I like this composition very much. It reminds me of being young again, when I took the time to notice things that I ignore a lot now. Life was less complicated back then. However, it wasn't until recently that I started to appreciate the intricacies of nature. I'm in awe of all the stuctures within structures. I think chemistry helped a little too, because it takes it even further.
I'm glad you desaturated it because it looks very nice that way. From a quick glance, it's strange how unnatural it appears, but that slowly washes away. I can only marvel at it now. The details are very impressive and the contrast is just right. Good work!