I take it you finally got your hands on a RED? Or is it John Shires?
Anyway I've been out here in Panama for the last week or so shooting solo on a wildlife doc with my RED with a set of Nikon lenses. I've got a day off today.
There are a few things I'd note:
Overheating is not a problem here (90 degrees, 80% humidity).
It's surprisingly heavy, more so than a Varicam / F900.
The ports are all uncovered (why? I ask, why?).
The startup time in conjunction with the 1hr battery life can be a killer for some behavior shots, a 'sleep' mode is something that is desperately needed.
There are some funky codec issues with the current builds (it seems to crap out when panning up into the canopy exposing for the leaves. I think the high detail of the leaves, and overexposed bits of sky over stretches the codec at present)
I'm currently not sure whether I'm in love or hate with the RED for wildlife.
It is certainly more of a hassle than an HPX or Varicam, but the 4K images it produces are stunning (although they aren't entirely noiseless, especially when shooting in the low light of the jungle). However, the ability to crop down / re frame from 4K to 2K is spectacular, and can give some amazing shots.
Here are a few I shot over the last few days (quick screen grabs from REDCINE, basic 'S' curve and saturation applied).