You take a subject like this Nautilus shell and there are tons of different compositions and varieties of post processing options. This doesn’t just apply to this shell it works with everything macro photographers shoot.
Here are two different comps that I used different values in the Solarization filter in Color Efex Pro.
Here is another comp using another setting in Solarization from Nik’s Color Efex Pro
Here is another comp using the Bleach Bypass filter In Nik’s Color Efex Pro
Another comp using the Fog filter in Nik’s Color Efex Pro
And last just a standard backlit shell.
So lots of different ways of composing the subject in the frame and lots of variations on post processing. We sure have it good as modern day macro photographers.