Beaufortia sparsa

BOTANICAL SUBJECT

Like exploding fireworks in an ochre-red sky, the stamens of the commonly called Swamp Bottlebrush catch the eye as they dart in every direction. Not a true bottlebrush, however, this is one of 19 species of Myrtaceae found naturally only in southern Western Australia.

Windy Harbour Road, part of the D’Entrecasteaux National Park, southern Western Australia

Nikon D300, Sigma 90mm macro, 1/500, f5.3, ISO 400

by Ian Robertson, Western Australia