After only having a DSL for 9 months, I think its safe to assume an addiction has occurred. On the conservative side Im taking at least 200 photos every weekend. As this is my first winter with the camera, I so regret not taking more advantage of the warmer weather. When the temps drop below 20, any motivation to outside soon vanishes! With all that said, I did make it out last weekend in another attempt to photograph deer. This is my fourth attempt, and while better than the past, still not what I want. I used a tripod and a 70-300mm. I think I did well with the composition and exposure, but still have not gotten a high level of detail in the deer. These were all shot at or near f7.1, ISO 100, at 1/100. I thought by shooting at or above f7 would help with the sharpness, guess I was wrong. C&C welcome and appreciated, especially on how to increase detail. The only thing I can think of is getting closer to them and use a 100mm prime. THANKS!!