Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

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

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

Promoting an image

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

For promotion, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers in support and the consensus is in its favor, it can be added to the Wikipedia:Featured pictures list. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-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.

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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
Crying Kiwi 02.jpg Crying Kiwi
Aline Duval.jpg Aline Duval
Young Indian girl, Raisen district, Madhya Pradesh.jpg Young Bhil girl

Current nominations[edit]

Edgar Allan Poe (redux)[edit]

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

OriginalEdgar Allan Poe, Annie daguerreotype, c. 1849
Reason
The last one failed along with a few others in a temporary slowup in voting. It had four votes of support. After a commons run of the image that was extremely positive, it's clear the first vote here was wrong. Also consider a Google image search for him which makes it fairly clear this is far better than any other available image for the purposes most people want it for.
Articles in which this image appears
Edgar Allan Poe +5
FP category for this image
WP:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Unknown; restored by Yann and Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 00:35, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Clearly FP. High EV, etc. – Yann (talk) 03:40, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 05:54, 23 April 2019 (UTC)



African Grey Hornbill female[edit]

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

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



Nosy Be panther chameleon male[edit]

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

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



Scarlet darter female[edit]

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

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



Jules Barbier[edit]

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

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



Delist: Camponotus[edit]

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

An unidentified ant
Reason
Unidentified and not used in any articles.
Articles this image appears in
Nada
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Camponotus sp. ant.jpg
Nominator
MER-C



Aldrin Apollo 11 original[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 May 2019 at 00:25:55 (UTC)

Original – Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, stands on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module, Eagle, during the Apollo 11 moonwalk.
Reason
This is the original photo taken by Neil Armstrong
Articles in which this image appears
Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11, Moon landing conspiracy theories, Colonization of Mars, Extravehicular activity, History of spaceflight, History of the United States, History of the United States (1964–1980), July 1969, List of spaceflight records, Space exploration, etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Getting there
Creator
Neil Armstrong, TheDJ, Prof. Professorson
  • Support as nominator – --- Coffeeandcrumbs 00:25, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 05:53, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:20, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment - I'm not 100% behind this nomination, as promotion will leave us with two FPs that are substantially identical and am not convinced the other will be delisted. The difference between the two images has EV and I can comprehend this nom being a retrospective set, but this difference must be made clear otherwise we will end up with a situation where usages are split somewhat arbitrarily between the two images. MER-C 13:44, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I missed that, so have to withdraw support. Charlesjsharp (talk) 15:14, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • The other FP was promoted in 2005 when this alternative was not available I believe. It also fails WP:FP? #8 (bullet 4): "Any manipulation which causes the main subject to be misrepresented is unacceptable. (See: Moon landing conspiracy theories#Photographic and film oddities) It is also of lower resolution. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 15:24, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Then you should nominate it for delisting. MER-C 16:12, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
I am scared. When I tried to do that at Commons, discussion went bad very fast. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 16:48, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Oppose per duplication of nearly identical image. Mattximus (talk) 19:07, 21 April 2019 (UTC)



Onésime Reclus[edit]

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

Original – Onésime Reclus, French geographer
Reason
high quality image as lead, restored
Articles in which this image appears
Onésime Reclus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Nadar, restored and uploaded by Jebulon



Sikh man, Agra[edit]

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

Original – A Sikh man wearing a dastar to cover his hair
Reason
high quality picture used in 3 articles as lead image
Articles in which this image appears
Sikh, Dastar, Kesh (Sikhism)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Traditional dress
Creator
Yann
  • Support as nominator Notwithstanding comments in the last nomination, it deserves the FP label. – Yann (talk) 13:41, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 16:46, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Do you still have the RAW for this? It might be possible to fix the unsharp beard, perhaps as simple as a re-export to JPEG (as mentioned in the previous nom). MER-C 13:49, 21 April 2019 (UTC)



Young Bhil girl[edit]

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

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



Aline Duval[edit]

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

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



Comme des Garçons[edit]

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

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



Crying Kiwi[edit]

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

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




Common blackbird female[edit]

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

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



Flatid leaf bugs and nymphs[edit]

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

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



Panther chameleon female[edit]

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

OriginalPanther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) female in the Montagne d'Ambre National Park, Madagascar
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Panther chameleon
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Charlesjsharp



Apostlebird[edit]

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

Original – Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea), Pinegrove Memorial Park, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
Supports article well and covers all points in the textual description given in the article
Articles in which this image appears
Apostlebird
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 23:52, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – the tail is too fuzzy, out of focus. Bammesk (talk) 03:59, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Background seems over-processed. Has it been blurred? Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:15, 19 April 2019 (UTC)



Rockwarbler[edit]

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

Original – Rockwarbler (Origma solitaria), Wattamolla, Royal National Park, New South Wales, Australia
Reason
High EV image in native habitat
Articles in which this image appears
Rockwarbler
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
JJ Harrison
  • Support as nominatorJJ Harrison (talk) 23:49, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – the tail is too fuzzy, out of focus. Bammesk (talk) 03:58, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Background seems over-processed. Has it been blurred? Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:17, 19 April 2019 (UTC)



Set: Red-rumped parrot[edit]

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

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



Eutropis macularia[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Apr 2019 at 19:37:20 (UTC)

Original – Eutropis macularia (bronze grass skink) on a tree trunk in Don Det, Si Phan Don, Laos
Reason
Found this image on Commons FPC last week, where it succeeded unanimously. Very well executed focus stack.
Articles in which this image appears
Eutropis macularia
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Basile Morin
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:37, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Good focus stack. Charlesjsharp (talk) 10:37, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Whoa, great EV and excellent photograph. Mattximus (talk) 22:25, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 03:05, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 18:36, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Thanks, MER-C. Agree this is useful -- Basile Morin (talk) 02:53, 20 April 2019 (UTC)



Delist: Homoneura[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Apr 2019 at 17:31:10 (UTC)

A pair of unidentified insects mating.
Reason
Species unidentified, not used in any articles. Furthermore there is a comment on the talk page that the genus could also be wrong - "This is not Homoneura, these could be Peplomyza - but you would need a pinned specimen to be sure".
Articles this image appears in
Void
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Homoneura sp.jpg
Nominator
MER-C



Delist and Replace: Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima[edit]

Voting period ends on 23 Apr 2019 at 08:37:52 (UTC)

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal
To be replaced by this version, larger crop and better
Reason
To be replaced by File:Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, larger - edit1.jpg, larger crop and better. Better to have the image as close as possible to the original picture for such an iconic image.
Articles this image appears in
already replaced
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, 2
Nominator
Yann (talk)
  • Delist and ReplaceYann (talk) 08:37, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist and Replace definitely. Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:51, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Replace. MER-C 13:41, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist and ReplaceBammesk (talk) 15:27, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist and Replace - Per nom. Mattximus (talk) 22:27, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist and Replace --Wow (talk) 23:36, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Delist and Replace Geoffroi (talk) 09:52, 19 April 2019 (UTC)


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Buzz Aldrin by Neil Armstrong[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Apr 2019 at 22:32:26 (UTC)

Original – Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, stands on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module, Eagle, during the Apollo 11 moonwalk.
Reason
A higher resolution version of a historic photo with EV because it does not hide the fact that a small part of Aldrin's backpack was cut off in the original photo by Armstong (File:AS11-40-5903 - Buzz Aldrin by Neil Armstrong (full frame).jpg). The black frame around the image is retained for both compositional concerns as well as for encyclopedic value because it clearly shows, when zoomed in, that the image ends incidentally excluding the small antenna at the top of Aldrin's suit. Another version of this photo without the black frame (and I believe different coloration) can be found at File:Aldrin Apollo 11 original.jpg.

NASA's version which is very famous is already an FP. I hesitate to advocate delisting it because of concerns voiced at Commons that that version has EV of its own. (See also: c:Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Buzz Aldrin by Neil Armstrong.jpg.) However, IMHO, many instances of the NASA version that are found en.wiki are better replaced by this version unless discussing the NASA version itself.
Articles in which this image appears
Moon landing conspiracy theories
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Getting there
Creator
Photo credit: Neil Armstrong (NASA), cropped by Coffeeandcrumbs
What's wrong is that when someone uploads a photo, that's how they want it. It's not right for anyone else to crop it. People may crop Wikipedia images under a free licence to use outside of Wikipedia. Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:20, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
There is nothing wrong with what I did as long as attribution is given.[1] Please stop casting aspersions. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 08:44, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
    • To clarify, the NASA version is also not on Buzz Aldrin. The version on Buzz Aldrin is our crop of this photo. I would be ok with File:Aldrin Apollo 11 original.jpg (the crop at Aldrin and Apollo 11) being promoted instead.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 23:52, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
    • Tdadamemd, who uploaded the "full frame" version I cropped, has been indeffed. I can't ask them to crop it themselves. Who is this "other people"? Would you prefer that I download TIFF again and create my own upload. I can do that. All of these images are in PD.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 00:02, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Withdrawn – the image no longer appears on any en.wiki pages. I will nominate File:Aldrin Apollo 11 original.jpg instead. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 00:14, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:12, 21 April 2019 (UTC)



Supermassive black hole[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 20 Apr 2019 at 19:02:04 (UTC)

Original – The supermassive black hole at the centre of Messier 87, as observed by the Event Horizon Telescope (a very long baseline interferometer array) at frequencies of 230–450 GHz. The emission ring has a diameter of 42 micro-arcseconds (672 AU physical distance at 16 megaparsec), and the black hole 7.6 micro-arcseconds (121.6 AU).
Uncropped image from source
Reason
Get sucked in to this first ever direct observation of a supermassive black hole.
Articles in which this image appears
Supermassive black hole, Black hole, Messier 87, Event Horizon Telescope
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
Event Horizon Telescope collaboration
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 19:02, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
    Support any. MER-C 09:12, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support eitherBammesk (talk) 03:10, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
  • There are several problems with this image: it's a bit too loosely cropped; blown highligts; focus is quite a bit off; it appears to be oversaturated... Support cropped only , of course! --Janke | Talk 06:48, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Yes, technically dreadful. I think the photographer should have got a bit closer - and used a tripod. Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:25, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Here's a nice explanation of why the picture looks like it does: [2] --Janke | Talk 12:37, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose subject is too dark. Support either Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 00:32, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support uncropped --Wow (talk) 01:13, 12 April 2019 (UTC); edited 09:28, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support either Abzeronow (talk) 03:08, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Hole-y cow! Daniel Case (talk) 18:50, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  • There is a non-cropped version of this image: File:Black hole - Messier 87.jpg that may be used instead of the nominated image. When this is over, could we check which one is stable and promote that? MER-C 20:40, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Yes, MER-C,if the uncropped is the original we must promote it, not this one. See current nomination on Commons. Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:40, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • For Commons, I rather like to promote the original version. However, for Wikipedia. the cropped version may be better. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:25, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I agree, my support is for the cropped one, there's little EV in the black outside the hole... --Janke | Talk 10:37, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • And in that vein, could the shadows perhaps be lifted slightly inside the event horizon? They seem a little clipped Face-smile.svg. Daniel Case (talk) 15:32, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I think both images are cropped, it's just a matter of who did the cropping and which you like better. OtterAM (talk) 23:25, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 08:25, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support uncropped Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:34, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I came to this page to see whether this image had been proposed, and was happy to find it here. This is the best possible image of a black hole for the foreseeable future given that it essentially required a telescope the diameter of the Earth. OtterAM (talk) 22:40, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment There is one possible problem with the image, which is that the color scheme is slightly misleading. In this representation the colors represent intensity of light, not actual color. However, this is the choice that the team used, so we should probably stick with it. :) OtterAM (talk) 22:40, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • @Daniel Case, Yann, and OtterAM: Could you clarify which version(s) you support? Regards, Armbrust The Homunculus 11:20, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
I will say that I support the cropped version, although I won't object if the uncropped version is favored. Daniel Case (talk) 13:55, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Idem. --Yann (talk) 15:09, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Cropped. (But either is fine.) OtterAM (talk) 23:21, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Black hole - Messier 87 crop max res.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 15:03, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

  • There is a rough consensus that the original (cropped) image should be promoted. Armbrust The Homunculus 15:03, 21 April 2019 (UTC)



101955 Bennu[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 21 Apr 2019 at 07:21:43 (UTC)

Original101955 Bennu, photographed by the OSIRIS-REx mission.
Reason
Fun fact: My father worked on the camera that took this image. It's not the highest resolution, but it's pretty near to one pixel per foot, so it's pretty good. File:Asteroid-Bennu-OSIRIS-RExArrival-GifAnimation-20181203.gif is probably the second-best image for it.
Articles in which this image appears
101955 Bennu, and many others.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA/OSIRIS-REx spacecraft/My dad
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 07:21, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support For your Dad. Charlesjsharp (talk) 22:01, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - doesn't strictly meet the letter of the resolution criterion but 0.3m/pixel is damn good in terms of detail when it comes to space exploration. MER-C 16:59, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – per MER-C, unlikely there is version with higher than 0.3m/pixel resolution. Bammesk (talk) 15:33, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment I would add some black space on the edges. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:34, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I agree with Yann, just a little breathing room. Mattximus (talk) 22:28, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
In what way? Mattximus (talk) 23:02, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
@Mattximus: If there were stars or the like behind it it wouldn't show. In any case, there's some variance in the black, so this would be easier in Photoshop, which has some smart background tools. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 00:47, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
I don't think the stars would be visible with this exposure. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:58, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Conditional support - providing a bit of black space is added to the edges. --Janke | Talk 08:51, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:BennuAsteroid.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:56, 21 April 2019 (UTC)



Rough Rider Michael McNamara of the 5th Dragoon Guards[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 21 Apr 2019 at 07:11:26 (UTC)

Original – Rough Rider Michael McNamara of the 5th Dragoon Guards, 1856, from a series of photos of the Heroes of the Crimean War commissioned by Queen Victoria.
Reason
I'm trying to bulk up some historic material about British regiments. This is a fairly widely-known image; subject of a stamp issue back in... 2004 or so?
Articles in which this image appears
5th Dragoon Guards
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military
Creator
Hughes & Mullins after Cundall & Howlett; restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Private Michael McNamara - 5th Dragoon Guards.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 14:27, 21 April 2019 (UTC)



Violet-backed starling[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Apr 2019 at 14:01:44 (UTC)

OriginalViolet-backed starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster verreauxi) male, in Damaraland, Namibia
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Violet-backed starling
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 14:01, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Very nice! Great EV. Mattximus (talk) 22:49, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – so many votes on commons! Bammesk (talk) 02:59, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
  •  Comment: The background can be blurred a bit to put more focus on the bird. A radial blur/motion blur would be most ideal. 180.151.77.214 (talk) 18:55, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm sure it could be, but I don't falsify backgrounds. Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:01, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 18:50, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, though I'd consider doing a slight crop. It feels like there's a little too much space above the bird. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 00:37, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  •  Comment: I'm a great believer in the rule of thirds - in this case for the eye of the bird. Charlesjsharp (talk) 18:58, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Yes, no crop please. --Yann (talk) 08:27, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Geoffroi (talk) 09:57, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Violet-backed starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster verreauxi) male.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:13, 19 April 2019 (UTC)


Bird-cherry ermine moth nest of caterpillars[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Apr 2019 at 13:46:39 (UTC)

OriginalBird-cherry ermine moth (Yponomeuta evonymella) caterpillars in Lahemaa National Park, Estonia
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Although images of the imago take the top right main box, the real interest of this species is the caterpillar nest.
Articles in which this image appears
Bird-cherry ermine
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 13:46, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent. Don't knoW why I'm the first to vote. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 23:25, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:53, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Disgusting, but EV. --Yann (talk) 08:28, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I'll take the fifth support. --Janke | Talk 19:56, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bird-cherry ermine moth (Yponomeuta evonymella) caterpillars.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:11, 19 April 2019 (UTC)



Adonis blue male underside[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Apr 2019 at 13:44:44 (UTC)

OriginalAdonis blue (Polyommatus bellargus) underside of male on Yoesden Bank, Buckinghamshire, England
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Not in main top right box, but wing underside just as important as topside
Articles in which this image appears
Adonis blue
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 13:44, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – added "underside" detail to article caption, looks too similar to female. Bammesk (talk) 02:57, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 23:21, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:53, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 08:29, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Adonis blue (Polyommatus bellargus) male underside 2.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 18:10, 19 April 2019 (UTC)



Célestine Galli-Marié as the title character from Bizet's Carmen[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 17 Apr 2019 at 05:01:31 (UTC)

OriginalCélestine Galli-Marié, who created the title role in Carmen, as that character.
Reason
This is a very fine photo for the time. It's by the creator of a notable operatic role in the costume of that character, and it's just a lovely image.
Articles in which this image appears
Célestine Galli-Marié
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Atelier Nadar, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 05:01, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - this works, per nom. Mattximus (talk) 13:04, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support --Yann (talk) 17:26, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:28, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:52, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Promoted File:Atelier Nadar - Galli-Marié in Bizet's Carmen.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:03, 17 April 2019 (UTC)



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Jacinda Ardern after the Christchurch mosque shootings[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 10 Apr 2019 at 16:28:48 (UTC)

Reason
Huge encyclopedic value. The extent of the photo's significance to the events has even been written about in e.g. The Guardian and The Sydney Morning Herald. Seems like a good example of EV outweighing some elements on the technical side that would typically prevent an image from being promoted. See also the Signpost.
Articles in which this image appears
Christchurch mosque shootings, Jacinda Ardern
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People
Creator
Kirk Hargreaves, uploaded by Giantflightlessbirds
  • Support as nominator – — Rhododendrites talk \\ 16:28, 31 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Conditional support provided that the OTRS permission is verified. Photo has become notable in its own right. MER-C 17:40, 31 March 2019 (UTC)
I agree that we should wait until the OTRS is cleared. —Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 20:11, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Very poor image of an important event. There are dozens of better ones around. Charlesjsharp (talk) 18:00, 31 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. This is a case of the picture of itself being an item of interest - and this is partially because of the technical imperfections. The nominator's claim of high EV holds up. --LukeSurl t c 08:06, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Oppose – This depicts an emotionally charged recent event, and the image captures that. However, I wonder how much the original image was manipulated for effect – the hands for instance. Color? Saturation? In other words, is this a picture of how things really were? – Sca (talk) 15:11, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
PS: Keep in mind, Ms. Adern is a currently sitting politician. – Sca (talk) 15:13, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
I certainly hear your concern, but I would argue (as others have) that the EV of the image outweighs those technical concerns. However, if you still have outstanding issues, what solution would you propose? Cwilson97 (talk) 16:14, 1 April 2019
From the Guardian and Sydney Morning Herald stories above we have a pretty detailed account of how the image was taken. "The photo, which first appeared on a city council Twitter feed, appeared as taken with barely any touch-ups or editing." —Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 20:11, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
So you are opposing because of ... a feeling of wondering if something is manipulated? The hands in particular? What evidence do you have for this (and/or that the accounts in the publications are lying/misleading)? Are you saying the hands are copied in? Or just that the saturation was changed (as it has been for many or even most FPs, to some degree). Oppose because you think the technical specs are more important than the broad press coverage this has received reporting on the significance of the photo to the events, or because they're wrong, but not because of some hunch of bad faith on the part of the photographer or some allusion to [over-?]post-processing. There are plenty of valid reasons to oppose this one -- it's the quality is not typical of FPs, after all -- but this one I don't get. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 21:18, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose, the picture does not really describe either of the main topics, but is tangentially related to both, so I do not see strong EV for this artistic photograph. Mattximus (talk) 20:36, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
Not sure how the photo of Jacinda Ardern in one of her most important public appearances is only tangentially related to Jacinda Ardern. And the feeling here in NZ is that photo is absolutely an important part of the mosque shootings aftermath. —Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 20:42, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
Through a window blurred with reflections? Mattximus (talk) 00:58, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes. What does the technical quality have to do with whether it's an important photo or not? Have you read the linked articles about the photo? —Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 01:25, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support I don't get it, but the evidence convinces me this image is iconic of the event. I suspect, if it doesn't pass, coming back in a month with evidence of its enduring importance will make it pass. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 01:09, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – there are sufficient sources on the photo itself that it would be notable even in the absence of the surrounding context, which I think suggests sufficient EV; it's great to have a notable news photo available to Wikipedia straight after the event. TSP (talk) 11:05, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per nom --Tagishsimon (talk) 22:34, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
  • What about the OTRS permission? Do you have the ticket number? Regards, Yann (talk) 21:04, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak support, but could we perhaps hold off promoting until permission is confirmed with OTRS? I am definitely excited that we have an image that has been so widely commented upon, but I think the EV could be better grounded if one or both of the articles discussed the photograph, even if it's only a line or two - hence the "weak". Josh Milburn (talk) 13:46, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
    • I'd DEFINITELY support suspending this until OTRS clears, but only after the voting period is over. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 16:57, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
      • Agree, Conditional support pending OTRS permission, I added some details to the image caption in her article. Bammesk (talk) 19:51, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I'll suspend this nomination, for a maximum of two months, until OTRS permission is confirmed. Armbrust The Homunculus 20:08, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
  • @Giantflightlessbirds: Do you have any additional information about the OTRS status? If you were involved in the email to permissions, perhaps you've seen the ticket# that we can get someone to check on? — Rhododendrites talk \\ 14:13, 19 April 2019 (UTC)