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Strombus sinuatus shell[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 26 Jan 2011 at 08:02:54 (UTC)

Original - Laciniate conch (Strombus sinuatus) shell
Featured on Commons, high quality, good EV, used in other national Wiki.
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Strombus sinuatus
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Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Others
George Chernilevsky
  • Support as nominator --George Chernilevsky talk 08:02, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Support Quality image, sufficient EV. Cowtowner (talk) 23:06, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Support. Seems "upside down" to me, conceptually, but that's not a problem. --Dante Alighieri | Talk 02:26, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
    • Suggestion - perhaps a rotated version might be a good idea to try? Neutralitytalk 22:49, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment Actually, a seashell very conditionally has "top" and "bottom". A gastropoda mollusk creeps on surfaces with very different angles. This picture shows dorsal and ventral view, and any angle of view for both part of picture will be correct.

Yes, there is a historical tradition only (by Ernst Haeckel and other wildlife illustrators) to draw apex at top, however it isn't dogma. This historical illustration by Ernst Haeckel breaks tradition (see shells at left and at right).
Also exist other historical tradition by other illustrators (however not so popular), to draw apex at bottom. For example: this picture has been made 1742. Personally I like such variant. However any angle of view is correct for a seashell, an example with ~30° rotation. --George Chernilevsky talk 08:19, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

  • Support. High quality, plenty of EV. NauticaShades 13:45, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Support per above. Jujutacular talk 17:18, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Support As per nom. SMasters (talk) 03:23, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Promoted File:Strombus sinuatus 2010 G1.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 13:03, 26 January 2011 (UTC)