Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

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

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

Promoting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Delisting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

Step 1:
Evaluate

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

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

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


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

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


Step 3:
Transclude and link

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

How to comment for Candidate Images

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

How to comment for Delist Images

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

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

Editing candidates

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

Is my monitor adjusted correctly?

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.

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.

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 the image must be viewed in original size (263 × 68 pixels) - if enlarged or reduced, results are not accurate.

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.
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History of coal miners

Current nominations[edit]

Lophocampa caryae caterpillar[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Mar 2024 at 11:26:43 (UTC)

Original – Top view of a hickory tiger moth larva
Reason
Unanimously featured on Commons four years ago.
Articles in which this image appears
Lophocampa caryae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
The Cosmonaut

The Cheat[edit]

Voting period ends on 13 Mar 2024 at 11:20:25 (UTC)

Original – Film poster for The Cheat, a 1923 lost film.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last year, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
The Cheat (1923 film)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Paramount Pictures (restored by Ezarate)

Aachen Cathedral[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Mar 2024 at 20:13:43 (UTC)

OriginalAachen Cathedral is a Catholic church in Aachen, Germany and the seat of the Diocese of Aachen.
Reason
High quality and good composition.
Articles in which this image appears
Aachen Cathedral, others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Cccefalon

The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Mar 2024 at 19:57:24 (UTC)

OriginalThe Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis (c. 1661–62), by Rembrandt
Reason
High quality
Articles in which this image appears
The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis, Batavi (Germanic tribe), Batavi (military unit), List of drawings by Rembrandt, List of revolutions and rebellions, Military history of the Netherlands, Netherlands in the Roman era, Revolt of the Batavi
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Rembrandt

Plumed whistling duck[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Mar 2024 at 11:28:31 (UTC)

OriginalPlumed whistling duck (Dendrocygna eytoni), Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Reason
High quality image. FP on Commons. There is an existing FP on English Wikipedia. Nicer background, but the feet are obscured.
Articles in which this image appears
Plumed whistling duck
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Rainbow bee-eater[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Mar 2024 at 11:31:21 (UTC)

OriginalRainbow bee-eater (Merops ornatus), Fogg Dam, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Reason
High quality image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Rainbow bee-eater
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 11:31, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Sharper than the infobox image by Harrison (which is a lovely photo, and was FP in 2011, but camera technology marches on ...) Choliamb (talk) 14:54, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Yes, John Harrison has not uploaded new images of common birds; he is too busy getting new rare ones and is relaxed about his old ones being superseded... Charlesjsharp (talk) 23:51, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cape Barren geese[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Mar 2024 at 11:34:51 (UTC)

OriginalCape Barren geese (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) in flight over Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Reason
High quality image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Cape Barren goose
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Meeting of the Molly M'Guire Men[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Mar 2024 at 19:05:23 (UTC)

Original – The Strike in the Coal Mines—Meeting of Molly M'Guire Men
Reason
Nice illustration to a deep topic. Article's well worth reading. Would have preferred a higher resolution scan, but think the detail's all there, given the size of the woodblock carvings.
Articles in which this image appears
Molly McGuires
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier, restored by Adam Cuerden

Battle of Inab[edit]

Voting period ends on 11 Mar 2024 at 11:30:41 (UTC)

Original – The Battle of Inab from the 14th century Passages d'outremer.
Reason
For battles in the Crusades, there's going to be accuracy issues with any image, and this is not an exception, but this is, at least, from a work considered one of the materpieces of mediaeval manuscript illustration. Also, if an illustration is going to be inaccurate, I'd rather it be stylised like this, so it's patently clear it's inaccurate.
Articles in which this image appears
Battle of Inab + 8
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/War
Creator
Jean Colombe

Raising a Flag over the Reichstag[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Mar 2024 at 12:41:22 (UTC)

OriginalRaising a Flag over the Reichstag, taken during the Battle of Berlin on 2 May 1945.
Reason
Iconic WWII photograph, high resolution.
Articles in which this image appears
Raising a Flag over the Reichstag, Battle of Berlin, Bibliography of the Soviet Union during World War II, May 1945
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War II
Creator
Yevgeny Khaldei

Cité de Carcassonne[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Mar 2024 at 10:21:58 (UTC)

OriginalFortified city of Carcassonne during the blue hour, France. In 1997, it was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites because of its exceptional testimony to the architecture and planning of a medieval fortress town.
Reason
High quality and a FP candidate on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Cité de Carcassonne
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorTheFreeWorld (talk) 10:21, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose The same author's daytime image has more EV. Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:54, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportVinícius O. (talk) 20:24, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose per Charles. These kinds of illuminated night scenes have plenty of uses (postcards, travel brochures), but the EV is relatively low compared to equally detailed photographs taken in good daylight (like the same author's photo in the infobox of the article). Two night images in the article is at least one too many. Choliamb (talk) 14:33, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – I disagree that night photos are categorically lesser. If they are well done and well lit, they can be FPs. Bammesk (talk) 16:01, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose I dislike colors, blue is to strong and same with yellow on walls. --Petar Milošević (talk) 11:09, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stanley Valley[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Mar 2024 at 05:41:31 (UTC)

Original – Stanley Valley and Mount Whymper viewed from the Stanley Glacier Trail.
Reason
Recently featured unanimously on Commons, used in the article infobox.
Articles in which this image appears
Kootenay National Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
The Cosmonaut

Fires in Israel (October 7)[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Mar 2024 at 21:47:05 (UTC)

Original – Fires in Israel from the 2023 Hamas-led attack on Israel.
Reason
Decent quality satellite photograph (5,699 × 3,206 pixels). Passes all eight parts of FP criteria and has high historical value for the 2023 Hamas-led attack on Israel. Image has also been used by multiple media outlets, showing the value of it. Example being this CNN article, which uses the image as the news article "cover" image.
Articles in which this image appears
List:
  1. 2023 Hamas-led attack on Israel (Infobox image)
  2. Israel–Hamas war (One of the most viewed articles on Wikipedia)
  3. Timeline of the Israel–Hamas war
  4. Wikipedia:Top 25 Report/October 1 to 7, 2023 (Image for the Israel–Hamas war, 24th most viewed article).
  5. Usage on 30+ additional Wikipedia articles and pages.
FP category for this image
History
Creator
Pierre Markuse (With Copernicus Programme satellite data)
  • Support as nominatorThe Weather Event Writer (Talk Page) 21:47, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment: Is it possible to remove the caption and logo? – Howard🌽33 07:52, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Aye, would say that's the minimal action before it could be considered for promotion. I'm also concerned that fire does not appear to be a major part of the incidents. There's some discussion of homes being set on fire, but not much, so it needs more clarity about what's set fires, what's incidental fire from rockets, etc. Were all the fires set by Hamas, or are some from Israeli forces? If the former, all's well, but... I mean, maybe it's great, but from a non-expert view...

Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 19:42, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Oppose Wikipedia should avoid possible controversy. Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:56, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose – Visual information not readily intelligible to general readers/viewers. (Agree with Charles – could be misconstrued as POV.) – Sca (talk) 14:51, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Withdrawn — Clearly not ready for FP yet due to logo and caption on image. Noting I highly disagree with it having the potential to be “POV”, given the event related to this image ended over 3 months ago, so “POV” issues are merely opinions without policy backing. Nonetheless, not FP ready. The Weather Event Writer (Talk Page) 21:44, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    IMO, main page play (presentation) might be misconstrued as POV. -- Sca (talk) 22:22, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'd like to see a bit more explanation of the image. If the caption is misleading, that could be POV, and the article, as I said, talks about fires in a few isolated cases, but not enough to really explain the image. It's not very well documented beyond "This is a satellite view from this day" and "You can see fires in it"; I think it reasonable to expect more, like linking at least most of the fires to incidents. Because this is worse than your average primary source as it stands: its only value is in the interpretation, so there's a risk of Original Research. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 11:35, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Damage in the Gaza Strip (October 2023)[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Mar 2024 at 15:49:20 (UTC)

Original – Palestinians inspect the damage following an Israeli airstrike on the El-Remal aera in Gaza City on October 9, 2023. (Commons caption)
Reason
Decent quality photograph which is a solid "a picture means a thousand words" for the Israel-Hamas war.
Articles in which this image appears
List:
  1. War crimes in the Israel–Hamas war
  2. Bombing of Gaza
  3. Wikipedia:Top 25 Report/November 12 to 18, 2023
  4. Usage on 50+ pages across various languages and projects
FP category for this image
History
Creator
Palestinian News & Information Agency – Unnamed correspondence with Wiki Palestine
  • Support as nominatorThe Weather Event Writer (Talk Page) 15:49, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose – A variable ongoing spot news event, and as such inappropriate as an FP candidate. – Sca (talk) 20:16, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Support This isn't FAC. We can use documentary photos here, as long as there's reasonable chance of them remaining. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 11:18, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    As was often said in our past, "Wikipedia is not a news ticker." This scene could change any day and quite likely will due to the vagaries of war. And IMO, main page play might be misconstrued as POV. -- Sca (talk) 14:53, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Fulfills all criteria: well-composed and effective, clear encyclopedic value. Regarding the changing situation: it seems likely that articles on this topic will proliferate as more historically significant events happen, along the lines of what we have seen with Russian invasion of Ukraine, which now encompasses I don't know how many lengthy sub-articles. Therefore, it is reasonably likely that this image will continue to be used prominently in some articles. Regarding the main page: it will be several years before it gets there, at current rates, and we have had other powerful images of still-controversial wars on the main page before (this one, for example, or this). Our readers are capable of distinguishing between documentation and advocacy. blameless 02:10, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    In all fairness, those wars have ended. Is there a precedent for giving FP status to ongoing conflicts? – Howard🌽33 21:19, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Iraq War had a bunch. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 00:28, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose I think Wikipedia should stay well out of possible controversy. Charlesjsharp (talk) 11:07, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just to note, this image is used on over 50 pages across the Wikipedia and was the image noted in the Top 25 Report when the Israel–Hamas war was the 14th most viewed article during a week. If one image being promoted to FP is "controversy", why is it not controversy to have it on that many pages and a Top 25 report? The Weather Event Writer (Talk Page) 21:24, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Anyone, particularly those with a distinct PoV, can edit Wikipedia and there is no voting to monitor it; only a revert which itself courts controversy. Charlesjsharp (talk) 11:44, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportHoward🌽33 21:22, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • comment There don't appear to be any people in the photo so not sure this is "Palestinians inspect the damage". area appears to be Rimal although it should be possible to geolocate more exactly.©Geni (talk) 05:40, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support TheFreeWorld (talk) 12:29, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose The caption is obviously wrong as no people are shown in the image, and it can't be promoted with this. Ping me when this is corrected. Nick-D (talk) 00:24, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Coal miner in Wheelwright, Kentucky[edit]

Voting period ends on 7 Mar 2024 at 06:04:26 (UTC)

Original – Coal miner in Wheelwright, Kentucky, September 23, 1946
Reason
High resolution, good quality, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Floyd County, Kentucky, History of coal miners, Wheelwright, Kentucky, Russell Lee
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
Russell Lee, restored by FatCat96

Auricularia auricula-judae[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Mar 2024 at 11:54:28 (UTC)

Original – Auricularia auricula-judae, Jelly Ear, taken in Enfield, UK.
Reason
Featured without opposition on Commons 1.5 years ago.
Articles in which this image appears
Auricularia auricula-judae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Fungi
Creator
Stuart Phillips

Black-crowned Barwing[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Mar 2024 at 11:45:34 (UTC)

Original – A black-crowned barwing. Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve, Vietnam
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC two weeks ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Black-crowned Barwing
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison

Chief Joseph[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Mar 2024 at 11:20:38 (UTC)

OriginalChief Joseph (Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt) of the Nez Perce in 1903
Reason
A high-quality photogravure which I think has vastly improved his page.
Articles in which this image appears
Chief Joseph (and a few it was just addded to)
FP category for this image
Given the Nez Perce War, probably Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military? Could also argue for political or nobility.
Creator
Edward Sheriff Curtis, restored by Adam Cuerden. Yes, I'm on one of my deep dives.

Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Mar 2024 at 02:06:06 (UTC)

OriginalStrolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn (1738)
Reason
High quality, high resolution, good digitalization
Articles in which this image appears
Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Drawings
Creator
William Hogarth


Elisabeth of Valois[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Mar 2024 at 01:51:57 (UTC)

Original – Elisabeth of Valois, Queen consort of Spain
Reason
High quality, good digitalization
Articles in which this image appears
Elisabeth of Valois etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Author unknown
It feels a little unsharp for 66 dpi. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 13:55, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Laocoön and His Sons[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Mar 2024 at 09:25:59 (UTC)

OriginalLaocoön and His Sons
Reason
High resolution and quality
Articles in which this image appears
Laocoön and His Sons, others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Wilfredor
Thanks for take the time to do this nomination Wilfredor (talk) 12:00, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Nominations — to be closed[edit]

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

Older nominations requiring additional input from users[edit]

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

Closing procedure[edit]

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

When NOT promoted, perform the following:

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

When promoted, perform the following:

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

Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

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

Delist closing procedure[edit]

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

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

  1. Check that the image has been in the article for at least one week. Otherwise, suspend the nomination to give it time to stabilize before continuing.
  2. Place the following text at the bottom of the WP:FPC/delist/subpage:
    {{FPCresult|Kept|}} --~~~~
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  3. Optionally leave a note on the picture's talk page.

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

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    {{FPCresult|Delisted|}} --~~~~
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  2. Replace the {{Featured picture}} tag from the image with {{FormerFeaturedPicture|delist/''Image name''}}.
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If consensus is to REPLACE (and at least one of the images is used in articles), perform the following:

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Then perform the following, regardless of the outcome:

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

Recently closed nominations[edit]

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Edward Sheriff Curtis[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 2 Mar 2024 at 20:02:48 (UTC)

Original – Self portrait of photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis
Reason
while it does use the heavy chiaroscuro of the time, it's a lovely, characterful photo. And the chiaroscuro does give it a certain mood.
Articles in which this image appears
Edward S. Curtis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Edward S. Curtis, restored by Adam Cuerden
Book: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis (2023), by Timothy Egan. Includes a description of how Curtis took the photo of a reluctant Chief Joseph. – Sca (talk) 01:38, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Self portrait of Edward Sheriff Curtis.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:20, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Eastern grey kangaroo hopping[edit]

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Original – Six sequential pictures of one Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High quality large image (composite of six photos of one kangaroo). Illustrates article well. FP on Commons. Page 46 of Sharp Eye on wildlife photography - Australia
Articles in which this image appears
Eastern grey kangaroo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 12:11, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – Some readers may interpret this composite as six kangaroos. Potentially misleading, IMO. – Sca (talk) 13:50, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment - well, I thought it was a mob at first... but that problem is fixed with a simple addition to the caption: Successive photos of ... --Janke | Talk 20:56, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) Mount Annan composite of 6.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:03, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Crescent-faced antpitta[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Mar 2024 at 12:08:39 (UTC)

OriginalCrescent-faced antpitta (Grallaricula lineifrons), Caldas Department, Colombia
Reason
High quality image or rare bird about which little is know (hence the stub article). FP on Commons. This was Red List classified Near Threatened until 2019. It is hard to understand why the classification was changed.
Articles in which this image appears
Crescent-faced antpitta
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 12:08, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Charles, the criteria that led to the Red List classification change are set out in the 2019 report, including a relatively large range and an apparently stable population. Because the reported range has expanded significantly with more northerly records in Colombia, and because the species has turned out to be pretty easy to find and photograph in the right habitat once people started actively looking for it, I think the general consensus is that there are a lot more of them out there than one might have guessed from the fact that the first modern record was in 1971. Hence the progressive downgrading over the years from Vulnerable to Near Threatened to Least Concern (although I gather that not everyone agrees with the assessment). Cheers, Choliamb (talk) 18:22, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. MER-C 11:01, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 03:38, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 13:32, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Crescent-faced antpitta (Grallaricula lineifrons) Caldas.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:59, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Galah[edit]

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OriginalGalah (Eolophus roseicapilla albiceps) male, Adelaide South Australia
Reason
High quality image. FP on Commons
Articles in which this image appears
Galah
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 12:15, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Galahs are very common and relatively friendly birds, so we should be able to get a much better photo than this of them. 04:22, 21 February 2024 (UTC)
  • Would you reject this one? These birds are common, but no Australian has managed to take a better shot than these two. Charlesjsharp (talk) 11:35, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • That's a nicer shot, but I'd suggest a tighter crop here. Nick-D (talk) 00:11, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla albiceps) male Adelaide.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:57, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Siege of Baghdad[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 29 Feb 2024 at 20:08:35 (UTC)

Original – 14th-century manuscript depiction of the 1258 Siege of Baghdad, a seminal event in world history.
Reason
Not only is this of exceptional quality for something created before 1400, but it also depicts a specific event during the siege—a leading official's failed attempt to escape by boat (center right), and was composed for the Jami' al-tawarikh, a very important work of literature. Thus, it holds great historical importance.
Articles in which this image appears
Siege of Baghdad; also e.g. Mongol Empire
FP category for this image
War
Creator
Unknown, uploaded by Yaan
In principle, this would be an excellent and amazing FP, but there's an extreme amount of JPEG artefacting. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 11:50, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
TIF hi-res version, 141 MB
JPG hi-res version, 87 MB
@Adam Cuerden and AirshipJungleman29: Here's a Hi-Res TIFF version in case this helps. The source is here. पाटलिपुत्र (Pataliputra) (talk) 12:53, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If'n we convert that, that's very featurable Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 22:53, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Adam Cuerden and AirshipJungleman29: I added a Hi-Res JPEG version (87 MB), derived from the TIFF.पाटलिपुत्र (Pataliputra) (talk) 05:24, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support high-res JPEG Sorry I didn't just do it meself, it's been a day Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 07:00, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Fall Of Baghdad (Diez Albums).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:28, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2023 Amory tornado[edit]

Voting period ends on 6 Mar 2024 at 16:14:25 (UTC)

OriginalNEXRAD weather radar imagery of the 2023 Egypt–New Wren–Amory–Smithville, Mississippi tornado, during the tornado outbreak of March 24–27, 2023 in the United States.
Reason
Image seems to meet FP criteria. One of the best radar-images of an ongoing tornado. Also high-quality for an image as well.
Articles in which this image appears
Tornado outbreak of March 24–27, 2023
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Diagrams
Creator
National Weather Service (NWS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and United States Air Force (USAF) — Uploaded by WeatherWriter
So your only reasoning is literally, "Messy". Gotcha. The Weather Event Writer (Talk Page) 14:14, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose – Visual information not readily intelligible to general readers/viewers. – Sca (talk) 14:56, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Withdrawn – As this will be using the common's FPC, I am withdrawing this. The Weather Event Writer (Talk Page) 15:37, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:06, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chester Cathedral[edit]

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Original – The Lady Chapel of Chester Cathedral in Cheshire, England.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC two weeks ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Chester Cathedral
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Diliff

Promoted File:Chester Cathedral Lady Chapel, Cheshire, UK - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:01, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bearded vulture[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 28 Feb 2024 at 12:08:27 (UTC)

Original – Wild bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) in flight searching for food and finding a piece of carcass.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC two weeks ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Bearded vulture
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Giles Laurent

Promoted File:010e Wild Bearded Vulture in flight at Pfyn-Finges (Switzerland) Photo by Giles Laurent.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:56, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tiger Fire[edit]

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Original – Flames and plumes of smoke from the Tiger Fire seen from Spring Valley, Arizona overnight on July 6, 2021.
Reason
High resolution/quality image used as the lead for the Tiger Fire article
Articles in which this image appears
Tiger Fire, Wildfires in 2021, Climate change in Arizona
FP category for this image
USA History
Creator
InciWeb, restored by JoleBruh
  • Support as nominatorJoleBruh (talk) 02:55, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose - visible JPEG artifacts. MER-C 11:56, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm willing to accept a lot more in a photo of a one-off event taken at night, but a little filtering might improve this a lot Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 04:01, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose I took a similar photo of bushfires near Canberra at night in the 2020 bushfires, and agree that the technical difficulties are quite significant here. This photo is dramatic and useful, but isn't of FP standard technically. Nick-D (talk) 03:18, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Visible artifacts, somewhat hazy (like it's a photo of a wildfire or something...) some bright spots. 🇺🇲JayCubby✡ plz edit my user pg! Talk 03:23, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:36, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Boundary Fire (2017)[edit]

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Original – The extent of the Boundary Fire showing the ignition site as a flame
ALT 1 – The extent of the Boundary Fire showing the ignition site as a flame
Reason
High quality map that I created using public domain data that I think fulfills the FP requirements
Articles in which this image appears
Boundary Fire (2017)
FP category for this image
Maps
Creator
Guerillero

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:54, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Elizabeth Swados[edit]

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Original – Elizabeth Swados, an American writer, composer, musician, choreographer, and theatre director
Reason
high quality image used as lead
Articles in which this image appears
Elizabeth Swados
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Bernard Gotfryd, restored by Yann
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 11:25, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – Sanpshot-quality image with poor detail. Dark. – Sca (talk) 18:04, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • The background is dark, not the person. And it is a feature, not a bug. It helps separate her from the background. Yann (talk) 10:31, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Sorry, but fails Criterion No. 3, IMO. -- Sca (talk) 15:07, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose - I agree with Sca, harsh flash lighting. MER-C 11:58, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I mean, artistic styles have moved on a lot, but I don't think this is bad for its time, it's just a discredited effect after it turned from "look at the neat effect these cameras can do with a flash" to "...everyone's camera can make a photo like this easily" Weak support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 08:13, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:39, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Battle of Forbach[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 25 Feb 2024 at 14:06:17 (UTC)

Original – The Battle of Forbach, also called the Battle of Spicheren, was one of the critical battles of the Franco-Prussian War
Reason
A very nice illustration. The layered colours really work well for it.
Articles in which this image appears
Battle of Spicheren, just added to Jules Férat, Franco-Prussian War
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/War
Creator
Jean-Adolphe Bocquin after Jules Férat, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Bataille de Forbach, 6 août 1870 - Jean-Adolphe Bocquin et Jules Férat.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:38, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suspended nominations[edit]

This section is for Featured Picture (or delisting) candidacies whose closure is postponed for additional editing, rendering, or copyright clarification.

  1. ^ That's apparently a thing. Something about reproducing photos of photos of photos and adding details back in. More common with daguerrotypes, where there isn't an easy way to reproduce them.