Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

This star, with one point broken, symbolizes the featured candidates on Wikipedia.

Featured pictures are images that add significantly to articles, either by illustrating article content particularly well, or being eye-catching to the point where users will want to read its accompanying article. Taking the adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words", the images featured on Wikipedia:Featured pictures should illustrate a Wikipedia article in such a way as to add significantly to that article, according to the featured picture criteria.

Promoting an image

If you believe an image should be featured, create a subpage (use the "For Nominations" field, below) and add the subpage to the current nominations section.

For promotion, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers in support and the consensus is in its favor, it can be added to the Wikipedia:Featured pictures list. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-third majority in support, including the nominator and/or creator of the image; however, anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets.

All users may comment. However, only those who have been on Wikipedia for 25 days and with at least 100 edits will be included in the numerical count. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. Nominations started in December are given three extra days, due to the holidays slowing down activity here.

The archive contains all opinions and comments collected for candidate nominations and their nomination results.

If you nominate an image here, please consider also uploading and nominating it at Commons to help ensure that the pictures can be used not just in the English Wikipedia but on all other Wikimedia projects as well.

Delisting an image

A featured picture can be nominated for delisting if you feel it no longer lives up to featured picture standards. You may also request a featured picture be replaced with a superior image. Create a subpage (use the "For Delists" field, below) and add the subpage to the current nominations section.

Please leave a note on the talk page of the original FPC nominator (and creator/uploader, if appropriate) to let them know the delisting is being debated. The user may be able to address the issues and avoid the delisting of the picture.

For delisting, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers supporting a delist or replace, and the consensus is in its favor, it will be delisted from Wikipedia:Featured pictures. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-third majority in support, including the nominator. Note that anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets. However, images are sometimes delisted despite having fewer than five in support of their removal, and there is currently no consensus on how best to handle delist closures, except that:.If the image to be delisted is not used in any articles by the time of closure, it must be delisted. If it is added to articles during the nomination, at least one week's stability is required for the nomination to be closed as "Kept". The nomination may be suspended if a week hasn't yet passed to give the rescue a chance.

Outside of the nominator, all voters are expected to have been on Wikipedia for 25 days and to have made a minimum of 100 edits. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. As with regular nominations, delist nominations are given three extra days to run if started in December.

  • Note that delisting an image does not mean deleting it. Delisting from Featured pictures in no way affects the image's status in its article(s).
Step 1:
Evaluate

Evaluate the merit of a nomination against the featured picture criteria. Most users reference terms from this page when evaluating nominations.

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

To create a subpage of Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates for your nomination, add a title for the image you want to nominate in the field below (e.g., Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Labrador Retriever) and click the "Create new nomination" button.


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

To create a subpage for your delist, add a title for the image you want to delist/replace in the field below and click the "Create new delist nomination" button.


Step 3:
Transclude and link

direct link).

How to comment for Candidate Images

  • Write Support, if you approve of the picture. A reason is optional.
  • Write Oppose, followed by your reasoning, if you disapprove of the picture. All objections should be accompanied by a specific rationale that, if addressed, would make you support the image. If your concern is one that can only be addressed by the creator, and if they haven't nominated or commented on the image, and if they are a Wikipedian, you should notify them directly.
  • You can weak support or weak oppose instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
  • If you think a nominated image obviously fails the featured picture criteria, write Speedy close followed by your reasons. Nominations may be closed early if this is the case.
Recommendations added early in the process may be disregarded if they do not address concerns and/or improvements that arise later in the debate. Reviewers are advised to monitor the progress of a nomination and update their votes accordingly.
Prior to giving an opinion, the image should be assessed on its quality as displayed at full size (high-resolution) in an image editing program. Please note that the images are only displayed at thumbnail size on this page. The thumbnail links to the image description page which, in turn, links to the high-resolution version.

How to comment for Delist Images

  • Write Keep, followed by your reasons for keeping the picture.
  • Write Delist, followed by your reasons for delisting the picture.
  • Write Delist and Replace if you believe the image should be replaced by a better picture.
  • You can weak keep, weak delist or weak delist and replace instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
Please remember to be civil, not to bite the newbies and to comment on the image, not the person.

You may find the glossary useful when you encounter acronyms or jargon in other voters' comments. You can also link to it by using {{FPCgloss}}.

Editing candidates

If you feel you could improve a candidate by image editing, please feel free to do so, but do not overwrite or remove the original. Instead, upload your edit with a different file name (e.g., add "edit" to the file name), and display it below the original nomination. Edits should be appropriately captioned in sequential order (e.g., Edit 1, Edit 2, etc), and describe the modifications that have been applied.

Is my monitor adjusted correctly?

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In a discussion about the brightness of an image, it is necessary to know if the computer display is properly adjusted. Displays differ greatly in their ability to show shadow detail. There are four dark grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display shadow detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings. Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal shadow detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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Displays also differ greatly in their ability to show highlight detail. There are light grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display highlight detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings (probably reduce the contrast setting). Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal highlight detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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On a gamma-adjusted display, the four circles in the color image blend into the background when seen from a few feet (roughly 75–150 cm) away. If they do not, you could adjust the gamma setting (found in the computer's settings, not on the display), until they do. This may be very difficult to attain, and a slight error is not detrimental. Uncorrected PC displays usually show the circles darker than the background.
Note that on most consumer LCD displays (laptop or flat screen), viewing angle strongly affects these images. Correct adjustment on one part of the screen might be incorrect on another part for a stationary head position. Click on the images for more technical information. If possible, calibration with a hardware monitor calibrator is recommended.

Current nominations

California sea lion

Voting period ends on 23 Aug 2018 at 07:18:34 (UTC)

Original – Female sea lion with pup at Tierpark Hellabrunn, a wonderful capture shot
Reason
Wonderful photo
Articles in which this image appears
California sea lion
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Rufus46
  • Support as nominatorThe NMI User (talk) 07:18, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment – the background wall (unnatural, man-made) takes away the wow factor for me. Bammesk (talk) 02:43, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Bammesk. Most zoo photos are bromides. Composition is cluttered. Sca (talk) 14:47, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose not a very clear look at the head of the animal. Mattximus (talk) 16:33, 14 August 2018 (UTC)



NGC 6357

Voting period ends on 23 Aug 2018 at 06:36:53 (UTC)

Original – Composite image of NGC 6357
Reason
Looks cool and wonderfully graphic
Articles in which this image appears
NGC 6357
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA
  • Support as nominatorThe NMI User (talk) 06:36, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:44, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support – Again. --Janke | Talk 07:23, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Works for me Mattximus (talk) 16:33, 14 August 2018 (UTC)



Ben-Gurion's Hut

Voting period ends on 19 Aug 2018 at 10:23:28 (UTC)

Original – The room of David Ben Gurion in Ben-Gurion's Hut in Sde Boker
Reason
Good quality and high EV. This is the room where David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel, lived in its later years. In 1953 he quit the role of Prime Minister and moved to Sde Boker in the Negev, and encouraged the people of Israel to move and to settle the Negev and the periphery of the country in general. Before dying he asked that his house in Sde Boker will be reserved and serve as a museum, Ben-Gurion's Hut. The museum, and this picture in particular, demonstrates the famous simpilicty in which Ben-Gurion lived, which is a complete contrary to the luxury life many of the Israeli policians have now.
Articles in which this image appears
Ben-Gurion's Hut
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Hanan epstein



Gorky Park (Moscow)

Voting period ends on 19 Aug 2018 at 10:08:53 (UTC)

Original – Main portal of the Gorky Park, a central park in Moscow, named after Maxim Gorky.
Reason
High EV, good quality, already featured in Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Gorky Park (Moscow), Moscow, Portal:Moscow
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
A.Savin



Ceres (high-resolution view)

Voting period ends on 18 Aug 2018 at 06:24:13 (UTC)

Original – High-resolution view of Ceres taken during its Low-Altitude Mapping Orbit
Reason
High resolution was amazing
Articles in which this image appears
Ceres (dwarf planet), Dawn (spacecraft), List of geological features on Ceres
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
  • Support as nominatorThe NMI User (talk) 06:24, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment if this is the best image we have of Ceres, why is it not in the infobox, but buried in the article? Mattximus (talk) 14:05, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment – detailed and has EV, but this being an "orthographic projection" (per file description), in other words a composite photo of a planet, it doesn't look natural enough. The inconsistent shadow directions bother me. Bammesk (talk) 02:58, 14 August 2018 (UTC)



July 2018 lunar eclipse

Voting period ends on 18 Aug 2018 at 06:12:31 (UTC)

Original – This image of lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018, totality from Oria, Italy, 21:09 UTC, very cropped
Reason
Stunning shot, very cropped
Articles in which this image appears
July 2018 lunar eclipse, Lunar eclipse, etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
Giuseppe Donatiello (cropped by PhilipTerryGraham)
  • Support as nominatorThe NMI User (talk) 06:12, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Too dark. --B dash (talk) 13:11, 8 August 2018 (UTC)



Lençóis Maranhenses

Voting period ends on 16 Aug 2018 at 19:00:29 (UTC)

Original – During the rainy season, the valleys among the sand dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in Brazil are filled with thousands of fresh water lagoons, prevented from draining due to the impermeable bedrock beneath. These can stretch up to 300 feet (91 m) in length and 10 feet (3.0 m) in depth, and together comprise as much as 41% of the total area of the 383,000 acre (155,000 ha) park.
Reason
I originally pulled this out of latest files feed when it was uploaded back in June. Honestly, it was such high quality with such vivid colors that I was pretty sure it was going to end up being a copyright violation, but it ended up just being a really excellent image uploaded by Julius Dadalti (this guy), and donated as part of Wiki Love Earth 2018. Having looked through quite a few books and stories trying to polish up the article for this nomination, it puts a lot of the images used by the sources to shame. Also just for context, even though these almost look like puddles you can step across with your rain boots, they're actually pretty dang big (goat for scale) and expansive enough that they're visible from the International Space Station.
Articles in which this image appears
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena/Others
Creator
User:Julius Dadalti
  • Support as nominatorGtalk 19:00, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice! Wish we could get more such quality pics of more remote areas. Renata (talk) 19:06, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Stunning image! --Janke | Talk 08:31, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:20, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Chris857 (talk) 15:21, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support great Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:36, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - The NMI User (talk) 06:39, 13 August 2018 (UTC)



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