Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

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

Featured pictures are images that add significantly to articles, either by illustrating article content particularly well, or being eye-catching to the point where users will want to read its accompanying article. Taking the adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words", the images featured on Wikipedia:Featured pictures should illustrate a Wikipedia article in such a way as to add significantly to that article, according to the featured picture criteria.

Promoting an image

If you believe an image should be featured, create a subpage (use the "For Nominations" field, below) and add the subpage to the current nominations section.

For promotion, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers in support and the consensus is in its favor, it can be added to the Wikipedia:Featured pictures list. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-third majority in support, including the nominator and/or creator of the image; however, anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets.

All users may comment. However, only those who have been on Wikipedia for 25 days and with at least 100 edits will be included in the numerical count. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. Nominations started in December are given three extra days, due to the holidays slowing down activity here.

The archive contains all opinions and comments collected for candidate nominations and their nomination results.

If you nominate an image here, please consider also uploading and nominating it at Commons to help ensure that the pictures can be used not just in the English Wikipedia but on all other Wikimedia projects as well.

Delisting an image

A featured picture can be nominated for delisting if you feel it no longer lives up to featured picture standards. You may also request a featured picture be replaced with a superior image. Create a subpage (use the "For Delists" field, below) and add the subpage to the current nominations section.

Please leave a note on the talk page of the original FPC nominator (and creator/uploader, if appropriate) to let them know the delisting is being debated. The user may be able to address the issues and avoid the delisting of the picture.

For delisting, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers supporting a delist or replace, and the consensus is in its favor, it will be delisted from Wikipedia:Featured pictures. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-third majority in support, including the nominator. Note that anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets. However, images are sometimes delisted despite having fewer than five in support of their removal, and there is currently no consensus on how best to handle delist closures, except that:.If the image to be delisted is not used in any articles by the time of closure, it must be delisted. If it is added to articles during the nomination, at least one week's stability is required for the nomination to be closed as "Kept". The nomination may be suspended if a week hasn't yet passed to give the rescue a chance.

Outside of the nominator, all voters are expected to have been on Wikipedia for 25 days and to have made a minimum of 100 edits. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. As with regular nominations, delist nominations are given three extra days to run if started in December.

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

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

Step 1:
Evaluate

Evaluate the merit of a nomination against the featured picture criteria. Most users reference terms from this page when evaluating nominations.

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

To create a subpage of Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates for your nomination, add a title for the image you want to nominate in the field below (e.g., Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Labrador Retriever) and click the "Create new nomination" button.


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

To create a subpage for your delist, add a title for the image you want to delist/replace in the field below and click the "Create new delist nomination" button.


Step 3:
Transclude and link

Transclude the newly created subpage to the Featured picture candidate list (direct link).

How to comment for Candidate Images

  • Write Support, if you approve of the picture. A reason is optional.
  • Write Oppose, followed by your reasoning, if you disapprove of the picture. All objections should be accompanied by a specific rationale that, if addressed, would make you support the image. If your concern is one that can only be addressed by the creator, and if they haven't nominated or commented on the image, and if they are a Wikipedian, you should notify them directly.
  • You can weak support or weak oppose instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
  • If you think a nominated image obviously fails the featured picture criteria, write Speedy close followed by your reasons. Nominations may be closed early if this is the case.
Recommendations added early in the process may be disregarded if they do not address concerns and/or improvements that arise later in the debate. Reviewers are advised to monitor the progress of a nomination and update their votes accordingly.
Prior to giving an opinion, the image should be assessed on its quality as displayed at full size (high-resolution) in an image editing program. Please note that the images are only displayed at thumbnail size on this page. The thumbnail links to the image description page which, in turn, links to the high-resolution version.

How to comment for Delist Images

  • Write Keep, followed by your reasons for keeping the picture.
  • Write Delist, followed by your reasons for delisting the picture.
  • Write Delist and Replace if you believe the image should be replaced by a better picture.
  • You can weak keep, weak delist or weak delist and replace instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
Please remember to be civil, not to bite the newbies and to comment on the image, not the person.

You may find the glossary useful when you encounter acronyms or jargon in other voters' comments. You can also link to it by using {{FPCgloss}}.

Editing candidates

If you feel you could improve a candidate by image editing, please feel free to do so, but do not overwrite or remove the original. Instead, upload your edit with a different file name (e.g., add "edit" to the file name), and display it below the original nomination. Edits should be appropriately captioned in sequential order (e.g., Edit 1, Edit 2, etc), and describe the modifications that have been applied.

Is my monitor adjusted correctly?

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In a discussion about the brightness of an image, it is necessary to know if the computer display is properly adjusted. Displays differ greatly in their ability to show shadow detail. There are four dark grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display shadow detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings. Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal shadow detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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Displays also differ greatly in their ability to show highlight detail. There are light grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display highlight detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings (probably reduce the contrast setting). Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal highlight detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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On a gamma-adjusted display, the four circles in the color image blend into the background when seen from a few feet (roughly 75–150 cm) away. If they do not, you could adjust the gamma setting (found in the computer's settings, not on the display), until they do. This may be very difficult to attain, and a slight error is not detrimental. Uncorrected PC displays usually show the circles darker than the background.
Note that on most consumer LCD displays (laptop or flat screen), viewing angle strongly affects these images. Correct adjustment on one part of the screen might be incorrect on another part for a stationary head position. Click on the images for more technical information. If possible, calibration with a hardware monitor calibrator is recommended.
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FPCs needing feedback



Current nominationsEdit

There is a disagreement on whether the use of an FPC in a stub article should bar it from FP status. I have initiated a vote to try to reach a consensus. Please participate. Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:30, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Power station Berlin-WilmersdorfEdit

Voting period ends on 13 Aug 2021 at 19:36:10 (UTC)

Reason
Future FP on Commons. Good capure.
Articles in which this image appears
Power station Berlin-Wilmersdorf
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
A.Savin
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 19:36, 3 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – too much road in front, and too little power plant IMO. Bammesk (talk) 02:31, 4 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. --A.Savin (talk) 06:22, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

Processional Way, BabylonEdit

Voting period ends on 13 Aug 2021 at 19:03:09 (UTC)

 
Original – The Lion of Babylon from a portion of the Processional Way leading to the Ishtar Gate, Pergamon Museum (warning: 200 MB)
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously. Very high resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Lion of Babylon etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Unknown/Google Art Project
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:03, 3 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 19:20, 3 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 23:23, 3 August 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:32, 4 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment Isn't it tilted just a tiny bit or are my eyes deceiving me? --Muhammad(talk) 07:47, 4 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support, thank you! --Andrei (talk) 22:19, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

Fushimi Inari-taisha (2021)Edit

Voting period ends on 13 Aug 2021 at 18:58:13 (UTC)

 
Original – Torii path with a hanging lantern at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Senbontorii, Kyoto, Japan.
Reason
Unanimously featured on Commons two years ago; higher resolution and better composition than existing FP File:KyotoFushimiInariLarge.jpg (will be nominated for delisting if this nomination is successful).
Articles in which this image appears
Fushimi Inari-taisha + others on replacement
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Basile Morin
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 18:58, 3 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 19:21, 3 August 2021 (UTC
  • Support – Does the image caption in the article fit this photo? The caption is inherited from the previous photo. Bammesk (talk) 02:35, 4 August 2021 (UTC)
  • It fits, except it's the opposite direction. Amended. Thanks -- Basile Morin (talk) 02:48, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

Aircraft Industries L 410 NGEdit

Voting period ends on 12 Aug 2021 at 16:30:46 (UTC)

Reason
good quality and ev
Articles in which this image appears
Aircraft Industries L 410 NG, Let Kunovice
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Air#Civilian
Creator
User:Julian Herzog
  • Support as nominatorAndrei (talk) 16:30, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:44, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

Rock of Ifach Natural ParkEdit

Voting period ends on 12 Aug 2021 at 01:27:48 (UTC)

 
Original – Rock of Ifach, at the Rock of Ifach Natural Park, Calpe, Spain
Reason
Quality lead image. Shows the main feature of the park.
Articles in which this image appears
Penyal d'Ifac Natural Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 01:27, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment - Impressive, but doesn't show the entire, massive rock - from the side, it's about three times wider than seen in this view. --Janke | Talk 11:31, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment Support – Well, it sure looks BIG, and res is pretty good. I can imagine a POTD copy block comparing its size or height with Gibralter's. Leaning toward support.Sca (talk) 12:46, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support when I was there it looked like this. Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:25, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
    Sure, and it still does! ;-) But if you look at it on Google Earth in "3D", you'll see that it looks even more massive from the south, instead of the west... BTW, I'm leaning toward support, too. --Janke | Talk 14:32, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Coronavirus. SARS-CoV-2Edit

Voting period ends on 11 Aug 2021 at 01:42:27 (UTC)

 
Original – Scientifically accurate atomic model of the external structure of the SARS-CoV-2. Each "ball" is an atom.
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Spike protein, SARS-CoV-2, Template:COVID-19 pandemic sidebar
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Biology
Creator
Alexey Solodovnikov (Idea, Producer, CG, Editor), Valeria Arkhipova (Scientific Сonsultant)
  • Support as nominatorNiklitov (talk) 01:42, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
  • For reference: The image was placed in the two articles today/yesterday [1], [2] (see FP critierion 5). The image was published (publication link) on 29 July 2021 in the N+1 science website (traslation). The Commons nomination is at this link. I am not a specialist and cannot judge the scientific significance or accuracy of the image. Personally I think, assuming that the N+1 website is not a peer-reviewed publication, we should wait a while (at least a few months) and see if any concerns are raised about this image in the talk pages of the two articles the image was added to. Bammesk (talk) 15:39, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose criterion 5 Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:35, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now. --Janke | Talk 16:44, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – IMO the world is tired of pics & depictions of the ƒ₴*!@$#?&! Virus. – Sca (talk) 12:54, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
    • Comment – Dear Colleagues Janke, Charlesjsharp, Bammesk, Sca! Before publication on the N+1 popular science portal, the image received 3 reviews from scientific consultants:
  • Nikitin N.A., Doctor of Biological Sciences, Department of Virology, Faculty of Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University.
  • Borisevich S.S. PhD in Chemical Sciences, Specialist in Molecular Modeling of Viral Surface Proteins, Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, Ufa Institute of Chemistry RAS.
  • Arkhipova V.I., specialization in Fundamental and Applied chemistry, senior engineer, RNA Chemistry Laboratory, Institute of chemical biology and fundamental medicine SB Russian Academy of Sciences.
The N+1 article itself talks about this. Criterion 5 is ok, right? – Niklitov (talk) 20:20, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
IMO, to the general, non-scientific person, they all look more or less the same. – Sca (talk) 22:13, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
Also, this isn't really aesthetically pleasing, it's too irregular, and the "spikes" seem a bit too big compared to the "real" electron microscope images we've seen... --Janke | Talk 08:15, 3 August 2021 (UTC)
Janke, per file description and image captions this is the "model of the 'external' structure", (struck per explanation below) so the spikes are not to scale compared to the body. The intricate spike details are magnified here. This may not be the best image for the infobox (the article editors will decide that). I will support if the image remains stable in the article(s) for a few months (infobox or not). It adds significant EV to the article(s) IMO. Bammesk (talk) 02:54, 4 August 2021 (UTC) Bammesk (talk) 00:33, 5 August 2021 (UTC)
    • Comment Hello! Thank you for your comments, I will try to answer.

When aesthetics is on one side of the scale and scientific credibility on the other, we choose science. You can see from the micrographs that the spike proteins should be arranged irregularly. We also took into account the flexibility of the S-proteins and reflected it in our model. The virus looks less neat now, but all sacrifices are in the name of science. Next, we need to remember two facts about the size of the coronavirus. The first is that SARS-СoV-2 does not have a strictly defined size - it is in a wide range of diameters. The size can be either 60 or 150 nm. Second, the size of the S-protein is determined more precisely, approximately 30 nm. So, it turns out that the ratio of the spike protein and the "body" of the virus may differ. We have chosen averages to create our model. We can find many sources confirming the truth of the dimensions of the parts of our model, but I will refer to one from Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2665-2 If you pay attention to the relative sizes of spikes and virion in the electron micrographes in Fig. 1, their length ratio will be 0.35. In our model, the ratio of the lengths of our spike to the size of the virus is 0.32. It seems to me that the numbers have been successfully confirmed by science? I hope I managed to clarify this question ;) AlexeySolodovnikov (talk) 12:12, 4 August 2021 (UTC)


Green shield bugEdit

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2021 at 21:07:51 (UTC)

 
OriginalGreen shield bug (or stink bug in America) (Palomena prasina) in Oxfordshire
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Green shield bug
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 21:07, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • The second antenna is muted, almost invisibe (see for example [3], [4], [5]), I assume because it's pointing toward the lens. Is there a way to make it more pronounced in the focus stack? Bammesk (talk) 14:58, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Yes, it is pointed towards the lens. A focus stack does not create sharpness, it only combines the sharpest elements of each shot. Charlesjsharp (talk)
  • Support – Ok. It's pretty good as is. Bammesk (talk) 14:10, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Object on focus, overall well-pictured. - Lemonreader (talk) 15:00, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 11:44, 4 August 2021 (UTC)


Banded demoiselleEdit

Voting period ends on 9 Aug 2021 at 20:57:24 (UTC)

 
OriginalBanded demoiselle damselfly (Calopteryx splendens) male in Oxfordshire
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Banded demoiselle
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 20:57, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Delicate image of demoiselle at work. V. good res. (Homogenized background a bit puzzling, but can be ignored.)Sca (talk) 13:06, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
  • The background is the Thames. It has not been modified. Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:27, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
    And I thought 'twas the Mersey!Sca (talk) 13:46, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – The colors are well-parsed. Overall, nice. - Lemonreader (talk) 14:59, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Muhammad(talk) 07:57, 4 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 11:42, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

Paris Las VegasEdit

Voting period ends on 7 Aug 2021 at 13:10:55 (UTC)

 
Original – The exterior of Paris Las Vegas
Reason
High quality, large size, good composition, and shows the property clearly. This photo also has been retouched to remove sensor dust in the sky and some artifacts from the window glass in the sky.
Articles in which this image appears
Paris Las Vegas
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Jürgen Matern (on Wikimedia Commons)
  • I struck the above vote, editor has less than 100 edits. See instructions on top of this page. Bammesk (talk) 00:20, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

PuffinEdit

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2021 at 12:44:56 (UTC)

 
Original – Puffin (Fratercula arctica) on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Adds value to article.
Articles in which this image appears
Atlantic puffin, Puffin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 12:44, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support, Adorable, surprised it hasnt been featured before --Andrei (talk) 21:16, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support I like the posture and the background in this photo a lot more than in the one below. --Janke | Talk 10:30, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support This picture has a less disturbed background than the below one. Lemonreader (talk) 13:12, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support ×Elvorixtalk 07:44, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • I struck the above vote, editor has less than 100 edits. See instructions on top of this page. Bammesk (talk) 00:21, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:21, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulp❯❯❯here! 11:24, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:54, 3 August 2021 (UTC)

Sella groupEdit

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2021 at 13:58:50 (UTC)

 
Original – Panoramic view of the Sella group.
Reason
Good capture. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Sella group
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Llez
  • I struck the above vote, editor has less than 100 edits. See instructions on top of this page. Bammesk (talk) 00:26, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulp❯❯❯here! 11:24, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:42, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:51, 3 August 2021 (UTC)

Taylor HighwayEdit

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2021 at 13:36:47 (UTC)

 
Original – The Taylor Highway (numbered Alaska Route 5) is a highway in the U.S. state of Alaska that extends 160 miles (258 km) from Tetlin Junction, about 11 miles (17 km) east of Tok on the Alaska Highway, to Eagle.
Reason
Good capture. A recent POTD on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Taylor Highway
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 13:36, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Asphalt comprises about half of the pixels. – Sca (talk) 12:46, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment Yes, too much road. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:42, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

BrisbaneEdit

Voting period ends on 5 Aug 2021 at 13:25:36 (UTC)

 
Original – Skyline of Brisbane and Brisbane River, Queensland, Australia
Reason
High resolution. Good composition.
Articles in which this image appears
Brisbane, Brisbane River, List of Australian capital cities, Queensland
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Kgbo
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 13:25, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Meh - very snapshotty... --Janke | Talk 06:53, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Agree – and perspective looks skewed. – Sca (talk) 12:49, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment Taken from the wrong place? The foreground isn't relevant. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:46, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • I stand with above --Andrei (talk) 21:18, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Nassarius arculariaEdit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 4 Aug 2021 at 18:59:01 (UTC)

 
Original – Nassarius arcularia (Linnaeus, 1758), Casket Nassa; length 2.2 cm; Originating from Madagascar;
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC a few months ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Nassarius arcularia, Nassarius
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Molluscs
Creator
H. Zell
  • I struck the above vote, editor has less than 100 edits. See instructions on top of this page. Bammesk (talk) 00:26, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulp❯❯❯here! 11:24, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Nominations — to be closedEdit

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

Older nominations requiring additional input from usersEdit

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

Closing procedureEdit

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

When NOT promoted, perform the following:

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Not promoted| }} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  2. If the nominator is new to FPC, consider placing {{subst:NotpromotedFPC|Image name}} on their talk page. To avoid overuse, do not use the template when in doubt.

When promoted, perform the following:

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

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

  1. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} to the top of the section.
  2. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the August archive. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Page name}} from this page to the bottom of the archive.
  3. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

Delist closing procedureEdit

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

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

  1. Check that the image has been in the article for at least one week. Otherwise, suspend the nomination to give it time to stabilize before continuing.
  2. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Kept|}} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  3. Optionally leave a note on the picture's talk page.

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

  1. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Delisted|}} --~~~~
    • Do NOT put any other information inside the FPCresult template. It should be copied and pasted exactly.
  2. Replace the {{Featured picture}} tag from the image with {{FormerFeaturedPicture|delist/''Image name''}}.
  3. Remove the image from the appropriate sub-page of Wikipedia:Featured pictures and the appropriate section of Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs.

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

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

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

  1. Move the nomination entry to the top of the "Recently closed nominations" section. It will remain there for three days after closing so others can review the nomination. This is done by simply moving the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the top of the section.
  2. Add the nomination entry to the bottom of the archived delist nominations. This is done by simply adding the line {{Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Image name}} to the bottom of the appropriate section of the archive.
  3. If the nomination is listed at Template:FPC urgents, remove it.

Recently closed nominationsEdit

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Spotted pardaloteEdit

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Original – Pardalotus punctatus, female, Glen Davis, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
Illustrates subject well, high resolution, concurrent nomination on Commons doing very well.
Articles in which this image appears
Spotted pardalote
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 18:41, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose – Background looks unnatural. My guess is that the background is overprocessed, but regardless of whether it is or isn't, flat backgrounds look unnatural on live animal photos captured in the wild (with the exception of night photos having a dark background). Image has EV, hence weak oppose. On a sidenote, we have a FP of this bird: here which should be delisted if this nom passes. Bammesk (talk) 20:28, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support I don't think JJ will have overprocessed the background. MER-C, can you delist as suggested please. Charlesjsharp (talk) 20:34, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Andrei (talk) 08:59, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support ×Elvorixtalk 07:43, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • I struck the above vote, editor has less than 100 edits. See instructions on top of this page. Bammesk (talk) 00:27, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulp❯❯❯here! 11:24, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --GRDN711 (talk) 12:03, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Pardalotus punctatus - Glen Davis.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:44, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

Gatekeeper butterflyEdit

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OriginalGatekeeper butterfly (Pyronia tithonus), showing the underside of the wings
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Important for article.
Articles in which this image appears
Gatekeeper (butterfly)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • I struck the above vote, editor has less than 100 edits. See instructions on top of this page. Bammesk (talk) 00:28, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus) underside.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:48, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Northern masked weaver female (2)Edit

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Original – Northern masked weaver (Ploceus taeniopterus) female
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Reworked from RAW since previous nomination.
Articles in which this image appears
Northern masked weaver
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • I struck the above vote, editor has less than 100 edits. See instructions on top of this page. Bammesk (talk) 00:28, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Comment – Fine feathery pic., but target article is a tiny 43-word sub-stub drastically unsuitable for main page promotion, thus not eligible for POTD (particularly since comp. is vertical). – Sca (talk) 12:51, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • This is FPC, not POTD. Your opinion in this discussion had no support. This image is not being proposed as suitable for POTD. Suitability for POTD has not been agreed as an FP criteria, so please do not invent criteria. And to suggest that an image cannot be POTD as it is 'vertical' is a nonsense statement. Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:32, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
My "opinion" was a factual explanation about the structure of Wikipedia – which, be it noted, I did not devise: All nominations here at Featured Picture Candidates, if approved, are perforce potential choices for the POTD. Those who don't like it can lump it. (I decline to comment on your "nonsense" jibe.) Sca (talk) 13:15, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
PS: This nom. could be promoted if the 'article' were substantially expanded. – Sca (talk) 13:15, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • @Sca:, you are wrong. Read POTD guidelines. It says FPs don't have to become POTD, for instance when article quality is low. This is FPC, not POTD, so read the FP criteria too and the instructions on top of FPC page. In the past you said you disagree with the FP criteria, diff nom, and that you don't go by it diff nom. If you disagree with the FP process, start a RFC on the project's talk page. Adding invalid oppose rationales and comments to FP nominations is Disruptive. Bammesk (talk) 14:56, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
I'm not responsible for every glitch in Wiki instructions. Standards for Main Page play are what they are. Please don't ping me again with such prolix protests, whoever you are. Adieu. – Sca (talk) 17:48, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  • There is no glitch. You disagree with the FP process. FPC is not POTD. Bammesk (talk) 14:25, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
  • This disagreement is not helping the FP project. Sca's opinion is quite reasonable, but surely we cannot allow oppose votes on criteria which are not part of the current guidelines. Could an admin (if any watch this page) help us out please. In the meantime I have initiated a vote. Please participate. Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:30, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
    No thanks, I'm probably not qualified. – Sca (talk) 13:37, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
    I haven't changed my position or understanding of Wikipedia one bit, but I'm sick & tired of all this overwrought kerfuffle, so I changed my evil opsn to a 'comment.' Is everybody happy now? – Sca (talk) 13:31, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Northern masked weaver (Ploceus taeniopterus) female.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:47, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

BoomerangEdit

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OriginalWooden boomerang
Reason
High quality. FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Boomerang
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
A.Savin
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 13:26, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Meh. – Sca (talk) 12:34, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose not good to illustrate article. Charlesjsharp (talk) 15:02, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
    Why not? --A.Savin (talk) 11:07, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
    Because it's not clear at a glance what the heck it is. This shot is better at that, IMO. – Sca (talk) 12:07, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
    Strongly disagree. --A.Savin (talk) 13:30, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
    No doubt recognizable to boomerang fans, but to the general reader probably not. – Sca (talk) 13:07, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
    How is then File:Boomerang.jpg recognizable as boomerang to the general reader? I'm a general reader for sure and for me it rather looks like a Clothes hanger without hook. And it's a terrible photo. --A.Savin (talk) 23:32, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
    The shape of that boomerang (admittedly a very low quality photo) is recognizable, but this current candidate looks more like a piece from some Alvar Aalto furniture... ;-) --Janke | Talk 06:47, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:08, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Cliff PalaceEdit

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OriginalCliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. The structure built by the Ancestral Puebloans is located in Mesa Verde National Park in their former homeland region. The cliff dwelling and park are in Montezuma County, in the southwestern corner of Colorado, in the Southwestern United States.
Reason
Good capture. High resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Cliff Palace
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
Bubba73

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:23, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 13:23, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Puffin with sand eelsEdit

Voting period ends on 6 Aug 2021 at 12:53:47 (UTC)

 
Original – Puffin (Fratercula arctica) with lesser sand eels (Ammodytes tobianus), on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Adds value to articles. I would not normally submit two images of the same species, but feel this is justified here.
Articles in which this image appears
Puffin, Atlantic puffin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • I struck the above vote, editor has less than 100 edits. See instructions on top of this page. Bammesk (talk) 00:22, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:21, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Self-Portrait at 6th Wedding AnniversaryEdit

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Reason
good quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Self-Portrait at 6th Wedding Anniversary, Pregnancy in art, Self-portrait
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Paula Modersohn-Becker
  • I struck the above vote, editor has less than 100 edits. See instructions on top of this page. Bammesk (talk) 00:29, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Paula Moderson-Becker - Selbstbildnis am 6 Hochzeitstag (1906).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:43, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

Blue Horse IEdit

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OriginalBlue Horse I
Reason
good quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Blue Horse I, Der Blaue Reiter, Franz Marc
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Franz Marc
  • Support as nominatorAndrei (talk) 10:44, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Janke | Talk 11:59, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 20:29, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:50, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:24, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulp❯❯❯here! 13:51, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support ×Elvorixtalk 07:42, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • I struck the above vote, editor has less than 100 edits. See instructions on top of this page. Bammesk (talk) 00:30, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Marc, Franz - Blue Horse I - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:38, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

Oligodon huahinEdit

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Original – Hua Hin kukri snake (Oligodon huahin) - Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last year, where it was featured unanimously. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Oligodon huahin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Rushenb

Promoted File:Oligodon huahin, Hua Hin kukri snake - Kaeng Krachan National Park (32625377028).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:49, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

Equisetum arvenseEdit

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Original – A fertile shoot of the common horsetail
Reason
Was just seen on Commons FPC, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Equisetum arvense
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Others
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 18:38, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:05, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Janke | Talk 08:46, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:38, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Andrei (talk) 11:43, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulp❯❯❯here! 13:52, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Equisetum arvense fertile spore-bearing stem - Keila.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:46, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

Colorful dreidelsEdit

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Original – Dreidels for sale at Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, Israel, with Israel specific lettering on blue dreidels (נ ג ה פ) and diaspora lettering on orange dreidels (נ ג ה ש).
Reason
good quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Dreidel, Hanukkah
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Adiel lo~commonswiki
  • Support as nominatorAndrei (talk) 10:56, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:29, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Firebreak and retardant in Los Angeles County, CaliforniaEdit

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OriginalFire retardant dispersed aerially onto brush adjoining a firebreak to contain the Tumbleweed Fire in Los Angeles County, California in July 2021.
Reason
I think this is a good photograph of a relatively uncommon event; not only does it show the immediate aftermath of a wildfire (which was still burning when I took this photo -- maybe that makes it the duringmath), it also shows the effectiveness of techniques used to contain it, with sharp contrast between the charred carbon to the left of the firebreak and the intact vegetation to its right. I also took a different picture of the same fire, which shows the same thing (burnt material to the left of a firebreak and unburnt material to its right) as well as some dramatic stuff like still-burning fires, atmospheric haze, et cetera -- but it's a little blurrier, and doesn't show the firebreaks as clearly.
Articles in which this image appears
Fire retardant, Firebreak, Wildfire suppression
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
JPxG
  • Support as nominatorjp×g 01:18, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Interesting image. Quality is insufficient. Dust spots on left and right (fixable). Blurred when zoomed in (not fixable). --Tagooty (talk) 03:00, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:39, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Talismanic shirt bearing the 99 names of GodEdit

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Original – Talismanic shirt inscribed with Qur’anic verses, the 99 names of God, and prayers written in a variety of scripts and colours, together with views of Mecca and Medina and a number of decorative elements
Reason
An FP on Commons. Shirts with figurative art are rare, so this is significant both as a work of art and a piece of religious symbolism. This photograph has a very high resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Names of God in Islam, Talismanic shirt, Khalili Collection of Hajj and the Arts of Pilgrimage
FP category for this image
Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Photograph by the Khalili Collections, uploaded as part of a GLAM partnership

Promoted File:Khalili Collection Hajj and Arts of Pilgrimage Talismanic shirt.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:34, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Suspended nominationsEdit

This section is for Featured Picture (or delisting) candidacies whose closure is postponed for additional editing, rendering, or copyright clarification.