Field Of Rape

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    There must have been hundreds upon hundreds of acres of these beautiful flowering fields between Paris and the Loire. We learned that the plants are called "colza" in French. Or, according to our dictionary, "rape" in English. Of course, "rape" is such an unfortunate name; these days we call it "canola". I had no idea canola was so pretty in the spring! (Actually, before this I had no idea what canola looked like, period.)

    Our timing was lucky; a couple of days later, the flowers had definitely faded.

    zensmom1, Véro722, Beth1506, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Christmas w/a K 84 months ago | reply

      Amazing color - it does remind me of the mustard mass blooms in So Cal in the spring.

    2. airdrie.m 84 months ago | reply

      Hi Joe, this is an absolutely gorgeous photo! No wonder its flying up the views so fast (saw it in grad pages of 75 as well)! I agree, what a terrible name for such a pretty crop. I prefer Canola, myself!

      Seen in a discussion of Views: 50. (?)

    3. Joe Shlabotnik 84 months ago | reply

      Thanks! I was pretty pleased with the photo myself, but then I did a search on Flickr and found tons of similar photos that kick my photo's butt. Isn't that always the way on Flickr?

      Anyway, I was still inspired to start a group:

      Incidentally, I do believe canola is related to mustard. So where are the closest canola/mustard fields to New York City? I need to seek this stuff out every spring...

    4. BlueDjinn 84 months ago | reply

      Wouaou ! Even more fantastic against this dark sky ! :-) I'm from Montreal and before moving to Switzerland, I didn't know these fabulous fields were existing ... though I'm pretty sure there are rapeseed fields in Quebec ;-)
      (seen in Canola In Bloom)

    5. Joe Shlabotnik 84 months ago | reply

      My coworker (from Saskatoon) tells me that the world's largest supplier of canola is Saskatchewan. (Which I know isn't near Quebec :-) So maybe they can have these fields in Quebec, too? I know they certainly don't have them on Long Island!

    6. labels_30 84 months ago | reply

      75 - 100 views discussion

    7. cmk53 84 months ago | reply

      Must be quite a sight to come upon these brilliant yellow fields. Nice shot

      75 - 100 Views

    8. ♥babybee 84 months ago | reply

      So nice to see this again! :)

      Thanks for sharing your FIELDS of FLOWERS photo with us @
      The World Through My Eyes 24-Hour thread.

    9. .The.Juggler. [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

      I wish the figure was loofing towards the camera as my eye wants to lead out of the photograph. It's well composed though with just the right amount of sky compared to field.
      I found this photo because you asked me to Explore My Photostream

    10. vivenciando! 80 months ago | reply

      gorgeous field and picture! :D

    11. kudaker 79 months ago | reply

      awesome scenery and beautiful colors.

      I Love This Shot
      The World Through My Eyes

    12. Jason Daniel Brown 77 months ago | reply

      love this one. that's a lot of flowers

      I found this photo because you asked me to Explore My Photostream

    13. Ellis Humphres 77 months ago | reply

      I was in a field of rape once. But, I was willing, so I didn't mind so much.

    14. CharlaneG 68 months ago | reply

      gorgeous and l love the composition of this too -
      I found this photo because you asked me to Explore My Photostream

    15. kk7k 49 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm Lonnie an admin for a group called MY FLICKR FAV's (Invite a Friends Photo), and we'd love to have you join and invite some of your contacts and/or some of your favorite photos ! !

    16. retep61 [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Update Collection ~ up-to-date , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      rape ~ do You have 1 shot?!

      rape ~ do You have 1 shot?!

    17. Rick45562003 43 months ago | reply

      I live in Germany where there are hundreds upon hundreds of these fields everywhere in the spring and summer. Up until I seen this picture and your comment I never knew what it was. So thank you for clarifying!

    18. RumpledElf 34 months ago | reply

      Hi, I used this photo here:

      Thanks for sharing with a CC license!

    19. mlhradio 34 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on receiving more than 10,000 views -- that's quite impressive! Now that you've reached this milestone, you might want to consider graduating this photograph from the 'Views: 5000' group to the 'Views: 10000' group, which can be found here:

      Once again, congratulations and hopefully your photos will receive many more views in the future! Reminder: Photos should only be in one 'Views:xx' group at a time. (This is an automatic message posted to all items in the 'Views: 5000' group that receive more than 10,000 views. There is no need to reply to this message.)

    20. milieunet 23 months ago | reply

      Love this picture. Great

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