BIRD’S EYE: 10 photos of Fermanagh from high in the sky!

Castle Coole by Birdseye Kite Photography

Castle Coole by Birdseye Kite Photography

WE MAY be biased but Fermanagh has some amazing scenery.

Even more so, at over 100ft.


Local photographer Ciaran May has been taking photographs with his ‘Bird’s eye’ kite for the past four years and has amassed quite the collection of photos.

He explained to the Fermanagh Herald:

“Most of my images are taken below 200ft so as not to lose the subject matter. I had started scratching my head six years ago after a birthday present of a spin in a helicopter from my wife Bryony, so she’s to blame for it all.  I’ve been doing this for nearly four years now.

“I fly the kite to about 40/50ft where the air is cleaner, with no or little turbulence.  Then I attach the camera in a cradle by means of a really clever pulley system to the kite line. I let the kite on up carrying the cradle and camera behind it and from the ground I remote control the camera and cradle which I can view on a smartphone. There’s a bit of multitasking going on, not bad for a fella!”

Flick through our gallery below to see a selection of some of Fermanagh’s best known landmarks through the eyes of a bird.

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