This cell phone photo is a technical fail
Out of focus, camera movement and generally something I would normally reject. However, it does show what I wanted to record, the now clear area and the size of the trunks.
When the light is good and the subject is fairly close, within 6 feet or so, the cell phone camera usually gives me an image that looks just as good as those from my full frame DSLR -- at normal screen sizes.
But with the cell phone images, what you see is what you get. With the DSLR images, you can zoom in to see quite a bit more than you saw with your naked eye.
The cell phone image is plenty good enough for recording observations and evaluations, even for annotating with design ideas. But when your subject of interest is further away than 4 or 5 feet, leaf and flower shapes become much less sharp.
I'm currently using a Samsung Note 3 phone, but I had similar results with an older Iphone.