Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

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

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

Promoting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Delisting an image

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

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

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

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

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

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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Note that on most consumer LCD displays (laptop or flat screen), viewing angle strongly affects these images. Correct adjustment on one part of the screen might be incorrect on another part for a stationary head position. Click on the images for more technical information. If possible, calibration with a hardware monitor calibrator is recommended.

Current nominations

Delist and Replace:

Voting period ends on 3 May 2019 at 15:10:34 (UTC)

Current featured picture – Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, stands on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module, Eagle, during the Apollo 11 moonwalk.
Reason
To be replaced by File:Aldrin Apollo 11 original.jpg. The current FP was promoted in 2005 when this alternative was not available, I believe. It also fails WP:FP? #8 (bullet 4): "Any manipulation which causes the main subject to be misrepresented is unacceptable. (See: Moon landing conspiracy theories#Photographic and film oddities) It is also of lower resolution. There was a previous discussion to delist where it was kept in 2013.
The current FP currently appears in 2 pages in the article namespace compared to the 18 pages it appeared in 2013.
The replacement is currently in 25 articles.
Articles this image appears in
Current FP appears at: Dark Side of the Moon (mockumentary) and Moon landing conspiracy theories. (I believe this version of photo is relevant to these pages.)

Newer version appears at: Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11, Moon landing conspiracy theories, Colonization of Mars, Extravehicular activity, History of spaceflight, History of the United States, History of the United States (1964–1980), July 1969, List of spaceflight records, Space exploration, etc.
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:Aldrin Apollo 11.jpg, Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Apollo 11 Photograph of Buzz Aldrin, and Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Aldrin Apollo 11 original
Nominator
--- Coffeeandcrumbs
  • Delist and replace —  Coffeeandcrumbs 15:10, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Replace. MER-C 15:53, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Replace. Kaldari (talk) 17:18, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist and Replace Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:33, 23 April 2019 (UTC)



Edgar Allan Poe (redux)

Voting period ends on 3 May 2019 at 00:35:32 (UTC)

OriginalEdgar Allan Poe, Annie daguerreotype, c. 1849
Reason
The last one failed along with a few others in a temporary slowup in voting. It had four votes of support. After a commons run of the image that was extremely positive, it's clear the first vote here was wrong. Also consider a Google image search for him which makes it fairly clear this is far better than any other available image for the purposes most people want it for.
Articles in which this image appears
Edgar Allan Poe +5
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Unknown; restored by Yann and Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 00:35, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Clearly FP. High EV, etc. – Yann (talk) 03:40, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 05:54, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Not an FP, nevermore! Cat-fivetc ---- 06:08, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment The right side seems quite dark to me. Is there an argument for brightening it up. JJ Harrison (talk) 10:06, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
    • You tend to get a gradient background in these older photos. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 16:47, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – Only this and nothing more. – Sca (talk) 13:13, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Great EV. Mattximus (talk) 23:42, 23 April 2019 (UTC)



African Grey Hornbill female

Voting period ends on 2 May 2019 at 08:13:57 (UTC)

OriginalAfrican Grey Hornbill (Tockus nasutus epirhinus) female in Etosha National Park, Namibia
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
African Grey Hornbill
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp



Nosy Be panther chameleon male

Voting period ends on 2 May 2019 at 08:11:14 (UTC)

Original – Nosy Be Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) male on Nosy Be, Madagascar. The red pattern around the eye is an endemic form found in Lokobe Strict Reserve on Nosy Be island.
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Panther chameleon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 08:11, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment this isn't the lead image, and really just buried in the gallery... Mattximus (talk) 14:45, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Yes Mattximus, and we've had this debate. The community seems happy with noms that aren't in the top right box. There's nowhere else to show an endemic 'subspecies' like this, or a mating image or headshot for instance. Let's see what others say... Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:50, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  • The article states that "Panther chameleons from the areas of Nosy Be, Ankify, and Ambanja are typically a vibrant blue" - is this greenish-cyan the "blue" implied? This is a highly varied species, so there's certainly space for several images, though it's a little confusing as laid out now. It might be better to move the discussion of variation to the section with the gallery. I can kind of see the "buried" claim, as the explanation that helps the gallery make sense isn't actually near the gallery, while if it was explained with pictures right there, the explanation would have more weight. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 00:56, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm going to take the liberty of reworking the article a bit. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 01:33, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I think Mattximus's issue has been dealt with. It has a lot of images, but all serve an important purpose. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 06:17, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support We should probably have substantially more "male" variation pictures, though. This is one of those cases where I'd like to suggest these for a set, but there's not enough for a set. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 01:39, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 04:01, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:02, 23 April 2019 (UTC)



Scarlet darter female

Voting period ends on 2 May 2019 at 08:23:14 (UTC)

OriginalScarlet darter dragonfly (Crocothemis erythraea) female near Rila Monastery in Bulgaria
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Scarlet darter
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 08:23, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 04:00, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support A little more depth-of-field would be nice, but I suspect we're looking at focus stacking for that, and with living beings... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 06:00, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 10:02, 23 April 2019 (UTC)



Jules Barbier

Voting period ends on 1 May 2019 at 12:27:12 (UTC)

Original – Jules Barbier, French poet, writer and opera librettist
Reason
high quality image, completely restored
Articles in which this image appears
Jules Barbier
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Nadar, restored and uploaded by Jebulon
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 12:27, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 12:51, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • There is a backwards S shape line and a couple of blobs/posterization on the collar that, as far as I can tell, shouldn't be there. MER-C 13:53, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • As I said on Commons, there's a blurry blob left of the waistcoat button (not in the original) that bothers me; otherwise this is excellent work. There's also a fairly extreme crop at the bottom. Jebulon is usually excellent, but this has a couple bad mistakes. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 16:42, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • @MER-C and Adam Cuerden: I think I fixed all these issues. The blob mentioned by Adam is due to extreme sharpening, which I never do myself. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:47, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 05:51, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 08:37, 22 April 2019 (UTC)



Delist: Camponotus

Voting period ends on 1 May 2019 at 09:04:36 (UTC)

An unidentified ant
Reason
Unidentified and not used in any articles.
Articles this image appears in
Nada
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Camponotus sp. ant.jpg
Nominator
MER-C
  • DelistMER-C 09:04, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist Charlesjsharp (talk) 12:52, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist per nom. Mattximus (talk) 19:06, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist While the original nom points out that the research on the genus is weak, so further identification isn't possible, it's also true that File:Carpenter ant Tanzania crop.jpg is used in the Camponotus article now, and is a better image. (And by the same photographer!) Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 06:09, 23 April 2019 (UTC)



Onésime Reclus

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2019 at 13:48:38 (UTC)

Original – Onésime Reclus, French geographer
Reason
high quality image as lead, restored
Articles in which this image appears
Onésime Reclus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Nadar, restored and uploaded by Jebulon
  • Support. Cat-fivetc ---- 06:10, 23 April 2019 (UTC)



Sikh man, Agra

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2019 at 13:41:17 (UTC)

Original – A Sikh man wearing a dastar to cover his hair
Reason
high quality picture used in 3 articles as lead image
Articles in which this image appears
Sikh, Dastar, Kesh (Sikhism)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Traditional dress
Creator
Yann
  • Support as nominator Notwithstanding comments in the last nomination, it deserves the FP label. – Yann (talk) 13:41, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 16:46, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Do you still have the RAW for this? It might be possible to fix the unsharp beard, perhaps as simple as a re-export to JPEG (as mentioned in the previous nom). MER-C 13:49, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support The beard could be better, but overall a good image. Cat-fivetc ---- 06:13, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not Wikipedia's finest work. The white balance is off. The lighting is flat and the background is busy. JJ Harrison (talk) 10:09, 23 April 2019 (UTC)



Young Bhil girl

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2019 at 13:27:39 (UTC)

Original – Young Indian girl from an adivasi tribe (Bhil), Raisen district, Madhya Pradesh, India
Reason
high quality image as lead
Articles in which this image appears
Bhil people
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Yann
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 13:27, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment There's a weird line that looks kind of like film damage on the bottom, across her shirt. It's a stitch. Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 16:51, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Question What are our rules on personality rights? For adults and for children? FP needs free licence, but this one says it's not in the public domain. It that OK? The background isn't well chosen, neither is the crop. Charlesjsharp (talk) 18:21, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • CC-by-SA is considered a sufficiently free licence, isn't it? Not 100% sure about SA. I know there was an issue with dual-licensing GDFL and CC-by-NC, but SA is a lot less restrictive than that. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 18:53, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • For the personality rights, I don't think we need anything else than the current template. The background is the wall of her house, so I can't do anything about it. The crop is chosen to have lead space in the direction she's looking, and use the rule of third. That's how portraits are usually done. Regards, Yann (talk) 05:48, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I wasn't meaning the wall, but the fabric behind her. And actually portraits, unsurprisingly, are usually portrait orientation, not landscape, but of course it's an artistic choice. Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:25, 21 April 2019 (UTC)



Aline Duval

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2019 at 20:00:30 (UTC)

Original – Aline Duval, French stage actress, 1875
Reason
high resolution image, completely restored
Articles in which this image appears
Aline Duval
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Nadar, restored and uploaded by Yann
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 20:00, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Notability: the article was only written in February and implies she's a minor actress. Charlesjsharp (talk) 20:10, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm not opposing, but I've had images rejected because the articles are stubs. The issue is also at VI. I don't know what the answer is. Some of my animals are pretty obscure! Charlesjsharp (talk) 18:25, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I think I can kind of see the stub thing, if the information is sparse enough that an upmerge to the genus might be appropriate (or there's doubts about WP:GNG, but otherwise, no, being valuable to at least one article should be sufficient. At least, that's what was always the rule two years ago. Anything else discourages article creation and variety of subjects covered. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 19:46, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Agree she's a vaid subject, but can you remove the BNF stamp from the bottom? It's a distraction. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 15:09, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • @Adam Cuerden: It took me a while to find how to do it properly, but done. --Yann (talk) 14:31, 21 April 2019 (UTC)



Comme des Garçons

Voting period ends on 29 Apr 2019 at 08:52:36 (UTC)

Original – Designs displayed as part of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons Art of the In-Between exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2017
Reason
Seen on Commons FPC last week, where it succeeded unanimously. We don't get much fashion stuff here. Also, is not a bird.
Articles in which this image appears
Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons Art of the In-Between, Comme des Garçons, Rei Kawakubo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Rei Kawakubo, photo by Rhododendrites
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 08:52, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi (talk) 09:37, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - Merci, MER-C. As I noted on Commons, there are some technical shortcomings, but I'm satisfied with the composition in general and the EV is quite high, I think. I would've figured it a better fit for enwiki FPC than Commons, frankly, but my sense of how other people see the difference isn't always on point. :) — Rhododendrites talk \\ 14:02, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:09, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent. Some flaws, as you say, but only at full resolution - and it's a pretty decent-sized photo. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 17:10, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 20:01, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Always willing to support picture of interesting birds. Cat-fivetc ---- 06:13, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support JJ Harrison (talk) 10:10, 23 April 2019 (UTC)



Crying Kiwi

Voting period ends on 28 Apr 2019 at 14:50:13 (UTC)

OriginalShaun Yeo's "Crying Kiwi" cartoon in response to the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings
Reason
A fine example of simple, compassionte response through cartooning in reaction to the Cristchurch mosque shootings.
Articles in which this image appears
Shaun Yeo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others and/or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
Shaun Yeo
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 14:50, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Mawkish cartoons like this circulate on social media after every tragedy. While this is a very good example of the genre, it might be beneficial to wait to see if it has longer-term significance. Nick-D (talk) 23:34, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
    • As a prominent example of the creator's work, though? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 23:54, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
      • Is it illustrative of what his work usually comprises? Nick-D (talk) 22:14, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi (talk) 09:39, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. This cartoon doesn't feature on the atrocity page, so cannot aspire to be featured. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:56, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
    • @Charlesjsharp: We regularly feature examples of artists' work, though. Would this pass as an example of Shaun Yeo's work? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 15:29, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
      • I don't think so on notability concerns. The article was only created last month. Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:11, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Sorry but it just doesn't strike me as a great example (criterion No. 3) aesthetically or as an editorial cartoon. (And is it really public domain?)Sca (talk) 13:21, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
    • @Sca: There's a Signpost report about its release, which is where I found it. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 18:37, 19 April 2019 (UTC)




Common blackbird female

Voting period ends on 28 Apr 2019 at 09:28:03 (UTC)

OriginalCommon blackbird (Turdus merula mauretanicus) female in Souss-Massa National Park in Morocco
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Common blackbird
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 09:28, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Nice and sharp. Probably allows a little space for a second FP that shows more of the tail and spread wings, but it shows the front details very, very clearly. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 14:54, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 08:28, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi (talk) 09:49, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 20:03, 19 April 2019 (UTC)



Flatid leaf bugs and nymphs

Voting period ends on 28 Apr 2019 at 09:29:29 (UTC)

Original – Flatid leaf bugs and nymphs (Phromnia rosea). A type of planthopper in the Ankarana Reserve in Northern Madagascar
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Planthopper, Flatidae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 09:29, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Lighting's a little odd, but the composition makes up for it in spades. That is an amazing image, one of my favourites of yours. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 14:52, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 15:56, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 04:03, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi (talk) 09:50, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 20:03, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 02:55, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Unnatural flash lighting misrepresenting the subject substantially. JJ Harrison (talk) 09:59, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Revenge vote. I find flash lighting quite useful in the dark. Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:10, 23 April 2019 (UTC)




Panther chameleon female

Voting period ends on 28 Apr 2019 at 09:31:12 (UTC)

OriginalPanther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) female in the Montagne d'Ambre National Park, Madagascar
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Panther chameleon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 09:31, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 08:37, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi (talk) 09:50, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 20:03, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 16:53, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Unnatural flash lighting misrepresenting the subject substantially. JJ Harrison (talk) 09:59, 23 April 2019 (UTC)



Apostlebird

Voting period ends on 27 Apr 2019 at 23:52:03 (UTC)

Original – Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea), Pinegrove Memorial Park, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
Supports article well and covers all points in the textual description given in the article
Articles in which this image appears
Apostlebird
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 23:52, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – the tail is too fuzzy, out of focus. Bammesk (talk) 03:59, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Background seems over-processed. Has it been blurred? Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:15, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Well I can't achieve what you've done in camera. I wish I could. I'd love to see the out-of camera file. Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:45, 23 April 2019 (UTC)



Rockwarbler

Voting period ends on 27 Apr 2019 at 23:49:07 (UTC)

Original – Rockwarbler (Origma solitaria), Wattamolla, Royal National Park, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High EV image in native habitat
Articles in which this image appears
Rockwarbler
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 23:49, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – the tail is too fuzzy, out of focus. Bammesk (talk) 03:58, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Background seems over-processed. Has it been blurred? Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:17, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
    • No. I'm not sure what you're on about. JJ Harrison (talk) 09:58, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • You take great photos. You are probably using techniques in the field I've not learnt yet, but there seems to be a (strange-to-me) transition in the background from in-focus to completely blurred. I'm not trying to be difficult (so don't feel obliged to oppose my image in revenge). I just want to understand the photography techniques or post-processing techniques you have used. Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:40, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose I love the competition, but between the tail being fuzzy and the rest of the depth of field being so ridiculously shallow, I have to oppose this per FPC 1,3, and possibly 8 (per the comment above mine). Cat-fivetc ---- 06:22, 23 April 2019 (UTC)



Set: Red-rumped parrot

Voting period ends on 25 Apr 2019 at 00:20:59 (UTC)

Original – Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) male, Cornwallis Rd, New South Wales, Australia
Original – Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) female, Cornwallis Rd, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality. High EV
Articles in which this image appears
Red-rumped parrot (both), List of birds of Australia (male only)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
The background has been blurred in that area, hence the posterization. Adding a bit of noise (no more than elsewhere in the background) would have gotten rid of that. --Janke | Talk 08:53, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
JJ Harrison FYI. Armbrust Homunculus 20:20, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
Should be fixed now JJ Harrison (talk) 21:27, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Excuse me for asking JJ Harrison, but are these the original backgrounds? Charlesjsharp (talk) 12:44, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • (shameless) Support JJ Harrison (talk) 21:27, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent photos, with strong EV. I'd note that these are very small and fast-moving parrots who are quite wary of humans (even the ones who live in suburbia scatter if anyone comes near them), so taking these photos would have been technically very challenging. Nick-D (talk) 23:37, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I haven't used a lens of that size personally, but these are small nervy birds who blend in with their surrounds remarkably well, so yeah I think so. Nick-D (talk) 22:12, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 08:34, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support The resolutions vary a bit, but I'm not going to quibble about that. Both are strong images. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 17:18, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 20:04, 19 April 2019 (UTC)



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