Field of buttecups

Field of buttecups

Description

Title:
Field of buttecups
Caption / Description:

Looking south across a field of buttercups between the villages of Withcote, Knossington, and Braunston-in-Rutland, around the border between Rutland and Leicestershire, England.

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranunculus_acris):

Ranunculus acris is one of the more common buttercups across Europe and temperate Eurasia. Common names include meadow buttercup and tall buttercup. The plant is also known as an introduced species across much of the rest of the world, including Australia. It is a naturalized species and often a weed in parts of North America, but it is probably native in Alaska and Greenland.

This species is variable in appearance across the world. It is a somewhat hairy plant that has ascending flowing stems bearing glossy yellow flowers about 25 mm across. There are five overlapping petals borne above 5 green sepals that soon turn yellow as the flower matures. It has numerous stamens inserted below the ovary. As for other members of the genus, the numerous seeds are borne as achenes.

This and other buttercups contain ranunculin, which breaks down to the toxin protoanemonin, a chemical that can cause dermatitis and vomiting.

Tags / Keywords:
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Britain
  • England
  • East Midlands
  • Field
  • Biota
  • Life
  • Vitae
  • Eukaryota
  • Plantae
  • Plants
  • Magnoliophyta
  • Flowering Plants
  • Angiosperms
  • Magnoliopsida
  • Dicotyledons
  • Buttercups
  • Braunston-in-Rutland
  • Rutland
  • Ranunculales
  • Ranunculaceae
  • Ranunculus
  • Ranunculus acris
  • Meadow buttercup
  • Tall buttercup

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Date Original Photo Taken:
Original File Name:
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Original File Dimensions:
2592px x 3872px
File Type:
JPEG
Color Mode:
RGB
Original Image Color Profile:
Nikon Adobe RGB 4.0.0.3001

Location

Location Shown:
Sublocation:
City:
Braunston-in-Rutland
Province/State:
Rutland
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Location Created:
Sublocation:
City:
Braunston-in-Rutland
Province/State:
Rutland
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Geo-location:
52.653912666667, -0.80045966666667 View on map

Rights

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Copyrighted
Licensing Status:
Rights Managed
Available for Editorial Use:
Yes
Available for Commercial Use:
No
Copyright Notice:
© 2010 Dave Kennard

Camera Data

Date Digital Resource was created:
Shutter speed:
1160 s
Aperture:
f/8
Camera Model:
Nikon D200
ISO:
100
Exposure Compensation:
0
Focal Length:
18mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv.):
27mm
Metering Mode:
Multi-segment
Flash:
No Flash
Exposure Mode:
Auto
White Balance:
Manual
Light Source:
Cloudy
Exposure Program:
Aperture-priority AE

Additional shooting metadata

Lens:
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor ED 18-70mm F3.5-4.5G(IF)
Filters used:
  • B+W UV 010 MRC
Additional Optics used:
Setup:
Handheld

Post Processing

Image Modified:
Software used:
  • Nikon Capture NX 2
Post Processing:

-0.35 exposure compensation in CNX2
Color Control Points used in CNX2 to darken and add contrast to clouds
Color Control Point used in CNX2 to brighten and add contrast to field
LCE applied to sky in CNX2