Here's my job:
Cw rotation, crop, resize, canvas size, sharpen, curves, brightness.
IMO, you should use your Digital Rebel in Av mode, not in Auto, as there you can set most of the things yourself. Aparture 7.1 is all right, but I'd go for a little more on a sunny day, then set the Exposure compensation (by pushing the Av button and pushing the four-way controller to the left) two steps lower. I think, then you'll be in good "hands".
I'm interested why there's such grain on ISO 100, can it probably be because the photo was shot at 230mm (x 1.6) and there was heat-haze?
At least Justin thread starter, I don't think this picture will make it:
Blurry, over-exposed on nose...