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Killarney Fern

Plantae
Leptosporangiate ferns (True ferns)
Hymenophyllales
Family: Hymenophyllaceae
Beara.

Growing in the sort of place it probably has for centuries in many parts of Ireland but now very rare. I think the round leaves are Saxifraga hirsuta growing in the very low light conditions with it.

I estimate the light level as 5 lux or less based on the camera readings. It was hard to see any detail - and I should have had a torch with me.
03 November 2010
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles
 
British Isles status: native
Vulnerable
Perennial


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Photographer: J R Crellin

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NIKON D700
03/11/2010 15:14:22
1/60 sec - F/57
Lens: 105mm f/2.8 G VR
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Depth of field: 0.02 m (0.31 - 0.33)
Light value: 15.6
Flash used


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