About this Site
This site features images captured digitally with a special focus on the
areas of interest in my life: birds, nature, and basketball. While most of
the featured pictures are taken in
New Jersey, pictures from
country are included. I usually post several times a week
(more often during spring migration).
Thanks for taking the time to visit this site. Please leave
feedback on any pictures that interest you.
About the Software
Originally this photoblog was hosted at
Flickr. Although I
really enjoyed the community aspect of Flickr, in particular the
group, I was rarely satisfied with how my photos were presented (due to Flickr's image size limitations and automated image processing).
I really needed a single site to serve as both a photoblog (to
best pictures) and a photo album (to display collections of photos). Existing photoblog software is designed to display a stream of pictures while photo album
software does not provide a way to break out your best pictures. In order
to accomplish my goals, I would have had to set up three different sites: a photoblog,
albums for sets of pictures I wanted to share with others, and a separate album
of restricted family pictures.
developing software is what I do for a living, I developed a custom ASP.Net
photoblog application written in C#. As of February 2006, I finally have
enough features developed to officially to unveil this site. Highlights
include: multiple user/blog support; integration of a blog and album features
into one site; two level categorization; security to limit access to family
photos; comments with spam prevention; and
multi-level RSS support (photoblog,
all pictures or
About Mike Lyncheski
Born and raised in New Jersey, during the day I own and manage a small specialty software
. I started
bird watching in 1988 and was soon hooked into the
birding community. My
latent interest in combining photography and bird watching finally came to
fruition with the introduction of the Canon 20D in the fall of 2004.
The best part of each is that they allow me to be spend more time outside enjoying nature.
I can be reached at
- 2005 ABCD
Basketball Camp for
- Peapack-Gladstone 2005 Photo Contest: First Place - American Spirit, Second Place - Seasons
- Peapack-Gladstone 2004 Photo Contest: First Place - Nature, Second Place - Seasons, Second Place - American Spirit
- Cover photo for Hampton Emergency
- Vince Carter Fantasy on