Just for fun, I decided to check some statistics of my photography throughout the past two years.
Wow, I've taken 50,000 photos!
As you can see from my gallery pages, my main focuses are macro photography and landscape photography. Of the two, I'd estimate that macro photos have taken up the vast majority of my 50,000. When I go out for a few hours to take pictures of, say, dragonflies, I typically return with 300-500 images. A typical landscape outing leaves me with 100-200.
Of my 50,000 photos, I have exactly twenty in my "best" folder. I have three in my "best ever" folder. So, out of 50,000 photos, 0.04% are my favorites, and 0.006% are the best of my favorites.
That's not very many.
About 1/2500 photos becomes one of my "best," and about 1/16000 becomes one of my best-of-the-best.
Now, of course, I have several more than twenty photos that I like. On this site, there are upwards of seventy gallery photos, and many more in my blog posts. Still, even that is around 1/400 of the total images I take, which is insanely small.
The most productive photography trip I have taken is when I went to Paris in the fall of 2013. I took 2500 photos, seven of which are in my "best" folder (and one in my "best ever" folder). Still a small percentage (less than 0.3%) but better than typical. I guess that Paris just clicked with me.
So, here's hoping to another 50,000 fun ones! They say that the first ten thousand photos you take are the worst; I don't completely agree with that, but I do think that the proportion of good photos goes up over time. Perhaps I'll be able to add a few more to my "best ever" category.