"Your pictures are so nice, you must have a really good camera." It's a bit of a back-handed compliment, as if any fool with a DSLR can grace the cover of National Geographic.
Professionals will tell you it's not about the camera, but about anticipation and perspective. I've heard photographers much better than me say the best camera is the one you have with you. For most people, including myself most of the time, it's the smartphone.
I shot this photo with an old iPhone and I'm quite pleased with the result, one of my favorites.