Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Zebra Botswana

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Zebras in Botswana[edit]

Zebra, Botswana
Edit 1 by Pharaoh Hound. Contrast and levels adjusted, somewhat sharpened.
Edit 2 by Fir0002, sharpened Pharoah Hound's edit even more
Reason
Great picture it is a good example of a zebra herd.
Articles this image appears in
Camouflage

Zebra User:Mr Vandal

Creator
User:Paulmaz
Nominator
Bewareofdog
  • SupportBewareofdog 00:56, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose - inferior focus (even I can see this), it's a JPEG, too small, and not fantastic compositionally. On a side note (man, I'm harsh today...) I've noticed your nominations of a lot of photos that have not been promoted. Maybe you should wait until you see a really good one? Or maybe I'm just protein-deprived right now. --Iriseyes 01:40, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Underexposed, focus is off/image is soft, too tight cropping, plus the problem above (except being JPEG, no reason for it to be PNG or TIF or whatever), but could have been a great shot. --antilivedT | C | G 09:46, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Lack of contrast. I put into Photoshop and clicked on Image/Adjust/Autolevels, to produce a major improvement. I haven't time to upload it, perhaps someone else can make the adjustment and upload - Adrian Pingstone 10:29, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose per lack of contrast. Arjun 18:33, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Pretty dark and blurry. --Tewy 19:15, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Support either edit, with preference for edit 1. The brightening helps a bunch. --Tewy 00:48, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak Support. It's a fine photo, perhaps the brightness and contrast can be improved with Photoshop. The only reason I wish this wouldn't be Featured Photo is because there are just too many darn animal pics as FP. But I know this isn't a reason to Oppose. --UCLARodent 22:19, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak support edit 1. I believe this edit solves the two main problems that people had/have with this image. My main problem with the image is that the species and subspecies isn't identified, which greatly limits it's enc value. --Pharaoh Hound (talk) 15:43, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Support edit 1. --Pharaoh Hound (talk) 16:13, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Update: I have identified the species as the Plains Zebra (Equus quagga), but am unsure whether it is of the Burchell's or Grant's subspecies. I have asked this question here at the reference desk. --Pharaoh Hound (talk) 16:26, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
      • Update 2: I have identified the subspecies as the Damara Zebra (Equus burchelli antiquorum}. A.K.A Chapman's Zebra (Equus quagga chapman, and yes, they are the same subspecies[1]). --Pharaoh Hound (talk) 16:13, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak Support Edit. The edit fixes most of of the issues. A subspecies would be nice. NauticaShades 14:32, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak support edit 1 and comment I'm with Pharaoh Hound- the focus and contrast are much improved. My comment is that I have no idea why this appears in the camouflage article. I understand that zebras use camouflage, but it's not as if this picture is showing off that trait. -- Kicking222 16:11, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Comment Now that you mention it, I also found its use in camoflage rather strange (it's certainly not the best zebra photo to illustrate their camo), and therefor I have replaced it in that article with this image, which I believe illustrates zebra camo better. --Pharaoh Hound (talk) 12:58, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support Either Edit 1 or 2 with preference for Edit 2. Quite a nice scene really and good enc value --Fir0002 23:11, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, but your edit of an edit introduced some severe quality problems. Please check the lower part of the image, especially the bodies of the zebras, and the out of focus grass in front of the left most zebra. --Dschwen 13:23, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Edit 1 and oppose edit 2 Edit one is on the money. edit 2 went overbord with the unsharp mask. -Fcb981 00:25, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Not promoted (6.5 support / 4 oppose) --KFP (talk | contribs) 13:10, 30 January 2007 (UTC)