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Austrostipa elagantissima. This superbly fine Western Australian native grass poses me a challenge to capture it well. Hard to do justice to the delicate and billowy seed heads, that break off and blow in the wind, soft branched stalks spreading miniscule lance like sharp little barbed seeds, perfectly adapted to catch onto something as the seed head branchlet blows along on its journey.

You can see gorgeous frothy layers of this grass in October/November around the wheatbelt in open woodland.

Pingelly, Western Australia
Fujifilm finepix s1500, macro and auto settings

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light, grass, billowy, frothy, downy, spear grass, loujay, austrostipa

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  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnover 4 years ago

    What a lovely capture! The barbed wire adds interesting contrast too… Thank you so much for sharing this lovely work. I posted about Grasses today too lol Great minds think alike I suppose ;-)

    wishing you laughter

  • Thank you so much!

    – LouJay

  • Naia
    Naiaover 4 years ago

    ouch and ouch!

  • Never really had a problem with these seeds – they are so fine, they dislodge and embed in earth very quick. Barbed wire…yeah. Good on the fence where you can see it!

    – LouJay

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