Look at this recent sunburst picture:
For a picture like this, a few things may help:
- You need a small(-ish) aperture to get the effect
- Feeding the light through an object (like the tree) is essential for several reasons. One, to enhance the effect. Two, to protect your eyes, Three, to protect your camera.
- Do it quickly. No sense burning the camera.
- Remove filters. They can cause more flare.
Oh…. and can you see that I used a speedlight to light up the tree?