After a full career in the Royal Air Force, and a subsequent period of 5 years working for the national charity for the farming community, Dickie retired in 2001. He is now able to indulge his interest in wildlife photography that started with a tour of duty in the Falkland Islands in 1985. He went back to the Islands on a photographic trip in 2004 and, more recently, revisited them in 2007 in conjunction with an expedition to South Georgia.
He has been interested in birds since he was a boy, but other natural history subjects are also photographed when opportunities arise. He bought his first digital camera in 2003 and, 6 models later, wishes that the manufacturers did not keep bringing out better ones every few months! Most of his photography is done in the UK, with the occasional trip being made abroad.
Photographs are taken mainly for personal satisfaction and enjoyment, but he has had some success in national/international competitions and also sends images to online agencies. He also has his own website - www.dickieduckett.com.
He became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 2008 and is a member of the RPS Nature Group and of Lee Valley Nature Photographers. He currently runs the NPP Online Folio.