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Rapeseed vista
The bright yellow fields, a change from years ago when England was described, from the air, as a patchwork quilt of differing green colours. Now the yellow of Rapeseed is extremely prominent and useful when other crops are not in demand. Rapeseed, also known as rape and oilseed rape, is a bright yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family). Brassica napus is cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed, the third largest source of vegetable oil in the world.

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Album name:Mazda_Man / Frank's Album
Keywords:Rapeseed, Brassica napus, rape, oilseed rape, rapa, rappi, rapeseed, canola, bright yellow flowering, Brassicaceae, mustard family, cabbage family, Latin for turnip, rāpa or rāpum, oil-rich seed, vegetable oil, farming, English fields, English landscap
Camera:Nikon D5200
Lens:Sigma 17-50mm f2.8
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Author's Comments:Wanted to show how the varied green patchwork quilt of England has changed over the years.
Editing Performed:Levels, sharpening and crop
File Size:929 KB
Date added:Apr 14, 2014
Dimensions:2000 x 1160 pixels
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Date Time:2014:04:14 09:39:22
DateTime Original:2014:04:09 10:55:34
DateTime digitized:2014:04:09 10:55:34
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Exposure Time:1/200 sec
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SteveT  [Apr 14, 2014 at 09:54 AM]
It is defiantly yellow and I think you have achieved you goal in showing the change in our countryside crops, I would be tempted to clone out the power line poll, interesting image and thanks fro sharing
Mazda_Man  [Apr 14, 2014 at 10:06 AM]
Thanks for that Steve, actually I thought the pole added to the sense of reality, maybe I am wrong.
JOHN  [Apr 14, 2014 at 11:31 AM]
A good shot and as said you have achieved your goal Frank, just starting to come into flower around here at the moment, I to like to get out and grab a few shots if possible.
Personally I think it would be better without the telegraph pole but take what you say about the sense of reality. all just a matter of opinion.
alanuk  [Apr 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM]
I'm surprised just how early it is this year; its normally around early May before it gets this dense. I think the composition could be improved by maybe having the tractor tracks in the shot if possible. I agree with Jeffrey, though, the power pole has to go - even if it means a power cut for some .
Mazda_Man  [Apr 14, 2014 at 03:54 PM]
OK I am not going to argue about the pole but please for a moment think on the picture without it. If the picture belonged to somebody else and I was judging it, I would comment that "the picture lacks a point of attention as there are just three horizontal stripes and nothing there to catch the eye." But hey, I accept the comment in good faith guys, I must be wrong.
George  [Apr 14, 2014 at 06:04 PM]
Yes goal achieved Frank, won't mention the pole
Beermonsta  [Apr 15, 2014 at 08:04 PM]
The pole certainly does split the three different bands of colour and it would appear that was your intention, so well done on that front. The image seems a little bright to me and a slight reduction in brightness would give stronger colours.
Helen  [Apr 18, 2014 at 08:18 AM]
Nice shot Frank, I like the yellow rapeseed , it adds extra colour to the countryside. I agree with Peter a slight reduction in the yellow.