Spotted Orchid, Kilclooney, Donegal

George Row

Derry, United Kingdom

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[Canon EOS 5d, Clocks, Donegal, duvet, flower, iPhone cover, iPad cover, Ireland, Irish, Kilclooney, leggings, orchid, postcard, Sold as Card, spotted orchid, tote bag, throw pillows, wild, wildflower, Wildflower Card, >500 >1000 >2,000 >3,000 >4,000 >5,000 >6,000 >7,000 >8,000 >9,000 views, Featured, three features]

  1. 15th May 2016 View Count reached 9,000
  2. 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.)
  3. 5th April 2013 Added to Featured Images by Red Bubble

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

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

Also available in a collection of slightly different treatments, originally created 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. 15th May 2016 View Count reached 9,000
  2. 2 nd May 2015 View Count reached 7,100
  3. 1 st March 2015 View Count has reached 6,015
  4. 29 th January 2015 View Count has reached 5,610
  5. 25 th August 2014 View Count reached 4,000
  6. 20 th March 2014 View Count reached 3,008
  7. 30 th May 2013 View Count reached 2,000
  8. 2nd Aug 2012 view count reached 1,002 views
  9. 23rd January 2012 view count reached 515
  10. 2nd Oct 2011 Sold as a Greetings Card
  11. 15th August 2011 Featured in Color Me a Rainbow
  12. 18th February 2011 Featured in Bubblers Weekly Challenge
  13. 13th February 2011 view count reached 108
  14. 8th December 2010 featured in Close-Ups in Nature
  15. 16th November 2010 uploaded to RedBubble


Techie Photography detail:

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

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