At a Synchronized Skating competition this weekend, I was forced to shoot through a mesh netting surrounding the ice (usually there to keep hockey pucks in the rink). Of course, the netting created havoc on auto-focus, but I still managed to get many shots that were reasonably sharp. However, on some shots that were otherwise clear, there are obvious artifacts from the netting visible in the pictures. I was wondering if there was any way to "save" these marginal photographs?
Here's an example of the netting (and the AF getting fooled by it, nothing can save this, but have a look at the other shots):
Another picture where it focused (nearly) correctly, but the netting is still subtly visible:
A picture where the focus is good, but the netting is clearly visible:
And finally, a picture where the netting is not seen at all (well, almost not at all, there are still some artifacts in the blue of the dresses):
Obviously nothing can save the out-of-focus picture at the top, but is there anything that can be done to save pictures where the focus is good, but where there are subtle (or not so subtle) artifacts from the netting visible in the photo?