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Pink-necked Green Pigeon[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2019 at 09:55:50 (UTC)

Original – Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans) male, Kent Ridge Park, Singapore
Reason
High quality image encyclopaedic image. I think it's unusual to be able to get this perspective on them in the canopy (and feeding on the figs), but this particular tree had an embankment above it and happened to be fruiting during my short visit to Singapore.
Articles in which this image appears
Pink-necked green pigeon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 09:55, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support It's a bit noisy on the chest and the tail's blurred, but this is a really nice capture nevertheless. The article is a stub which worries some, but not me. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:15, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 17:33, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – "really nice capture" per Charles. Would be nice if the article was a little longer. Bammesk (talk) 02:34, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • cool, and definitely not a command! :-) Bammesk (talk) 05:01, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • What can I say, good images demand better articles :) Sabine's Sunbird talk 04:52, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support lovely capture. I've put it in the taxobox for the main family page and expanded the species stub for the bargain. Sabine's Sunbird talk 04:23, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 09:16, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Would be nice to have a pic of the female to nominate as well, but this is good for the male. Mattximus (talk) 23:05, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Josh Milburn (talk) 20:30, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support The NMI User (talk) 08:00, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Treron vernans male - Kent Ridge Park.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:33, 1 March 2019 (UTC)



Mangrove Pitta[edit]

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Original – Mangrove Pitta (Pitta megarhyncha), Pulau Ubin, Singapore
Reason
High quality images in natural mangrove habitat. 1/8 sec exposure! There are some photos on commons with decent resolution, but poor quality generally, and those are all of the bird that was being baited at Singapore Botanic Gardens in 2014 in unnatural habitat.
Articles in which this image appears
Mangrove pitta
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 10:01, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 11:19, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support excellent Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:11, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:27, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 09:15, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Works for me. Mattximus (talk) 23:01, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. I learnt all about pittas the other week reading the (now featured) [[pitta|article on the genus. Josh Milburn (talk) 20:32, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Pitta megarhyncha 1 - Singapore.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:35, 1 March 2019 (UTC)



Zebra Dove[edit]

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Original – Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata), Chinese Garden, Singapore
Crop
Reason
High quality. I thought it was a new species for me at the time, but I had a poorer image from a 2013!
Articles in which this image appears
Zebra dove
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 10:04, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – it looks a bit unbalanced. I think it would look better if the right side and the bottom were cropped a little. Bammesk (talk) 02:51, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, prefer crop. MER-C 10:31, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support crop, prefer crop; didn't like all the blurred foreground. Charlesjsharp (talk) 11:01, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Just an aside: I was attacked by ants laying prone taking this picture. This is not the first photo that this was the case! I can gladly report that Singapore ants hurt a lot less than some of the Australian ones. JJ Harrison (talk) 07:09, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Don't think you're the only one. When I started taking macro insect shots on lovely hot days I went out in shorts. Not any more! Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:33, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support crop Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 07:38, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support crop --Yann (talk) 12:21, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. I actually quite like the original, but I've no objection to the crop! Josh Milburn (talk) 20:34, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Geopelia striata 1 crop - Chinese Garden.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:37, 1 March 2019 (UTC)



Helen Keller circa 1920[edit]

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Original – Helen Keller circa 1920 - sitting, holding a flower
Reason
High EV, widely used, good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Helen Keller, Helen Keller Day, 1968, 1880, List of people from Alabama, Harvard University, Cabot House, Frank Haven Hall
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Unknown photographer for the Los Angeles Times, restoration by User:Rhododendrites
  • Support as nominator – — Rhododendrites talk \\ 00:02, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 03:03, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support :DreamSparrow Chat 09:14, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – --Janke | Talk 09:15, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Conditional Support - is the white spot below her hands supposed to be there? MER-C 10:35, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    IMO, it looks like a fragment fallen from the flower or another piece of scrap - not a defect in the photo. But clone it out if you find it disturbing - won't change the EV... ;-) --Janke | Talk 14:58, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    Never mind, if it was in the original photo (as opposed to overlooked damage) it's all good. MER-C 15:40, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    It's a judgement call, and I could easily go either way. It doesn't look like any of the other damage, so it could be natural, but there's no obvious cause of it. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 20:05, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Only things I might have done in addtion would be smooth out that odd dark patch that forms a very clear curve right of her head (kind of like a dark halo) - I'd probably just smooth out the edge a smidgen, though; the sort of upside-down maple leaf-shaped dark blob in the upper right; and the small dark lozenge-shaped blob right against the left hand side near the bottom. Those are very minor flaws, though, in an excellent restoration. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 20:02, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
I saw that dark spot, too, but I thought it's a liver spot. --Janke | Talk 09:27, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
I'm referring, not to her hand, but the left side of the image. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 00:56, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
Here. This should make it easier: commons:File:Helen_Keller_circa_1920_-_restored.jpg has image annotations now. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 01:00, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment - Thanks all. Addressing the above in order: I do think the white spot is supposed to be there. Well, "supposed" in the sense of being in the photo rather than on the photo. I'd rather not clone it out for that reason. Thanks for the annotations, Adam. I've had a go at addressing those issues. The halo is, of course, more challenging than the others, since it's a large change in shading. I tried to do some blending. Thoughts? @Adam Cuerden, MER-C, and Janke:Rhododendrites talk \\ 23:52, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Quite nicely done! You're very good at this! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 07:47, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 12:20, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Helen Keller circa 1920 - restored.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:09, 2 March 2019 (UTC)



Niels Bohr[edit]

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Original – Niels Bohr portrait.
Reason
High quality image of a very notable scientist, high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Niels Bohr, Introduction to quantum mechanics
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Library of Congress, G. G. Bain Collection, restoration by Bammesk
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 02:18, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support JJ Harrison (talk) 08:17, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support : DreamSparrow Chat 09:14, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support & Comment Could something be done about the grain? --Janke | Talk 09:17, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I tried gaussian denoising as well as a high-pass grain removal tool, but it wasn't an improvement, first because of softening of facial details, and second because of the softening of the tonal contrast conveyed by the grain. If you notice closely I have preserved the original's grain. On a sidenote: this is a glass negative and the grain is on the emulsion, so in that sense it is part of the artwork. Bammesk (talk) 01:44, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:30, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Question How are we supposed to judge historical photos for FP? Has anyone got standards or benchmarks? Charlesjsharp (talk) 11:05, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Charles, this is a process question, a good place for it is WT:FPC. In short, the FP criteria has some cues, it also links to here for examples. My personal take is in this nom in small print marked "sidenote". In it you see the words "integral", "purposeful-and-material", "historic integrity", which are somewhat subjective. Also looking at existing FPs is informative and shows some precedence. Bammesk (talk) 01:44, 21 February 2019 (UTC).
  • I'm kind of uncomfortable with the lack of grain in the lower left, and the contrast seems a little off. Can this be tweaked a bit more? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 07:43, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Adam, I touched up that corner and did an upload. The original doesn't have a lot of range there. What do you think? Bammesk (talk) 06:11, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
Quite a bit better! Thank you! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 07:44, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
Now when you say that, I note that the grain is softer in all corners - therefore, it must be either due to the reproduction of the glass negative, or from a print made from that negative. To me, the "grain" looks more like the texture of a matte photo paper than photographic grain. My weak support (above) still stands. --Janke | Talk 10:11, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Janke, this is a direct scan of the glass negative (there is no paper), see these links [1], [2], see the fields: Medium, Reproduction Number, Digital ID. Bammesk (talk) 06:11, 23 February 2019 (UTC) . . . I found other examples. Here is one [3], [4] where original is print, reproduction is film negative, digital image is a scan of film negative. Here is another [5], [6] where original is glass negative, there are two reproductions (a direct digital scan, and a film negative), digital image on LOC website is the direct digital scan (not derived from the film negative).
  • People tend to touch glass negatives by their corners and edges. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 07:41, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Niels Bohr - LOC - ggbain - 35303.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:19, 2 March 2019 (UTC)



Belle Tout Lighthouse[edit]

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Original – The Belle Tout Lighthouse is a decommissioned lighthouse and British landmark located at Beachy Head, East Sussex close to the town of Eastbourne. It has been called "Britain's most famous inhabited lighthouse" because of its striking location and use in film and television.
CSS mockup of a crop.
CSS mockup of a crop.
Reason
Commons FP of this famous, heritage listed British (former) lighthouse.
Articles in which this image appears
Belle Tout Lighthouse
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Arild Vågen
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 17:07, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:02, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose Checking a few things, it kind of feels like taking this from so near, as opposed to zoomed in a bit, has made a lighthouse in a dramatic landscape look like it's on a bit of flat ground with nothing interesting nearby. It's a good shot of the building, but very weak as a depiction of somewhere noted for being a really impressive location. Hell, there's a bit of the White Cliffs of Dover on the right, but it focuses on a boring field on the left. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 07:50, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment - Something about the perspective and/or composition is throwing me off. Especially at thumbnail, it almost looks tilt-shifted. Like a toy by a sandbox. Perhaps also, similar to what Adam said, owing in some part to the choice to make it overlook a lawn rather than the ocean? — Rhododendrites talk \\ 23:53, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Rhododendrites, to me it looks like barrel distortion of a wide angle lens, which is interesting to see occasionally (if a composition supports it). Different than the typical perspective-corrected images that we usually get. Bammesk (talk) 18:10, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • To me, the whole image seems to be leaning clockwise. A correction of the horizon could fix this optical illusion - I don't think that's barrel distortion on the left wall, the house is built bulging... ;-) --Janke | Talk 18:22, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Agree the 2nd floor wall was built with a real tilt, that's the architecture, not lens or camera. I don't agree with the whole image needing a horizon correction, the 2nd floor column and the first floor wall-edge right under it are perfectly vertical, and they are in the center of the image with the least distortion, so the camera alignment is Ok. Btw this is FP in commons [7], I think the consensus there is that the distortion is part of the charm. Bammesk (talk) 18:53, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
I think what's really getting me is that the composition is so dominated by a gravel or sand-filled enclosure, showing everything in it, an out-of focus field, and the lighthouse almost feels like an afterthought. You could trim a bit from the bottom and vastly improve the composition, moving the emphasis upwards. It still wouldn't be ideal - not enough sea for a picture of a lighthouse - but it's a start. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 14:18, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Agree that the perspective feels weird. --Paul_012 (talk) 20:15, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:12, 2 March 2019 (UTC)



Tule elk[edit]

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OriginalTule cow elk at Tomales Point, Point Reyes National Seashore
Reason
Good quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Tule elk
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Frank Schulenburg
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 23:45, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:09, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - a little noisy, but otherwise fine. MER-C 17:52, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I'm not really convinced by the mist, but it does give an unusual atmosphere to the pic. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:37, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
The mist certainly adds EV if added to the Point Reyes article - as a former resident of the area :P Sabine's Sunbird talk 19:42, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Cervus canadensis nannodes at Tomales Point.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:47, 2 March 2019 (UTC)



Zabriskie Point[edit]

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Original – A panoramic view from Zabriskie Point
Reason
This Commons-featured image has superceded the existing FP File:Zabriskie Point-Panorama-edit2.jpg in its article. The nominated image is of substantially higher resolution than the current FP and has stuck in the article for nearly seven years. The existing FP was booted out more than ten years ago. See companion delist nomination Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Zabriskie Point.
Articles in which this image appears
Zabriskie Point, Death Valley
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Wolfgang Moroder
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:16, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 17:33, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose – I'm not at all happy with the lighting in his shot; left part is way too dark, possibly due to uneven cloud cover. (My own photos from a visit in 1993 aren't up to FP standards, either... ;-) --Janke | Talk 22:19, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Image caption in this article calls it Badlands which says in its lead: "Badlands often have a spectacular color display that alternates from dark black/blue coal stria to bright clays to red scoria". I looked at the image again and it seems like a combination of uneven cloud cover and the terrain itself. Bammesk (talk) 18:01, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • oppose Shadows from clouds. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:45, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Tomer T (talk) 19:23, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I'm fine with the soft lighting here, as it helps preserve shadow detail which is useful for high-res shots like this. -- King of ♠ 03:37, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:19, 4 March 2019 (UTC)



Madagascar magpie-robin[edit]

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OriginalMadagascar magpie-robin (Copsychus albospecularis pica) female in Montagne d'Ambre National Park, Madagascar
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Madagascan magpie-robin, Old World flycatcher
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Promoted File:Madagascar magpie-robin (Copsychus albospecularis pica) female.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:19, 7 March 2019 (UTC)



Paddyfield pipit (Anthus rufulus rufulus).jpg[edit]

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OriginalPaddyfield pipit (Anthus rufulus rufulus) in Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Paddyfield pipit
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 09:42, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support looks good to me. Mattximus (talk) 00:57, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – a bit too sharp on my screen but nice, good EV. Bammesk (talk) 02:32, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support The NMI User (talk) 07:59, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 09:27, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Paddyfield pipit (Anthus rufulus rufulus).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:19, 7 March 2019 (UTC)



Lord Clive meeting with Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey[edit]

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OriginalLord Clive meeting with Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey, oil on canvas (Francis Hayman, c. 1762)
Reason
High resolution, good color contrast and substance. Has historical significance and connection to it's respective articles.
Articles in which this image appears
Battle of Plassey, British Empire, East India Company, Western imperialism in Asia, History of the United Kingdom, History of Bengal, Nawab, Capitalism
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
User:Bogomolov.PL
  • Support as nominatorTHE NEW ImmortalWizard(chat) 15:09, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment This is too small. Is there a bigger one? Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:31, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Agreed with Charles's assessment - this image doesn't quite clear the bar compared to our existing reproductions of paintings. It's definitely a featureable subject if you can find a better reproduction. MER-C 17:27, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:20, 7 March 2019 (UTC)



Palais Galliera[edit]

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Original – The Palais Galliera, also formally known as the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, and formerly known as Musée Galliera, is a museum of fashion and fashion history located at 10, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France.
Reason
Next entry in my text file of potential FPs is this Commons FP (featured unanimously).
Articles in which this image appears
Palais Galliera
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Joe deSousa
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:37, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support high quality. Charlesjsharp (talk) 23:07, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per nom, high quality high EV. Mattximus (talk) 00:51, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 01:16, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support The NMI User (talk) 07:59, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support JJ Harrison (talk) 02:02, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Musée Galliera, Paris 21 July 2017.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:38, 7 March 2019 (UTC)



Costumes for William Tell[edit]

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OriginalWilliam Tell costume designs featuring Laure Cinti-Damoreau, Adolphe Nourrit, and Nicolas Levasseur
Reason
Notability is a good start, these are great documents of the original production. It's also a nice example of what restoration can do: Three images, cut to pieces, reconnected after at least a century and a half. And it shows the value of high-quality, consistent scanning. More notes on the File description page.
Articles in which this image appears
William Tell (opera), Laure Cinti-Damoreau, Adolphe Nourrit, and Nicolas Levasseur
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Eugène Du Faget, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Eugène Du Faget - Costume designs for Guillaume Tell - 1-3. Laure Cinti-Damoreau as Mathilde, Adolphe Nourrit as Arnold Melchtal, and Nicolas Levasseur as Walter Furst.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:37, 8 March 2019 (UTC)



The Barber of Seville[edit]

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Original – The storm scene near the end of The Barber of Seville
Reason
For such a major opera, we really had very little illustrative content. Having found this as part of the Gioachino Rossini FAC push it had the nice added bonus of improving the opera's article.
Articles in which this image appears
The Barber of Seville
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Alexandre Fragonard, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Alexandre Fragonard - Scène de L'orage (Barbier de Séville).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:41, 8 March 2019 (UTC)



Rossini meets George IV in Brighton[edit]

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OriginalGioachino Rossini meets George IV of the United Kingdom at Brighton.
Reason
It's from a pre-photographic era, so it being an illustration is expected. It does a good job of showing Rossini's sphere of influence; illustrates his time in Britain in an interesting way, and is a pretty good example of that late 18th/early 19th century caricature that highly popular at the time. There's some nice details to it, like the crowd behind them. The vertical space is a little empty, but on the acceptable side.
Articles in which this image appears
Gioachino Rossini
FP category for this image
Not... sure what category? Shove it under theatre?
Creator
Charles Motte (Fr.), restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Charles Motte - Rossini et Georges IV - la soirée de Brighton.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:57, 8 March 2019 (UTC)



Addition to Turgot map of Paris set[edit]

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Original – The general map for the Turgot map of Paris, showing how the pieces, which were printed on separate pages, fit together.
Reason
The last sheet of the map, which is explicitly discussed in the article about it, clearly deserves to be part of the set as much as any other part. However, modifying a complicated set nomination in progress is just disruptive and awful; so... yeah. Better to handle it as a separate vote. Whilst this may not be used in other articles than the one on the map itself, that's going to be true of a lot of the set.
Articles in which this image appears
Turgot map of Paris
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
Michel-Étienne Turgot

Promoted File:Turgot map of Paris, general map - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:00, 8 March 2019 (UTC)



Hairy dragonfly[edit]

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Original – Male hairy dragonfly (Brachytron pratense) eating an insect in Estonia
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Hairy dragonfly
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • I have put a gallery of images (all FP on Commons) that failed to reach quorum for FP here at the bottom of my User page. Delighted if anyone renominates them! Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:56, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
damaged is not good. Charlesjsharp (talk) 11:59, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support as before. This is a renomination, see Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Hairy dragonfly. MER-C 09:26, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
    Oppose per below. MER-C 19:45, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Question - is it normal for these insects to have "buckled" eyes? That was the reason I didn't vote last time... --Janke | Talk 11:19, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
    • @Janke: No it's not normal. This one seems to have suffered some head trauma. Here's what a healthy looking specimen looks like: [8]. Kaldari (talk) 13:45, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
OTOH, it's time we got more pix of life in the Baltics into the TFP box, tõsi?Sca (talk)
  • Oppose - Damaged specimen, also not in natural habitat; posed on human finger. --Janke | Talk 18:15, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:03, 8 March 2019 (UTC)



Wat Xieng Thong[edit]

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Original – Wat Xieng Thong is a Buddhist temple (wat) on the northern tip of the peninsula of Luang Phrabang, Laos.
Reason
High resolution, detailed photo of this temple that was recently featured on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Wat Xieng Thong, Isan language
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Basile Morin
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:33, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support An impressive level of detail. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 15:23, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Josh Milburn (talk) 19:55, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment: The facade seems ever so slightly tilted clockwise to me; not sure whether it's just an illusion of the architecture. The front columns are perpendicular all right, but the visible inner one does appear to be leaning outward. So the building isn't perfectly straight, but is it that the inside column is leaning outwards, or that the facade actually leans inwards? --Paul_012 (talk) 20:23, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support JJ Harrison (talk) 02:03, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:35, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Thanks, MER-C, for the nomination -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:21, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:03, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 04:58, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. A good clear image of this temple mostly clear of tourist/visitor distractions. A smidge unsharp at full res, but good enough given its size. Personally I see little EV in the second article Isan language, but being lead image in its main article is sufficient. --jjron (talk) 09:53, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Walk Like an Egyptian (talk) 20:50, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Temple Wat Xieng Thong - Luang Prabang - Laos.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:11, 9 March 2019 (UTC)



Shop Until You Drop, by Banksy[edit]

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OriginalShop Until You Drop, graffiti by Banksy in Mayfair, London.
Reason
A good example of Banksy's work, a notable anonymous graffiti artist. This one is about consumerism and has been in the Political and social themes section of his article for six years, and in Consumerism article for two years.
Articles in which this image appears
Banksy, Consumerism, List of public art in Mayfair, Street art
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others
Creator
Banksy, photo by QuentinUK
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 03:52, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Meh. – Sca (talk) 13:24, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Also unclear copyright status; FP is stricter than the encyclopedia... --Janke | Talk 13:33, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:56, 11 March 2019 (UTC)



Spotted hyena redux[edit]

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Original – A spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
Reason
Like most of Charles' work, the only real thing worth criticising are a comparison between the ideal image and the vagaries of the natural world and its refusal to pose for rhe camera, the blighter. I think this one is particularly good: whilst the lower legs and paws can't be seen, the key species-identifying traits are all visible, and the flower field is visually engaging. Crop is maybe slightly tighter than ideal, but by no means unacceptable. Renomination from Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Spotted hyena
Articles in which this image appears
Spotted hyena, Hyena
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charles J. Sharp (is that your preferred credit, Charles?) (yes, thanks)
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 19:47, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 21:52, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Question – Is this a male or a female? They know, but we don't... ;-) --Janke | Talk 13:21, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Thanks for the renomination Adam Cuerden. Having had a good look in the right place, he's a male. Charlesjsharp (talk) 15:19, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
@Charlesjsharp: Stupid question, but how do you tell a female hyena's pseudopenis from a male's actual penis? Or did you look elsewhere? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 21:46, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
Well, you quickly admit you had never heard of a pseudopenis and go back to "don't know"! Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:52, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, spotted hyenas are... a special case. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 22:06, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per nom, good quality and EV. Mattximus (talk) 17:00, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:27, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 04:58, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. While I appreciate the image quality and difficulty of capturing the subject in a quite natural setting, to me the absence of most of the legs and the feet precludes this on encyclopaedic grounds. That's some important parts of the animal completely missing. Quite worthy on Commons, but not for WP. --jjron (talk) 09:46, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 15:51, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:05, 11 March 2019 (UTC)



Boy with a Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio[edit]

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Original – Boy with a Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio
Reason
A caravaggio's masterpiece
Articles in which this image appears
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Minniti
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Architas
  • WithdrawnLivioAndronico (talk) 12:26, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now. There's a different version in our article on the painting (with very different colours) and this one (which was uploaded by a blocked user) has questionable licensing/sourcing information. Josh Milburn (talk) 17:53, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
  • The sockpuppetry concern is not a problem, the operator of the accounts is still in good standing on this wiki as the socks haven't been used to violate policy or stack en.wp FPC. See the comments with my admin hat on here. And surely the colors are more faithful than the print as you can see here [9] thanks --LivioAndronico (talk) 18:27, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose not used in article on the painting. And colours? Charlesjsharp (talk) 18:41, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
  • But is it really so complicated to see that the white balance is wrong? Open photoshop or another program and see if the white balance is correct. It seems simple enough, plus it's a scanned and badly not a photo. Also you should be careful and see that the article I put is this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Minniti. Maybe it's better to read first, thanks --LivioAndronico (talk) 09:33, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Is not used in Boy with a Basket of Fruit. Maybe it's better to read my comment carefully! The article on one of the painter's young boyfriends is not as significant as the article of the painting itself. Charlesjsharp (talk) 12:22, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • and in fact nobody has named this article, read well! where would I have nominated him? you are doing everything by yourself --LivioAndronico (talk) 17:57, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • White balance is better in this: [10], note the white sleeve, it is blue in this candidate! Janke | Talk 14:50, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Because is blue! is the effect of the dark! --LivioAndronico (talk) 17:58, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Looking at the edits on the image page, it was originally white in your image, and you edited it to blue... --Janke | Talk 20:32, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I thought you meant the other sleeve, you're actually right. This is actually incorrect but I cannot change it. Then retreat, even for the meaningless votes of others, thank you--LivioAndronico (talk) 22:17, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Residual moiré from scanning a printed reproduction. Hard to see, but it's there - do a few "Sharpen more" filters in Photoshop, and the moiré pops out clearly. Not so in the image in the article about the painting. Janke | Talk 14:42, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • honestly it is absurd for me .... but ok I understand --LivioAndronico (talk) 18:00, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:16, 12 March 2019 (UTC)



Lake Qadisiyah[edit]

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Original – Lake Qadisiyah, the reservoir created by the Haditha Dam, as seen from the International Space Station
Reason
Decent quality satellite photo featured on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Lake Qadisiyah, Haditha Dam
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking back
Creator
NASA/Kjell Lindgren
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 17:02, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • It does not have the correct orientation. Is Google Maps wrong? There appears to be much more water than in this image. Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:01, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
    Water levels are indeed lower in this image - there is an area of paler rock surrounding the lake that will be flooded if the reservoir were full. Google Maps depicts lakes and reservoirs as always full, even if it's a dry salt lake. MER-C 10:18, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Google Earth shows it full too. Perhaps an FP should show the dam full? Charlesjsharp (talk) 15:04, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Dam reservoirs go up and down over time, that's one of the primary reasons for building a dam (the other being electricity generation). I think this image is just fine by itself, it shows a nominal level, it shows the sediments accumulated on the banks. Also, this not being a map or a diagram, there is no need for a particular orientation, it's just a photograph. Bammesk (talk) 03:49, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – EV and sourced to NASA with a capture date. Bammesk (talk) 02:08, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 15:49, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 16:47, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 15:49, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support here's the fifth sixth. --Janke | Talk 13:52, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:ISS-45 StoryOfWater, Colors Patiently Swirl - Haditha Dam Lake.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:04, 12 March 2019 (UTC)



Fort Ross[edit]

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Original – Holy Trinity St. Nicholas Chapel on Fort Ross, California, a former Russian establishment on the west coast of North America in what is now Sonoma County, California. It was the hub of the southernmost Russian settlements in North America from 1812 to 1842. The reconstructed chapel sees occasional use by local Russian Orthodox groups.
Reason
Good EV and high quality
Articles in which this image appears
Fort Ross, California, History of the world, Russian Empire
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Frank Schulenburg

Promoted File:Russian chapel at Fort Ross (2016).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:23, 13 March 2019 (UTC)



Brown hairstreak[edit]

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OriginalBrown hairstreak (Thecla betulae) butterfly in the Rila National Park, Bulgaria
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Brown hairstreak
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 10:17, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:41, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:20, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 04:54, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Needs a fifth. --Janke | Talk 12:32, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 15:47, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Brown hairstreak (Thecla betulae) Bulgaria.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:26, 13 March 2019 (UTC)



Convolvulus hawk-moth[edit]

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OriginalConvolvulus hawk-moth (Agrius convolvuli) feeding in Rila National Park, Bulgaria
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Convolvulus hawk-moth Sphingidae Rostrum Proboscis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Promoted File:Convolvulus hawk-moth (Agrius convolvuli) 2.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:26, 13 March 2019 (UTC)




Boston skyline from Longfellow Bridge[edit]

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Original – Panorama of Back Bay, Boston, as viewed from Longfellow Bridge
Reason
High quality and EV. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Back Bay, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, New England
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
King of Hearts
  • Support as nominatorKing of ♠ 03:31, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support lead image for Back Bay, Boston and good quality. --Pine 03:50, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:32, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Nice, would be even better with less shade and shadow IMO. Bammesk (talk) 02:01, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Boston skyline from Longfellow Bridge September 2017 panorama 2.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:19, 14 March 2019 (UTC)




Shirley Temple[edit]

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Original – Shirley Temple in 1948 wearing a pearl necklace
Edit 1 Everything complained about fixed!
Reason
A beautifully taken picture that has obviously been restored with high quality. I saw no grains or poor lighting in this picture either. It is used as the main picture for the Shirley Temple article and seems to encompass everything a Featured Picture is all about.
Articles in which this image appears
Shirley Temple
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Unknown
  • Support as nominatorGoveganplease (talk) 03:11, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Unbalanced composition, too tight crop on top. --Janke | Talk 08:44, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Very good portrait, high EV. --Yann (talk) 15:45, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose crop. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:24, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Also oppose for the Photoshopped background. Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:07, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
  • This is probably the full version so you can't do anything about the sides. --Walk Like an Egyptian (talk) 00:00, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I don't like the quite forced smile, either. If you can fix that, well... ;-) --Janke | Talk 20:46, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – The background is not the original, it is photoshopped in software, so this is a derivative image. It would be nice to know something about the original photo (the source photo). Bammesk (talk) 12:27, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
  • @Charlesjsharp and Janke: I think I've fixed all issues you raised. Smile, sides, top. I had to reconstruct the sides a bit, so gave her tentacle arms. I think that's within the range of acceptable presumption as to what's out of frame. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 21:57, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:55, 16 March 2019 (UTC)



Gloucester Cathedral Cloister[edit]

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Original – Cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral
Reason
One of my favourites of the current Commons POTY finalists.
Articles in which this image appears
Cloister, Gloucester Cathedral
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors probably. This cloister is on the more interior side as cloisters go.
Creator
Christopher JT Cherrington
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 05:48, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I agree. Charlesjsharp (talk) 12:49, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 15:03, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Does this have EV in some of the film articles? MER-C 20:35, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Conditional Support if someone can confirm that this is a realistic representation of this location. If so it's an eye-catching representation of the cathedral cloister with good control of lighting (often difficult in those types of place). Usage in article could be better however. --jjron (talk) 09:39, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support & Comment This is shot with a 14 mm lens on a camera with 1.53 crop factor, thus the 35 mm equivalent is 21.5 mm - not an extreme wide angle, so the distortion is moderate. OTOH, the slightly curved floor suggests a stitched image - but it looks OK to me, anyway. --Janke | Talk 12:20, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
    • I've found that in sufficiently old buildings, some curvature can happen just from centuries of feet, or from an intentional rain gutter (this may not have originally been as enclosed). Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 15:39, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:The Cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:43, 17 March 2019 (UTC)



Airavatesvara Temple, one of the Great Living Chola Temples[edit]

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OriginalAiravatesvara Temple incorporates a chariot-shaped agra-mandapam, with pillars and Nandi on top, built by Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th century CE, Chola Empire.
Reason
It is part of Great Living Chola Temples, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Articles in which this image appears
Great Living Chola Temples, Architecture of Tamil Nadu, Airavatesvara Temple, Tourism in India by state
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Rajaraja Chola II / Itspaulvincent
  • Support as nominatorWiki KuthiVaiyans (talk) 22:01, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Transcluding nomination. MER-C 21:30, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Undoubtedly a worthy subject, but image is not FP standard. Cut off on both sides, awkward perspective, article is littered with images and this is used in little more than a gallery. --jjron (talk) 09:26, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose cropped Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:55, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per others; seems to have been stuffed into the frame in the hope that the car will not go over any bumps serious enough to knock it over because it would burst out and we'd have to stop and stuff it in there again. Daniel Case (talk) 06:16, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:38, 17 March 2019 (UTC)



Fuyu persimmon[edit]

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Original – Two fuyu persimmon fruits (Diospyros kaki), one cut in half
Reason
This Commons FP (unanimously passed FPC in late 2017) is the next entry in the Magic Text File (TM).
Articles in which this image appears
Persimmon, Diospyros kaki
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
Frank Schulenburg
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 21:22, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This may cut it on Commons, but is not suitable for WP:FPC. The 'artsy' reflections on the shiny black background to me produce an awkward composition that adds nothing to encyclopaedic value. Seen in thumbnail as it is in the article the image is dominated by dead black space. For an encyclopaedia these type of photos are far better taken on a matte white background where the subject takes up the bulk of the frame. --jjron (talk) 09:35, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Nicely taken photograph that is definitely FP quality. Goveganplease (talk) 05:28, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support What's with the sudden standqardiation rush? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 15:54, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – sharp and good lighting, but prefer slightly tighter crop. Bammesk (talk) 14:41, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. The fruit would likely stand out more from a dark background than a white one. feminist (talk) 11:35, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Fuyu persimmon fruits, one cut open.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:40, 17 March 2019 (UTC)



Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord[edit]

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OriginalBridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord, 1848
Reason
Unanimously voted as a featured picture on Commons in January 2018 and a second round finalist in Picture of the Year 2018. The painting's article states that it is "one of the best known Norwegian paintings" and "an excellent example of romantic nationalism in Norway". Quite a realistic painting too.
Articles in which this image appears
Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Hans Gude and Adolph Tidemand

Promoted File:Adolph Tidemand & Hans Gude - Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:12, 18 March 2019 (UTC)



Common tiger butterfly[edit]

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Original – Male Common tiger (Danaus genutia genutia) in Kerala, India
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Danaus genutia
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Comment. Charles, I ran this through a gentle unsharp mask as I find it a little soft at full size - personally I think it improved it considerably for those zooming in. Would you be able to put up an alt version? Otherwise a very good capture. Closer, please take this as a Support if it needs a fifth before the time runs out. --jjron (talk) 07:11, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  • No, I haven't uploaded it. Just ran it through a filter when I was looking in Photoshop and thought it came up better. I thought you'd rather do it yourself if it was to be done though. Nothing severe. I can try uploading one if you want, but not sure when I'll get around to it, and it's been so long since I uploaded any images I can't even remember how to do it! --jjron (talk) 07:37, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Not to worry. From comments ovedr the years, we all see sharpening a little differently. At a 'normal' viewing size, sharpening improves the look of a picture, but the same image will be rejected at Commons FP for sharpening artefacts visible in close-up. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:07, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Needs one more... --Janke | Talk 18:03, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Common tiger (Danaus genutia genutia) male underside.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:16, 18 March 2019 (UTC)



Pied bushchat[edit]

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Original – Female pied bushchat (Saxicola caprata bicolor) in Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Pied bushchat, Saxicola
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 17:21, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 19:01, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 11:37, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Tail and talons could be a mite sharper, but this is a clear FP. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 22:16, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Needs one more... --Janke | Talk 18:04, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Pied bushchat (Saxicola caprata bicolor) female.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:20, 18 March 2019 (UTC)




Arrest of Emmeline Pankhurst[edit]

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Original – Emmeline Pankhurst is arrested by police outside Buckingham Palace while trying to present a petition to George V in May 1914
Reason
It's International Women's Day, and this recently promoted Commons FP of a historic moment is a natural fit.
Articles in which this image appears
Emmeline Pankhurst
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
Unknown
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:44, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Could also be the picture of the day for next year's International Women's Day. --Walk Like an Egyptian (talk) 20:40, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 11:37, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:05, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 12:27, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. After considerable consideration. Uncomfortably bright background especially on the ground. Cutoff character at left gives awkward composition. Image quality is poor at full res (okay, it isn't so bad if downsized, and still should meet size guidelines, but this is a classic case of where bigger isn't necessarily better). Per the article, this was not a notable event in her life - in a Featured Article, the only mention of this event that I can find is in the image caption; many other protests are specifically discussed in the article body. And we already have a featured image of Ms Pankhurst here heading the article, so another image should add significant EV. Just too many issues. --jjron (talk) 07:16, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Reluctant oppose Posterised, loads of damage. I've been wanting to do this image for ages, but this cannot be an FP-quality source, Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 16:01, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per above. Although it is a nice picture, the quality isn't up to par with FP standards. Goveganplease (talk) 18:46, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Jjron, especially due to the EV since this incident is not mentioned in the article. Mattximus (talk) 15:55, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support agree with Walk Like an Egyptian. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.196.99.182 (talk) 07:59, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
    Comment Struck !vote, as IPs are not allowed to do that. (Only commenting is allowed.) Armbrust The Homunculus 02:52, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:23, 18 March 2019 (UTC)



La Esmeralda, Act III, Scene 2[edit]

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Original – Set design for Act III, Scene 2 of La Esmeralda, the most ambitious, and sadly last opera by French composer Louise Bertin.
Reason
A fine example of set design, from the première of the work. Charles Cambon tends not to go full colour like Chaperon did, but his chiaroscuro work is pretty excellent.
Articles in which this image appears
La Esmeralda (opera), Charles-Antoine Cambon
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Charles-Antoine Cambon, lightly restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 22:05, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  •  Question: How can we tell if this is not too dark (compared with other images online)? Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:38, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
    • @Charlesjsharp: The Bibliotheque Nationale de France seem to have quite good colour fidelity overall. One could possibly justify lightening it a little - there's clearly white ink used on it for highlights, so the paper is not going to be white - in order to bring out detail, but I'd say that this is very likely the colours for what it currently looks like. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 22:44, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  • The Alamy image may be too light I suppose. There's no provenance. Why not lightenit /alter tone/do whatever a little? Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:49, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I guess a little more contrast won't hurt. Five minutes. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 23:38, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Right. I gave it a slight lift. Nothing too extreme, but enough to get an improvement in without overdoing it. It's meamt t be a poorly-lit garret room, after all. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 23:52, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Wonderfully detailed and engaging sketch. Illustrates Cambon's work well. Not opposed to a slight brightening, but will leave it up to Adam to determine the final word on that (it's fine as is for mine). --jjron (talk) 07:35, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Let's hope you're right! Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:17, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 19:59, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support and Comment – there is a round spot at x,y,=(1860,2975), you removed a similar spot at (3390,3825), I am just wondering if it belongs there? Bammesk (talk) 16:29, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
    • You can argue either way on that type of thing, but, on the whole, it seems like a drip. I think it's probably worth removing. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 00:15, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Charles-Antoine Cambon - La Esmeralda, Act 3, Scene 2 set.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:48, 23 March 2019 (UTC)



Soyuz rocket[edit]

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Original – Exploded plan of Soyuz FG rocket
Reason
One of this year's Commons POTY candidates that has clear EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Soyuz (rocket family), Soyuz (spacecraft), Soyuz MS
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Getting there
Creator
AstroBidules

Promoted File:Soyuz rocket and spaceship V1-1.svg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:24, 24 March 2019 (UTC)



White-tailed eagle[edit]

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Original – White-tailed eagle grabbing a fish near Raftsund, Lofoten/Norway
Reason
One of this year's Commons POTY candidates that has clear EV.
Articles in which this image appears
White-tailed eagle, List of semiaquatic tetrapods
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Christoph Müller

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:31, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 00:31, 24 March 2019 (UTC)



Fervaal[edit]

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OriginalCarlos Schwabe's illustration for Vincent d'Indy's Fervaal.
Reason
A particularly beautiful photomechanical print (Which I presume is something like a photochrom) for a rather obscure opera. The paper had clearly discoloured, so I nudged it back towards original colours a bit. There's a rather art deco looking poster based on it as well, but this has far nicer colour and linework. It shows him climbing a mountain with the corpse of his beloved to disappear into an ideal sunrise as the old gods and they that worshipped them fade out of existence with the dawn of Christianity. It was the sort of stuff that was kind of a thing for a while around 1895 or so. You also get Elgar's "Scenes from The Saga of King Olaf" around then, for instance, before the rise of the Verisimo and modernist movements.
Articles in which this image appears
Fervaal, +2
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Carlos Schwabe (credited as Carloz Schwabe for reasons best known to himself - it's in the signature as well), restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 10:58, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. I wonder why there are two images nearly identical in the article though. This one is clearly superior however. Mattximus (talk) 15:52, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
    • The article had no images, so I thought "Eh... the poster is somewhat different.... I'll throw it in." I'd imagine the poster will be first to go in any chop. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 17:37, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 18:40, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 19:41, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 15:07, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support JJ Harrison (talk) 08:59, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Nice — Rhododendrites talk \\ 04:43, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Carloz Schwabe - Vincent d'Indy's Fervaal.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:34, 24 March 2019 (UTC)



Anne Dallas Dudley[edit]

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Original – Anne Dallas Dudley
Reason
high resolution portrait of a prominent activist in the women's suffrage movement
Articles in which this image appears
Anne Dallas Dudley
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Bain News Service, photographer unknown / LoC
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 21:59, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Is [11] a better pic? I think one of those two should definitely be promoted, but I'm torn as to which. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 22:53, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  • They are different, it's a subjective call, I would support either (FWIW this one shows more of her). Bammesk (talk) 15:03, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm kind of torn between liking and hating the many early-20th century fads that are all in one image - the fade out, the very pale skin in a white dress, the low-contrast between hair and background. Let's say Support for now. If this one doesn't pass, I'll restore the other. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 11:08, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Anne Dallas Dudley LOC.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:19, 24 March 2019 (UTC)



Minnie Maddern Fiske[edit]

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Original – Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (1865-1932)
Alt 1 - Restoration by Adam Cuerden
Alt 2 Levels and saturation tweaked on Alt 1.
Reason
high quality portrait of a famous actress
Articles in which this image appears
Minnie Maddern Fiske, Women photographers
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Zaida Ben-Yusuf (1869-1933)
  • In the previous nomination, it was mentioned that more contrast is needed, so I added some. I also removed a few spots. Yann (talk) 20:50, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 20:45, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment I love the image, but completely desaturating it makes it look less formal, and more like a cheap photocopy to me. Can a little bit more of the original slight colouration be added back in? Compare [12], where everthing just seems a little more high quality for reasons that are probably a mix between psychological, and differing saturations emphasising a luminosity gradient. I mean, the hair blends into the background here. It doen't in [13] - and the only real differece is desaturation. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 04:49, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Well, sometimes, one shouldn't complain too much, and just do something. Support Alt 1 or 2 Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 12:01, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
@Adam Cuerden: I would support either, but could you please wait for a consensus before changing the image in the article? Thanks, Yann (talk) 12:25, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, force of habit when I'm doing the nomination. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 13:25, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - posterization in both noticeably worse than the original. MER-C 15:25, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – I think Alt 1 is definitely an improvement and I am leaning to support. How about laying Alt 1 with 50% opacity on top of the first uploaded version here, would that be an improvement? Bammesk (talk) 02:48, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
    • Alt 1 is a restoration, there's heavy work to remove scratches, so the damage would then be right back and present. The vertical lines would reappear in the background; her cheeks would be scratched up again, etc. If you're saying you want the levels adjusted, that's pretty easily done. Hold on. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 10:52, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
  • @MER-C, Bammesk, and Yann: Try Alt 2 Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 11:20, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 1 – in the face area, the shades have more range (detail) in Alt 1 compared to Alt 2. In two spots: x,y=(777,750) and (860,757), the slightly brighter touchups in this version might be a good idea? but not a big deal. Bammesk (talk) 00:44, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Slight preference for Alt 2. --Yann (talk) 10:42, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1 or alt 2. MER-C 18:17, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 2 --Walk Like an Egyptian (talk) 22:15, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 2, though I think the ideal is alt 2's saturation with the levels about halfway between alt 1 and 2. Qono (talk) 01:38, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 1 as first choice, Support Alt 2 as second choice. Tend to agree with Bammesk, but both would work. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 04:35, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Mrs. Fiske, "Love finds the way" - Zaida Ben Yusuf. LCCN2006677585 - Restoration, levels tweaked.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:14, 27 March 2019 (UTC)



Set: Cavalliera Rusticana[edit]

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Reason
Two particularly fine images showing key scenes in the opera. Since both have similar damage to the lower left hand corner, and there's clearly a small logo there, I left that small bit of damage in, to avoid misleading.
Articles in which this image appears
Cavalliera Rusticana
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Anonymous, attributed to Rauzzini by sources of uncertain validity (see file description pages). Restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 04:44, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 10:58, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 15:28, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – file tags say the images may not be in public domain outside US. Do images have to be in public domain in their home country? Bammesk (talk) 19:20, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – never mind, images are in public domain and in Commons. Bammesk (talk) 19:27, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • It's not a requirement, we have a few that are en-wiki only. I'm just being sufficiently cautious here, as Gallica say it's public domain and anonymous, but there's one other claim on the internet that, if true, would raise questions. For which the answers are almost certainly "still Public domain" - That said, the Commons discussion seems to think they're fine for there. @Bammesk: Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 10:56, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I agree, thanks, Getty can be unreliable. Bammesk (talk) 03:31, 19 March 2019 (UTC) . . BTW the ping didn't come across, ping only works if it's followed by a user signature in the same edit (in one edit).

Promoted File:Cavalleria Rusticana - Santuzza and Turiddu outside the church.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:30, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
Promoted File:Cavalleria Rusticana - Alfio and Turiddu embrace.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:30, 27 March 2019 (UTC)



Coldstream Guards in the Crimean War[edit]

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Original – Joseph Numa, John Potter, and James Deal of the Coldstream Guards just after their return from the Crimean War in 1856
Reason
Stumbled across this while checking out a new archive. I think it's a particularly nice bit of ephemera, good enough for Queen Victoria to get a personal negative of the image.
Articles in which this image appears
Coldstream Guards, Facial hair in the military
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military
Creator
Hughes & Mullins after Cundall & Howlett; restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 22:54, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Interesting 19th-C. military garb – outlandish to say the least – but the image is awfully muddy. Sca (talk) 15:44, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
  • That seems to be the nature of carbon prints. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 15:59, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
  • How about a slight gamma correction like the demo below?
    Small size demo only - Suggestion for gamma correction
    --Janke | Talk 17:42, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I think that's quite a bit too much. Remember, these were darkish red British army uniforms, probably dark blue, red, or black trousers (they're clearly not the white trousers used in some regiments, and they're black now, but these things change - so the image shouldn't be made too light. I could see it a bit lighter, but given we know the approximate colours of the uniforms, and those hats are quite dark - dark brown or black, and given a Crimean tan, I don't think we're actually that unrealistic. Still, shall I just upload over? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 17:46, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Right. I tweaked gamma a bit. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 18:31, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment If we go by the book, this photo hasn't been in the article(s) the required amount of time... another, a b/w cropped version, sure, but how shall the rules be read? Just saying! ;-P --Janke | Talk 19:26, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Generally, replacing a lower-quality version is considered a stable useage: "this may be ignored in obvious cases, such as replacing a low-resolution version of an image with a higher resolution of the same image." Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 20:09, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Perhaps a quibble, but they aren't the same photograph. They're two different photographs of the same men. TSP (talk) 12:40, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I'd say variant photographs more than different photographs. The changes are very small. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 12:42, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Armbrusd, just Withdraw, this. I'll bring it back in a week or two, with a nomination that hasn't been thoroughly derailed. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 13:04, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I had assumed they were more bright red, as in this illustration, no? – Sca (talk) 14:39, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
  • @Sca: There's no clear visual distinction between the darkness of trousers and jacket, and we know they had black trousers, so either chemically reds showed up darker than they were in these photos - which I'm not sure we can fix - or the jacket was darker than we think. In any case, we KNOW that hat is black. We can experiment with lifting at specific points to try and get a distinction, but making the hat and trousers light is misleading. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 17:55, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
Adam, I wonder if that has anything to do with the use of red in night-adaption goggles and red lights as night-vision conditioning in submarines? Just a thought. – Sca (talk) 21:28, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:45, 27 March 2019 (UTC)



Haliotis laevigata[edit]

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Original – Haliotis laevigata (Green Lip Abalone), green form; Length 7.5 cm; Originating from South Australia, Australia.
Reason
High fidelity documentation of the shell of this abalone species. Featured on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Haliotis laevigata, Haliotis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Molluscs
Creator
H. Zell
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 15:43, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 19:09, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 19:13, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 02:08, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Walk Like an Egyptian (talk) 22:34, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Beautiful, but it needs a scale. There is no way to tell if this is 1cm long or 30 cm long. Can this be added? Mattximus (talk) 00:19, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Mattximus, the file description [14] says length is 7.5 cm. I think that's the size of the shell. The uploader has a huge portfolio and records the lengths in file descriptions, for example 4.8 cm here. Bammesk (talk) 00:59, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I've seen some of these with a small white bar on the bottom indicated the size. I think this is important and rather easy to add. Mattximus (talk) 11:25, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Something like this:
    Nototropis falcatus.jpg
  • I see your point. I have advocated for a scale mark on some noms. In cases when the photographer is an active editor, I think it's best that they do any modifications. In this case given the size is on the file page, I am Ok supporting the nom as is, although adding a scale would be an improvement. Bammesk (talk) 02:58, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Haliotis laevigata 01.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:56, 27 March 2019 (UTC)



Anguish[edit]

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OriginalAnguish, c. 1878
Reason
Another painting that was a second round candidate for POTY 2018. From the National Gallery of Victoria website: In Anguish, Schenck has given the ewe clearly recognisable human characteristics, such as determination and sorrow, so that the viewer immediately identifies with its predicament and emotions. The sinister murder of crows also appear organised and patiently await a moment of weakness. Schenck is here metaphorically examining a broader human condition in the context of an animal painting.
Articles in which this image appears
August Friedrich Schenck, Grief
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
August Friedrich Schenck
  • Support as nominatorWalk Like an Egyptian (talk) 22:24, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Though I suspect the article on Schenck will need some bulking up before this goes to the main page. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 02:11, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. --Gnosis (talk) 05:00, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support JJ Harrison (talk) 08:58, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 10:48, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:17, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:August Friedrich Albrecht Schenck - Anguish - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:00, 29 March 2019 (UTC)



Stephen Hawking in zero gravity[edit]

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OriginalStephen Hawking enjoys zero gravity during a flight aboard a Boeing 727 in 2007.
Reason
Physicist Stephen Hawking enjoying zero gravity with a huge smile on his face. His article describes this event. The photo is not technically as good as it could be, for example file size is small (797KB), but good EV and a rare composition of him. This was in preparation for his space flight aiming to: "increase public interest in spaceflight and to show the potential of people with disabilities". His space flight didn't happen, but this photo did! This is FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Stephen Hawking, Reduced-gravity aircraft
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
NASA, published by Jim Campbell/Aero-News Network
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 01:37, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Some artefacting, especially on the woman's trousers, I don't like, but it's a great image, and sometimes, drawing the reader in is enough EV. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 15:05, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 10:47, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Walk Like an Egyptian (talk) 19:48, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Quite unique. --Janke | Talk 22:20, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Illustrates the topics it's used for very well, and has strong EV. Nick-D (talk) 10:50, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:18, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - of course. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 04:45, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - very unique photo DannyS712 (talk) 04:26, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Physicist Stephen Hawking in Zero Gravity NASA.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:02, 29 March 2019 (UTC)



Bar-tailed Godwit[edit]

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Original – Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica), Taren Point Shorebird Reserve, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
Lots of EV, high quality.
Articles in which this image appears
Bar-tailed godwit
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 05:21, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent photo, with strong EV. Nick-D (talk) 09:31, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Could you offer an alternative with tilt corrected? Regards, Yann (talk) 10:46, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Walk Like an Egyptian (talk) 19:48, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I'm not sure how you judge tilt in this kind of scene.... There's not that many definite clues. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 11:24, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
    • My camera has a built in electronic level and I used it in this case. JJ Harrison (talk) 19:40, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – your camera probably has a nuclear power plant inside!! not that there is anything wrong with that :-) Bammesk (talk) 03:43, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
    • Sure there is. If he gets cancer, he won't be able to photograph birds! ;) Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 14:28, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:19, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - well done — Rhododendrites talk \\ 04:46, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 11:40, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Limosa lapponica 2 - Taren Point.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:08, 30 March 2019 (UTC)



Double-banded Plover non-breeding plumage[edit]

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Original – Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus) non-breeding plumage, Boat Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High EV shot of winter plumage
Articles in which this image appears
Double-banded plover
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 05:23, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 10:45, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Walk Like an Egyptian (talk) 19:48, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Even though we have another image, I suppose there is EV due to different plumage. Mattximus (talk) 23:11, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent, and as stated, one picture cannot cover all the EV for this species. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 11:27, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:20, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 11:40, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Charadrius bicinctus 2 - Boat Harbour.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:08, 30 March 2019 (UTC)



White-throated Kingfisher[edit]

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Original – White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis), Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
Reason
High EV
Articles in which this image appears
White-throated kingfisher
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 05:25, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 10:44, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, even though I'm pretty sure this is an overwrite violation on Commons as the previous version is a different image. --Walk Like an Egyptian (talk) 19:47, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent image. Mattximus (talk) 23:08, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.4% of all FPs 11:28, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:22, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose - It's not appropriate to overwrite someone else's picture with your own in order to take its filename. This was likely just a mistake, but needs to be remedied. I will most certainly strike this and switch to support once it's fixed. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 04:41, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
    • Fixed. I was using a bulk upload tool and didn't receive any overwrite warning! JJ Harrison (talk) 08:21, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
      • Support - per above. Thanks for fixing. @JJ Harrison: which upload tool did you use? I'll investigate that issue. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 12:27, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Halcyon smyrnensis - Singapore Botanic Gardens.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:09, 30 March 2019 (UTC)