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02-26-2009, 08:55 PM   #1
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Greetings from Festus!

I have been a member here for a long time, since near the beginning, but have not been active lately. As many know, I love wildlife and in particular birds....and squirrels! My favorite model is Festus, a very famous squirrel over in DPR, where I was recently banned. Being banned there is sort of like receiving the Congressional Medal of Photography, it means you actually are a person with a real mind! I see that I have some company here that also medaled there! LOL
Festus hopes to bring you some fun and entertainment here, and visit with his many friends, he is very excited to be at such a fine site. As always, I appreciate my many friends both here now and those to come, and those I haven't met yet.

My thanks also to the fine staff here for their "welcome back" E-mail, it was most appreciated!

02-26-2009, 09:00 PM   #2
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Rupert, photography forum is about photography. Your posts of squirrels will be always welcome in the forum (let me know if there are rude posts against your images)

Your gallery is suddenly full of images. That would take some time to go through.

Look forward to your postings here.
02-26-2009, 09:08 PM   #3
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your banning is one of the reasons I decided to move to this forum over DPreview...that and the fact I care more about taking pictures than tearing apart every piece of equipment.

If this place is good enough for your sarcastic mind, its good enough for me.
02-26-2009, 10:29 PM   #4
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Welcome back!!! I'm glad I'll get the chance to know you and your work!

02-27-2009, 12:13 AM   #5
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Sarcastic mind? Some say the lowest form of wit is sarcasm, bollocks to them and welcome.
02-27-2009, 12:16 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by xjjohnno Quote
...Some say the lowest form of wit is sarcasm, bollocks to them and welcome.
That was originally said by someone not talented in the sarcasm department.

Welcome to PF Rupert.
02-27-2009, 05:32 AM   #7
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Rupert, your name and reputation went ahead of you!! I'm glad to say hello!

PS: what is reputation?

02-27-2009, 06:09 AM   #8
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Yes, you and your yellow squirrel are always welcome, as long as Festus can take the odd tease

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02-27-2009, 06:56 AM   #9
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Welcome back, man!

Rupert/Jim, you are an inspiration to us all, and I am delighted to find you again. My Chicago squirrels send a big hello to Festus and Baby Otis and say they'll be posting their photos soon.
02-27-2009, 11:06 AM   #10
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Hello from Steve Pruetz

Glad to see you here again. I am Artesian here. Looking forward to your posts.
02-27-2009, 11:25 AM   #11
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Another "defector" says HELLO, I think you will see most of your friends here soon. I'm looking forward to more photography and less "political correctness" here, as that is why we are Pentaxians. Can't wait for old smilin' Don to join us....
02-27-2009, 12:45 PM   #12
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It's good to see you resurface.


You may not remember me, as I don't post here or on DPPreview that often. I do gather invaluable info from the fine folk's here though thru reading this forum.

Festus had you send regards to my squirrel's chef during the WSSA Frenzy a while back. It made me laugh and I became a fan of his ever since. The humor you bring to the table is great, and I hope to have more laugh's in the future.

Here is an offering of Welcome for Festus from Salvatore's chef.

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02-27-2009, 01:54 PM   #13
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Hiya, Rupert! You cannot escape me. I haven't posted here a lot as I don't have so much time to wander around, but definitely will have a friendly chat here now, if unavoidable :-)

So, nice to hear about you...

BTW, what did Festus think about the idea of setting an account at DPR, or has *it* had enough already and is *it* ready to read this forum over your shoulder?

02-27-2009, 03:08 PM   #14
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Hey Rupert,
I enjoy your humor and it's good to see you posting again.
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Good to see you here Rupert. Without the nasty episode over on ???? I would have never migrated here. So, perhaps it has done us all a good turn. Say Hi, to Festus for me.

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