... blog post:
I mention previously that hardy hybrid rhododendrons such as ‘Sappho’ and ‘Gomer Waterer’ can grow up to 20 metres across and provide spectacular floral displays, well...
I nipped back to the garden to grab these pictures to help illustrate the point.
Using a wide angle (the 8mm end of my 8-25mm f4 Pro in this case), whilst it may help "get it all in", gives an image that lacks dramatic impact. Moving closer and zooming in a bit gives a better sense of scale despite including much less of the actual plant.
These rhodo's are huge. Mind you, shrubs such as these need to have been growing for 90 years plus to reach such sizes, but when they have - pow!