Original - Feces of a lizard. The white cast is a collection of Uric acid and the black material are the feces. Birds, Insects and Saurian reptiles excrete uric acid together with their feces in form of paste as this allows more efficient water retention.
Good EV. Been in the article for more than 6 months
It is among Wikipedia's most educational and free work as it demonstrates a biological entity engaging in a common natural process. It has the caption: "A bovine excreting waste from its body" which sums it up perfectly. It was added to the article on 12 October 2008 and I don't think it would succeed at FPC (although you're welcome to disagree of course). It therefore seems to pass all the criteria to be worth a nomination as a VPC.
Original - The Pagoda of Fogong Temple is China's oldest surviving fully-wooden pagoda.
The Pagoda of Fogong Temple, built in 1056 AD in Ying County, Shanxi province, China during the Liao Dynasty; although by far not China's oldest Buddhist pagoda (the oldest known ones are made of either brick or stone), it is nonetheless China's oldest surviving fully-wooden pagoda (all previous fully-wooden pagodas have been lost due to natural decay and people setting fires). This iconic image failed its featured picture candidacy over some arbitrary concern about rotating the image slightly by a percent of a degree (???). As far as I know, it violates no VP criteria and is an exceptionally illustrative picture for its topic.
Oppose Oh, I hate to oppose such educational image, but I just did a quick SVG check and it appears that the elements are badly done (I assume they were autotraced from a bitmap instead of manually). Made up of unnecessary layers, so I've tagged the graphic for cleanup. ZooFari 17:19, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
Not promoted --wadester16 17:09, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Support as nominator --Jidanni (talk) 23:07, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
Neutral. It's a great composition and a really interesting subject, but the limited amount of detail and the washed-out appearance keep me from supporting, as those factors significantly limit its encyclopedic value.--ragesoss (talk) 15:22, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
Certainly, valued pictures don't require the same level of technical quality as featured pictures, but when technical quality is low enough that it begins to interfere with encyclopedic value, then it does become a factor. That's my opinion here, that the image quality is low enough that it compromises the encyclopedic value.--ragesoss (talk) 02:06, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
OK, next time I'll remember to open the airplane window, and use a digital camera, 20 years ago. :-) Jidanni (talk) 23:26, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
Original - One of four lahars from the Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia, which clogged the Río Lagunillas and desolated the town of Armero. More than 25,000 were killed from the 1985 disaster, which stands as the deadliest lahar and the fourth deadliest volcanic eruption in historical time.
Though low in quality, this is amazingly encyclopedic for the two articles it accompanies. Three months ago, I (with tons and tons of support from others!) brought the article Nevado del Ruiz to FA level. I've meant to nominate this but have been consumed with other petty tasks.
Just curious, what puts you off nomming at FPC? Size looks OK, sourcing looks OK... --jjron (talk) 14:24, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
Nothing really, sounds like a plan if the issues below can be fixed. Noodle snacks (talk) 10:52, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
Comment I might have to think about this one. It uses appropriate fonts, but I don't like the white text with black borders. It makes it harder to read from a wide view like this. Some parts of the lines are incomplete, so I ask why. The lines switch from one color to another periodically and I question its accuracy (the lines don't connect, just overlap each other). The lines upclose don't concern me, as zooming in close obviously gets even more inaccurate, but I only want to know if the incomplete lines were done on purpose. It also has a minor compression issue with a text element, as seen in the legend as a thumbnail (It is a 30). Also, is there an ocean I'm not aware of? There are some chances I can fix it, but I need some input first. ZooFari 02:20, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
Do you refer to the Austral Ocean? Hmmm, Southern Ocean doesn't even mention that as a possible synonymous term. --jjron (talk) 07:35, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
Yep, I've never heard of it. Would a change to "Southern ocean" be okay? ZooFari 17:16, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
"Austral" does mean southern, but I've never heard it being called that. Is anyone interested in cleaning this up then nomming for FPC?
Comment Solid piece of work. A useful and attractive condensation of the Bird/UCLA dataset. Thanks Sting, and second the nomination. --Sargon3 (talk) 16:38, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
Not promoted No quorum. --wadester16 06:50, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Nominating as a set for various coordinate systems. Could narrow this down to the first three (which are the most common in practical use) if need be as I don't think Oblate spheroidal coordinates are particularly common beyond mathematical interest.
Oppose. Confusing. I can't make much sense of these diagrams, even though I know what (spherical|cartesian|cylindrical) coordinates are. MER-C 10:54, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
From an article caption: The coordinate surfaces of the spherical coordinates (r, θ, φ). The red sphere shows the points with r=2, the blue cone shows the points with θ=45°, and the yellow half-plane shows the points with φ=−60°. The z-axis is vertical and the x-axis is highlighted in green. The three surfaces intersect at the point P with those coordinates (shown as a black sphere); the Cartesian coordinates of P are roughly (0.707, −1.225, 1.414). So in each case the point is given by the intersection of the surfaces. Noodle snacks (talk) 05:57, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Support - Great 3-D pictures, and good detail. - ☩Damërung☩. -- 02:23, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Oppose This could be an easy SVG target, and can be vectorized to much cleaner versions as MER-C mentioned. Maybe request at GL; I'm already busy with several vectorizations. ZooFari 15:19, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Not promoted --wadester16 04:42, 25 July 2009 (UTC)