The fritillaries, about 15 in total, put on a great show, flying around and landing on the thistles. I've taken many photos before, so yesterday, I decided to try a few different ones, including these "head on" shots.
Dark Green Fritillary
The same was true with Marbled Whites (15+) and the Ringlets (20+). Here's a shot of these species sharing a thistle.
Marbled White and Ringlet
As well as these butterflies, I also had singles of Small Skipper, Common Blue (a female), and about 15 Meadow Browns.
Meadow Brown and White-tailed Bumblebee
Flowers seen today were: Pyramidal Orchid, Common Spotted Orchid and Bladder Campion.