Watercolor effect in trees - is this normal?

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Watercolor effect in trees - is this normal?

I'm a very experienced Fuji shooter (5 years, many X bodies) but it's almost always people: weddings, family, street, etc. Took one of my X-T@s out today with the 50-140 to shoot some foliage and. . .  it looks like a painting. I wouldn't say it's unpleasant necessarily, just sort of weird. Here's a 100% crop:

This is an RAF processed in Lightroom CC, with detail cranked up to 100 and Amount at 35. But it's present in the JPEG too and it's there to some degree even with no sharpening, so I don't think it's a sharpening / processing artifact.
I don't claim to be any good at shooting landscapes, but this seems like a camera thing rather than technique. Shutter was at 1/500, aperture f/6.4 and ISO 200. 106mm. I've found a bit about it in various threads - sounds like it's a side-effect of X-trans? Just want to make sure my kit isn't behaving abnormally.

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