But to get macro's on the cheap, you can try to reverse mount a standard 50mm lens to the camera. The other nature aspect can be gotten with a cheaper zoom lens. So you may still be able to start off on this by getting second hand bodies n lenses.
I might me branded as a Nikon Fanatic if I recommend D50 or D70s
To be fair, just go over to the nearest camera shop and try out all the DSLRs available. Get the one your feel in your hands is de best and that's the winner.
But that how I got my D50 in the 1st place. Tried both D50 and 350D in my hands. D50 felt more comfortable, so I decide on it and never regretted my Decision :thumbsup:
I think i'm one of the few ppl that switched dSLR system after my 1st dSLR moving up from prosumer.
I bought Pentax *ist DS thinking that i like the usage of SD card, & the camera body is nice & small. I further bought 3 lens & a Sigma EF500ST Super external flash for it. Actually after that i felt i wanted another system. I sold off all the items slowly & then moved on to Olympus when the E-330 came out.