My name is Nikola Rahme; I’m a nature photographer and amateur entomologist of both Hungarian and Syrian descent, living and working in Hungary. I started collecting beetles during the years of grammar school. Later I focused my attention exclusively on jewel beetles (Coleoptera, Buprestidae).
Collecting nearly the total occurring jewel beetle species in Hungary I learned of their host plants and way of life. In the years of 2000′ I started photographing the living individuals in their environment. The continual protographing of beetles gradually turned my attention to macro photography, and made me get acquainted with more and more insect orders. Among my favourite topics are dipterans, but I’m interested in literally everything that include in the micro world.
In 2007 I began studying and using focus stacking technique. In the beginning I photographed specimens from my collection and later the living insects themselves.
I’ve been a member of the Entomological Society of Hungary since 1988. I participated in assembling various books written on the topic of entomology, and assisted with my photos in numerous scientific articles.
In 2012 I took part in the Nikon Small World international photomicrography competition, where two of my photos were among the first one hundred, and were granted “honorable mention”. Since 2010 I’m developing a gallery on Flickr where you can find my best pictures sort in sets and collections.
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