Thanks LZ, Kev, oldschool, and QUIKSILVER!
LED ZEP, all the shots were taken with my Canon 70-300 IS lens. I had owned the Canon 100-400 'L' and it took amazing photos but at 3lbs it was just too heavy for me, so sadly I had to sell it
I've been amazed at the results I get with this 'consumer' lens, even at 300mm. I actually owned a Sigma 70-300 APO DG lens and it was a GREAT lens for the money, in fact I actually have 2 Flying Models magazine covers I took using it.
QUIKSILVER, I haven't shot in RAW yet but am anxious to try it! You are right, 15.1 megs takes up a LOT of space, which is why I got a 1TB external hard drive just for my pictures!