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Hi Ludwig, I believe you have captured a great blue heron. It's one of the many graceful and colorful birds at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge here on the VA eastern shore. I used to photograph them when I owned a digital SLR and a 300mm lens (my longest telephoto).
Yes, a great blue, they are not very common inland here in the Atlanta area. This one visits the pond in the park where we take our daily walk. On a couple of occasions I was able to get quite close. 200mm is my longest focal length, so I am not much of a bird photographer - just lucky sometimes.