THE GRASS TREE AS PHOENIX

XANTHORRHOEA SP.

In 1999 I saw some potential in this scene. At the time a thick vegetation understorey prevented me shooting it. The opportunity arose fourteen years later after a bushfire reduced the visual chaos. Photographing this was a small wish fulfilled, accompanied by calling boobook owls and yapping sugar gliders.

Bundanoon, New South Wales

Nikon D3, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 90mm, 1/126, f/10, ISO 200, Gitzo tripod, illuminated with portable incandescent lighting 

by Ford Kristo, New South Wales