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Betsy Moyer

Betsy Moyer lives by the Sudbury River in Concord, Massachusetts, and the river and its wildlife have been an inspiration since she began to photograph seriously in 1994. A few photography courses at nearby DeCordova Museum and later with Budd Titlow, noted nature photography, have clinched it. She is hooked!

Moyer has traveled to many parts of the United States to gather images -- Hawaii, the Great Smokies National Park in Tennessee, Monhegan and Vinalhaven Islands, Maine, the national parks of Utah and Arizona, and more locally to Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, Massachusetts, and other state and national parks and wildlife refuges.

Moyer has used the Pentax PZ20, Canon Elan II, Canon Rebel XT and XSI digital SLR cameras, and Sony DSC F707 Digital cameras for photographing -- mostly nature images. She is particularly interested in closeup and macro photography and uses a variety of macro and telephoto lenses. She relies on natural lighting and uses only reflectors, warming and polarizing filters to capture images of flowers and butterflies.

She has completed a book "Paul Green's Plant Book: An Alphabet of Flowers and Folklore" that combines text written by her father Paul Green, noted North Carolina playwright, with photographs illustrating words in the text.  The original book, written shortly before Paul Green's death in 1981, is a lexicon of southern folklore and includes about 300 entries of North Carolina wild flowers, bushes, and trees, together with herbal remedies associated with them.  It has long been  Moyer's dream to create a book combining these texts with photographs she would take "in the field" in North Carolina. 

SKU: 9781889065014

Green's Plant Book:
An Alphabet of
Flowers and Folklore,
combines intimate color images of North Carolina wildflowers, taken by
photographer Betsy Green Moyer, with the writings of her late father,
Paul Green, author of The Last Colony and other symphonic outdoor
dramas. A unique and captivating book, it will be of interest to
botanists, folklorists, historians, photographers, and admirers of Paul