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short trip to Taygetos and Mani
« on: November 28, 2022, 05:29:15 PM »
Taking advantage of a stay in Athens for my work, I took a few days off at the end of October to walk in the Taygetos massif and a little further south in the Peloponnese.

Here's a small selection of some photo

Galanthus reginae-olgae
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Cyclamen hederifolium en masse all around the mountains
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Petrorhagia glumacea, Colchicum bivonae and psaridis
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Sternbergia sicula, Crocus melantherus, Delphinium peregrinum
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Re: short trip to Taygetos and Mani
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2022, 06:46:38 PM »
Just the thing to 'recharge your batteries', Yann !
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Re: short trip to Taygetos and Mani
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2022, 07:00:27 PM »
Indeed  ;)

Colchicum psaridis is found all around Aeropoli as well as Crocus niveus. This year the early rains triggered a lot of plants.

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Allium callimischon
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I spent a whole day hiking along the Cap Tigana, the dryest part of the Mani and also one of the most beautiful (in my eyes).
Narcissus obsoletus is covering hectares of rocky lands and Prospero autumnale subsp latifolia is also common along the spike of the Cap. I shipped plants to a cytology laboratory in order to identify the genetic map, it may belongs to obtusifolium or may be a new species. Answer in few months.

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Zero tourist at this period of the year, except few english ones from...Greentour or Greenwings met in the fields.
Crocus boryi
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Re: short trip to Taygetos and Mani
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2022, 07:12:30 PM »
The last photo in this collage is Allium chamaespathum, not so common.

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Back to Korinthos where the Merendera attica were in full blossom as well as Crocus mazziaricus, hadriaticus and cartwrightianus

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Voila an express 3,5 days trip :)
« Last Edit: November 28, 2022, 07:21:06 PM by Yann »
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Re: short trip to Taygetos and Mani
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2022, 07:25:28 PM »
some extra photos

Mantis are very common in south of my country and all around Mediterranea, Crocus niveus near Sparti.
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Landscapes are also great, i took my time to fix the sunset with ND filters.
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Colchicum parlatoris has a huge variability of forms and colors.
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Re: short trip to Taygetos and Mani
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2022, 08:37:29 AM »
Taking advantage of a stay in Athens for my work, I took a few days off at the end of October to walk in the Taygetos massif and a little further south in the Peloponnese.

Here's a small selection of some photo


Exceptional series Yann !
Thanks for sharing as I missed out this year !
Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

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Re: short trip to Taygetos and Mani
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2022, 04:49:54 PM »
Very beautiful pics and plants! November is obviously a great time to visit Greece. Thank You for sharing Your pleasure with us!

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Re: short trip to Taygetos and Mani
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2022, 08:42:36 PM »
You were lucky to visit the places with these fine plants. Many thanks for sharing
your pictures with us.
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climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: short trip to Taygetos and Mani
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2022, 09:16:56 PM »
You were lucky to visit the places with these fine plants. Many thanks for sharing
your pictures with us.
Photos are made be to shared
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Re: short trip to Taygetos and Mani
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2022, 12:50:15 PM »
Yann,

Beautiful pictures skillfully taken. I feel somewhat frustrated having a good digital camera and no longer being able to use it.
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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: short trip to Taygetos and Mani
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2022, 11:39:50 PM »
Hi Marc, i know that feeling, i'm not good at writing romance and photo is my way to feel and show my humor, sentiments,etc. I'm just an amateur but when i'm more than 2 weeks without capturing something in the box i feel sad. When i was at primary school i managed the photographic chamber and spent most of my recreations with a camarade trying, with many failures, the art of development. Since this friend is always my photo partner, we travelled a lot all around the country.
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