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).

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

Step 1:
Evaluate

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

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

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


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

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


Step 3:
Transclude and link

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.

Is my monitor adjusted correctly?

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In a discussion about the brightness of an image, it is necessary to know if the computer display is properly adjusted. Displays differ greatly in their ability to show shadow detail. There are four dark grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display shadow detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings. Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal shadow detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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Displays also differ greatly in their ability to show highlight detail. There are light grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display highlight detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings (probably reduce the contrast setting). Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal highlight detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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On a gamma-adjusted display, the four circles in the color image blend into the background when seen from a few feet (roughly 75–150 cm) away. If they do not, you could adjust the gamma setting (found in the computer's settings, not on the display), until they do. This may be very difficult to attain, and a slight error is not detrimental. Uncorrected PC displays usually show the circles darker than the background.
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

Goalkeeper (association football)

Voting period ends on 23 Dec 2017 at 17:53:37 (UTC)

Original – Action shot of a goalkeeper diving to deflect the ball.
Reason
Action shot shows the act. The technical imperfections make it look real.
Articles in which this image appears
Goalkeeper (association football), Association football positions, Rich Cullen
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
photographer: Lance Cheung, uploader: Stianbh
  • Support as nominatorBammesk ( talk) 17:53, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Distortion everywhere. - The Herald (Benison)the joy of the LORD my strength 14:03, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Moderate support I don't know, I sort of like this one—it has a nice sense of movement and action. How else would you expect to catch a goalie in the act of making a dramatic save? Daniel Case ( talk) 06:00, 14 December 2017 (UTC)



Paxillus involutus mushroom

Voting period ends on 20 Dec 2017 at 10:15:45 (UTC)

OriginalPaxillus involutus in Golovec forest, near Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reason
good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Paxillus involutus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Fungi
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominatorPetarM ( talk) 10:15, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support  —  Chris Woodrich ( talk) 00:22, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Maybe a crop but nice -- LivioAndronico ( talk) 22:58, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Nice colors and detail; makes it look very appetizing, and I say this as someone who is not generally a fungivore. I hope it's not toxic. Should have read the article first. Damn! Something so beautiful, yet so deadly ... Daniel Case ( talk) 06:03, 14 December 2017 (UTC)



Shimano Hyperglide cassette 8-speed CS-HG51 11-32

Voting period ends on 18 Dec 2017 at 10:54:18 (UTC)

Original – Shimano Hyperglide cassette 8-speed CS-HG51 11-32
Reason
good quality, focus in full
Articles in which this image appears
Hyperglide
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Machinery
Creator
Petar Milošević
Preceding posted by Chris.
Damn fifth tild. Fixed  —  Chris Woodrich ( talk) 00:39, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk ( talk) 03:35, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment - Sorry to crash the party, but it looks like it's not correctly assembled - the hub looks off-center! Pleas confirm, thanks!-- Janke | Talk 14:03, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Janke; true, is a bit more down, i have to use some angle to shot, since stacked, and horizontal shooting isnt possible (i used softbox). Would need some other equipement for that. So nut is moved a bit down, for around 1 mm. But i hope that wont spoil the party. -- PetarM ( talk) 16:03, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • All the [1], in assembly the center-piece (lockring) threads into and centers on a hub. In this photo it just sits loosely on top, unfortunately a bit off-center. P.S. where is the party :-) Bammesk ( talk) 02:34, 7 December 2017 (UTC)



Castillo de San Juan Bautista

Voting period ends on 15 Dec 2017 at 12:49:41 (UTC)

Original Castillo de San Juan Bautista, in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain, was the second most important fort in the defense of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Reason
High EV, good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Castillo de San Juan Bautista
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Der Wolf im Wald
  • Support as nominatorTomer T ( talk) 12:49, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • conditional Support if article's sourcing is improved. Bammesk ( talk) 17:28, 2 December 2017 (UTC) . . . Support, I updated the article. Bammesk ( talk) 19:09, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Article sourcing is not a criterion.  —  Chris Woodrich ( talk) 02:24, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support -- LivioAndronico ( talk) 18:36, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Looks good to me. Article can be improved in the future. Mattximus ( talk) 01:45, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Needs one more... -- Janke | Talk 06:32, 13 December 2017 (UTC)



Horseshoe Bend

Voting period ends on 15 Dec 2017 at 12:41:01 (UTC)

Original Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States.
Reason
Very nice, high EV, high resolution, good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Horseshoe Bend (Arizona)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Der Wolf im Wald
  • Support as nominatorTomer T ( talk) 12:41, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • conditional Support if article's sourcing is improved. Bammesk ( talk) 17:27, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Support – I will update the article's sourcing in the coming days. Bammesk ( talk) 03:56, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Article sourcing is not a criterion.  —  Chris Woodrich ( talk) 02:24, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support -- PetarM ( talk) 07:40, 13 December 2017 (UTC)



Hamadryas baboon

Voting period ends on 15 Dec 2017 at 12:21:32 (UTC)

Original – Male, female and young Hamadryas baboons in Cologne Zoo
Reason
Good quality, superb composition, interesting, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Hamadryas baboon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Till.niermann
  • Support as nominatorTomer T ( talk) 12:21, 2 December 2017 (UTC)



Spot-billed toucanet

Voting period ends on 15 Dec 2017 at 12:16:43 (UTC)

Original – Male Spot-billed toucanet in Brazil
Edit - Color edit
Reason
High EV and good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Spot-billed toucanet
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Jairmoreirafotografia
  • Support as nominatorTomer T ( talk) 12:16, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment A bit dark - needs a level or curve adjustment. -- Janke | Talk 12:55, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
    • Added another version. Tomer T ( talk) 14:14, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
      • Chin is still lost in backgroud... -- Janke | Talk 18:11, 3 December 2017 (UTC)



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