Any combination involving the 4th finger is always a bit tricky, even though if it generally worked well in practice. Often times what goes wrong in concert is not the passage that you particularly practiced!
I like to think of "extending my 4th finger" as a way to give attention. Probably due to nerves, in difficult passages I catch myself grabbing the flute, fingers become tense and thus they curl and become "short". Keep them "long".
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