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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).

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

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

Transclude the newly created subpage to the Featured picture candidate list (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.
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Current nominations

Goalkeeper (association football)

Voting period ends on 23 Dec 2017 at 17:53:37 (UTC)

Original – Action shot of a goalkeeper diving to deflect the ball.
Reason
Action shot shows the act. The technical imperfections make it look real.
Articles in which this image appears
Goalkeeper (association football), Association football positions, Rich Cullen
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
photographer: Lance Cheung, uploader: Stianbh



Paxillus involutus mushroom

Voting period ends on 20 Dec 2017 at 10:15:45 (UTC)

OriginalPaxillus involutus in Golovec forest, near Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reason
good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Paxillus involutus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Fungi
Creator
Petar Milošević



Shimano Hyperglide cassette 8-speed CS-HG51 11-32

Voting period ends on 18 Dec 2017 at 10:54:18 (UTC)

Original – Shimano Hyperglide cassette 8-speed CS-HG51 11-32
Reason
good quality, focus in full
Articles in which this image appears
Hyperglide
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Machinery
Creator
Petar Milošević
Preceding posted by Chris.
Damn fifth tild. Fixed  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:39, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 03:35, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment - Sorry to crash the party, but it looks like it's not correctly assembled - the hub looks off-center! Pleas confirm, thanks!--Janke | Talk 14:03, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Janke; true, is a bit more down, i have to use some angle to shot, since stacked, and horizontal shooting isnt possible (i used softbox). Would need some other equipement for that. So nut is moved a bit down, for around 1 mm. But i hope that wont spoil the party. --PetarM (talk) 16:03, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • All the sprockets/wheels are centered, so I think the photo serves its purpose. This isn't an assembled set [1], in assembly the center-piece (lockring) threads into and centers on a hub. In this photo it just sits loosely on top, unfortunately a bit off-center. P.S. where is the party :-) Bammesk (talk) 02:34, 7 December 2017 (UTC)



Castillo de San Juan Bautista

Voting period ends on 15 Dec 2017 at 12:49:41 (UTC)

OriginalCastillo de San Juan Bautista, in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain, was the second most important fort in the defense of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Reason
High EV, good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Castillo de San Juan Bautista
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Der Wolf im Wald
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 12:49, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • conditional Support if article's sourcing is improved. Bammesk (talk) 17:28, 2 December 2017 (UTC) . . . Support, I updated the article. Bammesk (talk) 19:09, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Article sourcing is not a criterion.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:24, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 18:36, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Looks good to me. Article can be improved in the future. Mattximus (talk) 01:45, 6 December 2017 (UTC)



Horseshoe Bend

Voting period ends on 15 Dec 2017 at 12:41:01 (UTC)

OriginalHorseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States.
Reason
Very nice, high EV, high resolution, good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Horseshoe Bend (Arizona)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Der Wolf im Wald
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 12:41, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • conditional Support if article's sourcing is improved. Bammesk (talk) 17:27, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Article sourcing is not a criterion.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:24, 3 December 2017 (UTC)



Hamadryas baboon

Voting period ends on 15 Dec 2017 at 12:21:32 (UTC)

Original – Male, female and young Hamadryas baboons in Cologne Zoo
Reason
Good quality, superb composition, interesting, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Hamadryas baboon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Till.niermann
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 12:21, 2 December 2017 (UTC)



Spot-billed toucanet

Voting period ends on 15 Dec 2017 at 12:16:43 (UTC)

Original – Male Spot-billed toucanet in Brazil
Edit - Color edit
Reason
High EV and good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Spot-billed toucanet
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Jairmoreirafotografia
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 12:16, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment A bit dark - needs a level or curve adjustment. --Janke | Talk 12:55, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
    • Added another version. Tomer T (talk) 14:14, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
      • Chin is still lost in backgroud... --Janke | Talk 18:11, 3 December 2017 (UTC)



Nominations — to be closed

Nominations in this category are older than ten days and are to be closed. New votes will no longer be accepted.

Older nominations requiring additional input from users

These nominations have been moved here because consensus is impossible to determine without additional input from those who participated in the discussion. Usually this is because there was more than one edit of the image available, and no clear preference for one of them was determined. If you voted on these images previously, please update your vote to specify which edit(s) you are supporting.

Closing procedure

A script is available that automates the majority of these tasks: User:Jujutacular/closeFPC

When NOT promoted, perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Not promoted| }} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  2. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  3. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the December archive. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image name}} from this page to the bottom of the archive.
  4. If the nominator is new to FPC, consider placing {{subst:NotpromotedFPC|Image name}} on their talk page. To avoid overuse, do not use the template when in doubt.
  5. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

When promoted, perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Promoted|File:FILENAME.JPG}} --~~~~
    • Replace FILENAME.JPG with the name of the file that was promoted. It should show up as:
    Promoted File:FILENAME.JPG
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  2. Add the image to:
  3. Add the image to the proper sub-page of Wikipedia:Featured pictures - newest on top.
    The caption for a Wikipedian created image should read "Description at Article, by Creator". For a non-Wikipedian, it should be similar, but if the creator does not have an article, use an external link if appropriate. For images with substantial editing by one or more Wikipedians, but created by someone else, use "Description at Article, by Creator (edited by Editor)" (all editors involved should be clear from the nomination). Additionally, the description is optional - if it's essentially the same as the article title, then just use "Article, by Creator". Numerous examples can be found on the various Featured Pictures subpages.
  4. Add the image to the appropriate section of Wikipedia:Featured pictures - newest on left and remove the oldest from the right so that there are always three in each section.
  5. Add the Featured Picture tag and star to the image page using {{Featured picture|page_name}} (replace page_name with the nomination page name, i.e., the page_name from Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/page_name). To add this template you most likely will have to click the "create" button on the upper right if the "edit" button is not present, generally if the image originates from Commons.
  6. If an edited or alternative version of the originally nominated image is promoted, make sure that all articles contain the Featured Picture version, as opposed to the original.
  7. Notify the nominator or co-nominators by placing {{subst:PromotedFPC|File:file_name.xxx}} on each nominator's talk page. For example: {{subst:PromotedFPC|File:Blue morpho butterfly.jpg}}.
  8. If the image was created by a Wikipedian, place {{subst:UploadedFP|File:file_name.xxx}} on the creator's talk page. For example: {{subst:UploadedFP|File:Blue morpho butterfly.jpg}}.
  9. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} to the top of the section.
  10. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the December archive. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} from this page to the bottom of the archive.
  11. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

Delist closing procedure

Note that delisting an image does not equal deleting it. Delisting from Featured pictures in no way affects the image's status in its article/s.

If consensus is to KEEP featured picture status, and the image is used in at least one article, perform the following:

  1. Check that the image has been in the article for at least one week. Otherwise, suspend the nomination to give it time to stabilize before continuing.
  2. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Kept|}} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  3. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  4. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the archived delist nominations. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the bottom of the Retained section of the archive.
  5. Optionally leave a note on the picture's talk page.

If consensus is to DELIST, or the image is unused (and consensus is not for a replacement that is used), perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Delisted|}} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  2. Replace the {{Featured picture}} tag from the image with {{FormerFeaturedPicture|delist/''Image name''}}.
  3. Remove the image from the appropriate sub-page of Wikipedia:Featured pictures and the appropriate section of Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs.
  4. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  5. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the archived delist nominations. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} page to the bottom of the Delisted section of the archive.

If consensus is to REPLACE (and at least one of the images is used in articles), perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Replaced|}} with File:NEW_IMAGE_FILENAME.JPG --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
    • Replace NEW_IMAGE_FILENAME.JPG with the name of the replacement file.
  2. Replace the {{Featured picture}} tag from the delisted image with {{FormerFeaturedPicture|delist/''Image name''}}.
  3. Update the replacement picture's tag, adding the tag {{Featured picture|delist/image_name}} (replace image_name with the nomination page name, i.e., the image_name from Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/delist/image_name). Remove any no longer applicable tags from the original, replacement and from any other alternatives. If the alternatives were on Commons and no longer have any tags, be sure to tag the description page with {{missing image}}.
  4. Replace the delisted Featured Picture in all articles with the new replacement Featured Picture version. Do NOT replace the original in non-article space, such as Talk Pages, FPC nominations, archives, etc.
  5. Ensure that the replacement image is included on the appropriate sub-page of Wikipedia:Featured pictures and the appropriate section of Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs. Do this by replacing the original image with the new replacement image; do not add the replacement as a new Featured Picture.
  6. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  7. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the archived delist nominations. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the bottom of the Replaced section of the archive.

Recently closed nominations

Nominations in this category have already been closed and are here for the purposes of closure review by FPC contributors. Please do not add any further comments or votes regarding the original nomination. If you wish to discuss any of these closures, please do so at Wikipedia talk:Featured picture candidates. Nominations will stay here for three full days following closure and subsequently be removed.

Electrical cable 3×2.5 mm

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 10 Dec 2017 at 17:10:05 (UTC)

Original – Electrical cable 3×2.5 mm
Reason
good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Electrical cable
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Electronics
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominatorPetarM (talk) 17:10, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: Image was just added to article. --Paul_012 (talk) 20:31, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Yes, i did it. Bad stuff here is you need to put it before nomination. And i doubt there is some similar Paul_012 ?--PetarM (talk) 22:01, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Considering the quality and EV, I think we can look past the fact that it hasn't been stable in the article for a week yet.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:20, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 16:42, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --LivioAndronico(talk) 21:41, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Needs a fifth support. ;-) --Janke | Talk 14:35, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Mattximus (talk) 01:44, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Electric guide 3×2.5 mm.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:48, 10 December 2017 (UTC)



Rialto Bridge at night

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 4 Dec 2017 at 21:12:08 (UTC)

Original – Rialto Bridge at night
Reason
One of most beautiful bridges of Venice
Articles in which this image appears
Rialto Bridge
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
LivioAndronico
  • Support as nominatorLivioAndronico (talk) 21:12, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
  • It's gorgeous, sure, but is this the best angle? The mirror is a bit distracting.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 04:20, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Is the only "front" possibility...I take this from the stop of the boat Chris Woodrich.... unfortunately for the mirror I can not do anything,thanks --LivioAndronico (talk) 21:04, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
  • What about if the Gondola were in the middle of the canal?  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:51, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
  • But in this way you can not do a long expotition at night .....it would sweat too much--LivioAndronico (talk) 13:21, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Very interesting, especially because i never saw some pics taken by night. --PetarM (talk) 20:53, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:11, 5 December 2017 (UTC)



Gentiana acaulis (stemless gentian)

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 4 Dec 2017 at 18:21:37 (UTC)

OriginalGentiana acaulis (stemless gentian), macro stacked image
Reason
good macro of flower
Articles in which this image appears
Gentiana acaulis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
Petar Milošević

Promoted File:Gentiana acaulis (stemless gentian).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:50, 4 December 2017 (UTC)



Halifax Explosion

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Dec 2017 at 22:32:07 (UTC)

Original – This may be the only photograph of the remnants of Halifax Explosion itself reportedly taken 15-20 seconds after the explosion. Indications are that it was taken at Bedford Basin, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, from approximately a mile's distance looking southeast.
Reason
Photographed here is the aftermath of what is largely considered one of the largest (if not the largest) man made non-nuclear explosion in human history: the Halifax Explosion, which annihilated the ammunition ship SS Mont Blanc and leveled a sizable portion of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is not quite up to FA standards, its a little short of the size requirements, however in light of the historical significance and the circumstances under which the photograph was taken I'm asking the community for a degree of leniency here.
Articles in which this image appears
Halifax Explosion, Largest artificial non-nuclear explosions, List of meteor air bursts, List of shipwrecks in December 1917
FP category for this image
Probably Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War I
Creator
Photographer: unknown. Photo is asserted to PD by virtue of time lapse and changes to the crown copyright law, which are detailed on the image page. Restored version as shown here is courtesy of User:WarBaCoN
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 22:32, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Neutral - Very striking image, but quality-wise it seems to be from a mass media print source rather than a negative or photographic print. Do we have any information on its provenance?  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:03, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
    • Sorry, but you'd have to ask WarBaCoN about that becuase I simply don't know. TomStar81 (Talk) 07:52, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:51, 2 December 2017 (UTC)



Clematis terniflora seed cluster

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 6 Dec 2017 at 05:02:46 (UTC)

Original – Sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora) seed cluster - each seed having a white 'tail' that will become feathery as the seed dries - the better to be dispersed on the wind
Reason
good composition, in focus, makes the viewer want to know more; is important to the Clematis terniflora article.
Articles in which this image appears
Clematis terniflora
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
David A. Mark David notMD (talk) 05:02, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support as nominatorDavid notMD (talk) 05:02, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Background is distracting; blown highlights on several strands.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:54, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Great EV, but not FP quality, especially with the background. --Paul_012 (talk) 08:02, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Unnatural background - one would assume the seeds mature on the plant, not on faux leather... --Janke | Talk 08:57, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Withdrawn First attempt at FP. Yes, out of focus as away from center. Background was chosen to provide contrast to seed cluster details. On plant, overlapping layers of seed clusters make it near-impossible to photograph just one. See image at Clematis terniflora for example. David notMD (talk) 15:59, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment David, don't be discouraged, please keep submitting candidates! Contributions are always welcome, but the criteria at FPC are pretty tough - look at actual FPs to get an idea of what is expected! Regards, --Janke | Talk 13:19, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:32, 30 November 2017 (UTC)



Miltiades

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 29 Nov 2017 at 09:16:57 (UTC)

Buste of Miltiades
Reason
rare shot of buste, good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Miltiades
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominatorPetarM (talk) 09:16, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:01, 29 November 2017 (UTC)



Bangkok Chinatown

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 28 Nov 2017 at 05:29:06 (UTC)

OriginalYaowarat Road, the centre of Bangkok's Chinatown, at night
Reason
Archetypical image of the Chinatown at night (or at least the one in Bangkok), with its busy main street lined with untidy façades bearing bright lightbox signs shouting Chinese characters. Quality is at the top end of what can be expected from a hand-held night shot. Though the people in the foreground admittedly obscure the vanishing point, I think they also help provide context.
Articles in which this image appears
Chinatown, Bangkok, Chinatown, Bangkok
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Ninaras (Ninara on Flickr)
  • Support as nominatorPaul_012 (talk) 05:29, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose bacause of unbalanced composition and cut-off. --Janke | Talk 10:40, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Colors handled decently, but this kind of shot needs a higher vantage point.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:29, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Chris. Too much of a jumble from street level. Sca (talk) 13:41, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Unbalanced composition and cut-offs. --Gnosis (talk) 02:40, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:36, 28 November 2017 (UTC)



Pieta

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 28 Nov 2017 at 15:57:51 (UTC)

Original – Passion of Jesus; sculpture of Crucifixion of Jesus observing Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus (known as Pieta). National Gallery of Slovenia. 14th and 15th century.
Reason
Good Pieta sculpture. Her face, holding, compo. Good picture for Easter day.
Articles in which this image appears
Pieta and some other
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Petar Milošević

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:17, 26 November 2017 (UTC)



Katse Dam

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Original – The Katse Dam, a 185m high concrete arch dam in Lesotho.
Reason
A decent image of a decent bit of civil engineering used on a pretty important article
Articles in which this image appears
Katse Dam, Arch dam, Concor Holdings
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Others
Creator
SkyPixels
  • Support as nominator©Geni (talk) 12:12, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Weak support – Good detail & composition, although I wonder about color saturation, and I would make Katse Dam the primary target article. Sca (talk) 15:31, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Weak support - I agree with Sca about the colour saturation. The sky seems a bit wonky in places.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:16, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Conditional support provided the saturation is dropped a notch or three... --Janke | Talk 13:51, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support And 5--LivioAndronico (talk) 21:30, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose – weak because of EV, good composition but technically awful. The sky has lots of stitching errors (most obvious in upper-right side), also sky's shades of blue look fake. Bammesk (talk) 05:00, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Оppose Sky on right side is off. --PetarM (talk) 13:30, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Оppose - Incorrect stitching on top right. Mattximus (talk) 20:17, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Liked the composition. A good thematic contrast of manmade vs natural. Roads add to the effect. As for image quality, I leave it to the experts. Nattu (talk) 21:12, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:44, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

  • Janke‘s condition was not met, so there are 4 supports and 2,5 opposes. Armbrust The Homunculus 01:44, 26 November 2017 (UTC)



Saints Cosmas and Damian

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Original – A sixteenth century icon of the Greek Saints Cosmas (left) and Damian (right). Cosmas is holding a urine bottle, while Damian is holding a medicine box. This icon was made by Jean Bourdichon
Reason
Absolutely gorgeous icon of the Greek saints Cosmas and Damian. Featured on Commons. Pin sharp.
Articles in which this image appears
Saints Cosmas and Damian
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jean Bourdichon
  • Support as nominator –  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:30, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --PetarM (talk) 08:11, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 19:59, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Not a very aesthetically pleasing painting, but it serves the purpose with high EV. Mattximus (talk) 03:19, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - excellent quality for a painting of this age TSP (talk) 11:32, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Daniel Case (talk) 04:22, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Saint Côme & Saint Damien Grandes Heures Anne de Bretagne XVIe.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:44, 17 November 2017 (UTC)



Wolf spider (Lycosidae) in natural habitat

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Original – Wolf spider (Lycosidae) in natural habitat, grassland by Golovec forrest, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reason
probably only shot of wolf spider completely sharp (makro stack image) and in natural habitat
Articles in which this image appears
Wolf spider
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Arachnids
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominatorPetarM (talk) 07:26, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
  • comment It is unfortunate that the species is not known and I find the brown leaf distracting. Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:59, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 19:59, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:34, 16 November 2017 (UTC)



Cathedral (Siena) - Dome interior

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Original – Cathedral (Siena) - Dome interior
Reason
One of most beautiful domes in Tuscany
Articles in which this image appears
Siena_Cathedral
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
LivioAndronico
  • Support as nominatorLivioAndronico (talk) 11:30, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 16:41, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose. I'm rather bothered by the slight asymmetry, though my understanding is that access to the point directly under the dome's centre is restricted, so it's probably not possible to take a perfect photo under normal circumstances. --Paul_012 (talk) 14:42, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: I changed the section header to be more specific. Hope it doesn't break anything. --Paul_012 (talk) 14:42, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • No Paul_012 the dome is famous because it is not symmetrical ..... and is perfectly centered. Thanks--LivioAndronico (talk) 14:47, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment I think the other picture of the dome in the article is more useful. Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:59, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support, nice shot, great EV for not symmetrical dome. Renata (talk) 01:27, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support very good and sharp. First i thought sun is so strong, now i saw there are lights. Also i like colors here, natural. --PetarM (talk) 12:39, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support high-quality, good EV. TSP (talk) 11:31, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Promoted File:Cathedral (Siena) - Dome interior.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:35, 15 November 2017 (UTC)



Delist: Robinhunicke at thatgamecompany photoshoot, August 2009.jpg

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 14 Nov 2017 at 02:35:23 (UTC)

Hunicke at 2009 TGC photoshoot
Reason
The 2011 FA nomination only had half support, reasons because: inappropriate background texture and color clash with hair, noisy, cropped head, poor DOF. Really not FP worthy.
Articles this image appears in
Robin Hunicke
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Robin Hunicke
Nominator
Vaypertrail (talk)
  • Delist — Vaypertrail (talk) 02:35, 4 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment "Cropped head" ? Surely compo is very good, and they crop heads, check some magazines with portraits etc... crop is + here. DOF is another problem, too shallow. They often open it and not sure what will be in focus, eyes must be first, left eye is out a bit. Hairs maybe in problem - focused are not those in front but in back. But its still not so bad, and we lack on portraits. Will wait for other comments. --PetarM (talk) 19:29, 4 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Keep - A cropped head sometimes helps the composition, as it does in this context.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:26, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Keep. These kinds of concerns were raised the first time around, but I do not feel that they detract from the image to the extent that some others do. There is necessarily a judgement call in these kinds of cases; reasonable people can disagree. Josh Milburn (talk) 21:17, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Keep Yes, i think its good enough, even put it as picture of the day on Serbian Wiki. --PetarM (talk) 07:28, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Keep This is an interesting and well executed portrait, which works very well in its current location in the article's infobox. As such, I think that the FP criteria are still met. Nick-D (talk) 23:20, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Keep - Marvellous Spider-Man 16:25, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Kept --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:13, 14 November 2017 (UTC)


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