Big Cypress Gallery, FL

When we bought Leon Wilden’s Orchid Isles property, he and his son removed all of the orchids. We were actually thankful for that because we were interested in the property for the beauty of its natural diversity. However, Leon left one orchid for us to remember him and that was the Ladies of the Night. Whenever it blooms we think of Leon and the uniquely amazing individual that he was. The Lady of the Night orchid is named for its nocturnal powers of seduction. It begins to emit its citrusy fragrance in the early evening to attract its pollinator, a nocturnal species of moth. This photo was taken in the “backyard” of Big Cypress Gallery.  The misty effect was caused by the lens fogging due to humid conditions. This photograph is hand-printed in Clyde’s darkroom on fiber-based paper, selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. The photograph is a limited edition and signed by Clyde. Disclaimer – Cropping, contrast, and image density may vary. To learn more about the darkroom printing process, click here.

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Professionally mounted and matted to current archival standards using 4 ply acid free bright white mat board and foam core.
Standard Framed:
Framed with Plaskolite OPTIX acrylic, which is crystal clear, lightweight, and shatter-resistant for added protection in a black aluminum Nielsen frame. Mounted and matted to current archival standards using 4-ply acid-free bright white mat board and foam core.
6" x 9" [Edition of 150]
14" x 16"
15.25" x 17.25"
9" x 12" [Edition of 100]
16" x 20"
17.25" x 21.25"
13" x 18" [Edition of 75]
22" x 26"
23.25" x 27.25"
Due to your photograph being an over-sized package we will contact you in the next 48 hours with the shipping total if you decide to order this.
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