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David Taylor is a keen self-taught photographer and contributor to Space For Nature
David Taylor is semi-retired and works part time as a senior garden centre assistant and horticultural advisor in the Wigan branch of a well known DIY chain. He has an honours degree in Plant Science from the University of Liverpool and has been interested in organic gardening and environmental issues for nearly 35 years.
David is a member of a small group of willing conservation volunteers who do work for the National Trust on a regular basis. He has been using digital cameras since 2002 and is completely self-taught. He hopes his images will help stimulate interest in the natural environment and give impetus to its protection for future generations to respect and enjoy.
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|Mating red-tailed bumblebees|
This stunning image to mating red-tailed bumblebees (Bombus lapidarius) clearly shows the different markings of the male and the much larger queen.
|Newly emerged marmalade hoverfly|
The newly emerged male marmalade hoverfly (Ephisyrphus balteatus) shows clearly the uninflated wings. The photographer noted that the wings were fully inflated some 25 minutes later.
Excellent close-up shot of the marmalade hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) on Corylus avellana 'Contorta'.
The beautiful hoverfly Myiatropa florea on variagated soloman's seal.
|Female wool carder bee on purple toadflax|
David wrote: 'I planted Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea) three years ago and a male and female Wool Carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) have taken up Residence for the first time this year'. This is the female.
|Male wool carder bee|
David wrote: 'I planted Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea) three years ago and a male and female Wool Carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) have taken up Residence for the first time this year'. The male is pictured here in a close-up shot.
This huge nematode worm may be a 'thunderworm' which is parasitic on other animals.
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