The material of the photographer will determine the outcome. Of course it's a bonus if you have talent, what you do not see is difficult to capture. But in order to capture what you see, you need a zoom lens or a wide angle or a macro or ... etc.
Wenn raising the bar, for example the colour and the sharpness, it will be soon bewcome a costly hobby. On this site the camera and lens used are as much as possible mentioned. This way you get an idea of the possibilities. It is also highly recommended to visit sites where reviews are given. In the menu item "Links" there are a number of them listed.
The Canon 40D is my default camera, his older brother the 10D serves as a reserve and fixed Macro camera.
The main Canon lenses I work with:
EF 70-200 / 2.8 L IS USM
EF 16-35 / 2.8 L USM
EF-S 10-22 / 3.5-4.5 USM
The EF 100 / 2.8 Macro USM and the 1.4x extender are mostly used as ballast.
In most cases, I take the small bag and sometimes the monopod with me. In that case I restrict myself to landscape photography only. Wenn I use the car I take the large bag and everything I can carry.