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

1903 Nobel Prize in Physics

Voting period ends on 1 Feb 2019 at 20:59:31 (UTC)

Original – Diploma awarded as part of the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics to Pierre and Marie Curie for their research into radioactivity
Reason
High quality, detailed reproduction and restoration of this unique document. Featured on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Nobel Prize in Physics, Marie Curie, Pierre Curie
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Others
Creator
Sofia Gisberg, restoration by Jebulon
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 20:59, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Some minor damage, but it's the type of document that one shouldn't touch excessively. Should probably upload the original for comparison and documentation. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 23:05, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – but the file page needs an "English" description per FP criteria 7. Bammesk (talk) 01:45, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 07:21, 23 January 2019 (UTC)



File:Waymo self-driving car front view.gk.jpg

Voting period ends on 1 Feb 2019 at 08:06:28 (UTC)

Original – A Waymo self-driving car on the road in Mountain View. (Front view.)
Reason
A beautiful and clear image of an iconic prototype self-driving car, an early flagship product of Waymo.
Articles in which this image appears
Waymo, Self-driving car
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
grendel|khan
  • Support as nominatorgrendel|khan 08:06, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Is the car operating in autonomous mode at that time? The best EV composition would have nobody in the driver's seat and some motion blur in the background. Reserving judgement for now. MER-C 10:55, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
    • Comment – As I understand it, it's illegal to operate an autonomous car without a driver in California; these are neighborhood-scale vehicles, so they max out at 25 mph, in practice usually much less, and I don't believe that these cars had a non-autonomous mode. (They had no steering wheel or other in-car controls.) grendel|khan 17:23, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – The Waymo article strikes me as overlong (nearly 3,000 words) and semi-promotional in places, and this image doesn't seem to say much beyond "here's the product." Sca (talk) 14:35, 22 January 2019 (UTC)



Trefoil Knot

Voting period ends on 31 Jan 2019 at 21:10:53 (UTC)

Original – A three-dimensional depiction of a thickened trefoil knot, the simplest non-trivial knot
Reason
Clear visualization of a certain mathematical knot. Some may prefer a version with a transparent background but I find the black on white visually appealing.
Articles in which this image appears
Topology, Low-dimensional topology, Geometry, Mechanically interlocked molecular architectures
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Mathematics
Creator
Ylebru
  • Support as nominatorRab V (talk) 21:10, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – per FP criteria "images should be a minimum of 1500 pixels in width and height". Bammesk (talk) 01:15, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - For a computer-generated image like this, more information about how it was generated, plus source code if possible, should be included. (If it were, it would be trivial to upload a higher-resolution version.) grendel|khan 08:15, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - in addition to the above, the image is conspicuously absent from trefoil knot. The images in that article suggest that thinner "ropes" would be better. Should be SVG. MER-C 10:50, 22 January 2019 (UTC)



Le comte Ory

Voting period ends on 31 Jan 2019 at 02:55:43 (UTC)

OriginalGioachino Rossini's Le comte Ory (1828)
Reason
For 1828, this is quite good; it's not quite at the level that this sort of mass art would reach 50 years later, but it also documents the original production.
Articles in which this image appears
Le comte Ory, Gioachino Rossini
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Dubois & chez Martinet, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 02:55, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 01:09, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:58, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Aoba47 (talk) 16:40, 22 January 2019 (UTC)



Glardon Vallorbe needle file set

Voting period ends on 30 Jan 2019 at 22:32:27 (UTC)

Original – Glardon Vallorbe 6-piece needle file set with transparent background
Alt - Not sure I did the transparency right, but shows the sharpness given by JPEG
Original – Thumbnail size
JPEG - Thumbnail size
Reason
Very high resolution capture of the most common needle file shapes of a major brand; in use in several articles. The black background version is FP at Commons, this transparent background version makes it the most versatile to use.
Articles in which this image appears
File (tool), Hand tool, de:Feile, pl:Pilnik
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Engineering_and_technology/Others
Creator
Lucas
  • Support as nominator Lucas (talk) 22:34, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 01:09, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportRhododendrites talk \\ 01:42, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Due to PNG thumbnails coming out blurry, should this be a JPEG? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 10:25, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
    • @Adam Cuerden, blurry thumbnails are not my fault, and the png format has the advantage of a transparent background, which was part of my processing of this image. – Lucas 19:48, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
    • The details are too minute in this case, I don't see much difference between the Alt and the Original at 700 pixels wide above. I am inclined to go with the Original as nominated by image creator. Bammesk (talk) 00:47, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
      • @Bammesk: You can't tell on the handles? It's glaringly different to me. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 08:04, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
        • Yes it is sharper, and I agree with your general point. In this composition, with six somewhat monotonic monochromatic files, the extra sharpness doesn't have much of a punch or overall effect. It would be different if the subject was a landscape or a portrait. But I am not too attached and would support Alt if consensus goes in that direction. Bammesk (talk) 01:31, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Third file from top looks uncut (not serrated)! Is this the back side of a "safe edge" file? Needs explanation in caption, after that I can support. --Janke | Talk 15:59, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
    • @Janke  Done I explained it in the description and in the image note of that file (see Commons page). – Lucas (talk) 19:45, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
    • The third file is identified in image caption as "barrette", which is listed or defined in the article (slightly above the image) as having one cut-side with all other sides being safe. That, plus Lucas' addition above, should be sufficient, IMO. Bammesk (talk) 00:47, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
      • Support as it is now explained. --Janke | Talk 08:14, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:50, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose PNG I just don't think Wikipedia's software handles PNGs well enough to make them viable, and years of me attempting to get it fixed have failed. Compare how the company name is clearly visible on the JPEG, and not at all on the PNG, for instance, and likewise the texture of the file itself, particularly on the second and fourth. It's just a lower-quality thumbnail that isn't appropriate for FP unless someone actually fixes it. Which no-one is willing to do. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 11:31, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
    • @Adam Cuerden what gets featured is the image file itself, which doesn't have any problems. Also the PNG version has much more value because of the cut out background and lossless compression. So in your opinion no more PNG files can get featured, no matter what, just because of display issues in thumbnail generation which the creators are not to blame for? Please reconsider. I understand thumbnails are important but anyone remotely interested in the image will examine the file itself anyway and not stop altogether at a slightly blurry thumbnail. – Lucas 17:46, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
      • Especially since thumbnails in articles usually are only 200 or 300 px wide. If you want to see detail, you have to click to the image page. In full size, I see no discernible difference except for the shade of the background. --Janke | Talk 19:22, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
        • @Lucasbosch and Janke: I see two problems with this: Firstly, sure, we may turn Media Viewer off, but it's a default, and the image won't look the same until you get to the full resolution version, which requires going through Media Viewer to the File description page, THEN downloading the full-size version. Secondly, having put thumbnail versions side by side (see above) I'd say the JPEG was noticably a little better, particularly the second, third and fourth, which show a little more shape and detail, and a lot more of the original's variations in tone. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 02:01, 23 January 2019 (UTC)



Google bus at Sunnyvale campus

Voting period ends on 29 Jan 2019 at 18:46:54 (UTC)

Original – A private bus for Google employees at the company's Sunnyvale campus.
Reason
Clear, beautiful picture of one of the shuttle buses which were the central issue in the protests.
Articles in which this image appears
Google bus protests, Googleplex
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
Grendelkhan
  • Support as nominatorgrendel|khan 18:46, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • I think the biggest question is whether the 2018 bus is substantially the same as the ones the protests were over, given the article describes a process of regulation and requirements for them that happened in response to the protests. My vote would depend on that. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 19:05, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
    • As I understand it, the bus fleets themselves didn't change significantly, only the rules they followed in arranging their stops in the city. The image, to me, reflects Rebecca Solnit's description: The luxury coach passengers ride for free and many take out their laptops and begin their work day on board; there is of course wifi. Most of them are gleaming white, with dark-tinted windows, like limousines, and some days I think of them as the spaceships on which our alien overlords have landed to rule over us. grendel|khan 20:17, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose I don't think a picture of a bus is the best picture of a protest, even if the protest is about buses. Mattximus (talk) 03:48, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - lacks context. Like Mattximus, I'm not seeing how this bus is connected with Google or a protest. Do you know what make of bus this is? This image would illustrate that quite effectively. MER-C 11:51, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
@Mattximus and MER-C: What do you think of its use in Googleplex? I think I'll at least Weak support on the basis of that usage. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 12:48, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – A bus and a building, with no one doing anything, do not constitute EV. Yawn. Sca (talk) 13:26, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – It perhaps has EV. But that alone doesn't make it an FP, and this is just too static. Daniel Case (talk) 18:32, 20 January 2019 (UTC)



Martha Erika Alonso

Voting period ends on 29 Jan 2019 at 18:01:29 (UTC)

OriginalMartha Érika Alonso was the first female governor of Puebla
Reason
The next entry in my text file of potential FPs is this portrait recently featured on Commons. Originally a self-promo upload, but that is unfortunately not an issue any more.
Articles in which this image appears
Martha Érika Alonso
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Martha Erika Alonso de Moreno Valle (likely a work for hire, Commons FPC didn't find this to be a problem)
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 18:01, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support : Top is a bit tightly cropped IMO, still classic portrait -- DreamSparrow Chat 18:45, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - A good portrait, and the only one we have of this person whose article is getting a lot of attention. The license issue... oof. Hard one. When someone uses their name as a username and uploads an official picture, we would typically need to ask them to go through OTRS. That didn't happen, and now, of course, it's not possible. If I could find and easily point to an instance of it being published prior to the upload, that would probably be a dealbreaker, but I don't see any such publication at this point. Ah well. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 14:40, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, per my !vote at Commons. Daniel Case (talk) 06:25, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Aoba47 (talk) 16:41, 22 January 2019 (UTC)



Delist or replace: Voyager 1 and 2

Voting period ends on 29 Jan 2019 at 17:45:37 (UTC)

Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 with respect to the heliosphere
Proposed replacement
Reason
Chronologically obsolete, 2005 FP, not used in any articles. I've put up the most recent version of this image as a replacement, but I'm not too fussed if this gets delisted outright - the new image comes up short in a number of aspects.
Articles this image appears in
None. Replacement: Heliosphere, Voyager program
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Voyager 1 entering heliosheath region
Nominator
MER-C



Craigdarroch Castle

Voting period ends on 29 Jan 2019 at 17:24:49 (UTC)

OriginalCraigdarroch Castle, Victoria, Canada
Reason
Thought I might troll some FPs from Commons, get a bit of variety injected in here. We're low on architecture at the moment, so how about a gorgeous shot of a Canadian landmark?
Articles in which this image appears
Craigdarroch Castle
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Michal Klajban
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 17:24, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Has perspective been corrected correctly? The stairs and the verandah are not horizontal. MER-C 19:19, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
Indeed, an incorrect correction would be too much, even for FPC. – Sca (talk) 14:35, 21 January 2019 (UTC)



Pyrosoma atlanticum

Voting period ends on 29 Jan 2019 at 15:39:08 (UTC)

OriginalPyrosoma atlanticum, a tunicate, or colony of zooids, in a tide pool in California
Reason
When I came across this in a tide pool near Monterey, California, I had no idea what it was. In fact, it is a pyrosome, a colony of little creatures that floats around the ocean, connected by a gelatinous "tunic". Strange things. I think EV is the main thing here -- we have very few pictures of these, and this one depicts its unusual form/texture better than the others, I think. When I nominated this last year, it was closed with 3 supports and 0 opposes. Sending it in one more time to get a clearer result.
Articles in which this image appears
Pyrosoma atlanticum, Pyrosome
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Others
Creator
Rhododendrites
  • Support as nominator – — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:39, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, with some slight reservations. It's slightly grainy, and I'd prefer a little more resolution, and it's unfortunate there's no real scale, either in the image or description. But they are rare on here, the photo can hardly be considered bad, and underwater photography is considered one of the most difficult kinds. I can't speak as to accuracy of colours, but it looks about right. So, I think that's a clear support. Nice work. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 17:35, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks. I'll have a go at a noise reduction later. I didn't measure at the time, but I would estimate maybe 3.5" long and about .75" wide at the widest point? FWIW. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 20:53, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - needs a little noise reduction, but this is not a deal-breaker. MER-C 17:39, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • @Adam Cuerden and MER-C: FYI I've uploaded another version. Not a substantial change. I did a selective denoise of the background (most of it) and a separate, lesser selective denoise of the subject (about 33% of it). Obviously there's not a vote I'm asking you to change, but would appreciate your thoughts about whether you think it's an improvement. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 21:13, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • I feel it's a net improvement. Any chance of doing the same to the jade vine image? MER-C 11:56, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:51, 22 January 2019 (UTC)



Santa Maria della Vittoria

Voting period ends on 29 Jan 2019 at 06:26:04 (UTC)

Reason
Saw this mentioned in another disussion. User may be problematic, but he is a good photographer, and we're awfully light on architecture at the moment.
Articles in which this image appears
Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
LivioAndronico
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 06:26, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 13:10, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Impressive architectural spectacle, xcllnt detail. Sca (talk) 13:50, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now - used only in a gallery but otherwise FP quality. MER-C 17:41, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
    • @MER-C: Point. I've moved it out of the gallery. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 17:53, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
      • Support. MER-C 17:54, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 01:13, 21 January 2019 (UTC)



Intaglio

Voting period ends on 27 Jan 2019 at 20:43:10 (UTC)

Original – Banknote portrait pattern made with intaglio printing. Denomination: 1000 Hungarian forint. Depicted area: 18.1 x 13.5 mm.
Reason
Did someone ask for more banknotes? This is a more interesting look at the technology behind some of our favorite subjects here at FPC. One can literally see the incisions in the banknote. Was nominated previously (Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Banknote portrait pattern (Intaglio print, tactile effect).jpg (file)) where it ended up at 4-0 so putting this up for reconsideration.
Articles in which this image appears
Intaglio (printmaking)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Others
Creator
PetarM
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 20:43, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:59, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 07:19, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 10:37, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
  • That fiber sticking out from the nose still bothers me, so Weak Support... ;-) --Janke | Talk 10:38, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - I would go as far as to replace the lead image with this one. Mattximus (talk) 03:56, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Daniel Case (talk) 23:36, 22 January 2019 (UTC)



War elephant

Voting period ends on 27 Jan 2019 at 08:33:10 (UTC)

Original – Hannibal traverse le Rhône, Henri Motte, 1878
Reason
high quality reproduction of work of art
Articles in which this image appears
War elephant, Howdah, Henri-Paul Motte, Hannibal's crossing of the Alps, Portal:Elephants
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/War
Creator
Henri-Paul Motte
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 08:33, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Interesting, but kinda muddy. Sca (talk) 14:22, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - [1] - the image this was uploaded over - is a lot clearer; I think this was either over-darkened, or taken from a copy that was over-inked. Also, I hate this kind of destructive crop, where the edges are permanently cut off. Lastly, it's kind of poorly documented. "Scan book" is not a very good description of a source, and kind of raises some doubt about this passing Criterion 7. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 10:46, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Adam. A better reproduction should be possible. MER-C 16:45, 18 January 2019 (UTC)



Pomegranate Juice

Voting period ends on 27 Jan 2019 at 03:35:11 (UTC)

Original – Pomegranate with Juice
Reason
Good quality, very good EV and composition.
Articles in which this image appears
Pomegranate, Pomegranate juice, Iranian cuisine, Juice, Juicing
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
Augustus Binu



Segment of the Surrogate's Courthouse mosaic by William de Leftwich Dodge

Voting period ends on 27 Jan 2019 at 00:43:39 (UTC)

Original – Segment of the Surrogate's Courthouse (New York City) ceiling mosaic by William de Leftwich Dodge c. 1905
Reason
EV, quality, pretty good shot of an interesting ceiling mosaic in a setting not terribly conducive to photography
Articles in which this image appears
Surrogate's Courthouse, William de Leftwich Dodge
FP category for this image
Artwork
Creator
Rhododendrites
  • Support as nominator – — Rhododendrites talk \\ 00:43, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • How much of the full mosaic is this? It's a great picture, but it's a bit hard to judge how much of something is enough when you don't know what the full thing is. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 04:45, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • @Adam Cuerden: I'll try to piece it together from other pictures, since I'm having trouble finding any picture of the whole thing. Here you can see one end. The zodiac symbol on the right is what appears in the nominated picture. Then this one (not mine) shows the rest of the way down, starting with the other zodiac symbol depicted in the nominated image (on the left). Taking straight-on shots of the whole area would not be possible, as much of the room is occupied by a security screening station (sitting below much of what's shown in that second picture). All in all I'd say that this is about maybe 1/10th of the total surface area of the mosaic? — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:05, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Hm. Would've liked to see some of the details of the top in it, but at the same time, curved walls? It would be awkward to even try. Support on the whole. It certainly shows a key repeating pattern, and gives a flavour of it. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 15:44, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:56, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - nice detail, but the crop on the bottom is unfortunate (though not substantive, given the difficulty). MER-C 10:26, 18 January 2019 (UTC)



Jade vine

Voting period ends on 26 Jan 2019 at 22:54:33 (UTC)

Original – Jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys)
Reason
EV/quality -- a strange-looking, candy-colored plant I'd never seen before
Articles in which this image appears
Strongylodon macrobotrys, Strongylodon
FP category for this image
Plants
Creator
Rhododendrites
  • Knowing this plant, I don't think this image does it justice. Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:08, 21 January 2019 (UTC)



Apollo and Daphne (Bernini)

Voting period ends on 26 Jan 2019 at 20:00:03 (UTC)

OriginalApollo and Daphne is a baroque marble sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, executed between 1622 and 1625.
Reason
In a follow-up discussion to the below nom I noticed how few FPs of sculptures there currently are. This photo of Bernini's Apollo and Daphne, a prime example of baroque sculpture and the master sculptor's work, presents the subject well with great technical quality. (Looking at various pictures of the setting, the back-lit window appears to be pretty much unavoidable.) Note that I just replaced the original image in the article with a slightly cropped version.
Articles in which this image appears
Apollo and Daphne (Bernini), Uncropped image is also in Apollo and Daphne, Baroque sculpture, Borghese Collection, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and many others.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Architas (Note: I just realised the user is blocked as a sockpuppet. I don't think this counts against the image's FP-worthiness, though?)
  • Support as nominatorPaul_012 (talk) 20:00, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, a beautiful image and an important sculpture. Randy Kryn (talk) 20:03, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Nae bad at all. Like the lighting. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 07:50, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 08:24, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Per Adam. – Sca (talk) 14:19, 17 January 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 my comments with my admin hat on here. That said, this image could do a little noise reduction but support otherwise. MER-C 20:31, 17 January 2019 (UTC)



Delist and Replace: Kew Gardens Alpine House

Voting period ends on 26 Jan 2019 at 19:28:20 (UTC)

Original
Proposed replacement
Reason
My original was delisted at Commons a couple of months ago after it was discovered that the deciding !vote in the original nomination three years ago had been cast by a sock of a now-banned user. I was given the option of renominating, but chose instead to reprocess the image taking advantage of what I have learned since the original nomination, resulting in one with more muted highlights on the clouds and the building, easier on the eyes I think. It passed with more support than the original nomination.

So, I have decided that a delist and replace here is warranted as well.

I am the creator and uploader in both situations; I have notified the original nominator here although he has not edited since mid-2016.

Articles this image appears in
Kew Gardens
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Alpine House, Kew Gardens
Nominator
Daniel Case (talk)
  • Delist and replaceDaniel Case (talk) 19:28, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Replace. MER-C 20:26, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist and replace --Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:39, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist and replace - excellent work. I like the improved composition. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 04:33, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • D&R – Per Adam. – Sca (talk) 14:24, 17 January 2019 (UTC)


Haydée, ou Le Secret

Voting period ends on 26 Jan 2019 at 15:52:25 (UTC)

OriginalHaydée, ou Le secret, Act II set design by Philippe Chaperon
Reason
I love the work of Philippe Chaperon, and Gallica has loads and loads of his set designs for operas. I love that he incorporates characters into his plans, showing how they'd fit into the stage, and work with it. It's really lovely work that's shamefully neglected.
Articles in which this image appears
Haydée
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Philippe Chaperon, restored by User:Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 15:52, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • By the way, I spent some time bulking up the article a bit. It's your typical 18th/early 19th century comedy; there's a dramatic thing in the past, a person who finds out the secret and tries to use it against him, talking in one's sleep, dramatic reveals of who a character really is... the bad get punished, and everyone else gets given positions and titles. Fluff and nonsense, but the kind of thing that's really effective in the moment. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 16:15, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • It's a nice image, and I'd probably lean support. @Adam Cuerden: I'm curious about a couple things, though. The middle person in the foreground -- his left arm is not damage? I'm also looking at the topmost sail. How did you distinguish between the spots you removed and did not. For example, near the very top under where the horse's head would be, there are a few removed and a couple that remain? Some similar-tone spots towards the bottom-left of the sail. I'm not sure if they're something to be removed? — Rhododendrites talk \\ 23:03, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
    • You are definitely right about the arm. I'll fix that once I'm home. As for the spots - they're a judgement call. They can be part of watercolour naturally if there's bubbles on the brush, or be caused later by minor water damage, e.g. a sneeze. I tend to remove the ones that seem disruptive to the art; I'll have another look, though. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 23:17, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
      • Having compared things with other signs of damage, I'm getting more convinced about removing some of the specks, and have done so. Check now. @Rhododendrites: Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 00:14, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support as above — Rhododendrites talk \\ 00:46, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:45, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per my !vote at Commons. Daniel Case (talk) 18:54, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 12:33, 20 January 2019 (UTC)



Delist: Yellow-faced honeyeater

Voting period ends on 25 Jan 2019 at 12:09:57 (UTC)

Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Caligavis chrysops)
Reason
Superseded by recently promoted FP File:Caligavis chrysops - Lake Parramatta Reserve.jpg. All usages replaced.
Articles this image appears in
None
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:Yellow-faced Honeyeater nov08.jpg
Nominator
MER-C
  • DelistMER-C 12:09, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment My inclination on this one is that it's a very different pose and angle, so there might be a place for it, though I don't like the GDFL thing. I'm almost inclined to put it into the article for the image with the caption along the lines of "The bird has a very distinctive yellow streak below its eye", and see if it sticks. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 12:30, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
    • (This nom defaults to delist, since it's not used in articles, and, on the whole, I'm fine with that. I'm just bringing up the only option for salvaging its FP status) Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 12:40, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
      • Huh. Actually... and it's a bit late to realise this I know: @JJ Harrison: Isn't the image we just promoted Juvenile plumage? It lacks the black stripe under the yellow. Or is it a subspecies? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 12:49, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
        • I think it's an adult - the dark plumage is still visible, it just looks lighter because of the soft lighting. JJ Harrison (talk) 19:45, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist --Charlesjsharp (talk) 12:38, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • I wish to stand Neutral to this. DreamSparrow Chat 14:31, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • DelistBammesk (talk) 03:14, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist - I still believe the images are too similar to have two featured pictures. Both images are good, but the recent promotion is excellent. Mattximus (talk) 01:34, 17 January 2019 (UTC)



First Lady Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Voting period ends on 24 Jan 2019 at 12:08:31 (UTC)

Reason
I love what Frances Benjamin Johnston did with sepia for this. She must have felt so clever, contrasting the white lace with the sepia colours on the dress. Plus, Edith herself was arguably a Civil Rights advocate - at least a fan of Booker T. Washington - and an interesting person. It's slightly cropped in her article with {{CSS image crop}}, which saves on inappropriate crops to the original while fitting it slightly better to a thumbnail.

Lots of scratches and dust; nothing too hard to handle, just a time-consuming careful restoration. I tweaked the levels a bit to bring out the detail.

Articles in which this image appears
Edith Roosevelt; also in a gallery at Frances Benjamin Johnston
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Frances Benjamin Johnston, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 12:08, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Striking image, historically significant. Sca (talk) 14:04, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 11:10, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • @Sca and Mydreamsparrow: Just as a heads up, I found some more damage, so I've made some tweaks. It should be roughly the same, but the saturation is slightly different, since I keep rethinking.
  • Support – Same as on Commons. Yann (talk) 16:01, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – great quality and EV. TSP (talk) 01:37, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportRhododendrites talk \\ 23:10, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 20:21, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, per my !vote at Commons. Daniel Case (talk) 18:55, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Aoba47 (talk) 04:11, 19 January 2019 (UTC)



Variegated golden frog

Voting period ends on 23 Jan 2019 at 18:08:13 (UTC)

Reason
A high quality focus-stacked image of one of the most beautiful frogs in the world. Essential to article
Articles in which this image appears
Mantella baroni, Frog, Mantella
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Amphibians
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 18:08, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Works for me, it could almost be paired with an image of it's rather distinct underbelly. Mattximus (talk) 00:22, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support A good, encyclopedic image. Few minor things stuck to it, but a bit of leaf or some specks don't really matter. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 00:32, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support JJ Harrison (talk) 19:32, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 11:10, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 12:22, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 16:02, 15 January 2019 (UTC)



Rufous-headed ground-roller (Atelornis crossleyi).jpg

Voting period ends on 23 Jan 2019 at 17:43:30 (UTC)

OriginalRufous-headed ground-roller (Atelornis crossleyi), a secretive and near-threatened Madagascar endemic in Ranomafana National Park
Reason
High quality image of secretive and near-threatened Madagascar endemic
Articles in which this image appears
Rufous-headed ground-roller Ground roller
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 17:43, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Looks very good. You were incredibly productive while in Madagascar; how long were/are you there? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 00:28, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
just over three weeks. Hard work with Madagascar's dreadful roads and everything being done on foot. Nearly every shot requires flash as the few remaining wildlife locations are deep forest. Outside of the National Parks every living thing has been destroyed, so you never see birds perching by the roadside or in fields or grasslands. There aren't any left. Only saved by enthusiastic and helpful guides who are brilliant at finding reptiles and amphibians and carrying camera gear up and down slippery tracks. --Charlesjsharp (talk) 11:50, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
That's incredibly sad. Wow. What happened to the country? I mean, it's about the size of Britain, isn't it? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 12:03, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Widespread poverty and corruption. MER-C 12:14, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Question Do you have anything of this that isn't quite so nuked with camera flash? The steel-eye and plumage doesn't look natural as is (exhibit A, exhibit B, exhibit C). JJ Harrison (talk) 09:45, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
  • As your exhibits show, this is an extraordinarily difficult bird to photograph. This is the best shot I could get from three sightings in the forest undergrowth. I retouched the eye. The plumage colours look comparable to images that show up on a Google search. I'm actually pretty pleased with it! Charlesjsharp (talk) 11:43, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 12:14, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 16:03, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – not significant EV in the first article (article is too weak), but good EV in Ground roller. Bammesk (talk) 03:53, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support as I did at Commons. Daniel Case (talk) 02:17, 17 January 2019 (UTC)



Set: Turgot map of Paris (2)

Voting period ends on 23 Jan 2019 at 08:20:04 (UTC)

Original – The Turgot map of Paris (full map) WARNING: 850 MB!
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 1 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 2 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 3 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 4 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 5 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 6 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 7 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 8 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 9 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 10 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 11 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 12 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 13 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 14 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 15 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 16 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 17 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 18-19 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 20 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Reason
Highly detailed reproduction of this historic map. Last nomination (Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Turgot map of Paris) ended up inconclusive (4-1) however I feel this set still merits the star. This is a set nomination. The full image and all 20 individual plates above (20 images altogether) are all nominated.
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
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 08:20, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
  • From the article: "Additionally, there is one simplified general map with a 4 x 5 grid showing the layout of the 20 sectional maps" - shouldn't this be included in the set and on the page as well? Otherwise, looking at the images, I mean, you could restore them a bit. There are some spots and such, but they're so high-detail that it doesn't entirely seem worth it. But I would like to know about the missing piece. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 12:45, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
    One of the images is of two pieces: File:Turgot map of Paris, sheet 18-19 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg. MER-C 12:15, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
    I believe Adam's referring to File:Turgot map Paris KU general map.jpg. The other sheets make up a single whole, so it makes sense for them to be nominated together, but personally I'm ambivalent on whether the key sheet should be included - it could be for completeness, but it doesn't have the same value as the main work. It doesn't currently appear in the article, and I can't see why it would ever appear in any other article. TSP (talk) 16:47, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
    I think it clearly should appear in the article, as it's explicitly discussed. If it's not there as an image, we should at least wikilink the file to the text describing it. For consistency, I used File:Turgot_map_of_Paris,_general_map_-_Norman_B._Leventhal_Map_Center.jpg. I'd like to see that added to the set, but I think, to avoid nom derailment, I'll just nominate that to be added to the set after this closes. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 09:48, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Visually inaccessible to the reader/viewer. Sca (talk) 14:37, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support as before - great work, and already spawning derivatives that add to a range of articles (e.g. Place Dauphine, Louvre Palace). I'm sure intelligent editors can find a way to feature it on the Main Page - any one of these sheets would be featurable. TSP (talk) 00:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, but I would like an answer to the question. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 12:42, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 16:04, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 03:10, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment - I love the image, but I would like to see it as a single file. The 850MB one is a bit large, indeed, but we have a handy tool for that, which I think is preferable to requiring the user to open each segment separately. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 23:21, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
    • As I recall, we traditionally allow sets in odd cases like this, even when the smaller subsections aren't used. It doesn't come up often, though. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 09:40, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
      • @Rhododendrites: In case it's not clear, the single combined image is part of the nomination, as well as each of the individual sheets. TSP (talk) 12:35, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
        • strong support for the single whole map. oppose individual segments. I love the image but I don't like the idea of promoting an image (or 19) that cannot stand on it's own. I.e. I have a hard time conceiving of a set in which each component wouldn't have a shot at being promoted on its own. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 00:03, 18 January 2019 (UTC)



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