These pictures were taken with the kit lens, the Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens:
These pictures were taken with the super-cool Nikon 105 mm f/2.8 micro lens--on a very overcast afternoon, no tripod, and no working knowledge of what I was doing (Dad wasn't around and I was just playing):
And these pictures were taken with another great lens, the Nikon 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 with Vibration Reduction:
I think the 18-200 mm with VR lens will probably be my choice for all-purpose shooting, including most of my flower photography. But I love, love, love the cool effects you can get with the 105 mm. You can see more great photos Dad has been taking with the 105 mm lens over at his Flickr site.
Now aren't you glad I only shared a few pictures?