#myolibeach #ocean lifestyle photographer
Land & Seacapes, Wildlife


“Hold on to your divine blush, your innate rosy magic, or end up brown. Once you're brown, you'll find out you're blue. As blue as indigo. And you know what that means. Indigo. Indigoing. Indigone.” ― Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume   A bird. I wish I was a bird. I could be free. If I… Continue reading FEELING BLUE

Laughing dove, moi du toi photography, knysna photographer, Sedgefield photographer, Wilderness photographer


“Have a mind so quiet, that you can hear doves whispering as they rest their wings in the rafters of your silent sanctuary” ― Kate Mullane Robertson   This sweet little Laughing Dove has made her nest under our house, safe from wind, rain and scorching sun. Faithfully she sits, hour upon hour, keeping her eggs… Continue reading A MIND SO QUIET

moira du toit, western cape photographer, pet photographer, nature
ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Digital Photography Tips, Wildlife


vantage point noun :a position or place that allows one a wide or favourable overall view of a scene or situation - Collins English Dictionary   Custard Cottage is a great vantage point from which to view the circle of bird life and we feel so privileged to be able to witness the comings and… Continue reading VANTAGE POINT

#sedgefield photographer moi du toi photography, shrike,

THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE | Poetry – A Soft Place to Fall

The images featured in this post are of Mr T's (semi-tame) Shrike, they were taken yesterday during sunset at Custard Cottage. This beautiful winged one appears to be a loner with no mate in sight, she's been hanging around Custard Cottage for some time now and gives the naughty Drongos a real run for their money,… Continue reading THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE | Poetry – A Soft Place to Fall

Those who don't believe in magic will never find it!
Digital Photography Tips, Wildlife

Custard Cottage Chronicles – Well now. That’s the end of that!

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the… Continue reading Custard Cottage Chronicles – Well now. That’s the end of that!

For Beginners - An introduction to depth of field. When I first began to learn how to photograph all I wanted to do was take a shallow depth of field photograph with a blurred background but I didn't know how. To learn more on this subject click this link: http://wp.me/p2e0Yp-1DR #photographytips | @moidutoi
Digital Photography Tips, Land & Seacapes, Wildlife


"Aargh! Stop! No more please..." this was my typical response whenever someone tried, for the umpteenth time, to explain depth of field to me.  I don't think I'm particularly stupid but I just could not for the life of me get my head around what aperture to use for shallow depth of field, what deep depth… Continue reading SO WHAT IS DEPTH OF FIELD?

Seascape, natural light photography, moi du toi photography
Land & Seacapes, Wildlife

TONIGHT I CAN WRITE | Poetry – A Soft Place To Fall

“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist I don't normally post twice in one week but seeing it's Valentines Day tomorrow, I felt a little Poetry would go down well today.  It is yet another Pablo Neruda poem, I promise to give it a… Continue reading TONIGHT I CAN WRITE | Poetry – A Soft Place To Fall

Addo elephant national park, South African wildlife, moi du toi photography

Heffalumps, family and other friends

“To me, the word wisdom means ancient knowledge. It’s the kind of knowledge you not only see but feel when you look into the eyes of an elephant or stop for a moment to marvel at the deep wrinkles on its skin, both of which I believe contain the truths learned from each intentional step… Continue reading Heffalumps, family and other friends