A friend of mine took these photographs of the sun yesterday, she lives in Australia.  She did a bit of research and it is often dismissed as some sort of camera shake.  But it is not camera shake because if it were then the sun would also show a similar sort of pattern.

Have a look for yourselves and please comment.

 

Sun with string

Sun with string

 

String filtered

String filtered

 

String filtered 2

String filtered 2

 

String in the Sun extreme filter

String in the Sun extreme filter