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  1. 28 th December 2013 Achieved its third feature in the group gggg
  1. 24 th December 2013 View Count reached 2,005
  1. 26 th September 2013 Featured by Redbubble.
  1. Camera: Canon EOS 5d; Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM zoom(at 70)
  1. 17th Feb 12 Sold as a Greetings Card

This type of wild fuchsia is quite common in the hedgerows in the West of Ireland, particularly in coastal regions where the winters are milder. Often it will produce these gorgeous red blooms throughout the summer from June until September.

They are a delight to visitors and to the locals and certainly the bees love them.

This one was photographed in the Loch Na Fooey valley on the border between County Mayo and County Galway.

Botanical name: ”Fuchsia magellanica“.
Fuchsia originated in Chile and was introduced to Europe in about 1790. It is widely regarded as having naturalized itself in Ireland.

This is part of my new postcard range. You can follow on to another gorgeous Very Ireland Post card .

History of this photograph on RedBubble:

  1. 28 th December 2013 Achieved its third feature in the group gggg
  2. 26 th September 2013 Featured by Redbubble.
  1. 21 st September 2013 Achieved its second feature in the group A vision Of Flight
  2. 22nd October 2012 Featured for First the in Superbly Visual
  1. 16th October 2012 View Count reached 1,000 views
  2. 23rd March 2012 view count reached 557
  3. 17th Feb 12 Sold as a Greetings Card
  4. 5th January 2012 view count reached 375
  5. 7th June 2011 view count reached 112
  6. 13th Nov 2010 Uploaded to RedBubble

Techie Photography detail:
    Image Mode: Raw
    Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM zoom (at 70 end),
    Camera: Canon 5d.
    Exposure: f2.8 1/500
            (even at that shutter speed the bee’s wings are moving!)


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