Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

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

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

Promoting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Delisting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

Step 1:
Evaluate

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

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

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


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

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


Step 3:
Transclude and link

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

How to comment for Candidate Images

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

How to comment for Delist Images

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

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

Editing candidates

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

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Current nominations[edit]

Yellow-winged darter[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Jan 2022 at 19:03:14 (UTC)

Original – Male yellow-winged darter, length 32–37 mm
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC in October last year, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Yellow-winged darter, Focus stacking
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:03, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose Super photo, but has little encyclopedic value for species article and none for focus stacking. Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:59, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Holothuria arguinensis (2)[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Jan 2022 at 18:57:34 (UTC)

OriginalHolothuria arguinensis, approximate length 30 cm, Arrábida Natural Park, Portugal.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last October where it was featured unanimously. Previous nomination ended up at 4-0 so worth retrying.
Articles in which this image appears
Holothuria arguinensis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Echinoderms
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 18:57, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:54, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

"When We All Believe"[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Jan 2022 at 22:13:09 (UTC)

Original – "When We All Believe" from the December 2, 1903 issue of Puck
Reason
A nice example of Rose O'Neill's early work for Puck, with additional value in the history section of Santa Claus. Nicely drawn, racially diverse without, as far as I can tell, falling into any stereotypes - O'Neill was noted for her progressive views on race and feminism, so I shouldn't imagine any ill intent - and just a pleasant image.
Articles in which this image appears
Rose O'Neill, Santa Claus
FP category for this image
Feel free to suggest other possibilities, but... Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology?
Creator
Rose O'Neill, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 22:13, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 16:16, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulp❯❯❯here! 17:45, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:55, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Oblique shock wave[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Jan 2022 at 20:52:48 (UTC)

Original – Supersonic shock waves produced by a T-38 aircraft during flight. Oblique shock waves are visible at the nose of the aircraft. The image was captured using background-oriented Schlieren photography in 2015.
Reason
Photo of supersonic shock waves of a full-scale aircraft in flight. This type of photography is a recent innovation (around 2010 to 2015), although the technique is old (Schlieren photography). The purpose of such photos is to aid design quieter supersonic aircraft. For details see [1], file description [2], and this source [3].
Articles in which this image appears
Oblique shock, Schlieren photography
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Others, or Photographic techniques
Creator
NASA & US Air Force (J.T. Heineck, Ed Schairer, Maj. Jonathan Orso, Maj. Jeremy Vanderhal)
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 20:52, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Not a great image quality-wise, but a great illustration of the technology. And one has to make allowances when you're trying to show the image output of a specific thing. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 00:52, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support - had to read the article to find out how the image was made - fascinating! --Janke | Talk 14:10, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulp❯❯❯here! 17:45, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:53, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Avril de Sainte-Croix[edit]

Voting period ends on 22 Jan 2022 at 20:41:59 (UTC)

Original – Author, journalist, and feminist activist Avril de Sainte-Croix as President of the National Council of French Women
Reason
I've been sitting on this one for a bit, largely to remove any ambiguity as to its copyright status in the US. I've always thought this was a superb photograph for the period.
Articles in which this image appears
Avril de Sainte-Croix, National Council of French Women
FP category for this image
Probably Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political, though you could certainly also argue for "Artists and writers". Given this caption on the uncropped image is explicitly about her role as President of the National Council of French Women, I'm inclined to firstly, assume that groups lobbying for changes in law are political, and secondly to say that, as this is a picture of her acting in that political role, we should use that to guide out decision.
Creator
Henri Manuel, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 20:41, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support – I added an English description to the file page. Bammesk (talk) 03:52, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
Thank you! Honestly not sure why I didn't do that at the time. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 05:41, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support GrantHenninger (talk) 18:38, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. Lead image of notable topic, good quality. —David Eppstein (talk) 07:08, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 19:43, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Good quality. ×Elvorixtalk 10:41, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulp❯❯❯here! 17:46, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Joseph Fourier[edit]

Voting period ends on 20 Jan 2022 at 03:17:33 (UTC)

OriginalJoseph Fourier, early 19th century
Reason
Joseph Fourier, a very prominent mathematician. Orphaned at the age of nine in 1770s, his work is used today on anything that has to do with motion, vibration, impact, etc. (examples: quantum physics, ocean waves, spaceships, digital signals, radio waves, car brakes, engines). His work significantly advanced physics, engineering and mathematics. For details see [4] [5] [6]. The image needs a bit of restoration which I will do if this nomination gets a couple of supports.
Articles in which this image appears
Joseph Fourier, History of climate change science
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Louis-Léopold Boilly update per below: Julien-Léopold Boilly
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 03:17, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
  • I'm always a tiny bit dubious when colour is on an engraving, because a modern colonisation is by necessity speculative and might add copyright - but, at the same time, people did colour in engravings - I have several examples which all predate technology for coloured plates - and I'm not seeing any thing that makes it unbelievable as historic colouring: it's good, but not excessively good. Would've been nice to have an obvious flaw in the colour to fully assure me, but I compared it to some other examples, and... I can buy it. Plus, this is pretty minimal, so even if it is modern, it probably wouldn't rise to the level of copyrightable: flat face colour (the engraving provides highlights and shadows) and a tiny bit of lip colour. As for levels and balance, the white of the page is very white, but that's fine, I think. Support. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 20:46, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support GrantHenninger (talk) 18:44, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment Doesn't really look like the painting, bust and grave on his page? Artistic license? Was he fatter when this engraving was made? --Janke | Talk 19:29, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Google search shows the engraving is the predominately used image [7]. See Adam's comments above about contemporary claims. Bammesk (talk) 18:36, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. I'm not generally a fan of 19th-century engravings as portraits in our articles, because a lot of the time they were not drawn from life and there is no reason to believe they are anything close to the actual appearance of the subject (see Wikipedia:Historical portraits and pictures). This one is an exception, in that we know Boilly did draw Fourier from life. It has plenty of EV as the correct choice of lead image for an important topic, and the quality is good enough. —David Eppstein (talk) 22:07, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
Seems likely. Barring strong other information, I'd go with the name on the engraving. You do occassionally get some weird chains of art in engravings - close copies of other people's work - and it's possible the artist's singer is a work by his father, but nonetheless, there's literally no evidence for that. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 12:41, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulp❯❯❯here! 17:46, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • I uploaded and replaced it with a restored version. Bammesk (talk) 00:06, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

Douglas fir cone[edit]

Voting period ends on 19 Jan 2022 at 16:18:35 (UTC)

Original – Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir, young female cone
Reason
Was featured on Commons two weeks ago. Illustrates subject well.
Articles in which this image appears
Douglas fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca, Conifer cone
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:18, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment – Leaning to support. There are red halos at the tip of the petals on the far right side of the image. Can it be improved? @Iifar: Bammesk (talk) 03:34, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:25, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support: I do generally prefer, where the image is meant to illustrate a single, notable aspect of the subject of the article that the images go directly next to the text they're connected to, but at the same time, I get that if the female cones are described in the last paragraph of a section, there's layout reasons for why not to do that. Image is great, article use is... fine. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 08:38, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support GrantHenninger (talk) 18:44, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support --Janke | Talk 19:25, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support ×Elvorixtalk 10:40, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulp❯❯❯here! 17:46, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Common moorhen[edit]

Voting period ends on 19 Jan 2022 at 16:14:03 (UTC)

Original – A common moorhen
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last week, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Common moorhen
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Alexis Lours
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:14, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 03:16, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Some lovely feather detail. This seems to be one of FPC's slow weeks, so I hope it passes. I'd sit on it and renominate if it doesn't. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 08:54, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support GrantHenninger (talk) 18:44, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support ×Elvorixtalk 10:40, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulp❯❯❯here! 17:47, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Tarantula Nebula[edit]

Voting period ends on 17 Jan 2022 at 10:16:18 (UTC)

OriginalTarantula Nebula
Reason
High resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Tarantula Nebula, List of Hubble anniversary images, Starburst region
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out#Nebulae, stars, supernovae and the Milky Way
Creator
NASA/ESA/STScI
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 10:16, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment - I usually support Hubble images, but somehow the unbalanced framing of this one puts me off - it is badly cut-off at the left. --Janke | Talk 09:36, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support – very high resolution, aesthetics don't matter much in documentary photos. It shows pretty much the whole thing, the cut-off region is small. Bammesk (talk) 03:08, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
  • I eyeballed it earlier to the infobox image. I now checked by laying the two images on top of each other (scaling and rotating). I figure if the nom image was 15% wider (on left) and 15% taller (5% on top and 10% on bottom), then it would pretty much cover the gaseous area of the infobox image. I can't disagree with your comments. About gallery use in the primary article, I had seen it and thought of moving it. I have now moved it up and added "high resolution" to the caption. Article editors will decide! Cheers. Bammesk (talk) 05:18, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

Nominations — to be closed[edit]

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

Older nominations requiring additional input from users[edit]

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

Closing procedure[edit]

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

When NOT promoted, perform the following:

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

When promoted, perform the following:

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

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

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

Delist closing procedure[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

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

Recently closed nominations[edit]

Nominations in this category have already been closed and are here for the purposes of closure review by FPC contributors. Please do not add any further comments or votes regarding the original nomination. If you wish to discuss any of these closures, please do so at Wikipedia talk:Featured picture candidates. Nominations will stay here for three full days following closure and subsequently be removed.

Euprotomus aurisdianae[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 16 Jan 2022 at 05:00:30 (UTC)

OriginalEuprotomus aurisdianae, also known as Diana conch, specimen from the Indo-Pacific, 7 cm (2.8 inch) long.
Reason
Quality lead image of this sea snail endemic to the Indo-Pacific region.
Articles in which this image appears
Euprotomus aurisdianae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Molluscs
Creator
H. Zell
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 05:00, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Tentative Oppose – Black background is distracting and looks like photoshop rather than photographed on a black background. Silhouettes are tenting to be lost against the background, shells look too dark. ProfDEH (talk) 08:26, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
  • It's a mistake to disqualify half of the encyclopedic photos in the Molluscs category just because of the background. For inanimate specimen (particularly a multi-view collage), a flat background (photoshopped or not) is fine, if done well. @ProfDEH: what does "tenting to be lost" mean?! Is it a typo? Bammesk (talk) 00:37, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Typo obvs. The image is clear enough if you zoom right in but I do think it's unsubtle, looks crude at normal scale. EV no doubt but I don't think it's a good image. ProfDEH (talk) 09:48, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support: I think I see ProfDEH's point, though. This seems a bit harsher than most of the black background molluscs, but it's also incredibly encyclopædic. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 08:49, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I agree with ProfDEH on this. The drop off between the shells and the black background is too sudden to the point of being distracting. GrantHenninger (talk) 18:43, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:48, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Plains-wanderer[edit]

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OriginalPlains-wanderer, female, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
Quality lead image. Well done depiction of this endangered species.
Articles in which this image appears
Plains-wanderer
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 02:34, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support - That is a rare bird! --Janke | Talk 10:20, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Too dark. – Sca (talk) 14:26, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Well, it's a night photo (flash, I assume) of a very elusive bird... --Janke | Talk 11:25, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:30, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support - Sharp picture, subject has good contrast against the background. GrantHenninger (talk) 01:21, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 15:08, 9 January 2022 (UTC)

Promoted File:Plains-wanderer female 8173.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:44, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

Analcime[edit]

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OriginalAnalcime crystal formations (amber, white and colorless) on a rock substrate, specimen size about 4 cm (1.6 inch)
Reason
Quality lead image. Analcime crystal formations on a rock substrate. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Analcime
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Geology
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 22:50, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment Would prefer a photo that doesn't look like something left by a horse - even the name suggests something in that direction... ;-) --Janke | Talk 08:32, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Ugh, none of those look appetizing... ;-P --Janke | Talk 10:15, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment I will say that the criterion states that the picture is required to be either "eye-catching to the point where users will want to read its accompanying article", or "illustrating article content particularly well". Remember, the essence of a picture, at least in the utility of Wikipedia, is the profound portrayal of the article's subject, making it a valuable gem that paints the walls of the Parthenon of what is known as 'the Encyclopedia that anyone can edit.' There is more to the picture than what meets the eye surface-level, Janke, as the context of the article page and the relevance of the picture's content heavily determines its value. If I had a vote, I would support this picture. 61.69.172.53 (talk) 08:50, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Please note that I'm not opposing this to become FP. I'll let others decide if it's worthy of that honor... ;-) --Janke | Talk 16:15, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support It's well photographed, and EV has to win out over the ugliness of what's being photographed, otherwise we put too much off the table. 21:16, 12 January 2022 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adam Cuerden (talkcontribs)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:35, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 03:35, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

Chuu[edit]

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Original – Chuu in Show! Music Core mini fanmeeting in 2018.
Reason
This picture is a good example of Chuu's expressive figure, with her smile and hands gesture as a K-pop idol singer.
Articles in which this image appears
1999, 1999 in South Korea
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
F28STAR but uploader:Puramyun31
  • Support as nominatorHatto (talk) 14:14, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose Grainy, overexposed. --Janke | Talk 22:00, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose – The two articles listed above are too generic. The image doesn't non-trivially (materially) enhance either article, FP criterion #5. Bammesk (talk) 17:49, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment Can anyone just Speedy-delete this already? This picture has even worse quality than that cockatoo photo from last year. 61.69.172.53 (talk) 08:53, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:34, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

Midori Tatematsu[edit]

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Original – Midori Tatematsu performing live with Lovebites at Wacken Open Air 2018 in Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Reason
High quality and energetic picture of a musician at work. I particularly like it because it conveys her intensity and concentration. It also works as an example of "guitar face" without the player looking silly. Good images of musicians performing live are not easy to come by.
Articles in which this image appears
Lovebites (band), The Lovebites EP
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
MarkusFelix
  • Support as nominatorXfansd (talk) 22:55, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – this is a great action shot, and I welcome more diverse guitarist photos ClaudineChionh (talkcontribs) 00:17, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support – I also think this is a great photo. Hatto (talk) 00:56, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support The composition could be better, but this is a very strong photo with lots of EV. Nick-D (talk) 05:23, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment – Subject has no bio article on Wiki. – Sca (talk) 15:11, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support.--Vulp❯❯❯here! 17:08, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose No article, so notability. Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:26, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • It was added to Vibrato systems for guitar after nomination so I don't think that can be considered here. But having a Wikipedia article dedicated to the specific person seen in the photo is not one of the criteria for promotion, so I don't see Charles' and Janke's reasoning. Xfansd (talk) 20:04, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose Agree. --Janke | Talk 08:27, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportKaleeb18TalkCaleb 22:15, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Awkward pose, bad composition. And not even the best photo on Lovebites (band) ProfDEH (talk) 08:44, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above - bad composition. MER-C 20:01, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support I think it's full of character, and probably just about justified being sufficiently distinct from the other Lovebites images, but the case would be vastly improved if she had her own article. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 21:12, 12 January 2022 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:33, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

Leptogorgia sarmentosa[edit]

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Original – Gorgonian (Leptogorgia sarmentosa), Arrábida Natural Park, Portugal
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC three weeks ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Leptogorgia sarmentosa
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Cnidaria
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 18:03, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - Sharp where it needs to be. --Janke | Talk 08:31, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 17:44, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment This is probably one of the better photos of Leptogorgia sarmentosa, since the article is rated Start-class and Low-importance, and many of the images that appear when searching 'Leptogorgia sarmentosa' on Wikimedia Commons have technical issues, such as low definition, graininess, lack of sharpness, etc. - 61.69.172.53 (talk) 09:02, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:24, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 19:24, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Geography of Somaliland[edit]

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Original – Geographic map of Somaliland.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC two months ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Geography of Somaliland, Somaliland, Italian invasion of British Somaliland, Outline of Somaliland
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
Ikonact
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 17:59, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – What's special or interesting about this map, which appears halfway down the Somaliland article? – Sca (talk) 15:17, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose Meh. --Janke | Talk 22:03, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support --Siirski (talk) 01:15, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support – well done. Bammesk (talk) 02:12, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose – The actual mapping is ok, if bland. But the graphics and text are clumsily placed. It doesn't strike me as an outstanding example of mapmaking. ProfDEH (talk) 09:00, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:23, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

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