- The azaleas are simply amazing this year in southeastern Virginia. It has been a long time since I've seen them so full of blooms. Everywhere you look they seem to be like giant balls of color. These are some of the old large ones along my back fence. They've been in the yard since we bought the house over 29 years ago. Canon 40D, 1/500 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 400, 50mm lens.