Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

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

Is my monitor adjusted correctly?

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.

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.

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 the image must be viewed in original size (263 × 68 pixels) - if enlarged or reduced, results are not accurate.

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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FPCs needing feedback


The Dolomites


Execution of Louis XVI


World Clock (Alexanderplatz)

Current nominations edit

Carlo Acutis edit

Voting period ends on 3 Jun 2024 at 02:49:10 (UTC)

 
OriginalCarlo Acutis (1991-2006) was an English-born Italian Catholic website designer who documented Eucharistic miracles and approved Marian apparitions. Acutis was beatified by Pope Francis on 10 October 2020. Currently, he is on track to become the first canonized millennial in the Catholic church.
Reason
Recent news of Pope Francis' plans on canonizing Carlo Acutis had me checking his Wikipedia page. And I thought this could this picture is a good presentation of the first millennial saint, especially with it being good EV for its article its apart of.
Articles in which this image appears
Carlo Acutis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Religious figures
Creator
Dobroš
  • Support as nominatorGamerPro64 02:49, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose - Tilted, awkward framing, snapshot-like. Doesn't fulfill criterion #3 IMO. --Janke | Talk 12:13, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose – Per Janke. Weird, IMO. – Sca (talk) 13:01, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The United Nations Fight for Freedom edit

Voting period ends on 29 May 2024 at 10:52:18 (UTC)

 
Original – War poster depicting the United Nations alliance in 1943. This alliance became the postwar UN of today.
Reason
Unanimously featured on Commons last year. Historically valuable.
Articles in which this image appears
Declaration by United Nations, Canada–Mexico relations
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War II
Creator
United States Office of War Information

St. Teresa of Avila Church (Bodega, California) edit

Voting period ends on 29 May 2024 at 10:34:04 (UTC)

 
Original – Saint Teresa of Avila Church, a Roman Catholic church in Bodega, California. It is the oldest church in continuous use in Sonoma County.
Reason
Featured unanimously on Commons this month. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
St. Teresa of Avila Church (Bodega, California), etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Frank Schulenburg

World Clock (Alexanderplatz) edit

Voting period ends on 28 May 2024 at 15:40:05 (UTC)

 
OriginalWorld Clock in Alexanderplatz square, Berlin
Reason
Quality lead image, shows the clock and its surroundings. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
World Clock (Alexanderplatz), +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 15:40, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - Moonreach (talk) 20:46, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support. MER-C 10:42, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment – Meh. Tiny people. – Sca (talk) 12:03, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Illustrates the topic in an interesting and useful way, so EV is strong. This is a good example of where a night photo is superior to a day photo: this clock looks pretty unimpressive in the day. Nick-D (talk) 11:00, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - Per Nick-D. --Janke | Talk 17:49, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

T-7 Red Hawk edit

Voting period ends on 26 May 2024 at 01:44:52 (UTC)

 
Original – T-7A Red Hawk in flight in 2023
Reason
Quality lead image in the T-7 Red Hawk article. This is a recently developed aircraft. It will serve as the U.S. Air Force's primary training jet. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Boeing–Saab T-7 Red Hawk
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Air
Creator
U.S. Air Force, photographer: Bryce Bennett
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 01:44, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportBruce1eetalk 06:13, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose – Stock govt. photo of a relatively obscure subsonic plane with no apparent explanatory context. Scant EV. – Sca (talk) 12:59, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - It has EV, it’s a quality photograph to show the plane on the article about the plane. I do agree that the plane is obscure but we are here to talk about the photograph and not the obscureness of the contents of the photograph. Cowboygilbert - (talk) ♥ 06:32, 17 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Sorry, but I find it slightly wacky to say that the subject in a photo doesn't matter. Pics are all about visual information. -- Sca (talk) 13:05, 17 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support High quality photo that illustrates the features of this new aircraft type. The comments above claiming that the aircraft is 'obscure' seem wrong-headed: the US Air Force intends to purchase 351 of the type and they will likely serve for decades as the force's main jet training aircraft. It is very likely that lots of other countries will also end up ordering them. This has been major news for years in the Defence industry and aviation sector. As such, a high quality photo of one of the prototypes of this aircraft has very high EV. Nick-D (talk) 05:41, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    "Major news for years in the Defence industry and aviation sector." -- But not in the general news sector. Technologically, there doesn't seem to be anything significant about this 2016 prototype. -- Sca (talk) 12:38, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support – ―Howard🌽33 20:32, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportMoonreach (talk) 14:18, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Dolomites edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 24 May 2024 at 23:44:54 (UTC)

 
Original – The Dolomites from Valley of Funes, Italy, 2018
Reason
High quality and resolution. Good picture, beautiful landscape.
Articles in which this image appears
Dolomites, Alps etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Böhringer Friedrich
  • Support as nominatorVinícius O. (talk) 23:44, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment – Extensive foreground somewhat indistinct at full rez. – Sca (talk) 12:49, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Execution of Louis XVI edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 24 May 2024 at 23:26:56 (UTC)

 
Original – The execution of Louis XVI on the future Place de la Concorde on 21 January 1793
Reason
High quality engraving.
Articles in which this image appears
Execution of Louis XVI, French Revolution, Guillotine, History of Paris, Louis XVI, Place de la Concorde etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
Isidore Stanislas Helman after Charles Monnet. Etching by Antoine-Jean Duclos

Nominations — to be closed edit

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 edit

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 edit

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 May 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 procedure edit

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 nominations edit

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.

Tarantula Nebula edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 24 May 2024 at 14:57:13 (UTC)

 
Original – a caption for the image, providing adequate context for voters on WP:FPC
Reason
Beautiful shape, colors, and of high quality (also a FP on Commons, so I'm confident it is very good)
Articles in which this image appears
Tarantula Nebula, List of largest nebulae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out#Nebulae, stars, supernovae and the Milky Way
Creator
JWST, uploaded by IamMM
  • Struck vote as user doesn’t has the required number of edits (only 51 instead of 100). Armbrust The Homunculus 04:19, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support – ―Howard🌽33 16:50, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • comment Photo is by NIRCam which covers only the red end of the visual spectrum and a bunch of near infra-red. From an encyclopedic point of view an image in wavelengths humans can actually see is probably more useful at least as the lead image. Even that is not the same as what humans might actually be able to see which is probably more like this.©Geni (talk) 02:24, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment – We do have a FP of this Here. Bammesk (talk) 02:27, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:47, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Man versus fish edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 May 2024 at 23:47:31 (UTC)

 
Original – The prophet Jonah and the Whale (actually a big fish), Folio from a Jami al-Tavarikh (Compendium of Chronicles).
Reason
Featured on Arabic and Persian Wikipedias. Good quality. Appears on several english articles.
Articles in which this image appears
Yunus (surah), As-Saaffat, Jonah, Jami' al-tawarikh
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Unknown illustrator; scanned by Metropolitan Museum of Art

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:45, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Map of Brazil in the Miller Atlas edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 May 2024 at 09:49:13 (UTC)

 
Original – Map of Brazil in the Miller Atlas of 1519, showing the harvesting of brazilwood.
Reason
Unanimously featured on Commons two weeks ago. Illustrates articles well.
Articles in which this image appears
Miller Atlas, Lopo Homem, Name of Brazil, Fernão de Loronha etc. (the image is used in a template)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
Pedro Reinel, Lopo Homem

Promoted File:Brazil 16thc map.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:45, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Book of Fixed Stars Ursa Minor edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 21 May 2024 at 21:11:38 (UTC)

 
Original – Drawing of Ursa Minor in the 964 a.d. Persian medieval astronomical text Book of Fixed Stars
Reason
High quality image of medieval muslim illustration of the Ursa minor constellation from the Book of Fixed Stars.
Articles in which this image appears
Ursa Minor, Polaris
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Understanding
Creator
Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
  • Support as nominator – — ♠ Ixtal ( T / C ) Sign up for the 2024 DCWC!Non nobis solum ♠ 21:11, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I am not sure this image has sufficient EV in either article listed above. There is no textual reference to this image (i.e. this version, or medieval Islamic era) in the Ursa Minor article. In the Polaris article, there is a brief referring paragraph next to this image. I am not sure that's enough though. Bammesk (talk) 02:36, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:41, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

M&Ms edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 May 2024 at 11:21:42 (UTC)

 
Original – Plain M&M's in a pile.
Reason
High quality high EV image.
Articles in which this image appears
M&M's
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Evan-Amos
  • Support as nominatorThe Herald (Benison) (talk) 11:21, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support – ―Howard🌽33 11:30, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose – Free advertising, otherwise unremarkable image. – Sca (talk) 12:45, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment – This would be a support for me if it was sharper on the right side (perhaps a higher f-stop or a sharper lens, or focus stacking). Bammesk (talk) 01:40, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:55, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Vermeer's astronomer edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 18 May 2024 at 10:53:35 (UTC)

 
OriginalThe Astronomer by Vermeer (1668)
Reason
One of Vermeer's best known works in Louvre. It is a high quality Google Art Project scan with excellent EV.
Articles in which this image appears
The Astronomer (Vermeer) +10
FP category for this image
Paintings
Creator
Johannes Vermeer/Louvre Museum
  • Support as nominatorThe Herald (Benison) (talk) 10:53, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - If there's a window on the left, it's a Vermeer... ;-) --Janke | Talk 15:10, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support, but wonder if the greenish tint is faithful to the original... Brandmeistertalk 19:51, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Probably a mixture of varnish, pigment discolouration, and intentional palette choice. But it's hard to tell for sure without a trip to the Louvre. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.9% of all FPs. 16:40, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 07:20, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support. MER-C 09:38, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Promoted File:Johannes Vermeer - The Astronomer - 1668.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:54, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Continental I-1430 engine edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 16 May 2024 at 22:44:39 (UTC)

 
Original – A Continental Hyper I-1430-11, Inverted V-12 Engine in the collection of national Air and Space Museum
Reason
One of the better national Air and Space Museum engine images. All the parts are there and the supporting frame blocks very little of the engine
Articles in which this image appears
Continental XI-1430
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Machinery
Creator
Dane A. Penland
  • Support as nominator©Geni (talk) 22:44, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 01:25, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support – ―Howard🌽33 05:37, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose – Article states, "Only twenty-three I-1430 series engines were delivered," and it never powered an airplane. Little or no EV. – Sca (talk) 12:16, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - Moonreach (talk) 14:11, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - Engine has an article; article passes GNG; image shows engine; image has EV.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 10:14, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support – per Chris. I can see clear EV here. The Herald (Benison) (talk) 15:51, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Such as? -- Sca (talk) 12:46, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    The FP criteria defines EV as "Adds significant encyclopedic value to an article" Its the lead and only image in the Continental XI-1430 article. It adds to that article by showing what the whole engine looks like. And thats a significant add since there is a lot of variation in how engines look.©Geni (talk) 16:06, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Is it of potential interest to a significant portion of Enwiki readers? -- Sca (talk) 13:08, 10 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    That iss not in the Featured picture criteria. EV is about how much it improves one or more Wikipedia articles. How widely read those articles are is not a factor. It also counts against cases where the photo is very pretty but doesn't add much to any Wikipedia articles. Think something a photo of a ship but most of it hidden because it it rounding a very pretty headland.©Geni (talk) 05:42, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    It's about serving the readers. -- Sca (talk) 12:43, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 07:22, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support. MER-C 09:36, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Promoted File:Continental I-1430 NASM.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:17, 17 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Mezquita Shah, Isfahán, Irán edit

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Original – Bottom view of the entrance of Shah Mosque (Isfahan) showcasing the muqarnas and Persian blue color.
Reason
Excellent photo that is FP on other languages and commons. Great EV to the article's it is linked in and shows a great view of the muqarnas.
Articles in which this image appears
Shah Mosque (Isfahan), Persian blue, Blue
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Diego Delso
Comment: The picture is to show the bottom view of the iwan of the mosque and to show the muqarnas in full view instead of a partial view from a front view. While a front view could be better to show the iwan, it is a common type of photographs that I have seen to fully show the composition of the muqarnas. (Most of which is at an angle or at a bottom view) Cowboygilbert - (talk) ♥ 23:17, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - I respectfully disagree with The Herald; I think the details are quite clear at full resolution, and I think the angle is justifiable in showing recessed aspects of the work not visible from the front. Moonreach (talk) 14:14, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support according to Moonreach's reasoning. -- Radomianin (talk) 19:57, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support but mostly for its value illustrating Persian blue. In the article on the mosque, it is used in a gallery; the muqarnas is not discussed beyond "here, look at the muqarnas". That being said, a crop of this (uploaded separately) could be used to replace File:Sally Port of Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque.JPG in articles where it is used. It's the same muqarnas, and Diego's capture is more evenly lit and comprehensive.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 10:19, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 07:25, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support. MER-C 09:36, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Promoted File:Mezquita Shah, Isfahán, Irán, 2016-09-20, DD 64.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:18, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Conocephalus fuscus edit

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Original – Slow-motion video of a singing male Conocephalus fuscus. This video has been slowed down by a factor of 4, in order to make the singing sound audible to humans.
Reason
Video of a singing male Conocephalus fuscus shows the cricket, the fluttering wings and singing sound. Many crickets sing in the ultrasonic spectrum inaudible to humans. This video has been slowed down by a factor of four, in order to make the singing sound audible.
Articles in which this image appears
Conocephalus fuscus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Veljo Runnel
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 20:50, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • comment Very right leaning sound balance. Would this be better going to mono?©Geni (talk) 20:36, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Good point. It's right-sided when I use a headphone (there is nothing on the left side). But it's balanced (equal right and left) when I use my computer's internal speakers. I think it was recorded mono on the right channel. Bammesk (talk) 00:54, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:51, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Uptown Charlotte edit

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OriginalUptown Charlotte, is the central business district of Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Reason
Good composition. FP candidate on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Uptown Charlotte, others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Precisionviews

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:16, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Narbonne Cathedral interior edit

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Original – The interior of the Narbonne Cathedral
Reason
Unanimously featured on Commons in February. Illustrates a different aspect of the subject compared to the existing FP.
Articles in which this image appears
Narbonne Cathedral
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Diego Delso

Promoted File:Catedral, Narbona, Francia, 2023-01-08, DD 135-137 HDR.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:42, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

American robin edit

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Original – A male American robin, Brooklyn, NY
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
American robin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Rhododendrites

Promoted File:American robin (71307).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:34, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tornado outbreak sequence of April 25–28, 2024 edit

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Original – A map of the Tornado outbreak sequence of April 25–28, 2024
Reason
Meets all FP criteria and is a very clear map showing the Tornado outbreak sequence of April 25–28, 2024, which has received over 100,000 page views (including page views from previous article names such as “…April 25–27, 2024”). In short, high EV value for that specific page, which currently is for 135+ tornadoes affecting a large portion of the United States.
Articles in which this image appears
List:
  1. Tornado outbreak sequence of April 25–28, 2024
  2. List of North American tornadoes and tornado outbreaks
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
Wxtrackercody
  • Support as nominatorThe Weather Event Writer (Talk Page) 18:30, 4 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • This was added to the articles 2 days ago. Per FP criterion #5 we typically wait 7+ days before nominating. Otherwise, Support. Bammesk (talk) 17:42, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Comment: Doesn't mean this nomination is disqualified by default? ―Howard🌽33 06:46, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • Doesn't that mean this nomination is disqualified by default?
    Howard🌽33 06:47, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • No, not really, the criterion says "preferable", not "should" or "must". That makes it more a guidance, rather than a requirement. But if anyone thinks the image won't be stable, they can vote oppose and give a rationale. Bammesk (talk) 01:00, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    The image would be better vectorized imo. ―Howard🌽33 05:40, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Question - I'm seeing that QGIS is licensed under the Version 2 of the GNU General Public License. What about its output? I'm seeing that the QGIS website is shared under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license, so the current CC-BY-SA 4.0 isn't beyond the realm of possibility, but I'd like to be sure before !voting. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 10:28, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Wxtrackercody: Hopefully you can answer this question. The Weather Event Writer (Talk Page) 03:14, 10 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:54, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Vermeer struck the right chord with the lady edit

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OriginalThe Music Lesson or A Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman (c. 1662–1665)
Reason
High EV and excellent quality Google Art Project image. One of Vermeer's masterpieces with cultural significance.
Articles in which this image appears
The Music Lesson, Tim's Vermeer, Royal Collection +5
FP category for this image
Paintings
Creator
Johannes Vermeer

Promoted File:Johannes Vermeer - Lady at the Virginal with a Gentleman, 'The Music Lesson' - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:36, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The golden mess of sewn diplomacy edit

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OriginalThe Field of the Cloth of Gold, oil painting of circa 1545 in the Royal Collection at Hampton Court. Henry VIII can be seen at bottom left on horseback.
 
Alt 1
Reason
High quality Google Art Project scan of this important historical painting with very good EV. Replaced with the high quality file in the lead article.
Articles in which this image appears
Field of the Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII, Yeomen of the Guard and Erasmus
FP category for this image
Paintings
Creator
Anonymous/Royal Collection
@MER-C: Done. The Herald (Benison) (talk) 17:12, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose – It's a large painting 5.5 x 11.3 feet. At 37 pixels per inch, the scan resolution is low. Can be sharper at full size. Bammesk (talk) 17:36, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Added higher res alt. The Herald (Benison) (talk) 18:23, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The Herald (Benison), is there a better source link for the Alt? I don't see this copy at the sourced link. Bammesk (talk) 19:04, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, I'm worried about that too. I'll search around. The Herald (Benison) (talk) 19:07, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:34, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Suspended nominations edit

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Nuba wrestling edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 May 2024 at 09:31:47 (UTC)

 
Original – Nuba wrestling of different clans of the Mundari tribe, Terekeka, South Sudan.
Reason
Featured unanimously on Commons two months ago. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Nuba wrestling
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Sport
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 09:31, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support – ―Howard🌽33 11:04, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 07:18, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 01:41, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support – Should be the lead image, as it is much better than the current one. Yann (talk) 13:00, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support High EV and well executed. I've just swapped it in as the lead per Yann's comment Nick-D (talk) 05:45, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • @MER-C: The image was removed from the only article it appeared in and it can't be promoted if it's unused. Armbrust The Homunculus 13:37, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]