That's one type of photo where a phone can do a very creditable job. On the other hand, the images that follow would have had no interest for me if I'd shot them with a phone or other small format camera. What I used was a Canon DSLR with a 300 mm lens, which meant I could isolate elements I wanted to feature, and effectively create complementary backgrounds out of things that could have been distracting. The camera also could handle the wide range of bright and dark tones so that I could play with them and make the designs work.
Note how one group of leaves was struck by a sunbeam and stood out in the next photo.
A moment later, the light path had shifted and that beam was blocked by something in the canopy. With an adjustment of the composition, the changed lighting gave me another picture that I liked.
After concentrating on the sunlit scenes above, I did a shot of a grouping near my eye level.