While validating 2020 mileage for tax purposes, I'm revisiting each of the folders of photos I captured in 2020; there are 116 of them. Each folder represents one day's worth of photography work.
My photography work days could be classified as nice, good, great, and outstanding.
Nice means I made it to the intended location, but didn't capture anything I deem worth sharing. Even so, a nice day for me is oftentimes in spectacularly beautiful locations that most people never get to see in person, so by that measure it's still a darned nice day. :)
Most days are nice; let's say about 65%.
A good day is when I capture excellent photos of at least one species.
30% of the time I have a good day.
A great day is when I capture multiple species.
Rarely, about 3% - 4% of the time, I have a great day; three or four days in 2020.
Best of all, an outstanding day is when I capture multiple species that I love to see and photograph and my audience really enjoys, too. For example, most people admire Bald Eagle photos or cute Mountain Goats.
That leaves about 1% - 2% of the days in the outstanding category; I only had one or two of these in all of 2020.