The texture in this image is really interesting as the icicles against the metal are really intriguing. The background being blurred creates a more up close and personal feel to the photo as it looks like you're invading its space by getting so close to the chain.
Beautiful. Dictyosteliida, a type of slime mold. They live as individuals until food runs out, then they form sporangia. They release a signal molecule into the environment that allows them to bunch together. They join into a tiny slug-like creature, which moves to an open place and develops into a fruiting body. Some of the amoebae become spores to begin the next generation, and some sacrifice themselves to become the dead stalk, thus lifting the spores up into the air for better dispersal.
If you read my site, I’m sure you know how much I love macro photography. It can be one of the more challenging types of photography to succeed at. Here’s some basic techniques and the tools required to get started. The best part is, you don’t even have to buy an expensive macro lens to take great macro shots.