Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Hurricane Rick

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Hurricane Rick[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 8 Jul 2011 at 23:03:05 (UTC)

Original - Hurricane Rick near peak intensity
Brilliant hi-res picture. Good eye too.
Articles in which this image appears
Hurricane Rick (2009), 2009 Pacific hurricane season
FP category for this image
  • Support as nominator --Hurricanefan25 (talk) 23:03, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Strong support. I don't really care much for hurricanes (sorry!) but this is a fantastic picture. Clear and obvious EV, draws in the reader, and the lead image of a featured article always gets a point in my book. A great candidate. J Milburn (talk) 23:08, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose, EV. Neutral Non-notable storm. Also, we already have plenty of these types of shots (6 out of 30 weather FPs are hurrican cyclone pics), some from more notable storms such as Isabel. If we did keep it, I prefer a square shot, as the long one kinda takes away from the roughly circular shape of the storm. Also, long up and down pics are always harder to integrate with text, in article.TCO (talk) 23:30, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
Changing to Neutral and doh-like Homer Simpson moment. Still think we have a lot of cyclone pics and that they are not differentiateable like an animal. But clearly one of the most important storms. My bad, for East Coast bias. TCO (talk) 18:17, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
    • How embarrassing that the article went through a peer review, a featured article candidacy and a good topic candidacy but no one noticed that it covered a non-notable topic. Further, I'm not sure what the fact that we already have some featured storm pics has to do with anything- do you deny that this one has EV? In the same way each article on a bird should be led with a shot of the bird, each article on a cyclone should be led with a shot of the cyclone. The fact other shots happen to be featured does not stop this one meeting the criteria. Your square versus "long" shot point is potentially valid (at least compared to your other comments...) but, looking at the article now, the image is used prominently, and in no way interferes with the flow of the text. Its infobox use seems highly appropriate, and so I'm not seeing any pressing reason for a recrop. The simple fact is that, here, the storm isn't "roughly circular", due to the outstreched arms (I forget their technical name). I really think you should strike your vote. J Milburn (talk) 00:27, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
Please don't strike it, but leave it there at least as a thought. I do respect that others may feel different. And it is totally cool! I'm interested in the responses...heck maybe I learn something...or even visa versa. The square thing impacts how the pic would be used in other articles, etc. There are a lot of situations different than infobox. And I write articles...and constantly see how long up-down messes with sections more than square or sideways. I actually sort of feel the same way for the birds, but I would make a major difference in that the storms all look alike (can we have an expert distinguish one from the other) whereas birds look very different from each other. We have evolved as hunters and while we notice clouds, we really don't memorize them the way we do animals. Peace...and don't repermaban me, please.TCO (talk) 00:33, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
I have to point out that there is no picture that would have more EV for Hurricane Rick (2009) than a picture of that specific hurricane. Even though we have plenty of hurricane pictures, this one has the maximum level of EV possible for the article Hurricane Rick (2009). — raekyt 03:04, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
Excuse me, TCO? Did you read the article? By its intensity in mb, Rick was the second most powerful storm ever recorded in the EPac basin. It was even forcasted to have it's intensity beat Linda's record. Hurricanefan25 (talk) 16:47, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Support Per above. — raekyt 03:04, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
    • Comment Tco, How is Rick a non-notable storm? It affected land and passes WP:N, and is the second strongest EPAC storm ever. YE Tropical Cyclone 16:33, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
  • SupportCowtowner (talk) 17:54, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Support Jujutacular talk 03:16, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Promoted File:Rick.A2009290.2020.250m.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 00:52, 9 July 2011 (UTC)