There was little wind, but no matter the pine needles were moving or not, how can anyone explain the white gap between the black contour artifacts and the bulk of the tree?
What mode and zoom were you at? I'd like to try and duplicate it.
But honestly, for the majority of users these photo's are great. If one was going to pixel peep the $1300 would have been better spent on some glass for your DSLR.
I bought the Ultra because I wanted to be able to leave my DSLR kit at home on occasion but there really still is no substitute for a DSLR and fast glass. No way can this phone, or any phone match my full frame sensor, variable aperture and some 1.4 glass for indoor photos.
I do have a Moto Z4 with the Hassleblad Moto Mod that suffers in low light but with a large 10x optical zoom and a Xenon flash that takes some shots that rival a consumer DSLR.
Pixel peep on this one taken with my Moto Z Hasselblad Moto Mod, untouched jpg, auto, right out of the phone. I was qite impressed especially considering the slow shutter speed of 1/30s.
Galaxy S21 Ultra 512g(VZW), Galaxy Book (original, VZW), Tab S4, Galaxy Watch3 (VZW)