Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Male red-veined darter

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Male red-veined darter[edit]

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Reason
Large, detailed and high-quality depiction of a beautiful species of insect. adding value to the articles it appears in.
Proposed caption
Red-veined darter (Sympetrum fonscolombei) is a common dragonfly in southern Europe and, from the 1990s onwards, has increasingly been found in northwest Europe, including Britain and Ireland. It belongs to the family Libellulidae, whose members are strong fliers and often perch on exposed reeds from where they dart out to snatch prey. Adult red-veined darters are red (males) or yellow (females), showing beautiful saturated colours. Juveniles are greenish with black stripes on the thorax and abdomen.
Articles this image appears in
Red-veined darter, Dragonfly
Creator
Joaquim Alves Gaspar
  • Support as nominator Alvesgaspar 22:28, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak support alternative The detail is mostly there, even if sharpness is somewhat lacking. thegreen J Are you green? 18:51, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Info - Please consider new alternatives 2 and 3 with improved pictures. - Alvesgaspar 19:07, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Weak Support Alternative 3 - by far the best composition of all the darter shots you've submitted so far. However it's a little unfortunate that the eye is OOF (focus seems to be on the body behind it) hence the "weak". Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Original, Alternative, Alternative 2 - due to composition and quality (sharpness) issues --Fir0002 06:18, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Not promoted MER-C 04:22, 18 August 2007 (UTC)