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February 7, 2011 5:24 PM   Subscribe

Isaac Kehimkar's entire Flickr photostream is devoted to butterflies, because he's an "ardent butterfly lover".
posted by bwg (20 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is why I love the internet.
posted by jquinby at 5:29 PM on February 7, 2011


There needs to be a single word for ardent butterfly lover. Butterphile? Lepidopterapturist?
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:33 PM on February 7, 2011


The quotation marks around "ardent butterfly lover" had me expecting something along the lines of thousands of pictures of the same man frolicking naked with swarms of butterflies. I'm glad that wasn't the case.

And a tiny bit disappointed.
posted by Kattullus at 5:40 PM on February 7, 2011 [6 favorites]


There's a Nabokov joke in there somewhere, I'm sure.
posted by blaneyphoto at 5:50 PM on February 7, 2011


Like buttah. Flies.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:56 PM on February 7, 2011


This one is my favorite -- so beautiful!
posted by bluefly at 6:08 PM on February 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


+Also, if you look at them in lightbox view, they're even more amazing. Cool find!
posted by bluefly at 6:09 PM on February 7, 2011


There needs to be a single word for ardent butterfly lover. Butterphile? Lepidopterapturist?

THE MONARCH!
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:11 PM on February 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


I just ordered this Electronic Monarch Butterfly in a Jar yesterday!
posted by growabrain at 6:27 PM on February 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Butterphile? Lepidopterapturist?

Butterphile conjures something... rather different.

Apparently somebody extremely afraid of butterflies (like my wife, who would hate that Flickr so much) is a lepidopterophobe, so why not lepidopterophile?
posted by kmz at 6:41 PM on February 7, 2011


Isaac Kehimkar's entire Flickr photostream is devoted to butterflies, because he's an "ardent butterfly lover".


This sentence is killing me.

Me: Why do you eat a lot of ice cream?
Ardent Ice Cream Lover: Because I am an ardent ice cream lover.
Me: Oh?

At the least, credit where credit's due. He's not a shabby photographer.
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 8:09 PM on February 7, 2011


I'm an ardent lover of this Crimson Tip butterfly.
posted by domnit at 8:14 PM on February 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


These pictures are fun to look at and imagine what creature the butterfly is trying to resemble. Quite a cool collection.
posted by milestogo at 8:16 PM on February 7, 2011


or I should say, what type of creature the butterfly is trying to resemble.
posted by milestogo at 8:16 PM on February 7, 2011


I'll just leave this here.
posted by cashman at 9:33 PM on February 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


somebody extremely afraid of butterflies

That's interesting. I'd never heard of lepidopterophobia before.

Now that you mention it, butterflies do look a lot like little bats. Little bats flying near my head, flapping their little bat wings. Damn you, butterflies.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:46 PM on February 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Bathtub Bobsled: "This sentence is killing me."

That's how he describes himself on his profile page, so I went with it.
posted by bwg at 11:36 PM on February 7, 2011


Isn't "ardent [whatever] lover" redundant? (Surely the unrealizable ideal Nabokov joke includes the Ada/ardor pun as well.)
posted by aught at 5:31 AM on February 8, 2011


The perfect gun...

Awwwnevermind.
posted by humboldt32 at 9:13 AM on February 8, 2011


I like this, because I'm an ardent lover of ardent lovers of things. A phileophile, if you will.
posted by rusty at 10:00 AM on February 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


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