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[ Aran, Cranesbill, flower, Inishmore, Irish, orchid, postcard, white, wild, wildflower, Wildflower Card, Wild Flower Calendar 2013, Featured, two features, >500 >1000 >2,000 views]

  1. 28 th December 2013 Achieved its second feature in the group gggg
  1. 7 th September 2013 View Count reached 2,002
  1. 11 th August 2013 Achieved its first feature in the group Orchids Only

The pink flower at the foot of the orchid is a Bloody Cranesbill
 
    Lens: EF24-70mm(at 28 mm) f/2.8L USM zoom   |   Camera: Canon 5d   |   Exposure: f11 1/125

This photograph is also available as the cover of my Calendar:

                Click to view the calendar               
        Wildflower Calendar          

This wild orchid was photographed on Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, in Galway Bay, Ireland. It is probably a white variant of the “Common Spotted Orchid” – Botanical name: “Dactylorhiza fuchsii” it might be “O’Kelly’s Orchid” a subspecies of the Common Spotted Orchid" – botanical name “Dactylorhiza fuchsii ssp. okellyi”. The Marsh Orchid also has a white variant but they prefer acidic soil. The limestone terrain of the Aran Islands suggests that this is a Common Spotted.

Part of my postcard range. You can follow on to another gorgeous Very Ireland Post card .
 
History of the Photograph on Redbubble

  1. 13 November 2010: Uploaded to Redbubble.
  2. 22 April 2011: Viewed 105 times.
  3. 17th Feb 12 Sold as a Greetings Card
  4. 24th February 2012 View Count reached 587 – rejected by 500 views group

 
Techie Photography detail:
    Image Mode: Raw
    Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM zoom (at 28 mm),
    Camera: Canon 5d
    Exposure: f11 1/125

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orchid, white, irish, ireland, inis mor, inishmore, aran, wildflower, wild flower, 5d, arainn, bloom, macro, vicard, close up, wild orchid, aran islands, nature, cranesbill, meadow, flowers, wild, wildflowers, wildflower cal, wildflower calendar, card sold, blooms, photographs, 500 1000 2000 views, 2013, 2 features, dactylorhiza fuchsii okellyi, common spotted orchid, limestone, okellys orchid

Comments

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    This is beautiful George.
    I found this very interesting link on Irish Wildflowers
    It would be very interesting to know a bit more about this flower if it’s one of the Orchids in the page I sent. Your photography is better than that on the site I might add.
    This would be for us Canadians that are unfamiliar with your beautiful flowers in Ireland (Wildflowers of the World)

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured – well done!

  • Mattie, Thank you. George

    – George Row

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

  • Larry,
    Thanks for the welcome, and thanks for all the work you do running the group. George

    – George Row

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Ray, Thanks for the welcome! :-)

    – George Row

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Such a beautiful orchid

  • Kala,
    Thank you. What I liked about it was that, while we think of cultivated orchids as rarefied, refined things, when I came across this one it caught my eye, shining out amongst a bunch of grass and ferns and weeds.

    – George Row

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex088 months ago

    August-2013

    CONGRATULATIONS
    , this beautiful image was voted TopTen in a challenge about white orchids !

  • MarieJo, Thank you. And thanks for all the work you do running the group.

    – George Row

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon8 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
    .

  • Ann, Thank you for the welcome and thanks for all the work you do running the group.

    – George Row

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder4 months ago

    28/12/2013

  • Kala, Thanks for featuring this image in your Group and of course thank you for all the work you do running the group

    – George Row

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