|Thank you, Alexei,
for your kind words and the very positive critique you gave me for that image.
It is an honour to me to find that picture in your collection of favorites, dear friend.
Minolta: Yes, I took that picture with my good old compact digital DiMage 7Hi. I liked that camera for its robust design, its easy manual handling for macro settings, and the good zoom optics starting at wideangle 28mm equivalent. After four years, some of its features have become obsolete, but only because of some problems with electronics and power supply I had to take it out of service last year. That camera was doing a good job.
All the best to you my friend.