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-thirds 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-thirds 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.

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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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FPCs needing feedback


Coral cerebro (Platygyra daedalea), parque nacional Ras Muhammad, Egipto, 2022-03-27, DD 70.jpg Platygyra daedalea


Poster by Anna Soós Korànyi for the Seventh Conference of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance.jpg Seventh Conference of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance


Barite - Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalies, Huanuco, Peru.jpg Baryte

Current nominationsEdit

Earth's absorption and radiationEdit

Voting period ends on 4 Oct 2022 at 16:07:42 (UTC)

Incoming energy absorbed by earth and its atmosphere: Top-of-atmosphere (TOA) shortwave flux radiation, shows energy (in watts per square metre) received from the Sun as inferred from CERES measurements (26–27 January 2012). Brightest white areas show the highest reflectivity (least absorption) of solar energy, while darkest blue areas show the greatest absorption.
Outgoing energy radiated by earth and its atmosphere: Top-of-atmosphere (TOA) longwave flux radiation (26–27 January 2012). Heat energy radiated from Earth (in watts per square metre) is shown in shades of yellow, red, blue and white. The brightest-yellow areas are the hottest and are emitting the most energy out to space, while the dark blue areas and the bright white clouds are much colder, emitting the least energy.
Reason
This set of videos shows a snapshot of the energy absorbed (incoming, blue image) and the energy radiated (outgoing, red image) by the earth and its atmosphere. The data includes transient atmospheric effects (cloud contributions). The data was collected over a two day period in January 2012. This set is informative in the two articles and helps explain the subject. If this nom gets a few supports, I will convert the video formats to WebM (which is preferred to ogv).
Articles in which this image appears
Earth's energy budget, Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena/Others
Creator
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 16:07, 24 September 2022 (UTC)


IolantheEdit

Voting period ends on 3 Oct 2022 at 20:01:23 (UTC)

 
Original – Cover of a set of ten piano reductions by Ernst Perabo for Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe
Reason
Lead image in Iolanthe with good reason: Gives several key scenes in a bright, colourful way. Text is a little wonky, but that's original; there's no way to make it all straight.
Articles in which this image appears
Iolanthe
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
George H. Walker & Co. restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 20:01, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 15:13, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

Palm CockatooEdit

Voting period ends on 2 Oct 2022 at 07:02:20 (UTC)

 
Original – Palm Cockatoo
Reason
High quality image of an iconic cockatoo
Articles in which this image appears
Palm Cockatoo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison

Cape York Graceful TreefrogEdit

Voting period ends on 2 Oct 2022 at 07:00:04 (UTC)

 
Original – Cape York Graceful Treefrog A22I6824.jpg
Reason
High quality image showing all key features. Only identified as a new species in 2016.
Articles in which this image appears
Ranoidea bella
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Amphibians
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 07:00, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment – Target article is a 90-word stub. – Sca (talk) 13:48, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
    • I'd say, as long as it's not at risk of merging, that can be dealt with before POTD (I'm the POTD co-ordinator). Longer would be better, though. There's plenty of material in the article's sources. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 21:39, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment It need category on Commons. --Petar Milošević (talk) 15:26, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support And, if you'll forgive the immediate laziness but promise of future effort, if the image gets more supports I'll try and do a 5x expansion and get it to DYK. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 21:39, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support – recognized as a new species recently. Bammesk (talk) 14:23, 24 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:42, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

Blue-banded PittaEdit

Voting period ends on 2 Oct 2022 at 06:46:34 (UTC)

 
Original – Blue-banded Pitta, Ba'kelalan, Sarawak, Malaysia
Reason
Meets criterion, skulking bird that was a pain to photograph
Articles in which this image appears
Blue-banded pitta
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 06:46, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
  • I can't help but think this needs recropped a bit. A little too much blurriness around the bird. It's arguably artistic, but its unusualness is pulling too much focus. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 21:34, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment – The details on the bird look harsh and over-processed at full size. Bammesk (talk) 14:26, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

BaryteEdit

Voting period ends on 2 Oct 2022 at 01:53:53 (UTC)

 
OriginalBaryte crystal growth (transparent upper part) on a dolomite substrate (the opaque pinkish bottom), specimen size 6.0 × 4.0 × 1.5 cm, from Peru.
Reason
Quality depiction of Baryte crystal formation. The opaque substrate on the bottom is dolomite. I saw this on Commons recently.
Articles in which this image appears
Baryte
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Geology
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 01:53, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 04:58, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:55, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

Point Arena LightEdit

Voting period ends on 29 Sep 2022 at 00:22:39 (UTC)

 
OriginalPoint Arena Light, California, U.S.
Reason
Quality image of this lighthouse. A California historical landmark and part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Articles in which this image appears
Point Arena Light
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Frank Schulenburg
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 00:22, 19 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. High quality, scenic, and sets the context well, despite not really conveying just how long it takes to walk up all of those stairs, nor the contrast between the huge glass fresnel lens one finds at the top next to the small electric lamp that replaced it. —David Eppstein (talk) 00:30, 19 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. Wouldn't mind more pixels dedicated to the lighthouse itself, but the wider view gives important context, and there's always a chance for more images that zoom in, as it were. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 05:02, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support --Petar Milošević (talk) 15:28, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:52, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

Poster for the Seventh Conference of the International Woman Suffrage AllianceEdit

Voting period ends on 28 Sep 2022 at 16:28:41 (UTC)

 
Original – Poster by Anna Soós Korànyi for the Seventh Conference of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (1913)
Reason
I think the cleanup went great, despite an imperfect scan. Poster is your typical blocky woodblock or silkscreen print of the time, and you can see slight imperfections on the black border where it didn't quite reach the paper (it's cropped to the edge of the paper, somewhat by necessity as the scan is on some sides). Historical value is what really pushes this into valuable and featurable; this is the kind of artefact that you're surprised still exists.
Articles in which this image appears
Seventh Conference of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance
FP category for this image
Since it's valuable more for history than as artwork, Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
Anna Soós Korànyi, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 16:28, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. Significant encyclopedic use as illustration for its article; good quality resto (as always). —David Eppstein (talk) 16:35, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:08, 19 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:51, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Platygyra daedaleaEdit

Voting period ends on 28 Sep 2022 at 11:12:32 (UTC)

 
Original – Brain coral (Platygyra daedalea), Ras Muhammad National Park, Egypt
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Platygyra daedalea
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Cnidaria
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 11:12, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Meets my requirements for underwater shots. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 01:44, 19 September 2022 (UTC)

Juniper berryEdit

Voting period ends on 28 Sep 2022 at 10:52:59 (UTC)

 
Original – Soft fleshy cones of common juniper
Reason
Currently unopposed on Commons FPC, illustrates subject well.
Articles in which this image appears
Juniper berry, Juniperus communis, Arctodus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 10:52, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportPerfectSoundWhatever (t; c) 13:02, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:03, 19 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Very good macro photography. I'm presuming the coppery tone on them is natural. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 01:46, 19 September 2022 (UTC)
    • I'd say it's because of the lighting - a bit unnatural since it is coming from below - maybe reflection from yellow or orange ground? We have a juniper bush in the yard, and there's nothing "coppery" in their berries... OTOH the other picture of berries shows an unnatural purple coloring - the correct color is a dark, slightly greyish and muted, but pure blue, as seen only on the top of the berries in this FPC. If the photographer can be persuaded to do some color balancing, I would support. (BTW, as the berries mature, their color changes from green to pink, then to purplish, and finally to greyed blue.) --Janke | Talk 15:45, 19 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support --Ivar (talk) 04:42, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

Nominations — to be closedEdit

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 usersEdit

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 procedureEdit

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. 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.

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}}.

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

  1. 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.
  2. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the September archive. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} from this page to the bottom of the archive.
  3. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

Delist closing procedureEdit

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. 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.

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.

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 appropriate section of the archive.
  3. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

Recently closed nominationsEdit

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.

Cox and Box reduxEdit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 24 Sep 2022 at 16:39:46 (UTC)

 
Original – Poster for the first professional production of Arthur Sullivan's Cox and Box
Reason
Pretty sure the last nomination - which wasn't opposed but failed to reach quorum - was just unlucky as to timing. I've had bad luck this year with that. It's probably the best known of the Royal Gallery of Illustration pieces by far, still quite frequently performed to this day and with modern professional recordings and performances. Passed Commons unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Cox and Box, Royal Gallery of Illustration, Alfred Concanen
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Alfred Concanen, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 16:39, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:46, 16 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:48, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Tomer T (talk) 20:09, 21 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support --Ivar (talk) 04:42, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

Promoted File:Poster for Burnand and Sullivan's Cox and Box - Royal Gallery of Illustration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:05, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

Soviet submarine B-515Edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 24 Sep 2022 at 09:05:15 (UTC)

Reason
Good EV and high quality
Articles in which this image appears
Soviet submarine B-515
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Water
Creator
User:Tim Rademacher
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 09:05, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
  • There's a couple blue specks at the top of the image, otherwise really good. Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 16:42, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:44, 16 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:44, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support --Ivar (talk) 04:41, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

Promoted File:2020-09-16 165855 Soviet submarine B-515.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:09, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

Tabula RogerianaEdit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 23 Sep 2022 at 21:07:37 (UTC)

 
Original – A 1929 copy with names translittered into Latin script of the 1154 Arabic Tabula Rogeriana, upside-down with north oriented up
Reason
rare old document, very high resolution, used on 12 articles or pages
Articles in which this image appears
Muhammad al-Idrisi, Portal:History of science, History of geography, Science in the medieval Islamic world, Muslim world, Map, Cartography, Arabs, Geography and cartography in medieval Islam, Siculo-Arabic, Islamic world contributions to Medieval Europe, Đại Việt
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
Konrad Miller (1844-1933), uploaded by User:Skimel
  • Comment There is another version, much less used: File:Tabula Rogeriana 1929 copy by Konrad Miller.jpg
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 21:07, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • If the original wasn't North-up, I don't think we should rotate it just because. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 21:25, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support – prefer un-rotated version [1]. Bammesk (talk) 00:38, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
  •   Comment: This it not the original map by Al-Idrisi, but a 20th century copy by Konrad Miller. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skimel (talkcontribs)
    • I don't mind that entirely, though the original would have been preferred. Although that said... 1929? ...How is this out of copyright in the US? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 16:06, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
  • We actually do have the original, but some assembly required, as well as a 19th century assembly of the map that keeps the Arabic labels. Also [2]. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 16:23, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
    @Adam Cuerden thanks for the links, that's very interesting. This makes me wonder if the whole map has ever been done by Al-Idrisi, or if it is a modern recreation. Skimel (talk) 10:09, 15 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Currently nominated for deletion on Commons. MER-C 10:38, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
  • I would greatly prefer one of the source documents (themselves copies, but at a step less removed) used by Miller. I think the latin captions and redrawing are likely to mislead readers about the content of the original. —David Eppstein (talk) 16:40, 18 September 2022 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:34, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion Armbrust The Homunculus 21:34, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

BultfonteiniteEdit

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Original – Bultfonteinite (5.0 × 3.0 × 3.0 cm) with minor datolite (small spherical crystal groupings) from Shijiangshan mine, Linxi, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC two weeks ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Bultfonteinite
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Geology
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:26, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBruce1eetalk 22:04, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:40, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 16:32, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 16:20, 15 September 2022 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bultfonteinite - Linxi, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:37, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Hoher GöllEdit

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OriginalHoher Göll, as seen from the west
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Hoher Göll
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Jörg Braukmamm
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:22, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment – At 220 words, target article seems rather stubby. – Sca (talk) 12:04, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Good. – Yann (talk) 21:12, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support An excellent photo, article is short, but, given the subject, not excessively so. Sits in the midst of a constellation of articles that cover subsidiary subjects, e.g. Mannlgrat and Kehlsteinhaus. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 01:31, 19 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Tomer T (talk) 20:09, 21 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support – EV, good in-article depiction. Bammesk (talk) 01:35, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Promoted File:Göll (Westseite).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:35, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Le roi d'YsEdit

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Original – Poster for the original production of Édouard Lalo's Le roi d'Ys (1888)
Reason
While one could criticise some aspects: the way the poster raises up its lower right corner to accommodate the attribution onto the plate is a little awkward - it's still from the opera's première, and that makes it valuable. An annoying bastard of a poster to clean up - loads of micro-tears and filthy border paper, but I think I did a good job.
Was seen on Commons today and no-one's voted oppose yet! ...Or support. It's early.
Articles in which this image appears
Le roi d'Ys, Édouard Lalo, Ys, List of compositions by Édouard Lalo
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Auguste François-Marie Gorguet, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 17:00, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 21:12, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 01:33, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:42, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Tomer T (talk) 20:08, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Promoted File:Auguste François-Marie Gorguet - poster for the première performance of Édouard Lalo's Le roi d'Ys (1888).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:44, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Jal MahalEdit

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OriginalJal Mahal palace in 2016
Reason
Quality image of this palace. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Jal Mahal, Jaipur, +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
A.Savin
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 01:08, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support --A.Savin (talk) 00:16, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 21:12, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • It seems a little grainy and out of focus. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 16:31, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
Yes, it's a judgment call. I don't think it is misfocused though. I think it's shot handheld in low light. A tripod would have allowed f/8 and a sharper image. Bammesk (talk) 01:29, 15 September 2022 (UTC)
I think I'm going to vote "Neutral", as I think it's a good picture, but the artistic choices, while pretty at lower resolution, do substantially affect it at full resolution. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 02:22, 19 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose The sky is distractingly grainy, even at full-size on my 1080p monitor. — PerfectSoundWhatever (t; c) 13:11, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Tomer T (talk) 20:07, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:45, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Female Eurasian brown bearEdit

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OriginalEurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) female in Slovenia
Reason
High quality large image of animal in the wild. Illustrates article well. FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Eurasian brown bear Brown bear
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Promoted File:Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) female 1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:33, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Eurasian coot with chicksEdit

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OriginalEurasian coot (Fulica atra) with chicks, Spain
Reason
High quality image. FP on Commons. Not in infobox but high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Eurasian coot
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 16:18, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Slightly off focus, but it's an action shot. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 01:55, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not a fan of the lighting --Muhammad(talk) 08:42, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose dislike composition and lighting — PerfectSoundWhatever (t; c) 13:08, 18 September 2022 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:31, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Princess Elizabeth running an ambulence in the Second World WarEdit

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Original – Princess Elizabeth, later Elizabeth II, in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, April 1945
Reason
I think it's a fine historical image. If it's passing on the 16th, I'll open a discussion on an IAR POTD for the queen's funeral. (Edit: I opened it on Talk:Main Page already, so that there's as much time as possible to talk things over.
Articles in which this image appears
Loads of articles. Offhand, Women in World War II, Women in the World Wars, British Army during the Second World War, Elizabeth II, etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Ministry of Information official photographer, restored by Angerey
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 16:06, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support In the circumstances. Strong support POTD for day of funeral. Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:14, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support - Very appropriate and a good candidate for POTD. —Bruce1eetalk 17:36, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 17:57, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support given the quality of the historical photo. — Red-tailed hawk (nest) 18:02, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support High quality photo, on high quality articles. Sea Cow (talk) 18:10, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 19:15, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment I suppose cropping is out of the question. Tempting though, portrait orientation with the princess central. ProfDEH (talk) 17:20, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hrh Princess Elizabeth in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, April 1945 TR2832.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:09, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Structures of phospholipids in aqueous solutionEdit

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Original – The primary structures formed by phospholipids in aqueous solution; the liposome (a closed bilayer), the micelle, and the bilayer sheet.

Caption adapted from image caption at Lipid bilayer.
Reason
This artwork by LadyofHats provides an incredibly detailed yet concise visualization of the three simplest structures adoptable by phospholipid (bi)layers in an aqueous environment. Phospholipid arrangement is at the foundation of biological study and this image gives a great geometric explanation of why cell and organelle membranes form the structures they do.
Articles in which this image appears
Biological membrane, Lipid bilayer, Lipid, Chemical polarity, Micelle, Macromolecular assembly, Lipid polymorphism, Lipid bilayer mechanics.
FP category for this image
Diagrams
Creator
LadyofHats
  • Support as nominatorRFZYNSPY talk 22:34, 10 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Leaning to support but I like to see a title (or note) on the image itself, something like "Phospholipids in aqueous solution", to make it more complete as a stand-alone image. Bammesk (talk) 18:14, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
    That's what image captions are for. The advantage of having that sort of text as a caption rather than embedded in the image is that you can adapt the caption to the context rather than forcing the same caption to work for all the different articles the image appears in. Do you demand captions embedded as pixels in the photos nominated here? —David Eppstein (talk) 19:29, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Diagrams and sketches aren't photos, so no. But I agree with the adaptive use argument. Bammesk (talk) 00:26, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment – Niche interest only. – Sca (talk) 12:01, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
    Support This is basic cellular biology. It's the basis for the cell membrane and everything related to it, such as several means of transport into and out of the cell. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 17:56, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
    IMO, cellular biology is a niche subject. -- Sca (talk) 12:06, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
    So are specific bird species and operas. Things taught in high school are less niche. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 17:49, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
    Birds in general are a niche in photography. -- Sca (talk) 12:48, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
    And yet we promote them all the time. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 16:44, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. We should support encyclopedic and well-rendered diagrammatic content in FPC, not just pretty snapshots of charismatic megafauna and postcard views. This is a high-quality example of this type of image, well illustrates an important distinction in biological membrane structures, and is used prominently to do so in multiple articles (among which Lipid is listed as vital, Lipid bilayer both vital and Good Article, and Micelle is high-importance for biology). It is not easy to make these kinds of images both stylized enough to focus on the important aspects of the topic and to render the three-dimensional shape accurately enough for it to immediately stand out to the reader, and the creator of this image has done an excellent job of exactly that. Of note, it is in a vector rather than raster format, making it more widely reusable (for instance, it would be very easy to change the embedded text, unlike in a photographic image with overlaid and pixelated text). LadyofHats has many good diagrams (I had recent occasion to use File:Wine grape diagram en.svg off-wiki, for instance) and I think we should feature more images like this. —David Eppstein (talk) 19:20, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support – per David and Adam. I like to see more nominations like this as well. Bammesk (talk) 00:26, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:40, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportPerfectSoundWhatever (t; c) 13:08, 18 September 2022 (UTC)

Promoted File:Phospholipids aqueous solution structures.svg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:54, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

SBB Red ArrowEdit

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Original – A Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) Red Arrow RAe 4/8 1021 double railcar crossing the Feuerthalen Rhine bridge [de] in Switzerland; Schaffhausen is on the left and Feuerthalen on the right; picture taken in April 2018 from the Munot castle in Schaffhausen.
Reason
High quality image of a Red Arrow railcar and a panoramic view of Schaffhausen and Feuerthalen in Switzerland; good EV and a Commons FP.
Articles in which this image appears
Red Arrow (Swiss train), Feuerthalen, Schaffhausen
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
David Gubler
  • Support as nominator – —Bruce1eetalk 13:51, 9 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Support – shows the train and the town. Bammesk (talk) 14:16, 10 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Should be in infobox for some days then good nomination. Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:15, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose As a train image it's not as close as I'd prefer --Muhammad(talk) 08:48, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
    Agree. -- Sca (talk) 12:23, 16 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Muhammad. — PerfectSoundWhatever (t; c) 13:07, 18 September 2022 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:57, 19 September 2022 (UTC)

Suspended nominationsEdit

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