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Male sable antelope (2)[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Oct 2019 at 08:53:13 (UTC)

OriginalSable antelope (Hippotragus niger). Adult male in the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well. On previous nomination (Jan 2018) received one support vote (Bammesk) apart from mine and no oppose votes.
Articles in which this image appears
Sable antelope
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 08:53, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:06, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 03:02, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Little bit of a halo effect to the thorns, but that's probably wind. Gender identification easy to confirm. Educational bonus? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 20:10, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
    • I think it's just heat haze. JJ Harrison (talk) 04:58, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:35, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 03:16, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) adult male.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:00, 1 October 2019 (UTC)



Snowy-bellied hummingbird[edit]

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OriginalSnowy-bellied hummingbird (Amazilia edward niveoventer) in Mount Totumas cloud forest, Panama
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Adds value to article.
Articles in which this image appears
Snowy-bellied hummingbird
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 08:55, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:05, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 02:59, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:21, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Might be nice if the tail was that tiny bit more in focus, but.... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 20:08, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:31, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Snowy-bellied hummingbird (Amazilia edward niveoventer) 1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:02, 1 October 2019 (UTC)



Eastern Yellow Robin[edit]

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Original – Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis), Mogo Campground, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality illustration
Articles in which this image appears
Eastern yellow robin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 04:07, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:37, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. --Gnosis (talk) 15:56, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Very good quality. -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:21, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 20:07, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 01:01, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:31, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Eopsaltria australis - Mogo Campground.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:08, 2 October 2019 (UTC)



Far Eastern Curlew[edit]

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OriginalWhite-headed Petrel (Pterodroma lessonii), east of the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia
CSS image crop, to show a possible fix. Could also be cropped in a bit on the sides.
CSS image crop, to show a possible fix. Could also be cropped in a bit on the sides.
Reason
Endangered and in my experience are normally pretty difficult to approach - they'll take off if you get with 100 meters. I woke at around 4am drove two hours before dawn and set up with a Ghillie suit in what turned out to be just the right place to get the shot.
Articles in which this image appears
Far Eastern curlew
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 04:14, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Discombobulated – How come Pterodroma lessonii is in the photo caption of Numenius madagascariensis ? --Janke | Talk 08:42, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  •  Comment: Amazing bird with gorgeous beak, great light, but I find the blurry foreground a bit intrusive aesthetically. Why not truncating it over the black area? -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:26, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  •  Comment: I too don't go for the intentionally blurred foreground technique. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:39, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  •  Comment: "Inentionally"? I'd really like to see a sharp foreground in a picture shot with a 1200mm lens... ;-) --Janke | Talk 15:02, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • The use of 'Intentionally', Janke, is accurate, because JJ has said he takes images from a POV close to the ground. A higher POV wouldn't have the blurred foreground in the shot that JJ likes. Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
    • The bird looks great, but the "banding" of the picture is a bit too much for me. JJ's images of birds on the ground or sea tend towards this a bit, and it's usually fine, but, here, it seems particularly overpowering, kind of like it was shot super-widescreen, and then a blurry area was added top and bottom to fill in. The divide between sharp and blurry is such a sudden transition, and perfectly level - maybe the top blurry bit is actually a transition in whatever's behind him, but it's still really distracting. That said, it gives absolutely amazing results for birds in branches, like the ones below, so...
I could support a crop. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 20:00, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • So would I, but with a little more headroom than in the example, and slice off a bit on both sides, this doesn't need to be a panorama... --Janke | Talk 13:59, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
    • I'm tring to compromise the amount of the dark brown band visible. Much more than that and it's intrusive. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 15:01, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
      • Don't really care either way. JJ Harrison (talk) 21:47, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Conditional support – There is an FP in there somewhere. Consider me a full support after some cropping along the lines described above. JJ Harrison seems to be away currently and I hope they return in time. If not, an immediate renomination is certainly warranted. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 01:22, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – there is a better image here, it has more resolution on the bird itself, and better lighting IMO. So I am leaning to oppose the nom image in favor of the other image. My opinion on the nom image: I am Ok with the background bokeh, the foreground isn't too distracting, per Basile Morin above I think it would be an improvement if the bottom ~10% of the image is cropped out (the black or darker portion of the foreground). Bammesk (talk) 02:10, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Question Is the brown band (top third) natural? Oppose the proposed crop. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:37, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support, either version, but the aspect of the cropped one now looks too elongated, and tight at the top. I would have kept the same ratio W/L and just got rid of the bottom. Well... -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:25, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:37, 2 October 2019 (UTC)



Bryce Canyon (2018)[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 4 Oct 2019 at 16:28:03 (UTC)

Original – Four-segment panorama of Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park.
Reason
Putting this image forward as a clearly superior image to an existing FP per Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/File:Bryce Canyon Amphitheater Hoodoos Panorama.jpg. Was seen on Commons FPC two months ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Bryce Canyon National Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
King of Hearts
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:28, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per my comments at the delist. —David Eppstein (talk) 16:52, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 17:12, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, thanks for the recognition. -- King of ♠ 00:32, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 00:56, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:31, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:06, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Inspiration Point Bryce Canyon November 2018 panorama.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:15, 4 October 2019 (UTC)



Bessie Coleman[edit]

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OriginalBessie Coleman in 1923
Reason
Coleman was the first woman of African-American descent and the first of Native American descent to hold a pilot license.
Articles in which this image appears
Bessie Coleman
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Unknown
  • Support as nominator – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 00:10, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, though some bits are a bit inky black, and I would like to see the original of this. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 03:10, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
    • @Adam Cuerden: I made no changes. My source is here. You are welcome to make changes. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 03:16, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
      • Not quite what I meant - I can see it's in the source, but this is something I've seen appear in edited files, and it's a pretty common type of bad edit on the internet. It's not that major here, though, and delist and replace is an option if we get better. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 04:17, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 18:21, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 00:55, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:24, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:22, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bessie Coleman in 1923.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:44, 5 October 2019 (UTC)



Women Airforce Service Pilots[edit]

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Original – Short film about Women Airforce Service Pilots by the U.S. military to be viewed by "service men only", part of the Army–Navy Screen Magazine film series
Reason
Uncomfortable to hear the narration but it gives a nice glimpse into the societal perception of women in the military at the time period
Articles in which this image appears
Women Airforce Service Pilots, Gender role, Army–Navy Screen Magazine
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War II
Creator
United States Military
  • Support as nominator – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 04:28, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Wow. That is... of its time. Almost uncomfortably so, especially the bit where the narrator all-but-encourages the soldiers to look at the women's breasts during the exercise scene. Amongst others. But it IS useful in many ways as a document of its time. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 11:24, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:33, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:31, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. The article on which this is most prominently linked, Army–Navy Screen Magazine, is in sad shape with no sources. Can this be fixed? —David Eppstein (talk) 00:46, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:WASPS-Women-Airforce-Service-Pilots-Training-1943-Army-Navy-Screen-Magazine-No.-16.ogv --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:42, 6 October 2019 (UTC)



La Juive[edit]

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Original – Act I of La Juive in the original 1835 production
Reason
A high quality image of the première. One of my favourites
Articles in which this image appears
La Juive, History of music in Paris, Louis Philippe style
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Lithograph by Eugène Cicéri (1813-1890) and Philippe Benoist (1813-1905), after a set design by Charles Séchan, Léon Feuchère, Jules Dieterle, and/or Édouard Desplechin. Restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 16:56, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
    • Just to note, I've tried to find and fix all damage, but as it's 8000x6000 px, it's possible I missed something. Tell me if you see anything. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 19:23, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 17:36, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:08, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:30, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:05, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:La Juive Act 1 set 1835 - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:47, 6 October 2019 (UTC)



Dean Emma M. Gillett[edit]

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Original – Dean Emma Gillett, the lawyer who founded the Washington College of Law specifically to allow American women to become lawyers while established universities were refusing admission.
Reason
A very nice photograph, and of a very notable person
Articles in which this image appears
Emma Gillett
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others, unless a better suggestion is made.
Creator
Edmonston (photographer); restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 22:23, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 22:40, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
    • One very minor quibble with the caption: "whilst" is British English. We should be using American English for her. —David Eppstein (talk) 21:23, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
Is it? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 23:15, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
Wikipedia says so, so it must be true. (But in this case I think it's accurate.) "whilst [is] often considered archaic in American English" ... "The usage of whilst is chiefly British" ... "In American English, whilst is considered to be pretentious or archaic". —David Eppstein (talk) 07:33, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough. Done. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 04:27, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Dean Emma M. Gillett 274015v.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:47, 6 October 2019 (UTC)



European roller[edit]

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OriginalEuropean roller (Coracias garrulus) . The roller has been ringed as part of a [http://rollerproject.eu?
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Adds value to article.
Articles in which this image appears
European roller, Bird ringing
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 13:17, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - although you should mention in the caption in European roller that the bird has been tagged. MER-C 16:56, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
* done. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:32, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 03:18, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose The plumage is very patchy - possibly a juvenile, but not really good EV in any case. Visible halo from use of the highlight reduction tool to artificially darken the background. Poor quality lighting from mid day sun misrepresents typical appearance because of the harsh shadows, especially the underparts to appear black when they're not. Bird looks weirdly squashed distorting perspective and proportions because the photo is taken from an excessively steep angle, presumably you were looking up too steeply at the perch. Whole image seems to be unsharp, possibly from excessive noise reduction or heat haze or a mixture. Despite this the whole image is noisy for something taken in bright sun, especially in the darker parts and in the background. Cyan cast to white balance. Blown highlights on the feet and the stick. P.S. Did you report the band number to the appropriate authority? You can often find out about the history of birds by doing so. JJ Harrison (talk) 09:55, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comments on image are fair. Analysis is flawed. 1. It's not a juvenile. 2. Highlight reduction tool not used. Background was lightened (not darkened) slightly using faded auto tone. 3. Taken at 10.30am , not midday. 4. Noise is typical of EOS80D body. 5. Since I was with one of the leaders of the [1], the comment on reporting is hardly relevant. Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:05, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:57, 7 October 2019 (UTC)



Rose chafer beetles[edit]

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Original – Rose chafers (Cetonia aurata), a type of scarab beetle, on a thistle (Carduus sp.)
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Cetonia aurata
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 13:20, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – muddled composition. Bammesk (talk) 13:39, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 05:05, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:57, 7 October 2019 (UTC)



Bladder wrack[edit]

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Original – Bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosus) in Sämstad Harbor, Lysekil Municipality, Sweden. There is some red hornweed (Ceramium virgatum) at the top right.
Reason
Algae are very underrepresented in our FP collection - there's only one other image. Shows this seaweed in its natural environment (shallow water) which makes the execution more difficult. Was featured on Commons this month.
Articles in which this image appears
Fucus vesiculosus
FP category for this image
Looks like we need to create a new category under Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Other lifeforms.
Creator
W.carter
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:51, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – not sure about the surface reflections and the wow factor. A polarizing filter could have removed the surface reflections. Perhaps better lighting conditions for wow factor? These two [2], [3] have better wow factor, but they have other problems! Bammesk (talk) 14:04, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
  • FYI, the photo is taken at noon on a clear day with the sun blazing down on the wrack, you can't get any more light than that. Unfortunately, the water 'steals' so much of the light and a polarizing filter is not an option for the same reason. I've tried it and I had to go way up high in the ISO then to get a short enough time with a reasonable DoF since things in water move constantly. --cart-Talk 14:47, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Very unremarkable image; perhaps a candidate for VI. DonFB (talk) 05:45, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I think the EV is good and it's something a bit difficult to get a 'nice' photo that people will vote for. JJ Harrison (talk) 09:57, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Very unremarkable, per my vote on Commons -- Basile Morin (talk) 23:26, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:58, 7 October 2019 (UTC)



Hippasa holmerae (Lawn wolf spider)[edit]

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Original – Hippasa holmerae (Lawn wolf spider) in its funnel web
Reason
Animal in its environment. Featured on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Hippasa
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/Animals/Arachnids
Creator
Basile Morin

Promoted File:Hippasa holmerae (Lawn wolf spider) in its funnel web (2).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:03, 8 October 2019 (UTC)



Asahi Beer Hall[edit]

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Original – Asahi Breweries headquarters building with the Asahi Flame and Skytree at blue hour with full moon, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Reason
Striking, high resolution, featured on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Asahi Beer Hall
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Basile Morin
  • Support as nominatorBasile Morin (talk) 07:12, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 09:14, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 14:21, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:59, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 03:16, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Timing it with the full moon at that point is a nice extra touch. —David Eppstein (talk) 04:44, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Asahi Breweries headquarters building with the Asahi Flame and Skytree at blue hour with full moon, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:13, 8 October 2019 (UTC)



Eastern Spinebill Male[edit]

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Original – Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris), Mogo Campground, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality image
Articles in which this image appears
Eastern spinebill
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 05:05, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 06:30, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:55, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:41, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support But I would have appreciated more sharpness on the tail. But that's such a common thing in bird photography I have to presume it's difficult to get. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 03:14, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:39, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris - Mogo Campground.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:50, 9 October 2019 (UTC)



Painted Buttonquail[edit]

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Original – Painted Buttonquail (Turnix varius), Castlereigh nature reserve, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality image of a usually skulking bird
Articles in which this image appears
Painted Buttonquail
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 05:10, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 06:29, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:52, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:42, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - I really like this one. The bokeh works really nicely here. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 03:12, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Turnix varius - Castlereigh nature reserve.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:51, 9 October 2019 (UTC)



Australian Owlet-nightjar[edit]

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Original – Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles chrisoptus) in nesting hollow, Castlereigh Nature Reserve, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality image which adds substantively to the article.
Articles in which this image appears
Australian Owlet-nightjar
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 05:12, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 06:29, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:51, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:42, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Great texture, good detail – and impossibly cute. – Sca (talk) 12:32, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support but please fix the categories on Commons, @JJ Harrison: -- Basile Morin (talk) 23:27, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose too grainy with this ISO, so lttle definition. Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:38, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – too grainy (noisy) per Charles. Bammesk (talk) 02:12, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Aegotheles chrisoptus - Catlereigh Nature Reserve.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:52, 9 October 2019 (UTC)



Atari-2600-Wood-4Sw-Set.jpg[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 9 Oct 2019 at 07:54:29 (UTC)

Original – An Atari 2600 console with a plugged-in controller ready to be played on
Reason
Behold, an image of the Atari 2600, a console from the second generation of video game consoles that sold over 30 million units. I believe this photograph is of excellent quality and meets all the featured picture criteria, with a complete composition captured, a forgivable degree of graininess, and an enticing joystick, well worth over one thousand words. Could it use a resolution higher than the current 3,940 × 2,300? Certainly, but there is enough important detail that nobody can be left dissatisfied, right?
Articles in which this image appears
Atari 2600
Atari, Inc.
Atari
Video game console
Home video game console
List of best-selling game consoles
(and 8 others)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Electronics
Creator
Evan-Amos
  • Support as nominatorGaɱingFørFuɲ365 07:54, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:43, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Static. – Sca (talk) 12:25, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support @Sca: I used to own one of those. The plastic is textured, and what you're seeing as static is just that texture. They have a fairly rough plastic texture, which, when photographed, is going to look kind of mottled, but that's because it is mottled. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 03:10, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
What I meant by "static" was something like "producing an effect of repose or quiescence." In other words, blah – of little visual interest. – Sca (talk) 13:55, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
@Sca: I think that encyclopedic value wins out here. It's a clear depiction, and adding more visual interest would likely distract. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 20:45, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Certainly iconic enough to be featured. JOEBRO64 10:28, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Iconic is one of the two most overused words in the English language. – Sca (talk) 13:59, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • And that has to do with... ? JOEBRO64 14:24, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Question You say controller ready to be played on but TOP on the joystick is on the left. Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:34, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Odd wording, aye. I think they mean it's plugged in. Since there's no game in it, it's not really ready, is it? (For that matter, no visible power or TV cables) Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 20:44, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @Namcokid: It's mainly a flaw in the description: with no cartridge in it or power/TV cables, it's not "ready to be played on". Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 19:58, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:10, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Namcokid47 (Contribs) 16:21, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment - Another game console floating in space. I don't understand why people remove the backgrounds. It's a lot of work and just makes the photo worse, IMO. Kaldari (talk) 20:26, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 02:29, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Atari-2600-Wood-4Sw-Set.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:59, 9 October 2019 (UTC)



Hattie Caraway[edit]

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OriginalHattie Wyatt Caraway, the first woman to preside over the Senate, and the first woman elected to a full term in the Senate, pictured in 1914.
Reason
This image has two flaws, both of which I think are minor enough to be ignored: The blacks are rather noisy and there's a mostly-unobtrusive white thing poking in from the lower left. Not too noticeable. Secondly, it's from 1914, which is before she was a senator, so it's the second image in the article, not the lead. I think, though, that it's a very strong, striking image, and it's used (by editorial choice) in quite a few articles. (I myself added it to her husband's article, though.)
Articles in which this image appears
Hattie Wyatt Caraway, Thaddeus H. Caraway, Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame, List of most senior women in the United States Congress, Women in the United States Senate
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Harris & Ewing, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 21:40, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Good period pic and good article too. She gets my vote. – Sca (talk) 13:48, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:31, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
    • @Sca and Charlesjsharp: By the way, I figured out the creator. Figured "Har[...] Wa[...] was probably Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. The LoC gave its copyright entry number, so going to the Copyright Entry book for 1914, and checking under Harris & Ewing, I was able to find the same number with the same description. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 17:35, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – just wondering why keep the watermark at lower left? Bammesk (talk) 02:06, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
    • I prefer to leave on historical copyright notices unless they're so prominent that they're distracting. It's part of the historic image, and help identify the image's history. This one is so barely noticeable that I thought it negligible - no-one was going to notice it unless they were looking for it - but, especially before I worked out the photographer, I didn't want to remove what little helpful info there was. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 02:10, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 11:01, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Kaldari (talk) 18:56, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 00:30, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 08:24, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hattie Caraway by Harris & Ewing, 1914.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:43, 9 October 2019 (UTC)



Hubertine Auclert[edit]

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OriginalHubertine Auclert, suffragette and campaigner for women's rights in both France and Algeria, as well as campaigner against colonialist practices designed to keep Arabs subjugated.
Reason
A very nice, public domain image of one of the major French feminists. I really like these sorts of photographs in interesting rooms. They add a bit of life to things
Articles in which this image appears
Hubertine Auclert
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Agence Rol, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Hubertine Auclert 1910.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:13, 10 October 2019 (UTC)



Hong Kong skyline (2019)[edit]

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Original – Panorama of Hong Kong's harbour and skyline, as seen from Victoria Peak on a rainy night of June 2019
Reason
This is one of those FP substitution nominations - the intention is to replace the existing FPs File:Hong Kong Skyline Restitch - Dec 2007.jpg and File:Hong Kong Night Skyline.jpg. Has superior resolution and is more up to date and dramatic than the existing FPs. Was seen on Commons FPC last week, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Light pollution in Hong Kong, List of tallest buildings in Hong Kong, List of cities with the most skyscrapers plus others when substituted
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Benh
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 18:11, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Neutral. I'm not sure I would replace the previous excellent FPs. I love the Diliff (it has special atmosphere and a more balanced composition) and they show quite a different and unobstructed view. I do agree my picture has a bigger resolution though (but that's stating the obvious). - Benh (talk) 19:59, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
    • Be bold, you can certainly support your own excellent photo, it won't automatically delist the other (see my comments below). Oops, just noted you don't have the required number of edits to vote... --Janke | Talk 12:38, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, for the high resolution. I prefer to retain the other two FP images (different decade, composition, dynamic range). I see more wow factor in the other two images at full screen (not full size). Bammesk (talk) 02:52, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, The picture is in focus, well composited and of high resolution, the article is good — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marjoriemassah (talkcontribs) 19:47, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
    • Editor has less than 100 edits (26) as of this post. MER-C 09:41, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
    • Struck vote per above. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:07, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Even though Diliff's photo is better in some respects, this one is definitley worthy to be FP. No need to delist the other, we can well have two somewhat similar FPs. --Janke | Talk 12:34, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
    If this is promoted that would be three similar FPs. MER-C 16:52, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Neutral I think I prefer the rectilinear projection and narrower field of view of Diliff's image, especially as none of these appear in Hong Kong any more, but then there is an argument to say that a newer image that presumably better represents the current skyline has better EV. JJ Harrison (talk) 10:06, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
    • I don't think diliff's rectinilear. The edges of the foremost buildings are bended. - Benh (talk) 17:00, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 08:24, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Not promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:36, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn't reach the necessary quorum for promotion. --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:36, 10 October 2019 (UTC)



Walchensee Hydroelectric Power Station[edit]

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OriginalWalchensee Hydroelectric Power Station in Bavaria, Germany, has been in operation since 1924
Reason
Great composition and subject matter. Reminds me of the interior of a cathedral.
Articles in which this image appears
Walchensee Hydroelectric Power Station, Water turbine
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Machinery
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominator – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 03:07, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:51, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. The camera appears to be pointing to the far left corner of the room rather than to its center. That slight asymmetry makes everything look a little twisted even though the verticals are properly vertical. —David Eppstein (talk) 05:22, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
    • I think your eyes are playing tricks on you because the turbines are asymmetrical. Following the streak of metal covering on the floor and the middle gear on the turbines leads you straight through the middle of the room to the middle window in the background. More discussion at Commons:Featured picture candidates --- Coffeeandcrumbs 05:55, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • True the camera seems to be positioned in the middle of the room, but it isn't pointed perfectly toward the middle of the end-wall. The end-wall windows aren't centered within the frame (horizontally). The asymmetry isn't large, Support. Bammesk (talk) 14:13, 5 October 2019 (UTC) . . . Also: the article is poorly cited.
    • My point is that it looks strange to have the perspective corrected in such a way that the lines that are vertical in 3d are all vertical in the frame but so that the big stripe up the middle of the floor is far from vertical. If the camera were pointing exactly down this stripe instead of towards the corner, then the stripe would line up as vertical in the frame as well. —David Eppstein (talk) 17:00, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • I agree, the photo is not symmetrical. Not too excessive, for me, not to support though. The middle window of the background end-wall being off center, and the tiles in the foreground are the two things that standout for me. Bammesk (talk) 19:14, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • I Support DreamSparrow Chat 08:25, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – I don't see a problem with perspective. The photographer has shifted his vantage point for reasons of composition and framing. Image illustrates subject well, detail is excellent. The fact that this hydro plant is nearly a century old and still operating makes for an intriguing FP. – Sca (talk) 12:53, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Central hidroeléctrica de Walchensee, Kochel, Baviera, Alemania, 2014-03-22, DD 04.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:21, 14 October 2019 (UTC)