For people interested by this odonate family, you know that the Calopteryx specie is very fragile and easily destroyed by the agricultural treatments.
Here in Switzerland, they are legal recommendations for agricultural workers about the moment to spray your treatment with insecticide, you can’t make it when bees are out for example on fruit trees, normally you have to wait the evening, BUT now, if you consider the reality, it’s made from early morning to end of afternoon, and in a majority of departments, the legal surveyors are more occupied to discus with their friends hunters than to control and regulate this.
Luckily, they are some small areas where the control is made by the actors of nature conservation themselves, and where I made my pictures, my white Citroën berlingo is well known and sufficient to stay careful with legal hours and respect them.
Then I can offer you my photographic work on this specie, as I have time to survey them, and it’s a totally territorial dragonfly, with a little attention you can observe on which grass they stay to hunt or to control their territory.
Please, be very friendly with my english writing, I’m in a bad day and it’s very hard to be right with grammatical and orthographic writing ,-)