The tits are fun. I am following three pairs in my garden, Bluetits, Great Tits and Longtailed.
Just like I'm doing. It's fun isn't it ... unless there are 50 000 that should have been taken care of long ago!
Nice! Are your new programs compatible with PL3?I have reworked a Hobby catching, flying with and eating dragonflies from this time last year taken with the 5DSR and 400mm DO II. Not the best, but bring memories of a great day of watching and shooting. I switched from DxO PL to Noise Ninja and Topaz AI sharpening to render these.
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You can use Topaz AI sharpener with other RAW converters. I find the PL3 Lens Sharpness tool problematic with some camera-lens combinations. In particular, it can introduce terrible noise with the 90D and I turn it off. It also oversharpens with the 5DSR and I use a low setting when it gets unnatural. The PL3 lens sharpness tool has hardly any effect on the Nikon D500 + 500 PF, but they are so sharp they don’t need sharpening unless focus is not spot on. I sometimes use PhotoNinja instead of PL3 as a RAW converter as it handles highlightS very well, suppresses noise very well but is not as sharp although more “gentle”. For speed and ease of review and making comparisons for selection, I prefer to stick with PL3 and use alternatives only when I have to. My initial thoughts after only limited attempts is that these sharpening tools are most useful for sensors that have AA-filters or softish lenses, which seems pretty obvious. But, the Topaz did rescue an image of a BIF spoiled by movement, which I will post later. I checked its performance on sharpening lines on resolution charts. As expected, it works by enhancing acutance and increasing contrast, which does bring out apparent detail that has been obscured by blurring but may still be there. This can lead to artefacts, which I have seen.Nice! Are your new programs compatible with PL3?