Butterfly Sculpture in Prehen Woods, Derry (Sky-in)

George Row

Derry, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

[ bluebells, carving, butterfly, Derry, Irish, N Ireland, Prehen, panorama, park, path, sculpture, sky in, Sold as Card, spring, stereographic, trees, Woodland Trust, woods, Featured, Six features, >500 >1,000 >2,000 >3,000 >4,000 >5,000 >6,000 >7,000 views]

  1. 23rd April 2015 View Count reached 7,000
  1. 21st March 2013 Achieved it’s sixth group feature when it was featured, in Sculpture. See the History section for details of the other groups in which this image has been featured.

This stereographic panoramic image shows a sculpture of a butterfly in Prehen Woods, a small wooded parkland area close to Derry City, N. Ireland..

Once again the bulldozers and chain saws have entered Prehen Woods this week (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

Photographic and Technical Details

The source images for this panorama were shot in Raw mode on a Canon EOS 5D with a 16mm Zenitar Manual Focus fisheye lens mounted via an EOS adapter.


This butterfly stands in a clearing in the woods. It was shot in Spring 2011. It is shown here as a 360° view, with the sky in the centre, as if we are lying on the ground next to the sculpture looking up at the sky.

It is an ancient woodland dating back to 1600. The entire wood has “Tree Preservation Order” status. It is managed by The Woodland Trust

Despite this it is constantly being threatened with encroachment for housing. It takes persistent campaigning by local people to retain what is left of the woods.

History of this Image on RedBubble

  1. 23rd April 2015 View Count reached 7,000
  2. 17 th February 2015 View Count has reached 6,002
  1. 11 th November 2014 View Count has reached 5,005
  1. 20 th July 2014 View Count reached 4,000
  2. 7 th March 2014 View Count reached 3,000
  3. 26 th April 2013 View Count reached 2,003
  4. 21st March 2013 Achieved it’s sixth group feature when it was featured, in Sculpture
  5. 23rd Sept 2012 Achieved it’s fifth group feature when it was featured, in Sold!
  6. 12th Aug 2012 Achieved it’s fourth group feature when it was Featured, in Frame in a Frame
  7. 11th Aug 2012 Featured, in HDR Photography
  8. 15th May 2012 Featured in group All About Your Best Work
  9. 6th Aug 2012 Sold as a Card
  10. 11th May 2012 View Count reached 501
  11. 4th March 2012 View Count reached 208
  12. 23rd February 2012 Featured in group Sculpture
  13. 18th February 2012 the view count reached 100
  14. 5th February 2012 Uploaded to Redbubble

Photographic and Technical Details

The source images for this panorama were shot in Raw mode on a Canon EOS 5D with a 16mm Zenitar Manual Focus fisheye lens mounted via an EOS adapter.

They were taken as a set of 27 separate images in groups of bracketed exposure at 60° intervals. They were stitched and blended together using Hugin an open source panorama tool. Hugin in turn invoked MultiBlend to smooth the seams and Enfuse to create the High Dynamic Range effect.

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