Path through oilseed rape field on Lubenham Hill

Path through oilseed rape field on Lubenham Hill

Description

Title:
Path through oilseed rape field on Lubenham Hill
Caption / Description:

Looking east up a path through a field of oilseed rape on Lubenham Hill in Market harborough, Leicestershire, UK.

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

Rapeseed (Brassica napus), also known as rape, oilseed rape, rapa, rappi, rapaseed and (in the case of one particular group of cultivars, canola) is a bright yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family). The name derives from the Latin for turnip, rāpum or rāpa, and is first recorded in English at the end of the 14th century. Older writers usually distinguished the turnip and rape by the adjectives round and long(-rooted) respectively.

In agriculture, canola are certain varieties of rapeseed oil, or the oil produced from those varieties. Canola is a trademark for a hybrid variety of rape initially bred in Canada. Rapeseed oil was produced in the 19th century as a source of a lubricant for steam engines, and the oil has a bitter taste due to high levels of acids. Canola has been bred to reduce the amount of acid, yielding a more palatable oil.

Rapeseed is grown for the production of animal feed, vegetable oil for human consumption, and biodiesel; leading producers include the European Union, Canada, the United States, Australia, China and India. In India, it is grown on 13% of cropped land. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, rapeseed was the third leading source of vegetable oil in the world in 2000, after soybean and oil palm, and also the world's second leading source of protein meal, although only one-fifth of the production of the leading soybean meal.

Tags / Keywords:
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Britain
  • England
  • East Midlands
  • Leicestershire
  • Market Harborough
  • Biota
  • Life
  • Vitae
  • Eukaryota
  • Path
  • Plantae
  • Plants
  • Magnoliophyta
  • Flowering Plants
  • Angiosperms
  • Magnoliopsida
  • Dicotyledons
  • Brassicales
  • Brassicaceae
  • Mustard
  • Cruciferae
  • Crucifers
  • Brassica
  • Brassica napus
  • Rapeseed
  • Oilseed rape
  • Lubenham Hill

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Date Original Photo Taken:
Original File Name:
_DSC9545a.NEF
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Date this image added/last updated on website:
Original File Dimensions:
3872px x 2592px
File Type:
JPEG
Color Mode:
RGB
Original Image Color Profile:
Nikon Adobe RGB 4.0.0.3000

Location

Location Shown:
Sublocation:
Lubenham Hill
City:
Market Harborough
Province/State:
Leicestershire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Location Created:
Sublocation:
Lubenham Hill
City:
Market Harborough
Province/State:
Leicestershire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Geo-location:
52.477860685694, -0.9443594285 View on map

Rights

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

Camera Data

Date Digital Resource was created:
Shutter speed:
1250 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:

Clouds and sky burned in CNX2
Curves adjustment in overlay mode used to increase contrast and saturation in CNX2
LCE applied in CNX2