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  1. 3 rd March 2015 I made this image available as a tiled image on leggings and a duvet cover. So that the image could tessellate tidily, I cut out the grassy background leaving the flower floating on a transparent background. There is a tiny yellow tormentil flower on the lower right of the full image. So I chose the yellow shade of that flower as the background colour for the leggings and duvet cover.
    (I noticed afterwards that you can only see the tormentil flower on the Laptop skin and the Tee-shirt versions and not on the framed print version.)
  1. 1 st March 2015 View Count has reached 6,015

Featured in 3 RedBubble Groups – See History of this Image on RedBubble for details.

  1. 5th April 2013 Added to Featured Images by Red Bubble

  Image Mode: Raw  |Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM zoom(at 70mm) |Camera: Canon 5d   | Exposure: f11 1/100

Now available as an iPhone cover.

This Spotted Orchid was growing in the grassland beneath Kilclooney Dolmen near Portnoo in County Donegal, Ireland.

It was on peaty acidic soil.

Botanical name: “Dactylorhiza maculata”
Wild orchids depend on a special relationship between their roots and certain fungus. (The particular fungus varies with the type of orchid.)

It is thought that the mycelium (thread-like growths through the soil) of the fungus provide nutrients to the tiny orchid seeds. Without the fungus in the soil, the orchid seed will not germinate. Some orchids require the presence of the mycelium throughout their lives some need it only at the time of seed germination.

The spotted orchid is one that requires the fungus through-out its life and would die slowly over the next year if a fungicide was to be applied to its surrounding soil.

This photograph is part of my postcard range. You can follow on to another gorgeous Very Ireland Post card just by following that link you can take a mystery tour!ach .

History of this Image on RedBubble

  1. 1 st March 2015 View Count has reached 6,015
  1. 29 th January 2015 View Count has reached 5,610
  1. 25 th August 2014 View Count reached 4,000
  2. 20 th March 2014 View Count reached 3,008
  1. 30 th May 2013 View Count reached 2,000
  1. 2nd Aug 2012 view count reached 1,002 views
  2. 23rd January 2012 view count reached 515
  3. 2nd Oct 2011 Sold as a Greetings Card
  4. 15th August 2011 Featured in Color Me a Rainbow
  5. 18th February 2011 Featured in Bubblers Weekly Challenge
  6. 13th February 2011 view count reached 108
  7. 8th December 2010 featured in Close-Ups in Nature
  8. 16th November 2010 uploaded to RedBubble


Techie Photography detail:

    Image Mode: Raw
    Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM zoom (at 70mm),
    Camera: Canon 5d
    Exposure: f11 1/100


  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful George. What a gorgeous Orchid. Amazing color.

  • Vickie, Thank you. Yes they are lovely.George

    – George Row

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomabout 4 years ago

    Congradulations on your RB feature!

  • Penny, Thanks. I see you have quite a collection of critters amongst your photographs. George

    – George Row

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, great WORK and well earned.

  • Andrea, Thank you. I love all your photographs of parrots! George

    – George Row

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 4 years ago

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on feature, 18/02/2011..You are invited to enter the challenge,good luck, Shirley

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 3 years ago


    Congratulations from your hosts at Color Me A Rainbow!

    Please go Here and immediately place your fantastic image into the Green And One Other Color Only challenge and good luck! Dee

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 3 years ago


    Congratulations from your hosts at Color Me A Rainbow! You have placed in the top ten in the Color Me A Rainbow-Green And One Other Color Only Challenge

  • Diane, Thank you … and a special thank you for all the work you put in to running this and other groups.. George

    – George Row

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 3 years ago

    You’re so welcome, George! Dee

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