Here's one photo he shot.
Meanwhile, here's my best shot of an equally tiny bug.
Here's my response to his email:
That is the camera and lens I want and need.
I am now totally miserable.
I still like you, but . . . please tell me how I can afford that equipment.
Then what? Emails to him and another friend about entry-level DSLRs, macro lenses, Canon and Nikon, and lots of plotting on my part to scratch up the money.
But first, I wonder.
What image could I have gotten today of this female damselfly (newly out of the aquatic state) with Greg's equipment? Would I have had to take nearly a hundred shots as I did this morning to get something spectacular instead?
Up next: finagling another walk and a request to borrow the equipment for a shot or two.