Back in 2014 I walked into our backyard and saw an Eastern Cottontail sitting near our Forsythia. As I looked a bit closer I noticed that she was nursing two bunnies-something I had never seen before. I ran into the house and grabbed my camera with the 70-200 on and went out to quickly get a shot. A few moments later I went in for the tripod but they were done. Once looking at the image on the desktop I realized my shakiness really hurt the image and felt disappointed at missing what remains a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…much like my moose fiasco this summer. I had been considering Topaz Sharpen AI but hesitated. Yesterday I decided to give the trial version a go. While I couldn’t print this much larger than an 8×10, and even then the focus issue would still be noticeable upon close inspection, at least it is now somewhat presentable and a good share. The moose doesn’t get much better because of the extreme motion in low light, but this nursing bunny mom did.
This was done with the Shake Reduction in Photoshop’s Filter menu and then sharpened with Pixel Genius’ Photokit Sharpener.
This was done with Topaz Sharpen AI and just a touch of PS’s Shake Reduction and some output sharpening in Nik’s Sharpener Pro 3. I added a soft vignette as well but I think the detail is less crunchy.
I am not a good reviewer in respect to analysis and looking into the nuts and bolts of software. But I am pleased with the improvement in this image and Topaz’ software is on sale now so may just add it to the toolbox.