One reason why I've bought a DSLR was that I've always wanted to do real macro shots. Some of my imaginary readers think I take good pictures of flowers, but honestly, they're more flukes.
Now, I'm not putting down the point and shoots, the normal digital cameras. I still hang on to my Nikon 7900, and for the price you pay, it does a lot. For most people, all the extra $$$ to get some of these pictures is just too much $$$, and I'd agree too.
A few years ago, a DSLR was more like a luxury item, not a camera Moz should be having.
However, after seeing the world through a macro lens on my D80, I'm not going back. It's a very different world you see through a macro lens. Even a little ant looks so much more different ...
Here's the first test shots using the Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 1:1 Macro lens on my D80. In the little confine I call my garden, I've had such a lot to photograph, it's amazing !
I still am not very good at taking insects, etc. There's so much more to learn, and I'm sure the macro shots will get better with time.
I still get my exposures wrong all the time. The girlfriend, who's seen the rest of the pictures will agree. I go from totally overexposed to totally underexposed and a few more shots before getting it right. Good thing flowers don't complaint about posing for me !