Turn off VR when using a tripod

I have found that (when using my Nikon Coolpix P7000) pictures get sharper when I turn off VR (Vibration Reduction), for long exposure times and when using a tripod.

orchide-2

orchide-1

Both pictures are 10 seconds, f/5.6, ISO 100, 200mm with my Nikon P7000. The orchide is lit up only by a candle. The left one is the sharpest of three attempts, with VR turned on. The right one is the first attempt with VR turned off. Obviously a tripod was used.

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