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  1. 4 th October 2014 Achieved its Nineth feature in the group Enchanted Flowers
  2. 4 th April 2014 View Count reached 3,000

Featured in eight Redbubble Groups. See History below for details.

            Camera: Canon EOS 5d     |     Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM zoom (at 70 mm)

This Fragrant Orchid was photographed near Dun Eochla stone fort at the highest point of Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, in Galway Bay, Ireland.

Botanical name: “Gymnadenia Conopsea”
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.

History of this photograph here on RedBubble:

  1. 4 th October 2014 Achieved its Nineth feature in the group Enchanted Flowers
  2. 4 th April 2014 View Count reached 3,000
  1. 14 th September 2013 Won the challenge to select a new avitar for the group Plants at Risk
  2. 18 th February 2013 Achieved its Eighth feature in the group Fascinating Purple
  3. 16th November 2012 view count reached 2,000,
  4. 29th August 2012 featured in Orchids Only
  1. 22nd April 2012 featured in Featured For A Challenge
  2. 9th April 2012 featured in Breathtaking Wild Animals and Plants
  3. 6th Feb 2012 featured in BiColour Beauties
  4. 1st May 2011 view count 502
  5. 11th Mar 2011 featured in Wildflowers of The World
  6. 12th Dec 2010 view count exactly 100.
  7. 10th Dec. 2010 featured in Endangered Plants
  8. 18th Nov. Featured in All About Flowers
  9. uploaded to RedBubble on 16th Nov 2010


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


Techie Photography detail:
    Image Mode: Canon Raw
    Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM zoom (at 70 mm),
    Camera: Canon 5d
    Exposure: f4.5 1/100


  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 4 years ago

    Stunning capture George!! Great information and excellent presentation!!

  • Blair, Thank you! George

    – George Row

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your RB Feature!

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 4 years ago

    A delightful find, wonderful colour

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawabout 4 years ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 4 years ago

  • Kalaryder, Thank you for featuring my wild orchid photograph. George

    – George Row

  • MischaC
    MischaCabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and excellent information, George. Congrats on your well-deserved features!

  • Mischa, Thank you. I see that you have a great selection of flower photograph, yourself! George

    – George Row

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations George!! A wonderful image and well-deserved!!

  • Blair, Thank you for featuring this orchid. George

    – George Row

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Larry, Thank you for the comment and the welcome.

    – George Row

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely image!

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