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Koster Uses More Than Luck To Find 4 Leaf Clovers

Most clovers you see have only three leaves. The estimated statistical odds of finding a fourleaf clover is 10,000 to 1. More difficult to find is a five leaf clover at 100,000 to 1. David Koster of Portraits In The Sand and Home & Boat Watchdog from Rehoboth Beach, DE uses his acute visual skills to often locate the leaves of four. He can sometimes even spot 5 or more leaf clovers too.

Websites about finding four‐leaf clovers state that you don’t want to examine individual clovers. You want to continually scan your eyes over the entire area. The process emphasizes speed by keeping your eyes moving, and the abnormal clover should stand out. This procedure maximizes the number of opportunities for observing a rare four‐leaf clover in the shortest amount of time.

“Spotting four‐leaf clovers is a common occurrence for me. What I try to do is cultivate habits and a mindset to give me an advantage.” Koster said. “I could regularly find four‐leaf clovers ever since I was a kid and have always had the eye.” He is a certified and master photographer with additional training in art, graphic design and photo judging. He is also an accredited home watcher.

Shown above are some examples of a few special clovers Koster found and saved.

Other Examples Of The Scanning Habit:

  • In quality control, visual inspectors use a very similar scanning process to pick out imperfections in products. These inspectors are highly trained in the subject area knowledge and proper methods to pick out any abnormalities. When inspectors keep their eyes moving and have fewer “eye fixations,” they tend to find more defects. This is consistent with finding four‐leaf clovers.
  • On production lines, manufacturers don’t assume inspectors will find rare defects. They train them with the best practices and develop it as a skill. Knowledge and practice help these visual inspectors overcome the low probability of finding rare four‐leaf clovers!
  • Law Enforcement Officers and Armed Forces are trained to have excellent situational awareness by constantly scanning their environments for threats. The chances are that they could find four‐leaf clovers too.

Develop and practice your visual inspection skills, and you too may find the unusual clovers. David seems to have used his talent, gifts, and skills that work best for him in his occupations. At Portraits In The Sand, he creates high‐quality wall portraits for families, couples, children, and pets. In his home watch company, he visually inspects property and vessels to check on their well‐being and notifies the owner of its status with a detailed checklist report for Home and Boat Watchdog. You’d be lucky to be one of his clients. It’s not hard to find more information on Koster’s business at and

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