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  1. 23rd June 2014 View Count reached 3,000

Featured by: Artists Universe and Beautiful Fuchsias see History of this image on Redbubble for details.

  1. 26 th July 2013 View Count reached 2,003

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 photograph is also available as part of a:

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

History of this image on Redbubble

  1. 13th November 2010 uploaded to Redbubble
  2. 23rd November 2010 featured in the group Beautiful Fuchsias
  3. 10th February 2011 it had been viewed 100 times.
  4. 8th September 2011 featured in the group Artists Universe
  5. 15th November 2011 view count reached 500

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 speed the bee’s wings are moving!)


  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 4 years ago

    This is a lovely shot, George – great capture with the bee as a bonus!!

  • Mattie, Thank you. George

    – George Row

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 4 years ago

    Awesome!! Can you please add the Scientific name “Fuchsia magellanica” as this one is particular to Ireland…there are over 125 varieties of wild fuchsia but this one comes from Chile…most are naturalized from some part of South America.

  • Blair, Thank you for the comment – I did a bit more research and added more detail to the caption. George

    – George Row

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Ray, Thanks for the welcome. George

    – George Row

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Ray, Thank you for featuring this wildflower photograph. George

    – George Row

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawabout 4 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Kathleen Stephens
    Kathleen Stephensabout 4 years ago

    Such lovely flowers. I had no idea there were so many varieties. Nicely captured.

  • Kathleen, Thank you. I see that you have some Fuchsia flowers of your own! :-) George

    – George Row

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieabout 4 years ago

  • Jessica Snyder
    Jessica Snyderalmost 4 years ago

    Up Close Challenge!


  • Jessica, Thanks for the congratulations. I have to say that I don’t feel bad at all to have finished behind the first place winner which is a real cracker of a shot! George

    – George Row

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