Fields of Gold, looking down towards the Oxford Canal west of Stoneton

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Comments (5)

Diggory Venn on December 7, 2011

unusual field!

pedrocut on December 7, 2011

Hi Diggory

Your queries enhance my knowledge!

I learn that the golden field is of oil seed rape, and has come to be grown more since the 1970's. It appears to enrich the soil so that wheat can be grown there the next year. Also it provides vegetable oil for cooking.

All the best Peter

Diggory Venn on December 7, 2011

I do not kwow what kind of sapor has the rape but it is interesting and curious for me enormously! :)

©junebug on January 28, 2012

Beautiful picture of the green landscape and the field of rapeseed, Peter! Makes me wish even more it was already spring! The video you link us to is also very beautiful! It's one of my favorite songs! Best wishes, Anne

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 27, 2011
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2005/04/28 13:52:57
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 22.22mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.900
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash