The secret to using "back light" is not to directly use the beam of light, but a "bend" of it. In this picture of my Hosta, I used the setting sunlight behind the flower to highlight the water droplets. This made the amazing lights in the Bokeh background. A direct use of the sun would have washed out my picture completely loosing detail. I know this is sometimes the latest fad to do this, but I like to see the subject I'm shooting and not have it washed out completely.
This was shot in Manual, 1/80 shutter speed, 5.6 f stop, 100 ISO using a 15-250mm lens.