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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.

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Joy Young Rogers outside the White House.jpg Joy Young Rogers
Jean-François Millet by Nadar, Metropolitan Museum copy.jpg Jean-François Millet

Current nominations[edit]

Da Tung and Xi'an Bao Bao[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Oct 2019 at 15:08:04 (UTC)

OriginalDa Tung and Xi'an Bao Bao ("Universal Peace and Baby Elephant" in English), is an outdoor 2002 bronze sculpture, located at the North Park Blocks in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. The sculptor is unknown.
Reason
High Resolution in good Relevance.
Articles in which this image appears
Da Tung and Xi'an Bao Bao
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Unknown (Uploaded by Daderot)
  • Support as nominatorTelex80 (talk) 15:08, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • I don't like asking this, but are we okay as to copyright with this? I thought that at least most of the US lacked Freedom of Panorama, but the case feels a little more ambiguous than most - based off of an out of copyright original, anonymous, owned by the city... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 17:27, 20 October 2019 (UTC)



Delist: Stereogram[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Oct 2019 at 10:47:36 (UTC)

Asiatic hybrid lilium stereogram. To view the image diverge your eyes until four images appear, then allow the image to converge to a set of three, focusing on the centre image.
Not for delisting: the recently promoted FP
Reason
Not used in any articles. Recently promoted FP File:Passiflora caerulea STEREO (R-L) 2019-06-27.jpg is functionally equivalent.
Articles this image appears in
None
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Asiatic hybrid lillium stereogram.jpg
Nominator
MER-C
  • DelistMER-C 10:47, 20 October 2019 (UTC)



Grass snake[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Oct 2019 at 10:33:05 (UTC)

Original – A grass snake, near the Tiefen See, Brandenburg, Germany
Alt 1
Reason
Currently doing very well on Commons FPC - good focus and composition.
Articles in which this image appears
Natrix natrix
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Hockei
  • Support any as nominatorMER-C 10:33, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support prefer Alt 1 – but I prefer this composition, more of the body. Bammesk (talk) 14:16, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
    Added as an alternative. MER-C 15:44, 20 October 2019 (UTC)



Crystal Eastman[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Oct 2019 at 07:14:25 (UTC)

OriginalCrystal Eastman, suffragette, co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, her work also resulted in the first workmen's compensation law amongst a string of other successes.
Reason
The co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union is pretty notable, and I like this dynamic photo of her. And, hey, insomnia. May as well do SOMETHING with that, if I'm going to be woken up at 5 a.m.
Get up, take an acetaminophen, go back to bed and relaxxxzxzzz. – Sca (talk)
Articles in which this image appears
Crystal Eastman.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Edmonston, Washington, D.C.; restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 07:14, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:53, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – A characterful shot of another uppity (kidding!) influential female. Decent detail for 1915. – Sca (talk) 12:51, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 13:57, 20 October 2019 (UTC)



Epistrophe melanostoma[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Oct 2019 at 06:28:39 (UTC)

Original – Hoverfly (Epistrophe melanostoma), male, on Cumnor Hill, Oxfordshire
Reason
that type of spieces were super accurate of the quality of that photo.
Articles in which this image appears
Epistrophe melanostoma
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charles J Sharp
  • Support as nominatorTelex80 (talk) 06:28, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – not a good angle, the head is obscured, also the article is weak and needs expansion. Bammesk (talk) 13:12, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment : Charlesjsharp always try to nominate his best pictures. DreamSparrow Chat 15:44, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. True, but I have a backlog. This photo is fine I think, but the article is only a stub. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:29, 20 October 2019 (UTC)



Lucretia Mott[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Oct 2019 at 00:49:24 (UTC)

Original – Anti-slavery and women's rights campaigner Lucretia Mott.
Reason
On the downside, this is very late in her life. She's probably over 100 in this photo. On the upside, she was still working right up to the end of her life. As the article quotes Jacobs as saying, "When Mott died in 1880, she was widely judged by her contemporaries... as the greatest American woman of the nineteenth century". Signature is pretty obviously hers, when compared to other examples.
Articles in which this image appears
Lucretia Mott
FP category for this image
You could argue a few, but since she was arguing for political change, Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political seems to make sense.
Creator
F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia; Restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 00:49, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 11:02, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 13:53, 20 October 2019 (UTC)



Dinosaur Ridge at Seoraksan[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Oct 2019 at 23:07:31 (UTC)

Original – The dinosaur ridge at Seoraksan
Reason
In my opinion, this image provides the best representation of Seoraksan and the dinosaur ridge, out of all the images around Commons. Getting a good picture of the dinosaur ridge is difficult due to heavy fog created when the evaporated water from the eastern sea of Korea meets the cold air at the top of the ridge, creating large amounts of fog (from the article). This is partially why parts of the image is obscured and hazy. This was taken at the same point and time as my previous nomination, but without as much jpg artifacts, and minor processing. (I am in the process of expanding the dinosaur ridge article to take it to a dyk sometime soon).
Articles in which this image appears
Main image at: Dinosaur Ridge (Gangwon) Seoraksan, Seoraksan National Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Taewangkorea
  • Support as nominatorTaewangkorea (talk) 23:07, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose. The color is much better this time around but the lighting is a bit flat and drab, the detail soft, and the high-contrast edges too haloed from unsharp masking. —David Eppstein (talk) 23:56, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per David. MER-C 09:59, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above. --Janke | Talk 11:39, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Eppstein. Too bad about the mist/fog but the image is too indistinct for Main Page use. Sorry. – Sca (talk) 12:56, 20 October 2019 (UTC)



Ha Long Bay in 2019[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Oct 2019 at 22:51:29 (UTC)

Original – Taken by me at July 2019, on top of the Titov (Ti Top) island at Ha Long Bay.
Reason
Out of the images relating to Ha Long Bay, I believe that this one is of the highest quality and provides good representation for the bay.
Articles in which this image appears
Main image at Ha Long Bay
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Taewangkorea
  • Support as nominatorTaewangkorea (talk) 22:51, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - poor sharpness, lacking detail. Smartphone cameras are highly unlikely to produce photos that meet FP standards. MER-C 09:57, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Very unsharp in full size. --Janke | Talk 11:37, 20 October 2019 (UTC)



Eileen Collins[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Oct 2019 at 08:54:35 (UTC)

Edited versionEileen Collins at the commander's station on Space Shuttle Columbia during the first day of STS-93. This was her third space flight and the first of two missions as commander.
Reason
Eileen Collins became the first woman to command a Space Shuttle and the second to command any space mission on STS-93 which launched on 23 July 1999. She is pictured here on the first day of flight at the commander's station.
Articles in which this image appears
Eileen Collins, STS-93, Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
NASA
  • Support as nominator – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 08:54, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - strong EV, not frequently seen documentation here at FPC. MER-C 09:51, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Very cluttered. Orange thing is distracting. Should be more tightly framed. – Sca (talk) 13:49, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
    • @Sca: This is not Commons... ;-) --Janke | Talk 18:14, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 16:11, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Super-crowded, but it's an action shot, and I can accept that as part of the EV of her doing something notable for the first time. Colour balance typical of 90s film. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 01:25, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support "before", but oppose "after" version; the paper and grey instrument panel are blueish in the edited version - check RGB pixel values! Also, the original color is typical of early digital cameras. PS: Can't get the original to display, someone please fix, thanks! --Janke | Talk 18:07, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
      • @Adam Cuerden: This isn't film - it's shot with an early, 6 Mpix Kodak DCS460 digtal camera. --Janke | Talk 11:35, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
        • The Kodak camera probably exposed film and then scanned it internally :-) It would have been an awesome invention Bammesk (talk) 13:21, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
        • @Janke: Impressive! It's clearly imitating 90s film. though: it has that kind of pseudo-Technicolor-colour balance, which is very 90s. It's not exactly natural, but I'm not going to vote against a historical shot because it uses historical colour balance. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 15:38, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
        • @Adam Cuerden: Impressive indeed! But in 1995, the camera cost US$35,600! See: [[1]] - My own Canon bought in 2000 for about $2000 only had a 2 Mpix sensor... back then, the color balance was very similar to this, and the other digital cameras at the time. Now, they all are significantly better; photos taken with my current 24 Mpix, $1000 Canon are well-nigh perfect in that respect. Better Bayer filters, perchance? --Janke | Talk 17:43, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Very high EV, which overcomes marginal byte count. Good quality and sharpness; clutter adds to the 'you-are-there' impact. DonFB (talk) 04:12, 20 October 2019 (UTC)


Naser al-Din Shah Qajar[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Oct 2019 at 04:37:49 (UTC)

OriginalNaser al-Din Shah Qajar, Shah of Persia.
Reason
The other one I've been working on today. A fine image of the Persian Shah, from one of his visits to France. I really doubt I can keep up this rate of creation much longer, by the way: It's eating up literally whole days while I've been ill.
Articles in which this image appears
Naser al-Din Shah Qajar +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Nadar, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 04:37, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – I highlighted some weird background area using a note at Commons.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 21:28, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
    • I'll get that sorted as soon as Mott's up. This is the trouble with colour adjustment after restorations. Might bring something out. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 00:38, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Taewangkorea (talk) 23:09, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:57, 20 October 2019 (UTC)



Jean-François Millet[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Oct 2019 at 02:26:29 (UTC)

OriginalJean-François Millet, French painter, probably best known today for The Gleaners.
Reason
Cleaning up some stuff in the Nadar article. There's a few options to restore from for this image, but this one seemed to have the best combination of detail, and lack of missing parts. The damage didn't require any massive reconstruction work, letting this be more accurate and less replaceable.
Articles in which this image appears
Jean-François Millet+2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Nadar, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 02:26, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Sahar Moghadass[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Oct 2019 at 15:17:03 (UTC)

Original – Sahar Moghadass is an Iranian vocalist, musician and dancer.
Reason
High quality image of an Iranian singer. Actually government of Iran bans women singers and find a high-quality image of them in commons is very difficult!
Articles in which this image appears
Sahar
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
MKomeili2019
  • Support as nominatorMaometto97 (talk) 15:17, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • I have three concerns: (1) copyright - c:Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by MKomeili2019; (2) is the subject notable - the sourcing is rather crap, there is little indication the subject meets WP:MUSIC and the corresponding article on the Persian Wikipedia has been WP:SALTed; and (3) the topic reeks of undisclosed paid-for spam. Strong oppose until clarification is forthcoming. MER-C 16:34, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
    • About copyright please see photographer's description; About corresponding article I have to say the Persian Wikipedia has strict policy about musicians (Bahram Nouraei is one of the most famous Persian rappers, but I've been trying for a long time to make his article on the Persian Wikipedia!); In addition as I said Iran bans women singers and most of the sources can't write about women singers! --Maometto97 (talk) 20:38, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support The BBC and Tehran Magazine sources probably push her above WP:GNG, and the deletion discussion has been closed as kept, after the uploader gave a good explanation of their appearance elsewhere. I'm AGFing on the Persian-language sources, and the article sourcing is, indeed, crap, but I think we need to seperate article reviews from FPC reviews to SOME extent. I'll throw the article to WP:WikiProject Women in Red. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 19:47, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support No need to bolster Iran's oppressive censorship. Geoffroi 22:02, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Looking at other uploads from the uploader, their photos appear to be heavily photoshopped. We should not promote photos edited to remove natural imperfections present in the main subject. I am fine with using them on articles but not for FP. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 00:27, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Publicity-type glamour shot. Target is stub. Lacks EV. – Sca (talk) 13:45, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Wonga Pigeon[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Oct 2019 at 02:31:51 (UTC)

Original – Wonga Pigeon (Leucosarcia melanoleuca), Brunkerville, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality image of an attractive native pigeon in the rain!
Articles in which this image appears
Wonga pigeon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison



Black-faced Monarch[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Oct 2019 at 02:34:09 (UTC)

Original – Black-faced Monarch (Monarcha melanopsis), Brunkerville, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
Good quality image of a generally arboreal species.
Articles in which this image appears
Black-faced monarch
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
Perhaps these nice pictures of birds should simply be tweeted.
It's all the rage these daze. – Sca (talk) 13:15, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
LOL! Are you referring to birdbrains? --Janke | Talk 16:24, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
I was thinking aquatically: "Politician, n.: An eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared." — Ambrose Bierce.
Sca (talk) 14:01, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
Ah, Bierce - he also defined "Politics, n.: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." - in 1906! --Janke | Talk 17:11, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
And "Projectile, n.: The final arbiter in international disputes." But we digress. – Sca (talk)
  • Support. MER-C 18:13, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 22:07, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – weak article, can the article be improved? any online sources with more info? Bammesk (talk) 16:20, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support; weak solely because when I opened it, my partner said "Has that bird got a big crest?" - perhaps the leaf is regrettable. I'm willing to strike the weak if this is a bird that is particularly shy. Josh Milburn (talk) 19:05, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 19:06, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Gaestrum triplex[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Oct 2019 at 02:37:32 (UTC)

Original – Geastrum triplex, Bola Creek, Royal National Park, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
Illustrative, high quality, focus stacked image for a featured article.
Articles in which this image appears
Geastrum triplex
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Fungi
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 02:37, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Gorgeous. Maybe a little bit of blown highlights, but only slightly if so, as there's a lot of texture even in the bright whites. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 07:42, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:29, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 22:10, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --- Coffeeandcrumbs 09:04, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Josh Milburn (talk) 19:07, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Georges Ernest Boulanger[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Oct 2019 at 20:52:53 (UTC)

Original – French General Georges Ernest Boulanger, whose attempts to bring back monarchism and conservatism to France created a crisis in the republic.
Reason
I think it's a fine image; I mean, it's by Nadar, and the old image was rather degraded and lacked a source, which is always a bad thing. I like it. Nice composition. I mean, he's probably not that good of person: He's part of a failed proto-fascist takeover of France, but I'm the editor of the featured pictures section of the Bugle, and I'm not sure we've had a single MILHIST FP yet this month. Eep. [ETA: Well, we have that WASP documentary, but still...]
Articles in which this image appears
Georges Ernest Boulanger, History of far-right movements in France, 1889 French legislative election, etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military
Creator
Atelier Nadar, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 20:52, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support JJ Harrison (talk) 21:18, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 23:20, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:33, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Good historic value and high-quality portrait. —David Eppstein (talk) 18:12, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Taewangkorea (talk) 23:10, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Rhacophorus kio[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Oct 2019 at 19:15:35 (UTC)

OriginalRhacophorus kio, taken in Kui Buri National Park, Thailand.
Reason
Very detailed and colorful image of this frog.
Articles in which this image appears
Rhacophorus kio
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Amphibians
Creator
Rushenb
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:15, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support tJJ Harrison (talk) 21:18, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 23:22, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – short article but recently ID-ed, it would be nice if article was a bit longer. Bammesk (talk) 16:28, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 19:05, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Joy Young Rogers[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Oct 2019 at 07:35:36 (UTC)

OriginalJoy Young, later Joy Young Rogers, outside the White House with a basket of flowers in which was a request for suffrage and letters of support.
Reason
Hey, guess who's ill? ...Yep. Have a lot of time to work today, so put, probably about 4-5 hours each into three images and did basically nothing else. Fun! But, on this image: It's a woman doing something of note: Delivering a request for suffrage to the White House (seen behind her).
Articles in which this image appears
Joy Young Rogers
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Unknown photographer; restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 07:35, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Too bad about the shadow. – Sca (talk) 13:07, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
    • I don't see how it's avoidable, though. That was an era of hats. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 16:39, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
Did they know about reflectors in those days? – Sca (talk) 14:01, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I don't like the shadow either, but EV seems pretty good. Geoffroi 22:21, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – EV, probably as good as it gets quality-wise, for this subject. Bammesk (talk) 16:36, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Elizabeth Glendower Evans[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Oct 2019 at 01:42:43 (UTC)

OriginalElizabeth Glendower Evans, suffragette, social reformer, and, from 1920 to her death in 1937, national director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Alt 1 - Cropped.
Reason
This is a really nicely framed photograph. Admittedly, she's looking right, and Wikipedia preference would be looking left, but otherwise, it's excellent, and, honestly, it can always be left-aligned in uses outwith her main article. High-resolution, detailed, and well-shot.
Articles in which this image appears
Elizabeth Glendower Evans
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Washington Times, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support either as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 01:42, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 1 Geoffroi 23:25, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support - not a fan of the cut off elbow, but otherwise fine. MER-C 18:11, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support either – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 00:20, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support either – The mind's eye will fill in the cut off hands. – Sca (talk) 14:06, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Flora MacDonald Denison[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Oct 2019 at 22:19:51 (UTC)

OriginalFlora MacDonald Denison during her time as president of the Canadian Suffrage Association.
Reason
We're actually surprisingly weak on Canadians, because the Canadian archives tend to be pretty tightly locked. Flora MacDonald Denison was one of the big Canadian suffragettes, and I quite like this image of her, even if removing the writing on it took hours. If I could convince myself it was definitely her signature, I might've kept it, as it is, though...
Articles in which this image appears
Flora MacDonald Denison
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Lyont E.[?], restored by Adam Cuerden



Fred Rogers testifies[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Oct 2019 at 05:25:00 (UTC)

OriginalFred Rogers, the host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, chaired by John Pastore, on 1 May 1969.
Reason
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is a major cultural artifact but unfortunately for us it will remain under copyright for another 40+ years. Fred Rogers had a very distinct manner of speech that is difficult to truly understand unless you see and hear it. This video serves to demonstrate that very well. It also offers many encyclopedic details including explaining how his public broadcast show was funded. To boot, Rogers recites the lyrics to one of his songs, lays out in a few sentence his point of view on childhood psychological development, mental health, and how he incorporates that into his programming. Rogers was a great man, ahead of his time, and this video perfectly encapsulates his work. Watch it to the end for a happy ending.
Articles in which this image appears
Fred Rogers, John Pastore, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, "What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel?"
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
United States Senate
  • Support as nominator – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 05:25, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Unique, top EV. --Janke | Talk 15:08, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 16:27, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong Support - This clip gets me every time -- I didn't realize we had a copy. Great educational value for multiple articles, of course. For anyone who wants to see more of one of the most wonderful human beings, see Won't You Be My Neighbor?. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 19:21, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support JJ Harrison (talk) 02:39, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:33, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Great educational value Taewangkorea (talk) 01:12, 20 October 2019 (UTC)



Dr. Caroline Spencer[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Oct 2019 at 21:00:36 (UTC)

Original – Dr. Caroline Spencer, doctor, Silent Sentinel, and inductee into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame
Reason
Her being a early female doctor might be enough, but she was also a notable suffragist, and, well, do I need to talk about women's suffrage anniversaries coming up still? I think we all know.
Articles in which this image appears
Caroline Spencer (suffragist) +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Edmonston, Washington D.C., restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 21:00, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 18:13, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:14, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 22:46, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 00:35, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Cortina d'Ampezzo[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Oct 2019 at 18:17:42 (UTC)

Original – Cortina d'Ampezzo seen from Faloria.
Reason
This image offers a great description of how this location looks like during summer.
Articles in which this image appears
Cortina d'Ampezzo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
kallerna
  • Support as nominatorkallerna 18:17, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
  • It feels a little over exposed. Is that mist or to be fixed. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 16:10, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • It’s just the effect of humidity and long distances. kallerna 09:07, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – detailed depiction of town and topography. Bammesk (talk) 16:46, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Taewangkorea (talk) 17:40, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Édouard Manet[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Oct 2019 at 05:33:15 (UTC)

Original – French painter Édouard Manet, who has failed to have a luncheon on the grass with a naked woman this time... or has he? That look in his eyes could argue otherwise.
Reason
I really like this image, and the image is scanned from an large print, which means it's quite big, although, I'm not so sure that, given film grain size, there's much that would have been lost if it was a little smaller. Still, who cares? It looks great quite large, just maybe it doesn't reward zooming in to 100% as much as some images do, and it's pre-1870 according to Gallica, which does put a limit on what we can expect in the fine detail. If anyone spots anything that needs fixed, I'll deal with it tomorrow, as I'm sleeping now. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 05:57, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Articles in which this image appears
Édouard Manet
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers. On the artist side, obviously.
Creator
Nadar, restored by Adam Cuerden



Delist and Replace: Jules Verne[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Oct 2019 at 19:06:02 (UTC)

Reason
I... was honestly surprised to see this was an FP. The restoration of the current FP is competent enough, but the original is a very, very poor reproduction, and is very overexposed. The jacket on the current FP almost looks drawn, due to the level of detail in it. The Carjat is, I think, much better. I haven't done any replacement in articles, because I felt I should let the votes come in first.
Articles this image appears in
Jules Verne +10
Previous nomination
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Jules Verne
Nominator
Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs
  • D&RAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 19:06, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  • D&R per nomination -- Basile Morin (talk) 00:18, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Sorry. This restoration is better. But the Nadar is a better portrait, with Jules Vernes eyes fully open and in contact with the viewer. P. S. Burton (talk) 07:24, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
  • I think that the quality of the current FP is just too low. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 17:03, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Replace. I agree with P. S. Burton's observation but I think the increase in image quality outweighs it. If we find a better original to restore, then we can always replace again. MER-C 16:13, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
  • D&R Geoffroi 03:05, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
  • D&R DreamSparrow Chat 05:31, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
  • D&R -- Poydoo (talk) 12:04, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Agree with P. S. Burton, also it seems to be slightly OOF. kallerna 04:36, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose – I prefer the composition (pose) of current FP by Nadar. Bammesk (talk) 16:50, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Oldham's leaf turtle[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Oct 2019 at 10:01:12 (UTC)

Original – An Oldham's leaf turtle
Reason
Because we need a little more variety... Nice and sharp image of this turtle.
Articles in which this image appears
Oldham's leaf turtle
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Rushenb
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 10:01, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Very clear photo. Poydoo (talk) 19:40, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 03:07, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 05:31, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 15:07, 15 October 2019 (UTC)



Delist: Eastern yellow robin[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Oct 2019 at 09:47:38 (UTC)

An eastern yellow robin
Not for delisting: the recently promoted FP
Reason
Replaced in its article by recently promoted FP File:Eopsaltria australis - Mogo Campground.jpg. Both images contain similar information.
Articles this image appears in
Minor usages, will be replaced if/when consensus reached to delist
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Eastern yellow robin.jpg
Nominator
MER-C



Alexei Leonov[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Oct 2019 at 04:21:36 (UTC)

OriginalAlexei Leonov in April 1974, wearing a lapel pin of the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project emblem, File:Apollo-Soyuz Test Project patch.svg
Reason
This youtube video can explain the subject's significance better than me. This photo was taken a year before the 1975 Apollo–Soyuz Test Project, his second spaceflight and the first joint American–Soviet mission.
Articles in which this image appears
Alexei Leonov
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
NASA; retouched by Coffeeandcrumbs
  • Support as nominator – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 04:21, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 12:48, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Photo illustrates nothing about the reason Leonov was known in the Soviet Union. Just another man in suit & tie at a podium. – Sca (talk) 13:13, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 05:32, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 15:09, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Sca. Geoffroi 22:59, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
    • @Geoffroi and Sca:, are we going to require that Édouard Manet or Elizabeth Glendower Evans have something in the photograph that demonstrates their notability? Why are you making up a special requirement for astronauts and cosmonauts? This is a good portrait and intended to identify the subject of the article (hence the EV). He was made Hero of the Soviet Union twice, the second time for his work on Apollo–Soyuz mission. What more than a mission pin and Soviet Union flag do you want? --- Coffeeandcrumbs 23:27, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
        • Is it necessary to bring in my noms? I did vote support, you know. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 00:11, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
My apologies. I was looking for places Geoffoi voted. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 00:14, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
No worries, just... y'know. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 00:48, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • @Coffeeandcrumbs: I can't make any new requirement, I can only cast my one vote. This portrait is set up by a pro photog, and dozens of people could've been photographed in quick succession. There's no wow factor. The photo of Miss Evans has a striking and strong pose and facial expression. The painting of a painter is OK, though I would also like to see an FP of Manet at his easel. Geoffroi 01:06, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – EV. Coffeeandcrumbs nice restoration of background, there are some bright patches around x,y=(640,1380) to (1000,1780), may be worthwhile to touch up. Bammesk (talk) 17:08, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Pattie Ruffner Jacobs[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Oct 2019 at 23:11:23 (UTC)

OriginalPattie Ruffner Jacobs, who fought against child labor, convict leasing, and prostitution, and decided political power for women was necessary to push through her progressive reforms.
Reason
Another notable suffragette. Visually, her pleasant face and the layered, complex clothing were really interesting, even if I hated the clothing's complexity while restoring it. I've cropped a little on the top (this era of photos tended to leave a lot of headroom, I believe in part to give space to write notes on), but otherwise, it's the maximum available size. I could see cropping a bit on the right side. Article makes an extremely strong case for notability, including governmental appointments.
Articles in which this image appears
Pattie Ruffner Jacobs
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
National Photo Company, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 23:11, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 02:31, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Good detail for a 100-year-old pic. – Sca (talk) 12:01, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 12:46, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 05:32, 15 October 2019 (UTC)



Alice Locke Park[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Oct 2019 at 21:18:45 (UTC)

OriginalAlice Locke Park, c. 1910-1920
Reason
Again, still going through the National Woman's Party records. Alice Park was one of the most important California suffragettes, as well as doing a lot of other good, for instance, she brought Arbor Day to California, and made sure that Californian women had a right to guardianship of their minor children. Article lacked any images of her before this, and I don't imagine anyone is going to try to argue that no image is better than a rather good image. She's roughly in her 50s in this photograph, she lived to 100, and did a lot of notable things around that period of time, so I think the timescale works out well for notability.
Articles in which this image appears
Alice Locke Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Unknown photographer; restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 21:18, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:11, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Can't help but be a little skeptical of the date, but the LoC file is about as reliable a source as we'll get, I suppose. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 17:04, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
    • @Rhododendrites: She's definitely 65/70 years old in this portrait, which gives us a date of circa 1940 or a little later. Geoffroi 02:38, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
      • I think you're getting your dates wrong. She would have been in her 80s in the 1940s. She was born in 1861. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 02:55, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 12:45, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 05:32, 15 October 2019 (UTC)



Dinosaur Ridge in 2019[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Oct 2019 at 18:41:13 (UTC)

Original – View of the Dinosaur Ridge at Seoraksan National Park at sunset.
Reason
This image appears to be one of the best images related to the Seoraksan National Park. It is currently the main image at Dinosaur Ridge (Gangwon), Seoraksan National Park, and Seoraksan.
Articles in which this image appears
Seoraksan, Seoraksan National Park, Dinosaur Ridge (Gangwon), Gangwon Province (South Korea)
FP category for this image
wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Taewangkorea
Just FYI there is a higher res version at File:Dinosaur Ridge in 2019.jpg Taewangkorea (talk) 19:15, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Why don't we want the higher resolution to be featured? --- Coffeeandcrumbs 21:20, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
@Coffeeandcrumbs: This one is the original one and the higher res one was upscaled with GIMP. I dont' know clearly what the policy is when it comes to upscaled images so I put the original. Swapping it out would be pretty easy. Taewangkorea (talk) 22:01, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Then you did the right thing nominating this one. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 22:02, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support – The article would have to be expanded before this gets on the Main Page. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 22:05, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
I plan to expand the article for Seoraksan within the next few days and edit it significantly. Taewangkorea (talk) 22:13, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Clearly oversaturated. The colors are totally fake. The whole image is overprocessed. Very bad image to document the park: it doesn't look natural at all -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:43, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I agree with what Basile says, but also there are very visible compression artifacts in the grayer and more distant parts of the image. —David Eppstein (talk) 01:51, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Basile and David. Geoffroi 06:19, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per previous. No dayglo, please. – Sca (talk) 12:44, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Basile and David. The blue-violet haze doesn't look good. - Marcos [Tupungato] (talk) 22:17, 15 October 2019 (UTC)



Altolamprologus compressiceps[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Oct 2019 at 18:08:35 (UTC)

OriginalAltolamprologus compressiceps is a species of fish endemic to Lake Tanganyika.
Reason
Was just seen on Commons FPC, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Altolamprologus compressiceps
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
H. Zell
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 18:08, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:44, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:13, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Lighting seems a touch odd, but I can accept it for underwater photography. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 19:57, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Adam this was at a zoo per file description, very unlikely it's underwater photo or natural lighting. Bammesk (talk) 17:29, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Ada Flatman[edit]

Voting period ends on 21 Oct 2019 at 00:56:15 (UTC)

OriginalAda Flatman, one of the leading British suffragettes, who, when the suffrage organisations of Britain agreed to stop work until after WWI, decided to move to the U.S. and joined Alice Paul to become the business manager of The Suffragist.
Reason
The archives of the National Woman's Party are a treasure trove of material, and, with the 100th anniversary of U.S. suffrage coming up, and the 100th anniversary of U.K. suffrage just past, I want to do what I can (and, yeah, I say that a lot. It's because I can do a lot). This image of Ada Flatman is lovely, and, given the size of the photo, it's about a 500dpi scan. I don't think we're missing any detail. I've added a little more headroom, and removed an egregious stick-on Harris & Ewing label, which was just translucent enough that I could see the tiny bit of dress covered by it through it, so no real detail was lost.
Articles in which this image appears
Ada Flatman
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Harris & Ewing, restored by Adam Cuerden



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Golden gate of Ueno Tōshō-gū[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Oct 2019 at 07:04:34 (UTC)

Original – Golden gate of Ueno Tōshō-gū
Reason
EV, high quality, featured on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Ueno Tōshō-gū
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Basile Morin
  • Support as nominatorBasile Morin (talk) 07:04, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 14:48, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:15, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 03:57, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. High EV and this image stands out not just among commons images of this gate but on a broader image search. I think the flat lighting helps bring out the detail and the stormy skies work well to add drama (maybe because I remember this place from a stormy day). —David Eppstein (talk) 04:27, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 05:37, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Golden gate of Ueno Tōshō-gū Shinto shrine, Tokyo, Japan.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:36, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Borbo cinnara[edit]

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OriginalBorbo cinnara on a leaf
Reason
EV, good quality, featured on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Borbo cinnara, Borbo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Basile Morin
  • Struck vote as user doesn't has the necessary number of edits (100) on this project. Armbrust The Homunculus 20:41, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Borbo cinnara (Rice swift) on a leaf.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:22, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Toni Morrison[edit]

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OriginalToni Morrison in 1998
Reason
Good portrait of Toni Morrison
Articles in which this image appears
Toni Morrison +4
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
John Mathew Smith
  • Support as nominator – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 03:41, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose - lacks detail, heavily compressed. MER-C 15:16, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
  • I kind of prefer the original crop. This is awfully tight. What about File:Toni Morrison (The Bluest Eye author portrait).jpg, though, which seems a very easy sell? Albeit one that might need a new scan. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 01:52, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
    • I have reverted the color photo to the pre-crop version. The photo was cropped for ITN, a few weeks ago upon her death. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 18:17, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
      • I can Support it now. Though I really wish ITN wouldn't crop images for everyone just so they could not have to upload a new file for themselves. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 21:09, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak Support -- Poydoo (talk) 12:02, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I think the direct-flash lighting is unnecessarily unflattering. The Bluest Eye portrait Adam C suggests seems like a better choice to me. Or there are several much higher quality but unfree more-recent shots of her visible on a Google image search, if we could somehow acquire the rights to one of those. —David Eppstein (talk) 22:39, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per David. Geoffroi 22:52, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Not promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:14, 19 October 2019 (UTC)



Delist: Chrysopilus Snipe fly[edit]

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A female snipe fly of genus, Chrysopilus
Reason
Species not identified, not used in any articles.
Articles this image appears in
None
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Chrysopilus Snipe fly.jpg
Nominator
MER-C
  • DelistMER-C 16:48, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist --Janke | Talk 17:03, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:39, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist Geoffroi 06:23, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist, if it matters. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 21:11, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist -- Poydoo (talk) 11:28, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Delisted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:21, 18 October 2019 (UTC)



Eldridge Street Synagogue[edit]

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Original – The interior of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, New York
Reason
We don't have many pictures of interiors of religious buildings that aren't churches. Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Eldridge Street Synagogue
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Rhododendrites

Promoted File:Eldridge Street Synagogue (42773).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:07, 18 October 2019 (UTC)



Marguerite Durand[edit]

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OriginalMarguerite Durand in 1910. I don't think I can do better in summing her up than the first sentence of her article: "Marguerite Durand was a French stage actress, journalist, and a leading suffragette. She founded her own newspaper, stood for election, had a pet lion and now has the Bibliothèque Marguerite Durand named for her."
Reason
It may be a smidgen over-exposed, but it does seem to have all the expected detail.
Articles in which this image appears
Marguerite Durand
FP category for this image
You could really argue for a lot of categories under People, but I think I'll go with Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political, given she's probably most famous for her suffragette work and political campaigns for feminism.
Creator
Agence Rol, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 03:35, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Looks inky. – Sca (talk) 12:41, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
    • @Sca: I've made a smallish tweak to try and help that. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 16:04, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:14, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – OK. Interesting little article, with a nice painting of Mme. Durand, no less. (Article is a bit shy on documentation, though.)Sca (talk) 16:46, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:21, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Tweaked version holds detail better in the darks even in thumbnail, which was my only concern. —David Eppstein (talk) 06:56, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 05:39, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Marguerite Durand 1910 - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:59, 18 October 2019 (UTC)



Cannabinoid plant[edit]

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OriginalCannabis plant
Reason
Criteria fulfilled with abundance
Articles in which this image appears
Cannabis (drug)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
User:Skalle-Per Hedenhös
  • Support as nominator— Preceding unsigned nomination added by Skalle-Per Hedenhös (talkcontribs) 21:59, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
    • Your nomination was malformed. I have fixed it for you. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 22:34, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Image is natural, sharp and technically advanced without artificial light or focus stacking. The image has a related image of the whole plant on one wikipedia page. Most plants has trichomes but the combination of trichomes shaped like bear claw on leaf and soft trichomes under leaf is unique for this plant. Some trichomes has a cavity that swell to a circular form when filled with chemical compounds like terpenes and cannabinoids. The reason is unknown. The resin head of the large glandular stalked trichome concentrated around the bracts is 100 µm in diameter. On the lower leaf the smaller trichomes without stalk are visible. Year 1772 Dr.Carl von Linné summarized the plant with the words "Narcotica Phantastica Dementans Repellens" ~Visionary drug (that) repell madness. Skalle-Per Hedenhös 05:15, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Mostly blurred. I'll refrain from speculating why that might have happened, but we can do better. —David Eppstein (talk) 07:10, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Ok thank you for your vote and opinion. It is mostly blurred because it is natural. You can not focus stack in the wind. Skalle-Per Hedenhös 08:28, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
  • But you can use a higher f-stop. It's only at f/5.6, so you could go much higher and increase the depth of field. Kaldari (talk) 18:56, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Criteria for FP is sharp. Not depth of field. Higher f-stop reduce sharpness. You can not turn up the sun. Skalle-Per Hedenhös (talk) 11:27, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - poor composition. Something like File:Atlas roslin pl Konopie siewne 2320 6539.jpg, but not cut off, with more generous framing, focusing on the top of the plant and against the background you have will substantially be closer to FP standards. MER-C 13:17, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
  • ok thanks for opinion. I may agree but with this composition (close-up) more focus reduced the sharpness at the most sharp point. The technical limits are pushed. This may not be the most beautiful image as a thumb but it is best for wikipedia. This plant is about biochemistry. Image represent. Skalle-Per Hedenhös 20:02, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
Hampa Cannabis sativa L.jpg
  • Please vote for this. Wikipedia need a featured picture of this ancient medicinal plant. It is a close-up of this sacred shrub: Skalle-Per Hedenhös (talk) 23:27, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Poor quality image. Limited depth of field should never, per se, be an issue, providing it draws the users eye to a key element of the image. But this fails in that respect, and communicates nothing about the plant, nor does it have much aesthetic value (COI declaration: I'm the author of a botanical Flora (publication) with experience in image selection. I would never choose this one, unless desperate!) Nominator's recent posts at WP:TH (now subsequently blocked per WP:NOTHERE) suggest they are POV-pushing cannabis-related themes. Nick Moyes (talk) 09:16, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Not promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:07, 16 October 2019 (UTC)


Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson[edit]

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OriginalBjørnstjerne Bjørnson, winner of the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature
Reason
It's a very good photograph, high resolution and sharp. It does have some vignetting at the top and sides, but it's minor, and given the paper texture, looks nightmarish to fix. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 21:01, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Articles in which this image appears
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson+2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Erwin Raupp, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 20:36, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment - Leaning to support, but the photo is marred by a strange-looking screen - is it a scan from a printed original, or is it something in the photo itself? --Janke | Talk 07:33, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
    • @Janke: Pretty sure that's paper texture. This is definitely a scan of a printed copy, but the semi-grid is not as regular as it looks at first glance: It undulates a bit. Looks like paper texture to me. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 12:26, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
      • @Adam Cuerden: If it is a photo of a printed, rasterized copy, that could explain the wavy texture (or moiré). I can't imagine a wavy paper texture like that. But we'll probably never know. --Janke | Talk 13:41, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
      • I doubt that, given the provenance. I suppose it might be a photochrom, but the mounting (see original) speaks against it, as does the National Library of Norway itself I'm thinking cloth layer? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 14:05, 6 October 2019 (UTC)clear

Oh, wait, maybe I'm being stupid. Maybe it's from the deckle, or the paper process included a belt to press it between rollers? I'm able to find linen finishes for paper pretty easily, but historic paper is not my expertise. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 14:10, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

  • Support, definitely after looking at the original, mounted photo. Thanks for the link, now I know the "screen" is in the original, and not an artefact. --Janke | Talk 15:40, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 15:51, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Neglected writer... Geoffroi 20:22, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Nobelist has high enough EV, and it's a striking enough portrait, to make up for the anti-vignetting and odd textural detail. —David Eppstein (talk) 01:22, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 08:26, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Portrett av Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, 1909 - no-nb digifoto 20150129 00043 bldsa BB0791 - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:37, 15 October 2019 (UTC)



Khor Virap[edit]

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Original – View of Khor Virap, an Armenian monastery and one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Armenia located in the Ararat plain with the Mount Ararat in the background.
Reason
Picturesque image of this famous monastery. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Khor Virap, Mountain
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:22, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Duh! --- Coffeeandcrumbs 19:38, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 20:24, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 08:26, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Janke | Talk 17:02, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support -- Poydoo (talk) 11:29, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Monasterio Khor Virap, Armenia, 2016-10-01, DD 25.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:23, 15 October 2019 (UTC)



Iris Calderhead[edit]

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OriginalIris Calderhead, suffragette, daughter of Kansas Representative William A. Calderhead, who travelled extensively to advocate for suffrage, and who was arrested multiple times while protesting against Woodrow Wilson. Also involved with several organizations in fairly important roles, and did some interesting research, but these captions need kept to a certain length.
Reason
Intense gaze, and, while it's numerically near the minimum size for FPs, the composition, while effective, is unusually zoomed in, which means that you're probably getting about as much or more resolution than you'd get with a larger FP. Plus, I don't think there's any more detail that greater resolution would bring out..
Articles in which this image appears
Iris Calderhead
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Unknown photographer; restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 04:01, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
    • @Adam Cuerden: Please trim white line on the right side. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 04:10, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
      • @Coffeeandcrumbs: Edited it out as opposed to trimming, but it's gone. Sorry, I crop last, and while I did carefully check to make sure I got everything from the left - where I was cropping closely to try to get as much of her shoulder as possible - I thought I had cropped in enough on the right that I didn't have to worry. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 04:18, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
        • @Adam Cuerden: No explanation necessary but I am afraid there is still some left-over lines on the right side edge: near eye level, chin level, and going further down. On the left side edge also, near her shoulder and a little bit further down. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 04:31, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
          • @Coffeeandcrumbs: This is one of the things GIMP makes surprisingly hard to notice. But I've gone in at 800% zoom, and am pretty sure I got everything this time. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 04:40, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 04:50, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 05:15, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 08:17, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Another courageous but little known contributor to U.S. political history. (Suggest inserting "against" before Woodrow Wilson in caption above.)Sca (talk) 12:54, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
    • Done. Though I've never really thought anyone ever bothers to read these captions once the FPC closes. The POTD blurb is substantially longer, and it's not like we move the blurb to the file description. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 16:37, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Well, it's good to make sense here too. – Sca (talk) 22:59, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
True. It is more unambiguous to phrase it that way. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 00:30, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Iris Calderhead.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:00, 15 October 2019 (UTC)



Walchensee Hydroelectric Power Station[edit]

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OriginalWalchensee Hydroelectric Power Station in Bavaria, Germany, has been in operation since 1924
Reason
Great composition and subject matter. Reminds me of the interior of a cathedral.
Articles in which this image appears
Walchensee Hydroelectric Power Station, Water turbine
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Machinery
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominator – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 03:07, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:51, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. The camera appears to be pointing to the far left corner of the room rather than to its center. That slight asymmetry makes everything look a little twisted even though the verticals are properly vertical. —David Eppstein (talk) 05:22, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
    • I think your eyes are playing tricks on you because the turbines are asymmetrical. Following the streak of metal covering on the floor and the middle gear on the turbines leads you straight through the middle of the room to the middle window in the background. More discussion at Commons:Featured picture candidates --- Coffeeandcrumbs 05:55, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • True the camera seems to be positioned in the middle of the room, but it isn't pointed perfectly toward the middle of the end-wall. The end-wall windows aren't centered within the frame (horizontally). The asymmetry isn't large, Support. Bammesk (talk) 14:13, 5 October 2019 (UTC) . . . Also: the article is poorly cited.
    • My point is that it looks strange to have the perspective corrected in such a way that the lines that are vertical in 3d are all vertical in the frame but so that the big stripe up the middle of the floor is far from vertical. If the camera were pointing exactly down this stripe instead of towards the corner, then the stripe would line up as vertical in the frame as well. —David Eppstein (talk) 17:00, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • I agree, the photo is not symmetrical. Not too excessive, for me, not to support though. The middle window of the background end-wall being off center, and the tiles in the foreground are the two things that standout for me. Bammesk (talk) 19:14, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • I Support DreamSparrow Chat 08:25, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – I don't see a problem with perspective. The photographer has shifted his vantage point for reasons of composition and framing. Image illustrates subject well, detail is excellent. The fact that this hydro plant is nearly a century old and still operating makes for an intriguing FP. – Sca (talk) 12:53, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Central hidroeléctrica de Walchensee, Kochel, Baviera, Alemania, 2014-03-22, DD 04.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:21, 14 October 2019 (UTC)



Delist: Dragonfly compound eyes[edit]

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An unidentified dragonfly.
Reason
Species not identified, not used in any articles. This is a bit of a shame, though - the photo would have excellent EV otherwise, and a modern replacement would easily be FP.
Articles this image appears in
None
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Dragonfly compound eyes02.jpg
Nominator
MER-C
  • DelistMER-C 15:01, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – Why not put it into compound eye? --Janke | Talk 15:07, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
    It was in that article, but booted out in 2008. I agree with Charles' point - species not identified = not useful. MER-C 16:43, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
    • OK, Delist --Janke | Talk 17:00, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist Not useful if unidentified species. Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:34, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist Geoffroi 00:22, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:37, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist per disuse, lack of id. —David Eppstein (talk) 06:59, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Delisted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:36, 13 October 2019 (UTC)


Suspended nominations[edit]

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