Stray Birds

On a never ending quest

Birds fascinate me, capturing their movement is challenging and inspiring.
Gulls and terns on the coast of Denmark are a great source of inspiration, but also the photographing of urban gulls in the city of Nijmegen (The Netherlands) or a group of swans or geese in the sky above nature reserve Agger Tange, north Jutland, results in special fine art photos.

Right To Fly - I have the right to fly To grow, to prosper The right to be To raise offspring To feed you and others To be fed myself Who defends our rights? Surrealistic digital art, based on fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef

Right To Fly

I have the right to fly
To grow, to prosper
The right to be
To raise offspring
To feed you and others
To be fed myself
Who defends our rights?

Does a human being have more right to a clean earth and a safe and healthy life than a bird, a tree, a flower?

 

The Dance Of The Barnacle Geese - Abstract Realistic Fine Art bird photography by Jacob Berghoef

The Dance Of The Barnacle Geese

On a beautiful autumn morning, a group of barnacle geese leave its sleeping place in the Agger Tange, a swamp area in nature reserve National Park Thy.
The geese fly over a lake in the direction of the arable land to forage. In their graceful flight they are performing a ballet.

AGGER TANGE, NORTH JUTLAND, DENMARK

Wings Of Silence - Abstract Realistic Fine Art bird photography by Jacob Berghoef

Wings Of Silence

Fragile morning -
arising from the marshes
on wings of silence


It is very quiet on a cold morning. The marshes are slowly becoming visible in the rising fog. Four geese take off to look for food in the fields.

AGGER TANGE, NORTH JUTLAND, DENMARK

Jostling to Get the Best Spot

Jostling To Get The Best Spot

Four geese are about to land on the water of a lake.
Three of them seem to push each other away to claim the best spot...
...on a lake that is big enough to give tens of thousands of geese a place to sleep.

AGGER TANGE, NORTH JUTLAND, DENMARK

Mirror of light

Mirror of light
A few rays of sunlight
escaping into the darkness

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION

Elusive Thoughts - Abstract Realistic Fine Art bird photography by Jacob Berghoef

Elusive Thoughts

White shadows of elusive thoughts

Have you ever experienced that? Messy shreds of thoughts in which you can not find a beginning or an end, and which go as quickly as they come? It happens to me sometimes when I am too busy in my head. When you let go, it is like white shadows of that thoughts remain visible for a brief moment.

PARK 'STADDIJK', CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Soulmates - Abstract Realistic Fine Art bird photography by Jacob Berghoef

Soulmates

In the rhythm of our wings
we breathe
flying to beyond the horizons

Fellow travellers on our journey of life, helping each other to grow beyond the horizons of our individual selves.

Into A New Day

Into A New Day

Hovering into a new day, let yourself be carried by the wind.
Let go and trust the waves to bring you what you need.

A cold stormy winter morning at the beach.
'Into A New Day' is a photo in a series of 5 photos of gulls in search for food in the surf. 

NORTH SEA NEAR AGGER, NORTH JUTLAND, DENMARK

Escaping The Undertow - Abstract Realistic Fine Art bird photography by Jacob Berghoef

Escaping The Undertow

Hungry seagulls
diving deep into the waves
escaping the undertow

A cold stormy winter morning at the beach.
'Escaping the undertow' is a photo in a series of 5 photos of gulls in search for food in the surf.

NORTH SEA NEAR AGGER, NORTH JUTLAND, DENMARK

Evanescent - Late in the afternoon on a clear winter day, two barnacle geese fly towards the low sun - Abstract realistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef

Evanescent

Late in the afternoon on a clear winter day, two barnacle geese fly towards the low sun. The sunlight seems to dissolve them in the cold winter air.

Passing out of existence...

NORTH SEA NEAR THE TWON OF AGGER, DENMARK

Mirror of light

Mirror of light
A few rays of sunlight
escaping into the darkness

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION

Spirit Of The Sea - Abstract Realistic Fine Art bird photography by Jacob Berghoef

Spirit Of The Sea

A wild wind -

Emerging from the surf

the spirit of the sea

An evening stroll on the beach. It always impresses me: a strong, stormy wind that blows over the sea.
Suddenly I see a seagull, it seems to emerge from the surf.
The spirit of the sea...

NORTH SEA NEAR THE TOWN OF AGGER, DENMARK

Transient - Abstract Realistic Fine Art bird photography by Jacob Berghoef

Transient

Late in the afternoon on a cloudy winter day, a seagull flies towards the horizon. The twilight seems to dissolve it in the cold winter air.

NORTH SEA NEAR THE TOWN OF AGER, DENMARK

Errant Wings - Abstract Realistic Fine Art bird photography by Jacob Berghoef

Errant Wings

A young tern flies low above the sea; back and forth, wandering, turning fast turns....
Suddenly it dives to the surface of the water, then flies on again without visible loot.

NORTH SEA BEACH SOUTH OF THE TOWN OF AGGER, DENMARK

Translucent Awakening - Abstract Realistic Fine Art bird photography by Jacob Berghoef

Translucent Awakening

Awakening -
Going on a journey
into a translucent world

Early in the morning on a winter day, it still quite dark because of a thick cloud cover.
Two geese paddle quietly through the water, the twilight makes it hard to distinguish them from the reeds along the shore.

NATURE RESERVE OVERASSELTSE EN HATERTSE VENNEN, NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Resurgence - Abstract Realistic Fine Art bird photography by Jacob Berghoef

Resurgence

From the cold of long dark nights the soul
    revives
to be cherished
by the light

Early on a very cold winter morning. The first rays of the morning sun warm the birds who spent the night on the icy water.

PARK 'STADDIJK', CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Mirror of light

Mirror of light
A few rays of sunlight
escaping into the darkness

NATURE RESERVE LÖVÖ, KALMAR REGION

Freed From Time And Space - Abstract Realistic Fine Art bird photography by Jacob Berghoef

Freed From Time And Space

Into the rhythm of your heart
I fly
freed
from time and space

MAAS-WAAL CANAL, CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Disturbed Souls - A beautiful sunny winter day. A group of gulls fight each other for a piece of bread. - Modern impressionistic fine art nature photography by Jacob Berghoef

Disturbed Souls

Intense cold silence,
suddenly they emerge
from the water, disturbed
by a bright winter light

A beautiful sunny winter day. A group of gulls fight each other for a piece of bread. When the seagull with the bread in its beak crosses a wide ditch, the whole group follows; screaming as if panicking to lose sight of the seagull with the bread.

PARK 'STADDIJK', CITY OF NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

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Availability

All photos on this website are available as Open Edition fine art print and as Limited Edition fine art print in any size, on fine art cotton paper up to a maximum size of the shortest side of 110 centimeters ~ app. 43 inches*, unless a photo specifies that certain editions / sizes are no longer available.

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