Burren Flowers - Bloody Crane's-Bill
The Bloody Crane's-Bill captured here for Greeting Card pack mbf009 was initially presented in landscape orientation (rotated left 90degrees). The simple action of turning it on it's side to portrait orientation taught me my first lesson about composition and artist photography. Thanks Paul!
Botanical : Geranium Sanguineum
As Gaeilge : Crobh Dearg
Family : Geraniaceae - crane's-bills and stork's-bills family
The Bloody Crane's-Bill flowers in the Burren between May and August and what a sight they are. Bloody Crane's-Bill is a Geranium and native to Ireland. It's a perennial and grows to 40cm. The Bloody Crane's-Bill flowers are an unmistakable rich magenta. Each flower is 4cm across with 5 petals. Bloody Crane's-Bill can be found in limestone pavements, coastal cliffs, open woodland and grassland right across the Burren.
Burren Flowers Greeting Cards - Bloody Crane's-Bill
While in flower, few can resist coming away from the Burren without capturing an image of the Bloody Crane's-Bill. It flowers abundantly in a shock of pink. Like the Early Purple Orchid, the Bloody Crane's-Bill features heavily in my Burren Flower Greeting Card series.
Other Burren Greeting Cards featuring the Bloody Crane's-Bill
The Bloody Crane's-Bill features in 5 other Greeting Card packs, as shown below. I love all 5 of these shots as they are all quite different. Each pack of 5 handmade greeting cards costs €6 with FREE delivery worldwide.