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    Default Problems with reds/oranges blocking up

    One thing I've been having some issues with since I moved across from Olympus to Canon is with reds/oranges locking up in my images, thus losing fine feather detail. I've included a couple of examples with some EXIF data, hoping for some advice on how to avoid this from occurring.

    ISO 800
    1/100 @ f7.1
    150mm
    0 EV
    Flash fired (flash compensation used, but not sure what value - Lightroom and XnView don't tell me. More than likely would have been dialed down something like -2)
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    ISO 400
    1/250 @ f7.1
    275mm
    0 EV
    Flash fired (flash compensation used, but not sure what value - Lightroom and XnView don't tell me. More than likely would have been dialed down something like -2)
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    ISO 400
    1/80 @ f7.1
    320mm
    0 EV
    Flash fired (flash compensation used, but not sure what value - Lightroom and XnView don't tell me. More than likely would have been dialed down something like -2)
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    OK, after posting the details of the images side by side, I'm assuming this is a result of the shutter speed being to slow?

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    Probably best handled in Raw processing with a little follow up in PS Adam, reduce the red/orange saturation a little and the luminance and possibly move the hue a little towards yellow. Then use highlight recovery so you are not clipping in any of the red/orange areas. Then in PS try adding a little cyan to the reds in a selective colour layer. De saturation alone generally won't do the job as you end up with dull flat reds to get the detail showing up in the red channel.
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