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Zehnder's[edit]

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Original – The facade of Zehnder's, a restaurant in Frankenmuth, Michigan, which was once one of the largest restaurants in the United States.
Reason
High quality, attractive image
Articles in which this image appears
Zehnder's
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Chris Woodrich
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:09, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Looks like a nice, locally noteworthy place, but I question the general significance of the topic. (If Zehnder's had morphed into a megachain like Colonel You-Know-Who's, it would be different.) Sca (talk) 17:10, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I quite like this image (and the entire series about the village is really interesting for somebody who lives close to "the originals"). I'm not the best judge of the respective article, but the image seems quite appropriate. Still, there is CA at the foilage at the left side and the columns supporting the sigh and the sky does not look natural to me (that is also the case with e.g. the covered bridge). --DXR (talk) 20:23, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
    • This is an HDR image; I'm not sure exactly why that happens. It was mentioned elsewhere as well. Does anyone know why that happens? (That also explains the CA - it's actually some movement of the branches in between exposures; removing these ghosts works very poorly in Photomatix) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 21:58, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
      • Yeah, I haven't made great experiences with Photomatix in bright daylight, either. The CA issue is quite understandable then. Do you use the .tifs out of Photomatix for further editing? I almost always just combine the images and edit the "raw" 32-bit tif (actually of course a Diliff trick). --DXR (talk) 17:54, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
        • I do edit the output, yes, though I didn't know that Photomatix has an option for outputting tifs. I'll have to try that next time. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 18:44, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I was thinking about this picture for a while now - and what makes me agree it is its future EV. Like in about a hundred years, people would like to know how small everyday Michigan villages looked like. So, support... Hafspajen (talk) 15:36, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - The place appears to be fairly notable and the composition given the placement of the stoplight (i.e., inability to avoid it) is good. Lack of sharpness in the branches is too bad, but not a deal breaker.--Godot13 (talk) 19:51, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nicely done. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:59, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – I looked at this a few days ago and it's a quality image of an interesting place; yes, the article could stand some expansion as there seems to be a lot of history behind this place and hopefully that will happen. SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:46, 1 February 2015 (UTC) well, Crisco, I sat in the restaurant for days waiting for you to treat me to a meal ... now you're back in Indonesia I expect lots and lots of flowers to make up for you standing me up! Face-wink.svg
  • Perfect timing; it's 11am, Sunday morning here, so I'll have this for brunch, please! Bacon and I hope that's some scrambled egg? Truly scrummy! SagaciousPhil - Chat 11:04, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Zehnder's Chicken Restaurant, Frankenmuth, Michigan, 2015-01-11 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:08, 1 February 2015 (UTC)



Polar Bear jumping, in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway.[edit]

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OriginalPolar Bear jumping, in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway.
Reason
High quality (Info:featured in commons)
Articles in which this image appears
Polar Bear
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Arturo de Frias Marques
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 14:23, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Below required resolution of 1500 X 1500. Plus, par below sharpness of an expected FP of animals. A rare shot indeed, but sharpness does count. Are there any fringes on the posterior side? -- - The Herald (here I am) 15:09, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose, suggest speedy close. Too small. J Milburn (talk) 15:41, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 17:17, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Too small; retakeable.  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 17:17, 1 February 2015 (UTC)



Koi[edit]

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Original –are a group of fish that are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) kept in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens.
Alt
Reason
rather interesting picture, 3,008 × 2,000 pixels, used and colorful, showing the fish that are gathered with open mouth arround the food tossed in the pond.
Articles in which this image appears
Koi pond, Koi (magazine), Common carp, Fish, Koi and Water garden
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Arden, uploaded by AgnosticPreachersKid
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 21:50, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - It seems to show koi enthusiastically going after food. As an action image of fish, which is a bit unusual in itself, it is fine. I usually associate koi with tranquil waters, not so crowded, and conducive to peaceful meditation. This image shows another side to the fish. It also shows the variety of colors. That said, I will
  • Support - because it is a good, clear, image of koi in a situation with which they are not usually associated. CorinneSD (talk) 23:34, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Proposition I present Alternative version. ___ Alborzagros (talk) 10:46, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT - Works a bit better; suggests an even larger number of koi outside the frame. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:12, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Well, that was a little bit of a surprise. I can't really agree that it is an ALT. Since the original file is big enough, and it is not exactly the same picture or a a better file of it... It is simply an other picture of the same subject. I knew about that picture but I wasn't chosen that one myself, for a number of reasons.
    I really don't know why it has been posted. The picture I have chosen it is a close up picture, a portrait of the fish, snapping after the food that shows the fish radially placed from the center in a circular formation, with the mouth clearly visible, it has a clear composition, style, and it is used.
    The other one is a big pancake of several fish, they lay flat and it is rather different as a composition from the other one. I knew about that picture too, but I never chose that one. And now it is suddenly here, I don't really understand WHY it has been posted as an alt. As I said it is simply different. --Hafspajen (talk) 15:05, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I mean if somebody else but the nominator chose an ALT it is because: the original picture is blurry, not big enough, a bigger version of the original, if there was some opposition against it, and so on. One doesn't post an ALT in the middle of some other person's nomination, like: hey, this I like better - if there is not a reall reason for it. Hafspajen (talk) 15:14, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – The "ALT" doesn't appear to be used in any articles though so how can it even be considered? I think I would err towards the original anyway ... ... SagaciousPhil - Chat 15:47, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - I agree with Hafs, but I also think the original image is more attractive. CorinneSD (talk) 18:52, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Original and Remove ALT as not used in any articles, as confirmed by SagaciousPhil. gazhiley 15:46, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Procedural note The fact that the alternative isn't used is meaningless. If there would be a consensus that the alt should be promoted, than the original would be replaced in all articles with it by the closer. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:21, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Response If the original is suitably good and the alt isn't an improvement, then what's the point in the ALT? gazhiley 17:23, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Alts are added to nominations, if somebody thinks they are better than the original. It's a completely different matter whether you agree with it or not. Armbrust The Homunculus 19:38, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Well, it is not about liking it or not. This is an ALT that was called for. This is an ALT too. But if I would place this one George Romney - Charlotte, Mrs Thomas Raikes - Google Art Project.jpg or this George Romney - Elizabeth, Lady Blunt - Google Art Project.jpg on Elizabeth Smith-Stanley, Countess of Derby nomination as an ALT, that would be the same as this alt proposition. Hafspajen (talk) 23:42, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support original—it's more of an "action shot". The ALT makes it look like a load of koi about to be carted away to the fish market—you don't eat koi. I don't disagree that a more "tranquil" scene may be a more idealized image, but I've certainly seen large groups of them go at it like this. Curly Turkey ¡gobble! 01:47, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support original - great shot! --AtsmeConsult 03:42, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per Hafspajen and Curly Turkey. APK whisper in my ear 07:52, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – I've given this a bit of thought over the last few days; I still prefer the original. SagaciousPhil - Chat 12:35, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support original - The original captures the subject matter vastly better. --The one that forgot (talk) 06:26, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Koi feeding, National Arboretum.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:51, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

  • There is a clear consensus that the original should be promoted. Armbrust The Homunculus 21:51, 1 February 2015 (UTC)



The Seven Ages of Man[edit]

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Reason
High quality scans of the famousmonologue's picturesque depiction from Google art.
Articles in which this image appears
The Seven Ages of Man (painting series)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Robert Smirke
  • Support as nominator –  - The Herald (here I am) 16:26, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now. The color and contrast of all these is very unappealing. I can't believe that the original paintings look like this! (If they do, they are in need of restoration, removing several layers of dark brown varnish...) --Janke | Talk 09:46, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
    • These are Google Art Project scans, so I believe they are accurate. It would be misleading to change them. Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:41, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
      • We have to work around the limitations of computer displays, and this may require adjusting original scans for exposure, contrast, and white balance. Samsara 15:20, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now per Janke. Samsara 17:07, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:34, 2 February 2015 (UTC)



Pancreatic cancer metastasised to the liver[edit]

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Click to view. I don't normally believe in censoring on FPC, but I think autopsied tumours might be a little much.
Thanks for reviewing.
OriginalPancreatic cancer metastasized to the liver, showing many secondary tumours.
Reason
An extremely valuable image. These sorts of teaching materials are relatively rare, since they necessarily require permission to show a dead person's organs to the world. It's from 2002, cameras weren't perfect back then, but the sheer rarity of such images makes up for the flaws.
Articles in which this image appears
Metastasis, Metastatic liver disease, Pancreatic cancer, Liver tumor
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Sciences/Biology
Creator
Haymanj
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 21:30, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - This is certainly an interesting piece. But I can't help but notice a line at the bottom right go down from purple to grey. GamerPro64 22:10, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Hm. I'd imagine the grey is the edge of a tray, the purple... Well, older digital cameras could be a little weird. I think that was a common effect of light hitting the lens from the side. Could be wrong. Anyway! We could easily crop it or even retouch it away, since it's nowhere near the actual liver. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:25, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
      • Whoever wrote "I don't normally believe in censoring on FPC, but I think autopsied tumours might be a little much." - did you consider the fact that FPs usually are featured on the front page - shall it be hidden there, too? ;-) --Janke | Talk 09:35, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
        • We can deal with that later. There was consensus to run the smallpox FP, and this is not even in the same ballpark as that one. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:13, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
        • FPC noms are up for about two weeks. That's a long time for anyone upset with them, and actively trying to work on the FPC page. I'd say there are many things, like this, that should be on the main page, but not on an active workspace like here. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:04, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
          • OOT, but for potentially controversial POTD images I generally allow a month of discussion. Such discussion supported the smallpox image, but was against our FP of Michele Merkin going on the main page. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 19:12, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Not technically the best image, but we don't really have much of this kind of material, and we need it. Samsara 17:24, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:34, 2 February 2015 (UTC)



Antonie Frederik Jan Floris Jacob van Omphal[edit]

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OriginalAntonie Frederik Jan Floris Jacob van Omphal, a Dutch knight and soldier, as depicted by Herman Antonie de Bloeme
Reason
Impressive depiction of this Dutch knight, an assistant to the King and soldier for Napoleon
Articles in which this image appears
Antonie Frederik Jan Floris Jacob van Omphal +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military
Creator
Herman Antonie de Bloeme
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 21:53, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Low-willing support Good quality and EV but there couple of cracks on it. __ Alborzagros (talk) 11:15, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 22:13, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I think when one can notice the cracks, it's a good sign. It's a big file. You can't notice them at thumb. Not even if considerably enlarged. Hafspajen (talk) 22:50, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Looks good to me. Mattximus (talk) 01:11, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - --AtsmeConsult 03:56, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Also, GREAT article. Drmies (talk) 15:22, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Herman Antonie de Bloeme - Baron van Omphal.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:54, 2 February 2015 (UTC)



Victoria (Later Queen Victoria) with her spaniel Dash, 1833. Painting by George Hayter[edit]

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OriginalVictoria (Later Queen Victoria) with her spaniel Dash, 1833. Painting by George Hayter
Reason
EV & High Quality
Articles in which this image appears
Queen Victoria, Dash (spaniel), George Hayter, John Conroy and more (section File usage)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
George Hayter
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 07:07, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Too small. With multi-megapixel painting scans becoming ridiculously common now, I doubt there should be any exceptions to the resolution rule. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:48, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- - The Herald (here I am) 10:16, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Below minimum resolution (even less for an expected painting FP).. Quick close  - The Herald (here I am) 10:16, 3 February 2015 (UTC)



Our Lady of the Assumption (Windsor, Ontario)[edit]

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OriginalApse of Our Lady of the Assumption, an old parish church in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Reason
Well, this is my first relatively successful attempt to emulate Diliff's fantastic cathedral photography. Although I did take some shots of the nave (both from near the altar and elsewhere), this is the only one I'm comfortable nominating. It shows the apse of Our Lady of the Assumption in Windsor, Ontario, which is the oldest Catholic church in Canada west of Quebec.
Articles in which this image appears
Our Lady of the Assumption (Windsor, Ontario)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Chris Woodrich
  • Nope, still the 60D. I'm waiting til I'm back in Indonesia to look into getting a 6D. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:19, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Question - Fantastic picture. Does it seem like it has the slightest (.1 or .2 degrees) CW tilt? Very well could just be me...--Godot13 (talk) 06:04, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Very hard to tell the difference. In either case, great image and Support.--Godot13 (talk) 00:08, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Wasn't much at 0.1, but it did look straighter. Thanks. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:17, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Question The figure on the left (as well as the right) appear quite distorted when I zoom in. Is this a problem with my computer, or is that in the actual image? Mattximus (talk) 01:16, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • It's natural with the field of view used. I don't recall it off the top of my head, but the vertical field of view was pushing 80 degrees. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:26, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Nicely done. The vertical angle of view is pretty extreme though. I would have perhaps added some vertical compression in PTGui (just a small amount can make a big difference to an image like this). Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:50, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks! I'll have to remember that one for next time. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:01, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Lovely picture - nice and crisp... Somehow not noticed this nom until now. gazhiley 12:57, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Apse, Assumption Church, Windsor 2015-01-17.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:32, 3 February 2015 (UTC)



Salman of Saudi Arabia[edit]

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Reason
HQ and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Salman of Saudi Arabia
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Mazen AlDarrab
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 07:17, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Cutout is quite obvious. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:43, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
When the cutting out helps to make the picture better, why can it be a factor to refuse a photo as FP? __ Alborzagros (talk) 11:05, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • When it's done poorly, like here. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:49, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This looks like a wax statue not the real person, and so does not meet one or more of the "encyclopedic value", "appropriate description" or "avoids digital manipulation" criteria. DrKiernan (talk) 11:19, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I agree that it appears to be a wax figure. Rreagan007 (talk) 05:37, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose-- A bad cutout, surely  - The Herald (here I am) 17:44, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I clicked on the picture and it said " This figure appears to be a waxwork sculpture rather than the actual king. The real person has a liver spot on his right cheek and bags under his eyes." Mattximus (talk) 01:13, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - it looks plastic, shoulder is lost in the black background --AtsmeConsult 03:54, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Could someone close this? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:25, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:33, 3 February 2015 (UTC)



Dancing Fairies[edit]

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OriginalDancing Fairies is a painting by Swedish painter August Malmström (1829–1901) which depicts fairies dancing above the water, in a moonlit landscape.
Reason
High quality scan of an attractive painting. Swedish artists are somewhat underrepresented at FPC.
Articles in which this image appears
Dancing Fairies +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
August Malmström
  • Support as co-nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 21:25, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as co-nominator Hafspajen (talk) 21:28, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - An enchanting and unusual scene. CorinneSD (talk) 22:07, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Excellent scan of a lovely painting supported by a neat article. SagaciousPhil - Chat 13:47, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – -- - The Herald (here I am) 17:42, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Ethereal to say the least. Sca (talk) 14:58, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support As above. Mattximus (talk) 01:18, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - very nice. --AtsmeConsult 03:46, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:August Malmström - Dancing Fairies - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:58, 3 February 2015 (UTC)



Flowers in a Terracotta Vase[edit]

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Reason
Good quality image, beautiful still life by a master of still lifes
Articles in which this image appears
Albertus Jonas Brandt, Eelke Jelles Eelkema
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Albertus Jonas Brandt and Eelke Jelles Eelkema
  • Support as nominatorCorinneSD (talk) 22:44, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Lovely... but the colours are different in the Rijksmuseum's scan. (See addition here) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:38, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment' Gosh. I found a third, hurray. just in between. Hafspajen (talk) 00:40, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Since it was painted 1820 it is weird that it should lost its color so fast. Wonder if File:Bloemen in een terracotta vaas. Rijksmuseum SK-A-1013.jpeg isn't the closest to original after all. Hafspajen (talk) 14:48, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm just curious -- how would the first image get those bright colors? Did somebody change the colors with a software program? - CorinneSD (talk) 17:26, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - like the crisp colors of the original --AtsmeConsult 03:45, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm just trying to learn: what is the primary goal here at FP? To have an image that looks as close as possible to the way the painting looks in the museum (with its aging, grime of decades, etc.), or to have an image that looks as close as possible to the way the painting looked when it was first painted? I've seen discussion of slight modifications to other images using software; are those modifications never acceptable? If we're honest, the one with the bright colors (original) is the most attractive, isn't it? If somebody could explain this to me, I'll be better informed for future voting. CorinneSD (talk) 23:35, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • There have been issues in the past with this. My own position is that well-done edits may be good, but we need to be able to refer to the actual painting, because in the end we're trying to show the painting as it is today. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:53, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support original. Alborzagros (talk) 07:13, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose Original and Alt 1; Support Alt 2.' Have people actually looked at these? Alt 2 is 9 times the area. It's a much bigger image, of the same quality. We shouldn't even be nominating low-res copies. I understand that the good image was found late, but I'd suggest closing and renominating. Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:38, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rijksmuseum scan, oppose others: they know what they're doing. Accuracy is more important. BTW, Adam: that Rijksmuseum scan was uploaded the day after this was nominated. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:36, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I did note that it was found late. I don't know. If this was mine, I'd just restart the nom, but... it's sorting itself out, I suppose. But if the original passes, there's a problem here, which is one of the reasons I don't like presenting options that shouldn't pass. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:52, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I don't consider the day after to be all that late. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:34, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Crisco 1492 Would you be willing to put this nomination on hold for another day or two to give a Dutch editor (who has been a museum guide) time go to the museum and look at the painting? CorinneSD (talk) 02:52, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
The painting is in a depot, and not hanging in the Rijksmuseum. The colours on the website are correct according the museum staff member. I checked both articles and added new information from Dutch websites. I had never heard of these two painters. It was interesting to read about. Regards. Taksen (talk) 18:33, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:21, 4 February 2015 (UTC)



Two Coracles at, in Tungabhadra River[edit]

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Original – Couple of coracles (round-shaped boats) at Tungabhadra river near Hampi, India. Coracles are used as mode of water transportation in this part of the world.
Reason
High Resolution and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Tungabhadra River, Coracle
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Dey.sandip
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 03:24, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very clear. That's an interesting rock formation in the background. The overall shape of the formation, or at least of some of the large individual boulders, is similar to the shape of the upturned coracle. CorinneSD (talk) 23:24, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose No EV (in my opionion). There is no mention of "Coracles" in the article linked, and therefore there is no way of knowing what "The Two Coracles" are when reading the article. The description in the nom is clear, but when you view the article it isn't. The way the picture is labeled in the article almost looks like it is the name of the rock formation, as the boats themselves take up such a small part of the picture. In addition this picture is a poor representation of the river as it is too low to indicate anything other than it is a patch of water next to some rocks. While this is a nice picture, the EV is non-existant. I would go as far as to say it would either need to be removed from the article and used in the Coracle article instead (although there are already plenty of images there), or captioned better to indicate why it is in the Tungabhadra River article. gazhiley 15:43, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Note The photo also appears in Coracle, which should have been listed as the main article during the nomination. I have added the link above. LK (talk) 06:37, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • It wasn't at the time of my comment - It was added about 2 hours before your comment according to the edit history. Should this Nom be suspended to allow time for the picture to become stable? I've seen that happen before when a picture is added to an article mid-nomination, although not sure of the process in that respect... The rest of my objection still stands however regarding the primary focus of either the river or the boats not being the case due to the overbearing presence of the Rocks behind the stretch of water... gazhiley 18:59, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Sure we can suspend it if you want that... --Hafspajen (talk) 02:23, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Interesting boats. It did made me read about them, never knew there are such boats. Hafspajen (talk) 17:14, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Responding to gazhiley's comment regarding a lack of primary focus -- coracles or pile of rocks -- I originally thought that, too, but when I looked at the other images in the article Tungabhadra River, I saw that there were piles of rocks all along the banks of that river, rather unusual boulders they are, too. So it would be hard to get a photo that didn't have them in the background. The one coracle that is upside down is not so clear, but the other one is quite clear. I had never heard of a coracle before and was glad to learn something new. I think the photo is a pretty good illustration of the type of boat. I also think the clear reflection of the rocks in the water and the light are quite beautiful. CorinneSD (talk) 22:36, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Don't get me wrong, it's a nice picture, and would probably look lovely in a frame. But here we look for more than that - for this to be a high EV picture it needs to be JUST about the boats - they are such a small part of the picture, and almost missable unless you know in advance the name of the boats. Anyone who wasn't aware that Coracles are boats will see the title of "The Two Coracles" and then look at the picture and be none the wiser to what Coracles are without looking at the article... Therefore the EV is not sufficient in my opinion... Regarding my request to suspend Hafspajen I have never done it before so not sure what the process or requirements are - I've just seem noms suspended before when the picture is added to an article mid-nom... gazhiley 10:30, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I'd just like to add something. I hear you, User:gazhiley, but these are not your usual boats. If they were photographed in isolation, away from water, or without some distance, one might have difficulty even seeing them as boats. Here, floating on calm water, one can see clearly that they are boats, and approximately how big they are, that is, not very big. CorinneSD (talk) 00:53, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Fair enough... If I'm honest though I thought they were large sifting pans like those used for searching for gold... It's only when I searched for a Coracle (the article wasn't linked at the time) I found out what I was looking at... The cross hatching pattern specifically made me think large seive - no scale to be able to see exactly the size of them... Not sure what they'd be sifting for though, with holes that large! gazhiley 11:28, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:43, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I do agree that this is an image that's trying to do too many things at once, without doing any of them particularly well. The focus on a somewhat insignificant rocky hill is unfortunate, and the fact that this is a recurring geological feature characteristic of the river only becomes apparent after looking at other pictures, which doesn't strongly suggest that this one alone has exceptional EV. For the coracle article, one would ultimately like to have an image that shows the coracle in detail or at least in use. This image again provides neither of those two things. However, since we probably don't get a lot of quality content from that part of the world yet, I'm willing to weakly support this nomination. Samsara 15:54, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
It's true -- there's nothing in the image to indicate scale, such as a person. I don't know if that is enough to disqualify it or not. CorinneSD (talk) 23:02, 2 February 2015 (UTC) I still like it, though. CorinneSD (talk) 23:04, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support High quality and EV __ Alborzagros (talk) 07:18, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Two Coracles and Tungabhadra River.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:31, 4 February 2015 (UTC)



Breakfast time[edit]

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OriginalBreakfast time was completed in 1887 and is currently held by the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm; it is one of the museum's most popular images.
Reason
Good scan of interesting painting; Hanna Hirsch-Pauli was not a prolific artist and, despite being better known for her portrait work, the Breakfast time painting played a major role in her breakthrough in the Nordic artworld.
Articles in which this image appears
Breakfast time and Hanna Hirsch-Pauli
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Hanna Hirsch-Pauli
  • Support as nominatorSagaciousPhil - Chat 14:15, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - This painting is considered one of the pearls of the museum. Big file too. Hafspajen (talk) 14:50, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support- Good work. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:59, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - The quality of this painting is on a par with the work of the best and most well-known artists. Just beautiful! CorinneSD (talk) 18:54, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Quality image.--Godot13 (talk) 05:48, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Smashing painting. __ Alborzagros (talk) 07:26, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Unlike most other painting scans this one is incredibly vibrant and the colours are great. Amazing how the best paintings aren't always the ones that are household names... --The one that forgot (talk) 06:23, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hanna Pauli - Frukostdags.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:16, 4 February 2015 (UTC)



Gustav Klimt: Beech Grove I[edit]

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Original – Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, in the early years of the last century, created several beech forest paintings in which a repetitive array of trees plays the trunks' slenderness against the gold of fallen leaves to draw the viewer into a serene tableau.
Reason
Recently added to Gustav Klimt article.
Articles in which this image appears
Gustav Klimt
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Gustav Klimt
  • Support as nominatorSca (talk) 22:22, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Fascinating painting. CorinneSD (talk) 23:21, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Good detail and use of color.--Godot13 (talk) 05:52, 26 January 2015 (UTC) Not sure if I feel serene or constricted...
  • Support A photo-like painting. First I take it as a photo. ____ Alborzagros (talk) 07:20, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 00:38, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Oooh—I never liked Klimt, but this thing's beautiful. Curly Turkey ¡gobble! 01:43, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
He didn't paint only the fantastic female figures for which he's famous. There are quite a few mosaic-ish landscapes in his oeuvre. Sca (talk) 13:41, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Gustav Klimt - Beech Grove I - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:23, 4 February 2015 (UTC)


Billy Graham[edit]

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OriginalBilly Graham in 1966
Reason
Well, its a quality images in B/W of the great preacher.
Articles in which this image appears
Billy Graham and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association +(lead) plus a half a dozen more
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Religious figures
Creator
Warren K. Leffler for U.S. News & World Report
  • Support as nominator –  - The Herald (here I am) 09:38, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Low quality for a 1966 picture. ___ Alborzagros (talk) 11:45, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Someone overcompressed it. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:01, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose as above. Looks upsampled. Samsara 13:40, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose - Good EV but yeah, the picture looks compressed as said above and slightly over-exposed. --The one that forgot (talk) 06:20, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose The flaws are (somehow) in the original TIFF, so this is not salvageable. Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:03, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:31, 5 February 2015 (UTC)



The Wilton Diptych[edit]

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OriginalThe Wilton Diptych (c. 1395-99); a small egg on oak portable diptych depicting Richard II of England kneeling before the Virgin and Child. The painting is described by the art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon as "the most beautiful dream of heaven to survive in all British art"
Reason
This is the finest British work of the International Gothic style
Articles in which this image appears
Wilton Diptych, Medieval art, Richard II of England + four others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings, Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Unknown English or French painter from the 1390s
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 17:12, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Great image, yup.♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:27, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 23:14, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • You're going to hate me for this... oppose this version. The frame of the diptych is 3D, and thus PD-Art does not apply. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:06, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Well, I can't say I didn't saw that comming, Schro... there is a slight mess with the 3D-s. 17:05, 29 January 2015 (UTC) Hafspajen (talk)
  • ~sigh~ never mind, and if a 600-year-old picture is still covered by copyright, then it proves I'll never get my head around it, despite working in a related field! Would two crops stitched together work, or would that just look too odd? - SchroCat (talk) 17:17, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Given the above, it's probably best to withdraw this one - SchroCat (talk) 22:04, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:19, 5 February 2015 (UTC)



Lake Urmia losing water[edit]

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Original – Drainage of water in Lake Urmia in Iran over a 30 year period. By 2013, water shortages were considered Iran's greatest crisis, more dangerous “than Israel, USA or political fighting”"
Reason
Shocking video of the water shortage hitting Lake Urmia in Iran
Articles in which this image appears
Water crisis in Iran, Lake Urmia, +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena/Others, maybe?
Creator
مانفی using NASA imagery.
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:53, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • The video leaves me wanting to be able to go in and examine the changes more closely. Is there a compelling reason to feature this as opposed to the original NASA images as a set? 24.222.214.125 (talk) 02:41, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Resolution, one would think (the 1980s image is far below the minimum) and the fact that the originals are all oriented differently. (The file description page links to the originals on Commons). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:59, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support EV __ Alborzagros (talk) 14:12, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as others. Yann (talk) 19:01, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - sorry I am bad at looking at videos, just postpone them all the time, until I forgot to look at them. Hafspajen (talk) 22:28, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 19:50, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Urmia lake drought.webm --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:54, 5 February 2015 (UTC)



Elizabeth Smith-Stanley, Countess of Derby[edit]

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OriginalElizabeth Smith-Stanley, Countess of Derby was an English peeress. This painting was created between 1776 and 1778.
Reason
High quality reproduction of painting about a notable peeress, and therefore huge EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Elizabeth Smith-Stanley, Countess of Derby (most EV), British nobility
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
George Romney
  • Support as nominatorArmbrust The Homunculus 16:45, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - I've uploaded the original size. Question: what do we want to do with the bars or wooden beams behind the actual painting? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:06, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - but I have never been happy with those thin uneven frame-bits, really. Hafspajen (talk) 04:01, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Looks underexposed. Samsara 17:08, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Great painting. Alborzagros (talk) 07:14, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:57, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - SchroCat (talk) 13:48, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Lady Elizabeth Hamilton (1753–1797), Countess of Derby.jpg -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:58, 5 February 2015 (UTC)



Monster Soup commonly called Thames Water[edit]

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OriginalMonster Soup commonly called Thames Water (1828). An woman dropping her tea-cup in horror upon discovering the monstrous contents of a magnified drop of Thames water; revealing the impurity of London drinking water
Reason
Great and interesting satirical cartoon, good quality
Articles in which this image appears
River Thames, Great Stink, Water quality
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
William Heath

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:11, 5 February 2015 (UTC)



Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)[edit]

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Original – Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) is an oil painting by American artist Winslow Homer. It depicts a catboat called the Gloucester chopping through that city's harbor under "a fair wind" (Homer's original title).
Reason
High quality and EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), Winslow Homer
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Winslow Homer
  • Support as nominatorFakeShemp (talk) 03:29, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Lovely painting. However, it looks rather greenish compared to Homer's other maritime paintings as well as other photos of this particular work on Commons. Are we certain that the original dose not have a more blueish hue? (Support - if the colours are indeed correct.) P. S. Burton (talk) 12:33, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
    • I cannot find anything against or for the color balance in this particular photo. The white specs in the wake, the rudder's reflection, and on the lighthouse island are actually quite white, which makes me believe it might be fairly accurate. FakeShemp (talk) 05:27, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:29, 6 February 2015 (UTC)



Chain moray[edit]

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Original – Chain moray eel peeking out from a coral recess. A feather duster overhead remained flared open long enough for the capture.
Reason
unique and very difficult underwater capture of a chain moray eel with an open ghost feather duster Sabellidae above its head
Articles in which this image appears
Echidna_catenata
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Atsme
  • Support as nominatorAtsmeConsult 03:31, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I've missed having underwater pictures. Great shot! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:41, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - nice. Looks good. (What do you mean? my lovely snail then...:) ?)Hafspajen (talk) 03:50, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - very nice, great colors.--Godot13 (talk) 07:24, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Question and request What is the creature on top-right? If we can find the answer It'll be informative and encyclopedic for Wikipedia. __ Alborzagros (talk) 14:07, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
    • A feather duster (part of Sabellidae if I'm not mistaken). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:18, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
      • You are correct, Crisco. Common name for this particular species is "ghost feather duster". AtsmeConsult 21:50, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Multicolored and high quality. ___ Alborzagros (talk) 14:10, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support-- Fine here. -- - The Herald (here I am) 15:11, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Fantastic colour and very striking for an underwater photograph. Great shot! --The one that forgot (talk) 06:15, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Chain moray eel.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:32, 6 February 2015 (UTC)



Orange Oranda goldfish[edit]

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Original – An adult orange Oranda goldfish, displaying a prominent bubble-like hood on the head that is characteristic of this breed.
Reason
Good photos of aquarium fish are hard to obtain, due to the dim lighting, movement, and the difficulty of shooting through glass and water. Wikipedia has very few good quality photos of live aquarium fish. This particular photo has high technical quality, and shows a superior specimen that illustrates the distinctive characteristics of the Oranda goldfish.
Articles in which this image appears
Oranda
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Lawrencekhoo
  • Support as nominatorLK (talk) 06:09, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose - Love the set-up, but the noise is a bit too high. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:39, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Opposed Blurred and cloudy pixels. ___ Alborzagros (talk) 13:59, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support No major problems at minimum allowable size. Samsara 08:11, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose As per others, too noisy... gazhiley 19:43, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:32, 6 February 2015 (UTC)



Burking Poor Old Mrs Constitution, Aged 141[edit]

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OriginalBurking Poor Old Mrs Constitution, Aged 141 (1829). This satirical cartoon by William Heath depicts the Duke of Wellington and Robert Peel in the roles of the body-snatchers Burke and Hare, suffocating Mrs Docherty for sale to Dr. Knox; representing the extinguishing by Wellington and Peel of the Constitution of 1688 by Catholic Emancipation.
Reason
Great and interesting satirical cartoon, good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Burke and Hare murders, Catholic emancipation, Robert Peel, William Heath (artist)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
William Heath
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 12:38, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, excellent choice, very clear.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:52, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Great image, but it's below the minimum resolution. Do they have a higher resolution version? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:35, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Not that I can find at Wellcome, or elsewhere - 1,668 × 1,198 is the largest version I can find (although still looking), just in case. - SchroCat (talk) 13:50, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Scro, that was really funny. Geat pic. But do you know about the requirements? minimum 1500px X 1500px on both sides... This one is only ‎1,668 × 1,198 pixels ... I mean, it will probably not work, because it is rather under minimum required size. Hafspajen (talk) 13:53, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Exceptions are sometimes made, so it's possible this can pass... not a guarantee though. Depends on the voting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:15, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Its usefulness, IMHO, outweights the small size issue. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 17:27, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose on the small side, and a little oversaturated-looking - surely the colours would have faded a little bit even if they were that vivid to start? More importantly:
  • EV in Burke and Hare murders: Very low: the way it's used it made it look like Miss Constitution was one of the victims, placed right up next to the list of victims, and naming Miss Constitution prominently without explanation. It's a bit more relevant elsewhere, but... Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:45, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I've put the image back in, lower down in the "In media portrayals and popular culture" section, together with an explanation in the text. That may not answer the question of oversaturation, but should cover the Burke and Hare question. - SchroCat (talk) 09:05, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • It's at least not actively misleading now, but I'm not really convinced there's enough EV to overcome the small size, and probable over-saturation. There's no one article where it adds particularly much. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:20, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I think it adds to the Catholic emancipation article - a contemporary view of the revocation of the 1688 Constitution. (Although, obviously that doesn't deal with the technical aspects). Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 10:28, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure about the saturation aspect either, or whether we can judge if the colours have faded. This image is frm the Wellcome collection, and it appears much less saturated tha the Britih Museum copy (although more so than the Cornell University copy. - SchroCat (talk) 10:33, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • My presumption would be that the British Museum copy is uncalibrated. That is not at all a natural look. This is why I prefer restoring from things in my hand whenever possible. Anyway, I don't mean to say it adds nothing; just that I don't think it adds enough to overcome my concerns. I live in Edinburgh, so of course know Burke and Hare, but for readers in America or Australia or the like I could see needing a lot of explanation. And that's after explaining about the constitution.
    I'd be more enthusiastic if it was A. outside a gallery in William Heath and B. higher-res William Heath artworks weren't readily available. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:04, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Seems very broadly relevant as an early example of a recurrent theme in political satire. Samsara 15:39, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Burking Poor Old Mrs Constitution. Wellcome L0019663.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:32, 6 February 2015 (UTC)


Talitrus saltator[edit]

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OriginalTalitrus saltator a species of family Talitridae (Sand hopper) at the beach of the Baltic Sea at Bornholm island.
Talitrus saltator reaches lengths between 8.2 mm (0.32 in) and 16.5 mm (0.65 in), with males being slightly larger than females.
Reason
EV and HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Talitrus saltator + Talitridae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Crustaceans
Creator
Arnold Paul / edited by Waugsberg, Buchling and Fice
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 14:54, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - For me, this crosses the bug bar. Very nice. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:16, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I really want to support this one, but looking at this makes me think that we can do better. Specifically, some legs and one antennae is out of focus in this nom. Mattximus (talk) 01:05, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:07, 6 February 2015 (UTC)



Hayley Williams[edit]

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OriginalHayley Williams, lead vocalist of the American rock band Paramore, at Rock im Park 2013 in Nuremberg, Germany.
Reason
Very good concert photography, with lots of character.
Articles in which this image appears
Hayley Williams
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Sven-Sebastian Sajak
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:13, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support One of the best portraits I've seen nominated here - it's a very lively photo with excellent EV Nick-D (talk) 07:41, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support . Rather charming. A little like Pippi Longstocking with that hairstyle... Face-smile.svg Hafspajen (talk) 16:19, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Oh gosh, I'm not the only one who thought so. One of the things I love about this picture. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 20:05, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - So much better than the infobox image.--Godot13 (talk) 22:08, 28 January 2015 (UTC) css image crop might get it nicely in there if desired...
    • I agree, and I've just WP:BOLDly swapped it in as the infobox image Nick-D (talk) 10:20, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support : Good one : Bellus Delphina talk 15:12, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very true, Hafspajen. APK whisper in my ear 13:06, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as others. Yann (talk) 19:00, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support very much alive. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 23:35, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I wish I could vote on this, but I'm afraid my love of Ms Williams and my knowledge that one day she will be my wife (She will be mine... Oh yes, she will be mine....) means that I am unable to give a subjective opinion in this case....... gazhiley 11:57, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support_Alborzagros (talk) 10:45, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:RiP2013 Paramore Hayley Williams 0003.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:14, 6 February 2015 (UTC)



Simeis 147[edit]

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Original – Simeis 147
Reason
A quite brillant 'landscape' of Simeis 147 or Spaghetti nebula.
Articles in which this image appears
Simeis 147
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
Rogelio Bernal Andreo

Promoted File:Simeis 147.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:20, 6 February 2015 (UTC)



Company Shocked at a Lady Getting up to Ring the Bell (1805)[edit]

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OriginalCompany Shocked at a Lady Getting up to Ring the Bell (1805). Thomas Wright and R H Evans describe the scene as "A widow and her suitors, who seem to have forgot their manners in the intensity of their admiration."
Reason
Good quality image of an 1805 James Gillray cartoon
Articles in which this image appears
Etiquette, Bell pull
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
James Gillray
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 17:14, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Not sure I see the EV in either article... to be quite frank I don't see what the bell pull means in this context either. If there was something discussing this a bit better, I'd support. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 18:14, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Possibly courtship? It's a comment on the social faux pas of gentlemen allowing a lady to stand to summon the servants (via the bell pull), rather than doing it themselves. - SchroCat (talk) 00:07, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • See, that's something that a lot of people won't get without actual textual commentary. Unless there were discussion of this code of etiquette (something I can't see being very common now) in an article, I doubt this would have the EV (encyclopedic value) to pass. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:30, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Well, the caricatures of the supposed "gentlemen" are funny – maybe that's more the point than the period code of etiquette. Sca (talk) 14:20, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:15, 6 February 2015 (UTC)



Feral bull[edit]

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Original – a wild bull portrait in the Sierra Nevada, Venezuela
Reason
Big enough, looks clear and crisp. Used.
Articles in which this image appears
Charolais cattle, Páramo, Sierra Nevada National Park (Venezuela), Feral organism, Maverick (animal), Ploughing in the Nivernais, Mérida (state)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
The Photographer
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 19:49, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great photo! Hafs, this is the last type of photo that I would think you would nominate. I never knew you had an interest in cattle. CorinneSD (talk) 20:18, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --AtsmeConsult 02:52, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Nice composition. —Bruce1eetalk 05:02, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Great photo, but for EV, I would rather see the entire animal. – Editør (talk) 11:14, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - it's more like a portrait, looking down from an edge. I think personally that it is rather an attractive posture.Hafspajen (talk) 16:20, 28 January 2015 (UTC) it was clearly a man, a rather large man with appealing posture, wearing something wrapped around his face and a hat pulled low over his ears
  • Oppose Once again, a nice enough picture, but this section is for pictures that also have full EV, and as the full subject is not visable I cannot Support sorry... gazhiley 18:52, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Hafs, did you mean "appalling" (awful) or "appealing" (attractive)? I think it's rare to find a photo of a large animal this close up without it being in a small pen in a cattle yard, and one that is so attractive with the vegetation and the unusual perspective of looking up at the animal. CorinneSD (talk) 22:44, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • So "appealing", and I agree with you. CorinneSD (talk) 00:34, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - I mean the photo is unusual and nice. It has EV because it is taken in a natural environment, in an place away from any civilization. It is rather its strength that is climbing on cliffs, looking down on us, instead of the usual cow in the green field- style. Hafspajen (talk) 00:36, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Again I agree. I love this photo. Also, it is in the Sierra Nevada mountains after all. CorinneSD (talk) 00:44, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Great picture. I love that the animal is in a more natural environment. I like the angle shot. WordSeventeen (talk) 03:17, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Tomer T (talk) 15:37, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as others. Yann (talk) 18:58, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per my earlier comment. – Editør (talk) 12:58, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Editør and gazhiley. Seems to be mostly supported for aesthetic value, not EV. Samsara 17:30, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Well, the monkey shelfie was half of an animal too... And actually it has more EV one could think, when investigating the matter, several articles more. And aesthetic value generates EV... of course. Hafspajen (talk) 20:40, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment It is by now added to 8 articles. That's quite an EV. I think there is nothing wrong with this pic, really.
    Comment And these are FPs too, and were accepted: Bald Eagle Portrait.jpg; Grooming monkeys PLW edit.jpg, + African elephant warning raised trunk.jpg; great pics. Hafspajen (talk) 23:59, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Two of those were promoted because they show a specific behaviour. They were not promoted to identify and represent the animal. Both species also have FPs that show the full animal. Samsara 14:16, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Well, I can't agree about the EV. I do think it has EV, and really plenty of EV, rather. When I found this picture my first reaction was wow, a wild cattle! Wild cattle or feral cattle are not especially common. In Europe there are very few places where still exist some feral cattle, I think only in some wild areas in Spain or France might have some and the Chillingham cattle, about 90 animals in Chillingham, that inhabit a park. The Aurochs were living once here wild, but they are extinct now. There have been attempts to re-create them. India has quite a few, Australia... I believe if you want to take a picture like this, these are the requirements to get to the place,
    Campamento base en Laguna Verde.JPG
    no hotels, retaurants, easy access and stuff, that's EV already. Because cattle need tremendous areas to grazing and are prodigious eaters; need large quantities of grasses and are in need of right kind of habitat. Most cattle that exist in the world is domestic and it is billion dollar industry worldwide, while under the hands of humans, they have been bread and messed with, until they don't really look like anything or their ancestors ( take Belgian Blue for example). On his second voyage to the New World in 1493 Columbus brought sheep, goats, cattle and horses. There were none until then in these areas. This above has long fur and is adapted to the mountain climate, during the years in the wild. Also an interesting trait. It climbs in the mountain on rocks and stuff, the way domestic cattle don't do any more, some domestic cattle are not even capable of it any more. And bulls are slightly difficult to handle sometimes, exactly like bears, can be uncomfortable to deal with. Dominant males keep a vigilant eye on the surroundings and bulls can be rather difficult if they are in that mood, I have been chased twice by (domestic cattle) bulls and there is not much you can do against an angry bull if you are not a professional toreador, except run fast to fence and jump, because of their sheer size. (luckily there was one both times).--Hafspajen (talk) 06:30, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as author Thank you very much for this nominating regardless of the final result. I would comment that this photograph was performed after 8 days away from any kind of civilization. On the eighth day, the day of the descent, I was extremely tired to think due to lack of oxygen. At that time, I lay on a rock to rest, at that time, I was fast asleep. I do not remember what the situation was, however, woke up by a sound of falling rocks. And there was this huge animal staring at me, I really have no way to explain it, but when I was looking at him, the animal felt one with me. His body was so great that covered an entire area around a ledge. The animal looked at me in disbelief and curiosity and was quickly disappearing into the mist. I returned a few years later, however, I found no animal in that area. I recently talked to a few climbers who told me that these animals had to descend into radical foraging due to climate change has been that area. Many have been killed for human consumption and many others for breeding. --The_Photographer (talk) 21:59, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you, Hafspajen, for the information, and thank you The Photographer for sharing your experience in such an interesting way. CorinneSD (talk) 02:43, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you to both parties, and I especially liked hearing about the situation and circumstance that brought about the taking of the photograph. WordSeventeen (talk) 22:00, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Considering how rare such images are (at least with free licenses), I don't mind not having the whole animal in view. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:36, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Given the account of how this picture was taken, I'm not sure we can assert that it shows a purebred Charolais. Samsara 09:20, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Hi Samsara. I agree with you, I'm not sure we can assert that it is a Charolais and this premise may be applicable for any wild bull. Blood tests and the presence of an expert to ensure that this really is a purebred needed. BTW "In Sierra Nevada de Mérida, Venezuela, following the rural flight of farmers, many Charolais cattle were abandoned; they have survived in the wild feeding on Espeletia schultzii, a high altitude shrub"[1]. Thanks for your comment --The_Photographer (talk) 11:03, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • That's from a Wikipedia mirror. The live version has a "citation needed" tag, so in the absence of other sources we should not treat the above statement as true. Thanks. Samsara 14:32, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  •  Comment: In this picture you can also see the main and only food to sustain this animal Espeletia schultzii --The_Photographer (talk) 13:35, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Question If the breed of this cattle cannot be confirmed (as discussed directly above between Samsara and The_Photographer), can we proceed with this Nom or not? gazhiley 13:20, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • 'Comment - It is the breed - but the feral one, and thus has EV too. It has plenty of EV either way, because it illustrates the different articles. Please. Feral livestock may have some genetic variation with potential commercial, scientific historical, or aesthetic value. Important variants may include primitive traits absent in modern breeds and novel or rare adaptations; the presence of these variants may be suggested directly by morphological markers, quantitative traits, fitness characters, or rare or unique alleles, and indirectly by the extent and duration of isolation, founder number, ancestry, or environmental conditions. Both direct and indirect evidence indicated potentially valuable traits in a population of feral population. Hafspajen (talk) 18:14, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Espeletia
Espeletia
  • Comment - Hafspajen, I see you changed the name to "Feral bull". Couldn't you make it "Feral Charolais bull"? I think this bull looks very different from cattle we see in the U.S. The color and long hair are distinctive. If it looks anything like a Charolais bull, it probably is one, and adding "feral" might satisfy those who feel there should be genetic testing before it's called a Charolais. Just a thought. - CorinneSD (talk) 23:42, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure that what you propose gets the ship out of the ice, as "feral" does not imply admixture. If it's not Charolais, it might be a hybrid, but we can't confirm that either, so what Hafspajen did is probably best in this case. FWIW, I created an article about the plant, but I don't have time to make much progress with it. Extra hands make light work. ;) Samsara 01:03, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Yeah, and then somebody will ask that the nomination should be closed or chucked, see above. Hafspajen (talk) 23:48, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Strictly speaking, he has a point in terms of the stability criterion. As it stands, the image's use in the charolais article has a citation needed tag hanging over its head. I'm mulling what should be done with it. A source would be really great at this point. Using it as an example of a feral animal is probably fine. Ultimately, we have to trust the photographer's account or we'd probably have to remove quite a few images from Wikipedia. So I suggest that after all the sweat and tears, we IAR, declare the nom valid and hope for the best. Samsara 01:03, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Some kind of Espeletia is. Espeletia has quite a lot of subspecies, though. Hafspajen (talk) 02:39, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – this is a quality image (an FP on Commons); the additional requirement we have for EV is, I think, also met. It may well be a hybrid - feral animals don't bother about the niceties of ensuring pedigrees remain pure Face-wink.svg - but it appears to have been in the Charolais cattle article since December 2012 without being challenged. SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:13, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • To the contrary, it was challenged with a "citation needed" tag immediately. Samsara 13:17, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I was referring to the image not being removed from the article, rather than the sentence being tagged. SagaciousPhil - Chat 13:23, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • What happened was that The Photographer placed the image, then a week later added the text which was challenged on the same day. The following more canonical image was replaced in the process: Taureau charolais 2.jpg which I think from the perspective of illustrating the breed is actually more valuable. In over two years now, there has been no response to the citation needed tag. I think it's getting close to the time where we have to concede that a citation is not forthcoming and the sentence will have to be moved to the talk page for interested parties to work on. Samsara 14:25, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • This nomination seems to be more about who is right instead of selecting high quality photos objectively. It's amazing the time taken to especultar and bring up circumstantial elements, seemingly innocuous comments. It's my bad perception or there are people here who need a therapist ?. This is supposed to be fun !! I when I took that picture because I thought it might be useful to someone and I'm not particularly interested in this photograph is selected. However, some people take a huge effort in search for dramas of what supposedly was sought, this nomination is starting to become a Mexican novel. --The_Photographer (talk) 15:05, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Am I right in my understanding that, because the bull is feral, no one can claim without seeing the results of genetic testing that it is really a Charolais bull? Have we required the same strict standard for all images of wild animals in Wikipedia articles? Also, couldn't we contact a zoologist or cattle breeder, preferably one in the area where the photo was taken, to see if the type of bull can be confirmed? It may even be the case that there are no other kinds of cattle except Charolais in that area. I know that contacting someone may take a little time, but perhaps the nomination could be placed on hold for a few days. The photo is a nice one, the bull is distinctive, there is some support here for the image, and I wouldn't dismiss it lightly. I think it's worth a little investigation. CorinneSD (talk) 18:56, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Decline puting nomination on hold. Any issues of this may be continued at resp. article talk page, like at Charolais cattle. There are five articles where the photo is valid anyway. Hafspajen (talk) 19:02, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Charolais cattle, Sierra Nevada, Venezuela.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:55, 6 February 2015 (UTC)



The Sand Diver (Snyodus intermedius)[edit]

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Original – Sand divers have needle sharp teeth and iridescent eyes
Reason
The sand diver commonly buries itself in the sand to ambush prey, leaving its head, eyes and mouth exposed. It is believed the iridescent layer on the cornea protects the eye from the UV rays of the sun.
Articles in which this image appears
Synodus intermedius
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Atsme
  • Support as nominatorAtsmeConsult 03:16, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Majority of animal cut off, and even less of the animal in focus. Striking picture, but lacking too much in EV for a FP nom. gazhiley 18:40, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
    Comment - the picture features the iridescent cornea in the fish's eye, and its mouthful of needle point teeth for the article. It's a macro, and macros are not supposed to be full shots. AtsmeConsult 19:35, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • If the nom was for the cornea or the teeth, I'd support, but it's for a fish we can't see most of in this close crop...gazhiley 17:27, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • It supports that very paragraph in the article where there are also full shots of the fish. I thought FP were about images that support what the article describes, including characteristics of an animal. My reason also describes the iridescent cornea which is described in the article. Have I misunderstood the concept of FP? AtsmeConsult 20:34, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • We'll see what others say, but for me if a nom is about an animal, and the majority of the animal cannot be seen (whether cut off or blurred), then for me I cannot support it sorry... The beauty of this forum is we don't all think the same so I may be the only Oppose it gets... gazhiley 11:27, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I can see what is being attempted here, and it works okay, but I can't help but think that more DOF would be useful here, and a bit looser crop showing the body actually under sand. (Commons, however, would likely eat this up). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:05, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Unfortunately DOF is limited when using a dedicated macro lens to capture the iridescence of a small cornea, keeping in mind backscatter and reduced viz caused by disturbed sand are major issues, as is the amount of light refraction between the lens and subject which also substantially reduces clarity and detail. Should I have mentioned such factors in the beginning? Technical difficulties are much greater when shooting u/w, particularly benthic dwellers that prefer sandy bottoms in and around coral reef structures. It doesn't matter how much you offer to pay the fish to sit still for you, they simply won't listen. Face-smile.svg I just thought the peculiar features of a subject - one that relatively few people even get to see - would be a major consideration when evaluating EV, particularly as it relates to the FP criteria, "technically difficult or otherwise unique images." It may be that non-divers or divers who don't shoot u/w photography don't fully understand why certain shots aren't possible or why others are actually pretty incredible captures. Yes, no? Should I withdraw this nomination? AtsmeConsult 17:09, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
      • Agree, most people (including myself won't) understand the technical challenges. I'm thinking, however, that being a bit further back and using a lower exposure compensation (like EV -1) would give a bit more wiggle room when it comes to DOF. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 18:37, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:27, 7 February 2015 (UTC)



Isfahan Lotfollah mosque ceiling symmetric[edit]

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Original – The dome of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran
Reason
Already an FP on commons, Turkish and Persian WPs. The previous two noms failed because of lack of EV, which is now adequately addressed.
Articles in which this image appears
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Symmetry, Ceiling, Aniconism, Girih tile, Iran, Mosaic
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Nikopol
  • Yes, it was one of your noms too, Alborzagros. I have to say I am not impressed by the opposition. No problem finding use for such a glorious picture. Added. Hafspajen (talk) 13:01, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
@Alborzagros:Care to co-nom? I forgot to ping you before, sorry for that.--Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 13:33, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Isfahan Lotfollah mosque ceiling symmetric.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)



Keokradong peak in Bandarban, Bangladesh[edit]

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Original – Keokradong peak at Morning
Reason
Tremendous high quality picture with
Articles in which this image appears
Bandarban
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Faisal Akram from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:52, 7 February 2015 (UTC)



Jog Falls, India[edit]

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Original – The Jog Falls in Karnataka, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in India
Reason
Tremendous picture
Articles in which this image appears
Western Ghats, Jog Falls
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Jughead_i
  • Support as nominatorRahat (Talk * Contributions) 19:47, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose As impressive as this is, I feel we can do better. It's very dark, only JUST over minimum size, and anyone visiting these falls again could take a new picture so not a unique or irreplaceable image. And as much as I understand the workings of waterfalls, with a slightly less heavy flow of water there will be less spray obscuring the finer details of this picture... A new picture on a day with nice weather will be much better, but for now I oppose sorry... gazhiley 17:23, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Comment Can it be made to have slightly less heavy flow of water Face-smile.svg ? Hafspajen (talk) 17:29, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, return after a spell of dry weather...... gazhiley 11:24, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Well, I rather like this pic. Pity that the photo-experts don't. Hafspajen (talk) 02:00, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Haha if you're refering to me, then I'm far from expert, just been around here long enough to pick up tips on what works and what doesn't...Glad you're back though Hafspajen, welcome back... gazhiley 09:14, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:52, 7 February 2015 (UTC)



Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan (1501–02)[edit]

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OriginalPortrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan (1501–02); The Guardian describes the painting as "an astonishing exercise in three-dimensional modelling", and it shows Leonardo Loredan in his ceremonial garments.
Reason
High quality scan of an attractive painting. This is possibly greatest Bellini portrait that has survived to modern times.
Articles in which this image appears
Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan, Leonardo Loredan, Themes in Italian Renaissance painting + 7 others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Giovanni Bellini
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 23:19, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great image, a striking painting. Just fantastic! CorinneSD (talk) 00:31, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Doge Leonardo Loredan is one of the undisputed highlights of the art history. How come we forgot about him until now? Shame on us. --Hafspajen (talk) 00:50, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support High quality painting ~~ Alborzagros (talk) 07:24, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Definitely. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:21, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --AtsmeConsult 20:26, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Very nice. APK whisper in my ear 13:01, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Strong Support - I don't think you'll find a better scan of this painting around. Perfect light and picture quality. --The one that forgot (talk) 06:05, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support talk→ WPPilot  04:26, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Giovanni Bellini, portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:20, 7 February 2015 (UTC)



Black rhinoceros[edit]

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Original – An Adult female black rhinoceros and her calf in Etosha National Park
Reason
High Quality and EV (info:Featured in commons)
Articles in which this image appears
Black rhinoceros
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
@Yathin sk:
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 07:02, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: Crop is too tight. Yathin sk, do you still have the original? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:06, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: I agree w/Crisco, the crop is too tight, if you have the original, with more border at each end the picture would be far more balanced. --talk→ WPPilot  22:21, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:03, 8 February 2015 (UTC)



Adult male lion stretching[edit]

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Original – Adult male lion stretching
Reason
HQ and EV (info:Featured in commons)
Articles in which this image appears
lion
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
@Yathin sk:
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 07:18, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Oops! do he have a tail? Hate the angle of shoot. The tail is almost absent. Fine with the rest but it is my concern  - The Herald (here I am) 14:13, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment : Is it not looks bluish Herald ? Bellus Delphina talk 15:17, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
He might not. Your eyes fool you because of the background perspective.  - The Herald (here I am) 15:51, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:51, 8 February 2015 (UTC)



The Surrender of Breda[edit]

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OriginalThe Surrender of Breda is a 1635 oil-on-canvas painting by the Spanish Golden Age painter Diego Velázquez which depicts the Spanish conquest of Breda, in the Netherlands, following the Siege of Breda. It depicts Justinus van Nassau surrendering the city to Ambrogio Spinola
Reason
Interesting near-contemporary depiction of a historic event, and one which has its own article as well!
Articles in which this image appears
The Surrender of Breda, Siege of Breda (1624) and many, many more
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Diego Velázquez
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:25, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - "one of the most Spanish of all pictures"? But why do they look so happy? Shouldn't they look a bit depressed or what? Hafspajen (talk) 17:17, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Well, I'm thinking that Velazquez (as a Spaniard) took a bit of a triumphalist approach... wouldn't blame him, if this was one of Spain's last victories in the war. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 17:22, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great scan. (side note: I feel as if the guy on the left is looking right at me.) APK whisper in my ear 12:47, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:02, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – I'm not sure about the FP category though, it should perhaps be Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others. – Editør (talk) 12:49, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Velazquez-The Surrender of Breda.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:26, 8 February 2015 (UTC)



The Home panorama[edit]

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Original – 360-degree panoramic image, covering the entire southern and northern celestial sphere, reveals the cosmic landscape that surrounds our tiny blue planet (Filmed over several months and were stitched together)
Reason
A quality image of our home galaxy. and the only type of image (I mean, panorama) which we can get of our galaxy, not even selfies..
Articles in which this image appears
Milky Way
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
European Southern Observatory, edited by The Herald
  • Support as nominator –  - The Herald (here I am) 16:38, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Original resolution needs to be uploaded, not this downsampled one. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 17:14, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support original ESO image. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 18:07, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492: But the original version is blurry in top and bottoms. Zoomed it?  - The Herald (here I am) 04:17, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Blurring still intact.. - The Herald (here I am) 12:06, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:39, 8 February 2015 (UTC)



Second time lucky for the Virgin[edit]

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OriginalThe Virgin of the Rocks (about 1491/2–99 and 1506–08); This is the second version of this piece undertaken by da Vinci, and was a commission from the Milanese Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception for their oratory; this was to be the central panel of three above a new altar. The first version completed (now in the Louvre) never reached its intended destination (multiple theories exist as to why not), and so da Vinci produced this second, which was installed in the chapel in August 1508.
Reason
An excellent image of a very well-known picture by one of the most famous artists.
Articles in which this image appears
Virgin of the Rocks, Themes in Italian Renaissance painting, Leonardo da Vinci
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Leonardo da Vinci
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 09:03, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Brilliant. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:18, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
    • I'm striking my support. There's obviously been an edit from the NatGat's scan, and (in the upload history) involvement from an editor whose been PNGed and I don't want to be involved with. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:12, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Absolutely. APK whisper in my ear 12:43, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:18, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I am not sure, this one is rather bluish - (?) but I really like this one. Honestly I don't know. This work has been a puzzle for me. I would like to know if anyone have been in the Louvre and have seen it. Hafspajen (talk) 18:17, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • We don't have a good copy of the Louvre one, I think. I've seen the two pictures side-by-side and the differences between them are quite marked - the poses are different as are the colours. I don't know whether the transfer of the French one from wood to canvas affected the colours, but they do look very different! - SchroCat (talk) 18:50, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - it looks good enough at close up. Hafspajen (talk) 20:27, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Leonardo at his best. Brandmeistertalk 21:11, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - sharp and crisp. talk→ WPPilot  16:26, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Leonardo da Vinci Virgin of the Rocks (National Gallery London).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:10, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Added it to the Artwork category, as there is an article about the painting. --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:10, 9 February 2015 (UTC)



Doolittle Raid Over Tokyo[edit]

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Original – Newsreel footage covering the Doolittle Raid
Reason
A Castle Films Newsreel discussing the Doolittle Raid, including interviews and footage from the task force ships involved in the air raid - notably, the film captures the first ever bomber raid launched from carrier ships, as USS Hornet (CV-8) was used to ferry the 16 B-25 Mitchell aircraft to a distance from which they could strike the Empire of Japan's home island. A veritable gold mine for historians, the footage is irreplaceable in every sense of the word and historically valuable in every sense of the phrase, hence the nomination here.
Articles in which this image appears
Doolittle Raid
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War II
Creator
Castle Films, US Government
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 10:37, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Great find. APK whisper in my ear 12:41, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Strong Support Really great find. High EV. It is great to see video on the FP section but perhaps we may want to consider a FV section, albeit the site does not have a lot of video something to think about. talk→ WPPilot  03:30, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Great piece of period history documenting a unique military exploit. Of particular historical interest: The narrator's pious statement (in 1942) that "only targets of military value will be hit." (In the later years of WWII, civilians became the targets of Allied bombing attacks on cities; in Japan and Germany each, an estimated 500,000 were killed.) Sca (talk) 14:36, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful bit of documentation. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:54, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:19, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Doolittle Raid Over Tokyo.ogv --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:53, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Belated comment - I (the uploader) wasn't notified of this nomination, but I'd like to point out that the file is available in much higher resolution (630 mb)[4], if someone wants to convert the mpg to ogv. FunkMonk (talk) 08:43, 2 March 2015 (UTC)



Perseus and Andromeda[edit]

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OriginalPerseus and Andromeda by the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens featuring Perseus and Andromeda after the former's defeat of Medusa, whose reflection appears on Perseus' shield. The bottom of the painting partially shows Cetus, killed by Perseus earlier.
Reason
The high-res version has probably appeared at the Hermitage museum website recently, since I didn't find it during article's creation last year. Perhaps one of the best depictions of Perseus and Andromeda in art.
Articles in which this image appears
Perseus and Andromeda (Rubens)
FP category for this image
Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Peter Paul Rubens
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 10:59, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:18, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Considerable JPG artefacting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:00, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:26, 9 February 2015 (UTC)



The Goddess of Love exhausts the God of War[edit]

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OriginalVenus and Mars (c. 1845); The goddess of love, Venus, has exhausted her lover, the god of war, Mars. She, still awake, watches him, exhausted and asleep and stripped of his armour and weapons: love conquers all. So tired is he, that the satyrs haver stolen his lance – and no explanation is needed as to the loss of his second phallic weapon!
Original National Gallery scan
Reason
A great image of a painting by one of the great of the masters of the Renaissance, Sandro Botticelli
Articles in which this image appears
Mars and Venus (Botticelli), Themes in Italian Renaissance painting, 1500–50 in Western European fashion, Sandro Botticelli + 2 others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology, Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Sandro Botticelli
  • Support National Gallery (as nominator of orig)SchroCat (talk) 12:44, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Colours between the source and Wikipedia's copy are different. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:00, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - and me who put this one in the article with the hope it will be nominated some day.... Hafspajen (talk) 01:53, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support original natgat scan. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 19:04, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support natgat scan Hafspajen (talk) 19:17, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support natgat alt original has too much vibrancy. talk→ WPPilot  00:06, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support natgat scan – Excellent scan, high EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:34, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support natgat scan, if it's indeed more accurate. I started to love this painting. Brandmeistertalk 23:46, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:19, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Venus and Mars National Gallery.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:38, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Added it to the Artwork category, as there is an article about the painting. Armbrust The Homunculus 13:38, 9 February 2015 (UTC)



Marvel Science Stories, April-May 1939[edit]

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OriginalMarvel Science Stories April-May 1939.
Reason
A fine, rare example of Sci-fi art from an ephemeral magazine. Given that my copy's falling apart, I'm not that surprised they're rare. It still shows some signs of age, but is much more usable. Compare with the original scan, File:Norman Saunders - cover of Marvel Science Stories for April-May 1939 - original.tif. That scan came out very light (the colours are more accurate here) but shows the damage... There's a column describing the cover, a "beauty parlor of the future" or a "Mechanical Fountain of Youth" to give the title of the column about it.
Articles in which this image appears
Marvel Science Stories, Norman Saunders (just added to the latter)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Artwork/Literary_illustrations presumably?
Creator
Norman Saunders, restoration by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 11:30, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. I rarely visit FPC and have little technical expertise, so I'm hesitant about supporting this. However, since sf magazines are one of my areas of expertise, and this picture illustrates an article I took to FAC, I'd like to say that from my point of view this is a very high quality image and has strong encyclopedic value. Many of these old magazines are rare and hard to find in good condition, and an image showing readers what a magazine buyer in 1939 would have seen as they walked up to the newsstand is very valuable. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 12:58, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ___Alborzagros (talk) 13:00, 31 January 2015 (UTC)____
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 13:14, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Excellent. J Milburn (talk) 14:52, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Just plain "Yes". It's fantastic. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 18:30, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per above. talk→ WPPilot  20:29, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per my Commons vote. Daniel Case (talk) 06:13, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:20, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Norman Saunders - cover of Marvel Science Stories for April-May 1939.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:39, 10 February 2015 (UTC)



A beautiful princess among the trolls[edit]

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OriginalJohn Bauer's illustration for the Swedish annual Among Gnomes and Trolls. Originally designed for use in The Changelings (1913), it shows the princess Bianca Maria between two trolls in a forest; part of the series of illustrations that made Bauer a household name, the pictures shaped perceptions of many fairy tale characters, especially trolls and princesses.
Reason
Fabulous scan of a charming and very well known illustration
Articles in which this image appears
Scandinavian folklore, (lead image), Among Gnomes and Trolls, Troll, Bianca Maria, Pixie, Changeling, plus 20 others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Literary illustrations
Creator
John Bauer
  • Support as nominatorSagaciousPhil - Chat 15:12, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Lovely! This illustration by John Bauer of two trolls with a human child they have raised, this is one of his most famous illustrations! Why isn't this image in the John Bauer article, wonder? Hafspajen (talk) 16:31, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • It is now. Ceoil (talk) 17:31, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • GA needs just one other editor's opinion. Still, worse things happen at sea, and its not really relevant to this nom. Good work on that article, and thats their choice. Ceoil (talk) 18:13, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • No, not relevant to the nom, but ... yeah, bad choice, low quality scans and all that. Hafspajen (talk) 18:20, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Well, it's back in now. I removed one no-significant pic and moved about some others to make room for it. w.carter-Talk 22:02, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. High res, wonderful image. Ceoil (talk) 17:23, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Brilliant. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 18:26, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, of course. w.carter-Talk 21:42, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, well done, looks nice. talk→ WPPilot  00:04, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Fanciful and fun. (But what are all those bumps in the background? Sleeping Swedish forest whales?) Sca (talk) 14:13, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • The bumpy bumpy things it's the way our Swedish forest looks like. Skog vid Nävsjön i Södermanland.jpg Those are rocks covered with moss and this: Vaccinium vitis-idaea 20060824 003.jpg. Like thick mat, Lysøen.34.jpg, moss and lingonberry mixed with European blueberry... The bumps in the first picture are rather small, those can be much bigger Kveten pp raseliniste klenova 39.jpg and cover large areas of the forrest. Rather enchanting, I always thought...Vaccinium vitis-idaea at stump of Pinus sylvestris.jpg Hafspajen (talk) 15:33, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:21, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Interesting. Thanx, Hafs. Sca (talk) 17:48, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • PS: Around here we have bumps in some of our forests, but they're century-plus-old tailings from hydraulic mining. Sca (talk) 14:46, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:John Bauer - The Princess and the Trolls - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:13, 10 February 2015 (UTC)



Family portrait[edit]

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Original – The "family portrait" of the Solar System taken by Voyager 1. This picture consists of 60 frames taken through the Wide Angle and Narrow Angle cameras
Reason
A high EV quality image of our family.
Articles in which this image appears
Family Portrait (Voyager), Voyager 1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking back
Creator
NASA/JPL
This was the exact view (save those orbital lines) from the spacecraft. The point light source is Sun.
  • Support as nominator –  - The Herald (here I am) 15:26, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - fascinating with very high EV. --The one that forgot (talk) 21:19, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:22, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Regretful oppose I remember seeing this with more than just uniform grey squares from Saturn to Neptune, there were faint dots showing the planets in question - has something been lost in treatment or compression of the file(s)? --Janke | Talk 22:02, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Never. Its the pure image. It will be great where you have seen it?  - The Herald (here I am) 08:23, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose It's a bit hard to see how the grey squares add anything, when no detail can be made out in them. Needs more resolution, and more descriptive detail. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:03, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Its a once-in-a-lifetime picture. Plus those square boxes are the only thing which you can see with those high sensitive camera from a distance of 6 billion kilometers (from Earth). The picture itself is a mosaic of 60 individual frames taken on February 14 (valentine's day), 1990. Can you expect more from such a picture Adam? Well, I can't. - The Herald (here I am) 16:30, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I think at full res, it would be well-worth an FP, but, as it is, letters are filling in for the actual spots. Compare File:MESSENGER Solar System Family Portrait.jpg - I realize it's not the same, but I think you'll agree that the connection between the samples and the insets is made much, much clearer with how it's done there. This one is just too shrunk down, and the colours change completely between grey boxes and full-colour insets. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:44, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • But you should expect the shrinkge when its photographed from a distance twice as MESSENGER had it.  - The Herald (here I am) 17:08, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • The grey squares ARE images, in the end. They have data - if they didn't have data, this image would be absolutely meaningless. Given the originals of those images - which are surely more than the tens of pixels to a side we see here - we could surely have a much nicer version than we have here; those images of the planets were taken as part of this. My honest impression is that they've covered over the actual dots with the letters, which is hard to defend. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:35, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:27, 10 February 2015 (UTC)



Delray Beach, Florida[edit]

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Reason
Unique aerial perspective
Articles in which this image appears
Delray Beach, Florida
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
WPPilot/D Ramey Logan
  • Support as nominator-WPPilot echo 18:02, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Does everybody have a tennis court in the neiborhood? Hafspajen (talk) 19:38, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Looks like a few only have big yachts and may be forced to use the court next door....talk→ WPPilot  19:53, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Great composition, needs just a touch more highlight recovery. Samsara 11:20, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Will do and upload a alt. talk→ WPPilot  12:59, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Original - it looks like more highlights are blown in the alt. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:40, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:14, 10 February 2015 (UTC)



Three Arch Bay & the rock pools, Laguna Beach, California.[edit]

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Original – Three Arch Bay, South Laguna Beach, California..
Reason
Three Arch Bay in Laguna was named after the shape seen here of the arching of the rocks to form the Three Arches this exclusive area is named after. Few people even know these pools are here, located in South Laguna Beach the Three Arch Bay pools are a local secret treasure. The original pool square pool was built in 1929 by the famous director and producer Edward H. Griffith, seen in the center of the photo. This entire community was sold, in 1926 for $135,000.00. Today the original Edward H. Griffith, home featuring the original pool is on the market and will run you a cool 25 million: including the original pool and private beach, an interior that would have you feeling like "Pete the Pirate" and your own personal "Light House" reading room to allow you to "Edit Wikipedia in Style"! The classic 1935 Warner Bros. film "Captain Blood", nominated for an Academy Award, was also filmed in Three Arch Bay, starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill and Basil Rathbone so you will be in good company!
Articles in which this image appears
Southern California - Laguna Beach, California - Coastal California - South Coast (California) - Orange County, California - Edward H. Griffith - Captain Blood (1935 film) - Give Us This Night - Aerial photography - Photogrammetry.....
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominator-WPPilot echo 20:13, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - clear and nice. This reminds me of the several lucky months I spent at Uncle Bert's house in California, makes me almost homesick... Hafspajen (talk) 22:20, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 19:47, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Love the photograph, but if the central aspect of this image is the pools, then there is a problem. There's little discussion of it in the article. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:12, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • The photo is really more about Three Arch Bay Features, then just the pools. As you see, I also contributed it to the page on the first pools creator. It can easily be added, plenty of ref's externally now.-done. This is, as far as I know the only place in California that has this "feature" so to speak. I will have tweek'ed LB to include more on this subject. Thanks.. talk→ WPPilot  03:28, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Maybe it should be used in more articles, like something about California, Laguna Beach, Californian coastline, Californian arhitecturen, (I remember that was rather specific, low houses, palms and Spanish influences) or dito town planing. If it had the potential to make me nostalgic, than it has the potential to give a good idea of the place. Hafspajen (talk) 05:26, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • All great ideas that I have implemented. Thank you. I have been shooting this "subject" for years and without question this is my best shot of the area, ever. I have a few other places it can work well too. talk→ WPPilot  06:38, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • On a personal note: I, as a kid would pack a lunch and ride my jetski here. Eat in the cave and take a dip in the pool before returning to the harbor. Only now after writing this do I realize how lucky I was to do that, those were the days - WPPilot.....
  • Support - works better now with the discussion in the article. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:08, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • 'Support Good quality for an aerial shot. Adam Cuerden (talk) 03:49, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:24, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Three Arch Bay Photo Taken by pilot D Ramey Logan.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:17, 10 February 2015 (UTC)



Big Ben[edit]

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OriginalBig Ben from a ground perspective
Reason
High quality and good EV
Articles in which this image appears
Big Ben
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 20:17, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Awkward angle and perspective. Although at quick glance Commons doesn't seem to have good night Big Ben views, this and this are much better. Brandmeistertalk 09:21, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Per Brandmeister and the fence is distracting. APK whisper in my ear 09:53, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Brandy, APK. Sca (talk) 14:05, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - same Fence issue. talk→ WPPilot  17:31, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per all... Easily re-taken... gazhiley 14:59, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:22, 10 February 2015 (UTC)



Charlottenburg Palace[edit]

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Original – Front Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin
Reason
High EV and good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Charlottenburg Palace
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Der Wolf im Wald
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 20:21, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Stunning. APK whisper in my ear 21:05, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - hey - finally. Hafspajen (talk) 21:23, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Fabelhaft! — Support in principle. Alas, I'm wondering just a tiny bit about the lower portion of the central tower: It's so brightly lit that at this resolution it looks ein kleines Bißchen overexposed. Sca (talk) 21:36, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 19:46, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Not normally a fan of night pictures due to loss of details, but in this case wow! You couldn't get any more detail if you tried... I agree to an extent about the potential over-exposed elements but I still feel there is enough detail in these sections to still support... Just curious Hafspajen - finally what? What am I missing here? gazhiley 13:14, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment -Wave!!! Hurray! (Oh just added this one some time ago...)Hafspajen (talk) 16:31, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
November 1943
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:24, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • PS: It looked a bit different after bombing in WWII (right). Sca (talk) 18:56, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Weird that the guys still stand after all bombing... . Hafspajen (talk) 05:52, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Well, there was another year and a half of bombing after this pic. Sca (talk) 23:12, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Schloss Charlottenburg nachts (Zuschnitt).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:22, 10 February 2015 (UTC)



By the skin of her teeth...![edit]

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OriginalMiss La La at the Cirque Fernando (1879); Miss La La was an acrobat who caused a sensation at the Cirque Fernando in Montmartre, Paris in the late 1870s, where Degas saw her perform; this is his only painting of the circus. It is from a low perspective—from the viewpoint of an audience member—and asymmetrical. The art historian Theodore Reff called the picture "one of his most remarkable images"; (and see this article from The New York Times for an image of the real Miss La La).
Reason
An excellent image from one of the founders of the impressionist movement (and one of my all-time faves, that I've stood in front of for an hour at a time)
Articles in which this image appears
Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando, Edgar Degas + 2 others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Edgar Degas
  • Support as co-nomSchroCat (talk) 23:27, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as co-nomCrisco 1492 (talk) 00:59, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Hafspajen (talk) 01:03, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – very nice! SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:28, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- talk→ WPPilot  17:33, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose current version. Needs more contrast. Samsara 17:20, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Aesthetically I agree. It is rather unappealing due to murkiness. However, I suppose the only relevant test is whether it is true to the original. Google image search throws up a whole range of differently coloured and differently contrasted renditions of this. I have no idea which is most accurate. An older and ostensibly better version here was replaced by the current one with the dubious explanation "Better clarity". 109.157.10.216 (talk) 23:56, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • "True to the original" has rather limited meaning in this context. What we do know is that this copy displays poorly on computer screens, and that's bad, and easy to fix. Samsara 01:23, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Paintings fade. This image is scanned by the National Gallery, a reputable source, and one we'd expect to know what their own painting looks like. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:32, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:25, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Edgar Degas, Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando, 1879.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:28, 10 February 2015 (UTC)



Fort Pierce Inlet Fort Pierce Florida[edit]

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Original – Fort Pierce Inlet Fort Pierce Florida
Reason
Featured Photos/Places
Articles in which this image appears
Fort Pierce, Florida Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
-WPPilot unicomm
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  03:26, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • This version of the file has been altered which caused some color irregularities (the yellows and some of the greens look unreal/ florid). The previous version of the file, however, is GREAT and I would fully support it as an FP!!! KDS4444Talk 04:14, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Support - As promised, for this version. KDS4444Talk 15:02, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I has since reverted to the original photo. talk→ WPPilot  13:03, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support It doesn't exactly wow me, as from the height that this is taken there is a lack of detail on the ground, but as a picture capturing the whole area it is clear enough for me... gazhiley 13:07, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 23:32, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:25, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Fort Pierce Inlet Fort Pierce Florida photo D Ramey Logan.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:27, 11 February 2015 (UTC)



2014 Veterans Day concert on the National Mall[edit]

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Original – 2014 Veterans Day concert on the National Mall
Reason
Great picture from the US Capitol building of the Veterans Day concert on the National Mall
Articles in which this image appears
National Mall, The Concert for Valor
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
-WPPilot unicomm
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  03:36, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Sorry, but IMO this nighttime overview of glowing lights doesn't convey much about the event or the place. Sca (talk) 14:02, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - NP as a single picture to convey the event as a whole I felt this was a composition that showed the big picture, rather then one of the performer's on stage. The monument in the center, taken from the capitol steps, I felt made it a worthy candidate here. Sca thank you for the comment. – talk→ WPPilot  15:06, 1 February 2015‎ (UTC)
  • Oppose per Sca sorry... Could be any number of situations to cause there to be bright lights by the monument... In addition, the darkness reduces any chance of capturing details to the extent that the monument looks more like a beam of a powerful light than a concrete tower... gazhiley 11:46, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:37, 11 February 2015 (UTC)



Manuela Schwesig[edit]

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Reason
High quality and EV (Info: This picture is a valued and quality image in commons)
Articles in which this image appears
Manuela Schwesig and Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
User:Jean11
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 14:12, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Not nearly as dynamic as most of our featured portraits. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 21:40, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • request Could you please introduce a dynamic portrait as you mean? what is the meaning dynamic in FP? Alborzagros (talk) 05:41, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Hayley Williams down the page is one. Neil Gaiman. Noel Coward. These all have character, a certain spark, which is lacking from this (technically well done) portrait. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:36, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
      • Have you viewed the Noel Coward image at full size? Oh my god, what little sharpness there is seems to be centred on his tie. It has character, granted, but it has very little else going for it! The Neil Gaiman image is good though. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:58, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
        • For the Coward image, I've given that a pass since it was 70s technology, and there may be a scanning issue (don't know if A. W. was scanning negatives or prints...). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:27, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
    • In more concrete terms: note how people bear themselves. Most of the featured photographic portraits are a) not head on and b) involve a tilt of the head. Such things, as well as the background (used really well in this portrait of Alexz Johnson; can you imagine her in that outfit sitting in a field of pink flowers?) add to the dynamism of the portrait. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:40, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support We shouldn't impose standards on a notable person's personality. Being a goody-two-shoes or otherwise straight-laced should not preclude a person from having their portrait featured. We've featured a number of "undynamic" (by Crisco's definition) portraits in the past, including other political figures. Being Family Minister comes with a certain amount of restraint, so if you're inclined to look at it that way, the pose is in fact encyclopaedic. Samsara 16:58, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • And where do I say that "being a goody two shoes" makes one's portrait ineligible for FP? Seriously. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:42, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. I think the pleasant lighting, good technical execution and straightforward composition give it the edge, and it's not so different to my portrait that Crisco mentioned. I guess Nils Torvalds does have a bit more of a spark though. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:58, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:21, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:14, 11 February 2015 (UTC)



Still Life with Profile of Laval[edit]

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OriginalStill Life with Profile of Laval, an 1886 oil painting by French artist Paul Gauguin which depicts his friend, Charles Laval, in profile with an assortment of inanimate objects (including a ceramic pot Gauguin made himself).
Reason
Extremely high quality scan of an interesting still life/portrait. Very, very high resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Still Life with Profile of Laval +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Paul Gauguin
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 20:03, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - a very good painting. Hafspajen (talk) 23:01, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Notable and apparently a quality scan. Samsara 15:37, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Of course. J Milburn (talk) 18:19, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. He wasn't very good at pottery, was he? ;) Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:37, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:26, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Gauguin, Paul - Still Life with Profile of Laval - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:21, 11 February 2015 (UTC)



Newscast[edit]

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OriginalAlex Schomburg illustration to Harl Vincent's 1939 story Newscast, from Marvel Science Stories April-May 1939.
Reason
A nice example of 1930s sci-fi illustrations; very useful for illustrating both the work of the illustrator (decades before any other examples we had) and for the author. Interior art is actually rarer to find than exterior for these kinds of magazines.
Articles in which this image appears
Alex Schomburg, Harl Vincent. Both are newly added, but both add quite a bit to the articles, so I can't see them not sticking. Plus, neither article could be considered a hotbed of activity.([5][6])
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Literary illustrations
Creator
Alex Schomburg, restoration by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 21:41, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful as an illustration of the genre. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 21:59, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 05:18, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support for its use in the creator's article. Judging from the article's text, this is a fair example of the sort of thing he produced. As the story doesn't seem very significant itself, I'm not seeing particularly high EV in the author's article (though, of course, it should stay there unless something more appropriate comes along). J Milburn (talk) 17:12, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – excellent scan/restoration; as J Millburn says, a good example of Schomburg's work. SagaciousPhil - Chat 11:43, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:26, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Alex Schomburg - Harl Vincent - Marvel Science Stories for April-May 1939 - Illustration for Newscast.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:46, 11 February 2015 (UTC)



Drifting[edit]

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Original – Steve Moore drifting his Nissan Silvia (S14) around Lydden Hill at King of Europe Round 3 (a drifting event).
Reason
Great quality and high EV. Captures the sport in action and displays typical features such as tire smoke and counter steering.
Articles in which this image appears
Drifting (motorsport)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
Rowan Harrison (Flickr)
  • Support as nominatorFakeShemp (talk) 13:17, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Though not a wow shot, still its a cool one. My slightest concern is about the (unequal) crop, but this quality pics and too rare in racing and hence deserve FP status. -- - The Herald (here I am) 13:54, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I like the l-r crop - it means the tire smoke is in view, which is a huge part of drifting from a visual point of view... Very tricky shot to get, especially clear enough to see details. Superb angle of the front tire showing how much turn is needed for this skill... gazhiley 14:58, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nicely panned. Samsara 15:32, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Isnt it so clearly tilted? --Muhammad(talk) 00:24, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
    • True, but aesthetically it looks better, plus the difficulty of taking this sort of picture while getting a pretty much clear shot means that the tilt is acceptable IMO... gazhiley 11:33, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Great shot. AtsmeConsult 03:37, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:27, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:King of Europe Round 3 Lydden Hill 2014 (14356011899).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:31, 12 February 2015 (UTC)



Marie-Gabrielle Capet[edit]

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Original Marie-Gabrielle Capet's selfportrait
Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Self-portrait with two pupils. The pupils are Marie-Gabrielle Capet and Carreaux de Rosemond .
Reason
Marie-Gabrielle Capet, selfportrait. One of the rare woman artists in the art history; Marie-Gabrielle Capet (1761–1818) was a French portrait painter. Unfortunately the Art Academies were not open to women,and women painters had the not serious enough stamp over them. She was trained by an other woman artist, and counted among other customers several members of the royal family, and even other members of the French Paris society. She has a smart tool in her hand, that was used to press pastel and charcoal used in art for drawing, making rough sketches, in order to avoid getting dirty and messy.
Articles in which this image appears
Marie-Gabrielle Capet, Women artists, 1761 in art
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Marie-Gabrielle Capet
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 23:56, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - This is killing me, as the painting really deserves it... but the jpg artefacting is just too obvious. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:44, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Ah, you brute. Wasn't expecting that from a Google Art Project file. This is not an alternative, Self portrait by Marie-Gabrielle Capet, c. 1783, oil on canvas - National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo - DSC08599.JPG looks even worse. In that case withdraw. Unless I can post this as an alt, it is also her, with her teacher.... Hafspajen (talk) 05:54, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Not promoted -Armbrust The Homunculus 13:42, 12 February 2015 (UTC)



Hamadryas baboon[edit]

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OriginalHamadryas baboon.
Reason
Nice shot!
Articles in which this image appears
Hamadryas baboon.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Animals
Creator
Moataz Tawfek Egbaria.
  • Support as nominatorMoataz1997 (talk) 17:48, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Cool. Brandmeistertalk 22:13, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:27, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Cropping is too tight from top and down. Alborzagros (talk) 06:02, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Al. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:48, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:15, 12 February 2015 (UTC)



The Brazen Nose knocker[edit]

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OriginalBrasenose College, Oxford is said to be named after this door knocker, which was removed by a group of disaffected members in the 1300s and only returned to the college in 1890 after the college bought the house on which it hung. The knocker now hangs on the wall above the High Table in the college's dining hall.
Alt - Version with minor cropping as suggested by GRuban.
Reason
An eccentric historical door knocker which played an interesting part in the history of the college. This has clear EV in illustrating the etymology of the name and is a worthy artwork by itself. As far as I know this is the only freely image of the knocker readily available.
I'll be the first to admit there are shadows under the woodwork, but given the restrictive lighting situation in the college's dining hall and the extreme curliness of the leaf things I think they would be difficult to remove.
Articles in which this image appears
Brasenose College, Oxford, History of Brasenose College, Oxford
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others
Creator
BethNaught
  • Support as nominatorBethNaught (talk) 19:18, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. I think it would be useful if the caption explained where the knocker is mounted, as it does not seem to be on a door. Also, the connection (if any) with the plaque in the background (which is slightly distracting) is not very clear. 109.157.10.216 (talk) 20:17, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
I tried to minimise the plaque (which captions a portrait not seen in the photograph). In the end I chose between getting a face-on view and excluding the plaque. I have explained the location now in the caption. BethNaught (talk) 20:36, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
How about just cropping a few pixels off the top, so the text "William Smyth, Founder" disappears? Then it becomes less distracting. --GRuban (talk) 21:38, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Cool! (Agree with GRuban re cropping off name.) Sca (talk) 21:59, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
I considered that, but decided against because I have seen people complain about too-tight cropping before. However, I have uploaded an alt version which has been cropped and I agree, I think the plaque is less distracting now. Thanks, BethNaught (talk) 22:04, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. alt. Sca (talk) 00:19, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Reluctant oppose It's not a particularly big image, and, as such, I think it has too much noise in the image. I like the idea of promoting this, but is there any way you could get a better camera for it? Because you can clearly take a well-composed photo of it, so it's just camera quality holding this back. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:51, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Is it me, or is the image not quite straight? Look at the lines of moulding on the wall at the bottom of the picture (higher on the left than on the right) - rotating 1 degree anticlockwise fixes this, I think. The "mouth" of the knocker is very dark and we lose nearly all the detail in that area. I think this would add up to an oppose, but I'm not a technical picture person so I will refrain from making bolded comments here. BencherliteTalk 16:06, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:27, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Slight Oppose Well-composed photo but it would be a far better pic, as Adam mentions with a quality camera and perhaps a strobe to enhance the depth of field. talk→ WPPilot  04:09, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:22, 12 February 2015 (UTC)



San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge[edit]

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Original – Eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. The original bridge (right) opened in 1936, but was replaced by a new span in 2013 as it was becoming unsafe.
Reason
Beautiful shot contrasting the new and the old bridges.
Articles in which this image appears
San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, Eastern span replacement of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Frank Schulenburg
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:21, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nice example of a photograph that works much better by night. Samsara 01:26, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Great shot and a nice example of the contrast. APK whisper in my ear 06:17, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nice, although I'd prefer a day picture personally - but then I'm sure my opinion on night pictures and the detail available is already known... gazhiley 11:39, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Very nice. AtsmeConsult 03:35, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Great perspective! WordSeventeen (talk) 15:42, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 02:46, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Excellent shot. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:53, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:28, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge- New and Old bridges.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:22, 12 February 2015 (UTC)



The Doomsday Moon[edit]

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Original – The total lunar eclipse took place on April 15, 2014
Reason
A high quality image with higher EV than many other eclipses
Articles in which this image appears
April 2014 lunar eclipse
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
R. Jay GaBany
  • Support as nominator –  - The Herald (here I am) 10:27, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Perhaps I'm terribly ignorant, but the bottom has a lot more deviations from roundness than I would have thought such a large body as the moon would have at this scale. Is that accurate? Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:58, 3 February 2015 (UTC) Huh. Apparently so. Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:00, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
?? Face-smile.svg -- - The Herald (here I am) 13:21, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
Had to check a couple other images of the moon. Check out how uneven - what I'm pretty sure is the south polar region - is. Those irregularities from circular must be truly massive mountains and such to be visible on the outline from Earth. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:44, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Not bad for a big ball of cheese......gazhiley 15:36, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support even though this doesn't look like full totality. That lower edge? Don't you know that the Götterdämmerung blew away some of it! ;-) --Janke | Talk 21:44, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support where is the Rabbit? Hafspajen (talk) 01:39, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:28, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Lunar eclipse 04-15-2014 by R Jay GaBany.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:32, 13 February 2015 (UTC)



Umm al-Fahm[edit]

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Original – The town of Umm al-Fahm in Israel.
Reason
Nice view of Umm al-Fahm.
Articles in which this image appears
Umm al-Fahm.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places
Creator
Moataz Tawfek Egbaria.
  • Support as nominatorMoataz1997 (talk) 12:58, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support- Nice shot and span. But the file have no info, why? -- - The Herald (here I am) 13:26, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Clearly unsharp even at normal view, Chromatic aberration all over the place. A very nice view though. --DXR (talk) 15:16, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per DXR - even up close, where you could expect there to be some form of focus... Quality just isn't there I'm afraid... gazhiley 15:34, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:36, 13 February 2015 (UTC)



The Stellar Swarm[edit]

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Reason
Though not complete (there are at least 150 of them), this is a fascinating set of globular clusters, each consisting of hundreds of thousands of stars bound together by their collective gravity. They all have their own EV in the article and each of them have their own story to tell.
Articles in which this image appears
Globular cluster (an FA)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
ESA/Hubble & NASA
  • Support as nominator –  - The Herald (here I am) 13:03, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - These all work better as individual noms. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:23, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
So they don't deserve a set title Chris? -- - The Herald (here I am) 13:28, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • You said it yourself: it's not complete. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:31, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
I could count 466 images of them in Commons and not more than 10 or 15 of them are of FP quality. Plus the article is not under illustrated too. So is there any chance for more pics to be included here? Probably not.  - The Herald (here I am) 13:47, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose, I agree with Crisco. Why not nominate (say) File:A Swarm of Ancient Stars - GPN-2000-000930.jpg for its EV in Messier 80? I'm not saying I'd support that, but the nomination would make more sense than this one, which is effectively "here's a batch of images which happen to be used in an article and may have a chance of passing FPC". If I can offer a little advice, perhaps stay away from set nominations for a little while? J Milburn (talk) 17:47, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - have to agree with other opponents; can never be a complete set until there are FP quality images of all Messier objects. (What are those NGCs doing here? ;-) I don't agree with the "stay away" in the above, but a bit more thought behind noms will give a better average score... ;-) ;-) --Janke | Talk 21:38, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Are there any clear definitions about sets? Hafspajen (talk) 01:38, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Maybe, maybe not, but IMO, just plucking together a bunch of pics (even though somewhat related) does not an EV set make... Gorgeous pics, nevertheless. --Janke | Talk 09:01, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:36, 13 February 2015 (UTC)



Louis Meijer - Selfportrait[edit]

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OriginalLouis Meijer Dutch seascape painter. Self-portrait, by Louis Meijer. The painter's dog sits on his lap.
Reason
Louis Meijer Dutch painter's selfportrait, a well done painting. He made this portrait of himself while painting seascape, with a pet in his arms. By coincidence, he is the painter that painted Baron Hendrik Merkus Baron de Kock by Cornelis Kruseman.jpgHendrik Merkus de Kock's fleet conquering Palembang, in Sumatra.
Articles in which this image appears
Louis Meijer; Cultural depictions of dogs
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Louis Meijer
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 13:21, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Wish you'd mentioned this to me. Let me get the original rez. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:59, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Uploaded now. Very nice. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:48, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
    The source links are not working... – Editør (talk) 10:38, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – This Dutch painter was born in 1806, so he didn't live in the Dutch Golden Age (17th century). – Editør (talk) 10:25, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment is about something removed from caption, irrelevant by now. Fixed. Hafspajen (talk) 21:32, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:29, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I agree, very nice. talk→ WPPilot  04:13, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:14, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Louis Meijer - Zelfportret.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:37, 13 February 2015 (UTC)



Tunisian women's shoes[edit]

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Original
Reason
Good quality of thee Photo , traditional Tunisian product with a modern style
Articles in which this image appears
Dress shoe, Heel (shoe), Culture of Tunisia
FP category for this image
Single high-heeled shoe
Creator
Touzrimounir
  • Surely The Herald the EV here is the fact it is depicting a traditional Tunisian shoe? Or am I reading it wrong? Granted, not massively exciting a subject (for men), but EV isn't something I'd say is lacking personally... gazhiley 10:45, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - What is the that bell-thing called that make noise? Hafspajen (talk) 14:05, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I think it has some EV, but I think the depth of field is too shallow. The top of the shoe is clearly out of focus which is unfortunate. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:51, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not too fond of the top part of the photograph. It needs a better crop in my opinion. Étienne Dolet (talk) 03:44, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - depth of field (as mentioned above), loose thread at top is a bit distracting. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 08:50, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:54, 13 February 2015 (UTC)



Parisiennes in Algerian Costume [edit]

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Original – The composition is diagonal, with the woman on the right holding up a mirror while the one on the left appears to be applying make-up from a bottle. The figure in the top right corner of the picture is apparently greeting a visitor, whose arrival also attracts the attention of the woman on the left. There is a sense that the arrival of a visitor is unexpected or sudden.
Reason
Own article, Google file, painting by . Also known as Interior of a Harem in Montmartre or Parisian Women Dressed in Algerian costumes, is a painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir from 1872. The painting was created in the remembrance and homage to Eugène Delacroix's similar painting Women of Algiers in their Apartment (from 1834, now Louvre)
Articles in which this image appears
Parisian Women in Algerian Costume (The Harem)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Support as co-nominatorHafspajen (talk) 20:56, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as co-nominator Philafrenzy (talk) 21:51, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Good scan of a notable painting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:51, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Per Crisco. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:40, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.-Jobas (talk) 19:29, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Lovely! - SchroCat (talk) 20:00, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Parisiennes in Algerian Costume or Harem - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:28, 13 February 2015 (UTC)



The divorce proceedings of Anna Gould Boni de Castellane[edit]

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Original – Illustration shows the circus-like atmosphere of the divorce proceedings of Anna Gould, holding a handful of indictment against her husband, and Boni de Castellane.
Reason
Great quality and high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Divorce, Religion and divorce, Anna Gould, Boni de Castellane
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
Samuel D. Ehrhart
  • Support as nominatorParis 16 (talk) 21:34, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Cuts off a good bit of the caption. There's a much longer text under it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:20, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:35, 13 February 2015 (UTC)



Destroy this mad nibba[edit]

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OriginalDestroy this Mad Brute: Enlist (1917), a propaganda poster by Harry R. Hopps which shows a terrifying gorilla with a helmet labeled "militarism" holding a bloody club labeled "kultur" and a half-naked woman as he stomps onto the shore of America. Released as the Americans entered WWI, it is an interesting example of Anti-German sentiment in the US. (Also, was he King Kong's older brother?)
Reason
Ginormous (yes, that's a word; Chrome says so) American poster from WWI, depicting the Germans as a gorilla kidnapping a half-naked damsel in distress, wielding a bloody club labeled "kultur" and wearing a Pickelhaube labeled Militarism.
Articles in which this image appears
Anti-German sentiment, military art, +5
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War I
Creator
Harry R. Hopps; restoration: Christoph Braun
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:49, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support great. Hafspajen (talk) 22:59, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Mad(.(optional period)) Harry Ryle Hopps ran the United Glass Art Company in San Francisco. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 23:53, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. I've always liked this poster. Is the "US ARMY 660 MARKET STREET" 'stamp' part of the poster itself though? Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:49, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Address of recruiting station in San Francisco now Alex Talon Hair Studio. "Ape shaving? No, I'm sorry, Mr Alex doesn't do that kind of thing." Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 12:43, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Right, but I guess what I was wondering is whether it's fundamentally part of the poster design, or whether it was stamped on this particular copy of the poster. Hard to know if we don't have multiple sources of it... Ðiliff «» (Talk) 13:19, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm guessing the ones (or just some?) in San Francisco. One of the other images we have has a different stamp. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:39, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support That this was used only adds to its impressive preservation. I don't mind a little bit of history on my images. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:08, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support- I just wish it had a bit more resolution...--Godot13 (talk) 09:10, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.Jobas (talk) 19:33, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice - SchroCat (talk) 09:56, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Harry R. Hopps, Destroy this mad brute Enlist - U.S. Army, 03216u edit.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:55, 13 February 2015 (UTC)



Barracudasauroides[edit]

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OriginalBarracudasauroides fossil from 247.2 million years ago.
Reason
High quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Barracudasauroides
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Archaeodontosaurus
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 06:37, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very good.  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:57, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support high EV and very nice. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 21:32, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Excellent depiction of the fossil. Does seem a bit oversharpened though. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:08, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I couldn't see any technical problems and the EV is obvious. --Jakob (talk) 14:58, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.Jobas (talk) 19:33, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Barracudasauroides panxianensis MHNT Chine.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:11, 14 February 2015 (UTC)



The First 1948 Deutsche Mark (West)[edit]

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Original – One Deutsche Mark (1948), post WWII Allied occupied Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). Circulated by the United States Army Command, this was the first of three 1948 issues of West German currency.
Reason
High quality image, high EV. Paired with the preceding note, these two 1948 Deutsche Mark notes represent the first issue of paper currency circulated in the German Democratic Republic and Federal Republic of Germany (formerly East and West Germany, respectively).
Articles in which these images appear
Deutsche Mark
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company for the United States Army.
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 06:48, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Extremely useful. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:30, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – High EV. I didn't know a temporary West-mark preceded the new Deutsche Mark introduced under the currency reform of June 1948. (Unusual in that it gives no notice whatever of who's issuing it.) Sca (talk) 14:26, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.Jobas (talk) 19:34, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:26, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:FRG-2a-Allied West Germany-1 Deutsche Mark (1948).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:13, 14 February 2015 (UTC)



The First 1948 Deutsche Mark (East)[edit]

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Original – One Deutsche Mark (1948), post WWII Soviet occupied German Democratic Republic (East Germany). An emergency issue in circulation less than six weeks (early June to late July, 1948), Rentenmark notes from 1937 were validated as legal currency with the application of a blue stamp. (Yellow tinting on the right face is a security feature.
Reason
High quality image, high EV. Paired with the following note, these two 1948 Deutsche Mark notes represent the first issue of paper currency circulated in the German Democratic Republic and Federal Republic of Germany (formerly East and West Germany, respectively).
Articles in which these images appear
East German mark
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Weimar Republic (base note).
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 06:50, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Extremely useful. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:30, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – High EV. I didn't know such expedients as the stamped old Rentenmark existed – nor that the Rentenmark, first issued in 1923 to replace the hyperinflated Reichsmark, continued after the Nazis seized power in '33 – alongside a resurrected Reichsmark. Sca (talk) 14:11, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.Jobas (talk) 19:35, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:28, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:GDR-1-Soviet Germany-1 Deutsche Mark (1948).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:15, 14 February 2015 (UTC)



Barack Obama family portrait[edit]

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Original – Official portrait of the Obama family in the Oval Office.
Reason
A high quality official image with marvelous EV
Articles in which this image appears
Family of Barack Obama and First Family of the United States
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Pete Souza
  • Support as nominator –  - The Herald (here I am) 16:42, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 17:29, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Nothing whatever against the Obama family – it's just my inveterate opposition to official photos of current political persons as FPs. Sca (talk) 01:22, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Trust me Sca, you are strange, indeed..Face-smile.svg  - The Herald (here I am) 10:53, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
I was hoping no one would notice. Sca (talk) 14:41, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I like these guys. Hafspajen (talk) 02:47, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support __ High Quality whereas in the zoom you can see mother and daughter's eyelashes nearly individually and few Obama's freckles on his right cheek and any other examples. Taking hands one by one shows warmth and affection that is interesting for me. The framework is also good and EV is enough. The background could be certainly better but is acceptable. On the average this family photo is gorgeous. _______Alborzagros (talk) 09:37, 5 February 2015 (UTC)______
  • Comment - Good point, about the hands, good remark. -Hafspajen (talk) 00:55, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - The hands - Bellus Delphina talk 09:36, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Good quality and nice atmosphere --S N Barid (talk) 07:24, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.Jobas (talk) 19:35, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Barack Obama family portrait 2011.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:50, 14 February 2015 (UTC)



The Virgin and Child with St. Anne (Leonardo)[edit]

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OriginalThe Virgin and Child with Saint Anne is an oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci depicting St Anne, her daughter the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus. This painting was controversially restored in 2011, leading to two directors at the Louvre resigning.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable painting, shows what the painting was like before a controversial restoration which (if the infobox image is correct) was very detrimental to the work.
Articles in which this image appears
The Virgin and Child with St. Anne (Leonardo) +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Leonardo da Vinci

Promoted File:Leonardo da Vinci - Virgin and Child with St Anne C2RMF retouched.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:15, 15 February 2015 (UTC)



Castle by the River[edit]

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Original – A castle that Karl Friedrich Schinkel would probably have liked to build - but he painted it instead.
Reason
Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781 – 1841) was a German architect, city planner and painter, know for his Romantic paintings. The Napoleonic wars interfered with his work as architect, so he took up landscape painting while he was not able to work in his occupation, displaying a talent for the romantic delineation of natural scenery.
Articles in which this image appears
Karl Friedrich Schinkel
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Karl Friedrich Schinkel
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 00:52, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very moody, looks like a good example of his work. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:51, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – EV: Expands the artist's persona. I'd always heard of him as an architect and designer. (He designed the Iron Cross medal in 1813.) I didn't realize he was also a painter. Sca (talk) 13:59, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Charming image, full of some lovely details - the target, the deer... Bit of a walk to get up to the castle, but I bet it'd be worth it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:32, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – very nice; good EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 14:21, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.Jobas (talk) 19:36, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Karl Friedrich Schinkel - Schloß am Strom - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:30, 15 February 2015 (UTC)



St Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate, London[edit]

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Reason
Each of the four images contribute to a fairly complete understanding of the interior of this austere yet beautifully crafted church in London. The images of the sanctuary and rood screen are particularly nice, I think.
Articles in which this image appears
St Cyprian's, Clarence Gate
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 13:08, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as ever with these sets... Excellent quality, EV through the (rather beautiful) roof... gazhiley 13:28, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Ditto. Sca (talk) 13:42, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- - The Herald (here I am) 14:45, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Of course.  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:01, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 23:19, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • (edit conflict)Support Face-smile.svg- Hafspajen (talk) 23:20, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Godot13 (talk) 09:07, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Bellus Delphina talk 09:35, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.Jobas (talk) 19:37, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:St Cyprian's Church Sanctuary, Clarence Gate, London, UK - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:16, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:St Cyprian's Church Nave, Clarence Gate, London, UK - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:16, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:St Cyprian's Church Ceiling, Clarence Gate, London, UK - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:16, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:St Cyprian's Church Rood Screen, Clarence Gate, London, UK - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:16, 15 February 2015 (UTC)



Barack Obama with full cabinet 2[edit]

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Reason
High EV and quality. Last nom failed with the lack of support, save Sca's !vote, who never votes for it.
Articles in which this image appears
Confirmations of Barack Obama's Cabinet, Cabinet of the United States
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Chuck Kennedy
  • Support as nominator –  - The Herald (here I am) 14:41, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Nothing against Obama – it's just my inveterate opposition to official photos of political persons as FPs. Further, in media practice, official group photos of officials have long been considered visual bromides. Sca (talk) 15:26, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I think this is a fine photo. It's clear, and it has definite EV and historical value, being a photo of the cabinet of a two-term president. CorinneSD (talk) 23:18, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - it is a valuable documentation of a time- period (even if it is actual=)Hafspajen (talk) 14:09, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Bellus Delphina talk 09:34, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.Jobas (talk) 19:37, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:President Barack Obama with full cabinet 09-10-09.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:46, 15 February 2015 (UTC)



Briar Creek Reservoir[edit]

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Original – Briar Creek Reservoir (also known as Briar Creek Lake) in August
Reason
High technical quality (QI on Commons). The best picture of the subject (this is the only other picture). Useful in an article. CC-BY-SA license. Has coordinates for verification. No manipulation except for sharpening and color/shadow tweaks.
Articles in which this image appears
Briar Creek Reservoir, Briar Creek (Susquehanna River)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Jakec
  • Support as nominator – --Jakob (talk) 14:49, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - The bush is my concern.. - The Herald (here I am) 15:13, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Even if the bush could be gotten rid of, it's kind of part of the scenery. Plus it only obscures a small part of the lake. --Jakob (talk) 21:09, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • But very encyclopedic. --Jakob (talk) 21:09, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The whole reservoir isn't in frame. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:02, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I didn't vote on any of those. For the first two, their more lively lighting was almost certainly a factor. The second also had the subject in direct sunlight and higher contrast. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:17, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
I don't think it matters that two small corners -- assuming that's all they are -- are not visible. Apart from overhead aerial shots, it is rare to get every single square yard of an irregularly shaped lake into shot. Usually there will be some part tucked around a corner that you can't exactly see. Unless there is something important or unexpected or dramatically different going on in the missing corners, I really don't see it as a big deal. 109.152.146.252 (talk) 14:14, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • If this had something going for it other than just showing the lake, I may have agreed with you. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:34, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Just wondering why the lake looks so gray. Just because of the clouds? CorinneSD (talk) 23:11, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I've uploaded a version with better contrast now. The lake isn't very deep, though, so it's not going to look blue in any case. --Jakob (talk) 23:39, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Crisco 1492 - whole subject not visable. I appreciate Jakob that previous noms have passed, but this is the current standard - plus two wrongs don't make a right... Maybe the old ones need de-listing... gazhiley 13:31, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:55, 15 February 2015 (UTC)



The Horse Fair[edit]

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OriginalThe Horse Fair is an oil on canvas painting by Rosa Bonheur, begun in 1852. It was first exhibited in 1853 at the Paris Salon and reworked until completed in 1855. It has been in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since 1887, when it was donated by Cornelius Vanderbilt II.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable painting. And we don't nearly have enough horses here at FPC.
Articles in which this image appears
The Horse Fair +7
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Rosa Bonheur
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:06, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 23:09, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 23:21, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - ceradon (talkcontribs) 00:22, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nice image. Like the mixture of facial haired, simply clad fellows managing the horses and clean-shaven upper-class twits. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:01, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.Jobas (talk) 19:37, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Rosa bonheur horse fair 1835 55.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:07, 15 February 2015 (UTC)



Vaxholm Fortress[edit]

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Original – Aerial view of Vaxholm Fortress, Sweden.
Reason
A good-quality aerial shot. far better at showing the layout and environs than anything else we have.
Articles in which this image appears
Vaxholm Fortress
FP category for this image
These seem to end up in Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Arild Vågen
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 10:02, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - USeful. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:58, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Would be nice if the article could be expanded, as it's an interesting looking building, with a good history, yet there's only really a weak annacdote giving anything of interest to read within it. That said, this picture is fine (if a tad low res compared to modern photography) so I will support... gazhiley 13:20, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hey, this is Vaxholm! I use to sail pass this one. Hafspajen (talk) 14:08, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Interesting scene, but pic looks a bit thin. Sca (talk) 14:32, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
Well, a bit faint or under-contrasty, due to light colors & bright sun. But I guess I could be persuaded. Sca (talk) 18:44, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
Ah, I see what you mean. But given it's winter - which adds a lot of white snow and ice, it's probably natural enough... Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:11, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – OK. Looks better at greater res. Sca (talk) 22:01, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • The picture is about a fortification, and therefore Architecture is IMO better. Armbrust The Homunculus 11:59, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful, and nice image.--Godot13 (talk) 09:06, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice photo, well lit with nice contrast. talk→ WPPilot  14:54, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.Jobas (talk) 19:38, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent photo with good EV Nick-D (talk) 07:54, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Vaxholmsleden February 2013 02 (crop).jpg -- - T H (here I am) 10:10, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

  • 9 support, 0 oppose  - T H (here I am) 10:10, 16 February 2015 (UTC)



House of Blackheads and St. Peter's Church Tower, Riga, Latvia[edit]

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Original – House of Blackheads (right) and St. Peter's Church Tower (left)
Alternative. Slightly different angle without church tower on left
Reason
It's an interesting, high resolution image of a notable building in Riga, showing the unusual shape of the building from an angle.
Articles in which this image appears
House of the Blackheads and List of Dutch inventions and discoveries (minor EV)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 10:46, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Question Is it possible to have an alt with a crop to remove the tower? The distortion of the angles due to the way it was photographed really irks me - borderline oppose as it looks really odd... I would volunteer to try, but I don't have the skills/systems access to try it myself... gazhiley 13:24, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
    • I assume you mean the church tower on the left? I do actually have a similar photo taken about 10 minutes later (and so is darker). I guess I'm just used to these kinds of perspective distortions but I can see your point -f you were looking straight at it, you would expect it not lean, but because it's at the edge of the frame, the horizontal lines lean inwards. Anyway, do you prefer the linked image? I have no real issue replacing it in the article. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 13:49, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
      • Support Alt on the basis that it is used in the article if promoted... I much prefer the composition without the distorted tower... And the colours (now that it's been updated) seem fine to me... In fact, the clock that Sca referred to looks better in the alt than the original to me... gazhiley 17:04, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Great detail – just look at that (replica) astronomical clock at full res. To me, the church tower provides context, as does the town square, but I could go with either one. Sca (talk) 13:53, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support original - The alt is a bit dark and the tone is not fine. The difference is clearly visible. Original is better IMO and hence support..  - The Herald (here I am) 14:47, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
    • I support either as the new alt version is better than the earlier one.. - T H (here I am) 16:18, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. The composition of the original is superior, in my opinion. The question is whether the distortion of the tower is too misleading for an encyclopedic picture. Here the tower clearly appears to have a elliptical cross-section, while other, undistorted pictures show it as circular. 86.186.13.169 (talk) 21:10, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ANY - but prefer ALT as it looks now - just for a day ago a nom failed because there was no consensus on witch image was supported. I am fine with any. Hafspajen (talk) 22:06, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support either one - Compositionally, I think the alt is better, but in the original one can see the details of the lower half of the House of Blackheads better. It's worth choosing the original just so the colors around the front entrance are visible. CorinneSD (talk) 23:27, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. I've reprocessed the alternative image with a brighter exposure that more closely matches the original image. Does anyone have a preference? I'm happy to go with the alternative (and add it to the article) if preferred. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:45, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support either one - I too think the alt is better, Compositionally as per CorinneSD. talk→ WPPilot  03:26, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.Jobas (talk) 19:36, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment @Diliff:@Sca:@CorinneSD:@WPPilot:@Jobas: Currently both images have the same number of support, and therefore it would be nice, if you could indicate which version you like better. Armbrust The Homunculus 20:27, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • My feeling is that the alt is more popular. The Herald said he preferred the original because the alt was too dark, but since then I have uploaded a new version which I think corrects this fault. I'm happy to support the alt. Will need to replace it in the article if we do go with the alt though. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 20:55, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Does that decide it? Sca (talk) 21:52, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
Well, if it makes any diff, I'll go with orig. Sca (talk) 23:34, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • ALT it is more well balanced without the tower in the shot, both are wonderful and well done. I would rather have the original on my wall and the Alt on the page :) talk→ WPPilot  23:41, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:House of Blackheads at Dusk 3, Riga, Latvia - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:15, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

  • There is a rough consensus that the alt should be promoted. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:15, 16 February 2015 (UTC)



Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (991)[edit]

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Original – The Porsche 991 is the internal designation for the seventh generation Porsche 911 which was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show on 15 September as the replacement for the 997.
Reason
It's a good quality shot and has high EV for the article.
Articles in which this image appears
Porsche 991
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
David Villarreal Fernández (Flickr)
  • Support as nominatorFakeShemp (talk) 19:25, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Too commercial. Sca (talk) 22:00, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
    Not entirely sure what you mean by that. Is it framed too much like an advertisement or is it too commercial in the sense it's originally made for a car news website? FakeShemp (talk) 11:02, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
I do have some interest in cars, though mainly collectible/historical ones. But this strikes me as a shot of a more or less current product from a particular manufacturer. (Others may disagree.) Sca (talk) 17:40, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Funky (?) dude in the sunglasses aside, this seems to me to be a perfectly fine picture... Not quite sure what you mean by too commercial Sca - if it's a well taken picture that fits our criteria, then it doesn't matter where it comes from... gazhiley 17:30, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:38, 16 February 2015 (UTC)



In a pine wood - Study[edit]

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Original – In a pine wood - Study of a young woman sitting in a chair reading.
Reason
Good quality image; example of Scandinavian painting whose themes focused on scenes close to home in contrast to previous style of depicting scenes from far away, such as Italy.
Articles in which this image appears
Christen Dalsgaard
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Christen Dalsgaard
  • Support as nominatorCorinneSD (talk) 19:25, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support this is a Danish guy, very good one too. This is a very typical Danish home, the kind of interiors one can find in the museum now. I think that furniture indeed was made 1828. Martinus Rørbye's student. (the window man...) Hafspajen (talk) 21:48, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Intriguing. (It would be interesting to know what "a pine wood" refers to.) Sca (talk) 21:57, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
I was thinking that it may be an incorrect translation of the Danish. The table behind the woman looks like it is made of pine, so maybe the title should be "In front of a pine [wood] table". Another thought I had was that maybe "In a pine wood" is a line or the caption of an illustration in the book she is reading, suggesting that she is engrossed in the book. CorinneSD (talk) 00:02, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I think in Danish it's called En læsende pige fra Salling , wich translates a reading girl from Salling.Salling is a Danish peninsula Hafspajen (talk) 05:58, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Fantastic and clear detail. Ceoil (talk) 09:58, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Looks representative of his oeuvre. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:18, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.Jobas (talk) 19:38, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Christen Dalsgaard - In a pine wood. Study - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:39, 16 February 2015 (UTC)



The People Petition for a Redress of Greivences[edit]

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Original – A print screen of the English-language Wikipedia page on 18 January 2012, illustrating its worldwide blackout in opposition to U.S. legislation such as SOPA and PIPA.
Alt Taken on a high-res screen. Not sure it's worth it.
Reason
A historical moment in history is captured here, a moment when websites, protestors, politicians, and orginzations united to kill the SOPA bill. Pictured here is Wikipedia's 24-hour blackout screenshot, which as near as I can gather is freely licensed save but for the logo that appears in the screenshot. I've noted that the image is on the commons, so I presume that the screenshot is therefore eligible for inclusion in the FPC process, if this is incorrect then I apologize. I will also note that the image is smaller than the currently mandated 1500x1500 size requirements, but I am asking for leniency here as this was a pivotal moment in combating internet censorship and I feel that as such the community owes it to this nom to adopt an IAR stance in lew of what images like this one accomplished on 18-19 January 2012.
Articles in which this image appears
PROTECT IP Act, Stop Online Piracy Act
FP category for this image
Hard to say. Best guess: Other
Creator
Wikipedia (someone probably knows, so I would expect that to be cleared up soon), screenshot uploaded by User:Midnightblueowl, then edited by Dark Attsios.
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 20:42, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Regretful Oppose - Though its under CC-By-SA-3.0, the resolution is below par. So oppose. Yeh! admit an important screen shot and no possible retake, still below the FP quality.  - The Herald (here I am) 15:03, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Alt - Good to go as the possible retake is available.  - The Herald (here I am) 07:31, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Presuming this is the native resolution - it might be possible to get it on a larger screen, but... - then I think this is in the same boat as video game screenshots: any larger and it's misleading. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:57, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment It's still available, so a retake is possible: https://en.wikipedia.org/?banner=blackout — Preceding unsigned comment added by FakeShemp (talkcontribs) 16:12, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
    • I've provided it, but given how it scales, I have to ask if it's worth it. Also support alt, but prefer original Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:11, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Original The alt is essentially just the original with the extra resolution padded in black. In this case, the resolution requirement adds nothing (the extra resolution does not give extra detail, the main features of the banner are of essentially fixed resolution), and should be waived. MChesterMC (talk) 11:51, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Original The alt adds nothing of value. Rreagan007 (talk) 17:16, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
    • @Rreagan007: You know, my first reaction was "...That's a bit harsh" then I realised "Wait, I agree, and I'm the uploader." =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:16, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support both. Historical moment. Jim Carter 12:37, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Wikipedia Blackout Screen.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:03, 16 February 2015 (UTC)



The Umbrellas (Renoir painting)[edit]

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OriginalThe Umbrellas, a painting completed by Pierre-Auguste Renoir between 1881 and 1886. The charming young milliner's assistant is modeled by Suzanne Valadon, Renoir's lover and frequent model.
Reason
Lovely painting, with a very untraditional layout and framing.
Articles in which this image appears
The Umbrellas (Renoir painting) +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:24, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 00:27, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - YES yes yes, great work. Hafspajen (talk) 00:52, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Oddly enough I was looking at this a few hours ago with a thought to FPC, so a definite yes from me. - SchroCat (talk) 05:28, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great detail.--Godot13 (talk) 09:04, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great composition. (Love the little girl.) Sca (talk) 17:34, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.Jobas (talk) 19:38, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Umbrellas, ca. 1881-86.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:25, 17 February 2015 (UTC)



A Young Woman standing at a Virginal[edit]

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Original – "A Young Woman standing at a Virginal" (1670-72); painted by Vermeer in Delft
Reason
This is an excellent scan of a beautiful picture from the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675)
Articles in which this image appears
Lady Standing at a Virginal + 2 others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings, Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Johannes Vermeer
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 08:34, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – Recently added? Sca (talk) 17:31, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
    • This version has been on since January 2013. - SchroCat (talk) 19:05, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - No brainer. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:03, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - per Crisco --Godot13 (talk) 08:33, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – It is a Vermeer. Sca (talk) 12:17, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportHafspajen (talk) 12:55, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. -- Jobas (talk) 12:34, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 00:41, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Jan Vermeer van Delft - Lady Standing at a Virginal - National Gallery, London.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:42, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Added image to the Artwork category, as there is an article about the painting. --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:42, 17 February 2015 (UTC)



Hogarth's marriage vows[edit]

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Caption
The National Gallery, who hold the paintings, describe the series of six images as a "satirical moralising series of engravings that took the upper echelons of society as its subject". Hogarth pokes fun at the aspiring trading classes, the titled and profligate aristocracy, the young, the vain, arranged marriages, quackery, foppery, poor parenting, bad taste, licentiousness, child prostitution, the abuse of rank and a host of other 18th century traits, behaviours and vices that he hated.
Reason
William Hogarth (1697 – 1764) was a famous English painter, and pictorial satirist, who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art. A crackingly good set of images depicting Hogarth's satirical pokes at the upper classes of 18th century London. His comic touches are as a deft as ever.
Articles in which this image appears
Marriage à-la-mode (Hogarth) examines the set as a whole, each image has its own article, it has its own commons category + numerous other articles for each individual image.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
William Hogarth
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 05:24, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Well, done, excellent. Very famous images. And, by God, it's indeed a set. It was painted like one. Hafspajen (talk) 05:43, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - A great idea for a set — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:07, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Voracious-supporter I've always been an avid supporter of these sort of paintings. Watching the paintings in set enhances my enjoyments. Zooming-in will also show each nuance detail by detail. It's needed to say the gesticulations of man and woman in 2ed picture are nice. Totally William Hogarth was an adroit eminent painter who never fabricated his works unprofessionally. Alborzagros (talk) 10:29, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Picture regeneration There was not paining No.4 in the article. I just made it shown there [7]. ___ Alborzagros (talk) 13:28, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Are the originals this murky? While I do not advocate any extreme doctoring, the murkiness and muddiness does detract greatly from their appeal, in my opinion. 109.153.236.229 (talk) 00:00, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
    • All of these are undoctored uploads of the National Gallery scans. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:37, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, the murky and unappealing Degas here was also said to be a National Gallery scan. Is it possible that there is some systematic problem with these scans? While I imagine they must be "correct" according to their own technical standards, is it possible that they do not display very true on ordinary computer screens? Versions of the Hogarths on the Tate website here, (actually labelled "© The National Gallery, London"), are very different -- much brighter. 109.153.236.229 (talk) 02:08, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
But the originals are dark. If there was an issue with the NG process then it would show up time and again, by that's just not the case. - SchroCat (talk) 03:19, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Are you personally familiar with the real-life appearance of the originals? 109.153.236.229 (talk) 04:09, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Well I saw them three days ago, if that counts.... – SchroCat (talk) 04:35, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough then. Aesthetically I do, as I say, find these images unappealing, but if the originals are just the same then there is not really any arguing against it. 109.153.236.229 (talk) 04:39, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • The Degas painting was not "said" to be a NatGat scan. It was a NatGat scan. You can open up the source and check yourself, though I'll let you work out how to download the image. I believe they've changed their algorithms since Dcoetzee made his batch download. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:00, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
I did not use that phrasing in order to cast doubt on whether it was, but merely because I only read it somewhere in a comment, and do not have any personal knowledge of how the image was obtained. 31.51.134.168 (talk) 12:06, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Alright. If I upload an image, I do my darndest to ensure it is exactly what the source has (at least for the first upload). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:47, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Two more things: article on their scanning technique, and I expect that white background is causing the images to look darker than they actually are in thumbnail view. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:05, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support.--Jobas (talk) 12:34, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Marriage A-la-Mode 1, The Marriage Settlement - William Hogarth.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:34, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Marriage A-la-Mode 2, The Tête à Tête - William Hogarth.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:34, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Marriage A-la-Mode 3, The Inspection - William Hogarth.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:34, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Marriage A-la-Mode 4, The Toilette - William Hogarth.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:34, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Marriage A-la-Mode 5, The Bagnio - William Hogarth.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:34, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Marriage A-la-Mode 6, The Lady's Death - William Hogarth.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:34, 17 February 2015 (UTC)



Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom[edit]

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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
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Drawings
Creator
Sodacan
  • Support as nominator –  - The Herald (here I am) 15:37, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment AFAIK, coats of arms of modern countries aren't promoted to FP (I'd say on neutrality grounds as there are more than 200 nations to choose from, making them a generic stuff). The drawings category contains only historical emblems. Brandmeistertalk 19:51, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Since when was "Scotlandic" a word? BencherliteTalk 10:49, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
 Done.. - The Herald (here I am) 13:46, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support.--Jobas (talk) 12:34, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:38, 17 February 2015 (UTC)



Ring-billed gull[edit]

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Original – A portrait of a ring-billed gull, a species of sea gull found in much of North America. The eyes are yellow with red rims, and the short beak has a black ring around it.
Reason
High quality portrait of a bird, showing all of the key identification points (the red ring around the eye, the black ring around the beak). It was so nice being able to get within a meter or so of the bird. Allowed me to take this shot without a $10,000 lens.
Articles in which this image appears
Ring-billed gull
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Chris Woodrich
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:05, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I think portaits are fine. Hafspajen (talk) 03:20, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nice close up shot. talk→ WPPilot  04:57, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Bellus Delphina talk 08:01, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Godot13 (talk) 08:32, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support.-- Jobas (talk) 12:32, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support.-- Prodigious ____/Alborzagros (talk) 12:42, 10 February 2015 (UTC)/____
  • Support - Great shot. CorinneSD (talk) 00:37, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Portrait of ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis), Windsor, Ontario, 2014-12-07.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:06, 17 February 2015 (UTC)



Sunset at Toledo, Spain[edit]

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Original – panorama of toledo spain 2014 sunset parador hotel
ALT - A Panorama of Toledo as seen from Parador Hotel
Reason
High Resolution
Articles in which this image appears
Toledo, Spain +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Chensiyuan
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 01:35, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support any prefer ALt. It is crisp and clear, especially the water and around. Hafspajen (talk) 03:08, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment' It's also been downsampled (compare the size of any convenient building between the two) and cropped (look at the hill on the right). Support original only. Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:38, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • As the creator of the alt I would like to comment on that. First of all, most panoramas are downsampled to some degree. As an image editor, I look for a reasonable balance between sharpness and resolution and the left frames used here were somewhat blurred and not perfectly in focus. If you really want to check this, download both versions and scale them to the same height. The difference is much samller than what the figures would suggest. This is not a scan where additional resolution translates into more detail because it's captured under controlled conditions. The original is also somewhat incorrect because the images were shot with different exposure times and therefore an unrealistic gradient is introduced that makes the left areas appear darker than they were. --DXR (talk) 10:06, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I'd probsbly forgive that, but the crop on the right seems highly unfortunate. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:08, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Well sb criticized it on commons FPC. I can redo it, I don't feel too strongly about either the res or the crop. Just takes me some time. --DXR (talk) 10:12, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I do think we need the full width of the panorama to really see Toledo in context. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:12, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT is fine. Spectacular picture. The street lights are a bit of a distraction, but it's natural so it's okay. Étienne Dolet (talk) 03:41, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Original, the Alt does not look natural to me. talk→ WPPilot  04:17, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Original gazhiley 13:54, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support.--Jobas (talk) 12:32, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Original - CorinneSD (talk) 00:35, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:1 toledo spain evening sunset 2014.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:37, 18 February 2015 (UTC)



When Will You Marry?[edit]

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Alt. 1
Alt. 2
Reason
A high quality scan of the most expensive painting ever.
Articles in which this image appears
When Will You Marry?
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Paul Gauguin
  • Support as nominator –  - The Herald (here I am) 16:06, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose - Yorck scans are generally inaccurate. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:38, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose, this image is highly over-saturated. Two more images of the same work are now in Commons, both exceedingly close to the original colors of the painting. (See Other works on the file page). Coldcreation (talk) 20:27, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Chris and Coldcreation, the alt is better and near-to-original, right?  - T H (here I am) 13:56, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Can't say if it's closer to the original, but the colours are certainly more reasonable. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:00, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
Just a guess, from looking at press images of the painting hanging on a wall with people in front of it, and from seeing many works by Gauguin in person, I would say the other (3rd) image of the painting is the closest match to the original work. Coldcreation (talk) 16:02, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:11, 18 February 2015 (UTC)



Crab on its Back[edit]

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OriginalCrab on its Back is an 1888 oil painting by Vincent van Gogh. It is a still life of a crab lying on its back with a green background. The painting is in the permanent collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Alt 1 – The version from the Van Gogh Museum
Reason
This is not what you think of when you hear "van Gogh", and yet here it is. Honestly, it's a very original idea for a still life (even if it may have been derived from a Hokusai print)
Articles in which this image appears
Crab on its Back +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Vincent van Gogh
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:55, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Support ALT - This is nice to know: the van Gogh museum has changed their setup. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:21, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
      • And the downloads are the same as their maximum zoom! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:25, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose original – The colors of this scan are inaccurate (too green) and the image is cropped unnecessarily; I prefer the version on the website of the Van Gogh Museum: [8]. – Editør (talk) 08:14, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose original as above- it does seem that this version has been cropped. J Milburn (talk) 18:43, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: I have added the version from the Van Gogh Museum as an alt- I have no opinion right now. J Milburn (talk) 18:58, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1 – Editør (talk) 20:34, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1Hafspajen (talk) 10:38, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1 Marvellous scan. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:32, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1 - CorinneSD (talk) 00:25, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Crustacean, lying on his back by Vincent van Gogh (Van Gogh museum photogtaph).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:56, 19 February 2015 (UTC)




Yakovlev Yak-11 "Czech Mate" 2014 gold heat @ close to 500mph during the Reno Air Races 2014[edit]

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Original – Yak 11 Czech Mate 2014 gold heat @ close to 500mph during the Reno Air Races 2014
Reason
Remarkable aircraft running at close to twice its normal operating speed. The Yakovlev Yak-11 (NATO reporting name: "Moose", Russian: Як-11) was a trainer aircraft used by the Soviet Air Force and other Soviet-influenced air forces from 1947 until 1962. This Yak is special. During WW II, Russia had used a successful line of fighters from the Yakovlev Design Bureau. Czech Mate had originally been built as a Yak-11, and was last used as a primary trainer in the Egyptian Air Force. A stock Yak-11 can run in the range of 289 mph with its Shvetsov ASh-21 air-cooled radial piston engine, 521 kW (700 hp). Czech Mate is fitted with a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine, boosting the power to approximately 2,200 hp in an airframe that weighs just over 7,200 lbs. In the 2014 Reno Air Race Czech Mate finished 2ed with a average speed of 458.856 mph.
Articles in which this image appears
Reno Air Races Yakovlev Yak-11
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Air
Creator
WPPilot 123.0 unicomm
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  18:50, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Undersize. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:59, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Oppose suggest Speedy Close Undersized, as per Crisco 1492 gazhiley 19:05, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Ṫ Ḧ the fury of the naturegiven flesh 13:37, 19 February 2015 (UTC)



The incredible small-headed horse[edit]

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OriginalEquestrian Portrait of Charles I (1637-38); Painted by the Flemish master Anthony van Dyck (1599 1641) during his spell as painter to the court of Charles I. This was painted not long before the civil war that led to Charles's execution.
Reason
An excellent scan of one of the Flemish Baroque greats, Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641)
Articles in which this image appears
Equestrian Portrait of Charles I, Charles I of England + 2 others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Anthony van Dyck
  • Well, I do like him too, of course...Hafspajen (talk) 05:05, 13 February 2015 (UTC).
  • Support.--Jobas (talk) 12:31, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – do I prefer this one? [*thinking ...] ... [*still thinking ...] Yes! SagaciousPhil - Chat 09:06, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Anthonis van Dyck - Equestrian Portrait of Charles I - National Gallery, London.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:08, 19 February 2015 (UTC)



Puliyanthivu 3D map[edit]

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OriginalPuliyanthivu in 3D map
Reason
High quality 3D work from references
Articles in which this image appears
Puliyanthivu, Batticaloa
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
AntanO
  • Support as nominatorAntonTalk 06:07, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose A good aerial photo would be a lot more eye-catching and have more EV. --Janke | Talk 09:03, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
    • It's a 3D work, not an aerial photo. --AntonTalk 09:45, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Cartoonish, misleading (no island in the world is that flat and that far out of the sea), and copyright of the underlying images (the trees etc.) is unclear. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:42, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose, per Crisco. J Milburn (talk) 09:34, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose as above, not really the best encyclopaedic value, something more realistic would be appropriate, as this island still exists. Mattximus (talk) 01:10, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:53, 20 February 2015 (UTC)



Portrait of a Young Woman (Vermeer)[edit]

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Original – "Portrait of a Young Woman is a painting by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, completed between 1666 and 1667, and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Because of its near-identical size and its proximity in tone and composition, it is often considered to be either a variant or pendant painting (counterpart) of the artist's better-known Girl with a Pearl Earring. The subjects of both paintings wear pearl earrings, have scarves draped over their shoulders, and are shown in front of a plain black background."
Reason
High quality scan. We need more Vermeer. (Also goes well with our FP version of Girl with a Pearl Earring)
Articles in which this image appears
Portrait of a Young Woman (Vermeer) +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Johannes Vermeer
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:47, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Fantastic image - SchroCat (talk) 11:11, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support If I was able to wrest the girl of Crisco in order to nominate I would do it as soon as possible because the painting is out of any reproach. That has never got a lackluster view. I think Johannes Vermeer created it by a plethora of capability. I describe it in laconic and in one word, prodigious. __ Alborzagros (talk) 11:43, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support.--Jobas (talk) 12:31, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Not quite on a par with the "Mona Lisa of the North", but it is a Vermeer. Sca (talk) 14:27, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, but I must say, it's considerably less aesthetic than the more famous one. There's something a bit strange about her face. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:40, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I agree with both Sca and Diliff. CorinneSD (talk) 00:20, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as above. Mattximus (talk) 01:13, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Vermeer-Portrait of a Young Woman.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:55, 20 February 2015 (UTC)



Italian Landscape with Umbrella Pines by Hendrik Voogd[edit]

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OriginalItalian Landscape with Umbrella Pines by Hendrik Voogd, Rijksmuseum, 1807
Reason
High Quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Hendrik Voogd
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Hendrik Voogd
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 09:36, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - very nice. Hafspajen (talk) 10:36, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support.--Jobas (talk) 12:30, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Is it a painting of a high quality photo? Just wow (the colors).. - The Herald (here I am) 12:44, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice painting. CorinneSD (talk) 00:13, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support Very limited EV, no article exists for this painting, it's just used as an example of the painters work. Is this enough EV? Mattximus (talk) 01:15, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hendrik Voogd - Italian landscape with Umbrella Pines.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:43, 20 February 2015 (UTC)



Attack of the 50 Foot Woman movie poster[edit]

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Original – One-sheet film poster by Reynold Brown for the film Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) starring Allison Hayes.
Reason
HQ and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, Billing (filmmaking), Film poster, Reynold Brown
FP category for this image
Creator
Reynold Brown
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 09:56, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The reason I haven't nominated Wrong Side of the Art scans for FPC in a long, long time is the JPG artefacting. This is a fine example of why we should not nominate these files. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:40, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Great pity, this was some fine specimen of a woman... Hafspajen (talk) 11:03, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I think the artist got the proportions a bit wrong! More like 200ft woman ... 86.152.161.11 (talk) 18:20, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose as per Crisco. Mattximus (talk) 01:16, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:12, 20 February 2015 (UTC)



Folio from a Koran, Abbasid dynasty[edit]

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Folio from a Qoran in Kufic script, Abbasid dynasty, Near East or North Africa. Ink and color on parchment, 23.9 × 33.3 cm. Part of Al-Fath Sura.
Reason
HQ and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Fine art, Kufic, Muhammad, Quran and Al-Fath (recently added)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others
Creator
unknown
  • Support Yann (talk) 12:24, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support.--Jobas (talk) 12:30, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support--Hafspajen (talk) 14:07, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 00:10, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support assuming it is a good example of Kufic script, I can't tell, but if it is it has EV. Otherwise I would say it does not have EV. Mattximus (talk) 01:18, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Folio from a Koran (8th-9th century).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:53, 20 February 2015 (UTC)



John Philip Sousa[edit]

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OriginalJohn Philip Sousa
Reason
Let's get this out of the way first: It's below the suggested minimums. However, it's also the best photograph of Sousa I can find, with a pose and positioning that gives a bit of life and warmth to the image. It's so much better than the higher-resolution images in that respect that I'd like to propose it first.
Articles in which this image appears
John Philip Sousa
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Elmer Chickering, restoration by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 12:27, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – EV. He looks like his music sounds. Sca (talk) 14:18, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice photo. CorinneSD (talk) 00:09, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 14:51, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Blacknclick (talk) 16:29, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Sorry, I'm not sold on this one- the size is one issue, but I'm not convinced that it's a fantastic image anyway (I lack the vocab to explain, but the pixellation is what is bothering me- is this the scan or the original?). This may be the best image of the subject we have, but that doesn't mean it should be featured. J Milburn (talk) 23:56, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Agree with J Milburn. Presumabably this actual photography still exists, and a better scan can be taken, unless I'm mistaken? Mattximus (talk) 01:19, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Elmer Chickering - John Philip Sousa.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:48, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Comment: I appreciate that this is the "right" closure, but may there not be some utility in holding a nomination open for a little longer if an objection is raised at a late stage? Or at least asking other supporters to clarify their view in light of the new objection? J Milburn (talk) 16:37, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • If you raise an objection at a late stage, than you can notify the other supporters on their talk pages/ping them to make them aware. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:10, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • @J Milburn: As for the pixelization, I presume that's film grain. There's a couple larger Elmer Chickering photos of Sousa, and they do have similar effects on them. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:45, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Noted, thanks for the clarification. J Milburn (talk) 19:56, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
As for the background, I presume it's some sort of dry brush. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:31, 20 February 2015 (UTC)



Tomb of Bibi Jawindi[edit]

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Original – The damaged Tomb of Bibi Jawindi in Pakistan
Reason
A fine image; one of the best to come out of Wiki Loves Monuments this year. Don't know how this wasn't one of the top winners.
Articles in which this image appears
Tomb of Bibi Jawindi
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Shah zaman baloch
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 16:27, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice photo. CorinneSD (talk) 00:08, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 14:51, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Great image, but at full size the CA is very heavy in some places. Any chance of getting a raw file from the author to tweak it a bit?--Godot13 (talk) 08:04, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Uploader seems to have left Wikipedia. Think he was only pulled in for WLM. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:28, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - looks good to me. Rreagan007 (talk) 17:20, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- sigh, another grave. Support on condition that it will be placed lower down in signHafspajen (talk) 03:42, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support: great image and absolutely beautiful. Fylbecatulous talk 21:37, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support but I wonder if it can be conominated with
    Front Wall of the Tomb.jpg
    to give it another angle. Mattximus (talk) 02:02, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
    • @Mattximus: Not a bad photo (although the camera isn't as good, and it shows a bit) but it's usually best not to make a set mixing different photographers, cameras and such: In a set like Diliff's cathedral sets, if someone likes one image, it's likely they'll like the others in the set: The same sort of artistic decisions, camera, time of shoot, and so on are all present. But if you're using images where the only similarity is the subject then you can easily hit a very confusing situation where a lot of the votes are "Support X, Oppose Y" and so on. It makes it a bit of a mess. Better to nominate in two nominations, there's no rule that every image of a subject has to be lumped into one set in order to pass FPC. Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:00, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Tomb of Bibi Jawindi.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:50, 20 February 2015 (UTC)



Ploughing in Nevers by Rosa Bonheur[edit]

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Original – "Ploughing in the Nevers" by Rosa Bonheur
Reason
Commissioned by the French government circa 1849, this painting of a ploughing team by one of the most famous of animal painters, Rosa Bonheur, is reckoned to express "the deep commitment to the land that was typical of the French Third Republic", and, next to her Horse Fair, is Rosa's second-best-known image.
Articles in which this image appears
Ploughing in the Nivernais, Rosa Bonheur
FP category for this image
:Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Rosa Bonheur
  • Support as nominatorXanthomelanoussprog (talk) 21:26, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice. Good to have more paintings by women artists. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:35, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - yes, we should try to promote more women artists, Crisco, you gave me an idea, I know one I can fix... (got her! Marie-Gabrielle Capet)Hafspajen (talk) 23:45, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - This is so clear that at first I thought it was a photograph. Really nice painting. CorinneSD (talk) 00:06, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Good scan of very nice painting; good EV and a nice new article on the painting as well. What is there not to support? SagaciousPhil - Chat 09:12, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 14:51, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as above. Mattximus (talk) 02:03, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Rosa Bonheur - Ploughing in Nevers - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:07, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



Emmanuel College[edit]

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OriginalEmmanuel College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1584 by Sir Walter Mildmay.
Reason
High quality panorama image and high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Emmanuel College, Cambridge
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Diliff
  • Support as nominatorArmbrust The Homunculus 22:25, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Thanks Armbrust, it was an image that I did eventually intend to nominate myself, so you saved me the trouble. :-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:38, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great photo. CorinneSD (talk) 00:05, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great photo indeed. Hafspajen (talk) 04:42, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 14:49, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - very nice...--Godot13 (talk) 08:01, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Blacknclick (talk) 16:32, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as I did at Commons. Daniel Case (talk) 06:22, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Emmanuel College Front Court, Cambridge, UK - Diliff.jpg -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:42, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



Lindau Lighthouse[edit]

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Original – The Lindau Lighthouse is a 33 metre-(108 ft) tall lighthouse on the island of Lindau, in Germany.
Reason
High quality and resolution, good view of the subject. Featured on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Lindau Lighthouse
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Taxiarchos228
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:47, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – It may just be me, but it looks slightly canted to the right in this shot – ??
Good detail, though. Sca (talk) 15:10, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Looks straight here – sca
  • I think it can be an optical illusion, the dark masses is the reason - that are pulling it to the right - cover half of the pic with a book or paper or hand and look again only to the upper part. Hafspajen (talk) 21:39, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
It still looks like the Leaning Lighthouse of Lindau to me, but again it may just be me. Sca (talk) 22:00, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
When you flip the image horizontally, does it then appear if it is tilted to the left? 86.152.161.11 (talk) 15:03, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Er, no. Sca (talk) 17:23, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - looks slightly off, but the window panes at the top of the lighthouse seem perfectly aligned at full size... at least to me.--Godot13 (talk) 07:55, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Hafspajen (talk) 05:09, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:09, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 17:21, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Going with the flow. Sca (talk) 14:50, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - as per nom. Mattximus (talk) 02:04, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Lindau - Hafen6.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:48, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



Dawn of a new age SpaceShipOne flight 17P[edit]

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Original – Dawn of a new age SpaceShipOne flight 17P
Reason
This was the final flight of 3 that sealed SpaceShipOne as the winner of the X Prize. With Brian Binnie at the controls SpaceShipOne under the carriage of the White Knight, launch aircraft, created the Private Space Industry that we see today, just over 10 years after its final flight. The EV value of this shot is high and it has a wonderful artistic aspect as well. One of a kind.
Articles in which this image appears
SpaceShipOne flight 17P - SpaceShipOne - X Prize Foundation
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Air
Creator
-WPPilot 123.0 unicomm
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  06:35, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support.--Jobas (talk) 14:48, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Not easy to re-shoot ;-) but it has some issues; unsharp in full size, tilted, a bit too dark to show details. I abstain, for now... --Janke | Talk 17:52, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Reply to Comment Once in history event. Detail: Digital Camera's 11 years ago were not what you see today, in terms of quality and as to the angle of attack so to speak. The horizon is square (well off set to give the illusion of square), the "tilt" as you mention is, on a photo that had the sunrise, the and the distance from the camera, all were in perfect order, with the depth of field defined by the tilt, show by the runway makings seen in the foreground. I could see removing a little of the "tilt" and if you like am willing to create a altertivie image to see if that improves the shot.talk→ WPPilot  19:15, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support but what's with the lighter rectangle in the lower right? Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:05, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 17:23, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Could benefit from a white balance correction, slight exposure lift and noise reduction (esp. chroma noise). Samsara 17:55, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Careful with white balance correction, though - at sunrise, there is going to be some colour to the sky. Rather not see what happened to that unfortunate Aurora photograph a few years back, where, if I recall correctly, they decided the snow must be white, despite being primarily lit by the aurora.... I should really check to see if that's ever been fixed. Anyway , I'd say that the saturation might be a little high, but it's mostly good. Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:28, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
The shot is "as is" so to speak and if it is worth it I am willing to do a Alt, but for a event of this nature, of a craft that sits in the Smithsonian on its last trip, I think this one truly qualifies. I agree the saturation might be just a tad high but as Adam mentions with that colorful sunrise it could be tough. If the minor reduction of saturation would improve it I am willing to give it a go, but considering the exceptionally high EV value of this shot I am not sure that I want to change it at this junction. talk→ WPPilot  02:12, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:SpaceShipOne Takeoff photo D Ramey Logan.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:36, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



Thomas Gainsborough[edit]

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Original – Several of Gainsborough's paintings are featured pictures; this self portrait was done in 1759 after he had earned his reputation by painting wealthy patrons.
Reason
Good scan of self portrait by [*ahem] 'slightly' well known artist
Articles in which this image appears
Thomas Gainsborough and 1759 in art - it is used on a template as well.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Thomas Gainsborough
  • Support as nominatorSagaciousPhil - Chat 08:29, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Jobas (talk) 14:48, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Thomas Gainsborough, an absolute gifted great what slightly well known? painters self-portrait, how come this was never featured before? Hafspajen (talk) 21:31, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Godot13 (talk) 07:59, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:13, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Per above Alborzagros (talk) 11:16, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Nice - SchroCat (talk) 14:22, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Thomas Gainsborough by Thomas Gainsborough.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:32, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



Pope Julius II[edit]

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Original – "Portrait of Pope Julius II" (1511–12); Raphael (1483 – 1520) had been commissioned by Pope Julius II (1443–1513) to paint four rooms—now called the Raphael Rooms—in the public part of the papal apartments in the Palace of the Vatican. While doing so Julius commissioned this additional portrait. It was groundbreaking at the time: previous papal portraits had shown the sitters frontally, or kneeling in profile. The National Gallery, who hold the original, note that "the format was to be exceedingly influential on subsequent papal portraiture", and for over 300 years, papal portraits emulated this work.
Reason
An excellent image of a seminal work by Raphael (1483–1520), one of the trinity of great masters of the Italian High Renaissance
Articles in which this image appears
Portrait of Pope Julius II (Raphael), Pope Julius II, Raphael + Many others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Religious figures or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Raphael
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 09:11, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Wow, that's a vibrant high quality image.♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:21, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Jobas (talk) 14:47, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Ha, Julius. Great, Scro! The pope who quarreled with Michelangelo and made him paint the Sistine Chapel...Hafspajen (talk) 21:29, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:32, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - as above. Mattximus (talk) 02:05, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Pope Julius II.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:12, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Added image to the Artwork category, as there is an article about the painting. Armbrust The Homunculus 09:12, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



William Faulkner[edit]

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OriginalWilliam Faulkner
Reason
It can be difficult to get free-licensed images for people from the mid-20th century - they may not have been photographed before 1923, and images from after that need careful copyright checking. William Faulkner, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, luckily has one image with a definite copyright-free status (and a few others the Library of Congress only scanned low-res). There's a colour bar, so this should be more-or-less the right colours (saturation tends to be poorly shown by colour bars).
Articles in which this image appears
William Faulkner, Barton Fink, List of Nobel laureates in Literature, and Harriet Frank, Jr., though it may take a little bit to propagate from the rename of the file.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Artists_and_writers
Creator
Carl Van Vechten, restoration by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 15:25, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - and Faulkner will be glad to know that he's lucky ;) - CorinneSD (talk) 15:37, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Blacknclick (talk) 16:07, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support: Valuable image and very nice restoration. Fylbecatulous talk 21:41, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – another excellent restoration by Adam; good EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:36, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Very valuable, and I'm a big fan of portrait FPs. J Milburn (talk) 00:03, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
    • @J Milburn: Then hang in there for Jay Gould. Image is already quite a bit improved, and I think I can make it lovely by the end, or at least as lovely as that particular type of photography gets. Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:02, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Carl Van Vechten - William Faulkner.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:26, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



Blooms in a Terracotta Vase[edit]

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Original – Flowers in a Terracotta Vase, started by Albertus Jonas Brandt and finished by Eelke Jelles Eelkema
Reason
Good quality image; fine, detailed still-life (I had to change the nomination title; it wouldn't accept "Flowers in a Terracotta Vase".)
Articles in which this image appears
Albertus Jonas Brandt, Eelke Jelles Eelkema
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Albertus Jonas Brandt and Eelke Jelles Eelkema

Promoted File:Bloemen in een terracotta vaas., Albertus Jonas Brandt, Eelke Jelles Eelkema, 1810 - 1824 - Zoeken - Rijksmuseum.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:06, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



Eastern blue-tongued lizard[edit]

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Reason
High EV and good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Eastern blue-tongued lizard, Leipzig Zoological Garden
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Michael Gäbler
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 13:28, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Open your mouth and say "ah." Sca (talk) 14:04, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Too small. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:14, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Too small, but also I must say, the white balance seems completely wrong and it looks very atypical of a blue tongued lizard too. I might've lived in the UK for a while but they are pretty common in Australia and I used have one of these as a 'pet' when I was younger. They are not so yellowy-cream. They also have a distinctive camouflage pattern and this one seems to be missing it entirely (at least what we can see in the photo). There is some variance from region to region, anything from almost black to red-cream I believe, but I've never seen one completely missing the pattern as this one seems to be. It could be albino or something, but shouldn't be the lead image in the article without an explanation. this or this looks much more typical of the species. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:42, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
This one wishes he had a camouflage pattern and is green with envy of those that do. Sca (talk) 15:12, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:48, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



Istana Negara, Jalan Duta[edit]

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OriginalIstana Negara, Jalan Duta, the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the head of state of Malaysia
Reason
High EV and good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Istana Negara, Jalan Duta, 2011 in Malaysia
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Cccefalon
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 18:01, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The combination of the right-facing facade and the left-preferring crop causes unnecessary tension. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:28, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:02, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



Gary Plant Tubular Steel Corporation[edit]

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Original – A worker demonstrates the correct technique to another while their instructor looks on attentively, in the Gary plant of the Tubular Alloy Steel Corporation, United States Steel Corporation subsidiary.
Reason
This is an FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Brazing
Rosie the Riveter
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
M. Marshall
  • Support as nominatorTonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 22:22, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Could use restoration. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:30, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
    • If anyone who knows how to do that is willing to, I will surely support their edit.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 00:39, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
      • Oh, that one looks a fun restoration: "tell the real long curved scratch marks from the ones that should be there!" Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:45, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Historic, picturesque and valuable. Alborzagros (talk) 11:15, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I'm really not seeing the EV, here? What, specifically, is being illustrated? To which article does it add particular value? J Milburn (talk) 00:05, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I'm also not sure of the EV, what exactly is the picture showing? Mattximus (talk) 14:58, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:37, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



Marina City, Chicago, Illinois[edit]

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OriginalMarina City is a mixed-use residential/commercial building complex in Chicago, Illinois. It sits on the north bank of the Chicago River across from the Chicago Loop. The complex, that was designed in 1959 and completed in 1964, consists of two corncob-shaped 179 m, 65-story towers.
Reason
This is a featured picture on commons. It has high encyclopedic value in its primary use. The subject of the article in which this is used has many claims that make it historic.
Articles in which this image appears
Marina City
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominatorTonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 23:20, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support For some reason I thought the right-hand tower was fanning out, but I checked with a straight edge (browser window) and it's correct. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:07, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Crisco, how does the Lindau lighthouse (below) measure up on your straight edge? Sca (talk)
  • Support - rather good pic, actually. Hafspajen (talk) 08:32, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Lots of detail. Charming design. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:03, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment There seems to be wide angle distortion that could be corrected - the towers appear oval, and, from this perspective, as though facing away from each other. I believe they are in fact round. This issue is separate from what Crisco said about the verticals. In fact, if you address only the verticals without a more comprehensive lens correction, you risk exacerbating other distortions, as may have happened here. I did a quick check, and adding a bit of pincushion correction does improve the situation at the top of the image. Cf. this image which shows slight distortion in the opposite direction. Samsara 17:17, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support- Welcome back Tony..Ṫ Ḧ the fury of the naturegiven flesh 13:32, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Marina City, Chicago, Illinois, Estados Unidos, 2012-10-20, DD 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:21, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



Pieter Bruegel the Elder- The Harvesters[edit]

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Original – Bruegel’s series is a watershed in the history of western art, and expression of a new humanism, giving an unidealized description of the local scene, based on natural observations.
Reason
It's great, I checked criteria. The Harvesters is an oil on wood painting by Pieter Brueghel the Elder in 1565, representing July–August. This panel belongs to a series, showing the times of the year, commissioned by the Antwerp merchant Niclaes Jongelinck for his residential home.
Articles in which this image appears
The Harvesters (painting), Western painting, History of painting, 1565 in art
Agriculture, Early modern European cuisine, Google Art Project, History of agriculture, List of paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 23:24, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 00:23, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Gigapixel scans are awesome. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:25, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportNatuurlijk. Sca (talk) 01:05, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Insane resolution. Mattximus (talk) 00:19, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Very nice - SchroCat (talk) 14:22, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Pieter Bruegel the Elder- The Harvesters - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:25, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



20 years of work[edit]

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Original In the center of the painting John the Baptist, wearing a furry garment, standing by the River Jordan. He is pointing towards a figure in the distance, approaching the scene. To the left the young John the Apostle, behind him St. Peter, and further on Andrew the Apostle and Nathaniel. In the foreground we see people who watch the scene but are undecided what to do, both young and old men.
The painting in Moscow, in the Tretyakow gallery.
Reason
Giant picture, giant file. (30,000 × 20,922 pixels) The artist spent 20 years to paint this, it is based on about 300 preparatory sketches and studies, and many of which are gems in themselves and are considered by art historians as masterpieces in their own right. This painting :

... is a beautiful painting, full of colour and meticulous detail. In 1858, Alexander Ivanov went with his beloved painting to St Petersburg where it was exhibited. Its lukewarm reception must have been heartbreaking for Ivanov. He died a few months later of cholera aged 52 not knowing that some years after his death his work of art would be hailed, by the likes of Ilya Repin, the most celebrated Russian painter of his day, as: "the greatest work in the whole world, by a genius born in Russia".

Articles in which this image appears
The Appearance of Christ Before the People, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Google Art Project
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 23:28, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Again, a no brainer. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:12, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Good to have this in such resolution, especially since the painting is 540×750 cm. Brandmeistertalk 11:55, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Absurd resolution, but very good. Is there anyway to make a link under "Other resolutions" that is perhaps 10% of the size? They presently jump from something like 1% -> 100% with nothing in between. Mattximus (talk) 00:18, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - you could maybe click on preview 1,280 × 893 pixels, under the painting, preview choices. Hafspajen (talk) 03:25, 14 February 2015 (UTC).
  • Support But why does one fellow have a strangely greenish face? I don't get the symbolism. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:21, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Fainting of happiness. Hafspajen (talk) 14:46, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Very nice - SchroCat (talk) 14:22, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 17:18, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Александр Андреевич Иванов - Явление Христа народу (Явление Мессии) - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:29, 21 February 2015 (UTC)



U.S. Route 66[edit]

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Original – Historic U.S. Route 66 outside Amboy, California. Established on November 11, 1926, it was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. It served as a major path for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and was a part of 1960s popular culture.
Reason
Perhaps a little standard in composition, but it illustrates the road well, and the iconic Route 66 shields.
Articles in which this image appears
U.S. Route 66
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes, maybe?
Creator
Dietmar Rabich
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:45, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - the picture - not the ghosts. Hafspajen (talk) 03:11, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Ṫ Ḧ the fury of the naturegiven flesh 13:34, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support with a minor caveat Does this look very slightly rotated to anyone else? Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:37, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
    • I chalked that up to the horizon not being flat. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:14, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - For some reason I thought this was already featured...--Godot13 (talk) 09:36, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Ahhh, on Commons...--Godot13 (talk) 09:37, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Yep. Saw this while voting for POTY. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:40, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Amboy (California, USA), Hist. Route 66 -- 2012 -- 1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:47, 22 February 2015 (UTC)



Young Knight in a Landscape[edit]

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Original –The symbolism of these and the other animals and plants have been much discussed by art historians.
Reason
Big file, Vittore Carpaccio is a classic Renaissance painter. The painting shows a young knight, surrounded by a series of symbols. The heron fighting with the hawk in the sky might hint a battle, an alternative theory is that this is a memorial portrait. In the left lower corner is a white ermine Kurzschwanzwiesel im Winterfell.JPGand a scroll stating "I prefer to die rather than to incur dishonour" (malo mori quam foedari). The European legend had it that a white stoat would rather die before allowing its pure white coat to be besmirched, thus could be an allusion to the knight's pure character and moral - or maybe his fate.
Articles in which this image appears
Portrait of a Knight (Carpaccio), Vittore Carpaccio, Google Art Project
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Vittore Carpaccio
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 02:35, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - No brainer. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:12, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Another classic in ultrahigh resolution. Brandmeistertalk 11:51, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support That dog is straght out of mediæval manuscripts. The way its lips are drawn is very typical. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:30, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – no arguments from me on this one; excellent EV, terrific detail. SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:43, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Great image - SchroCat (talk) 14:22, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Vittore Carpaccio - Young Knight in a Landscape - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:03, 22 February 2015 (UTC)



Three women painters[edit]

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OriginalAdélaïde Labille-Guiard, sitting, in the Self-Portrait with Two Pupils (with Marie Gabrielle Capet (1761–1818) and Marie Marguerite Carreaux de Rosemond (who died young). Oil on canvas. 83 x 59 1/2 in. (210.8 x 151.1 cm.)
Reason
Big enough, used, previous ill-fated woman painter + her teacher + one more pupil. Adélaïde Labille-Guiard selfportrait. Marie-Gabrielle Capet Three of the rare woman artists in the art history; Self-Portrait with Two Pupils is depicting Adélaïde Labille-Guiard and Marie-Gabrielle Capet who were French portrait painters. Unfortunately the Art Academies were not open to women, and women painters had the not serious enough stamp over them. The members of the women were limited to only four that were allowed be admitted to the French Académie Royale. She trained other woman artist, and both counted among other customers several members of the royal family, and even other members of the French Paris society.
Articles in which this image appears
Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Marie Gabrielle Capet, Women artists
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Adélaïde Labille-Guiard
  • Support as co-nominatorHafspajen (talk) 06:30, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as co-nominator  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:09, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Very nice painting. Alborzagros (talk) 11:13, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Not bad! Sca (talk) 16:07, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Very nice. Any reason we don't have an article on the second pupil? Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:26, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Nooo, but I found nothing on her... Hafspajen (talk) 11:18, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Very nice - SchroCat (talk) 14:21, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment‍—‌The Summary section could be fuller. Ham II (talk) 12:13, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Adélaïde Labille-Guiard - Self-Portrait with Two Pupils - The Metropolitan Museum of Art.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:11, 22 February 2015 (UTC)



Young White-backed Vulture[edit]

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Original – A young White-backed Vulture in Mikumi National Park
Reason
Higher Resolution
Articles in which this image appears
White-backed Vulture +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Muhammad Mahdi Karim
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 03:54, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Composition not up to bird FP standards. Head barely visible. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:14, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:39, 22 February 2015 (UTC)



Another lady, another virginal[edit]

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Original – "Lady Seated at a Virginal" (1670-72); painted by Johannes Vermeer in Delft; part of his "Virginals" series of paintings
Reason
This is an excellent scan of a beautiful picture from the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675)
Articles in which this image appears
Lady Seated at a Virginal, Johannes Vermeer
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Johannes Vermeer
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 08:58, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - very good. Hafspajen (talk) 09:10, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Fantastic. Alborzagros (talk) 11:12, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Pretty good. Sca (talk) 17:27, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:14, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Lady Seated at a Virginal, Vermeer, The National Gallery, London.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:01, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Added image to the Artwork category, as there is an article about the painting. Armbrust The Homunculus 09:01, 22 February 2015 (UTC)



Seeing triple Cardinals[edit]

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Original – This triple picture of Cardinal Richelieu was painted by Philippe de Champaigne in Paris, probably in 1642. It was then sent to the sculptor Francesco Mochi in Rome for a model of a bust he was making. There is an inscription above the head on the right that reads "this is the better one".
Reason
Excellent triple image of the Cardinal Richelieu (prob painted in 1642)
Articles in which this image appears
Cardinal Richelieu, Philippe de Champaigne, Cardinals created by Gregory XV
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Religious figures, Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Philippe de Champaigne
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 09:19, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Professionally-painted work. Alborzagros (talk) 11:11, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very good. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:03, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very good. Hafspajen (talk) 04:54, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support What's the inscription above the centre one? Adam Cuerden (talk) 04:00, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • It reads Celui cy...plus / Resamblant au nature [This one more like the original] - SchroCat (talk) 12:16, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Triple Portrait of Cardinal de Richelieu probably 1642, Philippe de Champaigne.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:20, 22 February 2015 (UTC)



von Wille's Munchausen syndrome[edit]

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OriginalBaron Munchausen (pre-1872) by August von Wille (1828–87); Munchausen is a fictional German nobleman, famous for telling outlandish tales
Reason
Great image of a superb engraving from August von Wille
Articles in which this image appears
Baron Munchausen August von Wille
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
August von Wille
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 19:57, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - A great pic for April Fool's Day. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:04, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Cropped to remove borders; any caption missing. I don't think we should take a nice lithographic book illustration, and make it unreuseable as a book illustration by an ill-advised crop. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:59, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Ṫ Ḧ the fury of the naturegiven flesh 13:35, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:58, 22 February 2015 (UTC)



Thor[edit]

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OriginalThor is the Norse god. In this painting by Mårten Eskil Winge, he is fighting against giants with his hammer, Mjölnir.
Reason
High quality scan about a depiction of Thor, and thus high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Thor (most EV), Mårten Eskil Winge, German mythology, +4
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Mårten Eskil Winge
How's this for a hammer?
  • Support – Cuz I'm part Norwegian. Sca (talk) 15:52, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:43, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – mythology, artwork, google scan: all adds up to support from me! SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:47, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Mårten Eskil Winge - Tor's Fight with the Giants - Google Art Project.jpg --Ṫ Ḧ the fury of the naturegiven flesh 03:34, 23 February 2015 (UTC)



Truck racing[edit]

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OriginalTruck pilot Norbert Kiss at the Spain Truck GP 2013.
Reason
Good panning shot of a truck racer (race trucker? truck pilot?) in Spain. Shows how fast those trucks can go. (And no, they don't fly)
Articles in which this image appears
Truck racing
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
Carlos Delgado
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:56, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support I'd prefer slightly tighter crop on the right without clipping the shadow, there's some excessive space. Brandmeistertalk 09:55, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I think the extra space is giving the impression of speed, it's OK. Hafspajen (talk) 10:05, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support due to the high technical achievement, though I don't care for the composition much and am not quite sure why. Just seems too stationary... Some dust or other signs the truck was in motion besides the blurred background would be nice. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:54, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Fine with me..Ṫ Ḧ the fury of the naturegiven flesh 13:36, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:35, 23 February 2015 (UTC)



Bath Abbey set[edit]

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Reason
It shows the three major views of Bath Abbey: The exterior west front, the interior looking east and the interior looking west. The main notable architectural feature of the interior is the intricate detailing of the ceiling's fan vaulting, which is clearly visible and very detailed in both interior images.
Articles in which this image appears
Bath Abbey, 2 of the 3 images also illustrate Bath, Somerset
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors and Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 12:58, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – If I had to choose, I'd pick the eastward interior view – magnificent. Sca (talk) 15:46, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support interiors; not too sure on the exterior. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:44, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
    • I'm not too bothered about removing the exterior image from the set if you think it's better that way. Seems you're not the only one. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 07:23, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I do find the people in front of the building to be rather distracting, but interior shots are so good I still want to support Mattximus (talk) 00:14, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
    • I've been to Bath many times and the courtyard in front of the Abbey is always like this - if anything, this is quiet for Bath - and there's usually a busker too (not much has changed in the last 8 years!). I agree that the image is not as strong as the interior images, but I figured the exterior image contributes to a more complete understanding than the interior images alone. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 07:23, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
      • I agree to keep the exterior shot even though it's not as great as the interior shots. Just out of curiosity, would there still be people there at obscenely early hours? Mattximus (talk) 14:07, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
        • Probably not a crowd, but probably a few people. But then the Abbey would be in shadow as the sun would be behind it and I don't think it would look as nice. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 20:57, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 03:21, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Alborzagros (talk) 05:31, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bath Abbey Exterior, Somerset, UK - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:32, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Bath Abbey Eastern Stained Glass, Somerset, UK - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:32, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Bath Abbey Nave Fan Vaulting, Somerset, UK - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:32, 23 February 2015 (UTC)



Goya's Doña Isabel de Porcel[edit]

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OriginalPortrait of Doña Isabel de Porcel (1805); Painted by Francisco Goya (1746–1828), Doña Isabel de Porcel was the wife of Don Antonio de Porcel whom Goya painted in 1806
Reason
High quality scan of a picture from one of Spain's finest artists
Articles in which this image appears
Portrait of Doña Isabel de Porcel, 1795–1820 in Western fashion + 1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Francisco Goya
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 15:47, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - very good, Schro. Hafspajen (talk) 16:26, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Pretty good. (Could be added to Francisco Goya.) Sca (talk) 22:43, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support It turns out Goya painted not only demons. Brandmeistertalk 11:58, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:25, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - classic Goya! WordSeventeen (talk) 23:39, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - great Alborzagros (talk) 05:31, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Doña Isabel Cobos de Porc by Francisco Goya.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:50, 23 February 2015 (UTC)



Plutonium heat reactor core[edit]

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Original – Fuel module of the of the Mars' Curiosity rover made of o 238
PuO
2
radioisotope thermoelectric generator encased within graphite impact shells
Reason
Striking image showing how a nuclear fuel cell heats up to glowing temperatures enough to powering once of NASA's Mars rovers. I believe that the fuzziness is intentional due to security reasons.
Articles in which this image appears
Plutonium, Curiosity (rover), General Purpose Heat Source, Nuclear power in space
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Materials science
Creator
Idaho National Laboratory
  • Support as nominatorNergaal (talk) 23:45, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The fuzziness of the image is too much to be considered one of wikipedia's best photographs. Mattximus (talk) 00:11, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
So you believe a less fuzzy image is possibly achievable? Nergaal (talk) 03:01, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • For every purpose except "Curiosity (rover)", yes. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:11, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose the image quality isn't ok for me: noisy and unsharp. This image can be a VI. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 09:04, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:54, 23 February 2015 (UTC)



Kullervo[edit]

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OriginalKullervo, a character in Finnish mythology and the Kalevala, cursing cows, turning them into bears so that he can have revenge on a woman who tormented him. Kullervo grew up thinking his family was dead, raised by his family's "killer", was sold into slavery, unknowingly had sexual relations with his sister (leading to her suicide), finds his family only to lose them again, kills the man who sold him into slavery, and then commits suicide.
Reason
Interesting depiction of a character in Finnish mythology (according to the article, the only one who was tragically irredeemable)
Articles in which this image appears
Kullervo +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Literary illustrations
Creator
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:54, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - our first Finnish guy, or? Hafspajen (talk) 01:48, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very tragic story. What painting style would you call this? CorinneSD (talk) 01:59, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • National Romanticism with symbolism and a touch of realism. Hafspajen (talk) 05:01, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Kullervo Cursing - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:57, 23 February 2015 (UTC)



Valentine Day's nom[edit]

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Original – The painting, representation of a passionate kiss, is enormously popular in Italy, and is seen as a symbol of Italian Romanticism, that emphasizes deep feelings rather than rational thought, and presents a reinterpretation and reevaluation of the Middle Ages romantic love ideals in a patriotic and nostalgic tone.
York Scan - people DON'T consider this - this not an ALT - it was only posted to show difference between the old upload and the very original that has been correct in colours and size from the very beginning. This one was overwritten, and original sourcing is solved.
Reason
Own article, big file. The painting from 1859 represents a couple embracing and kissing each other. It is among the most passionate and intense representations of a kiss in the history of Western art. Jewel in Romanticism: Hayez’s “The Kiss”:

The kiss. A magical word used to name many works of art, the most renowned probably being Klimt’s golden embrace. Of equal splendor is Il Bacio (Italian for The Kiss), a Romantic painting by Milanese artist Francesco Hayez. However, Il Bacio doesn’t show just a kiss. Il Bacio is the iconic kiss that represents the birth of Italy.

Articles in which this image appears
The Kiss (Hayez), Francesco Hayez, Italian art, Italian unification, Culture of Milan, The Kiss (Klimt), ‎Pinacoteca di Brera, Lip
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Francesco Hayez
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 00:47, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafs, don't you want to add a caption? - CorinneSD (talk) 01:57, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Question - Love it... but where's the scan from? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:24, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • It is 100 years old anyway. Maybe this? cos' it's from the museum. Or ?this, go to H, search Hayez, click pic.Hafspajen (talk) 07:10, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Museum, likely. Needs to be updated on the file page. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:23, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Haffy, your valentine?  - T H (here I am) 10:14, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Prefer original now.. - T H (here I am) 16:20, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support original for next Valentine FP in 2016 (even though I'm single). Brandmeistertalk 12:56, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support original – Classic, archetyical pose. (Although if you zero in on them it looks like they're just touching noses.) Sca (talk) 15:06, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per T H ! talk→ WPPilot  04:59, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I saw something similar in a nearby park few days ago, possibly on 14th Feb. Jim Carter 13:03, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
You must..Its Valentine..Face-kiss.svg Ṫ Ḧ the fury of the naturegiven flesh 03:30, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:53, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:El Beso (Pinacoteca de Brera, Milán, 1859).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:49, 24 February 2015 (UTC)



Impact sprinkler[edit]

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Original – Sprinkler head of impact sprinkler in action
Reason
Good quality, EV, Commons' QI and featured in fr.wiki
Articles in which this image appears
Impact sprinkler, Irrigation, Irrigation sprinkler
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Others or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Others
Creator
AntanO
  • Support as nominatorAntonTalk 05:26, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Don't think the backlighting works here. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:53, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:53, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:31, 24 February 2015 (UTC)



Oriental garden lizard[edit]

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Original – Bust of Oriental Garden Lizard (Calotes versicolor) of male
Reason
Good quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Oriental garden lizard, Calotes
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
AntanO
  • Support as nominatorAntonTalk 07:54, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Focus was missed a bit. I'd aim behind the eye, or at the eye, next time. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:55, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:32, 24 February 2015 (UTC)



Caucasus embroidery[edit]

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OriginalCaucasus embroidery
Reason
High Quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Embroidery - Arasbaran - Iranian Azerbaijanis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others
Creator
Unknown

Promoted File:17.17-37-1969-Kaukasisk-broderi.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:33, 24 February 2015 (UTC)



Bryum capillare leaf cells[edit]

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Original – Chloroplasts and accumulated starch granules in Bryum capillare (Scale:entire width=0.37mm)
Reason
A super quality high-res picture of the moss species
Articles in which this image appears
Moss
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Others
Creator
Des Callaghan
  • Support as nominator –  - T H (here I am) 16:56, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Great picture, but too hard to find the scale. Not even shown in the Media Viewer description; I had to click through to the "More details" page. 86.152.163.55 (talk) 20:32, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
 Done  - T H (here I am) 16:22, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bryum capillare leaf cells.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:58, 24 February 2015 (UTC)



Toyota FJ Cruiser[edit]

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Original – The Toyota FJ Cruiser is a retro style SUV with styling and off road performance reminiscent of the original Toyota FJ40 Land Cruisers.
Reason
High EV for the article. Nice, high quality picture with a fitting milieu.
Articles in which this image appears
Toyota FJ Cruiser
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
Stefan Krause, Germany
  • Support as nominatorFakeShemp (talk) 20:21, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Alborzagros (talk) 05:30, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support but also Question - Nice picture, lovely and clear with good setting to provide EV (love the bit of bush caught on the aerial!). What's the standing on number plates though? Is there not an issue with a private number plate being used on a public picture? I could have sworn that I've seen it brought up as an issue in the past... No worries if not though... gazhiley 19:01, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
    • I think last time I raised it people were against blurring the tags. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:38, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
      • I've raised it before, but I can't recall anyone but me being concerned about it. J Milburn (talk) 23:39, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support- there aren't so many of us here who are interested in cars, I don't think- a surprisingly underrepresented topic at FPC. J Milburn (talk) 23:39, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:52, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:FJ Cruiser 2007.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:23, 24 February 2015 (UTC)



Woman in Blue[edit]

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Original – "Woman Reading a Letter" (1662-63); painted by Johannes Vermeer
Reason
Another quality scan of Vermeer
Articles in which this image appears
Woman in Blue Reading a Letter
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Johannes Vermeer
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 20:23, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
DYK that in Dutch ver meer means "far more" – ?? Sca (talk) 22:13, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Colours are different in the Rijksmuseum scan, which is also bigger. Let me get that first. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:28, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Guess I was wrong about the colours. Anyways, original is now uploaded. Support. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:51, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
      • Even better, cheers Crisco! – SchroCat (talk) 12:29, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Like the light. Sca (talk) 14:46, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportHafspajen (talk) 17:11, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportWordSeventeen (talk) 23:32, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --  - T H - the fury of nature given flesh 08:59, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:51, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Vermeer, Johannes - Woman reading a letter - ca. 1662-1663.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:28, 24 February 2015 (UTC)



Angelo Bronzino's Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time[edit]

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Original – Angelo Bronzino's Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time
Reason
Good scan. EV is good.
Articles in which this image appears
Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time, Angelo Bronzino
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Bronzino
  • Support as nominatorÉtienne Dolet (talk) 23:51, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 23:58, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Hafspajen (talk) 00:15, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose until sourcing is cleared up. If this really is a Yorck, then pure oppose. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:20, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Should be done before nomination... — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:05, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Angelo Bronzino - Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time - National Gallery, London.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:59, 25 February 2015 (UTC)



Portrait of an African Man[edit]

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OriginalPortrait of an African Man is a painting by Netherlandish Renaissance painter Jan Mostaert. The identity of the subject is unclear; theories have suggested that he was a soldier, a nobleman or Saint Maurice. The portrait is significant in that it portrays the only black man in early modern European painting in an independent way.
Reason
High quality scan of an interesting artwork. Portrait of an African Man is the only depiction of an African man in early European painting, though the subject's identity is still uncertain.
Articles in which this image appears
Portrait of an African Man +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jan Mostaert
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:00, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Saw this pic recently in a lower resolution, quite interesting. Brandmeistertalk 11:55, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support we do need more of this. Hafspajen (talk) 16:57, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support WordSeventeen (talk) 23:25, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I also saw this recently - great image with a nice "quirk" to it. - SchroCat (talk) 09:04, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. If it were a contributor-made photographic portrait, we'd likely oppose it for overly tight framing around his head! But given the artist (I assume) chosen this framing deliberately, and is notable for being his work, I can't not support. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:25, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
    • I know, eh? Surprises me that he'd have chosen such a composition. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:57, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Can't he paint it a bit more brighter..?  - T H - the fury of nature given flesh 08:58, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:50, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:African man portrait Mostaert.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:01, 25 February 2015 (UTC)



Surah Ar Rahman by Saud Al-Shuraim[edit]

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Reason
Clear sound quality, lead sound file for the article
Articles in which this image appears
Ar-Rahman
FP category for this image
Creator
Dw2091987
  • Support as nominatorFauzan✆ talk✉ mail 14:22, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • WP:FSC is dead, so I hope it's OK to nominate here. --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 14:26, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose — I very much doubt that presentation of religious texts or sentiments of any kind, however interesting, comports with the intent or parameters of the TFP category. (I say this despite being acutely aware of the large number of religious paintings that have been promoted here.) Sca (talk) 14:52, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - if we promote sounds - (do we?) Fantastic. Hafspajen (talk) 20:16, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - FSC would have been the place to go for such things. There is no "picture" here, so it's not under our scope. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:39, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose as above and suggest speedy close. The featured sound project may be dead, but that does not mean we should be promoting sounds here. If you feel this project should incorporate sounds, that's a discussion for the talk page. J Milburn (talk) 23:50, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • WITHDRAW Not now then, let me have a go when I get a lot of good quality sounds. By the way, I do think this warrants a talk page discussion, we ought not to be depriving good quality sounds of being featured. May be we can turn this into "Featured file candidates", in view of the various videos and (occasional) sounds that get here. --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 01:20, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:10, 25 February 2015 (UTC)



Another slice of the History of Private Space Travel[edit]

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OriginalFlight 16P of SpaceShipOne was a spaceflight in the Tier One program that took place on September 29, 2004. It was the first competitive flight in the Ansari X PRIZE competition to demonstrate a non-governmental reusable manned spacecraft, and is hence also referred to as the X1 flight. A serious roll excursion occurred during boost, so the flight did not achieve the expected altitude. However, it exceeded 100 km altitude, making it a successful X PRIZE flight.
Reason
Sharp photo High EV
Articles in which this image appears
Scaled Composites - Ansari X Prize - SpaceShipOne - Spaceplane - Scaled Composites White Knight - SpaceShipOne flight 16P
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Air
Creator
-WPPilot 123.0 unicomm
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  04:56, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose sorry, but this image is oversaturated. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 09:28, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose so sorry, but I have to agree with Alchemist-hp the image is over saturated. WordSeventeen (talk) 23:24, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I really want to like this, but a lot of the plane is out of focus - possibly a different term for the issues mentioned above... gazhiley 18:56, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:28, 25 February 2015 (UTC)



Jeju Island[edit]

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Satellite picture of Jeju Province (Island) with Hallasan (volcano) at the center.
Reason
HQ and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Jeju Province and Hallasan (volcano)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking back
Creator
NASA

Promoted File:Jeju Island.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:41, 25 February 2015 (UTC)



Chocolate Brownie[edit]

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Original – Well, its a Chocolate brownie
Reason
A quality image of the Brownie
Articles in which this image appears
Chocolate brownie
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
  • Support as nominator –  - T H (here I am) 16:15, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support delicious, like this Dominostein edelherb.jpg ;-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 16:54, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support yummy! --- WordSeventeen (talk) 23:20, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, although it looks a lot lighter than most chocolate brownies I've had. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:21, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. A focus stack may have been of use, but this is already darned good. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:56, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Hafspajen (talk) 05:59, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Bellus Delphina talk 06:45, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:50, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Chocolatebrownie.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:18, 25 February 2015 (UTC)



Baron Munchausen's tall tales[edit]

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Caption
Original – Full set of the illustrations by Gottfried Franz from The Wonderful Adventures of Baron Munchausen, 1896. Munchausen is a fictional German nobleman, famous for telling outlandish tales.
Reason
Excellent, high-quality images of a well-known literary character
Articles in which this image appears
Baron Munchausen
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Gottfried Franz
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 22:49, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent set! WordSeventeen (talk) 23:18, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose Sorry, but these are badly-cropped lithographs, that don't include the borders. In the files, a few of them can be seen to have traces of borders - not much, though, and certainly not enough to reconstruct. These were meant to be book illustrations, inset on a page, likely with a caption below them. If they can no longer be used for that purpose without looking odd - and a rectangular crop of a lithograph will - I don't think they're suitable for promotion. It'd be a different thing if these were cropped versions that linked to an uncropped one, or if they were a postcard or other thing with a natural edge. It's a pity: if they hadn't be mangled, these would make excellent FPs. Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:18, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:50, 25 February 2015 (UTC)



Shrapnel Shells and Smouldering Gazes[edit]

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Original – "Our illustration gives an interior view, so to speak, of a gun-position, in the British lines at the front, screened by head-cover to escape observation by German airmen. The overhead covering is seen with its deceptive thatch, apparently of straw, and the gunners are shown in action loading the gun. The man to the left is setting the time-fuse of a shrapnel shell." - Illustrated War News
Reason
A nice, contemporary illustration of a shrapnel shell in use. Only one in the article.
Articles in which this image appears
Shrapnel shell
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War I
Creator
Photopress, restoration Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Illustrated War News, Dec. 23, 1914, page 38, right side - British Gunners in Action at the Front.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:51, 25 February 2015 (UTC)



Bulb Fields[edit]

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OriginalBulb Fields, the first garden painting by Vincent van Gogh. It allowed him to explore perspective.
Reason
Perhaps one of van Gogh's more minor works, but still an impressive sight to see.
Articles in which this image appears
Bulb Fields +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Vincent van Gogh
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:25, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Love it..-- - T H (here I am) 09:12, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 14:59, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Editør (talk) 10:36, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Looks like Van Gogh mafia is still on the rise here on FPC :) Brandmeistertalk 12:14, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support As per nom. Mattximus (talk) 15:05, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:49, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bulb Fields.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:28, 26 February 2015 (UTC)



Views of Wieliczka Salt Mines by Willem Hondius[edit]

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Original – Surface and underground views of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Composite of illustrations to a series of maps of the town and mines of Wieliczka, Poland, engraved in 1645 by Willem Hondius.
ALT 1 – Slightly cropped on the left-hand side
Reason
This image is stitched from four views extracted from high-quality scans of a series of hand-colored copperplate maps of the town and salt mines of Wieliczka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Poland's major tourist attractions. It provides a detailed depiction of the life and work of men and horses employed in salt mining in the 17th century. You can see miners carving away lumps of rock salt, horse mills powering water pumps and lifts, brine boiling on the surface, men praying in front of an underground altar (sculpted from rock salt), and even one fellow relieving himself against a wall. We don't seem to have any historical illustrations of the salt mines of comparable quality. The original engravings are in public domain and the composite image has a free license.
Articles in which this image appears
Wieliczka Salt Mine
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
Engravings by Willem Hondius. Composite by Kpalion
  • Support ALT 1 as nominatorKpalion(talk) 05:52, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - very interesting and 11,218 × 8,698 pixels... And the Wieliczka Salt Mine is an absolute famous site ... Also fascinating to look at the details. ‎- They look like ants ... Hafspajen (talk) 14:53, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --  - T H - the fury of nature given flesh 16:20, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I really don't like the crop much. I can live with the reassembling - it's a clever way of presenting the different views - but I think it absolutely needs the border to pull it all together, particularly as bits of the border intrude into the image anyway. Would probably support the uncropped version this was uploaded over (presuming the lines of the border are fully inside the crop (e.g. are not cut off by the edge) and there's no stitching issues). Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:41, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Adam, not sure the nominator knows how. Will you upload an ATL, and post it? Hafspajen (talk) 09:27, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Not on this computer, I fear. It'd chug to a halt if I tried. Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:38, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
I wasn't able stitch the borders together seamlessly. Later today I will try to make the crop a few pixels tighter, though, so that there are no bits of the border left on the left hand side. I hope this will be at least marginally better. — Kpalion(talk) 14:25, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
I'm afraid that would probably be worse, as you'd be losing detail on every other image. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:52, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
I've decided to give it a try anyway. I don't think the loss of detail is that substantial compared to the overall image size. — Kpalion(talk) 22:07, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:49, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:34, 26 February 2015 (UTC)


Thirsty work from Manet[edit]

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Original – "At the Café" (aka "The Café-Concert"; c.1879); Édouard Manet (1832–83) painted scenes from the Cabaret de Reichshoffen on the Boulevard de Rochechouart. The cabaret was one where "where women on the fringes of society freely intermingled with well-heeled gentlemen", according to the Walters Art Museum, who hold the painting
Reason
Excellent scan of another wistful piece from the "Painter of Modern Life"
Articles in which this image appears
Édouard Manet, Beer
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Édouard Manet
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 09:01, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:13, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – What's this, women drinking beer? Sca (talk) 14:32, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - So what Sca, we have Atsme, who respects, whom beer respects...Face-smile.svg  - T H (here I am) 14:42, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Absolutely!! The colder the better. AtsmeConsult 15:25, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
If only beer would learn some respect for my waistline. Sigh. Sca (talk) 15:33, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
As they say, a waist is a terrible thing to mind. Face-smile.svg
I'll have to remember that. Sca (talk) 00:45, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great painting. The girl on the left looks lost in thought. - CorinneSD (talk) 01:40, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Is she smoking a cigaret, or is that a ring? Sca (talk) 13:57, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
Both, I think! There is certainly a ciggie, held between the 1st and 2nd fingers, but the splash of color a bit further down looks like it's on the ring finger... -SchroCat (talk) 14:12, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
Just as I suspected – women drinking beer and smoking! Outrageous. Sca (talk) 14:10, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
That probably explains why the establishment has now been closed down! - SchroCat (talk) 14:15, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:48, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Edouard Manet -