Topic: Wild flowers - Pentacon 3,5/30 Exacta mount...

.... on my Sony Nex 3 .
I shot these flowers yesterday , around the lake of Escarcets - 60 km ENE of Toulon. Everybody is welcome to  name these flowers  , I only know the Iris !

https://ikonpeter.smugmug.com/France/Provence-4/i-PnT24s4/1/X2/DSC01551-X2.jpg

https://ikonpeter.smugmug.com/France/Provence-4/i-jsmxvzH/2/XL/DSC01547-XL.jpg

https://ikonpeter.smugmug.com/France/Provence-4/i-4vnKCSZ/2/X2/DSC01562-X2.jpg

https://ikonpeter.smugmug.com/France/Provence-4/i-LZjbDms/2/X2/DSC01566-X2.jpg

a kind of a lichen growing on the large sandstone rocks ?
https://ikonpeter.smugmug.com/France/Provence-4/i-GsCsRRx/1/X2/DSC01569-X2.jpg

https://ikonpeter.smugmug.com/France/Provence-4/i-mChjLmw/1/XL/DSC01595-XL.jpg

https://ikonpeter.smugmug.com/France/Provence-4/i-RnNF4xS/1/X2/DSC01596-X2.jpg

https://ikonpeter.smugmug.com/France/Provence-4/i-QTXJrn7/1/X2/DSC01556-X2.jpg

https://ikonpeter.smugmug.com/France/Provence-4/i-C5LVkhR/1/XL/DSC01577-XL.jpg

I am a Pentacon and kiev( MF and35 mm) user,and also :contaxII,III,IIa  ,contaflex , contarex bullseye ,voigtlander ....

Re: Wild flowers - Pentacon 3,5/30 Exacta mount...

Nice images, Peter.

I have no idea what flowers are on the pictures. The third image from above looks for me like strange pansies. I know I am wrong.

Image two, is this sweet alison in the background?

Hanoi

Re: Wild flowers - Pentacon 3,5/30 Exacta mount...

Thanks Hanoi , in  the third image the blue flowers and the yellow one on the right are Iris flowers .
I am sorry , I don't understand what you mean with " sweet alison " ; I only can say that the vegetation here is more prickly than sweet !
This is  one of the hottest place in Provence , you can imagine when these red rocks are bathed with sun from early morning to the night . Furthermore the Maures hills isolate the  inner Provence from the refreshing sea winds . Plants and animals are in survival mode .

I am a Pentacon and kiev( MF and35 mm) user,and also :contaxII,III,IIa  ,contaflex , contarex bullseye ,voigtlander ....

Re: Wild flowers - Pentacon 3,5/30 Exacta mount...

The first two seem to be Early Purple Orchids (the leaves do not belong).

The mass of purple flowers in the fifth one is thyme.

Harolds

Re: Wild flowers - Pentacon 3,5/30 Exacta mount...

Thanks Harolds ,  it's a shame for me that you teach me   to recognize thyme in Provence !

Pierre

I am a Pentacon and kiev( MF and35 mm) user,and also :contaxII,III,IIa  ,contaflex , contarex bullseye ,voigtlander ....

Re: Wild flowers - Pentacon 3,5/30 Exacta mount...

ikonpeter wrote:

I am sorry , I don't understand what you mean with " sweet alison ".

Sorry, I was not able to find a French translation. In Germany, we are saying Steinkraut or Alpen Steinkraut, the botanic ideom is "Alyssum alpestre".

Hanoi

Re: Wild flowers - Pentacon 3,5/30 Exacta mount...

ikonpeter wrote:

Thanks Harolds ,  it's a shame for me that you teach me   to recognize thyme in Provence !

Pierre

I was struggling with the disk-leafed plant in the next image (with the pale grey lichen). It is Navelwort Umbelicus rupestris.

Harold

Re: Wild flowers - Pentacon 3,5/30 Exacta mount...

At Hanoi : this yellow flower could be  a Steinkraut or maybe a Dandelion , I am not sure either... Thanks to learn me what is a Sweet Alyssum .
Thanks Harold for this Navelwort Umbelicus rupestris , in French ( and Italian ) :" le nombril de Venus "   ( ombelico di Venere )

I am a Pentacon and kiev( MF and35 mm) user,and also :contaxII,III,IIa  ,contaflex , contarex bullseye ,voigtlander ....