thanks for that. Looking at the full size image, I see a bit of a shift in apparent sharpness. Is it meant to look like that? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:13, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492, that appears to be all in the thumbnail rendering. (I didn't edit the image, just exported the TIF as JPG within Photoshop, first with "save for web" and second as regular export. Looking at both the TIF and JPG at full res, I only see a difference in the sharpening before the image fully renders. Perhaps this has to do with the image just being super-detailed at high-res (which is part of the point). Perhaps, as you say, the JPGs render better, but at least in this case, the TIF thumbnail does not appear as extreme. I added some smaller thumbnails for rendering comparison—feel free to strike 'em. czar  14:51, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • I was looking at the full size images, both the TIF and the JPG. Do you see the annotation I made on Commons? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:40, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
Ah, didn't see your annotation. I'm thinking that it may just be a foregrounding effect with the shadowing, similar to how the grass towards the bottom middle is sharper in the front. That one might be the most extreme transition, but there are similar fluctuations with the stones to the right of the yellow bush on the left, and right above the middle left turret where the stone transitions to grass. czar  16:43, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Indeed. If it were in a photograph I'd say it was from two stitched images having different focuses, but it's not. Anyways, since that's how the game is rendered, support. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:59, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - as Crisco. Hafspajen (talk) 09:17, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - A fine looking screenshot all around. GamerPro64 04:09, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:16, 29 December 2014 (UTC)



Tu-160 at the 2013 Moscow Victory Day parade[edit]

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Original – Ту-160 (Tu-160)
Reason
A high level of detail is present and no obscurity caused by the background.
Articles in which this image appears
Tupolev Tu-160
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Air
Creator
User:VitalyKuzmin
  • Support as nominatorKhazar (talk) 04:23, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Vignetting is distracting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:06, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The crop is also a bit tight, it feels very crowded. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:42, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment — Tu 160 notable as world's largest and heaviest combat aircraft and largest supersonic aircraft. But per Diliff, crop is overly tight — plus IMO view of plane's underside doesn't provide best EV. Sca (talk) 14:02, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Ah, I don't know it is a rather smashing image, anyway. And it reminds me of my aeroplanes I used to play with - (toys) Hafspajen (talk) 14:35, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per above - crop and view. gazhiley 15:01, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Crop. Yann (talk) 19:34, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:25, 29 December 2014 (UTC)



Robert Cornelius[edit]

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Original – Robert Cornelius, first portrait recorded on a photograph in history
Reason
historic, first photo portrait, impressive quality for 1839; not sure if any real restorer can improve on the current version
Articles in which this image appears
History of photography, Robert Cornelius, Self-portrait
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
self-portrait, Earthsound
  • Support as nominatorNergaal (talk) 09:50, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Full EV and valuable in photography history. Alborzagros (talk) 12:09, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - A picture from 175 years ago that is vital. Short version is that here we have the first "selfie," an undeniably historic image. Jusdafax 20:36, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Grainy, dust spots, etc... JOKE! Of course it's a Support. Full of EV, and "firsts" can never be retaken. gazhiley 15:53, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Grainy, dust spots, etc... JOKE! Support! - Face-smile.svg Hafspajen (talk) 09:14, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as others. Yann (talk) 19:32, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:RobertCornelius.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:53, 29 December 2014 (UTC)



The Plumb-pudding in danger[edit]

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OriginalThe Plumb-pudding in Danger (1805), showing the world being carved up into spheres of influence between Pitt and Napoleon. Martin Rowson deems it "probably the most famous political cartoon of all time -it has been stolen over and over and over again by cartoonists ever since."
Reason
Interesting and important historical political cartoon. Good quality.
Articles in which this image appears
War of the Third Coalition, James Gillray, +4
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
James Gillray
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:11, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment — Most famous? How about this one? (The man on the ground represents Poland.) Sca (talk) 17:25, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Face-grin.svg. Hilarious. Funny! Le Pudding en danger, ou, des états épicuriens prenant un petit souper. Well drawn too. Hafspajen (talk) 19:17, 16 December 2014 (UTC) Sca, why don't you nominate the other one?
Not a free image, apparently. Sca (talk) 21:45, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Always liked Gilray. Could be a little sharper, but... Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:42, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. I hadn't heard of this cartoon prior so I'll take your word for it being the most famous political cartoon of all time. As Adam said, I agree it could be a bit sharper, but the detail is there. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:41, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
    • It's a quote, sourced in one of the articles. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:49, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Great political commentary and beautiful imagery! chsh (talk) 20141218151259 — Preceding undated comment added 15:12, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as others. Yann (talk) 19:30, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Caricature gillray plumpudding.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:12, 29 December 2014 (UTC)



William Pitt the Younger[edit]

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Reason
Good painting of a notable historical personage; lead image in his article
Articles in which this image appears
William Pitt the Younger +4
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
John Hoppner
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 00:45, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Hafspajen (talk) 01:16, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - Colours between this image and the source are different. Resolution looks to be different too. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:04, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Alt? - National Portrait Gallery - Room 20 (on display) - Hafspajen (talk) 05:38, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • I can't get their full resolution images. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:07, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:55, 30 December 2014 (UTC)



Avery Fisher Hall[edit]

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Original – Avery Fisher Hall is a concert hall in New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
Reason
Wonderful image of a spectacular place
Articles in which this image appears
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  04:37, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Support Really nice looking at thumbnail, but the darkness means there is a significant lack of detail in all but corner of the building in the centre of the picture. gazhiley 09:19, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:38, 30 December 2014 (UTC)



The Financial District, Lower Manhattan: New York.[edit]

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Original – Financial District Lower Manhattan photo D Ramey Logan
Reason
One of my best ever aerial photo's of a truly remarkable place..
Articles in which this image appears
Financial District, Manhattan - Manhattan
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  16:30, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. It's a good view but the image quality is poor. I'm shocked that ISO 320 is so noisy. And there is a lot of chromatic aberration, particularly on the left side. Was it taken through a window? Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:40, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
    • It was taken through the open window port in the helicopter. It is not on a gimbal so the small helicopter creates a great deal of vibration, that I as a airplane pilot was not expecting. I have about 50 images from the sequence, I will review to see of others had less vibration clutter. talk→ WPPilot  02:13, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
      • If there is no glass between your lens and the subject and you're getting that much chromatic aberration then I have to restate what I've mentioned in your previous nominations - I think your lens is faulty. Far too many of your shots are soft, and particularly blurry at the edges, particularly on one side. I don't know if you're always using the same lens or a variety of lenses, but I do recall you saying that you were using a high quality lens when I mentioned this in another nomination. I honestly can't think what else could be causing such poor optical performance. I know that it's a tough environment to shoot in, but it's not just the effect of vibration. Perhaps a lot of consistent vibration over time has damaged the lens in some way? Just a thought. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:19, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
Don't forget that this is a 24MP APS-C body. I guess this is the AF 20mm 2.8D, which generally doesn't get great ratings (2/5 stars for IQ on photozone), so it might well be normal for that lens. The kit 18-55 does seem at least equally sharp though, so it is a somewhat curious choice. --DXR (talk) 13:51, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
True, I don't know Nikon equipment very well but it's very poor for a prime lens if that is normal. Perhaps it's time for an equipment upgrade. I don't mean to be rude WPPilot, but if you are a professional photographer, you could surely justify more professional equipment? Personally, I would be disappointed if I had commissioned you to photograph Lower Manhattan and received this image. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:00, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Could you please remove the chromatic aberrations? They are especially prominent on the WTC. I agree with Diliff concerning the noise. Also f/10 seems a bit too much for a DX Sensor with everything very far away. Even f/5.6 should be enough on a decent prime lens, allowing for ISO 100ish. --DXR (talk) 10:23, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Diliff. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:05, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Really not sharp. Perhaps a faster shutter and lower aperture would improve things overall but the edge sharpness/quality is terrible and shouldn't be on a crop camera using a full-frame prime. -- Colin°Talk 13:44, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per above sorry gazhiley 15:49, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose for low quality. Becky Sayles (talk) 14:21, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:36, 30 December 2014 (UTC)



Monet: The Magpie[edit]

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OriginalThe Magpie (French title: La Pie): The largest and most widely known of Monet's numerous winter landscapes. (1869).
Reason
The largest and most widely known of Monet's numerous winter landscapes, this painting is noted for its blueish shadows. Monet was a champion of plein air painting, i.e. painting outdoors in the open air. The Magpie is among numerous winter-season paintings presented in the newly created Winter landscapes in Western art.
Articles in which this image appears
The Magpie (Monet), Claude Monet, Winter landscapes in Western art
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Claude Monet
  • Support as nominatorSca (talk) 20:28, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Monet's best known works are ponds with water lilies,Water-Lilies-and-Japanese-Bridge-(1897-1899)-Monet.jpg but he is equally great with snow. Hafspajen (talk) 00:11, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:06, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support This was painted before he became famous for what he is famous for... ;-) Very nice indeed. --Janke | Talk 19:48, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – very nice painting supported by some very informative articles. SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:18, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support ///EuroCarGT 00:43, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as others. Yann (talk) 19:26, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Becky Sayles (talk) 14:25, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Claude Monet - The Magpie - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:43, 30 December 2014 (UTC)





Languages of the Caucasus[edit]

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Original – Map of the ethno-linguistic groups in the Caucasus region
Reason
Came across this map. I thought it was very well done and above all very informative.
Articles in which this image appears
Caucasus, Languages of the Caucasus, Languages of Europe, Peoples of the Caucasus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Diagrams,_drawings,_and_maps/Maps
Creator
Pmx
  • Support as nominatorÉtienne Dolet (talk) 23:38, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Commments. (1) Would it be possible to explain in the legend what the letters, like A, G, D etc. mean when they appear on the map? It is not very clear, at least not to me. Do they represent minority groups within a region? (2) The legend box does not seem to be placed in the most felicitous position, giving the appearance of obscuring map data that "exists underneath". If the data really does exist, could the legend be moved? 109.157.10.232 (talk) 02:53, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • The letters represent pockets of language speaking areas in another majority language area. For example, though Armenia is largely Armenian speaking (light Green), there are pockets of K's signifying that Kurdish is spoken in that area as well. As for your second question, the map is strictly for the Caucasus, therefore by covering eastern Anatolia wouldn't be so problematic. Étienne Dolet (talk) 04:57, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment — A telling explanation of why ethnic conflicts have plagued this region for so long, but I wonder if the map's crazy-quilt complexity is suitable for a Main Page FP — ?? Sca (talk) 13:43, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Very good work. Yann (talk) 19:25, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose for poor use of legend and [6].Becky Sayles (talk) 14:38, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:45, 31 December 2014 (UTC)



Assumption of Mary[edit]

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Original – The Assumption of Mary by Titian
Reason
This is How It Like When The Virgin Mary Will go To Heaven
Articles in which this image appears
Pope Pius XII, Assumption of Mary, Assumption of the Virgin Mary in art, +12
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Titian
  • Comment WP:FP requires min 1500px X 1500px. Hafspajen (talk) 08:06, 17 December 2014 (UTC)Crisco requires often even more, sigh.
  • Nomination suspended as nominator from 13:05 UTC 17 December 2014 to 00:00 UTC 28 December 2014 -- Held To Crisco 1492 National Names 2000 (talk) 12:05, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Why, exactly? This should be closed, not suspended, if you're withdrawing. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:48, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • I guess he means Withdraw. Or thinks he gets a better shot? Hafspajen (talk) 16:36, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Armbrust - can you help with this? User maybe doesn't understand how to do this. Hafspajen (talk) 16:54, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Why is this suspended? It shouldn't be. It should have been closed — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:22, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:58, 31 December 2014 (UTC)



Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes[edit]

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Original – The Märchendom in the Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes, a German cave considered the most colorful in the world. (Count the fairies?)
Reason
High quality image of a cave, something we don't have very much of
Articles in which this image appears
Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Code
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:17, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - very good. Leave a needle to them. Hafspajen (talk) 11:23, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Very nice. I find it a touch overexposed (would have been nicer to have a darker ambience) but cannot fault it otherwise. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:26, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — So happens I was there once, in DDR days, and can attest it is indeed a magical sort of place. Sca (talk) 13:35, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - per Diliff.--Godot13 (talk) 04:35, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent quality - only just able to tell that it isn't half an image mirrored gazhiley 09:58, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. J Milburn (talk) 11:47, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as others. Yann (talk) 19:24, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support, didn't get a chance to do so at Commons. Daniel Case (talk) 22:42, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Becky Sayles (talk) 14:40, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --DUCK404 a (talk) 04:47, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:140823 Märchendom Saalfelder Feengrotten.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:23, 31 December 2014 (UTC)



Male western bluebird Sialia mexicana in winter[edit]

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Original – A western male bluebird on the Okanagan campus of UBC in Kelowna, BC. Takes a break from winter foraging.
Reason
Its a sharp image that shows the distinguishing characters of this bird well (orange colour on upper back, blue on throat).
Articles in which this image appears
Bluebird
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Blalonde
  • Support as nominatorBlalonde (talk) 18:14, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. I would support but for one thing. It's quite noisy. Would you mind if I apply some noise reduction to the image? Ðiliff «» (Talk) 21:19, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. Sure, give it a shot. Blalonde (talk) 18:06, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose --DUCK404 a (talk) 04:05, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:22, 31 December 2014 (UTC)