The instruction manual for my camera recommends against pointing the camera at the sun, lest damage result.
Because I always follow instruction (;>o), I didn’t aim my camera directly at the sun. I aimed it at something between the camera and sun. That counts, doesn’t it?
I’ve done this before, using the sun for backlighting, but lately I am obsessed with photographing flowers in this manner. Thus:
|Dandelion seed head|