Tulips No.2 (Three Photographs)
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Digital cameras and for that matter some films do not handle strong primary colors well. They get saturated and detail is lost, and the situation is aggravated the farther away you are from the detail. I suspect that the color simply confuses the sensor. If you get in close to the flowers as I did here the problem is less obvious and detail can be brought back, highlights lowered, shadows adjusted to further reduce the problem. Different sensors react differently, e.g. Fuji versus Nikon, but to some degree all of them can face this issue. Taking a photo of a field of red tulips can be challenging, sometimes increasing or decreasing exposure (e.g. using exposure compensation) makes a difference depending on the colors of the flowers.