Generally, it is thought that sun flares can ruin picture. But, it can be a fun to capture sun flare with changed angle and camera setting as a part of nature photography. With changed angles one can make an ordinary scene with sun glare a really nice photo.
The experts in photography inform that the best time of the day to catch sun flares is when the sun is relatively low and behind your subject. In other words, the golden hours after sunrise or before sunset, 1-2 hours after or prior, are the best.
At times, in certain situations and places, even the mid-morning time can provide nice backlighting and make your subjects look like as if they are bathed in the light.
You can go for the folowing camera setting: Take the lens hood off; keep your aperture smaller, and set ISO as low as 100 or 200.
As far possible, do not focus on the sun, rather on the subject with the sun to get an angle. Move around the camera, yourself or the subject to catch sun flares.