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[bluebell, Canon EOS 5d, Derry, flowers, forestry, hyacinthoides non scripta, Ireland, Londonderry, N Ireland, postcard, Prehen, spring, trees, Ulster, wild, wildflowers, Wildflower Card, Woodland Trust, woods, >500 >1,000 >2,000 views, one feature]

  1. 21st December 2014 View Count reached 2,004
  1. 29th Sept 2012 featured for first time in a RedBubble Group, in Breathtaking Animals & Plants

Every flower here is under threat because once again the bulldozers and chain saws have entered Prehen Woods (February 2012) to destroy another corner of the woods to make way for more houses.

A local campaign: No to housing development in Prehen Woods has a Facebook page and an online petition

This single wild bluebell was photographed in Prehen Woods, Derry. This drooping head of blue flowers is the classic native bluebell. [ Botanical Name: Hyacinthoides non-scripta ]

Prehen Woods is a small wooded parkland area close to Derry City, N. Ireland. It has taken constant campaigning by local residents to protect the woods from threats of clearance for housing.

It has always had a wonderful display of Spring flowers. These bluebells are at their best for only a few days each year.

Having missed them last year I was delighted to catch them this time around.

There are three types of Bluebell found in the wild in Ireland. These Native Bluebell, the Spanish Bluebell (Botanical name: Hyacinthoides hispanica) and a hybrid of the two.

The cream coloured anthers visible in these bluebells is one of the features that allows the native bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) to be distinguished from the Spanish bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica).

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

History of this Photograph on RedBubble

  1. 21st December 2014 View Count reached 2,004
  2. 22 nd April 2013 View Count reached 1,000
  3. 29th Sept 2012 featured for first time in a RedBubble Group, in Breathtaking Animals & Plants
  4. 22 March 2012 view count reached 500
  5. 27th May 2011 View count reached 104
  6. 25th April 2011 Uploaded to RedBubble

Technical Photographic Detail
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon 24-70 zoom f/2.8 (set at 42mm)
Exposure: 1/640
Aperture: f/2.8
Filter: Polariser
ISO: 1600


  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 4 years ago

    Your work is extraordinary George!! Beautiful color, detail and composition!! I love them all and well-written info!!

  • Blair, Thank you. I really appreciate such an effusive endorsement! George

    – George Row

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesalmost 4 years ago

    beautifully captured , its making my back creak thinking of the angle you had to be at to take this , beautiful work:-)

  • Jules, Thank you. I’m not too proud to lie on the ground when it helps to get a shot like this! BTW did you ever organise that meet-up you were talking about? George

    – George Row

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    So very lovely and very distressing how much the wild areas are destroyed. Great take

  • Kala,
    Thank you.

    – George Row

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations 3rd place in a touch of Blue challenge

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 2 years ago

    Well done! Please participate in THIS FORUM where you can view and comment on your fellow featured artists works.
    Have a nice day!

  • Qnita, Oh thank you for featuring this flower, I have entered the challenge as suggested.

    – George Row

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations and well done!

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