Three Meadow Buttercups - Burntollet Woods, County Derry by George Row

Three Meadow Buttercups - Burntollet Woods, County Derry by 

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  Camera: Canon EOS 5d Mkii   ||   Lens: Canon 70-300mm (at 300mm)   ||   Exposure: 1/640 at f/8
  1. 8 th February 2015 View Count reached 2,005

These three Meadow Buttercups were photographed in Burntollet Woods – a new area of open access woodlands in County Derry, Northern Irleland.

The botanical name is Ranunculus acris it is also sometimes known as the “tall buttercup” or “Giant Buttercup”.

Burntollet Woods is a 24 hectare (59 acre) area of woodland in Faughan Valley. It was created by The Woodland Trust. It lies between Ness Country Park and Oaks Wood, providing a habitat corridor for wildlife between the two areas of woodland.

Burntollet Woods has been planted with 43,000 native trees – mostly oak but also ash, alder and wild cherry. It also includes an 11 hectare (27 acre) meadow of wild flowers.

The Woodland Trust say that the project was made possible by funding from the NI Environment Agency, The Forestry Service and by public donations including one significant donation by an “anonymous Canadian tree enthusiast”.

Photographic Technical Details

This photograph was shot on a Canon EOS 5d Mkii 1/640 at f8 with a 70-300mm Canon lens set at 300mm with a circular polarizing filter. It had minimal post-production processing in Apple Aperture

History of this Photographic on RedBubble

  1. 8 th February 2015 View Count reached 2,005
  2. 8 th October 2013 View Count reached 1,000
  3. Friday 27th October 2012 View Count reached 503
  4. Friday 13th July 2012 View Count reached 200
  5. 16th June 2012 View count reached 100.
  6. 9th June 2012 Uploaded to RedBubble
  7. 4th June 2012 Photograph taken at about 2:00 pm on sunny day


  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 3 years ago

    Sweet! Three yellow flowers that appear to be leaving the darkness to go look for the sun! Excellent!

  • Karen,
    Thank you – yes that is a lovely way to describe them. I turned my camera on them because whatever it was they were doing they seemed to be going about it in such an enthusiastic way.

    – George Row

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work, I love Buttercups,

  • Ann,
    Thanks for the welcome. Yes I certainly liked these buttercups. After meeting them I felt a little less unfriendly towards their cousins – “The Creeping Buttercup” – who show up where they are not wanted in my garden.

    My father’s definition of a weed was: “A flower in the wrong place.” So I can be unequivocally positive towards these Meadow Buttercups because they were in the right place.

    – George Row

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture George!! I love your work and the great info you share!! Fave!!

  • Blair,
    Thank you.

    – George Row

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterover 2 years ago


  • Robyn,
    Thank you!

    – George Row

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