This is a fractal image. The spectral lens flare isn't added, it is actully part of the fractal. I am adding a category for fractals, and will be adding several more soon. See the search page to select the gallery.
The space scenes are the most clicked on in the Sci-Fi gallery, so I will be adding more planetary images. They will probably remain in the sci-fi gallery, as the scaling and positioning of even the most realistic scenes, will still be dictated by composition more than reality.
A still life arrangement of Poppies, I expected this to render without the difficulty of some of my more complex images, but it turns out the hairy stems using complex displacement maps to create the hair, never rendered he way the preview versions did.