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Oscar Wilde[edit]

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OriginalOscar Wilde in 1882, perhaps considering having a walk down Picadilly with a poppy or a lily in his mediæval hand.
Reason
A (crappy) version of this has been lead image in Oscar Wilde for years, so having a good copy seems worth it. This is an especially good print for the period. Very smooth, not too much grain.
Articles in which this image appears
Oscar Wilde and many others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Napoleon Sarony, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Oscar Wilde by Napoleon Sarony. Three-quarter-length photograph, seated.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:47, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nithya Menen Actress[edit]

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Original – Portrait of Nithya Menen
Alt – Portrait of Nithya Menen
Reason
Good quality, very smooth lighting, good composition and best available portrait. Rare to get such a picture of a public figure. The photograph was taken when she spotted in a public event at Kochi.
Articles in which this image appears
Nithya Menen and other related articles
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Mydreamsparrow
It is not a studio shot though it looks like one, the photograph was taken during her public appearance at Lulu Marriott, Kochi in connection with her movie promotion. That is why the background comes in that way. I did not feel to remove it thinking that the original character of the photo will be lost. Moreover, getting such a close up picture for the article, as far as I feel, is a luck too since all other public appearance of the actress will be crowded and I am damn sure that I will not get another chance to take a picture of her like this. Do you seriously think the quality and EV are affected by this background Janke, Petar Milošević ? DreamSparrow Chat 06:38, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Since you ask, I don't think it fulfills FPC criterion #3, i.e. regardless of its EV, it is not among Wikipedia's best work. --Janke | Talk 09:16, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Don't you think it's comparable in quality to political portraits of the Obamas and such? Kymothoë (talk) 13:10, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • DreamSparrow i put close-up, i would vote for that one. --Petar Milošević (talk) 10:39, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm not wild about the close crop; it's awkward. Cropping the lamp and perhaps a very small bit of the top for proportion would be better; I'd support that (though it might be more suitable as a renomination.) Kymothoë (talk) 13:12, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree with Petar that the crop is too loose. Petar's proposed crop, or something similar but looser, is an improvement IMO. Bammesk (talk) 16:58, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have added a cropped version. Removing the distraction as suggested. DreamSparrow Chat 07:37, 26 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support Alt, I prefer a tighter crop. Check this in a sandbox for example: {{CSS image crop|Image = Nithya Menen 2023.jpg|bSize = 300|cWidth = 200|cHeight = 274|oTop = 44|oLeft = 49|Location = right|Description = caption}} Her face is what makes the composition. The surrounding was bland and took away from the composition. I also support Petar's crop suggestion. (on a sidenote: lifting the brightness/shadows on the left side of her face may be an improvement, just a suggestion) Bammesk (talk) 17:40, 26 November 2023 (UTC) . . . . . After looking at this again, I changed my vote to a full support. I think a tighter crop particularly on top would be an improvement. Bammesk (talk) 19:03, 26 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Alt Really better. Yann (talk) 17:12, 27 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support AltHamid Hassani (talk) 02:58, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support either, though I'd suggest making your vote explicit, DreamSparrow, to make sure it gets counted towards the alt as well (though I think Armbrust can spot you made the alt.). Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 03:45, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Adam Cuerden, I made necessary corrections in my vote. DreamSparrow Chat 07:12, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Nithya Menen 2023 Alt.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:12, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extremely Large Telescope[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Dec 2023 at 20:53:06 (UTC)

Original – Detailed design of the Extremely Large Telescope
Reason
Good quality, high EV image of an important project
Articles in which this image appears
Extremely Large Telescope
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Understanding
Creator
European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Promoted File:The European Extremely Large Telescope.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:45, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

JD Vance[edit]

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Original – Official Senate Portrait of JD Vance
Reason
This I believe is the highest quality image of a US government official. You can literally see the pores on his nose, go and take a look.
Articles in which this image appears
J. D. Vance
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
United States Congress; uploaded by Politicsfan4
  • Support as nominatorStanheDog (talk) 23:16, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment - Another stodgy official govt. pic. Scant EV. (Who wants to see the pores on his nose?) – Sca (talk) 14:16, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    What does scant ev mean? StanheDog (talk) 05:44, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Not enough encyclopedic value Wow (talk) 07:13, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Arguably better than most. I'd probably go with Weak support. But you are right - every U.S. Senator and Representative in the last 15 years has a photo in this rough composition. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 05:47, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support --Wow (talk) 07:13, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose - as Adam noted, there are hundreds of such portraits, so it's not unique, not especially interesting, and does not have high EV. Artem.G (talk) 14:25, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose – There are too many U.S. politicians with high quality government issued portraits. There has to be a compelling reason to nominate (or support) such a photo. I don't see it here. Bammesk (talk) 16:52, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose per above. – Hamid Hassani (talk) 02:29, 26 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:12, 4 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pepper No. 30[edit]

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Original – Pepper No. 30, one of the best-known photographs taken by Edward Weston
Reason
high quality reproduction of a famous picture
Articles in which this image appears
Pepper No. 30, Edward Weston, List of photographs considered the most important
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others
Creator
Edward Weston, uploaded by Toohool, cleaned by Bammesk

Promoted File:Pepper No. 30.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:38, 4 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thorsten Nordenfelt[edit]

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OriginalThorsten Nordenfelt, before 1894
Reason
A rather good photo of a somewhat obscure topic: The inventor who created a business selling one of the first machine guns (albeit based on another person's initial idea).
Articles in which this image appears
Thorsten Nordenfelt + a few just added to.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Business (or maybe Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Military?)
Creator
C.M. Bell (Which, as this photo is from just after Charles Milton Bell's death, was a company being run by his wife, Annie Bell, née Colley; and his sons, Charles Milton Bell, Jr. and Colley Wood Bell); restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Thorsten Nordenfelt. Svensk ubåtspionjär.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:47, 5 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Philip IV of Spain[edit]

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OriginalPortrait of Philip IV in Fraga by Diego Velázquez, 1644, in the Frick Collection
Reason
High quality and resolution
Articles in which this image appears
Philip IV of Spain, 1660s, 1665, Bapaume, Count of Barcelona, Count of Flanders, Portrait of Philip IV in Fraga etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Diego Velázquez

Promoted File:Philip IV of Spain - Velázquez 1644.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:51, 5 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That Two-Thousand Yard Stare[edit]

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OriginalThat Two-Thousand Yard Stare, also called Marines Call It That 2,000 Yard Stare by Thomas C. Lea III, the work that popularised knowledge of and the name of the thousand-yard stare.
Reason
Probably one of the most famous paintings of its very specific type. And, hey, the folks at WP:MILHIST will be glad to not see my name next to one of their FPs (although Philip IV, below, will also do that. Just trying to avoid any false attribution to me as most of my noms are my restorations).
Articles in which this image appears
Thomas C. Lea III, Thousand-yard stare, three others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War II?
Creator
Thomas C. Lea III (no restoration done)
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 07:18, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support --Wow (talk) 07:40, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support I didn't know this expression... – Yann (talk) 12:29, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 16:32, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment: Lea was employed by Life magazine when he created this image. By what provenance is it deemed to be in the Public Domain? --Paul_012 (talk) 16:43, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It's now owned by the army, and there seems to be a lot of sources saying it's been released or expired, but I'm not finding much about instrument of release or expiration. The trouble with found images on Commons, I suppose. It might well not have had its copyright renewed, but I don't quite remember how that works for magazine images. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 17:22, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. MER-C 17:13, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support A chilling depiction. Utterly iconic. – Howard🌽33 23:29, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment The source given on Commons is a Reddit post on the 'MilitaryPorn' community(!). I think that better sourcing is needed. Nick-D (talk) 00:55, 26 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Is that what it was called? I just googled to find a high-definition scan since the other one uploaded was kinda meh. Didn't pay that much attention, since the Bridgeman ruling. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 01:02, 26 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support -- DreamSparrow Chat 07:18, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Thomas C. Lea III - That Two-Thousand Yard Stare - Original.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:57, 5 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Maybach Mb.IVa[edit]

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Original – The Maybach Mb.IVa aircraft engine at the National Air and Space Museum
Reason
An artifact of engineering history. The Maybach Mb.IVa was one of the first aircraft engines designed for a ~6000 foot altitude, a high altitude at the time, 1916. The engine was used during and post WWI. The article lists the many aircraft that used the engine. On a sidenote: it looks like the dark background was edited in post-process, but it can use a touch-up (around the periphery of the engine). I will touch it up if the nom gets a few supports or conditional supports.
Articles in which this image appears
Maybach Mb.IVa
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Machinery
Creator
National Air and Space Museum, Dane A. Penland
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 18:31, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – As an old aviation history nut I myself find this sort of thing interesting, but one must wonder whether many readers would. Although the name Maybach is famous, this century-old motor seems rather obscure. (Not opposed, tho.) – Sca (talk) 15:56, 26 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have FPs of 1800-1920 opera singers, obscure suffragettes... it illustrates an article on itself. That's enough. Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 20:51, 28 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support NASM has a bunch of these pics but they usually have important bits blocked by supports or bits of the engine missing. Nice to finally see one that doesn't have those problems.©Geni (talk) 17:45, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support per Adam. Different readers have different interests; FPC should cast a wide net. And although I have zero interest in the history of internal combustion engines, it's a handsome piece of metalwork and a nice example of early 20th-century industrial design. Choliamb (talk) 14:37, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:13, 5 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bali myna[edit]

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Original – Bali Myna (Leucopsar rothschildi). West Bali National Park, Indonesia
Reason
Currently unopposed on Commons FPC. Critically endangered.
Articles in which this image appears
Bali myna
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison

Promoted File:Bali Myna 0A2A9443.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:39, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Naba Kailash Mandir[edit]

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Original – Overhead view of Naba Kailash Mandir
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last year, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Naba Kailash Mandir, Kalna City
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Sudipta Maulik
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 11:31, 26 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 01:34, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support -- DreamSparrow Chat 07:15, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – Huge, interesting structure that's probably not widely known in the West. First target article is spare but there's enough for a copy block. Good detail that shows people for scale. – Sca (talk) 15:28, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Choliamb (talk) 14:42, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Concentric temples of Kalna.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:43, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Street football[edit]

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Original – Boys playing street football in Egypt, 2017
Reason
A good action shot of Street football. A popular hobby in many parts of the world. The unedited version is FP on Commons. I edited out the more obvious sharpening halos.
Articles in which this image appears
Street football
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Mohamed Hozyen Ahmed

Promoted File:Boys playing street football in Egypt - edit1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:55, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chevrotain[edit]

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Original – A chevrotain or Lesser mouse-deer (Tragulus kanchil) roaming almost freely about in the Singapore Zoo.
Reason
High-quality picture of a Chevrotain, an uncommon and interesting-looking animal. So rare in the wild that it's unknown what their population status is.
Articles in which this image appears
Chevrotain
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
User:Uspn
  • Support as nominatorVixtani (talk) 14:34, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment Doesn't this picture look a bit grainy? – Howard🌽33 15:40, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose – The quality isn't there when viewed at full size. It isn't sharp and shallow Depth of field. It shouldn't be hard to capture a better photo of an animal in captivity. Bammesk (talk) 01:38, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:33, 9 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Atari E.T. Dig- Alamogordo, New Mexico[edit]

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Original – E.T. and Centipede games packaging from the excavation of the landfill site of the 1983 Atari video game burial
Reason
High quality picture of a pretty historic "archeological" find. Definitely EV as it's featured in many articles relating to video game history.
Articles in which this image appears
Atari video game burial, Video game crash of 1983, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (video game), History of video games, List of commercial failures in video games +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
taylorhatmaker
  • Support as nominatorHoward🌽33 15:36, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose This is literally trash. Andrew🐉(talk) 14:04, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yeah? That’s the point. The articles are supposed to about the burial of the Atari games. That’s why the picture is encyclopaedic in my opinion. Howard🌽33 14:37, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose – Per Andrew. Crude image with IMO zero EV. – Sca (talk) 15:20, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The fact that it is trash, is the purpose. Because it is displaying the Atari video game burial. This is trash, yes, but it is notable trash. Howard🌽33 18:48, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    IMO, little visual interest. -- Sca (talk) 15:13, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support The Atari video game crash of the 80s is kind of a thing of legend in the history of video gaming, and the burying of unsold E.T. games - They made more than there were Atari consoles sold, I believe - was a longstanding urban legend that was proven real by digging up trash like this. Highly notable! "Trash" from this dig is literally in the Smithsonian now. I know I'm probably one of the older contributors here, but still... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 23:30, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – per Adam. Also, I think the nom image would make a better infobox image in the primary article. Bammesk (talk) 04:30, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support - I remember nominating another picture of the burial excavation years ago and this is a significant moment in video game history. To dismiss it as trash misses the point of a moment in time that was part of the video game crash of 1983. What once was believed to be a myth turned out to be real and for that reason alone is absolutely high EV. GamerPro64 05:40, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support even though I hate video games. I grew up in the pinball era, when playing an arcade game meant the manipulation of real physical objects in a beautifully designed and carefully engineered physical space, rather than moving tiny pixels around on a flat screen. The rapid growth of arcade video games completely destroyed the pinball arcades that I loved as a kid, and the few home video games I tried seemed to me a stupid and pointless waste of time, as they still do today. But you don't have to be interested in video games to consider the Alamagordo Atari excavation a fascinating story and well worth the coverage it received in the national press. Most archaeology is the study of other people's trash, and I see very high EV here. – Choliamb (talk) 15:27, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support per what others have said. While yes, it is quite literally trash, trash can be significant, and when an event as important to the video game industry as this is represented by said trash, I don't think there is any reason why this shouldn't be a featured picture. NegativeMP1 23:06, 5 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support as per others. Yann (talk) 23:01, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Atari E.T. Dig- Alamogordo, New Mexico (14036097792).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:13, 9 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cholatse, Himalayas[edit]

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Original – View of Mount Cholatse, Himalayas.
Reason
Quality close-up view of both Mount Cholatse and the adjacent Chola glacial moraine in Chola Valley, Nepal, Himalayas, in good weather and clear sky.
Articles in which this image appears
Cholatse, and on other wikis.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Vyacheslav Argenberg
  • Support as nominatorArgenberg (talk) 17:00, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – Dramatic geologic formation. Decent detail for 14 years ago. Leads infobox. (Might be croppable from bottom or right). – Sca (talk) 15:09, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 04:14, 4 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support could be, i would put some more sky, but questionable if you saw LCD screen on that UV - suppose you didnt have viewfinder. --Petar Milošević (talk) 12:46, 5 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yeah, the framing is awful tight at top. but it's still an impressive mountain. -- Sca (talk) 16:47, 5 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The composition was a deliberate choice as far as I can remember. I like how the curving lines of Cholatse outline, Chola moraine, valley slopes on the right, and the rocky Khumbu/Lobuche river at the bottom interconnect, echo, play and counter-balance each other. And the Cholatse peak when almost scratching the top, nearly spearing the top, looks more imposing and commanding to me. The scene shows the mountain in all its glory, but also provides enough important surrounding context. While reprocessing the image, I was thinking about the crop, and the only crop that worked was a slight 10% crop on the right. However, the original framing looked just as good to me, so I ended up leaving it as it is. --Argenberg (talk) 09:55, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Cholatse Peak, Nepal, Himalayas.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:40, 11 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Charles Nettleton[edit]

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OriginalCharles Nettleton, an Australian photographer perhaps most famous for his photo of bushranger Ned Kelly. He also has the recentish FP of Captain Moonlite attributed to him, though apparently with less certainty
Reason
There's something about a photograph of a photographer that's very interesting. We have a few - Frances Benjamin Johnson, Jeremiah Gurney, George N. Barnard, and Alfred Waud and, while I don't actually see them in the category I'd consider sensible, I'm pretty sure we have Ansel Adams too. Mind, given all the others are restorations by me, of course they'd be in the category I consider sensible. However, unless I'm missing something (I am: Julia Margaret Cameron, also by me), this will be the first photograph of a non-American photographer (which means I should probably do that photo of Nadar in my queue, and see about Dorothea Lange, who I thought must already have an FP. I mean, she's American, but still.
Restoration notes
Miscellaneous gibbering madness. This was kinda awful, in a really annoying way. That elbow...
Articles in which this image appears
Charles Nettleton
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers (should we split out photographers?)
Creator
Talma & Co.

Promoted File:Portrait of Charles Nettleton 1893 Talma & Co. H3995.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:41, 15 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Phaistos Disc[edit]

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OriginalPhaistos Disc as displayed at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, side A (top), side B (bottom)
Set – Side A
Set – Side B
Reason
A well preserved artifact from the Minoan civilization. The civilization flourished in the 2nd millennium BC on the island of Crete. This disc is 6 inches in diameter. It was discovered in 1908 and is housed at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. The inscribed characters remain undeciphered. See the articles for details. The backgrounds in the images are somewhat distracting, but the photos are sharp and detailed where it counts.
Articles in which this image appears
Phaistos Disc, Minoan civilization, Phaistos Disc (Unicode block)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/Others
Creator
C messier
  • Support as nominator, Original or SetBammesk (talk) 16:47, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment Perhaps this image would be better if it was split into two separate images? You could then nominate it as a set of featured pictures. Ideally a single picture should not be a gallery in my opinion. – Howard🌽33 20:11, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • It's easy to split it into two. Consider it done, once the Set gets sufficient support votes. I added the Set to the nom as a voting option (as temporary 'CSS image crops' for now). I updated my vote. As far as your argument, it's a judgement call. There are many composite FPs [1][2][3][4], on the other hand there are many set FPs [5][6]. The nom item being a 6 inch disc, I thought it's appropriate to have a composite, as in a coin [7]. I go with the consensus either way. Bammesk (talk) 21:29, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Support Set I believe in the composite FPs, such as coins, the background is the same between both images. Whereas in this image, they are clearly two separate backgrounds. Howard🌽33 14:31, 4 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Done, uploaded the side A and side B images, and removed the CSS image crops. Bammesk (talk) 18:06, 9 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Phaistos Disc - Side A - 6380 - crop1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:49, 17 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Promoted File:Phaistos Disc - Side B - 6381 - crop1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:49, 17 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Fall of Man[edit]

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OriginalThe Fall of Man (1616), by Hendrik Goltzius, in the National Gallery of Art.
Reason
Beautiful painting, high quality and resolution
Articles in which this image appears
Hendrik Goltzius
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Hendrik Goltzius
  • Support as nominatorVinícius O. (talk) 02:33, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment. Not used elsewhere on Eng. Wiki – notably, not in Fall of man article. – Sca (talk) 14:34, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose; used only in a gallery. Josh Milburn (talk) 15:04, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I have to, reluctantly, agree. There's a reason a lot of featured pictures of art have their own articles: Unless they're used as exemplars of the artist (ideally talked about explicitly, at least used as a good example of the art being discussed), it's hard to get enough context otherwise. Oppose Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 01:41, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:05, 19 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Eastern wood pewee[edit]

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Original – Eastern wood pewee in Central Park
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Eastern wood pewee
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Rhododendrites
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 07:29, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 15:04, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportHamid Hassani (talk) 18:53, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 14:58, 9 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose amazed it got all those positive votes on Commons. Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:51, 9 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I'm a bit confused by the focal plane on this one. The top half looks great, but then it very abruptly shifts to very blurry. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 01:43, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment. I share some of the reservations expressed by Charles and Adam. This seems to me a decent but unremarkable photo of a common and easily photographed species, and it's a little surprising to me that there aren't a lot of clearly superior photos in the Commons. My take on the EV: the photo offers excellent views of the wing bars, primary projection, and underside of the bill; the head shape is better shown in the user's other photo of the same bird, File:Eastern wood pewee (71100).jpg, but there the upper parts are blurrier. If I were going to pick a lead image for the article, of the choices available at the Commons, I would probably go with File:Eastern Wood-Pewee (2022).jpg, which doesn't show the wings very well at all, but captures the posture and typical appearnce of the bird in the field better than the nominated photo IMO. Choliamb (talk) 15:01, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:09, 19 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sabella pavonina[edit]

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Original – Peacock worms (Sabella pavonina) with short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) in a protected marine area at Porto Cesareo, Italy.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Sabella pavonina
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Others
Creator
Romano Gianluca
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 07:37, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – Sparse and technical target article. Not used elsewhere on Eng. Wiki. – Sca (talk) 14:24, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm not sure I'm too worried about the article text and subject as such, but the complete lack of inline citations, though... I think there needs to be a reasonable assumption the article can pass AFD, and without some work, it's not quite there. Oppose. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 01:48, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see no chance of it getting deleted at AFD. It is notable and has four sources (the sources look solid). It certainly needs inline citations. The first source and the first external link are online, and I think enough to cite at least half of the content. Bammesk (talk) 15:04, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Adam Cuerden: @Bammesk: OK, I've added six solid references with inline citations and removed the unhelpful general references that were not actually cited (all popular natural history guides with no specific pages indicated). I also expanded the description slightly. Interestingly, and contrary to what I expected when I first saw this image, the seahorse is evidently not food, but just an accidental by-catch. Unlike sea anemones, Sabellid worms do not capture and digest large prey; they eat only tiny particles that are small enough to be fanned by the cilia on the tentacles and carried to the mouth of the worm down in the tube. So the photo, while dramatic, is somewhat misleading. Choliamb (talk) 16:35, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In fact, the more I think about it, the more I wonder how accurate it is to describe this seahorse as "captured". I'm not a marine biologist, but the seahorse doesn't look obviously dead or trapped (i.e., entangled in the radioles) to me. Is it possible that he's just passing the time here for some reason? Choliamb (talk) 16:58, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Choliamb, thanks for all the work. I am not a marine biologist either (and I know much less than you, given your comments above), but I think that in the image captions (in article and in nom) changing the description from "captured" to "entangled" (or similar) makes sense, as you suggested. Sometimes words like "captured" and "entangles" are mistakenly used for one another, or mistranslated, when the author (en-Wiki editor) isn't fluent in English. FWIW, the Italian description on the image page doesn't say captured, nor entangled. Bammesk (talk) 03:53, 11 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good to know that the original photographer made no claim that the seahorse was captured. I've edited the image caption here and in the article to remove that word. I've also corrected the typo in the Latin name and changed the peacock worms to plural, since two are shown in the photo (or three, if you count the one partly visible in the left background.) – Choliamb (talk) 15:19, 11 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Now adding my Support. Choliamb (talk) 15:22, 11 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support, with Choliamb's comment needing dealt with. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 17:47, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Sabella pavonina - Hippocampus hippocampus - Porto Cesareo, Italy (DSC2314M).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:15, 19 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rowland Buckstone and Cissy Grahame in the revival of F. C. Burnand's The Colonel (2nd nomination)[edit]

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Original – Rowland Buckstone and Cissy Grahame reprising their roles in the first revival of F.C. Burnand's The Colonel
Reason
Last nomination was during a slow period, but nearly passed, just didn't reach quorum. Originators of the roles (in a revival three years after the first run). Crop not ideal, but, well, that's an artefact of the time, particularly the aspect ratios of carte-de-visite photos: two people in a carte-de-visite don't tend to fit well; with three, you can tilt it on its side, but with two, either you have ridiculous head room or they're tiny, and given they aren't really that big of photo as originally printed...
Articles in which this image appears
The Colonel (play)
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
London Stereoscopic Company, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Rowland Buckstone and Cissy Grahame in the revival of F. C. Burnand's The Colonel.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:41, 19 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gerewol maiden[edit]

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Original – A young Wodaabe maiden judges male contestants in a Gerewol festival, a competitive courtship ritual that takes place annually in Wodaabe communities in Niger.
Reason
This is a beautiful photograph, which meets technical criteria and is a valuable document of a cultural practice, highlighting the often ignored female role in the ritual (most photographs focus on the male contestants and not the judging maidens)
Articles in which this image appears
Women in Niger; Guérewol
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle
Creator
Lundberg
  • Support as nominatorZanahary (talk) 20:48, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Interesting, but too small. Yann (talk) 23:03, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Inclined to agree, unfortunately. Valued images on Commons might be a better place to recognise its value, but it's not really irreplaceable enough (as in, another photo can be taken) to justify an exception. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 23:37, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Per Yann and Adam, it doesn't meet FP criterion #2, 1500 pixel minimum in height. Bammesk (talk) 15:04, 9 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose per above (what Yann, Adam, and Bamesk said). The picture is small and its resolution is even less than 0.5 MB. – Hamid Hassani (talk) 04:02, 13 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:11, 20 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Detour (1945)[edit]

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OriginalDetour (1945), an American independent film noir by Edgar G. Ulmer, starring Tom Neal and Ann Savage
Reason
very good copy of a notable film (1,480 × 1,080 pixels, 1.89 Mbps overall), selected by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Quotes from the article: "Critical response to the film decades after its release is almost universally positive." "Detour remains a masterpiece of its kind."
Articles in which this image appears
Detour (1945 film), Edgar G. Ulmer, Ann Savage, Tom Neal
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
created by Edgar G. Ulmer, uploaded by me
Also watchable here. -- Sca (talk) 15:28, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure, there are several copies on YT, but how is this relevant here? BTW the copy I nominated is much better than the one you linked to. Yann (talk) 22:16, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Merci beaucoup for your instructive collegial comment, Yann. -- Sca (talk) 14:28, 9 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Detour (1945) by Edgar G. Ulmer.webm --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:42, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Peripheral drift illusion[edit]

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Original – A peripheral drift illusion
Reason
Despite being the majority coordinator for POTD, I don't often nominate FPCs and I'm not even really an image expert... but this one looks quite impressive to me - the illusion is very profound when the picture is expanded, it seems like it has solid EV as a good illustration of both Peripheral drift illusion and Illusory motion. As an expandable svg it is technically sound too, so I think most of WP:Featured picture criteria would be met. Interested what you guys think of this.
Articles in which this image appears
Peripheral drift illusion, Illusory motion, List of optical illusions
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Drawings
Creator
Paul Nasca; svg version by Cmglee
  • Support as nominator –  — Amakuru (talk) 11:47, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support as illustrator — Thanks, @Amakuru:
    Illusion similar to Primrose Field by Kitaoka Akiyoshi
    Comment — May I recommend this anomalous motion illusion instead, which works even at small sizes, and curiously stops working when the device it is on is rotated 45°? File:Sunburst_peripheral_drift_illusion_fixed.svg has also an interesting effect, but may be too painful for some. Cheers, cmɢʟeeτaʟκ 12:28, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – Meh. – Sca (talk) 15:31, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – Leaning to support, but I have a question. The original by Paul Nasca [8] displays as a 27 x 20 cell matrix (with a corresponding vector field here [9]). The nom SVX displays as a 20 x 15 cell matrix. Does that affect anything regarding the perception or illusion? I can't tell with my eyes. Second, personally I like to see Paul Nasca's name mentioned in some way in the file page of the SVG. Bammesk (talk) 14:44, 9 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Paul Nasca's name added as requested.
    I'm no expert in this field and Google couldn't find analysis on its effect. My original-research opinion is that one needs a minimum number to work (2×2 likely won't) but not so many that detail is lost due to limited display or eye resolution e.g. in a thumbnail. The amount of field of view it spans seems far more important.
    Cheers, cmɢʟeeτaʟκ 01:45, 11 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support – Interesting subject. Some images in the article work better than others, as far as my eyes are concerned ! Bammesk (talk) 04:03, 11 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Anomalous motion illusion1.svg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:51, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Minnie Tittell Brune[edit]

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OriginalMinnie Tittell Brune in the title role of Edmond Rostand's play L'Aiglon
Reason
Nice pose, good quality, and right at the height of her fame.
Articles in which this image appears
Minnie Tittell Brune, just added to L'Aiglon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Talma & Co., restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Minnie Tittell Brune as the Duke of Reichstadt in Edmond Rostand's play L'Aiglon - Talma & Co.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:55, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Striped albatross[edit]

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Original – Striped albatross (Appias olferna olferna) female, Phuket, Thailand
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Appias olferna
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Promoted File:Striped albatross (Appias olferna olferna) female underside with shield bug.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:08, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Short-horned grasshoppers mating[edit]

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Original – Short-horned grasshoppers (Rhytidochrota risaraldae) mating in Colombia
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Rhytidochrotinae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • There is very little known about the genus, Josh Milburn. These are endemic to a small part of the Andes mountains in Colombia. I think it is important for an encyclopaedia to show the World what rare animals look like. If people see the photo, who knows, some young researcher might be encouraged to investigate. FP status might help this. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:10, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Ok. I've created Rhytidochrota risaraldae, but I can't do more than a couple of sentences unless I'm willing to put some quite technical French through a translator. Hopefully it's better than nothing... Josh Milburn (talk) 17:55, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Thanks; let me know when you have posted the translation and I will proof read it! Merci... Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:55, 13 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:Short-horned grasshoppers (Rhytidochrota risaraldae) mating.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:09, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

African hawk-eagle[edit]

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Original – African hawk-eagle (Aquila spilogaster) in Namibia
Reason
High quality image. Well used.
Articles in which this image appears
African hawk-eagle, Aquila (bird), Hieraaetus, Aquilinae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp

Promoted File:African hawk-eagle (Aquila spilogaster).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:10, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ugandan kobs mating[edit]

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Original – Uganda kobs mating at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC six months ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Ugandan kob
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Giles Laurent

Promoted File:035 Uganda kobs mating at Queen Elizabeth National Park Photo by Giles Laurent.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:06, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Palácio Quitandinha[edit]

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Original – The Palácio Quitandinha is a historic former luxury resort hotel in Petrópolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC three months ago, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Palácio Quitandinha
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Wilfredor
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 11:48, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – Impressive at full size. There are a couple of stitching errors, but not big enough to hold it back given the huge pixel count. Bammesk (talk) 14:51, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I struck my vote. The stitching errors can be cloned out. I gave it a try and it's rather easy to do. Bammesk (talk) 18:25, 16 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:10, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Hitch-Hiker (1953)[edit]

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OriginalThe Hitch-Hiker, a 1953 American film noir thriller co-written and directed by Ida Lupino, starring Edmond O'Brien, William Talman and Frank Lovejoy, about two friends taken hostage by a hitchhiker during an automobile trip to Mexico.
Reason
high quality copy of a notable film (1,920 × 1,080 pixels, 2.55 Mbps), selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". Quote from the article: "The film has been widely praised in the years since its release." It was the first American mainstream film noir directed by a woman.
Articles in which this image appears
The Hitch-Hiker, Ida Lupino
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Ida Lupino, uploaded by Koavf

Promoted File:The Hitch-Hiker.webm --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:12, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2021 Table Mountain fire[edit]

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Original – Uneaten food left behind after the Rhodes Memorial restaurant burnt down during the 2021 Table Mountain fire
Reason
High resolution, eyecatching image that illustrates the effects of the 2021 Table Mountain fire
Articles in which this image appears
2021 Table Mountain fire
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Ashraf Hendricks
  • Support as nominatorNathan121212 (talk) 13:46, 11 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose – Image is grainy at best, fading to blurry in BG due to short DOF. The large fire that caused the damage shown probably was significant in South Africa, but casualties were limited to five firemen being hospitalized. It doesn't appear to have generated very wide coverage elsewhere, and thus would seem to be of little EV. – Sca (talk) 15:43, 11 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose, it's not clear what is important on that photo - there is a meal on a table with some huts and benches in the background, but it's hard to say what's _important_ there - a meal, a table, these huts? I definitely wouldn't call it an "eyecatching image". Artem.G (talk) 17:19, 11 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose as above. – Yann (talk) 13:45, 15 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose per above. – Hamid Hassani (talk) 02:31, 16 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • As a newspaper/documentary photo, I kind of like it. It shows the suddenness of people leaving: The idea of "food on the table, partially eaten, but no-one there" has a lot of resonance. But I'm not sure encyclopedias are really able to do the storytelling that a newspaper could do with this sort of image. At the very least, the caption isn't quite catching the idea well. Also, a focus stack would have really helped to bring the devastation and uneaten food into a coherent single image. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.7% of all FPs. 02:14, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:13, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dost Mohammad Khan[edit]

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Original – Dost Mohammad Khan, Emir of Afghanistan from 1823—1863.
Reason
It is a historical quality picture that is for a significant ruler who shaped Central Asian politics for over four decades, his reign having significant coverage and importance.
Articles in which this image appears
Dost Mohammad Khan
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
George Thomas Bettany
  • Support as nominatorNoorullah (talk) 00:01, 11 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment 1 Welcome Mr Noorullah. This is a good drawing of "Dost Mohammad Khan"; but the quality of the drawing's picture is poor, i.e with less than 200 kb. – Hamid Hassani (talk) 07:47, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment 2 As a continuation of the previous comment, I'd like to inform you that, e.g, this picture of Sher Ali Khan (with some edits/optimizations) could be much suitable for being candidated here. Regards, Hamid Hassani (talk) 08:06, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    ...I'm on it. Though the British Library is down, and I insist on checking the original source first. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 22:40, 13 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose. Far too small. Josh Milburn (talk) 12:07, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Too small. Please read the guidelines. – Yann (talk) 13:43, 15 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:13, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Juan Guaidó[edit]

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Original – Juan Guaidó, 2019
Reason
High resolution and good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Juan Guaidó
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Leo Alvarez
  • Support as nominatorVinícius O. (talk) 00:43, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment – The usual reservations regarding official govt. pix. Promotional, boring, scant EV. And this one is artificially inky. – Sca (talk) 14:58, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose. I agree, Don't like the smug expression, nor the vignetting. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:12, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    A smug mug? -- Sca (talk) 14:21, 13 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose I don't understand why he's hiding in the shadows. It's not even a good official portrait by the standards of that genre. Nick-D (talk) 10:24, 15 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:16, 25 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lord Dunsany[edit]

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OriginalLord Dunsany in 1919
Reason
A high-quality photo of a notable person who doesn't seem to have many photos.
Articles in which this image appears
Lord Dunsany
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Morrall-Hoole Studios, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Lord Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany by Morrall-Hoole Studios.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:18, 26 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Gross Clinic[edit]

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Original – "The Gross Clinic" by Thomas Eakins, featuring Samuel D. Gross lecturing a group of Jefferson Medical College students.
Reason
While this image has been nominated before, that image was too small and was the unrestored version of the artwork. The image has now been improved and has already been shown in numerous articles due to its importance and even has two dedicated to the artwork itself.
Articles in which this image appears
The Gross Clinic, Conservation-restoration of Thomas Eakins' The Gross Clinic, Samuel D. Gross, Thomas Eakins, Surgeon +7
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Thomas Eakins

Promoted File:Thomas Eakins, American - Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic) - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:37, 29 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Great blue turaco[edit]

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Original – Great blue turaco at Kibale National Park
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Great blue turaco
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Giles Laurent

Promoted File:017 Great blue turaco at Kibale forest National Park Photo by Giles Laurent.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:15, 30 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Little ringed plover[edit]

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Original – A female little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius) in a shallow pond near Roermond
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Little ringed plover, List of birds of Sri Lanka, List of birds of Kuwait, List of birds of Qatar
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Stephan Sprinz

Promoted File:Flussregenpfeifer im flachen Wasser 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:02, 30 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fish farm[edit]

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OriginalFish farm, off the coast of Euboea island, Greece
Reason
Good depiction of a fish farm, it includes the service facility. The first nom didn't pass because of the overhead power lines. I edited out the power lines. The unedited version is FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Fish farming, Mariculture, Environmental impact of fishing
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Jebulon
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 16:36, 17 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Thank you for this nomination, even if I disagree with the concept of « featured pictures » in various Wikipedias. Irefer a nomination in « Commons »… Anyway, I accept the nomination. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jebulon (talkcontribs)
  • Oppose – Visual information is not readily intelligible to general readers/viewers. – Sca (talk) 13:54, 18 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Not an arresting photo of its subject, and I'm not comfortable with stuff being editing out of the photo. Nick-D (talk) 07:56, 20 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 19:31, 30 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]