Thanks HulaMike. The D70s was having a little hard time snapping into focus with the 70-200 vr and the crop of keepers was not as high as one would have liked. I guess that is the price you pay for softer light.
Ultra sharpness is highly overated Matthias. This image has a pleasing softness that adds to the overall image I think. If anything I would work with it in Lab / levels to bring back a little punch. Otherwise it is very nice.