This wild flower was photographed near Dun Eochla stone fort on Inishmore (or Arainn) – the largest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay.
Its full common name is “Bloody Cranesbill”. This derives, not from the pink flowers, but from the leaves that turn red in autumn. Its botanical name is “Geranium Sanguineum”. It is quite a rare wild flower in Ireland as a whole because of its preference for alkaline soil.
The Aran Islands have a limestone geology and hence share many of their wild flowers with the nearby Burren region in County Clare on the Irish mainland.
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Techie Photographic Details
Taken on a Canon 5D Mk II with a 24-70 zoom lens at 70mm. Exposure: f13 1/125. Minimal post-production processing in Aperture.