I would write more about it but it is hot in our house, and they others are making plans to head out again very shortly.
Some people will actually go to some lengths to add lens flare to their pictures, but if you get the light just right the sun will take care of it for you. I didn't dare look through the viewfinder when setting up this picture (something about staring at the sun through a zoom lens makes me a bit squeamish), so the final results came as a surprise. I like how it turned out.
Here is a generic gull sitting on a generic stick on a generic beach. A weird trick of the light makes it appear that the gull only has one leg.