This is a sharpened version, It may be that the grass was waving in the wind on that day, hence the softness, I used a Canon 70-200 L at 200, f8, 125th sec. Maybe a bit of camera shake there too, although I thought the Image Stabiliser would have taken care of that.
I don't know if anybody else is exeriencing this problem but I cannot preview images before posting. When I click on 'preview', all I can see is the text - no image. Does anybody have the solution?
This version works very well for me. In the first version you posted, my eye went immediately to the figure near the upper right, and he appeared soft as well as the grasses. In the new version the figure is sharp, so I can accept that any sense of softness in the grasses feels natural. The sharp figure provides a kind of "key" to verify that the photo is as intended. I like it a lot!
As for previewing images, I have no solution except to post and then edit as needed. I believe on an edit you can attach a revised version to replace the original image.
I bet this image looks good in a print. Thanks for posting a sharper version.