Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Masked crab

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Corystes cassivelaunus (masked crab)[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 15 Jun 2010 at 04:45:46 (UTC)

Original - Male Masked crab from the Belgian Coastal waters.
Reason
Does a good job of illustrating the subject, exceeds all size and quality guidelines, has high encyclopedic value.
Articles in which this image appears
Corystes cassivelaunus, Corystidae
FP category for this image
Animals
Creator
commons:User:Lycaon
  • Support as nominator --Cat-five - talk 04:45, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment: I have mixed feelings about this- firstly, there's no real sense of scale, and secondly, is this thing alive? J Milburn (talk) 10:55, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
    • The description says that this was shot in a lab setting so that implies no but there's no information to really know for sure. As for the scale that is a slight shortcoming to the image, the image description page says that the carapace width is ~25 mm but there is no other measurement information. Cat-five - talk 19:22, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
      • The crab was alive. It was shot in the wetlab on board the RV Belgica. Concerning the background, this animal lives buried in the sand and in situ only the top 2/3th of the antennas would be visible forming a tube through which the animal pumps water for breathing. Lycaon (talk) 15:43, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment The background ruins it for me. There needs to be something more interesting there. It's too basic right now for me to voice any support. Haljackey (talk) 04:41, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak support. I'm not crazy about the background/lack of scale, but I hear what is being said above. I've certainly supported similar shots- the technical quality and EV are both high. J Milburn (talk) 19:01, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Perfect technical quality and high EV. The black background is typical for biological scientific books in folio. --George Chernilevsky talk 06:51, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Not impressive, but its EV is undeniable. --Desiderius82 (talk) 17:42, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 07:00, 15 June 2010 (UTC)