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Southern scrub robin[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Nov 2023 at 10:13:48 (UTC)

Original – Southern scrub-robin (Drymodes brunneopygia). Nombinnie Nature Reserve, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Southern scrub robin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison

Promoted File:Southern Scrub-Robin 0A2A1672.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:34, 1 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cucullia lucifuga caterpillar[edit]

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Original – Owlet moth caterpillar (length 5 cm) on brown knapweed.
Reason
Unanimously featured on Commons last year.
Articles in which this image appears
Cucullia lucifuga
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Ivar Leidus

Promoted File:Cucullia lucifuga caterpillar (side view) - Kulna.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:42, 1 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hudson Yards (development)[edit]

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Original – Skyline of Hudson Yards neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, in September 2021, viewed from Weehawken, New Jersey
Reason
Quality lead image in Hudson Yards (development) article. We have another FP of this neighborhood Here shot from a high-rise within the city. The nom image is substantially different though, it's a view from across the Hudson River. Currently passing at Commons FPC.
Articles in which this image appears
Hudson Yards (development)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
King of Hearts

Promoted File:Midtown Manhattan from Weehawken September 2021 HDR.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:48, 1 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sumatran Ground-Cuckoo[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 2 Nov 2023 at 09:44:33 (UTC)

Original – Sumatran Ground-Cuckoo
Reason
Incredibly elusive and rare, critically endangered. Only photo on commons and quite possibly the best photo of the species available anywhere.
Articles in which this image appears
Sumatran Ground-Cuckoo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison

Promoted File:Sumatran Ground-Cuckoo 0A2A4427.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:11, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Execution by elephant[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 4 Nov 2023 at 01:15:15 (UTC)

Original – A Woodcut of an execution by elephant, depicted in Louis Rousselet's Le Tour Du Monde, 1868
Reason
High quality engraving, good digitalization
Articles in which this image appears
Crushing (execution), Execution by elephant, Louis Rousselet
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Drawings
Creator
Émile Bayard
  • Support as nominatorVinícius O. (talk) 01:15, 25 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – Pummm! OMG! — Hamid Hassani (talk) 04:14, 25 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I don't love the crop, and source isn't given. But it's a strong enough image that I'm neutral as long as Gallica doesn't have a better copy Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 04:34, 26 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I managed to find a possible source of the image at HathiTrust. It appears in the weekly French newspaper L'Illustration Volume LVIII N°1505, which was published in 30 December 1871. However the newspaper states that the engraving of the elephantine execution is actually just an extract from a book(?) called Tour du Monde. My french is pretty lacking so I can't really read the surrounding text around the image. Howardcorn33 (talk) 17:54, 26 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wellcome Collection's 1875 print
  • Here's Gallica's scan from the original print in Le Tour du Monde; it's of significantly lower resolution. The Wellcome Collection has a cleaner print from 1875, though the resolution isn't great either. Without the caption, it's hard to determine where the version uploaded by Hohum comes from, unless maybe they remember? --Paul_012 (talk) 07:36, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    download. Metadata points to Getty images. Metadata also points out it's "from the book Tour du monde (Hachette), illustration from the magazine L'Illustration, Journal Universel, volume LVII, no 1504, December 23, 1871.". (Hohum @) 10:07, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Wait why are they selling a public-domain image for €475.00 euros???? Howardcorn33 (talk) 19:46, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    ....Some of my restorations are on there, being profited off of by random people. They set it at a price point that a publisher will just pay and stop looking Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 22:39, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Ah I actually forgot to check the metadata. The original digitisation appears to be from de Agostini Picture Library (here via Scala; not the above Getty link, which is a different version). Scala also has another version with the caption intact. --Paul_012 (talk) 03:29, 28 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment: I wonder if the image can be better placed in context. Is it an accurate historical depiction? Or is it more a reflection of the orientalist views of the time? --Paul_012 (talk) 16:43, 26 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    As far as I can tell the engraving, which originally comes from Louis Rousselet, should be accurate since Rousselet personally traveled to India himself and execution by elephant was also historically documented in India. It should still be noted that Rousselet's works are inherently orientalist by nature since of course he was writing for a European audience about Southern Asia, however the engraving itself is factual and thus encyclopedic. Howardcorn33 (talk) 22:03, 28 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Fair point regarding the inherent nature of such works. I just wonder if we can tell how much (if anything) was embellished in the processing of the image, from photograph to engraving. Also, I understand that cameras from that time required long exposure times, meaning that most photographs had to be staged to some degree, so it'd be interesting to know how the original shot was actually taken and what it looked like. It's not a critical issue, but I also have some concerns regarding quality (see below). --Paul_012 (talk) 11:02, 30 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support.--Vulcan❯❯❯Sphere! 16:20, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – In addition to being educative, it is also a really cool image. Howardcorn33 (talk) 22:07, 28 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Weak oppose. I think quality-wise, the image requires some restoration. The brown smudges and show-through from the other page are quite noticeable. --Paul_012 (talk) 11:02, 30 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:21, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Laura Bush[edit]

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Original – Laura Bush in 2005
Reason
High resolution and good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Laura Bush, IRI Freedom Award, 1946 etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Krisanne Johnson

Promoted File:Laura Bush portrait.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:29, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wine barrel[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 6 Nov 2023 at 01:14:59 (UTC)

Original – Oak wine barrels in the wine cave of a California winery, 2020
Reason
Quality image of oak wine barrels in a wine cave. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Oak (wine), Wine cave
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Frank Schulenburg

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:21, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Charles Henry Turner[edit]

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Original – Zoologist Charles Henry Turner in 1921.
Reason
Quite a nice image; not perfect (the fade out is more abrupt than the more delicately done ones are), but we really don't have a lot of options for him, and I'm pretty happy with it overall.
Articles in which this image appears
Charles Henry Turner (zoologist)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
The Crisis, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Charles Henry Turner at Sumner High School, St. Louis, Mo. Aug. 9, 1921.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:13, 8 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Christ Church, Oxford[edit]

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Original – Nave of Christ Church Cathedral looking to the altar
Reason
High-quality picture, professional photography, and good enough symmetry
Articles in which this image appears
Christ Church, Oxford; Culture of England; Oxford; John Wesley; etc
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Diliff

Promoted File:Christ Church Cathedral Interior 2, Oxford, UK - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:17, 8 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Salacca wallichiana[edit]

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Original – Fruit of snake fruit palm tree (Salacca wallichiana), length 6,5 cm. Grown in Thailand
Reason
Featured unanimously on Commons last year.
Articles in which this image appears
Salacca wallichiana, Salacca
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 12:01, 29 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – First target is a 43-word stub. Second a spare but more usable 155-word article. – Sca (talk) 12:40, 29 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Weak support. They are pretty bad articles, but we don't have to mainpage it until they improve. But they're a bit too bad - one's short, the other unreferenced. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 07:46, 31 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 03:40, 1 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Weak oppose - I would support this once the article is improved. Promoting a Wikipedia FP without a well-written article is akin to Commons FP with a lower bar of 5 vs. 7 votes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tagooty (talkcontribs)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:13, 8 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Epinephelus marginatus[edit]

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Original – Dusky grouper (Epinephelus marginatus)
Alt 1 – same photographer, also unanimously featured on Commons
Reason
Was featured unanimously on Commons in 2020.
Articles in which this image appears
Epinephelus marginatus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Diego Delso

Promoted File:Mero (Epinephelus marginatus), Cabo de Palos, España, 2022-07-15, DD 34.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:20, 8 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Guerrillero Heroico[edit]

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Original – Portrait of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara, taken by Alberto Korda on 5 March 1960, at the La Coubre explosion memorial service.
Alt 1: Hand-restored by Adam Cuerden from apparent original of the above.
Reason
High resolution, really popular image, high quality. Probably one of the most iconic portraits of all time, it even has its own article. There was a previous nomination for this image which failed to be promoted to featured picture status, however that was a lower quality and highly compressed older version of the photo which was uploaded in 2006. It has since now been updated and I believe it deserves the status.
Articles in which this image appears
Che Guevara, Guerrillero Heroico, Communist symbolism, Beret, Mike Tyson's tattoos, List of photographs considered the most important, Anti-Americanism etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Alberto Korda

Promoted File:Che Guevara - Guerrillero Heroico by Alberto Korda.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:53, 8 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alpine marmot[edit]

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Original – Wild marmot at Grand Muveran Nature Reserve
Reason
high quality picture, lead image in 2 articles, already FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Marmot, Alpine marmot
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Giles Laurent

Promoted File:071 Wild marmot at Grand Muveran Nature Reserve Photo by Giles Laurent.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:42, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Keylong[edit]

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Original – Keylong, as seen from Belling
Reason
FP on commons, has all of the town, the surrounding valley and villages
Articles in which this image appears
Kyelang
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Tagooty

Promoted File:Keylong West Lahaul Himachal Oct22 A7C 03375 panorama.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:58, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nuptse, Nepal, Himalayas[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 12 Nov 2023 at 18:29:41 (UTC)

Original – View of Nuptse West Face, Himalayas.
Reason
Quality close-up view of Lhotse-Nuptse Massif West Face, important feature in the Everest Zone of Nepal, Himalayas, in good light and favorable weather conditions.
Articles in which this image appears
Nuptse, List of mountains by elevation, and on 20+ wikis.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Vyacheslav Argenberg
  • Support as nominatorArgenberg (talk) 18:29, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment Excellent image, well worth FP. A concern is that the article has minimal content. Should the article be expanded first? --Tagooty (talk) 03:33, 3 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I’m not an expert on standards but the article seems good enough to me, clear and concise. Other peaks such as Ama Dablam, Pumori and Everest have accumulated more history and mythology in recent decades so their entries are naturally longer. --Argenberg (talk) 11:56, 3 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The article was rated as Start-class as it lacked structure, content and references. I've substantially improved the article to address these deficiencies, and reassessed it as C-class. --Tagooty (talk) 04:39, 5 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Tagooty, you’ve done a great job expanding the article to everyone’s benefit. Thanks for that! --Argenberg (talk) 18:58, 5 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Nuptse, Nepal, Himalayas.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:01, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dewey Defeats Truman[edit]

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Original – On November 4, 1948, President Harry S. Truman holds a copy of the Chicago Daily Tribune with the headline "Dewey Defeats Truman." Despite his expected loss to Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 United States presidential election, Truman won, and the Tribune had already printed their headline anticipating Truman would lose.
Reason
High EV and a well-known American political photograph that is currently on the Main Page's On This Day section
Articles in which this image appears
Dewey Defeats Truman, 1948 United States presidential election, Harry S. Truman, Thomas E. Dewey, Chicago Tribune, Misinformation, Harry S. Truman 1948 presidential campaign
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
Byron H. Rollins for the Chicago Daily Tribune
  • Support as nominatorAPK whisper in my ear 04:16, 3 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support We had the same thought. Couldn't believe this wasn't already featured. TomStar81 (Talk) 09:23, 3 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Comment – This famous photo already appears in today's OTD fixture on the Main Page. Running it again as a POTD would be duplication. – Sca (talk) 15:03, 3 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    That's really a terrible reason to oppose. A tiny reproduction in OTD, or as the lead image of TFA shouldn't mean that in months and months we shouldn't feature a good image in POTD. Further, POTD draws from featured pictures, but FPs are not required to be capable of running on POTD (we've had many that couldn't possibly run there). I do think this image could use some restoration, and there's some weird damage that makes me want to research a bit, but.... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 15:27, 3 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Just call me the Terror of FPC -- Sca (talk) 15:37, 3 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hey, I can disagree with you and still respect you. Usually Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 05:17, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Consider the issue from the reader's point of view. – Sca (talk) 13:08, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
More seriously, it'll probably be six months to a year until it recurs. If we were talking about it reappearing instantly, there'd be a reader issue. But we're not.. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 19:14, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's so famous & familiar that it still seems a bit of a bromide. But maybe that's my age talking. -- Sca (talk) 12:31, 5 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I know what you mean. But that saturation kinc of makes its encyclopedic value go up. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 03:33, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hmmmm ... Sca (talk) 15:22, 7 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Dewey Defeats Truman.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:57, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mary Church Terrell[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 13 Nov 2023 at 15:23:39 (UTC)

Original – African-American suffrage and civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell
Reason
A really good and expressive photograph of a notable woman.
Articles in which this image appears
Mary Church Terrell +3
FP category for this image
We generally have been ruling that people campaigning for political change come under politics, so Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Unknown photographer, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 15:23, 3 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Very high quality portrait for this era, and as this is clearly the best image in the article I image it's the best image we have of her. Nick-D (talk) 10:37, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support.--Vulcan❯❯❯Sphere! 05:52, 5 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. MER-C 11:18, 5 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. This is a particularly excellent choice, Adam. What a remarkable woman. And a classicist to boot! Choliamb (talk) 13:27, 5 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Choliamb: Thank you! I try to keep my eyes open. I can't be an expert in every subject, so when I learn of interesting people, I try to check them immediately. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 02:20, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 17:58, 5 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportYann (talk) 15:57, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Mary Church Terrell - cph.3b47842.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:03, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Myosotis scorpioides[edit]

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Original – Flowers of water forget-me-not (Ø8–12 mm) covered with morning dew
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC six weeks ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Myosotis scorpioides
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
Ivar Leidus

Promoted File:Myosotis scorpioides - Niitvälja bog.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:24, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tennessee warbler[edit]

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Original – Tennessee warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) foraging in Malus sp. flowers in Roger-Van den Hende botanical garden, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC two months ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Tennessee warbler
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Cephas

Promoted File:Leiothlypis peregrina Malus sp JRVdH 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:28, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uhlan of the Kharkov Regiment[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 15 Nov 2023 at 22:29:41 (UTC)

Original – Private (Uhlan) of the 4th Kharkov Uhlan Regiment in full dress uniform until 1882
Reason
scientific reconstruction of uniform (vector image, discussion on Wikimedia Commons)
Articles in which this image appears
4th Kharkov Uhlan Regiment, Uhlan, Uniformology (also: w:ru:Харьковский 4-й уланский полк, w:pl:4 Charkowski Pułk Ułanów)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/War
Creator
Vigor1972
  • Support as nominatorNiklitov (talk) 22:29, 5 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • On English Wikipedia Featured Picture Candidates, only usage on English Wikipedia counts towards the image's encyclopedic value, and, while I do think it's a good image, it's only used in one article here, and as the last image on it. I'm not sure that's enough. It's flat-coloured, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but when you compare, say, File:Ulanen 13.jpg, it doesn't quite have the same pizazz. I feel bad saying all this, though, as, if it had better usage, and maybe slightly better shading, this feels like it'd be a very valuable image. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 10:55, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for your attention, Mr Adam Cuerden! I agree with the comments, I’ll try to create an article about the 4th Kharkov Uhlan Regiment. In my opinion, a vector image is better without a gradient and shadows. Best Regards, — Niklitov (talk) 19:53, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If we get the article on the regiment, I'll happily support. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 22:47, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Adam Cuerden:, +1 created article  DoneNiklitov (talk) 01:20, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
+1 article  Done. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Niklitov (talkcontribs) 21:02, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support, but you may need to renominate this, given how late in the nomination period this is. As a general rule, waiting a month or so between nominations of the same image is preferred, but given the addition of the article, it's probably okay to go faster than that. You may want to consider a set nomination with the two other images of the uniforms. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 03:52, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:34, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mary White Ovington[edit]

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OriginalMary White Ovington, suffragette, journalist, and civil rights activist.
Reason
Ovington was a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. I'm fairly pleased at the detail some levels adjustments were able to get out of the original, slightly unpromising-looking image. Image is very chiarascuro, but nice.
Articles in which this image appears
Mary White Ovington +1
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/People/Political (under the usual assumption that campaigning for political change gets you classified there)
Creator
Charles J. Dampf; restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 10:50, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – Fascinating person, good late 19th C. photo. – Sca (talk) 14:24, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Maybe a tiny bit of additional cleanup on the right ear? I see a few small blue specks that wouldn't matter at all in the background, but for some reason they stand out more on the ear (especially the larger one directly beneath the horizontal wisp of hair). But they're really, really tiny, so not a problem if you want to let them go. Choliamb (talk) 18:12, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Ah, the joys of readjusting levels and revealing a host of new damage. Did another quick pass. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 18:37, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    And a much-more-detailed pass (and a brief conversion (now revdeleted, so you can't see it) into Mary Jackson due to clicking the wrong Mary to upload). Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 23:01, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportYann (talk) 15:55, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. MER-C 19:14, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support.--Vulcan❯❯❯Sphere! 00:53, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Mary White Ovington.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:21, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Simon Cameron[edit]

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Original – Simon Cameron c. 1860–1870
Reason
Cameron was Secretary of War under President Abraham Lincoln, and U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. The restoration has some scratches removed. It's a nice quality image for FP, I think.
Articles in which this image appears
Simon Cameron, United States Secretary of War, 1860 United States presidential election, Cameron machine, Military leadership in the American Civil War etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Mathew Brady

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:02, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa[edit]

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Original – Portuguese president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in 2017
Reason
High resolution and good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Portugal, President of Portugal etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Web Summit

Promoted File:Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (Web Summit).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:10, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Rose of Persia (redux)[edit]

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Original – 1900 poster for Hood and Sullivan's The Rose of Persia
Reason
Poster from the original tour of Basil Hood and Arthur Sullivan's The Rose of Persia. If I'm reading the museum site right - it's a little weirdly phrased - this is the same as the one used for the original London production. Renomination, original is here and got three supports, no opposes. I think that was just one of FPC's slow periods, especially as it's featured on Commons and has been stable in the lead of the article since.
Articles in which this image appears
The Rose of Persia
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Dudley Hardy, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Dudley Hardy - Poster for Basil Hood and Arthur Sullivan's The Rose of Persia.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:23, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gurabija (гурабија, Qurabiya) part of Balkan, Arab, Ottoman cuisine[edit]

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Original – Qurabiya (also ghraybe, ghorayeba, ghoriba (Arabic: غربية), ghribia, ghraïba, gurabija or ghriyyaba and numerous other spellings and pronunciations), is a shortbread-type biscuit, usually made with ground almonds. Versions are found in most Arab and Ottoman cuisines.
Reason
quality, represntful image
Articles in which this image appears
Qurabiya
FP category for this image
Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Petar Milošević

Promoted File:Gurabija (гурабија,Qurabiya; Cuisine of Serbia).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:26, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reichstag building, 2023[edit]

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Original – Clear image of the Reichstag building
Reason
Originally it was more of a lucky snapshot, but I consider the image to be of very high quality in terms of color, content, perspective and resolution
Articles in which this image appears
Reichstag building, Berlin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Tobiasi0
  • Support as nominatorTobiasi0 (talk) 19:45, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose An ordinary image. I can't find anything outstanding here. Resolution and image quality in detail are only average. The perspective is not ideal because the tree on the right obscures part of the building. --Milseburg (talk) 20:49, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support This does the job for "Reichstag building". Yann (talk) 15:51, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose – Unremarkable straight-on photo, excessive foreground (= miniscule people). Many high-quality pix of the bldg. are extant. (This structure hasn't housed the Reichstag since 1933. It's now home to the Bundestag.) – Sca (talk) 14:37, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose. Not a superior image to the existing FP File:Berlin reichstag west panorama 2.jpg. MER-C 11:10, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • It's a cell phone photo. Cell phone photos usually lack quality (detail) when viewed at full size, as does this photo. Bammesk (talk) 15:51, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:26, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Chandler[edit]

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Original – Happy Chandler served as the 44th and 49th governor of the U.S. state of Kentucky from 1935 to 1939 and 1955 to 1959. He also served as a baseball player, state senator, lieutenant governor, and U.S. senator.
Reason
High resolution, good quality, and historical photograph of former governor Happy Chandler.
Articles in which this image appears
Happy Chandler
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Harris & Ewing
  • Support as nominator🌹FatCat96🌹 Chat with Cat 19:29, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • There's a little cleanup that could be done, but it's relatively minor and a good first project for someone if they want it. On the whole, it's not the most exciting image, but it's decent for its time. Support, prefer restoration. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 22:41, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
He doesn't look particularly happy. -- Sca (talk) 14:59, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have restored the photograph. 🌹FatCat96🌹 Chat with Cat 02:53, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
FatCat96, nice restoration. On the image page, consider adding links to the other versions of this image, namely [2] and [3]. As example, see Adam's current nomination [4] [5]. Bammesk (talk) 04:24, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Bammesk. I have also restored this photograph, which I believe better represents Chandler. 🌹FatCat96🌹 Chat with Cat 05:42, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Happy Chandler - Harris and Ewing Crop.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:30, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Christ Mocked, by Cimabue[edit]

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Original – Christ Mocked, by Cimabue
Reason
high quality reproduction of a notable painting
Articles in which this image appears
The Mocking of Christ (Cimabue), Christ Mocked, Cimabue, Christ Bearing the Cross, Virgin and Child with Two Angels (Cimabue), The Flagellation of Christ (Cimabue), Christ the Vine (Angelo), used in a DYK entry
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Cimabue (uploaded by Ctac)
  • Christ Mocked, a painting by Cimabue (25.8 cm (10.1 in) x 20.3 cm (7.9 in) ), discovered by chance at a private home in northern France, sold at auction for €24 million in 2019, declared a National Treasure and reserved by the Louvre Museum. Definitively acquired in November 2023.
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 15:34, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:00, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment: Great candidate, but the source on the image page doesn't match this file. Josh Milburn (talk) 08:44, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The uploader gives a link on the image page under "file history": [6], but is that, plus the references, enough to satisfy FP criterion 6? Pinging participants @Yann and J Milburn:. Bammesk (talk) 03:31, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I added this link in the source. This painting made the headlines in France recently. Yann (talk) 09:38, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support, I think. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 19:36, 18 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. I worry this might be going under the radar as it doesn't look great at thumbnail. Either way, it's a great candidate and a worthy FP. It's not linked above, but we do have a decent article on the paining at The Mocking of Christ (Cimabue). Josh Milburn (talk) 12:41, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I added the article to the list above. That's strange, I had read the article before voting and I was sure it was listed! Bammesk (talk) 16:39, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Cimabue Christ Mocked.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:28, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Saharet[edit]

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Original – Saharet was an Australian dancer
Reason
nice portrait of a personality
Articles in which this image appears
Saharet
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
uploaded by Yann

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:30, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

THE VIEW (Virtual Reality)[edit]

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Original – An operator controlling The Virtual Interface Environment Workstation (VIEW) at NASA Ames.
Reason
Very clear example of virtual reality, showing both the gloved and headset. In addition the picture is of high quality and really clean. I think it is a perfect fit for the Virtual reality article.
Articles in which this image appears
Virtual reality
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Electronics
Creator
Wade Sisler
  • Support as nominatorHoward🌽33 21:35, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support, great photo! I can't find any good description of that system, but this looks great for 1989 [8]! Artem.G (talk) 08:13, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – It would be an improvement to add the year 1992 to the image caption in the article. If the image is ever demoted from being the lead image, it makes a good addition to the history section of the article. Bammesk (talk) 15:19, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Great photograph. Simple and outstanding at the same time. Practical, realistic, down to earth but is also stirring the imagination. --Argenberg (talk) 21:25, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportYann (talk) 14:30, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 02:29, 18 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 14:50, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:THE VIEW (Virtual Reality).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:19, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Juan Antonio Samaranch[edit]

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Original
Reason
High resolution portrait of one of the most prominent sports administrator in the 20th century
Articles in which this image appears
The Marquess of Samaranch
FP category for this image
People/Sport
Creator
Lev L. Medvedev
  • Support as nominatorDmedvedev83 (talk) 09:06, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Not an engaging portrait, it looks snapshot-ish. Shallow depth of field. For the year 1998, and a public person (who was photographed regularly I suppose), a better photo can be expected. Bammesk (talk) 15:43, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose as per Bammesk. Yann (talk) 14:32, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:06, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Luis Walter Alvarez[edit]

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OriginalLuis Walter Alvarez with a magnetic monopole detector.
Reason
Rather nice photo of a Nobel Prize-winning scientist with some of his work. Alvarez is one of those people who did a ridiculous number of things, so there's probably not one device that would show his full career, but it's a good image of him, so screw it.
Articles in which this image appears
Luis Walter Alvarez
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / Department of Energy. I did a very small amount of restoration; not sure if it's worth crediting me

Promoted File:Luis Alvarez with a magnetic monopole detector - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:10, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apennine Colossus[edit]

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Original – The Apennine Colossus is a stone statue, approximately 11 m high, in the estate of the Villa Demidoff in Vaglia, Tuscany in Italy.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC two weeks ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Apennine Colossus, Villa di Pratolino
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Rhododendrites

Promoted File:Apennine Colossus panorama (81988p).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:45, 22 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Helenium autumnale[edit]

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Original – Morning dew-covered flower bud of a Helenium autumnale.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Helenium autumnale
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
Dominicus Johannes Bergsma
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 11:22, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – Seems a tad on the fuzzy side at full res. – Sca (talk) 13:37, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Dew will do that. I think I like it, though this might be one of those effects that wows at Commons, but hides too much to pass here. Weak support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 17:07, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Thank you for nominating my photo.--Famberhorst (talk) 18:21, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support.--Vulcan❯❯❯Sphere! 07:46, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:49, 22 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Laguna Miscanti and surroundings[edit]

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Original – Volcanoes and plains surrounding Laguna Miscanti
Reason
Bit of a borderline case given the aspect ratio, but this image does encompass the environs around Laguna Miscanti (more than the lake itself) very well. I was hoping to find an image specifically for Laguna Miscanti too, but it seems like each one has one section or another that's heavily blurred.
Articles in which this image appears
Los Flamencos National Reserve
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominatorJo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 18:19, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 03:43, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – Due to the aspect ratio (horizontal thinness), this image seems problematic as a Main Page POTD. Also, given the extent of territory shown, its features aren't particularly informative visually, despite the 25MB size of the file. – Sca (talk) 16:31, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I don't think FPs must appear on the main page, though? YMMV on the informativeness, it does show the mountains and general landscape (desertish and sometimes flat, sometimes water-covered and sometimes with high mountains) of the area. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 16:44, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Images promoted here as FPs all are theoretically eligible for selection as main page POTDs, but they aren't all chosen as such. Hence, my post above is a comment, not an oppose. The critical comments I made may be considered here on their merits. -- Sca (talk) 14:08, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. For the main page, they can use {{wide image}}. MER-C 19:26, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes they can, but images of extreme thinness showing large expanses of space, such as this one, don't display very well. (Also, arguably, there's too much featureless foreground.) -- Sca (talk) 14:37, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – Main-page is not a FP criterion, so it's moot. It's not a FA or FL criterion either. Bammesk (talk) 16:29, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Promoted FPs are all theoretically eligible for selection as main page POTDs. -- Sca (talk) 16:53, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It doesn't matter. Main-page is not a FP criterion. Bammesk (talk) 17:08, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Once again, promoted FPs are all perforce eligible for selection as main page POTDs – so this issue isn't entirely moot unless the only thing one cares about at Wiki is what happens on this page. -- Sca (talk) 14:33, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's moot when critiquing FP noms, FA and FL noms, because main-page is not a criterion. Featured content projects are tasked with reviewing and recognizing high quality encyclopedic content, then awarding (assigning) a star to such content [9], that's all, period. Featured content projects are not tasked with evaluating what should/shouldn't go on the main-page. What goes (or doesn't go) on the main-page is sorted out at the POTD and the Main-page projects. Those projects have their own guidelines, norms, and consensus (eligibility, suitability, etc). FP nominations are the wrong venue for rejecting quality content in order to benefit the main-page (as your critiques do). The same holds for FA and FL nominations. We don't ignore quality works based on what's best for the main-page. That's why main-page is not a criterion. That's why it's moot. Bammesk (talk) 03:25, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Are you quite sure about that, Bammesk? After all, the title "Featured Picture" is taken from the main page's daily heading Today's Featured Picture. (See the Main Page if you don't believe me.) At Wiki, Featured Pictures don't appear anywhere other than on the Main Page. Period! -- Sca (talk) 16:04, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes. Read the one page I linked to above, here it is again: [10]. It says what featured contents are. Featured contents are "the best of Wikipedia". Wikipedia means encyclopedia: [11], it doesn't mean main-page. Main-page is not part of what makes or breaks "the best of Wikipedia". Again, main-page is not a FP, FA, FL criterion. About the rest of your comment, where FPs, FAs, FLs appear (main-page, signpost, home page of an educational organization, wherever) and where their titles come from (the main-page, vice-versa, or wherever) doesn't change what FPs, FAs, FLs are. They are what the following pages say they are: [12] criteria: [13][14][15] instructions: [16][17][18]. Bammesk (talk) 04:25, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Are you quite sure about that, Bammesk? After all, the title "Featured Picture" is taken from the main page's daily heading Today's Featured Picture. (See the Main Page.) At Wiki, Featured Pictures labelled as such don't appear anywhere other than on the Main Page. -- Sca (talk) 14:41, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sca, Yes. I answered it right above, starting with "About the rest of your comment....". Bammesk (talk) 02:33, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Weak oppose Parts of this image are excellent, but I can't help but think the left side of the image is really quite bad, especially around the lake itself, and the right side of the lake isn't much better. Admittedly, the image looks very good scaled down a bit (say [19]), but, practically speaking, the viewing choices aren't going to be that favourable to the image: Thumbnails are way too small, even on the file description page, and viewing it full size is not going to make this one shine. The only way to get a reasonable size is editing the width in the URL after opening a thumbnail - not very practical! I usually love Diego's stuff, but this one's a miss for me. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 16:52, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • oppose It has stiching errors, saw at leeast 2, from up to bottom. Lake lost sharpness in both borders. --Petar Milošević (talk) 18:46, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:21, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin[edit]

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OriginalCecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, the discoverer of what stars are made of
Reason
One could argue some things about composition, but this is probably the best known image of her, to the point of being used as the book cover of her recent biography. I think that says something. There's also... maybe five to six images of her that exist, most much worse. That's the trouble with scientists whose achievements are only recognised later. Also, going back to that book cover: I did a better restoration than they did. (No offense intended, but you can see scratches and other damage clearly if you zoom in on the cover; damage I fixed.).
Articles in which this image appears
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Science Service, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 02:25, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – very nice nom and restoration. Bammesk (talk) 03:55, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment - Really awkward composition - could it be straightened up a bit? --Janke | Talk 09:20, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Not without cropping. As I said, there's very few images of her, and this is probably the widest used by quite a bit. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 09:23, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Of course. But is her right hand really necessary, and the empty space on her left? And is there some unnecessary space above her head? Cropped, it would still meet minimum size... --Janke | Talk 17:16, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    If you want to try, feel free to make an Alt, but I'm not really getting much I'd consider unambiguously better, and, given the preference for full images at FPC, I think you need unambiguous. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 18:23, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 02:44, 18 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. MER-C 16:46, 18 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 14:50, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support.--Vulcan❯❯❯Sphere! 07:46, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportYann (talk) 20:33, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin (1900-1979) - Science Service.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:11, 27 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sarcophyton glaucum[edit]

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OriginalRough leather coral (Sarcophyton glaucum), Red Sea, Egypt
Reason
Quality lead image. This was nominated previously here: [20]. It didn't pass because one editor had less than 100 edits. I should have voted for it. Hopefully it will pass in this renom.
Articles in which this image appears
Sarcophyton glaucum
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Cnidaria
Creator
Diego Delso

Promoted File:Coral (Sarcophyton glaucum), Ras Katy, Sharm el-Sheij, Egipto, 2022-03-26, DD 113.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:47, 28 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jenneria pustulata[edit]

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OriginalJenneria pustulata shell, specimen length 2.1 cm
Reason
Quality lead image. Currently passing at Commons FPC.
Articles in which this image appears
Jenneria pustulata
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Molluscs
Creator
H. Zell

Promoted File:Jenneria pustulata 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:51, 28 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

John Rocque's Map of London, Westminster, and Southwark[edit]

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OriginalA plan of the cities of London and Westminster, and borough of Southwark: a map of Georgian London to a scale of 26 inches to a mile, surveyed by John Rocque, engraved by John Pine, and published in 1746.
Reason
High quality reproduction of this notable map.
Articles in which this image appears
John Rocque's Map of London, Westminster, and Southwark, 1746, John Rocque
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
John Rocque
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 11:08, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support I do love a massively large map - Howard🌽33 11:24, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose – Visual information is not readily intelligible to general readers/viewers. – Sca (talk) 13:20, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – to zoom in I had to see it at the source link here: [21]. It's impressive. Or access the individual sheets via the article: [22]. Bammesk (talk) 16:09, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Quite clear, no doubt, somehow. -- Sca (talk) 16:50, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We judge images at full size. Bammesk (talk) 17:20, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Mild oppose in current form I like the content, but comparing to Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Turgot map of Paris (2), the main image there is an assembled continuous image with the margins between sheets removed, which seems to me the best way to present this content to a general audience. Unless there's some reason the same couldn't be done with this map, I'd suggest that this is not an optimal version of this map to promote, and we should wait for/produce that version. TSP (talk) 19:29, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think the edges line up tightly enough for the stitching to be feasible. Bammesk (talk) 04:33, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:John Rocque's map of London and Westminster, 1746, all sheets.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:57, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hope (whale)[edit]

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Original – Hope is the skeleton of a blue whale displayed in the main hall of the Natural History Museum, London.
Reason
Featured on Commons last month, near unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Hope (whale)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 11:10, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 16:21, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 21:38, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 14:46, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support.--Vulcan❯❯❯Sphere! 07:46, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 08:20, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support, Artem.G (talk) 20:55, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Weak oppose. While the photo does provide some EV regarding the skeleton's placement in the museum, the angle is just not good for helping the reader visualise the whale skeleton itself, and that's the only article it's used in. I think the picture would have much better EV in the National History Museum article, as it highlights the surrounding architecture rather than the skeleton. --Paul_012 (talk) 16:10, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Museo de Historia Natural, Londres, Inglaterra, 2022-11-25, DD 50-52 HDR.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:59, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Saladin[edit]

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Original – 19th-century depiction of a victorious Saladin
Reason
High quality engraving, good digitalization
Articles in which this image appears
Saladin, Battle of Marj Ayyun, Kurds
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Gustave Doré
  • Support as nominatorVinícius O. (talk) 16:13, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment: This isn't particularly useful as a depiction of Saladin, as it's a fanciful recreation of him by someone centuries later (and in a very different cultural context). But all the uses of the image are as (merely) an image of Saladin, rather than (say) as part of commentary on this piece of artwork, or depictions of Saladin, or similar. So I'm struggling to see the EV, here. Josh Milburn (talk) 16:36, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Believe this is from Doré's Crusades, which could well have an article. That said, it crops quite a bit of the image out on all sides and should not be featured in this form. Oppose Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 18:07, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose: Orientalist depiction made centuries after Saladin was born. Minimal EV. – Howard🌽33 19:08, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:39, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sir William Thompson, 1st Baron Kelvin[edit]

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OriginalSir William Thompson, Baron Kelvin, resting on a binnacle and holding a marine azimuth mirror
Reason
On a bit of a scientist kick, as you can probably tell. Or, at least, finishing long-standing restorations of scientists. I like this photo. It's dramatic, it was used in the logo of his company, and, while Kelvin's balls seem to have been removed,[1] it's a nice picture of a binnacle and a lovely image of Lord Kelvin.
Articles in which this image appears
Lord Kelvin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
T. & R. Annan & Sons, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Sir William Thomson, Baron Kelvin by T. & R. Annan & Sons.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:34, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  1. ^ "Kelvin's balls" are the iron balls that are normally mounted on the "arms" of the binnacle to balance out the magnetic fields from the ship and the like. I couldn't resist.