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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 8th June, 2010)

Rape field


Rape field
Shevington.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony T700)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 8th June 2010 at 04:24

I've lived in Canada too long. Is rape what we would call canola. It looks very similar.By the way great photo.

Comment by: Lee Layland on 8th June 2010 at 08:26

It is indeed what you would call canola.

Comment by: Pat van Vliet on 8th June 2010 at 09:37

We call it koolzaad here (never knew the English name until I saw it on WW). When we first lived in the polder before they'd done much building our house faced fields of it, absolutely beautiful!

Comment by: Cyril on 8th June 2010 at 10:36

I remember in the 1980's & '90's Beekeepers would move their hives into the Rape fields, they would get plenty of honey and the farmers would get plenty of set Rapeseeds ensuring a good yield of oil. Don't know if any still do it now.

Comment by: Maureen T on 8th June 2010 at 10:45

This looks so tranquil. A truly wonderful photo. Well done Mick.

Comment by: Jon on 8th June 2010 at 18:07

Brassica napus, is the latin name for rapeseed

Comment by: dave marsh on 8th June 2010 at 19:21

Great pic but makes me sneeze.

Comment by: cecilia on 22nd June 2010 at 18:09

I like this photograph very much it would make a lovely painting

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