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