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Male sable antelope (2)Edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Oct 2019 at 08:53:13 (UTC)

 
OriginalSable antelope (Hippotragus niger). Adult male in the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well. On previous nomination (Jan 2018) received one support vote (Bammesk) apart from mine and no oppose votes.
Articles in which this image appears
Sable antelope
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 08:53, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:06, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 03:02, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Little bit of a halo effect to the thorns, but that's probably wind. Gender identification easy to confirm. Educational bonus? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 20:10, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
    • I think it's just heat haze. JJ Harrison (talk) 04:58, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:35, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 03:16, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) adult male.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:00, 1 October 2019 (UTC)



Snowy-bellied hummingbirdEdit

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OriginalSnowy-bellied hummingbird (Amazilia edward niveoventer) in Mount Totumas cloud forest, Panama
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Adds value to article.
Articles in which this image appears
Snowy-bellied hummingbird
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 08:55, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:05, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 02:59, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:21, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Might be nice if the tail was that tiny bit more in focus, but.... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 20:08, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:31, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Snowy-bellied hummingbird (Amazilia edward niveoventer) 1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:02, 1 October 2019 (UTC)



Eastern Yellow RobinEdit

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Original – Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis), Mogo Campground, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality illustration
Articles in which this image appears
Eastern yellow robin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 04:07, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:37, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. --Gnosis (talk) 15:56, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Very good quality. -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:21, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 20:07, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 01:01, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:31, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Eopsaltria australis - Mogo Campground.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:08, 2 October 2019 (UTC)



Far Eastern CurlewEdit

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OriginalWhite-headed Petrel (Pterodroma lessonii), east of the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia
CSS image crop, to show a possible fix. Could also be cropped in a bit on the sides.
Reason
Endangered and in my experience are normally pretty difficult to approach - they'll take off if you get with 100 meters. I woke at around 4am drove two hours before dawn and set up with a Ghillie suit in what turned out to be just the right place to get the shot.
Articles in which this image appears
Far Eastern curlew
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 04:14, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Discombobulated – How come Pterodroma lessonii is in the photo caption of Numenius madagascariensis ? --Janke | Talk 08:42, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment: Amazing bird with gorgeous beak, great light, but I find the blurry foreground a bit intrusive aesthetically. Why not truncating it over the black area? -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:26, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment: I too don't go for the intentionally blurred foreground technique. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:39, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment: "Inentionally"? I'd really like to see a sharp foreground in a picture shot with a 1200mm lens... ;-) --Janke | Talk 15:02, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • The use of 'Intentionally', Janke, is accurate, because JJ has said he takes images from a POV close to the ground. A higher POV wouldn't have the blurred foreground in the shot that JJ likes. Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
    • The bird looks great, but the "banding" of the picture is a bit too much for me. JJ's images of birds on the ground or sea tend towards this a bit, and it's usually fine, but, here, it seems particularly overpowering, kind of like it was shot super-widescreen, and then a blurry area was added top and bottom to fill in. The divide between sharp and blurry is such a sudden transition, and perfectly level - maybe the top blurry bit is actually a transition in whatever's behind him, but it's still really distracting. That said, it gives absolutely amazing results for birds in branches, like the ones below, so...
I could support a crop. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 20:00, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • So would I, but with a little more headroom than in the example, and slice off a bit on both sides, this doesn't need to be a panorama... --Janke | Talk 13:59, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
    • I'm tring to compromise the amount of the dark brown band visible. Much more than that and it's intrusive. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 15:01, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
      • Don't really care either way. JJ Harrison (talk) 21:47, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Conditional support – There is an FP in there somewhere. Consider me a full support after some cropping along the lines described above. JJ Harrison seems to be away currently and I hope they return in time. If not, an immediate renomination is certainly warranted. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 01:22, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – there is a better image here, it has more resolution on the bird itself, and better lighting IMO. So I am leaning to oppose the nom image in favor of the other image. My opinion on the nom image: I am Ok with the background bokeh, the foreground isn't too distracting, per Basile Morin above I think it would be an improvement if the bottom ~10% of the image is cropped out (the black or darker portion of the foreground). Bammesk (talk) 02:10, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Question Is the brown band (top third) natural? Oppose the proposed crop. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:37, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support, either version, but the aspect of the cropped one now looks too elongated, and tight at the top. I would have kept the same ratio W/L and just got rid of the bottom. Well... -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:25, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:37, 2 October 2019 (UTC)



Bryce Canyon (2018)Edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 4 Oct 2019 at 16:28:03 (UTC)

 
Original – Four-segment panorama of Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park.
Reason
Putting this image forward as a clearly superior image to an existing FP per Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/File:Bryce Canyon Amphitheater Hoodoos Panorama.jpg. Was seen on Commons FPC two months ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Bryce Canyon National Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
King of Hearts
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:28, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per my comments at the delist. —David Eppstein (talk) 16:52, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 17:12, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, thanks for the recognition. -- King of ♠ 00:32, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 00:56, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:31, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:06, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Inspiration Point Bryce Canyon November 2018 panorama.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:15, 4 October 2019 (UTC)



Bessie ColemanEdit

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OriginalBessie Coleman in 1923
Reason
Coleman was the first woman of African-American descent and the first of Native American descent to hold a pilot license.
Articles in which this image appears
Bessie Coleman
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Unknown
  • Support as nominator – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 00:10, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, though some bits are a bit inky black, and I would like to see the original of this. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 03:10, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
    • @Adam Cuerden: I made no changes. My source is here. You are welcome to make changes. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 03:16, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
      • Not quite what I meant - I can see it's in the source, but this is something I've seen appear in edited files, and it's a pretty common type of bad edit on the internet. It's not that major here, though, and delist and replace is an option if we get better. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 04:17, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 18:21, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 00:55, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:24, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:22, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bessie Coleman in 1923.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:44, 5 October 2019 (UTC)



Women Airforce Service PilotsEdit

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Original – Short film about Women Airforce Service Pilots by the U.S. military to be viewed by "service men only", part of the Army–Navy Screen Magazine film series
Reason
Uncomfortable to hear the narration but it gives a nice glimpse into the societal perception of women in the military at the time period
Articles in which this image appears
Women Airforce Service Pilots, Gender role, Army–Navy Screen Magazine
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War II
Creator
United States Military
  • Support as nominator – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 04:28, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Wow. That is... of its time. Almost uncomfortably so, especially the bit where the narrator all-but-encourages the soldiers to look at the women's breasts during the exercise scene. Amongst others. But it IS useful in many ways as a document of its time. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 11:24, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:33, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:31, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. The article on which this is most prominently linked, Army–Navy Screen Magazine, is in sad shape with no sources. Can this be fixed? —David Eppstein (talk) 00:46, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:WASPS-Women-Airforce-Service-Pilots-Training-1943-Army-Navy-Screen-Magazine-No.-16.ogv --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:42, 6 October 2019 (UTC)



La JuiveEdit

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Original – Act I of La Juive in the original 1835 production
Reason
A high quality image of the première. One of my favourites
Articles in which this image appears
La Juive, History of music in Paris, Louis Philippe style
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Lithograph by Eugène Cicéri (1813-1890) and Philippe Benoist (1813-1905), after a set design by Charles Séchan, Léon Feuchère, Jules Dieterle, and/or Édouard Desplechin. Restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 16:56, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
    • Just to note, I've tried to find and fix all damage, but as it's 8000x6000 px, it's possible I missed something. Tell me if you see anything. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 19:23, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 17:36, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:08, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:30, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:05, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:La Juive Act 1 set 1835 - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:47, 6 October 2019 (UTC)



Dean Emma M. GillettEdit

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Original – Dean Emma Gillett, the lawyer who founded the Washington College of Law specifically to allow American women to become lawyers while established universities were refusing admission.
Reason
A very nice photograph, and of a very notable person
Articles in which this image appears
Emma Gillett
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others, unless a better suggestion is made.
Creator
Edmonston (photographer); restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 22:23, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 22:40, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
    • One very minor quibble with the caption: "whilst" is British English. We should be using American English for her. —David Eppstein (talk) 21:23, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
Is it? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 23:15, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
Wikipedia says so, so it must be true. (But in this case I think it's accurate.) "whilst [is] often considered archaic in American English" ... "The usage of whilst is chiefly British" ... "In American English, whilst is considered to be pretentious or archaic". —David Eppstein (talk) 07:33, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough. Done. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 04:27, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Dean Emma M. Gillett 274015v.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:47, 6 October 2019 (UTC)



European rollerEdit

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OriginalEuropean roller (Coracias garrulus) . The roller has been ringed as part of a [http://rollerproject.eu?
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Adds value to article.
Articles in which this image appears
European roller, Bird ringing
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 13:17, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - although you should mention in the caption in European roller that the bird has been tagged. MER-C 16:56, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
* done. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:32, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 03:18, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose The plumage is very patchy - possibly a juvenile, but not really good EV in any case. Visible halo from use of the highlight reduction tool to artificially darken the background. Poor quality lighting from mid day sun misrepresents typical appearance because of the harsh shadows, especially the underparts to appear black when they're not. Bird looks weirdly squashed distorting perspective and proportions because the photo is taken from an excessively steep angle, presumably you were looking up too steeply at the perch. Whole image seems to be unsharp, possibly from excessive noise reduction or heat haze or a mixture. Despite this the whole image is noisy for something taken in bright sun, especially in the darker parts and in the background. Cyan cast to white balance. Blown highlights on the feet and the stick. P.S. Did you report the band number to the appropriate authority? You can often find out about the history of birds by doing so. JJ Harrison (talk) 09:55, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comments on image are fair. Analysis is flawed. 1. It's not a juvenile. 2. Highlight reduction tool not used. Background was lightened (not darkened) slightly using faded auto tone. 3. Taken at 10.30am , not midday. 4. Noise is typical of EOS80D body. 5. Since I was with one of the leaders of the [1], the comment on reporting is hardly relevant. Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:05, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:57, 7 October 2019 (UTC)



Rose chafer beetlesEdit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 7 Oct 2019 at 13:20:52 (UTC)

 
Original – Rose chafers (Cetonia aurata), a type of scarab beetle, on a thistle (Carduus sp.)
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Cetonia aurata
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 13:20, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – muddled composition. Bammesk (talk) 13:39, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 05:05, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:57, 7 October 2019 (UTC)



Bladder wrackEdit

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Original – Bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosus) in Sämstad Harbor, Lysekil Municipality, Sweden. There is some red hornweed (Ceramium virgatum) at the top right.
Reason
Algae are very underrepresented in our FP collection - there's only one other image. Shows this seaweed in its natural environment (shallow water) which makes the execution more difficult. Was featured on Commons this month.
Articles in which this image appears
Fucus vesiculosus
FP category for this image
Looks like we need to create a new category under Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Other lifeforms.
Creator
W.carter
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:51, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – not sure about the surface reflections and the wow factor. A polarizing filter could have removed the surface reflections. Perhaps better lighting conditions for wow factor? These two [2], [3] have better wow factor, but they have other problems! Bammesk (talk) 14:04, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
  • FYI, the photo is taken at noon on a clear day with the sun blazing down on the wrack, you can't get any more light than that. Unfortunately, the water 'steals' so much of the light and a polarizing filter is not an option for the same reason. I've tried it and I had to go way up high in the ISO then to get a short enough time with a reasonable DoF since things in water move constantly. --cart-Talk 14:47, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Very unremarkable image; perhaps a candidate for VI. DonFB (talk) 05:45, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I think the EV is good and it's something a bit difficult to get a 'nice' photo that people will vote for. JJ Harrison (talk) 09:57, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Very unremarkable, per my vote on Commons -- Basile Morin (talk) 23:26, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:58, 7 October 2019 (UTC)



Hippasa holmerae (Lawn wolf spider)Edit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 8 Oct 2019 at 06:59:35 (UTC)

 
Original – Hippasa holmerae (Lawn wolf spider) in its funnel web
Reason
Animal in its environment. Featured on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Hippasa
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/Animals/Arachnids
Creator
Basile Morin

Promoted File:Hippasa holmerae (Lawn wolf spider) in its funnel web (2).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:03, 8 October 2019 (UTC)



Asahi Beer HallEdit

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Original – Asahi Breweries headquarters building with the Asahi Flame and Skytree at blue hour with full moon, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Reason
Striking, high resolution, featured on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Asahi Beer Hall
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Basile Morin
  • Support as nominatorBasile Morin (talk) 07:12, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 09:14, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 14:21, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:59, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 03:16, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Timing it with the full moon at that point is a nice extra touch. —David Eppstein (talk) 04:44, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Asahi Breweries headquarters building with the Asahi Flame and Skytree at blue hour with full moon, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:13, 8 October 2019 (UTC)



Eastern Spinebill MaleEdit

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Original – Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris), Mogo Campground, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality image
Articles in which this image appears
Eastern spinebill
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 05:05, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 06:30, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:55, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:41, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support But I would have appreciated more sharpness on the tail. But that's such a common thing in bird photography I have to presume it's difficult to get. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 03:14, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:39, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris - Mogo Campground.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:50, 9 October 2019 (UTC)



Painted ButtonquailEdit

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Original – Painted Buttonquail (Turnix varius), Castlereigh nature reserve, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality image of a usually skulking bird
Articles in which this image appears
Painted Buttonquail
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 05:10, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 06:29, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:52, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:42, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - I really like this one. The bokeh works really nicely here. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 03:12, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Turnix varius - Castlereigh nature reserve.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:51, 9 October 2019 (UTC)



Australian Owlet-nightjarEdit

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Original – Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles chrisoptus) in nesting hollow, Castlereigh Nature Reserve, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality image which adds substantively to the article.
Articles in which this image appears
Australian Owlet-nightjar
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 05:12, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 06:29, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 06:51, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:42, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Great texture, good detail – and impossibly cute. – Sca (talk) 12:32, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support but please fix the categories on Commons, @JJ Harrison: -- Basile Morin (talk) 23:27, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose too grainy with this ISO, so lttle definition. Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:38, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – too grainy (noisy) per Charles. Bammesk (talk) 02:12, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Aegotheles chrisoptus - Catlereigh Nature Reserve.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:52, 9 October 2019 (UTC)



Atari-2600-Wood-4Sw-Set.jpgEdit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 9 Oct 2019 at 07:54:29 (UTC)

 
Original – An Atari 2600 console with a plugged-in controller ready to be played on
Reason
Behold, an image of the Atari 2600, a console from the second generation of video game consoles that sold over 30 million units. I believe this photograph is of excellent quality and meets all the featured picture criteria, with a complete composition captured, a forgivable degree of graininess, and an enticing joystick, well worth over one thousand words. Could it use a resolution higher than the current 3,940 × 2,300? Certainly, but there is enough important detail that nobody can be left dissatisfied, right?
Articles in which this image appears
Atari 2600
Atari, Inc.
Atari
Video game console
Home video game console
List of best-selling game consoles
(and 8 others)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Electronics
Creator
Evan-Amos
  • Support as nominatorGaɱingFørFuɲ365 07:54, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:43, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Static. – Sca (talk) 12:25, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support @Sca: I used to own one of those. The plastic is textured, and what you're seeing as static is just that texture. They have a fairly rough plastic texture, which, when photographed, is going to look kind of mottled, but that's because it is mottled. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 03:10, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
What I meant by "static" was something like "producing an effect of repose or quiescence." In other words, blah – of little visual interest. – Sca (talk) 13:55, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
@Sca: I think that encyclopedic value wins out here. It's a clear depiction, and adding more visual interest would likely distract. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 20:45, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Certainly iconic enough to be featured. JOEBRO64 10:28, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Iconic is one of the two most overused words in the English language. – Sca (talk) 13:59, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • And that has to do with... ? JOEBRO64 14:24, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Question You say controller ready to be played on but TOP on the joystick is on the left. Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:34, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Odd wording, aye. I think they mean it's plugged in. Since there's no game in it, it's not really ready, is it? (For that matter, no visible power or TV cables) Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 20:44, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @Namcokid: It's mainly a flaw in the description: with no cartridge in it or power/TV cables, it's not "ready to be played on". Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 19:58, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:10, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Namcokid47 (Contribs) 16:21, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment - Another game console floating in space. I don't understand why people remove the backgrounds. It's a lot of work and just makes the photo worse, IMO. Kaldari (talk) 20:26, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 02:29, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Atari-2600-Wood-4Sw-Set.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:59, 9 October 2019 (UTC)



Hattie CarawayEdit

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OriginalHattie Wyatt Caraway, the first woman to preside over the Senate, and the first woman elected to a full term in the Senate, pictured in 1914.
Reason
This image has two flaws, both of which I think are minor enough to be ignored: The blacks are rather noisy and there's a mostly-unobtrusive white thing poking in from the lower left. Not too noticeable. Secondly, it's from 1914, which is before she was a senator, so it's the second image in the article, not the lead. I think, though, that it's a very strong, striking image, and it's used (by editorial choice) in quite a few articles. (I myself added it to her husband's article, though.)
Articles in which this image appears
Hattie Wyatt Caraway, Thaddeus H. Caraway, Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame, List of most senior women in the United States Congress, Women in the United States Senate
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Harris & Ewing, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 21:40, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Good period pic and good article too. She gets my vote. – Sca (talk) 13:48, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:31, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
    • @Sca and Charlesjsharp: By the way, I figured out the creator. Figured "Har[...] Wa[...] was probably Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. The LoC gave its copyright entry number, so going to the Copyright Entry book for 1914, and checking under Harris & Ewing, I was able to find the same number with the same description. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 17:35, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – just wondering why keep the watermark at lower left? Bammesk (talk) 02:06, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
    • I prefer to leave on historical copyright notices unless they're so prominent that they're distracting. It's part of the historic image, and help identify the image's history. This one is so barely noticeable that I thought it negligible - no-one was going to notice it unless they were looking for it - but, especially before I worked out the photographer, I didn't want to remove what little helpful info there was. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 02:10, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 11:01, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Kaldari (talk) 18:56, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 00:30, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 08:24, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hattie Caraway by Harris & Ewing, 1914.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:43, 9 October 2019 (UTC)



Hubertine AuclertEdit

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OriginalHubertine Auclert, suffragette and campaigner for women's rights in both France and Algeria, as well as campaigner against colonialist practices designed to keep Arabs subjugated.
Reason
A very nice, public domain image of one of the major French feminists. I really like these sorts of photographs in interesting rooms. They add a bit of life to things
Articles in which this image appears
Hubertine Auclert
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Agence Rol, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Hubertine Auclert 1910.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:13, 10 October 2019 (UTC)



Hong Kong skyline (2019)Edit

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Original – Panorama of Hong Kong's harbour and skyline, as seen from Victoria Peak on a rainy night of June 2019
Reason
This is one of those FP substitution nominations - the intention is to replace the existing FPs File:Hong Kong Skyline Restitch - Dec 2007.jpg and File:Hong Kong Night Skyline.jpg. Has superior resolution and is more up to date and dramatic than the existing FPs. Was seen on Commons FPC last week, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Light pollution in Hong Kong, List of tallest buildings in Hong Kong, List of cities with the most skyscrapers plus others when substituted
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Benh
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 18:11, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Neutral. I'm not sure I would replace the previous excellent FPs. I love the Diliff (it has special atmosphere and a more balanced composition) and they show quite a different and unobstructed view. I do agree my picture has a bigger resolution though (but that's stating the obvious). - Benh (talk) 19:59, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
    • Be bold, you can certainly support your own excellent photo, it won't automatically delist the other (see my comments below). Oops, just noted you don't have the required number of edits to vote... --Janke | Talk 12:38, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, for the high resolution. I prefer to retain the other two FP images (different decade, composition, dynamic range). I see more wow factor in the other two images at full screen (not full size). Bammesk (talk) 02:52, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, The picture is in focus, well composited and of high resolution, the article is good — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marjoriemassah (talkcontribs) 19:47, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
    • Editor has less than 100 edits (26) as of this post. MER-C 09:41, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
    • Struck vote per above. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:07, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Even though Diliff's photo is better in some respects, this one is definitley worthy to be FP. No need to delist the other, we can well have two somewhat similar FPs. --Janke | Talk 12:34, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
    If this is promoted that would be three similar FPs. MER-C 16:52, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Neutral I think I prefer the rectilinear projection and narrower field of view of Diliff's image, especially as none of these appear in Hong Kong any more, but then there is an argument to say that a newer image that presumably better represents the current skyline has better EV. JJ Harrison (talk) 10:06, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
    • I don't think diliff's rectinilear. The edges of the foremost buildings are bended. - Benh (talk) 17:00, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support DreamSparrow Chat 08:24, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Not promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:36, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn't reach the necessary quorum for promotion. --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:36, 10 October 2019 (UTC)



Walchensee Hydroelectric Power StationEdit

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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)



Iris CalderheadEdit

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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)



Khor VirapEdit

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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)



Bjørnstjerne BjørnsonEdit

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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)



Cannabinoid plantEdit

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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)
  • 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)


Marguerite DurandEdit

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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)



Eldridge Street SynagogueEdit

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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)



Toni MorrisonEdit

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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)



Borbo cinnaraEdit

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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)



Golden gate of Ueno Tōshō-gūEdit

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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)



Ada FlatmanEdit

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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

Promoted File:Ada S. Flatman, c. 1917.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:00, 21 October 2019 (UTC)



Altolamprologus compressicepsEdit

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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)

Promoted File:Altolamprologus compressiceps - Karlsruhe Zoo 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:10, 21 October 2019 (UTC)



Dinosaur Ridge in 2019Edit

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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)

Not promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:42, 21 October 2019 (UTC)



Alice Locke ParkEdit

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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)

Promoted File:Alice Park - Records of the National Woman's Party.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:30, 22 October 2019 (UTC)



Pattie Ruffner JacobsEdit

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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)

Promoted File:Patti Ruffner Jacobs.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:29, 23 October 2019 (UTC)



Alexei LeonovEdit

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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)

Promoted File:Alexei Leonov.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:45, 23 October 2019 (UTC)



Oldham's leaf turtleEdit

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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)

Promoted File:Cyclemys oldhamii.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:51, 23 October 2019 (UTC)



Édouard ManetEdit

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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

Promoted File:Édouard Manet, en buste, de face - Nadar.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:58, 25 October 2019 (UTC)



Cortina d'AmpezzoEdit

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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)
  • Comment. I think it's a pleasant enough overview of the place, but I have a couple of concerns, not strong enough for me to oppose but enough that I haven't yet decided to support this one. First, is the EV high enough? It's not (and should not be) the lead image for its article, but buried later in the article among quite a few other images. And second, when I search the same subject on Google Images, I see a number of views that similarly juxtapose the town with the backdrop of the mountain, setting it into its surroundings, but most of them are shot from closer in and take the effort to provide some foreground buildings to draw the eye in and set the scale. This image has no foreground; it's all middleground (the town) and background (the mountain). —David Eppstein (talk) 19:53, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • This is an encompassing aerial view of the town as compared to other images from a lower elevation. Within the article, it related to the content of the section, and shows the town and surroundings in a way that other images don't. We also have a slightly different composition. Bammesk (talk) 21:20, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • @Bammesk: I slightly prefer the other composition as it gives a sense of where the camera is, but, if we're adding it as an Alt, we'd have to notify everyone and it could be awkward and screw up the nom. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 23:53, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Adam, I see your point (although some may find the foreground, lower left, distracting). There are pros and cons for either image. I prefer the current nom image (it shows the left side ski slopes clearly, the site of 2026 winter Olympics), but the other composition is a valid option too. You could introduce an alternate or do a delist and replace at a later time. Bammesk (talk) 01:30, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Good enough for FP. --Janke | Talk 14:02, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Faloria Cortina d'Ampezzo 10.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:27, 25 October 2019 (UTC)



Dr. Caroline SpencerEdit

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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)

Promoted File:Dr. Caroline Spencer 275029v.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:32, 26 October 2019 (UTC)



Fred Rogers testifiesEdit

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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)

Promoted File:Fred Rogers testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, 1969.ogv --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:37, 26 October 2019 (UTC)



Flora MacDonald DenisonEdit

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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

Promoted File:Flora MacDonald Denison - Records of the National Woman's Party.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:39, 27 October 2019 (UTC)



Elizabeth Glendower EvansEdit

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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 alt 1 – Now the alt is clearly better. I was going to suggest this but did not want to rock the boat. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 23:18, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support either – The mind's eye will fill in the cut off hands in the orig, but Alt1 is probably a better composition. – Sca (talk) 14:06, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
  • @Geoffroi, MER-C, Coffeeandcrumbs, and Sca: Hate to do this, but every time I scrolled by this, I kept going "...That hat is really big for that crop..." So I've added a bit more into the crop at the bottom as a counter-balance. I'll poke you on the talk pages as well, I just didn't want to push forwards something I'd regret. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 22:26, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • You could just trim the hat with your magic shears. – Sca (talk) 14:33, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Elizabeth Glendower Evans (cropped).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:52, 27 October 2019 (UTC)



Joy Young RogersEdit

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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)
Would there be any merit in applying an S-shaped contrast curve to increase contrast on the face, which seems the most important part of the photo and is currently rather low-contrast? Or is that too much meddling? TSP (talk) 15:28, 22 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)
  • Support – EV is good and quality fine - might be possible to bring out contrast on the face in an edit, but I don't know how the community here feels about that? TSP (talk) 15:28, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
    • @Sca, TSP, Bammesk, and Geoffroi: I've played around with a few things, and think I can up the contrast in the face slightly, but light hair, light-coloured eyes, and light skin all come together here a bit. I'm going to upload a tweak. Note that more extreme adjustments were running up against the limits of the film, and looked awful. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 11:48, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support – I do like the ribbons in the wind. – Sca (talk) 12:21, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support because of the shadow. MER-C 18:22, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Joy Young Rogers outside the White House.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:37, 27 October 2019 (UTC)



Rhacophorus kioEdit

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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)

Promoted File:Rhacophorus kio.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:32, 27 October 2019 (UTC)



Georges Ernest BoulangerEdit

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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)

Promoted File:Georges Ernest Boulanger by Atelier Nadar.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:58, 27 October 2019 (UTC)



Wonga PigeonEdit

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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

Promoted File:Leucosarcia melanoleuca - Brunkerville.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:37, 28 October 2019 (UTC)



Black-faced MonarchEdit

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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)

Promoted File:Monarcha melanopsis 1 - Brunkerville.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:44, 28 October 2019 (UTC)



Gaestrum triplexEdit

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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)

Promoted File:Geastrum triplex - Bola Creek.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:01, 28 October 2019 (UTC)



Sahar MoghadassEdit

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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)
  • Oppose. I agree with both MER-C (we should not reward undisclosed paid editing sockpuppet rings with front-page exposure) and Sca (this is a generic-looking publicity/glamour shot). —David Eppstein (talk) 19:44, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Not promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:08, 28 October 2019 (UTC)



Jean-François MilletEdit

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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)
  • Support – I have noted some minor things on the file at Commons. This appears to be a rare photograph of the very notable subject. I wonder if stacking with File:Jean-François Millet by Atelier Nadar - Original.jpg could have yielded a better image. Is that even possible? --- Coffeeandcrumbs 00:01, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
    • Given that one has so little detail in the lower half due to damage, I suspect that it wouldn't be that profitable. I think the film grain size is decently above the pixel level with this copy, so I don't think there's much real detail to be lost by using this as a source. Thank you for your careful analysis, I'll get to it. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 00:25, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
      • Should all be gotten. I'm not quite sure how I missed one or two of those spots. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 00:39, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 00:39, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 00:39, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 14:15, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Jean-François Millet by Nadar, Metropolitan Museum copy.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:48, 29 October 2019 (UTC)



Naser al-Din Shah QajarEdit

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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)
  • Support. High EV and the high quality of portraiture one would expect of Nadar. —David Eppstein (talk) 19:33, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
    • I will say that this was the best of Nadar's photos of him. Whether through degredation or otherwise, some of them looked a lot worse. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 21:14, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 01:58, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DannyS712 (talk) 07:15, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, close up, with slight smile by Nadar.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:04, 29 October 2019 (UTC)



Eileen CollinsEdit

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Eileen 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)
  • @Coffeeandcrumbs: 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, IMO we shouldn't mess with that... 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: Kodak_DCS_400_series - 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)
  • @Janke: Perhaps they were actively trying to imitate film of the time, to make the transition easier? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 21:17, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • @Adam Cuerden: I doubt that - I think they just did the best they could at the time... --Janke | Talk 07:16, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • I have reverted back to the original. I should have uploaded edited version as a new file anyway. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 18:53, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • OK, thanks. I struck the now unnecessary text in my support above. --Janke | Talk 07:22, 21 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)
  • Support. The high EV of this in-action shot makes up for cluttered composition. I don't have a strong preference between the before and after versions but the comment that the color balance is "typical of early digital cameras" tips me towards the untweaked colors. —David Eppstein (talk) 20:45, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 01:43, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Eileen Collins (S93-E-5033, 1999-07-24).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:22, 29 October 2019 (UTC)


Ha Long Bay in 2019Edit

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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)
  • Oppose per others. Geoffroi 01:40, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The softness is enough to oppose by itself, but I'm also not convinced that the purple sky is real. There's a band of bluer sky near the horizon that looks a bit more natural; it makes me suspicious that the colors have been altered and that the green water (which really can be seen in some other images of the same place) has also been boosted. —David Eppstein (talk) 18:25, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Not promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:25, 29 October 2019 (UTC)



Dinosaur Ridge at SeoraksanEdit

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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)
  • Oppose per others. Geoffroi 01:35, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Not promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:25, 29 October 2019 (UTC)



Lucretia MottEdit

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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 80 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)
    @Adam Cuerden: The article infobox says her death age was 87. Can you fix this? Geoffroi 01:29, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
    Think I misread a number somewhere. Fixed. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 07:23, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 11:02, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 13:53, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 01:24, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 00:42, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Kaldari (talk) 17:11, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Lucretia Mott, signed photo, by F. Gutekunst.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:51, 30 October 2019 (UTC)



Epistrophe melanostomaEdit

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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)
  • Oppose for now - Photo's alright; not the best of Charles' work, but a good, identifying shot - as you'd expect from him, frankly. Mediocre Charles is still pretty darn good. But the article being literally a sentence and an infobox just kills this nom for me. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 22:17, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Not promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:43, 30 October 2019 (UTC)



Crystal EastmanEdit

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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)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 19:29, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Nice intensity in her face/eyes. Geoffroi 01:18, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DannyS712 (talk) 07:13, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support The subject is important, the face and body language are great, and the interesting details of her unconventional dress are a bonus. - Penny Richards (talk) 18:58, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 12:46, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Mrs. Crystal Eastman Benedict by Edmonston, Washington, D.C..jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:49, 30 October 2019 (UTC)



Grass snakeEdit

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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)
  • Support either one. Geoffroi 01:04, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support either, prefer Alt 1. Both are great, but I like Alt 1's composition more. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 22:20, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support -- I like either. Poydoo (talk) 11:31, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Prefer original, but alt 1 is good too DannyS712 (talk) 07:12, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 12:45, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:2017.07.17.-17-Tiefer See oder Grubensee-Storkow (Mark)--Ringelnatter.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:00, 30 October 2019 (UTC)



Da Tung and Xi'an Bao BaoEdit

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File:Da Tung and Xi'an Bao Bao, replica of Shang Dynasty wine pitcher, China, c. 1200-1100 BC - Portland, Oregon - DSC01124.jpg
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)
  • The anon claim is air. The city gov certainly knows who the creator is. Geoffroi 00:48, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
In the U.S., any photograph taken on public property or of (a subject on) public property is fair game, unless it's been published in a copyrighted medium. European laws may be more restrictive, as Google's 'Street View' found out in Germany – where Datenschutz (information privacy) law is strict with regard to people's faces. – Sca (talk) 13:37, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
@Sca: commons:Commons:Copyright_rules_by_territory/United_States#Freedom_of_panorama is what I'm worried about. If it's not unique compared to the original wine pitcher, then we're fine, but... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 02:20, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
I didn't know about the panorama rule, which seems minor and obscure. But I see the target article is stub-ish and sketchy, which leads one to question EV. – Sca (talk) 13:05, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Freedom of Panorama is not a minor issue for photos of artworks nor even (e.g. in France) for photos of modern buildings. I agree that this image seems to be problematic with respect to that issue. —David Eppstein (talk) 18:31, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
  • The background is too busy. Shallower depth of field would have helped. —David Eppstein (talk) 16:34, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. Before this closes, commons:Commons:Deletion requests/ could use more participation. If the FP nomination looked likely to pass, I'd think we should put it on hold while we wait for the outcome of the deletion discussion, but I don't think that's going to be relevant. —David Eppstein (talk) 03:51, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Not promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:10, 30 October 2019 (UTC)



François Certain de CanrobertEdit

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OriginalFrançois Certain de Canrobert, who commanded troops in the Conquest of Algeria, and the Crimean and Franco-Prussian Wars, as well as being one of Napoleon III's supporters in the French coup d'état of 1851.
Reason
Another fine Nadar portrait, replacing one that had dipped out its blacks rather badly.
Articles in which this image appears
François Certain de Canrobert +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military
Creator
Nadar, restored by Adam Cuerden. As an aside, the lead image of Nadar is a really crappy reproduction, so I think I know what's next.
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 00:20, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Greatly improved over the previous version. —David Eppstein (talk) 00:31, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 00:40, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 15:24, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DannyS712 (talk) 07:10, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 12:45, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Maréchal Canrobert by Nadar.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:36, 31 October 2019 (UTC)



Quo VadisEdit

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Original – Poster for Enrico Guazzoni's 1913 film, Quo Vadis, one of the first ever blockbusters.
Reason
A nice poster for a short, but rather good film article, which includes the film in question. Fun fact: This was actually easier than some of the suffragettes. Took a while, though. It was kind of divided into six by cracks caused by folding. Which I had to fix.
Articles in which this image appears
Quo Vadis (1913 film)
FP category for this image
I believe films get filed under Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment.
Creator
George Kleine; restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 07:15, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Lurid, but that's appropriate for the subject. —David Eppstein (talk) 07:34, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. --Janke | Talk 11:42, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 15:27, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Malikxan talk 16:25, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 05:47, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DannyS712 (talk) 07:09, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 12:45, 26 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Poydoo (talk) 21:53, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Poster for Quo Vadis (1913 silent film).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:05, 31 October 2019 (UTC)



Mabel VernonEdit

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OriginalMabel Vernon, Secretary of the National Woman's Party, who was in charge of the organization of the Silent Sentinels protest, and was among the first arrested.
Reason
This is one of the requests I got. Not particularly hard, but I think the results are worth it. Typical 1910s-1920s fadeout at the bottom, which I think is fine; nothing too awful to fix. I did spend some extra time on the face, as that always seems to pay dividends. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 23:57, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Articles in which this image appears
Mabel Vernon, National Woman's Party, Hall of Fame of Delaware Women
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 20:28, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 00:47, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi 05:46, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 19:15, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support – For historical EV only. Detail isn't up to others from this era that Adam has restored. – Sca (talk) 12:28, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
    • @Sca: Insofar as it helps, this is kind of an era where soft focus was considered artistic. I believe it's the best image we're likely to get of her, but I do see your point. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.1% of all FPs 09:24, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
10-4. I've seen that in some old family photos. Sca (talk) 13:41, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
It may have been shot with a Petzval "portrait" lens, but in addition to the soft focus, it looks like there's a bit of motion blur, too. --Janke | Talk 09:48, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Mabel Vernon, c. 1917, by Edmonston, Washington, D.C..jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:28, 31 October 2019 (UTC)