Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Guano

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Guano[edit]

Original - A herring gull (larus argentatus) ejecting waste from its cloaca near Île-de-Bréhat.
Alternate cropped
Reason
A photograph with superb timing. Encyclopedic at several articles.
Articles this image appears in
Herring Gull, guano, cloaca
Creator
Sanchezn
  • Support as conominator --DurovaCharge! 23:24, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support as conominator and creator Thank you Durova!!! -- Sanchezn (talk) 17:44, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support not easily reproduced, decent EV. Disgusting little bastards - I propose we pass a law requiring all birds to wear diapers, and have prisoners change them regularly - all with only a minor tax hike of 48 percent! — BRIAN0918 • 2008-08-28 18:44Z
  • Support. Good encyclopedic value, wouldn't want that to land on me... Yuck, yuck. Cirt (talk) 20:30, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Oh, sh** ... er, Support Haven't seen a shot like this before. Save for April 1st for front page... ;-) --Janke | Talk 21:05, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Oppose crop per Base64. Support above is for original. --Janke | Talk 18:53, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment. Dear God in heaven... Kind of a lot of unnecessary blue sky- perhaps a crop would improve, and make the image more striking when viewed in thumbnail. I agree with the April 1st front page suggestion. Spikebrennan (talk) 21:45, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
    • Cropped per request. April 1 does sound like a good idea. :) DurovaCharge! 22:02, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support crop, but the original is good too. Intothewoods29 (talk) 02:46, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support crop. Revolting. Fletcher (talk) 02:59, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose crop - it's too tight, particularly on the bottom (Badum-ching!). It loses that "It's coming at me" feel without some negative space below it. Support original (and possibly a less-tight crap, er, crop) Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 07:17, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support original, Oppose crop cropped image won't give the idea that the Seagull is flying high--Base64 (talk) 11:00, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support I think this is the only time I can say this,but this picture really is a load of crap :D Lemon martini (talk) 13:49, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment I think the caption needs a slight fix - "ejecting guano"? I think the sh** becomes guano only after it has hardened... ? --Janke | Talk 19:22, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
    • Well, actually birds have only one orifice that expels the equivalent of a mixture of urine and feces. So that colorful four letter expletive is actually less accurate. DurovaCharge! 21:10, 29 August 2008 (UTC) bringing you the poop on poop
      • I thought the same thing as Janke, and most definitions for guano agree. Not sure what the thinking behind using the term guano was, but I don't think it's led to accuracy. The filename, which uses defecating, is also incorrect for the reasons Durova gives above. The most accurate terms I can come up with are "excretion", "droppings" and the simple "waste". Has anyone got anything better? (Note: captions in articles really need to be fixed as well.) --jjron (talk) 07:34, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
        • Although this might constitute a waste of time, I shall flush guano from the captions. DurovaCharge! 07:56, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Disgustingly vivid....--HereToHelp (talk to me) 20:16, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Crap Erm I mean crop. AJUK Talk!! 23:20, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support amusing and interesting. :) Acalamari 21:58, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Perfect April 1 FP. SpencerT♦C 13:58, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support – This is definitely FP quality, but I really, really don't think this should be on the Main Page, regardless of the date. —Animum (talk) 03:20, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
    • Comment I don't think you get that choice; a Featured Pictured means it will one day be "featured" on the main page, does it not? So you would need to withdraw your support. Of course, because Wikipedia is not censored, opposing an image because it is offensive will not be seen as a valid reason. Trust me, you're not the only one who finds this image offensive.  :-) Fletcher (talk) 13:28, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
      • wrong. POTD is not identical to FP. --Dschwen 15:14, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
        • I didn't know supporting for FP but not POTD was a valid option here. Fletcher (talk) 15:51, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
          • It isn't really, because the final decision is up to Howcheng and the people over at WP:POTD. We are separate bodies. We just provide them with the images. NauticaShades 17:06, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support crop Very encyclopedic, if you're into that sort of thing. This must go up for April 1st. Purple Is Pretty (talk) 05:40, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Regretfully support. The image is flawless, and also rather rare, and we can't oppose on the grounds of taste, it probably deserves to be a FP. TheOtherSiguy (talk) 19:20, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Prefer original.--ragesoss (talk) 03:31, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support lol! --Abdominator (talk) 03:58, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Promoted Image:DefecatingSeagull.jpg --jjron (talk) 08:27, 5 September 2008 (UTC)