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Cyprus water frog[edit]

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Original – Cyprus water frog (Pelophylax cypriensis). Endemic to the island of Cyprus
Reason
High quality focus-stacked large image. Endemic species.
Articles in which this image appears
Pelophylax cypriensis, Pelophylax, Ranidae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Amphibians
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 08:40, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 13:43, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Seems to meet all criteria. – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 11:56, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Good quality and EV. --Tagooty (talk) 03:09, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 14:58, 29 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Slight DOF issues on the right rear leg but not really a concern. Support©Geni (talk) 15:32, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Cyprus water frog (Pelophylax cypriensis).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:43, 1 October 2021 (UTC)


Maharloo Lake[edit]

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OriginalEuropean Space Agency photo of Shiraz (left) and Maharloo Lake (right)
Reason
High resolution. FP candidate.
Articles in which this image appears
Maharloo Lake
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking back
Creator
ESA/Sentinel-2

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:47, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 11:47, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

Troodos lizard[edit]

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Original – Troodos lizard (Phoenicolacerta troodica). Endemic to the island of Cyprus
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Endemic species.
Articles in which this image appears
Phoenicolacerta troodica
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 08:44, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 13:42, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Nosferattus (talk) 17:39, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:04, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportKavyansh.Singh (talk) 17:22, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose A very good image, high EV. The shadows on the tail and left foot make it not FP to me. --Tagooty (talk) 03:08, 28 September 2021
  • Support. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 14:58, 29 September 2021 (UTC) (UTC)
  • comment in terms of showing the complete animal neither front foot is visible.©Geni (talk) 15:34, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Troodos lizard (Phoenicolacerta troodica).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:49, 1 October 2021 (UTC)


MRNA vaccines against the coronavirus[edit]

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Original – Video showing how vaccination with an mRNA vaccine works
Reason
Informative, high quality video about a complicated subject that is difficult to understand, created by a reputable science institution
Articles in which this image appears
RNA vaccine
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Biology
Creator
SCNAT (Swiss Academy of Sciences)
  • Support as nominatorNosferattus (talk) 17:37, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment: The music is under an NC license. -- King of ♥ 19:01, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
    • I've emailed the music author to see if they would be willing to relicense the music. Stay tuned... Nosferattus (talk) 16:28, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
      • As mentioned by King of Hearts below, the music licensing situation has been resolved. Nosferattus (talk) 22:59, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support The licensing is all good now. -- King of ♥ 16:04, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Conditional Support if the image remains stable over the 10 day nom period. The nom doesn't meet the 7 day waiting period, see FP criterion #5, but I think this case meets the "obvious cases" exception (FP criterion 5) and shall remain stable. Bammesk (talk) 02:46, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
    • The video is still featured in the article (10 days later), so the above support vote should be counted. Nosferattus (talk) 20:20, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 09:46, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - good informative video from a reliable source TSP (talk) 15:08, 30 September 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:MRNA vaccines against the coronavirus.webm --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:56, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

Codex Mendoza[edit]

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Original – The first page of Codex Mendoza. It is an Aztec codex, believed to have been created around the year 1541.
Reason
High resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Codex Mendoza, 1st Foreign Regiment, Aztec codices, Coat of arms of Mexico, History of Mexico City, Mexico,Name of Mexico
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others
Creator
unknown

Promoted File:CodexMendoza01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:09, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

Grey triggerfish[edit]

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OriginalGrey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus), Arrábida National Park, Portugal
Reason
Good capture. FP candidate on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Grey triggerfish
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 23:15, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Nomination doesn't meet the 7 day waiting period (FP criterion 5). I don't think the sharpness is FP quality (I am open to reconsidering though). Bammesk (talk) 04:10, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Unopposed at Commons and I don't think we should second guess on technical quality, although the visibility that day was really poor for photography. But you should have waited TheFreeWorld Charlesjsharp (talk) 20:40, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
    • Yeah, I guess the nomination was too quickly. TheFreeWorld (talk) 12:43, 24 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 14:58, 29 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support ×Elvorixtalk 12:49, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportKavyansh.Singh (talk) 15:03, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Pez ballesta (Balistes capriscus), Parque natural de la Arrábida, Portugal, 2020-07-23, DD 24.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:24, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

Komatsu bulldozer pushing coal in Power plant Ljubljana[edit]

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OriginalKomatsu bulldozer pushing up to 7 m3 with semi-U tilt dozer in Ljubljana Power Station
Reason
good IQ, winter is coming (N.h.)
Articles in which this image appears
Bulldozer
FP category for this image
Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Machinery
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominatorPetar Milošević (talk) 19:30, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not the image with the most EV in the article. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:14, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not a good perspective, thus low EV. --Janke | Talk 12:10, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Snapshot quality, little visual interest, scant EV. – Sca (talk) 12:57, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
  • This one "Snapshot quality", Sca i will give you medal oh Honor. --Petar Milošević (talk) 10:20, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose per EV considerations. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 14:58, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:59, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

Bell miner[edit]

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Original – A bell miner (Manorina melanophrys)
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC two weeks ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Bell miner
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison

Promoted File:Bell Miner 1 - Nepean Weir.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:40, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

Galena[edit]

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Original – Galena with some golden colored pyrite (3.5 × 2.5 × 2.0 cm) from Huanzala mine, Huallanca, Bolognesi, Ancash, Peru
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC three weeks ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Galena
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Materials science
Creator
Ivar Leidus

Promoted File:Galena - Huallanca, Bologesi, Ancash, Peru.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:45, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

George Michael[edit]

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OriginalGeorge Michael during The 1988–89 Faith Tour in The Summit in Houston, Texas, U.S., 16 October 1988.
Reason
High resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
George Michael, others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
University of Houston Digital Library
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 17:26, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Too blurry at full size. Bammesk (talk) 02:33, 29 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Ditto. And too dark and gimmicky. – Sca (talk) 12:53, 29 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Bammesk. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 14:57, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:49, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

Sphalerite[edit]

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Original – Black tetrahedral crystals of sphalerite up to 8 mm in size across this matrix (4.5 × 3.0 × 2.0 cm) with chalcopyrite and calcite. Found from Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA.
Reason
Good capture. High resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Sphalerite
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Materials science
Creator
Ivar Leidus

Promoted File:Sphalerite - Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:52, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

Mir Space Station[edit]

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OriginalMir seen from Space Shuttle Endeavour during STS-89 (9 February 1998)
Reason
High resolution and quality.
Articles in which this image appears
Mir, History of spaceflight, Human spaceflight programs, Terrestrial analogue sites
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Getting there
Creator
NASA
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 15:30, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose - Blurry in full size. --Janke | Talk 15:56, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - Artem.G (talk) 07:04, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:33, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Steve Jobs[edit]

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OriginalSteve Jobs and a Macintosh computer, January 1984
Alt 1 Edit by W.carter and Janke
Reason
Good composition. High resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Steve Jobs, Macintosh
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Bernard Gotfryd
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 08:51, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Looks promotional = boring. – Sca (talk) 12:24, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Promotional then, but historical now, EV is good enough for me. However, I'd only support Alt 1 (the edited version) shown lower down on the file's page, fingerprints & dust removed (from a 35 mm slide, I presume). --Janke | Talk 12:30, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
    • Added as Alt 1. Inclined to agree this is superior - the proposed version crops off part of the subject, for a start. TSP (talk) 13:17, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
      • One little tweak would be nice; The color is a bit wrong in the alt, the Mac looks brownish gray. The original Mac had a slightly yellowish hue, which is much better in the original. --Janke | Talk 16:22, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
        •  Comment: If this photo was published with good reproduction at the time? If so period magazine/promotional material may help guide to original color details. -- Infrogmation (talk) 16:33, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
          • If necessary, I could try doing a color tweak - I know the color exactly, since I still own an original Mac 512K... EDIT: Done. --Janke | Talk 09:12, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 1. (I uploaded the first version; I only cropped the non-photographic border and did a rough levels adjust to be closer to what looked more natural to me - I just wanted to get a usable version of Commons promptly after I became aware of this free licensed photo was available.) I'm glad to see this photo getting the attention to restoration by others more skilled with photoshop than I. -- Infrogmation (talk) 16:24, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1 per Janke. Nosferattus (talk) 20:26, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Update - I uploaded a color-corrected Alt 1, over the old one. Now the color of the Mac looks like the original. --Janke | Talk 09:35, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak support ALT 1 – A bit concerned about the Encyclopedic Value; the image is used in just one article, that too is decorative. I'm open to reconsider, just ping me. – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 15:10, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – This posed and predictable composition doesn't meet Criterion 3, IMO. – Sca (talk) 15:29, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1. MER-C 13:54, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1Bammesk (talk) 16:10, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1 --Petar Milošević (talk) 12:27, 5 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1 - what once was promotional is historic now. Artem.G (talk) 07:06, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Steve Jobs and Macintosh computer, January 1984, by Bernard Gotfryd - edited.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 06:45, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Dubrovnik (2021)[edit]

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Original – Aerial panorama view of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The old city was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
Alt 1 – Improved sky area, denoised and smoother clouds on left side
Reason
High resolution. Good capture
Articles in which this image appears
Dubrovnik, Siege of Dubrovnik
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Chensiyuan
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 09:32, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 1 --Janke | Talk 15:55, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support, prefer Alt 1Bammesk (talk) 16:09, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support, prefer Alt 1 – Slightly artefacty at full-res, but terrific EV. TSP (talk) 10:16, 5 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support alt 1. MER-C 08:16, 6 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Noisy, but what kills it is the top-left artifacting at the fringe of the blown out highlights. It's a severe, sharp line between blue sky and total white. -- Veggies (talk) 11:45, 6 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 1 - Much better. -- Veggies (talk) 22:53, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
  • I edited the sky area and added an Alternate. I denoised the entire sky, and smoothed the clouds on the left side. Pinging participants @TheFreeWorld, Janke, TSP, MER-C, and Veggies:. Bammesk (talk) 01:40, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
    • Thanks Bammesk - I'm not hugely bothered by the sky personally, as it's not the subject, but worth sorting out. TSP (talk) 11:12, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support ALT 1Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 09:02, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support alt1 - Artem.G (talk) 07:05, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:1 dubrovnik pano - edit1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:03, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Vivien Leigh[edit]

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Original – Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939)
Reason
Depicts Leigh well, high quality, sufficient image size
Articles in which this image appears
Vivien Leigh
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Fawcett Publications and MGM
  • Support as nominatorLemonreader (talk) 09:43, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment Copyright status unclear, photo may not be by "Hollywood Magazine". --Janke | Talk 15:53, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
  • It doesn't matter what the source is (ebay, a magazine, a blog, etc.). Publicity photos circulated without a copyright notice, which were common at the time [1], are in public domain. Everything about this photo says it falls in that category. Two FP examples: [2], [3]. Bammesk (talk) 16:02, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose as is. It needs restoration on the right side of her face (cheek, eye area). Bammesk (talk) 17:42, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:41, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Anne Bancroft[edit]

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Original – Anne Bancroft as Lyn Lesley in Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Reason
Good quality, large size, depicts Bancroft well
Articles in which this image appears
Anne Bancroft
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
20th Century Fox
  • Support as nominatorLemonreader (talk) 09:46, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment Copyright status unclear, "source: eBay" isn't good enough. --Janke | Talk 15:52, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
  • It doesn't matter what the source is (ebay, a magazine, a blog, etc.). Publicity photos circulated without a copyright notice, which were common at the time [4], are in public domain. Everything about this photo says it falls in that category. Two FP examples: [5], [6]. Bammesk (talk) 15:59, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support The original Ebay item is in the file history and clearly doesn't display a copyright notice. Per my understanding, works published without a notice between 1923 and 1977 automatically ended up in the public domain. I almost opposed the image when I noticed the original was a lower resolution image (and that the image looked a little fuzzy), but on closer inspection of the file history, it does look like a genuine higher resolution version was uploaded. —CodeHydro 15:09, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – I am not familiar with all the details, but for promotional prints like this, I think something is needed to establish that it was circulated without a copyright notice and also to establish the date of publication. Placing an inquiry at Commons:Village pump/Copyright can clear the copyright status. Bammesk (talk) 17:16, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Nice portrait. Yann (talk) 20:30, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:42, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 20:42, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Australian Cattle Dog with injured leg[edit]

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Original – An Australian Cattle Dog with a bandaged right-back leg.
Reason
High resolution; illustrates its concept well
Articles in which this image appears
Australian Cattle Dog
FP category for this image
Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Mdk572
  • Support as nominatorMinkai (talk to me)(see where I screwed up) 14:11, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose A snapshot with low EV. --Janke | Talk 15:51, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not great lighting and the nominal focus of the injury (the cast) is tucked away at the back and slightly out of focus.©Geni (talk) 05:26, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – composition quality per Geni. Bammesk (talk) 16:15, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:42, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

The Great Red Spot[edit]

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Original – The Great Red Spot in April 2018, taken by JunoCam
Reason
High resolution, quality depiction of the subject
Articles in which this image appears
Jupiter, Great Red Spot and Juno (spacecraft)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA
  • Support as nominatorRealmaxxver (talk) 12:02, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support A bit blurry in the edges, but do we have / can we find any better? --Janke | Talk 15:51, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
    comment Best I can tell the most comparable stuff is Cassini (new horizons was shooting grey-scale for the most part). I can't find the raw Cassini images so cropping from The Greatest Jupiter Portrait] may be the best bet. Eyeballing it appears to be about half the resolution of juno.©Geni (talk) 06:05, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose - bad composition, the subject itself is blurry. MER-C 13:59, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – leaning to oppose, we have this FP animation: [7] in the Great Red Spot article, and This photo is a more interesting depiction. Bammesk (talk) 16:26, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
    • You're right, struck my support above. --Janke | Talk 17:30, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:52, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Hayden Bridge[edit]

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Original – Hayden Bridge in 1990, from the Southwest perspective.
Reason
The photograph significantly improves the article on its corresponding subject. It is of a high technical standard and resolution, with the main subject clear and in good focus. It illustrates the bridge in a compelling way, is free, has good lighting, a good file description, and helps Wikipedians to understand the subject better. It is a photograph from before the bridge's renovation, as part of historic documentation, and comes from an authoritative source, adding to its encyclopedic value. It meets all FP criteria and is among the best examples of Hayden Bridge, and of wrought iron, phoenix column bridges that the encyclopedia has to offer.
Articles in which this image appears
Hayden Bridge (Springfield, Oregon)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Others
Creator
Jeff G. and the Historic American Engineering Record
  • Support as nominatorTyrone Madera (talk) 18:20, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support as uploader   — Jeff G. ツ 05:06, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Why B&W for a pic. taken in 1990? – Sca (talk) 11:59, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – It needs a bit of restoration in the sky area, the label on top right corner as well. I think the original Here is in B&W because it was shot on large format (5x7 inch) film [8] which gives much higher resolution for (government) documentation purposes, as opposed to 35mm color film (the digital scan isn't high resolution though). Bammesk (talk) 16:36, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Jeff G., I did a restoration of the original TIF (removed scratches/dust), cloned out the label on top right corner, and uploaded the file on top of your version. I didn't change the contrast of the original TIF. I agree with TSP's comments below, I think the contrast revision was excessive. But if you want to change the contrast slightly, feel free. Support. Bammesk (talk) 02:58, 6 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment - I'm not sure about the amount of contrast that's been added in the edit. Looking at the diagonal pillar coming down from the front of the bridge, on the original the pillar has a smooth gradient, clearly showing the round cross-section. On the proposed edit, the upper side of the pillar looks (at least on both my monitors) almost blown out, obscuring the shape of the pillar. The edit has also darkened the underside of the bridge, hiding some detail there, and made the sky harsher and the dust specks more obvious. There are certainly also areas where it has brought out detail, especially in thumbnail, but I'm not sure it's universally an improvement - I think a slightly gentler touch might bring better results? TSP (talk) 17:15, 4 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Tyrone Madera, I see no difference between the nominated image and the two files you created yesterday: [9], [10]. I suggest you request the deletion of the two files at Commons:Help desk. You are the uploader, so your request would be noncontraversial. It would be routine deletion. Bammesk (talk) 17:25, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you, Bammesk. I believe I am either experiencing extreme technical difficulties now or did at the time I made those uploads. I've requested their deletion, but I remember the contrast being higher when I made the adjustments. Oh well, I suppose now it's a mystery. Thanks for correcting the image! Best, Tyrone Madera (talk) 19:40, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Good shot. --Petar Milošević (talk) 12:26, 5 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose. I'm sorry -- I'm not really clear on why this is not in colour. I had a look at the guidelines linked above, but, unless I missed it (and I may have done) there wasn't really an explanation of why black and whie is preferable... (Weak solely because I may be missing something obvious.) Josh Milburn (talk) 18:36, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
  • I don't think they made (or make) large format (5x7 inch) color film. If they do or did, it's rare and not common. Pinging @Janke: he may know more about this. In 1990 (pre digital photography) the government's objective was to document "significant" structures [11], [12], [13]. Capturing the details of this structure is why large format B&W film was used (large film ~ high resolution ~ more detail). Color information wasn't important. That's why it's B&W, but that doesn't justify supporting the nom (the digital scan isn't high resolution anyway). I am supporting the nom because the bridge has two innovative design features, "milestones" per Library of Congress [14] (for its time, 1882) and the photo shows the two features in sufficient detail (Whipple truss and Phoenix column), noted in article's text as well. The image enhances the article. It shows the bridge in its original state, before it was converted to a pedestrian trail with additional fences [15]. The color information would have been nice, but it's not detrimental to what it shows. Bammesk (talk) 03:30, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hayden Bridge.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:59, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Event Horizon Telescope and Apollo 16[edit]

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Original – A series of images representing the magnification achieved by the Event Horizon Telescope. The top-left image approximates a human eye view from Earth. Each successive image (moving counter-clockwise) is magnified ~19.3x, closing-in on the position of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) of Apollo 16, and ending with the black hole image at almost exactly one-billion-power magnification relative to the first image.
Reason
Image demonstrates the incredible magnification achieved by the subject of the article. Image is a composite of 7 other free-use images, with no alternations other than cropping, rotation, and scaling as appropriate for the zoom step. Image is sufficiently high resolution to see many of the larger features of each step in the red box of the previous step.
Articles in which this image appears
Event Horizon Telescope
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Space/Looking_out
Creator
Codehydro
  • Support as nominator – —CodeHydro 01:24, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I don't think this illustrates the magnification well enough to be featured. Besides, the image of the rover is incongruous with the rest of the series. --Janke | Talk 16:23, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Janke. Confusing montage. – Sca (talk) 12:50, 4 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment - The montage actually zooms into the actual position of the Apollo 16 Rover, which is the exact same rover being featured in that image you're calling incongruous. There is no higher magnification available of the step before that one. I used the highest resolution image available of the Apollo 16 site from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, the newest orbiter around the moon by NASA. Sure, the picture with the astronaut isn't bird's eye like the rest, but I'd say showing the astronaut better demonstrates the magnification because it gives a familiar size to compare: the size of a human. —CodeHydro 15:43, 4 October 2021 (UTC)
    • If you think about it, the fact that a satellite from moon-orbit can barely resolve a 10-foot long rover while the Event Horizon Telescope's image of the black hold was effectively equivalent to resolving a tennis-ball-sized object on the moon from Earth makes the black hole image even more impressive. —CodeHydro 15:55, 4 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:23, 13 October 2021 (UTC)

Holothuria arguinensis[edit]

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OriginalHolothuria arguinensis, approximate length 30 cm, Arrábida Natural Park, Portugal.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month where it was featured unanimously.
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 14:06, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – a 12 inch sea cucumber! good ingredient for recipes! Bammesk (talk) 16:54, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 15:46, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 09:47, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:47, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 08:47, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

Carpocoris purpureipennis (set)[edit]

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Reason
This set was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Carpocoris purpureipennis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Ivar Leidus

Promoted File:Carpocoris purpureipennis fifth instar nymph (top view) - Kulna.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:49, 14 October 2021 (UTC)
Promoted File:Carpocoris purpureipennis fifth instar nymph (bottom view) - Kulna.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:49, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

Bistorta officinalis[edit]

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Original – European Bistort (Bistorta officinalis), Austria
Reason
Quality lead image, FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Bistorta officinalis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
Uoaei1

Promoted File:Bistorta officinalis 01.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:41, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

Paulette Goddard[edit]

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Original – Paulette Goddard in a 1947 Paramount Pictures publicity still
Reason
High resolution, has been edited to remove any marks and dust, high detail
Articles in which this image appears
Paulette Goddard
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Paramount Pictures
  • Support as nominatorLemonreader (talk) 10:05, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Yet another old celebrity promotional pic. Not up to Criterion 3, IMO. – Sca (talk) 12:18, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. I disagree with Sca. I think these professional portraits made for great FPs. Josh Milburn (talk) 18:32, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Great portrait of a famous actress. Yann (talk) 20:23, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 12:19, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

An American locomotive transporting allied aid for Russia[edit]

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Original – An American locomotive transporting allied aid for the Soviet Union through the Persian Corridor during World War II.
Reason
High quality and resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Persian Corridor, Trans-Iranian Railway
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War II
Creator
Nick Parrino, restoration by Yann
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 15:42, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - Artem.G (talk) 07:07, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 12:55, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment - Description on file page is somewhat sketchy... do we know it's in the Persian corridor? Low EV because of that. --Janke | Talk 14:35, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Janke, file description comes from the library of congress, source at this link. Bammesk (talk) 16:37, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
    • I read it before commenting. I still think "Somewhere in Iran. An American engine transporting allied aid for Russia, stopping at a station rimmed by mountains " is too sketchy. --Janke | Talk 19:16, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
      • As I know a bit that region, this is in Northern Iran, so the description "Persian Corridor" is adequate. Anyway, the Persian Corridor means all the railroad from the Persian Gulf to the Soviet Union border. Yann (talk) 20:10, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Suggest change engine to locomotive throughout. "Engine" can mean all sorts of things, but "locomotive" = railroad.
    Sca (talk) 12:41, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Quite fair, done. Yann (talk) 20:06, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:51, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:51, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

Basilica of SS. Ulrich and Afra, Augsburg[edit]

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OriginalBasilica of SS. Ulrich and Afra, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. The catholic parish, one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Germany, originated from the Roman tomb of St. Afra, which was martyred in 304.
Reason
High resolution. Seen on Commons Featured picture candidates.
Articles in which this image appears
Basilica of SS. Ulrich and Afra, Augsburg
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 17:21, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - Artem.G (talk) 07:08, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 10:05, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment - Need a bit of perspective correction, left edge & tower tilting inwards. --Janke | Talk 19:48, 13 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:51, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:51, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

Sagunto[edit]

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Original – View of the former roman city of Sagunto, Valencian Community, Spain
Reason
High resolution. Good composition. FP on Commons and Persian Wikipedia
Articles in which this image appears
Sagunto
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 16:46, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - Wonderful photo. I think there's a bias sometimes in FPC against nighttime panoramas, but I love them. -- Veggies (talk) 22:57, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - Artem.G (talk) 07:07, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:02, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 17:27, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 07:34, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Lemonreader (talk) 06:55, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 09:49, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Vista de Sagunto, España, 2015-01-03, DD 23-31 HDR PAN.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:57, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

Nazca Lines[edit]

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Original – Aerial view of the "Monkey", one of the most popular geoglyphs of the Nazca Lines, which are located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru.
Reason
High resolution. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Nazca Lines, Nazca, Nasca Province, History of art
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Diego Delso

Promoted File:Líneas de Nazca, Nazca, Perú, 2015-07-29, DD 49.JPG --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:03, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

Basilica and Collegiate Parish Church of Saint George, Malta[edit]

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Original – The interior of the Basilica and Collegiate Parish Church of Saint George, situated in the middle of Gozo, Malta. Today's basilica was built between 1672 and 1678.
Reason
Seen on Featured Picture candidates on Commons. Good composition.
Articles in which this image appears
St. George's Basilica, Malta
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Diego Delso

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:32, 19 October 2021 (UTC)

Trifolium montanum[edit]

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Original – Mountain clover inflorescence (Ø15–20 mm) covered with morning dew
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Trifolium montanum
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 15:59, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 17:20, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • The article is very short. Yann (talk) 10:04, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:32, 19 October 2021 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:32, 19 October 2021 (UTC)

Mars Pathfinder Presidential Panorama[edit]

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Original – Various images of the Sojourner rover shot by the Pathfinder cameras have been composited into the 360 degree Presidential Panorama. Since the camera's position was consistent, it is thus possible to see these images of the rover in the context of the entire landscape. This provides a visual scale for understanding the sizes and distances of rocks surrounding the lander as well as a record of the travels of the rover. Several of the rover images were captured in full color. The rest were colorized using color sampled from those frames.
Reason
high resolution, interesting composition, image demonstrates all places visited by the rover as seen from the lander
Articles in which this image appears
Sojourner (rover)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Panorama
Creator
NASA/JPL
  • Support as nominatorArtem.G (talk) 07:15, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 07:40, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – good image but it doesn't meet the minimum 1500 pixels requirement of FP criterion 2. Bammesk (talk) 17:40, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
    Agree, but "Exceptions to this rule may be made where justified on a case-by-case basis, such as for historical, technically difficult or otherwise unique images, if no higher resolution could realistically be acquired." The image was created by NASA, and no other version is available. Artem.G (talk) 18:17, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • I agree, the exception covers this case. The photo is a 360 degree view (I am comparing the foreground with this photo). The image caption in the article (Commons file description too) can/should say it's a 360 view. Bammesk (talk) 19:17, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Caption updated. Artem.G (talk) 19:23, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – I added source details to clarify this composite image was created at NASA. Bammesk (talk) 16:49, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 20:04, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Janke | Talk 15:15, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Mars Pathfinder Presidential Panorama.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:36, 19 October 2021 (UTC)

Anax ephippiger[edit]

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Original – A female Vagrant Emperor dragonfly
Reason
FP on Commons. Illustrates subject well.
Articles in which this image appears
Anax ephippiger
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Joaquim Alves Gaspar
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:10, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 17:05, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 17:19, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportLiam2520 (talk) 21:59, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 10:04, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Dragonfly Porto Covo August 2021-4.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:44, 19 October 2021 (UTC)

Ambrotype of African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters[edit]

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Original – Ambrotype of African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters
Reason
high quality and resolution picture used in 3 articles. This is the only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. Identified as Sgt. Samuel Smith of the 119th USCT.
Articles in which this image appears
Ambrotype, Henry Wilson, Uniforms of the Union Army
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/American Civil War
Creator
unattributed
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 10:24, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Too much frame – visual information not readily accessible. – Sca (talk) 12:29, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
  • @Sca: The frame is very much part of the point here. This is also to show how such fragile pictures have been kept to preserve them. Beside, you can zoom in to see the picture itself in great details. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:48, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent. Also: for editors like Sca: the instructions above clearly state that the image should be assessed on its quality as displayed at full size. And at full size you can see the fine details of the picture and figures within very clearly. -- Veggies (talk) 23:07, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Nice restoration but it needs a little more. Bammesk (talk) 02:04, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Done. Yann (talk) 21:03, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Artem.G (talk) 08:20, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support IMO, the frame actually increases the EV in the Ambrotype article, since the images were so often elaborately mounted. Besides, it's been the lead image there since 2012... --Janke | Talk 14:09, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 14:20, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – I also think that the frame adds to its encyclopedia value. Astonished to see the details, for example, the soldier is wearing Abraham Lincoln's presidential campaign button. – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 17:57, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 08:58, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: Very nice restoration. Of high EV, especially given the subject, time period, and quality of the photograph. Tyrone Madera (talk) 18:28, 19 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Sgt. Samuel Smith, African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:53, 20 October 2021 (UTC)

Marilyn Monroe photo pose Seven Year Itch[edit]

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Original – Photo of Marilyn Monroe while filming The Seven Year Itch on the streets of New York.
Reason
one of the most famous picture, one of the iconic images of the 20th century. The quality is a bit low compared to today standard, but considering its notability, it is adequate (7.29 Megapixel).
Articles in which this image appears
Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe in popular culture, Marilyn Monroe performances and awards, The Seven Year Itch, White dress of Marilyn Monroe, Harry Brand, List of photographs considered the most important, What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City, Arab League boycott of Israel, Color of clothing, List of orphans and foundlings
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
photo from Associated Press, published by Corpus Christi Caller-Times
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 19:37, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Artem.G (talk) 08:20, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Reproduced/published zillions of times – so many times it's become a bromide. And BTW it was staged, with an artificial draft blowing up through the grating. Comp. marred by indistinct people behind her. – Sca (talk) 12:32, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
PS: AFAIK, all staff photos were copyrighted by the AP (for which I once worked). – Sca (talk) 12:43, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
Don't see anything about a "license" there. In any case, IMO it fails Criterion 3 due to the technical defects noted in my first comment above, and to lack of EV in what is a promotional photographic cliché. – Sca (talk) 12:01, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
On the Commons page of the image, it says that it "is in the public domain in the United States because it was published in the United States between 1926 and 1977, inclusive, without a copyright notice." For our purposes, given that Wikipedia is hosted in the United States, this makes it a free image. Tyrone Madera (talk) 18:52, 19 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Andrei (talk) 12:49, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Wish also to see photo of photographer behind her. --Petar Milošević (talk) 15:44, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Marilyn Monroe photo pose Seven Year Itch.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:51, 22 October 2021 (UTC)

Ed Lu[edit]

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OriginalEd Lu in October 2000
Reason
High resolution and quality.
Articles in which this image appears
Ed Lu, List of Asian Americans, List of spacewalkers
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
NASA
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 14:11, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 15:01, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportKavyansh.Singh (talk) 18:23, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Standard NASA promotional pic of middling quality. – Sca (talk) 12:18, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Andrei (talk) 12:49, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Sca. —kallerna 05:46, 22 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:54, 22 October 2021 (UTC)

Golestan Palace[edit]

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Original – Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran
Reason
Good composition. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Golestan Palace, List of tourist attractions in Tehran Province
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 14:30, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • This is of much better quality than the lead image. Should it be changed? Yann (talk) 15:01, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – I doubt the nom image is the best view of the place. According to the first sentence in This section, This photo is a more significant view, but the scaffolds are a problem, and the lighting isn't that good. Bammesk (talk) 02:02, 19 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:57, 22 October 2021 (UTC)

Portrait of John Adams by Gilbert Stuart[edit]

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Original – Gilbert Stuart's 29 x 24 inch Oil painting of second American president John Adams
Reason
High encyclopedia value. High quality portrait (you can even see a stroke of light blue color on his left eye, when fully zoomed).
Articles in which this image appears
Lead image of the featured article John Adams, other articles include Federalist Party, and List of presidents of the United States by age
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political, Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Gilbert Stuart
  • Support as nominatorKavyansh.Singh (talk) 18:20, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment Not a fan of the heavy top-right lighting, being it in the painting itself, or in the photo technique. --Janke | Talk 13:21, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
    • Well, in this case, I guess that the lighting here is same as in the painting. – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 15:01, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
      • Hi @Janke, any followups? I think that it has high encyclopedia value, and lighting isn't a major concern, as it is a painting. Thanks for your thoughts! – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 12:21, 21 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 15:16, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: Encyclopedic and educational. Tyrone Madera (talk) 18:23, 19 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 15:59, 21 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:58, 22 October 2021 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 18:58, 22 October 2021 (UTC)

Rubus caesius[edit]

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Original – Rubus caesius fruit (European dewberry), size 2–3 cm
Reason
High quality image, well used in 3 articles. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Rubus caesius, Dewberry, Rubus, +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Fruits
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 00:46, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment Not very delicious looking, lacks "wow" factor... --Janke | Talk 17:44, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
Sorta ugly, all right. – Sca (talk) 12:42, 15 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment Is it supposed to look delicious? These berries are in their natural environment, and don't tend appear all that appetizing by default before preparation. Tyrone Madera (talk) 18:37, 19 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: High quality and educational. Shows berries in natural environment, before being picked and consumed. Tyrone Madera (talk) 18:37, 19 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 19:37, 19 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:25, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn’t reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust The Homunculus 13:25, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

John Snow's cholera map[edit]

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Original – Map by John Snow showing the cholera cases of the 1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak.
Reason
The image significantly improves the article on the 1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak and is a prototypical example of human geography. It is of a high technical standard and resolution. It illustrates the outbreak and human geography in a compelling way, is free, has a good file description, and helps Wikipedians to understand the subject better. It comes from an authoritative source and is an important part of the history of disease mapping and epidemiology, adding to its encyclopedic value. It meets all FP criteria and is among the best examples of disease mapping that the encyclopedia has to offer.
Articles in which this image appears
1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak & Human geography,
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
John Snow & University of California, Los Angeles
  • Support as nominatorTyrone Madera (talk) 20:45, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – OK for the article, but difficult to decipher and not of general interest. – Sca (talk) 12:20, 14 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Agree. "Wow-factor" non-existent. --Janke | Talk 14:01, 14 October 2021 (UTC)
    • Janke, can the need for "Wow-factor" be overcome by the historical significance and encyclopedic value of an image? Bammensk, Nick-D, and another user below have argued that this would be true in the case of this map. Just interested in your thoughts. Tyrone Madera (talk) 17:03, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – "General interest" is not a valid oppose rationale. We are an encyclopedia, not a magazine. Bammesk (talk) 04:09, 15 October 2021 (UTC)
    For the umpteenth time, all FP/Cs are pro forma subject to Main Page standards. This one flagrantly fails to meet MP standards for notability, clarity, visual acessibility, general interest, etc. Get off it. – Sca (talk) 12:39, 15 October 2021 (UTC)
  • "General interest" has nothing to do with it. We have a 15+ year archive of featured content [16], [17], [18], just look at the archives, it doesn't take a genius to figure it out. FA, FL, FP criteria [19], [20], [21] and instructions [22], [23], [24] all emphasize "article" enhancement, there is no mention of "general interest" nor "main-page". That's not an oversight or a mistake. Bammesk (talk) 03:44, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment @all — If no one likes this nomination, is it bad form to take it down early? It appears clear to me that this one is not well received given the current feedback. My apologies if I have overlooked the spirit of Featured Pictures in this case. Thank you all for taking the time to respond. Best, Tyrone Madera (talk) 16:34, 15 October 2021 (UTC)
    • Yes, a candidate can be taken down, it's usually done on request. Specifically, in this case, it looks like this candidate doesn't fulfill criterion #3 at Wikipedia:Featured_picture_criteria, i.e. it's not among "Wikipedia's best" - but don't let that discourage you from submitting other candidates! --Janke | Talk 18:36, 15 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Tyrone, the average success rate of FP nominations is ~1 out of 2. There are approximately 7083 FPs, and 14720 nominations, so it's ~50%. Bammesk (talk) 14:52, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent quality rendition of an iconic map. At least one book has been published about the map, and its creation formed part of an important development in modern public health. The map doesn't have 'wow' factor visually, but that's not the point: it was a key tool in disease management. Nick-D (talk) 03:23, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
Has its iconic status been certified by the International Iconography Commission? – Sca (talk) 12:28, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
Googling 'John snow map iconic' returns lots of sources that go to this, so yes. See this story for instance. This book has a strong focus on the map. Nick-D (talk) 07:31, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
As well as the linked book Ghost Map there's also at least one more book The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump: John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera. —David Eppstein (talk) 00:57, 19 October 2021 (UTC)
Cholera, Chloroform, and the Science of Medicine: A Life of John Snow also includes heavy discussion of the map in "Chapter 12: Snow and the Mapping of Cholera Epidemics". Tyrone Madera (talk) 17:02, 22 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support It's of historical significance.61.69.172.53 (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • I struck this vote. See instructions on top of This page. Votes by editors with less than 100 edits will not be counted. Bammesk (talk) 02:27, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – "historical and otherwise unique images may not have to be classically beautiful at all" (FP criterion 3). Large part of the Outbreak article is about Snow's work and this map of his fits in well, it "adds EV and helps readers understand the article" (criterion 5). Bammesk (talk) 03:20, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment It's of historical significance. 61.69.172.53 (talk) 10:39, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support A good rendition of an absolutely iconic and historically important map. Calliopejen1 (talk) 18:24, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. An iconic and famous image, whose immediate readability revolutionized epidemiology. Good-quality rendition. The kneejerk opposition to anything with technical informational content rather than being a pretty snapshot of a view or fuzzy animal, on display in some of the comments above, is a big part of why my participation in FPC has been significantly reduced from what it once was. —David Eppstein (talk) 22:00, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Boring. – Sca (talk) 12:23, 19 October 2021 (UTC)
    • If you are bored by informative and historically significant images, why are you here rather than at the Commons FPC? —David Eppstein (talk) 16:50, 19 October 2021 (UTC)
    Because promoted FPCs all are potentially Main Page material, and TFPs help to show Wikipedia's face to the world. For that we need photographic or graphics excellence as well as editorial excellence. – Sca (talk) 12:20, 20 October 2021 (UTC)
  • There is no excellence in rejecting nominations based on your personal standards. There is no excellence in a main-page that doesn't convey what Wikipedia is. Bammesk (talk) 03:53, 21 October 2021 (UTC)
Absolutely not personal, not in the least. They are a) Main Page standards, and b) general principles of graphics and publishing (with which I have long experience). Your gratuitous accusation is a violation of WP:AGF and WP:NPA.
Sca (talk) 12:10, 21 October 2021 (UTC)
  • FPC standards are FP criteria and instructions. A) and B) are your personally chosen standards. You have been rejecting noms based on your own chosen standards for a long time [25], which manifests itself in slow and persistent disruption: frustrates participants including newbies, weighs on participation, sinks nominations in certain categories. Your technical reviews aren't sound either [26]. I agree with Rhododendrites [27] on a topic ban for you. Bammesk (talk) 03:19, 22 October 2021 (UTC)
Yes, of course there are. So what? That doesn't change the internal dynamics of TFPs, nor the MP standards for them. – Sca (talk) 19:06, 21 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Snow-cholera-map-1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:21, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

Laocoön (El Greco)[edit]

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OriginalLaocoön (El Greco)
Reason
Quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
El Greco, Laocoön (El Greco), Mannerism
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
El Greco
  • Support as nominatorAndrei (talk) 22:42, 15 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Instantly recognizable as an El Greco! --Janke | Talk 12:06, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 15:11, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 08:42, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 19:36, 19 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - Laocoön - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:01, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

Cacatua galerita at an Australian park[edit]

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Original – a sulphur-crested cockatoo
Reason
it’s a close-up photo with some amount of detail
Articles in which this image appears
none
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
TWILIGHT:WP
  • Support as nominatorTWILIGHT-WP (talk) 03:26, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – main bird isn't sharp enough at full size, and the other 3 birds are distracting. Bammesk (talk) 02:17, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment There appears to be some heat haze in the photo, which basically means that it doesn't match all criteria. Since IPs can't vote, I might as well just comment. 61.69.172.53 (talk) 04:35, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not eligible for FP status as it's not used in any articles. It's also not a good photo (these cockatoos are very common and very friendly, and so easy to photograph in a wide range of settings), so has no prospect of being assessed as a FP in the future Nick-D (talk) 07:36, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per previous two. – Sca (talk) 12:09, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Nick-D – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 18:48, 19 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:52, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

Mullus barbatus[edit]

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Original – Red mullet (Mullus barbatus), Arrábida Natural Park, Portugal
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Mullus barbatus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Fish
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 09:03, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:07, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 19:34, 19 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportKavyansh.Singh (talk) 04:50, 22 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Bad POV & background. —kallerna 05:44, 22 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:26, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Good quality. Lunacats (talk) 14:15, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Salmonete de fango (Mullus barbatus), Parque natural de la Arrábida, Portugal, 2020-07-21, DD 59.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:31, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

Quercus robur acorn[edit]

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Original – European oak acorn
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Quercus robur, Acorn
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Others
Creator
Ivar Leidus
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 09:07, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment - it's a nice picture generally, but I'm finding that bright patch in the top right corner a little off-putting. Is there a reason for that?  — Amakuru (talk) 09:14, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  • If I understand your question?; the bright top right area is just the background bokeh. For photos of natural subjects (animals, plants), having a flat background can look monotonic and unnatural (example). Given a choice, I prefer a non-flat varied bokeh. Bammesk (talk) 15:57, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:01, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 19:34, 19 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:26, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support --Ivar (talk) 09:48, 24 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Quercus robur acorn - Keila.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:35, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

Polarised London Sky Pool[edit]

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Original – View of the Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens, London in September 2021, with coloured fringes due to stress-induced birefringence of partially polarised skylight viewed through a circular polarising filter.
Reason
Photo offers a striking view (the only one on Commons) of a unique structure, conforms to technical standard, is 12 MP, and illustrates a physical phenomenon (birefringence) at colossal scale. If possible, appearance on November 4 would mark the 323rd anniversary of the death of Rasmus Bartholin who discovered birefringence.
Articles in which this image appears
Sky Pool, London, Polarization (waves), Embassy Gardens
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
cmglee
  • Support as nominatorcmɢʟeeτaʟκ 10:33, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose, for now at least I don't see much encyclopedic value in any article other than birefringence, which it isn't in. I'd actually say it has negative encyclopedic value in Sky Pool, London and Embassy Gardens and will only confuse readers rather than increasing their understanding of those topics. I'd add it to birefringence, and if it ends up being stable there, then renominate in a few weeks. Calliopejen1 (talk) 18:20, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – per Calliopejen1, I support if its article placement is improved. Great photo. It should be FP on Commons too. It also shows the Standing wave of the water (i.e. the "stress" caused by it), particularly in the unperturbed top half. Bammesk (talk) 01:04, 19 October 2021 (UTC) . . . . Struck standing waves. At full size the lateral ridges appear to be seams in the acrylic floor. Bammesk (talk) 02:47, 20 October 2021 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:37, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

Batalha Monastery[edit]

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Original – Monastery of Batalha, Portugal: The main gothic façade of the church. The monastery was built between 1386 and c. 1517, to commemorate the Portuguese victory over the Castilian army, in the Battle of Aljubarrota (1385).
Reason
High quality depiction of an iconic gothic monument adding to the article
Articles in which this image appears
Batalha Monastery
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Joaquim Alves Gaspar
  • Support as nominatorAlvesgaspar (talk) 10:36, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Looks generally good, although image might need slight tilting to the left to even up vertical perspective. – Sca (talk) 12:24, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Done - You are right, thanks. A slight perspective correction was applied. Alvesgaspar (talk) 13:31, 17 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Batalha September 2021-2.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:39, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

Annunciation - Jan van Eyck[edit]

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Reason
great quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Jan van Eyck, National Gallery of Art, Annunciation (van Eyck, Washington), Soviet sale of Hermitage paintings, Annunciation in Christian art
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Jan van Eyck
  • Support as nominatorAndrei (talk) 12:46, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment I would agree if I had a vote. 61.69.172.53 (talk) 10:42, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 14:48, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Very good. Eyes arent so equal on blue lady. --Petar Milošević (talk) 16:02, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support – Fine encyclopedia value, with fascinating image quality. – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 18:51, 19 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 19:15, 20 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Beautiful and meets all FP criteria. Tyrone Madera (talk) 04:38, 22 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 19:27, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 09:12, 24 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Annunciation - Jan van Eyck - 1434 - NG Wash DC.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:45, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

Malaspina Glacier[edit]

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Original – 3D rendered panoramic map of Malaspina Glacier
Reason
very high resolution and quality, high EV for this subject
Articles in which this image appears
Malaspina Glacier, Saint Elias Mountains
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
Tom Patterson, uploaded by Eviolite
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 19:13, 20 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support; for the record, I did not create it (that would be Tom Patterson, also the creator of FP File:Everest-3D-Map-Type-EN.jpg, who released it into the public domain). I just uploaded/added it to articles. eviolite (talk) 19:45, 20 October 2021 (UTC) I see that this has now been noted in the nomination. eviolite (talk) 19:59, 20 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportCwmhiraeth (talk) 11:19, 24 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 02:12, 26 October 2021 (UTC)
  • SupportKavyansh.Singh (talk) 18:08, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

Promoted File:Malaspina-panorama-no-type.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:21, 31 October 2021 (UTC)