Dickie Duckett FRPS
After a career as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, including 5 years flying with and, later, leading the Red Arrows, I worked for a few years for a national charity.
In retirement, photography is now my main interest.
I have been interested in the natural world, and especially birds, since I was a small boy. However, I did not try to photograph subjects until a posting to the Falkland Islands in 1985 inspired me to buy a camera. My 5 month tour there was over autumn and winter, but I was still able to see and photograph some of the wonderful wildlife in the islands. I returned to photograph the Falklands wildlife in 2004, and in 2007 when I also spent 2 weeks around South Georgia.
I now live in the Thames Valley where there are many opportunities for photographing wildlife, especially water birds.