Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

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

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

Promoting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Delisting an image

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

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

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

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

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

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

Step 1:
Evaluate

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

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

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


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

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


Step 3:
Transclude and link

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?

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In a discussion about the brightness of an image, it is necessary to know if the computer display is properly adjusted. Displays differ greatly in their ability to show shadow detail. There are four dark grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display shadow detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings. Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal shadow detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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Displays also differ greatly in their ability to show highlight detail. There are light grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display highlight detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings (probably reduce the contrast setting). Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal highlight detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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On a gamma-adjusted display, the four circles in the color image blend into the background when seen from a few feet (roughly 75–150 cm) away. If they do not, you could adjust the gamma setting (found in the computer's settings, not on the display), until they do. This may be very difficult to attain, and a slight error is not detrimental. Uncorrected PC displays usually show the circles darker than the background.
Note that on most consumer LCD displays (laptop or flat screen), viewing angle strongly affects these images. Correct adjustment on one part of the screen might be incorrect on another part for a stationary head position. Click on the images for more technical information. If possible, calibration with a hardware monitor calibrator is recommended.
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FPCs needing feedback
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Current nominationsEdit

CarcassonneEdit

Voting period ends on 14 Apr 2020 at 16:56:25 (UTC)

 
Original – The fortified city of Carcassonne and the Pont Vieux crossing the Aude river.
Reason
To replace existing FP File:Carcassonne vieux pont.jpg, which will be nominated for delisting once consensus to promote is reached. Higher resolution, equivalent composition, avoids that unnatural purple coloring.
Articles in which this image appears
Carcassonne, Aude (and others, if consensus is to promote)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Benh
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:56, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment - It really is a nice photo, but I feel like the highlights are overdone. Especially on the city walls, they're almost blinding. -- Veggies (talk) 17:14, 4 April 2020 (UTC)



Handshake AlternativesEdit

Voting period ends on 13 Apr 2020 at 23:20:03 (UTC)

 
Original – Handshake Alternatives
Reason
1. Good quality. 2. Funny. 3. Socially important. 4. Well illustrates the article.
Articles in which this image appears
Social distancing, Handshake (since 19 March 2020‎)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Other
Creator
Siouxsie Wiles and Toby Morris
  • Support as nominatorAndrei (talk) 23:20, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment. This appears to have been added to its article on March 31, well short of the 7-day waiting period for stability suggested in Wikipedia:Featured picture criteria #5, on an article that is currently very unstable. —David Eppstein (talk) 23:37, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  • I know that there is a rule, but with all bureaucracy first featured content will be possible as early as May, and that will be irrelevant by then.--Andrei (talk) 23:49, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose Again, like with the other cartoon by the same animator, there is little EV to be gotten from this...err, display. Is the reader supposed to learn new "methods" of greeting people that don't involve physical contact? Is this a guidebook for Martians or something? Besides that, the quality of the animation is amateurish. -- Veggies (talk) 23:43, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
    It is a guidebook for people, who keep shaking hands despite the fact it is not a good idea to do so now. It is a good visual aid, which can help in promoting the topic. The quality of the animation is within the general style of the artist. --Andrei (talk) 23:47, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia is not only a website for scientists. It is one of the main sources of news for normal people. And its style must appeal to them, including children. We should not be speaking only in charts and tables if we want people to understand us. --Andrei (talk) 23:56, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
Then I think you misunderstand the purpose of a FP. It's not to 'promote' a topic. The image and its animation have to have some measure of EV that illustrate the article (Social distancing) in a comprehensive, compelling way. This (ahem) "guide" only involves salutations, does not cover the topic of distancing in public settings by strangers, and does not explain at all the purpose of social distancing. Without any of that, it is of little encyclopedic use beyond a quasi-humorous visual aid for people who have never lived in a modern human society before. -- Veggies (talk) 23:58, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
I understand perfectly the idea of FP, and I do think it does the job. This image gives a direct context and illustrates well the section of the article, the paragraph about avoiding physical contact. Not everyone is a Wikipedia editor, not for everyone an image by Vincent of Beauvais will be useful, despite the fact it probably has a bigger value. But when my children or my mother will google 'what is social distancing' they will end up on that Wikipedia page, and this image will help them to understand the subject, relate to it and form visual associations with what they read about. --Andrei (talk) 00:10, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose I'm struggling to see any encyclopedic value in this image at all (as it doesn't depict what it claims to, and is basically a lame joke), and its execution is pedestrian at best. Nick-D (talk) 04:57, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Silly. – Sca (talk) 14:29, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This is a cartoon. It's not a particularly good illustration. Natureium (talk) 17:33, 4 April 2020 (UTC)



Delist:Mont St. Michel Spire.JPG Edit

Voting period ends on 13 Apr 2020 at 15:30:26 (UTC)

 
The spire of Mont St. Michel.
Reason
Not used in any article and the photo quality is awful
Articles this image appears in
None
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Mont St. Michel Spire
Nominator
Veggies (talk)



Delist:Another Place3 edit2.jpg Edit

Voting period ends on 13 Apr 2020 at 13:08:27 (UTC)

 
A portion of the sculpture Another Place
Reason
Blown highlights, zero detail in the sculpture—It may as well be three naked people standing on the beach for all the viewer can tell. The sculpture article already has closeups in daylight of the individual figures, giving the reader a much clearer perspective on what a portion of the work actually looks like up close. Thus, both the technical qualities and EV are lacking in this picture.
Articles this image appears in
Another Place (sculpture)
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:Another Place3 edit2.jpg
Nominator
Veggies (talk)



Nanhaipotamon hongkongenseEdit

Voting period ends on 13 Apr 2020 at 11:57:53 (UTC)

 
Original – Original – A male freshwater crab of the species Nanhaipotamon hongkongense in a stream on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.
Reason
the image quality is satisfactory, resolution high, and it is argueably the most stunning picture on the Nanhaipotamon page. The typical coloration pattern of male crabs is clearly visible and all important body features of the crab can be seen on the image. Moreover, the photo was taken in the crabs's natural habitat. The image has been deleted from Wikipedia recently because of copyright issues which have been solved in the meantime, see Wikimedia undeletion request.
Articles in which this image appears
Nanhaipotamon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Crustaceans
Creator
Bubbleleg96
  • Support as nominatorBubbleleg96 (talk) 11:57, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'd much rather see this as the lead image in an article about the species than a gallery image in an article about the genus. Josh Milburn (talk) 16:26, 3 April 2020 (UTC)



South-western black rhinocerosEdit

Voting period ends on 11 Apr 2020 at 14:21:28 (UTC)

 
OriginalSouth-western black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis occidentalis) female, in Etosha National Park, Namibia
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
South-western black rhinoceros
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp



Manners of articulationEdit

Voting period ends on 10 Apr 2020 at 20:42:54 (UTC)

 
Original – An Euler diagram showing the relationship between manners of articulation
Reason
Manners of articulation and distinctive features can be difficult concepts for students to understand, particularly because of the complex set relationships between categories. The nominated diagram does a superb job of illustrating these relationships between different classes of sounds demonstrating its encyclopedic value as an elegant summation of a complex topic, and as such represents the best work the encyclopedia has to offer on illustrating manners of articulation. It is of high technical quality; the colors represent relationships between categories (related categories have similar colors) and the use of a pastel palette prevents the colors from drawing focus away from the information or associated article. The information is well referenced and the file description is highly informative. The content is based on three major textbooks in the linguistic subfield of phonology, and while it uses tertiary sources for its content, the file description explains how primary sources may diverge from this standard in particular instances. As an SVG it is scalable to any size (helpful for use outside the encyclopedia, for example, on teaching slides), and it is formatted in such a way that it can be easily translated for multilingual use.
Articles in which this image appears
Manner of articulation, Distinctive feature
FP category for this image
Diagrams, drawings, and maps
Creator
User:Nardog
  • Support as nominator Wug·a·po·des 20:42, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support – EV, it has been in the two articles since the day it was uploaded, and the articles are barely illustrated. I assume good faith on the accuracy of the illustration because I don't know much about phonology. Bammesk (talk) 03:59, 1 April 2020 (UTC) . . . maybe someone from WikiProject Linguistics can opine. . . Actually the nominator is a WikiProject:Linguistics participant. Bammesk (talk) 04:03, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - I'll support this on it's extremely strong EV and the compelling way it illustrates a complex topic. If it's promoted, it will be the first Euler diagram FP. -- Veggies (talk) 11:48, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 17:53, 2 April 2020 (UTC)



Chernobyl rubble and steam tanks overlaidEdit

Voting period ends on 10 Apr 2020 at 18:47:49 (UTC)

 
Original – The reactor lid (upper biological shield) nicknamed "Elena" lying on its side in the explosion crater. Overlaid are the pre-explosion position of the steam tanks, reactor hall floor and roof trusses.
Reason
An animated overlay of the before and ofter locations of the destroyed #4 reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. I thought it was interesting an eye catching, so here it is for the community's consideration.
Articles in which this image appears
Chernobyl disaster
FP category for this image
Not entirely sure, it could belong to either Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Others or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Diagrams, depending on how you choose to interpret the gif.
Creator
Tadpolefarm
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 18:47, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose - too low resolution, it is difficult to see the details. A clip from the accompanying video would be better. MER-C 19:01, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose - it does seem quite small. @Tadpolefarm: do you have a larger version? — Rhododendrites talk \\ 21:42, 31 March 2020 (UTC)



Eastern grey kangarooEdit

Voting period ends on 10 Apr 2020 at 01:40:04 (UTC)

 
Original – Eastern Grey Kangaroo mother and joey, Brunkerville, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
Lead image, FP on Commons. This is a 2nd nom. The image was touched up and is now FP on Commons. There is noise (high ISO) in the underbelly of the mother, but the composition is too good to pass, the EV is also good. It's unlikely we get a better image in the infobox any time soon.
Articles in which this image appears
Eastern grey kangaroo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 01:40, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose for the same reason as last time (the pouch and underbelly noise is really ugly). Also because I think that the strategy of repeatedly trying again after a nomination was opposed is irritating. —David Eppstein (talk) 02:26, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Doing a repeat nom is not unusual, there are many examples in the archives [1], [2]. Bammesk (talk) 03:36, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • @David Eppstein: Know whats really irritating? Having to get 4 supports and no opposes to get to FP territory and on multiple occasions falling just one !vote short and watching a nomination fail because people didn't give enough of a damn to nudge your nom just far enough to get it across the finish line. That's been the reason for more than one repeat nomination I have filed, and I'm sure others here have had the same issue too. TomStar81 (Talk) 18:54, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support For the hell of it. I've seen worse Kodiak Moments. TomStar81 (Talk) 18:54, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Quality lacking Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:24, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose per reasons above. ISO 1600 has severely wrecked the quality. -- Veggies (talk) 21:28, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support This was supported almost unanimously on Commons, and the folks over there have SERIOUSLY high standards. Kestreltail (talk) 01:30, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Not quite true, standards are quite variable. Though 17-nil is a good endorsement. I was away, but would have voted against. Charlesjsharp (talk) 11:29, 2 April 2020 (UTC)



White-fronted bee-eaterEdit

Voting period ends on 9 Apr 2020 at 20:57:02 (UTC)

 
OriginalWhite-fronted bee-eater (Merops bullockoides) in Namibia
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Adds value to article.
Articles in which this image appears
White-fronted bee-eater
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 20:57, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • We have a FP of this here. I would support a delist and replace because the tail is out of focus in the other image. Conditional Support if the other image is delisted. Bammesk (talk) 00:51, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - has better focus and slightly higher physical resolution. The previous image should be nominated for delisting once consensus is reached here. MER-C 18:45, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I will nominate for delist if this one gets promoted. Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:26, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support with the expectation of delisting the other one. Beside having better focus, the background is both less distracting and a better contrast to the subject. —David Eppstein (talk) 04:56, 1 April 2020 (UTC)



PlexippusEdit

Voting period ends on 9 Apr 2020 at 08:32:49 (UTC)

 
OriginalPlexippus petersi (jumping spider) on a human finger at golden hour
Reason
EV, good quality, featured on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Plexippus (spider), Jumping spider, Plexippus petersi
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Arachnids
Creator
Basile Morin
  • Support as nominatorBasile Morin (talk) 08:32, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - I really like the clever way you've given the spider scale. Often, these macro shots of insects make them look enormous in such a way that it's hard to understand just how small they are. Placing the spider on your finger was a neat solution. There are a few distracting specks of dust underneath and to the left of the spider that could be cleaned up with a spot brush. Other than that, I really like it. -- Veggies (talk) 13:01, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Not usually a fan of this type of shot, but this works brilliantly as few people could imagine a spider on their finger - even an Incy Wincy one. Charlesjsharp (talk) 19:26, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. The unusual background makes this very eye-catching and adds a level of cuteness to the spider not often seen in these macro shots. —David Eppstein (talk) 22:14, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:56, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:44, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Why is this jumping spider wearing dark glasses? – Sca (talk) 21:53, 31 March 2020 (UTC)



Government House, BakuEdit

Voting period ends on 7 Apr 2020 at 16:53:54 (UTC)

 
Original – Government House, Baku, Azerbaijan
Reason
Doing very well on Commons FPC, and likely to be featured unanimously next week.
Articles in which this image appears
Government House, Baku and several others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 16:53, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support – EV, sharp, high res. Bammesk (talk) 18:28, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 18:37, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • SupportYuriNikolai (talk) 19:36, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support -TheHistoryBuff101 (talk 10:55, 30, March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Trash container removed. Cutting out unpleasant details of pictures is not only cheating, but also a fave tool of regimes from the bottom of the Democracy index. Ironic. Lets not imitate North Korea. - --Andrei (talk) 15:09, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
 
Cloned pixels
  • Comment - I don't know about that political rant, but you did help me spot some cloned pixels on the bottom left of the nom. -- Veggies (talk) 17:13, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support That sort of cloning OK for Wikipedia (not for external competitions of course). Charlesjsharp (talk) 20:49, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • If it's acceptable for Wikipedia, then I support as well. The rest looks crisp and well-aligned. -- Veggies (talk) 10:09, 31 March 2020 (UTC)



Fly orchidEdit

Voting period ends on 7 Apr 2020 at 15:19:22 (UTC)

 
Original – Fly orchid, flower size about 13×16 mm (width × height)
Reason
High quality lead image, captioned lower in the article, FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Ophrys insectifera
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
Iifar



MultirotorEdit

Voting period ends on 7 Apr 2020 at 14:18:13 (UTC)

 
Original – The file description claims this is the first manned flight with an electric multicopter. The flight lasted one minute and 30 seconds. (not nominated for this reason though)
Reason
The only lead image the article has had (since 2012). I think it satisfies (from top of this page): "being eye-catching to the point where users will want to read its accompanying article."
Articles in which this image appears
Multirotor, Volocopter
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Others
Creator
User:Johnescalade
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 14:18, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - not technically perfect but it's a highly remarkable photo. MER-C 16:56, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The horizon is tilted and it's a pretty tight crop on the quadcopter. -- Veggies (talk) 11:00, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • That's not horizon. Not every field is flat. Bammesk (talk) 19:24, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • True - but given that most of the trees also seem to be tilted the same amount, I suspect this one is. TSP (talk) 13:30, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Per TSP's investigation, I found a video that e-volo made about this flight and, yes, the field is as flat as an Iowa prairie. -- Veggies (talk) 16:45, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Whoa, that's a huge red-flag. I did some more investigating and found a gallery of photos, including this one here [3] with the credit to the photos given to "e-volo", the company that made and flew this copter. It's possible that this was uploaded by the company to Wikimedia as free advertisement. This raises some COI issues for sure and the image uploader should have disclosed this, given that one of the articles that this image is used on is Volocopter, the new name for e-volo. -- Veggies (talk) 16:42, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I don't think we worry too much about COI on images - we've featured plenty of images supplied by the subjects. But it does raise the question as to whether the uploader commons:user:Johnescalade genuinely had permission to upload this as their own work, or whether it has in fact a copyvio all this time. TSP (talk) 18:22, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • That's certainly another possibility, although I couldn't find an uncropped picture with similar resolution as the nominee. -- Veggies (talk) 19:34, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • The image I linked above is exactly the same resolution as, and apart from the crop exactly the same as, our nominee. TSP (talk) 21:34, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oh you're right. (Derp). My bad. -- Veggies (talk) 10:06, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • The nom image is in the article, so that's what I am nominating. There is a guy walking by the tree line in the video, match him up with where he is in the nom image (at 2:34 just before the video cut), and that says the tilt of the multicopter is real. The photographer is laying close to ground, which brings out ground slopes. Also the grass line has 2 slopes to it, like a V. Bammesk (talk) 00:39, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose on criterion 1. As discussed, I have severe concerns this is a copyvio; but even if not, the crop and the tilt both detract from the composition. The criteria say exceptions can be made on technical quality "If it is considered impossible to find a technically superior image"; but this is literally cropped from the technically superior image which I linked above. TSP (talk) 10:02, 31 March 2020 (UTC)



Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount NelsonEdit

Voting period ends on 6 Apr 2020 at 13:13:01 (UTC)

 
current version
Reason
poor resolution when zoomed in as the area around the eyes of the person depicted are somewhat blurry
 
suggested replacement
Articles this image appears in
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson
Nominator
TheHistoryBuff101 (talk)
  • DelistTheHistoryBuff101 (talk) 20:29, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep - No way. The replacement image may be larger, but it has a universal yellow tint to everything that's muddling the colors. Look at the white fringe on Nelson's ribbons and notice how they're yellowed in the replacement. The uniform has lost its hue as well. -- Veggies (talk) 13:38, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I think we don't promote TIFF files because of accessibility. I would support if the replacement was in JPEG. It has a reliable source. Bammesk (talk) 19:26, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment This nomination was added to the FPC page with this edit, so I fixed the expiry date based on its timestamp. Armbrust The Homunculus 02:34, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment The TIFF version has original colors because it was common to leave this yellow tint and additionally it is layer added that happens with the passage of time, a faithful representation of reality. However, I agree that a JPEG needs to be developed from the TIFF for its best representation in browsers preferably using RGB. --The_Photographer (talk) 19:43, 31 March 2020 (UTC)


Delist and replace: Blue MarbleEdit

Voting period ends on 5 Apr 2020 at 03:25:20 (UTC)

 
Current featured picture
 
Replacement image, to scale
Reason
The current FP (24,000 × 12,000 px) is 3.24 times smaller than the suggested replacement image (43,200 × 21,600 pixels), which seems to be the original image resolution as published by NASA. It appears that the former image was shrunk to fit upload limits back in 2006.
Articles this image appears in
Equirectangular projection, Earth observation satellite
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Whole world - land and oceans
Nominator
— RAVENPVFF · talk ·
  • Delist and replace as nominator — RAVENPVFF · talk · 03:25, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Delist and replace This version seems to be strictly better than the prior. HighInBC Need help? {{ping|HighInBC}} 04:35, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
  • D&R. —David Eppstein (talk) 16:44, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Replace. MER-C 14:06, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
  • D&R. Josh Milburn (talk) 17:05, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
  • D&R - not even sure this needs a vote; an otherwise-identical higher-resolution replacement could just have be uploaded over the top of the original file, I think? But yes, if it is needed, it should obviously pass TSP (talk) 23:07, 2 April 2020 (UTC)



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Yad Vashem ViewEdit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 4 Apr 2020 at 00:20:03 (UTC)

 
Original – Yad Vashem View
Reason
High quality lead image. It shows the entire complex of the memorial and has captions.
Articles in which this image appears
Yad Vashem
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
User:Godot13
  • Support as nominatorAndrei (talk) 00:20, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 00:34, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose – A very important site, but I don't see how this aerial view conveys EV for what is a highly detailed, informative installation on the ground. – Sca (talk) 13:28, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Sca. This photo doesn't add anything significant to the understanding of the article. Honestly, I find File:Hall of Names.jpg to be a much more powerful photo that immediately conveys the tone and purpose of Yad Vashem. The aerial shot makes it look like an art gallery or university campus. -- Veggies (talk) 23:42, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. Great picture from a very important site. --Gnosis (talk) 21:18, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. High quality, interesting composition for an aerial, and as an overview of a complex it makes an appropriate lead infobox image, giving it enough EV. Making this featured doesn't prevent having separate featured images for independently-notable sites within this complex, as appropriate. —David Eppstein (talk) 20:52, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Sca. —kallerna 08:06, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:23, 4 April 2020 (UTC)



Amiga 500 (Amiga500 system.jpg)Edit

Voting period ends on 8 Apr 2020 at 09:35:15 (UTC)

 
Original – The Amiga 500 personal computer system, pictured with a monitor, a mouse, a keyboard, and a floppy disk drive.
Reason
This is Amiga500 system.jpg, a image of a highly notable computer system, the Commodore Amiga 500. Pictured by Bill Bertram (Pixel8) (on all revisions except for the first one, which was made by Hellisp), it looks very high quality with professional visual standards and high resolution. It is the captioned lead image in the Amiga and Amiga 500 articles and uses the CCASA 2.5 Generic license, plus it gives readers an easy-to-digest understanding of what the Amiga (and Amiga 500) is. The facts in both articles prove it well. There's a decent file description in English. It is also a Quality image on Wikimedia Commons and was Picture of the Day on that website for April 24, 2007. All digital manipulation in here is correct, not false.
Articles in which this image appears
Amiga
Amiga 500
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Electronics
Creator
Pixel8 (Bill Bertram) (revisions 2, 3 and 4), Hellisp (revision 1)
  • Support as nominatorI'm Aya Syameimaru! I 文々。新聞 09:35, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment - Not a fan of the fake shadows, but, more importantly, I don't think the OS on the screen is public-domain. It's a bit high-resolution to be de minimis. -- Veggies (talk) 10:54, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
Oh. I'm Aya Syameimaru! I 文々。新聞 10:57, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
Maybe I could use an appropriate template that says this image has a non-public domain OS depicted, but is otherwise public domain. I'm Aya Syameimaru! I 文々。新聞 11:02, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
There's an article about AmigaOS. As evidenced in the article, the OS depicted in this image changed quite a bit over time, so its most recent version is different from the one seen here. I'm Aya Syameimaru! I 文々。新聞 11:15, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment – Photos of electronic devices are inherently boring. – Sca (talk) 13:16, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
It's an opinion. I believe they're exciting! I'm Aya Syameimaru! I 文々。新聞 21:07, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • CommentUser:I'm Aya, why not run this by a Commons admin to check the license. I support if the license is good. Bammesk (talk) 02:54, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Hmmm... I guess I could think about it. I'm Aya Syameimaru! I 文々。新聞 04:03, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
About CC BY-SA 2.5 Generic license. I'm Aya Syameimaru! I 文々。新聞 04:27, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
The issue is that we need all applicable licenses to be compatible with Commons. That means the photo itself as well as any copyrighted work depicted. Screenshots of Windows, for example, are routinely deleted. What we'd need to see is either documentation that the operating system has a compatible license or an evaluation that the arrangement of graphics on the screen is insufficient for copyright. BTW food for thought: it's hard to focus on the image (or anyone else) with that big bright signature :/ — Rhododendrites talk \\ 04:49, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
I would guess this is half-public domain, and half-copyrighted. Hyperion Entertainment is the current owner of the Amiga OS, but they don't own the Amiga 500 computer shown here, which is out of hands I believe. I'm Aya Syameimaru! I 文々。新聞 04:56, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
My signature is my personal taste, but I feel free to accept your opinions. I'm Aya Syameimaru! I 文々。新聞 04:58, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Okay, now I modded my signature. I'm Aya Syameimaru! I 文々。新聞 I userbako 06:24, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
And again. I'm Aya Syameimaru!I文々。新聞Iuserbako 06:31, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
And yet again. I'm Aya Syameimaru!I文々。新聞Iuserbako 06:32, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. :) Any of these look good to me. If you want an opinion, this one ^^ is best to me. Having some kind of bold sets the sentence "I'm Aya Syameimaru!" apart from the sentences you're writing. I just have trouble focusing with certain highlighting/background/fill. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 14:03, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
You're welcome. ;) I guess this signature is the way to go along with. I'm Aya Syameimaru!I文々。新聞Iuserbako 20:39, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Too many?! I'm Aya Syameimaru!ItalkIuserbako 06:42, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Suggest this be withdrawn and brought back when licensing issues are cleared up. I don't think people are going to vote on it while we don't know if it should even be here. TSP (talk) 23:11, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Withdrawal from I'm Aya Syameimaru!: This is hardly ever a winner without the adforementioned clean up. «“I'm Aya Syameimaru!”I„文々。新聞“I„userbako”» 00:06, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:27, 3 April 2020 (UTC)



Trimeresurus popeiorumEdit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 31 Mar 2020 at 19:58:28 (UTC)

 
Original – A pope's pit viper (Trimeresurus popeiorum). Doi Phu Kha National Park, Thailand.
Reason
Was seen on Commons FPC last month, where it was featured unanimously.
Articles in which this image appears
Trimeresurus popeorum
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Rushenb
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:58, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 22:22, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support – Great shot. Good color. I wish there was a slightly greater depth of focus, but where it should be in focus, it is. -- Veggies (talk) 00:40, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Tomer T (talk) 17:12, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 18:39, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Promoted File:Trimeresurus popeiorum, Pope's pit viper - Doi Phu Kha National Park (46846412805).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 21:20, 31 March 2020 (UTC)



Hong Kong freshwater crab (Nanhaipotamon hongkongense)Edit

Voting period ends on 10 Apr 2020 at 08:16:45 (UTC)

 
Original – A male Hong Kong freshwater crab (Nanhaipotamon hongkongense) in a stream on Hong Kong Island. Large male crabs exhibit bright red carapaces with either white or orange claws. The reason for their bright coloration is not fully understood, as they are nocturnal and and body coloration is not known to affect mating success.
Reason
the image quality is satisfactory, resolution high, and it is argueably the most stunning picture on the Nanhaipotamon page. The typical coloration pattern of male crabs is clearly visible and all important body features of the crab can be seen on the image. Moreover, the photo was taken in the crabs's natural habitat.
Articles in which this image appears
Nanhaipotamon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Crustaceans
Creator
Bubbleleg96
  • Support as nominatorBubbleleg96 (talk) 08:16, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose - There's a copyright problem with this image. It was posted to Flickr under an incompatible license ("Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike"). See WP:FLICKR. It should be deleted from Commons. -- Veggies (talk) 10:19, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Deleted MER-C 18:46, 31 March 2020 (UTC)



State Historical MuseumEdit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 31 Mar 2020 at 16:43:45 (UTC)

 
Original – Building of the State Historical Museum view from the Red Square, Moscow. The host of the Russian history museum was built based on Sherwood's neo-Russian design between 1875 and 1881. (from file description)
Reason
High quality lead image.
Articles in which this image appears
State Historical Museum
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 16:43, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 19:57, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support high-quality lead image for its article. —David Eppstein (talk) 20:46, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent photo. Good range of contrast, sharply focused, no tilt, well-composed, and no stitching issues (if it's a composite). -- Veggies (talk) 07:50, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support; excellent. My one reservation is that it has ony been in the article for a few weeks. I hope it remains stable; we will have to revisit if not. Josh Milburn (talk) 17:09, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - TheHistoryBuff101 (talk) 10:56, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Promoted File:Museo Estatal de Historia, Moscú, Rusia, 2016-10-03, DD 49.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:53, 31 March 2020 (UTC)



Loch Lomond landscapeEdit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 31 Mar 2020 at 16:45:21 (UTC)

 
Original – Loch Lomond, looking south from Ben Lomond. (from file description)
Reason
High quality lead image. We have a FP from 2006 here with a different composition, but it has not been in the main article since mid-2006. The nom image shows more of the landscape and is a better lead image, with more pixels.
Articles in which this image appears
Loch Lomond, National scenic area (Scotland), National scenic area
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Colin
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 16:45, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment - It's really not too bad. My only issue with it is that it crops half the loch. If you look at the image I attached, you can see how the loch continues for a long way. I'd happily support a wide panorama encompasing what these two photos capture into one seamless photo. Difficult, but potentially exemplary. -- Veggies (talk) 07:41, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
 
The rest of the loch
  • Veggies, the nom image shows the main section and 11 of about 20 miles. It's impossible to show the entire stream with the hills and turns. The other image shows 2 more miles (not "the rest" as your caption says). It is not a deal breaker IMO. Bammesk (talk) 16:57, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm just saying: seeing that the valley continues on for a long way in the other direction, I would prefer a full panorama. It would present the loch in the most appealing, encyclopedic fashion. -- Veggies (talk) 22:00, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:48, 31 March 2020 (UTC)



Louis Vuitton in SingaporeEdit

Voting period ends on 9 Apr 2020 at 08:16:26 (UTC)

 
Original – Lighted polyhedral building Louis Vuitton in Singapore
Reason
Good quality, interesting light, featured on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Louis Vuitton
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Basile Morin
  • Support as nominatorBasile Morin (talk) 08:16, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Half of the image is the Singapore skyline and has nothing to do with the intended subject, but the biggest problem with the picture is that I am not seeing the EV. There's really nothing inherent in the picture that "contributes strongly" to a reader's understanding of Louis Vuitton. If there was an article about the Louis Vuitton Singapore boutique building itself, then the image would have much more EV, but given how many pictures there are of Louis Vuitton stores and storefronts on the Louis Vuitton article itself, this doesn't really add much to my understanding of the product or brand. -- Veggies (talk) 12:51, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment. If this building were notable enough for its own article I'd likely support, because it is an eye-catching photo, but it appears to be just one of many stores in a chain of stores. —David Eppstein (talk) 22:18, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   I withdraw my nomination Thanks Veggies and David Eppstein for the reviews -- Basile Morin (talk) 00:56, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:29, 31 March 2020 (UTC)



The Night Revels of Han XizaiEdit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 30 Mar 2020 at 14:43:32 (UTC)

 
OriginalThe Night Revels of Han Xizai is a painted handscroll attributed to Chinese 10th-century artist Gu Hongzhong. It survived as a copy made during the Song dynasty. The painting depicts Han Xizai, a minister of the Southern Tang emperor Li Yu, along with realistic portrayals of more than forty persons.
Reason
Probably the most faithful digitization of this so far.
Articles in which this image appears
The Night Revels of Han Xizai, Han Xizai
FP category for this image
East Asian art
Creator
Han Xizai
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 14:43, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. —David Eppstein (talk) 16:47, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment The painting part of the image appears OK, but the text parts appear way too heavily filtered/edited. Would like to see at least some of the actual background material, instead of the "synthetic" look. --Janke | Talk 12:19, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment – FWIW, the version uploaded on 13 March 2012 has slightly different colors, and more separation between the leftmost 3 persons. The nom image is a more complete reproduction though (includes text). Bammesk (talk) 22:59, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • And on that, we se a sliver of the unaltered text field at right. Therefore, Oppose. --Janke | Talk 21:14, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Janke, I think the two uploads are scans from different prints, not the same print. The 13 March 2012 version has more detail. Bammesk (talk) 20:59, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:16, 30 March 2020 (UTC)



Viet Cong soldierEdit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 30 Mar 2020 at 13:11:22 (UTC)

 
Original – A Viet Cong soldier, holding his AK-47, stands under a waving Viet-Cong flag, 1973
Reason
high resolution and somewhat iconic photo
Articles in which this image appears
Vietnam War; AK-47; Viet Cong; Weapons of the Vietnam War
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/War
Creator
SSgt. Herman Kokojani
  • Support as nominatorTheHistoryBuff101 (talk) 13:11, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Way too high contrast, AK-47 cut off, flag not clearly seen, too rumpled. --Janke | Talk 18:51, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Low quality propaganda photo with little EV. Nick-D (talk) 00:29, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:12, 30 March 2020 (UTC)



Delist and Replace: Ronald ReaganEdit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Apr 2020 at 19:48:18 (UTC)

 
Current version
Reason
Not sure if this is an improvement from the current version but I'll nominate this anyways. Original image for the replacement is at File:Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan.jpg.
 
Suggested replacement
Articles this image appears in
Ronald Reagan, see more
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ronald Reagan
Nominator
Wow (talk)
  • Delist and replaceWow (talk) 19:48, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep – his shirt is no longer white, and if you zoom in, the details on his skin are washed out in the replacement image. Bammesk (talk) 20:51, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Yikes. Good eye. Green meanie. -- Veggies (talk) 22:03, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose proposed change per the Green Shirt. —David Eppstein (talk) 19:24, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment – I uploaded a new version so that it's not as green overall, but the sharpness issue can't be fixed. --Wow (talk) 20:07, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Withdraw --Wow (talk) 05:59, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Kept --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:36, 30 March 2020 (UTC)



Flatten the curveEdit

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 29 Mar 2020 at 20:42:31 (UTC)

 
Original – Animation explaining how "flattening the curve" works
Reason
Super useful and well made animation
Articles in which this image appears
Coronavirus disease 2019, Social distancing
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Diagrams
Creator
Siouxsie Wiles and Toby Morris
  • Support as nominator – Note that animated images are not required to meet the 1500px resolution requirement. Kaldari (talk) 20:42, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
  • No strong opinion from me. I like the idea of featuring material related to COVID-19, and even fast-tracking them for POTD, but I may be in the minority that finds the bottom part of the frame unhelpful and would prefer a different version of the chart itself, perhaps with more context. Mainly commenting because it looks like the credit has been removed from the image itself, which may be problematic per the Wikilegal guidance on removing watermarks. Unclear. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 01:09, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment – I really don't like "Whatever, it's just like a cold or flu". Cold or flu never immobilized countries (not in our times). And if it did, no one would say "whatever". Bammesk (talk) 01:18, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose – The EV of the animation just doesn't stand out to me. Maybe 'flattening the curve' isn't a concept that requires animation. What does the animation add over a still image that makes it more encyclopedic or "illustrates the subject in a compelling way"? Because, to be quite honest, this tells me more with less clutter about the same topic than this animation. -- Veggies (talk) 02:45, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose – for the reasons mentioned above. --Janke | Talk 10:15, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Seen this "diagram" in the news, quite convenient that the "system capacity" line is situated just above the other curve. With this comic style even more ridiculous. —kallerna 10:17, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
    • @Kallerna: The line is situated just above the curve because that's the goal of flattening the curve—to get it under the maximum capacity. Wherever that line sits, you want to get just below it. I don't understand why that is problematic. Kaldari (talk) 04:25, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Annoying & childishly illustrated. – Sca (talk) 14:46, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 02:25, 30 March 2020 (UTC)



Suspended nominationsEdit

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